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Student Accommodation / Wuyang Architecture

21:00 - 2 April, 2015
Student Accommodation / Wuyang Architecture, © SU Shengliang
© SU Shengliang

© SU Shengliang © SU Shengliang © SU Shengliang © SU Shengliang +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jian Chuan Lu, Minhang Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
  • Project Architect

    FENG Lu
  • Engineering

    SRIBS
  • Area

    975.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Edges Apartments / Studio Toggle

20:00 - 2 April, 2015
Edges Apartments / Studio Toggle, © Gijo Paul George
© Gijo Paul George

© Gijo Paul George © Gijo Paul George © Gijo Paul George © Gijo Paul George +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Salmiya, Kuwait
  • Design Team

    Gijo Paul George, Hend Almatrouk
  • Area

    25000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

AIA Names 6 US Libraries as 2015's Best

19:00 - 2 April, 2015
AIA Names 6 US Libraries as 2015's Best, Cedar Rapids Public Library / OPN Architects. Image © Main Street Studio
Cedar Rapids Public Library / OPN Architects. Image © Main Street Studio

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has revealed six libraries they believe to be the year's best. In collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA), the AIA/ALA Library Building Awards are intended to promote and honor exceptional designs in library architecture. Taking into account the evolving role of the library, these six award recipients are believed to have elevated the institution to one of congregation and community-specific programs.

See the winning designs after the break.

Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library and Learning Center / Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects. Image © Timothy Hursley Vancouver Community Library / The Miller Hull Partnership. Image © Benjamin Benschneider Slover Library / Newman Architects with Tymoff + Moss Architects. Image © Newman Architects Mission Branch Library / Muñoz and Company. Image © Chris Cooper +12

2 Girls Building / Kavellaris Urban Design

18:00 - 2 April, 2015
2 Girls Building / Kavellaris Urban Design, © Peter Clarke
© Peter Clarke

© Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke +27

Hello Wood Open Call 2015: Project Village

17:00 - 2 April, 2015
Hello Wood Open Call 2015: Project Village, © Hello Wood
© Hello Wood

Budapest-based art program Hello Wood has put out an open call for Project Village, their 2015 workshop and symposium to be held between July 11 and July 19. This year's event follows the success of Hello Wood's workshop in the summer of 2014, which saw participation from over 120 architects, artists and designers from 25 countries.

House for Brother / ATELIER 111

16:00 - 2 April, 2015
House for Brother / ATELIER 111, Courtesy of ATELIER 111
Courtesy of ATELIER 111

Courtesy of ATELIER 111 Courtesy of ATELIER 111 Courtesy of ATELIER 111 Courtesy of ATELIER 111 +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pacov, Czech Republic
  • Architects in Charge

    Smetana, Weinzettl, Marek - garden
  • Area

    101.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Help Rebuild a.gor.a Architects' Temporary Dormitories

14:30 - 2 April, 2015
Help Rebuild a.gor.a Architects' Temporary Dormitories, Courtesy of a.gor.a Architects
Courtesy of a.gor.a Architects

Last year on ArchDaily, we featured a.gor.a Architects' Temporary Dormitories in Mae Sot, a series of low-cost shelters that help this town on the Thai border accommodate the influx of Burmese refugees from neighboring Myanmar. But tragically, last month a fire from a nearby sugar cane plantation burned down all four dormitories, negating the generous funding from the Embassy of Luxembourg in Bangkok, preventing the plan to recoup money by recycling the dormitories when they were no longer needed, and of course destroying much-needed accommodation for refugees. To make the most of a bad situation, the architecture firm has turned to Indiegogo in an attempt to raise $5,500 and rebuild at least two of the dormitories. You can visit their Indiegogo page here to help.

Video: Olympiapark München / Frei Otto

14:00 - 2 April, 2015

Pritzker laureate Frei Otto was best known for his tensile structures. A prime example Otto’s ingenuity, the 1972 Olympic Stadium in Munich was a collaborative work with Gunther Behnisch that connected the park’s main programs - the natatorium, gymnasium and main stadium - with a whimsical, lightweight canopy structure that mimicked the “rhythmic protrusions” of the Swiss Alps. Watch the Spirit of Space short film above to see the project in its current state and learn more about the pioneering structure, here.

Spiral Garden House / 51-1 arquitectos

14:00 - 2 April, 2015
Spiral Garden House / 51-1 arquitectos, Courtesy of 51-1 Arquitectos
Courtesy of 51-1 Arquitectos

Courtesy of 51-1 Arquitectos Courtesy of 51-1 Arquitectos Courtesy of 51-1 Arquitectos Courtesy of 51-1 Arquitectos +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Isidro, Peru
  • Project Architects

    César Becerra, Fernando Puente Arnao, Manuel de Rivero
  • Collaborators

    Carlos Baluarte, Daniel Yep, Militza Carrillo y Genaro Alva
  • Project Area

    360.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

“Drylands Resilience Initiative” Awarded AIA Latrobe Prize

13:00 - 2 April, 2015
“Drylands Resilience Initiative” Awarded AIA Latrobe Prize, via ALI
via ALI

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected a team led by Woodbury University's Arid Lands Institute for its “Drylands Resilience Initiative: Digital Tools for Sustainable Urban Design in Arid and Semi-Arid Urban Centers” to receive the 2015 Latrobe Prize.

The Latrobe Prize, named for architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, is awarded biennially by the AIA College of Fellows for a two-year program of research leading to significant advances in the architecture profession. The $100,000 award will enable the Arid Lands Institute (ALI) and its cross-disciplinary partners to further develop and test a proprietary digital design tool, known as “Hazel,” that eventually will enable arid communities anywhere to design and build the infrastructure needed to capture, retain and distribute stormwater runoff. 

New City Hall in Buenos Aires / Foster + Partners

12:00 - 2 April, 2015
New City Hall in Buenos Aires / Foster + Partners, Courtesy of Foster + Partners
Courtesy of Foster + Partners

Courtesy of Foster + Partners Courtesy of Foster + Partners Courtesy of Foster + Partners Courtesy of Foster + Partners +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Foster + Partners

Corporate Dystopia: Liam Young Imagines a World in which Tech Companies Own Our Cities

10:30 - 2 April, 2015

What if the manufacturers of the phones and social networks we cling to became the rulers of tomorrow’s cities? Imagine a world in which every building in your neighborhood is owned by Samsung, entire regions are occupied by the ghosts of our digital selves, and cities spring up in international waters to house outsourced laborers. These are the worlds imagined by self-described speculative architect, Liam Young in his latest series of animations entitled ”New City.” Read on after the break to see all three animations and learn more about what’s next in the series.

From "The City in the Sea". Image Courtesy of Liam Young From "Keeping up Appearances". Image Courtesy of Liam Young From "Keeping up Appearances". Image Courtesy of Liam Young From "The Edgelands". Image Courtesy of Liam Young +8

UV House / OASI architects

10:00 - 2 April, 2015
UV House / OASI architects, © Stefania Matteo
© Stefania Matteo

© Stefania Matteo © Stefania Matteo © Stefania Matteo © Stefania Matteo +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Varese VA, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Pietro Ferrario, Francesco Enea Castellanza
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive to Open in 2016

08:00 - 2 April, 2015
Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive to Open in 2016, Courtesy of UC Regents. Rendering by Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Courtesy of UC Regents. Rendering by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

As construction continues on its new home across from the UC Berkeley campus, the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is finalizing plans for its first exhibition - Architecture of Life - in this location. The curvilinear structure, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro with EHDD as executive architect, fuses old and new, outfitting what was the UC Berkeley printing plant with modern exhibition space, offices, and theaters to make it a focal point in Berkeley's downtown arts district.

More on the $112 million project after the break.

Courtesy of UC Regents. Rendering by Diller Scofidio + Renfro Courtesy of UC Regents. Rendering by Diller Scofidio + Renfro Courtesy of UC Regents. Rendering by Diller Scofidio + Renfro Courtesy of UC Regents. Rendering by Diller Scofidio + Renfro +10

Perkins+Will's CIRS Building Wins RAIC's Green Building Award

06:00 - 2 April, 2015
Perkins+Will's CIRS Building Wins RAIC's Green Building Award, A pre-existing ‘desire line’ that cuts through the site was retained.. Image © Martin Tessler
A pre-existing ‘desire line’ that cuts through the site was retained.. Image © Martin Tessler

Perkins+Will's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) at the University of British Columbia has been announced as the recipient of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada's 2015 Green Building Award. Granted by the RAIC and Canada Green Building Council, the award celebrates stellar architectural designs adhering to responsiveness to occupants' well-being and environmental responsibility. The CIRS achieved LEED Platinum status and is a regenerative structure, implementing ingenious strategies to sustain net-positive energy, net-zero water, and net-zero carbon in both construction and operation.

Troia MED / MONTENEGRO Architects

06:00 - 2 April, 2015
Troia MED / MONTENEGRO Architects , Courtesy of MONTENEGRO Architects, LTD.
Courtesy of MONTENEGRO Architects, LTD.

Courtesy of MONTENEGRO Architects, LTD. Courtesy of MONTENEGRO Architects, LTD. Courtesy of MONTENEGRO Architects, LTD. Courtesy of MONTENEGRO Architects, LTD. +11

Look & Listen: A New Sound Responsive Exhibition In London

04:25 - 2 April, 2015
Look & Listen: A New Sound Responsive Exhibition In London, © G. G. Archard
© G. G. Archard

Look & Listen, a new sound responsive exhibition at the recently opened Sto Werkstatt gallery in London, explores "the often unnoticed, yet vital role acoustics play in our experience of place." Designed by The Klassnik Corporation, the exhibition offers a variety of "sonic experiences" which encourage the visitor to focus on the audible aspects of architecture. It creates a unique set of environments built using Sto’s range of acoustic systems, "utilising the perfect balance of design flexibility and technical leadership the acoustic materials offer." The installation also demonstrates the materials‘ capabilities in reducing reverberation and promoting clearer sound.

Nursery “Pluchke” Ukkel / ZAmpone Architectuur

04:00 - 2 April, 2015
Nursery “Pluchke” Ukkel / ZAmpone Architectuur, © Tim Van de Velde
© Tim Van de Velde

© Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde +26