© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Spotlight: Bjarke Ingels

Danish architect Bjarke Ingels is often cited as one of the most inspirational architects of our time. At an age when many architects are just beginning to establish themselves in professional practice, Ingels has already won numerous competitions and achieved a level of critical acclaim (and fame) that is rare for new names in the industry. His work embodies a rare optimism that is simultaneously playful, practical, and immediately accessible.

The Future of London’s Historic Alexandra Palace Revealed in New Exhibition

Proposed design of eastern end. Image Courtesy of

The soaring glass roofs of London‘s Alexandra Palace are about to receive a major overhaul thanks to a £23.8m ($38.6m USD) fundraising project focused on the revitalization of the 139 year old palace. Images of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios 2014 revitalization are on display for the first time in an showcasing the upcoming changes to the public palace, including extensive renovations to reopen derelict sections of the building. Find out more about the after the break.

Arcueil ZAC du Coteau / ECDM

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Architects: ECDM
Location: Avenue du Général Malleret Joinville, 94110 Arcueil,
Architect In Charge: Emmanuel Combarel, Dominique Marrec
Client: NEXITY
Area: 9600.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Benoit Fougeirol

Amchit Residence / BLANKPAGE Architects

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Architects: BLANKPAGE Architects
Location: Lycee Amchit, , Lebanon
Architect In Charge: Karim Nader, Patrick Mezher, Walid Ghantous
Area: 430.0 sqm
Photographs: Ieva Saudargaitė

Lidingövallen Small Football Stadium / DinellJohansson

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Architects: DinellJohansson
Location: Kyrkvägen 56, 181 42 Lidingö,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Mikael Olsson

Taitung Ruin Academy / Marco Casagrande

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Architects: Marco Casagrande
Location: Taitung County, Taiwan
Area: 450.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: AdDa Zei

Kusatsu House / ALTS Design Office

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Architects: ALTS Design Office
Location: Shiga, Japan
Architects In Charge: Sumiou Mizumoto, Yoshitaka Kuga
Area: 116.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Yuta Yamada

RTA-Offices Designs Service Center for China’s International Garden Expo

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RTA-Office has been selected to design and construct ’s 10th International Garden Expo Service Center in . The center will serve as the main entrance for pedestrian and public transportation visitors on the edge of the Fuhe River at the 214 hectare site’s north entrance.

The Expo, which will commence in 2015, is one of the largest garden events in China. It will take place within the grounds of the Zhang Gongdi forest park and occupy a vast landfill area, making the Expo’s realization a major ecological restoration project.

More from the architects, after the break.

Villa by the Lake / Alexander Diem

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Architects: Alexander Diem
Location:
Area: 630.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Andreas Balon

Courtesy of Princeton University Office of Communications, © John Jameson (2012)
Courtesy of Princeton University Office of Communications, © John Jameson (2012)

Alejandro Zaera-Polo Steps Down as Princeton’s Dean of Architecture

Alejandro Zaera-Polo, the head of Alejandro Zaera-Polo & Maider Llaguno Architecture, today announced that he is stepping down as the Dean of Architecture at Princeton University’s School of Architecture. Zaera-Polo was appointed to the position in 2012 having been a visiting lecturer at the school since 2008, but stepped down in order to devote more time to his research and professional activities. He will continue to serve as a professor at the school, and his predecessor Stan Allen will take up the role of Acting Dean until a permanent replacement is found.

Rock on a Slope / Unterlandstättner Architekten

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Architects: Unterlandstättner Architekten
Location: Munich,
Design Team: Meike Kübel, Anke Göckelmann, Telemach Rieff
Area: 120.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Michael Heinrich

Frank Lloyd Wright, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1956-59 (Click image to learn more). Image © Flickr CC User Richard Anderson
Frank Lloyd Wright, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1956-59 (Click image to learn more). Image © Flickr CC User Richard Anderson

Guggenheim Considers Competition for Second NYC Location

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is planning to construct a second location in New York City. As reported on the Art Newspaper, the expansion project, known as the “Collection Center,” aims to “consolidate its staff and art storage into one efficient, multi-use building with a dynamic public programming component.” The news broke with the release of a curatorial job position, seeking personnel to assist in the center’s planning and a possible architecture competition that will ensure the “Guggenheim’s reputation for being a visionary architectural patron” is preserved. Meanwhile, the Guggenheim is expected to narrow its selection to six for its new Helsinki location in November.

ADPI Beats Foster + Partners to Land Beijing’s Daxing Airport Competition

completed Terminal 3 at Beijing Capital International Airport in 2008. Image © Nigel Young /

ADP Ingénierie (ADPI), part of the French airport authority Aéroports de Paris (ADP), has won the competition to design Terminal 1 at Beijing‘s new Airport, beating both Foster + Partners, and a team composed of the China Civil Aviation Construction Group Corporation (CACC) and the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design. The design competition for the 700,000 square meter airport was announced in July 2011, with Beijing New Airport Construction Headquarters (BNAH) putting the submissions through “a long and rigorous selection process,” according to ADP.

Foster lost out on the competition despite having designed Terminal 3 at Beijing’s main airport, which at the time of completion in 2008 was the largest airport terminal in the world. However owing to the rapid rise in use of air transport in China that airport is already running at full capacity, necessitating the creation of another airport at Daxing, 60 kilometres south of Beijing.

Mountain View Residence / Atelier Hsu

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Architects: Atelier Hsu
Location: , CA, USA
Architect In Charge: Juliet Hsu,
Area: 2200.0 ft2
Year: 2011
Photographs: Mark Luthringer

World Architecture Festival Announces Day 1 Winners

The 2014 World Architecture Festival (WAF) officially kicked off in Singapore today, and the first group of award winners were unveiled, with Vo Trong Nghia Architects and AECOM among the 16 announced winners.

The winners of the remaining 11 categories will be announced tomorrow, and the festival will culminate on Friday with the World Building of the Year and Future Project of the Year awards, which will be selected by the festival’s ‘super-jury’: Richard RogersRocco YimJulie EizenbergEnric Ruiz Geli and Peter Rich.

The winners of day 1 were selected from a shortlist that included practices from over 50 countries, and among the judges was ArchDaily’s very own David Basulto.

This year’s festival is taking place from October 1-3, featuring three days of talks, key-note speakers and networking opportunities.  With “Architects and the City” as the overarching theme for this year’s main conference sessions, the festival will focus on the contributions architects can make to cities and how they affect – and are affected by – politics, infrastructure, planning communities and technology.

Click here to view the full shortlist and read on after the break for the full list of WAF’s day 1 winners.

INSIDE Awards Name 2014′s Best Interiors at World Festival

BEST of Retail: Cultura Bookstore; Sao Paulo, Brazil / . Image Courtesy of INSIDE

This Brazilian bookstore in São Paulo was name the best Retail Interior of 2014 as part of the first round of announced at the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Winners have been revealed across five diverse categories, with an addition four category winners to be announced tomorrow evening. 

See what INSIDE deemed to be the best Bar & Restaurant, Hotel, and Residence of 2014 after the break.

DESIGN SHAPES LIFE: Villeroy & Boch Presents Bathroom Design Challenge

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Villeroy & Boch is excited to present its first North American Designer Bathroom Challenge. Architects and licensed designers are invited to participate for a chance to win an unforgettable trip to to attend the world leading industry fair ISH 2015 in Frankfurt, and explore the company’s fascinating European heritage at the Villeroy & Boch historic headquarters in Mettlach.

Loft in Bratislava / gutgut

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Architects: gutgut
Location: Bratislava,
Architect In Charge: Lukáš Kordík, Štefan Polakovič, Samuel Zeman, Jana Benková
Area: 105.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Peter Čintalan