299 Soper Place / Barry J. Hobin + Associates Architects Inc

01:00 - 7 May, 2013
Courtesy of doublespace photography and Barry J.Hobin & Associates Architects Inc.
Courtesy of doublespace photography and Barry J.Hobin & Associates Architects Inc.

Courtesy of doublespace photography and Barry J.Hobin & Associates Architects Inc. Courtesy of doublespace photography and Barry J.Hobin & Associates Architects Inc. Courtesy of doublespace photography and Barry J.Hobin & Associates Architects Inc. Courtesy of doublespace photography and Barry J.Hobin & Associates Architects Inc. +31

A Crash Course on Modern Architecture (Part 1)

00:00 - 7 May, 2013
The Barcelona pavilion, now an architectural icon but unnoticed in the beginning. Image © Flickr User CC Wotjek Gurak
The Barcelona pavilion, now an architectural icon but unnoticed in the beginning. Image © Flickr User CC Wotjek Gurak

Merete Ahnfeldt-Mollerup is associate Professor at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. This article originally appeared on GRASP.

This is where one has to quote William Gibson:”The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.”

Within architecture (and design and planning), there are always several simultaneous realities. One very pragmatic reason is that architecture is a very slow form of communication: it may take several decades from the moment a concept arises somewhere to the point where it becomes mainstream knowledge within the industry, and then even more time before it reaches the general public.

Take the “Modern Movement” in architecture. Basically, its theories and formal language were fully developed from 1919 through 1924. And when we read the history books, we get this distorted version that the great modernist pioneers were only stopped by the evil dictatorships in the Soviet Union and Germany. This is as far from the reality of the era as it can possibly be. 

Keep reading Ahnfeldt-Mollerup's crash course to architecture, after the break...

Appartement Spectral / BETILLON / DORVAL‐BORY

01:00 - 7 May, 2013
Appartement Spectral / BETILLON / DORVAL‐BORY, © BETILLON / DORVAL‐BORY
© BETILLON / DORVAL‐BORY
  • Architects

  • Location

    Levallois, Paris, France
  • Project Team

    Nicolas Dorval-Bory, Raphaël Bétillon (principals); Federica Sedda, José Rocha Gonçalves (interns)
  • Budget

    33,000 € VAT excluded
  • Area

    20.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© BETILLON / DORVAL‐BORY © BETILLON / DORVAL‐BORY © BETILLON / DORVAL‐BORY © BETILLON / DORVAL‐BORY +33

Queenscliff Residence / John Wardle Architects

01:00 - 7 May, 2013
Queenscliff Residence / John Wardle Architects, © Trevor Mein
© Trevor Mein
  • Architects

  • Location

    Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia
  • Design Team

    Diego Bekinschtein, Lauren Holland
  • Area

    665.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein +18

Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture Unveils Proposal for Mumbai’s Tallest Tower

00:00 - 7 May, 2013
© Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture
© Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture

Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture has unveiled a competition-winning prototype in which they hope will become Mumbai’s tallest skyscraper. Standing 400-meters about the crowded city streets, the 116-story Imperial Tower’s curvilinear form is aerodynamically shaped to “confuse the wind.” Its 132 “spacious and luxurious” residential units are punctuated by north- and south-facing sky gardens, which break up wind currents around the tower and provide unprecedented access to natural light and views of the Arabian sea. 

Madla-Revheim Masterplan Proposal / MVRDV + Space Group

01:00 - 7 May, 2013
Madla-Revheim Masterplan Proposal / MVRDV + Space Group, © MVRDV + Space Group
© MVRDV + Space Group

MVRDV and Space Group are one of three teams who have been asked to submit a masterplan proposal for the Norwegian town of Madla-Revheim, the main development area outside of Stavanger. The aim of this commission is to develop a model of sustainable growth that treats development principles, transportation systems and built structures as parts of a whole. In this proposal, MVRDV and Space Group propose to concentrate 4,000 housing units on the edge of the 780 acre site, preserving the heart of the development for open, green space, public programs and sports facilities. 

Unquera Parish Center - Church of the Holy Martyrs / Fernandez-Abascal y Muruzabal + Ortiz y Barrientos

01:00 - 7 May, 2013
Unquera Parish Center - Church of the Holy Martyrs / Fernandez-Abascal y Muruzabal + Ortiz y Barrientos, © Pablo Ausucua García and Office Images
© Pablo Ausucua García and Office Images

© Pablo Ausucua García and Office Images © Pablo Ausucua García and Office Images © Pablo Ausucua García and Office Images © Pablo Ausucua García and Office Images +18

Biokilab Laboratories / Taller Básico De Arquitectura

01:00 - 7 May, 2013
© José Manuel Cutillas
© José Manuel Cutillas

© José Manuel Cutillas © José Manuel Cutillas © José Manuel Cutillas © José Manuel Cutillas +20

Fairhaven Residence / John Wardle Architects

01:00 - 7 May, 2013
Fairhaven Residence / John Wardle Architects, © Trevor Mein
© Trevor Mein
  • Architects

  • Location

    Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
  • Project Team

    John Wardle, Andy Wong, Diego Bekinschtein, Chloe Lanser, Robert Kolac, James Juricevich
  • Builder

    Spence Construction
  • Structural Engineer

    Felicetti
  • Area

    430.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein +22

Chinese Coin House / Juan Carlos Menacho

01:00 - 7 May, 2013
Chinese Coin House / Juan Carlos Menacho, © Enrique Menacho
© Enrique Menacho
  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
  • Collaborators

    Alejandra Stall, Martin Guerra, Marcelo Vargas, Bruna Schmidt, Carla Giménez, Silver Cava
  • Client

    Adriana De Souza, José Luis Noya
  • Area

    350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Enrique Menacho © Enrique Menacho © Enrique Menacho © Enrique Menacho +15

Conference Center in Corporate Campus Apeldoorn / ADP Architects

01:00 - 7 May, 2013
Conference Center in Corporate Campus Apeldoorn / ADP Architects, © Gerard van Beek
© Gerard van Beek
  • Architects

  • Location

    Apeldoorn, Netherlands
  • Landscape Co-architects

    Bureau B+B urbanism and landscape architecture
  • Interior Co-architects

    Ex Interiors
  • Client

    Achmea
  • Area

    9600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Gerard van Beek © Gerard van Beek © Gerard van Beek © Gerard van Beek +26

SL 2401 Building / CMS Arquitectas

01:00 - 6 May, 2013
SL 2401 Building / CMS Arquitectas, © Walter Salcedo
© Walter Salcedo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rosario, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
  • Project Architects

    Chiatello Diana, Matiasevich Paula, Spinetta Melina
  • Area

    876.0 m2
  • Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Walter Salcedo, Luis Vignoli, Courtesy of CMS Arquitectas

© Luis Vignoli © Luis Vignoli © Walter Salcedo © Walter Salcedo +28

The East Harlem School / GLUCK+

01:00 - 6 May, 2013
The East Harlem School / GLUCK+, © Erik Freeland
© Erik Freeland
  • Architects

  • Location

    309 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029, USA
  • Design Team

    Shannon Bambenek, Kees Brinkman, Kathy Chang, Steven Chen, A.B. Moburg-Davis, Marc Gee, Peter L. Gluck, Bethia Liu, Jill Reinecke , Elaine Sun, Stacie Wong
  • Area

    27800.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Erik Freeland © Erik Freeland © Theo Morrison © Erik Freeland +18

Owase Elementary School / Yasuyuki ITO/CAn

00:00 - 6 May, 2013
Owase Elementary School / Yasuyuki ITO/CAn, © Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda

© Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda +20

De Wet 34 / SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

01:00 - 6 May, 2013
De Wet 34 / SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects, © Adam Letch
© Adam Letch

© Adam Letch Courtesy of SAOTA Courtesy of SAOTA Courtesy of SAOTA +16

Archipendium 2014 Call for Submissions ends May 31

00:00 - 6 May, 2013
Archipendium 2014 Call for Submissions ends May 31

There's only a few weeks left for you to be part of Archipendium 2014, Powered by ArchDaily. Archipendium 2014 showcases great examples of modern architecture from all around the world. 365 different architectural studios have been featured over the past few years, including; BIGChaix & MorelCOOP HIMMELB(L)AUDavid ChipperfieldDelugan MeisslEisenman ArchitectsFoster+Partnersgmp von Gerkan, Marg und PartnerGraftJean NouvelKing KongMassimiliano FuksasMVRDVOMA,Steven Holl ArchitectsTony Fretton,UNStudioand Zaha Hadid. In order to get a unique view of modern architecture, every featured architect personally chooses which project to submit. Each project is presented as a main photograph, with additional text and drawings on the reverse. This new version will also include ArchDaily's Monthly Editor's Choice.

More than just a calendar, Archipendium 2014 is a collector’s item. This calendar is an impressive overview of the latest trends in both modern architecture and design. Become part of the Archipendium architectural calendar that shows different contemporary architecture for every day of the year. Participation in this publication is free of charge.

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Prince Claus Fund Now Accepting Proposals

00:00 - 6 May, 2013
Prince Claus Fund Now Accepting Proposals

The Prince Claus Fund is now welcoming project proposals from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean for cultural initiatives related to the rethinking of public space.  

Shesmedi Hospital / Yeonghwan Lim + Sunhyun Kim

01:00 - 6 May, 2013
© Youngchae Park
© Youngchae Park
  • Architects

  • Location

    Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Young Lim, Sun Kim
  • Design Team

    Sung-ho Kim, Jung-ho Choi, Jeong-tae Kim, Hye-kyung Ko, Jung-woo Oh
  • Area

    1249.88 sqm
  • Photographs

© Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park +24