Fornebuporten / Dark Arkitekter + Zinc interior architects

13:00 - 29 January, 2016
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© Hufton+Crow

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Wolfgang Buttress’ Celebrated UK Pavilion, "The Hive" Moves to Kew Gardens

12:00 - 29 January, 2016
UK Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Wolfgang Buttress. Image Courtesy of Kew
UK Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Wolfgang Buttress. Image Courtesy of Kew

Wolfgang ButtressThe Hive, the gold medal-winning UK Pavilion from Milan Expo 2015, is being relocated to London's famous botanic garden, Kew. The mesmerizing (and photogenic) "beehive" was designed to give visitors a glimpse into the life of a working bee; its 169,300 individual aluminium components, reaching 17-meters and fitted with hundreds of LED lights, created a multi-sensory experience that shed light on the importance of the pollinator.  

"We are truly delighted to announce The Hive's move to Kew, both for its magnificent aesthetic appeal and for the resonance it has with our work – I can think of no better home for this remarkable marriage of architecture and science," Richard Deverell, director of the Kew, told Horticulture Week.

Photographer’s Loft / Desai Chia Architecture

11:00 - 29 January, 2016
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© Paul Warchol Photography

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5468796 Architecture's Response to The Guardian Over their "Failed" Social Housing Project

09:30 - 29 January, 2016
© James Brittain Photography
© James Brittain Photography

Early this month, The Guardian published a widely shared and debated article titled "Crime in the community: when 'designer' social housing goes wrong." The article told the story of Centre Village, a social housing project in Winnipeg designed by 5468796 Architecture and Cohlmeyer Architecture Limited, examining how noble intentions resulted in what they describe as "apartments poorly suited to family life, and a building structure that seems to act as a magnet for drinking and drug-taking at all hours."

Unsurprisingly 5468796 Architecture, who disagreed with much of the article's conclusions, wrote a response to the editor of Guardian Cities in the hope that their "letter to the editor" would provide some balance to the story. After The Guardian declined to publish the letter, the firm reached out to ArchDaily to ensure that their side of the debate was heard. Here is that letter in full.

We are writing to you in response to the Guardian article concerning Centre Village and many of the comments and re-posts over the last week. We believe the story that was published was inaccurate and provide the following for your information:

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La Reina House / Gonzalo Iturriaga Atala + Catalina Gómez Beck

09:00 - 29 January, 2016
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NCARB to Help Retire the Term "Intern" With Newly Named Experience Program

08:00 - 29 January, 2016
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Courtesy of millann via shutterstock

As of June 29, 2016, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)’s Intern Development Program will be renamed the “Architectural Experience Program," or AXP. Part of a wider change in the industry to retire the term “intern,” the decision was made after years of research and outreach by various committees, as well as feedback from “state licensing boards, industry leaders and emerging professionals.”

The program, developed by the NCARB, is meant to guide aspiring architects through their early career, helping them earn their license and practice independently. NCARB will continue referring to those working toward licensure as “aspiring architects” or “exam candidates.”

Kohn Pedersen Fox + Leslie E. Robertson's Next Tokyo 2045 Masterplan Features a Mile-High Skyscraper

06:00 - 29 January, 2016
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Courtesy of Kohn Pederson Fox Associates

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Leslie E. Robertson Associates have joined forces to propose a vision for a new city in Tokyo Bay. “Next Tokyo” imagines a mega-city that is adapted to climate change in the year 2045. Rising sea levels, seismic activity, and the threat of typhoons have drawn attention to the vulnerability of low-elevation coastal zones in the bay. This design proposes a development strategy that improves the bay’s preparedness for these natural disasters, while also creating a mile-high residential tower and a new transit-oriented district.

8 House / KM 429 architecture

05:00 - 29 January, 2016
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Monocle 24's 'The Urbanist' Examines the Typology of the Department Store

04:00 - 29 January, 2016

For this edition of The UrbanistMonocle 24's weekly "guide to making better cities," the team ask whether the typology of the department store – their urban impact and the ways in which they have redefined the shopping habits of many. The show examines the history of the London department store and heads to Paris to explore France’s first, Le Bon Marché. The team also draw parallels between Istanbul’s old 'hans' and their contemporary equivalents.

Quinta da Tília / Pedro Mauricio Borges

03:00 - 29 January, 2016
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Sol House / Alexander Brenner Architects

02:00 - 29 January, 2016
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N8-house / Masahiko Sato

22:00 - 28 January, 2016
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Sydney Blue Mountain’s House / Urban Possible

20:00 - 28 January, 2016
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© Tom Ferguson

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Villa Residential Apartment / Arsh [4D] Studio

19:00 - 28 January, 2016
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© Parham Taghioff

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Amagansett Dunes / Bates Masi Architects

17:00 - 28 January, 2016
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Courtesy of Bates Masi Architects

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Minimalist, Enviable Snap-Together Dog Houses from Bad Marlon

16:00 - 28 January, 2016
Deauville. Image © BAD MARLON via Fast Company
Deauville. Image © BAD MARLON via Fast Company

Your pet's den no longer has to be an eyesore. South Korean brand BAD MARLON has designed a line of modern pet homes that would meet the specs of any architect. The minimalist collection is made up of three dog houses, two of which are assembled magnetically, and one beautifully crafted interlocking pen. Take a look for yourself, after the break. 

Casa 5 / Arquitectura en Estudio

15:00 - 28 January, 2016
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© Kevin Perdomo

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Studio Gang Designs Brooklyn Training Facility for New York Fire Department

14:00 - 28 January, 2016
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© Studio Gang Architects

Studio Gang has designed a new training facility - Fire Rescue 2 - for New York's elite FDNY Company 2. Planned to be built on a Brownsville site in Brooklyn by 2017, the station uses voids as an architectural element that helps the fire team better stage and simulate emergency situations, while bringing natural light and fresh air deep into the building. 

"Company 2 is trained to respond to various emergency scenarios, from fire and building collapses to water rescues and scuba operations. During emergencies, the Company must often utilize voids in buildings, whether creating them to let heat and smoke out of a structure or locating them as a means of escape," describes Studio Gang.