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MW House / Riofrio+Rodrigo

11:00 - 22 May, 2017
MW House / Riofrio+Rodrigo, © Juan Solano Ojasi
© Juan Solano Ojasi

© Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Asia District, Peru
  • Architect in Charge

    Roberto Riofrio, Micaela Rodrigo
  • Electric design

    Ing. Jaime Alca Yañez
  • Area

    400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Bring New York's Never-Built Projects to Life With This Kickstarter

10:30 - 22 May, 2017
Bring New York's Never-Built Projects to Life With This Kickstarter, Buckminster Fuller Dome, 1961. Image Courtesy of Metropolis Books
Buckminster Fuller Dome, 1961. Image Courtesy of Metropolis Books

The “Never Built” world so far includes Never Built Los Angeles, a book and exhibit, and the book, Never Built New York. Now, the Queens Museum hopes to continue the exploration into the New York that might have been with a Never Built New York exhibition and has launched a Kickstarter campaign with a goal of $35,000 to make it happen. The exhibition, curated by Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin and designed by Christian Wassmann, will explore 200 years of wild schemes and unbuilt projects that had the potential to vastly alter the New York we know today.

Howe and Lescaze MoMA. Image Courtesy of Metropolis Books Rufus Henry Gilbert's Elevated Railway. Image Courtesy of Metropolis Books Frank Gehry, Guggenheim Museum, 2000. Image Courtesy of Metropolis Books SHoP, Flushing Stadium, 2013. Image Courtesy of Metropolis Books +7

"Don't Blame Me!": 6 Projects That Were Disowned by High-Profile Architects

09:30 - 22 May, 2017
"Don't Blame Me!": 6 Projects That Were Disowned by High-Profile Architects, © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/tseedmund/5351328288/'>Flickr user tseedmund</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a>
© Flickr user tseedmund licensed under CC BY 2.0

Construction is an exercise in frugality and compromise. To see their work realized, architects have to juggle the demands of developers, contractors, clients, engineers—sometimes even governments. The resulting concessions often leave designers with a bruised ego and a dissatisfying architectural result. While these architects always do their best to rectify any problems, some disputes get so heated that the architect feels they have no choice but to walk away from their own work. Here are 6 of the most notable examples:

Courtesy of Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Studio Pali Fekete architects, AMPAS © Oskar Da Riz Fotografie © Danica O. Kus © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/18378655@N00/2894726149/'>Flickr user James Cridland</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en'>CC BY 2.0</a> +7

56 Leonard Street / Herzog & de Meuron

09:00 - 22 May, 2017
56 Leonard Street / Herzog & de Meuron, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan            © Iwan Baan            © Iwan Baan            © Iwan Baan            +5

  • Architects

  • Location

    56 Leonard St, New York, NY, United States
  • Project Architects

    Herzog & de Meuron
  • Executive Architect

    Goldstein, Hill & West Architects
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Advice For Procrastinator Architects

08:00 - 22 May, 2017
Advice For Procrastinator Architects, Collage: "The Storm" by Pierre-Auguste (87.15.134). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000-. [1] (January, 2007), under public domain + Emoji One [Wikipedia], under license CC BY-SA 4.0. Image © Nicolás Valencia
Collage: "The Storm" by Pierre-Auguste (87.15.134). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000-. [1] (January, 2007), under public domain + Emoji One [Wikipedia], under license CC BY-SA 4.0. Image © Nicolás Valencia

Scrolling through memes of cats in disguise. Checking if food has magically appeared in your refrigerator every ten minutes. Obsessively arranging books on your shelf by color. Renaming your computer's folders. In short, we seem to thrive on any irrelevant activity to avoid starting a reading, essay, model, or project. Procrastinate now, work later. Your future self can take care of business, after all.

As we suffer through long and strenuous projects, it is likely that we have all slipped into procrastination in order to avoid our next task. Not only do we avoid confronting work at the office or university studio, but also those personal errands which, if we dedicated ourselves, would enhance our daily lives. Below, based on our own experiences and expert opinion, and in order to avoid a host of other jobs around the ArchDaily office, we present 10 tips for architecture procrastinators, helping you to focus on the site analysis diagrams you should probably be doing right now!

Maidan Tent - Architectural Aid for Europe's Refugee Crisis

06:00 - 22 May, 2017
Maidan Tent - Architectural Aid for Europe's Refugee Crisis , © Bonaventura Visconti di Modrone, Leo Bettini Oberkalmsteiner
© Bonaventura Visconti di Modrone, Leo Bettini Oberkalmsteiner

Over the past two years alone, more than a million people have fled the Syrian conflict to take refuge in Europe, strenuously testing the continent’s ability to respond to a large-scale humanitarian crisis. With the Syrian Refugee Crisis still unresolved, and temporary refugee camps now firmly established on the frontiers of Europe, architects and designers are devoting energy to improving the living conditions of those in camps fleeing war and persecution.

One emerging example of humanitarian architecture is Maidan Tent, a proposed social hub to be erected at a refugee camp in Ritsona, Greece. Led by two young architects, Bonaventura Visconti di Modrone and Leo Bettini Oberkalmsteiner, and with the support of the UN International Organization for Migration, Maidan Tent will allow refugees to benefit from indoor public space – a communal area to counteract the psychological trauma induced by war, persecution, and forced migration.

© Bonaventura Visconti di Modrone, Leo Bettini Oberkalmsteiner © Bonaventura Visconti di Modrone, Leo Bettini Oberkalmsteiner © Bonaventura Visconti di Modrone, Leo Bettini Oberkalmsteiner © Bonaventura Visconti di Modrone, Leo Bettini Oberkalmsteiner +24

Galeotas House / Appleton & Domingos

05:00 - 22 May, 2017
Galeotas House / Appleton & Domingos, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +72

Look Inside a Collection of Parisian Architecture Offices, Photographed by Marc Goodwin and Mathieu Fiol

04:00 - 22 May, 2017
Look Inside a Collection of Parisian Architecture Offices, Photographed by Marc Goodwin and Mathieu Fiol, Richez Associates. Image © Marc Goodwin
Richez Associates. Image © Marc Goodwin

Architectural photographer Marc Goodwin, alongside Mathieu Fiol, has recently completed the fifth collection of his "ultra-marathon of photoshoots" – this time in la Ville Lumière, Paris. Following Goodwin's insight into the spaces occupied by Nordic architectural offices, his look at studios both large and small lived in by London-based practices, his lens on a collection of Beijing-based studios and, most recently, his and Felix Nybergh's study of studios in Seoul, the project has now focused on the French capital.

Architecture-Studio. Image © Marc Goodwin Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW). Image © Marc Goodwin Richez Associates. Image © Marc Goodwin LAN. Image © Marc Goodwin +32

bedded köfererhof / bergmeisterwolf architekten

03:00 - 22 May, 2017
bedded köfererhof / bergmeisterwolf architekten, © Lukas Schaller
© Lukas Schaller

© Lukas Schaller © Lukas Schaller © Lukas Schaller © Lukas Schaller +31

Computer Shop / OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen

02:00 - 22 May, 2017
Computer Shop / OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen, © Bas Princen
© Bas Princen

© Bas Princen © Bas Princen © Bas Princen © Bas Princen +9

Renovation of Captain's House / Vector Architects

22:00 - 21 May, 2017
Renovation of Captain's House / Vector Architects, © Howard Chan
© Howard Chan

© Howard Chan © Howard Chan © Howard Chan © Howard Chan +55

Armadale House / Robson Rak Architects + Made By Cohen

20:00 - 21 May, 2017
Armadale House / Robson Rak Architects + Made By Cohen, © Shannon McGrath
© Shannon McGrath

© Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Lead Designers

    Susie Cohen & Kathryn Robson
  • Architecture Design

    Robson Rak Architects
  • Interior Design

    Made By Cohen
  • Area

    150.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Dajiaoting “Big Family” Community Center / MAT Office

19:00 - 21 May, 2017
Dajiaoting “Big Family” Community Center  / MAT Office, © Kangshuo Tang
© Kangshuo Tang

© Kangshuo Tang © Kangshuo Tang © Kangshuo Tang © Kangshuo Tang +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dajiaoting N St, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100022
  • Design Team

    Kangshuo Tang, Miao Zhang, Siyao Huang, Xuan Cao, Ting Gong, Kaidong Jiang
  • Area

    300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Truss House / Carterwilliamson Architects

17:00 - 21 May, 2017
Truss House / Carterwilliamson Architects, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Balmain NSW 2041, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Carterwilliamson Architects
  • Landscape

    Melissa Wilson Landscape Architect
  • Area

    390.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Continuity of Structure Defines this Timber Canopy in Chile

16:00 - 21 May, 2017
Continuity of Structure Defines this Timber Canopy in Chile , © Tomás Weisser
© Tomás Weisser

Set in a valley located 45 minutes west of Santiago de Chile, an elementary timber shed by Josep Ferrando and Diego Baloian seeks to unhinge the division between vertical and horizontal architectural elements. The scheme is the result of a private commission to build a wooden shed on a family-owned plot in the town of Curacaví, halfway between the Chilean capital and the coastal town of Valparaíso. 

Drawing heavy inspiration from vernacular canopies which historically dotted the landscape of rural Chile, the scheme seeks to create a central family meeting point amongst a vast 2 hectare plot. 

© Christian Nawrath © Diego Baloian © Tomás Weisser © Tomás Weisser +34

DELVA Landscape Architects to Revive The Hague’s Historic Centre With Interconnected Urban Greens

14:00 - 21 May, 2017
DELVA Landscape Architects to Revive The Hague’s Historic Centre With Interconnected Urban Greens , via DELVA Landscape Architects / Urbanism
via DELVA Landscape Architects / Urbanism

Serving as a new gateway to the city through the connection of various green spaces and public programs, The Green Entrance is DELVA Landscape Architects’ masterplan for a historic district of The Hague. Given The Hague’s future inner-city densification, which involves the creation of 50,000 new houses, the Dutch firm’s aim is to aid these developments through sustainable and green urban strategies, manifested “through an integral approach between landscape design, cultural heritage, mobility, programming and technology.”

Commenting on the project’s primary function, the architects state: “’The Green Entrance’ connects areas that have been isolated over the years. It starts in the spacious and open ‘City Hall' that connects to the train station and continues to the ‘Koningin Julianaplein’. No narrow doors or gates, but a wide view over the green and lively surrounding public space.”

via DELVA Landscape Architects / Urbanism via DELVA Landscape Architects / Urbanism via DELVA Landscape Architects / Urbanism via DELVA Landscape Architects / Urbanism +18

Raval Hideaway / Mariana de Delás + Marcos Duffo

13:00 - 21 May, 2017
Raval Hideaway / Mariana de Delás + Marcos Duffo, © Jose Hevia
© Jose Hevia

© Jose Hevia © Jose Hevia © Jose Hevia © Jose Hevia +17

This Hand-Laid Brick Feature Wall Was Inspired by Soundwaves in Water

12:30 - 21 May, 2017
This Hand-Laid Brick Feature Wall Was Inspired by Soundwaves in Water, © 22quadrat gmbh
© 22quadrat gmbh

German architecture firm 22quadrat was inspired by the visual effect created by soundwaves moving through water when designing “impulses,” a brick relief wall in the interior courtyard of the Pallotti Residential Complex in Freising, Germany. The architects derived the concept from a metaphor; a single brick is like a single particle, hardly noticeable on its own but capable of much greater impact when combined with others.

© 22quadrat gmbh © 22quadrat gmbh © 22quadrat gmbh © 22quadrat gmbh +19