Open International Competition for the Design of Summer Residential Unit

01:00 - 16 May, 2014
Open International Competition for the Design of Summer Residential Unit

Project Baltia magazine and Yarky Hostel & Space have just announced the Open International Competition for the Design of Summer Residential Unit. Five winning projects will be implemented on the territory of the Hostel by August 2, 2014. The units should enable temporary accommodation for one or two persons. Functions of these units are similar to those of a hotel room.

VIDEO: Inside A Data Center, The Architecture Of The Cloud

00:00 - 16 May, 2014

Have you ever wondered where your information goes when you save it to "The Cloud"? The answer is within giant data centers. According to reports, Facebook and Google's data centers resemble something from Science Fiction, while some could come straight from a Bond flick. In a new short film named Internet Machine, Filmmaker and Visual artist Timo Arnall takes us where few have been granted access, showing the world what "The Cloud" really is - a massive architectural space with extreme energy demands. To experience the power surging and hear the deafening hum of a data center, check out the trailer above.

5 Architects Envision New Port of Kinmen

00:00 - 16 May, 2014
5 Architects Envision New Port of Kinmen, First Prize: Junya Ishigami + Associates (Japan). Image Courtesy of Kinmen Harbor Bureau
First Prize: Junya Ishigami + Associates (Japan). Image Courtesy of Kinmen Harbor Bureau

The culmination of an international competition for Kinmen County has resulted in five winning and honorable mention schemes that promise to use architecture as a means of elevating the county’s national identify as a maritime gateway. Responding to the need for expansion and the desire to establish the port as a tourism and recreation destination, the Kinmen Harbor Bureau challenged architects to a two-stage competition for an energy-smart, low-carbon, and possibly expandable port that could host a variety of passenger services. 

Preview the winning results, after the break...

Antony-Multisports Complex / Archi5 associated with Tecnova architecture

01:00 - 16 May, 2014
Antony-Multisports Complex / Archi5 associated with Tecnova architecture, Courtesy of Archi5 associated with Tecnova architecture
Courtesy of Archi5 associated with Tecnova architecture

Courtesy of Archi5 associated with Tecnova architecture Courtesy of Archi5 associated with Tecnova architecture Courtesy of Archi5 associated with Tecnova architecture Courtesy of Archi5 associated with Tecnova architecture +13

A Delicate Endeavor: The Restoration of Modern Masterpieces by Schindler, Lautner, and The Eameses

01:00 - 16 May, 2014
A Delicate Endeavor: The Restoration of Modern Masterpieces by Schindler, Lautner, and The Eameses, Ehrlich Architects’ restored Rudolf Schindler house in Inglewood, Calif. Image © Grant Mudford
Ehrlich Architects’ restored Rudolf Schindler house in Inglewood, Calif. Image © Grant Mudford

How do you make a space more livable by current standards, while simultaneously upholding the original architect's design intentions? It's a delicate endeavor, but one that was recently accomplished by a couple of architects in Southern California. Originally published by AIArchitect as "Pacific Coast Sun Rises on Modernist House Restorations," this article investigates the thoughtful restorations of three homes designed by the pioneering modernists Rudolph Schindler, John Lautner, and Charles and Ray Eames.

Los Angeles’ early Modernist pioneers are no longer around to oversee the restoration of homes they designed more than a half-century ago, but their landmark projects are offering a new generation of designers historic case studies in Modernist preservation that grow more and more significant with each passing day. Vintage architectural renderings and drawings, photos, and notes are all ingredients these architects use to summon the spirits of Rudolph Schindler, John Lautner, and Charles and Ray Eames, to name a few, bringing their early works of California Modernism back to life.

Brighton Townhouses / Martin Friedrich Architects

01:00 - 16 May, 2014
Brighton Townhouses / Martin Friedrich Architects, © Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell
  • Architects

  • Location

    Brighton VIC 3186, Australia
  • Design Principal

    Martin Friedrich
  • Project Architects

    Michael Ceckiewicz , Kris Treagus and Prashanth Iyer
  • Area

    519.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Derek Swalwell, Courtesy of Martin Friedrich, Gerard Warrener

Courtesy of Martin Friedrich Courtesy of Martin Friedrich © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell +28

Building Rehabilitation in Lagos / Vitor Vilhena Architecture

01:00 - 16 May, 2014
Building Rehabilitation in Lagos / Vitor Vilhena Architecture, © João Morgado
© João Morgado
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lagos, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Vitor Vilhena, Michael Vieira, Liliana Sequeira, Mario Espinha
  • Area

    2605.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +62

Competing Utopias: An Experimental Installation of Cold War Modern Design from East and West in One Context

00:00 - 15 May, 2014
Competing Utopias: An Experimental Installation of Cold War Modern Design from East and West in One Context, Poster Design: David Hartwell, 2014
Poster Design: David Hartwell, 2014

Competing Utopias is a design collision that should never happen. But somehow, in Los Angeles, in 2014, twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it will.

Exhibition: TALL DC / New Monumentalism

00:00 - 15 May, 2014
Exhibition: TALL DC / New Monumentalism

Since it was enacted by Congress, the Height of Buildings Act of 1910 has restricted how tall buildings can be designed in the District of Columbia.

The Screened House / Brewin Design Office

01:00 - 15 May, 2014
© Darren Soh
© Darren Soh

© Darren Soh © Darren Soh © Darren Soh © Darren Soh +17

Home for Home RVH / MCGONIGLEMCGRATH

01:00 - 15 May, 2014
Home for Home RVH / MCGONIGLEMCGRATH, © Aidan McGrath
© Aidan McGrath

© Aidan McGrath © Aidan McGrath © Aidan McGrath © Aidan McGrath +18

Aimé Patisserie / LUKSTUDIO

01:00 - 15 May, 2014
Aimé Patisserie / LUKSTUDIO, © Peter Dixie
© Peter Dixie
  • Architects

  • Location

    Huaihai Middle Road 697 Long Unit (North Gate), 697弄 Huaihai Middle Road, Huaihai Road Middle Section, Huangpu, China, 200000
  • Design Team

    Christina Luk, Mavis Li, Wesley Shu, Scott Baker, Jaycee Chui
  • Area

    63.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Peter Dixie © Peter Dixie © Peter Dixie © Peter Dixie +15

Norman Foster Receives Inaugural Isamu Noguchi Award

00:00 - 15 May, 2014
Norman Foster Receives Inaugural Isamu Noguchi Award, Norman Foster. Image © Foster + Partners
Norman Foster. Image © Foster + Partners

Norman Foster has been selected alongside artist Hiroshi Sugimoto to receive the inaugural Isamu Noguchi Award. Presented by Motohide Yoshikawa, the ambassador of Japan to the United Nations, the award recognizes “individuals that share Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi’s commitment to innovation, global consciousness and Japanese/American exchange.” Watch an ArchDaily interview with Foster, after the break...

Loft Apartment / Ruetemple

01:00 - 15 May, 2014
Loft Apartment / Ruetemple, Courtesy of Ruetemple
Courtesy of Ruetemple
  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Alexander Kudimov, Daria Butahina, Natalia Gubareva
  • Area

    150.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Ruetemple

Courtesy of Ruetemple Courtesy of Ruetemple Courtesy of Ruetemple Courtesy of Ruetemple +32

Kouhsar Villa / Next Office–Alireza Taghaboni

01:00 - 15 May, 2014
Kouhsar Villa / Next Office–Alireza Taghaboni, © Parham Taghioff
© Parham Taghioff

© Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff +20

Villa CP / Zest Architecture

01:00 - 15 May, 2014
Villa CP / Zest Architecture, © Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

© Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada +21

BUS:STOP Unveils 7 Unusual Bus Shelters by World Class Architects

01:00 - 15 May, 2014
BUS:STOP Unveils 7 Unusual Bus Shelters by World Class Architects, Sou Fujimoto’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin
Sou Fujimoto’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin

A year in the making, Krumbach in Austria has unveiled seven eye-catching bus shelters which have turned the world's gaze on the tiny village. Designed by internationally renowned architects such as Wang Shu, Sou Fujimoto and Smiljan Radic, who worked in collaboration with local architects and craftsmen, the whimsical structures will put the village of 1000 residents on the map.

Curator Dietmar Steiner praised the commitment of those involved, saying "the entire project succeeded because it was supported in the most generous fashion by more than 200 people." This included the architects, who took up their projects for little more than a free holiday in the area and the chance to engage in an unusual challenge. However, BUS:STOP was not merely a vanity project: Verena Konrad, Director of vai Vorarlberger Architektur Institut, noted that the project was important for "the successful connection of infrastructure and mobility for the rural area."

See images of all 7 shelters after the break

Smiljan Radic’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin Rintala Eggertsson Architect’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin Amateur Architecture Studio’s BUS:STOP design. Image © Yuri Palmin +17

Social Housing Rental "Le Bois Habité" / Pich-Aguilera Architects

01:00 - 15 May, 2014
Social Housing Rental "Le Bois Habité" / Pich-Aguilera Architects, © Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau
  • Architects

  • Location

    12 Boulevard de Cleunay, 35000 Rennes, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Felipe Pich-Aguilera, David Cras, Teresa Batlle
  • Project Manager

    Margherita Aricó
  • Specialists

    Betom Bureau d’etude. Capterre, Consultoría energética
  • Area

    9685.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau +18