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Arthur’s Cave / Miller Kendrick Architects

05:00 - 30 May, 2017
Arthur’s Cave / Miller Kendrick Architects, © Miller Kendrick Architects
© Miller Kendrick Architects

© Miller Kendrick Architects © Miller Kendrick Architects © Miller Kendrick Architects © Miller Kendrick Architects +31

House in Avanca / nu.ma | unipessoal

03:00 - 30 May, 2017
House in Avanca / nu.ma | unipessoal, © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio
© ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio

© ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio +67

The Light House / Sigurd Larsen

02:00 - 30 May, 2017
The Light House / Sigurd Larsen, © Tia Borgsmidt
© Tia Borgsmidt

House Reconstruction for a Young Family / TSEH Architectural Group

22:00 - 29 May, 2017
House Reconstruction for a Young Family / TSEH Architectural Group, © Sergey Polyushko
© Sergey Polyushko

© Sergey Polyushko              © Sergey Polyushko              © Sergey Polyushko              © Sergey Polyushko              +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kiev, Ukraine
  • Architects in Charge

    Denis Zadniprovskyi, Anastasiya Cherevishnaya, Iurii larionov, Kaplia Antonina
  • Area

    141.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

LADPRAO 80 House / Black Pencils Studio

20:00 - 29 May, 2017
LADPRAO 80 House  / Black Pencils Studio, © Spaceshift Studio
© Spaceshift Studio

© Spaceshift Studio      © Spaceshift Studio      © Spaceshift Studio      © Spaceshift Studio      +29

Camposaz 9:9 Roccamonfina 2017

19:30 - 29 May, 2017
Camposaz 9:9 Roccamonfina 2017

CAMPOSAZ ROCCAMONFINA 9:9 is a design workshop and wooden self-construction at 1: 1.
This new edition of Camposaz will take place from 23.06.17 al 02.07.17 in Roccamonfina, Caserta in the Campania region (CE), in a territory with great landscape value. Camposaz consists of a free workshop aiming at designing and self-building architectural objects for landscape enhancement. It is targeted to 10 young architects and designers and 1 videomaker, selected by Camposaz collective, for the purpose of gathering in a temporary group the processes of design and self-construction.

M. Y. Village Baptist Church / JYCArchitect + DCDAssociates

19:00 - 29 May, 2017
M. Y. Village Baptist Church / JYCArchitect + DCDAssociates, © TCJ SPACE PHOTO
© TCJ SPACE PHOTO

© TCJ SPACE PHOTO © TCJ SPACE PHOTO © TCJ SPACE PHOTO © TCJ SPACE PHOTO +35

Chapel Proposal in Senegal Uses Local Materials to Unite the Community

16:00 - 29 May, 2017
Chapel Proposal in Senegal Uses Local Materials to Unite the Community, Courtesy of Cassidy+Wilson
Courtesy of Cassidy+Wilson

Taking third place in the recently-concluded Kaira Looro competition to design a multi-faith place of worship for the community of Tanaf in Senegal, this design by Sean Cassidy and Joe Wilson proposes a circular chapel with a sunken exterior moat in which locals can privately reflect and pray. Meanwhile, the central sanctum is designed to be constructed by locals with handmade clay bricks, forming a design which, as Cassidy and Wilson explain, "literally comes from the 'God given land'" that the community equally "can take pride in and call their own upon completion."

Courtesy of Cassidy+Wilson Courtesy of Cassidy+Wilson Courtesy of Cassidy+Wilson Section. Image Courtesy of Cassidy+Wilson +8

ELL / Domaen

15:00 - 29 May, 2017
ELL / Domaen, © Paul Vu
© Paul Vu

© Paul Vu © Paul Vu © Paul Vu © Paul Vu +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Beverly Hills, CA, United States
  • Principal Design

    Axel Schmitzberger, Chris Lowe
  • Area

    5500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

5 Projects That Illustrate the Huge Potential of Prefab

14:00 - 29 May, 2017
5 Projects That Illustrate the Huge Potential of Prefab

Prefabrication is not a new idea for architects, but its usage is arguably on the rise. Using prefabricated materials can keep your costs down, as well as make your project more sustainable and efficient. But for this to happen, there must be a defined process of construction, which respects the architectural intent and integrates the entire structure with the building's facilities. This way, the work can be carried out in the shortest time possible, and the cost of labor and maintenance is reduced, as is the waste of materials.

The five designs selected below adopt prefabricated materials and demonstrate the benefits that it brings to the creative design strategy. Read on to see what each of their architects said about their prefabrication strategy.

Napa Barn / Anderson Architects

13:00 - 29 May, 2017
Napa Barn / Anderson Architects, © Joe Fletcher
© Joe Fletcher

© Joe Fletcher               © Joe Fletcher               © Joe Fletcher               © Joe Fletcher               +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    St Helena, CA 94574, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Ross Anderson
  • Area

    3500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Gifted Sketcher Uses His Moleskine and Camera to Capture Real and Imagined Cityscapes

12:00 - 29 May, 2017
Gifted Sketcher Uses His Moleskine and Camera to Capture Real and Imagined Cityscapes, © Pietro Cataudella
© Pietro Cataudella

Moleskine notebooks, sketching, architecture photography, imagination, and Instagram—these are all curiosities that arouse the interest of a stereotypical architecture lover. So it's hard to believe that Pietro Cataudella, author of the CityLiveSketch project, is neither a trained artist or architect, but a student of geophysics. 

In the summer of 2014, the Italian began a project to "describe the land in an alternative way by the combined use of photographs and drawings that represent the landmarks of splendid Italian towns (and beyond)." He has traveled from Pisa to Rome, London to Barcelona, and sketched famous buildings that include Stefano Boeri's Bosco Verticale and the Eiffel Tower.

La Louve / Atelier Pierre Thibault

11:00 - 29 May, 2017
La Louve  / Atelier Pierre Thibault, © Maxime Brouillet
© Maxime Brouillet

© Maxime Brouillet        © Maxime Brouillet        © Maxime Brouillet        © Maxime Brouillet        +23

Inside the Bizarre Personal Lives of Famous Architects

09:30 - 29 May, 2017
Inside the Bizarre Personal Lives of Famous Architects, From left: © Robert C. Lautman; <a href='http://https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alvar_Aalto1.jpg'>via Wikimedia</a> (public domain); Photograph by Al Ravenna <a href='http://https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Frank_Lloyd_Wright_portrait.jpg'>via Wikimedia</a> (public domain)
From left: © Robert C. Lautman; via Wikimedia (public domain); Photograph by Al Ravenna via Wikimedia (public domain)

Famous architects are often seen as more enigma than person, but behind even the biggest names hide the scandals and tragedies of everyday life. As celebrities of a sort, many of the world's most famed architects have faced rumors and to this day there are questions about the truth of their private affairs. Clients and others in their studios would get a glimpse into an architect’s personal life, but sometimes the sheer force of personality that often comes with creative genius would prevent much insight. The fact remains, however, that these architects’ lives were more than the sum of their buildings.

House between Courtyards / Enrique Browne + Tomás Swett

09:00 - 29 May, 2017
House between Courtyards / Enrique Browne + Tomás Swett, Aerial view 02. Image © Nico Saieh
Aerial view 02. Image © Nico Saieh

Garden. Image © Nico Saieh Aerial view. Image © Nico Saieh Library. Image © Nico Saieh Materials. Image © Nico Saieh +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architects in Charge

    Enrique Browne, Tomás Swett
  • Area

    340.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

9 Ideas for Presenting Your Project With Concrete Models

08:00 - 29 May, 2017
9 Ideas for Presenting Your Project With Concrete Models, Courtesy of David Rodriguez Arquitectos + Combeau & De Iruarrizaga Arquitectos
Courtesy of David Rodriguez Arquitectos + Combeau & De Iruarrizaga Arquitectos

Physical models have, for centuries, been a highly-effective way of explaining an architectural idea, allowing the audience to experience a concept in a plan, section, elevation and perspective all at once. However, a model can communicate so much more if you deviate from traditional cardboard materiality. If you want to express the monolithic massing of your latest scheme, or its expressive texture, then a model of plaster or cement may capture so much more than a digital rendering ever could. 

Creating a concrete model is profoundly engaging, as it forces us to follow a methodology similar to that of large-scale construction: make a mold / formwork, mix the cement or plaster with water, and then pour. When done correctly, the resulting model could stand as an architectural sculpture in its own right. 

Below, we have rounded up concrete models from the ArchDaily archives, giving you the inspiration to set your concrete model ideas in stone. 

Courtesy of ETB Studio Courtesy of Pezo von Ellrichshausen Courtesy of ELEMENTAL Courtesy of Enrique Morales Puente +11

Bee Breeders Announce Winners of Stone Barn Meditation Camp Competition

06:00 - 29 May, 2017
Bee Breeders Announce Winners of Stone Barn Meditation Camp Competition, Courtesy of Bee Breeders
Courtesy of Bee Breeders

Bee Breeders have selected winners of the Stone Barn Meditation Camp competition, seeking to create a place of refuge for individuals amidst the pristine natural beauty of one of Latvia’s most remote regions. In announcing the competition results, the jury applauded the respect and regard shown to the environment by submitted schemes, commenting that the most successful projects stood out for their simplicity, elegance, and balance with nature.

The competition winners, including noted ‘Green’ and ‘Student’ schemes, are set out below.

First Prize - Board 1. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders First Prize - Board 2. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders First Prize - Board 3. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders First Prize - Board 4. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders +77

VMS House / Marcos Miguelez

05:00 - 29 May, 2017
VMS House / Marcos Miguelez, © Antonio Vazquez
© Antonio Vazquez

© Antonio Vazquez © Antonio Vazquez © Antonio Vazquez © Antonio Vazquez +24