Desert Canopy House / Sander Architects

13:00 - 31 January, 2016
© Sharon Risedorph Photography
© Sharon Risedorph Photography

© Sharon Risedorph Photography © Sharon Risedorph Photography © Sharon Risedorph Photography © Sharon Risedorph Photography +23

Winner Announced in Baltic Way Memorial Competition

12:00 - 31 January, 2016
Courtesy of Bee Breeders
Courtesy of Bee Breeders

Bee Breeders has announced the winners of their Baltic Way Memorial architecture competition. The competition sought to create a reminder of the impact of the 1989 Baltic Way, a peaceful demonstration that occurred when people across three Baltic countries joined hands to form a human chain stretching more than 600 kilometers. Each entry was judged on how successfully it both drew on the seriousness of the Baltic Way event, while simultaneously representing a hope for the future. The jury evaluated all entries on a number of criteria including clarity and strength of concept, originality, quality of work, appropriateness to context and scale, and its strength as a public symbol to memorialize the event.

How To Tune Your 3D Models For Online VR Viewing With Sketchfab

11:30 - 31 January, 2016
Image adapted from screenshot of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane model by Matthew Brennan
Image adapted from screenshot of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane model by Matthew Brennan

Earlier this month, Sketchfab announced a new feature which would allow any 3D model on their platform to be viewed in virtual reality on a device such as Google Cardboard. At ArchDaily, we think this is a huge step in defining how we will view and share architectural design in the future, and one of the best things about the new feature is how seamlessly it blends into Sketchfab's existing model sharing platform. At the same time, it's worth bearing in mind that creating a model for VR may take some extra consideration. In this post originally published on the Sketchfab Blog as "How to set up a Cardboard VR scene for Sketchfab," Bart Veldhuizen explains what designers can do to make their models as VR-friendly as possible.

With our new Cardboard VR button, Sketchfab has become the easiest way to view your designs in Virtual Reality. You can now literally publish your model to Sketchfab and view it on your Cardboard in under a minute.

As Cardboard relies on mobile devices, there are some extra things to keep in mind. In addition to displaying a regular Sketchfab model on the lighter hardware of your phone or tablet, we now render each image twice (once for each eye). So it won’t come as a surprise that you need to keep some things in mind when designing a Cardboard scene.

This tutorial will give you an overview of the most important limitations and will help you to quickly teleport yourself into your first Cardboard experiment.

DNB House / Dark Arkitekter

09:00 - 31 January, 2016
© Olaf Kon
© Olaf Kon

© Jiri Havran © Jiri Havran © Jiri Havran © Jiri Havran +23

Students Propose to Revitalize Sydney Opera House in 2015 MADE Program

08:00 - 31 January, 2016
© Prudence Upton
© Prudence Upton

The 2015 session of MADE—the Multidisciplinary Australian Danish Exchange—has recently been completed and presented to the public. Established in 2013 by the Sydney Opera House, the MADE Program is an extracurricular experience for Australian and Danish students of architecture, engineering, and design.

Teams of five students are exchanged between Australia and Denmark and work in multidisciplinary teams of two architects, two engineers, and one designer for six weeks on a collaborative project aligned with Jørn Utzon’s Design Principles.

Children and Family Center in Ludwigsburg / VON M

05:00 - 31 January, 2016
© Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

© kifam © kifaz © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun +44

151 dwellings in ZAC du Pré Gauchet / a/LTA

02:00 - 31 January, 2016
© S. Chalmeau
© S. Chalmeau

© S. Chalmeau © S. Chalmeau © S. Chalmeau © S. Chalmeau +30

The Corner House in Kitashirakawa / UME architects

20:00 - 30 January, 2016
© Yasushi Ichikawa
© Yasushi Ichikawa

© Yasushi Ichikawa © Yasushi Ichikawa © Yasushi Ichikawa © Yasushi Ichikawa +32

AD Interviews: Amale Andraos and Dan Wood / WORKac

16:00 - 30 January, 2016

Ever present in the forum of architectural discourse, WORKac is known not only for their playful and well-developed projects, but also for their exhibits, installations and publications that all have a message: architecture has the power to change the way we live. Most recently, they’ve participated in the Chicago Architecture Biennial, re-producing famous speculative drawings by Antfarm to illustrate alternative ways of living. Even before that however, WORKac has been shifting its focus on the impact of architecture on the environment, looking at the way city planning and housing could improve to lessen our damage to the earth. Their book, 49 cities, explores the plans and strategies of its namesake to speculate on how we can begin to improve our own, current cities, while their exhibit at the MoMA PS1 event, “Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream” advertised a potential “Nature City” that could change the way we live.

Women in Architecture Teams Up With the Architectural Review to Launch Annual Survey

14:00 - 30 January, 2016
via Women in Architecture
via Women in Architecture

As a part of the Women in Architecture (WIA) program and its greater campaign, readers are invited to participate in a survey to help track the evolving status of women in the profession on a global level. The anonymous survey is “open to men and women working in the built environment and aims to track perceptions of equality, salary, and flexible working.”

Prescient Offices / Perkins+Will

13:00 - 30 January, 2016
© Hedrich Blessing Photographers
© Hedrich Blessing Photographers

© Hedrich Blessing Photographers © Hedrich Blessing Photographers © Hedrich Blessing Photographers © Hedrich Blessing Photographers +16

Pavilion Made Out of Recycled Coat Hangers to Be Constructed on Governors Island

12:00 - 30 January, 2016
Hanger Barn. Image Courtesy of FIGMENT
Hanger Barn. Image Courtesy of FIGMENT

A design for a pavilion constructed out of recycled clothes hangers has been selected as the winner of the sixth annual City of Dreams Pavilion Competition. The temporary structure will be built on Governors Island and available to the public for summer 2016, pending final approval and fundraising. 

Hosted by FIGMENT, the Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY), and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY), the competition speculates on possible futures with solutions to the current strain on economic and natural resources. Designers are required to consider their materials from sourcing to disposal, or ideally, reuse, promoting sustainable thinking.

Over 100 design proposals were submitted, and the jury selected four finalists who were each given a month to further develop their designs in response to jury comments. See the winning design and the three finalists after the break.

How Slovakian Firm GutGut Transformed Cold War Housing into a Sleek Modern Structure

09:30 - 30 January, 2016

The former Czechoslovakia is home to more Cold War-era prefabricated housing blocks, locally referred to as “panelaks,” than anywhere else in the former Soviet bloc. After the fall of communism, many called for the demolition of the panelaks, seen as unwanted reminders of a difficult history. In Bratislava alone, 130,000 people live in panelaks; destroying and replacing that much housing would have been prohibitively expensive, but Slovakian architecture firm GutGut had a different idea.

As this video shows, GutGut instead renovated and reconfigured a dilapidated tower block, updating the appearance, inserting communal spaces on the ground floor, providing a variety of apartment types, and adding balconies for many of the new apartments. The rehabilitated building removes the stigma of a previously undesirable building, and provides more varied housing options for residents. But more than just bringing the style of the building up to date, GutGut shows that even the most difficult outdated structures can be updated to meet modern needs.

Sumaré House / Felipe Hess

09:00 - 30 January, 2016
© Fran Parente
© Fran Parente

© Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente +33

How Schønherr is Transforming Aarhus with Experimental Urban Interventions

08:00 - 30 January, 2016
The City Park / Schønherr. Image © Martin Dam Kristensen for Aarhus Festival
The City Park / Schønherr. Image © Martin Dam Kristensen for Aarhus Festival

Since 2010, the Danish architects from Schønherr have been developing a series of large-scale urban interventions for the Aarhus Festival, the largest cultural festival in Denmark. These temporary projects have transformed the streets and parks into extraordinary public spaces, changing the natural topography of the city to attract citizens and bring them together.

We present their last four projects: "The Forest" (2010), "The City Park" (2012), "The Plaza" (2014) and "Bishops Square" (to be completed this 2016).

The City Park / Schønherr. Image © Martin Dam Kristensen for Aarhus Festival The Plaza / Schønherr. Image © Martin Schubert The City Park / Schønherr. Image © Martin Dam Kristensen for Aarhus Festival The Plaza / Schønherr. Image © Martin Schubert +49

Lausanne University Hospital Restaurant Extension / meier + associés architectes

05:00 - 30 January, 2016
Courtesy of maa
Courtesy of maa

© Yves André Courtesy of maa © Yves André © Yves André +30

SPA in Relax Park Verholy / YOD studio

02:00 - 30 January, 2016
© Andrey Avdeenko
© Andrey Avdeenko

People's Canopy / People's Architecture Office

22:00 - 29 January, 2016
© Lain Lynn
© Lain Lynn
  • Architects

  • Location

    Preston, Preston, Lancashire, UK
  • Architect in Charge

    He Zhe, James Shen, Zang Feng
  • Design Team

    Xu Xi, Jiang Hao, Charlotte Yu
  • Client

    In Certain Places
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Lain Lynn, Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office (PAO), ICP, Tony Worrall, Bernie Blackburn

Courtesy of  People’s Architecture Office (PAO) © ICP © ICP Courtesy of  People’s Architecture Office (PAO) +21