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From Foundations to Roofs: 10 Detailed Wood Construction Solutions in 3D and 2D

08:00 - 27 June, 2017
From Foundations to Roofs: 10 Detailed Wood Construction Solutions in 3D and 2D, Cortesía de POLOMADERA
Cortesía de POLOMADERA

Developed by the POLOMADERA Program at the University of Concepción, the 3D Building Construction Solutions Catalog is a free tool that helps users design construction details for lightweight wooden structural systems.

Though created with the intention of meeting new standards soon to be implemented nationally in Chile (and therefore in Spanish), the catalog was developed jointly with international experts from the Wood Construction Institute at the Holzbau Institut in Germany, and thus incorporates best practices that are applicable around the world.

The catalog allows users to find and download different construction solutions in wood, with details categorized under Foundations, Mezzanines, Doors and Windows, Partitions, Roofs, and Terraces.

Cortesía de Polo Madera Cortesía de Polo Madera Cortesía de Polo Madera Cortesía de Polo Madera +25

Aedas Unveils Dragon-Inspired Complex Design in Zhuhai, China

06:00 - 27 June, 2017
Aedas Unveils Dragon-Inspired Complex Design in Zhuhai, China, Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

Aedas has unveiled their Phase II designs of Hengqin Headquarters Complex in Zhuhai, China. The site is located on an island that sits near the Lotus Bridge linking Zhuhai to Macau, overlooking some of the largest casino resorts across the river. The form of the main buildings is said to have taken inspiration from a traditional Chinese flood dragon, symbolizing the convergence of talent from Zhuhai, Macau, Hong Kong and Shenzhen (Guangdong) at Hengqin.

Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas +16

LODOVNIA Ice Cream Shop / mode:lina architekci

05:00 - 27 June, 2017
LODOVNIA Ice Cream Shop / mode:lina architekci, © Patryk Lewiński
© Patryk Lewiński

© Patryk Lewiński © Patryk Lewiński © Patryk Lewiński © Patryk Lewiński +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Poznań, Stary Browar, Poland
  • Project Team

    Paweł Garus, Jerzy Woźniak, Anna Kazecka
  • Area

    35.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Luís de Freitas Branco School / a.s* atelier de santos

03:00 - 27 June, 2017
Luís de Freitas Branco School / a.s* atelier de santos, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    R. Carlos Vieira Ramos, 2770 Paço de Arcos, Portugal
  • Architects in Charge

    Célia Gomes, Pedro Machado Costa
  • Area

    17000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

The House by the Trees / MODO Designs

02:00 - 27 June, 2017
The House by the Trees  / MODO Designs, © Monika Sathe
© Monika Sathe

© Monika Sathe © Monika Sathe © Monika Sathe © Monika Sathe +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    6/A, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380058, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Arpan Shah
  • Area

    3600.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Hyundai Motorstudio Goyang / Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

22:00 - 26 June, 2017
Hyundai Motorstudio Goyang / Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, © Katsuhisa Kida
© Katsuhisa Kida

© Katsuhisa Kida © Katsuhisa Kida © Raphael Olivier © Katsuhisa Kida +16

Regal Shoes / NUDES

20:00 - 26 June, 2017
Regal Shoes / NUDES, © Sameer Chawda
© Sameer Chawda

© Sameer Chawda © Sameer Chawda © Sameer Chawda © Sameer Chawda +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Design Team

    Nuru Karim, Yashasvi Mehta, Karan Sharma, Mayur Ghodsaria, Kevin Chovadiya
  • Area

    2750.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Call for Entries: Vimania Architecture Competition

19:30 - 26 June, 2017
Call for Entries: Vimania Architecture Competition, competition poster
competition poster

Augmented reality provides us with new research field of architecture. Now you do not need architectural models. We can see the building as it is with all the details as a virtual model. These properties of augmented reality give us new opportunities. For example, we can compare the buildings from different regions of the world, from different eras in the same scale. We can make collections of buildings, unimaginable compositions.

Weekend House in Kumano-cho / Araki+Sasaki architects

19:00 - 26 June, 2017
Weekend House in Kumano-cho / Araki+Sasaki architects, © Shinkenchiku-sha
© Shinkenchiku-sha

© Shinkenchiku-sha © Shinkenchiku-sha © Shinkenchiku-sha © Shinkenchiku-sha +15

Sandridge Lookout / Cox Architecture

17:00 - 26 June, 2017
Sandridge Lookout / Cox Architecture, © Peter Clarke
© Peter Clarke

© Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Port Melbourne VIC 3207, Australia
  • Architects in Charge

    Jonothan Gardiner, Peter Sullivan, Sam Locke
  • Area

    50.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

SANAA Reveals New Images of Design for Art Gallery of New South Wales

16:25 - 26 June, 2017
SANAA Reveals New Images of Design for Art Gallery of New South Wales, In progress image of Sydney Modern Project, view from north-east as produced by Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA. © Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2017
In progress image of Sydney Modern Project, view from north-east as produced by Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA. © Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2017

New images have been revealed of SANAA’s design for the expansion of the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, as the project has received a $244 million AUD ($186 million USD) commitment from the NSW Government, more than two-thirds of the project’s total estimated budget. A supplemental campaign will be launched later this year for the remaining $100 million, $70 million of which has already been pledged.

In progress image of Sydney Modern Project, view from north-east as produced by Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA. © Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2017 © Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2017 © Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2017 © Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2017 +6

A-to-Z House / SAW // Spiegel Aihara Workshop

15:00 - 26 June, 2017
A-to-Z House / SAW // Spiegel Aihara Workshop, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte +14

10 Exemplary Ways to Represent Architectonic Construction Details

14:00 - 26 June, 2017
10 Exemplary Ways to Represent Architectonic Construction Details, Project: Altos de San Antonio Club House / Dutari Viale Arquitectos. Image via © Dutari Viale Arquitectos
Project: Altos de San Antonio Club House / Dutari Viale Arquitectos. Image via © Dutari Viale Arquitectos

The visual presentation of a project, which architects are responsible for, must effectively communicate and analyze the organization of the project's material elements. This essential creative process allows those involved to effectively identify and even modify key aspects and components of the building during all phases of its conception.

Because of the inherent challenges of material selection and other practical issues, the development of what exactly will be built tends to be relegated to the end of the design process. But a true understanding of minor yet invaluable details is among the most interesting and important aspects of the best architectural projects.

In our search for the most outstanding recent examples of construction detail representations, we've collected a series of ten drawings that celebrate different styles and approaches.

*Editor's note: the following article was written by an editor of ArchDaily in Spanish. Some project descriptions mentioned have not yet been translated into English, but we are actively working to make this information available to our global readers. 

Doppelmayr Headquarters / AllesWirdGut Architektur

13:00 - 26 June, 2017
Doppelmayr Headquarters / AllesWirdGut Architektur, © Hertha Hurnaus
© Hertha Hurnaus

© Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus +39

Los Angeles' New Tallest Skyscraper, the Wilshire Grand, Opens to the Public

12:30 - 26 June, 2017
Los Angeles' New Tallest Skyscraper, the Wilshire Grand, Opens to the Public, Via constructdtla
Via constructdtla

Los Angeles’ newest skyscraper, the Wilshire Grand Center, opened to the public this weekend, earning the crown of the United States’ tallest building west of the Mississippi River. Topping out at 1,100 feet, the building eclipses the nearby U.S. Bank Tower by about 82 feet, thanks to its glass crown and decorative spire that rise from above the 73rd floor.

Designed by AC Martin Partners, the structure also represents a major change in Los Angeles tall building design as the first skyscraper completed since the city’s 2014 decision to remove the stipulation that all buildings over 75 feet must feature a flat roof to serve as a helipad.

Gallery-House / Carles Enrich

11:00 - 26 June, 2017
Gallery-House / Carles Enrich, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +49

8 Extraordinary Examples of Abandoned Architecture

09:30 - 26 June, 2017
© <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Buzludzha_Monument_Auditorium.jpg'>Wikimedia user Stanislav Traykov</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a>
© Wikimedia user Stanislav Traykov licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Throughout history shifting economies, disasters, regime changes, and utter incompetence have all caused the evacuation of impressive architectural structures. From the 1986 explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine that rendered a region of the then-Soviet Union uninhabitable, to the decline in public transport that saw a number of US train stations becoming superfluous, the history of architectural abandonment touches all cultures. And, without regular maintenance, structures deteriorate, leaving behind no more than awe-inspiring ghosts of the past to fuel the ever-growing internet trend for "ruin porn." Below are 8 abandoned buildings slowly being reclaimed by nature:

© <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/kntrty/3720075234/>Flickr user kntrty</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en'>CC BY-2.0</a> © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Redsandsforts.jpg'>Wikimedia user Russss</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a> © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Buffalo_Central_Terminal_(4844255509).jpg'>Wikimedia user Bruce Fingerhood</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en'>CC BY-2.0</a> © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AMUSEMENT_PARK_AT_PRIPYAT_NEAR_THE_CHERNOBYL_PLANT_NOW_ABANDONED_UKRAINE_SEP_2013_(10006421786).jpg'>Wikimedia user calflier001</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en'>CC BY-2.0</a> +9

Caring Wood / Macdonald Wright Architects

09:00 - 26 June, 2017
Caring Wood / Macdonald Wright Architects, © James Morris
© James Morris

© James Morris © James Morris © James Morris © James Morris +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kent, OH, United States
  • Architects in Charge

    James Wright, Niall Maxwell
  • Landscape and Ecology Consultant

    Spacehub
  • Landscaping contractor

    Landform Consultants
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs