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Sugar Hill Development / Adjaye Associates

09:00 - 5 October, 2015
Sugar Hill Development / Adjaye Associates, © Ed Reeve
© Ed Reeve

© Ed Reeve © Ed Reeve © Wade Zimmerman © Wade Zimmerman +51

Gallery: Fernando Guerra Captures the Brazil Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015

08:00 - 5 October, 2015
Gallery: Fernando Guerra Captures the Brazil Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

With the participation of 96 pavilions from diverse countries around the world, the Expo Milan 2015 tackles one of the most pressing global issues -- alimentation -- through its theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.”

The Brazilian Pavilion, designed by Studio Arthur Casas and Atelier Marko Brajovic, was considered one of the most attractive pavilions by the thousands of visitors who have passed through the Expo so far. Featuring a large open space traversed by an elevated net on which visitors can walk, the pavilion is as “as porous as the Brazilian culture,” and creates a pathway above plants native to the country. 

Below is a beautiful series of photographs of the pavilion taken by Fernando Guerra, a partner at Últimas Reportagens, along with his brother Sérgio Guerra.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +57

Arquitectonica Wins Competition to Design Mixed Use Complex in Luxembourg

06:00 - 5 October, 2015
Arquitectonica Wins Competition to Design  Mixed Use Complex in Luxembourg, Courtesy of Arquitectonica
Courtesy of Arquitectonica

The government of Luxembourg has announced that Miami-based firm Arquitectonica has won the competition to design a major mixed-use project in Luxembourg City. Set in the new district of Kirchberg in Luxembourg, the 40,000 square meter complex design by Arquitectonica won the bid over notable names in architecture like Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Massimiliano Fuksas, and Neutelings Riedijk Architects.

#48 Zero Energy / Skilpod + UAU Collective

05:00 - 5 October, 2015
#48 Zero Energy / Skilpod + UAU Collective, © Geert Van Hertum
© Geert Van Hertum

© Geert Van Hertum © Geert Van Hertum © Geert Van Hertum © Geert Van Hertum +28

When the Strange Meets the Familiar: Saunders Architecture on Fogo Island

04:30 - 5 October, 2015

Fogo is a small, rocky outcrop off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada, with a population of just over 2000 people. Its sub-arctic natural landscape of lakes, rivers and mountains is interspersed by eleven small settlements and has now become the scene for a collection of follies, studios and residences designed by Norwegian practice Saunders Architecture. Most recently, Fogo's rocky wilderness and contemporary architectural interest—reminiscent of the land around Todd Saunders' current home city of Bergen—has been captured in a one-hour documentary film directed by Marcia Connolly and Katherine Knight, entitled Strange & Familar: Architecture on Fogo Island.

Renovation of the Oscense Theatre / Julia González Pérez-Blanco + Miguel Bretones del Pozo

03:00 - 5 October, 2015
Renovation of the Oscense Theatre / Julia González Pérez-Blanco + Miguel Bretones del Pozo, © Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

© Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda +28

Dolce&Gabbana Office / Piuarch

02:00 - 5 October, 2015
Dolce&Gabbana Office / Piuarch, © Andrea Martiradonna
© Andrea Martiradonna

© Andrea Martiradonna © Andrea Martiradonna © Andrea Martiradonna © Andrea Martiradonna +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Viale Piave, 20129 Milano, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Francesco Fresa, Germán Fuenmayor, Gino Garbellini, Monica Tricario
  • Design Team

    Luca Lazzerotti and Micaela Bonomessi, Silvia Calzetti, Laura Cassani, Gabriele Coi, Marco Dragoni, Davide Fascione, Suewoo Kim, Magali Roig Liverato, Michele Megna, Elena Migliorati, Gianni Mollo, Andrea Palaia, Salvatore Seggio.
  • Structural Design

    FV Progetti S.n.c.
  • Lighting Design

    Rossi Bianchi Lighting Design
  • M and E Design

    GTEC S.a.s, Andrea Zanotti
  • Area

    10000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

MJE House (Little Big Houses #2) / PKMN architectures

20:00 - 4 October, 2015

© Javier de Paz García © Javier de Paz García © Javier de Paz García © Javier de Paz García +16

Pulitzer Arts Foundation and Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts Announce Second “PXSTL” Design Competition

16:00 - 4 October, 2015
Pulitzer Arts Foundation and Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts Announce Second “PXSTL” Design Competition, Last year's PXSTL Structure by Freecell Architecture. Image Courtesy of Freecell Architecture
Last year's PXSTL Structure by Freecell Architecture. Image Courtesy of Freecell Architecture

The Pulitzer Arts Foundation and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis are inviting architects, designers and artists to propose a temporary structure in St. LouisMissouri, for the second cycle of “PXSTL”. The competition aims to transform an under-used lot in the heart of St. Louis’ Arts and Culture district, catalyzing creative intervention and artistic programs. Nominations will be solicited from deans of architecture, art, and design programs; editors of art, architecture, and design publications; distinguished practitioners; and directors and curators of arts institutions. Read more about this competition after the break.

Live Out Your Adult Treehouse Fantasies With the Skysphere

14:00 - 4 October, 2015
Live Out Your Adult Treehouse Fantasies With the Skysphere, Courtesy of Jono Williams
Courtesy of Jono Williams

After childhood, treehouses are usually stowed away in tandem with the fantasy and adventures associated with youthful imagination. As it turns out though, there can be a wildly elaborate, adult counterpart to this early life staple. The Skysphere, a project designed by Jono Williams, is the ultimate 21st century DIY treehouse project. Actually a small pod-like inhabitable platform attached to a steel column, it is more like the homegrown equivalent of Toronto’s CN Tower, Tokyo’s Skytree, or the unrealized Phoenix Observation Tower by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG).

Courtesy of Jono Williams Courtesy of Jono Williams Courtesy of Jono Williams Courtesy of Jono Williams +18

San Esteban House / Bedodostudio

13:00 - 4 October, 2015
San Esteban House / Bedodostudio, © Enrique Soza Valenzuela
© Enrique Soza Valenzuela

© Enrique Soza Valenzuela © Enrique Soza Valenzuela © Enrique Soza Valenzuela © Enrique Soza Valenzuela +11

Andrea Maffei Architects' Entry to Cinisi Church Competition is Full of Iconography

12:00 - 4 October, 2015
Andrea Maffei Architects' Entry to Cinisi Church Competition is Full of Iconography, Interior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Andrea Maffei Architects
Interior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Andrea Maffei Architects

Andrea Maffei Architects has unveiled their entry for the Redemptoris Mater Church competition to design a new church complex in Cinisi, Italy. Influenced heavily by religious iconography, their design makes use of liturgical concepts to organize its spaces. Read more about the entry after the break.

ArchDaily Readers Debate: Superstar Architects, 3D Printing, Floating Farms and More

10:30 - 4 October, 2015
ArchDaily Readers Debate: Superstar Architects, 3D Printing, Floating Farms and More, Courtesy of Forward Thinking Architecture
Courtesy of Forward Thinking Architecture

In the introduction to her essay "Losing My Illusions About Open-Source Criticism" in Volume's 2013 edition "Critical," Naomi Stead writes: "There was a time not so long ago when many of us, myself included, thought that a brave new world of architectural commentary and criticism was about to open, by virtue of the democratizing capacities of web 2.0." She goes on to describe her former hope that a diverse and networked discussion would overthrow "the tyranny of the cultural gatekeepers" in the same way that Rotten Tomatoes or TripAdvisor revolutionized reviews of film or travel destinations, respectively. But she concludes: "By and large the blogs didn't eventuate, the comments didn't come, or if they did, they were likely to be in the form of a flippant one-liner or a nasty unfounded attack."

Since I read Stead's piece, this attitude has concerned me. Are we really ready to dig the grave of collective criticism? What steps, if any, have been taken to remedy this situation? At ArchDaily, we believe there is still hope for the comments section, and I've written about the importance that our readers play in shaping architectural culture before - we even consider this collective criticism an important part of our editorial strategy, as implied by my introduction to Mark Hogan's article about shipping container housing. That's why in the discussion in the comments of Hogan's article, Hisham's suggestion that it would "be interesting to 'post-post' a second comment article... so that your readers get hinted to the broader public discussion" caught my eye. It's an idea that we've had before, but the timing was never right... until now.

Zellwegerpark Uster / Herzog & de Meuron

09:00 - 4 October, 2015
Zellwegerpark Uster / Herzog & de Meuron, © Erica Overmeer
© Erica Overmeer

© Erica Overmeer © Erica Overmeer © Erica Overmeer © Erica Overmeer +7

  • Architects

  • Location

    Uster, Switzerland
  • Architect in Charge

    Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Christine Binswanger
  • Associate, Project Director

    Michael Fischer
  • Associate, Project Managers

    Alexander Franz
  • Project Manager

    Salomé Gutscher
  • Project Team

    Nathalie Birkhäuser, Alen Guberinic, Emmanuel Guilloux, Vasilis Kalisperakis, Beatus Kopp, Aron Lorincz, Christian Schmitt, Eric Stutz, André Vergueiro, Miriam Waltz, Christoph Wassmann, Romy Weber
  • Area

    6400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Open Call: Help House Over 860,000 Books and Media – Design the New Varna Library

08:00 - 4 October, 2015
Open Call: Help House Over 860,000 Books and Media – Design the New Varna Library, Courtesy of Municipality of Varna
Courtesy of Municipality of Varna

The Municipality of Varna and the Chamber of Architects in Bulgaria have launched a competition open to architects worldwide to design the new Varna Regional Library. Varna, the third-largest city in Bulgaria, has lacked a proper library building for years, and the library’s collection of over 860,000 items is spread across six different buildings in the city. The new competition aims to create a single space where the collection can be brought together, while creating an attractive public space in the city’s centre.

Walk the Talk—Tour and Panel Discussion of "Missing Middle" Housing in Austin, TX

07:00 - 4 October, 2015
Walk the Talk—Tour and Panel Discussion of "Missing Middle" Housing in Austin, TX, Walk the Talk—A talk and tour about “missing middle” housing in Austin
Walk the Talk—A talk and tour about “missing middle” housing in Austin

Walk the Talk—A talk and tour for people interested in learning more about “missing middle” housing in Austin. Join us for a panel discussion and self-guided tour of "missing middle" housing types—such as duplexes, fourplexes, courtyard housing, and accessory dwelling units—in the Blackland and Cherrywood neighborhoods. Our expert panel represents varied perspectives on the subject. After a Q&A session, participants can easily bike or walk to the missing middle sites in the neighborhood. We welcome you to join the conversation!

Residential and Commercial Building Messer / ssm architekten

05:00 - 4 October, 2015
Residential and Commercial Building Messer / ssm architekten, © Alexander Gempeler
© Alexander Gempeler

© Alexander Gempeler © Alexander Gempeler © Alexander Gempeler © Alexander Gempeler +28

The House of the Postmaster / kissmiklos

02:00 - 4 October, 2015
The House of the Postmaster / kissmiklos, © Bálint Jaksa
© Bálint Jaksa

© Bálint Jaksa © Bálint Jaksa © Bálint Jaksa © Bálint Jaksa +28