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Family Retreat / Salmela Architect

14:00 - 10 March, 2015
Family Retreat / Salmela Architect, © Paul Crosby
© Paul Crosby

© Paul Crosby © Paul Crosby © Paul Crosby © Paul Crosby +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Herbster, WI 54844, USA
  • Principal Architect

    David Salmela FAIA
  • Project Architect

    David Getty
  • Area

    1280.0 ft2
  • Photographs

Frank Gehry to Redesign the “Gateway to Sunset Strip”

12:10 - 10 March, 2015
Frank Gehry to Redesign the “Gateway to Sunset Strip”, AD Classics: Walt Disney Concert Hall / Frank Gehry. Image © Gehry Partners, LLP
AD Classics: Walt Disney Concert Hall / Frank Gehry. Image © Gehry Partners, LLP

An overlooked strip mall at the corner of Sunset and Crescent Heights boulevards will soon be replaced by a mixed-use, walkable community designed by Frank Gehry. Known to be the “gateway to the Sunset Strip,” the West Hollywood site will be comprised of 249 apartments, restaurants, retail storefronts and a central plaza - all within "an environmentally sensitive building that complements and contributes to the historic architecture in the neighborhood.”

“Frank Gehry’s deep understanding of the property, its history and the context will elevate the project to the iconic and timeless status that it deserves,” said Townscape partner and project developer Tyler Siegel.

Learning Hub / Heatherwick Studio

12:00 - 10 March, 2015
Learning Hub / Heatherwick Studio, © Hufton and Crow
© Hufton and Crow

© Hufton and Crow © Hufton and Crow © Hufton and Crow © Hufton and Crow +16

Unreal Visualizations: 3 Pros and 3 Cons of Rendering with a Video Game Engine

09:30 - 10 March, 2015

In recent years, we've reached a point where visualizations have become all-prevalent in the architectural profession. Whether we like it or not, stylized imagery is seen as a commodity, and ultimately, renderings win competitions and commissions. Architects have become enamored with beautiful renderings because clients understand pictures better than plans, and yet, the tools used to produce these glitzy images are changing faster than our industry can keep up. But with technology constantly evolving, we may face a new wave of visualization techniques, as the same render engines used to produce the tantalizingly realistic visuals in movies and video games are, for the first time, easily within our reach.

The lines across industries are blurring and companies behind the rendering engines for the most popular video games are now marketing their software directly to architects. This year, the original developers of the game Gears of War have made their proprietary rendering software Unreal Engine 4 free to architects, and many other video game render engines are available for less than the cost of those used by architects. Founder Tim Sweeney believes that the world of visualization is changing, telling The Verge "We’re realizing now that Unreal Engine 4 is a common language between all these common fields." Creating a common language between the presently disparate fields of architecture, film, and video games, for example, suggests that the industries themselves may begin to hybridize and learn from one another. For instance, video game developers may look to architects to understand how to construct 3D buildings, while architects may learn from the navigable virtual environment of video games in order to discover new means of representation. Add to this the fact that these software packages are capable of producing lifelike animated walkthroughs and we are left wondering, why is this not an industry standard? Read on after the break for the pros and cons of being an early adopter.

Luis Anhaia Studio / Zemel + ARQUITETOS

10:00 - 10 March, 2015
Luis Anhaia Studio / Zemel + ARQUITETOS, © Maíra Acayaba
© Maíra Acayaba

© Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vila Madalena, São Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Paula Zemel Pompeu de Toledo e Eduardo Chalabi
  • Collaborator

    Cristiano Zan
  • Project Area

    148.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

James Corner Field Operations Amongst Frontrunners for Milwaukee's Lakefront Gateway Plaza

08:00 - 10 March, 2015
James Corner Field Operations Amongst Frontrunners for Milwaukee's Lakefront Gateway Plaza, Courtesy of City of Milwaukee Department of City Development
Courtesy of City of Milwaukee Department of City Development

The City of Milwaukee has announced the four finalists in a competition to redevelop the city's lakefront, naming OJB, James Corner Field Operations, multidisciplinary firm AECOM, and Wisconsin-based consulting firm GRAEF. Selected from 24 entrants, the shortlisted teams are competing for a chance to revitalize the Milwaukee lakefront as part of the Lakefront Gateway Project masterplan. Each firm must now submit specific proposals for the Plaza project in time for a June deadline, after which all proposals will be made available to the public and judged by a selection committee. Learn more about the project after the break.

2015 Civic Trust Award Winners Announced

06:00 - 10 March, 2015
2015 Civic Trust Award Winners Announced, 2015 Civic Trust Award Winner: Moesgaard Museum / Henning Larsen Architects
2015 Civic Trust Award Winner: Moesgaard Museum / Henning Larsen Architects

The winners of the 2015 Civic Trust Awards have been announced. Recognizing design excellence in all aspects of the built environment since 1959, the Civic Trust Awards span three categories and are granted to designs around the world. From the King's Cross Station renovation in London to the Via Verde in New York, this year's recipients represent a mix of ultra-modern structures, prized cultural sites, and innovative landscapes. See all the 2015 recipients, here.

A House / 08023 Architecture + Design + Ideas

06:00 - 10 March, 2015
A House / 08023  Architecture + Design + Ideas, © Simón García
© Simón García

© Simón García © Simón García © Simón García © Simón García +18

Call For Entries: RIBA Boyd Auger Student Travel Scholarship

04:00 - 10 March, 2015
Call For Entries: RIBA Boyd Auger Student Travel Scholarship, 2013 Recipient: Laura Minca. Image © Laura Minca
2013 Recipient: Laura Minca. Image © Laura Minca

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has launched a call for applications for the 2015 RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship. The generous scholarship, which has been awarded since 2008, supports the personal, professional and academic development of its student recipients by contributing towards their "imaginative and original research and travel."

Brick Neighbourhood / dekleva gregorič architects

04:00 - 10 March, 2015
Brick Neighbourhood / dekleva gregorič architects, © Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

© Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič +39

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Competition Team

    Aljoša Dekleva, Tina Gregorič, Lea Kovič, Flavio Coddou
  • Project Team

    Aljoša Dekleva, Tina Gregorič, Lea Kovič, Martina Marčan, Andi Koder, Tea Smrke, Daniel Schwartz, Simon Vrščaj
  • Area

    20185.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

EPV House / AHL architects associates

03:00 - 10 March, 2015
EPV House / AHL architects associates, © Hoang Le
© Hoang Le

© Hoang Le © Hoang Le © Hoang Le © Hoang Le +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Xuân Quan, Văn Giang, Hưng Yên, Vietnam
  • Architects in Charge

    Hung Dao, Hoang Nguyen
  • Area

    160.0 sqm
  • Photographs

O+A Building / Architects Group RAUM

01:00 - 10 March, 2015
O+A Building / Architects Group RAUM, © Yoon Joon-hwan
© Yoon Joon-hwan

© Yoon Joon-hwan © Yoon Joon-hwan © Yoon Joon-hwan © Yoon Joon-hwan +42

  • Architects

  • Location

    1298-114 Beomcheon-dong, Busanjin-gu, Busan, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Oh Sin-Wook
  • Partner Architect

    No Jeong-min
  • Design Team

    Ha Jeoung-un, Lee Chul-woo, Kim Dae-won, Yu Seong-cheol, An shin
  • Gross Floor Area

    397.07 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Zhonghe Sports Center / Q-Lab

21:00 - 9 March, 2015
Zhonghe Sports Center / Q-Lab, © Highlite Images
© Highlite Images

© Highlite Images © Highlite Images © Highlite Images © Highlite Images +45

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zhonghe District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 235
  • Principal

    Sense Tseng, Borden Tseng
  • Design Director

    Borden Tseng
  • Project Manager

    Tunghan Wu
  • Project Designers

    Liyu Chen, Jimmy Chang, Junyang Wang
  • Area

    12090.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Slow Food Workshop / OUJAE Architects

20:00 - 9 March, 2015
Slow Food Workshop  / OUJAE Architects, © Jaeyun Kim
© Jaeyun Kim

© Jaeyun Kim © Jaeyun Kim © Jaeyun Kim © Jaeyun Kim +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    372 Yangjung-ri, Cheongsan-myeon, Wando, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
  • Area

    905.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

ArchDaily: 7 Years, 7 Most Popular Projects

18:00 - 9 March, 2015
ArchDaily: 7 Years, 7 Most Popular Projects

Today, ArchDaily is celebrating its seventh birthday (check out our letter to our readers and our infographic "7 Years of ArchDaily"). Our seventh birthday is a chance to reflect on our story, and to thank the readers that have helped to shape our course over the years, but of course there is one more ingredient that has helped to make us the world's most visited architecture website: great projects from talented designers all over the world. In fact as of press time, we have published 15,942 projects in total, an astonishing number that demonstrates the sheer quantity of architects out there working for a better world.

Which of these thousands of projects have had the biggest impact on you, our readers? Join us after the break as we look back at seven buildings that rose above the fray to become the most-viewed project in each of our seven years.

Merton House / Thomas Winwood Architecture + Kontista+Co

18:00 - 9 March, 2015
Merton House / Thomas Winwood Architecture + Kontista+Co, © Emily Bartlett
© Emily Bartlett

© Emily Bartlett © Emily Bartlett © Emily Bartlett © Emily Bartlett +19

Arquitetas Invisíveis Presents 48 Women Architects: Part 2, In the Shadows

16:00 - 9 March, 2015
Arquitetas Invisíveis Presents 48 Women Architects: Part 2, In the Shadows, Courtesy of Arquitetas Invisíveis
Courtesy of Arquitetas Invisíveis

To celebrate International Women's Day, we asked the Brazilian non-profit group Arquitetas Invisíveis to share with us a part of their work, which identifies women in architecture and urbanism. They kindly shared with us a list of 48 important women architects, divided into seven categories: pioneers, "in the shadows," architecture, landscape architecture, social architecture, urbanism and sustainable architecture. We will be sharing this list over the course of the week. 

Yesterday we brought you The Pioneers, and today we present the women architects that have lived in "the shadows" of the some of the great names in the architecture world. 

Eileen Gray. Courtesy of Christie's Ray and Charles Eames. © Eames Office Lilly Reich. Image via rauminhalt Chartlotte Perriand. Image via The Lost Innocence +17

Ennead Tapped to Design Shanghai Planetarium

15:37 - 9 March, 2015
Ennead Tapped to Design Shanghai Planetarium, © Thomas Wong / Ennead Architects
© Thomas Wong / Ennead Architects

Ennead Architects has won an international competition to design the Shanghai Planetarium. The “celestial” design hopes to elevate the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum’s (SSTM) “scientific and technological capacity” while redefine the district Lingang upon its completion in 2018. 

“Drawing inspiration form astronomical principles, our design strategy provides a platform for the experience of orbital motion, and utilizes that as a metaphorical reference and generator of form,” says Ennead Architects.

© Thomas Wong / Ennead Architects © Thomas Wong / Ennead Architects © Thomas Wong / Ennead Architects © Thomas Wong / Ennead Architects +15