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10 Shortlisted to Re-Envision Kazan's Kaban Lake Embankments

14:08 - 14 July, 2015
10 Shortlisted to Re-Envision Kazan's Kaban Lake Embankments, Project site. Image Courtesy of competition organizers
Project site. Image Courtesy of competition organizers

Ten finalist have been shortlisted as part of an open, two-stage competition set to redesign the Kaban lake system embankments in Kazan. Held under the authority of the Republic of Tatarstan Government, the competition will now ask the remaining teams to work on other town-planning projects in the Republic of Tatarstan held within the three context of the Water-Conservation Zones Year - in Kazan, Naberezhnye Chelny, Nizhnekamsk, Almetyevsk and other cities. Visiting sessions with the President of the Republic will be organized to introduce the context of the competition to the finalists.

The Winner will receive one million Rubles and a contract for the design project development of the future embankment.

The 10 remaining finalists are...

GB House / emA Arquitectos

13:00 - 14 July, 2015
GB House / emA Arquitectos, © Marcelo Cáceres
© Marcelo Cáceres

© Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Quintero, Quintero, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Architect in charge

    Orlando Etcheberrigaray P.
  • Construction

    Sebastián Gandarillas V.
  • Project Area

    223.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

"Hang Out" In These Extraordinary Peruvian Sky Pods

12:39 - 14 July, 2015
"Hang Out" In These Extraordinary Peruvian Sky Pods, via Huffington Post
via Huffington Post

Adventure seekers have yet another reason to visit the Peruvian Andes; Peru-based tour company Natura Vive is now offering a luxurious night's stay 400-feet above the Inca Empire in these glass sky pods. Visitors can access the "Skylodge" by scrabbling up the mountainside. After staying the night, and indulging in some fine dining on top their 192-square-feet room, visitors return Peru's famed Sacred Valley via a series of (terrifying) zip lines. 

Itzimná House / Reyes Rios + Larraín Arquitectos

11:00 - 14 July, 2015
Itzimná House / Reyes Rios + Larraín Arquitectos, © Pim Schalkwijk
© Pim Schalkwijk

© Pim Schalkwijk © Pim Schalkwijk © Pim Schalkwijk © Pim Schalkwijk +52

Architecture Gear Giveaway: Win the new 32” Samsung UD970 Monitor

10:30 - 14 July, 2015
Architecture Gear Giveaway: Win the new 32” Samsung UD970 Monitor

The success of a design, from inception to construction, can depend on the extent to which designers can represent their intentions, but the days when architects used the drafting pencil and parallel edge to exercise physical control over their work are rapidly fading away. While computerization makes possible innovative forms and new methods of working, if not calibrated and engineered perfectly, digital technology can bring unintended consequences into the design process. Samsung’s UD970 monitor, however, resynchronizes the design process with the build environment through ultra-high definition (UHD) technology. Samsung partnered with leading designers, including Mark English Architects, to explore the importance of high-resolution detail in their work and ArchDaily has teamed up to bring these UHD monitors to our readers. To learn more, read on after the break.

AD Essentials: Sustainability

09:30 - 14 July, 2015

This article is part of ArchDaily Essentials, a series of articles which give you an overview of architecture's most important topics by connecting together some of our best articles from the past. To find out more about ArchDaily Essentials, click here; or discover all of our articles in the series here.

When the term “sustainability” is brought up in architectural discourse, everyone seems to have a different opinion on the matter. Sustainability is wrought with controversy politically, economically, socially and pedagogically, and while the definition has shifted over time, many new branches of design have developed from sustainability with the aim of driving progressive and innovative change in the world. But what exactly is sustainability, and how do we encounter it in the architectural world?

El Papagayo Restaurant / Ernesto Bedmar

09:00 - 14 July, 2015
El Papagayo Restaurant / Ernesto Bedmar, © Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

© Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte +34

FR-EE Reveals Elliptical Design for Mexico's Mazatlán Museum

08:00 - 14 July, 2015
FR-EE Reveals Elliptical Design for Mexico's Mazatlán Museum, Courtesy of FR-EE
Courtesy of FR-EE

Fernando Romero EnterprisE (FR-EE) has revealed their proposal for the “Museo Mazatlán” in Mexico, which will be dedicated to the local culture of Mazatlán. Inspired by Mazatlán’s nickname, “The Pearl of the Pacific”, the design resembles an oyster with a pearl at its centre. This “pearl” is a geodesic dome, bringing together views of the sky with views of the city and sea.

City Villa S3 / Steimle Architekten

05:00 - 14 July, 2015
City Villa S3  / Steimle Architekten, © Brigida González
© Brigida González

© Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González +37

London's Royal Academy Launches 'Urban Jigsaw' Ideas Competition

04:15 - 14 July, 2015
London's Royal Academy Launches 'Urban Jigsaw' Ideas Competition, © James Bailey
© James Bailey

The Royal Academy of Arts in London have launched a new international ideas competition which aims "to refocus attention to the huge potential of the brownfield sites that still exist across London." 'Brownfield' sites, or those earmarked for potential building development that have had previous development on them, are plentiful in the UK capital. This competition seeks "speculative ideas [which] make the most of these missing pieces in London’s urban jigsaw."

The Infinite Bridge / Gjøde & Povlsgaard Arkitekter

03:00 - 14 July, 2015
The Infinite Bridge / Gjøde & Povlsgaard Arkitekter, © Aarhus I Billeder
© Aarhus I Billeder

© Peter Hastrup Jensen © Danish TM © Aarhus I Billeder © Gjøde & Povlsgaard Arkitekter +14

Exhibition: Nightscape 2050- A Dialogue Between Cities-Light-People in Future

02:30 - 14 July, 2015
Exhibition: Nightscape 2050- A Dialogue Between Cities-Light-People in Future, 2050 NIGHTSCAPE LIGHTING PLANNERS ASSOCIATES
2050 NIGHTSCAPE LIGHTING PLANNERS ASSOCIATES

The emphasis on light and lighting now is more than ever and this is evident from the global initiative by UNESCO to declare and celebrate 2015 as the International Year of Light. With this in mind, Nightscape 2050 is a unique exhibition dedicated to Lighting and is aimed to explore a completely new horizon of lighting design. This exhibition aims to explore the interactions between people, light, and cities in the year 2050. 

Connekt / Ateliers

02:00 - 14 July, 2015
Connekt  / Ateliers, © Moni van Bruggen
© Moni van Bruggen

© Moni van Bruggen © Moni van Bruggen © Moni van Bruggen © Moni van Bruggen +24

House in Kiyone / Tomoyuki Uchida

22:00 - 13 July, 2015
House in Kiyone / Tomoyuki Uchida, © Masatoshi Kaga
© Masatoshi Kaga

© Masatoshi Kaga © Masatoshi Kaga © Masatoshi Kaga © Masatoshi Kaga +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Soja, Okayama Prefecture, Japan
  • Site Area

    181.72 sqm
  • Area

    106.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Temporary Shelter in Nepal / Charles Lai + Takehiko Suzuki

20:00 - 13 July, 2015
Temporary Shelter in Nepal / Charles Lai + Takehiko Suzuki, Courtesy of Charles Lai, Takehiko Suzuki
Courtesy of Charles Lai, Takehiko Suzuki

Courtesy of Charles Lai, Takehiko Suzuki Courtesy of Charles Lai, Takehiko Suzuki Courtesy of Charles Lai, Takehiko Suzuki Courtesy of Charles Lai, Takehiko Suzuki +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Duwakot, Nepal
  • Design Team

    Eric Ng, Gigi Lee, Timothy Lam, Yorkun Ho (Architecture for the Mass), Hari, Bibek, Sujan, Dinesh, Sudip, Prabhakar, Bibhuti, Laxman, Binay (Nepal local team), Samantha Tang, Lai Pui Tung, Ho Fung Lun
  • Area

    18.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015

Brompton Pavilion / Craig Tan Architects

19:00 - 13 July, 2015
Brompton Pavilion / Craig Tan Architects, © Jaime Diaz-Berrio
© Jaime Diaz-Berrio

© Jaime Diaz-Berrio © Jaime Diaz-Berrio © Jaime Diaz-Berrio © Jaime Diaz-Berrio +24

Te Uru - Waitakere Contemporary Gallery / Mitchell and Stout Architects

17:00 - 13 July, 2015
Te Uru - Waitakere Contemporary Gallery / Mitchell and Stout Architects, © Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

© Sam Hartnett © Sam Hartnett © Sam Hartnett © Sam Hartnett +24

Prioritize Who You "See First" in Your Facebook Feed

16:23 - 13 July, 2015
Prioritize Who You "See First" in Your Facebook Feed, © ArchDaily
© ArchDaily

Did you know you can manage who you "see first" in your Facebook news feed? Don't let advertisers take your top spot, as Facebook's new "See First" feature allows you to control which of your favorite friends and websites (hint: ArchDaily) are shown to you first. Make ArchDaily part of your daily newsfeed on Facebook by following these few simple steps: