ArchDaily | Broadcasting Architecture Worldwidethe world's most visited architecture website

BLAXLAND / Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects

00:00 - 8 August, 2013
BLAXLAND / Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +8

Loisium - Wine & Spa Resorts Southern Styria / ArchitekturConsult

01:00 - 8 August, 2013
© Florian Holzherr & Mark Sengstbratl
© Florian Holzherr & Mark Sengstbratl

© Florian Holzherr & Mark Sengstbratl © Florian Holzherr & Mark Sengstbratl © Florian Holzherr & Mark Sengstbratl © Florian Holzherr & Mark Sengstbratl +47

'Thessaloniki's Wet Dream' Thermal Bath Complex Proposal / NaNA (NotaNumber Architects)

01:00 - 8 August, 2013
'Thessaloniki's Wet Dream' Thermal Bath Complex Proposal / NaNA (NotaNumber Architects), Courtesy of NaNA (NotaNumber Architects)
Courtesy of NaNA (NotaNumber Architects)

NaNA’s project, titled ‘Thessaloniki's Wet Dream,' is a proposal for a subterranean public bath beneath a central urban plaza with a glazed roof at street level. The 4000 square meter bathing complex responds to the city’s ambitious plans for the total redesign of Eleftherias Square (i.e. Freedom Square) into a landmark that will become a magnet for the city and beyond, their proposal sets to re-establish Thessaloniki’s long lasting culture of public baths as a form of built social space par excellence. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Paramount Alma / Plasma Studio

01:00 - 8 August, 2013
Paramount Alma / Plasma Studio, © Hertha Hurnaus
© Hertha Hurnaus
  • Architects

  • Location

    39030 Sexten, South Tyrol, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Ulla Hell,Eva Castro , Holger Kehne
  • Project Architect

    Peter Pichler
  • Area

    420.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus +15

Red House / Dear Architects

01:00 - 8 August, 2013
Red House / Dear Architects, Courtesy of Dear Architects
Courtesy of Dear Architects
  • Architect Office

  • Location

    Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Team

    Margarita Flores, Rubén Octavio Sepúlveda Chapa, Abel Salazar
  • Collaborators

    Lorena Darquea, Ana Paulina Reyes, Cinthia Cavazos, Jorge Jiménez
  • Engineering

    PLIESA
  • Area

    420.0 sqm
  • Year

    2011
  • Photography

Courtesy of Dear Architects Courtesy of Dear Architects Courtesy of Dear Architects Courtesy of Dear Architects +32

City of Taipei Moves Closer to Becoming 2016 World Design Capital

00:00 - 8 August, 2013
City of Taipei Moves Closer to Becoming 2016 World Design Capital, OMA’s Taipei Performing Arts Center Set for Completion in 2015.
OMA’s Taipei Performing Arts Center Set for Completion in 2015.

Taipei has been selected by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) as the only municipality to move on to the next phase in the process towards becoming the 2016 World Design Capital (WDC). The selection committee is expected to conduct an onsite evaluation and comprehensive report prior to releasing an official announcement in September. 

Old City: The New Paradigm

00:00 - 8 August, 2013
Old City: The New Paradigm, Courtesy of Neil Chambers
Courtesy of Neil Chambers

This article appeared on Metropolis Magazine's Point of View Blog as "Old City: the New Paradigm."

The current conversation about redesigning cities usually focuses on Boomers or Milllennials, two extremes of the age spectrum.  The largest percent of people are between 30-64 years old and everyone will eventually be elderly--a reality no one can escape. 

We are a global society, more savvy, fashionable and in-the-know than ever before, and most of us want an urbanized lifestyle, meaning a blend of great food and conversation, tech modernization, access to healthy and alternative life choices, and being at the center of the action. 

The best cities in the world like New York, Berlin, and Tokyo market themselves as meccas for young, energetic people that promise diversity and innovation. This generates a lack of ideal architecture for people over the age of 65 and shuts the door on them. Thus we lose the knowledge, stability, and experience they provide to civilization. 

More on "old" cities, after the break...

Bayuquan Library / DSD

01:00 - 8 August, 2013
Bayuquan Library / DSD, Courtesy of DSD
Courtesy of DSD
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bayuquan, Yingkou, Liaoning, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Kege Ling
  • Assisted by

    Yin Qin, Ding Wu and Long Chen from Shanghai Zhongsen Architecture Design
  • Interior Design

    DSD, China Architecture Design & Research Group, Tsinghua Gongmei
  • Interior Designer

    Jianguo Wang, Ye Zhang
  • Acoustic Design

    China IPPR International Engineering Corporation
  • Stage Facility

    China PLA General Armament Department
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of DSD

Courtesy of DSD Courtesy of DSD Courtesy of DSD Courtesy of DSD +29

The Flinders Street Station Shortlisted Proposal / Zaha Hadid Architects + BVN Architecture

01:00 - 8 August, 2013
The Flinders Street Station Shortlisted Proposal / Zaha Hadid Architects + BVN Architecture, © Visual Arch
© Visual Arch

Recently announced as one of the shortlisted entries in the People's Choice Award competition organized by Major Projects Victoria, this design for the Flinders Street Station weaves together the history of the station with a potent new form to create a new public place for the future. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects + BVN Architecture, their concept resolves the functional challenges while celebrating the travel experience. More images and architects' description after the break.

'Live Between Buildings!': New Vision of Loft 2 Competition Entry / Mateusz Mastalski + Ole Robin Storjohann

01:00 - 8 August, 2013
'Live Between Buildings!': New Vision of Loft 2 Competition Entry / Mateusz Mastalski + Ole Robin Storjohann, Courtesy of Mateusz Mastalski and Ole Storjohann
Courtesy of Mateusz Mastalski and Ole Storjohann

Mateusz Mastalski + Ole Robin Storjohann shared with us their 'Live Between Buildings!' proposal for the New Vision of Loft 2 Competition organized by Fakro, which aims to create a new way of living in the city. Infills between existing buildings that consist almost entirely of Fakro window technology enable a life hyper-close to nature and city life, while on the same time exploiting the qualities of the already existing blind walls of the city. With minimal footprint and facade surface, but a maximum of living quality, the Live Between Buildings! project contributes to a denser, more sustainable city of the future.

Multifunctionial Centre de Boomgaard / Bastiaan Jongerius Architecten

01:00 - 8 August, 2013
Courtesy of Bastiaan Jongerius Architecten
Courtesy of Bastiaan Jongerius Architecten
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zuidoostbeemster, The Netherlands
  • Area

    4200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Bastiaan Jongerius Architecten

Courtesy of Bastiaan Jongerius Architecten Courtesy of Bastiaan Jongerius Architecten Courtesy of Bastiaan Jongerius Architecten Courtesy of Bastiaan Jongerius Architecten +18

IZE HOTEL / Studio TonTon

01:00 - 8 August, 2013
© Fernando Gomulya
© Fernando Gomulya
  • Architects

  • Location

    Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
  • Architect in Charge

    Antony Liu + Ferry Ridwan
  • Architect's Team

    Arga Artistika, Ivan Susanto, Cynthia Agustine, Arif Tsani
  • Area

    4832.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Fernando Gomulya © Fernando Gomulya © Fernando Gomulya © Fernando Gomulya +52

Why Are So Many Women Leaving Architecture?

00:00 - 8 August, 2013
Why Are So Many Women Leaving Architecture?, Lens House, London / Alison Brooks Architects © Paul Riddle
Lens House, London / Alison Brooks Architects © Paul Riddle

Despite a rise in female architecture students, the amount of women in architecture continues drop in the UK. Though this is not the case in many parts of the world - as female architects reportedly outnumber the men in South America - the UK has yet to find a solution to equalize the numbers for professional women in architecture. Jane Duncan, founder of Jane Duncan Architects and RIBA equality and diversity champion, weighs in the issue by asking “Why are so many women leaving architecture, and how can we buck the trend?” here The Guardian. 

Omnibus House / Gubbins Arquitectos

01:00 - 8 August, 2013
Omnibus House /  Gubbins Arquitectos, © Marco Mendizabal
© Marco Mendizabal

© Marco Mendizabal © Marco Mendizabal © Marco Mendizabal © Marco Mendizabal +35

  • Architects in Charge

    Pedro Gubbins Foxley, Víctor Gubbins Browne
  • Location

    Cachagua, Zapallar, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Area

    180.0 m2
  • Photographs

The Flinders Street Station Winning Proposal / HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron

01:00 - 8 August, 2013
The Flinders Street Station Winning Proposal / HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron, Courtesy of HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron
Courtesy of HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron

The winning proposal for the Flinders Street Station competition comes from HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron. The design integrates the station with the surrounding urban context, which has evolved and changed significantly since the building was designed 100 years ago. The station concept draws from many aspects - the site's historic fabric, location, and linear nature; the original 19th century design and existing heritage fabric; the river and city edge, rail, public and river-based operations as well as the station's place within the city fabric and public realm. More images and architects' description after the break.

Gensler Tops Out on World's Second Tallest Skyscraper: Shanghai Tower

01:00 - 8 August, 2013
Courtesy of Gensler
Courtesy of Gensler

On schedule to be China’s tallest and the world’s second tallest skyscraper, the Gensler -designed Shanghai Tower has topped out at 632 meters (2,074 feet). Upon completion in 2014, the spiraling megastructure will complete a trio of towers - including the adjacent Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center - to become the centerpiece of the city’s Lujiazui commercial district - one of Asia’s leading financial centers which developed from farmland in just over 20 years. 

Defined by series of distinctive sky gardens, the state-of-the-art tower will house Class-A office and retail space, along with a luxury hotel and cultural venues. 

Continue reading to learn how the Shanghai Tower’s structure saved millions and why it will achieve LEED Gold.

Navis Offices / RMW Architecture and Interiors

01:00 - 7 August, 2013
Navis Offices / RMW Architecture and Interiors, © Michael O’Callahan
© Michael O’Callahan
  • Architects

  • Location

    55 Harrison Street #600, Oakland, CA 94607, USA
  • Owner/Manager

    Ellis Partners LLC/Jack London Square Ventures LLC
  • General Contractor

    Novo Construction, Inc.
  • Mechanical Engineers

    Encon Energy Conservation Co. - Thermal Mechanical Inc.
  • Electrical Engineer

    Libra Electric
  • Plumbing Engineer

    Pribuss Engineering
  • Furniture Vendor

    One Workplace
  • Area

    32411.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Michael O’Callahan © Michael O’Callahan © Michael O’Callahan © Michael O’Callahan +13

AIA Presents 2013 Educational Facility Design Excellence Awards

00:00 - 7 August, 2013
AIA Presents 2013 Educational Facility Design Excellence Awards, Sandy High School; Sandy, Oregon / Dull Olson Weekes – IBI Group Architects © Josh Partee
Sandy High School; Sandy, Oregon / Dull Olson Weekes – IBI Group Architects © Josh Partee

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) has selected five educational and cultural facilities for this year’s CAE Educational Facility Design Awards. The award honors educational facilities that the jury believes should serve as an example of a superb place in which to learn, furthering the client's mission, goals and educational program while demonstrating excellence in architectural design. 

The 2013 CAE Educational Facility Design Award winners are: