Dror Proposes New Vegetated Biosphere for Montreal

08:00 - 3 May, 2016
Dror Proposes New Vegetated Biosphere for Montreal, Courtesy of Dror
Courtesy of Dror

In anticipation of the upcoming 50th anniversary of Expo 67, Studio Dror has proposed a 150-meter-wide vegetated dome for Park Jean Drapeau, the original site of the World Fair. The new dome would complement Buckminster Fuller’s Biosphere, which was built as the US pavilion for Expo 67. 

Obelisks by Álvaro Siza and Alison and Peter Smithson Re-Erected in Rural England

06:30 - 3 May, 2016
Obelisks by Álvaro Siza and Alison and Peter Smithson Re-Erected in Rural England, 'Obelisk' / Alison and Peter Smithson. Image © James Morris
'Obelisk' / Alison and Peter Smithson. Image © James Morris

Two 'obelisks'—one by Álvaro Siza Vieira and another by Alison and Peter Smithson—have been re-erected in Shatwell, a "semi-derelict agricultural complex" deep in rural England. The monuments form part of an evolving programme of installations which Drawing Matter, an organisation founded by Niall Hobhouse "that champions the process of architecture through collecting, archiving and commissioning," will use to explore the relationship between architecture, sculpture and landscape.

ARM Architecture Honored with Australia's Architecture Gold Medal

06:00 - 3 May, 2016
© Peter Bennetts. Image Courtesy of Australian Institute of Architects
© Peter Bennetts. Image Courtesy of Australian Institute of Architects

The Australian Institute of Architects have awarded their highest honor, the Gold Medal, to the founders of ARM Architecture during the 2016 Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards. Based out of Melbourne and Perth, ARM is widely known for their “contemporary, often daring, sometimes controversial designs.”

Established in 1988 by directors Stephen Ashton, Howard Raggatt, and Ian McDougall, the large scale practice has had a significant impact on design throughout Australia. They've designed a range of projects including cultural buildings, urban design and planning, office buildings, apartments, community projects, and shopping centers.

SH2-Sundbyoster Hall II / Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

05:00 - 3 May, 2016
SH2-Sundbyoster Hall II  / Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter , © Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk +39

Jazz Campus / Buol & Zünd

03:00 - 3 May, 2016
Jazz Campus / Buol & Zünd , © Georg Aerni
© Georg Aerni
  • Architects

  • Location

    Utengasse 15, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
  • Design Team

    Robert Müller, Vincenzo Maddalena, Rémy Schuster, Jules Hausherr, Johannes Schäfer, Franziska Moog, Yannick Schnetz, Bruno Radelfinger, Reem Al- Wakeel, Martin Schröder, Judith Sagl
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

57 Drawers / Alexey Rozenberg

02:00 - 3 May, 2016
57 Drawers / Alexey Rozenberg, © Konstantin Dubovec
© Konstantin Dubovec

© Konstantin Dubovec © Konstantin Dubovec © Konstantin Dubovec © Konstantin Dubovec +34

Mosha House / New Wave Architecture

22:00 - 2 May, 2016
Mosha House  / New Wave Architecture, © Parham Taghioff
© Parham Taghioff
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mosha, Tehran, Iran
  • Associate Architects

    Maryam Amanpour
  • Design Team

    Lida Almasian, Shahin Heidari
  • Area

    2800.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff +28

CORO Project - Phase 1 / Integrated Field

20:00 - 2 May, 2016
CORO Project - Phase 1 / Integrated Field, © Ketsiree Wongwan
© Ketsiree Wongwan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Suan Phueng, Suan Phueng District, Ratchaburi 70180, Thailand
  • Owner

    Coro Brother Co,.Ltd.
  • Area

    1345.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan +50

H House / VACO Design

19:00 - 2 May, 2016
H House / VACO Design, © Quang Dam
© Quang Dam
  • Architects

  • Location

    Thảo Điền, Quận 2, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
  • Architect in Charge

    Do Quoc Hiep (project leader), Vo Duy Kim
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Quang Dam © Quang Dam © Quang Dam © Quang Dam +55

The Active Living Centre / Cibinel Architects + Batteriid Architects

17:00 - 2 May, 2016
 The Active Living Centre / Cibinel Architects  + Batteriid Architects, © Jerry Grajewski
© Jerry Grajewski

© Jerry Grajewski © Jerry Grajewski © Jerry Grajewski © Jerry Grajewski +15

New York's 1851 Landmark, the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava, Burns in Fire

16:00 - 2 May, 2016

A photo posted by SWEENEY ART NYC (@sssweeney) on

The Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava, a New York landmark built in 1851 by Richard Upjohn, burned Sunday night in a fire after more than 700 parishioners celebrated Easter, reports NBC New York. Originally known as Trinity Chapel, the cathedral was created as satellite location for Trinity Church at Wall Street and Broadway in Lower Manhattan, also designed by Upjohn, after parishioners began to settle farther from the original location. The church was later joined by a Clergy House and the Trinity Chapel School in an ecclesiastical complex, but in 1943 the chapel and neighbors were sold to the Serbian Orthodox Church. The cathedral, stretching between 25th and 26th Street, was nearly 180 feet long, and had one of the largest hammerbeam roofs in the city. The New York Landmarks Conservancy partnered with the church for a 2002-03 restoration of the building's facade and roof. The four-alarm fire that was contained by Monday morning is under investigation as suspicious.

AD Interviews: Alan Ricks / MASS Design Group

15:01 - 2 May, 2016

In this video, ArchDaily interviews MASS Design Group co-founder Alan Ricks, who describes the firm’s working process and how the practice, with offices in Boston and Kigali, Rwanda, is intent on improving people's lives through architecture. The firm has established a fundamental process for creating structures, that according to Ricks "Have an obligation to catalyze and amplify the outcomes that are the core services delivered in our buildings.” Whether serving the fields of health, education, or housing, the firm’s modus operandi is public benefit. "[It’s] how we leverage the building process to expand the impact," says Ricks. "We’ve taken to the calling that lo-fab, or locally fabricated, it doesn’t mean lo-tech and it doesn’t mean not pre-fab. It just means we’ve uncovered the available resources where we work and are leveraging them to deliver value.” With clinics in Haiti, primary schools in Rwanda, and proposals for library and hospital projects in the United States, MASS Design has proven its ability to act in the realm of public good. The firm has previously been lauded by New York Times critic Michael Kimmelman, was named one of the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices in 2013, and was the winner of both the Zumtobel Group Award and Curry Stone Design Prize in 2012. Watch the video for more about this entrepreneurial design practice that is redefining what it means to be local, sustainable, and most importantly, for the community.

Starkman House / Norm Applebaum

15:00 - 2 May, 2016
Starkman House / Norm Applebaum, © John Durant
© John Durant

© John Durant © John Durant © John Durant © John Durant +15

Françoise Sagan Multimedia Library / Bigoni Mortemard

13:00 - 2 May, 2016
Françoise Sagan Multimedia Library  / Bigoni Mortemard , © Bigoni Mortemard
© Bigoni Mortemard
  • Architects

  • Location

    Paris, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Stéphane Bigoni, Antoine Mortemard
  • Area

    3500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Bigoni Mortemard © Bigoni Mortemard © Bigoni Mortemard © Bigoni Mortemard +25

Architecture Ranked as 10th Best Entry-Level Job out of 109 Professions

12:00 - 2 May, 2016
Architecture Ranked as 10th Best Entry-Level Job out of 109 Professions, © wavebreakmedia via Shutterstock
© wavebreakmedia via Shutterstock

Architects are famously cynical about the long hours and over-education required for what can be a thankless career. But in a recent study conducted by WalletHub, “2016’s Best & Worst Entry-Level Jobs”, recent grads and seasoned professionals alike may be surprised to find that “architect” is ranked 10th out of 109 evaluated professions. Read on to find out how they calculated their result.

Federico Babina's ARCHICARDS Reimagines Architecture's Famous Faces as Playing Cards

11:30 - 2 May, 2016

"I always liked play as a form of learning; toys are often a prelude to serious ideas," says Federico Babina about his latest series of illustrations, titled ARCHICARDS. "The game can also be a thought experiment. I'm interested in playing with architecture's seriousness and illustration's lightheartedness."

Babina's illustrations turn 12 of the architecture world's most recognizable faces into card-game caricatures, accompanied by the designs and symbols that most characterize their design style. Whether it's the dislocated planes of Mies van der Rohe (a Jack), Queen Zaha Hadid's jagged curves, or the modulor man that accompanies Le Corbusier - who is, of course, a king - Babina's playing cards are loaded with design references. They might indeed have some educational value, but they are mostly, as Babina points out, for "serious fun."

Read on to see the full set of 12 illustrations.

Jesus Mestre Chapel / Site Specific Arquitectura

11:00 - 2 May, 2016
Jesus Mestre Chapel  / Site Specific Arquitectura , © do mal o menos
© do mal o menos

© do mal o menos © do mal o menos © do mal o menos © do mal o menos +40

Casa Brutale is Getting Built, and Here’s Why (Hint: The Internet)

09:30 - 2 May, 2016
Casa Brutale is Getting Built, and Here’s Why (Hint: The Internet), Courtesy of OPA
Courtesy of OPA

When ArchDaily published “Live on the Edge with OPA’s Casa Brutale” in July of last year, we expected it to be popular on our site, but few anticipated exactly how much attention the project would receive—enough to secure a position in the top 10 most read articles on the site in 2015. But what happened next was perhaps more astounding. By the end of the week, the project had been picked up by the gamut of non-architecture news outlets ranging from Slate to Yahoo to CNET to CNBC. For a few short days, it became difficult to traverse the wild expanses of the internet without a sighting of the project’s lead image, typically accompanied by a hyperbolic headline along the lines of “This Beautiful, Terrifying House is Literally Inside a Cliff.”

But despite the enormous traction, with seemingly impossible features like a clifftop, glass-bottomed swimming pool, the project still seemed to be destined for "paper architecture" status. Yet fast forward to today and the house has (incredibly) found a willing client, and is about to break ground on construction. How did this happen, and what takes architecture from viral sensation to real-life construction project?

Courtesy of OPA Courtesy of OPA Courtesy of OPA Courtesy of OPA +23