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Siri House / IDIN Architects

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Myung Films Paju Building / IROJE Architects & Planners

  • Architects: IROJE Architects & Planners
  • Location: Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge: Seung H-Sang
  • Area: 1644.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Jong Oh Kim

© Jong Oh Kim © Jong Oh Kim © Jong Oh Kim © Jong Oh Kim

House in Shigaraki / Junichi Kato & Associates

  • Architects: Junichi Kato & Associates
  • Location: Shiga Prefecture, Japan
  • Area: 134.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Kei Sugino

© Kei Sugino © Kei Sugino © Kei Sugino © Kei Sugino

Swinburne University of Technology Factory of the Future / H2o architects

  • Architects: H2o architects
  • Location: Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia
  • Architect / Interior Designer / Superintendent: H2o architects
  • Area: 700.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Meinphoto / Trevor Mein

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VIDEO: Apple Campus 2 Begins to Take Shape

Overlapped with commentary by the late Steve Jobs, a new video update by drone pilot Duncan Sinfield has captured Apple Campus 2 taking shape. According to the report on MacRumors, work is still being done on the main building's multi-level underground parking structure, while the west campus parking structure is nearly complete. The auditorium now has interior walls and progress is being made on the Tantau development housing research facilities. 

Health Municipal Clinic / studiolada architects

  • Architects: studiolada architects
  • Location: 55190 Void-Vacon, France
  • Architect in Charge: Christophe Aubertin and Benoît Sindt
  • Area: 705.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Nicolas Waltefaugle, Olivier Jouanneau, Courtesy of Christophe Aubertin

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Sobrosa School / CNLL

  • Architects: CNLL
  • Location: Sobrosa, Portugal
  • Area: 4197.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Nelson Garrido

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido

3D Printed "Arabesque Wall" Features 200 Million Individual Surfaces

Standing 3 meters (10 feet) tall, Benjamin Dillenburger and Michael Hansmeyer's Arabesque Wall is an object of intimidating intricacy. 3D printed over the course of four days from a 50 Gigabyte file, the piece is a demonstration of the incredible forms achievable with algorithmic design and 3D printing - however with its overwhelming complexity it is also a test of human perception.

"Architecture should surprise, excite, and irritate," explain Dillenburger and Hansmeyer. "As both an intellectual and a phenomenological endeavor, it should address not only the mind, but all the senses - viscerally. It must be judged by the experiences it generates."

Design development. Image © Hansmeyer / Dillenburger © Peter Andrew © Peter Andrew © Victoria Fard

Official Trailer of the Chicago Architecture Biennial Released

On October 3 the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, The State of the Art of Architecture will commence. The “largest international survey of contemporary architecture in North America," the exhibition is designed to be a multiplatform event that will host an array of radical ideas, projects and spatial experiments from more than 100 international architects that "demonstrate how creativity and innovation can radically transform our lived experience."

Nakai Residence / DesignBuildBLUF

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Aravena's Venice Biennale Theme Offers Hope for the Future of the Profession

On Monday, the Venice Biennale announced the theme of their 2016 event, to be directed by Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena. The provocative title chosen by Aravena is "Reporting From the Front," a title loaded with implications of a battle against what he refers to as the "inertia of reality."

"More and more people in the planet are in search for a decent place to live and the conditions to achieve it are becoming tougher and tougher by the hour," explains his curatorial statement. "But unlike military wars where nobody wins and there is a prevailing sense of defeat, on the frontlines of the built environment, there is a sense of vitality because architecture is about looking at reality in a proposal key."

Aravena will have big shoes to fill. The previous Biennale, Rem Koolhaas' 2014 event, was extremely successful and highly praised by many critics. It was also widely regarded as the most anticipated event in the Biennale's history, after the Biennale had courted Koolhaas for years. But if Koolhaas' Biennale was the event that people looked forward to, I believe - or rather I hope - that Aravena's Biennale will be the one that people look back on in decades to come.

Technopole for Industrial Research Shed #19 / Andrea Oliva Architetto

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aarhus Designs Revolutionary Proton Therapy Center for Denmark

Danish practice aarhus architects has won a competition to design the new Proton Therapy Centre for advanced cancer treatment in Aarhus, Denmark. As “the most advanced radiation center to date and the only one of its kind in Denmark,” as well as one of only a few in the world, the Centre will undoubtedly become a pioneer in cancer treatment.

Designed from the inside out, the building’s façades are meant to convey the function of the interior, “and tell the story of precision, which is they key component of proton therapy as a form of treatment,” according to the architects. Thus, the atrium of the building becomes central to its orientation, providing not only an axis, but also a source of natural lighting.

RIBA Future Trends Survey Shows Dip in Workload and Staffing Forecasts

The Royal Institute of British Architect (RIBA)'s Future Trends Survey results for July 2015 present a note of caution for architecture practices with a fall in both workload and staffing forecasts. However, optimism remains as staffing levels are higher than a year ago. Despite June’s record-high forecast, July 2015 saw a downturn in the RIBA Future Trends Workload Index from +44 to +22. Even so, practices reported an overall increase in workload at an annual rate of 8%, and staffing levels 6% higher than in 2014.

Villa H in W / Stéphane Beel Architect

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Video: Immeuble Home / Hamonic + Masson & Associés + Comte Vollenweider

PA#51 - Immeuble Home, Paris 13 por Pavillon-Arsenal

Our friends at the Pavillion de l'Arsenal have shared a collection of videos from their "Paris Architectures" series. Dive into these short films that document remarkable architecture around France's capital city. 

This week we get a glimpse of Hamonic + Masson & Associés' Bâtiment Home.

Individual Hangar / Gens association libérale d’architecture

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Open-Sided Shelter / Ron Shenkin Studio

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