MMR / ARCHI7

© Thomas Jantscher

Architects: ARCHI7
Location: Chalais,
Architect In Charge: Nuno Ferreira
Year: 2011
Photographs: Nuno Ferreira, Benjamin Krampulz, Thomas Jantscher

Courtesy of Mauro Turin Architectes
Courtesy of Mauro Turin Architectes

Wine Museum Proposal / Mauro Turin Architectes

The main challenge in the design for the Wine Museum in Lavaux was to generate a large-scale cultural attraction non-existent today. Designed by Mauro Turin Architectes…, their proposal creates a wine museum that shows and tells the whole heritage

Bucktown Three / Studio Dwell Architects

© Marty Peters

Architects: Studio Dwell Architects
Location: , IL,
Architect In Charge: Mark Peters
Project Manager: Gary Stoltz
Engineer: Louis Shell
Landscape: Julie deLeon
General Contractor: Matt Stedl
Area: 5,000 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Marty Peters

St. Joseph House / Wolfgang Tschapeller

© Lukas Schaller

Architects: Wolfgang Tschapeller ZT GmbH
Location: Lower ,
Design Team: Wolfram Mehlem, Jesper Bork
Photographs: Lukas Schaller, Roland Krauss, Courtesy of Wolfgang Tschapeller

God’s Loftstory / LKSVDD

© Vincent van den Hoven

Architects: Leijh Kappelhoff Seckel van den Dobbelsteen architecten
Location: ,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Vincent van den Hoven

Winners of the Future Prentice Competition Announced

First Prize: “The Buildings are sleeping, you should go and wake them up, she says.”

Amidst the longstanding, heated battled to save ’s iconic Prentice Woman’s Hospital, the results of the 2012 Chicago Prize Competition: Future Prentice have been announced! Presented by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, in collaboration with and the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the international competition intended to act as a platform for public debate about the future of the controversial Chicago landmark.

More information and the winning proposals after the break…

American Apparel Showroom / Emmanuel Picault + Ludwig Godefroy Architects

© Ramiro Chaves

Architects: Emmanuel Picault + Ludwig Godefroy Architects
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Construction: Aaron Yepez, Carlos Tapia, Jose Luis Madrigal, Carlos Cortes, Gustavo Cortes, Konrado Angeles, Francisco Romo, Raul Carrillo, Ruben Silvestre
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ramiro Chaves

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXXXV

Photo by Thierry Lechanteur – http://www..com/photos/lechanteur/

We are near to the 105,000 photos in our Flickr Pool, so keep them coming! Remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The photo above was taken by Thierry Lechanteur in Liège, Belgium. Check the other four after the break.

Izakaya Singer / Panorama

© Ng Siu Fung

Architects: Panorama
Location: , China
Design Team: Horace Pan, Alan Tse, Nick Wong
Client: Izakaya Singer Co., Ltd.
Area: 340 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ng Siu Fung

2013 United States Best Architecture Schools

Milstein Hall at Cornell University / OMA © Matthew Carbone

UPDATE: The lists have been updated from showing the Top 5 Schools in each category, to the Top 20. 

James Cramer and the Greenway Group have released the 14th edition of DesignIntelligence, a compilation of different for accredited architecture schools in the United States. The report attempts to create a level playing ground upon which to rank the universities by polling thousands of students, talking to deans and administrators, interviewing successful designers in private practices, and visiting each university campus.  While the findings may raise some debate, overall, the report creates a dialogue as to how, and to what extent, higher education responds to the changing demands of our profession.

Although design education is generally well respected, several of the educators, students and practitioners interviewed this year were critical of its current state, believing that it is simply not good enough. As Cramer describes, “Respect for design education is high – and can grow further. This will require that there be a deep understanding of the dimensions of the trends in the design profession. When schools and practitioners are in harmony on these dimensions of change, they can reinforce and enhance each other. In this there is art and science. Leadership is at issue. The big shifts can be signs of new strength in a time of flux.”

A closer look after the break…

ABI Remains Positive for Third Straight Month

via Calculated Risk

Billings at architecture firms accelerated to their strongest pace of growth since December 2010. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the October score was 52.8, up from the mark of 51.6 in September. This score reflects an increase in demand for design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 59.4, compared to a mark of 57.3 the previous month.

“With three straight monthly gains – and the past two being quite strong – it’s beginning to look like demand for design services has turned the corner,” said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, PhD, Hon. AIA. “With 2012 winding down on an upnote, and with the national elections finally behind us, there is a general sense of optimism. However, this is balanced by a tremendous amount of anxiety and uncertainty in the marketplace, which likely means that we’ll have a few more bumps before we enter a full-blown expansion.”

Regensdorf Community Center / phalt Architekten

© Dominique Wehrli

Architects: phalt Architekten
Location: , Switzerland
Year: 2011
Photographs: Dominique Wehrli

Image provided by MICHAEL GRAVES & ASSOCIATES
Image provided by MICHAEL GRAVES & ASSOCIATES

Event: Michael Graves to lecture at Notre Dame

If you’re in the South Bend, Indiana, area, mark your calendars! A week from today, the famed architect and designer Michael Graves… will present his lecture “A Grand Tour” at the University of Notre Dame. The lecture will recount his

The Church of St. Aloysius / Erdy McHenry Architecture

© Alan Schindler

Architects: Erdy McHenry Architecture
Location: Jackson, New Jersey,
Area: 17,800 sq ft
Year: 2009
Photographs: Alan Schindler, Pixelcraft

The New Wave In Danish Architecture

The pragmatic turn in Danish architecture in the 2000s is one of the most striking new trends in international architecture in the past decade, and it has attracted considerable interest around the world.The architectural firms represented in the book include BIG, jds, Cobe, Transform, Nord, Effekt, Adept, among others. Although these firms do easily fit into one single category or can be said to make up a unified movement, their projects do have certain significant features in common. These commonalities have led international media to view these projects as part of a common trend and a new phenomenon in Danish architecture.

Courtesy of AUA
Courtesy of AUA

Zhengdong New District Office Building Proposal / AUA

Located in Zhengzhou’s rapidly developing Zhengdong New District, the proposed office tower by AUA (Atelier of Urban Architecture)… is an iconic building that sets a precedent for the area. Derived from a series of indexical and analytical drawings, the design

See ArchDaily's exclusive coverage of the 2012 Venice Biennale
Courtesy of David Chipperfield Architects
Courtesy of David Chipperfield Architects

Live Chat with David Chipperfield

David Chipperfield, the curator of the Architecture Exhibition at this year’s Venice Biennale, Common Ground (which wraps up this weekend), …will be chatting live this Friday to offer his final two cents on the Exhibition’s legacy.
Tune in on

House R / Kaboom Architecture

© Jean Baptiste Reol

Architects:
Location: , France
Architect In Charge: Laurent Boumendil & Emilie Camelio
Area: 110 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jean Baptiste Reol