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Open Call: The Best Student Design-Build Projects

04:00 - 12 June, 2017
Open Call: The Best Student Design-Build Projects

It's graduation time. As universities around the globe—or at least most in the Northern hemisphere, where over 80% of the world's universities are located—come to the end of the academic year, many university architecture studios have recently closed out the construction of pavilions, installations, and other small educational projects. For the third straight yearArchDaily is calling on recently-graduated readers to submit their projects for our round-up of the best pavilions, installations and experimental structures created by students from all over the world.

Once again, we're teaming up with all of ArchDaily en Español, ArchDaily Brasil, and ArchDaily China, in the hope that we can present the best work from graduating students worldwide to a worldwide audience. Read on to find out how you can take part.

Mountain House / Studio Razavi architecture

03:00 - 12 June, 2017
Mountain House / Studio Razavi architecture, © Olivier Martin Gambier
© Olivier Martin Gambier

© Olivier Martin Gambier © Olivier Martin Gambier © Simone Bossi © Olivier Martin Gambier +90

Be Open / Atelier d’Architecture Brenac-Gonzalez

02:00 - 12 June, 2017
Be Open / Atelier d’Architecture Brenac-Gonzalez, © Ştefan Tuchilă
© Ştefan Tuchilă

© Ştefan Tuchilă  © Ştefan Tuchilă  © Sergio Grazia     © Ştefan Tuchilă  +47

d+k House / buck&simple

20:00 - 11 June, 2017
d+k House / buck&simple, © Simon Whitbread
© Simon Whitbread

© Simon Whitbread © Simon Whitbread © Simon Whitbread d+k House / buck&simple +19

Power to the Bower: A Bird’s Architectural Method of Seduction

16:00 - 11 June, 2017
Power to the Bower: A Bird’s Architectural Method of Seduction , Courtesy of Flickr User Will Brown, licensed under CC BY 2.0
Courtesy of Flickr User Will Brown, licensed under CC BY 2.0

Think your decked-out bachelor pad is the slickest on the block? Think again. That reputation now resides in the carefully constructed abode of the bowerbird, which transforms the art of building into the art of seduction. Native to Australia and New Guinea, the bowerbird dedicates months to construct elaborate woven nests, known as bowers, as a means of attracting mates in one of nature’s most unique courting rituals.

6 Endangered World Heritage Sites as Seen from Space

14:00 - 11 June, 2017
6 Endangered World Heritage Sites as Seen from Space, Samarra Archaeological City, Iraq. Image © Deimos Imaging
Samarra Archaeological City, Iraq. Image © Deimos Imaging

Born between the Tigris and the Euphrates, ancient Mesopotamia, "the land between two rivers," is considered the cradle of human civilization or, at least, one of its main birthplaces. Archaeological discoveries place in this fertile crescent the earliest origins of agriculture, the birth of writing and the first religions, governments and social orders.

This historical land corresponds to most of the current Iraq and Kuwait, as well as to smaller parts of Syria, Turkey and Iran. Not only these countries, but the whole Middle East in general, is home to invaluable ancient treasures. However, a great number of the cultural sites there are faced with major threats, as they have been caught up in the middle of ongoing conflicts that are ravaging the region. As a consequence, UNESCO included several sites in the List of World Heritage in Danger, in the hope that the international community could join in an effort to save these endangered properties.

To reinforce this message, the Earth Observation company Deimos Imaging has released satellite images of six World Heritage sites in danger in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. The images were captured by the satellite Deimos-2, launched in 2014 and designed for cost-effective, dependable very-high-resolution Earth Observation applications, providing 75cm/pixel pan-sharpened images.

Casa del Abuelo / Taller DIEZ 05

13:00 - 11 June, 2017
Casa del Abuelo / Taller DIEZ 05, © Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Córdoba, Veracruz, México
  • Architect in Charge

    Manuel Herrera Gil
  • Collaborators

    LP-Francisco Dorado, Juan Rodríguez.
  • Area

    780.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

The New Yorker Cartoon That Accompanied the Opening of Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim

12:00 - 11 June, 2017
Courtesy of <a href='http://www.newyorker.com/'>The New Yorker</a>
Courtesy of The New Yorker

From wonderment to disgust, the opening of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1959 was met with a wide range of reactions from the public. This profound cultural moment was distilled in a series of witty cartoons published in the New Yorker that simultaneously lampooned both the innovative architecture and its critics, which were recently shared in a blog post by the Guggenheim Museum. Through detailed sketches, cartoonist Alan Dunn represents the experience of the building, from staring into the exterior porthole windows to walking around the grand ramp. In one drawing he depicts the perspective from the first floor looking up at the dome, giving a sweeping sense of the curvature and geometries of the building.

19 Emerging Firms Design Prototype Houses for Living Among Nature

11:30 - 11 June, 2017

As the boundary that separates work and leisure in the 21st Century continues to be blurred by technology, architects Christoph Hesse and Neeraj Bhatia sought out to uncover a tranquil solution. The pair are co-curating an upcoming exhibition at the Kulturbahnhof Kassel in Germany as part of Experimenta Urbana in a show called “Ways of Life,” which opens July 5th.

This international initiative seeks to discover “a new nomaticism.” A gathering of 19 emerging architecture offices each presents a dwelling encompassed in nature. These buildings are often equal parts project and manifesto. The show’s overarching theme is the delicate balance of naturally induced relaxation and programmatically encouraged productivity. Each firm must additionally consider constraints that include limited square footage, integration of rapidly advancing information technology, and a strictly sustainable design.

Courtesy of  Boris Bernaskoni Courtesy of DOGMA Courtesy of RICA Courtesy of The Open Workshop +79

Cuiabá House / Allouchie Arquitetos

09:00 - 11 June, 2017
Cuiabá House  / Allouchie Arquitetos, © Thiago Cesar
© Thiago Cesar

© Thiago Cesar © Thiago Cesar © Thiago Cesar © Thiago Cesar +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cuiabá, Brazil
  • Architects in Charge

    Leonardo Allouchie, Joana Jordão
  • Area

    216.47 sqm
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photography

    Thiago Cesar

In Seasonal Harmony - The Changing Nature of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater

08:00 - 11 June, 2017

This month marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of acclaimed American architect, visionary, and social critic Frank Lloyd Wright -considered by many to be one of the greatest architects of his time.

As a pioneer of the term 'organic architecture', one of his most iconic representative works is Fallingwater, set upon a waterfall in rural Pennsylvania. From its unveiling, the scheme has evoked enduring reflection on the relationship between man, architecture, and most prominently in Frank Lloyd Wright's mind - nature.

The Student Hotel The Hague / HVE Architecten

05:00 - 11 June, 2017
The Student Hotel The Hague / HVE Architecten, © Bart van Hoek
© Bart van Hoek

© Bart van Hoek       © Bart van Hoek       © Bart van Hoek       © Bart van Hoek       +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hoefkade 9, 2525 Den Haag,The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Gerrit van Es
  • Area

    12153.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Michelberger Hotel, Room 304 / Sigurd Larsen

02:00 - 11 June, 2017
Michelberger Hotel, Room 304 / Sigurd Larsen, © Rita Lino
© Rita Lino

Layer House / Robson Rak Architects and Interior Designers

20:00 - 10 June, 2017
Layer House / Robson Rak Architects and Interior Designers, © Shannon McGrath
© Shannon McGrath

© Shannon McGrath  © Shannon McGrath  © Shannon McGrath  © Shannon McGrath  +40

Restoration Using Simple Regional Techniques Enhances Local Culture

16:00 - 10 June, 2017

This article is part of our series "Material in Focus", where we ask architects to share with us their creative process through the choice of materials that define important parts of the construction of their buildings.

Alagoas House used neutral colors and furnishings in order to let local craftsmanship stand out. Some of the strategies that guided the projects included using works by regional artists and decorating with repurposed everyday objects. We spoke with architect João Duayer of Tavares Duayer Arquitetura to learn more about the choice of materials and the determining role that they played in his concept for this project.

Diversity of Use and Landscape Defines Denmark's New Rowing Stadium

14:00 - 10 June, 2017
Diversity of Use and Landscape Defines Denmark's New Rowing Stadium , Courtesy of AART architects
Courtesy of AART architects

Denmark-based AART architects have been selected to design the country’s national rowing stadium, seeing off strong competition from prominent firms such as BIG and Kengo Kuma. Situated upon Bagsværd Lake on the outskirts of Copenhagen, the scheme seeks to allow the sporting elite and broader public to form a close interaction with picturesque natural surroundings.

Courtesy of AART architects Courtesy of AART architects Courtesy of AART architects Courtesy of AART architects +13

Academic Building Faculty of Arts UC / Fernando Pérez Oyarzun + José Quintanilla Chala

13:00 - 10 June, 2017
 Academic Building Faculty of Arts UC  / Fernando Pérez Oyarzun + José Quintanilla Chala, © Juan Purcell
© Juan Purcell

© Juan Purcell © Juan Purcell © Juan Purcell © José Quintanilla +45

TED Talk: Justin Davidson on the Pitfalls of Glass Skylines

12:00 - 10 June, 2017

Justin Davidson: Why glass towers are bad for city life -- and what we need instead

There's a creepy transformation taking over our cities, says architecture critic Justin Davidson. From Houston, Texas to Guangzhou, China, shiny towers of concrete and steel covered with glass are cropping up like an invasive species.

“That person sitting right next to you might have the most idiosyncratic inner life, but you don’t have a clue because we’re all wearing the same expression. That is the kind of creepy transformation that is taking over cities.”

Shiny, bland and homogenous. These characteristics are increasingly encapsulating the nature and identity of our cities through the use of glass as a dominant building material, says Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Justin Davidson. In this TED Talk, Davidson stresses the importance of the use of a varied palette of materials that evoke texture, color, roughness, and shadow, in order to create architecture of individuality and character to define and populate the world’s cities. The rapid growth of glassy skylines, which express a disdain for communal urban interaction, can be curbed through a combination of new and old building and material techniques, creating architecture that absorbs history and memory as a reflection of the diverse society it lives in.