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Forest House / Kube Architecture

01:00 - 2 November, 2012
Forest House / Kube Architecture, © Paul Burk
© Paul Burk

© Paul Burk © Paul Burk © Paul Burk © Paul Burk +23

Okusawa House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.A.

01:00 - 2 November, 2012
Okusawa House / Hiroyuki Ito + O.F.D.A., © Jin Hosoya
© Jin Hosoya

© Jin Hosoya © Jin Hosoya © Jin Hosoya © Jin Hosoya +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Setagaya-ku,Tokyo,Japan
  • Site Area

    165.13 sqm
  • Building Area

    38.40 sqm
  • Area

    82.48 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Leipzig Freedom and Unity Memorial Competition Entry / Mateo Arquitectura

23:00 - 1 November, 2012
Courtesy of Mateo Arquitectura
Courtesy of Mateo Arquitectura

Designed by Mateo Arquitectura, the purpose of the Leipzig Freedom and Unity Memorial is to commemorate the “Peaceful Revolution” of 1989 that made Leipzig a decisive place for the fall of the Berlin wall with the construction of this monument. The memory they aim to commemorate is that of a peaceful mass change, with no hierarchies, that we see in historic photos as points of light, changing like a surging sea. Formally and conceptually, the architects decided that their intervention here should address surface rather than volume; it should be horizontal rather than vertical. More images and architects’ description after the break.

San Vicente Ferrer / James & Mau

20:00 - 1 November, 2012
San Vicente Ferrer / James & Mau, © Matías Pérez Illera
© Matías Pérez Illera

© Matías Pérez Illera © Matías Pérez Illera © Matías Pérez Illera © Matías Pérez Illera +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    c/ San Vicente Ferrer 78, Madrid, España
  • Nº de viviendas

    4 de 50m² y 2 de 75m²
  • Constructor

    Arbohor Inversores S.L.
  • Area

    504.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Italian architect Gae Aulenti dies at 84

19:00 - 1 November, 2012
© Ernesto Ruscio / Getty Images Europe via Zimbio
© Ernesto Ruscio / Getty Images Europe via Zimbio

Architect, designer and theoretician Gae Aulenti (1927-2012) died late Wednesday night in her Milan home at the age of 84. The Palazzolo della Stella native will always be remembered as being one of the few well recognized women that worked in Italian postwar design. Throughout her career, Aulenti’s multi-faceted talent contributed greatly to the evolution of art, architecture and design.

continue reading for more…

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXXXII

17:00 - 1 November, 2012

We have now over 100,000 photos in our Flickr Pool! As always, remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The photo above was taken by Ken Lee 2010 in Snøhetta’s Oslo Opera House, Norway. Check the other four after the break.

Solar Carve Tower / Studio Gang Architects

15:00 - 1 November, 2012
Courtesy of Studio Gang Architects
Courtesy of Studio Gang Architects

Jeanne Gang is about to make her New York debut, as the Chicago-based architect just unveiled the latest project planned to border New York City’s beloved High Line. The 180,000 square-foot office tower with ground level retail will replace an existing, disused meatpacking plant along 10th Avenue between 13th and 14th streets. It will feature a “gem-like”, glass facade that is intelligently shaped to avoid the disruption of light, air and views from the High Line.

Dubbed the Solar Carve Tower, the mid-rise structure is currently pending city approval and is planned for completion in 2015.

Continue after the break for the architects’ description.

Nursery in La Pañoleta / Antonio Blanco Montero

13:00 - 1 November, 2012
Nursery in La Pañoleta / Antonio Blanco Montero, © Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +56

  • Architects

  • Location

    Camas, Andalucía, España
  • Structure Calculation

    Sergio Estévez Salazar
  • Contractor

    TEMIR S.L.
  • Area

    593.95 m2
  • Year

    2011
  • Photography

New York: Night and Day

13:00 - 1 November, 2012

Amidst the post-Sandy recovery efforts, we would like to share with you New York: Night and Day by Philip Stockton. The New York-based animator and director created the film in attempt to explore the city’s relationships between night and day from a series of fifteen preconceived locations. Using an interesting mix of non-traditional video time-lapse and animation, Stockton combined four to eight hours of footage from each location into single sequences using rotoscoping techniques.

Review each location after the break…

27 VPO / Equipo Olivares Arquitectos

11:00 - 1 November, 2012
27 VPO / Equipo Olivares Arquitectos, © José Oller
© José Oller

© José Oller © José Oller © José Oller © José Oller +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    P.P. La Atalaya, La Caridad, Tacoronte, España
  • Design Team

    Javier Pérez-Alcalde Schwartz, Fernando Aguarta García
  • Year

    2009
  • Photography

    © José Oller, Cortesia de Equipo Olivares Arquitectos

Daegu Gosan Public Library Competition Entry / STL Architects

11:00 - 1 November, 2012
Courtesy of STL Architects
Courtesy of STL Architects

Designed by STL Architects, the new Daegu Gosan Public Library focuses on the evolution of the role of the library in regard to the new ways we now learn and teach. With extensive amounts of information, that could historically only be accessed in and from a library, being readily available to nearly anyone, this library will be a place where people come to live and vast knowledge resources are more than stereo-typical encyclopedias. Instead of libraries being generically thought of as a dusty place where books come to age and be seldom used, this library will be a place where social interaction is the essence of existence. More images and architects’ description after the break.

House in The Patagonia Fjords / Armando Montero + Samuel Bravo

08:00 - 1 November, 2012
© Samuel Bravo
© Samuel Bravo

Architects: Armando Montero + Samuel Bravo Location: Región de Aysén, Chile Architects: Samuel Bravo, Armando Montero Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Samuel Bravo

© Samuel Bravo © Samuel Bravo © Samuel Bravo © Samuel Bravo +16

'Colombia: Transformed' Traveling Exhibition

07:00 - 1 November, 2012
Giancarlo Mazzanti, Timayui Kindergarten, Santa Marta
Giancarlo Mazzanti, Timayui Kindergarten, Santa Marta

Intercontinental Curatorial Project, which promotes the role of architecture as the vital part of contemporary culture and life, presents its ongoing traveling exhibition Colombia: Transformed. The event is to be shown November 8-9 as part of the Dialogues with the Informal City: The Case of Latin America and the Caribbean symposium. This interdisciplinary symposium seeks to connect a range of fundamental themes affecting the current conditions and future of Latin America’s growing informal cities and by extension the rising global urban population.The event will take place  at the Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center at the University of Miami’s School of Architecture. The exhibition is co-sponsored by the University’s Center for Latin American Studies and the School of Architecture. For more information, please visit here.

emv - 170 Social Housing VPO / Burgos & Garrido arquitectos

04:00 - 1 November, 2012

Architects: Burgos & Garrido arquitectos Location: Camino de Sanchinarro, Madrid, Spain Architect In Charge: Francisco Burgos, Ginés Garrido Design Team: María José Arquero, Almudena Carro, Javier García Germán, Myriam López Collaborators: Agustín Martín, Raquel Marugán, Emilio Ontiveros, Pilar Recio Project Year: 2006 Photographs: Roland Halbe, Ángel Baltanás, Elena Almagro

Daegu Gosan Public Library Competition Entry / JBAD

03:00 - 1 November, 2012
Courtesy of JBAD
Courtesy of JBAD

Designed by JBAD (Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design), the proposal for the Daegu Gosan Public Library proposes to simply, and radically, invert the conventional relationship of public space, circulation and access. In doing so, the public space typically defined and confined as interior, enclosed space becomes externalized, extroverted, stretched, and reformed. With their ”INversion’ concept, the way of interpreting the library as structure and space provides an opportunity to create exterior public space in ways that are both more integrated with the library’s functions and more connected to its urban context. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Interview: Michael Rotondi on Architecture Education

00:00 - 1 November, 2012
Interview: Michael Rotondi on Architecture Education, Michael Rotondi
Michael Rotondi

Given the state of the economy around the world, many people are returning to school in the hopes of acquiring new skills while riding out the worst of the effects of the global recession. Toward that end, ArchDaily has begun a College Guide to help people explore different educational options. There are many issues to consider beyond a school’s “name” such as the types of programs architecture schools offer. The Guide has highlighted schools with programs in Building Ecology, Forensic Architecture, and Human Rights, to name a few, while some of the practical issues have included cost analysis, financial aid, and access to cross-disciplinary training. 

What has not been explored in the Guide because of its scope is a more theoretical examination of pedagogical strategies. What direction has architecture academics taken and where should it go in order to remain socially relevant, practically agile, and economically competitive? To discuss these issues, we interviewed Michael Rotondi,  a founding student and current Distinguished faculty member of SCI-Arc and principle at RoTo Architecture. Throughout the conversation, Mr. Rotondi’s insight combine with a constant and voracious intellectual curiosity to provide visions that are important to both students and educators. 

Read our interview with Michael Rotondi after the break

Beyond the "Made In China" Mentality: Why China's Innovation Revolution Must Embrace Pre-Fab Architecture

00:00 - 1 November, 2012
Chinese construction company Broad Group's rendering for Sky City One, soon to be the world's tallest skyscraper. (© Image: Broad Group via Gizmag)
Chinese construction company Broad Group's rendering for Sky City One, soon to be the world's tallest skyscraper. (© Image: Broad Group via Gizmag)

When Wired correspondent Lauren Hilgers arrived to Broad Town, the headquarters of the Broad Sustainability Group in Changsha, China, she soon realized that this was not your typical workplace environment. At Broad Town, employees must be able to run 7.5 miles over the course of 2 days; recite company “policy” - covering everything from how to save energy to how to brush your teeth - at a moment’s notice; and refer to their boss as “my chairman.”

It may sound strict, but the workers at Broad are on a higher mission. The CEO and founder of the company, Zhang Yue, a.k.a the chairman, doesn’t just consider himself the head of a construction company, but of a “structural revolution.” 

In a few years, Zhang has turned the world of skyscraper design on its head, pushing the technical and structural capabilities of pre-fabrication to its utmost (perhaps you’ve heard of the 30-story hotel he built in just 15 days). Not only do Broad’s techniques save time and money, they represent a potentially game-changing opportunity for China to maintain its unfathomable rate of growth in a way that’s both safe and sustainable.

But where does innovation enter in this revolution? China, for years an intellectual playground for Western architects, has become increasingly concerned with nurturing its own latent intellectual capital. However, if Broad’s paradigm takes hold (which, pragmatically-speaking, it should), what will that mean for architectural innovation? In a world of pre-fab structures, can architecture exist?   

MetaForum / Ector Hoogstad Architecten

01:00 - 1 November, 2012
MetaForum / Ector Hoogstad Architecten, © Norbert van Onna
© Norbert van Onna

© Bart van Overbeeeke © Petra Appelhof © Petra Appelhof © Petra Appelhof +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    De Lampendriessen, De Wielen, De Veken, Eindhoven, Germany
  • Design Team

    Joost Ector, Max Pape, Chris Arts, Ralph Sijstermans, Ridwan Tehupelasury, Kees Bongers, Hetty Mommersteeg, Arja Hoogstad, Gijs Weijnen, Victor Braat, Wesley de Bruijn, Ralph Noordhoek, Sabine Alders and Damion Schwarzkachel
  • Area

    26,912 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Norbert van Onna, Bart van Overbeeeke, Petra Appelhof, Courtesy of Ector Hoogstad Architecten