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Sport City Oaxaca / Rootstudio + Arquitectos Artesanos

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
Sport City Oaxaca / Rootstudio + Arquitectos Artesanos, © Angel Ivan Valdivia Salazar
© Angel Ivan Valdivia Salazar

© Fidel Ugarte © Fidel Ugarte © Fidel Ugarte © Fidel Ugarte +50

  • Architects

  • Location

    México, SAN FELIPE, 68020 Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    João Boto Caeiro, Fulvio Capurso, J. J. Santibáñez
  • Construction

    Alicia Andonegni, Alberto Campuzano, Efrain Vazquez, German Peña, Miguel Angel Garcia, Joaquin Pacheco, Edgar Cano, Aram Barrera, Jesus Aguilera, Cecilia Arenas, Silvino Garcia
  • Project Area

    4600.0 m2
  • Photographs

Columbus Metropolitan Library / NBBJ

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
Columbus Metropolitan Library / NBBJ, © Matt Carbone/Sean Airhart
© Matt Carbone/Sean Airhart

© Matt Carbone/Sean Airhart © Matt Carbone/Sean Airhart © Matt Carbone/Sean Airhart © Matt Carbone/Sean Airhart +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    1422 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, OH 43205, United States
  • Area

    15000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

CVDB Arquitectos Wins Contest for Student Housing in Lisbon

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
CVDB Arquitectos Wins Contest for Student Housing in Lisbon, © hugonascimento.com
© hugonascimento.com

CVDB Arquitectos has won a competition for a new student accommodation block at Lisbon University's Pólo da Ajuda campus. The building consists of three interconnected but structurally separate units arranged around a central courtyard, with the internal layout being determined by the modular unit of the individual bedrooms. On the South side of the building, at street level, the building's communal spaces and vital services provide a sense of transparency in the otherwise opaque building, connecting the central courtyard and the life of the students to the street outside.

ARCHIQUOTE: 13 Billboards Advertising Architecture’s Most Influential Concepts

00:00 - 9 December, 2014
ARCHIQUOTE: 13 Billboards Advertising Architecture’s Most Influential Concepts, Courtesy of Federico Babina
Courtesy of Federico Babina

Federico Babina is at it again, this time creating a series of 13 Las Vegas-inspired billboards that advertise architectural concepts of the profession’s most prolific contributors. The idea behind ARCHIQUOTE, as Babina describes, was to put words into manifest examples of architectural concepts and aesthetics from Mies van der Rohe to Rem Koolhaas. 

“The words can be considered as architecture,” says Babina. “Simple concepts with deep meanings and complex thoughts explained with simplicity…Billboards that evoke a Las vegas of architecture where the phrases guide us to understand a little more the idea hidden behind the work done with volumes and space… In these 13 illustrations are mixed, intersect and integrate aphorisms and shapes in a communicative game.”

The complete series, after the break.

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service / LEGORRETA + LEGORRETA

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service / LEGORRETA + LEGORRETA, © Yona Schley
© Yona Schley

© Yona Schley © Yona Schley © Yona Schley © Yona Schley +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Doha, Qatar
  • Architecture

    Ricardo Legorreta, Víctor Legorreta, Miguel Almaraz, Adriana Ciklik, Carlos Vargas, Miguel Alatriste, Jana Schulz
  • Project Area

    50000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

RSH+P Breaks Ground on Scottish Whiskey Distillery

00:00 - 9 December, 2014
RSH+P Breaks Ground on Scottish Whiskey Distillery, Entrance to the distillery. Image Courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Entrance to the distillery. Image Courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has begun construction on a new whiskey distillery and visitor centre in Speyside, Scotland. Designed for The Macallan, a core brand of the major Scottish spirits producer Edrington. The proposed building is buried into the surrounding landscape of The Macallan Estate, revealing itself as a series of grass covered mounds overlooking the river Spey.

Read on after the break for more about the design

RIBA President Speaks Out Following Institute's Controversial Diplomatic Efforts

00:00 - 9 December, 2014
RIBA President Speaks Out Following Institute's Controversial Diplomatic Efforts, © Rianne Van Doevern via Flickr CC User The Advocacy Project
© Rianne Van Doevern via Flickr CC User The Advocacy Project

Stephen Hodder, the current President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), has spoken out about a "U-turn" following the proposal of March 19th (passed under past President Angela Brady) condemning the Israeli Association of United Architects (IAUA) for its failure to "resist projects on illegally-occupied land" in the West Bank and Gaza. According to BDOnline, the RIBA has "been forced to abandon its policy [...] after an internal report said it should never have been put to a vote in the first place."

SOMA to Cantilever Luxury Residences Over Protected House in Beirut

00:00 - 9 December, 2014
SOMA to Cantilever Luxury Residences Over Protected House in Beirut , © SOMA
© SOMA

New York-based SOMA Architects has announced plans for an 11-story residential development in Beirut. Cantilevering over a protected 1920s house, “BOBO’s” steel exoskeleton and concrete core will support 13 new residences on top ground floor retail in the Lebanese capital’s Mar Mikhael district. 

© SOMA © SOMA © SOMA © SOMA +9

Tree House / Matt Fajkus Architecture

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
Tree House / Matt Fajkus Architecture , © Brian Mihealsick
© Brian Mihealsick

© Bryant Hill © Brian Mihealsick © Twist Tours © Brian Mihealsick +31

Seowon Golf Club House / ITM Yooehwa Architects + Itami Jun Architects

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
Seowon Golf Club House / ITM Yooehwa Architects + Itami Jun Architects , © Suk Jung Min
© Suk Jung Min

© Suk Jung Min © Suk Jung Min © Suk Jung Min © Suk Jung Min +27

Nagasawa Dental Clinic / TYRANT

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
Nagasawa Dental Clinic / TYRANT, © Taishi Hirokawa
© Taishi Hirokawa

© Taishi Hirokawa © Taishi Hirokawa © Taishi Hirokawa © Taishi Hirokawa +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Kunihiko Matsuba
  • Area

    213.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Workhouse De Scheepvaart / Hub

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
Workhouse De Scheepvaart / Hub, © Allard van der Hoek
© Allard van der Hoek

© Allard van der Hoek © Allard van der Hoek © Allard van der Hoek © Allard van der Hoek +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Wijnegembaan, 2900 Schoten, Belgium
  • Partners

    loos architects, bureau bouwtechniek, bas
  • Area

    2375.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

Tour Carpe Diem / Robert A.M. Stern Architects

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
Tour Carpe Diem / Robert A.M. Stern Architects, © Peter Aaron / OTTO
© Peter Aaron / OTTO

© Peter Aaron / OTTO © Peter Aaron / OTTO © Peter Aaron / OTTO © Peter Aaron / OTTO +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    La Défense, France
  • Associate Architect

    SRA Architectes (Herve Metge, Partner / Laurence Gorgiard / Pierre-Michel Desgrange)
  • Client/Owner

    Aviva France / Bois-Colombes, France / Joëlle Chauvin, Directeur Immobilier
  • Area

    45500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

The Work of SelgasCano, the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion Designers

01:00 - 8 December, 2014
The Work of SelgasCano, the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion Designers, Office in the Woods. Image © Iwan Baan
Office in the Woods. Image © Iwan Baan

The latest designer of the prestigious Serpentine Gallery Pavilion has been named as SelgasCano, the Spanish practice known for their use of the latest synthetic materials and new technology. The Serpentine Pavilion, which has grown to become one of the most visited annual architecture attractions in the world, aims to provide architects who have never built in the UK their first chance to do so. In the past, this has led to pavilions by globally-recognized names such as Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Oscar Niemeyer, and Peter Zumthor, but in recent years the Serpentine Gallery seems to have changed course a little, instead bringing lesser-known, emergent stars to a much wider audience. This was true of Smiljan Radić and his 2014 pavilion, and will likely prove true for the duo of José Selgas and Lucía Cano.

Although designs for the 2015 pavilion will not be released until February, SelgasCano have promised "to use only one material... the Transparency," adding that "the most advanced technologies will be needed to be employed to accomplish that transparency." This coy description perhaps calls to mind the design of their own office, a partially sunken tube of a building with one side made entirely of curved glass, which won them widespread recognition in 2009.

To give a better idea of the design style that SelgasCano will bring to the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion, we've rounded up a number of their major projects for your viewing pleasure, after the break.

Auditorium in Cartagena. Image © Iwan Baan Merida Factory Youth Movement. Image © Iwan Baan Congress Center and Auditorium. Image © Flickr CC user fernando carrasco Auditorium in Cartagena. Image © Iwan Baan Silicon House. Image © Roland Halbe Merida Factory Youth Movement. Image © Iwan Baan Office in the Woods. Image © Iwan Baan Plasencia Auditorium and Congress Centre Cáseres. Image © Hisao Suzuki +27

Miami Dade College Academic Support Center / Perkins+Will

01:00 - 8 December, 2014
Miami Dade College Academic Support Center / Perkins+Will, © Robin Hill
© Robin Hill

© Robin Hill © Robin Hill © Robin Hill © Robin Hill +49

  • Architects

  • Location

    SW 100th St, Miami, FL 33176, United States
  • Area

    135000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Nakuru Project / Orkidstudio

01:00 - 8 December, 2014
Nakuru Project  / Orkidstudio, © Odysseas Mourtzouchos
© Odysseas Mourtzouchos

© Odysseas Mourtzouchos © Odysseas Mourtzouchos © Odysseas Mourtzouchos © Odysseas Mourtzouchos +23

Marronnier Park / METAA

01:00 - 8 December, 2014
Marronnier Park / METAA, Courtesy of METAA
Courtesy of METAA

Courtesy of METAA Courtesy of METAA Courtesy of METAA Courtesy of METAA +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    124-1 Donsung-don, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Jongho Yi, Euijung Woo
  • Architecture Design

    Sangjin Yi, H-Sung Kim, young-b kim, Minkyu Sang, Sekyung Huh, Eunsuk Lee
  • Area

    998.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of METAA

ArchDaily's 2014 Holiday Card Contest

01:00 - 8 December, 2014

'Twas the month of December, when all through the house, not an architect was stirring, not even a (computer) mouse. The drawings were hung in the boardroom with care, in hopes that the client soon would be there. The designers were nestled all snug in their beds, while dreams of unlimited budgets danced in their heads. So instead of preparing for the year's final meeting, dear readers, please send us a holiday greeting!

The holidays are upon us, and at ArchDaily we've decided to put an architectural spin on traditional festive greeting cards. You're invited to submit your own architectural holiday card to be hung above the (proverbial) ArchDaily mantle with care. You could win a $500 Amazon Gift Card!

Send us your best Corbusier Santa Claus, Rem 'Jack Frost' Koolhaas, Graves-inspired Postmodern Menorah, or perhaps the latest holiday wares from Zaha Hadid. We'll be collecting our favorites and sharing them at the end of December. Get ready to deck halls like Gehry and gather around the hearth with Saarinen – we'll go easy on building code.

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