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Plugin Tower / People's Architecture Office

20:00 - 3 December, 2016
Plugin Tower / People's Architecture Office, View 2. Image © Hannah Wu / People's Architecture Office
View 2. Image © Hannah Wu / People's Architecture Office

View 1. Image © Hannah Wu / People's Architecture Office Interior 2. Image © Hannah Wu / People's Architecture Office Birdview 2. Image © Hannah Wu / People's Architecture Office Interior 1. Image © Hannah Wu / People's Architecture Office +24

M CO Design Unveils Dragon-Inspired Infrastructural Designs for Hong Kong

16:00 - 3 December, 2016
M CO Design Unveils Dragon-Inspired Infrastructural Designs for Hong Kong, Courtesy of M CO Design
Courtesy of M CO Design

M CO Design has released its designs for “Dragon’s Link,” a new dragon-inspired, mixed-use infrastructure on the south side of Hong Kong Island “that will serve a large part of the community and will enhance a local historic monument,” the Tai Tam Dam, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary this coming February. 

Drawing inspiration from local traditions and the natural topography of Hong Kong, the project will create new connections within an existing network of roads and hiking trails in Tai Tam Country Park in “a juxtaposition of old and new,” in order to improve user experience and infrastructure.

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AL_A Creates Stackable Soccer Pitches for Unused Urban Lots

14:00 - 3 December, 2016
AL_A Creates Stackable Soccer Pitches for Unused Urban Lots , © AL_A
© AL_A

Architectural firm AL_A has unveiled its design for Pitch/Pitch, a series of 5-a-side soccer pitches designed for unused or temporarily vacant lots across London, as well as in other cities internationally. 

Created as a response to shortage of sport space in inner cities, the project is meant to be fast and easy to construct, “meaning it could be set up for a fortnight to coincide with a World Cup tournament, or last for a year, bringing use to vacant sites that might otherwise lie dormant.”

After working with Arup, the practice developed a modular system that utilizes a lightweight carbon-fiber structure, a material generally associated with the aerospace industry, but that is emerging architecturally at larger scales.

Pacific Headquarters Nestlé / Estudio Lamela

13:00 - 3 December, 2016
Pacific Headquarters Nestlé / Estudio Lamela, © Bartosz Makowski
© Bartosz Makowski

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Warsaw, Polonia
  • Area

    27000.0 m2
  • Year Project

    2014
  • Photography

    Bartosz Makowski

Utopia Arkitekter Proposes an Architectural Gem to Start Stockholm's Transformation

12:00 - 3 December, 2016
Utopia Arkitekter Proposes an Architectural Gem to Start Stockholm's Transformation, Courtesy of Utopia Arkitekter
Courtesy of Utopia Arkitekter

Stockholm's Southeast Kungsholmen is slowly transforming. Veidekke and Utopia Arkitekter are preparing a redevelopment proposal for the town — and they're beginning by building an architectural gem. In addition to creating ambitious architecture, Utopia Arkitekter plans to add more housing developments closer to public transport. Their first project? The sector of Kungsholmen, Bolinders Plan, named after Jean Bolinder, who ran a mechanical workshop in the area. 

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These Sketches Show Calatrava's Oculus Interpreted as Animals and Inanimate Objects

09:30 - 3 December, 2016
These Sketches Show Calatrava's Oculus Interpreted as Animals and Inanimate Objects, © Chanel Dehond
© Chanel Dehond

This article was originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "Seeing the Animal Kingdom in Calatrava's Oculus."

Since its opening in March, Santiago Calatrava's "Oculus" transport hub at the World Trade Center has garnered a lot of criticism for its exorbitant price tag. (The building cost nearly $4 billion to realize.) But look beyond the numbers, and there is something compelling about the physical form of the thing. Like all of Calatrava's work, the structure invites visual interpretations—spiky fish or a bird, a dinosaur or a hedgehog. Architectural designer and illustrator Chanel Dehond riffs on these and more in the following sketches.

Yepun Astronomical Observatory / Susana Herrera + FACTORIA

09:00 - 3 December, 2016
Yepun Astronomical Observatory / Susana Herrera + FACTORIA, Courtesy of Factoría
Courtesy of Factoría

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Lago Lanalhue, Talcahuano, Región del Bío Bío, Chile
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Cortesía de Factoría

AL_A's Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology Photographed by Francisco Nogueira

08:00 - 3 December, 2016

This past September, the Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology (MAAT) opened in Lisbon. Funded by the Fundação EDP, the museum was designed by Amanda Levete and sits on the banks of the Tejo river. 

Portuguese photographer Francisco Nogueira captured the building's spaces in this comprehensive gallery of images. The MAAT proposes a new relationship between the river and the visitor through a building whose simultaneous power and sensitivity explores the convergence of contemporary art, architecture, and technology. As a structure in the landscape, the building becomes landscape by allowing visitors to walk over and on the museum itself. See here 70 stunning photos of MAAT's interiors and exteriors.

Learn more about the project after the break:

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Maastricht Pathé Theatres / Powerhouse Company

05:00 - 3 December, 2016
Maastricht Pathé Theatres / Powerhouse Company

Maastricht Pathé Theatres / Powerhouse Company Maastricht Pathé Theatres / Powerhouse Company Maastricht Pathé Theatres / Powerhouse Company Maastricht Pathé Theatres / Powerhouse Company +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Maastricht, the Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Nanne de Ru, Stefan Prins, Dik Houben, Stefan de Meijer, Jeffrey Ouwens
  • Interior

    EUP Design
  • Area

    5000.0 m2

ELESKO Winery + ZOYA Museum / Cakov + Partners

02:00 - 3 December, 2016
ELESKO Winery + ZOYA Museum / Cakov + Partners, © Tomaš Manina
© Tomaš Manina

© Tomaš Manina © Tomaš Manina © Tomaš Manina © Tomaš Manina +38

  • Architects

  • Location

    Modra, Slovakia
  • Design Team

    Kalin Cakov, Metodiy Monev, Jan Obušek, Miloš Djuračka, Martin Boška
  • Area

    5400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

French School in Lome / Segond-Guyon Architectes

22:00 - 2 December, 2016
French School in Lome / Segond-Guyon Architectes, Courtesy of Segond-Guyon Architectes
Courtesy of Segond-Guyon Architectes

Courtesy of Segond-Guyon Architectes Courtesy of Segond-Guyon Architectes Courtesy of Segond-Guyon Architectes Courtesy of Segond-Guyon Architectes +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ave Sarakawa, Lome, Togo
  • Architect in Charge

    Segond-Guyon Architectes
  • Area

    2950.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Segond-Guyon Architectes

Inventronics Technology Park / gad

20:00 - 2 December, 2016
Inventronics Technology Park / gad, © XIA Zhi
© XIA Zhi

© XIA Zhi © XIA Zhi © XIA Zhi © XIA Zhi +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hangzhou, China

  • Area

    135783.6 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Djati Lounge & Djoglo Bungalow / MINT-DS

19:00 - 2 December, 2016
Djati Lounge & Djoglo Bungalow / MINT-DS, © William Kalengkongan
© William Kalengkongan

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Komp. Araya Bussines Center, Jl. Raya Panjisuroso, Purwodadi, Blimbing, Kota Malang, Jawa Timur 65126, Indonesia
  • Principal in Charge

    Felandro Madjid
  • Principal

    Rangga Indrajaya, Titis Nurabadi
  • Area

    13302.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Easton City Hall / Spillman Farmer Architects

17:00 - 2 December, 2016
Easton City Hall / Spillman Farmer Architects, © Halkin Mason Photography
© Halkin Mason Photography

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The Actual History Behind Yugoslavia's "Spomenik" Monuments

16:30 - 2 December, 2016
The Actual History Behind Yugoslavia's "Spomenik" Monuments, © Jonk
© Jonk

For many years, Yugoslavia’s futuristic “Spomenik” monuments were hidden from the majority of the world, shielded from the public eye by their remote locations within the mountains and forests of Eastern Europe. That is, until the late 2000s, when Belgian photographer Jan Kempenaers began capturing the abstract sculptures and pavilions and posting his photographs to the internet. Not long after, the series had become a viral hit, enchanting the public with their otherworldly beauty. The photographs were shared by the gamut of media outlets (including ArchDaily), often attached to a brief, recycled intro describing the structures as monuments to World War II commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s and 70s.

This accepted narrative, however, may not be entirely accurate, as Owen Hatherley writes in this piece for the Calvert Journal. In the article, Hatherley explains the true origins of the spomenik, and how this misconception has affected the way we view the structures and the legacies of the events they memorialize.

Read the full piece at Calvert Journal, here.

Jil Sander New Stor / Andrea Tognon Architecture

15:00 - 2 December, 2016
Jil Sander New Stor / Andrea Tognon Architecture, © Büro Bum Bum
© Büro Bum Bum

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Stefano Boeri Architetti Designs Vertical Forest Hotel in Remote Chinese Valley

14:10 - 2 December, 2016
Stefano Boeri Architetti Designs Vertical Forest Hotel in Remote Chinese Valley, © Stefano Boeri Architetti
© Stefano Boeri Architetti

Stefano Boeri Architetti has unveiled plans for the Guizhou Mountain Forest Hotel, a 31,200 square meter (336,000 square foot) resort hotel located in the 10 Thousand Peaks Area of the province of Guizhou, China. Nestled in the Wanfeng Valley, the hotel design draws from the region’s dramatic landscape, recently named one of the New York Times’ top destinations of 2016.

Watch Bêka and Lemoine's "The Infinite Happiness" – a Documentary Film on BIG's "8 House"

13:00 - 2 December, 2016

For two days only—between Friday, December 2 and Sunday, December 4—you can watch The Infinite Happiness, part of Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine's Living Architectures series, exclusively on ArchDaily. The film, shot entirely in Copenhagen's "8 House" designed by BIG, follows a group of residents (and passers-by) as they experience life in a contemporary housing block widely considered to embody new models of living.