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LB House / Shachar- Rozenfeld architects

03:00 - 10 February, 2017
LB House / Shachar- Rozenfeld architects, © Shai Epstein
© Shai Epstein

© Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein +33

Expoforum Convention and Exhibition Centre / Yevgeny Gerasimov and Partners, Tchoban Voss, SPEECH

02:00 - 10 February, 2017
Expoforum Convention and Exhibition Centre / Yevgeny Gerasimov and Partners, Tchoban Voss, SPEECH, © Dmitry Chebanenko
© Dmitry Chebanenko

© Dmitry Chebanenko © Dmitry Chebanenko © Dmitry Chebanenko © Dmitry Chebanenko +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    St Petersburg, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Yevgeny Gerasimov and Partners, Tchoban Voss, SPEECH
  • Area

    171125.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Pearl Marzouq Complex / PAD10 Architects

22:00 - 9 February, 2017
Pearl Marzouq Complex / PAD10 Architects, © Sylvette Blaimont
© Sylvette Blaimont

© Sylvette Blaimont © Sylvette Blaimont © Sylvette Blaimont © Sylvette Blaimont +24

Vrindavan / unTAG

20:00 - 9 February, 2017
Vrindavan / unTAG, © unTAG
© unTAG

© unTAG © unTAG © unTAG © unTAG +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ozram, Sindhudurg, Maharashtra, India.
  • Project Architects

    Gauri Satam, Tejesh Patil
  • Area

    1000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

William M. Lowman Concert Hall / Sander Architects

19:00 - 9 February, 2017
William M. Lowman Concert Hall / Sander Architects, © Sharon Risedorph Photography
© Sharon Risedorph Photography

© Sharon Risedorph Photography              © Sharon Risedorph Photography              © Sharon Risedorph Photography              © Sharon Risedorph Photography              +31

Canterbury Road Residence / B.E Architecture

17:00 - 9 February, 2017
Canterbury Road Residence / B.E Architecture, © Peter Clarke
© Peter Clarke

© Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Broderick Ely, Design Director, Jon Boucher Architect, Andrew Piva, Architect
  • Area

    440.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

3XN Architects Wins Competition for New Aquatic Center in Sweden

16:10 - 9 February, 2017
3XN Architects Wins Competition for New Aquatic Center in Sweden, Winter View. Image Courtesy of 3XN
Winter View. Image Courtesy of 3XN

3XN Architects has been announced as the winners of a competition to design a new aquatic center along Tinnerbäck Lake in Linköping, Sweden, beating out entries from Zaha Hadid Architects, Erséus Arkitekter, Henning Larsen Architects and Liljewall Arkitekter. Titled “Vågen”(The Wave), the winning scheme looks to become a hybrid between city and lake, connecting the urban fabric to the water in both form and function.

Winter View. Image Courtesy of 3XN Summer View. Image Courtesy of 3XN Interior. Image Courtesy of 3XN Interior. Image Courtesy of 3XN +11

Clinic Bellavista / Carlos Martinez Architekten

15:00 - 9 February, 2017
Clinic Bellavista / Carlos Martinez Architekten, © Petra Rainer
© Petra Rainer

© Petra Rainer © Daniel Ammann © Petra Rainer © Petra Rainer +22

See How Flexible, Superthin Glass is Produced

14:15 - 9 February, 2017

Superthin, flexible glass sounds like something out of a fantasy world – but in fact, it’s something many of us already use everyday as screens for our smartphones and watches. In this video from the Science Channel’s How It’s Made, the intricate process for creating this material, produced by glass manufacturer Schott, is revealed. Watch as the components of the glass are carefully measured out and blended before being melted and reformed into ultrathin sheets.

Fire Station #5 / STGM Architectes + CCM2 Architectes

13:00 - 9 February, 2017
Fire Station #5  / STGM Architectes  + CCM2 Architectes, © Stéphane Groleau
© Stéphane Groleau

© Stéphane Groleau © Alexandre Guérin © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau +20

Architects Speak Out on Lack of Female Speakers at AIA National Convention

12:15 - 9 February, 2017
Architects Speak Out on Lack of Female Speakers at AIA National Convention, Orlando's Orange County Convention Center will play host to the 2017 AIA National Conference. Image © Flickr user billmorrow. Licensed under CC BY 2.0
Orlando's Orange County Convention Center will play host to the 2017 AIA National Conference. Image © Flickr user billmorrow. Licensed under CC BY 2.0

A group of over 50 architects, firms and architecture students has spoken out at the lack of female representation among the keynote speakers selected for the 2017 AIA National Convention. Of the seven keynotes lectures to be given over the conference’s three days, just one will be led by a woman, and none by a female architect.

The Crow's Nest / AR Design Studio

11:00 - 9 February, 2017
The Crow's Nest / AR Design Studio, © Martin Gardner
© Martin Gardner

© Martin Gardner © Martin Gardner © Martin Gardner © Martin Gardner +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calpe House, 20 Little Minster St, Winchester SO23 9HB, United Kingdom
  • Area

    180.0 m2
  • Photographs

Hard-Fought Fights for Civil Rights: Accessibility Expert Carl Lewis on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

09:30 - 9 February, 2017
Hard-Fought Fights for Civil Rights: Accessibility Expert Carl Lewis on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), The ramp connecting Chicago's Millennium Park to the Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago "is a great example of something beautifully designed and functional at the same time.". Image © Renzo Piano Building Workshop
The ramp connecting Chicago's Millennium Park to the Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago "is a great example of something beautifully designed and functional at the same time.". Image © Renzo Piano Building Workshop

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), passed in 1990, had sweeping consequences for all persons with disabilities as well as all those in the building and construction industries, especially architects. In 2015, its 25th anniversary was commemorated with special events in cities and states across the USA.

Yet despite the ADA’s widespread impact on the built environment, few schools of architecture have full-time design studio faculty with disabilities to teach their students about accessibility first-hand. I am most fortunate to teach at one of those schools and to have had Carl Lewis as a longtime colleague at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We have known each other ever since he first enrolled in my graduate seminar, and our friendship spans well over a quarter century, just like the ADA.

The milestone anniversary of the ADA, my ongoing research on diversity, personal experiences with family members with disabilities, and numerous occasions reviewing students’ design studio projects alongside Carl prompted me to interview him and to share his expertise with ArchDaily readers.

House 669 / HelgessonGonzaga Arkitekter

09:00 - 9 February, 2017
House 669 / HelgessonGonzaga Arkitekter, © Mikael Olsson
© Mikael Olsson

© Mikael Olsson  © Mikael Olsson  © Mikael Olsson  © Mikael Olsson  +12

Why We're Removing Our Comments Section

08:15 - 9 February, 2017
Why We're Removing Our Comments Section

In both of ArchDaily's last two major website redesigns, one idea was central to our thinking: Mies van der Rohe's aphorism "less is more." These redesigns added new features, sure - but more importantly, they identified extraneous features on the site and removed them. Today, on February 9th 2017, we are removing one more feature that we no longer believe to be necessary on ArchDaily: comments on certain articles.

All comments previously left on our articles will still be visible, preserving the many positive contributions left by our readers over the years. But from today, we will be gradually shifting the discussion to social media, leaving comments open only on News and Editorial articles while the option to comment on Projects, Events, Competitions and Publications articles will be removed. Instead, we encourage readers to take part in the discussions happening on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or to get in touch through our contact form for direct feedback or substantive comments about our articles. Read on to understand the reasons behind our decision.

See Behind the Scenes of Some of the Furniture Industry's Greatest Designs

08:00 - 9 February, 2017

It is difficult to understand and quantify the importance of design in our lives. However, when we take a closer look at the pieces that inspire and transform our daily life, innovative furniture brings us new ways of seeing the world, further enhancing the meaning of simple concepts like beauty, comfort, and quality.

Winners of the 2017 Building of the Year Awards

07:00 - 9 February, 2017
Winners of the 2017 Building of the Year Awards

With two weeks of nominations and voting now complete, we are happy to present the winners of the 2017 ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards. As a peer-based, crowdsourced architecture award, these winners were chosen by the collective intelligence of over 75,000 votes from ArchDaily readers around the world, filtering over 3,000 projects down to the 16 best works featured on ArchDaily in 2016.

The winners, as always, include a diversity of architectural output from around the globe. Alongside high-profile, perhaps even predictable winners—who would have bet against BIG's first completed project in New York or Herzog & de Meuron's long-awaited philharmonic hall in Hamburg?—are more niche and surprise winners, from Nicolás Campodonico's off-grid chapel in Argentina to ARCHSTUDIO's organic food factory in China. The list also features some returning favorites such as spaceworkers, whose Casa Cabo de Vila brings them their second win in the housing category, repeating their success from 2015.

In being published on ArchDaily, these 16 exemplary buildings have helped us to continue our mission, bringing inspiration, knowledge, and tools to architects around the world. This award wouldn't be possible without the hundreds of firms that choose to publish their projects with ArchDaily every year, or without those who take part in the voting process to become part of our thousands-strong awards jury. To everyone who took part—either by submitting a project in the past year, or by nominating and voting for candidates in the past weeks—thank you for giving strength to this award. And of course, congratulations to all the winners!

Read on to see the full list of winning projects.

Benjamin Bratton on Artificial Intelligence, Language and "The New Normal"

06:30 - 9 February, 2017
Benjamin Bratton on Artificial Intelligence, Language and "The New Normal", Benjamin Bratton introducing The New Normal in Moscow. Image © Egor Slizyak
Benjamin Bratton introducing The New Normal in Moscow. Image © Egor Slizyak

Benjamin Bratton, Professor of Visual Arts and Director of the Center for Design at the University of California, San Diego, is the new Programme Director at Moscow's Strelka Institute. The New Normal is based on the premise that "something has shifted. [...] We are making new worlds faster than we can keep track of them, and the pace is unlikely to slow."

Have our technologies have advanced beyond our ability to conceptualize their implications? "One impulse," the course advocates, "is to pull the emergency brake and to try put all the genies back in the bottle." According to Bratton, this is hopeless. "Better instead to invest in emergence, in contingency: to map The New Normal for what it is, and to shape it toward what it should be."