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See Paul Rudolph's Orange County Government Center Dismantled Over 4 Seasons With These Photos

09:30 - 23 August, 2016
See Paul Rudolph's Orange County Government Center Dismantled Over 4 Seasons With These Photos, Spring – April 7, 2015. Image © Harlan Erskine
Spring – April 7, 2015. Image © Harlan Erskine

This article was originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "A Brutal Dismantling."

As soon as photographer Harlan Erskine discovered the plans to demolish Paul Rudolph's iconic Orange County Government Center in New York, he knew he needed to bear witness to its demise. Beyond admiring the building's dynamic form, the photographer recognized its continued impact on architecture today, particularly noting its influence on Herzog and de Meuron's "Jenga tower."

Visiting on four separate occasions throughout 2015 and 2016, Erskine captured the dismantling of this iconic Brutalist work with stunning severity. See the building's final seasons below.

Winter – March 8, 2015. Image © Harlan Erskine Winter – March 8, 2015. Image © Harlan Erskine Spring – April 7, 2015. Image © Harlan Erskine Spring – May 28, 2016. Image © Harlan Erskine +24

MD House / Pedro Livni

09:00 - 23 August, 2016
MD House  / Pedro Livni, © Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

© Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pocitos, 11300 Montevideo, Montevideo Department, Uruguay
  • Architect in Charge

    Pedro Livni
  • Area

    145.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Federico Cairoli , Courtesy of Pedro Livni

New DIY System from TERRA! Allows You to Grow Your Own Furniture Into Your Landscape

08:00 - 23 August, 2016

You can now easily build integrated seating into your landscape project, thanks to a prefabricated grass armchair system called TERRA! The laser cut framework elements are quickly assembled, and all that's left to do is cover the mound with soil and wait for the grass to envelope it. First released over 15 years ago and taken off the market shortly after, TERRA! is now back with a revitalized and simplified design. 

These are the 20 Finalists of the Latin American Architecture Prize Rogelio Salmona

06:00 - 23 August, 2016

After four months of research identifying works in Latin America and the Caribbean that met the eligibility criteria of the 'Latin American Architecture Prize Rogelio Salmona: open / collective  spaces' a list of finalist has been compiled. Members of the International Curatorial Committee, architects Ana Maria Duran (Andean Region), Ruth Verde Zein (Brazil Region) and Fernando Diez (Southern Cone Region), and Art History background Louise Noelle Gras (Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Region), postulated a total of 62 works covering the four regions. 

On the 5th of August, upon completion of a shortlist the International Curatorial Committee selected 20 works whose authors will be invited by Rogelio Salmona Foundation to participate in the second round of this award.

Here are the 20 Finalists of the Latin American Architecture Prize Rogelio Salmona.

Grândola House / ColectivArquitectura

05:00 - 23 August, 2016
Grândola House / ColectivArquitectura, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +41

AD Classics: Bullocks Wilshire / John and Donald Parkinson

04:00 - 23 August, 2016
AD Classics: Bullocks Wilshire / John and Donald Parkinson, Gjura Stojano’s mural “The Spirit of Sports” was the centerpiece of the Sportswear Department. ImageCourtesy of Balcony Press
Gjura Stojano’s mural “The Spirit of Sports” was the centerpiece of the Sportswear Department. ImageCourtesy of Balcony Press

With its iconic copper-clad tower looming over Wilshire Boulevard, the Bullock’s Wilshire has been a celebrated element of the Los Angeles cityscape since its opening in 1929. Known for its lavish Art Deco aesthetic, the department store made its mark as a prime shopping destination in a city filled with celebrities. But the Bullock’s Wilshire was more than a glamorous retail space; with a design centered around the automobile, it was to set a new standard for how businesses adapted to a rapidly changing urban environment.

Courtesy of Balcony Press The Bauhaus-inspired elevators in the grand foyer. ImageCourtesy of Balcony Press Detail drawing of gate. ImageCourtesy of Balcony Press A 1946 postcard with the Bullock’s Wilshire in the background. Imagevia digitalpostercollection.com +14

Clover House / MAD Architects

03:00 - 23 August, 2016
Clover House / MAD Architects, © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc.
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc.

© Dan Honda © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc. © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc. © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc. +30

BMW Vintage Museum / Crossboundaries

02:00 - 23 August, 2016
BMW Vintage Museum / Crossboundaries, © YANG Chao Ying
© YANG Chao Ying

© YANG Chao Ying © YANG Chao Ying © YANG Chao Ying © YANG Chao Ying +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Binke Lenhardt, DONG Hao
  • Design Team

    Maria Francesca Origa, Hayger Chan, LI Zhenyu
  • Area

    3600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Family Retreat for Devasiris / Palinda Kannangara Architects

22:00 - 22 August, 2016
Family Retreat for Devasiris / Palinda Kannangara Architects, © Sebastian Posingers
© Sebastian Posingers

© Sebastian Posingers © Sebastian Posingers © Sebastian Posingers © Sebastian Posingers +9

Kim Boi Bamboo Restaurant / Tran Ba Tiep

20:00 - 22 August, 2016
Kim Boi Bamboo Restaurant  / Tran Ba Tiep, © Hoang Le Photography
© Hoang Le Photography

© Hoang Le Photography © Hoang Le Photography © Hoang Le Photography © Hoang Le Photography +16

Double Roof House / SUEP

19:00 - 22 August, 2016
Double Roof House / SUEP, © Kai Nakamura
© Kai Nakamura

© Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects in Charge

    Hirokazu Suemitsu, Yoko Suemitsu
  • Area

    1308.53 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Arbory Bar & Eatery / Jackson Clements Burrows

17:00 - 22 August, 2016
Arbory Bar & Eatery  / Jackson Clements Burrows, © John Gollings
© John Gollings

© John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    North bank Yarra River, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Design Team

    Tim Jackson, Jon Clements, Graham Burrows, Chris Botterill, Chris Rigney
  • Area

    1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

"Transformations: The Emirati National House": Inside UAE's Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

16:20 - 22 August, 2016
"Transformations: The Emirati National House": Inside UAE's Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, Courtesy of NPUAE
Courtesy of NPUAE

As part of ArchDaily's coverage of the 2016 Venice Biennale, we are presenting a series of articles written by the curators of the exhibitions and installations on show.

In response to Alejandro Aravena’s Biennale theme “Reporting from the Front” the UAE National Pavilion, commissioned by the Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation, and supported by the UAE Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development, has chosen as its main theme the transformation of the UAE National house, also known as Sha’abi, or People’s house – a housing program that was introduced in the UAE in the early 1970s to house what was then a fairly transient population.

A Bower House / Kariouk Associates

15:00 - 22 August, 2016
A Bower House  / Kariouk Associates, © Photolux Studio / Christian Lalonde
© Photolux Studio / Christian Lalonde

© Photolux Studio / Christian Lalonde © Photolux Studio / Christian Lalonde © Photolux Studio / Christian Lalonde © Photolux Studio / Christian Lalonde +12

Chipperfield’s Plans for Saarinen’s US Embassy Building in London Under Fire from Preservationists

14:30 - 22 August, 2016
Chipperfield’s Plans for Saarinen’s US Embassy Building in London Under Fire from Preservationists, © DBOX for Qatari Diar
© DBOX for Qatari Diar

British preservation group Twentieth Century Society has publicly denounced plans by David Chipperfield Architects to convert the Eero Saarinen-designed, soon-to-be former US Embassy near London's Grosvenor Square into a "world-class" 137-room hotel. Central to Chipperfield’s plan is an enlargement of the sixth floor to make room for a double-height event space, a move Twenieth Century Society believes will “cause significant and substantial harm to the character of the building.”

Rio 2016 Olympics: The Dancing Pavilion / Estúdio Guto Requena

13:00 - 22 August, 2016
Rio 2016 Olympics: The Dancing Pavilion / Estúdio Guto Requena, © Fernanda Ligabue + Rafael Frazão
© Fernanda Ligabue + Rafael Frazão

© Fernanda Ligabue + Rafael Frazão © Fernanda Ligabue + Rafael Frazão © Fernanda Ligabue + Rafael Frazão © Fernanda Ligabue + Rafael Frazão +15

Zumthor's LACMA Design Suspended in a Rainbow of Fabric at the 2016 Venice Biennale

12:25 - 22 August, 2016
Zumthor's LACMA Design Suspended in a Rainbow of Fabric at the 2016 Venice Biennale, © Danica O. Kus
© Danica O. Kus

At the 2016 Venice Biennale, Peter Zumthor has put his designs for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) on display for the professional community. Inside the Arsenale building, a model of the tar-pit-inspired building has been suspended to float within a curving display of textile artworks by Christina Kim, while a soundtrack by Walter De Maria – “Ocean Music,” written in 1968 – provides a rhythmic backdrop for the installation.

Continue for more on the exhibit, featuring images by photographer Danica O. Kus.

© Danica O. Kus © Danica O. Kus © Danica O. Kus © Danica O. Kus +12

Casa Candelaria / Cherem arquitectos

11:00 - 22 August, 2016
Casa Candelaria / Cherem arquitectos, © Enrique Macías
© Enrique Macías

© Enrique Macías © Enrique Macías © Enrique Macías © Enrique Macías +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
  • Architectural Design

    Abraham Cherem, José Antonio Aguilar
  • Design Team

    Daniel Huerta, Cristian Noriega
  • Year of project

    2016
  • Photographies

    Enrique Macías