Exquisite Minimalist / Arcadian Architecture + Design

© Shining Group

Architects: Arcadian Architecture + Design
Location: , Taiwan
Architect In Charge: Alex Yu
Design Team: Ping-Jui Chiang, Jerry Chang, Yu-Shan Huang, Li-Ju Chen, Shuo-Jyun Yin, Yu-Hsien Lin
Area: 510.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Shining Group, Courtesy of Arcadian Architecture + Design

Florida Polytechnic Sciencie, Innovation and Technology Campus / Santiago Calatrava

© Alan Karchmer for Calatrava

Architects: Santiago Calatrava
Location: , FL, USA
Architect Of Record: Alfonso Architects
Year: 2014
Photographs: Alan Karchmer for Santiago Calatrava

World Photo Day: Christian Richters by Francine Houben

Library of Birmingham / . Image ©

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Francine Houben of Mecanoo writes on behalf of Christian Richters. 

CocaCola Headquarters in Berlin / NPS Tchoban Voss

© Claus Graubner

Architects: NPS Tchoban Voss
Location: Stralauer Allee 4, 10245 , Germany
Architect In Charge: Sergei Tchoban, Architekt BDA
Project Manager And Partner: Philipp Bauer (service stage 1-2: Axel Binder)
Design Team: Christoph Heimermann, Anissa Landgraf, Kenan Ozan
Area: 10263.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Claus Graubner

Al Jazeera’s Rebel Architecture Series Premieres with Spain’s “Guerrilla Architect”

Last night the first episode of Al Jazeera’s new series “Rebel Architecture” was launched, featuring Spanish architect Santiago Cirugeda. Based in Seville, Cirugeda reclaims abandoned urban spaces for the public, despite the fact that self-building is illegal in Spain. His buildings are often fast-build, mobile structures made from recycled materials, but the key is that they all serve a social function. In this 25-minute episode, Al Jazeera looks at his latest project: converting an abandoned cement factory into a vibrant cultural center. Will Cirugeda successfully complete his biggest challenge yet?

Watch the full episode above and read on after the break for a full episode synopsis and to learn more about the series and upcoming episodes…

Flower House / Gómez de la Torre & Guerrero Arquitectos

© Juan Solano

Architects: Gómez de la Torre & Guerrero Arquitectos
Location: , ,
Area: 180.0 sqm
Photographs: Juan Solano

Bjarke Ingels Lays Foundation Brick at LEGO House

BIG‘s LEGO House is now under construction, following a one of a kind foundation laying ceremony featuring – what else – supersized  bricks. Bjarke Ingels himself was in attendance to lay one of the foundation bricks. Constructed in LEGO‘s hometown of Billund, Denmark, the LEGO House will be a 12,000 square metre “hands-on minds-on experience centre.”

More on the LEGO House, and the foundation laying ceremony, after the break

World Photo Day: Patrick Bingham-Hall by Richard Hassell

School of the Arts / . Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Richard Hassell of WOHA writes on behalf of Patrick Bingham-Hall. 

Hotel Kazbeg / ROOMS

© Irakli Buishvili

Architects: ROOMS
Location: , Georgia
Architect In Charge: Goga Chxetia
Area: 8200.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Irakli Buishvili

More Free Summer Reading: Nine Architecture Books From Routledge Available Throughout August

Reading room at the New York Public Library. Image © Thomas Hawk

Wondering what to do with the last, lingering weeks of summer? There’s still plenty of time for some enticing summer reading! Peruse this online collection of select on Architecture, chosen from academic publisher Routledge‘s titles on themes of Professional Practice and Sustainable Architecture, and available in their entirety for free throughout the month of August.

Including compelling and notable works, these books tackle relevant and significant contemporary issues facing the design world today. See what’s available after the break.

World Photo Day: Thomas Mayer by Emre Arolat

Sancaklar Mosque / Emre Arolat Architects. Image ©

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Emre Arolat writes on behalf of Thomas Mayer

Chovar House / Tidy Arquitectos

© Marcelo Cáceres

Architects: Tidy Arquitectos
Location: Las Condes, Metropolitan Region,
Project Architects: Albert Tidy , Ian Tidy
Project Area: 211.0 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photography: Marcelo Cáceres

World Photo Day: Javier Callejas by Alberto Campo Baeza

The MA: Andalucia’s Museum of Memory / . Image ©

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Alberto Campo Baeza writes on behalf of Javier Callejas

A New Architectural Style for the Age of the Individual

MVRDV’s Silodam in Amsterdam. Image © Flickr CC User pnwbot

As modernist architects broke free from vernacular architecture and developed a homogenized international style, many created sterile spaces and places out of touch with the decorative warmth of historical forms of human inhabitation. Negative reactions to the brutality of Modernist spaces encouraged architectural movements such as post-modernism and deconstructivism, but these never managed to usurp the rational modernist box as a dominant architectural paradigm.

However, the intended machine-like precision of these buildings has often become unintentionally humanized over time, through the addition of curtains, coloring, or even through accidental breakage and imperfect repairs or alterations. I believe that building on the successes and failures of has spawned a new and previously unclassified architectural style: Pixelism. Find out what this new phenomenon is after the break.

OZ House / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados

© Nelson Kon

Architects: Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados
Location: – São Paulo, Brasil
Team: Andrade Morettin Arquitetos
Collaborators: Ricardo Gusmão, Carlos Eduardo Miller, Fabio Ucella, Flora Fujii
Project Area: 180.0 sqm
Project Year: 2013
Photography: Nelson Kon

Shukhov Radio Tower Saved by Moscow City Hall

Shabolovka Radio Tower, , . Vladimir Shukhov, 1922. Image © Richard Pare 2007

Moscow‘s Cultural Heritage Department has stepped in to save Vladimir Shukhov‘s historic 1922 Shabolovka Radio Tower, with a conservation order protecting its materials, architectural composition, structural elements and location. The news will be a relief to the many architects – including Tadao AndoElizabeth DillerRem Koolhaas and Thom Mayne  – who agreed with Norman Foster that the tower is “a structure of dazzling brilliance and great historical importance”, and signed a petition urging for the structure to be saved.

Thanks to the conservation order, the neglected building will have to be repaired, and Moscow City Hall now hopes to collaborate with Russia‘s national government to organize an open international competition the restoration and re-purposing of the 160m tower.

Read on after the break for more on the Shukhov Tower’s proposed future

World Photo Day: Sergio Pirrone by WMR Arquitectos

Till House / . Image ©

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, WMR Arquitectos writes on behalf of Sergio Pirrone

World Photo Day: Iwan Baan by Steven Holl

Museum of Ocean and Surf / Architects in collaboration with Solange Fabiao. Image ©

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked 15 architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Steven Holl writes on behalf of Iwan Baan