Memory, Peace and Reconciliation Center / Juan Pablo Ortiz Arquitectos

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Architects: Juan Pablo Ortiz Arquitectos
Location: Carrera 22 # 24-52, , , Colombia
Photographs: Rodrigo Dávila J,, Andrés Arenas R.

Chinese Company Constructs the World’s Tallest 3D Printed Building

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Once again, Chinese company WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co has expanded the capabilities of 3D printing. After constructing ten houses in under twenty-four hours last year, now they are back with both the world’s tallest 3D printed building – a five-story apartment block – and a 1,100 square meter mansion with internal and external decoration to boot.

On display in Suzhou Industrial Park in Jiangsu province, the two buildings represent new frontiers for 3D printed construction, finally demonstrating its potential for creating more traditional building typologies and therefore its suitability for use by mainstream developers.

AR Issues: A Primer From the Prince

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ArchDaily is continuing our partnership with The Architectural Review, bringing you short introductions to the themes of the magazine’s monthly editions. In this editorial from AR’s January 2015 issue, AR Editor Catherine Slessor reflects on The Prince of Wales’ ten principles for sustainable urban growth, which sparked widespread debate when they were published online near the end of December, arguing that the Prince’s views are not just “some rose-tinted view of the past as the answer to the problems of modern life.”

Some 25 years ago, the AR produced a special issue entitled “A Primer for the Prince”. It recognised that in Britain, The Prince of Wales had come to exert a considerable influence on architecture, greatly increasing public awareness of the built environment and encouraging debate about the character of buildings and .

Riviera Bar / Studio MK27

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Architects: Studio MK27
Location: São Paulo – State of São Paulo,
Architect In Charge: Marcio Kogan
Co Architects : Beatriz Meyer . Eduardo Chalabi . Diana Radomysler
Project Team : Eduardo Gurian
Area: 470.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Rômulo Fialdini

Niyang River Visitor Center / Standardarchitecture + Zhaoyang Architects. Image © Chen Su
Niyang River Visitor Center / Standardarchitecture + Zhaoyang Architects. Image © Chen Su

Aedes Architecture Forum Highlights ZAO/standardarchitecture

Berlin’s Aedes Architecture Forum will mark the beginning of its 35th Anniversary Program by continuing its focus on Asia and China. With the architectZhang KeofZAO/standardarchitecture from Beijing, Aedes presents one of the most promising protagonists of a young group of Chinese architects and urban planners with the exhibition 营造 Contemplating Basics. This follows on from the 2001 exhibition TU-MU, in which Aedes presented for the first time, and with global success, the first generation of independent architects in China. At that time, the architects and artists introduced in the exhibition – Yung Ho Chang, Liu Jiarkun, Ai Wei Wei, Wang Shu, Lu Wenyu – were fully unknown in the West, while some have since gone on to become Pritzker Prize winners or internationally renowned artists. Learn more about Contemplating Basics and ZAO/standardarchitecture, after the break. 

Residence in Megara / Tense Architecture Network

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Architects: Tense Architecture Network
Location: Megara,
Architect In Charge: Tilemachos Andrianopoulos, Kostas Mavros, Thanos Bampanelos
Area: 200.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Petros Perakis

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Exhibition To Open Next Month In London

Design For A House For An Art Lover (1901). Image © RIBA Library

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have announced that a new exploring the Scottish designer and artist’s celebrated, but difficult, career is to open next month in London. Mackintosh Architecture will be the first exhibition solely devoted to his architecture, offering the opportunity to view over sixty original drawings, watercolours and perspectives spanning the entirety of his working life. Seen together, they “reveal the evolution of his style from his early apprenticeship to his later projects as an individual architect and designer.” Drawings on display will also show his collaboration with the accomplished artist and designer , his wife.

Moesgaard Museum / Henning Larsen Architects

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Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
Location: , Denmark
Team From : Louis Becker (Responsible Partner), Niels Edeltoft (Project Manager), Troels Troelsen (Design Responsible, Competition Phase), Elizabeth Ø. Balsborg (Architect and Design Manager), Birte Bæk, Carsten Fisher, Gitte Edelgren, Greta Lillienau, Hans Vogel, Henrik Vuust, Irma Persson Käll, Johnny Holm Jensen, Julie Daugaard Jensen, Lars Harup, Lars Krog Hansen, Magnus Folmer Hansen, Mai Svanholt, Maja Aasted, Martha Lewis, Matthias Lehr, Peter Koch, Sarah Kübler, Stefan Ernst Jensen
Area: 16000.0 sqm
Photographs: Jens Lindhe, Martin Schubert, Jan Kofod Winther, Jacob Due

Camper Store Milano / Kengo Kuma

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Architects: Kengo Kuma
Location: Via Monte Napoleone, 6, 20121 ,
Area: 52.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Zeno Zotti

Tropism of Wild Flower / L’EAU design

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Architects: L’EAU design
Location: 49-27 Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, , South
Architect In Charge: Dongjin Kim
Year: 2012
Photographs: Park Wan-soon

“Belong Here” guerrilla art campaign. Image Courtesy of WIA EP Inspiration Award
“Belong Here” guerrilla art campaign. Image Courtesy of WIA EP Inspiration Award

UDM Student Awarded “WIA Emerging Professional Inspiration Award” for Community Outreach

“At some point, we all forgot that we belong to each other.” These powerful words helped land Samantha, an M.Arch. student at the University of Detroit Mercy and Fellow in the Challenge Detroit Urban Revitalization Program, the ninth annual WIA EP (Emerging Professional) Inspiration Award. Praising Samantha for her work behind the “Belong Here” guerrilla art campaign, the award was given to the student for demonstrating a “great capacity for leadership, an unwavering passion for the profession of architecture, and a willingness to contribute to society.” Learn more about the award, here

How Americans Get to Work

Interactive: How Americans Get to Work. Image Courtesy of flowingdata.com

In the US, most people drive alone to work. This isn’t surprising, considering car culture has been a staple of American life since the end of World War II. However, with the potential of high speed rails making way in California and the push for public transit in many other states, it will be interesting to see how this map may (or may not) change over the next decade.

This interactive infographic, provided by flowingdata.com, illustrates the work-related usage rates for all varying modes of transportation throughout every county in the US. Click here to see.

Holiday Cottage / Tóth Project Architect Office

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Architects: Tóth Project Architect Office
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: László Tóth, László Papp, Frigyes Schalling
Area: 50.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky

First Images Released of Henning Larsen Architects’ Yuhang Opera

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Coinciding with their tenth anniversary of the Royal Danish Opera, Henning Larsen Architects has unveiled plans for a new Chinese Opera house in . The project, sited in “the middle of a lake, on display to the entire city,” will serve as the centerpiece of an expansive new cultural district north of Hangzhou. It’s design, described by Henning Larsen to be more “playful” than the Copenhagen Opera, will feature a unique geometric facade and sloping roof, backdropped by a waterfront recreational park.

From Formalism to Weak Form: The Architecture and Philosophy of Peter Eisenman

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Despite his significant impact on architecture through both built and theoretical works, most studies of Peter Eisenman‘s career focus on either one aspect or the other. In “From Formalism to Weak Form: The Architecture and Philosophy of ,” Stefano Corbo attempts to redress this balance, connecting themes in the design and the theory of the influential architect across the many stages of his 50-year career. The following is an excerpt from the book’s introduction, giving a brief overview of the chronology of Eisenman’s career and the ideas that have influenced him over time.

All of the different moments characterizing Eisenman’s trajectory imply different phases, different projects, different programmatic manifestos and, above all, an evolving notion of form. To approach the complexity of his discourse means dealing with form in all its declinations: formalism, de-composition, deconstruction, and weak form. Each of them has constituted the mutant epidermis of Eisenman’s theoretical corpus, based on philosophical references and provocative statements.

Thanks to his ability to connect with the cultural tendencies of the time, Eisenman has explored different territories: first, structuralism and Chomsky’s linguistic theory; successively, Derrida and Delueze’s post-structuralism, passing through the influence of Colin Rowe’s formalism, and his recent interest in the return to autonomy as theorized by Pier Vittorio Aureli. At the same time Eisenman has always played a central role in influencing and manipulating the American architectural debate, due to his propagandistic activity, first with the IAUs (Institute for Architecture and Urban studies), and then with the magazine Oppositions.

Zeimuls, Centre of Creative Services of Eastern Latvia / SAALS Architecture

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Architects: SAALS Architecture
Location: Krasta iela 31, , LV-4601, Latvia
Architect In Charge: Rasa Kalnina, Maris Krumins
Design Team: Ansis Auzins
Area: 4400.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Jevgenij Nikitin, Janis Mickevics, Ingus Bajars

Accelerate@CERN Offers Residency and Chance to Create Physics-Inspired Architecture

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The practice of architecture has always been intertwined with the study of physics, both in structure and aesthetics. As the nuances of physics become better understood, architecture has the opportunity to grow and change, such as in Herzog and de Meuron’s particle physics-based designs. In the interest of nurturing the relationship between these two fields, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the Department of Arts of the Federal Chancellery of are teaming up to offer the Accelerate@CERN Austria award. Read on to learn more.

Firestation Berendrecht / Bovenbouw

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Architects: Bovenbouw
Location: Kruisweg 22, 2040 ,
Architect In Charge: Dirk Somers, Eline Aerts, Sidse Hald
Year: 2014
Photographs: Filip Dujardin