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2016 Kiesler Architecture and Art Prize Awarded to Andrés Jaque

10:00 - 17 June, 2016
2016 Kiesler Architecture and Art Prize Awarded to Andrés Jaque, COSMO (MoMA PS1). Image © Miguel de Guzmán
COSMO (MoMA PS1). Image © Miguel de Guzmán

Spanish, New York-based architect Andrés Jaque (Office for Political Innovation) has been awarded the 10th Kiesler Architecture and Art Prize by the Mayor of Vienna, citing Jaque’s "capacity to go beyond assumptions about traditional practice and urban life." In 2015 Jaque was declared the MoMA PS1 YAP (Young Architects Programme) winner for COSMO – a complex, and beautiful, water purifying prototype that has been installed in Brooklyn. He and his office are also collaborating with Mark Wigley and Beatriz Colomina on the design for the upcoming Istanbul Design Biennial, Are We Human?

Why Boredom is the Key to Good Design

09:30 - 17 June, 2016
Why Boredom is the Key to Good Design, © Flickr user nseika licensed under CC BY 2.0 (cropped)
© Flickr user nseika licensed under CC BY 2.0 (cropped)

This article by Rosanne Somerson, president of the Rhode Island School of Design, was originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "We Need More Boredom in Our Lives."

When I used to teach graduate students in furniture design, I would assign them an abstract problem that required them to sit in the studio and draw through free association over a long period of time without getting up from their seats. After about 45 minutes, most students would start to squirm and get uncomfortable. If they hadn’t been in my class they would likely have stood up, checked their e-mail, gone online, or found other distractions. But I encouraged them to push through the discomfort because, after many years of running the same exercise, I had learned that right after the “squiggly” stage, something incredible happens. Often, a whole new direction for their work would emerge—something completely unfamiliar and unexpected.

What was it about those uncomfortable moments that unleashed their creativity? Was it something magical or mysterious? Hardly. I believe it was boredom, pure and simple—something all of us (and artists and designers in particular) need more of in our lives.

Editor Dorrego / Ana Rascovsky Arqs

09:00 - 17 June, 2016
Editor Dorrego  / Ana Rascovsky Arqs

Editor Dorrego  / Ana Rascovsky Arqs Editor Dorrego  / Ana Rascovsky Arqs Editor Dorrego  / Ana Rascovsky Arqs Editor Dorrego  / Ana Rascovsky Arqs +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Av. Dorrego 2133, C1414CLD CABA, Argentina
  • Arquitectas autoras

    Irene Joselevich, Ana Rascovsky
  • Equipo de proyecto

    Arq. Fernanda Torres, Arq. Florencia Rissotti, Arq. Inés Toscano, Arq. Ayelén Barreto, Arq. Paula Mariasch, Louise de Sagazan, Carmen de Cordoue, Celia Hofmann, Felicitas Navia
  • Area

    1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015

7 “Napavilions” to Provide Perfect Snoozing Spots in China's Jade Valley Vineyard

08:00 - 17 June, 2016
7 “Napavilions” to Provide Perfect Snoozing Spots in China's Jade Valley Vineyard, "Woodokan" by Hajima Yoshida, Japan. Image via University of Southern California and the American Academy in China
"Woodokan" by Hajima Yoshida, Japan. Image via University of Southern California and the American Academy in China

The University of Southern California's American Academy in China (AAC) has announced the seven winning designs for the international Napavilion Competition. Entrants had to design prefabricated wood structures with the sole function of providing space for guests to nap in. The winning designs will be built at Jade Valley Winery outside of Xi’an in western China, with three to be completed in time for the Napavilion Festival in July.

“Mooring Pavilion” by Doing Arch, China. Image via University of Southern California and the American Academy in China "Unlimited Expandable Pavilion" ARBAB & Associates Architects, Iran. Image via University of Southern California and the American Academy in China “Pillow” by Ida&Billy Architects, Hong Kong. Image via University of Southern California and the American Academy in China "Pinocchio's Whale" by Andrea Falco, Italy . Image via University of Southern California and the American Academy in China +15

2016 International Chapter Architecture Award Winners Announced in Australia

06:00 - 17 June, 2016
2016 International Chapter Architecture Award Winners Announced in Australia , Australian Memorial Wellington / Tonkin Zulaihka Greer with Paul Rolfe Architects . Image © Mike Rolfe
Australian Memorial Wellington / Tonkin Zulaihka Greer with Paul Rolfe Architects . Image © Mike Rolfe

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the winners of the 2016 International Chapter Architecture Awards, which honor Australian architects working on projects abroad.

Chosen from a field of 16 entries across five categories, the seven winners were notable for their size, scale, and locations.

The seven winners of the 2016 International Chapter Architecture Awards are:

Modelia Days Nakanobu / Ryuichi Sasaki / Sasaki Architecture + Rieko Okumura/Atelier O

05:00 - 17 June, 2016
Modelia Days Nakanobu  / Ryuichi Sasaki / Sasaki Architecture  + Rieko Okumura/Atelier O, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Bauhaus Neo © Bauhaus Neo +15

Losing Myself: Inside the Irish Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

04:00 - 17 June, 2016
Losing Myself: Inside the Irish Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, © Niall McLaughlin Architects and Yeoryia Manolopouplou
© Niall McLaughlin Architects and Yeoryia Manolopouplou

As part of ArchDaily's coverage of the 2016 Venice Biennale, we are presenting a series of articles written by the curators of the exhibitions and installations on show.

Our report is a reflection on the lessons learnt through designing and revisiting buildings for people with dementia. Visitors enter our space at the end of the Arsenale through a gap in the partition walls. The room is darkened, in contrast with the projected brightness on the floor. The floor accommodates a 4.8m x 6.4m animated drawing of the Alzheimer’s Respite Center. The drawing is dynamic, with multiple projected hands moving across the plane of the floor as they create fragments of a plan. They merge and overlap. These hands represent sixteen individuals inhabiting a series of rooms at the Alzheimer’s Centre. The projection consistently labours towards the clarity of a completed plan but falls short of achieving it.

© Niall McLaughlin Architects and Yeoryia Manolopouplou © Niall McLaughlin Architects and Yeoryia Manolopouplou © Niall McLaughlin Architects and Yeoryia Manolopouplou © Niall McLaughlin Architects and Yeoryia Manolopouplou +23

Casino La Seyne / DATA

03:00 - 17 June, 2016
Casino La Seyne  / DATA, © Javier Callejas
© Javier Callejas

© Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    83500 La Seyne-sur-Mer, France
  • Area

    5100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Småbruk: Pocket Farm in Nes / Scacity and Creativity Studio

02:00 - 17 June, 2016
Småbruk: Pocket Farm in Nes / Scacity and Creativity Studio, Courtesy of Scacity and Creativity Studio
Courtesy of Scacity and Creativity Studio

Courtesy of Scacity and Creativity Studio Courtesy of Scacity and Creativity Studio Courtesy of Scacity and Creativity Studio Courtesy of Scacity and Creativity Studio +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Akershus, Norway
  • Area

    225.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Scacity and Creativity Studio

R ART of Coffee / iks design

22:00 - 16 June, 2016
R ART of Coffee  / iks design, © 329 photo studio
© 329 photo studio

© 329 photo studio © 329 photo studio © 329 photo studio © 329 photo studio +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nagakute, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    iks design
  • Area

    156.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

The Honor Residence / PODesign

20:00 - 16 June, 2016
The Honor Residence / PODesign, © beersingnoi
© beersingnoi

© beersingnoi © beersingnoi © beersingnoi © beersingnoi +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pradit Manu Tham, Khwaeng Lat Phrao, Khet Lat Phrao, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10230, Thailand
  • Area

    5400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Heterojunctional Pavilion / Urban Project

19:00 - 16 June, 2016
Heterojunctional Pavilion  / Urban Project, © Kyungsub Shin
© Kyungsub Shin

© Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Urban Project
  • Area

    450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Call for Entries: BAITASI 2016 International Design Competition

18:00 - 16 June, 2016
Call for Entries: BAITASI 2016 International Design Competition, Courtesy of Beijing Huarong Jinying Investment & Development Co. Ltd.
Courtesy of Beijing Huarong Jinying Investment & Development Co. Ltd.
  • Title

    Call for Entries: BAITASI 2016 International Design Competition
  • Type

    Call for Submissions
  • Website

  • Organizers

    Beijing Huarong Jinying Investment & Development Co. Ltd.
  • Registration Deadline

    30/06/2016 00:00
  • Submission Deadline

    31/07/2016 00:00
  • Venue

    Beijing, China

1 Overview

This open international competition is to take place among three groups who have been solicited to draw up refurbishment plans of 12 courtyards. Finalists whose plans comply with the design guidelines and have construction feasibility will be authorized by the organizers to implement the project, and the plans will be made available for reference in the Baitasi district, the broader old-town districts of Beijing, and in old towns throughout China that need to be revitalized.

Lokmanya Multipurpose Co-Operative Credit Society / Thirdspace Architecture Studio

17:00 - 16 June, 2016
Lokmanya Multipurpose Co-Operative Credit Society  / Thirdspace Architecture Studio, © Hemant Patil, Pune
© Hemant Patil, Pune

© Hemant Patil, Pune © Hemant Patil, Pune © Hemant Patil, Pune © Hemant Patil, Pune +35

Video: Take a Dip in the Australian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

16:00 - 16 June, 2016

In his latest video, Jesús Granada visits ‘The Pool,’ inside Australia’s Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Curated by Amelia Holliday, Isabelle Toland & Michelle Tabet of Aileen Sage Architects, the exhibition explores the architectural typology of the swimming pool and its place in Australian culture.

Visitors to the pavilion can hear eight narrators tell stories about pools, considering topics such as fulfillment and accomplishment, segregation and inclusion, and learning from the past and reflecting for the future, all the while awash in the self-reflexive setting of a newly-built natatorium.

Fun-ctional Box / K.O.T project

15:00 - 16 June, 2016
Fun-ctional Box / K.O.T project, ©  Gidon Levin
© Gidon Levin

©  Gidon Levin ©  Gidon Levin ©  Gidon Levin ©  Gidon Levin +19

Zaha Hadid's Last Project is a Kurt Schwitters Exhibition in Zurich

14:00 - 16 June, 2016
Zaha Hadid's Last Project is a Kurt Schwitters Exhibition in Zurich , Courtesy of Galerie Gmurzynska
Courtesy of Galerie Gmurzynska

Zaha Hadid’s exhibition design for Kurt Schwitters: Merz opened to the public earlier this week at Galerie Gmurzynska in Zurich. In an article about the exhibition in T Magazine, senior designer and director at Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), Patrik Schumacher said, “It’s literally the last project of Zaha, finished by her team.”

The exhibition, presenting seventy works – in all media – from each period of the artist’s career, honors five decades of the gallery showing Schwitter’s work. Hadid’s design is a reflection on the artist’s well-known, but destroyed, Merzbau, a sculpture that filled the artist’s workspace from 1923-1937. According to the Hadid’s office, “[Merzbau was] a living, inhabited collage, ever-shifting and expanding, and this was the starting point for [Zaha’s] exhibition design which pushes beyond mere random collage to embrace the unpredictable richness and the complex variegated order found in nature.” The design builds on an established relationship between Hadid and Galerie Gmurzynska; Merz following in the footsteps of an earlier exhibition space designed for another of the architect’s inspirations, Kasimir Malevich.

Courtesy of Galerie Gmurzynska Courtesy of Galerie Gmurzynska Courtesy of Galerie Gmurzynska Courtesy of Galerie Gmurzynska +11

Casa Lineal / Metrópolis Oficina de Arquitectura

13:00 - 16 June, 2016
Casa Lineal  / Metrópolis Oficina de Arquitectura  , © Juan Solano Ojasí
© Juan Solano Ojasí

© Juan Solano Ojasí © Juan Solano Ojasí © Juan Solano Ojasí © Juan Solano Ojasí +30

  • Architect

    José Orrego
  • Location

    Lima District, Peru
  • Area

    839.18 m2
  • Photography

    Juan Solano Ojasí