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Arcueil ZAC du Coteau / ECDM

01:00 - 2 October, 2014
Arcueil ZAC du Coteau / ECDM, © Benoit Fougeirol
© Benoit Fougeirol
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenue du Général Malleret Joinville, 94110 Arcueil, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Emmanuel Combarel, Dominique Marrec
  • Client

    NEXITY
  • Area

    9600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Benoit Fougeirol © Benoit Fougeirol © Benoit Fougeirol © Benoit Fougeirol +20

Lidingövallen Small Football Stadium / DinellJohansson

01:00 - 2 October, 2014
Lidingövallen Small Football Stadium / DinellJohansson, © Mikael Olsson
© Mikael Olsson

© Mikael Olsson © Mikael Olsson © Mikael Olsson © Mikael Olsson +20

First Look: MVRDV Completes Largest Covered Market in the Netherlands

01:00 - 1 October, 2014
© Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

Rotterdam’s very own, MVRDV has completed the Netherlands’ first covered market: the Markthal Rotterdam. Unlike any other market in the world, the Markthal presents a new urban hybrid that unites a market hall with housing. 

Within the hollow core of the 228-unit, “horseshoe-shaped” residential building is an expansive, 40-meter-tall public market, offering 96 fresh food stalls, 8 restaurants and supermarket. Colorful murals cover the arch’s vaulted interior, peering through the largest single glazed cable net facades in Europe, which enclose the market. 

This sense of transparency and openness was key, as the Markthal is the driving force to the rejuvenation of the Laurenskwartier area and hopes to attract thousands of visitors each year.

A look inside, after the break.

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh +32

Three Self-Healing Materials That Could Change the Future of Construction

00:00 - 1 October, 2014
Three Self-Healing Materials That Could Change the Future of Construction, The aggregate of this concrete contains bacterial spores that fill in any cracks in the material. Image © UCL, Institute of Making/Robert Eagle via flickr
The aggregate of this concrete contains bacterial spores that fill in any cracks in the material. Image © UCL, Institute of Making/Robert Eagle via flickr

Buildings, regrettably, don't last forever. Until recently, the only way to increase a building's lifespan was ongoing maintenance, which can be expensive, time-consuming and in the case of infrastructure such as bridges or roads, inconvenient. Beyond that, periodic replacement of the entire structure was an option, however this is clearly not a sustainable solution, especially considering the amount of CO2-releasing concrete used in modern construction.

But in the 21st century, another alternative is emerging. This article on CityLab uncovers three self-healing materials that could significantly extend the lifespan of a construction, including Erik Schlangen's asphalt that re-sets itself with a dose of induction heating, concrete developed at TU Delft (and elsewhere) that patches up cracks with the help of its living bacterial aggregate, and a recent discovery by MIT scientists that some metals have self-healing properties.

Read the article in full here, or carry on after the break for our own coverage of Erik Schlangen and TU Delft's work in self-healing materials.

World Architecture Festival Announces Day 1 Winners

01:00 - 1 October, 2014
World Architecture Festival Announces Day 1 Winners

The 2014 World Architecture Festival (WAF) officially kicked off in Singapore today, and the first group of award winners were unveiled, with Vo Trong Nghia Architects and AECOM among the 16 announced winners.

The winners of the remaining 11 categories will be announced tomorrow, and the festival will culminate on Friday with the World Building of the Year and Future Project of the Year awards, which will be selected by the festival’s ‘super-jury’: Richard RogersRocco YimJulie EizenbergEnric Ruiz Geli and Peter Rich.

The winners of day 1 were selected from a shortlist that included practices from over 50 countries, and among the judges was ArchDaily’s very own David Basulto.

This year’s festival is taking place from October 1-3, featuring three days of talks, key-note speakers and networking opportunities.  With “Architects and the City” as the overarching theme for this year’s main conference sessions, the festival will focus on the contributions architects can make to cities and how they affect – and are affected by – politics, infrastructure, planning communities and technology. 

Click here to view the full shortlist and read on after the break for the full list of WAF's day 1 winners. 

House for Trees / Vo Trong Nghia Architects . Image Courtesy of WAF Liberty Place / Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp. Image Courtesy of WAF Yalikavak Marina Complex / EAA-Emre Arolat Architects. Image Courtesy of WAF FREEDOM OF THE PRESS MONUMENT / Gustavo Penna Arquiteto & Associados. Image Courtesy of WAF +22

Kusatsu House / ALTS Design Office

01:00 - 1 October, 2014
Kusatsu House / ALTS Design Office, © Yuta Yamada
© Yuta Yamada
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shiga, Japan
  • Architects in Charge

    Sumiou Mizumoto, Yoshitaka Kuga
  • Area

    116.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Yuta Yamada © Yuta Yamada © Yuta Yamada © Yuta Yamada +18

Taitung Ruin Academy / Marco Casagrande

01:00 - 1 October, 2014
Taitung Ruin Academy / Marco Casagrande, © AdDa Zei
© AdDa Zei

© AdDa Zei © AdDa Zei © AdDa Zei © AdDa Zei +23

Loft in Bratislava / gutgut

01:00 - 1 October, 2014
Loft in Bratislava / gutgut, © Peter Čintalan
© Peter Čintalan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Architect in Charge

    Lukáš Kordík, Štefan Polakovič, Samuel Zeman, Jana Benková
  • Area

    105.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Peter Čintalan © Peter Čintalan © Peter Čintalan © Peter Čintalan +16

Şışhane Park / SANALarc

01:00 - 1 October, 2014
Şışhane Park / SANALarc, © Olivve Wimmer
© Olivve Wimmer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bereketzade Mh., Büyük Hendek Caddesi No:50, 34200 Beyoğlu/Istanbul Province, Turkey
  • Design Team

    Orkun Beydagi, Cibeles Sanchez Llupart, Leo Pollor, Begüm Öner
  • Architecture and Urban Design

    SANALarc, Murat Sanal, Alexis Sanal
  • Area

    30000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Olivve Wimmer © Olivve Wimmer © Olivve Wimmer © Olivve Wimmer +18

Mountain View Residence / Atelier Hsu

01:00 - 1 October, 2014
© Mark Luthringer
© Mark Luthringer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mountain View, CA, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Juliet Hsu, Atelier Hsu
  • Area

    2200.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Mark Luthringer © Mark Luthringer © Mark Luthringer © Mark Luthringer +13

David Chipperfield's "Sticks and Stones" Toys with Van Der Rohe's Bones in Berlin

00:00 - 1 October, 2014
© Gili Merin
© Gili Merin

In Berlin, Mies van der Rohe’s Neue Nationalgalerie has begun a new phase today with the opening of David Chipperfield’s intervention, a prologue to the imminent restoration which the famed British architect is about to undertake. Completed in 1968, the gallery was Mies’ last project and his final masterpiece; for nearly fifty years, nobody dared to touch it - until now. Marking this event is a large, site-specific installation, created by Chipperfield as an attempt to engage Mies in a spatial experiment (or perhaps a last, apologetic tribute to the 20th century master) moments before he is about to embark on a mission which will, inevitably, transform Mies’ ultimate legacy.

© Gili Merin © David von Becker © David von Becker © David von Becker +13

ADPI Beats Foster + Partners to Land Beijing's Daxing Airport Competition

00:00 - 1 October, 2014
ADPI Beats Foster + Partners to Land Beijing's Daxing Airport Competition, Foster + Partners completed Terminal 3 at Beijing Capital International Airport in 2008. Image © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
Foster + Partners completed Terminal 3 at Beijing Capital International Airport in 2008. Image © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

ADP Ingénierie (ADPI), part of the French airport authority Aéroports de Paris (ADP), has won the competition to design Terminal 1 at Beijing's new Daxing Airport, beating both Foster + Partners, and a team composed of the China Civil Aviation Construction Group Corporation (CACC) and the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design. The design competition for the 700,000 square meter airport was announced in July 2011, with Beijing New Airport Construction Headquarters (BNAH) putting the submissions through "a long and rigorous selection process," according to ADP.

Foster lost out on the competition despite having designed Terminal 3 at Beijing's main airport, which at the time of completion in 2008 was the largest airport terminal in the world. However owing to the rapid rise in use of air transport in China that airport is already running at full capacity, necessitating the creation of another airport at Daxing, 60 kilometres south of Beijing.

RTA-Office Designs Service Center for China's International Garden Expo

01:00 - 1 October, 2014
Courtesy of RTA-Office
Courtesy of RTA-Office

RTA-Office has been selected to design and construct China’s 10th International Garden Expo Service Center in Wuhan. The center will serve as the main entrance for pedestrian and public transportation visitors on the edge of the Fuhe River at the 214 hectare site’s north entrance. 

The Expo, which will commence in 2015, is one of the largest garden events in China. It will take place within the grounds of the Zhang Gongdi forest park and occupy a vast landfill area, making the Expo’s realization a major ecological restoration project.  

More from the architects, after the break.

'Cathedrals of Culture' Proves To Be "Limited" & "Internalised"

00:00 - 1 October, 2014
'Cathedrals of Culture' Proves To Be "Limited" & "Internalised", Wim Wenders. Image ©  European Parliament / Pietro Naj-Oleari, 2010
Wim Wenders. Image © European Parliament / Pietro Naj-Oleari, 2010

The highly anticipated 3D film series Cathedrals of Culture has now opened around the world. Directed by Wim Wenders and a team of five other acclaimed directors (Robert Redford, Michael Glawogger, Michael Madsen, Margreth Olin and Karim Aïnouz), the collection - according to The Guardian's Oliver Wainwright - "feels more like a series of vapid promotional videos." Arguing that in most of the films (with the exception of Michael Madsen's) the narrative is lost in favour of cinematic shots, "Cathedrals of Culture presents a limited and internalised view of what architecture is, a fault perhaps driven by the obsession with the 3D camera. [...] It has a self-satisfied, sometimes cultish, air that makes you feel like you’re taking part in some collective brainwashing exercise." Wainwright concludes that Living Architectures is the best place to go. See some of their films featured in ArchDaily's 40 Architecture Docs to Watch in 2014.

Villa by the Lake / Alexander Diem

01:00 - 1 October, 2014
Villa by the Lake / Alexander Diem, © Andreas Balon
© Andreas Balon

© Andreas Balon © Andreas Balon © Andreas Balon © Andreas Balon +14

Rock on a Slope / Unterlandstättner Architekten

01:00 - 1 October, 2014
© Michael Heinrich
© Michael Heinrich

© Michael Heinrich © Michael Heinrich © Michael Heinrich © Michael Heinrich +19

Paris Zoological Park / Bernard Tschumi Urbanists Architects + Veronique Descharrieres

01:00 - 1 October, 2014
Paris Zoological Park / Bernard Tschumi Urbanists Architects + Veronique Descharrieres, © Claud Cieutat
© Claud Cieutat

© Martin Argyroglo © Martin Argyroglo © Martin Argyroglo © Martin Argyroglo +44

Kindergarten in Stabio / Studio WE

01:00 - 1 October, 2014
Kindergarten in Stabio / Studio WE, © Alexandre Zveiger
© Alexandre Zveiger
  • Architects

  • Location

    Stabio, Switzerland
  • Engineer

    Edy Toscano Engineering & Consulting
  • Area

    1848.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Alexandre Zveiger © Alexandre Zveiger © Alexandre Zveiger © Alexandre Zveiger +20