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Light, Space, and Movement Become Art During the Mesmerizing Sensory Experience of "VOID"

06:00 - 22 November, 2016

VOID is an interactive sensory art installation created by New York-based artists Sergio Mora-Diaz, Oryan Inbar and Jordan Backhus, that manipulates light in physical space to generate an immersive interaction arena and a meditative, transcendent spatial experience, which reminiscent of the cosmic sky and streams of information. 

The installation is composed of an arrangement of translucent screens, digital generative images displayed through a projector and sensors that respond directly and visually to the proximities and movements of its users. 

Wasserwacht Lifeboat Station / Kunze Seeholzer Architekten

05:00 - 22 November, 2016
Wasserwacht Lifeboat Station / Kunze Seeholzer Architekten, © Jann Averwerser
© Jann Averwerser

© Jann Averwerser © Jann Averwerser © Jann Averwerser Wasserwacht Lifeboat Station / Kunze Seeholzer Architekten +12

Half Buried House / eneseis arquitectura

03:00 - 22 November, 2016
Half Buried House / eneseis arquitectura, © Andrés Flasjzer
© Andrés Flasjzer

© Andrés Flasjzer © Andrés Flasjzer © Andrés Flasjzer © Andrés Flasjzer +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Abad Nájera, 03002 Alacant, Alicante, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Daniel Solbes, Jose Luis Durán
  • Area

    170.6 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Villa Vatnan / Nordic Office of Architecture

02:00 - 22 November, 2016
Villa Vatnan / Nordic Office of Architecture, © visualis / m.c.herzog
© visualis / m.c.herzog

© visualis / m.c.herzog © Espen Grønli © visualis / m.c.herzog © Espen Grønli +28

Slow Town Tiny House / The Plus Partners + DNC Architects

22:00 - 21 November, 2016
Slow Town Tiny House / The Plus Partners + DNC Architects, © Moobum Jang
© Moobum Jang

Southern Sunshine Home / HAO Design

20:00 - 21 November, 2016
Southern Sunshine Home / HAO Design, © Hey!Cheese
© Hey!Cheese

© Hey!Cheese © Hey!Cheese © Hey!Cheese © Hey!Cheese +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kaohsiung city, Taiwan
  • Area

    116.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Toigetation 2 / H&P Architects

19:00 - 21 November, 2016
Toigetation 2 / H&P Architects, © Nguyen Tien Thanh
© Nguyen Tien Thanh

© Nguyen Tien Thanh © Nguyen Tien Thanh © Nguyen Tien Thanh © Nguyen Tien Thanh +41

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tuần Giáo District, Dien Bien, Vietnam
  • Architects In Charge

    Doan Thanh Ha, Tran Ngoc Phuong
  • 
Team

    Chu Kim Thinh, Dao Bich Lien, Nguyen Hai Hue, Nguyen Van Manh
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

6 Ways BIM Can Make Your Architecture Firm More Competitive

18:00 - 21 November, 2016
6 Ways BIM Can Make Your Architecture Firm More Competitive, Emerson College Los Angeles by Morphosis Architects, which won the AIA's 2015 Technology In Architectural Practice Innovation Awards for its use of BIM. Image © Iwan Baan
Emerson College Los Angeles by Morphosis Architects, which won the AIA's 2015 Technology In Architectural Practice Innovation Awards for its use of BIM. Image © Iwan Baan

Starting an architecture firm may sprout from one’s love for and interest in the discipline, but running a competitive business requires more than just a tendency to enjoy the work. BIM could be the edge a firm needs in order to stand out from the crowd. There are many ways a firm can make use of BIM to become more profitable on their projects and successful in winning those projects in the first place; read on to find out more about six of them.

Las Palmas Heights / o2 Architecture

17:00 - 21 November, 2016
Las Palmas Heights / o2 Architecture, © Lance Gerber
© Lance Gerber

© Lance Gerber           © Lance Gerber           © Lance Gerber           © Lance Gerber           +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Palm Springs, CA, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Lance O’Donnell, AIA
  • Area

    3250.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Christ & Gantenbein’s Kunstmuseum Basel Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu

15:30 - 21 November, 2016
Christ & Gantenbein’s Kunstmuseum Basel Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu, © Laurian Ghinitiou
© Laurian Ghinitiou

In another photoset from his latest Switzerland trip, photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu takes us inside Christ & Gantenbein’s recently-opened addition to the Kunstmuseum Basel. The design, winner in an international competition in 2009, sought to create a “contemporary brother” to the original museum, opening up to the street through its angled form. The monochromatic brick facade also responds to its context and historic neighbor, while hiding a wraparound LED screen beneath to create a frieze with a technological twist.

Check out the full series of shots, after the break.

© Laurian Ghinitiou © Laurian Ghinitiou © Laurian Ghinitiou © Laurian Ghinitiou +33

Media City Footbridge / WilkinsonEyre

15:00 - 21 November, 2016
Media City Footbridge / WilkinsonEyre, © Daniel Hopkinson
© Daniel Hopkinson

© Daniel Hopkinson              © Daniel Hopkinson              © Daniel Hopkinson              © Daniel Hopkinson              +11

OMR Art Gallery / Mateo Riestra + José Arnaud-Bello + Max von Werz

13:00 - 21 November, 2016
OMR Art Gallery / Mateo Riestra + José Arnaud-Bello + Max von Werz, © Rory Gardiner
© Rory Gardiner

© Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner +43

Hugh Martin & Partners' Princes Square Named Scotland's Building of the Century

12:10 - 21 November, 2016
Hugh Martin & Partners' Princes Square Named Scotland's Building of the Century, © Jean O'Reilly
© Jean O'Reilly

The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) has announced Hugh Martin & Partners’ Princes Square as Scotland’s Building of the Century at the finale celebration of Scotland’s Festival of Architecture 2016 in Dundee. Open to buildings built in Scotland in the past 100 years, voters selected the winning building from a 10-strong shortlist that included projects by Enric Miralles and Reiach and Hall Architects.

© Jean O'Reilly Courtesy of Princes Square © Jean O'Reilly © Jean O'Reilly +7

Karlovac Freshwater Aquarium and River Museum / 3LHD

11:00 - 21 November, 2016
Karlovac Freshwater Aquarium and River Museum / 3LHD, © Miljenko Bernfest
© Miljenko Bernfest

© Miljenko Bernfest © Jure Živković © Jure Živković © Jure Živković +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ul. Gornje Mekušje, 47000, Karlovac, Croatia
  • Architect in Charge

    Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović, Silvije Novak, Irena Mažer Hranuelli, Vibor Granić, Deša Ucović, Ivana Šajn, Nevena Kuzmanić, Romana Ilić
  • Area

    2915.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

"Creative Cynic" Peter Cook Explains Why Archigram Designs Were Always Meant to Be Built

10:30 - 21 November, 2016

Last week ArchDaily attended the 2016 World Architecture Festival in Berlin. We chatted with Sir Peter Cook and asked him about the current state of global affairs (Brexit, the US election, etc). He explained how his experience and work has influenced a career that has spanned over five decades, and reminds us of the inspiring power of architecture. 

Peter Cook: You have to understand that I'm a very particular kind of animal both politically and in my general opinions. I'm what I would call a creative cynic. I'm an old person and I've seen a lot of not very good things happen. On the other hand I was privileged as a child to have free education and free college. 

16 Tips To Improve Your Model-Making Skills

09:30 - 21 November, 2016
© Tim Viktorsson
© Tim Viktorsson

Virtual 3D Modeling has for decades been increasing in its popularity, yet hand-made models are far from extinct. Perhaps a reason for this is that despite the "3D" in "3D modeling," viewing those models on a screen or print is still, effectively, two-dimensional. A physical model of course can be held in your hand, examined and understood spatially in a way that a CAD model can’t. It can also be used as a quick and intuitive 3D sketch to get some ideas going. Whether it's for a client or a professor, models are almost always necessary in order to produce a complete understanding of the relationship between spaces in your design. To make the most use of this tool, read on for tips on how to improve your modeling:

© Fruzsi Boutros © Jakob Breidablik, Panuela Aasted, Ane Norderhus, Christian Graugaard © Tim Viktorsson, Aja Borby Ørtenblad, Andreas Zacho, Klaus Wahid Knudsen © Tim Viktorsson +19

Atlas Hotel Hoian / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

09:00 - 21 November, 2016
Atlas Hotel Hoian / Vo Trong Nghia Architects, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki +15

Gentrification's Image Problem and How It Has Been Villified

08:00 - 21 November, 2016
Gentrification's Image Problem and How It Has Been Villified, Revitalização da High Line, linha férrea desativada de Nova York, elevou os preços dos imóveis da região. Image © Steven Severinghaus, via Flickr. CC
Revitalização da High Line, linha férrea desativada de Nova York, elevou os preços dos imóveis da região. Image © Steven Severinghaus, via Flickr. CC

The idea of revitalizing a public space by bringing improvement that brings people together should not generate suspicion or fear. However, specific examples of places that have seen the cost of living greatly increase after their revitalization have been creating paradoxes. After all, does this "new villain" called gentrification have any relation to placemaking?

The answer, unfortunately, is yes. Although it's not a direct relation of cause and effect, it is impossible to deny the tenuous line between the two concepts. By definition, gentrification, or "ennoblement," refers to the social, cultural, and economic improvement of a neighborhood or, on a larger scale, of an entire region. Placemaking is the process of planning quality public spaces that contribute to the well-being of the local community. The concepts may be similar, but the methods and consequences of the two are very different.