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Innovative Companies Hotel In Anglet / Guiraud-Manenc

15:00 - 16 January, 2017
Innovative Companies Hotel In Anglet / Guiraud-Manenc, © Vincent Monthiers
© Vincent Monthiers

© Vincent Monthiers        © Vincent Monthiers        © Vincent Monthiers        © Vincent Monthiers        +35

OMA's £110 million Arts Center in Manchester Receives Planning Approval

14:00 - 16 January, 2017
OMA's £110 million Arts Center in Manchester Receives Planning Approval, Courtesy of Factory Manchester
Courtesy of Factory Manchester

OMA’s first major public building in the UK has been granted planning approval. Known as “Factory,” the groundbreaking new cultural center will serve as a the new home of the Manchester International Festival (MIF) and as a year-round concert and arts venue.

Courtesy of Factory Manchester Courtesy of Factory Manchester Courtesy of Factory Manchester Courtesy of Factory Manchester +9

Atlantic / Bates Masi Architects

13:00 - 16 January, 2017
Atlantic / Bates Masi Architects, © Bates Masi Architects
© Bates Masi Architects

© Bates Masi Architects               © Bates Masi Architects               © Bates Masi Architects               © Bates Masi Architects               +16

The Eiffel Tower to Undergo 15-Year, €300 Million Renovation Project

12:00 - 16 January, 2017
© Pixabay user Unsplash. Licensed under CC0 Public Domain
© Pixabay user Unsplash. Licensed under CC0 Public Domain

The Eiffel Tower is set to undergo a massive renovation project: a 15-year, €300 Million endeavor that will preserve the attraction for decades to come.

Built 128 years ago as a temporary structure for 1889 Universal Exhibition in Paris, the tower has since grown into a global icon, attracting nearly 7 million visitors per year and serving as an important symbol of French unity during times of both celebration and tragedy.

Ru Paré Community / BETA office for architecture and the city + Elisabeth Boersma

11:00 - 16 January, 2017
Ru Paré Community / BETA office for architecture and the city + Elisabeth Boersma, © Marc Faasse
© Marc Faasse

© Marc Faasse      © Marc Faasse      © Marc Faasse      © Marc Faasse      +22

Being an Architect: Then Versus Now

09:30 - 16 January, 2017
© Sharon Lam
© Sharon Lam

Architecture, as a profession and discipline, has come a long way since Vitruvius. It continues to evolve alongside culture and technology, reflecting new developments and shifting values in society. Some changes are conscious and originate within the field of architecture itself, made as acts of disciplinary or professional progress; others changes are uncontrollable, arising from architecture's role in the wider world that is also changing. Below are just some of the changes that have taken place in recent decades:

Playa Man / The Scarcity and Creativity Studio

09:00 - 16 January, 2017
Playa Man / The Scarcity and Creativity Studio, Courtesy of The Scarcity and Creativity Studio
Courtesy of The Scarcity and Creativity Studio

Courtesy of The Scarcity and Creativity Studio Courtesy of The Scarcity and Creativity Studio Courtesy of The Scarcity and Creativity Studio Courtesy of The Scarcity and Creativity Studio +15

Take Harvard's Online Course in Digital Photography for Free

06:00 - 16 January, 2017
Take Harvard's Online Course in Digital Photography for Free

If you've always wanted to take better photos and you have 10-15 hours to dedicate to the endeavor, you'll be pleased to know this: Harvard, one of the world's most renowned universities and home to the mighty GSD (Graduate School of Design)—whose faculty has included Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, Walter Gropius and many others—is offering a free course in digital photography.

Available via ALISON, an online learning community, the course offers 13 modules that promise to teach the basics behind good photography.

Dra. Campoy Dental Clinic / Jaime Sepulcre Bernad

05:00 - 16 January, 2017
Dra. Campoy Dental Clinic / Jaime Sepulcre Bernad, © David Frutos
© David Frutos

© David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos +23

Sunbeams Music Centre / MawsonKerr Architects

03:00 - 16 January, 2017
Sunbeams Music Centre  / MawsonKerr Architects, © Simon Kennedy Photography
© Simon Kennedy Photography

© Simon Kennedy Photography © Simon Kennedy Photography © Simon Kennedy Photography © Simon Kennedy Photography +24

Enjoy Concrete HQ / Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects

02:00 - 16 January, 2017
Enjoy Concrete HQ / Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects, © Tim Van De Velde
© Tim Van De Velde

© Tim Van De Velde © Tim Van De Velde © Tim Van De Velde © Tim Van De Velde +17

Córdoba-Flat / Cadaval & Solà-Morales

20:00 - 15 January, 2017
Córdoba-Flat / Cadaval & Solà-Morales, © Imagen Subliminal
© Imagen Subliminal

© Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Córdoba, Roma Nte., Ciudad de México, CDMX, México
  • Architects in Charge

    Eduardo Cadaval & Clara Solà-Morales
  • Area

    90.0 m2
  • Year Project

    2015
  • Photographs

13 Spectacular Living Roofs in Detail

16:00 - 15 January, 2017
13 Spectacular Living Roofs in Detail, © Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol

In Le Corbusier's 5 points of architecture, he advocates the inclusion of flat roofs hosting roof gardens, providing valuable outdoor space for the inhabitants of the building in order to replace the ground lost to the construction of the building. But while this acknowledgement of outdoor space was important for people, Le Corbusier's sculptural concrete roof gardens were little consolation to the non-human flora and fauna that were displaced by his works.

Recent improvements in our understanding of ecosystems and the environment, as well as a better scientific understanding of the needs of plants, have changed this dramatically. In the past few decades, green roofs and living roofs have exploded in popularity, and now adorn every kind of building--from small private houses to the gigantic surface of Barclay's Center in Brooklyn.

We've collected together some excellent examples of these living roofs, including the structural detailing that makes them possible. Read on for 13 spectacular green roofs that achieve environmental benefits including reduced stormwater runoff, and reductions in energy use and the heat island effect.

© Pedro Lobo © Hiroyuki Oki © José Hevia © Luis Alonso +30

Detail: Washrooms, Restrooms, Bathrooms, Lavatories, and Toilets

14:00 - 15 January, 2017
Detail: Washrooms, Restrooms, Bathrooms, Lavatories, and Toilets

Besides the kitchen, the bathroom often takes top priority when building or renovating a home. However, choosing a look is not always easy, so here we have gathered 13 stunning bathrooms from previously published projects to provide inspiration in your own designs. Each is filled with inspiring ideas for your own project; from relaxing tubs to sleek showers, one of these bathrooms is sure to suit your style. 

The Dunn House / The Practice of Everyday Design

13:00 - 15 January, 2017
The Dunn House / The Practice of Everyday Design, © Arnaud Marthouret
© Arnaud Marthouret

© Arnaud Marthouret © Arnaud Marthouret © Arnaud Marthouret © Arnaud Marthouret +28

13 Stunning Inner Courtyards

12:00 - 15 January, 2017
13 Stunning Inner Courtyards

We would like to take a second to focus on the wonderful, yet often overlooked, inner courtyard. The inner courtyard is essentially a "contained outside space" made up of transparent walls, and a well thought-out drainage system is a must. Other elements such as furnishings, decks, vegetation, stairs, water are then added, complicating the space created. The inner courtyard also plays a role in the building's layout; in most cases it functions as the central point from which the other rooms and functions of the project are organized, giving them air and light when the façade openings are not enough.

Here is our selection of 13 stunning inner courtyards of houses and buildings that we have previously published on our site.

16 CAD Files of Skylights and Light Tubes Available for Your Next Project

09:30 - 15 January, 2017
16 CAD Files of Skylights and Light Tubes Available for Your Next Project , GGL single standard install into natural slate © Velux
GGL single standard install into natural slate © Velux

In the spirit of supporting our readers’ design work, the company Velux has shared a series of .DWG files with us of their different roofing windows models. The files can be downloaded directly from this article and include great amounts of detail and information.

Check the files below, separated into 'Pitched Roofs', 'Flat Roofs' and 'Light Tube'.

Spazio Lilt / Ottavio Di Blasi & Partners

09:00 - 15 January, 2017
Spazio Lilt / Ottavio Di Blasi & Partners, © Beppe Raso
© Beppe Raso

© Beppe Raso     © Beppe Raso     © Beppe Raso     © Beppe Raso     +15