ArchDaily | Broadcasting Architecture Worldwidethe world's most visited architecture website

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

    361 Flinders St, 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

How to Create Animated GIFs in Revit

09:30 - 22 August, 2016

This article was originally posted on ArchSmarter.

ArchDaily recently posted an interesting article on using animated GIFs for architectural drawings. The article had some great examples but was short on details of how to actually create these images.

I was curious how to create animated GIFs using Revit so I looked into the process. It turns out it’s pretty easy, provided you’re systematic when creating your views and have access to photo-editing software, like PhotoShop. Want to try it yourself? Follow the steps below to create your own animated GIFs in Revit.

PLAY-TIME apartments / SUMA

09:00 - 22 August, 2016
PLAY-TIME apartments / SUMA, © Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

© Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada Model +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle De Fernández Caro, 35, 28027 Madrid, España
  • Architects in Charge

    Elena Orte, Guillermo Sevillano
  • Architect Collaborators

    Bárbara Rodríguez, Luis Quintano, arquitecto
  • Internship

    Rita Álvarez-Tabío
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Repurposed Material Creates Distinct Felt Tile Patterns that Provide Sound Control

08:00 - 22 August, 2016
Courtesy of FilzFelt
Courtesy of FilzFelt

Architecture Research Office and FilzFelt have teamed up to create ARO Block, a series of modular acoustic tiles that provide sound control in a customizable, easy-to-install system. Generated from remnant material of FilzFelt’s CNC cut products, which are often times small, ARO Block not only creates distinct felt tile patterns but also prevents leftover fabric from going to waste.

How to Integrate the 12 Principles of Permaculture to Design a Truly Sustainable Project

07:00 - 22 August, 2016

The 12 principles published here are explained in detail in the book Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability, by David Holmgren.

In 1978, Australian ecologists David Holmgren and Bill Mollison coined for the first time the concept of permaculture as a systematic method. For Mollison, "permaculture is the philosophy of working with and not against nature, after a long and thoughtful observation." [1] Meanwhile, Holmgren defines the term as "those consciously designed landscapes which simulate or mimic the patterns and relationships observed in natural ecosystems." [2] 

In 2002, Holmgren published the book Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability, defining 12 design principles that can be used as a guide when generating sustainable systems. These principles can be applied to all daily processes in order to humanize those processes, increase efficiency, and in the long term ensure the survival of mankind.

What if we apply them to the design process of an architectural project?

Call for ArchDaily Interns: Fall 2016

06:00 - 22 August, 2016
Call for ArchDaily Interns: Fall 2016

is looking for motivated architecture lovers to join our team of interns for Fall 2016! An ArchDaily internship is a great opportunity to learn about our site and get exposed to some of the latest and most interesting ideas shaping architecture today.

Interested? Then check out the requirements below.