Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes, and Settlements Launches in Bangladesh

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At the Bengal Foundation’s conference, EngageDhaka 2015, ArchDaily learned of the newly launched Bengal Architecture and Design Institute.  With a focus on the pursuit of innovation in the lived environment with a focus on human interactions, the forum will enable open dialogue on improving our environments through the lens of architecture, landscape, and settlement for better livability. Bringing together local and international professionals and educators, the Institute will provide a series of lectures, discussions, workshops, and exhibitions to better understand the possibilities within these areas, especially when unified.

Villa Spee / Lab32 architecten

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Architects: Lab32 architecten
Location: 6081 CH , Netherlands
Principal: Ing. Loek Stijnen architect BNA
Project Manager: Clark Teensma
Year: 2014
Photographs: Jo Pauwels

The Surreal Architectural Collages Of Matthias Jung

Expedition to the East Pole. Image © Matthias Jung

Matthias Jung’s fascination for the medium of collage began in his father’s photolab. And so, “with scissors and glue, the first fantastic buildings were made.” In early 2015 Jung, a German artist and graphic designer, created seven images as part of a series which he entitled ’Houses’, of which many of this selection originate. Uniquely, every piece of each collage originates from one of Jung’s original photographs which are collected and then reassembled. The majority of these photographs were taken during trips in northeastern .

See a selection of Jung’s fantastical architectural collages after the break.

LANDHAUS / Thomas Kröger Architekt

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Architects: Thomas Kröger Architekt
Location: Uckermarkstraße, , Germany
Area: 320.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Thomas Heimann, Courtesy of Thomas Kröger Architekt

TOP store / ARHIS ARHITEKTI

© Indrikis Sturmanis

Architects: ARHIS ARHITEKTI
Location: Salacgrīva, Salacgrīvas pilsēta,
Design Team: Andris Kronbergs, Madara Gibze, Paulis Gibze, Evija Runce, Vilnis Uzors, Kristaps Sulcs, Uldis Jaunsubrens, Helvijs Savickis
Area: 6989.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Indrikis Sturmanis

URALCHEM HEADQUARTERS / Pedra Silva Arquitectos

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Architects: Pedra Silva Arquitectos
Location: Moscow, Russia
Architect In Charge: Luis Pedra Silva and Maria Rita Pais
Design Team: André Góis, Dina Castro, Hugo Ramos, Hugo Ferreira, João Alves, Paulo André, Ricardo Sousa
Area: 3370.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Façade Renovation for No. 8 Building / Atelier Archmixing

© Tang Yu

Architects: Atelier Archmixing
Location: Hengshan Road, Xuhui, , 200031
Architects In Charge: Zhuang Shen, Ren Hao, Tang Yu, Zhu Jie
Area: 274.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Tang Yu

Under the Attic / ahaa

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Architects: ahaa
Location: Bucharest,
Architect In Charge: Andreas Heierle, Cristina Trofin
Area: 74.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of ahaa

Jesuit High School Chapel of the North American Martyr / Hodgetts + Fung

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Architects: Hodgetts + Fung
Location: JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL, 1200 Jacob Lane, , CA 95608, USA
Area: 10478.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Joe Fletcher

5 Proposals Reimagine Toronto Ferry Terminal and Waterfront Park

Harbour Landing / KBMP Architects, West 8, Greenburg Consultants. Image Courtesy of WATERFRONToronto

Toronto has unveiled five proposals for the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park design competition. The finalists were tasked with transforming Toronto’s waterfront by revitalizing the existing ferry terminal and park through an extensive gradually-implemented masterplan. See all five proposals, including designs by nARCHITECTS and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, after the break.

Chinese Company Builds 57-Story Skyscraper in 19 Days

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“Three floors in a day is ’s new normal,” says a representative for this 57-floor skyscraper that was built in just 19 days. Known as the “Mini Sky City” tower in Changsha, the 180,000-square-meter mixed-use building was built in record speed with , “LEGO-like” blocks. The process also claimed to have required less materials and significantly reduced the amount of air pollution commonly caused by dusty construction sites.

A time-lapse of the construction process, after the break.

Matai House / Parsonson Architects

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Architects: Parsonson Architects
Location: ,
Architects In Charge: Gerald Parsonson, Craig Burt
Year: 2014
Photographs: Paul McCredie

Smiljan Radić’s Serpentine Pavilion Relocates to Bruton

Serpentine Pavilion / . Image © 2014 Iwan Baan

Chilean architect Smiljan Radić’s shell-shaped Serpentine Pavilion has been relocated from Hyde Park to the gardens of Hauser & Wirth Somerset in Bruton. Just under three hours from London, the new site positions the translucent fiberglass structure in short proximity to a main gallery complex designed by Paris-based Argentine architect Luis Laplace and within an lush garden designed by Dutch landscape architect Piet Oudolf.

National Open Acceses Scholarly Communication and Information Center / Paleko Arch Studija

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Architects: Paleko Arch Studija
Location: Saulėtekio alėja 5, Vilnius 10221,
Project Managers: Paleko arch Studio
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Ergolain Group

Sierra Ballena I / AFRa

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Architects:
Location: Punta Ballena, grutas y ruta panorámica, Camino a la Ballena,
Project Architects: Pablo Héctor Ferreiro, Saturnino Armendares, Joaquín Ignacio Leunda, Andrés Gomez Muñoz, Roberto Félix Dufrechou
Project Area: 1500.0 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Federico Kulekdjian

Renzo Piano’s Columbia University Science Center to Open Next Year

Northeast corner. Image Courtesy of Field Condition

The first phase of Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) and Renzo Piano Building Workshop‘s (RPBW) expansive Manhattanville Campus plan for Columbia University is making significant progress; completion is nearing on a highly-anticipated portion of the project – RPBW’s LEED platinum Jerome L. Greene Science Center, which is scheduled to open in Fall of 2016 just six miles North of the practice’s soon-to-open Whitney Museum

More on the mixed-use structure after the break.

Montee Karp Residence / Patrick Tighe Architecture

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Architects: Patrick Tighe Architecture
Location: , CA, USA
Area: 2200.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Art Gray Photography, Bran Arifin Photography

Tim Franco Captures the Overscaled Urbanization of Chongqing

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These days, many of China‘s largest urban areas are easily recognizable to people from all over the world, with the skylines of coastal mega-cities such as Shanghai and Beijing taking their place in the global consciousness. Far less known though is the inland city of Chongqing - another of ’s five top-tier “National Central Cities” – where in 2010 the Chinese government embarked on a plan to urbanize a further 10 million of the region’s rural population, with around 1,300 people now moving into the city every day.

Since his first visit to the city in 2009 photographer Tim Franco has been on a mission to document the rapid change in what he believes is “maybe the most widely unknown megacity in the world.” The result is Metamorpolis, a forthcoming photographic book by Franco with text by British journalist Richard Macauley, which documents the colossal scale of development juxtaposed against the people of – many of whom still live an incongruous rural lifestyle among the concrete sprawl. Read on after the break for more images from the book and an interview with Franco about the experience of documenting one of the world’s fastest-growing cities.