Photographic Exhibition Highlights The Relationship Between Brick And The Dutch

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Builds in Brick is one of the latest exhibitions at ’s Nieuwe Instituut (formerly the NAi). It seeks to modify the “assumed triumph of Modernism” in the interwar period, drawing upon two photographic collections from the Institute’s extensive archives. The exhibition has been curated to highlight that brick remained the favoured construction material throughout the advocacy of the Modernist movement, even for experimental construction.

“Khamsa” House / Atelier Koe

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Architects: Atelier Koe
Location:
Participating Architects: Richard Rowland, Hippolyte Gilabert, Clement Dagneaux
Area: 350.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Régis L’hostis

Cultural Center at Saint-Germain-lès-Arpajon / Ateliers O-S architectes

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Architects: Ateliers O-S architectes
Location: , France
Design Team: Vincent Baur, Guillaume Colboc, Gaël Le Nouëne Pierre Teisseire, Jeremie Galvan (design phase) Vincent Menuel, (construction phase)
Area: 2173.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Ateliers O-S architectes

In Praise of Shadows / Pitsou Kedem Architects

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Architects: Pitsou Kedem Architects
Location: , Israel
Design Team: Pitsou Kedem, Irene Goldberg, Hila Sella
Area: 580.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Amit Geron

CREATE / Perkins+Will

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Architects: Perkins+Will
Location:
Area: 700000.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tim Griffith

Liquid Laundry / hcreates

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Architects: hcreates
Location: Xuhui, Shanghai,
Architect In Charge: Hannah Churchill
Branding & Graphic Design: The Orange Blowfish
Area: 700.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Seth Powers

HWKN Unveils Design for “Pennovation Center” in Pennsylvania

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New York-based firm HWKN have revealed the design for what is to become the University of Pennsylvania’s latest hub for entrepreneurs, researchers, and innovators. Dubbed “The Pennovation Centre,” the project is the first major development within the Pennovation Works, and will occupy a 58,000-square-foot footprint on the campus’ south.

A rejuvenation of the former DuPont laboratory, it is hoped that The Pennovation Centre will become an “iconic landmark” for pen, providing a “dynamic environment” for innovation in varied fields.

Tintern Schools Middle Schools / Architectus

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Architects: Architectus
Location: 90 Alexandra Road, VIC 3135, Australia
Area: 1800.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Folded Bird Photography (Brendan Finn)

Architect Yener Torun Documents Contemporary Istanbul on Instagram

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“Istanbul is exotic and modern,” says architect , who has spent the last year documenting Istanbul‘s most contemporary and brightly colored spaces on Instagram. “It is funny, because my photos of Istanbul do not really look like Istanbul. And that is what I exactly wanted to do – to show a different site of the city, a side that was never focused on.”

Critiquing Istanbul’s recent explosion of growth and “bad” architecture, Torun set out to discover the city’s lesser known, brightly colored spaces that have had a positive influence on day-to-day life. Now with nearly 40,000 followers, his quest is proving to have an affect and is inspiring him to spread his explorations beyond Istanbul to Ankara, Bursa, Izmir and Kocaeli.

See a selection of Torun’s images, after the break.

Johnson County Justice Annex / el dorado

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Architects: el dorado
Location: , KS, USA
Architect In Charge: Dan Maginn, FAIA
Area: 48000.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Mike Sinclair

Vienna to Build World’s Tallest Wooden Skyscraper

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Rüdiger Lainer and Partner plans to construct the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper next year in Vienna’s Seestadt Aspern area. 76 percent of the 84-meter tower is expected to be made from wood rather than concrete, saving approximately 2,800 tonnes of CO2 emissions (equivalent to driving a car 25 miles a day for 1,300 years).

“I think it is important everyone now in 2014 thinks in different ways. We have wood, which is a perfect construction material for building,” she said. “It was used 200 years ago and it was perfect then and is perfect now,” says Kerbler project developer Caroline Palfy, commenting on the architects’ decision to use wood due to its environmental benefits.

An interior loft view and more details, after the break. 

Guillén Lafuerza School Dining Hall / Miguel Ángel García-Pola Vallejo

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Architects: Miguel Ángel García-Pola Vallejo
Location: Calle Jacintos, 33010 , Asturias,
Project Area: 226.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Marcos Morilla

Embed Your 3D Sketchfab Models on Facebook

Already one of the simplest ways to share 3-D models around the web, Sketchfab has recently announced a new development that will make it even easier for architecture firms to share their latest work with their fans and students to spread their ideas among their friends: Facebook embed functionality. Simply by pasting the link to your work in a Facebook post, your model is instantly accessible to your friends and fans, and easy to share.

Yacht Clubhouse / Estudio Ramos

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Architects: Estudio Ramos
Location: Avenida Nordelta, Buenos Aires,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Daniela Mac Adden

Brick Award 2016: Call for Entries!

The Wienerberger Award is a biannual architectural award that is presented to outstanding examples of modern and innovative architecture. In 2016, Wienerberger will present this internationally established award for the seventh time, and the award is now open for submissions. Architecture critics, journalists and for the first time also architects themselves can submit projects online until March 31, 2015. The official Brick Award ceremony will take place in in spring 2016.

The Award acknowledges innovative brick buildings of international quality that show the varied and diverse ways brick can be used in contemporary architecture. At the same time, the award, and in particular the accompanying architectural book, gives people with an interest in architecture, as well as experts, an overview of current developments and trends in international brick architecture with its remarkable range of applications.

AR Issues: Architects Don’t Invent, They Transform

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ArchDaily is continuing our partnership with The Architectural Review, bringing you short introductions to the themes of the magazine’s monthly editions. In this editorial from AR’s February 2015 issue, AR Editor Catherine Slessor reflects on Álvaro Siza‘s ouevre, from his early work in Évora to his latest effort in China. Though the latter is admittedly elegant, Slessor concludes that in comparison to his older transformative designs the recent incarnation of “brand Siza” is a “predictable triumph of style over content.”

The great Portuguese Modernist Fernando Távora once remarked “Style is not of importance; what counts is the relation between the work and life, style is only the consequence of it.” His friend and protégé Álvaro Siza echoed this sentiment when he said: “Architecture does not have a pre-established language nor does it establish a language. It is a response to a concrete problem, a situation in transformation, in which I participate. In architecture, we have already passed the phase during which we thought that the unity of language would resolve everything. A pre-established language, pure, beautiful, does not interest me.”

Brillhart House / Brillhart Architecture

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Architects: Brillhart Architecture
Location: River, , FL, USA
Area: 1500.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Brillhart Architecture

Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 5 – the Varied Textures of Porto

We teamed up with Building PicturesFilipa Figueira and Tiago Vieira to feature weekly episodes of their video series “,” which highlights ’s most significant buildings over the last 20 years.

The series was launched in December 2013 and is comprised of 10 episodes, each focusing on a different theme: light, stairs, balconies, nature, textures, doors, windows, skylights, pavements and structures.

Last week we presented the series’ fourth episode on Porto’s natural environment, and now we present Episode 5 – Textures. Read the producers’ description of the video after the break.