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The Family Playground / HAO Design

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  • Architects: HAO Design
  • Location: Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
  • Area: 138.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Hey!Cheese

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House in Nagoya / Atelier Tekuto

  • Architects: Atelier Tekuto
  • Location: Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge: Yasuhiro Yamashita
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Toshihiro Sobajima

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Dilli Haat / Archohm Consults

  • Architects: Archohm Consults
  • Location: Janakpuri, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Architect in Charge: Mr. Sourabh Gupta
  • Design Team: Suboor Ahmad, Aarti Kulkarni, Sadhvi Astir, D. D. Sharma, Rachna Mittal, Jeevan Dass, S. P. Gupta & Amit Das
  • Area: 16000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Andre Fanthome

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Blairgowrie 2 / InForm

  • Architects: InForm
  • Location: Mornington Peninsula, VIC, Australia
  • Architect in Charge: Simon Perkins
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Hilary Bradford

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DesignIntelligence 25 Most Admired Educators for 2016

DesignIntelligence has named 25 educators for being the most "exemplary professionals" in their field. With professors from some of the US' top architecture schools, each honoree was selected with "extensive input from thousands of design professionals, academic department heads, and students." 

The "most admired" US design professors of 2016, include:

Laboratories UFScar / Vigliecca & Associados

  • Architects: Vigliecca & Associados
  • Location: São Carlos, São Carlos - SP, Brazil
  • Design Team: Héctor Vigliecca, Luciene Quel, Ruben Otero, Ronald Werner Fiedler, Neli Shimizu (authors), Adda Ungaretti, Paulo Serra (team), Luci Maie (administration)
  • Area: 3593.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Leonardo finotti

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AIANY and Center for Architecture Name Benjamin Prosky as Executive Director

Following the resignation of Rick Bell earlier this year, AIANY and The Center for Architecture have appointed Benjamin Prosky as Executive Director. Prosky will assume his new position in early 2016, after stepping down as Assistant Dean for Communications at Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD). 

“Ben brings a unique energy, intelligence, and experience to the executive director position,” said Carol Loewenson, incoming president of AIA New York and partner at Mitchell/Giurgola Architects, in a statement. “AIANY is poised for great change: more outreach, greater membership value, deeper connections to the academy, and a stronger role in actively impacting the design of our city. Ben is the right person to imagine the AIANY of the future. We are thrilled to have him on board to lead our organization.”

Le 1650 / A2DESIGN

  • Architects: A2DESIGN
  • Location: Laval, QC, Canada
  • Area: 3700.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Adrien Williams

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BIG High Line Project Unveiled

New York Yimby has unveiled BIG's latest New York skyscraper: 76 11th Avenue. Planned for one of the largest plots along the High Line, the nearly 800,000-square-foot proposed project is comprised of two towers perched on a podium of retail, gallery and hotel space in the city's Meatpacking district. Rising 302-feet to the east and 402-feet to the west, the towers are divided by a "diagonal cut" through the site that opens up more views for residents to the High Line.

Nordic Light / D/O

  • Architects: D/O
  • Location: St Paul, MN, USA
  • Design Team: John Dwyer AIA, Colin Oglesbay Assoc. AIA, Edward Eichten Assoc. AIA
  • Area: 1750.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Chad Holder

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AD Essentials: BIM

This article is part of ArchDaily Essentials, a series of articles which give you an overview of architecture's most important topics by connecting together some of our best articles from the past. To find out more about ArchDaily Essentials, click here; or discover all of our articles in the series here.

We often hear of the great tectonic shift that digital technologies have brought to almost every aspect of our lives, but in one particular yet understated way, architecture has been revolutionized by computerization. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a background revolution that has implications on every stage in the building process from development through construction and onto the lifecycle of the building. As defined by the US National Building Information Model Standard Project Committee:

"Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. A BIM is a shared knowledge resource for information about a facility forming a reliable basis for decisions during its life-cycle; defined as existing from earliest conception to demolition." [1]

While that gives some indication of BIM’s applications, many people may still be wondering how such a shift came about, what are its present applications and benefits, and how it will shape architecture’s future?

NL*A Reveals Plans for Open-Concept Green Office Building in France

Nicolas Laisné Associés (NL*A Paris) has revealed the plans for its new Offices With Terraces, an office building in Nice, France, which aims to set new standards for bio-climatic work environments. The building’s layout revolves around the idea of flexible workspaces, integrating landscape into the building as an eco-conscious approach.

The organization of the building has been reversed, with the circulation passages—typically at the center—moved to the façades to free up central space.

Courtesy of Nicolas Laisné Associés Courtesy of Nicolas Laisné Associés Courtesy of Nicolas Laisné Associés Courtesy of Nicolas Laisné Associés

Call for Applications: Space for Future Education Workshop in Russia

Contemporary education is changing rapidly and is evolving in response to the changing demands of society and technology development. The classical model where a professor stands at a lecturing desk and students sit in the auditorium has lost its relevance. New educational technologies are calling for a new approach to classroom setup and modern architecture has to come up with an adequate response.

AD Classics: Pershing Square / Ricardo Legorreta + Laurie Olin

The recently announced competition to redesign Pershing Square, Los Angeles’ oldest park, will be at least the sixth iteration of the space in the heart of the city’s rapidly changing downtown. Occupying a full city block, what is now Pershing Square (named for the World War I general) was part of the 1781 Spanish land grant to the City of Los Angeles, and was officially dedicated as a park, originally called La Plaza Abaja, in 1866.[1] The current iteration, designed by Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta and landscape architect Laurie Olin, with art installations by Barbara McCarren, opened in 1994. Just over twenty years later, the brightly-colored, geometric stucco structures, and the hardscape-heavy layout have faced extensive criticism–one local website is fond of calling it the city’s “most hated park”–but Legorreta and Olin’s design makes a bold statement for urban public space in Los Angeles, unmatched by any other park in the city.

Níall McLaughlin Architects Selected to Represent Ireland at 2016 Venice Biennale

Níall McLaughlin Architects, based between the United Kingdom and Ireland, have been selected to represent Ireland at the 2016 Venice Biennale. The practice, who were shortlisted this year for the RIBA Stirling Prize, will be working alongside Yeoryia Manolopoulo, an architectural academic based in London. Their proposal "reflects their interest in working as architects to understand and improve the quality of life for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease [by examining] the spatial experiences of people with Alzheimer’s whilst recognising that the experiences of the sufferer are unlikely to resemble any conventional architectural representation."