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Muriwai Surf Club / Jasmax

01:00 - 3 February, 2015
Muriwai Surf Club / Jasmax, © Kenneth Li
© Kenneth Li

© Kenneth Li © Kenneth Li © Kenneth Li © Kenneth Li +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    341 Motutara Road, Muriwai 0881, New Zealand
  • Design Team

    Euan Mac Kellar, Phillipa Nihotte, John Hawkins, Rose Fox, Sean Munro, Gary Foster, Daniel Lowery
  • Area

    1582.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

A Matchmaker For People and Art: Kulapat Yantrasast

00:00 - 2 February, 2015
A Matchmaker For People and Art: Kulapat Yantrasast, Kulapat Yantrasast at an exhibition design meeting. Image Courtesy of wHY
Kulapat Yantrasast at an exhibition design meeting. Image Courtesy of wHY

Last month we spoke with Kulapat Yantrasast, Co-Founder and Creative Director of the LA-based design firm wHY. On the heels of the opening of Harvard Art Museums - for which Yantrasast collaborated on the designs of the exhibition spaces - we wanted to learn more about his approach to designing the galleries for Harvard. “One of the things that I'm super sensitive about is the identify of the experience. Harvard, in particular, is a university museum.  So first and foremost it's a place for students and faculty to spend time looking at things closely. Because of that, we want to make sure that a group of 15 people can sit or stand around an art object and could really have a discussion,” Yantrasast explained.

wHY has carried out a wide range of museum and gallery projects, including the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Royal/T project and the renovation of the galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago. Read the full interview with Yantrasast below to learn more about the challenges of gallery design and how technology is affecting museums exhibitions. 

Courtesy of wHY - © Photograph by David Heald Courtesy of wHY - © Photograph by David Heald Courtesy of wHY - © Photograph by David Heald Courtesy of wHY - © Photograph by David Heald +13

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Victims Honored with "Memorial in the Sky"

01:00 - 2 February, 2015
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Victims Honored with "Memorial in the Sky", First Place: William Smith, Hiroshi Kaneko (US, Team 749421). Image Courtesy of matterbetter
First Place: William Smith, Hiroshi Kaneko (US, Team 749421). Image Courtesy of matterbetter

The winners of matterbetter’s international Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) Memorial and Park ideas competition have been announced. Attracting 293 submissions worldwide, the competition hoped to inspire a new memorial park and public space, free from the political overtone, at the Marine Establissement site in the center of Amsterdam that could be used as a place for remembrance, ceremonies, recreation, and private gatherings in honor of MH17’s victims. 

MH17 was a scheduled international passenger flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur that was shot down near the Ukraine–Russia border on July 17, 2014, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew members on board. You can view all 10 winning proposals, after the break.

16 Social Housing Units Urban Refurbishment / a/LTA

01:00 - 2 February, 2015
16 Social Housing Units Urban Refurbishment / a/LTA, © Fabrice Dehoche
© Fabrice Dehoche

© Fabrice Dehoche © Fabrice Dehoche © Fabrice Dehoche © Fabrice Dehoche +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Charleville-Mézières, France
  • Area

    1100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

North Pamet Ridge House / Hammer Architects

01:00 - 2 February, 2015
North Pamet Ridge House / Hammer Architects, © Hammer Architects
© Hammer Architects

© Hammer Architects © Hammer Architects © Hammer Architects © Hammer Architects +18

Architecture Criticism By the People, For the People: The Films of Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine

00:00 - 2 February, 2015
Architecture Criticism By the People, For the People: The Films of Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine, Courtesy of Living Architectures
Courtesy of Living Architectures

Selected as one of Metropolis Magazine's Game Changers for 2015, Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine are altering the face of architectural criticism thanks to one simple premise: you don't need to be an expert to have an opinion on the buildings you live with every day. In the following profile, originally published by Metropolis as "Game Changers 2015: Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine," Veronique Vienne uncovers what it takes to instil such a simple idea with both subtle poignancy and razor-sharp wit.

If walls could talk, what stories would they tell, not only about our intimate selves but also about our cultural assumptions, our social interactions, and the values we cherish most? Short of getting the inside story directly from walls, filmmakers Ila Bêka, 45, and Louise Lemoine, 33, strike up conversations with that other silent cast: the people who sweep the rooms, wash the windows, fix the leaks, and change the light bulbs.

“Our goal is to democratize the highbrow language of architectural criticism,” says Bêka, an architect and filmmaker trained in Italy and France. “Free speech on the topic of architecture is not the exclusive property of experts.”

Google Earth Pro Is Now Free

00:00 - 2 February, 2015
Google Earth Pro Is Now Free, © Google Earth Pro
© Google Earth Pro

Google Earth Pro has dropped its $399 yearly subscription and is now freely available to all. Beyond providing imagery, detailed maps, terrain and 3D building models of the world, Google Earth’s pro-version is particularly convenient for project planning and research; unlike its standard tools, Pro allows users to print images at 4800x3200, import and pin thousands of addresses onto the map at once, capture HD videos of what’s on screen, and easily measure distances and areas with polygons, circles and more, rather than with just lines and paths. Download it for free and fill out a quick form to unlock its Pro features.

Curno Public Library and Auditorium / Archea Associati

01:00 - 2 February, 2015
Curno Public Library and Auditorium / Archea Associati, © Pietro Savorelli
© Pietro Savorelli

© Pietro Savorelli © Pietro Savorelli © Pietro Savorelli © Pietro Savorelli +28

Room On The Roof / i29 interior architects

01:00 - 2 February, 2015
Room On The Roof  /  i29 interior architects, © Ewout Huibers
© Ewout Huibers

© Ewout Huibers © Ewout Huibers © Ewout Huibers © Ewout Huibers +18

Hakemiya Nursery School / rhythmdesign + CASE-REAL

01:00 - 2 February, 2015
Hakemiya Nursery School / rhythmdesign + CASE-REAL, © Yoshikazu Shiraki
© Yoshikazu Shiraki

© Yoshikazu Shiraki © Yoshikazu Shiraki © Yoshikazu Shiraki © Yoshikazu Shiraki +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Kenichirou Ide, Mariko Shimada, Koichi Futatusmata, Ritsu Shibata
  • Area

    778.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Tomoe Villas / Note-D

01:00 - 2 February, 2015
Tomoe Villas / Note-D, Courtesy of Note_D
Courtesy of Note_D

Courtesy of Note_D Courtesy of Note_D Courtesy of Note_D © Tina Nandi +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mandva, Raigad, Alibag, Maharashtra - 402201, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Hemant Purohit, Smita Khanna
  • Design Team

    Pierre Michael, Sneha Borkar, Bhuvana Selvaraj, Teja Choudhary
  • Area

    5500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Note_D, Tina Nandi

Surface As Sculpture: Henry Moore's Brick Reliefs In Rotterdam

00:00 - 2 February, 2015

In 1954 British sculptor Henry Moore was commissioned to design and install a large wall relief into Joost Boks' new bouwcentrum (Construction Centre) in the Dutch city of Rotterdam. The project, pieced together with approximately 16,000 hand-carved Dutch bricks, stands as the sculptor's only work completed in the humble material. In a short documentary film produced by ARTtube, architectural historian Wouter Vanstiphout narrates the fascinating story behind Wall Relief No.1.

Working drawing, façade detail. Image © The Henry Moore Foundation The wall in-situ - February 2015. Image © James Taylor-Foster Constructing the wall relief. Image © The Henry Moore Foundation The brick wall integrated into the Building Centre, since demolished (1970). Image © The Henry Moore Foundation +6

ArchDaily's Top 10 Facebook Posts

00:00 - 2 February, 2015
ArchDaily's Top 10 Facebook Posts

Over the past 14 months our Facebook fans have grown from 1 million to 1.5 million (), and as always our mission continues to be to post the best, latest and most relevant architecture news and projects. But, we couldn’t do it without your help (#thankyou). By liking, commenting and sharing our posts you’ve helped create a vibrant online community, spanning the globe. From the US to India, Brazil and Thailand, you (our fans) are constantly providing unique perspectives and cultural insight. When Frank Gehry lifted his finger and declared that 98% of everything that is built is pure shit, over 9,000 of you shared the post, more than 1,000 commented and as a result the post reached close to 3 million people worldwide.

To celebrate our new milestone on Facebook, we’ve rounded up the #Top10 Facebook Posts from the past 14 months, based on the number of people reached (as calculated by Facebook). From World Cup-related architecture to undulating staircases see the Top 10 Posts after the break. 

Newenham Mulligan and Grimshaw Selected to Redevelop Dublin’s RDS Arena

00:00 - 2 February, 2015
Newenham Mulligan and Grimshaw Selected to Redevelop Dublin’s RDS Arena , Courtesy of Leinster Rugby
Courtesy of Leinster Rugby

Dublin-based Newenham Mulligan and London-based Grimshaw have been selected by the Royal Dublin Society and Leinster Rugby to redevelop the rugby team’s home arena in Ballsbridge, Ireland. The €20 million redevelopment, announced just before Ireland’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, plans to replace the RDS Arena’s old Anglesea stand with one that increases the venue’s capacity to 25,000.

Competition Seeks Proposals for "Cool School" Capable of Withstanding Extreme Mongolian Climate

01:00 - 2 February, 2015
Competition Seeks Proposals for "Cool School" Capable of Withstanding Extreme Mongolian Climate, Courtesy of Building Trust
Courtesy of Building Trust

Building Trust has launched their sixth international design competition: Cool School. Seeking an innovative school design proposal that can withstand the extreme Mongolian climate, the competition is challenging architects, designers and engineers to envision a solution which has the chance to shape the future of school buildings across cold regions globally. Contestants should consider environmental conditions, materials, space, comfort, accessibility, adaptability and aesthetics. Building Trust will work alongside competition partners, World Vision, local government and the school community in Khovd, Mongolia to build the winning school design. More information about the competition, here

Kavel Houses / Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu

01:00 - 2 February, 2015
Kavel Houses / Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +54

C&C Design Creative Headquarters / C&C Design

01:00 - 2 February, 2015
C&C Design Creative Headquarters / C&C Design, Courtesy of C&C Design
Courtesy of C&C Design

Courtesy of C&C Design Courtesy of C&C Design Courtesy of C&C Design Courtesy of C&C Design +18

Mondeal Square in Ahmedabad / Blocher Blocher India Pvt. Ltd.

01:00 - 2 February, 2015
Mondeal Square in Ahmedabad / Blocher Blocher India Pvt. Ltd., Courtesy of Blocher Blocher Partners
Courtesy of Blocher Blocher Partners

Courtesy of Blocher Blocher Partners Courtesy of Blocher Blocher Partners Courtesy of Blocher Blocher Partners Courtesy of Blocher Blocher Partners +9