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Ecuestre / David Macias + Miguel Quintana

15:00 - 15 August, 2016
Ecuestre  / David Macias  + Miguel Quintana, © Santiago Robayo Fotografía
© Santiago Robayo Fotografía

© Santiago Robayo Fotografía © Santiago Robayo Fotografía © Santiago Robayo Fotografía © Santiago Robayo Fotografía +20

Watch How Bamboo Scaffolding Was Used to Build Hong Kong's Skyscrapers

14:45 - 15 August, 2016
© flickr user ahmcdowall. Licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
© flickr user ahmcdowall. Licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

In the late 20th century, restricted by an a small landmass and extreme terrain, the Hong Kong urban area grew to become one of the densest and most vertical places on the planet, with more buildings taller than 500 feet than any other city in the world. But instead of the steel or aluminum structures used as scaffolding in Europe and the Western Hemisphere, the majority of skyscrapers built in Hong Kong and much of Asia used scaffolding systems constructed out of bamboo.

To create the structures, the high strength, lightweight material is strapped together with plastic ties by construction crews, who also use the structure as a ladder for scaling the building. Despite using few safety restraints, crews are able to construct up to 1,000 square feet of bamboo scaffolding in just one day. To protect the structure, nylon gauze is sometimes draped along the outside.

Check out a series of GIFs and images showing how it works after the break. And if you're interested in learning more about bamboo construction materials, check out our Materials catalog.

Coca-Cola Pavilion / Atelier Marko Brajovic

13:00 - 15 August, 2016
Coca-Cola Pavilion / Atelier Marko Brajovic , © Fernando Martins
© Fernando Martins

© Fernando Martins © Fernando Martins © Fernando Martins © Fernando Martins +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Av. Rodrigues Alves, 10 - Saúde, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brasil
  • Area

    3500.0 m2
  • Year of project

    2016
  • Photographies

    Fernando Martins

What Were Your #FirstSevenJobs?

12:30 - 15 August, 2016

Last week, the latest craze to hit the Twittersphere was #FirstSevenJobs. An interesting mix of nostalgia and self-congratulatory posturing, the hashtag had seemingly everybody on the social media site sharing how they took their first seven steps to where they are now. For architects though, whose path to their ideal job is often long and torturous, the hashtag may have offered a little solace: with notable and successful architects, educators and critics sharing how they took their first tentative steps into the profession, those still working towards their goals can be reassured that, no matter where they are now, success could be on the horizon.

With that in mind, we wanted to extend the hashtag to our users: what were your first seven jobs, and what did you learn while doing them? What was your experience like in getting to where you are now? And do the jobs that many architects have in their early years reveal anything about the architecture profession?

Atrium Townhome & Garden / RobitailleCurtis

11:00 - 15 August, 2016
Atrium Townhome & Garden / RobitailleCurtis, © RobitailleCurtis
© RobitailleCurtis

© RobitailleCurtis © RobitailleCurtis © RobitailleCurtis © RobitailleCurtis +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Design Architect

    Andrew Curtis AIA, MRAIC, LEED BD+C
  • Designer

    Marie-Eve Lamarre Brodsky
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

The Latest LEGO® Architecture Set: The U.S. Capitol Building

11:00 - 15 August, 2016
The Latest LEGO® Architecture Set: The U.S. Capitol Building, Courtesy of LEGO®
Courtesy of LEGO®

LEGO® has unveiled the newest kit in their Architecture series: The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Originally designed by architect William Thornton in 1793, the building has gone through several iterations, including the addition of its iconic white, cast-iron, neoclassical dome in 1866. The 1,032 piece LEGO® set portrays the building in its current form, with its “striking white, columned façade with its famous steps and lawns.”  The kit also features a removable dome, which, when lifted off, reveals “a detailed interior depicting the famous National Statuary Hall, complete with columns, statues and tiled floor.”

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How to Ensure that Your Online Architecture Portfolio is On Point

09:30 - 15 August, 2016
How to Ensure that Your Online Architecture Portfolio is On Point

Why should I even have an online portfolio?

A portion of working in architecture includes having to market yourself and your skills. "One minute networking" is a skill that many architects learn in order to be successful in the creative field, but having the gift of gab requires you to put your money where your mouth is. If you have an online portfolio which is accessible with just an internet internet connection and a digital device capable of viewing it, your work is always conveniently available during your networking conversations. It's also helpful for sharing your work in online conversations: while a pdf of your print portfolio can really only be sent by email, practically every messaging app or direct messaging service built into social networks will allow you to send a link, allowing you to take advantage of an opportunity even when you weren't expecting one to arise. Finally, if you make it right your website can even do some of the advertising and networking for you.

The most important thing to remember is that like your resume or print portfolio, an online portfolio is a tool to help you advance your career, so it must be useful towards your goals. Therefore instead of asking yourself why you should have an online portfolio, you should ask yourself what those goals are, and how your online portfolio can be optimized to help you achieve them.

Now that we've gotten that question out of the way, here are 8 other questions to ask yourself:

H3 House / Luciano Kruk

09:00 - 15 August, 2016
H3 House                                                                                                                                   / Luciano Kruk, © Daniela Mac Adden
© Daniela Mac Adden

© Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mar Azul, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
  • Architect in Charge

    Luciano Kruk
  • Area

    75.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Win a FREE Full Pass to Greenbuild 2016 From reThink Wood

08:00 - 15 August, 2016

This October, reThink Wood is heading to Los Angeles for Greenbuild – the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. If you haven’t registered already, this is your chance to win a free pass to the conference and hear from dozens of inspiring speakers about the latest advancements in the green building movement. 

To celebrate, reThink Wood is offering a full pre-paid conference pass ($1,050+ value) to one lucky ArchDaily reader. The winner will be invited to learn more about why building with wood is sustainable and to meet with experts onsite who are passionate about sustainable design with wood in a variety of structure types.

Enter to win by answering the following question in the comments section before August 26 at 12:00PM ET.:

AA School of Architecture Designs Adaptable Structural Plastic 3D Printing Method

06:00 - 15 August, 2016
AA School of Architecture Designs Adaptable Structural Plastic 3D Printing Method, Courtesy of The AA School of Architecture
Courtesy of The AA School of Architecture

The AA School of Architecture’s DRL Masters Program has developed a thesis project, entitled Growing Systems, which explores adaptable building systems using methods of robotic fabrication and generative special printing within the context of housing.

Centered on a new method of structural 3D vertical extrusion, the project combines the precision of prefabricated elements with the adaptability of on-site fabrication, in response to the flux and dynamism of cities. The method becomes a system of elasticity that can accommodate site parameters, as well as future adjustments.

Courtesy of The AA School of Architecture Courtesy of The AA School of Architecture Courtesy of The AA School of Architecture Courtesy of The AA School of Architecture +8

Renovation Of The Aalto University Undergraduate Centre / Arkkitehdit NRT Oy

05:00 - 15 August, 2016
Renovation Of  The Aalto University Undergraduate Centre  / Arkkitehdit NRT Oy, © Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo

© Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Otakaari 1, 02150 Espoo, Finland
  • Architect in Charge

    Arkkitehdit NRT Oy
  • Design Team

    Matti Nurmela, Tuomo Remes, Teemu Tuomi Architectural design team: Teemu Tuomi, Matti Nurmela, Tuomo Remes, Timo Kilpiö, Kristiina Suoniemi, Jani Koivula, Heikki Ruoho, Tuula Olli, Susanna Anttila, Tommi Suvanto, Kimmo Roponen, Heikki Saarinen, Tuula Hikipää, Sini Papakonstantinou, Mila Viksilä
  • Area

    47985.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

AD Classics: Proposal for a Hospital in Venice / Le Corbusier

04:30 - 15 August, 2016
AD Classics: Proposal for a Hospital in Venice / Le Corbusier, Model. Image © Fondation Le Corbusier (FLC/ADAGP)
Model. Image © Fondation Le Corbusier (FLC/ADAGP)

Le Corbusier made an indelible mark on Modernist architecture when he declared “une maison est une machine-à-habiter” (“a house is a machine for living”). His belief that architecture should be as efficient as machinery resulted in such proposals such as the Plan Voisin, a proposal to transform the Second Empire boulevards of Paris into a series of cruciform skyscrapers rising from a grid of freeways and open parks.[1] Not all of Le Corbusier’s concepts, however, were geared toward such radical urban transformation. His 1965 proposal for a hospital in Venice, Italy, was notable in its attempt at seeking aesthetic harmony with its unique surroundings: an attempt not to eradicate history, but to translate it.

Model. Image © Fondation Le Corbusier (FLC/ADAGP) Plan Plan Situation Plan +7

Garden House / Hayhurst and Co.

03:00 - 15 August, 2016
Garden House / Hayhurst and Co., © Kilian O'Sulivan
© Kilian O'Sulivan

© Kilian O'Sulivan © Kilian O'Sulivan © Kilian O'Sulivan © Kilian O'Sulivan +38

  • Architects

  • Location

    London Borough of Hackney, United Kingdom
  • Area

    99.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Kilian O'Sulivan, Courtesy of Hayhurst and Co

Rooiels Beach House / Elphick Proome Architects

02:00 - 15 August, 2016
Rooiels Beach House / Elphick Proome Architects , © Dennis Guichard
© Dennis Guichard

© Dennis Guichard © Dennis Guichard © Dennis Guichard © Dennis Guichard +37

Ripple Hotel - Qiandao Lake / XL-MUSE

20:00 - 14 August, 2016
Ripple Hotel - Qiandao Lake / XL-MUSE, © Hu Yi-Jie
© Hu Yi-Jie
  • Architects

  • Location

    Qiandao Lake, Hangzhou, China
  • Design Director

    Li Xiang
  • Design Team

    Fan Chen, Liu Huan, Tong Ni-Na, Zheng Min-Ping
  • Area

    3300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Hu Yi-Jie © Hu Yi-Jie © Hu Yi-Jie © Hu Yi-Jie +18

Second-Place Design Proposes Revitalization of Busan with Film in Korea

16:00 - 14 August, 2016
Second-Place Design Proposes Revitalization of Busan with Film in Korea, Courtesy of Selyong Kim, Yongwon Kwon, Seongyen Hwang, and Wonyang Architecture
Courtesy of Selyong Kim, Yongwon Kwon, Seongyen Hwang, and Wonyang Architecture

The collaboration of Seiyong Kim, Yongwon Kwon, Sungyeon Hwang and Wonyang Architecture has won second place in the International Ideas Competition for Establishing Busan Station as The Cub of Creative Economy in Busan, Korea. The competition sought out proposals to revitalize the original downtown area, Busan Station is the starting point for a larger Busan North Port redevelopment project.

ONZ Architects and MDESIGN Design Ecological Corridor in Turkey

14:00 - 14 August, 2016
ONZ Architects and MDESIGN Design Ecological Corridor in Turkey , Courtesy of ONZ Architects and MDesign
Courtesy of ONZ Architects and MDesign

A combination of geographical features has seen the city of Sivas remain one of the greatest focal points of settlement and transit in the Greater Anatolia Region of Turkey.  The region is divided in two by the Kızılırmak River, the longest river entirely within Turkey, and it has long been regarded as a barrier to unification. Due to access and safety concerns,  Kızılırmak River has been separated from Sivas, perceived as something outside of the city perimeter. Now, advancements in flood mitigation have opened up the possibilities for the river to be re-integrated into the city fabric. 

To investigate the possible role of the river in holistically reuniting the two halves of the area, the Sivas Municipality opened a competition to design a six million square meters of land adjacent to the waterfront. A scheme from a team comprised of ONZ Architects and Mdesign took an approach which equally considered the site in terms of its biological and cultural possibilities. Their design establishes the Kızılırmak River Corridor as an "ecological and recreational spine," managing the floodplain and integrating vital public program throughout. 

Courtesy of ONZ Architects and MDesign Courtesy of ONZ Architects and MDesign Courtesy of ONZ Architects and MDesign Courtesy of ONZ Architects and MDesign +22

La Serena House / Sebastián Gaviria Gómez

13:00 - 14 August, 2016
La Serena House / Sebastián Gaviria Gómez, © OLMO Fotografía
© OLMO Fotografía

© OLMO Fotografía © OLMO Fotografía © OLMO Fotografía © OLMO Fotografía +22