House in Gamagori / Kazuki Moroe Architects

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Architects: Kazuki Moroe Architects
Location: , Japan
Area: 118 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Hiroshi Ueda

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© Appareil

Naves Temporary Pavilion Proposal / Appareil

Designed by Appareil,their proposal for Naves, a temporary pavilion for the city of Mons, Capital of Culture in 2015, addresses a contextual relationship to the gothic surroundings as an exploration on lightness and transparency. Inspired by this historical

Designing the Future of Design: An Interview with Kumar Vyas by Victoria Lautman

Sketch of an eight petalled lotus, the inspiration for Vyas’ of the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding. Image Courtesy of Kumar Vyas.

“What do we mean by education?” “What is design?” “Can design be taught?”

These were some of the questions a small group of innovative pioneers – huddled in the attic of Le Corbusier’s Sanskar Kendra museum – asked themselves when they set about creating what would become the National Institute of Design (NID) in Ahmedabad, ’s first design school. The year was 1962, and not only were there no designers in the country, the profession of design, for Indians, simply did not exist.

One of these pioneers – who would head the industrial design department, help formulate the school’s curriculum, and train its faculty members – was Kumar Vyas. Born in 1929, Vyas remained at NID for three decades, and continues to work from his office on the campus he helped create. His numerous articles and books were essential to establishing India’s current design-rich environment; two years ago, he received the prestigious Sir Misha Black Medal for Excellence in Design Education.

Vyas’ experience designing a design education is not only a fascinating journey, but also a source of inspiration – if architecture education took Vyas’ lessons to heart, and re-examined itself from square one, how would it be different?  Read Victoria Lautman’s interview with Vyas after the break, and tell us what you think in the comments below.

Motisons Tower / Kothari Associates

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Architects: Kothari Associates
Location: , India
Director: Utkarsh Kothari
Chief Architect: Ravindra Verma
Senior Architect: Rajesh Singh
Area: 50,000 sqft
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Kothari Associates

Motorway Control Centre / meier + associés architectes

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Architects: meier + associés architectes
Location: Saint-Maurice, Valais,
Collaborators: Joana Pimenta, Amalia Jimenez, Victor Ferreira, Ludovic Durand, Cathie Martinie, Nicolas Pailler, Michael Schaub, Linda Serra, Jean-Philippe Tournigand-Demilly
Area: 3,115 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Y André

ArchDaily App Guide: Morpholio 2.0

ArchDaily’s Architecture App Guide will introduce you to web and mobile apps that can help you as an architect: productivity, inspiration, drafting, and more. 

A year ago we introduced you  to The Morpholio Project   a web and mobile app based portfolio, created by architects, for the entire creative industry. A few months later they released iPad App: Morpholio Trace, a layered drafting tool that gained traction among architects and designers. This feature was just the beginning of what evolved into Morpholio 2.0 (free download from the App Store ) part of a series of new tools that turn the portfolio app into a flexible workspace where designers, architects, fashion designers, 3D artists, photographers, automotive designers, and everyone in the creative industry can interact and evolve ideas through feedback.

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It builds on research into human-computer-interaction to deliver innovations like a tool for image analytics called “EyeTime” and virtual “Crits” where collaborators can share images, and comment on each other’s work via notes or sketches. Human behavior data-mining is essential to offering these forms of powerful feedback, letting you know how your followers are interacting with your work.

Learn more about the 7 new tools Morpholio 2.0 offers to the creative world:

70 Homes in Landy Sud / PetitDidier Prioux Architectes

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Architects: PetitDidier Prioux Architectes
Location: Rue du Landy, Saint-Denis,
Project Manager: Sébastien Perrault
Area: 5,391 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: 11h45, Stephan Lucas

Courtesy of Maden GROUP
Courtesy of Maden GROUP

Central Mosque of Pristina Competition Entry / Maden GROUP

The idea behind the proposal for the Central Mosque of Pristina comes from the first religious needs and the study of the earliest styles of mosque architecture in Kosovo. Designed by Maden GROUP…, the concept is to convey tradition

From East Bookstore / Scenic Architecture Office

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Architects: Scenic Architecture Office
Location: , China
Architect In Charge: Scenic Architecture
Area: 726.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Scenic Architecture

Estação Antártica Comandante Ferraz International Competition 1st Place / Estúdio 41

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Architects: Estúdio 41
Location: Península Keller,
Project Architects: Emerson Vidigal, Eron Costin, Fabio Henrique Faria e João Gabriel Moura Rosa Cordeiro
Area: 3,200 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Estúdio 41

Estúdio 41 shared with us the winning proposal for the Estação Antártica Comandante Ferraz International Competition. All the details after the break.

Machine Head / N MAEDA ATELIER

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Location: Tokyo,
Area: 103.38 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Toshihiro Sobajima

Vila Stoliv / Enforma Studio

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Architects: Enforma Studio
Location: , Montenegro
Author: Marh Nikola Novaković
Associate: Marijela Pajić
Area: 424.5 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Enforma Studio

Courtesy of Tomoon Architects & Engineers + Ison Architects
Courtesy of Tomoon Architects & Engineers + Ison Architects

Sejong Art Center 2nd Prize Winning Proposal / Tomoon Architects & Engineers + Ison Architects

Designed by Tomoon Architects & Engineers, in collaboration with Ison Architects…, their second prize winning proposal for the Sejong Art Center is a cultural center for opera, music, dance, drama, art exhibitions, cinema, and all types of formal

Fiesta Del Vino Wine Bar / mode:lina architekci

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Architects: mode:lina architekci
Location: , Poznań,
Design Team: Paweł Garus, Jerzy Woźniak, Kinga Kin, Agnieszka Owsiany
Area: 120 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Marcin Ratajczak

Factory Life / Julie D’Aubioul

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Architects: Julie D’Aubioul
Location: Kapellestraat, ,
General Contractor: Mark De Buck, Eeklo, Belgium
Glass Provider: Gama Glas, Bassevelde, Belgium
Fire Place: Stüv, Belgium
Area: 860 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tim Van de Velde

School in San Medir / rdl arquitectos

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Architects: rdl arquitectos
Location: Sants, Barcelona,
Architect In Charge: Jesús Carrasco-Muñoz Prats
Team: Santiago de León Molina, Jesús Carrasco-Muñoz, Juan Carlos Roure Nuez, Francesca Monjo, Sandra Tischer, Joao Sobral
Area: 1,475 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Marc Capilla Llop

Henning Larsen Architects Designs New Danish Headquarters for Microsoft

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With a vision to create the “workplace of the future”, developer Danica Pension has teamed up with Henning Larsen Architects, COWI and Alectia to a state-of-the-art, yet modest Microsoft headquarters in the new urban district of Lyngby, Copenhagen. Unlike many of the recent corporate headquarters making headlines in Silicon Valley, this Danish complex is unique for it’s central urban site and primary goal of serving the community.

Cape Cod Modern House Addition / Hammer Architects

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Architects: Hammer Architects
Location: , Massachusetts, USA
Area: 4,612 sq ft
Photographs: Peter Vanderwarker, Mark Hammer