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House Cr / Gonçalo Duarte Pacheco

15:00 - 5 October, 2017
House Cr / Gonçalo Duarte Pacheco, Facade. Image Courtesy of Gonçalo Duarte Pacheco
Facade. Image Courtesy of Gonçalo Duarte Pacheco

Room. Image Courtesy of Gonçalo Duarte Pacheco Stairs. Image Courtesy of Gonçalo Duarte Pacheco Stairs. Image Courtesy of Gonçalo Duarte Pacheco Living Room. Image Courtesy of Gonçalo Duarte Pacheco + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Luis Câmara Pestana
  • Area

    120.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017

The Colosseum's Highest Levels to Open to the Public for the First Time in Decades

14:15 - 5 October, 2017
The Colosseum's Highest Levels to Open to the Public for the First Time in Decades, © <a href='http://https://www.flickr.com/photos/garyullah/15235458515/'>Flickr user garyullah</a>. Licensed under CC BY 2.0
© Flickr user garyullah. Licensed under CC BY 2.0

For the first time in more than 40 years, visitors will be able to access the uppermost levels of Italy’s most popular historical site, the Colosseum, following the completion of a major restoration project.

Beginning November 1st, guided tours will take ticketed guests to the remaining sections of the fourth and fifth levels of the stadium, rising as high as 120 feet above ground level.

La Colombière / yh2

13:00 - 5 October, 2017
La Colombière / yh2, © Francis Pelletier
© Francis Pelletier

© Francis Pelletier © Francis Pelletier © Francis Pelletier © Francis Pelletier + 22

  • Architects

    yh2
  • Location

    Sutton, Canada
  • Lead Architect

    Loukas Yiacouvakis
  • Area

    120.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

VTN Architects Designs Office Retreat Formed from Book-Shaped Studios

12:00 - 5 October, 2017
VTN Architects Designs Office Retreat Formed from Book-Shaped Studios, Courtesy of VTN Architects
Courtesy of VTN Architects

VTN Architects has revealed the design of Viettel Offsite Studio, a new campus for Vietnam’s largest telecommunications corporation currently under construction 30 kilometers outside of the capital city of Hanoi.

Designed as a short-term work environment where employees can go to escape from the stress of the city, the studio building takes the form of six book-shaped walls that help to shield interior spaces from strong sunlight and direct view back to the site’s natural surroundings.

Courtesy of VTN Architects Courtesy of VTN Architects Courtesy of VTN Architects Courtesy of VTN Architects + 13

Building Dorrego 1711 / Dieguez Fridman

11:00 - 5 October, 2017
Building Dorrego 1711 / Dieguez Fridman, Courtesy of Dieguez Fridman arquitectos
Courtesy of Dieguez Fridman arquitectos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Author Architects

    Tristán Dieguez, Axel Fridman
  • Area

    1977.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015

LACMA and Lincoln Center Reveal Divergent Plans

10:15 - 5 October, 2017
LACMA and Lincoln Center Reveal Divergent Plans, Exterior rendering of the LACMA renovation. Image © Atelier Peter Zumthor
Exterior rendering of the LACMA renovation. Image © Atelier Peter Zumthor

Two large-scale US cultural projects have, this week, announced major updates relating to the renovation of existing buildings – and both involve, to a greater and lesser extent, American business magnate, media mogul, and philanthropist David Geffen.

One—the Lincoln Center's Geffen Hall in New York City—has scrapped plans for a $500 million renovation to be led by Heatherwick Studio and Diamond Schmitt Architects, while another—Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), for which a renovation is being led by Peter Zumthor—has seen a pledge by Geffen of $150 million toward its $600 million price-tag.

This World-Leading Building Researcher Believes That Architecture Is Afraid of Science

09:30 - 5 October, 2017
Steven J Orfield in his anechoic chamber at Orfield Labs, which has been certified by Guinness World Records as the quietest place on earth. Image via screenshot from <a href='http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2016/06/26/finding-minnesota-orfield-laboratories/'>a WCCO video</a> about the chamber
Steven J Orfield in his anechoic chamber at Orfield Labs, which has been certified by Guinness World Records as the quietest place on earth. Image via screenshot from a WCCO video about the chamber

This article was originally published by Common Edge as "A Top Building Researcher Asks: Why is Architecture Afraid of Science?"

Recently we’ve written a fair amount about the state of architectural research. The general consensus appears to be that it lacks rigor and, even more importantly, is not grounded in good science. Steven J Orfield has some strong opinions about architectural research. He’s been conducting it—for architecture and design firms, as well as Fortune 500 companies—at his Minneapolis-based Orfield Laboratories for more than three decades now. Late last week I talked to him about why architects are afraid of science, how he would introduce it into the schools, and his work in the field of universal design.

JZL House / Bernardes Arquitetura

09:00 - 5 October, 2017
JZL House / Bernardes Arquitetura, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti + 13

Spotlight: Maya Lin

08:00 - 5 October, 2017
Spotlight: Maya Lin, Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/derekskey/5249593792'>Flickr user derekskey</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a>
Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Image © Flickr user derekskey licensed under CC BY 2.0

At the age of just 21 and while she was still finishing her undergraduate degree at Yale, Maya Lin (born October 5, 1959) won the design competition for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC. The memorial went on to become among the most recognizable designs in the world, and heralded a sea change for memorial design, breaking with classical conventions and dramatically changing the discourse of a typology.

Competition Entry to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial competition. Image <a href='http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/97505164/'>via Library of Congress</a>, released to public domain by Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Apex of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Beginning & End of Chronology. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/frank_steele/3424813809'>Flickr user frank_steele</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/'>CC BY-ND 2.0</a> Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/kenlund/2716164844'>Flickr user kenlund</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a> Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/timevanson/8017951874'>Flickr user Tim Evanson</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a> + 8

Are.na Research Platform Launches Grant Scheme

06:00 - 5 October, 2017
Are.na Research Platform Launches Grant Scheme, First Papers of Surrealism, 1942, New York. Installation view showing Marcel Duchamp’s Mile of String, 1942.
First Papers of Surrealism, 1942, New York. Installation view showing Marcel Duchamp’s Mile of String, 1942.

Are.na Grants is a new initiative to support research, writing, and other creative projects that are being developed and built on Are.na. For the first set of grants, we are especially interested in projects that address issues around the shifting nature of “knowledge work,” algorithmic governance, and networked learning, though proposals of all kinds are welcome.

Shawm House / MawsonKerr

05:00 - 5 October, 2017
Shawm House	 / MawsonKerr, © Jennie Webb
© Jennie Webb

© Jennie Webb © Jennie Webb © Jennie Webb © Jennie Webb + 40

  • Architects

  • Location

    West Woodburn, United Kingdom
  • Lead Architects

    Dan Kerr
  • Area

    274.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Sketching Competition Seeks Compositions of Just 5 Lines

04:00 - 5 October, 2017

Earlier this year, ArchDaily shared five of our favorite daily newslettersDailyDose—a neatly curated daily injection of spaces and design to your inbox, selected from an ever expanding body of architects, designers, and practitioners—was one such. In advance of their 1000th milestone, they have launched an open drawing competition, the results of which will be shared on the anniversary issue.

Haus am Hörmannweg / Architect Daniel Ellecosta

03:00 - 5 October, 2017
Haus am Hörmannweg / Architect Daniel Ellecosta, © Gustav Willeit
© Gustav Willeit

© Gustav Willeit © Gustav Willeit © Gustav Willeit © Gustav Willeit + 13

45m2 Home / Ashari Architects

02:00 - 5 October, 2017
45m2 Home / Ashari Architects, © Parham Taghioff
© Parham Taghioff

© AmirAli Ghaffari © AmirAli Ghaffari © Parham Taghioff © AmirAli Ghaffari + 48

Cabin Kvitfjell / Lund Hagem Architects

00:00 - 5 October, 2017
Cabin Kvitfjell  / Lund Hagem Architects, © Sam Hughes
© Sam Hughes

© Marc Goodwin © Sam Hughes © Marc Goodwin © Sam Hughes + 27

Through Gardens House / BAM Architects Office

22:00 - 4 October, 2017
Through Gardens House / BAM Architects Office, © Tahsin Baladi
© Tahsin Baladi

© Tahsin Baladi © Tahsin Baladi © Tahsin Baladi © Tahsin Baladi + 26

The Kham Mang Chapel / BHA

20:00 - 4 October, 2017
The Kham Mang Chapel / BHA, © Hoang Le photographer
© Hoang Le photographer

© Hoang Le photographer © Hoang Le photographer © Hoang Le photographer © Hoang Le photographer + 26

  • Architects

    BHA
  • Location

    Nguyễn Trường Tộ, Phước Vĩnh, Tp. Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam
  • Lead Architect

    Nguyen Xuan Minh
  • Area

    300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

GINZA LOFT / Schemata Architects

19:00 - 4 October, 2017
GINZA LOFT / Schemata Architects, © Nacasa & Partners
© Nacasa & Partners

© Nacasa & Partners © Nacasa & Partners © Nacasa & Partners © Nacasa & Partners + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    4-6 Ginza, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Jo Nagasaka
  • Project Team

    Masami Nakata, Shouta Miyashita, Kana Yamamoto
  • Area

    3306.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs