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Casa De Flore / Arcadian Architecture+Design

01:00 - 7 August, 2014
Casa De Flore / Arcadian Architecture+Design, Courtesy of Shining Group,Inc.
Courtesy of Shining Group,Inc.
  • Architects

  • Location

    Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Principal In Charge

    Alex Yu
  • Design Team

    Ping-Jui Chiang, Jerry Chang, Yu-Shan Huang, Li-Ju Chen, Shuo-Jyun Yin, Yu-Hsien Lin
  • Area

    635.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Shining Group,Inc.

Courtesy of Shining Group,Inc. Courtesy of Shining Group,Inc. Courtesy of Shining Group,Inc. Courtesy of Shining Group,Inc. +20

Magma Towers / GLR Arquitectos

01:00 - 7 August, 2014
© Jorge Taboada
© Jorge Taboada

© Jorge Taboada © Jorge Taboada © Jorge Taboada © Jorge Taboada +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Gilberto L. Rodríguez
  • Area

    38450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

El Guadual Children Center / Daniel Joseph Feldman Mowerman + Iván Dario Quiñones Sanchez

01:00 - 6 August, 2014
El Guadual Children Center / Daniel Joseph Feldman Mowerman + Iván Dario Quiñones Sanchez, © Ivan Dario Quiñones Sanchez
© Ivan Dario Quiñones Sanchez

© Ivan Dario Quiñones Sanchez © Ivan Dario Quiñones Sanchez © Ivan Dario Quiñones Sanchez © Ivan Dario Quiñones Sanchez +44

Center of Traditions Lo Barnechea / Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos

01:00 - 6 August, 2014
Center of Traditions Lo Barnechea  / Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh +42

From Derelict Structure to Urban Cinema

01:00 - 6 August, 2014
From Derelict Structure to Urban Cinema, Courtesy of Assemble
Courtesy of Assemble

The Cineroleum, a self-initiated project built in 2010 by London based practice Assemble Studio, transformed a derelict petrol station into a "hand-built" cinema on one of capital's busiest roads. Aimed at raising awareness to the wider potential for reusing the 4,000 empty petrol stations across the UK for public use, the adapted structure on Clerkenwell Road was "enclosed by an ornate curtain" strung from the "roof of the petrol station's forecourt. Described as an "improvisation of the decadent interiors that greeted audiences during cinema’s golden age," classic infusions of cinematic iconography were integrated into a space built from only cheap, reclaimed or donated materials.

Courtesy of Assemble Courtesy of Assemble Courtesy of Assemble Courtesy of Assemble +20

Dental Angels / YLAB Arquitectos

01:00 - 6 August, 2014
Dental Angels / YLAB Arquitectos, © Ciro Frank Schiappa
© Ciro Frank Schiappa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sant Andreu, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Tobias Laarmann, Yolanda Yuste López
  • Area

    108.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Ciro Frank Schiappa © Ciro Frank Schiappa © Ciro Frank Schiappa © Ciro Frank Schiappa +13

Atkins Designs Striking Office Complex in Guangzhou

00:00 - 6 August, 2014
Atkins Designs Striking Office Complex in Guangzhou, Courtesy of Atkins
Courtesy of Atkins

Design and engineering firm Atkins has been commissioned by the China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) to design a series of new office buildings in Guanzhou. Their proposed design takes the form of three independent buildings, two of which form large, window-like structures. With a working title “Window of Guangzhou,” these buildings will commemorate the city’s history as the first Chinese port city opened to international trade along China’s legendary Silk Road.

Paris' Grande Arche to get €200 million Revamp

00:00 - 6 August, 2014
Paris' Grande Arche to get €200 million Revamp, © Pete Sieger
© Pete Sieger

The French government has announced that it is committing €200 million towards restoring the Grande Arche de la Défense, the 110m tall hollow cube which marks the Western end of Paris' Axe Historique. The arch was completed in 1989 to celebrate the bicentennial of the French Revolution, however in its 25-year lifespan it has not fared well: an elevator scare in 2010 forced the rooftop facilities to close, and the area around the North tower has been closed to the public due to the risk of falling marble tiles. Studies conducted between 2004 and 2010 concluded that one in six of the facade tiles had been severely damaged by rain.

The €200 million investment will focus on the arch's Southern tower, where workers for the French ecology and housing ministries who occupy the space have complained of a lack of natural light and poor working conditions.

More on the Grande Arche's future after the break

Pobble House / Guy Hollaway Architects

01:00 - 6 August, 2014
Pobble House / Guy Hollaway Architects, © Charles Hosea
© Charles Hosea

© Charles Hosea © Charles Hosea © Charles Hosea © Charles Hosea +17

Frame / APOLLO Architects & Associates

01:00 - 6 August, 2014
Frame  / APOLLO Architects & Associates, © Masao Nishikawa
© Masao Nishikawa

© Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa © Masao Nishikawa +25

House in Raizan-Forest / Rhythmdesign

01:00 - 6 August, 2014
House in Raizan-Forest / Rhythmdesign, © Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura
  • Architects

  • Location

    Itoshima, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Kenichiro Ide
  • Design Team

    Kenichiro Ide, Yuta Kinai
  • Area

    118.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura +28

How New Elevator Technology Will Allow Our Cities to Grow Even Taller

00:00 - 6 August, 2014
How New Elevator Technology Will Allow Our Cities to Grow Even Taller, KONE UltraRope Elevator Shaft. Image Courtesy of Kone/Splash/Corbis
KONE UltraRope Elevator Shaft. Image Courtesy of Kone/Splash/Corbis

The sky is not always the limit when it comes to building vertically - rather, elevator technology is often the restricting factor when it comes to skyscraper height. With current technology, a single elevator can travel approximately 500m before the weight of the rope becomes unsupportable. This means that ascending a mile-high (1.6km) tower would require changing elevators up to 10 times. However, UltraRope, a recently unveiled technology by Finnish elevator manufacturer KONE, may change the heights of our cities. A new hoisting technology that will enable elevators to travel up to one kilometer, UltraRope doubles the distance that is currently possible.

A Photographic Journey Through Zollverein: Post-Industrial Landscape Turned Machine-Age Playground

01:00 - 6 August, 2014
A Photographic Journey Through Zollverein: Post-Industrial Landscape Turned Machine-Age Playground , The "Skywheel" attraction. Image © Gili Merin
The "Skywheel" attraction. Image © Gili Merin

Derelict urban landscapes and abandoned spaces have always attracted adventurous explorers, searching for a peek into the world of a fallen industrial dystopia. That desire can be fulfilled by a visit to the Zollverein complex in Essen, Germany: once Europe’s largest coal mine, Zeche Zollverein was transformed over 25 years into an architectural paradise. Contributions by Rem Koolhaas, Norman Foster and SANAA are included in the 100-hectare park; overwhelming in its complexity, the estate includes rusty pipes, colossal coal ovens and tall chimneys, inviting over 500,000 people per day to gain an insight into the golden age of European heavy-industry.

Join us for a photographic journey through this machine-age playground, after the break…

The Reflective Water Tank at the Coking Factory. Image © Gili Merin The Zollverein School of Management and Design by SANAA. Image © Gili Merin © Gili Merin © Thomas Mayer_Archive +28

What Happened to Manhattan's Lowline Project?

00:00 - 6 August, 2014
What Happened to Manhattan's Lowline Project?, Courtesy of James Ramsey and Dan Barasch
Courtesy of James Ramsey and Dan Barasch

In 2011, the Tribeca-based design duo of James Ramsey and Dan Barasch proposed a radical project to transform an abandoned subterranean trolley terminal in Manhattan's Lower East Side into an underground park filled with natural light and vegetation, eventually proving their design with a full size mock-up of their design for light-capturing fiber-optic tubes. Since then, they haven't had nearly the same level of publicity - but that doesn't mean they aren't still working. This article by The Architects' Newspaper catches up with Ramsey and Barasch as they attempt to make their $50 million project a reality by 2018. Read the full article here.

Video: Autoban Design For Heydar Aliyev International Airport

00:00 - 6 August, 2014

Vivienda Unifamiliar En Santa Ponça / GEO Arquitectos

01:00 - 6 August, 2014
Vivienda Unifamiliar En Santa Ponça / GEO Arquitectos, © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán
  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa Ponça, Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Álvaro Galmés, Arturo Grinda, Miguel Olazabal
  • Constructor

    Mausha Marsá, S.L
  • Area

    700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +13

Paulista Apartment / Triptyque

01:00 - 6 August, 2014
Paulista Apartment / Triptyque, © Roberto Wagner
© Roberto Wagner
  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Associates

    Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud Olivier Raffaelli
  • Area

    520.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Roberto Wagner © Roberto Wagner © Roberto Wagner © Roberto Wagner +16

Mies Foundation Website Features Full Exhibition Materials from "Made In Europe"

01:00 - 6 August, 2014
Mies Foundation Website Features Full Exhibition Materials from "Made In Europe" , © Italo Rondinella
© Italo Rondinella

If you didn't get to see "Made in Europe" -- the incredible exhibition presented by The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe -- during this year's Venice Biennale, you're in luck. Though the show officially closed on August 4th, the projects featured in exhibition can now be viewed online.

Showing an unparalleled examination of the development in European architecture over the past 25 years, the exhibition drew on the continent’s largest collection of documents (more than 2,500 projects and 230 original models) on contemporary architecture. On the site, you can sort and view projects by location, program, and author. Don't miss out on the opportunity to take advantage of this remarkable resource! 

To learn more about this exhibition (and the symposium that accompanied it), click here. After the break, see a full gallery of exhibition. Also, don’t miss ArchDaily’s coverage of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.

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