House in Ibiza 2 / Roberto Ercilla

© Xabier Durán Herrera

Architects: Roberto Ercilla
Location: Jesús, , Spain
Area: 270 sqm
Photographs: Xabier Durán Herrera

Mensa Waldcampus / andreas gehrke . architekt

© Ulrich Schwarz

Architects: andreas gehrke . architekt
Location: Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung (Waldcampus), Alfred-Möller-Straße 1, 16225 ,
Area: 1710.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ulrich ​Schwarz

Technical Engineering School of the University of Valencia (ETSE) / Francisco Candel + Luis Carratalá

© Arturo Ferrer

Architects: + Luis Carratalá
Location: Burjassot, Valencia,
Architect In Charge: Francisco Candel, Luis Carratalá
Area: 33,248 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Arturo Ferrer, Paula Aparicio

Elisabeth And Helmut Uhl Foundation / modostudio

© Laura Egger

Architects: modostudio
Location: Bolzano, Italy
Design Team: Fabio Cibinel, Roberto Laurenti, Giorgio Martocchia
Area: 1,450 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Laura Egger

ARCHIZOOM: Close-Ups of Architectural Favorites


Federico Babina is back with his latest illustration! This time, he explores 23 works of architecture through the lens of one interesting or intense detail that speaks to the character of the work as a whole. Seeing these as movie posters, which use visual imagery to suggest, insinuate, and convey “the essence” of the film, each illustration reflects the work and the architect’s aesthetic overall. See all 23 after the break! 

Brick House / Clare Cousins Architects

© Shannon McGrath

Architects: Clare Cousins Architects
Area: 303 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Shannon McGrath

Ferry Terminal / Marge Arkitekter

© Johan Fowelin

Architects: Marge Arkitekter
Location: Södra Blasieholmshamnen, , Sweden
Area: 322 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Johan Fowelin

Martino Stierli, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA. Image Courtesy of MoMA
Martino Stierli, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA. Image Courtesy of MoMA

MOMA Announces Barry Bergdoll’s Successor for Chief Curator of Architecture & Design

Martino Stierli, a Swiss architecture and art history professor interested in ”how architecture is represented in the media and intersects with art,” has been named Barry Bergdoll’s successor as the chief curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). He will begin his new role in March 2015. Learn more about Stierli, and how his appointment will influence the MoMA’s exhibitions, at The New York Times’ Arts Beat Blog.

Dogarilor Apartment Building / ADN Birou de Arhitectura

© Cosmin Dragomir

Architects: ADN Birou de Arhitectura
Location: Strada Dogarilor 30, Bucharest,
Design Team: Andrei Șerbescu, Adrian Untaru, Claudiu Forgaci, Valentina Ţigâră, Bogdan Brădăţeanu, Simina Ignat
Interior Design: ADN BA, Simina Ignat
Area: 8537.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Cosmin Dragomir

Drone Captures OMA’S Taipei Performing Arts Center Under Construction

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Construction is underway for OMA’s Taipei’s Performing Arts Center! The project, started back in 2012, has generated a buzz in the architecture community for its peculiar form. Conceived as a number of theaters intersecting as a group of three simple geometries, the Performing Arts Center will provide flexible stage space to host experimental theater and art performances. This video—filmed by a drone—shows some of the preliminary structure that has already been erected. The building is expected to be completed in 2015.

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Rem Koolhaas’ “Elements”: Uncovering Architecture’s Origins, Assuring Its Future

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ArchDaily has been asking architects ”What is Architecture?” for over 6 years. It’s a question that few interviewees answer without hesitation or bristling. But after asking over 200 architects, we’ve noticed a pattern: even though many people start very similarly, the answers soon diverge in a way that demonstrates the promise of the profession. And no matter how architecture is defined, the strong majority of architects hold an underlying belief in its ability to influence.

When the ArchDaily team visited the Venice Biennale and entered the Central Pavilion of the Giardini, home to the Elements exhibition, we saw it as a dynamic, immersive, exhaustive response to the question “What is Architecture?” Visitors to the Biennale are introduced to architecture through its elements–the pieces, parts and that comprise built structures around the globe.

When Koolhaas chose to focus on Elements, he produced a text (in both book and exhibition format) that gives us the tools to understand what architecture is and how is it has evolved (or stagnated). Even though he didn’t invite people to show projects in the traditional sense, the AD editors saw a hopeful undertone to Elements — it is a resource that can be revisited over and over again, one that will arm the current and future designers of our built world with the knowledge they’ll need to address the issues they have yet to even confront.

After the break, see images of the exhibition and read Koolhaas’ curatorial statement. 

Butterfly House / Feldman Architecture

© Joe Fletcher Photography

Architects: Feldman Architecture
Location: , CA, USA
Area: 2900.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: Joe Fletcher Photography

Call for Entries: Ideas to Remember

Call for Entries: Ideas to Remember

The series of earthquakes that began on 4 September 2010 altered the Canterbury landscape and had a huge impact on the people. Now it’s time to create a place to remember.
The Canterbury Earthquake Memorial will honour the lives of…

Want to Land a Job at One of the Top 50 Architecture Firms? Here Are the Skills You Need to Have…

Cannon Design Regional Offices (Cannon Design was one of Architectural Record’s Top 50 Architecture Firms in 2013). Image Courtesy of Architectural Imageworks, LLC

This article was originally published on Black Spectacles.

Ever wonder what software skills and licensure/accreditation are required to get a job at the top 50 Architecture firms in the world? Our study has compiled it all…

We surveyed 928 job postings at the top 50 architecture firms, based on Architectural Record’s July 2013 Top 300 Architecture Firms study, and compiled the software requirements and the licensure/accreditation requirements listed for each job.   We then sorted them by average, and then by the experience level required, from 0-3, 4-10 and 11-20+.

The results are in the below:

Nuevo Continente School / Miguel Montor

© Onnis Luque

Architects: Miguel Montor
Location: Querétaro,
Area: 2,500 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Onnis Luque

Herzog & de Meuron Unveils Latest Condo Building in New York

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Herzog & de Meuron have unveiled images of their latest project in New York, a 12-story condominium building at 156 Leroy Street with a curved concrete and glass facade. The project is their third major building in recent years, following another condo building at 56 Leonard Street and a hotel at 215 Chrystie Street, and once again features a concrete structure which is clearly expressed on the facade.

Read on after the break for more images and description

Milan Expo 2015: Vo Trong Nghia’s Lotus-Inspired Vietnamese Pavilion

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Vo Trong Nghia has unveiled designs for the Vietnamese pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. Inspired by the lotus, the pavilion features a number of bamboo clad, umbrella-like structures supporting trees above a pool of water, in a composition reminiscent of their Kontum Indochine Cafe.

“The Lotus is ’s national flower, a symbol of purity, commitment and optimism for the future,” say the architects. “Growing from the muddy ponds it rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. The flower is proof that patience can turn difficulties into advantages.”

Parlement Francophone Bruxellois / SKOPE

© Georges De Kinder

Architects: SKOPE
Location: Rue du Lombard 77, ,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Georges De Kinder