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Striped Living / group8

01:00 - 20 September, 2014
Striped Living / group8, © Régis Golay, FEDERAL studio
© Régis Golay, FEDERAL studio

© Régis Golay, FEDERAL studio © Régis Golay, FEDERAL studio © Régis Golay, FEDERAL studio © Régis Golay, FEDERAL studio +17

Harcourt / Steve Domoney Architecture

01:00 - 20 September, 2014
Harcourt / Steve Domoney Architecture, © Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell +12

Poszetka Workshop & Showroom / Grzegorz Layer

01:00 - 20 September, 2014
Poszetka Workshop & Showroom / Grzegorz Layer, © Dorota Zyguła-Siemieńska
© Dorota Zyguła-Siemieńska

© Dorota Zyguła-Siemieńska © Dorota Zyguła-Siemieńska © Dorota Zyguła-Siemieńska © Dorota Zyguła-Siemieńska +11

Narrowminded + BOM Propose New Central Bus Station for Marrakech

01:00 - 20 September, 2014
Narrowminded + BOM Propose New Central Bus Station for Marrakech, Courtesy of Narrowminded + BOM Architects
Courtesy of Narrowminded + BOM Architects

As part of an international competition, Narrowminded Architects teamed up with BOM Architects to identify and solve central functional deficiencies in a proposal for a new Marrakech Central Bus Terminal. Together, the architects found that obsolete infrastructure, unclear orientation, hazardous traffic density, rampant pollution, and confusing overlaps between vehicular and pedestrian flow were all contributing factors in the inefficiencies and hindered advancement of the terminal. Thus, with the intent to create a timeless environment that could flourish in Marrakech's future morphological developments, the proposal adopted a strategy to thoroughly address each individual issue.

Deborah Berke Tapped to Design Cummins' Indianapolis Headquarters

00:00 - 20 September, 2014
Deborah Berke Tapped to Design Cummins' Indianapolis Headquarters , Berke-designed 48 Bond Street in Manhattan. Image © Deborah Berke Partners
Berke-designed 48 Bond Street in Manhattan. Image © Deborah Berke Partners

New York-based Deborah Berke Partners has been selected to design a $30 million headquarters for Indiana-based diesel engine manufacture Cummins. Planned for downtown Indianapolis on the former four-acre site of Market Square Arena, the project will provide office space for up to 400 employees, as well as ground-floor retail, parking and public green space. Berke was chosen over SHoP Architects and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects. 

Public Middle School Of Labarthe-Sur-Lèze / LCR Architectes

01:00 - 19 September, 2014

 

Public Middle School Of Labarthe-Sur-Lèze / LCR Architectes, © Sylvain Mille
© Sylvain Mille

© Sylvain Mille © Sylvain Mille © Sylvain Mille © Sylvain Mille +45

SCI-Arc Appoints Hernan Diaz Alonso as New Director

00:00 - 19 September, 2014
SCI-Arc Appoints Hernan Diaz Alonso as New Director, “Pitch Black” - Joint-winner in the AR+D Awards for Emerging Architecture. Image © Hernan Diaz Alonso, Courtesy of SCI-Arc
“Pitch Black” - Joint-winner in the AR+D Awards for Emerging Architecture. Image © Hernan Diaz Alonso, Courtesy of SCI-Arc

The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) has appointed Hernan Diaz Alonso as the Los Angeles architecture school’s new Director beginning September 2015. Alonso, principal of Xefirotarch and educator widely credited for spearheading the transition of SCI-Arc to digital technologies, will succeed architect Eric Owen Moss who has served as the school’s director since 2002. Continue after the break to watch Alonso’s “New Director Presentation” and preview a selection of his work.

The High Line’s Third (and Final) Section Opens this Weekend

00:00 - 19 September, 2014

Fantastic news: the High Line at the Rail Yards - the third and northernmost section of the park - will be opening to the public on Sunday, September 21! Read the full announcement: http://bit.ly/RailYardsOpening Photo of the Interim Walkway, one of the new design features in the Rail Yards, by Kathleen Fitzgerald | OCD

This Sunday (September 21), the third and final section of the New York City High Line will open at the Rail Yards. You can expect to see familiar benches morphed into picnic tables and seesaws amongst a lush, diverse and seemingly unkept landscape that is reminiscent of the “forgotten” tracks. As Piet Oudolf - the Dutch garden designer who worked with James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio & Renfro - described, the $75 million northernmost section will be an “introduction to the wild” that responds directly to the public’s desire to “walk on the original tracks.” Stay tuned for more images from the opening. 

Mr Big Stuff / Techne Architecture + Interior Design

01:00 - 19 September, 2014
Mr Big Stuff / Techne Architecture + Interior Design, © James Geer
© James Geer

© James Geer © James Geer © James Geer © James Geer +10

Heathcote Examines The Architecture Of Scottish Independence

00:00 - 19 September, 2014
Heathcote Examines The Architecture Of Scottish Independence, Enric Miralles' Scottish Parliament Building. Image Courtesy of University of Edinburgh
Enric Miralles' Scottish Parliament Building. Image Courtesy of University of Edinburgh

Scotland have voted against independence.

Arguably there are only two architects in history that have become almost completely synonymous with one particular city - Charles Rennie Mackintosh for Glasgow and Antoní Gaudi for Barcelona. Indeed, a Catalonian architect, Enric Miralles, designed the Scottish Parliament Building in Holyrood, Edinburgh. The fact that both of these cities are part of large enclaves who are seeking, or have sought, independence is perhaps just a coincidence. Architecture, often used as a symbol for the identity of nationhood, will certainly be part of a wider dialogue about the Union of the United Kingdom following yesterday's referendum.

Skaters Win Battle Against Southbank Centre

00:00 - 19 September, 2014
Skaters Win Battle Against Southbank Centre, © Miller Hare
© Miller Hare

London's  announced yesterday that it has reached an agreement with skateboarding group Long Live Southbank, and is dropping plans to move the famous skatepark to a new site underneath Hungerford Bridge nearby. The decision, which is ensured by a binding planning agreement with Lambeth Council, brings a close to a dispute that has lasted almost a year and a half - ever since the Southbank Centre unveiled redevelopment plans by Feilden Clegg Bradley which included the removal of the skatepark in favour of retail space in the Southbank's undercroft.

The agreement also involves both sides dropping a series of legal challenges initiated during the dispute, including the Southbank's challenge over the registration of the skatepark as an 'asset of community value,' an attempt by Long Live Southbank to have the skatepark listed as a village green, and a judicial review of Lambeth Council's decision to reject the village green application. 

Multifamily Building and Store / Risso+Carasatorre+Risso

01:00 - 19 September, 2014
Multifamily Building and Store / Risso+Carasatorre+Risso, © Florencia Della Vedova
© Florencia Della Vedova

© Florencia Della Vedova © Florencia Della Vedova © Florencia Della Vedova © Florencia Della Vedova +18

Bridge House / Höweler + Yoon Architecture

01:00 - 19 September, 2014
Bridge House / Höweler + Yoon Architecture, Courtesy of Höweler + Yoon Architecture, ©Jeff Wolfram
Courtesy of Höweler + Yoon Architecture, ©Jeff Wolfram
  • Architects

  • Location

    McLean, VA, USA
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Höweler + Yoon Architecture, ©Jeff Wolfram

Courtesy of Höweler + Yoon Architecture, ©Jeff Wolfram Courtesy of Höweler + Yoon Architecture, ©Jeff Wolfram Courtesy of Höweler + Yoon Architecture, ©Jeff Wolfram Courtesy of Höweler + Yoon Architecture, ©Jeff Wolfram +26

GMT London / Z&M Architects

01:00 - 19 September, 2014
GMT London / Z&M Architects, © Su Shengliang
© Su Shengliang
  • Architects

  • Location

    Xintiandi, Huangpu, China, 200000
  • Design Team

    Liu Zhiyong, Meng Hao
  • Client

    Shanghai xintiandi & GMT LONDON
  • Area

    185.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang +24

AR Issues: A Biennale for Critical Times

00:00 - 19 September, 2014
Courtesy of The Architectural Review
Courtesy of The Architectural Review

ArchDaily is continuing our partnership with The Architectural Review, bringing you short introductions to the themes of the magazine's monthly editions. In this post, we take you back to AR's July 2014 issue, which focused on this year's Venice Biennale. In her introduction, AR Editor Catherine Slessor argues that while previous Biennales have been hopelessly out of touch, this year Rem Koolhaas has initiated a critical conversation at a crucial moment in time.

In its giddy, self-referential way, the Venice Architecture Biennale always seems blissfully detached from the real world. Set in the preposterous, decaying stage set that is modern Venice, the press vernissage is a frenzied bacchanal, as the global cognoscenti descend like locusts on a fragile urban eco-system already bludgeoned by battalions of tourists and hulking cruise ships.

Maison P(c)ap(l)ill(ss)on / Guillaume Ramillien Architecture

01:00 - 19 September, 2014
Maison P(c)ap(l)ill(ss)on / Guillaume Ramillien Architecture, © Eric Pouyet
© Eric Pouyet

© Eric Pouyet © Eric Pouyet © Eric Pouyet © Eric Pouyet +11

House with Showroom / ao-architekten + Markus Innauer

01:00 - 19 September, 2014
House with Showroom / ao-architekten + Markus Innauer, © Adolf Bereuter
© Adolf Bereuter

© Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter +9

Ten Top Designers Get the Products of Their Dreams With "The Wish List"

01:00 - 19 September, 2014
Ten Top Designers Get the Products of Their Dreams With "The Wish List", Tableware / Zaha Hadid + Gareth Neal. Image © Petr Krejčí
Tableware / Zaha Hadid + Gareth Neal. Image © Petr Krejčí

Terence Conran asked nine of his friends in the design world "What have you always wanted in your home, but have never been able to find?" The result is The Wish List, a set of ten projects dreamed up by big name designers such as Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid and Richard Rogers, but designed and crafted in collaboration with emerging designers.

Sponsored by the American Hardwood Export Council, the only restriction was that the product had to be made of wood, leading to designs ranging from Foster's modest geometric pencil sharpeners to Paul Smith's dream garden shed.

As part of the 2014 London Design Festival, the resulting ten products will be on show at the V&A Museum until October 24th.

Pencil Sharpener / Norman Foster + Norie Matsumoto. Image © Petr Krejčí Workspace / Terence Conran + Sebastian Cox. Image © Petr Krejčí Ladder / Richard Rogers, Ab Rogers + Xenia Moseley. Image © Petr Krejčí Shed / Paul Smith + Nathalie de Leval. Image © Petr Krejčí +21