Community Centre / Beer Architektur Städtebau

© Fernando Alda

Architects: Beer Architektur Städtebau
Location: Jakob-Zeidler-Straße,
Architect In Charge: Prof. Anne Beer
Year: 2012
Photographs: Fernando Alda

TUKCOM I.T. Mall Sriracha / Supermachine Studio

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Architects: Supermachine Studio
Location: Sriracha,
Design Team: Pitupong Chaowakul, Suchart Ouypornchaisakul, Santi Sarasuphab, Nuntawat Tassanasangsoon, Kasidis Puektes,Jetsada Phongwasin and Korthong Thongtaem
Area: 1,200 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Supermachine Studio

House in Reckingen / Roman Hutter Architektur

© Markus Käch

Architects: Roman Hutter Architektur
Location: Reckingen,
Architect In Charge: Roman Hutter, Carola Wies
Collaborator Architect: Harry Heyck
Area: 135.8 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Markus Käch

Museum Almería / Juan Alberto Morillas Martín + Francisco Salvador Granados + José María García Ramírez

© Jesús Granada

Architects: + + José María García Ramírez
Location: Almería, Spain
Arquitecto A Cargo: José María García Ramírez, Francisco Salvador Granados, Juan Alberto Morillas Martín
Area: 137,337 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Jesús Granada

Glen Lake Tower / Balance Associates, Architects

© Steve Keating

Architects: Balance Associates, Architects
Location: , of America
Architect In Charge: Tom Lenchek, AIA
Project Architect: Margo Peterson-Aspholm, Kyle Zerbey
Area: 1,400 sq ft
Year: 2011
Photographs: Steve Keating

Diller Scofidio + Renfro Designs Telescopic ‘Culture Shed’ for New York

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The expandable multi-use cultural venue dubbed ‘Culture Shed’ is one of the most radical proposals to come out of New York’s Hudson Yards Development Project. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro - the New York-based interdisciplinary practice that played a major role in designing the High Line - in collaboration with the Rockwell Group, this 170,000 square foot cultural center will be located at the south end of the , with the main entrance located near the conclusion of the High Line at West 30th Street.

More information on the Culture Shed after the break…

Dollar General Distribution Center / Leo A Daly

© Bill Baxley

Architects: Leo A Daly
Location: 4101 Lakeshore Parkway, , AL 35022, USA
Architect In Charge:
Year: 2012
Photographs: Bill Baxley, Matthew McFarland

Housing Prototype Systems; Courtesy of Pedro Alonso
Housing Prototype Systems; Courtesy of Pedro Alonso

Event: Pratt Explores the Importance of Cold War Era Pre-Fabricated Building Systems

Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture will present “COLD war COOL digital,” an exhibition of 20 scaled prototypes of modernist, pre-fabricated, and globally-distributed Cold War era housing systems that were created using contemporary 3D printing technologies (opening reception 2/18 at 6:15,…

Seaview House / Parsonson Architects

© Paul McCredie

Architects: Parsonson Architects
Location: , New Zealand
Year: 2011
Photographs: Paul McCredie

Courtesy of College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) at NJIT
Courtesy of College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) at NJIT

NJIT Spring 2013 Lecture Series

The Spring 2013 Lecture Series at the College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) at NJIT (New Jersey Institute of Technology) began this month with Kathryn Dean’s talk and will conclude on April 18th. This semester, the series, which is free and open to the…

REM Island / Concrete

© Ewout Huibers

Architects: Concrete
Location: Houthaven, Amsterdam,
Design Team: Erikjan Vermeulen, Rob Wagemans, Wouter Slot, Jolijn Valk, Bram de Maat
Area: 661 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Ewout Huibers, Jim Ellam, Courtesy of Architectural Associates

AD Classic: Norton House / Frank Gehry

Courtesy of Samuel Ludwig

Designed in 1984 for artist Lynn Norton and writer William Norton, ’s Norton House is known for its eccentric form and eclectic materiality. Much like his own house in Santa Monica, the Norton House is a sculptural assemblage of everyday materials. The Nortons had in fact seen Gehry’s house in 1983 and obviously approved of his experiment. So, a year later, they commissioned him to design their house on a narrow, ocean-facing plot of land on Venice Boardwalk. With the commission, Gehry continued his exploration of creating with everyday materials, low costs, and sculptural forms.

5 Robots Revolutionizing Architecture’s Future

Rob/Arch Rotterdam Workshop

Robots fascinate us. Their ability to move and act autonomously is visually and intellectually seductive. We write about them, put them in movies, and watch them elevate menial tasks like turning a doorknob into an act of technological genius. For years, they have been employed by industrial manufacturers, but until recently, never quite considered seriously by architects. Sure, some architects might have let their imaginations wander, like Archigram did for their “Walking City”, but not many thought to actually make architecture with robots. Now, in our age of digitalization, virtualization, and automation, the relationship between architects and robots seems to be blooming…check it out.

Keep reading to see five new robots making architecture.

G house / Lode Architecture

© Daniel Moulinet

Architects: Lode Architecture
Location: Normandy,
Area: 100 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Daniel Moulinet

Courtesy of Snøhetta
Courtesy of Snøhetta

Lascaux IV: International Cave Painting Center Winning Proposal / Casson Mann + Snohetta

Casson Mann and Snohetta… were recently announced as the winners of the prestigious Lascaux IV: International Cave Painting Center competition. With a budget of €50million, Lascaux IV has been initiated to conserve the integrity of the original cave complex, while

Edward Street House / Sean Godsell

© Earl Carter

Architects: Sean Godsell
Location: , Australia
Design Team: , Hayley Franklin
Area: 240 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Earl Carter

The End of Critique: Towards a New Architecture


The following article was featured on Fulcrum #67 “The End of Critique”   and includes texts by Oliver “Olly” Wainwright ( critic at The Guardian) and me, David Basulto (Founder and Editor in Chief of ArchDaily). Thanks to Jack Self  for the invitation and for his thorough editing. 

Towards a new architecture

Since the early 1900s, modern architecture has undergone incremental development, where each new iteration has been informed by previous findings and solutions designed by other architects. This process started at a very slow pace, when a young Le Corbusier  went east and published his findings and observations in Vers une Architecture.

The book became very influential among his contemporaries, who, based on his observations, produced their own iterations, second, third and forth waves, very quickly. These architects then started to unite. CIAM  is an instance of where this early knowledge was shared, replicated, and published, therefore advancing at a faster pace.

Since then, architectural knowledge pursued a steady curve of advancement, accelerated by architectural publications that made this knowledge available to different parts of the world. Ultimately, the Internet arrived, making the exchange rate of information so fast that new iterations of modern architecture are today accelerating this curve in unprecedented ways.

Courtesy of CityVision
Courtesy of CityVision

Rio de Janeiro CityVision Competition

The Rio de Janeiro CityVision Competition is the fifth international ideas competition launched by CityVision with the purpose of providing a vision on Rio de Janeiro’s future. We live in a particular period, made so by a broader vision of history itself, for which “the…