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Five Shortlisted for Marlborough College Science Building

01:00 - 4 October, 2014
Five Shortlisted for Marlborough College Science Building, Marlborough College via Wikipedia
Marlborough College via Wikipedia

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Nicholas Hare Architects, Orms, Sarah Wigglesworth Architects and Tim Ronalds Architects have been shortlisted in a competition to expand and develop the Marlborough College science building in Wiltshire, England. “The current Science Block has a fascinating heritage but needs a new life to accommodate new teaching methods,” explained Malcolm Reading, the competition’s organizer. “The competition is all about finding a balance between the architectural grain of the existing eclectic campus and a confident and exciting piece of contemporary architecture.” The teams will now develop proposals. A winner will be announced in December. 

Competition Entry: Studio Ricatti Wins Second Prize for Arcispedale Sant'Anna University Proposal

00:00 - 4 October, 2014
Courtesy of Studio Ricatti
Courtesy of Studio Ricatti

Studio Ricatti has revealed their design for a new university in the Arcispedale San'Anna in Cona-Ferrara Italy. In a competition hosted by the University of Ferrara, the firm was awarded second place for the proposal, which was characterized by clarity of form, efficient flow, and a balance between intimate and social spaces.

More about the winning entry, after the break.

The Architecture of Happy Hour: Plotted, Not Stirred

00:00 - 4 October, 2014
The Architecture of Happy Hour: Plotted, Not Stirred , CAD Drinks. Image Courtesy of Shaan Hurley
CAD Drinks. Image Courtesy of Shaan Hurley

Frank Gehry, Daniel Libeskind, and Rem Koolhaas walk into a bar. What do they order? CAD Drinks, of course. It's a Singapore Sling like you have never seen before: drawn to scale, in elevation, and divided meticulously by content - ice cubes and orange slice included. Alcoholic drinks are colour coded, inventoried, organized and rendered in this downloadable DWG for Autocad. Architects rejoice: happy hour is that much closer to lunch hour.

TEDxTalk: Contour Crafting: Automated Construction / Behrokh Khoshnevis

00:00 - 4 October, 2014

Almost everything around us is made automatically: our shoes, our clothes, home appliances and cars – so why not buildings? Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis, the Director of the Manufacturing Engineering Graduate Program at the University of Southern California, has set out to change that through the development of an automated construction process known as Contour Crafting. “Contour-crafting is basically scaling-up 3D printing to the scale of buildings. What we are hoping to generate is entire neighborhoods that are dignified at a fraction of the cost, at a fraction of the time, built far more safely and with architectural flexibility that would be unprecedented,” Khoshnevis says in this TedxTalk in Ojai, California.

Take a Moment to Enjoy ArchDaily's 12 Most Popular Outdoor Spaces on Pinterest

01:00 - 4 October, 2014
Take a Moment to Enjoy ArchDaily's 12 Most Popular Outdoor Spaces on Pinterest, Binh Thanh House / Vo Trong Nghia Architects + Sanuki + Nishizawa architects. Image © Hiroyuki Oki
Binh Thanh House / Vo Trong Nghia Architects + Sanuki + Nishizawa architects. Image © Hiroyuki Oki

Architects are notorious for working long, consecutive hours. So, in an attempt to remind you to take a break, we've compiled the top 12 most re-pinned images of inviting, well-designed outdoor spaces from our Pinterest. Take a look, after the break, then step away from the screen and go outside for some much needed fresh air. 

Beach House E-3 / Vértice Arquitectos. Image © Juan Solano Stone Creek Camp / Andersson Wise Architects. Image © Art Gray La Tallera / Frida Escobedo. Image © Rafael Gamo Santa Ynez House / Fernau + Hartman Architects. Image © Richard Barnes +16

Proyecto Hombre / Elsa Urquijo Arquitectos

01:00 - 4 October, 2014
Proyecto Hombre / Elsa Urquijo Arquitectos, Courtesy of Elsa Urquijo Arquitectos
Courtesy of Elsa Urquijo Arquitectos

Courtesy of Elsa Urquijo Arquitectos Courtesy of Elsa Urquijo Arquitectos Courtesy of Elsa Urquijo Arquitectos Courtesy of Elsa Urquijo Arquitectos +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain
  • Area

    2996.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Elsa Urquijo Arquitectos

Nenzing Nursing Home / Dietger Wissounig Architects

01:00 - 4 October, 2014
Nenzing Nursing Home / Dietger Wissounig Architects, © Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel
© Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel

© Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel © Petra Rainer © Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel © Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel +17

Labour Minister Endorses UK-Wide Architecture Festival and More Competitions

00:00 - 3 October, 2014
Labour Minister Endorses UK-Wide Architecture Festival and More Competitions, Helen Goodman MP proposed a UK-wide festival of architecture instead of another festival in London, which already hosts a number of architecture and design festivals annually including the Camden Create Festival which began just this year. Image © KSR Architects
Helen Goodman MP proposed a UK-wide festival of architecture instead of another festival in London, which already hosts a number of architecture and design festivals annually including the Camden Create Festival which began just this year. Image © KSR Architects

The UK's Shadow Culture Minister Helen Goodman has outlined a number of ideas that she would like to put into practice should her party win the next general election, reports the Architects' Journal. The proposals, made at last week's Labour Party Conference in Manchester, include increasing the number of open architecture competitions held in the UK and holding a major UK-wide annual festival of architecture. Read on after the break for more on Goodman's proposals.

London Mayor Rules in Favour of Controversial Mount Pleasant Scheme

00:00 - 3 October, 2014
London Mayor Rules in Favour of Controversial Mount Pleasant Scheme, Courtesy of Cityscape
Courtesy of Cityscape

London Mayor Boris Johnson has ruled in favour of the controversial Mount Pleasant scheme in North London at a public hearing held earlier today. The scheme was called in for a hearing at the request of the site's owner Royal Mail who claimed that Islington and Camden councils (who are both responsible for parts of the huge site) were taking too long over the planning application, but has been criticized heavily by locals who feel that the scheme is not appropriate for the site, and by the councils who feel that the scheme's 24% affordable housing is unacceptably low. However, Johnson drew criticism in June for apparently “compromising his neutrality” in advance of the hearing when he stated that the redeveloped Mount Pleasant “will be a wonderful place to live.”

Johnson approved the scheme after a heated hearing attended by over 100 members of the public and press, with many in attendance booing and heckling the mayor and representatives of the Royal Mail.

More on the hearing after the break

Black Forest / Stocker Dewes Architekten

01:00 - 3 October, 2014
Black Forest / Stocker Dewes Architekten, © Yohan Zerdoun
© Yohan Zerdoun

© Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun +13

Where Are the Women? Measuring Progress on Gender in Architecture

00:00 - 3 October, 2014
Where Are the Women? Measuring Progress on Gender in Architecture, Courtesy of ACSA
Courtesy of ACSA

Today is American architect Denise Scott Brown’s 83rd birthday. It is no secret that the woman has made an indelible mark on architectural history and has significantly advanced the role of women in architecture, though many would argue that her success hasn’t fully been accredited.  

In light of Brown’s success and birthday, we would like to share some fascinating statistics presented by Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) that measure the progress on gender in architecture. According to the report, women make up 51% of the 316 million people residing in the US, however only 25% of the 193,000 registered architects are women. This presents the question, “Where are all the women?”

The statistics on US women in architecture, after the break.

House in Kea / Marina Stassinopoulos + Konstantios Daskalakis

01:00 - 3 October, 2014
House in Kea / Marina Stassinopoulos + Konstantios Daskalakis, © Yiorgis Yerolymbos
© Yiorgis Yerolymbos

© Yiorgis Yerolymbos © Yiorgis Yerolymbos © Yiorgis Yerolymbos © Yiorgis Yerolymbos +22

Sorte Hus / Sigurd Larsen

01:00 - 3 October, 2014
Courtesy of Sigurd Larsen
Courtesy of Sigurd Larsen
  • Architects

  • Location

    Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Cost

    <1.500€/sqm
  • Area

    80.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Sigurd Larsen

Courtesy of Sigurd Larsen Courtesy of Sigurd Larsen Courtesy of Sigurd Larsen Courtesy of Sigurd Larsen +10

Reimagining 448 Local Libraries in Moscow, One Space at a Time

01:00 - 3 October, 2014
Reimagining 448 Local Libraries in Moscow, One Space at a Time, Interior Collage - #185. Image © SVESMI
Interior Collage - #185. Image © SVESMI

SVESMI, an unassuming studio based in central Rotterdam, is at the center of a dauntingly complex project that may eventually see the renovation of 448 dilapidated and disused branch libraries in Moscow. Architects Anastassia Smirnova and Alexander Sverdlov balance their time between Rotterdam, which acts as their design studio, and Moscow from which, alongside architects Maria Kataryan and Pavel Rueda, they oversee the project at large. Faced by the potential challenge of reimagining over 450 public 'living rooms' spread across the Russian capital and demanding unusually high levels of spatial articulation and social understanding, the Open Library project is also unwinding the hidden narrative of Moscow’s local libraries.

Interior Collage - Dostoyevsky Library. Image © SVESMI Interior of Library - #127. Image © SVESMI Interior Collage - #185. Image © SVESMI Interior Collage - Library #127. Image © SVESMI +23

Joyce Wang’s Hong Kong Restaurant Named World’s Best Interior of 2014

00:00 - 3 October, 2014
Joyce Wang’s Hong Kong Restaurant Named World’s Best Interior of 2014 , World Interior of the Year 2014: MOTT32 / Joyce Wang Studio. Image Courtesy of INSIDE
World Interior of the Year 2014: MOTT32 / Joyce Wang Studio. Image Courtesy of INSIDE

Joyce Wang Studio’s MOTT32 bar and restaurant in Hong Kong has been named the best interior space of 2014. The news was announced today in Singapore at the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors, alongside the World Architecture Festival’s Building of the Year announcement

MOTT32, which initially took first in it’s category, was selected as the world’s best interior from 60 nominations and a shortlist of nine. The project was lauded for it's "rich texture", "theatrical environment" and "sophisticated" detail. 

More about the “world’s best interior,” after the break. 

Seven27 Apartments / Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

01:00 - 3 October, 2014
Seven27 Apartments / Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, © Barbara Karant
© Barbara Karant

© Barbara Karant © Barbara Karant © Barbara Karant © Barbara Karant +25

Jinqiao 21 Office / Space Cube Design Lab

01:00 - 3 October, 2014
Jinqiao 21 Office / Space Cube Design Lab, © Su Shengliang
© Su Shengliang

© Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang +20

Trahan Architects Design “Expo Georgia” Convention Center for Tbilisi

01:00 - 3 October, 2014
Trahan Architects Design “Expo Georgia” Convention Center for Tbilisi, Northeast Entry. Image © Trahan Architects
Northeast Entry. Image © Trahan Architects

Trahan Architects have collaborated with Christopher Counts Studio to design a 15-hectare, two-phase masterplan for a mixed-use convention center in Tbilisi, known as "Expo Georgia." Organized within a lush garden landscape, the masterplan’s first phase will see the completion of the convention center’s first half, which will be constructed in a sequence of repetitive gabled forms broken down as stepped, nine-meter modules. 

More about the center and masterplan, after the break.