Parrish in Las Cabras / WHALE! + Carlos Arce Valdés

15:00 - 26 January, 2016
Courtesy of Pablo Lobos Pedrals
Courtesy of Pablo Lobos Pedrals
  • Architects

    WHALE!, Carlos Arce
  • Location

    Las Cabras, O'Higgins Region, Chile
  • Project Area

    871.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Pablo Lobos Pedrals

Courtesy of Pablo Lobos Pedrals Courtesy of Pablo Lobos Pedrals Courtesy of Pablo Lobos Pedrals Courtesy of Pablo Lobos Pedrals +37

Foster Breaks Ground on New Dubai Skyscraper

14:00 - 26 January, 2016
© Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners

Construction is underway on a new office and retail tower in the Dubai International Financial Center district (DIFC). Designed by Foster + Partners, the 1.5-million-square-foot "ICD Brookfield Place" has officially broke ground and is expected to be completed by late 2018. 

"The beginning of construction at ICD Brookfield Place marks the next phase of one of Dubai's most prestigious developments at the DIFC. We were honored to be chosen by ICD Brookfield to design a project that we believe will become a new social focus for Dubai, combining world class office space with a major civic plaza," says Foster. 

V House / Abraham Cota Paredes Arquitectos

13:00 - 26 January, 2016
© César Béjar
© César Béjar

© César Béjar © César Béjar © César Béjar © César Béjar +31

Snøhetta Designs New Library for Temple University in Philadelphia

12:00 - 26 January, 2016
View to North from the Founder’s Garden. Image © Snøhetta
View to North from the Founder’s Garden. Image © Snøhetta

Snøhetta is collaborating with Stantec to design a library for Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Envisioned as the campus' "social and academic heart" for students and the surrounding community, the new building will house a "variety of study spaces, resource centers, sophisticated information technology, public spaces and event hall" upon completion in Fall 2018.  

Main entrance along the eastern façade. Image © Snøhetta Atrium from Main Stair. Image © Snøhetta View to East down Polett Walk. Image © Snøhetta View from Southeast. Image © Snøhetta +6

Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care / Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

11:00 - 26 January, 2016
© Jeff Goldberg/Esto
© Jeff Goldberg/Esto

© Jeff Goldberg/Esto © Jeff Goldberg/Esto © Jeff Goldberg/Esto © Jeff Goldberg/Esto +11

Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Light: On Turncoats, The Cass and Architectural Debate

09:30 - 26 January, 2016
With a ban on cameras, recorders and phones, the only physical records of the Turncoats debates are hasty sketches by the audience. Image © Andra Antone courtesy of Turncoats
With a ban on cameras, recorders and phones, the only physical records of the Turncoats debates are hasty sketches by the audience. Image © Andra Antone courtesy of Turncoats

“I’d like you to join me in hell” declared Catherine Slessor, the first female editor of The Architectural Review in her opening speech for the design debate series Turncoats in late November. What followed was a blistering, hilarious and poetic assault on the world of vanity publishing confided to an audience of 200 critics, architects and designers in SelgasCano’s Second Home. Normally a review such as this one might be accompanied with a film of the event itself, but in this case that is impossible due to Turncoats’ blanket ban on digital recording equipment (including phones) - one of numerous theatrical twists which have made this unassuming project one of the hottest tickets in town.

Turncoats is the creation of former AR Deputy Editor and current Deputy Director of the Architecture Foundation Phineas Harper, Studio Weave and Interrobang founder Maria Smith, and esteemed educator Professor Robert Mull, backed by the Cass architecture and art school. The series is like a hedonistic mash-up of an old school debating society and a ritualistic drinking game. Vodka shots, comedy warm up acts, sexy venues and mischievous polemical propositions make every Turncoats event a surreal and thought-provoking evening. The masterstroke is that not every invited panellist is speaking their mind – some are purely playing devil’s advocate. This reality-bending twist naturally invites a theatricality which blurs the line between argument and arguer, enabling a frankness of architectural debate rarely seen in our nervously polite industry.

Fernandez House / Adamo Faiden

09:00 - 26 January, 2016
Courtesy of Adamo Faiden
Courtesy of Adamo Faiden
  • Architects

  • Location

    Aguilar 2159, C1426DSC CABA, Argentina
  • Architect in Charge

    Sebastián Adamo, Marcelo Faiden
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Adamo Faiden

Courtesy of Adamo Faiden Courtesy of Adamo Faiden Courtesy of Adamo Faiden Courtesy of Adamo Faiden +16

Nominate Now: 2016 ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards

08:20 - 26 January, 2016

2015 was an excellent year for ArchDaily. As we've continued to grow, we've delivered more information and tools to more people all around the world, leveling access to architectural knowledge and encouraging an exchange of ideas from professionals of diverse backgrounds, opening architectural up to everyone rather than just the privileged few.

Now for the 7th consecutive year, we are tasking our readers with the responsibility of recognizing and rewarding the projects that are making an impact in the profession with ArchDaily's 2016 Building of the Year Awards. By voting, you are part of an unbiased, distributed network of jurors and peers that has elevated the most relevant projects over the past six years. Over the next two weeks, your collective intelligence will filter over 3,000 projects down to just 14 stand-outs - the best in each category on ArchDaily.

This is your chance to reward the architecture you love by nominating your favorite for the 2016 Building of the Year Awards!

Full rules after the break.

Explore the Chicago Skyline With This Interactive Graphic

08:00 - 26 January, 2016
© Joseph Sohm / shutterstock.com
© Joseph Sohm / shutterstock.com

Chicago is one of the most architecturally rich cities in the world with the history of modernism embedded in its skyline. From the Willis Tower to the Aqua Tower, the skyscrapers of Chicago have led the development of tall buildings, the city becoming a breeding ground for innovations in structure and design. The Windy City has solidified itself among other metropolitan giants like New York and London as having one of the most recognizable skylines in the world.

This new infographic by Chicago Line Cruises offers a look at some of the most visible figures in Chicago’s skyline, with embedded information on each of the buildings. View the infographic after the break.

Stefan Bleekrode's Drawings Recreate Cityscapes from Memory

06:00 - 26 January, 2016
Manhattan, New York. Image © Stefan Bleekrode
Manhattan, New York. Image © Stefan Bleekrode

Over the past few years, Netherlands-based artist Stefan Bleekrode has been creating cityscape drawings from memory of cities across the globe. Basing his work on impressions from trips throughout Europe and North America, Bleekrode utilizes pen and ink with watercolor shading to bring urban landscapes to life.

Täby Torg / Polyform

05:00 - 26 January, 2016
© Wichmann + Bendtsen
© Wichmann + Bendtsen

© Åke Lindmann © Wichmann + Bendtsen © Wichmann + Bendtsen © Wichmann + Bendtsen +20

Shan-Zhen: How a Small Irish Town Influenced the Mega-City Shenzhen

04:00 - 26 January, 2016
Aerial photograph of Shannon Airport (1959) set within its rural context. Image Courtesy of Shannon Group plc
Aerial photograph of Shannon Airport (1959) set within its rural context. Image Courtesy of Shannon Group plc

At the dawn of the age of transatlantic commercial aviation, Shannon, a small town on the west coast of Ireland, was thrust into the spotlight. By 1959 it had been developed as the world’s first Free Trade Zone and New Town, providing a new—and persistent—business model for US multinationals seeking cheaper ways to operate in Europe. On the other side of the world, China was beginning to develop its urbanisation policy and was interested in how Shannon had successfully decentralised its administration from Dublin. After many visits in the early 1980s by Chinese leaders to study this model, under the direction of Deng Xiaoping, the Shannon planning system was used as a template in the formation of Shenzhen and has since been rolled across China.

New Horizon_architecture from Ireland is the flagship exhibition programme for Irish architecture and the built environment as part of Irish Design 2015. Shan-Zhen was first presented at the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture in 2015.

Le Toison d’Or / UNstudio

03:00 - 26 January, 2016
© Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

© Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Eva Bloem +17

Underground Carport and Car Display / b29 architectes

02:00 - 26 January, 2016
© Alan Hasoo
© Alan Hasoo

© Alan Hasoo © Alan Hasoo © Alan Hasoo © Alan Hasoo +23

The Walls and Vaults House / LIJO.RENY.architects

22:00 - 25 January, 2016
© Praveen Mohandas
© Praveen Mohandas

© Suneesh Suresh © Praveen Mohandas © Praveen Mohandas © Suneesh Suresh +46

SM Nursery / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro

20:00 - 25 January, 2016

It's Sara / Integrated Field

19:00 - 25 January, 2016
© Ketsiree Wongwan
© Ketsiree Wongwan

© Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan +28

Floated House / KWA Architects

17:00 - 25 January, 2016
© Eresh Weerasuriya
© Eresh Weerasuriya

© Eresh Weerasuriya © Eresh Weerasuriya © Eresh Weerasuriya © Eresh Weerasuriya +18