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15 Must-See Installations at the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial

12:00 - 22 September, 2017

With the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial in full swing and open to the public until January 7, 2017, we've scoured the galleries, halls and corridors of the Chicago Cultural Center to bring you our favorite fifteen installations. Documented through the lens of Laurian Ghinitoiu and assembled by our Editorial Team on location, this selection intends to shed light on the breadth, scope and preoccupations of Make New History – the largest architecture event in North America.

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu + 45

DesignIntelligence Announces Top Architecture Schools for 2017–2018

11:55 - 22 September, 2017
DesignIntelligence Announces Top Architecture Schools for 2017–2018, Milstein Hall at Cornell University / OMA. Image © Matthew Carbone
Milstein Hall at Cornell University / OMA. Image © Matthew Carbone

Which programs in the United States are best preparing students for a future in the profession? DesignIntelligence emailed architecture and interior design professionals from around the US and asked them to answer this question, using their answers to rank schools from the perspective of those with the power to hire graduates. According to the report, DesignIntelligence surveyed "a total of 2,654 hiring professionals from 1,923 professional practice organizations" in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design.

Twix House / Studio RED

11:00 - 22 September, 2017
Twix House / Studio RED, © Ricardo Chaves
© Ricardo Chaves

© Ricardo Chaves © Ricardo Chaves © Ricardo Chaves © Ricardo Chaves + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    San José, Costa Rica
  • Architects in Charge

    Omar Quesada Arias, Giancarlo Muñoz Ramírez
  • Area

    250.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

The 15 Most Popular Architectural Materials & Products of 2017

09:30 - 22 September, 2017

What are the best construction materials and products on the market? Which are the most popular? Thanks to the activities of our readers, we're beginning to find some answers to these questions. Combining the use of two ArchDaily tools, many of our readers have saved their favorite architectural materials and products—directly from our catalog—into their personalized My ArchDaily folders.

We have investigated the data from the first 6 months of 2017 to identify and share the most popular products from our catalog with you. What do these products have that make them so popular? Would you apply them on your next project?

Museum at Prairiefire / Verner Johnson

09:00 - 22 September, 2017
Museum at Prairiefire / Verner Johnson, © Sam Fentress
© Sam Fentress

© Sam Fentress © Sam Fentress © Sam Fentress © Sam Fentress + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Overland Park, KS, United States
  • Lead Architect

    Jonathan kharfen
  • Area

    41000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

WAA's Renovation of Antwerp Tower Will be the Third Tallest in the City

08:00 - 22 September, 2017
WAA's Renovation of Antwerp Tower Will be the Third Tallest in the City, Courtesy of Wiel Arets Architects
Courtesy of Wiel Arets Architects

Extending the tower to 100 meters, Wiel Arets Architects’ (WAA) design for Antwerp Tower will make it the third tallest building in Antwerp and hopes to provide a hub of activity to an already vibrant part of the city. The renovation of the 1970’s block will see the footprint of the upper levels being expanded out to increase living space whilst maintaining the unique diamond floorplan.

The residential tower will contain 6 to 14 apartment units on each floor, each with their own loggia, ranging in area from 40 to 120 square meters and penthouses that will be up to 240 square meters. The system of load bearing walls and columns partially replacing the existing structure will minimise the need for columns within the residential spaces.

Spotlight: Gunnar Asplund

06:00 - 22 September, 2017
Spotlight: Gunnar Asplund, Stockholm Public Library. Image © Sam Teigen
Stockholm Public Library. Image © Sam Teigen

As a professor of architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology, and a designer often cited for his contributions to Nordic Classicism, Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund (September 22 1885 – 20 October 1940) was a notable theorist on the most important architectural challenges of his time, first exemplified by his lecture entitled “Our Architectonic Concept of Space.”

Stockholm Public Library. Image © Sam Teigen Stockholm Public Library. Image © Sam Teigen Stockholm Public Library. Image © Sam Teigen Gothenburg City Hall Expansion. Image © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gothenburg%27s_city_hall.jpg'>Wikimedia user pruxo</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a> + 5

Villa S / N+P ARCHITECTS

05:00 - 22 September, 2017
Villa S / N+P ARCHITECTS, © Andreas Mikkel Hansen
© Andreas Mikkel Hansen

© Patrick Ronge Vinther © Patrick Ronge Vinther © Patrick Ronge Vinther © Patrick Ronge Vinther + 15

Hiroshi Sambuichi Reflects Upon His Hometown of Hiroshima, And Why It Became Green Again

04:00 - 22 September, 2017

When a city really becomes one with the air, water and sun I am sure that people will feel the vitality of this. To create cities where this is not lost is a very important message I want to convey to the world.

In this video from the Louisiana Channel, Japanese architect Hiroshi Sambuichi reflects on the Japanese city of Hiroshima—his home town—and the ways in which it has undergone a radical transformation following the atomic bombings of the Second World War. Known primarily for his interest and work in the field of sustainable design and building, Sambuichi describes how "the power of nature"—allowing flora and foliage, water and air to rapidly reclaim swathes of the built environment—has been central to the city's recent urban success.

Ship Chandler’s Warehouse, Skibshandlen / RAVN Arkitektur

03:00 - 22 September, 2017
Ship Chandler’s Warehouse, Skibshandlen / RAVN Arkitektur, © Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Havnepladsen, 7100 Vejle, Denmark
  • Lead Architects

    Søren Ravn, Poul Henning Sørensen, Anne Ellegaard Pedersen
  • Area

    690.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

SLACK London Office / ODOS architects

02:00 - 22 September, 2017
SLACK London Office / ODOS architects, © Philip Durrant
© Philip Durrant

© Philip Durrant © Philip Durrant © Philip Durrant © Philip Durrant + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    London, United Kingdom
  • Architect in Charge

    David O’Shea, Ronan Friel and Wakiko Sato
  • Area

    5400.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

House in Lapa / Ricardo Bak Gordon

00:00 - 22 September, 2017
House in Lapa / Ricardo Bak Gordon, © Francisco Nogueira
© Francisco Nogueira

© Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira + 18

Baan Phermsang-ngam / b l a n k s t u d i o

22:00 - 21 September, 2017
Baan Phermsang-ngam / b l a n k s t u d i o, © Chaiyaporn Sodabunlu
© Chaiyaporn Sodabunlu

© Chaiyaporn Sodabunlu © Chaiyaporn Sodabunlu © Chaiyaporn Sodabunlu © Chaiyaporn Sodabunlu + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Design Team

    Ukrit Borwornsin, Satawatch Katlivong, Palida Settasuporn, Naphitchaya Phermsang-ngam
  • Area

    300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Hideout / Jarmil Lhoták + Alena Fibichová

20:00 - 21 September, 2017
Hideout / Jarmil Lhoták + Alena Fibichová, © Sasha Juliard
© Sasha Juliard

© Valentino Luis © Valentino Luis © Jordan Hammond © Emily Hutchinson + 11

Tourist Center of Anlong Limestone Resort / 3andwich Design / He Wei Studio

19:00 - 21 September, 2017
Tourist Center of Anlong Limestone Resort  / 3andwich Design / He Wei Studio, The view of Red Point Restaurant and Tequila Club through Pavilion M.
The view of Red Point Restaurant and Tequila Club through Pavilion M.

The aerial view of the canyon and Tourist Center, the buildings have grown out of the rocks and coexisted with them, with the gable walls facing the landscape of the canyon the magnificent scenery of the canyon has provided picturesque view from the interior. The interior of Tequila Club The deep eaves have provided the tourists with gray spaces. + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dushan Town, Anlong County, Southwest Guizhou Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province, China
  • Architect in Charge

    He Wei
  • Design Team

    Chen Long, Mi Jian, Sun Qi, Zhao Zhuoran, Song Ke, Wu Qiancheng
  • Area

    1400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Kooshk House / Sarsayeh Architectural Office

17:00 - 21 September, 2017

© Farshid Nasrabadi © Farshid Nasrabadi © Farshid Nasrabadi © Farshid Nasrabadi + 23

Nouvelle AOM Wins Competition to Redesign Paris' Tour Montparnasse

16:00 - 21 September, 2017
© nouvelle AOM / RSI studio / IDA+
© nouvelle AOM / RSI studio / IDA+

The architectural consortium of Nouvelle AOM has been announced as the winner of the international competition for the renovation and redesign of ParisTour Montparnasse, beating out finalist Studio Gang and a shortlist of top firms.

Lauded by the jury for its “powerful, dynamic and bold new identity,” the winning entry will introduce an entirely new vegetated facade system that will improve both the tower’s immediate surroundings and the neighborhood as a whole.

"This was a huge challenge, as the Tower isn't like any other," the jury explained. "Nouvelle AOM's project perfectly captures the spirit of the 21st century, giving the Tower a multifaceted identity revolving around attractive, innovative new uses. The Tower will breathe new life into the Montparnasse neighbourhood." 

© Luxigon © Luxigon © Luxigon © nouvelle AOM / RSI studio / IDA+ + 5

"Strong Relationships Between Engineers and Architects": SOM at the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial

13:30 - 21 September, 2017

An engineer should design a structure that an architect would be ashamed to cover up.

In this video produced by PLANE—SITE and Spirit of Space for ArchDaily, two of SOM’s great minds take us through the firm’s most recent exhibition, "SOM: Engineering x [Art + Architecture]," currently on display in conjunction with the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial. Focusing on the intersection between engineering and architecture, the exhibition reveals the design process behind some of the firm’s greatest achievements through a range of sketches, models, sculptures and visuals.