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13 Reasons Why We Love Millennial Pink

08:00 - 13 June, 2017

Millennial Pink has broken into the design consciousness of more than its named generation. Though hugely successful in fashion and pop-culture (and Instagram), the playful color has established a presence across design products and the built environment like never before. Colour is a fundamental tool in our perception of architecture, with architects like Ricardo Bofill and Luis Barragan having baptized pink into a high-impact contributor through their works. With that in mind, check out these 13 projects showing why pink is here to stay: 

Nike Designs Shoe-Shaped LED Track in Manila

06:00 - 13 June, 2017
Nike Designs Shoe-Shaped LED Track in Manila, Courtesy of NIKE/BBH
Courtesy of NIKE/BBH

NIKE has created a new experimental lab for running aficionados: the world’s first full-sized LED racing track. Built as a pop-up in Manila, Philippines, the "Unlimited Stadium" coincided with the launch of their new LunarEpic running shoe. The 200m long figure-8 course follows the imprint of the running shoe, scaled up to a 100ft long footprint lighting up the heart of Manila.

Courtesy of NIKE/BBH Courtesy of NIKE/BBH Screenshot Via NIKE Video Screenshot Via NIKE Video +8

Transparent Solutions / Tóth Project Architect Office

05:00 - 13 June, 2017
Transparent Solutions / Tóth Project Architect Office, © Tamás Bujnovszky
© Tamás Bujnovszky

© Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky +31

C.A.R.L. Auditorium at RWTH Aachen University / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects + Höhler+Partner Architekten

03:00 - 13 June, 2017
C.A.R.L. Auditorium at RWTH Aachen University / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects + Höhler+Partner Architekten, © Michael Rasche
© Michael Rasche

© Michael Rasche © Margot Gottschling © Margot Gottschling © Margot Gottschling +17

voice / studioLOOP

02:00 - 13 June, 2017
voice / studioLOOP, © Kai Nakamura
© Kai Nakamura

© Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura +41

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sano, Tochigi, Japan
  • Area

    103.5 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Baan Chan / Junsekino Architect And Design

22:00 - 12 June, 2017
Baan Chan  / Junsekino Architect And Design, © Spaceshift Studio
© Spaceshift Studio

© Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio +34

Tenri Station Plaza CoFuFun / Nendo

20:00 - 12 June, 2017
Tenri Station Plaza CoFuFun / Nendo, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Daichi Ano © Daichi Ano © Takumi Ota +36

  • Design collaborator

    IWATAYA ARCHITECTS
  • Meeting area design collaborator and shop interior design

    KOKUYO
  • Signboard, website, digital signage design

    Nippon Design Center, Inc. Irobe Design Institute
  • Lighting Design

    izumi okayasu lighting design
  • Planting

    studio mons LLC.

Yeorim / URCODE Architecture

19:00 - 12 June, 2017
Yeorim / URCODE Architecture, © Nam-sun Lee
© Nam-sun Lee

© Nam-sun Lee © Nam-sun Lee © Nam-sun Lee © Nam-sun Lee +36

Saint Andrew’s College Centennial Chapel / Architectus

17:00 - 12 June, 2017
Saint Andrew’s College Centennial Chapel / Architectus, © Sarah Rowlands
© Sarah Rowlands

© Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Architects in Charge

    Patrick Clifford, Malcolm Bowes, Michael Thomson, Severin Soder, Paul Millard, Jane Rooney
  • Area

    1197.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Watch 'The Iceberg' in Aarhus Turn into a Penguin Paradise in This Fun Animation

16:20 - 12 June, 2017

In this animated clip from French film production studio 11h45, penguins have taken over ‘The Iceberg,’ winner of ArchDaily’s 2015 Building of the Year for Best Housing Project. Imagining the building as a literal iceberg, the filmmakers envisioned the designed by SeARCH + CEBRA + JDS + Louis Paillard Architects-designed complex as an antarctic wonderland where penguins could slip, slide and dive down the structure’s sharp rooflines. 

New College House / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

15:00 - 12 June, 2017
New College House / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, © Jeffrey Totaro
© Jeffrey Totaro

© Jeffrey Totaro © Jeffrey Totaro © Nic Lehoux © Jeffrey Totaro +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Architects in Charge

    Anthony Pregiato, Erin Roark
  • Principal

    Frank W. Grauman, FAIA, LEED AP, Bernard J. Cywinski, FAIA (1940-2011)
  • Project Manager

    Dana Reed, AIA, LEED AP
  • Project Architects

    Anthony Pregiato, RA, LEED AP BD+C and Erin Roark, AIA, LEED AP
  • Landscape Architects

    Michael Vergason Landscape Architecture
  • Area

    198000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

This New Book Lets You Fold Your Own Paper Models of Iconic Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings

14:00 - 12 June, 2017
This New Book Lets You Fold Your Own Paper Models of Iconic Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings, Courtesy of Lawrence King Publishing
Courtesy of Lawrence King Publishing

With celebrations of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Birthday in full swing in architectural institutions throughout the country, a new book is giving Wright fanatics the chance to recreate some of the architect’s most notable works through a series of cut-and-fold paper models.

Created by paper engineer and artist Marc Hagan-Guirey, the book contains templates for creating 14 Wright-designed structures using the Japanese art of kirigami. The book leads you through the assembly of each model, which providing photographs, drawings and information for each building, including favorites like Fallingwater and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Kindergarten in Aichtal / Simon Freie Architekten BDA

13:00 - 12 June, 2017
Kindergarten in Aichtal / Simon Freie Architekten BDA, © Brigida Gonzalez
© Brigida Gonzalez

© Brigida Gonzalez © Brigida Gonzalez © Brigida Gonzalez © Brigida Gonzalez +23

Open Call for ARCHMARATHON 2017, Americas

12:01 - 12 June, 2017
Open Call for ARCHMARATHON 2017, Americas

ARCHMARATHON 2017 is an event dedicated to the world of design that focuses attention on architecture and interior design in Canada, USA, Central and Latin America. The Open Call for the ARCHMARATHON 2017 to be held from October 12th to the 14th, 2017 at the Miami Beach Faena Hotel and Faena Forum is now open.

Cityförster to Lead Design of New Beijing Government District

12:00 - 12 June, 2017
Cityförster to Lead Design of New Beijing Government District, Courtesy of Cityförster
Courtesy of Cityförster

The multi-disciplinary team 'Wasser Hannover', Cityförster and the Chinese Academy for Urban Planning and Design (CAUPD) have been selected as the first prize winners in one of three initial competitions to design the new seat of government for the Chinese capital of Beijing. Part of a planned merging of Beijing with the surrounding cities of Tianjin and Hebei, the new government district will be located in Tongzhou, an existing district southeast of the city center.

The winning scheme follows a 'landscape-planning-based' concept that is organized through a holistic water and open-space system, responding to the ecological and technical needs of the government.

Courtesy of Cityförster Courtesy of Cityförster Courtesy of Cityförster Courtesy of Cityförster +5

House on Top / ISV Architects

11:00 - 12 June, 2017
House on Top / ISV Architects, © George Messaritakis
© George Messaritakis

© George Messaritakis © George Messaritakis © George Messaritakis © George Messaritakis +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Filopappos Hill, Thisseio, Athens, Athina 104 38, Greece
  • Project Director

    Alexander Van Gilder
  • Project Architect

    George Atsalakis
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Stood in Splendid Isolation, Questions Are Raised About Apple's Cupertino Campus

10:15 - 12 June, 2017
Stood in Splendid Isolation, Questions Are Raised About Apple's Cupertino Campus, © Apple
© Apple

The "Spaceship" has landed and the dust, it appears, is starting to settle. In an article by Adam Rogers, which follows Wired's exclusive breakdown of the new Apple Campus in Cupertino, Californiaa convincing case is put forward against its design and wider masterplan. "You can’t understand a building without looking at what’s around it," Rogers argues – and most, including its architects, Foster+Partners, would surely be inclined to agree.

Whether you call it the Ring (too JRR Tolkien), the Death Star (too George Lucas), or the Spaceship (too Buckminster Fuller), something has alighted in Cupertino. And no one could possibly question the elegance of its design and architecture. This building is $5 billion and 2.8 million square feet of Steve Jobsian-Jony Ivesian-Norman Fosterian genius.

How 7 Dictators Used Buildings to Influence and Intimidate

09:30 - 12 June, 2017
How 7 Dictators Used Buildings to Influence and Intimidate

Architecture is political. While this irks some of us and energizes others, even consciously choosing not to think of buildings politically is taking a political stance. In this way, there is no escape from the politics of architecture and many governments and powerful figures throughout history have embraced the political nature of architecture and used it to further their motives. The construction of buildings is among the clearest and most obvious visual indicators of a society’s power and economic standing, so for a new government trying to project power and prosperity, for example, architecture can be the quickest and most incontrovertible way for the government to show its success. While many dictatorships rely on more intangible strategies as well, like propaganda and the creation of a cult of personality, examining a regime’s approach to architecture can be telling of its values. 

A dictator’s relationship and approach to architecture as a strategic move (or lack thereof) is the first indication of the leadership’s beliefs and goals for a country. Does this government want to develop and build the country or tear it down to its roots? The style of the architecture created under a dictatorship is significant as well, as it is often used to convey a message in alignment with the government’s politics or to imply a sense of power and grandeur. Lastly, the types of buildings prioritized by a regime clearly illustrate its primary interests and goals—a government that focuses on building schools and hospitals sends a different message than one that primarily builds prisons and fortresses. Below is a list of historical dictatorships and their approaches to architecture while in power, from which we can draw connections and conclusions about the governments themselves and see how architecture fed into their overall ideologies.