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Níall McLaughlin Wins 2016 RIBA Charles Jencks Award for Architecture

16:00 - 21 September, 2016
Níall McLaughlin Wins 2016 RIBA Charles Jencks Award for Architecture, Bishop Edward King Chapel / Niall McLaughlin Architects. Image © Niall McLaughlin Architects
Bishop Edward King Chapel / Niall McLaughlin Architects. Image © Niall McLaughlin Architects

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced Níall McLaughlin, founder of Níall McLaughlin Architects, as winner of the 2016 RIBA Charles Jencks Award. The award is given annually to an outstanding architect or practice "that has recently made a major contribution internationally to both the theory and practice of architecture."

“Niall McLaughlin is a great inspiration for architects today, especially the young, because of his masterful skill in drawing from all traditions – classicism, modernism, postmodernism,” said jury member and award namesake Charles Jencks. “All the “isms” are under his belt, not on his back, and he extends them all through the commitment to architecture as an art and professional practice.”

Previous winners of the award include Herzog & de Meuron (2015), Benedetta Tagliabue (2013), Rem Koolhaas (2012), Eric Owen Moss (2011), Steven Holl (2010), Charles Correa (2009), Wolf Prix (2008), Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos (2007), Zaha Hadid (2006), Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Farshid Moussavi (2005), Peter Eisenman (2004) and Cecil Balmond (2003).

Lakeland Elementary School / DLR Group

15:00 - 21 September, 2016
Lakeland Elementary School / DLR Group, © Chris J. Roberts Photography
© Chris J. Roberts Photography

© Chris J. Roberts Photography © Chris J. Roberts Photography © Chris J. Roberts Photography © Chris J. Roberts Photography +18

SOM Breaks Ground on One of the Largest Redevelopments in Tokyo’s History

14:30 - 21 September, 2016
SOM Breaks Ground on One of the Largest Redevelopments in Tokyo’s History, © Methanoia
© Methanoia

Construction is now underway on Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s (SOM) OH-1 redevelopment project in the Ohtemachi District of Tokyo, Japan. Covering a 20,000 square meter (215,000 square foot) site, the project constitutes one of the largest revitalization projects in Tokyo’s history. The complex includes two high-rise, mixed-use buildings containing a luxury hotel, commercial office space, retail and cultural facilities, and is centered around a park and public area that will visually connect the development to the adjacent Imperial Palace East Gardens.

Courtyard Residence in Benimaclet / Gradolí & Sanz

13:00 - 21 September, 2016
Courtyard Residence in Benimaclet / Gradolí & Sanz, © Mariela Apollonio
© Mariela Apollonio

© Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer d'Alegret, 14, 46020 València, Valencia, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Carmel Gradolí, Arturo Sanz
  • Area

    108.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

3D Printed Replica of Syrian Arch Destroyed by ISIS Erected in New York City

12:30 - 21 September, 2016

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A year after the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria was destroyed by the Islamic State, a 3D-printed recreation of one of its most iconic structures has begun its world tour. Originally erected in London’s Trafalgar square in April, on Monday, the replica of Palmyra’s Arch of Triumph was unveiled in its new location outside city hall in New York City.

Forbury Place / Aukett Swanke

11:00 - 21 September, 2016
Forbury Place / Aukett Swanke , © Edmund Sumner
© Edmund Sumner

© Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner +21

Call for Applications: 2017 Carter Manny Award

10:30 - 21 September, 2016
Call for Applications: 2017 Carter Manny Award, The recipient of the 2016 Carter Manny Award for doctoral dissertation writing is Hollyamber Kennedy, Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Peter Behrens, sketch of the Atlantropa Tower and North gate of the Gibraltar Dam, 1931, Munich, Germany. Courtesy of the Sörgel-Archiv, Das Deutsches Museum, Munich.
The recipient of the 2016 Carter Manny Award for doctoral dissertation writing is Hollyamber Kennedy, Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Peter Behrens, sketch of the Atlantropa Tower and North gate of the Gibraltar Dam, 1931, Munich, Germany. Courtesy of the Sörgel-Archiv, Das Deutsches Museum, Munich.

The Graham Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2017 Carter Manny Award, the foundation's annual award for Ph.D. students working on dissertation topics in architecture. Applications are due November 15, 2016.

Established in 1996, the Carter Manny Award supports dissertation research and writing by promising scholars whose projects have architecture as their primary focus and the potential to shape architectural discourse. 

Critical Round-Up: The National Museum of African American History and Culture

09:30 - 21 September, 2016
Critical Round-Up: The National Museum of African American History and Culture, © Darren Bradley
© Darren Bradley

A century since the founding of the National Memorial Association and the start of a campaign by African-American war veterans for a monument of African American culture, the National Museum of African American History and Culture will finally be opened on September 24th. The Museum took $540 million and four years to build, resulting in a striking, and refreshingly unorthodox, architectural construction on Washington DC’s National Mall. The Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup JJR team, led by Ghanaian-British architect David Adjaye, defiantly broke the white-marble-Corinthian-column convention, opting instead for a bronze-coated aluminum façade bound to provoke a reaction from the critics.

© Paul Clemence © Paul Clemence © Darren Bradley © Darren Bradley +19

ZTUDIO / mfrmgr

09:00 - 21 September, 2016
ZTUDIO / mfrmgr, © Grzegorz Sztybel
© Grzegorz Sztybel

© Grzegorz Sztybel © Grzegorz Sztybel © Grzegorz Sztybel © Grzegorz Sztybel +29

Johnston Marklee Named Artistic Directors of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial

08:10 - 21 September, 2016
© Eric Staudenmaier Courtesy Chicago Architecture Biennial
© Eric Staudenmaier Courtesy Chicago Architecture Biennial

The Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) has announced that Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, of the Los Angeles-based firm Johnston Marklee, have been named Artistic Directors for the 2017 event. Following a successful inaugural run in 2015, the second edition of the biennial will take place from September 16 - December 31, 2017.

Speaking exclusively to ArchDaily, Artistic Directors Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee said:

We are thrilled with the invitation to be the Artistic Directors for the second edition of the largest exhibition of contemporary architecture in North America. To have a global platform to address current ideas and showcase the talent in the field of architecture in a city with such an extraordinary architectural pedigree is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

This Self-Build Concrete Block System Reduces Construction Time by 50%

08:00 - 21 September, 2016
This Self-Build Concrete Block System Reduces Construction Time by 50%, Courtesy of CONACYT
Courtesy of CONACYT

An emerging sector of construction is developing new systems that manage to not only reduce construction times and costs, but also solve the housing problem in Mexico’s most disadvantaged areas. Originating from previously known construction techniques, national companies are venturing into international markets by proposing new models of construction that use fewer materials and have a greater structural strength and greater comfort. They’re also introducing smart materials adaptable to any construction need. 

As part of this new industry breakthrough, Juan Manuel Reyes from Armados Omega and architect Jorge Capistrán have developed a new, low-cost construction system which also reduces construction time by 50%. It uses single module blocks and doesn’t require binders, mixtures, or skilled labor. 

Erik Giudice Architecture Releases Proposal for Sustainable Transit Station Inspired by Matchsticks

06:00 - 21 September, 2016
Erik Giudice Architecture Releases Proposal for Sustainable Transit Station Inspired by Matchsticks, Courtesy of Erik Giudice Architecture
Courtesy of Erik Giudice Architecture

Erik Giudice Architecture has released its proposal for a transit station at Södra Munksjön, in Jönköping, Sweden, a design that was created as an entry for the station area ideas competition, which recruited four firms to create a new station as a part of the area’s larger expansion plan. 

Based on the idea of connecting the city and its surrounding nature, the station proposal utilizes light and a playful wooden canopy structure to create a portal from Jönköping to Munksjön, a lake on its opposite side. The “matchstick” structure of the station additionally pays homage to the city’s past as Tändsticksstaden, a famous matchstick capital of Sweden.

Courtesy of Erik Giudice Architecture Courtesy of Erik Giudice Architecture Courtesy of Erik Giudice Architecture Courtesy of Erik Giudice Architecture +12

Stella Matutina Museum / L´Atelier

05:30 - 21 September, 2016
Stella Matutina Museum  / L´Atelier, © Hervé Douris
© Hervé Douris

© Hervé Douris © Hervé Douris © Hervé Douris © Hervé Douris +26

4th Lisbon Architecture Triennale: "Choreographies" by Pedro Alonso and Hugo Palmarola

05:00 - 21 September, 2016
4th Lisbon Architecture Triennale: "Choreographies" by Pedro Alonso and Hugo Palmarola, Courtesy of Pedro Alonso & Hugo Palmarola
Courtesy of Pedro Alonso & Hugo Palmarola

Choreographies, an installation at the 4th Lisbon Architecture Triennale by Pedro Alonso and Hugo Palmarola, presents the construction of building sites as cultural and political archetypes. By critically contesting comic films and animated cartoons released in the United States and the Soviet Union between 1921 and 1980, it presents construction sites as places in which ideology and imagination were combined through the choreographic movements of hanging steel-beams in the US, and flying concrete-panels in the USSR. These building components symbolize the construction of the modern world, the technological optimism of industrialization, the relevance of the building process over the completed building, and the standing of workers—welders, riveters and crane operators—against the vanishing figure of the architect.

Monocle 24 Reports From the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale, After Belonging

04:00 - 21 September, 2016
Monocle 24 Reports From the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale, After Belonging, After Belonging – 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale. Image © David Jiménez Iniesta, Ma Ángeles Peñalver Izaguirre, Javier Jiménez Iniesta (Studio Animal)
After Belonging – 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale. Image © David Jiménez Iniesta, Ma Ángeles Peñalver Izaguirre, Javier Jiménez Iniesta (Studio Animal)

In the latest edition of Section DMonocle 24's weekly review of design, architecture and craft, Henry Rees-Sheridan visits Oslo to speak to Hanna Dencik Petersson, Director of the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale, and Alejandra Navarrete Llopis and Ignacio González Galán – two members of its curatorial team, the After Belonging Agency. The show explores the concept behind the exhibitions of the Triennale, what it means to be located in Norway's capital, and how the event's trajectory is both a symptom and cause of Oslo’s development as a design city. ArchDaily's James Taylor-Foster weighs in on After Belonging's significance.

Syros House / Katerina Tsigarida Architects

03:00 - 21 September, 2016
Syros House / Katerina Tsigarida Architects, © Yiorgis Yerolympos
© Yiorgis Yerolympos

© Yiorgis Yerolympos © Yiorgis Yerolympos © Yiorgis Yerolympos © Yiorgis Yerolympos +12

Trumpf Poland Technology Center / Barkow Leibinger

02:00 - 21 September, 2016
Trumpf Poland Technology Center  / Barkow Leibinger, © David Franck
© David Franck

© David Franck © David Franck © David Franck © David Franck +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Warsaw, Poland
  • Architects in Charge

    Frank Barkow, Regine Leibinger
  • Area

    3200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

K22 House / Junsekino Architect and Design

22:00 - 20 September, 2016
K22 House / Junsekino Architect and Design, © Spaceshift Studio
© Spaceshift Studio