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Willmote Allianz Rivera / Wilmotte & Associés Sa

© Miläne Servelle
© Miläne Servelle
  • Architects: Wilmotte & Associés Sa
  • Location: Allianz Riviera, Boulevard des Jardiniers, 06200 Nice, France
  • Area: 54000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Miläne Servelle, Serge Demailly, Courtesy of Wilmotte & Associés Sa

© Miläne Servelle © Serge Demailly © Serge Demailly © Serge Demailly

A Simple Factory Building / Pencil Office

  • Architects: Pencil Office
  • Location: Singapore
  • Design Firm: Pencil Office
  • Lead Design Consultant: Erik G. L’ Heureux AIA, LEED AP BD+C
  • Architect Of Record: Ayra Architects
  • Structural Engineer: HS Engineering Consultants
  • Mechanical Engineer: K L Au Consultants
  • Area: 991.8 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Pencil Office

© Pencil Office © Pencil Office © Pencil Office © Pencil Office

House LS / dmvA

  • Architects: dmvA
  • Location: Wemmel, Belgium
  • Design Team: David Driesen, Tom Verschueren, Katrien Geerinckx, Gregory Chapelle
  • General Contractor: BATI bvba
  • Structural Engineer: ASB
  • Area: 50.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Frederik Vercruysse

© Frederik Vercruysse © Frederik Vercruysse © Frederik Vercruysse © Frederik Vercruysse

Video: S. R. Crown Hall / Mies van der Rohe

In the year 1940, Armour Institute and Lewis Institute merged in Chicago to create the Illinois Institute of Technology. The merging of these two schools called for a new master plan for the university, and Mies van der Rohe was commissioned for the job. Mies’ plan for the IIT campus was one of the largest projects he ever conceived and he developed it for twenty years. Today the campus contains 20 of his works, including the famous Crown Hall. Enjoy the video and don't forget to check our AD Classics on the IIT Master Plan and Buildings.

Giveaway: ArchiSnapper, the App that Makes Site Reports So Much Easier

ArchiSnapper is a new, powerful tool for architects which takes away the time and effort required for producing construction site reports. Consisting of both an online portion and an app for iOS or Android devices, ArchiSnapper allows you to collect information while on site and quickly and easily assemble it once you're back at the office.

In collaboration with ArchiSnapper, ArchDaily will be offering 5 Business licenses (worth $119 a month) to our readers. To participate, all you need to do is become a registered ArchDaily user and answer a simple question in the comments section of this article.

To find out how ArchiSnapper works, and for your chance to win one of 5 free licenses, read on after the break...

Villa Seignosse / Debarre Duplantiers Associés Architecture & Paysage

© Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun

Call for Entries – International Design Ideas Competition in Hong Kong

The Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD), the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSARG) announces the launch of the international competition for "Design Ideas Competition for Preservation Corridor for Lung Tsun Stone Bridge Remnants". The Competition is open to participants in both the Professional Group and Open Group with age 18 or above. The Professional Group is open to the professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, planning, urban design or surveying. The Open Group is open to the general public.

Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre / Billard Leece Partnership

© Tony Miller
© Tony Miller

© Tony Miller © Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath

VIDEO: Ruth and Richard Rogers' London Home

In one of the latest short films from Nowness, director Matthew Donaldson explores the home of Ruth and Richard Rogers in London's Chelsea. What appears to be a typical Georgian terrace from the outside, complete with "a resplendent facade in London brick with uniform windows and smart stucco", opens up into a bold, colourful and homely series of internal spaces that could only belong to Richard Rogers. 

Bb Home / H&P Architects

  • Architects: H&P Architects
  • Location: Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Architect In Charge: Doan Thanh Ha, Tran Ngoc Phuong
  • Design Team: Chu Kim Thinh, Erimescu Patricia, Nguyen Van Manh, Nguyen Khanh Hoa, Nguyen Quynh Trang, Tran Quoc Thang, Pham Hong Son, Hoang Dinh Toan, Pham Quang Thang, Nguyen Hai Hue, Nguyen Khac Phuoc
  • Contractor: H&P Architects
  • Area: 44.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Doan Thanh Ha

© Doan Thanh Ha © Doan Thanh Ha © Doan Thanh Ha © Doan Thanh Ha

Parede 11 / Humberto Conde

© FG + SG
© FG + SG
  • Architects: Humberto Conde
  • Location: Rua 31 de Janeiro 11, 2775-271 Parede, Portugal
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: FG + SG

© FG + SG © FG + SG © FG + SG © FG + SG

Pure Hardcore Icons Manifesto Exhibition

‘Pure Hardcore Icons Manifesto Exhibition’ will be on display from Sept 25 to October 7 as part of this year’s Beijing Design Week.

Video: Encants Barcelona Fira de Bellcaire

Last year, we showed you two short videos on the progress of this new flea market in Barcelona. This time, prompt made a small documentary on the old market of Encants Vells, the construction and the transfer to the new market Encants Barcelona Fira de Bellcaire, designed by b720 Fermín Vázquez arquitectos. We can also see the opinion of everyone involved in the project, from the customers and workers of the old market, to the mayor of Barcelona and the architect.

RV House / Alejandro Restrepo Montoya + Camilo Andrés Mejía Bravo + Andrés Felipe Mesa Trujillo

  • Architects: Alejandro Restrepo Montoya, Camilo Andrés Mejía Bravo, Andrés Felipe Mesa Trujillo
  • Location: Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Design Team: Álvaro Mauricio López Gómez, Juan Camilo Garcés Cuesta
  • Area: 415.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Alejandro Restrepo Montoya, Sergio Gómez

© Sergio Gómez © Sergio Gómez © Sergio Gómez © Sergio Gómez

Intuition: Your Best Design Tool?

Design is subjective, and often quite personal. So, in a field where being able to explain yourself is critical, is designing by instinct foolish? In this article, originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "Designing with Metaphors," IDEO Boston manager, Michael Hendrix, argues that not only is it sensible, it can make for truly evocative and powerful work. 

When you make a design choice, how do you justify it to others? Do you wrap it in a layer of industry jargon? Do you construct an elaborate post-rationalization? I admit I’ve done both when I’ve been at a loss to express my intuition. But new scientific research confirms it is exactly that intuition—built upon universal experiences and human truths— that determines whether a design is relevant or not.

Architecture City Guide: Modern New York

© Flickr CC license / Nickmilleruk
© Flickr CC license / Nickmilleruk

“A hundred times have I thought New York is a catastrophe, and fifty times: It is a beautiful catastrophe.” Le Corbusier

This architecture city guide celebrates Modernism in one of the world's greatest cities: New York. We embark on an architectural journey through nearly a century of innovative, revolutionary architecture: from early 20th century, revivalist Beaux-Arts; to machine-age Art Deco of the Inter-War period; to the elegant functionalism of the International Style; to the raw, exposed Brutalism characteristic of the Post-War years; and, finally, to the splendid forms of organic architecture. From world-renowned landmarks to undiscovered jewels, we invite you to explore the 2,028 blocks that make Manhattan an architectural mecca for citizens around the world.

Find our special AD city guide after the break...

The Flatiron Building / Daniel Burnham (1902). Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons The Chrysler Building / William Van Alen (1930). Image © New York Architecture Lever House / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (1952). Image © Flickr CC license / Joseph Buxbaum Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum / Frank Lloyd Wright (1959). Image © Flickr CC license / Paul Arps

Kearsarge Residence / Kurt Krueger Architect

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The Architectural League Announces the Current Work Fall 2013 Program

Each year, The Architectural League presents the work of significant international figures who powerfully influence contemporary architectural practice and shape the future of the built environment. The Architectural League’s Current Work program exemplifies its longstanding commitment to recognizing and nurturing excellence in architecture, urbanism, and design.