Lausanne House / Hatem+D Architecture

© Alexandre Guilbeault

Architects: Hatem+D Architecture
Location: Quebec,
Architect In Charge: Étienne Bernier architecte
Area: 170.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Alexandre Guilbeault

Richard Rogers Honored with Lifetime Achievement Medal

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Richard Rogers has been honored with the for his “significant and fundamental contributions to the design industry,” an announcement made as part of the Design Festival in Rogers’ newly completed Leadenhall Building.

“He has played a leading role in designing buildings that made us think again about how we use them and how they function,” stated London Design Festival director Ben Evans. :His eminence is global, and he is part of a golden era of leading British architects who not only reshaped our city but also reshaped the world to some capacity.”

Obama Shortlists Four Potential Sites for Presidential Library

A proposal for Chicago’s South Side from earlier in the competition by Michael Sorkin (click image for more details). Image © Michael Sorkin Studio

The Foundation has listed four potential sites for Obama’s presidential library and museum: Columbia University, the University of Hawaii, the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

As reported by the Los Angeles Times, the Universities considered were selected for demonstrating the ability to develop a strong vision and design a library that could enhance the local economy. Each institution will now work towards refining their ideas and will submit formal proposals by December.

Al Jazeera’s Rebel Architecture: Episode 5, “Working on Water”

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The latest episode of ’s Rebel Architecture takes us to Nigeria, where architect Kunlé Adeyemi has designed floating buildings to help solve overcrowding and flooding in the country’s waterside slums. “I am constantly inspired by solutions we discover in everyday life in the world’s developing cities,” he says. Yet, despite his studio NLÉ’s easy-to-build, low-cost, sustainable prototype for a floating building, Adeyemi still struggles to get approval for their construction from the local authorities. This 25-minute episode follows Adeyemi as he seeks to implement his floating buildings.

Watch the full episode above and read on after the break for a full episode synopsis and a preview of upcoming episodes…

Go House / Agustin Landa Ruiloba

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Architects: Agustin Landa Ruiloba
Location: , Nuevo Leon,
Project Area: 270.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Onnis Luque

Sheila Kennedy. Image Courtesy of UC Berkeley
Sheila Kennedy. Image Courtesy of UC Berkeley

Sheila Kennedy Awarded 2014 Berkeley-Rupp Prize

Shelia Kennedy has been awarded the 2014 Berkeley-Rupp Prize, a $100,000 prize presented biannually to a “distinguished practitioner or academic who has made a significant contribution to promoting the advancement of women in the field of architecture, and whose work emphasizes a commitment to sustainability and the community.” Kennedy is a principal of Boston’s KVA Matx and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s first-ever female Professor of the Practice of Architecture who is internationally renowned for her explorations of material innovation in the fields of architecture and urbanism.

INABA to Construct “New York Light”

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Jeffrey Inaba’s Brooklyn practice INABA has been selected as the first-ever winner in the Flatiron Plaza Holiday Design Competition with New York Light. Organized by the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and , the inaugural installation will be constructed in front of the famous Flatiron Building for the duration of the 2014 winter season.

ArchDaily Editors Select Our Favorite Projects in Mexico

Today is Mexico’s Independence Day and in celebration of this national holiday we wanted to recognize the great tradition of modern and contemporary architecture in the country. We asked the editors of all our sites – ArchDaily, Plataforma Arquitectura, ArchDaily Mexico and ArchDaily Brasil - to select their favorite architecture projects in . From Barragan to Rojkind, check out our round-up below, originally published on our sister-site ArchDaily Mexico.

Casa no Tempo / Aires Mateus + João and Andreia Rodrigues

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Architects: Aires Mateus,
Location: 7050 , Portugal
Year: 2014
Photographs: Nelson Garrido

On Top of the City: Behind the Scenes at the Leadenhall Building

View of The Leadenhall Building from the East along Leadenhall Street . Image © Richard Bryant – Courtesy of British Land/Oxford Properties

Settled comfortably around a black conference table – the only item of furniture in an office space still lacking its carpet tiles – on the 40th floor of the new Leadenhall Building, I had the opportunity to discuss with lead designer Graham Stirk and his partner, practice co-founder Richard Rogers, the forces that shaped their new building and how they came to be working in the City of London once again.

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has a rich presence in the Square Mile, including the landmark Lloyd’s of London, standing directly opposite the Leadenhall Building. The firm has specialised in assured, sometimes assertive insertions within the City’s fine, historic urban grain, and so setting aside the sheer bravura of the 52-story, 225 meter skyscraper, with its sloping glass façade to the south (giving it the popular nickname of the Cheesegrater) the first question that arose was a simple one – how did the building come about?

Torreão House / Bloco Arquitetos

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Architects: Bloco Arquitetos
Location: – Federal District, Brazil
Architects In Charge: Matheus Seco, Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho
Area: 400.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Haruo Mikami

Three-Team Shortlist Selected to Redevelop LA’s Convention Center

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The Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering has selected three teams for the next phase of the competition to redevelop and expand the Los Angeles Convention Center. The teams, consisting of AC Martin + LMN; Gensler + Lehrer Architects; and HMC + Populous, will now receive $200,000 to develop detailed proposals to be submitted on December 8th.

However, according to The Architect’s Newspaper, the redevelopment of the Convention Center outlined by the brief is not yet guaranteed to happen; with the city under contract with AEG to build a football stadium on a portion of the site until October 18th, the Convention Center’s Executive Director Bud Ovrum confirmed that, if the city can secure an NFL team by then, the stadium is still the city’s first choice.

Courtesy of BIO 50
Courtesy of BIO 50

BIO 50: Ljubljana Marks 50 Years of Design Biennales with “3, 2, 1… TEST”

From the organizers: On Thursday, 18 September 2014, more than 120 designers and multidisciplinary agents descend upon Ljubljana for the opening week of BIO 50, the Biennial of Design. Over the course of four days, they will unveil the results of a six-month long collaborative process, offering perspectives on possible futures for design. The awards for best collaboration will be presented by the BIO 50 jury comprising industrial designer Konstantin Grcic, design critic Alice Rawsthorn and designer and professor Saša J. Mächtig. Before the opening, the talk with Alice Rawsthorn, Justin McGuirk and Jan Boelen will be organized.

Stadthaus M1 / Barkow Leibinger

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Architects: Barkow Leibinger
Location: , Germany
Architect In Charge: Frank Barkow, Regine Leibinger
Design Team: Lukas Weder (project manager), Jonathan Kleinhample, Hiroki Nakamura, Ulrich von Türckheim, Woonghee Cho
Area: 6668.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Zooey Braun , Ina Reinecke

70 Documentaries By Spanish And Portuguese Architects To Be Exhibited In Beijing

LaMIPA, a non-profit “architectural exchange platform” dedicated to exhibiting art and culture, will be part of the 2014 Beijing Design Week (BJDW) with a launch event on September 25th 2014 and following events on the 26th and 28th. Exhibiting seventy documentaries by Spanish and Portuguese architects, and organised in conjunction with the Spanish and Portuguese Embassies to China, the unique audiovisual  collection will be part of the main section of the Beijing Design Week festival. Alongside the exhibition a series of lectures from a number of renowned practices including Souto de Moura and OAB Ferrater will also be taking place.

Football Playground / Guinée et Potin Architects

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Architects: Guinée et Potin Architects
Location: 2 Ter Quai François Mitterrand, 44000 ,
Architect In Charge: Florian Carré
Design Team: Anne-Flore Guinée, Hervé Potin architects
Area: 60.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Martin Argyroglo

Office Building 200 / Nissen & Wentzlaff Architekten

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Architects: Nissen & Wentzlaff Architekten
Location: Grenzach, 79639 ,
Area: 6500.0 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Ruedi Walti

Buam-dong House / JYA-RCHITECTS

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Architects: JYA-RCHITECTS
Location: Buam-dong, Jongno-gu, , South Korea
Construction: Team of Ra kwonsu
Area: 92.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hwang hyochel