House in Gamagori / Kazuki Moroe Architects

01:00 - 30 April, 2013
House in Gamagori / Kazuki Moroe Architects, © Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda

© Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda +16

70 Homes in Landy Sud / PetitDidier Prioux Architectes

01:00 - 30 April, 2013
70 Homes in Landy Sud / PetitDidier Prioux Architectes, © 11h45
© 11h45
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rue du Landy, Saint-Denis, France
  • Project Manager

    Sébastien Perrault
  • Contracting Team

    OPH Plaine Commune Habitat
  • Engineering

    BECT
  • Contractor

    Bouygues Bâtiment Habitat Social
  • Area

    5391.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© 11h45 © 11h45 © Stephan Lucas © Stephan Lucas +22

'Paradiset 19-21' Housing Proposal / Kjellander + Sjöberg Architects

01:00 - 30 April, 2013
'Paradiset 19-21' Housing Proposal / Kjellander + Sjöberg Architects, Courtesy of Kjellander + Sjöberg Architects
Courtesy of Kjellander + Sjöberg Architects

Designed by Kjellander + Sjöberg Architects, their 'Paradiset 19-21' housing project creates a distinctive residential infill on Western Kungsholmen in central Stockholm. A distinctive addition with a strong urban identity, the project is a pliable mini-Manhattan, landing in the city block and building a vibrant streetscape with premises on the ground floor and inviting activities with an expressive urban character. More images and architects' description after the break.

Recovery of the former slaughterhouse into University campus / Studio Insula

01:00 - 30 April, 2013
Recovery of the former slaughterhouse into University campus / Studio Insula, © Insula srl
© Insula srl
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rome, Italy
  • Designer Architects

    Eugenio Cipollone, Francesco Cellini , Roberto Lorenzotti (Pavilions 6 & 7), Eugenio Cipollone, Paolo Orsini, Roberto Lorenzotti (Pavilion 2B)
  • Design Team

    Nicoletta Marzetti, Renzo Candidi, Lusilla Voci, Fabrizio Bonatti (Pavilion 2B)
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Insula srl © Insula srl © Stefano Cerio © Stefano Cerio +20

ArchDaily App Guide: Morpholio 2.0

01:00 - 30 April, 2013
ArchDaily App Guide: Morpholio 2.0, Courtesy of Morpholio
Courtesy of Morpholio

ArchDaily’s Architecture App Guide will introduce you to web and mobile apps that can help you as an architect: productivity, inspiration, drafting, and more. 

A year ago we introduced you  to The Morpholio Project   a web and mobile app based portfolio, created by architects, for the entire creative industry. A few months later they released iPad App: Morpholio Trace, a layered drafting tool that gained traction among architects and designers. This feature was just the beginning of what evolved into Morpholio 2.0 (free download from the App Store ) part of a series of new tools that turn the portfolio app into a flexible workspace where designers, architects, fashion designers, 3D artists, photographers, automotive designers, and everyone in the creative industry can interact and evolve ideas through feedback.

It builds on research into human-computer-interaction to deliver innovations like a tool for image analytics called "EyeTime" and virtual "Crits" where collaborators can share images, and comment on each other’s work via notes or sketches. Human behavior data-mining is essential to offering these forms of powerful feedback, letting you know how your followers are interacting with your work.

Learn more about the 7 new tools Morpholio 2.0 offers to the creative world:

Video: Thom Mayne Talks With Toyo Ito

00:00 - 30 April, 2013

At 71, the 2013 Pritzker Prize winner Toyo Ito is not content with settling down just yet, at least not architecturally-speaking. Where many architects have established distinct styles, Ito is known for constantly shifting, experimenting, questioning and developing his approach to architecture. As one member of the Prtizker jury put it "he has been working on one project all along - to push the boundaries of architecture. And to achieve that goal, he is not afraid of letting go what he has accomplished before.” 

In this video entitled Learning from Laureates - which comes courtesy of the good folks at ARCHITECT magazine - fellow experimentalist and Pritzker Prize recipient (not to mention 2013 AIA Gold MedalistThom Mayne gets to grips with Ito's motivation. The pair of laureates converse via Skype examining the drive behind Ito's evolutionary approach, before getting down to discussing how they think architecture is being affected by society's biggest change yet - the advent of the post-digital age.

See more of Ito's work along with some of our previous coverage after the break...

Home 09 / i29 | interior architects

01:00 - 30 April, 2013
Home 09 / i29 | interior architects, © i29 l interior architects
© i29 l interior architects

© i29 l interior architects © i29 l interior architects © i29 l interior architects © i29 l interior architects +15

Stone House In Anavissos / Whitebox Architects

01:00 - 30 April, 2013
Stone House In Anavissos / Whitebox Architects, © George Fakaros
© George Fakaros
  • Architects

  • Location

    Athens, Greece
  • Design Team

    Panagiotis Kokkalidis, Aliki Triantafillidoy, Anna Drella
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© George Fakaros © George Fakaros © George Fakaros © George Fakaros +41

AD Interviews: Pedro Gadanho

01:00 - 30 April, 2013

Pedro Gadanho is a Portuguese architect, curator, teacher and writer, appointed as the  Curator for Contemporary Architecture at the MoMA in January last year.

HAD Office / Had Architects

01:00 - 30 April, 2013
© Tang Jiajun
© Tang Jiajun
  • Architects

  • Location

    Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
  • Design Team

    Tang Jiajun, Wang Conglong
  • Area

    515.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Tang Jiajun © Tang Jiajun © Tang Jiajun © Tang Jiajun +17

The Culture of Landmarks Preservation

00:00 - 30 April, 2013
The Culture of Landmarks Preservation, Courtesy of Time, Inc. via the Frank Lloyd Wright News Blog
Courtesy of Time, Inc. via the Frank Lloyd Wright News Blog

Ada Louise Huxtable was a renowned architecture critic who started at The New York Times in 1963.  Her probing articles championed the preservation of buildings regarded as examples of historic design still imperative to the life of the city. Her arguments were leveraged by research and an in-depth understanding of architecture as an ever-relevant art form ("the art we cannot afford to ignore").  Alexandra Lange of The Nation points to the connection between Ada Louise Huxtable's writing and its influence on the culture of preservation that eventually resulted in the establishment of the Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1965. 

More after the break.

Territoria / Cazú Zegers

01:00 - 30 April, 2013
© Carlos Eguiguren
© Carlos Eguiguren
  • Architects

  • Location

    El Regidor 66, Las Condes, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Cazú Zegers
  • Area

    1825.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Carlos Eguiguren © Carlos Eguiguren © Carlos Eguiguren © Carlos Eguiguren +48

Designing the Future of Design: An Interview with Kumar Vyas by Victoria Lautman

00:00 - 30 April, 2013
 Sketch of an eight petalled  lotus, the inspiration for Vyas' design of the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding. Image Courtesy of Kumar Vyas.
Sketch of an eight petalled lotus, the inspiration for Vyas' design of the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding. Image Courtesy of Kumar Vyas.

“What do we mean by education?” “What is design?” “Can design be taught?”

These were some of the questions a small group of innovative pioneers - huddled in the attic of Le Corbusier’s Sanskar Kendra museum - asked themselves when they set about creating what would become the National Institute of Design (NID) in Ahmedabad, India’s first design school. The year was 1962, and not only were there no designers in the country, the profession of design, for Indians, simply did not exist. 

One of these pioneers - who would head the industrial design department, help formulate the school’s curriculum, and train its faculty members - was Kumar Vyas. Born in 1929, Vyas remained at NID for three decades, and continues to work from his office on the campus he helped create. His numerous articles and books were essential to establishing India’s current design-rich environment; two years ago, he received the prestigious Sir Misha Black Medal for Excellence in Design Education. 

Vyas’ experience designing a design education is not only a fascinating journey, but also a source of inspiration - if architecture education took Vyas’ lessons to heart, and re-examined itself from square one, how would it be different?  Read Victoria Lautman’s interview with Vyas after the break, and tell us what you think in the comments below.

Estação Antártica Comandante Ferraz International Competition 1st Place / Estúdio 41

00:00 - 30 April, 2013
Estação Antártica Comandante Ferraz International Competition 1st Place / Estúdio 41, Courtesy of Estúdio 41
Courtesy of Estúdio 41
  • Project Architects

    Emerson Vidigal, Eron Costin, Fabio Henrique Faria e João Gabriel Moura Rosa Cordeiro.
  • Localização

    Península Keller
  • Area

    3200.0 m2
  • Ano do projeto

    2013
  • Fotografias

    Cortesia de Estúdio 41

Courtesy of Estúdio 41 Courtesy of Estúdio 41 Courtesy of Estúdio 41 Courtesy of Estúdio 41 +20

Estúdio 41 shared with us the winning proposal for the Estação Antártica Comandante Ferraz International Competition. All the details after the break.

Nursery and Communal Premises / Heams et Michel

01:00 - 30 April, 2013
Nursery and Communal Premises / Heams et Michel, © Serge Demailly
© Serge Demailly

© Serge Demailly © Heams et Michel © Serge Demailly © Serge Demailly +25

Villa Wallin / Erik Andersson Architects

01:00 - 30 April, 2013
Villa Wallin / Erik Andersson Architects, © Åke E-son Lindman
© Åke E-son Lindman

© Åke E-son Lindman © Åke E-son Lindman © Åke E-son Lindman © Åke E-son Lindman +17

Motisons Tower / Kothari Associates

01:00 - 30 April, 2013
Motisons Tower / Kothari Associates, Courtesy of Kothari Associates
Courtesy of Kothari Associates
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jaipur, India
  • Director

    Utkarsh Kothari
  • Chief Architect

    Ravindra Verma
  • Senior Architect

    Rajesh Singh
  • Area

    50000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Kothari Associates

Courtesy of Kothari Associates Courtesy of Kothari Associates Courtesy of Kothari Associates Courtesy of Kothari Associates +26

Central Mosque of Pristina Competition Entry / Maden GROUP

01:00 - 30 April, 2013
Central Mosque of Pristina Competition Entry / Maden GROUP, Courtesy of Maden GROUP
Courtesy of Maden GROUP

The idea behind the proposal for the Central Mosque of Pristina comes from the first religious needs and the study of the earliest styles of mosque architecture in Kosovo. Designed by Maden GROUP, the concept is to convey tradition through contemporary architecture while combining in the best mode of architecture and religious rules. Therefore, the architects developed in geometric foundations, by combining simple geometrical elements. More images and architects’ description after the break.