Boisset House Transformation / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

© Thomas Jantscher

Architects: Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes
Location: Le Biolley, , Switzerland
Year: 2012
Photographs: Thomas Jantscher

Buy a Piece of the Royal Academy’s Sensing Spaces Exhibition

Eduardo Souto de Moura’s Square Arch. Image © James Taylor-Foster

London’s Royal Academy of Arts (RA) is selling off parts of their blockbuster architectural exhibition, Sensing Spaces. The Great Architecture Fair will see the seven practices behind the enormous installations select objects and materials from the exhibition to be repurposed as beautiful, unique items available to buy. In addition to these, the RA are offering members of the public the chance to experience the spaces out-of-hours “to give you your own exclusive moment in the exhibition.” 

Ranging from a top step from Chilean architects Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen’s gargantuan installation for £450, to a bag of pebbles (plus certificate) from Li Xiaodong’s Zen Garden for £10, slices of one of the world’s most accessible architecture exhibitions in recent years are up for grabs.

© SHoP Architects
© SHoP Architects

Barclays Center to be Topped with Massive Green Roof

Developers Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) and Greenland Group have decided to realize SHoP Architects’ original plan to top Brooklyn’s Barclays Center with a 130,000 square foot green roof. Though the design was first disregarded due to budget cuts, the developers have deemed it necessary to enhance the marketability the Atlantic Yards’ three residential towers – the first is currently underway – and dampen the noise from loud concerts. Little details have been released about the green roof’s design, however rumor has it that it might not be open to the public as it was originally intended. 

Myra – School Of Business / Architecture Paradigm

© Anand Jaju

Architects: Architecture Paradigm
Location: , Karnataka, India
Design Team: Manoj Ladhad, Vimal Jain, Sandeep J, Prajwal M Krishna, Supriya A G
Area: 45000.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: Anand Jaju

Launch: PROJECT’s Latest Issue

Launch: PROJECT’s Latest Issue

The editors of PROJECT invite you to celebrate the release of Issue Three at common room, 465 Grand St., New York, NY, this Wednesday, April 9 from 7pm to 9pm. PROJECT investigates the possibilities for developing a a critical position in contemporary architecture. Publishing both visual and written work, the goal of PROJECT is to provide a platform for disseminating ideas. 

INTERIORS: True Detective

Courtesy of INTERIORS Journal

Interiors is an online film and architecture journal, published by Mehruss Jon Ahi and Armen KaraoghlanianInteriors 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 first season of Nic Pizzolatto’s , the product of creator/writer Nic Pizzolatto and director Cary Fukunaga, focuses on Detective Rustin Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Detective Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) as they search for clues on a grisly murder case. The series takes place in Louisiana in three distinct time periods; 1995, 2002 and 2012. Each time period has a distinct look, as characters and their surroundings change and evolve over time.

Cary Fukunaga, who comes from feature films such as Sin Nombre (2009) and Jane Eyre (2011), has always employed a distinct visual style in his work. In The Guardian, he discussed his approach to the direction of the show, noting that “one of my priorities as director was to defend craft despite the constraints on my time and budget.” In addition, he notes that he looked for specific moments in which he would treat the visual side of the medium with the same importance as the dialogue.

In the fourth episode, “Who Goes There,” he does just that, as he employs a lengthy, complex shot that brings the audience closer to the characters’ experience. This edition of INTERIORS will spatially break down that shot, revealing just how complex it was.

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BE House / spaceworkers

© FG+SG – architectural photography

Architects: spaceworkers
Location: Paredes,
Architects In Charge: Henrique Marques e Rui Dinis
Project Team: Rui Rodrigues, Sérgio Rocha, Daniel Neto, Vasco Giesta e José Carlos
Project Area: 800 sqm
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: FG+SG – architectural photography

AD Interviews: Jeanne Gang / Studio Gang Architects

If you don’t know , here’s the short and impressive bio: she received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Illinois and then went on to Harvard’s GSD for her masters degree. After working at OMA (where she participated in projects such as the Maison à Bordeaux), Jeanne founded Studio Gang in 1997. She has since become a MacArthur Fellow and was 2011′s Fast Company Master of Design. So it was particularly exciting to sit down with Jeanne at the 2013 World Architecture Festival in Singapore.

The work of Studio Gang is very broad, from private residences to community facilities, from small pavilions to an 82-story tower. But all of them have follow a clear line: careful attention to the materials, and a constant research leading to innovations in terms of sustainability and fabrication.

Projects such as the recently honored WMS Boathouse add to Studio Gang’s consistent presence in Chicago’s new architecture, which also includes the stunning Aqua Tower and other projects that serve local communities (such as the new venue for the Writers’ Theater and Lincoln Zoo South Pond Pavilion). Yet she also displays a commitment to her city’s heritage, as can be seen in her proposal for Prentice Hospital.

Be sure to watch our interview with Jeanne Gang and check out Studio Gang’s projects on ArchDaily.

AIA Names 10 Most Impressive Houses of 2014

Sol Duc Cabin; Seattle / Olson Kundig Architects

The American Institute of Architects () has selected ten recipients for their 14th annual Awards. Considered to be the year’s most impressive works, the awards are designed to “recognize the best in U.S. housing design” and “promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit and a valuable national resource.” The winners, after the break… 

Revival of the Casino of Montréal / Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux + Provencher Roy Architectes

© Stéphane Groleau

Architects: Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux, Provencher Roy Architectes
Location: Casino de Montréal, , QC H3C, Canada
Architects In Charge: Yves Dagenais, Jean-Pierre Le Tourneux, Claude Provencher
Area: 45000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Stéphane Groleau, Marc Cramer

Exhibition: Urban Enactments, the Work of Andrés Jaque

Never Never Land House / © Miguel de Guzmán

Starting this week,The Princeton University School of Architecture will hold until May 14 a retrospective exhibition on the work of Andrés Jaque and his architectural practice Office for Poitical Innovation. It includes their production since 2000, including several projects we’ve published in the past like the Plasencia Clergy House, Sweet Parliament Home, Escaravox and the Never Never Land House.

In the last 10 years the Office for Political Innovation has explored the question: ‘What happens to architectural practices when common notions of the urban (as something confined in cities) are replaced by others in which the urban is contained in urban enactments (ordinary interactions in which politics are produced)?’

More after the break.

Wuxi Memsic Semiconductor Headquarter / UDG China

Courtesy of UDG

Architects: UDG China
Location: Xishan, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China
Architect In Charge: Qian Qiang, Li Xiaojian, Chi Xiaoyu
Area: 14,057.36 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of UDG China

Villa/Gallery in Karuizawa / Makoto Yamaguchi Design

© Koichi Torimura

Architects: Makoto Yamaguchi Design
Location: , Kitasaku District, Nagano,
Area: 68 sqm
Photographs: Koichi Torimura

Perez Art Museum / Herzog & de Meuron

© Iwan Baan

Architects: Herzog & de Meuron
Location: Pérez Art Museum , 1103 Biscayne Boulevard, , FL,
Partners In Charge: Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Christine Binswanger
Associate: Charles Stone
Area: 11,125 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Iwan Baan, Arcophotos, Daniel Azoulay, Oriol Tarridas

One Church Square / Paul Davis+Partners

© Adam Parker

Architects: Paul Davis+Partners
Location: London, UK
Area: 2,400 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adam Parker

MUSE / Woods Bagot

© Peter Bennetts

Architects: Woods Bagot
Location: Macquarie University, ,
Project Team: Georgia Singleton, Alan Duffy, Jo Dane, Kori Todd, Danny Wehbe, Danny Chan, Chang Liu
Area: 900 sqm
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

Healthcare Center and Regional Government Offices / BAT + ARQUITÉCNICA

© Aitor Esteves

Architects: BAT, ARQUITÉCNICA
Location: , Spain
Architect In Charge: Peru Cañada, Roberto Moreno
Collaborating Architect: Nuria Martín Alcaraz
Area: 12325.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Aitor Esteves