Taitung Ruin Academy / Marco Casagrande

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

Kusatsu House / ALTS Design Office

© Yuta Yamada

Architects: ALTS Design Office
Location: Shiga,
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: , Germany
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 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 Daxing 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 ’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

Courtesy of Villeroy & Boch

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

Three Self-Healing Materials That Could Change the Future of Construction

The aggregate of this concrete contains bacterial spores that fill in any cracks in the material. Image © UCL, Institute of Making/Robert Eagle via flickr

Buildings, regrettably, don’t last forever. Until recently, the only way to increase a building’s lifespan was ongoing maintenance, which can be expensive, time-consuming and in the case of infrastructure such as bridges or roads, inconvenient. Beyond that, periodic replacement of the entire structure was an option, however this is clearly not a sustainable solution, especially considering the amount of CO2-releasing concrete used in modern construction.

But in the 21st century, another alternative is emerging. This article on CityLab uncovers three self-healing materials that could significantly extend the lifespan of a construction, including Erik Schlangen‘s asphalt that re-sets itself with a dose of induction heating, concrete developed at TU Delft (and elsewhere) that patches up cracks with the help of its living bacterial aggregate, and a recent discovery by MIT scientists that some metals have self-healing properties.

Read the article in full here, or carry on after the break for our own coverage of and ’s work in self-healing materials.

David Chipperfield’s “Sticks and Stones” Toys with Van Der Rohe’s Bones in Berlin

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In Berlin, Mies van der Rohe’s Neue Nationalgalerie has begun a new phase today with the opening of David Chipperfield’s intervention, a prologue to the imminent restoration which the famed British architect is about to undertake. Completed in 1968, the gallery was Mies’ last project and his final masterpiece; for nearly fifty years, nobody dared to touch it – until now. Marking this event is a large, site-specific installation, created by Chipperfield as an attempt to engage Mies in a spatial experiment (or perhaps a last, apologetic tribute to the 20th century master) moments before he is about to embark on a mission which will, inevitably, transform Mies’ ultimate legacy.

MIT Beaver Works / Merge Architects

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Architects: Merge Architects
Location: 300 Tech Square, 300, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, , MA 02139, USA
Architect In Charge: Elizabeth Whittaker
Project Architect : Anne-Sophie Divenyi
Area: 4875.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: John Horner Photography , David Bragdon

Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age

1. Iwan Baan Torre David #2, 2011 Image courtesy of the artist and Perry Rubenstein Gallery, Los Angeles. Image Courtesy of Barbican Art Gallery

Currently on at Barbican Art Gallery in London is Constructing Worlds, an exploration of architectural photography from the 1930s to now. The exhibition brings together over 250 rarely seen works by 18 leading photographers who have demonstrated the medium’s ability to look beyond simple documentation of the built world and reveal wider truths about society. Learn more about the exhibition after the break.

First Look: MVRDV Completes Largest Covered Market in the Netherlands

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’s very own, MVRDV has completed the Netherlands’ first covered market: the Markthal Rotterdam. Unlike any other market in the world, the Markthal presents a new urban hybrid that unites a market hall with housing. 

Within the hollow core of the 228-unit, “horseshoe-shaped” residential building is an expansive, 40-meter-tall public market, offering 96 fresh food stalls, 8 restaurants and supermarket. Colorful murals cover the arch’s vaulted interior, peering through the largest single glazed cable net facades in Europe, which enclose the market. 

This sense of transparency and openness was key, as the Markthal is the driving force to the rejuvenation of the Laurenskwartier area and hopes to attract thousands of visitors each year.

A look inside, after the break.