AL House / Studio Arthur Casas

© Fernando Guerra | FG + SG

Architects: Studio Arthur Casas
Location: Praia de São Conrado,
Architect In Charge: Arthur Casas, Marina Werfel, Regiane Khristian, Renata Adoni
Area: 485.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG + SG

Early Gehry Building Reimagined as a Whole Foods Store

© Howard Hughes Corp via archpaper.com

One of Frank Gehry‘s earliest works, the former Rouse Company Headquarters, is currently undergoing a $25 million renovation that will see it converted into a Whole Foods market and community wellness center. The building, which Gehry dubbed an “elegant warehouse,” was designed in 1974 for developer James Rouse, who founded Columbia, Maryland in the 1960s. The developer behind the current renovation is The Howard Hughes Corp, a Dallas based company that now serves as the master developer of Columbia.

Read on for more about the renovation

The Scottish Parliament Building in Edinburgh. Image © Dave Morris Photography
The Scottish Parliament Building in Edinburgh. Image © Dave Morris Photography

Scottish Architects To Launch “Architects For Yes” Campaign in Edinburgh

In advance of the Scottish Independence vote next month, a group of Edinburgh-based architects led by Alasdair Stephen of Dualchas Architects will launch an “Architects for Yes” campaign in support of independence. The campaign, which currently has backing from over 50 architects, states these architects’ belief that independence could be a way to “design a new, better Scotland.” More about the campaign and the launch ceremony after the break.

Koltsovo Airport / Nefaresearch

© Alexey Knyazev

Architects: Nefaresearch
Location: Koltsovo Airport (SVX), , Sverdlovsk Oblast, 620910
Chief Architect: Boris Voskoboynikov, Dmitry Ovcharov
Area: 6506.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Alexey Knyazev

Search for the 2014 Young Architect of the Year Begins

Ferreries Cultural Centre by [ARQUITECTURIA

The search for the 2014 Young Architect of the Year Awards (), organised by BDOnline, has begun. Now in its 16th year, YAYA “recognises the most promising new architectural practice in the European Union.” Open to fully qualified architects who have been practising for twelve years or less, the winner of this year’s YAYA will be announced at the Architect of the Year Awards gala dinner on the 2nd December 2014 at The Brewery, .

Alberto Seabra Project / Base 3 Arquitetos

© Pedro Vannucchi

Architects: Base 3 Arquitetos
Location: , Brasil
Team: Catherine Otondo, Jorge Pessoa, Marina Grinover Equipe: Bhakta Krpa; Cadu Marino, Fernando Tulio, Juliana Barsi, Julie Trickett, Livia Marquez, Luis Imenes, Matheus Tonelli, Patricia Mieko, Paula Saad, Rebeca Grinspum, Thaís Marcussi
Project Year: 2012
Photography: Pedro Vannucchi

Knot House / Atelier Chang

© Kyungsub Shin

Architects: Atelier Chang
Location: Geoje-Island.com, Aju-dong, , Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
Design Team: Soohyun Chang, Federica Russo, Ryan Day, Hyunwoo Chung
Area: 403.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Kyungsub Shin

Exquisite Minimalist / Arcadian Architecture + Design

© Shining Group

Architects: Arcadian Architecture + Design
Location: , Taiwan
Architect In Charge: Alex Yu
Design Team: Ping-Jui Chiang, Jerry Chang, Yu-Shan Huang, Li-Ju Chen, Shuo-Jyun Yin, Yu-Hsien Lin
Area: 510.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Shining Group, Courtesy of Arcadian Architecture + Design

Florida Polytechnic Sciencie, Innovation and Technology Campus / Santiago Calatrava

© Alan Karchmer for

Architects: Santiago Calatrava
Location: , FL, USA
Architect Of Record: Alfonso Architects
Year: 2014
Photographs: Alan Karchmer for Santiago Calatrava

World Photo Day: Christian Richters by Francine Houben

Library of Birmingham / . Image © Christian Richters

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, Francine Houben of Mecanoo writes on behalf of Christian Richters. 

CocaCola Headquarters in Berlin / NPS Tchoban Voss

© Claus Graubner

Architects: NPS Tchoban Voss
Location: Stralauer Allee 4, 10245 ,
Architect In Charge: Sergei Tchoban, Architekt BDA
Project Manager And Partner: Philipp Bauer (service stage 1-2: Axel Binder)
Design Team: Christoph Heimermann, Anissa Landgraf, Kenan Ozan
Area: 10263.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Claus Graubner

Al Jazeera’s Rebel Architecture Series Premieres with Spain’s “Guerrilla Architect”

Last night the first episode of Al Jazeera’s new series “Rebel Architecture” was launched, featuring Spanish architect Santiago Cirugeda. Based in Seville, Cirugeda reclaims abandoned urban spaces for the public, despite the fact that self-building is illegal in Spain. His buildings are often fast-build, mobile structures made from recycled materials, but the key is that they all serve a social function. In this 25-minute episode, looks at his latest project: converting an abandoned cement factory into a vibrant cultural center. Will Cirugeda successfully complete his biggest challenge yet?

Watch the full episode above and read on after the break for a full episode synopsis and to learn more about the series and upcoming episodes…

Flower House / Gómez de la Torre & Guerrero Arquitectos

© Juan Solano

Architects: Gómez de la Torre & Guerrero Arquitectos
Location: , ,
Area: 180.0 sqm
Photographs: Juan Solano

Bjarke Ingels Lays Foundation Brick at LEGO House

BIG‘s LEGO House is now under construction, following a one of a kind foundation laying ceremony featuring – what else – supersized lego bricks. Bjarke Ingels himself was in attendance to lay one of the foundation bricks. Constructed in LEGO‘s hometown of Billund, Denmark, the LEGO House will be a 12,000 square metre “hands-on minds-on experience centre.”

More on the LEGO House, and the foundation laying ceremony, after the break

World Photo Day: Patrick Bingham-Hall by Richard Hassell

School of the Arts / . Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall

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, Richard Hassell of WOHA writes on behalf of Patrick Bingham-Hall. 

Hotel Kazbeg / ROOMS

© Irakli Buishvili

Architects: ROOMS
Location: Stepantsminda,
Architect In Charge: Goga Chxetia
Area: 8200.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Irakli Buishvili

More Free Summer Reading: Nine Architecture Books From Routledge Available Throughout August

Reading room at the New York Public Library. Image © Thomas Hawk

Wondering what to do with the last, lingering weeks of summer? There’s still plenty of time for some enticing summer reading! Peruse this online collection of select on Architecture, chosen from academic publisher Routledge‘s titles on themes of Professional Practice and Sustainable Architecture, and available in their entirety for free throughout the month of August.

Including compelling and notable works, these books tackle relevant and significant contemporary issues facing the design world today. See what’s available after the break.

World Photo Day: Thomas Mayer by Emre Arolat

Sancaklar Mosque / . Image © Thomas Mayer

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, Emre Arolat writes on behalf of Thomas Mayer