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Exhibition: Bigger Than a Breadbox, Smaller Than a Building

21:00 - 25 June, 2015
Exhibition: Bigger Than a Breadbox, Smaller Than a Building,  Detail, The Pulp Canopy by Katie Donahue, Mason Limke, and Yandy Cheng of MYKA. Photo: Mike Lawrie.
Detail, The Pulp Canopy by Katie Donahue, Mason Limke, and Yandy Cheng of MYKA. Photo: Mike Lawrie.

BSA Space explores the power of architectural installations by featuring works by architects and designers who use this medium to test new technologies and building techniques, while executing pieces that are both sculptural and visually arresting. Curated by Rob Trumbour AIA and Aaron Willette of the design/research practice Khôra LLC., the exhibition presents more than 10 physical examples of the medium by an array of Boston-based and international designers.

Karinnpani Hall / Kawahito architects

20:01 - 25 June, 2015
Karinnpani Hall / Kawahito architects, © Hiroshi Kawahito
© Hiroshi Kawahito

© Hiroshi Kawahito © Hiroshi Kawahito © Hiroshi Kawahito © Hiroshi Kawahito +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shintoku, Kamikawa District, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Hiroshi Kawahito
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Exhibition: AFRICA at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

19:30 - 25 June, 2015
Exhibition: AFRICA at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Kéré Architecture (Burkina Faso): Gando Secondary School, 2013 Foto: Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk
Kéré Architecture (Burkina Faso): Gando Secondary School, 2013 Foto: Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk

The exhibition AFRICA is the third and last in the series architecture, culture and identity. It focuses on the area called sub-Saharan Africa – the part of Africa south of the Sahara Desert. Louisiana’s wish to mount this exhibition has its origin in a very simple observation: despite the fact that Africa is the world’s second-largest continent, surprisingly little contemporary culture from there comes our way.

Satoduto / Coil Kazuteru Matumura Architects

19:00 - 25 June, 2015
Satoduto / Coil Kazuteru Matumura Architects, © Yoshiro Masuda, Taryo Etou
© Yoshiro Masuda, Taryo Etou

© Yoshiro Masuda, Taryo Etou © Yoshiro Masuda, Taryo Etou © Yoshiro Masuda, Taryo Etou © Yoshiro Masuda, Taryo Etou +17

TRA / Jose Gutierrez

17:00 - 25 June, 2015
TRA / Jose Gutierrez, © Jeremy Toth
© Jeremy Toth

© Jeremy Toth © Jeremy Toth © Jeremy Toth © Jeremy Toth +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Britomart Place, Auckland, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Design Team

    Jose Gutierrez, Anas Hafeedh, Nicholas Genever
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

nendo Designs Leather Bag for Architects

16:15 - 25 June, 2015
nendo Designs Leather Bag for Architects, via nendo
via nendo

Designed with the architect in mind, nendo has created a morphable Architect Bag for TOD's. "In the extended form," says nendo, "the bag holds a full-size A3 drawing as well as samples with quite a bit of length. Folding it into half creates two spaces where you can store A4 size drawings and documents, and the middle part of the flex section houses rolled-up drawings, heavy catalogues or books and samples of construction materials. With the ability to store away the two handles, you can turn it into a clutch bag when you have fewer things to carry." Take a closer look, after the break. 

SWING / Moradavaga

15:00 - 25 June, 2015
SWING / Moradavaga, Cortesy of Moradavaga
Cortesy of Moradavaga

Cortesy of Moradavaga Cortesy of Moradavaga Cortesy of Moradavaga Cortesy of Moradavaga +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guimarães, Portugal
  • Project Year

    2012

Snøhetta Designs New Public Market for Portland

14:38 - 25 June, 2015
Snøhetta Designs New Public Market for Portland, © Snøhetta
© Snøhetta

Snøhetta has unveiled plans for a flagship public market in Portland - the city's first in over 70 years. Named after a famous chef and Portland native who helped initiate the fresh food movement in the US, the James Beard Public Market will showcase Oregon's best cuisine within an "ambitious civic hub" that will reenergize an underutilized site in Downtown Portland. 

"Linking the city to the river, the market will be an asset for residents and visitors alike," says Snøhetta. The market will feature more than 60 permanent vendors, 30 day tables, full-service restaurants, a teaching kitchen and event space.

Japan Stands Behind Plans to Build Zaha Hadid's Tokyo Stadium

13:44 - 25 June, 2015
Japan Stands Behind Plans to Build Zaha Hadid's Tokyo Stadium, © ZHA
© ZHA

Despite harsh criticism for being too large and costly, Tokyo's 2020 Zaha Hadid-designed National Stadium will be realized. As USA Today reports, the Japanese government has announced its decision to move forward with the design, saying any major modifications would lead to construction delays. 

The 80,000-seat stadium has already undergone some design changes, due to backlash led by Pritzker laureates Toyo Ito and Fumihiko Maki; it's most recent design is said to be more "efficient, user-focussed, adaptable and sustainable." However controversy continues as the city and central government must now decide how to split the stadium's estimated $2 billion bill.

Blum Showroom / Taller David Dana Arquitectura

13:00 - 25 June, 2015
Blum Showroom  / Taller David Dana Arquitectura, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque +55

  • Architects

  • Location

    Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma 489, Zedec Santa Fe, 01219 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
  • Design Team

    David Dana Cohen
  • Area

    222.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

ASF Announces Winners of Inaugural International Awards

12:00 - 25 June, 2015
Espacios de Paz (Spaces for Peace) / PICO Estudio & Movimiento Por la Paz y la Vida. Image Courtesy of ASF International Awards
Espacios de Paz (Spaces for Peace) / PICO Estudio & Movimiento Por la Paz y la Vida. Image Courtesy of ASF International Awards

Architecture Sans Frontières has announced the winners of their inaugural ASF International Awards, which aim to recognize “efficient solutions developed by architects globally to the many social, environmental and economic challenges facing the built environment.” 

From 68 submissions, three winners were selected: PICO Estudio & Movimiento Por la Paz y la Vida’s Espacios de Paz (Spaces for Peace) project in Venezuela; ASF France’s La Passerelle in Saint-Denis, France; and Building Trust International for their work in Asia and Africa.

Learn more about the winning projects after the break.

Exhibition: Zaha Hadid at The State Hermitage Museum

11:30 - 25 June, 2015
Exhibition: Zaha Hadid at The State Hermitage Museum, Malevich's Tektonik (1976-77). Image Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
Malevich's Tektonik (1976-77). Image Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

The first retrospective exhibition of her work in Russia, Zaha Hadid at The State Hermitage Museum provides unprecedented insight into the work of Zaha Hadid in a mid-career retrospective highlighting her exploration of the Russian Avant-garde at the beginning of her career, and the continuing influence of its core principles on her work today.

The exhibition, in the historic Nicolaevsky Hall of the Winter Palace, showcases many of the seminal paintings, drawings, models and design objects of Hadid’s forty-year repertoire; conveying the ingenuity and dynamism of her architectural projects in variety of media including film, photography and installations.

Pigeon Loft / Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados

11:00 - 25 June, 2015
Pigeon Loft / Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados, © Pia Melero
© Pia Melero

© Pia Melero © Pia Melero Courtesy of Schmidt Architects © Pia Melero +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zapallar, Zapallar, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Horacio Schmidt Cortés
  • Area

    90.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

SelgasCano's Serpentine Pavilion: "Cheap Plastic Bag" or "Pop-Art Inflatable Funscape"?

09:30 - 25 June, 2015
SelgasCano's Serpentine Pavilion: "Cheap Plastic Bag" or "Pop-Art Inflatable Funscape"?, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

We're just three days into the four-month display of SelgasCano's 2015 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion and the comments it has generated from ArchDaily readers have already been as colorful as the pavilion itself - with criticisms ranging from "worst Serpentine Gallery Pavilion ever" to "trash bag monster" and a few other comparisons that I'd rather not even repeat. This may surprise some people, but at ArchDaily we do actually read the comments section, and we get it: unless you're the brave and persistent soul who comments as "notyourproblem," who thinks "it must be exciting getting inside those tunnels," there's a good chance that you hate this pavilion - and I don't use the word "hate" lightly.

But is this violent dismissal warranted? In short, is SelgasCano's pavilion as bad as you probably think it is? Fortunately, we're not the only publication giving the pavilion extensive coverage: as usual the Serpentine Gallery has attracted a number of the UK's most well-known critics. Find out what they thought of the pavilion after the break.

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Jim Stephenson © Laurian Ghinitoiu +5

Capela Joá / Bernardes Arquitetura

09:00 - 25 June, 2015
Capela Joá / Bernardes Arquitetura, © Tuca Reinés
© Tuca Reinés

© Tuca Reinés © Tuca Reinés © Tuca Reinés © Tuca Reinés +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Joá, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brasil
  • Team

    Thiago Bernardes, Camila Tariki, Francisco Abreu, Ilana Daylac, Daniel Vannucchi, Thiago Moretti, Antonia Bernardes, Fernanda Lopes, Maria Vittoria Oliveira, Ana Paula Endo, Renata Evaristo,Caroline Premoli
  • Project Area

    43.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Emergency Floor: Help Refugees Worldwide "Get Off the Ground"

08:00 - 25 June, 2015
Emergency Floor: Help Refugees Worldwide "Get Off the Ground", Floor Module in Shelter. Image Courtesy of Emergency Floor
Floor Module in Shelter. Image Courtesy of Emergency Floor

Millions of refugees across the globe, due to global conflict or natural phenomena, are forced to leave their homes and live in low-quality, temporary housing. The majority of these shelters lack a fundamental component of safety and well-being: floors. Emergency Floor is an initiative developed by Sam Brisendine and Scott Key to solve this problem, and bring safety to refugee shelters and the people in them. With their new Indiegogo campaign, Emergency Floor is working to provide efficient, inexpensive flooring that is directly geared towards assisting relief agencies.

Learn more about Emergency Floor after the break. 

Underutilized Wood Pallets. Image Courtesy of Emergency Floor Module on Wood Pallet. Image Courtesy of Emergency Floor Floor Module Connection. Image Courtesy of Emergency Floor Unsafe Living Conditions in Refugee Camp. Image Courtesy of Emergency Floor +11

Pompidou Centre Hosts "Le Corbusier: The Measures of Man" Exhibition

06:00 - 25 June, 2015
Pompidou Centre Hosts "Le Corbusier: The Measures of Man" Exhibition, Le Modulor. Image Courtesy of Centre Pompidou / Dist. RMN-GP/ Ph. Migeat; © FLC, ADAGP, Paris 2015
Le Modulor. Image Courtesy of Centre Pompidou / Dist. RMN-GP/ Ph. Migeat; © FLC, ADAGP, Paris 2015

To commemorate the architect 50 years after his death, from April 29 through August 3 the Pompidou center is hosting a retrospective on the life and works of Le Corbusier. The exhibition highlights Le Corbusier’s architecture and artwork, which is curated to trace his evolving understanding of the human body, and includes texts, paintings, drawings, sculptures, and models.

Creche des Orteaux / Avenier Cornejo Architectes

05:00 - 25 June, 2015
Creche des Orteaux / Avenier Cornejo Architectes, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

© David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel © Julien Lanoo +40