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TSN Residential Extension Le Noirmont / Dubail Begert Architectes

01:00 - 8 July, 2014
TSN Residential Extension Le Noirmont  / Dubail Begert Architectes, © Joel Tettamanti
© Joel Tettamanti

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Hangzhou Duolan Commercial Complex / BAU Brearley Architects + Urbanists

01:00 - 8 July, 2014
Hangzhou Duolan Commercial Complex / BAU Brearley Architects + Urbanists, © Shu He
© Shu He
  • Architects

  • Location

    Xiasha, Jianggan, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Archtiecture Team

    Jiang Han, James Brearley, Huang Fan, Lin Youzhen, Zhen Lili, Cao Xizhen
  • Landscape Team

    Huang Fang, Xiong Juan, Li Shuyun
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Shu He © Shu He © Shu He © Shu He +14

BIG Maze Opens at National Building Museum

01:00 - 8 July, 2014
BIG Maze Opens at National Building Museum, © Matthew Carbone, www.matthewcarbone.com
© Matthew Carbone, www.matthewcarbone.com

Images and video of the BIG Labyrinth have begun to appear on social media since it opened on July 4th at the National Building Museum (NBM)  in Washington, DC. 

The 61×61 foot maze, housed in the building’s grand atrium, will be open to visitors until September 1st. See more images and video, after the break...

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World Interior of the Year Award Announces Best Interiors of 2014

00:00 - 8 July, 2014
World Interior of the Year Award Announces Best Interiors of 2014, Civic, Culture + Transport Category: Cine Times/ One Plus Partnership Limited. Image Courtesy of Jordan Lewis/INSIDE Festival
Civic, Culture + Transport Category: Cine Times/ One Plus Partnership Limited. Image Courtesy of Jordan Lewis/INSIDE Festival

The INSIDE World Festival of Interiors has announced the nominations for their Interior of the Year award for 2014. This award is an international honor that covers nine categories. This year’s 60 nominations span the architectural spectrum, from schools to airports, and include well-known firms, such as MAKE Architects and a21 Studio.

The nominees will compete against each other from October 1st to the 3rd at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore (see this year's architecture shortlist here). More on the interior nominees, after the break.

Retail Category: Camper Showroom Office/ Neri&Hu. Image © Dirk Weiblen Education + Health Category: Interior Renovation Project of the Concert Hall of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music/ Nikken Sekkei LTD. Image Courtesy of Jordan Lewis/INSIDE Festival Display Category: Line Soul/ Hallucinate. Image Courtesy of Jordan Lewis/INSIDE Festival Creative Re-use Category: Architects office at Kim Yam Road/ Park and Associates PTE LTD. Image Courtesy of Jordan Lewis/INSIDE Festival +9

Bicycle Snake / DISSING+WEITLING Architecture

01:00 - 8 July, 2014
Bicycle Snake / DISSING+WEITLING Architecture, © DISSING+WEITLING Architecture
© DISSING+WEITLING Architecture

© DISSING+WEITLING Architecture © DISSING+WEITLING Architecture © DISSING+WEITLING Architecture © DISSING+WEITLING Architecture +30

House in the March District / Kit Architects

01:00 - 8 July, 2014
House in the March District / Kit Architects, © Dominique Marc Wehrli
© Dominique Marc Wehrli
  • Architects

  • Location

    March District, Switzerland
  • Quantity Surveyor and Construction Management

    Laterza Graf Baupartner GmbH
  • Area

    325.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Dominique Marc Wehrli © Dominique Marc Wehrli © Dominique Marc Wehrli © Dominique Marc Wehrli +13

Instalação Bar / José Carlos Cruz Arquitecto

01:00 - 8 July, 2014
Instalação Bar / José Carlos Cruz Arquitecto, © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG +16

The Paris Debate: Must Preservation Inhibit Urban Renewal?

09:30 - 7 July, 2014
The Paris Debate: Must Preservation Inhibit Urban Renewal?, La Samaritaine was once Paris’ most famous department store. Image via Wikipedia
La Samaritaine was once Paris’ most famous department store. Image via Wikipedia

What is the preservationist's role in our modernizing world? According to Michael Allen of Next City, preservationists exist to ensure that redevelopment meets both cultural heritage and economic demands. Read his entire article, originally published on Next City, below.  

Can Architecture Make Abortion Clinics Safer?

00:00 - 7 July, 2014
Can Architecture Make Abortion Clinics Safer?, A sign delineates the buffer zone outside of a Planned Parenthood in Burlington, Vermont. Image © afagen via Flickr
A sign delineates the buffer zone outside of a Planned Parenthood in Burlington, Vermont. Image © afagen via Flickr

Unable to afford architectural services, many abortion clinics in the US constantly struggle to create a buffer between themselves and the often radical anti-abortion protesters outside their walls (indeed, physical barriers - such as sprinkler systems - are often the only things that make clinic workers and their patients feel safe). To learn more about how architecture can help protect them, head over to Fast CoDesign for their fascinating article.

Ocean Park House / Campos Leckie Studio

01:00 - 7 July, 2014
Ocean Park House / Campos Leckie Studio, © Ema Peter
© Ema Peter

© Ema Peter © Ema Peter © Ema Peter © Ema Peter +15

The Vanglo House / LWPAC

01:00 - 7 July, 2014
The Vanglo House / LWPAC, © Ema Peter
© Ema Peter
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Architect and Designer

    Oliver Lang, Cynthia Wilson Principal, Thomas Bocahut
  • Area

    172.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Ema Peter © Ema Peter © Ema Peter © Ema Peter +19

Sharifi-ha House / Nextoffice - Alireza Taghaboni

01:00 - 7 July, 2014
Sharifi-ha House  / Nextoffice - Alireza Taghaboni, Courtesy of nextoffice
Courtesy of nextoffice

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Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize to Celebrate the Best Built Works in the Americas July 9

00:00 - 7 July, 2014
Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize to Celebrate the Best Built Works in the Americas July 9, Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

This July 9th, the winners of the inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) - for which 36 outstanding projects have been shortlisted - will be announced in Santiago, Chile. Our editor-in-chief, David Basulto, has been named a founding member of the International Advisory Council of MCHAP, and ArchDaily will be covering the event. Read on after the break for details of the event.

'Next Big One' International Open Ideas Competition

01:00 - 7 July, 2014
'Next Big One' International Open Ideas Competition

“NEXT BIG ONE” – an international open ideas competition organized by Architecture for Humanity Vancouver Chapter – raises awareness on the high-magnitude earthquake and tsunami events that plague cities around the world.  The competition hopes to call upon the design community to offer fresh perspectives and innovative ideas in designing for disasters.

Jiyeh Villa / Accent Design Group

01:00 - 7 July, 2014
Jiyeh Villa / Accent Design Group, Courtesy of Accent Design Group
Courtesy of Accent Design Group
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jiyeh, Lebanon
  • Architect in Charge

    Elie Abs
  • Area

    700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Accent Design Group

Courtesy of Accent Design Group Courtesy of Accent Design Group Courtesy of Accent Design Group Courtesy of Accent Design Group +18

ELEMENTAL's OchoQuebradas: "The Spirit of the Primitive"

00:00 - 7 July, 2014
ELEMENTAL's OchoQuebradas: "The Spirit of the Primitive", Courtesy of Elemental
Courtesy of Elemental

Elemental's design for Casa OchoQuebradas draws on the rugged landscape of its site, a cliff on the coast of Chile, to create a rugged, even primitive weekend house design of concrete volumes. Inspired by their idea that "a weekend house is ultimately a kind of retreat where people allowed themselves to suspend the conventions of life and go back to a more essential living," the house is a simple composition which incorporates such features as a main room which can be opened up to the outdoors and a central open fire.

More on Casa OchoQuebradas after the break

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Médiathèque du Bourget / Randja - Farid Azib Architects

01:00 - 7 July, 2014
Médiathèque du Bourget / Randja - Farid Azib Architects, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly
  • Architects

  • Location

    Le Bourget, France
  • Design Team

    Farid Azib, Amélie Lengrand, Emilie Forget, Mélanie Surjon
  • Area

    750.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +13

Terrasson's Library / Architecture Patrick Mauger

01:00 - 7 July, 2014
Terrasson's Library / Architecture Patrick Mauger, © Michel Denancé
© Michel Denancé

© Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé +19