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Chovar House / Tidy Arquitectos

01:00 - 19 August, 2014
Chovar House / Tidy Arquitectos, © Marcelo Cáceres
© Marcelo Cáceres
  • Architects

  • Location

    Paul Harris 1409, Las Condes, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Project Architects

    Albert Tidy , Ian Tidy
  • Project Area

    211.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photography

© Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres +14

Sefaira Announces Real-Time Daylight Visualisation Tool for AutoDesk Revit

00:00 - 19 August, 2014
Sefaira Announces Real-Time Daylight Visualisation Tool for AutoDesk Revit, Daylight Visualisation alongside BIM. Image Courtesy of Sefaira
Daylight Visualisation alongside BIM. Image Courtesy of Sefaira

Sefaira, one of the leading software designers for high-performance building design, have recently announced a new real-time daylight analysis and visualisation tool which runs within Autodesk Revit, one of the most commonly used Building Information Modelling (BIM) enabled (Windows native) design packages. Sefaira for Revit allows for early stage analysis, leading to "more informed design decisions based on multiple daylighting metrics."

CEMEX Launches XXIII Building Award

00:00 - 19 August, 2014
CAP House / Estudio MMX. Image © Robert Les
CAP House / Estudio MMX. Image © Robert Les

As part of ArchDaily's commitment to providing our users with the best, most complete coverage of the most relevant information in the architecture world, we have formed partnerships with important organizations--such as the Pritzker Foundation--in order to promote the best practices in the architecture. Now, we would like to share with you CEMEX’s Building Award, an annual competition that recognizes the best in construction, highlighting innovative design, building and construction techniques, across nine different categories. 

Past winners have included the Tadao Ando's Roberto Garza Sada CenterEstudio MMX’s CAP House, DVA Arhitekta’s House on Krk Island, and Paredes Pedrosa’s Public Library in Ceuta. The contest calls for entries of projects that were completed the previous year in Mexico and in 10 other countries where CEMEX operates. This year’s winners will be announced in November.

Read after the break for more information and a complete list of the competition’s categories…

Hotel Kazbeg / Goga Chxetia + Ia Chekheria + ROOMS

01:00 - 19 August, 2014
© Irakli Buishvili
© Irakli Buishvili
  • Architects

  • Location

    Stepantsminda, Georgia
  • Architect in Charge

    Goga Chxetia
  • Interior Design

    ROOMS - Nata Janberidze, Keti Toloraia (www.rooms.ge)
  • Area

    8200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Irakli Buishvili © Irakli Buishvili © Irakli Buishvili © Irakli Buishvili +22

A New Architectural Style for the Age of the Individual

00:00 - 19 August, 2014
A New Architectural Style for the Age of the Individual, MVRDV's Silodam in Amsterdam. Image © Flickr CC User pnwbot
MVRDV's Silodam in Amsterdam. Image © Flickr CC User pnwbot

As modernist architects broke free from vernacular architecture and developed a homogenized international style, many created sterile spaces and places out of touch with the decorative warmth of historical forms of human inhabitation. Negative reactions to the brutality of Modernist spaces encouraged architectural movements such as post-modernism and deconstructivism, but these never managed to usurp the rational modernist box as a dominant architectural paradigm.

However, the intended machine-like precision of these buildings has often become unintentionally humanized over time, through the addition of curtains, coloring, or even through accidental breakage and imperfect repairs or alterations. I believe that building on the successes and failures of modernism has spawned a new and previously unclassified architectural style: Pixelism. Find out what this new phenomenon is after the break.

Shukhov Radio Tower Saved by Moscow City Hall

00:00 - 19 August, 2014
Shukhov Radio Tower Saved by Moscow City Hall, Shabolovka Radio Tower, Moscow, Russia. Vladimir Shukhov, 1922. Image © Richard Pare 2007
Shabolovka Radio Tower, Moscow, Russia. Vladimir Shukhov, 1922. Image © Richard Pare 2007

Moscow's Cultural Heritage Department has stepped in to save Vladimir Shukhov's historic 1922 Shabolovka Radio Tower, with a conservation order protecting its materials, architectural composition, structural elements and location. The news will be a relief to the many architects - including Tadao AndoElizabeth DillerRem Koolhaas and Thom Mayne  - who agreed with Norman Foster that the tower is "a structure of dazzling brilliance and great historical importance", and signed a petition urging for the structure to be saved.

Thanks to the conservation order, the neglected building will have to be repaired, and Moscow City Hall now hopes to collaborate with Russia's national government to organize an open international competition the restoration and re-purposing of the 160m tower.

Read on after the break for more on the Shukhov Tower's proposed future

Tripoli Congress Center / Tabanlioglu Architects

01:00 - 19 August, 2014
Tripoli Congress Center / Tabanlioglu Architects, © Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tripoli, Libya
  • Architectural Project Team

    Salih Yılgörür, Ali Çalışkan, Emre Özberk, Oktay Murat, Zeynep Eker, Merve Demirbaş, Elif Akçakaya, Salih Çıkman, Işıl Taşkın, Başak Uysal, Elif Selçuk, Zeynep Çorakçı
  • Architect in Charge

    Melkan Gürsel, Murat Tabanlıoğlu
  • Area

    25000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden +15

World Photo Day: Javier Callejas by Alberto Campo Baeza

00:00 - 19 August, 2014
World Photo Day: Javier Callejas by Alberto Campo Baeza, The MA: Andalucia’s Museum of Memory / Alberto Campo Baeza. Image © Javier Callejas
The MA: Andalucia’s Museum of Memory / Alberto Campo Baeza. Image © Javier Callejas

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Alberto Campo Baeza writes on behalf of Javier Callejas

© Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas +5

House in Shatin Mid-Level / Millimeter Interior Design Limited

01:00 - 18 August, 2014

Career Insights from IE School of Architecture & Design

00:00 - 18 August, 2014

New levels of competitiveness have arisen in the labor market in the field of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), where the development of soft-skills and formal business training is essential. Traditionally, education models in the field of architecture focus on developing technical and artistic skills, leaving a gap in business skills that prove to be key amid challenging economic times. Since 2011, IE School of Architecture & Design’s Master in Architectural Management & Design has trained professionals that wish to develop their business skills and apply them to the AEC field. The program’s alumni work around the globe from Azerbaijan to Switzerland, in diverse companies such as Arup, Foster & Partners, OMA and Gensler. To learn more about their professional outlook, click here to access the Career Report from IE’s Master in Architectural Management & Design.

Meet this year’s graduates in the video above. 

Casablanca / UNOATRES Arquitectos

01:00 - 18 August, 2014
Casablanca / UNOATRES Arquitectos, ©  Felipe Fontecilla
© Felipe Fontecilla
  • Architects

  • Location

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

    UNOATRES Arquitectos, Francisca Anfruns, A-escala
  • Structure

    Alberto Ramírez Covo
  • Area

    450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

©  Felipe Fontecilla ©  Felipe Fontecilla ©  Felipe Fontecilla ©  Felipe Fontecilla +26

Dashte Noor's Gym Building / Narges Nassiri-Toosi

01:00 - 18 August, 2014
Dashte Noor's Gym Building / Narges Nassiri-Toosi, © Shahriyar Mazaheri
© Shahriyar Mazaheri

© Shahriyar Mazaheri © Shahriyar Mazaheri © Shahriyar Mazaheri © Shahriyar Mazaheri +18

Salto House / AMZ Arquitetos

01:00 - 18 August, 2014
Salto House / AMZ Arquitetos, © Maíra Acayaba
© Maíra Acayaba
  • Architects

  • Location

    Salto - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Pablo Alvarenga, Manoel Maia, Adriana Zampieri
  • Area

    640.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba +16

AD App Guide: Morpholio Board 2.0.

01:00 - 18 August, 2014
AD App Guide: Morpholio Board 2.0., Courtesy of the Morpholio Project
Courtesy of the Morpholio Project

Consistently ranked as among some of the best digital tools available for architects and designers, the team behind the Morpholio Project today release Board 2.0., the second version of their moodboard and layout app for iOS. The app has been made possible by a number of collaborations with high profile interior designers in order to develop a 'gallery' of "significant design objects", with contributions from the likes of DysonHerman Miller, and Knoll. For the past year Morpholio have "assembled research groups and canvased design leaders worldwide" in order to better understand the power and potential of the 'board'. The general consensus was that getting style, products, and sketching onto a single platform could "change the way designers access, build, and share ideas."

Courtesy of the Morpholio Project Courtesy of the Morpholio Project Courtesy of the Morpholio Project Courtesy of the Morpholio Project +13

25 Free Architecture Books You Can Read Online

01:00 - 18 August, 2014
25 Free Architecture Books You Can Read Online

If you don't have access to an architecture library (and even if you do), sifting through shelves can take hours. Buying books can be even more painful — for your wallet, at least. Instead, why not browse this list of 25 books that are all free and easily accessible online? Some are well-known classics of architecture literature, but we hope you find a few surprises as well.

The Concrete Possibilities of Radical Form

00:00 - 18 August, 2014
The Concrete Possibilities of Radical Form, Paseo Marítimo de Benidorm / OAB © Alejo Bagué
Paseo Marítimo de Benidorm / OAB © Alejo Bagué

ArchDaily has partnered with CEMEX, a global leader in the building materials industry, to bring you an industry perspective into the latest advances that are relevant to architects. In this installment, we explore the role concrete plays in the development of forms in architecture.  
 
Concrete is the most widely used manmade material in the world. Strong and plastic, it is capable of being poured into almost any form. Concrete can drip like water, flow in a graceful curve like a line of frosting on a cake, or jab into the sky like a craggy seaside cliff. It all depends on how it is mixed.

Like splicing DNA, specific physical traits can be selected depending on a project’s needs. Adjusting the mix or adding exotic materials to concrete can make it waterproof or sponge-like; it can change its acoustic properties, generate energy from footsteps or even clean pollution from the air. Concrete is amazingly versatile. It can even used like ink in giant 3D printers to print buildings.

City As A Vision: Tribute to Michel Ragon

01:00 - 18 August, 2014
City As A Vision: Tribute to Michel Ragon, Sou Fujimoto Architects Souk Mirage, 2013 © Sou Fujimoto Architects. Image Courtesy of FRAC Centre
Sou Fujimoto Architects Souk Mirage, 2013 © Sou Fujimoto Architects. Image Courtesy of FRAC Centre

Architects have always questioned what the cities of the future will look like. In the 1960s and 70s, one of the most prominent advocates of this field of "futurology" within architecture was historian and critic Michel Ragon. In an upcoming exhibition entitled City As A Vision, the FRAC Centre pays tribute to Ragon by presenting both historical and prospective urban concepts by architects throughout the last fifty years.

Superstudio Monumento Continuo, New New York, 1969 © Archive Superstudio, Florence. Image Courtesy of FRAC Centre Jozef Jankovic Železničná stanica Kúty, zvlášť pre českú a slovenskú dráhu, 1974 Collection Frac Centre, Orléans. Image Courtesy of FRAC Centre Günther Domenig et Eilfried Huth Ragnitz, 1969 - 2001 Collection Frac Centre, Orléans. Image Courtesy of FRAC Centre OMA Qianhai Port City, Concept of masterplan, 2010 © OMA. Image Courtesy of FRAC Centre +13

Museum of Tolerance, Anne Frank Exhibit / Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design

01:00 - 18 August, 2014
© Benny Chan
© Benny Chan

© Benny Chan © Benny Chan © Benny Chan © Benny Chan +15