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Seasonless House / Casos de Casas

01:00 - 29 December, 2014
Seasonless House / Casos de Casas, © José Hévia
© José Hévia

© José Hévia © José Hévia © José Hévia © José Hévia +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vinaròs, Castelló, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Irene Castrillo Carreira y Mauro Gil-Fournier Esquerra Arquitectos
  • Area

    361.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Hello House / OOF!

01:00 - 29 December, 2014
Hello House / OOF!, © Nic Granleese
© Nic Granleese

© Nic Granleese © Nic Granleese © Nic Granleese © Nic Granleese +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Fooi-Ling Khoo
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Antoine / BUREAU A

01:00 - 29 December, 2014
Antoine / BUREAU A, © Dylan Perrenoud
© Dylan Perrenoud

© Dylan Perrenoud © Dylan Perrenoud © Dylan Perrenoud © Dylan Perrenoud +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Les Ruinettes, 1936 Bagnes, Switzerland
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

The Most Popular Projects of 2014

01:00 - 29 December, 2014
The Most Popular Projects of 2014

If you needed any more proof that 2014 was a good year for houses, this might be it. Among our 20 most viewed projects this year are no fewer than 17 private residences, which share the limelight with an apartment interior, a residential skyscraper, and a museum which no doubt received a boost in its exposure thanks to a certain jet-lagged octogenarian and his middle finger. From Frank Gehry to Studio MK27—who make the cut with not one but two projects—here are the 20 most popular projects of 2014. 

San Francisco Building / José Cubilla

01:00 - 29 December, 2014
San Francisco Building / José Cubilla, © Lauro Rocha
© Lauro Rocha

© Lauro Rocha © Lauro Rocha © Lauro Rocha © Lauro Rocha +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Asuncion, Paraguay
  • Project Architects

    Horacio Cherniasky y Celeste Sakoda
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Penafiel House / Graciana Oliveira

01:00 - 29 December, 2014
Penafiel House / Graciana Oliveira , © João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +19

Yoon Space Design's Egg-Shaped Beach Pod Offers Shelter in Unexpected Places

01:00 - 28 December, 2014
Yoon Space Design's Egg-Shaped Beach Pod Offers Shelter in Unexpected Places, © Gimyoun Song
© Gimyoun Song

It’s a beach shelter like you have never seen before: meet Albang, the relaxation pod of the future, an oval space with a flexible interior plan optimized for sleeping, socializing, or relaxing. In Albang, located in Gangwon-do province on South Korea's coastline, aerodynamics, vivid colour, and clever design meet minimalist futuristic architecture. Realized by Korean firm Yoon Space Design, Albang was designed to replace traditional means of temporary habitation, blending the functionality of pod hotels with the efficiency of a simple tent for camping.

Enter Albang's flexible and colourful ovoid pods after the break 

© Gimyoun Song © Gimyoun Song © Gimyoun Song © Gimyoun Song +5

JMF Residence / Ivan Rezende Arquitetura

01:00 - 28 December, 2014
JMF Residence / Ivan Rezende Arquitetura, © MCA Studio
© MCA Studio

© MCA Studio © MCA Studio © MCA Studio © MCA Studio +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Design Team

    Anna Valente, Andrea Lima, Patricia Gouvea, Ana Cecilia Santana, Domenica Falacio, Mariana Ribas, Maria Mahmoud, Adhora Santos, Thiago Vidal
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

ArchDaily's 50 Best Houses of 2014

01:00 - 28 December, 2014
ArchDaily's 50 Best Houses of 2014

For another year, in 2014 ArchDaily has featured hundreds of houses from designers around the globe, with homes that appear to float above ground, sink below grade, snake through forests, jut over cliffs, and blur the line between building and environment. This year, we've seen some of the most intuitive, outlandish, and creative designs cropping up around the world, from São Paulo to Ho Chi Minh City to Stockholm, and to celebrate the end of the year we've rounded up our 50 best projects from 2014, representing an incredible range of living environments from the world's most innovative architects.

Enjoy the sandy surrounds of House in Miyake or the minimalist paradise of Love House; or escape for a getaway to Weekend House in Downtown São Paulo. Find out which houses stray from the norm, reviving the wooden cottage and redefining the stone cabin with a touch of linearity and serious panoramic views. Step inside wondrous spaces that soar skyward or connect with the earth, speak to the divine or convene with the spiritual – and yet all share the unmistakable feeling of 'home.'

Find out which houses make our list after the break

ABSTRAKT Studio Architecture Chosen to Design Canadian Memorial to the Victims of Communism

01:00 - 28 December, 2014
ABSTRAKT Studio Architecture Chosen to Design Canadian Memorial to the Victims of Communism, © ABSTRAKT Studio Architecture
© ABSTRAKT Studio Architecture

ABSTRAKT Studio Architecture has won a nation-wide competition to design Canada’s national memorial to the victims of communism in Ottawa. Select from six finalists, ABSTRAKT’s provocative design superimposes 100 million singular pixel-like memory squares, each representing the fingertip of the lives lost, on a folded triangular concrete plane. 

“As the most prolific communist murderer Joseph Stalin famously said: 'One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic’… This 'statistic' takes main stage in our design by realizing its sheer enormity, thus raising awareness that every human life is unique and precious,” stated ABSTRAKT. 

New York's Storefront Launches "Street Architecture" Competition

01:00 - 28 December, 2014
New York's Storefront Launches "Street Architecture" Competition, Courtesy of Storefront
Courtesy of Storefront

On the occasion of Ideas City 2015, the biennial Festival created to explore the future city and to effect change, Storefront for Art and Architecture, along with the New Museum and the New York City Department of Transportation, is launching a competition for the design and construction of an outdoor structure—a work of "Street Architecture" that facilitates new forms of collective gathering and engagement with the city.

Casa do Povo da Maia Nursery / M-Arquitectos

01:00 - 28 December, 2014
Casa do Povo da Maia Nursery / M-Arquitectos , © Paulo Goulart
© Paulo Goulart

© Paulo Goulart © Paulo Goulart © Paulo Goulart © Paulo Goulart +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ribeira Grande, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Fernando Monteiro
  • Project Team

    Marco Resendes, Miguel Sousa, Diana Policarpo, Pedro Furtado, Maria Bento, Susana Ferreira
  • Project Area

    670 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Watch Now: Cool Spaces! First Full Episode Online Features North America's "Art Spaces"

00:00 - 28 December, 2014

Cool Spaces! The Best New Architecture has released their first full episode online. The PBS television series, hosted by Boston-based architect and professor Stephen Chung, AIA, profiles the most provocative and innovative public space architecture in North America. With the general public as its targeted audience, each hour-long episode is organized around a central theme - such as Art Spaces - and profiles three buildings. In this episode, Chung discusses what makes Tod Williams Billie Tsien’s Barnes Foundation, Steven Holl's Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Phil Freelon's Harvey B. Gantt Center so cool. 

“People often ask me what Cool Spaces is all about. And I never can answer without giving a bit of background,” says host Stephen Chung. “You see, it really begins over seven years ago, during the recession, which decimated the architecture profession. In a four-year span, approximately 30% of all architecture jobs in the U.S. were lost — including my own. This time away from practice allowed me to reflect on the profession and its problems and to think about what role I might play in bringing about some positive change."

Trübel / L3P Architects

01:00 - 28 December, 2014
Trübel / L3P Architects, © Vito Stallone
© Vito Stallone

© Vito Stallone © Vito Stallone © Vito Stallone © Vito Stallone +31

Han Show Theatre / Stufish Entertainment Architects

01:00 - 28 December, 2014
Han Show Theatre / Stufish Entertainment Architects, Courtesy of Stufish Entertainment Architects
Courtesy of Stufish Entertainment Architects

Courtesy of Stufish Entertainment Architects Courtesy of Stufish Entertainment Architects Courtesy of Stufish Entertainment Architects Courtesy of Stufish Entertainment Architects +15

North Beach Branch Library / LMS Architects

01:00 - 28 December, 2014
North Beach Branch Library / LMS Architects, Courtesy of LMS Architects
Courtesy of LMS Architects

Courtesy of LMS Architects Courtesy of LMS Architects Courtesy of LMS Architects Courtesy of LMS Architects +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    North Beach, San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Area

    8500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of LMS Architects

Käpäcläjui Indigenous Training Center / Entre Nos Atelier

01:00 - 27 December, 2014
Käpäcläjui Indigenous Training Center / Entre Nos Atelier, © Ingrid Johanning
© Ingrid Johanning

© Ingrid Johanning © Ingrid Johanning © Ingrid Johanning © Ingrid Johanning +27

White Pine Bungalow / abendroth architekten

01:00 - 27 December, 2014
White Pine Bungalow / abendroth architekten, © Andreas Buchberger
© Andreas Buchberger

© Andreas Buchberger © Andreas Buchberger © Andreas Buchberger © Andreas Buchberger +25