Lowcost Airport in Bordeaux / Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Vérons architectes associés

Courtesy of Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Vérons architectes associés

Architects: Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Vérons architectes associés
Location: Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD), Mérignac,
Area: 4,000 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Vérons architectes associés

Milestone Student Housing / Josef Weichenberger Architects + Partner + Ernst Hoffmann Ziviltechniker

© Erika Mayer

Architects: Josef Weichenberger Architects + Partner, Ernst Hoffmann Ziviltechniker
Location: Ausstellungsstraße, 44, 1020 Vienna, Austria
Area: 5900.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Erika Mayer

Gewad / Atelier Vens Vanbelle

© Tim Van de Velde

Architects: Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Location: Gewad 3, 9000 Ghent,
Area: 468.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tim Van de Velde

Tunnel House / Makiko Tsukada Architects

© Shinkenchiku-sha

Architects: Makiko Tsukada Architects
Location: , Tokyo, Japan
Architect In Charge: Makiko Tsukada
Area: 87 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Shinkenchiku-sha

Venice Biennale 2014: Romania Discusses Industrial Architecture as Generator of Modernity

Conceptual Cross Sections. Image Courtesy of the Romanian Pavilion

In Eastern Europe the assimilation of modernism proved a rather divergent process, correlated with tumultuous and contradictory socio-political events. The urban space suffered successive destructuring, caused by massive industrial insertions with direct impact at urban and demographic level.

Thus the Romanian Pavilion’s for the 2014 Venice Biennale, Site Under Construction will bring industrial architecture as generator of modernity into discussion. It suggests creating an initiatory journey from inter-war and socialist industrialization to post-industrial urban voids. Glory and void, past and present are mirrored and laid out to be contemplated, to raise awareness and be re-approached. Once industrial sites were closed down, the remaining locations became modern urban ruins, devoid of content, bare of utility, leaving behind an outer landscape, shattering and desolate.

Culture House Eemhuis / Neutelings Riedijk Architects

Courtesy of Scagliolabrakke, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten

Architects: Neutelings Riedijk Architects
Location: Eemplein, , The
Area: 16,000 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Scagliolabrakke, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten

Three Teams Shortlisted to Masterplan New Finance Center in Moscow

Three teams have been chosen to advance in the third and final round of a competition to the new International Financial Center (IFC) in “New .” Once complete, the 460 hectare mixed-use development will add offices, housing and hotels, as well as commercial and social infrastructure to the area of Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye. The finalists are…

House Renovation in Osaka / Coil Kazuteru Matumura Architects

© Yoshiro Masuda

Architects: Coil Kazuteru Matumura Architects
Location: Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture,
Area: 86 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Yoshiro Masuda

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© innovation imperative

Tetra Shed: A Multi-Functional, Modular Building System Now Available

Remember Innovation Imperative‘s modular alternative to the “cuboid office?” Shortly after featuring it on ArchDaily interest for the innovative building system grew exponentially; you can now purchase your very own tetra shed® for $25,000 (price subject to decrease, contingent on demand). Each unit is customizable, expandable, fully insulated, and easily tailored to suit your climatic needs. Measuring at about 10 square meters, the units can be transformed into a garden office, spare bedroom, or even combined and stacked to create studio homes and boutique hotels. Continue after the break to learn more about the capabilities of the tetra shed®.

Scandinavian Middle / Kichi Architectural Design

© Ippei Shinzawa

Architects: Kichi Architectural Design
Location: Ibaraki,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ippei Shinzawa

The Top Architect-Designed Products of Milan Design Week 2014

Benedetta Tagliabue for Passoni Nature: Sofa ‘BOTAN’

This week marked the 53rd edition of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. Hundreds of exhibitors showcased an endless display of the latest international design products and home-furnishings. Among them included a variety of designed items envisioned by some of our favorite architects. Continue after the break to preview some of the most talked about architect-designed products featured this week at the Milan Design Week 2014.

Basketball Stadium in Dongguan / gmp architekten

© Christian Gahl

Architects: gmp architekten
Location: Dongguan, Guangdong,
Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz with Stephan Rewolle
Project Manager: Katina Roloff
Client : Dongguan Civil Construction Administration Office
Seats : 14,730
Area: 60600.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Christian Gahl

A Colorful Demolition: The Abandoned Interiors of Ghent’s Rabot Towers Revealed

© Pieter Lozie

In the 70s, towers were seen as the ideal solution for low-cost social housing. In the following decades, however, many of these towers became occupied by single people and the elderly rather than the young, low income families they were initially designed for. Today, though there may be many potential solutions, the most drastic solution is often pursued: knock them down and start again.

A great example is the Rabot towers in GhentBelgium. In the past, these three towers accommodated about 840 residents, but the quality and safety standards in the towers are no longer suitable for living. For example, one of the buildings has only one entrance hall and lift for 190 apartments over 17 floors. Since a total renovation and refurbishment of the towers would have been too costly, in 2009 the city and a social housing company decided to demolish the three towers and replace them with 400 new apartments in a low-density masterplan. The demolition of the first tower is now in progress. With the removal of the facade panels we get to see behind the building’s public face, revealing the many living room interiors, where the bright walls are framed by the tight rhythm of the window frames, almost like an abstract artwork. 

See more images of this “abstract artwork” after the break…

Lingo Construction Services / Elliott + Associates Architects

© Scott McDonald – Hedrich Blessing

Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects
Location: 123 Northwest 8th Street, , OK, USA
Project Designer: Rand Elliott, FAIA
Project Architect: Kyle Wedel, AIA LEED AP
Area: 12,260 sqft
Year: 2013
Photographs: Scott McDonald – Hedrich Blessing

Where Do You Work? The Offices of ArchDaily Readers

BIG’s office in Copenhagen. Image Courtesy of BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

In 2009 we reached out to our readers across the globe and asked “What does your office look like?” From transparent tubes (like Selgas Cano’s popular studio) to wide-open spaces (like BIG’s in Copenhagen), we learned that the projects we publish every day are produced in all kinds of settings. But has anything changed over these few years?

Once again we’re crowdsourcing your workspaces. Post a photo of your office via Facebook or Twitter, tagging us @, by using the hashtag #wherewework and let us know what inspired the organization and/or layout. We’ll ask some renowned firms to give us a peek into their offices too. Then in a few weeks, we’ll compile all of them into one post on ArchDaily for you to enjoy. So let us know – where do you work?

Infographic: The Bauhaus, Where Form Follows Function

UPDATE: In honor of the 81st anniversary of the day the closed in 1933, we’re re-publishing this popular infographic, which was originally published April 16th, 2012.

From the “starchitect” to “architecture for the 99%,” we are witnessing a shift of focus in the field of architecture. However, it’s in the education system where these ideas really take root and grow. This sea change inspired us to explore past movements, influenced by economic shifts, war and the introduction of new technologies, and take a closer look at the bauhaus movement.

Often associated with being anti-industrial, the Arts and Crafts Movement had dominated the field before the start of the Bauhaus in 1919. The Bauhaus’ focus was to merge design with industry, providing well designed products for the many.

The Bauhaus not only impacted design and architecture on an international level, but also revolutionized the way design schools conceptualize education as a means of imparting an integrated design approach where form follows function.

Roduit House Transformation / Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

© Thomas Jantscher

Architects: Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes
Location: Chamoson, Switzerland
Photographs: Thomas Jantscher

© Sally Ryan Photography
© Sally Ryan Photography

Lecture: ‘What Mammals Want’, by Jeanne Gang

Jeanne Gang, founder of Studio Gang, will be hosting a public lecture at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts on Monday, April 28, 2014. The lecture, named ‘What Mammals Want’, will start at 5:15pm and seating is first-come, first-served.