2014 AIA National Convention Call for Educational Proposals

01:00 - 3 June, 2013
2014 AIA National Convention Call for Educational Proposals, Courtesy of AIA
Courtesy of AIA

Change—both collectively as a profession and individually as architects—is essential in three critical areas: culture, community, and commitment. Architects have the power to influence a broader societal culture that appreciates architecture and understands the value of an architect. Reflecting the Institute’s repositioning to serve the needs of our diverse membership, education content is to be relevant and emphasize practical application to support the needs of all members of the profession, particularly our emerging professionals and small firm owners in the areas of leadership, management, project delivery, and technology.

With that being said, the AIA is inviting articulate subject matter experts who can engage and connect with the design community in support of the Institute’s repositioning to submit a proposal for an educational program at the AIA National Convention in Chicago. The convention will take place June 26-28, 2014 in Chicago. The Call for Submissions are due July 1. For more information, please visit here.

INTERIORS: David Fincher

00:00 - 3 June, 2013
INTERIORS: David Fincher, Courtesy of Mehruss Jon Ahi and Armen Karaoghlanian
Courtesy of Mehruss Jon Ahi and Armen Karaoghlanian

Interiors is an online film and architecture journal, published by Mehruss Jon Ahi and Armen Karaoghlanian. Interiors will run an exclusive column for ArchDaily, analyzing and diagramming films in terms of space. 

If cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame, David Fincher is an artist who is very much concerned about all four corners of his canvas. In his career, visual effects have always been at the forefront of his films, but his later works have also showcased his level of maturity as a storyteller. In Zodiac (2007), The Social Network (2010) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), visual effects play an integral role in the advancement of the story, as Fincher explores the relationship between visual effects and space.

The spaces we analyzed decrease in size with each film – an entire block in Zodiac, a business establishment in The Social Network and a single room in an apartment in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. In each instance, we are dealing with spaces that depend on an effect of some sort. 

Pasarón Stadium / ACXT

01:00 - 3 June, 2013
© Héctor Santos-Díez
© Héctor Santos-Díez
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rúa Leonardo Enríquez, 36005 Pontevedra, Pontevedra, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Jesús Llamazares, Galo Zayas
  • Design Team

    Galo Zayas, José Espada, Ismael Ameneiros, José Rodríguez Laiño Daniel Dapena
  • Structures

    Mecanismo S.L
  • Area

    19975.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Héctor Santos-Díez © Héctor Santos-Díez © Héctor Santos-Díez © Héctor Santos-Díez +33

Dubai Timelapse

00:00 - 2 June, 2013

Check out this Vimeo Staff Pick, filmed by dimid, that captures the towering city of Dubai. 

More images after the break...

Casa Cuidador “Hijuela El Durazno” / emA Arquitectos

01:00 - 2 June, 2013
Casa Cuidador “Hijuela El Durazno” / emA Arquitectos, © Marcelo Cáceres
© Marcelo Cáceres
  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Domínicos, Santiago Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Klaus Matuschka A, Orlando Etcheberrigaray P
  • Construction

    Nautilus
  • Area

    76.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Marcelo Cáceres, Courtesy of Ema Arquitectos

© Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres Courtesy of Ema Arquitectos Courtesy of Ema Arquitectos +22

Sustainable Housing in Nantes / Atelier Tarabusi

01:00 - 2 June, 2013
© Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia
  • Architects

  • Location

    54 Rue de la Basse Chênaie, 44300 Nantes, France
  • Engineer

    I2C
  • Area

    4138.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +14

VIDEO: Five Great Buildings in Chicago

00:00 - 2 June, 2013

A short and sweet animation displaying 5 of Chicago's great buildings - including, the John Hancock Center, by SOM, The Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower), also by SOM, and Marina City by Bertrand Goldberg. Enjoy!

Living Architectures: Inside Piano / Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine

01:00 - 2 June, 2013
Living Architectures: Inside Piano / Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine

Fifth project of the Living Architectures series, Inside Piano is composed of three films on three symbolic buildings of Renzo Piano's career. A visit throughout the prototype-building of the Centre Pompidou. An immersion in the soundproof world of a submarine floating in the depths of the Parisian underground. A journey aboard a luminous magic carpet of a highly sophisticated architectural machine. A humorous, caustic and quirky point of view.

‘The Lodge on the Lake’ Competition Entry / Stephen Collier Architects

01:00 - 2 June, 2013
‘The Lodge on the Lake’ Competition Entry / Stephen Collier Architects, Courtesy of Stephen Collier Architects
Courtesy of Stephen Collier Architects

In this proposal for a new Australian Prime Ministers lodge, the core concept focused around the question; 'What if the British had embraced Indigenous culture in 1788?' Designed by Stephen Collier Architects, they propose to reconfigure and redefine this boundary of the lodge as a ring of landscape that is retained for public use. This land would be defined by a cluster of deciduous trees while public access to Lake Burley Griffin for all Australians will remain in perpetuity. More images and architects' description after the break.

El Bosquet / Arcadi Pla Masmiquel + Núria Pla Illa

01:00 - 2 June, 2013
El Bosquet / Arcadi Pla Masmiquel + Núria Pla Illa, © Aleix Bagué
© Aleix Bagué
  • Architect Office

    Arcadi Pla Masmiquel, Núria Pla Illa
  • Location

    Montagut, en "La Garrotxa", Girona, Catalunya, España
  • Area

    215.11 sqm
  • Photography

    Aleix Bagué

© Aleix Bagué © Aleix Bagué © Aleix Bagué © Aleix Bagué +35

Research & Design Center Proposal / Latitude Studio

01:00 - 2 June, 2013
Research & Design Center Proposal / Latitude Studio, Courtesy of Latitude Studio
Courtesy of Latitude Studio

Designed by Latitude Studio, their design of the research and design center in YuTian County, in the province of Hebei, China, takes into account the issues of the corporate philosophy, contributes to creativity, and has respect for the workers and their working and living conditions. Through its 11 different shapes and facades, the concept also safeguards the environment and the consumption of energy to further sustain its resources. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Sejong Art Center Competition Entry / H Architecture + Haeahn Architecture

01:00 - 2 June, 2013
Sejong Art Center Competition Entry / H Architecture + Haeahn Architecture, Courtesy of H Architecture + Haeahn Architecture
Courtesy of H Architecture + Haeahn Architecture

The new cultural hub of Sejong city, the proposal for the Sejong Art Center features a 700 seat theater for classical concert, ballet and musical, a 300 seat black box theater, a cinema, gallery spaces, and a 1,500 seat opera theater as an extension. Designed by H Architecture + Haeahn Architecture, the project aims to embrace the polarity of the city and nature. It was initiated from a scrupulous speculation concerning the dichotomy between them since the site is located at the edge of the city. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Jaax / Atelier Pierre Hebbelinck

01:00 - 2 June, 2013

Casa Xonar / Studio Arte

01:00 - 1 June, 2013
Casa Xonar / Studio Arte, © Kees Hageman
© Kees Hageman
  • Architects

  • Location

    Silves, Algarve, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Arnold Aarssen, Meta Roeymans, Pedro Braz, João Carriço, Joana Pinto
  • Interior design & decoration

    Janneke Haane
  • Area

    160.5 sqm
  • Photographs

© Kees Hageman © Kees Hageman © Kees Hageman © Kees Hageman +35

Extension Nestle Research Center / Burckhardt + Partner

01:00 - 1 June, 2013
Extension Nestle Research Center / Burckhardt + Partner, Courtesy of Burckhardt + Partner
Courtesy of Burckhardt + Partner
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vers-chez-les-Blanc, Switzerland
  • Architect in Charge

    Burckhardt, Partner
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Burckhardt + Partner

Courtesy of Burckhardt + Partner Courtesy of Burckhardt + Partner Courtesy of Burckhardt + Partner Courtesy of Burckhardt + Partner +12

Taringa House / Loucas Zahos Architects

01:00 - 1 June, 2013
© Christopher Frederick Jones
© Christopher Frederick Jones

© Christopher Frederick Jones © Christopher Frederick Jones © Christopher Frederick Jones © Christopher Frederick Jones +15

Hotel + Congress Center Proposal / OOIIO

01:00 - 1 June, 2013
Hotel + Congress Center Proposal / OOIIO, © OOIIO Architecture
© OOIIO Architecture

OOIIO Architecture shared with us 'Unbalance Hotel', their latest project for a landmark hotel and congress building in Lima, Perú. Located in a city which is currently enjoying a constant growth, the interesting topography is what the architects decided to take advantage of to start the hotel design. The outstanding building silhouette immediately grabs pedestrian’s attention and it becomes an actual landmark for the more than 8 million inhabitants of Lima, and the whole country of Peru. More images and architects' description after the break.

schmidt hammer lassen architects Breaks Ground on Waterfront Development in Shanghai

01:00 - 1 June, 2013
schmidt hammer lassen architects Breaks Ground on Waterfront Development in Shanghai , © schmidt hammer lassen architects
© schmidt hammer lassen architects

Following their 2012 victory in an invited international competition, Danish architecture firm schmidt hammer lassen architects has broke ground on what will be a new central urban development in Shanghai. Located on the waterfront site of the 2010 World Expo, the 50,000 square-meter ‘Green Valley’ development will be based off of the Expo’s well-developed infrastructure of green parks, promenades and cultural attractions to create a vibrant new destination for all of Shanghai.