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A Selection of Name-Based Architecture Memes

06:00 - 13 January, 2017

The world of architecture can be a serious place. Though the rest of the world holds quite a few stereotypes about architects, unfortunately none of them include us having a sense of humor—and perhaps that seriousness explains why one of the most popular memes involving architects isn't exactly favorable to the profession. Here at ArchDaily we thought we'd do just a little to correct that with some memes riffing on some of the profession's most beloved names—as our gift to the entire architectural profession. Read on to see what we've come up with, and don't forget to get involved with your own architecture funnies.

Hurdle House / Adam Knibb Architects

05:00 - 13 January, 2017
Hurdle House / Adam Knibb Architects, © James Morris
© James Morris

© James Morris © James Morris © James Morris © James Morris +18

Wenslauer House / 31/44 Architects

03:00 - 13 January, 2017
Wenslauer House / 31/44 Architects, © Kasia Gatkowska
© Kasia Gatkowska

© Kasia Gatkowska © Kasia Gatkowska © Kasia Gatkowska © Kasia Gatkowska +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Wenslauerstraat, 1053 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    James Jeffries

  • Area

    145.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Sport Center “Véronique Pecqueux-Rolland“ Longvic / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten + Sénéchal-Auclair Architectes

02:00 - 13 January, 2017
Sport Center “Véronique Pecqueux-Rolland“ Longvic / Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten + Sénéchal-Auclair Architectes, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo +13

White Gallery / [SHIFT] Process Practice

22:00 - 12 January, 2017
White Gallery / [SHIFT] Process Practice, © Ali Daghigh
© Ali Daghigh

© Ali Daghigh © Ali Daghigh © Ali Daghigh © Ali Daghigh +41

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
  • Architects in Charge

    Rambod Eilkhani, Nashid Nabian
  • Team

    Rambod Eilkhani, Nashid Nabian (Senior and Founding Partners), Ehsan Karimi, Parnian Ghaemi, Dorna Mesrzadeh (Junior Partners)
  • Area

    726.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

House of Gang xia Jie Cun / Atelier KAI Architects

20:00 - 12 January, 2017
House of Gang xia Jie Cun / Atelier KAI Architects, © A Duo
© A Duo

© A Duo © A Duo © A Duo © A Duo +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chongyang, Xianning, Hubei, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Xie Kai
  • Design Team

    Liu Xingang, Wen Liang, Su Cong
  • Area

    270.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Country Shop in Huashu Village / ZHOU Ling Design Studio

19:00 - 12 January, 2017
Country Shop in Huashu Village / ZHOU Ling Design Studio, © Hou Bowen - Zhou Ling
© Hou Bowen - Zhou Ling
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
  • Chief Designer

    ZHOU Ling
  • Design team


    Qiu Gao Ying, Yin Yi, Wu Shi Jia, Quan Ping, Wu Chao Nan
  • Site Area

    668 m2
  • Area

    150.68 m2
  • Project Year

    09/2014– 06/2015
  • Photographs

Wilson St / Drawing Room Architecture

17:00 - 12 January, 2017
Wilson St / Drawing Room Architecture, © Daniel Fuge
© Daniel Fuge

© Daniel Fuge © Daniel Fuge © Daniel Fuge © Daniel Fuge +16

This Copenhagen Diabetes Center Connects Patients to Nature

16:00 - 12 January, 2017
 This Copenhagen Diabetes Center Connects Patients to Nature, Courtesy of Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, Mikkelsen Architects and STED Landscape
Courtesy of Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, Mikkelsen Architects and STED Landscape

The team of COWI A/S, Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, Mikkelsen Architects, and STED Landscape has been selected to design Copenhagen’s new diabetes center, Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen. Based on the idea of creating a connection to nature, the Center weaves together the indoors and outdoors, in order to stimulate and nurture patients and visitors.

The main entrance to the project faces south to ensure natural lighting, and features a rolling landscape that leads inside, with an in situ poured concrete pathway and landscaped staircases that connect to a public rooftop garden.

On arrival, visitors are greeted by a luscious, rolling landscape leading inside. The area is designed with curiosity in mind – from the outset patients and visitors must feel welcome and enticed to explore.

Courtesy of Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, Mikkelsen Architects and STED Landscape Courtesy of Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, Mikkelsen Architects and STED Landscape Courtesy of Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, Mikkelsen Architects and STED Landscape Courtesy of Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, Mikkelsen Architects and STED Landscape +14

Tapis Rouge / Emergent Vernacular Architecture

15:00 - 12 January, 2017
Tapis Rouge / Emergent Vernacular Architecture, © Gianluca Stefani
© Gianluca Stefani

© Etienne Pernot du Breuil © Gianluca Stefani © Gianluca Stefani © Etienne Pernot du Breuil +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrefour-Feuilles, Haiti
  • Architects in Charge

    Andrea Panizzo, Simone Pagani, Jeannie S. Lee, Gianluca Stefani, Anna Calogero, Etienne Pernot du Breuil, Edoardo Paoletti, Samuel Eliodor, Berrousse Exius, Faudia Pierre, Radim Tkadlec, Clément Davy
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Herzog & de Meuron's Chelsea FC Stadium Receives Council Approval

14:00 - 12 January, 2017
Herzog & de Meuron's Chelsea FC Stadium Receives Council Approval, © Herzog & de Meuron
© Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron’s Chelsea Football Club stadium has been given approval by Hammersmith and Fulham council’s planning committee, reports BBC. The new £500 million stadium, which is estimated to be completed by 2020, will replace the existing stadium at Stamford Bridge, increasing the capacity of the space by almost 20,000 spectators to 60,000 seats.

The design of the new stadium is inspired by Gothic architecture, as well as nearby Victorian-era brick terraces, which will wrap around the entirety of the building.

Committee decision to approve the stadium plans does not mean that work can begin on site; various other permissions will be necessary before the final decision will be made by London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

© Herzog & de Meuron © Herzog & de Meuron © Herzog & de Meuron © Herzog & de Meuron +9

Folding House / A2 Architects

13:00 - 12 January, 2017
Folding House / A2 Architects, ©  Marie Louise Halpenny
© Marie Louise Halpenny

©  Marie Louise Halpenny ©  Marie Louise Halpenny ©  Marie Louise Halpenny ©  Marie Louise Halpenny +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mardyke Walk, Cork City, Ireland
  • Architect in Charge

    Peter Carroll, Caomhán Murphy, Ciara Keohane
  • Landscape Architects

    ThirtyThreeTrees
  • Area

    180.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Discover Madrid's Geometric Architecture Through This Photo Series

12:00 - 12 January, 2017

Digital Designer and Creative Director Joel Filipe has unveiled Geometry of Madrid Architecture, a series of photographs depicting the bold architecture of Madrid. Through the project, Filipe reveals varying “geometries within minimalist clichés that underline the lines of the buildings.”

Buildings photographed in the series include Ciudad BBVA, by Herzog & de Meuron, Museo ABC, by Aranguren & Gallegos Architects, Hospital Rey Juan Carlos, by Rafael de La-Hoz, and more.  

“This project aims at challenging the viewer by exploring the intimate relationship between architecture and photography,” said Filipe.

Experience the geometry of Madrid, after the break. 

Distrito Telefónica - Rafael de La-Hoz. Image © Joel Filipe Apartamentos en Gran Vía - Madrid. Image © Joel Filipe  Hospital Rey Juan Carlos - Rafael de La-Hoz. Image © Joel Filipe Hospital Rey Juan Carlos - Rafael de La-Hoz. Image © Joel Filipe +22

Reconstruction of Public Facilites in Mon Perin Camping / NFO

11:00 - 12 January, 2017
Reconstruction of Public Facilites in Mon Perin Camping  / NFO, © Bosnić + Dorotić
© Bosnić + Dorotić

© Bosnić + Dorotić © Bosnić + Dorotić © Bosnić + Dorotić © Bosnić + Dorotić +36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Camping Mon Perin, Predio Longher bb, 52211, Bale, Croatia
  • Architects in Charge

    Kata Marunica, Dijana Pavić, Nikica Pavlović, Nenad Ravnić, Goran Rukavina, Filip Vidović
  • Area

    995.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

7 Novels Every Architect Should Read

09:30 - 12 January, 2017
7 Novels Every Architect Should Read

Great architects are like great writers. Our abilities to observe the world around us down to the tiniest details, and then make the most remarkable connections, have in time given humanity great stories and experiences - whether through imagined or real spaces. As Charles Eames put it, "Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The key to quality of the connections is the key to quality per se."

As architects, we have a nearly endless succession of connections to make, from materials, to geography, to time, to people, to experiences and statements of our own beliefs, all coming together in the design of a space. Novels are therefore a great way to remind yourself of the creative possibilities that architecture holds, encouraging you to dream about what architecture could be; and what experiences could be. These 7 non-architectural novels each have their own qualities that could open up the architectural world (and provide you with an enjoyable reading list in your time off). Enjoy!

Kalø Tower Visitor Access / MAP Architects

09:00 - 12 January, 2017
Kalø Tower Visitor Access / MAP Architects, © David A. Garcia
© David A. Garcia

© Bjørn Pierri Enevoldsen © Bjørn Pierri Enevoldsen © David A. Garcia © David A. Garcia +16

This German House Sheds Excess to Provide Peace and Clarity

08:00 - 12 January, 2017
This German House Sheds Excess to Provide Peace and Clarity, © Reimund Braun
© Reimund Braun

Designed by Düsseldorf-based interior architecture practice Falkenberg Innenarchitektur, House Rheder II is designed as a serene retreat, shedding inessential features and integrating itself within the natural landscape. Framing views of the idyllic greenery of East Westfalia and gentle waters of the river Nethe, the project aims to dissolve the chaos of modern life.

"In a time of excess we have built a house that makes the essentials tangible," said the client. "It should not be big and important, but small and correct."

© Reimund Braun © Thomas Mayer © Reimund Braun © Reimund Braun +10

Hollywood: Design an Iconic Home of the Future

06:30 - 12 January, 2017
Hollywood: Design an Iconic Home of the Future

Arch Out Loud is partnering with Last House on Mulholland to host the HOLLYWOOD design competition. The competition asks participants to design a house of the future which demonstrates the use of innovative technology, integrative environmental strategies and capitalizes on the iconic prominence of its site beneath the famed Hollywood sign. The competition serves as a design charette generating ideas about the potential for what the site could become and how it can inspire the future of residential design.