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1708 Pages of Le Corbusier's Complete Works (1910-1969) Available In Entirety

08:15 - 7 October, 2017
1708 Pages of Le Corbusier's Complete Works (1910-1969) Available In Entirety, via <a href='http://https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ajeNSyIMt00/Wdf0aHaH3fI/AAAAAAAAJ_0/ROFMMWl1tBIibNQAvU2FT-0nvM-qMV3sACL0BGAYYCw/h746/84959.jpeg'>http://www.natsume-books.com/</a>
via http://www.natsume-books.com/

Driving the designs between his masterworks such as Villa Savoye and Unite d’Habitation, the writings of Le Corbusier are perhaps the most influential texts ever produced by an architect.

Now, these texts along with a comprehensive record of his buildings, projects and sketches are available for free download!

Drawing Event Will Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

08:00 - 7 October, 2017
Drawing Event Will Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Courtesy of Flickr user: dbaron
Courtesy of Flickr user: dbaron

On October 15th  four languages, three countries, and three astounding architectural projects will be brought together through a series of events and workshops to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation seeks to commemorate the event with a full day program of activities entitled Drawing the Guggenheim. Visitors can explore and sketch the museums during a variety of public drawing exercises, architectural tours, films and family events at each of the Guggenheim locations.

Art Deco Inspired 45 Broad Street by CetraRuddy to Become Tallest Residential Tower in Lower Manhattan

16:00 - 6 October, 2017
Art Deco Inspired 45 Broad Street by CetraRuddy to Become Tallest Residential Tower in Lower Manhattan, © CetraRuddy
© CetraRuddy

Harkening back to the Art Deco structures of New York’s Financial District, CetraRuddy’s 45 Broad Street is set to rise in Lower Manhattan. After a groundbreaking ceremony in April, construction on the project has now begun. Once complete, the tower will top out at a peak of 1,115 feet (340 meters), making it the second tallest building in lower Manhattan (behind only One World Trade Center) and the tallest residential building south of the so-called “Billionaire’s Row” in Midtown.

Foster + Partners Breaks Ground on Canada's Tallest Building in Toronto

14:25 - 6 October, 2017
Foster + Partners Breaks Ground on Canada's Tallest Building in Toronto, Courtesy of Foster + Partners
Courtesy of Foster + Partners

Canada’s future tallest building, The One, has broken ground in downtown Toronto. Designed by Foster + Partners, the 85-story building will become the country’s first supertall skyscraper (commonly defined as taller than 300 meters/980 feet), rising to a peak of 306 meters (1,004 feet). The tower will also take over the title of Canada’s second tallest manmade structure, behind only the CN Tower.

Located at the corner of Bloor Street and Yonge Street on the border between downtown and Yorkville, the residential tower will respond to its unique context, embodying the neighborhood character of Yorkville, the bustling commercial life of Bloor Street and the local heritage of Yonge Street.

Courtesy of Foster + Partners Courtesy of Foster + Partners Courtesy of Foster + Partners via Mizrahi Developments + 5

NRT's Renovation of Aalto University Center Wins 2017 Finlandia Prize

12:10 - 6 October, 2017
NRT's Renovation of Aalto University Center Wins 2017 Finlandia Prize , © Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo

The renovation of the Aalto University Harald Herlin Learning Centre in Otaniemi, designed by NRT Architects in collaboration with JKMM Architects (interiors), has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Finlandia Prize for Architecture. Completed in 2016, the project is the first renovation to be awarded the prize. The original building was completed in 1970 to fit into the Alvar Aalto-designed Otaniemi campus plan.

Now in its fourth year, the prize was established to “increase public awareness of high quality Finnish architecture and [to highlight] its benefits for our well-being.” Last year, APRT Architects’ Rovaniemi Sports Arena, Railo took home top honors.

Behind the Tech That Moves 2 Million People During The Hajj

09:30 - 6 October, 2017

Every year, 3 million Muslim pilgrims from over 120 different countries travel to Makkah (commonly transliterated as Mecca), Saudi Arabia, to perform Hajj (pilgrimage) in the Islamic month of Zilhaj. Due to the ever-increasing number of visitors each year, overcrowding has led to deadly accidents and stampedes in the past; to ensure crowd safety and better circulation, the Makkah Development Authority (MDA) engaged Otis, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of people-moving products, and successfully oversaw the redesigning of the Jamarat Bridge.

Watch the video above for a summary of the architectural design of the Jamarat Bridge, or read on to see a 7-minute mini-documentary about the structure's development.

via Screenshot from video via Screenshot from video via Screenshot from video via Screenshot from video + 6

Spotlight: Le Corbusier

06:00 - 6 October, 2017
Spotlight: Le Corbusier, Notre Dame du Haut at Ronchamp. Image © <a href='www.flickr.com/photos/9160678@N06/2089042156'>Flickr user scarletgreen</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a>
Notre Dame du Haut at Ronchamp. Image © Flickr user scarletgreen licensed under CC BY 2.0

Born in the small Swiss city of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris—better known by his pseudonym Le Corbusier (October 6, 1887 – August 27, 1965)—is widely regarded as the most important architect of the 20th century. As a gifted architect, provocative writer, divisive urban planner, talented painter, and unparalleled polemicist, Le Corbusier was able to influence some of the world’s most powerful figures, leaving an indelible mark on architecture that can be seen in almost any city worldwide.

Palace of the Assembly at Chandigarh. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/70608042@N00/1321525329'>Flickr user chiara_facchetti</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a> Villa Savoye. Image © Flavio Bragaia Church at Firminy. Image © Richard Weil Swiss Pavilion. Image © Samuel Ludwig + 25

Tomas Koolhaas On "REM" – A Film About Architecture, Celebrity, and Globalization

04:00 - 6 October, 2017
Tomas Koolhaas On "REM" – A Film About Architecture, Celebrity, and Globalization, © GSAPP Conversations
© GSAPP Conversations

In this episode of GSAPP Conversations, Tomas Koolhaas—the director of the much anticipated documentary-biopic REMa film about the eponymous founder of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), Rem Koolhaas—discusses the movie at length. Among other topics, the conversation touches upon Koolhaas's specific tools and methods for filming architectural space, and the challenges of producing a film founded on a personal relationship.

Developer Secures Air Rights for BIG's Spiraling New York Office Tower

16:10 - 5 October, 2017
Developer Secures Air Rights for BIG's Spiraling New York Office Tower, © Tishman Speyer
© Tishman Speyer

The 65-story, winding glass skyscraper designed by BIG for New York’s Hudson Yards neighborhood, "The Spiral," is one step closer to realization, as developer Tishman Speyer has secured the necessary air rights for the structure, The Real Deal reports

The $157 million deal was made between the developer and the Hudson Yards Infrastructure Corporation and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for 669,000 square feet of development rights, equalling $235 per square foot. After adding in the square footage acquired in two separate deals in 2015 and last year, Tishman Speyer has now spent $265 million to gain more than 1.23 million additional square feet of buildable space for the 1,005-foot-tall tower. 

The Colosseum's Highest Levels to Open to the Public for the First Time in Decades

14:15 - 5 October, 2017
The Colosseum's Highest Levels to Open to the Public for the First Time in Decades, © <a href='http://https://www.flickr.com/photos/garyullah/15235458515/'>Flickr user garyullah</a>. Licensed under CC BY 2.0
© Flickr user garyullah. Licensed under CC BY 2.0

For the first time in more than 40 years, visitors will be able to access the uppermost levels of Italy’s most popular historical site, the Colosseum, following the completion of a major restoration project.

Beginning November 1st, guided tours will take ticketed guests to the remaining sections of the fourth and fifth levels of the stadium, rising as high as 120 feet above ground level.

LACMA and Lincoln Center Reveal Divergent Plans

10:15 - 5 October, 2017
LACMA and Lincoln Center Reveal Divergent Plans, Exterior rendering of the LACMA renovation. Image © Atelier Peter Zumthor
Exterior rendering of the LACMA renovation. Image © Atelier Peter Zumthor

Two large-scale US cultural projects have, this week, announced major updates relating to the renovation of existing buildings – and both involve, to a greater and lesser extent, American business magnate, media mogul, and philanthropist David Geffen.

One—the Lincoln Center's Geffen Hall in New York City—has scrapped plans for a $500 million renovation to be led by Heatherwick Studio and Diamond Schmitt Architects, while another—Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), for which a renovation is being led by Peter Zumthor—has seen a pledge by Geffen of $150 million toward its $600 million price-tag.

Spotlight: Maya Lin

08:00 - 5 October, 2017
Spotlight: Maya Lin, Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/derekskey/5249593792'>Flickr user derekskey</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a>
Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Image © Flickr user derekskey licensed under CC BY 2.0

At the age of just 21 and while she was still finishing her undergraduate degree at Yale, Maya Lin (born October 5, 1959) won the design competition for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC. The memorial went on to become among the most recognizable designs in the world, and heralded a sea change for memorial design, breaking with classical conventions and dramatically changing the discourse of a typology.

Competition Entry to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial competition. Image <a href='http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/97505164/'>via Library of Congress</a>, released to public domain by Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Apex of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Beginning & End of Chronology. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/frank_steele/3424813809'>Flickr user frank_steele</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/'>CC BY-ND 2.0</a> Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/kenlund/2716164844'>Flickr user kenlund</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a> Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/timevanson/8017951874'>Flickr user Tim Evanson</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a> + 8

Sketching Competition Seeks Compositions of Just 5 Lines

04:00 - 5 October, 2017

Earlier this year, ArchDaily shared five of our favorite daily newslettersDailyDose—a neatly curated daily injection of spaces and design to your inbox, selected from an ever expanding body of architects, designers, and practitioners—was one such. In advance of their 1000th milestone, they have launched an open drawing competition, the results of which will be shared on the anniversary issue.

David Chipperfield to Transform 16th Century Building on Venice's Piazza San Marco

16:00 - 4 October, 2017
David Chipperfield to Transform 16th Century Building on Venice's Piazza San Marco, © Flickr user <a href='http://https://www.flickr.com/photos/10164913@N02/2516469444/in/photolist-4QnyGd-dhWG41-digA29-qPa1zK-dUhaP-rt1htR-dUh6x-zVLXp-8nwKR8-8nwNac-8nzWYJ-8nwLtV-8BMaUt-Jbdezg-JbdeQr-Jbdeki-HmHgDQ-J8VqfS-HSc9hm-Jbdf5e-JbdeCH-Jbdepg-J8Vqts-7bupS9-zVLVN-dhWHqH-xrJUQd-q9B4CA-dhWHnd-4u9bMS-dhWJvN-9Vbkxm-q9Pua6-9V8oVB-qP2GCA-zW6fb-6Hi9bj-2PhCUe-dUh46-axrnPY-5scZpr-qPbWFX-r6BHka-r6BEXp-q9PAXz-2LDZnZ-4mca3Q-2Pn1L7-76cYds-dfG3r8'>Gerry Labrijn</a>. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
© Flickr user Gerry Labrijn. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

David Chipperfield has been selected to lead a multi-million dollar restoration of Venice’s Procuratie Vecchie, a monumental building located on one edge of the city’s most famous square, Piazza San Marco, reports the Telegraph.

The city’s longest building, stretching 500 feet along the square, Procuratie Vecchie will be transformed into a venue of art exhibitions and seminars, as well a the home of a philanthropic institution with the mission of supporting vulnerable groups of people such as refugees. Its completion will mark the first time in 500 years that the public will be able to access the building.

New Renderings Revealed of 3XN's Olympic Committee Headquarters as Construction Continues

14:00 - 4 October, 2017
New Renderings Revealed of 3XN's Olympic Committee Headquarters as Construction Continues, © 3XN-Forbes Massie
© 3XN-Forbes Massie

3XN Architects has revealed new renderings and photographs of the in-progress headquarters for the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland. Selected as the winner of an international competition in 2014, the design features sinuously curving forms evocative of the “movement of an Olympic athlete” to embody the three core principles of movement, flexibility and sustainability.

© 3XN-Forbes Massie © 3XN-Forbes Massie © 3XN © IOC-Luca Delachaux + 9

3 Proposals Shortlisted for the Čiurlionis Concert Center in Kaunas

12:00 - 4 October, 2017

Proposals by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Adam Khan Architects, and UAB Paleko Archstudija with UAB Baltic Engineers have been revealed as finalists of the M.K. Čiurlionis Concert Centre in Kaunas, Lithuania. The building will form part of the regenerative project for the European Capital of Culture 2022, foregrounding the River Nemunas—the site—and revitalizing an area close to the city's Old Town.

RIBA Criticizes UK Government's Housing Promise: "It Just Won’t Meet the Scale of Investment Needed"

11:20 - 4 October, 2017
RIBA Criticizes UK Government's Housing Promise: "It Just Won’t Meet the Scale of Investment Needed", Last week, the RIBA awarded Neave Brown the 2018 RIBA Gold Medal. Brown is known for his work on progressive social housing projects, including the Alexandra Road Estate, shown here. Image © RIBA Collections
Last week, the RIBA awarded Neave Brown the 2018 RIBA Gold Medal. Brown is known for his work on progressive social housing projects, including the Alexandra Road Estate, shown here. Image © RIBA Collections

Earlier today, the UK Prime Minister Theresa May made her closing speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. In a speech which focused on the fallout of Brexit and the economy, May devoted considerable attention to the issue of the UK housing market, announcing a plan to add £2 billion to the government's existing £7 billion affordable housing fund—a fund which local governments, private housebuilders, and housing associations can apply to for grants to subsidize construction of affordable housing.

However, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has strongly criticized the government's proposal, arguing that £2 billion will not be nearly enough to address the scale of the problem—by most estimates, the country is falling short of housing demand by hundreds of thousands of units annually, and house prices are increasingly out of reach for the young and the poor. In response, the RIBA argues for a much greater investment in social housing, highlighting its recent decision to award its Gold Medal to 20th Century social housing architect Neave Brown and stating that "we need a concerted program of public investment in new social housing across the country and that means spending a lot more than was announced today." Read on for RIBA President Ben Derbyshire's full statement:

Resume Goals Alert: This LEGO Résumé Is the Whole Package

08:00 - 4 October, 2017
Resume Goals Alert: This LEGO Résumé Is the Whole Package, © @shotbygoldcut
© @shotbygoldcut

In a career market where young people are changing jobs more often than ever before, the Curriculum Vitae becomes a crucial way to differentiate yourself from the crowd. Andy MorrisLEGO Résumé does just that. 

A recent design graduate from the University of South Wales, Morris used his design skills and philosophy to develop a LEGO mini-figure and appropriate packaging to show potential employers exactly what it is that he does.

© @shotbygoldcut © @shotbygoldcut © @shotbygoldcut © @shotbygoldcut + 10

Jeanne Gang, Sebastián Irarrázaval Among 2018 RIBA International Fellows

06:00 - 4 October, 2017
Jeanne Gang, Sebastián Irarrázaval Among 2018 RIBA International Fellows, Brick-Weave House / Studio Gang. Image © Hedrich Blessing
Brick-Weave House / Studio Gang. Image © Hedrich Blessing

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has revealed the list of 9 architects selected for their 2018 RIBA International Fellowships program, established to "reward the particular contributions non-UK architects have made to architecture." In addition, 14 individuals from diverse backgrounds have been named honorary fellows.

Read on after the break for the full Fellowship lists

Pezo von Ellrichshausen and Felice Varini's Urban Room Forges New Civic Space in Hull

04:00 - 4 October, 2017
Pezo von Ellrichshausen and Felice Varini's Urban Room Forges New Civic Space in Hull, © Anna Gowthorpe
© Anna Gowthorpe

A Hall for Hull with "Trois Points de Vue" by Chilean practice Pezo von Ellrichshausen and Swiss artist Felice Varini has been unveiled in the British city of Hull. Jointly commissioned by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Hull UK City of Culture 2017, the "monumental" outdoor installation has "transformed" Trinity Square [Hull] with sixteen galvanized-steel columns, arranged in a grid formation in front of Hull Minster, to form a new civic room for the city.

© Octovision Media © Thomas Arran © Thomas Arran © Thomas Arran + 9

New Renderings Revealed of Renzo Piano's Motion Picture Academy in Los Angeles

16:05 - 3 October, 2017
© Renzo Piano Building Workshop/©A.M.P.A.S. Images from L'Autre Image
© Renzo Piano Building Workshop/©A.M.P.A.S. Images from L'Autre Image

New renderings have been revealed of the Renzo Piano Building Workshop-designed Academy of Motion Pictures as the project races toward its 2019 completion date. Located along LA’s Miracle Mile, the museum is striving to become “the world’s premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies.”

© Renzo Piano Building Workshop/©A.M.P.A.S. Images from L'Autre Image © Renzo Piano Building Workshop/©A.M.P.A.S. Images from L'Autre Image © Renzo Piano Building Workshop/©A.M.P.A.S. Images from L'Autre Image © Renzo Piano Building Workshop/©A.M.P.A.S. + 19

Studio Libeskind's Canadian National Holocaust Monument Opens in Ottawa

14:00 - 3 October, 2017
Studio Libeskind's Canadian National Holocaust Monument Opens in Ottawa, © Doublespace. Courtesy of Studio Libeskind
© Doublespace. Courtesy of Studio Libeskind

The Studio Libeskind-designed Canadian National Holocaust Monument has opened to the public in Ottawa, honoring “the millions of innocent men, women and children who were murdered under the Nazi regime and recognize those survivors who were able to eventually make Canada their home.”

Located on a .79 acre site across from the Canadian War museum, the cast-in-place concrete monument evokes the form of the 6-pointed star of David, deconstructed to create an “experiential environment” laced with symbolism throughout.

© Doublespace. Courtesy of Studio Libeskind © Doublespace. Courtesy of Studio Libeskind © Doublespace. Courtesy of Studio Libeskind © Doublespace. Courtesy of Studio Libeskind + 4

Foster + Partners Design Sustainable Corporate Campus Featuring Budapest's Tallest Building

12:00 - 3 October, 2017
Foster + Partners Design Sustainable Corporate Campus Featuring Budapest's Tallest Building, © Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners have revealed designs for the sustainability-minded new headquarters of Hungarian oil and gas company MOL Group in southern Budapest. Known as MOL Campus, the plan will center on an environmentally-progressive structure located within in a park-like setting. When completed, it will become this city’s tallest building.

“This is a landmark project for several reasons, not only for MOL but also for Budapest,” said Nigel Dancey, Head of Studio, Foster + Partners. “It presents a unique challenge – to ensure that the building meets the functional needs of the organisation, follows the highest standards of sustainability, and is respectful of its historic surroundings.”

In A Male Dominated Field, Women Make Up Only 30% of Architects in USA

08:40 - 3 October, 2017
via Flowing Data
via Flowing Data

Nathan Yau collected US Census data between 1950 and 2015 to create a set of visualizations that demonstrate how the diversity of the workforce has evolved. "Naturally, men and women now work many of the same jobs, but many jobs are mostly men or mostly women," explains Yau. So how does the architecture profession fit into this narrative?