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André Chiote Illustrates Iconic Works by Schmidt Hammer Lassen for their 30th Anniversary

14:25 - 29 September, 2016
André Chiote Illustrates Iconic Works by Schmidt Hammer Lassen for their 30th Anniversary, © Andre Chiote
© Andre Chiote

André Chiote’s newest series of illustrations focuses on the seminal architectural works of Danish firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the firm’s founding this year. Established in Aarhus, Denmark, in 1986 by architects Morten Schmidt, Bjarne Hammer and John F. Lassen, the firm has since grown into an award-winning, international practice (with offices in Aarhus, Copenhagen, Shanghai and London) whose design philosophy begins with the Nordic architectural traditions of democracy, welfare, aesthetics, light, sustainability and social responsibility.

To commemorate the important date, SHL selected a set of 6 emblematic buildings to be illustrated through Chiote’s personal vision. Check out the collection and links to the projects after the break.

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Renaixement / Pink Intruder

13:00 - 29 September, 2016
Renaixement / Pink Intruder, © Noel Arraiz
© Noel Arraiz

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COBE Designs Huge Public Pool and Waterfall for New Harbor District in Cologne

12:15 - 29 September, 2016
COBE Designs Huge Public Pool and Waterfall for New Harbor District in Cologne, © COBE and Beauty and the Bit
© COBE and Beauty and the Bit

Danish firm COBE has been announced as the winner of a competition for the revitalization of Deutzer Hafen, the harbor district of Cologne, Germany. Unanimously selected over proposals from Lorenzen, Diener & Diener Architekten, Scheuvens + Wachten, and Trint + Kreuder dna, the winning design will transform the old industrial harbor into a vibrant, sustainable neighborhood through the addition of a new city landmark: a new public pool and huge waterfall at the end of the harbor.

The pool will be sustained through environmentally-friendly methods, utilizing collected rainwater and excess heat expelled from buildings to provide the public with an exciting new attraction.

© COBE and Beauty and the Bit © COBE and Beauty and the Bit © COBE and Beauty and the Bit © COBE +4

Allmannajuvet Zinc Mine Museum / Peter Zumthor

11:00 - 29 September, 2016
Allmannajuvet Zinc Mine Museum / Peter Zumthor, © Per Berntsen
© Per Berntsen

© Per Berntsen © Per Berntsen © Per Berntsen © Per Berntsen +19

Spotlight: Henry Hobson Richardson

10:00 - 29 September, 2016
Spotlight: Henry Hobson Richardson, Trinity Church Boston © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/richbs/2479604614'>Flickr user richbs</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a>
Trinity Church Boston © Flickr user richbs licensed under CC BY 2.0

Henry Hobson Richardson (29 September 1838  27 April 1886) was known across North America as the father of the Romanesque Revival. Although he only lived to age 48, Richardson is revered across the northeast United States for his appreciation of classic architecture and is the namesake for Richardsonian Romanesque, a movement he pioneered. Richardson studied engineering at Harvard University, a discipline he abandoned in favor of his interest in architecture.

Barretts Grove / GROUPWORK

09:00 - 29 September, 2016
Barretts Grove  / GROUPWORK, Courtesy of GROUPWORK
Courtesy of GROUPWORK

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  • Architects

  • Location

    London, United Kingdom
  • Architect in Charge

    Dale Elliott
  • Assistant Architects

    Sam Douek, Nerissa Yeung
  • Senior Architect

    Amin Taha
  • Area

    635.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of GROUPWORK

RIBA Awards 2017 Gold Medal to Paulo Mendes da Rocha

08:22 - 29 September, 2016
Paulo Mendes da Rocha. Image © PMDR Archive
Paulo Mendes da Rocha. Image © PMDR Archive

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has awarded its 2017 Royal Gold Medal to Paulo Mendes da Rocha. The 87-year-old is among Brazil's most celebrated architects, known for his special brand of Brazilian Brutalism which has had a dramatic effect in his home country, particularly in the city of São Paulo. The award continues a spectacularly successful year for Mendes da Rocha, who won the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale in May, and was announced the 2016 Premium Imperiale Laureate just weeks ago. Mendes da Rocha has also previously received the Pritzker Prize in 2006 and the Mies van der Rohe Prize for his Pinacoteca de São Paulo project in 2000.

Mendes da Rocha becomes the second Brazilian to win the RIBA's Gold Medal, after Oscar Niemeyer received the award in 1998. He joins other luminaries such as Zaha Hadid (2016), Frank Gehry (2000), Norman Foster (1983), and Frank Lloyd Wright (1941).

2016 American Architecture Award Winners Announced

08:00 - 29 September, 2016
2016 American Architecture Award Winners Announced

75 buildings have been announced as the winners of the 2016 American Architecture Awards by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Now in its 22nd year, the American Architecture Awards recognize “the best new buildings designed and constructed by American architects in the U.S. and abroad and by international architects for buildings designed and built in the United States.” 

This comprehensive and even-handed overview of new American Architecture for 2016, allows you (as a viewer) to witness the enormous diversity in the American practice of architecture today, said Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, Museum President, The Chicago Athenaeum. This year’s selection by the Denver jury was more interested in discussions concerning the problems of the environment, social context, technical and constructive solutions, the responsible use of energies, restoration and adaptive- reuse, and the sensitive use of materials and ecology.

The 75 winners of the 2016 American Architecture Awards are:

Pterodactyl | Culver City, California | 2015 . Image Courtesy of The Chicago Athenaeum AMPAS (Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences) | Los Angeles, Calfiornia | 2013. Image Courtesy of The Chicago Athenaeum Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine | La Jolla, California | 2012. Image Courtesy of The Chicago Athenaeum The University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center |Phoenix, Arizona | 2015. Image Courtesy of The Chicago Athenaeum +15

Here's What Architect Andrew Tesoro Really Thinks of Donald Trump

07:00 - 29 September, 2016
Here's What Architect Andrew Tesoro Really Thinks of Donald Trump, Image of Donald Trump © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/80038275@N00/20548281849/sizes/h/'> Flickr user Michael Vadon</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a>. Inset via screenshot from Hillary for America campaign video
Image of Donald Trump © Flickr user Michael Vadon licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. Inset via screenshot from Hillary for America campaign video

The United States is currently embroiled in what is unquestionably one the most bizarre and unpredictable presidential races in its history. In this strange context, the world of architecture has unexpectedly found itself a hot political topic, with one architect at the center of the controversy: Andrew Tesoro.

Tesoro's involvement in the presidential race began with a video created by Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign. In the video, Tesoro tells a story of how Republican nominee Donald Trump "bullied" him and his architectural firm Tesoro Architects out of "many thousands of dollars" which were owed for their design services. Subsequently, Tesoro received something of a shout-out from Hillary Clinton in Monday's presidential debate as evidence that Trump's business experience does not qualify him to be president.

Given the nature of the campaign video, which was undoubtedly edited to paint Trump in a negative light, many have understandably questioned whether Tesoro's opinions and story were accurately portrayed. This skepticism was then reinforced by a "condensed and edited interview" published by Forbes, which suggested that Tesoro's opinion of Trump was much more forgiving than the one perpetuated by the Clinton campaign. Given the confusion around Tesoro's true opinions, ArchDaily decided to give the architect a chance to present his message unambiguously. What follows are Andrew Tesoro's responses to three simple questions about Donald Trump. These responses have not been edited by ArchDaily staff.

Benoy Unveils Design for Gala Avenue Westside in Shanghai's Harbour City

06:00 - 29 September, 2016
Benoy Unveils Design for Gala Avenue Westside in Shanghai's Harbour City, Courtesy of Benoy
Courtesy of Benoy

Design firm Benoy has just revealed its design for “Gala Avenue Westside,” a future mixed-use structure set within the iconic Lujiazui HARBOUR City development of Shanghai. Benoy (who recently created a green architectural design for Taiwan’s High-Speed Rail’s Hsin Chu Station Mall) have been appointed as the Masterplanner, Architect and Interior Designer of the Gala Avenue, set for completion in 2018.

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K29 / PLH Arkitekter

05:00 - 29 September, 2016
K29 / PLH Arkitekter , © Paulius Gasiunas
© Paulius Gasiunas

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Apple To Create New London Campus at Battersea Power Station

04:00 - 29 September, 2016
Apple To Create New London Campus at Battersea Power Station, Visualization of the Battersea development, with the Grade II* Listed former power station at its heart. Image Courtesy of Battersea Power Station Development
Visualization of the Battersea development, with the Grade II* Listed former power station at its heart. Image Courtesy of Battersea Power Station Development

US tech-giant Apple Inc. have revealed that they will consolidate their UK operations to "a new Apple campus" in London's Battersea, at the heart of a site formerly occupied by the derelict Grade II* Listed Battersea Power Station. The 42-acre complex, which is currently undergoing major redevelopment (and is soon to have a public square designed by BIG connecting to the Electric Boulevard development designed by Norman Foster and Frank Gehry), will provide a mix of commercial space and residential zones. According to the London Evening Standard, Apple will be relocating around 1,400 staff from eight sites around the British capital to the former power station, occupying all six floors of the restored building's extensive new office space. They will be the site's single largest single tenant.

Talent.IO Office / Vincent & Gloria Architectes

03:00 - 29 September, 2016
Talent.IO Office  / Vincent & Gloria Architectes, © Arnaud Schelstraete
© Arnaud Schelstraete

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Feltrinelli Porta Volta / Herzog & de Meuron

02:00 - 29 September, 2016
Feltrinelli Porta Volta  / Herzog & de Meuron, © Filippo Romano
© Filippo Romano

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Milan, Italy
  • Partners

    Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Stefan Marbach, Andreas Fries (Partner in Charge)
  • Planned Completion

  • Photographs

A House in Irus / Dan and Hila Israelevitz Architects

22:00 - 28 September, 2016
A House in Irus / Dan and Hila Israelevitz Architects, © Shai Epstein
© Shai Epstein

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Resort in House / ALPES Green Design & Build

20:00 - 28 September, 2016
Resort in House / ALPES Green Design & Build, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki +48

  • Architects

  • Location

    42 Đặng Thai Mai, Thanh Khê, Đà Nẵng, Vietnam
  • Architects in Charge

    Ho Khue
  • Design Team

    Huynh Thanh Hai, Huynh Van Khanh, Mai Le Hoang
  • Area

    240.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Sarimanah Office / Arkides Studio

19:00 - 28 September, 2016
Sarimanah Office / Arkides Studio, Courtesy of Arkides Studio
Courtesy of Arkides Studio

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Bandung, Bandung City, West Java, Indonesia
  • Area

    160.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Arkides Studio

Concord House_I / Studio Benicio

17:00 - 28 September, 2016
Concord House_I / Studio Benicio, © Katherine Lu
© Katherine Lu

© Katherine Lu © Katherine Lu © Katherine Lu © Katherine Lu +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Concord NSW 2137, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Ian Bennett
  • Area

    230.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs