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Daniel Valle Architects Unveils Winning Kindergarten Design for Seoul

12:00 - 10 January, 2017
Daniel Valle Architects Unveils Winning Kindergarten Design for Seoul, Courtesy of Daniel Valle Architects
Courtesy of Daniel Valle Architects

Daniel Valle Architects has been awarded first prize in the public competition to design a kindergarten and senior welfare center in Seoul, South Korea, with its project, Maebong Daycare Center.

Located in the neighborhood of Oksu-dong, the 700-square-meter Center is designed around the idea of shifting the scale of the building, so that children feel more comfortable. For example, the massing of the space is broken down into five units that utilize various colors, geometries, and materials to emphasize smaller units within the whole.

“Interior spaces are designed considering both the adult and the children size.  Classrooms and other spaces are provided with smart storage solutions to maximize the usage of space and flexibility. A 'thick wall' will contain most of the items needed in the classroom as well as provide exercise and fun features.”

Courtesy of Daniel Valle Architects Courtesy of Daniel Valle Architects Courtesy of Daniel Valle Architects Courtesy of Daniel Valle Architects +16

Nursing Faculty of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia / Leonardo Álvarez Yepes

11:00 - 10 January, 2017
Nursing Faculty of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia / Leonardo Álvarez Yepes, © Rodrigo Dávila
© Rodrigo Dávila

© Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila +39

10 Young Chinese Architecture Firms To Watch Out For

09:30 - 10 January, 2017
10 Young Chinese Architecture Firms To Watch Out For

2016 has been a momentous year for Chinese architecture. From the completion of the Harbin Opera house by MAD to the Aga Khan Awards recognizing Zhang Ke of Standard Architecture for his micro-scale design of the Hutong Children’s Library and Art Centre in Beijing. It seems the general perception of Chinese architecture has finally moved beyond the big, weird and ugly.

Since we’ve started to branch out into China, the ArchDaily China team has been able to discover the rich layers beyond just these rising Chinese stars. As part of the country's large-scale urbanization process, last year, we posted some of the large-scale projects designed by China’s (largely unknown) Design & Research institutions such as train stations and cultural centers

In addition, we’ve also come across a series of smaller, lesser known, younger practices that focuses more on small-scale experimental work. Here are our top ten favorites: 

Tiantai No.2 Primary School . Image © Yu Xu Youth Hotel of iD Town. Image © Chaos.Z Tea House in Hutong. Image © Wang Ning Chi She. Image © Su Shengliang +25

Gallery House / Neil Dusheiko Architects

09:00 - 10 January, 2017
Gallery House / Neil Dusheiko Architects, © Agnese Sanvito
© Agnese Sanvito

© Agnese Sanvito © Agnese Sanvito © Tim Crocker              © Tim Crocker              +37

Designing for Clients

08:00 - 10 January, 2017
Courtesy of Leewardists
Courtesy of Leewardists

As every good design professional knows, the client is at the forefront of every project. Sometimes this can feel like the client plays judge, jury, and executioner to every last revision, and in a field as detailed and complex as architecture, satisfying these demands, as well as the designer’s own creative vision, can be bewildering and aggravating. But in the end, doesn’t adapting to another person’s tastes just push us to be better?

Courtesy of Leewardists
Courtesy of Leewardists

Hexagons for a Reason: The Innovative Engineering Behind BIG's Honeycomb

06:00 - 10 January, 2017
Hexagons for a Reason: The Innovative Engineering Behind BIG's Honeycomb, © BIG
© BIG

BIG are known for unconventional buildings that often raise the question “how were they able to do that?” Such is the case for BIG’s Honeycomb, a luxury eight-story condominium currently under construction in the Bahamas. The project’s hallmark is its hexagonal façade made up of private balconies, each with its own glass-fronted outdoor pool. The façade was also the project’s greatest engineering challenge, with each balcony (including pool water) weighing between 108,000 and 269,000 pounds (48,000-122,000 kilograms) while cantilevering up to 17.5 feet (5.3 meters) from the structure. Tasked with this challenging brief were DeSimone Consulting Engineers, who previously worked with BIG on The Grove. Read on for more detail on the Honeycomb’s innovative engineering.

Courtesy of DeSimone Consulting Engineers © BIG © BIG Courtesy of DeSimone Consulting Engineers +15

P.E.M Vitré / TETRARC Architectes

05:00 - 10 January, 2017
P.E.M Vitré  / TETRARC Architectes, Courtesy of TETRARC
Courtesy of TETRARC

© Stéphane Chalmeau Courtesy of TETRARC      © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    35500 Vitré, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Jean-Pierre Macé, Olivier Perocheau & Julie Goislot
  • Area

    17664.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of TETRARC , Stéphane Chalmeau

WER House / Spado Architects

03:00 - 10 January, 2017
WER House / Spado Architects, © Kurt Kuball
© Kurt Kuball

© Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball +28

Public Condenser / MUOTO

02:00 - 10 January, 2017
Public Condenser / MUOTO, © Maxime Delvaux
© Maxime Delvaux

Courtesy of MUOTO © Maxime Delvaux © Maxime Delvaux © Maxime Delvaux +53

  • Architects

  • Location

    Saclay University Campus, Paris, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Gilles Delalex, Yves Moreau, Paulo Neves, Anne Gerard, Andra Stanciu
  • Area

    4097.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Penthouse in Holon / OMY design

22:00 - 9 January, 2017
Penthouse in Holon / OMY design, © Gideon Levin / 181 architecture photography
© Gideon Levin / 181 architecture photography

© Gideon Levin / 181 architecture photography © Gideon Levin / 181 architecture photography © Gideon Levin / 181 architecture photography © Gideon Levin / 181 architecture photography +19

DressingForFun / NTYPE

20:00 - 9 January, 2017
DressingForFun / NTYPE, © Xiao Yi
© Xiao Yi

© Xiao Yi Interior Courtyard . Image © Xiao Yi Interior . Image © Xiao Yi Open deck. Image © DressingForFun +21

The Joyful Church / The Beck Group

19:00 - 9 January, 2017
The Joyful Church / The Beck Group, © Seung-Hoon Yum
© Seung-Hoon Yum

© Seung-Hoon Yum © Seung-Hoon Yum © Seung-Hoon Yum © Seung-Hoon Yum +22

House M / Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos

17:00 - 9 January, 2017
House M  / Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos, © Juan Solano Ojasi
© Juan Solano Ojasi

© Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi +15

Video: This Kinetic Green Wall Displays 'Pixel' Plant Art

16:00 - 9 January, 2017
Video: This Kinetic Green Wall Displays 'Pixel' Plant Art, Courtesy of BAD. Built by Associative Data
Courtesy of BAD. Built by Associative Data

BAD. Built by Associative Data’s Associative Data Research has collaborated with Green Studios to create Kinetic Green Canvas, a prototype Green-Art Installation for building façades.

The Canvas consists of individual modules, each of which is a cube made from steel framework, back paneling, L-shaped jambs, secondary structure, waterproofing board, irrigation piping, Green Studios hydroponic skin, and plants. These layered components are assembled on four sides of the cube module, with a motor and water pipe attachment that circulates water throughout.

Moneypenny Headquarters / AEW Architects

15:00 - 9 January, 2017
Moneypenny Headquarters / AEW Architects , Courtesy of Moneypenny
Courtesy of Moneypenny

Federico Babina's ARCHITALE Brings Fairytales To Life

14:00 - 9 January, 2017

Imaginative Italian illustrator and architect Federico Babina has unveiled his latest series, ARCHITALE, “a tribute to the fairytale universe where the architectures are reinvented to accommodate the protagonists of the story.”

Through his illustrations, Babina imagines 17 structures that dance between reality and fantasy, with each architectural detail revealing information about the characters and story of the respective fairytale.

House in Trees / Anonymous Architects

13:00 - 9 January, 2017
House in Trees / Anonymous Architects, © Steve King
© Steve King

© Steve King © Michael Wells © Michael Wells © Michael Wells +23

Winning Proposal for Cultural Village Mixes Architectural Archetypes and Nature in Cyprus

12:00 - 9 January, 2017
Winning Proposal for Cultural Village Mixes Architectural Archetypes and Nature in Cyprus, Courtesy of Evangelos Fokialis and Pyliotis Alkiviadis
Courtesy of Evangelos Fokialis and Pyliotis Alkiviadis

Alkiviadis Pyliotis and Evangelos Fokialis have won Second Prize in the European architectural competition for the new Cultural Village of Lemba, in Paphos, Cyprus, which called for spaces dedicated to the production of ideas and art to support the expansion of the village.

Entitled Inherent Simplicity, the proposal centers on spatial arrangements of fundamental architectural archetypes, as well as “the importance of outdoor life, social osmosis, and the vital relationship with nature to the condition necessary to artistic creation.”

Courtesy of Evangelos Fokialis and Pyliotis Alkiviadis Courtesy of Evangelos Fokialis and Pyliotis Alkiviadis Courtesy of Evangelos Fokialis and Pyliotis Alkiviadis Courtesy of Evangelos Fokialis and Pyliotis Alkiviadis +12