Praça Municipal 47 Building / Arquitetura Nacional

01:00 - 14 June, 2014
Praça Municipal 47 Building /  Arquitetura Nacional, © Marcelo Donadussi
© Marcelo Donadussi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Praça Municipal, 47 - Cristo Redentor, Porto Alegre - Rio Grande do Sul, 91040-400, Brazil
  • Design Team

    Eduardo L. Maurmann, Elen B. N. Maurmann, Paula Otto, Marcelo Della Giustina, Luiza Otto, Lucas Pessatto, Athena Guimarães, Janet Fernández, Ana Paula Restelli, Marco Calheiros, Marjory Bertoldo, Laís Adib, Bruna Tavares, Paula Sassi, Jefferson Scapineli, Jessica Schröder.
  • Area

    1532.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi +28

Almacén del Bife en México / Taller G Arquitectos

01:00 - 14 June, 2014
Almacén del Bife en México / Taller G Arquitectos, © Jorge de Luna
© Jorge de Luna
  • Architects

  • Location

    Av. Luis Donaldo Colosio, Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Gerardo Galván Castro
  • Area

    1100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Jorge de Luna © Jorge de Luna © Jorge de Luna © Jorge de Luna +27

Reflective Concrete, Wooden Textiles And More: Five Materials You Never Knew Existed

00:00 - 14 June, 2014
Reflective Concrete, Wooden Textiles And More: Five Materials You Never Knew Existed, Wooden Textiles - A Mixture Of Of Materials That Makes Wood Feel Soft. Image Courtesy of Interiors & Sources
Wooden Textiles - A Mixture Of Of Materials That Makes Wood Feel Soft. Image Courtesy of Interiors & Sources

The following post is presented by ArchDaily Materials, our new US product catalog.

Recently, Interiors & Sources featured fourteen of the coolest materials they've come across in their 30-year history; the following post lists the five that most tickled our fancy. Enjoy!

Australian Institute of Architects Announces Winner of 2014 ACT Awards

01:00 - 14 June, 2014
Australian Institute of Architects Announces Winner of 2014 ACT Awards, Sir John Overall Award for Urban Design – National Arboretum Canberra by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and Taylor Cullity Lethlean. Image © Brett Boardman
Sir John Overall Award for Urban Design – National Arboretum Canberra by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and Taylor Cullity Lethlean. Image © Brett Boardman

The Australian Institute of Architects have announced 35 awards out of a record 51 entries for the ACT Architecture Awards. The star of the show was Tonkin Zulaikha Greer’s (TZG) National Arboretum, which after winning the 2013 Romaldo Giurgola Award for Public Architecture last year received the highest prize of the Canberra Medallion.

Other awards included an Enduring Architecture award for Enrico Taglietti's 1979 project 'Apostolic Nunciature'; and the Australian National University Australian Centre on China in the World by Munns Sly Moore in association with Mo Atelier Szeto - which won the Romaldo Giurgola Award for Public Architecture, the Art in Architecture Prize and a commendation in the INLITE Light in Architecture Prize.

Read on after the break for the full list of awards

Commendation – Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands by Philip Leeson Architects. Image © Ben Wrigley Romaldo Giugola Award for Public Architecture – Australian National University Australian Centre on China in the World by Munns Sly Moore Architects in Association with Mo Atelier Szeto. Image © Ben Wrigley Commendation – Narrabundah House + Studio by Jigsaw Housing. Image © Rodrigo Vargas W Hayward Morris Award for Interior Architecture – Hotel Hotel by March Studio. Image © John Gollings +35

AD Round Up: Architecture in Vietnam

00:00 - 14 June, 2014
AD Round Up: Architecture in Vietnam, Hanoi Museum / gmp Architekten. Image © Marcus Bredt
Hanoi Museum / gmp Architekten. Image © Marcus Bredt

There are few countries as architecturally diverse as Vietnam.  To celebrate this diversity, we’ve collected five of our favorite projects from this stylistically diverse country.  These include the grove-like Kontum Indochine Café, the towering, leafy Stacking green, and the sinuous Binh Duong School, all by Vo Trong Nghia + Shunri Nishizawa + Daisuke Sanuki.  We’ve also included the striking geometry that is the Folding Wall House by NHA DAN ARCHITECT, and the inverted pyramid of the Hanoi Museum by gmp Architekten.  Enjoy!

Emerging Practices in India: Indigo Architects

01:00 - 14 June, 2014
Emerging Practices in India: Indigo Architects, NW from site entrance. Image Courtesy of Indigo Architects, Ahmedabad
NW from site entrance. Image Courtesy of Indigo Architects, Ahmedabad

Indian Architect & Builder, through a two-part series titled ‘’ (Volumes I and II) delves deeper into contemporary Indian practices that have carved a unique identity and place for themselves in the country today.  This interview, part of the first volume of the series, takes a closer look at ‘Indigo Architects’, an Ahmedabad-based architectural firm.

IAB: Please describe your work.

Uday + Mausami Andhare: We have positioned our efforts in the field of architecture in the context of our time, which is ridden with great contrasts. On one hand, rapid and haphazard development in the cities is putting the existing infrastructure under a severe strain and on the other, smaller towns and villages continues to suffer age-old neglect in the area of planned growth and quality of construction. With fast-depleting resources, the onus of a sensitive approach to these realities is a dire need...And architecture has the power to effect change, of course. The question is about being effective in various contexts. Urban, rural, big, or small, private or public, it is imperative to give utmost care and dignity to the smallest of efforts. Perhaps, this may be a model that allows well-meaning practices to carry on with their tasks with an integral focus, in any profession. 

Exterior image of the Architect’s Residence: The grass court. Image Courtesy of Indigo Architects, Ahmedabad Light permeates. Image Courtesy of Indigo Architects, Ahmedabad Court with the tress . Image Courtesy of Indigo Architects, Ahmedabad Photograph of the Indigo Studio . Image Courtesy of Indigo Architects, Ahmedabad +39

Cafe Coutume Aoyama / CUT Architectures

01:00 - 14 June, 2014
Cafe Coutume Aoyama  / CUT Architectures, © David Foessel
© David Foessel

© David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel +32

Jia Du Clubhouse / U10

01:00 - 14 June, 2014
Jia Du Clubhouse / U10, © Zhang Guangyuan
© Zhang Guangyuan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Yanjiao Railway Station, Jingha Highway, Sanhe, Langfang, Hebei, China, 065201
  • Area

    2500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Zhang Guangyuan © Zhang Guangyuan © Zhang Guangyuan © Zhang Guangyuan +22

8 Housing in Patin / Benjamin Fleury

01:00 - 14 June, 2014
8 Housing in Patin / Benjamin Fleury, © David Boureau
© David Boureau
  • Architects

  • Location

    Quatre Chemins, 31360 Mancioux, France
  • Architects/Project management

    Benjamin Fleury
  • Area

    574.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© David Boureau © David Boureau © David Boureau © David Boureau +22

2,800 iPod Nano Screens Make Up Cornell's Discovery Wall

00:00 - 14 June, 2014

Consisting of over 2,800 iPod Nano screens, "The Discovery Wall" at Cornell's Medical College in Manhattan was a 2.5 year long process in digital art, conceived by Squint/Opera and accomplished in collaboration with Hirsch & Mann. From a distance, the animated screen appears as a single, unified image. But take a closer look and every single screen has its own unique text. As a permanent piece, it shows the plausibility of digital art to integrate with the existing building fabric. Watch the video above and make sure to learn more about the creative process here.

"Unwritten" - Latvia's Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014

00:00 - 14 June, 2014
"Unwritten" - Latvia's Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

From the Curators. The exposition with the project title Unwritten highlights issues regarding the perception, research, and conservation of Latvian post-War architecture. Unwritten chronicles, in fact, inexistent research on this.

Pop Up Studio Explores Participation Design at London Festival of Architecture

00:00 - 14 June, 2014
Pop Up Studio Explores Participation Design at London Festival of Architecture, Courtesy of Cloud Architecture
Courtesy of Cloud Architecture

As part of the London Festival of Architecture, Cloud Architecture is conducting a participation-based research and design project from a pop up studio in Old Spitalfields Market in central London. Running until June 20th, the project aims to engage visitors to the market with the ideas and process of architectural design studios, which members of the public rarely get to experience first-hand.

At the same time, visitors to the studio will be encouraged to take part in a project to redesign the Old Spitalfields Market, based on data collected on site and the participatory input and opinions of those who use it.

Read on after the break for more on the studio and some of the results from the first week of research

HT Apartment / Landmak Architecture

01:00 - 13 June, 2014
HT Apartment / Landmak Architecture, © Le Anh Duc
© Le Anh Duc
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nam Trung Yên, Mễ Trì, Từ Liêm, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Architects in Charge

    Ta Tien Vinh, Truong Tuan Chung
  • Area

    83.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Le Anh Duc  © Le Anh Duc  © Le Anh Duc  © Le Anh Duc  +24

7 Ways to Transform Studio Culture & Bring It into the 21st Century

00:00 - 13 June, 2014
7 Ways to Transform Studio Culture & Bring It into the 21st Century, Courtesy of University of Washington Department of Architecture website, http://arch.be.washington.edu/
Courtesy of University of Washington Department of Architecture website, http://arch.be.washington.edu/

In a posthumous 1990 essay “A Black Box: The Secret Profession of Architecture”, Reyner Banham warned of architecture’s corrosive trend toward insulating itself from discussions outside of the discipline. Decades later, architecture finds itself in an even more dire state of affairs. Despite a transformed global context, the same paternalistic model of studio culture that has existed since the Beaux Arts remains in place. “Studio culture”, as currently practiced, promotes an outdated and parochial understanding of how design knowledge is produced, valuing expertise over synthesis and image over process and practice. 

It also affects the health and wellness of students. Over ten years ago, the AIAS (American Institute of Architecture Students) and NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board) created a new requirement for accreditation, requiring all schools to address these precise concerns through a written policy on studio and learning culture. However, many schools of architecture across the country still do not educate students about this policy nor seem to follow it. 

While there are certainly creative strengths and a generalized camaraderie fostered by traditional studio models, they do not adequately prepare students for navigating the global present. We believe there is an urgent need to reconfigure the institution of studio in order to address the pressing academic and professional issues of our time. We are putting forth what we feel are the guiding principles which must inform a progressive studio culture: agency, balance, flexibility, diversity, interactivity, interdisciplinarity, and sustainability. It is our hope these principles spur debate and much needed action for fundamentally transforming studio culture.

Lookout / Angus Ritchie + Daniel Tyler

01:00 - 13 June, 2014
Lookout / Angus Ritchie + Daniel Tyler, © Ross Campbell
© Ross Campbell
  • Architects

  • Location

    Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Balloch G83 8EG, UK
  • Collaborators

    Darran Crawford, Boris Milanov, MAKlab, Russwood, Gillrick Metalwork, Strathcylde University
  • Client

    Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park
  • Cost

    £5000
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Daniel Tyler © Daniel Tyler © Ross Campbell © Daniel Tyler +15

Video: The British Pavilion At La Biennale 2014

00:00 - 13 June, 2014

Tienda Camper Palma der Mallorca / Fernando Amat

01:00 - 13 June, 2014
Tienda Camper Palma der Mallorca / Fernando Amat, © Sanchez y Montoro
© Sanchez y Montoro
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle de San Miguel, 17, 07002 Palma (Mallorca), Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Client

    Camper www.camper.com
  • Area

    113.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Sanchez y Montoro © Sanchez y Montoro © Sanchez y Montoro © Sanchez y Montoro +22

# House # 1.130 / Estudio.Entresitio

01:00 - 13 June, 2014
# House # 1.130 / Estudio.Entresitio, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe
  • Architects

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain
  • Design Team

    María Hurtado de Mendoza, César Jiménez de Tejada, José María Hurtado de Mendoza, Álvar Ruiz
  • Area

    500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Roland Halbe, Courtesy of Estudio.Entresitio

Courtesy of Estudio.Entresitio Courtesy of Estudio.Entresitio © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe +22