Villa Lokaator / Kavakava Architects

01:00 - 1 April, 2013
Villa Lokaator / Kavakava Architects, © Paul Riddle
© Paul Riddle
  • Architects

  • Location

    Paldiski, Estonia
  • Architect in Charge

    Indrek Peil, Siiri Vallner
  • Structural Engineer

    Maari Idnurm, Juhan Idnurm EEB
  • Area

    197.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

    Paul Riddle, Martin Siplane, Courtesy of Kavakava Architects

© Martin Siplane © Paul Riddle © Paul Riddle © Paul Riddle +16

Stacked Cabin / Johnsen Schmaling Architects

01:00 - 1 April, 2013
Stacked Cabin / Johnsen Schmaling Architects, © John J. Macaulay
© John J. Macaulay

© John J. Macaulay © John J. Macaulay © John J. Macaulay © John J. Macaulay +18

House Lev / Metarquitectura

01:00 - 1 April, 2013
House Lev / Metarquitectura, © Patrick López Jaime
© Patrick López Jaime
  • Architects

  • Location

    Puebla, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Arq. Ezequiel Aguilar Martínez, Arq. Sergio Álvarez
  • Area

    890.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Patrick López Jaime © Patrick López Jaime © Patrick López Jaime © Patrick López Jaime +13

Fox House / PIQUE Architecture

01:00 - 1 April, 2013
© Nicole Werner
© Nicole Werner

© Alan Brandt © Alan Brandt © Alan Brandt © Alan Brandt +26

New classrooms for the School of Economics at Murcia University / Ecoproyecta + Ad-hoc msl

01:00 - 1 April, 2013
New classrooms for the School of Economics at Murcia University / Ecoproyecta + Ad-hoc msl, © Gabriel López
© Gabriel López
  • Architects

  • Location

    Murcia Spain
  • Arquitectos a Cargo

    Pablo Carbonell Alonso, J.A. Sánchez Morales, M. Mesa del Castillo Clavel, Ricardo Crespi, Juli Novau Mañogil, Luis Miguel Guzmán Sánchez, Laura Ortín, Jiménez, Blanca de Juan Bayan
  • Acoustic Engineering

    Bioingeniería
  • Structural Engineering

    David Boixader
  • Construction

    Guifersol
  • Client

    Universidad de Murcia
  • Area

    472.0 m2
  • Year

    2009
  • Photography

    Gabriel López

© Gabriel López © Gabriel López © Gabriel López © Gabriel López +31

Off-grid itHouse / Taalman Koch

01:00 - 1 April, 2013
Off-grid itHouse / Taalman Koch, © Art Gray
© Art Gray

© Patricia Parinejad © Patricia Parinejad © Art Gray © Art Gray +27

Roprachtice House / PRODESI

01:00 - 1 April, 2013
Roprachtice House / PRODESI, © Jindřich Jelínek
© Jindřich Jelínek
  • Architects

  • Location

    Roprachtice, Czech Republic
  • Architect in Charge

    Vaclav Zahradnicek, Radim Oblouk
  • Contractor

    DOMESI
  • Construction

    Wooden
  • Area

    138.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Lina Nemeth © Lina Nemeth © Lina Nemeth © Lina Nemeth +18

University of Toronto Instructional Centre / Perkins + Will

01:00 - 1 April, 2013
© James Brittain
© James Brittain
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • Design Principal

    Andrew Frontini
  • Architectural Team

    Alan Mortsch, Alice Wong, Larry Silva, Claudia Bader,
  • Interior Design

    Diana Shams
  • Area

    150000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© James Brittain © Ben Rahn/A-Frame © Ben Rahn/A-Frame © Ben Rahn/A-Frame +17

House in Keyaki / SNARK + OUVI

01:00 - 1 April, 2013
© Ippei Shinzawa
© Ippei Shinzawa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan.
  • Architect in Charge

    Sunao Koase, Yu Yamada, Shin Yokoo
  • Structural Engineer

    Shin Yokoo
  • General Constructors

    Yasumatsu Takken
  • Area

    10313.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa +22

Day Care Village Competition Entry / PRAUD

01:00 - 1 April, 2013
Day Care Village Competition Entry / PRAUD, Courtesy of PRAUD
Courtesy of PRAUD

Providing services to 80 residents with developmental intellectual disabilities, the Day Care Village proposal by PRAUD sits on a site on the north-west side of Beer Sheba. The city provides facilities and community services to 700 people with developmental intellectual disabilities of various levels, and the project is part of their aim to support and assist those in need. Hence, the project must not only address the demand of day care center but also suggest a typology for day care center so that it can influence future development of service facilities in Beer Sheba. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Demystifying the London Airport Conundrum with Ricky Burdett

00:00 - 1 April, 2013

There's no denying that London's airport capacity is insufficient (to put it mildly) - not just for its current needs, but, most worryingly, for the future. Nor are architects ignorant to the situation; in the last few years we've published proposals from the likes of Foster+PartnersZaha Hadid ArchitectsBeckett Ravine, and Grimshaw Architects, offering their own unique perspectives on what could be done.

However, for all the proposals (some emphasizing new off-shore airports, others on bulking up infrastructure or existing facilities), it's hard to untangle what's actually being done towards making these ideas reality. To clarify the situation, and lay our doubts at rest, we spoke with Ricky Burdett, one of the commissioners of the newly created Independent Airports Commission.    

In the video above, Burdett, a renowned architect and professor of Urban Studies at the LSE (who has previously served as architecural advisor for both the 2012 London Olympics and the Mayor of London, 2001-2006), explains the political situation in the UK that has been preventing action, and describes how the Independent Airports Commission has been assembled in order to help the government through this process. 

More info on this controversial commission, after the break... 

Collective Eco-Housing La Canopée / Patrick Arotcharen Architecte

01:00 - 1 April, 2013
© Vincent Monthiers
© Vincent Monthiers

© Vincent Monthiers © Vincent Monthiers © Vincent Monthiers © Vincent Monthiers +27

Zhongwei Cultural Complex / hpa

01:00 - 1 April, 2013
Courtesy of Zhongwei Cultural Complex
Courtesy of Zhongwei Cultural Complex
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zhongwei, Ningxia, China
  • Area

    80000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Zhongwei Cultural Complex

Courtesy of Zhongwei Cultural Complex Courtesy of Zhongwei Cultural Complex Courtesy of Zhongwei Cultural Complex Courtesy of Zhongwei Cultural Complex +80

Living Arts City: Art and Urbanism in Phnom Penh and New York

00:00 - 1 April, 2013
Living Arts City: Art and Urbanism in Phnom Penh and New York, Courtesy of Parsons The New School for Design
Courtesy of Parsons The New School for Design

As part of Season of Cambodia, a multidisciplinary arts festival taking place this spring in New York CityParsons The New School for Design and Cambodian Living Arts will be presenting a two-day colloquium titled, 'Living Arts City: Art and Urbanism in Phnom Penh and New York'. Taking place April 6-7, the event will bring together artists, performers, curators, arts managers, scholars and students in a series of facilitated workshops and discussions on how to make the arts central to a sustainable future in Cambodia, in the face of rapid growth and urban development. For more information, including a complete schedule of events, please visit here.

ArchDaily partners with Google for Google Nose BETA

00:00 - 1 April, 2013
ArchDaily partners with Google for Google Nose BETA, High Line Park smells wet / Photo by Marcin Wichary / http://www.flickr.com/photos/mwichary/
High Line Park smells wet / Photo by Marcin Wichary / http://www.flickr.com/photos/mwichary/

We know a good idea when we see it. That's why as soon as we heard about Google Nose we decided to call our friends at Google and work something between both of us. Google has the power to bring you the scent of food, animals, and all sort of things. But what about buildings? That's were we come in.

Redesigning Detroit: A New Vision for an Iconic Site

01:00 - 1 April, 2013
Redesigning Detroit: A New Vision for an Iconic Site, © via Opportunity Detroit
© via Opportunity Detroit

In an effort to generate innovative ideas for the re-use of one of the most important building sites in Detroit’s redeveloping downtown, Rock Ventures LLC has collaborated with Opportunity Detroit to launch the open ideas competition Redesigning Detroit: A New Vision for an Iconic Site. Entrants are challenged to create compelling visions for a new urban development on the famous 92,421 square foot Hudson's site that would play a significant role in the regeneration of downtown Detroit. 

AD Interviews: Chris Wilkinson & Jim Eyre / Wilkinson Eyre Architects

01:00 - 1 April, 2013

During the 2012 World Architecture Festival, we had the opportunity to interview Chris Wilkinson and Jim Eyre, the directors of the UK firm Wilkinson Eyre Architects who received the World Building of the Year Award for their Cooled Conservatories at Gardens by the Bay.

Kulturbau and mall / Benthem Crouwel Architects

01:00 - 1 April, 2013
© Jens Kirchner
© Jens Kirchner

© Jens Kirchner © Jens Kirchner © Jens Kirchner © Jens Kirchner +27