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Offices Broccolini Construction / Rubin et Rotman architectes

12:00 - 3 March, 2015
Offices Broccolini Construction / Rubin et Rotman architectes, © Stéphane Brügger
© Stéphane Brügger

© Stéphane Brügger © Stéphane Brügger © Stéphane Brügger © Stéphane Brügger +31

The Robot Revolution: Coop Himmelb(l)au Founder Wolf D. Prix on the Future of Construction

09:30 - 3 March, 2015

With a recently released animation entitled “We Start the Future of Construction,” Coop Himmelb(l)au announced their intention to take digital fabrication to a radical new scale, demonstrating how technology is impacting almost every aspect of the architectural profession. The advent of building information modeling and other modeling software has transformed how architects and engineers navigate the construction process, allowing us to achieve increasingly complex forms that can be modeled with the aid of CNC machining and 3D Printing, but still there remains a wide gap between the technologies available to architects and those employed by builders. When it comes to a building’s actual construction we have been limited by the great costs associated with non-standard components and labor - but now, the automated practices that transformed manufacturing industries could revolutionize how we make buildings.

Last week, ArchDaily sat down with co-founder, Design Principal and CEO of Coop Himmelb(l)auWolf D. Prix for his thoughts on the future of construction and the role of the architect in an increasingly technological practice. Read on after the break to find out how robots could impact architectural design, construction, and the future of the profession.

Screenshot from Video. Image Courtesy of Coop Himmelb(l)au Screenshot from Video. Image Courtesy of Coop Himmelb(l)au Screenshot from Video. Image Courtesy of Coop Himmelb(l)au Screenshot from Video. Image Courtesy of Coop Himmelb(l)au +8

Prazeres House / José Adrião Arquitectos

10:00 - 3 March, 2015
Prazeres House / José Adrião Arquitectos, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lisbon, Portugal
  • Architecture - Phase 01

    Tiago Mota (Project Manager), Carla Gonçalves, Luís Valente, Rui Didier, Tatiana Mourisca
  • Architecture - Phase 02

    Ricardo Aboim Inglez (Project Manager), Margarida Lameiro, Rute Ribeiro, Tiago Mota
  • Project Area

    351 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Behind the Lines by TYIN Tegnestue

09:00 - 3 March, 2015

Andreas Skeide's Behind the Lines by TYIN Tegnestue details the lifelong journey of architects Yashar Hanstad and Andreas Gjertsen, following their story from their start as students to their transition into professional architecture. The book looks at the logic behind the formation of TYIN Architects and eleven of the resultant projects, highlighting both the successes and the failures along the way. The following is a series of excerpts from the book detailing pivotal moments in their careers.

Architectural Innovation Inspired by Nature

06:00 - 3 March, 2015
Architectural Innovation Inspired by Nature, © Flickr CC User kudumomo
© Flickr CC User kudumomo

From bricks grown from bacteria to cement derived from the reef building process of coral, biomimicry has taken the world by storm. A collection of products inspired by this phenomenon are showcased in Bloomberg’s article “14 Smart Inventions Inspired by Nature: Biomimicry,” ranging from transportation breakthroughs to ingenious feats of engineering. Read on after the break for two highlighted architectural inventions inspired by the natural world.  

Wooden Housing Building / JTB.architecture

06:00 - 3 March, 2015
Wooden Housing Building / JTB.architecture, © Cyrille Lallement
© Cyrille Lallement

© Luc Boegly © Cyrille Lallement © Cyrille Lallement © Luc Boegly +38

Photographic Exhibition Highlights The Relationship Between Brick And The Dutch

04:00 - 3 March, 2015
via Het Nieuwe Instituut
via Het Nieuwe Instituut

The Netherlands Builds in Brick is one of the latest exhibitions at Het Nieuwe Instituut (formerly the NAi) in Rotterdam. It seeks to modify the "assumed triumph of Modernism" in the interwar period, drawing upon two photographic collections from the Institute's extensive archives. The exhibition has been curated to highlight that brick remained the favoured construction material throughout the advocacy of the Modernist movement, even for experimental construction.

via Het Nieuwe Instituut via Het Nieuwe Instituut via Het Nieuwe Instituut via Het Nieuwe Instituut +14

"Khamsa" House / Atelier Koe

04:00 - 3 March, 2015
"Khamsa" House / Atelier Koe, © Régis L'hostis
© Régis L'hostis

© Régis L'hostis © Régis L'hostis © Régis L'hostis © Régis L'hostis +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Senegal
  • Participating Architects

    Richard Rowland, Hippolyte Gilabert, Clement Dagneaux
  • Area

    350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Cultural Center at Saint-Germain-lès-Arpajon / Ateliers O-S architectes

02:00 - 3 March, 2015
Cultural Center at Saint-Germain-lès-Arpajon / Ateliers O-S architectes, © Cyrille Weiner
© Cyrille Weiner

Courtesy of Ateliers O-S architectes Courtesy of Ateliers O-S architectes Courtesy of Ateliers O-S architectes Courtesy of Ateliers O-S architectes +50

  • Architects

  • Location

    Saint-Germain-lès-Arpajon, France
  • Design Team

    Vincent Baur, Guillaume Colboc, Gaël Le Nouëne Pierre Teisseire, Jeremie Galvan (design phase) Vincent Menuel, (construction phase)
  • Area

    2173.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Cyrille Weiner, Courtesy of Ateliers O-S architectes

In Praise of Shadows / Pitsou Kedem Architects

23:00 - 2 March, 2015
In Praise of Shadows / Pitsou Kedem Architects, © Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +49

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
  • Design Team

    Pitsou Kedem, Irene Goldberg, Hila Sella
  • Area

    580.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

HWKN Unveils Design for "Pennovation Center" in Pennsylvania

19:00 - 2 March, 2015
HWKN Unveils Design for "Pennovation Center" in Pennsylvania, Courtesy of HWKN Architects
Courtesy of HWKN Architects

New York-based firm HWKN have revealed the design for what is to become the University of Pennsylvania's latest hub for entrepreneurs, researchers, and innovators. Dubbed "The Pennovation Centre," the project is the first major development within the Pennovation Works, and will occupy a 58,000-square-foot footprint on the campus' south.

A rejuvenation of the former DuPont laboratory, it is hoped that The Pennovation Centre will become an "iconic landmark" for pen, providing a "dynamic environment" for innovation in varied fields.

Courtesy of HWKN Architects Courtesy of HWKN Architects Courtesy of HWKN Architects Courtesy of HWKN Architects +6

Tintern Middle Schools / Architectus

18:00 - 2 March, 2015
Tintern Middle Schools / Architectus, © Folded Bird Photography (Brendan Finn)
© Folded Bird Photography (Brendan Finn)

© Folded Bird Photography (Brendan Finn) © Folded Bird Photography (Brendan Finn) © Folded Bird Photography (Brendan Finn) © Folded Bird Photography (Brendan Finn) +26

Architect Yener Torun Documents Contemporary Istanbul on Instagram

16:38 - 2 March, 2015

Neverwinter

"Istanbul is exotic and modern," says architect Yener Torun, who has spent the last year documenting Istanbul's most contemporary and brightly colored spaces on Instagram. "It is funny, because my photos of Istanbul do not really look like Istanbul. And that is what I exactly wanted to do - to show a different site of the city, a side that was never focused on."

Critiquing Istanbul's recent explosion of growth and "bad" architecture, Torun set out to discover the city's lesser known, brightly colored spaces that have had a positive influence on day-to-day life. Now with nearly 40,000 followers, his quest is proving to have an affect and is inspiring him to spread his explorations beyond Istanbul to Ankara, Bursa, Izmir and Kocaeli.

See a selection of Torun's images, after the break.

Vienna to Build World's Tallest Wooden Skyscraper

14:17 - 2 March, 2015
Vienna to Build World's Tallest Wooden Skyscraper, © OLN/office le nomade
© OLN/office le nomade

Rüdiger Lainer and Partner plans to construct the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper next year in Vienna’s Seestadt Aspern area. 76 percent of the 84-meter tower is expected to be made from wood rather than concrete, saving approximately 2,800 tonnes of CO2 emissions (equivalent to driving a car 25 miles a day for 1,300 years). 

“I think it is important everyone now in 2014 thinks in different ways. We have wood, which is a perfect construction material for building,” she said. “It was used 200 years ago and it was perfect then and is perfect now,” says Kerbler project developer Caroline Palfy, commenting on the architects’ decision to use wood due to its environmental benefits.

An interior loft view and more details, after the break. 

Guillén Lafuerza School Dining Hall / Miguel Ángel García-Pola Vallejo

14:00 - 2 March, 2015
© Marcos Morilla
© Marcos Morilla

© Marcos Morilla © Marcos Morilla © Marcos Morilla © Marcos Morilla +23

Embed Your 3D Sketchfab Models on Facebook

12:00 - 2 March, 2015

Already one of the simplest ways to share 3-D models around the web, Sketchfab has recently announced a new development that will make it even easier for architecture firms to share their latest work with their fans and students to spread their ideas among their friends: Facebook embed functionality. Simply by pasting the link to your Sketchfab work in a Facebook post, your model is instantly accessible to your friends and fans, and easy to share.

Yacht Clubhouse / Estudio Ramos

12:00 - 2 March, 2015
Yacht Clubhouse  / Estudio Ramos, © Daniela Mac Adden
© Daniela Mac Adden

© Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden +25

Brick Award 2016: Call for Entries!

11:00 - 2 March, 2015
Brick Award 2016: Call for Entries!

The Wienerberger Brick Award is a biannual architectural award that is presented to outstanding examples of modern and innovative brick architecture. In 2016, Wienerberger will present this internationally established award for the seventh time, and the award is now open for submissions. Architecture critics, journalists and for the first time also architects themselves can submit projects online until March 31, 2015. The official Brick Award ceremony will take place in Vienna in spring 2016.

The Award acknowledges innovative brick buildings of international quality that show the varied and diverse ways brick can be used in contemporary architecture. At the same time, the award, and in particular the accompanying architectural book, gives people with an interest in architecture, as well as experts, an overview of current developments and trends in international brick architecture with its remarkable range of applications.