Social and Cultural Center in Landsberg / Heintz-Kehr architectes

© Philippe Ruault

Architects: Heintz-Kehr architectes
Location: Rue du Landsberg, 67100 , France
Area: 742.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

Curatorial Team Announced For The 2016 Oslo Triennale

OAT 2016 Winning Proposal. Image Courtesy of After Belonging Agency

The After Belonging Agency (ABA) have been announced as the curatorial team for the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale for their proposal In-Residence, On Residence, and the Ways We Stay In-Transit.

Established in 2000, the 2016 Triennale will be the sixth of its kind. Following an open call for curators in September of this year, the Triennale invited four teams to interview: Rotterdam based Crimson Architectural Historians, London based Justin McGuirk, Canadian curator , and a team of five Spanish architects hailing from New York known as the After Belonging Agency. Lluis Alexandre Casanovas Blanco, Ignacio González Galán, Carlos Minguez Carrasco, Alejandra Navarrete Llopis, and Marina Otero Verzier’s proposal was chosen unanimously by a jury which included Hege Maria ErikssonNina Berre, and Gro Bonesmo (among others).

Marina Douro / Barbosa & Guimaraes Architects

© José Campos

Architects: Barbosa & Guimaraes Architects
Location: Vila Nova de Gaia,
Architect In Charge: José António Barbosa, Pedro Lopes Guimarães
Area: 2230.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: José Campos

Tartu University Institute of Physics / Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid + Stuudio Tallinn

© Kaido Haagen

Architects: Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid, Stuudio Tallinn
Location: , Estonia
Design: OÜ, Kadri Tamme Sisearhitektuur OÜ, Stuudio Tallinn Oü
Area: 12700.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Kaido Haagen

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service / LEGORRETA + LEGORRETA

© Yona Schley

Location: ,
Architecture: Ricardo Legorreta, Víctor Legorreta, Miguel Almaraz, Adriana Ciklik, Carlos Vargas, Miguel Alatriste, Jana Schulz
Project Area: 50000.0 m2
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Yona Schley

Nagasawa Dental Clinic / TYRANT

© Taishi Hirokawa

Architects: TYRANT
Location: , Tokyo,
Architect In Charge: Kunihiko Matsuba
Area: 213.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Taishi Hirokawa

Phase II Building Complex, Mackay Medical College / J. J. Pan and Partners

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Architects: J. J. Pan and Partners
Location: New Taipei City, Taiwan
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of JJPan

SOMA to Cantilever Luxury Residences Over Protected House in Beirut


New York-based SOMA Architects has announced plans for an 11-story residential development in . Cantilevering over a protected 1920s house, “BOBO’s” steel exoskeleton and concrete core will support 13 new residences on top ground floor retail in the Lebanese capital’s Mar Mikhael district.

Seowon Golf Club House / ITM Yooehwa Architects + Itami Jun Architects

© Suk Jung Min

Architects: ITM Yooehwa Architects,
Location: 123-1 Ballang-ri, Gwangtan-myeon, , Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Site Area: 1,270,465.00 ㎡
Area: 3813.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Suk Jung Min

Iwan Baan: Going Up

While you might not recognize him, you know his work; much of today’s most famous buildings are being archived through the lens of Iwan Baan. As the go-to photographer for many of the world’s leading architects, Baan is constantly on the move and exploring new places. And, just as he describes in the NOWNESS video above, he has found that the best way to understand a new city is to “go up” and view it from above.

Sport City Oaxaca / Rootstudio + Arquitectos Artesanos

© Angel Ivan Valdivia Salazar

Architects: Rootstudio,
Location: México, SAN FELIPE, 68020 Oaxaca, Oaxaca,
Project Architects: João Boto Caeiro, Fulvio Capurso, J. J. Santibáñez
Construction: Alicia Andonegni, Alberto Campuzano, Efrain Vazquez, German Peña, Miguel Angel Garcia, Joaquin Pacheco, Edgar Cano, Aram Barrera, Jesus Aguilera, Cecilia Arenas, Silvino Garcia
Project Area: 4600.0 m2
Photographs: Angel Ivan Valdivia Salazar, Fidel Ugarte

ARCHIQUOTE: 13 Billboards Advertising Architecture’s Most Influential Concepts

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Federico Babina is at it again, this time creating a series of 13 Las Vegas-inspired billboards that advertise architectural concepts of the profession’s most prolific contributors. The idea behind ARCHIQUOTE, as Babina describes, was to put words into manifest examples of architectural concepts and aesthetics from Mies van der Rohe to Rem Koolhaas.

“The words can be considered as architecture,” says Babina. “Simple concepts with deep meanings and complex thoughts explained with simplicity…Billboards that evoke a Las vegas of architecture where the phrases guide us to understand a little more the idea hidden behind the work done with volumes and space… In these 13 are mixed, intersect and integrate aphorisms and shapes in a communicative game.”

The complete series, after the break.

Columbus Metropolitan Library / NBBJ

© Matt Carbone/Sean Airhart

Architects: NBBJ
Location: 1422 East Livingston Avenue, , OH 43205, USA
Area: 15000.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Matt Carbone/Sean Airhart

ArchDaily Architect’s Holiday Gift Guide 2014

ArchDaily Architect’s Holiday Gift Guide 2014

It’s that time of year again and architects continue to top the list as some of the most difficult individuals to buy for. That classic black tee or new coffee cup just isn’t cutting it anymore, so we’ve decided to help you out by putting together a list of items any architect would love. Take a look at ArchDaily’s top 15 gifts for architects, after the break. 

Tour Carpe Diem / Robert A.M. Stern Architects

© Peter Aaron / OTTO

Architects: Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Location: La Défense,
Associate Architect: SRA Architectes (Herve Metge, Partner / Laurence Gorgiard / Pierre-Michel Desgrange)
Client/Owner: Aviva France / Bois-Colombes, France / Joëlle Chauvin, Directeur Immobilier
Area: 45500.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Peter Aaron / OTTO

10 Points of a Bicycling Architecture

© Steven Fleming and Charlotte Morton

A revolution is occurring in street design. New York, arguably the world’s bellwether city, has let everyday citizens cycle for transport. They have done that by designating one lane on most Avenues to bicyclists only, with barriers to protect them from traffic.

Now hundreds of are rejigging to be bicycle-friendly, while in there is a sense that more change is afoot. Many New Yorkers would prefer if their city were more like Copenhagen where 40% of all trips are by bike. But then Copenhagen wants more as well. Where does this stop?

If you consider that we are talking about a mode of transport that whips our hearts into shape, funnels many more people down streets than can be funneled in cars, has no pollution, and costs governments and individuals an absolute pittance, you wont ask where it stops, but how close to 100% the bike modal share can possibly go and what we must do to achieve that.

Tree House / Matt Fajkus Architecture

© Brian Mihealsick

Architects: Matt Fajkus Architecture
Location: , TX, USA
Area: 257.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Brian Mihealsick, Bryant Hill, Twist Tours

CVDB Arquitectos Wins Contest for Student Housing in Lisbon

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CVDB Arquitectos has won a competition for a new student accommodation block at Lisbon University’s Pólo da Ajuda campus. The building consists of three interconnected but structurally separate units arranged around a central courtyard, with the internal layout being determined by the modular unit of the individual bedrooms. On the South side of the building, at street level, the building’s communal spaces and vital services provide a sense of transparency in the otherwise opaque building, connecting the central courtyard and the life of the students to the street outside.