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

Pellegari / Agence Bernard Bühler

01:00 - 15 June, 2013
Pellegari / Agence Bernard Bühler, © Vincent Monthiers
© Vincent Monthiers

Courtesy of Agence Bernard Bühler © Vincent Monthiers © Vincent Monthiers © Vincent Monthiers +21

Manhattan Court Residence / Hanna Gabriel Wells Architects

01:00 - 15 June, 2013
Manhattan Court Residence / Hanna Gabriel Wells Architects, © Larry Stanley
© Larry Stanley
  • Architects

  • Location

    San Diego, California, USA
  • Design Team

    James Gabriel, Chris Johns, Adrienne Gabriel
  • Client/Owner

    Miyo and Mitchell Reff
  • General Contractor

    RGB Group Inc.
  • Structural Engineer

    Mike Suprenant & Associates
  • Landscape Architect

    Jaime Lievers
  • Area

    4320.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Larry Stanley © Larry Stanley © Larry Stanley © Larry Stanley +13

Child Education Center / Planta33 Arquitectura. Rodrigo Muñoz García

01:00 - 15 June, 2013
Child Education Center / Planta33 Arquitectura. Rodrigo Muñoz García, © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +35

Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects

01:00 - 15 June, 2013
© Tom Arban
© Tom Arban

© Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban +24

In Progress: Porter School / Axelrod-Grobman Architects + NCArchitects + Geotectura

01:00 - 15 June, 2013

What Does the New Apple Store in San Francisco Say About Commercial Architecture?

00:00 - 15 June, 2013
What Does the New Apple Store in San Francisco Say About Commercial Architecture?, Rendering of the proposed Apple Store in Union Square
Rendering of the proposed Apple Store in Union Square

This past May, Apple filed plans to close its existing flagship retail store at 1 Stockton Street in San Francisco and move it three blocks north to one of the city's most popular spots: Union Square. This plan was met with enthusiasm from city officials until they realized that Apple and the store's architects at Foster + Partners were disregarding a beloved bronze folk art fountain by San Francisco sculptor Ruth Asawa that currently occupies the site. Many have also criticized the store's design for being a characterless box of metal and glass that contributes nothing unique to the local landscape, raising awareness of a commercial architecture defined more and more by trademark and less and less by its surroundings.

More on Apple's proposal in San Francisco and the problems of trademarked design after the break.

'FitNation' Exhibition

00:00 - 15 June, 2013
'FitNation' Exhibition, Red Swing Project / University of Texas at Austin Architecture Students / © Blake Gordon
Red Swing Project / University of Texas at Austin Architecture Students / © Blake Gordon

From Brooklyn to the Bronx, from San Antonio to Cincinnati, communities and organizations across the United States are tackling heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and other chronic diseases with a dose of powerful medicine: active design. Organized by AIA New York, with the Center for Architecture, their groundbreaking 'FitNation' exhibition. brings together for the first time 33 projects in 15 states and the District of Columbia that showcase the ways design, policy, and grassroots strategies are promoting physical activity as part of daily life. The event began this week and concludes on August 8. More images and information on the exhibition after the break.

Light Houses. Young Nordic Architecture Exhibition

00:00 - 14 June, 2013
Light Houses. Young Nordic Architecture Exhibition, Boathouse by TYIN tegnestue / © Pasi Aalto
Boathouse by TYIN tegnestue / © Pasi Aalto

The Museum of Finnish Architecture’s summer exhibition, 'Light Houses.Young Nordic Architecture' is a two-part showing of contemporary work by young Nordic architects taking place now until September 22. Thirty-two architects from Finland, Sweden and Norway – all born after 1962, the year the pavilion was designed – were invited to design a sculptural piece that both complements the modernist vocabulary of Fehn’s pavilion and encapsulates their office’s philosophy of architecture in a 3D form of pre-specified dimensions. More information on the exhibition after the break.

Nhabeo House / Trinhvieta-Architects

01:00 - 14 June, 2013
Nhabeo House / Trinhvieta-Architects, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hochiminh City, Vietnam
  • Architect in Charge

    Trinhvieta-Architects
  • Structural Engineer

    Nguyen Chi Tam
  • Interior Designer

    Quach The Vinh
  • Area

    80.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki +24

Architect’s Eye 2013 Competition Winners

01:00 - 14 June, 2013
Architect’s Eye 2013 Competition Winners, Architecture and Place Winner: Venice 2 / David Kirkland
Architecture and Place Winner: Venice 2 / David Kirkland

Winners of the Architect’s Eye 2013 Competition have been announced! In an effort to encourage photography by architects, the biennial competition asked entrants to submit photography in two categories: Architecture and Place focusing on the aesthetics of a building and how it shapes the location and Architecture and People focusing on the interaction of people in relation to architecture.

A Complete List of the RIBA National Award Winners

00:00 - 14 June, 2013
Church Walk, N16 by David Mikhail © Crocker
Church Walk, N16 by David Mikhail © Crocker

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has unveiled the 2013 RIBA National Award winners, a shortlist of 52 exemplars in design excellence from the UK and EU that will compete for the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize. This year’s award winners were selected from practices of all sizes and projects of all scales, ranging from a beautifully-crafted chapel in the back garden of an Edinburgh townhouse to the innovative yellow-roofed Ferrari Museum in Italy. Notably, one third of the UK winners are exceptionally designed education buildings.

The 43 UK buildings that have won an RIBA National Award are:

Ter Pitte / Import Export Architecture

01:00 - 14 June, 2013
©  Stijn Bollaert
© Stijn Bollaert
  • Architects

  • Location

    Antwerpen
  • Architect in Charge

    Import Export Architecture
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

    Stijn Bollaert, Courtesy of Import Export Architecture

©  Stijn Bollaert ©  Stijn Bollaert ©  Stijn Bollaert ©  Stijn Bollaert +46

FLAT 40 / Keisuke Kawaguchi+K2-Design

01:00 - 14 June, 2013
FLAT 40 / Keisuke Kawaguchi+K2-Design, © Takahiro Shimokawa
© Takahiro Shimokawa

© Toru Kitamura © Toru Kitamura © Takahiro Shimokawa © Takahiro Shimokawa +41

Courtyard Social Houses in Es Mercadal / Ferrer Forés

01:00 - 14 June, 2013
Courtyard Social Houses in Es Mercadal / Ferrer Forés, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +11

When Urban Planning Gets Political: The History of Taksim Square

00:00 - 14 June, 2013
When Urban Planning Gets Political: The History of Taksim Square, via Plataforma Urbana
via Plataforma Urbana

Over the last two weeks, the world has witnessed history unfold in a small park in the heart of Istanbul, Taksim Square.  What started out as a peaceful protest to save Gezi Park and its trees from destruction has turned into a country-wide (and, to some degree, worldwide) movement that rejects the ever-increasing autocratic tendencies of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. 

The urban policies and projects that PM Erdogan and his government have been loutishly implementing in Istanbul offer only a few examples of the way this government has manifested its undemocratic attitudes. In that regard, it would be misleading to consider the protest over Taksim and Gezi Park as an isolated incident.  Instead, development over Istanbul’s quintessential square constitutes the last straw in a series of neo-liberal policies, themselves the result of a century of history, that have shaped Istanbul over the course of the last decade.

More after the break...

Housing in Baracaldo / Linazasoro Arquitectura

01:00 - 14 June, 2013
© Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán
  • Architects

  • Location

    Paseo El Ferrocarril, 6, 48901 San Vicente de Barakaldo, Bizkaia, Spain
  • Project Architect

    José Ignacio Linazasoro Rodriguez
  • Area

    10000.0 m2
  • Year

    2008
  • Photography

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +11

House in Pantano de San Juan / GEO Arquitectos

01:00 - 14 June, 2013
House in Pantano de San Juan / GEO Arquitectos, © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ávila, España
  • Architects in Charge

    Álvaro Galmés, Arturo Grinda, Miguel Olazábal
  • Collaborators

    José Luís Gutiérrez, Juan C. Plaza
  • Technical Architect

    Cristina Arias Utrero
  • Site area

    2.240 m2
  • Area

    780.0 m2
  • Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +17

Pool Pavilion / GLUCK+

01:00 - 14 June, 2013
© Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol
  • Architects

  • Location

    Adirondack Mountains, Keene, NY 12943, USA
  • Project Team

    Shannon Bambenek, Richard Bednarczyk, John D’Agnone, Peter L. Gluck, Charlie Kaplan, Eric Schaefer, Robert Wall, Douglas Weibel
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Amy Barkow © Paul Warchol © Erik Freeland © Paul Warchol +12