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Rehovot Community Center / Kimmel Eshkolot Architects

15:00 - 24 April, 2017
Rehovot Community Center  / Kimmel Eshkolot Architects, © Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +27

A Room / Salottobuono + Enrico Dusi Architecture

13:00 - 24 April, 2017
 A Room / Salottobuono + Enrico Dusi Architecture, © Moritz Bernoully
© Moritz Bernoully

© Moritz Bernoully © Moritz Bernoully © Moritz Bernoully © Moritz Bernoully +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Central Alameda Park, Av. Hidalgo s/n, Cuauhtémoc, Centro, 06010 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Salottobuono + Enrico Dusi Architecture
  • Design Team

    Matteo Ghidoni, Enrico Dust Architecture
  • Area

    43.0 m2
  • Photographs

UK's First "Naked House" Proposal Aims to Bring Affordability to London's Housing Market

12:45 - 24 April, 2017
Elevation. Image Courtesy of OMMX
Elevation. Image Courtesy of OMMX

The average cost of a home in London has now reached over £500,000 ($640,000), a figure far beyond the reach of the large majority of individuals or families on or below the average UK income (£34,473, or just under $45,000, per year). It’s a story which has been told time and again in recent years; the “housing crisis” of affordability continues to exacerbate the lives of a generation.

For Naked House, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to “stripping affordable housing back to the bare essentials,” crisis necessitates a creative response. With support and funding from the GLA (Greater London Authority) and the incumbent Mayor of London, who has awarded a £500,000 grant to the development, they—in collaboration with OMMX—have now made an important step closer to realizing their vision.

Site model. Image Courtesy of OMMX Interior space. Image Courtesy of OMMX Sectional model. Image Courtesy of OMMX Perspective based on the urban typology of a "Mews". Image Courtesy of OMMX +5

Watch Construction Begin on Heatherwick's Vessel at Hudson Yards

12:00 - 24 April, 2017

Construction has officially begun on Vessel, the 15-story tall staircase sculpture designed by Heatherwick Studio that will serve as the centerpiece of New York’s massive new Hudson Yards development. To build the structure, 75 individual units are being prefabricated by Cimolai S.p.A. in their Monfalcone, Italy facility, then shipped to New York where they will be assembled on site. These first 10 of these pieces have now completed their 15-day overseas journey, with the remaining pieces scheduled to arrive on-site and put into place over the coming year.

Outdoor assembly at Cimolai's Monfalcone facility. Image © Related-Oxford The first piece in transit. Image © Related-Oxford Stephen Ross and Thomas Heatherwick on the 3rd Level of the Vessel in Monfalcone, Italy. Image © Related-Oxford Assembly at the Monfalcone Workshop. Image © Related-Oxford +16

Residence MG2 / Alain Carle Architecte

11:00 - 24 April, 2017
Residence MG2 / Alain Carle Architecte, © James Brittain
© James Brittain

© James Brittain             © James Brittain             © James Brittain             © James Brittain             +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    1666 Chemin de la Héronnière O, Wentworth-Nord, QC J0T 1Y0, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Alain Carle
  • Area

    830.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

How to Name Your Architecture Practice to Improve Your Chances of Success

09:30 - 24 April, 2017

The single most important thing that an architecture firm can do to become successful is to create good architecture. Unfortunately, there are many other considerations to business success, especially in our current world that is driven by PR and marketing. For every architecture firm’s founder, one of the first—and biggest—decisions they must make about their public profile is what to call the company.

Gone are the days when architects would simply name their firm after themselves and sell their designs to their cocktail party associates. Today, architects need to court new clients in a competitive marketplace, and to do that they need a name that stands out. To help new firm owners (and long-term dreamers) to pick out an effective name and return to the important business of architecture, here is ArchDaily’s list of things to consider when naming your firm.

Noe Valley House / IwamotoScott Architecture

09:00 - 24 April, 2017
Noe Valley House / IwamotoScott Architecture, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Craig Scott, Lisa Iwamoto, Sean Canty, Matthew Kendall, Pierre Barral
  • Area

    3000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

These Axonometric Illustrations Explore the Power of Digital Tools in Architectural Representation

08:00 - 24 April, 2017

Through his illustrations, architect Fernando Neyra tackles issues common to the discipline, for example, the need for a means of graphic style that can create a clear, visually-enticing representation of an architectural idea.

The following series of explorative illustrations shows how digital sketching becomes a powerful communication tool when paired with traditional systems of representation, such as the axonometric perspective.

The result provides us with an understanding of core architectural concepts, while allowing us to reflect on the role of the sketch in contemporary architecture.

This Building Saves Energy with a Pioneering Triple-Layer Glass Facade

06:00 - 24 April, 2017
This Building Saves Energy with a Pioneering Triple-Layer Glass Facade, © Adrien Buchet
© Adrien Buchet

Italian firm Giovanni Vaccarini Architetti has designed the new Headquarters of the Swiss Société Privée de Gérance (SPG), built on Route de Chêne, at the gates of the historical center of Geneva. The work involved the conversion and extension of the existing building, starting with a glass façade that meets the need for solar shading in the interiors while achieving maximum visual permeability. 

This façade also improves the acoustic and thermal insulation performance of the building: the double skin allows the envelope to be naturally ventilated and the perimeter ventilation system, combined with the internal forced ventilation system, reduces overall energy consumption. The steel structural elements on the façade, produced by Stahlbau Pichler (a specialist in the sector) produce a modular rhythm and the reflections on the glass shading panels give the project a particular "material weight." 

Rosemary House / Kohn Shnier Architects

05:00 - 24 April, 2017
Rosemary House / Kohn Shnier Architects, © Doublespace Photography
© Doublespace Photography

© Doublespace Photography © Doublespace Photography © Doublespace Photography © Doublespace Photography +17

Call for Entries: Italian Castle Observatory and Resort Competition

04:00 - 24 April, 2017
Call for Entries: Italian Castle Observatory and Resort Competition, Courtesy of YAC
Courtesy of YAC

YAC – Young Architects Competitions –launches Observatory Houses, a € 20,000 cash prize open architectural competition aiming at the design of a hotel-observatory in the area of the castle of Roccascalegna, in Central Italy. The competition is in cooperation with the Italian State Property Agency – Italian Government, Italian Exhibition Group, the Municipality of Roccascalegna, Casabella, Associazione Italiana Confindustria Alberghi. The internationally-renowned jury gathers, among others, Enrique Sobejano, Rodrigo Duque Motta, Simon Frommenwiler co-founder of HHF Architects, Nicodemos Tsolakis, Felix Perasso from Snohetta. A total of € 20.000 in prize money will be awarded and winner projects will be published on international architecture and design platforms.

The Smile / Alison Brooks Architects

03:00 - 24 April, 2017
The Smile  / Alison Brooks Architects, © Alison Brooks
© Alison Brooks

© Dav Stuart © Dav Stuart © Guy Bell © Dav Stuart +34

Inspired UM” Office / Prusta

02:00 - 24 April, 2017
Inspired UM” Office  / Prusta, © Leonas Garbaciauskas
© Leonas Garbaciauskas

© Leonas Garbaciauskas           © Leonas Garbaciauskas           © Leonas Garbaciauskas           © Leonas Garbaciauskas           +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Šaltinių g. 12, Vilnius 03225, Lithuania
  • Architect in Charge

    Ieva Prunskaitė, Rokas Puzinas
  • Area

    430.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Wooden Box House / Moloney Architects

20:00 - 23 April, 2017
Wooden Box House / Moloney Architects, © Christine Francis
© Christine Francis

© Christine Francis © Christine Francis © Christine Francis © Christine Francis +14

Sketches of Spain: Hidden Spanish Architecture Through Ola Kolehmainen's Lenses

16:00 - 23 April, 2017
Sketches of Spain: Hidden Spanish Architecture Through Ola Kolehmainen's Lenses, House of Spiritual Retreat. Image © Ola Kolehmainen. Cortesía de Galería SENDA
House of Spiritual Retreat. Image © Ola Kolehmainen. Cortesía de Galería SENDA

The exhibition 'Sketches of Spain' by photographer Ola Kolehmainen has been recently shown in Barcelona at the SENDA Gallery. The exhibition summarized the last ten years of Kolehmainen’s work. In 2015, the artist was awarded the RIBA Honorary Fellowship for his contribution in promoting the architecture of his generation. 

With his particular vision, Ola Kolehmainen seeks to show the constant abstractions that are partially hidden in modern architecture. His photography is dramatic and inspiring, we can find pieces of European avant-garde mixed with the crudeness of the materials and their uses. With minimal format, he shows us details we normally miss completely from well-known works such as the Barcelona Pavilion by Mies Van der Rohe (key architect in Kolehmainen's work), or the Niemeyer Center in Avilés, by Oscar Niemeyer

Less Less is is more more. Image © Ola Kolehmainen. Cortesía de Galería SENDA Red Staircase 2. Image © Ola Kolehmainen. Cortesía de Galería SENDA Ein Hauch II. Image © Ola Kolehmainen. Cortesía de Galería SENDA Ein Hauch III. Image © Ola Kolehmainen. Cortesía de Galería SENDA +12

99% Invisible Recalls the Unknown Arts Awards of the Olympic Games

14:00 - 23 April, 2017
London Olympic Stadium by Populous. Image © Morley von Sternberg
London Olympic Stadium by Populous. Image © Morley von Sternberg

We’ve all heard of the record-breaking times, longest distances and of course, winners of those coveted medals, but according to 99% Invisible there is a lesser-known Olympic Games honor participants have received: awards in architecture. In an article tracing the history of this bizarre tradition, Kurt Kohlstedt explores how medals were awarded to five categories of the arts during the Olympic Games, presented to participants alongside their sporting competitors.

Webster Terrace / TEAL

13:00 - 23 April, 2017
Webster Terrace / TEAL, © Riley Smith Photographer
© Riley Smith Photographer

© Riley Smith Photographer              © Riley Smith Photographer              © Riley Smith Photographer              © Riley Smith Photographer              +19

Treepedia - MIT Maps and Analyses Tree Coverage in Major Cities

12:00 - 23 April, 2017
Treepedia - MIT Maps and Analyses Tree Coverage in Major Cities, Users can compare their green canopy to cities across the world. Image Courtesy of MIT Senseable City Lab
Users can compare their green canopy to cities across the world. Image Courtesy of MIT Senseable City Lab

Researchers at the MIT Senseable City Lab have launched a new platform using Google Street View data to measure and compare the green canopies of major cities across the world. Treepedia, created in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, is an interactive website which allows users to view the location and size of their city’s trees, submit information to help tag them, and advocate for more trees in their area. In the development of Treepedia, the Senseable City Lab recognizes the role of green canopies in urban life, and asks how citizens can be more integral to the process of greening their neighborhoods.

Treepedia Boston. Image Courtesy of MIT Senseable City Lab Treepedia New York City. Image Courtesy of MIT Senseable City Lab Treepedia Tel Aviv. Image Courtesy of MIT Senseable City Lab Treepedia Toronto. Image Courtesy of MIT Senseable City Lab +6