Win a Set of LEGO® Architecture's Newly Released Lincoln Memorial

00:00 - 26 January, 2015
© LEGO®
© LEGO®

We announced earlier this month that the LEGO® Architecture series will now include the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC! Thanks to LEGO® Architecture, two of our US readers now have the chance to win their very own set.

Official Rules: To participate, let us know what existing LEGO® Architecture set is your favorite. All you have to do is become a registered user at ArchDaily and leave us your answer in the comments below. Two winners will be chosen at random from entries received between Monday, January 26th and Sunday, February 1st at 11:59 EST. Anyone in the United States is welcome to participate. One entry per person. ArchDaily will enforce verification and remove duplicated ones before choosing the winner.

Good luck!

Warren Woods Passive House / GO Logic

01:00 - 23 January, 2015
© Trent Bell
© Trent Bell
  • Architects

  • Location

    Belfast, ME, USA
  • Design Team

    Matthew O’Malia, RA, Principal, Timothy Lock, RA, Project Architect, Riley Pratt
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Trent Bell

© Trent Bell © Trent Bell © Trent Bell © Trent Bell +13

Redesigning Los Angeles For Long-Term Drought

00:00 - 23 January, 2015
Los Angeles River (2013). Image © Flickr CC User Steve Lyon
Los Angeles River (2013). Image © Flickr CC User Steve Lyon

With many of the world’s cities combating drought, it is apparent that channeling water away from populated areas with no intended use is not sustainable. Cities are depending on their “precious rain water” more than ever and, as Arid Lands Institute co-founder Hadley Arnold says, "the ace in our species pocket is the ability to innovate.” We need to “build cities like sponges,” starting with permeable hardscape, drought-tolerant landscaping and smarter plumbing. See what NPR has to say about issue of water treatment and Los Angeles, here.  

NCARB to Assist Brazil with Regulating Architectural Licensure

00:00 - 22 January, 2015
Courtesy of uia2020rio.org
Courtesy of uia2020rio.org

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has formed an agreement with the Conselho de Arquitetura e Urbanismo do Brasil (CAU/BR) to “exchange information and share best practices” regarding the regulation of architectural licensure and professional standards. 

“NCARB is pleased to be in a position to help Brazil strengthen and solidify its regulatory approach governing architects,” said NCARB President Dale McKinney, FAIA, NCARB. “We are also excited to learn from Brazil’s activities, including its effective national system of monitoring various aspects of architectural practice.”

Treatise: Why Write Alone?

00:00 - 21 January, 2015
Alex Maymind, "100 Drawings," 2012-13. Archival inkjet print. 25 x 25 inches. Courtesy of the artist
Alex Maymind, "100 Drawings," 2012-13. Archival inkjet print. 25 x 25 inches. Courtesy of the artist

Drawing inspiration from Steven Holl and William Stout’s brainchild Pamphlet Architecture, a new collaborative project, Treatise: Why Write Alone?, unifies fourteen design firms to examine the architectural treatise as a method of exploring theoretical questions and sparking discussion. The project was developed by designer Jimenez Lai of Bureau Spectacular in response to receiving a grant from the Graham Foundation. His unconventional ideas on the architectural process made him wonder, "Why write? And, why write alone?" The resultant collection of publications delves into these questions, both collectively and individually, with a collaborative piece as well as submissions from each firm.

Andrew Kovacs, "Guggenheim Helsinki Model," 2014. Found objects. 48 x 96 x 12 inches. Courtesy of the artist Design With Company (Stewart Hicks & Allison Newmeyer), "Midwest Culture Sampler (Department of Quantity, Scale, Image)," 2014. Three archival inkjet prints. 26 x 11 1/4 inches each. Courtesy of the artists. is-office (Kyle Reynolds and Jeff Mikolajewski), “Javits, Javits,” 2012. Archival inkjet print. 56 x 40 inches. Courtesy of the artists. SOFTlab (Michael Szivos), "Shizuku," 2009. Plywood. 72 x 24 x 36 inches. Courtesy of Jessika Creedon. +5

Phoenix House / Anderson Anderson Architecture

01:00 - 20 January, 2015
© Anthony Vizzari
© Anthony Vizzari

© Anthony Vizzari © Anthony Vizzari © Anthony Vizzari © Anthony Vizzari +20

United States Courthouse – Salt Lake City / Thomas Phifer and Partners

01:00 - 19 January, 2015
© Scott Frances
© Scott Frances
  • Architects

  • Location

    Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Thomas Phifer Project Team

    Thomas Phifer AIA, Managing Partner Stephen Dayton AIA, Project Partner Mitch Crowder
, Ina Ko
, Katie Bennett
, Robert Chan
, Rebecca Garnett
, Andrew Mazor
, Jon Benner
, Chien Ho Hsu
  • Naylor Wentworth Lund Architects Team

    Ross Wentworth AIA, Principal, 
Sergey Akhpatelov AIA, Project Partner Steve Squires, Scott Smith, Erin Youngberg, Richard Judkins, Tyler Young, Barbara Fowler, Julio Garcia
  • Area

    400000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Scott Frances © Scott Frances © Scott Frances © Scott Frances +29

Hélène Binet: Fragments of Light

00:00 - 17 January, 2015
Firminy C, architecture by Le Corbusier, 2007, digital b-w silver gelatin print. Courtesy of ammann gallery. Image © Hélène Binet
Firminy C, architecture by Le Corbusier, 2007, digital b-w silver gelatin print. Courtesy of ammann gallery. Image © Hélène Binet

In the wake of her selection as the recipient of the Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award for 2015, Hélène Binet's work will be exhibited at the Woodbury University Hollywood (WUHO) Gallery in Los Angeles, California. The exhibition, entitled Hélène Binet: Fragments of Light, will be open from February 28, 2015 to March 29, 2015, showcasing the highlights of the artist's career as a renowned architectural photographer. The exhibition will be initiated with an opening reception and award ceremony on February 28, 2015 to honor Binet for her achievements. 

Sport and Fitness Center for Disabled People / Baldinger Architectural Studio

01:00 - 16 January, 2015
© Raul Garcia
© Raul Garcia

© Raul Garcia © Raul Garcia © Raul Garcia © Raul Garcia +25

The Nature Conservancy HQ / MKThink

01:00 - 15 January, 2015
© Cesar Rubio
© Cesar Rubio

© Cesar Rubio © Cesar Rubio © Cesar Rubio © Cesar Rubio +17

On View in LA: "ZOOM" / Steven Christensen and Mads Christensen

00:00 - 14 January, 2015
© NO RELATION
© NO RELATION

Now on view until January 18 at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Los AngelesZoom is an installation by the interdisciplinary collaborative NO RELATION, led by architect Steven Christensen and artist Mads Christensen. The project reflects upon the topic of scale, and the exuberant surface qualities one often observes in ordinary objects when magnified. The installation acts as a space multiplier, using form and light to produce an immersive and disorienting spatial experience at a scale seemingly larger than the project's diminutive footprint.

Walnut Residence / Modal Design

01:00 - 14 January, 2015
© Benny Chan for Fotoworks
© Benny Chan for Fotoworks

© Benny Chan for Fotoworks © Benny Chan for Fotoworks © Benny Chan for Fotoworks © Benny Chan for Fotoworks +21

2015 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Architecture

01:00 - 13 January, 2015
Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology. Image © Albert Večerka/Esto
Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology. Image © Albert Večerka/Esto

Several projects have been selected to receive this year's Institute Honor Awards for Architecture, chosen by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The award celebrates projects which exhibit design excellence in the field of architecture, and is one of the highest such awards in the industry. The recipients will be recognized for their work at the AIA 2015 National Convention and Design Exposition in Atlanta. 

View the winners after the break.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Image © Eduard Hueber / ArchPhoto LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park. Image © Michael Moran Danish Maritime Museum. Image © Luca Santiago Mora UC Berkeley Memorial Stadium and Training Center. Image © Jim Simmons +23

Society of Architectural Historians 68th Annual International Conference

00:00 - 9 January, 2015
Courtesy of SAH
Courtesy of SAH

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) will hold its 68th Annual International Conference in Chicago, Illinois, from April 15–19, 2015, with the theme "Chicago at the Global Crossroads." SAH will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the conference, which includes lectures by Jeanne Gang and Blair Kamin, as well as roundtables and 36 paper sessions covering topics in architecture, art and architectural history, preservation, landscape architecture, and the built environment. SAH is committed to engaging both conference attendees and local participants with public programming that includes over 30 architectural tours, a plenary talk, and a half-day seminar addressing Chicago’s waterways and neighborhoods. Register at sah.org/2015.

IN|OUT / WNUK SPURLOCK Architecture

01:00 - 6 January, 2015
© Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte
  • Architects

  • Location

    Stinson Beach, CA, USA
  • Principal In Charge

    Joseph E. Wnuk, AIA, LEED AP; Steven L. Spurlock, FAIA, LEED AP
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte +16

Chefs Club by Food & Wine / Rockwell Group

01:00 - 6 January, 2015
© Emily Andrews
© Emily Andrews

© Emily Andrews © Emily Andrews © Emily Andrews © Emily Andrews +14

Adaptable Sneaker Boutique / UP

01:00 - 6 January, 2015

© Carlton Beener © Carlton Beener © Carlton Beener © Carlton Beener +13

House Renovation in Boston / Intadesign

01:00 - 5 January, 2015
© Gustav Hoiland, Flagship Photo
© Gustav Hoiland, Flagship Photo

© Gustav Hoiland, Flagship Photo © Gustav Hoiland, Flagship Photo © Gustav Hoiland, Flagship Photo © Gustav Hoiland, Flagship Photo +22