ArchDaily | Broadcasting Architecture Worldwidethe world's most visited architecture website

i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

Olson Kundig Repurpose “38 Beams” as Design Miami/ Collectors Lounge

00:00 - 14 December, 2014
Olson Kundig Repurpose “38 Beams” as Design Miami/ Collectors Lounge , © James Harris
© James Harris

Early this month at Design Miami/, Olson Kundig Architects celebrated the opening of “38 Beams,” a temporary collectors lounge named after the thirty-eight salvaged glulam beams that made up the structure. Originally milled in the 1950s, the Northwestern Douglas fir beams were once used to construct a Los Angeles building before being repurposed. 

Approximately 15x30 inches around and up to 30 feet in length, 38 Beams formed a 2,400-square-foot lounge with an open lattice-work stacked 15-feet-high. The focal point of the space was a 28-foot Perrier-Jouët champagne bar lit by a chandelier of one hundred suspended light tubes designed by LILIENTHAL l ZAMORA. 

More about the structure and images, after the break. 

© James Harris © James Harris © James Harris © Olson Kundig Architects +16

SHoP Architects Reveal Restoration Plan for New York's Seaport District

00:00 - 14 December, 2014
SHoP Architects Reveal Restoration Plan for New York's Seaport District, © SHoP Architects
© SHoP Architects

SHoP Architects have revealed a mixed use proposal to pedestrianize New York City’s historic Seaport District. Extending the Manhattan grid out into the waterfront, the scheme seeks to harmonize pedestrian infrastructure and increase access to the shoreline, while proposing a 500-foot luxury residential tower by developer Howard Hughes Corporation that would jut out into the harbor. More about the proposal, after the break. 

BLOOM / Hiroyuki Ito Architects

01:00 - 14 December, 2014
BLOOM / Hiroyuki Ito Architects, © Makoto Yoshida
© Makoto Yoshida

© Makoto Yoshida © Makoto Yoshida © Makoto Yoshida © Makoto Yoshida +26

Mining and Metallurgy Heritage Centre & Café In Banca / V2S architectes

01:00 - 14 December, 2014
Mining and Metallurgy Heritage Centre & Café In Banca / V2S architectes, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo +19

Massively out of Focus – the Melaten Car Park / KSG Architekten

01:00 - 14 December, 2014
Massively out of Focus – the Melaten Car Park / KSG Architekten, © Yohan Zerdoun
© Yohan Zerdoun

© Yohan Zerdoun © Jörg Hempel © Yohan Zerdoun © Jörg Hempel +27

Video: Salvador Dali Museum / HOK

00:00 - 14 December, 2014

The first to use this type of free-form geodesic geometry in the United States, HOK’s Salvador Dali Museum is a Floridian landmark in St. Petersburg known for housing one of the most important collections of a single artist’s work in the world. Referring to it as “The Dali,” architect Yann Weymouth and museum director Dr. Hank Hine discuss their intentions behind the building’s design in this interview with TheCoolist.com

2014: A Great Year for Landscape Architecture

00:00 - 14 December, 2014
2014: A Great Year for Landscape Architecture, East 70th Street Garden at The Frick Collection designed by Russell Page. Image © 2014 Navid Baraty, courtesy The Cultural Landscape Foundation
East 70th Street Garden at The Frick Collection designed by Russell Page. Image © 2014 Navid Baraty, courtesy The Cultural Landscape Foundation

By all accounts 2014 has been a great year for landscape architecture, and not just because of the completion of the final phase of the High Line by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and James Corner Field Operations. Previously published by the Huffington Post as "2014's Notable Developments in Landscape Architecture," this roundup of the year by the President of The Cultural Landscape Foundation Charles A Birnbaum finds plenty of promising developments, marred only slightly by some more backward-looking descisions.

This year there was a cultural shift that saw landscape architecture and its practitioners achieve an unprecedented level of visibility and influence.

This year the single most notable development came courtesy of the New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman who wrote: "Great public places and works of landscape architecture deserve to be treated like great buildings."

Landscape architecture and architecture on equal footing. Let that sink in.

New building Drehmo Wenden / wurm + wurm

01:00 - 14 December, 2014
New building Drehmo Wenden / wurm + wurm, © Ester Havlova, Walter Fogel
© Ester Havlova, Walter Fogel

© Ester Havlova, Walter Fogel © Ester Havlova, Walter Fogel © Ester Havlova, Walter Fogel © Ester Havlova, Walter Fogel +35

In Progress: Quimper Cornouaille Exhibition Center / Philippe Brulé Architectes

01:00 - 14 December, 2014
In Progress: Quimper Cornouaille Exhibition Center / Philippe Brulé Architectes, © Pascal Léopold
© Pascal Léopold

© Pascal Léopold © Pascal Léopold © Pascal Léopold © Pascal Léopold +39

Studio Nomad Creates Mirrored Pavilion for Hungary's Sziget Music Festival

00:00 - 13 December, 2014
© Balázs Danyi
© Balázs Danyi

With their winning competition entry for Hungary's Sziget festival, one of Europe's leading music festivals, Studio Nomad created an installation to draw visitors back to nature. Their mirrored pavilion is a simple approach that creates a powerful experience for visitors, as more than 1200 reflective plastic sheets create shards of reflections which appear to fragment the surrounding forest.

© Balázs Danyi © Balázs Danyi © Balázs Danyi © Balázs Danyi +11

AIA Honors Edward Mazria with 2015 Kemper Award

00:00 - 13 December, 2014
AIA Honors Edward Mazria with 2015 Kemper Award, Edward Mazria via DJC Oregon
Edward Mazria via DJC Oregon

Edward Mazria, AIA, founder of Architecture 2030, has been selected to receive the 2015 Edward C. Kemper Award. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) chose Mazria for “catalyzing the architecture community to address climate change through the design of decarbonized, sustainable and resilient built environments.” 

Video: Guinness World Records Pays Tribute to Burj Khalifa

00:00 - 13 December, 2014

As a tribute to their 60th anniversary, Guinness World Records has published a video about the Burj Khalifa. Towering 828-meters (27,160-feet) above the downtown Dubai, the Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM)-designed structure has been the world’s tallest building since its opening in 2010

The Berlage Archive: Toyo Ito (1999)

00:00 - 13 December, 2014

In this installment from the Berlage Institute, Toyo Ito opens a discussion on his traveling exhibition Blurring Architecture, the first iteration of which took place in Aachen. Explaining that architecture is often thought of as a very solid element, Ito meditates on the concept of distortion and shifts in contemporary ideas of architecture. Rather than considering architecture as static, he argues for an "ambiguous boundary" that is "not about form" but rather about the "conception of architecture." Considering the effects of the economy and politics on architecture, Ito pushes deep into philosophical notions of what architecture is and does, and how inquiry shapes the physical form of designs. 

Street Canvas / TA architect

01:00 - 13 December, 2014
Street Canvas  / TA architect, © Tung Yuh Kuan
© Tung Yuh Kuan

© Tung Yuh Kuan © Tung Yuh Kuan © Tung Yuh Kuan © Tung Yuh Kuan +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tainan City, Taiwan
  • Architect in Charge

    Tung Yuh Kuan
  • Area

    298.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Go on a Sweet Getaway with these Gingerbread BNBs

00:00 - 13 December, 2014
Go on a Sweet Getaway with these Gingerbread BNBs, Courtesy of GingerbreadBNB
Courtesy of GingerbreadBNB

Vacation just got a little bit sweeter with these Gingerbread BNBs. Looking for a luxurious getaway? The Gingerbread Modern Home is a gorgeous estate, made from gluten-free gingerbread and featuring a frosted stucco exterior and mid-century taffy furniture (but please don’t eat the artwork). The house is part of a fundraiser for New-York charity Robin Hood to provide shelter to homeless families in New York during the holiday season.

West 8 Set to Revitalize Colombia's Rio Cali Park

00:00 - 13 December, 2014
West 8 Set to Revitalize Colombia's Rio Cali Park, Paseo Linear. Image Courtesy of West 8
Paseo Linear. Image Courtesy of West 8

After forty years of social upheaval, Cali, Colombia is refocusing its attention on urban planning and revitalization. A steadily stabilizing economy has led to investment in the renewal of the public realm and transportation systems. Working to promote Cali's natural heritage, West 8 has teamed up with the Municipality of Cali to design the Rio Cali Park as part of an initiative called "A Dream to Cross a River." The project aims to integrate a safe, well-connected public space with a thriving urban center. 

Jardin Jorge Isaacs . Image Courtesy of West 8 Puentos Jardin Jorge Isaacs . Image Courtesy of West 8 Paseo Bolivar. Image Courtesy of West 8 Plazoleta del CAM. Image Courtesy of West 8 +7

Villa T / Boyer Percheron Assus

01:00 - 13 December, 2014
Villa T / Boyer Percheron Assus, Courtesy of Boyer Percheron Assus
Courtesy of Boyer Percheron Assus

Courtesy of Boyer Percheron Assus Courtesy of Boyer Percheron Assus Courtesy of Boyer Percheron Assus Courtesy of Boyer Percheron Assus +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Saint-Gély-du-Fesc, France
  • Main Contractor

    Agency Architecture Boyer-Percheron-Assus and Associates
  • Area

    270.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Boyer Percheron Assus

Office Zotov & Co / Architecture bureau Zotov&Co

01:00 - 13 December, 2014
Office Zotov & Co / Architecture bureau Zotov&Co, © Andriy Mihailov
© Andriy Mihailov

© Andriy Mihailov © Andriy Mihailov © Andriy Mihailov © Andriy Mihailov +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kyiv, Kyiv city, Ukraine
  • Project Leader

    Ekaterina Dolhaya
  • Chief architect

    Viktor Zotov
  • Team

    Oleg Selivanov, Roman Slyadnev
  • Area

    70.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs