World Photo Day: Miguel de Guzmán by Carlos Arroyo

OostCampus / Carlos Arroyo. Image ©

In honor of (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Carlos Arroyo writes on behalf of Miguel de Guzmán

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World Photo Day: Fernando Guerra by Marcio Kogan

House P / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Lair Reis. Image © | FG+SG

The architect and architectural photographer Fernanado Guerra the studio FG+SG with his brother Sérgio Guerra in Portugal co-founded 15 years ago. Nowadays they are responsible for most of the dissemination of Portuguese contemporary architecture.

Fernando’s remarkable work is honored in our celebration of the World Photo Day through the words of renowed brazilian architect Marcio Kogan, from studiomk27.

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Infrastructure, Data and Progress: Ireland’s Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale

© Nico Saieh

The Irish pavilion’s response to the theme of the 2014 Venice Biennale captures the tumultuous history of the Ireland‘s past hundred years through ten infrastructural projects which highlight the country’s progress. Ireland’s relationship to the theme of “Absorbing Modernity” was colored by their independence from the United Kingdom in the early 1920s, with modernism and infrastructure seen as the way to leave this past behind. The pavilion examines the outcomes of this approach, with Ireland treated as “a launch-pad and testing ground” for everything from concrete infrastructure to data centers. Read the curators’ take on their pavilion after the break.

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World Photo Day: Scott Burrows by Shaun Lockyer

River Room / . Image © Scott Burrows

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture . Here, Shaun Lockyer writes on behalf of Scott Burrows

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World Photo Day: ESTO by Weiss/Manfredi

Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology / . Image © Albert Večerka / Esto

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture . Here, Weiss/Manfredi writes on behalf of ESTO

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“Lina Bo Bardi: Together” at the DAZ Berlin

If you are in in August, make sure to check out the exhibition “Lina Bo Bardi: Together” at The Deutsche Architecture Zentrum, dedicated to the legacy of the famed Italian-born Brazilian architect, and focusing on her “capacity to engage with every facet of culture and to see the potential in all manner of people.” More on the exhibition after the break.

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World Photo Day: José Hevia by Iñaki Ábalos

"INTERIOR" Spanish at the Venice Biennale 2014. Image © José Hevia

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Iñaki Ábalos writes on behalf of José Hevia

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World Photo Day: Taisuke Ogawa by Chiaki Arai

Ofunato Civic Center and Library / Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design. Image ©

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Chiaki Arai writes on behalf of Taisuke Ogawa. 

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The Solution To Pollution Is…The Rooftops?

Titanium Dioxide, used to keep Richard Meier’s Jubilee Church a crisp white, is now being looked at for reduction at The University of California – Riverside. Image © Flickr User Rory MacLeod

The potential solution to smog and pollution may be hovering right over our heads, now that Students at the University of California – Riverside have designed a pollution reducing rooftop tile. According to their calculations, cladding one million rooftops with the tiles could remove 21 tons of nitrogen oxides — daily. Currently the Los Angeles area spits out 500 tons of nitrogen oxides a day, so the tiles are just one piece of the puzzle in reducing pollution – however the students are imagining their nitrogen-oxide-eating Titanium Dioxide compound in exterior paints, concrete and more. To see all the possibilities, read the full article here.

Under the Skin: Exploring BIG Through the Danish Maritime Museum

© Rasmus Hjortshøj

With a voluminous portfolio and a bold, light-hearted persona, Bjarke Ingels is among the most respected young architects of the era. Now, as he enters his forties, this article from Icon looks at one of his longest-running projects: The Danish National Maritime Museum. Exploring the development of this project from competition winning proposal in 2006 to completion last year, it discusses some of BIG’s more daring decisions for the museum’s design, as well as Ingels’ development as an architect on the international stage.

Milan Expo 2015: Barn-Inspired Design Unveiled for US Pavilion

Courtesy of Biber Architects

New York-based firm Biber Architects has unveiled its design for the US – “American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet” – at the Milan Expo 2015. An airy, barn-inspired structure, the design represents the pavilion’s food-centric theme, focusing on a farm-to-table food model and sustainable production.

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Astudio Complete Youth Space in East London

© Morley von Sternberg. Image Courtesy of Astudio

British practice Astudio have recently completed a large youth space in Poplar, East London, featuring a gym, recording studios and performance hall alongside multiple social and learning spaces. Designed with the input from other 1600 young people and stakeholders, the four year project has been part of a wider initiative to address the inadequate provision of existing youth facilities in the borough of . As the team’s second youth space completed in the last year, Spotlight has recently been shortlisted for a World Architecture Festival Award.

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World Photo Day: Nelson Kon by Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados

Residence FS / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados. Image © Nelson Kon

Nelson Kon works with photography since 1985 and his passion can be appreciated through his images of contemporary buildings, heritage ensembles and urban scenes.

In celebration of World Photo Day (August 19th), we invited some architects to comment on the work of some of the best architectural photographers of our time. After the break, Vinicius Andrade speaks on the behalf of his studio, Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados, about brazilian photographer Nelson Kon.

Nelson Kon is the photographer who has discovered us. Our very first work was registered by him. His photos, since the first essays we commissioned, were responsible for the unveiling of our work, strictly for private clients until then.

As a photographer he is very objective and precise, always surprising us with an eye that is at the same time simple and revealing. Those features were essential to strengthen our professional affinity – we somehow believe his vision of architecture is similar to our own vision (even admitting that his photos are much better).

More important than his essays on our work is the wide collection of images he has built on Brazilian modern and contemporary architecture and on our cities.

Besides his evident technical qualities, Nelson became a friend and a person we admire for his generosity.

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World Photo Day: Hertha Hurnaus by Ulla Hell

Paramount Alma / Plasma Studio. Image © Hertha Hurnaus

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture . Here, Ulla Hell of Plasma Studio writes on behalf of Hertha Hurnaus.

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Gehry to Design Campus for Non-Profit in Los Angeles Neighborhood

Watts Tower. Image via Wikimedia

Frank Gehry, renowned for his often enormous public works projects, is turning his attention to something on a smaller scale: a campus for the non-profit organization CII (Children’s Institute Inc.) in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts. Perhaps best known for Watts tower, the architecture of Watts is shaped by limited income and the need to deter vandalism. according to the LA Times Gehry’s intervention will hopefully be a tipping point for a neighborhood desperate to change not just its aesthetic but its future. Read the full article about the project here.

Norman Foster Joins Hollywood Stars in Petition Against Venice Cruise Ships

© Flickr CC User Ed Wohlfahrt

Over 50 Leading figures from architecture, art, film and fashion – Including Norman Foster, the director of ’s National Gallery Nicholas Penny, the director of the Guggenheim Foundation Richard Armstrong, and Hollywood stars Cate Blanchett, Michael Douglas, Julie Christie, Michael Caine, Tilda Swinton and Rob Lowe – have signed a petition pleading Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and the Italian Minister of Culture and Tourism, Dario Franceschini to keep large cruise ships out of Venice.

The petition, created by the UNESCO-backed Association of the International Private Committees for the Safeguarding of Venice, says is a reaction to both the aesthetic intrusion caused by the cruise liners, but also what it believes is a “probable risk of catastrophe” due to the possible effects that such large ships could have on the fragile Lagoon surrounding Venice.

More on the cruise ship controversy after the break

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Zahner Produce Façade for Brazil’s Acquario Ceará Aquarium

Courtesy of Zahner

The Brazilian coastal city of Fortaleza, one of the host cities for the 2014 Brazil World Cup, will soon be home to one of the world’s largest . Designed by Leonardo Fontanelle (Imagic Brasil), Acquire Ceará is projected to be the third largest building of its type and is intended to provide a lasting beacon for tourism in the area. Zahner, a US company known for their ability to design and create complex façades (including the Petersen Automotive Museum by Kohn Pedersen Fox) have been tasked with constructing twenty three curving “legs” which support the structure of “the Manta and Sea Urchin-shaped roof surface”. Zahner’s President, William Zahner, believes that “this is perhaps the most intricate building ever constructed in the Americas.”

See Zahner’s prototype and images of the aquarium after the break.

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Latest Issue of ArchitectureBoston Devoted Entirely To Architecture & Design Books

Courtesy of Society of Architects

This summer, ArchitectureBoston gives readers a reason to linger in their hammocks a little longer and drift away into the world of architecture and design. The new issue contains extensive and insightful suggestions for book lovers looking to build a personal library of new and important titles. Read on for more information.

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