Milan Expo 2015: Barn-Inspired Design Unveiled for US Pavilion

00:00 - 1 August, 2014
Milan Expo 2015: Barn-Inspired Design Unveiled for US Pavilion, Courtesy of Biber Architects
Courtesy of Biber Architects

New York-based firm Biber Architects has unveiled its design for the US pavilion - "American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet" - at the Milan Expo 2015. An airy, barn-inspired structure, the design represents the pavilion’s food-centric theme, focusing on a farm-to-table food model and sustainable production.

Conversion of a Chapel in Bern / Morscher Architects

01:00 - 1 August, 2014
Conversion of a Chapel in Bern / Morscher Architects, © Dominique Uldry
© Dominique Uldry

© Dominique Uldry © Dominique Uldry © Dominique Uldry © Dominique Uldry +11

World Photo Day: Hertha Hurnaus by Ulla Hell

00:00 - 1 August, 2014
World Photo Day: Hertha Hurnaus by Ulla Hell, Paramount Alma / Plasma Studio. Image © Hertha Hurnaus
Paramount Alma / Plasma Studio. Image © Hertha Hurnaus

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Ulla Hell of Plasma Studio writes on behalf of Hertha Hurnaus.

© Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus +5

World Photo Day: Nelson Kon by Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados

00:00 - 1 August, 2014
World Photo Day: Nelson Kon by Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados, Residência FS / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados. Image © Nelson Kon
Residência FS / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados. Image © Nelson Kon

Nelson Kon works with photography since 1985 and his passion can be appreciated through his images of contemporary buildings, heritage ensembles and urban scenes.

In celebration of World Photo Day (August 19th), we invited some architects to comment on the work of some of the best architectural photographers of our time. After the break, Vinicius Andrade speaks on the behalf of his studio, Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados, about brazilian photographer Nelson Kon.

The Solution To Pollution Is...The Rooftops?

00:00 - 1 August, 2014
The Solution To Pollution Is...The Rooftops?, Titanium Dioxide, used to keep Richard Meier's Jubilee Church a crisp white, is now being looked at for pollution reduction at The University of California - Riverside. Image © Flickr User Rory MacLeod
Titanium Dioxide, used to keep Richard Meier's Jubilee Church a crisp white, is now being looked at for pollution reduction at The University of California - Riverside. Image © Flickr User Rory MacLeod

The potential solution to smog and pollution may be hovering right over our heads, now that Students at the University of California - Riverside have designed a pollution reducing rooftop tile. According to their calculations, cladding one million rooftops with the tiles could remove 21 tons of nitrogen oxides -- daily. Currently the Los Angeles area spits out 500 tons of nitrogen oxides a day, so the tiles are just one piece of the puzzle in reducing pollution - however the students are imagining their nitrogen-oxide-eating Titanium Dioxide compound in exterior paints, concrete and more. To see all the possibilities, read the full article here.

Milbank / Triptyque

01:00 - 1 August, 2014
Milbank / Triptyque, © Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua Colômbia, 325 - Jardim Paulista, São Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Vitoria Ferraz e Manuela Coelho
  • Partners

    Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud e Olivier Raffaelli
  • Area

    1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok +26

Astudio Complete Youth Space in East London

00:00 - 1 August, 2014
Astudio Complete Youth Space in East London, © Morley von Sternberg. Image Courtesy of Astudio
© Morley von Sternberg. Image Courtesy of Astudio

British practice Astudio have recently completed a large youth space in Poplar, East London, featuring a gym, recording studios and performance hall alongside multiple social and learning spaces. Designed with the input from other 1600 young people and stakeholders, the four year project has been part of a wider initiative to address the inadequate provision of existing youth facilities in the London borough of Tower Hamlets. As the team's second youth space completed in the last year, Spotlight has recently been shortlisted for a World Architecture Festival Award.

House No.7 / Denizen Works

01:00 - 1 August, 2014
House No.7 / Denizen Works, © David Barbour
© David Barbour
  • Architects

  • Location

    Heanish, Isle of Tiree, Argyll and Bute PA77, UK
  • Project Architect

    Murray Kerr
  • Design Team

    Murray Kerr, David Anderson, David Thomson, Jon Law
  • Area

    170.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© David Barbour © David Barbour © David Barbour © David Barbour +25

Los Angeles: The River City?

01:00 - 1 August, 2014
The industrial corridor of the Los Angeles River at the Seventh Street bridge in downtown L.A., as photographed by Lane Barden for his Linear City Portfolio. Image Courtesy of Lane Barden
The industrial corridor of the Los Angeles River at the Seventh Street bridge in downtown L.A., as photographed by Lane Barden for his Linear City Portfolio. Image Courtesy of Lane Barden

Did you know a 51-mile river runs through the city of Los Angeles? It might not be immediately recognizable as a river, but it's there. In a drastic attempt to prevent flooding in the early 1900s, the Army Corps of Engineers essentially turned the entire river into a giant drainage channel by encasing it in concrete. This article, originally posted on Metropolis Magazine, investigates landscape architect Mia Lehrer's vision to remedy the situation by transforming the desolate space into a public greenway, and a celebrated feature of Los Angeles.

From the offices of Los Angeles–based landscape architect Mia Lehrer, located near the western edge of Koreatown, you might not even know that Los Angeles has a river. It’s not visible from here — instead we can see other things L.A. is known for: the Hollywood sign, traffic, billboards, a dense urban grid that runs forever. In fact, unless you are right up against it, you may not see the river at all. In its current form, it sits as the abandoned, Brutalist evidence of the city’s past battles with seasonal flooding, an expedient way to move water quickly to the sea. To many, it’s more like an urban-design crime scene of missed opportunities and missteps, begging to be corrected. If Lehrer has her way, it will be corrected so that Los Angeles, the city with the huge drainage channel, becomes Los Angeles, river city.

Apartment in Amsterdam / MAMM Design

01:00 - 1 August, 2014
Apartment in Amsterdam / MAMM Design, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota
  • Architects

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Akira Mada, Maya Mada
  • Area

    133.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +15

Single-Family Residence Tunquén / CO2 Arquitectos

01:00 - 1 August, 2014
Single-Family Residence Tunquén  / CO2 Arquitectos, © Productora AndesEmpire
© Productora AndesEmpire
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tunquen, Algarrobo, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Architects in Charge

    Cristián Oliva C., Camilo Oliva A.
  • Area

    207.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Productora AndesEmpire  © Productora AndesEmpire  © Productora AndesEmpire  © Productora AndesEmpire  +33

Under the Skin: Exploring BIG Through the Danish Maritime Museum

00:00 - 1 August, 2014
Under the Skin: Exploring BIG Through the Danish Maritime Museum, © Rasmus Hjortshøj
© Rasmus Hjortshøj

With a voluminous portfolio and a bold, light-hearted persona, Bjarke Ingels is among the most respected young architects of the era. Now, as he enters his forties, this article from Icon looks at one of his longest-running projects: The Danish National Maritime Museum. Exploring the development of this project from competition winning proposal in 2006 to completion last year, it discusses some of BIG’s more daring decisions for the museum’s design, as well as Ingels’ development as an architect on the international stage.

Las Arenas / Richard Rogers + Alonso y Balaguer

01:00 - 1 August, 2014
Las Arenas / Richard Rogers + Alonso y Balaguer, Courtesy of Alonso y Balaguer
Courtesy of Alonso y Balaguer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Gran Vía Corts Catalanes, 373 - 385, 08015 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Collaboration

    Rogers, Stirk, Harbour and Partners.
  • Area

    105000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Alonso y Balaguer

Courtesy of Alonso y Balaguer Courtesy of Alonso y Balaguer Courtesy of Alonso y Balaguer Courtesy of Alonso y Balaguer +37

Concrete House / Studio Gil

01:00 - 1 August, 2014
Concrete House / Studio Gil, © Simon Kennedy
© Simon Kennedy

© Simon Kennedy © Simon Kennedy © Simon Kennedy © Simon Kennedy +22

The Romain Rolland Elementary School / Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes

01:00 - 1 August, 2014
The Romain Rolland Elementary School  / Babled Nouvet Reynaud Architectes, © Frédéric Delangle
© Frédéric Delangle

© Frédéric Delangle © Frédéric Delangle © Frédéric Delangle © Frédéric Delangle +25

Chichester Festival Theatre / Haworth Tompkins

01:00 - 1 August, 2014
Chichester Festival Theatre  / Haworth Tompkins, © Philip Vile
© Philip Vile
  • Architects

  • Location

    Oaklands Park, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 6AP, UK
  • Area

    4600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Philip Vile © Philip Vile © Philip Vile © Philip Vile +28

Akmani Legian / TWS Partners

01:00 - 1 August, 2014
Akmani Legian / TWS Partners, © Fernando Gomulya
© Fernando Gomulya
  • Architects

  • Location

    Legian, Kuta, Badung, Bali, Indonesia
  • Shortlisted at World Architecture Festival 2013

    Hotel Category
  • Area

    3165.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Fernando Gomulya © Fernando Gomulya © Fernando Gomulya Wall Detail +37

City Garden Zug / Planetage landscape + Ramser Schmid

01:00 - 31 July, 2014
City Garden Zug / Planetage landscape + Ramser Schmid, © Guido Baselgia
© Guido Baselgia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zug, Switzerland
  • Management and Landscape Architecture

    Planetage landscape architects, Marceline Hauri, Christine Sima, Karolina Katsabi, Helge Wiedemeyer, Ramon Iten, Thomas Volprecht (Planwirtschaft)
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Guido Baselgia, Courtesy of Planetage landscape + Ramser Schmid

© Guido Baselgia © Guido Baselgia © Guido Baselgia © Guido Baselgia +11