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Sugamo Shinkin Bank - Nakaaoki branch / emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design

01:00 - 18 December, 2014
Sugamo  Shinkin  Bank - Nakaaoki branch / emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design, © Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners
© Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners

© Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners © Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners © Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners © Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners +9

Milan Expo 2015: Russia to Exhibit Expansive Timber Pavilion

00:00 - 18 December, 2014
Milan Expo 2015: Russia to Exhibit Expansive Timber Pavilion, Courtesy of Eventica Communications
Courtesy of Eventica Communications

Russia has released designs for their participation at Milan Expo 2015. Taking in consideration Russia’s most successful world EXPO pavilions, of which the country has been producing since 1851, and the importance of “green technologies,” SPEECH has designed an expansive 4000-square-meter timber structure with a pronounced roofline that features a mirrored canopy extending 30-meters over the pavilion’s main entrance. 

Innovation and Technical and Technological Transfer Park / Grupo ARKHOS

01:00 - 18 December, 2014
Innovation and Technical and Technological Transfer Park / Grupo ARKHOS, © Jorge Taboada Morón
© Jorge Taboada Morón

© Jorge Taboada Morón © Jorge Taboada Morón © Jorge Taboada Morón © Jorge Taboada Morón +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Heroico Colegio Militar 4700, Nombre de Dios, 31150 Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Rubén Escobar Urrutia + Ricardo Pacheco López.
  • Project Area

    11990.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Boissonnet Building / TRIBU architecture

01:00 - 18 December, 2014
Boissonnet  Building / TRIBU architecture, © Michel Bonvin
© Michel Bonvin

© Michel Bonvin © Michel Bonvin © Michel Bonvin © Michel Bonvin +27

Arizona Western College Community Building And Science + Agriculture Center / Gould Evans

01:00 - 18 December, 2014
Arizona Western College Community Building And Science + Agriculture Center / Gould Evans, © Winquist Photography
© Winquist Photography

© Winquist Photography © Winquist Photography © Winquist Photography © Winquist Photography +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    2020 South 8th Avenue, Yuma, AZ 85364, United States
  • Area

    175000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

Casa Tabique / TAC Taller de Arquitectura Contextual

03:00 - 17 December, 2014
Casa Tabique / TAC Taller de Arquitectura Contextual, © Willem Schalkwijk
© Willem Schalkwijk

© Willem Schalkwijk © Willem Schalkwijk © Willem Schalkwijk © Willem Schalkwijk +30

2014 AR Emerging Architecture Awards Winners Announced

01:00 - 17 December, 2014
2014 AR Emerging Architecture Awards Winners Announced , Masuda + Otsubo’s “Boundary Window”. Image Courtesy of Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects
Masuda + Otsubo’s “Boundary Window”. Image Courtesy of Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects

The Architectural Review has selected the winners of the 2014 AR Emerging Architecture Awards. Now in their 16th year, they are one of the most prestigious awards for young architects and emerging practices. Past winners have included Sou Fujimoto, Thomas Heatherwick, Sean Godsell, Jurgen Mayer H. and Li Xiaodong.

Given to completed projects, entries can include buildings, interiors, landscaping, refurbishment, urban projects, temporary installations, furniture and product designs. This year the jury was comprised of Catherine Slessor, Hilde Daem, Li Xiaodong, Steven Holl and Will Alsop

Read on after the break for this year’s Emerging Architecture Award winners.

Masuda + Otsubo’s “Boundary Window”. Image Courtesy of Shingo Masuda + Katsuhisa Otsubo Architects CC Arquitectos’ Equestrian Centre in Valle de Bravo, Mexico. Image © Iwan Baan Lune de Sang-Shed 1 / CHROFI. Image © Brett Boardman Long Museum in Shanghai, China / Atelier Deshaus. Image © Su Shengliang +32

November ABI Continues to Drop

01:00 - 17 December, 2014
November ABI Continues to Drop, November ABI. Image via CalculatedRiskBlog.com
November ABI. Image via CalculatedRiskBlog.com

While the US Architecture Billing Index (ABI) has remained positive for seven consecutive months, the score continues to slowly drop and is now teetering on the edge of falling into the red. As the American Institute of Architects (AIA) says, any score above 50 reflects an increase in design services. However, November's ABI score was 50.9, down from the mark of 53.7 in October, revealing a drop in demand. The new projects inquiry index was 58.8, following a mark of 62.7 the previous month.

“Demand for design services has slowed somewhat from the torrid pace of the summer, but all project sectors are seeing at least modest growth,” said AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD. “Architecture firms are expecting solid mid-single digit gains in revenue for 2014, but heading into 2015, they are concerned with finding quality contractors for projects, coping with volatile construction materials costs and with finding qualified architecture staff for their firms.”

A breakdown of regional highlights, after the break.

Villa Pruhonice / Jestico + Whiles

01:00 - 17 December, 2014
Villa Pruhonice / Jestico + Whiles, © Ales Jungmann
© Ales Jungmann

© Ales Jungmann © Ales Jungmann © Ales Jungmann © Ales Jungmann +22

Steirereck / PPAG architects

00:00 - 17 December, 2014
Steirereck / PPAG architects, © pierer.net
© pierer.net

© pierer.net © pierer.net © pierer.net © pierer.net +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Stadtpark, 1030 Vienna, Austria
  • Project Leader

    Manfred Karl Botz
  • Planning Team

    Roland Basista, Jakub Dvorak, Patrick Hammer, Annika Hillebrand, Philipp Müllner, Lucie Najvarova, Adrian Trifu, Felix Zankel
  • Area

    1950.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    pierer.net, Courtesy of PPAG architects

Engineering School and Auditorium University Campus / Gerardo Caballero, Maite Fernández

01:00 - 17 December, 2014
Engineering School and Auditorium University Campus / Gerardo Caballero, Maite Fernández, © Gustavo Frittegotto
© Gustavo Frittegotto

© Gustavo Frittegotto © Gustavo Frittegotto © Gustavo Frittegotto © Gustavo Frittegotto +38

How Cutting Edge Technology Helped Recreate the Stella Tower's Concrete Crown

00:00 - 17 December, 2014
How Cutting Edge Technology Helped Recreate the Stella Tower's Concrete Crown, Screenshot from video by JDS Development Group
Screenshot from video by JDS Development Group

In some projects, preservation isn't just about retaining what's there, but also about putting back an element that has been forgotten to history (not always, though). This was the case at the Stella Tower in Manhattan, where as part of the building's recently completed condo conversion, JDS Development Group and Property Markets Group, along with architects CetraRuddy have reinstated the dramatic Art Deco crown of Ralph Walker's 1927 design.

Light of Life Church / shinslab architecture + IISAC

01:00 - 17 December, 2014
Light of Life Church / shinslab architecture + IISAC, © Jin Hyo-Sook
© Jin Hyo-Sook

© Jin Hyo-Sook © Jin Hyo-Sook © Lee Dong-Hwan © Jin Hyo-Sook +34

National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Konior Studio

01:00 - 17 December, 2014
National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Konior Studio, © Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre
© Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre

© Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre © Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre © Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre © Daniel Rumiancew +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Katowice, Poland
  • Architect in Charge

    Tomasz Konior
  • Design Team

    Aleksander Nowacki, Łukasz Homan, Magdalena Tokarska, Adam Skrzypczyk, Dominik Koroś, Andrzej Witkowski, Zbigniew Gierczak, Anna Jabłońska-Lisińska, Marcin Sikora, Piotr Zowada, Marcin Jurkiewicz, Maciej Niewiadomski, Dominik Czajkowski, Łukasz Bonar, Szymon Jawor, Bartłomiej Pochopień, Michał Lipiec, Marcin Piotrowski, Paweł Barczyk, Katarzyna Leśniok, Paweł Gruszka, Przemysław Tabor, Ewa Nowacka, Jakub Świerzawski, Henryk Struski, Anna Jaszkaniec, Mariusz Wronowski
  • Area

    7874.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Restructuring and Safety Works of Saint-Jean’s Schools / Dominique Coulon & associés

01:00 - 17 December, 2014
Restructuring and Safety Works of Saint-Jean’s Schools / Dominique Coulon & associés, © David Romero-Uzeda
© David Romero-Uzeda

© David Romero-Uzeda © David Romero-Uzeda © David Romero-Uzeda © David Romero-Uzeda +38

  • Architects

  • Location

    13 Rue des Bonnes Gens, 67000 Strasbourg, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Dominique Coulon, Benjamin Rocchi, Architects Sarah Brebbia, Olivier Nicollas, Delphine George, Guillaume Wittmann, Architects assistants.
  • Area

    8731.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

ArchDaily's 2014 Holiday Card Contest Winners Announced

01:00 - 17 December, 2014
Submitted by Patrick Grime
Submitted by Patrick Grime

After receiving close to 150 holiday card submissions – including a "Bjarke, the Herald Ingels" singing, and several angry Gehry-Clauses – we’ve selected three winners! Take a look at the winning submissions as well as some of our favorite cards after the break, and get ready to celebrate the holidays the architect’s way.

ArchDaily's 2014 Holiday Card Contest has been generously sponsored by Mosa.

Tsubomi House / FLAT HOUSE

01:00 - 17 December, 2014
Tsubomi House / FLAT HOUSE, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Yoshinori Sakano
  • Area

    77.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

M-House / TOFU

01:00 - 17 December, 2014
M-House / TOFU, © Stirling Elmendorf
© Stirling Elmendorf

© Stirling Elmendorf © Stirling Elmendorf © Stirling Elmendorf © Stirling Elmendorf +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ashiya, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
  • Site Area

    95.98sqm
  • Area

    158.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs