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James Corner Field Operations' ICEBERGS Brings the Chill to the National Building Museum

12:20 - 11 July, 2016
James Corner Field Operations' ICEBERGS Brings the Chill to the National Building Museum, © ICEBERGS at the National Building Museum, by James Corner Field Operations. Photo by Timothy Schenck.
© ICEBERGS at the National Building Museum, by James Corner Field Operations. Photo by Timothy Schenck.

This year’s installment of the National Building Museum’s Summer Block Party Series, James Corner Field Operations’ ICEBERGS, is now open to the public. On display until September 5th, ICEBERGS takes the form of a shimmering, underwater world of glacial ice fields located in the museum’s expansive Great Hall to provide the public with an escape from the hot Washington, D.C. summer.

© ICEBERGS at the National Building Museum, by James Corner Field Operations. Photo by Timothy Schenck. © ICEBERGS at the National Building Museum, by James Corner Field Operations. Photo by Timothy Schenck. © ICEBERGS at the National Building Museum, by James Corner Field Operations. Photo by Timothy Schenck. © ICEBERGS at the National Building Museum, by James Corner Field Operations. Photo by Timothy Schenck. +14

Have You Found Any Pokémon Near Famous Landmarks in Pokémon GO? Show Us!

12:16 - 11 July, 2016

Unless you've been living under a Geodude for the past few days, you'll have heard about the launch of Pokémon GO, the latest release from the world-conquering Pokémon franchise and Niantic, the people behind the groundbreaking 2013 game Ingress. The game's central premise is that, using augmented reality, the classic creature-capturing game that we've known for the past 20 years can be overlaid onto the real world, requiring players to get out and explore their surroundings to find the Pokémon lurking in the streets and parks of their neighborhood.

Of course, the game's augmented reality element allows for some interesting juxtapositions between the real world and the game world, and opens up a new kind of "wildlife photography"—as exemplified by the above image of a Krabby at Sydney Harbor, captured on a mass "Pokémon GO walk" that was organized in the city over the weekend. We'd like to see our readers' best snaps of Pokémon alongside famous landmarks. Have you seen a Staryu at the Statue of Liberty? A Grimer at the Golden Gate Bridge? A Weepinbell at the Washington Memorial? We want to see it!

Upload your very best shots in the comments, and we'll feature our favorites in an upcoming article.

Conversion of a Building / Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners

11:00 - 11 July, 2016
Conversion of a Building / Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners, © Amendolagine Barracchia
© Amendolagine Barracchia

© Amendolagine Barracchia © Amendolagine Barracchia © Amendolagine Barracchia © Amendolagine Barracchia +18

INTERIORS: Mr. Robot

09:30 - 11 July, 2016
Courtesy of INTERIORS Journal
Courtesy of INTERIORS Journal

Interiors is an online film and architecture publication, published by Mehruss Jon Ahi and Armen Karaoghlanian. Interiors runs an exclusive column for ArchDaily that analyzes and diagrams films in terms of space. Their Official Store will carry exclusive prints from these posts.

The visual medium of film has meant that style has always played a significant role in cinema. It’s one of the reasons why film and architecture have gone hand in hand for the past hundred years. In some sense, both mediums display complementary qualities; film as photography captures the structural aspects of architecture, while architectural design dictates cinematic space.

The same can’t be said for television – because even though television has undergone an aesthetic transformation in the past few years, with shows like The Sopranos, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, True Detective, and The Knick, it’s still very much a character-based medium. The format itself allows for the close examination of characters over the course of many hours.

LeanToo / Nick Deaver Architect

09:00 - 11 July, 2016
LeanToo / Nick Deaver Architect , © Casey Dunn
© Casey Dunn

© Casey Dunn © Casey Dunn © Casey Dunn © Casey Dunn +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Austin, TX, United States
  • Design Team

    Nick Deaver, AIA, Adam C. Melius
  • Builder

    Moontower Design Build
  • Area

    1900.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Kooo Architects' Colorful Mobile Fashion Store Built From Japanese Disaster Hoods

08:00 - 11 July, 2016
Courtesy of Kooo Architects
Courtesy of Kooo Architects

When posed with a brief for a Japanese-style mobile fashion store, Kooo Architects decided not to respond in a purely visual symbolic way. Rather, they looked at the climate for constructing architecture in Japan, and decided to raise social awareness of the destructive power of earthquakes. Using approximately 1000 disaster hoods to create an 8m diameter partial dome, their design embodies the color and texture of their client's fashion range while reminding the public of the prevalence of natural disasters.

Paperboyo Continues to Transform and Reimagine Architecture Around the World

06:00 - 11 July, 2016
Paperboyo Continues to Transform and Reimagine Architecture Around the World

Last year we covered the work of Rich McCor, aka paperboyo. Now, as his Instagram account approaches 170k+ followers, Rich tells ArchDaily how it all started, what keeps him going and how he's made his hobby into paid work. 

It began with one photo in London when I turned Big Ben into the London Eye. From there I created a series of photos from London, which then led to brands sponsoring me to create images for them in Europe and then from the start of this year I've been able to travel further a field with tourist boards. It's been great to transform familiar sights into something different and it's even more fun watching someone's reaction when they see my photos. I really enjoy it when other tourists come up to me and ask what I'm doing. When I show them the photo their faces go through a transition of confusion, to smiling and then laughing. 

Apartment in Bucharest / rosu-ciocodeica

05:00 - 11 July, 2016
Apartment in Bucharest  / rosu-ciocodeica, © Andrei Mărgulescu
© Andrei Mărgulescu

© Andrei Mărgulescu © Andrei Mărgulescu © Andrei Mărgulescu © Andrei Mărgulescu +28

Video: Speculative Detroit – The Architectural Imagination at the 2016 Venice Biennale

04:00 - 11 July, 2016

In this interview, presented in collaboration with PLANE—SITE, Cynthia Davidson and Monica Ponce de Leon—curators of the US Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale—explain why the United States' contribution to the 2016 Venice Biennale has brought together "visionary" American architectural practices to speculatively address the future of the city of Detroit. They argue that these projects have "far-reaching applications for cities around the world."

Tipotie Health Center / Sigge Arkkitehdit Oy

03:00 - 11 July, 2016
Tipotie Health Center  / Sigge Arkkitehdit Oy, © Matti Rainamo
© Matti Rainamo

© Sigge Ark, Sini Pennanen © Lentokuva Vallas Oy © Matti Rainamo © Sigge Ark, Sini Pennanen +22

3x10 House / AHL architects associates

02:00 - 11 July, 2016
3x10 House / AHL architects associates, © Hoang Le Photography
© Hoang Le Photography

© Hoang Le Photography © Hoang Le Photography © Hoang Le Photography © Hoang Le Photography +27

N STRIPS / Jun Murata

20:00 - 10 July, 2016
N STRIPS / Jun Murata, © Jun Murata
© Jun Murata

© Jun Murata © Jun Murata © Jun Murata © Jun Murata +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Construction

    Renovation Style Inc.
  • Model

    ELLIE, HARUSAME, NINI
  • Area

    324.51 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Arquitectonica Designs Three-Tier Residential Tower in Miami

16:00 - 10 July, 2016
Arquitectonica Designs Three-Tier Residential Tower in Miami, Courtesy of Arquitectonica
Courtesy of Arquitectonica

Arquitectonica, in collaboration with Jean-Louis Deniot and Two Roads Development, has released the design for 'Elysee Residences', a 57-story high-rise development that will become the tallest structure in Miami’s Edgewater District.

Inspire by Modernist aesthetics, Elysee’s is a luxury condominium where the floor plan expands as it grows higher, “creating a multi-tiered exterior structure.” In this sense, the tower is meant to become three vertical neighborhoods.

Oskar Hansen Exhibition to Open at Yale School of Architecture

14:00 - 10 July, 2016
Oskar Hansen Exhibition to Open at Yale School of Architecture, Courtesy of Stanisław Zamecznik Archive, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw
Courtesy of Stanisław Zamecznik Archive, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw

An exhibition on the work of Oskar Hansen (1922-2005), a Polish architect, urban planner, and theorist will open at the Yale School of Architecture (YSoA) on September 1, 2016.

The exhibit, entitled Oskar Hansen: Open Form, will detail “the evolution of Hansen’s theory of Open Form from its origin in his own architectural projects to its application in a firm, visual games, and other artistic practices.”

Halls Ridge Knoll Guest House / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

13:00 - 10 July, 2016
Halls Ridge Knoll Guest House / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, © Nic Lehoux
© Nic Lehoux

© Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa Lucia Preserve, CA, United States
  • Design Team

    Greg Mottola, Joshua Keller, Michael Waltner, Brian Padgett
  • Area

    1500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Bee Breeders Reveal Winning Designs for a LGBT Youth Asylum Center in Uganda

12:00 - 10 July, 2016
Bee Breeders Reveal Winning Designs for a LGBT Youth Asylum Center in Uganda, First Prize Winner "Ugandan LGBT Youth Asylum" by Enrico Chinellato and Jacopo Donato  . Image via Bee Breeders
First Prize Winner "Ugandan LGBT Youth Asylum" by Enrico Chinellato and Jacopo Donato . Image via Bee Breeders

Bee Breeders, organizers of international architectural competitions, have announced this week the three winners and six honorable mentions of their Uganda LGBT Youth Asylum Center competition. Inspired by recent activism in Uganda, Bee Breeders sought the design of a community center to welcome those in the LGBT community who have been ostracized from their home environments. The judges said that they were looking for designs that focused on social integration, not isolation, celebrating those who created "a community center, not a prison."

First Prize Winner "Ugandan LGBT Youth Asylum" by Enrico Chinellato and Jacopo Donato  . Image via Bee Breeders First Prize Winner "Ugandan LGBT Youth Asylum" by Enrico Chinellato and Jacopo Donato  . Image via Bee Breeders Second Prize Winner "Ugandan LGBT Youth Asylum" by Marcelo Venzon, Julia Park, Guilherme Pardini and João Paulo Carrascoza. Image via Bee Breeders Third Prize Winner "Ugandan LGBT Youth Asylum" by Tatiana Ioannidou and Chariton Lazarides. Image via Bee Breeders +29

Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse / JAJA Architects + Bessards' Studio

09:00 - 10 July, 2016
Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse  / JAJA Architects  + Bessards' Studio , © Hampus Per Berndtson
© Hampus Per Berndtson

© Hampus Per Berndtson © Hampus Per Berndtson © Hampus Per Berndtson © Hampus Per Berndtson +39

'Mall of the Netherlands' Brings the Shopping Experience to a Whole New Level

08:00 - 10 July, 2016
'Mall of the Netherlands' Brings the Shopping Experience to a Whole New Level, Courtesy of MVSA Architects
Courtesy of MVSA Architects

The building permit for MVSA Architects’ 'Mall of the Netherlands' has officially been approved by the municipality of Leidschendam. Commissioned by Unibail Rodamco, the project entails a renovation and extension of the existing Leidsenhage shopping center, as well as an entirely new interior design.