House and Studio YC / Santiago Parramón, RTA-Office

© Lorenzo Vecchia

Architects: Santiago Parramón, RTA-Office
Location: Castellcir, Barcelona, Spain
Interior Design: ,
Area: 290.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Lorenzo Vecchia

Reconstruction Multifunctional Building in Jena / wurm + wurm

© Ester Havlová

Architects: wurm + wurm
Location: Jena,
Support Structure Planning: architekten ingenieure GmbH, Bühl
Area: 3400.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ester Havlová, Courtesy of wurm + wurm

CVV Zwervers / MoederscheimMoonen Architects

© Luuk Kramer

Architects: MoederscheimMoonen Architects
Location: , Netherlands
Area: 1100.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Luuk Kramer

Nogunri Peace Museum / METAA

© Jaekyung Kim

Architects: METAA
Location: , Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea
Architect In Charge: Jongho Yi, Euijung Woo
Area: 1892.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Jaekyung Kim

M – Auditorium / Planet 3 Studios Architecture

© Mrigank Sharma

Architects: Planet 3 Studios Architecture
Location: , Maharashtra, India
Design Team: Kalhan Mattoo, Santha Gour Mattoo, Shanky Jain, Dhiraj Narang and Amit Jadhav
Area: 6000.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Mrigank Sharma

US, Canada and Mexico Agree to Recognize Architect Credentials

New York-based architect Richard Meier’s 180-meter “Reforma Tower” planned for Mexico City (click image for more)

A tri-national agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico will now allow architects to work across borders in North America. As reported by the US National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (), in conjunction with the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities () and the Federacion de Colegios de Arquitectos de la Republica Mexicana (FCARM), representatives from the architectural regulatory authorities in all three countries have agreed to mutually recognize architect credentials.

XYZ House / Mark Aronson Architecture

© Douglas Mark Black

Architects: Mark Aronson Architecture
Location: WA 6015, Australia
Area: 120.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Douglas Mark Black

FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE Reveals Latin American Art Museum for Miami


On the heels of President Barack Obama’s recent decision to reform US immigration policy, FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE has released designs for a new Latin American Art Museum (LAAM) in . The four-story museum, characterized by elongated, cantilevering terraces and sculpture gardens, hopes to become “the most significant institution for displaying Latin American art in America.” Continue reading to learn more.

Gross-Flasz Residence / One d+b Miami

© Fabio Ventresca

Architects: One d+b
Location: Harbor Island, , FL 33141, USA
Architect In Charge: Hugo Mijares
Collaborating Architects : Francisco Llado, Robert Moerigh, Xavier Garcia Sr, Xavier Garcia Jr.
Area: 750.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Fabio Ventresca

© GH-4443683769. Image Courtesy of Malcolm Reading Consultants
© GH-4443683769. Image Courtesy of Malcolm Reading Consultants

Share Your Guggenheim Helsinki Proposals with ArchDaily!

With 1,715 entries submitted, the Guggenheim Helsinki Competition has become the most popular architectural competition in history. Only six proposals have made it through to the final round, however we believe there is something to be learned from the hundreds of proposals that didn’t make the cut. Therefore, if you participated in the Guggenheim Helsinki Competition and would like ArchDaily’s team of architects and editors to review your proposal for publication, we ask you to submit your proposal here (under “Submit an event, competition, award, news”) by Wednesday, December 10. All proposals submitted after this deadline will not be considered. Take a look after the break for the required format for submitting project materials.

University of Los Andes Public Space and Integrated Care Center / Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos

© Rodrigo Dávila

Architects: Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos
Location: , Bogota, Colombia
Design Team: Eduardo Varela, María Paula Gonzales Bozzi, Alexander Roa, Nicolás Mujica
General Management: Daniel Bonilla
Project Area: 1560.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Rodrigo Dávila

Designs Unveiled for Foster + Partners’ “Health Education Campus” in Cleveland

© , Courtesy of Case Western Reserve University

Foster + Partners has submitted plans for a new “Health Education Campus” in , Ohio. The 485,000-square-foot quadrangle building is designed to foster collaboration between the students of Case Western Reserve University and the Clinic on the medical campus’ existing 11-acre parcel at East 93rd Street between Euclid and Chester Avenues.

Itacolomi 445 / gruposp

© Nelson Kon

Architects: gruposp
Location: Rua Itacolomi – Higienópolis, , Brasil
Project Architects: Álvaro Puntoni, João Sodré, Jonathan Davies, André Nunes
Collaborators: Fabricius Mastroantonio, Julia Caio, Alexandre Mendes
Project Area: 3500.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Material Masters: Glass is More with Mies van der Rohe

To celebrate the first anniversary of our US Materials Catalog, this week ArchDaily is presenting a three-part series on “Material Masters,” showing how certain have helped to inspire some of the world’s greatest architects.

Mies van der Rohe, famous for his saying “less is more,” was one of the preeminent modernist architects, well known for pioneering the extensive use of glass in buildings. His works introduced a new level of simplicity and transparency, and his buildings were often referred to as “skin-and-bones” architecture for their emphasis on steel structure and glass enclosure. In addition to , glass was a major influence for many architects of the modernist movement and reshaped the way we think about and define space. Today, glass has become one of the most used building materials, but its early architectural expression is perhaps best exemplified in the works of Mies.

AD Interviews: Kunlé Adeyemi / NLÉ

“The architects of the future will begin to be seen more as agents of change,” Kunlé Adeyemi told us outside the 2014 Pritzker Prize Award ceremony in Amsterdam. One of the five international jury members for the 2014 Venice Biennale, Adeyemi is the founder of NLÉ, an architecture and urbanism practice focused on developing cities and known for projects like the Makoko Floating School in Lagos, Nigeria.

“There are many lessons learned from the floating school project, starting from engagement with the community…,” Adeyemi said. “The innovation of Makoko Floating School came not only from us, but largely from the community itself. We were simply agents to compose those ideas into a new form or an improvement of what’s already existing.”

Adeyemi was born and raised in Nigeria where he studied architecture at the University of Lagos.  In 2002 he joined OMA where he worked closely with Rem Koolhaas for nearly a decade, playing an important role in OMA’s research on the urbanization of Lagos.

See what else Adeyemi had to say about the Makoko Floating School, what it’s like to lead an architecture firm and the role of architects in society in the full video above.

House Architecture Rifa G’07 / Villalba, Rudolph, Vila, López, Canén, Apolant, Martinez

© Nicolás Rudolph

Architects: Leandro Villalba, Nicolás Rudolph, Omar Vila, , Pablo Canén, , Sebastián Martinez
Location: Punta del Este, Uruguay
Area: 168.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Nicolás Rudolph, Courtesy of Pablo Canén y Joaquín López

Infographic: The World’s Most Expensive Skyscrapers

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It may or may not be the tallest building in North America, but one thing’s for sure: when it comes to costs, no other skyscraper comes close to New York‘s One World Trade Center. This is the conclusion of Emporis, whose list of the world’s top ten most expensive buildings puts 1WTC way out in front at $3.9 billion. Originally estimated at just half that cost, this sets a trend in the top ten list, with many of the featured buildings suffering staggering overruns. The second-place Shard, for example, overshot it’s original £350 million ($550 million) budget nearly four times over (although this is to be expected in London).

Towering Folly: As Qatar’s Death Toll Rises, So Does This Monument

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On one of Qatar‘s many World Cup construction sites, another Nepalese worker dies. The worker is not named; their death does not make the news, and work resumes on the site as soon as possible in order to make the 2022 construction deadline. But, in the desert outside Doha, a crane driver solemnly prepares to add one more concrete module to what has rapidly, and tragically, become one of ’s tallest towers.

This is the vision presented by Axel de Stampa and Sylvain Macaux, of the Paris and Santiago-based practice 1week1project, with their “Qatar World Cup Memorial.” Designed as one of their week-long “spontaneous architecture” projects, the monument memorializes each deceased worker in the run-up to the 2022 World Cup.