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

Occidens Museum / Vaillo + Irigaray

01:00 - 12 July, 2013
Occidens Museum / Vaillo + Irigaray, © Ruben Perez Bescos
© Ruben Perez Bescos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Navarrería, 39, 31001 Pamplona, Navarre, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Antonio Vaíllo, Juan L. Irigaray, Daniel Galar, Josecho Vélaz
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Ruben Perez Bescos © Ruben Perez Bescos © Ruben Perez Bescos © Ruben Perez Bescos +23

'Yona on the Beach': MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal / Stephen Yablon Architect

01:00 - 12 July, 2013
'Yona on the Beach': MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal / Stephen Yablon Architect, Courtesy of Stephen Yablon Architect
Courtesy of Stephen Yablon Architect

One of the selected entries in the MoMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas, Stephen Yablon Architect’s "Yona on the Beach" accepts the inherent and increasingly dynamic weather conditions of barrier islands. Their idea is a new model for barrier island settlements; entire beach neighborhoods are raised high above the 100 year flood plain so that the barrier island below can naturally shift and change during storms with minimal impact to human habitation. More images and architects' description after the break.

Dance School in Lliria / hidalgomora arquitectura

01:00 - 12 July, 2013
© Diego Opazo
© Diego Opazo

© Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo +12

House Overlooking the Strait / Keisuke Kawaguchi + K2-Design

01:00 - 12 July, 2013
House Overlooking the Strait / Keisuke Kawaguchi + K2-Design, © Takahiro Shimokawa
© Takahiro Shimokawa

© Takahiro Shimokawa © Takahiro Shimokawa © Takahiro Shimokawa © Takahiro Shimokawa +28

North American Butterfly Association / Cooper Joseph Studio

00:00 - 12 July, 2013
© Thorney Lieberman
© Thorney Lieberman
  • Architects

  • Location

    National Butterfly Center, 3333 Butterfly Park Drive, Mission, TX 78572, United States
  • Design Team

    Wendy Evans Joseph, Chris Cooper, Chris Good
  • Area

    47015.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Thorney Lieberman © Thorney Lieberman © Thorney Lieberman © Thorney Lieberman +11

Trublerhütte / Rossetti + Wyss Architekten

01:00 - 12 July, 2013
Trublerhütte / Rossetti + Wyss Architekten, © Jürg Zimmermann
© Jürg Zimmermann

© Jürg Zimmermann © Jürg Zimmermann © Jürg Zimmermann © Jürg Zimmermann +15

“La Lagartija” House and Bungalows / Alexandro Velázquez Moreno

01:00 - 12 July, 2013
“La Lagartija” House and Bungalows / Alexandro Velázquez Moreno, © Moritz Bernoully
© Moritz Bernoully
  • Architects

  • Location

    Valle de Bravo, México
  • Project Management

    Daniel Bautista del Carmen
  • Collaborators

    Fernando Vera Muñoz, Andrés Huesca Rangel, Hairo Salgado Dabbah, Everardo Jimenez Juárez
  • Construction

    Arquitecto Antonio Díaz
  • Engineering

    CP: Ing. Raúl Carmona Galindo
  • Bioclimatic Consulting

    TAPHA: Alejandro Herrera, Marisa Egea
  • Lighting, Furniture Design and Site Management

    AV Arquitectos
  • Area

    1090.0 m2
  • Year

    2012
  • Photography

© Moritz Bernoully © Moritz Bernoully © Moritz Bernoully © Moritz Bernoully +34

AP 1211 / Alan Chu

00:00 - 12 July, 2013
© Djan Chu
© Djan Chu
  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Alan Chu
  • Design Team

    Anita Meduna
  • Area

    25.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Djan Chu © Djan Chu © Djan Chu © Djan Chu +15

Casa Lorenzo / Juan M. Otxotorena

01:00 - 12 July, 2013
Casa Lorenzo / Juan M. Otxotorena, © Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute
  • Architects

  • Location

    Gorráiz, Navarra, Spain
  • Collaborators architects

    Gloria Herrera, Juan José Peralta
  • Quantity surveyors

    Isabelino Río
  • Area

    446.2 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute +13

Naya / aoydesign

01:00 - 12 July, 2013
Naya / aoydesign, Courtesy of aoydesign
Courtesy of aoydesign
  • Architects

  • Location

    Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Shigeo Aoyama, Yukiko Sumitani
  • Contractor

    Nishimoto Builder
  • Structural Design

    Masaki Structural laboratory
  • Area

    99.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of aoydesign

Courtesy of aoydesign Courtesy of aoydesign Courtesy of aoydesign Courtesy of aoydesign +13

AD Classics: The Dymaxion House / Buckminster Fuller

01:00 - 12 July, 2013
AD Classics: The Dymaxion House / Buckminster Fuller, Bucky and the Dymaxion © Bettmann/Corbis via britannica.com
Bucky and the Dymaxion © Bettmann/Corbis via britannica.com

The Dymaxion House was a futuristic dwelling invented by the architect and practical philosopher R. Buckminister Fuller - who would have turned 118 today. The word “Dymaxion,” which combines the words dynamic, maximum and tension, was coined (among many others) by Fuller himself.

via www.trumanlibrary.org model via scene.org © MoMA © The Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller, via myipamm.net +18

House MY / Studio Za Arhitekturu

01:00 - 12 July, 2013
House MY / Studio Za Arhitekturu, © Sandro Lendler
© Sandro Lendler

© Sandro Lendler © Sandro Lendler © Sandro Lendler © Sandro Lendler +19

Turkish Parliament Passes Bill to Protect Historic Skylines

00:00 - 12 July, 2013
Turkish Parliament Passes Bill to Protect Historic Skylines, © Harvey Barrison
© Harvey Barrison

In an effort to protect Turkey’s historic skylines from uncontrolled urbanization, the Turkish Parliament has passed an amendment that would grant zoning authority to the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization as well as set up an aesthetic architectural commission. 

More after the break...

Little Brick Studio / MAKE Architecture

01:00 - 12 July, 2013
Little Brick Studio / MAKE Architecture, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts
  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • Design Team

    Melissa Bright, Bruce Rowe, Gillian Hatch, Shelley Freeman
  • Builder

    4AD Construction
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +18

Erik Schlangen Proves the Potential of “Self-Healing Asphalt”

00:00 - 12 July, 2013

Imagine a pervious asphalt that not only significantly reduces noise pollution, but saves millions in maintenance and repairs by its ability to self-heal. Well, this type of super-asphalt is not far from being distributed world-wide as experimental micromechanic pioneer Erik Schlangen of Delft Technical University has been studying the material’s potential on a test track in The Netherland’s for the past few years.

Basically, with the introduction of small steel wool fibers, Self Healing Asphalt is capable of repairing micro-cracks and significantly extending the service life of roadways through induction heating. Similarly, Schlangen is leading the research on Self Healing Concrete, where by infusing concrete with a harmless limestone-producing bacteria that feeds off of calcium lactate - a component of milk - the material has the potential to self-heal micro-cracks in the presence of rainwater. 

Urban Hybrid Housing Winning Proposal / MVRDV

01:00 - 12 July, 2013
Urban Hybrid Housing Winning Proposal / MVRDV, © MVRDV
© MVRDV

MVRDV was just announced by the city of Emmen, Switzerland as the winners of the Feldbreite competition for a housing block, which consist of 95 homes of 16 different types. Their urban hybrid development proposal combines characteristics of city dwelling – central location, privacy, underground parking – with the characteristics of suburban life: gardens, multilevel living and a neighborhood community.  Construction is expected to start in 2015. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Silk Apartments / Tony Caro Architecture

01:00 - 11 July, 2013
© Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman
  • Architects

  • Location

    2 Distillery Drive, Pyrmont NSW 2009
  • Design Team

    Tony Caro, Louise Chapman, Blair Young, Alex Koll, Jason Fraser, Katja Hempel, Nick Mittens, Simon Mather, Tony Camilleri, Rebecca Donoghue.
  • Landscape

    FJMT
  • Area

    13097.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +38

Tighthouse / Fabrica 718

01:00 - 11 July, 2013
Tighthouse  / Fabrica 718, © Hai Zhang
© Hai Zhang
  • Architects

  • Location

    New York City, NY, United States
  • Architectural Designer

    Fabrica 718
  • Architect of Record

    Studio Cicetti Architect
  • Design Team

    Julie Torres Moskovitz, team: Minyoung Song, Kim Letven, Michael Vanreusel, Natalya Egon, Corey Yurkovich, and Jade Yang
  • Structural Engineer

    Anastos Engineering
  • Expediter

    Schnall Consulting
  • Contractor

    WM Dorvillier & Co
  • Passive House Engineer

    ZeroEnergy Design
  • Area

    3200.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Hai Zhang © Hai Zhang © Hai Zhang © Hai Zhang +23