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Pitulka Eatery / Triopton Architects

01:00 - 30 July, 2014
Pitulka Eatery / Triopton Architects, © Dimitris Kleanthis
© Dimitris Kleanthis
  • Architects

  • Location

    Athens, Greece
  • Design Team

    Hysolli Edis, Sergios Eleftherios, Vourliotis Dimitrios
  • Area

    62.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Dimitris Kleanthis © Dimitris Kleanthis © Dimitris Kleanthis © Dimitris Kleanthis +18

Country House Renovation / 2260mm Arquitectes

01:00 - 30 July, 2014
Country House Renovation / 2260mm Arquitectes, © Lluís Bernat
© Lluís Bernat
  • Architects

  • Location

    39764 Vidular, Cantabria, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Manel Casellas, Mar Puig de la Bellacasa
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Lluís Bernat © Lluís Bernat © Lluís Bernat © Lluís Bernat +22

Family house Dlhé Diely I / Plusminusarchitects

01:00 - 29 July, 2014
Family house Dlhé Diely I / Plusminusarchitects, © Maroš Fečík
© Maroš Fečík
  • Architects

  • Location

    Dlhé diely, 841 05 Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Architect in Charge

    Maroš Fečík
  • Area

    556.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Maroš Fečík © Maroš Fečík © Maroš Fečík © Maroš Fečík +41

The Dogtrot House / Dunn & Hillam Architects

01:00 - 29 July, 2014
The Dogtrot House / Dunn & Hillam Architects, © Kilian O’Sullivan
© Kilian O’Sullivan

© Kilian O’Sullivan © Kilian O’Sullivan © Kilian O’Sullivan © Kilian O’Sullivan +17

When Architects Try Their Hand at Industrial Design

01:00 - 29 July, 2014
Getting locals involved helped Workshop to engender a sense of community in Tacloban as well as solve their practical problems. Image © Nelson Petilla
Getting locals involved helped Workshop to engender a sense of community in Tacloban as well as solve their practical problems. Image © Nelson Petilla

From Frank Lloyd Wright to Mies van der Rohe, many architects have dabbled in designing smaller-scale items. While some argue that industrial design is not an architect's place, many would beg to differ. The following article, originally published on Design Curial, describes various architects involved with industrial design today.

Architects who take a break from the built environment and turn their attention to designing smaller items are most often driven – initially at least – by what they see as necessity. They struggle to find the right furniture, signage or lighting for their interiors, and convince their client that they are the perfect people to design them.

Those architects quickly get a taste for the smaller scale then hunt down opportunities to design other items, in the hope that some may go into mass production. This is further fueled by those 'big names' who are approached by manufacturers to use their signature to brand the product. While there is a logic to this sequence of events, it still begs the question: why would anyone who can get commissioned to design a building bother with anything smaller?

The Empowerment of Aesthetics: Denmark's Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale

00:00 - 29 July, 2014
The Empowerment of Aesthetics: Denmark's Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

Denmark's exhibition for the 2014 Venice Biennale focuses on the country's history as a pioneer in the development of a welfare state, and the role that architecture, in connection with art, literature and science had in creating an aesthetic manifestation of this 'better life for all'. By exploring the output of a range of fields in connection to a wider social movement, Empowerment of Aesthetics comes to a fuller understanding of how modernity affected architecture in Denmark.

AD Interviews: Andrew Maynard / Andrew Maynard Architects

01:00 - 29 July, 2014

At the World Architecture Festival, we sat down with Andrew Maynard, co-director of Australian architecture firm Andrew Maynard Architects.

BIG Unveils Design For "Zootopia" In Denmark

01:00 - 29 July, 2014
BIG Unveils Design For "Zootopia" In Denmark, © BIG
© BIG

Danish architects BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) have just released ambitious designs for a zoo in Givskud, Denmark. It's a project that provides an intriguing opportunity for, as BIG explains, the creation of a space with "the best possible and freest possible environment for the animals’ lives and relationships with each other and visitors." The firm has been working for the past two years to make Zootopia what the Danish press is calling "the world's most advanced zoo." According to Givskud Zoo's director Richard Østerballe, the park's transformation will benefit greatly from BIG's fresh approach to design--one that has been characterized by the integration of nature and natural elements into cutting-edge, innovative architecture. 

The project will attempt to "integrate and hide buildings" within the landscape. Upon entering the zoo, visitors can either enter a large central square or climb the "building-landscape," allowing them to get a general overview of the layout of the park. From this central element, visitors can access different areas of the zoo. A 4km hiking trail connects the different areas (which represent the continents of Africa, America and Asia). 

 The first phase is expected to be completed in 2019 to coincide with the park's 50th anniversary. 

Read on for more images and BIG's project statement. 

© BIG © BIG © BIG © BIG +29

Grupo Precisión Building / Guillermo Acuña Arquitectos Asociados

01:00 - 29 July, 2014
Grupo Precisión Building  / Guillermo Acuña Arquitectos Asociados, © Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali
  • Architects

  • Location

    El Salto 4291, Huechuraba, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Guillermo Acuña
  • Associate Architect

    Alberto Andrioli
  • Project Area

    5700 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali +13

World Photo Day: Fernando Alda by Felipe Assadi

00:00 - 29 July, 2014
World Photo Day: Fernando Alda by Felipe Assadi, Metropol Parasol / Jürgen Mayer H. Image © Fernando Alda 
Metropol Parasol / Jürgen Mayer H. Image © Fernando Alda 

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Felipe Assadi writes on behalf of Fernando Alda

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  Plaza de la Pescadería / Mariñas Arquitectos Asociados. Image © Fernando Alda  +5

Assemble Selected to Design Goldsmiths College Art Gallery

00:00 - 29 July, 2014
Assemble Selected to Design Goldsmiths College Art Gallery, Courtesy of Assemble
Courtesy of Assemble

London-based firm Assemble has been selected to design a new art gallery for Goldsmiths College at the University of London. Assemble was chosen over five other shortlisted firms for the project, which consists of constructing a new 400 square meter gallery in the back of what was formerly a Victorian bath-house, and is now the college’s Grade-II listed art studios.

Assemble is a young practice that gained attention for its pop-up cinema in a gas station during 2010. The firm’s most recent project is their Yardhouse workspace in Stratford.  Assemble’s Goldsmiths gallery design integrates new and modern elements - such as steel frame lanterns - into the building’s unique character and existing structures, which includes old water tanks. “The Victorian bathhouse at Laurie Grove offers a series of extraordinary found spaces. The cast iron water tanks have a powerful materiality which will be preserved and amplified, whilst new top-lit galleries will provide a rich spatial counter-point in an ensemble offering unique opportunities for the display of art,” Paloma Strelitz and Adam Willis, from Assemble, said in a statement.

More details on Assemble’s winning design after the break…

Courtesy of Assemble Courtesy of Assemble Courtesy of Assemble +6

Video: Artist Animates 5 Iconic Modern Homes

00:00 - 29 July, 2014

Five of history's most iconic modern houses are re-created as illustrations in this two-minute video created by Matteo Muci. Set to the tune of cleverly timed, light-hearted music, the animation constructs the houses piece-by-piece on playful pastel backgrounds. The five homes featured in the short but sweet video are Le Courbusier's Villa Savoye, Gerrit Rietveld's Rietveld Schröder House, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House, Philip Johnson's Glass House and Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater.

Horse Stable Refurbishment / 3+1 architekti

01:00 - 29 July, 2014
Horse Stable Refurbishment / 3+1 architekti, © Pavel Plánička
© Pavel Plánička
  • Architects

  • Location

    Předlice, 400 01 Ústí nad Labem-Ústí nad Labem-město, Czech Republic
  • Area

    458.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Pavel Plánička © Pavel Plánička © Pavel Plánička © Pavel Plánička +37

Saul E. Méndez, Zona 14 / Taller KEN

01:00 - 29 July, 2014
Saul E. Méndez, Zona 14  / Taller KEN, © Andres Asturias
© Andres Asturias
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zona 14, Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Architects in Charge

    Ines Guzman, Gregory Melitonov
  • Area

    450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Andres Asturias © Andres Asturias © Andres Asturias © Andres Asturias +14

Chapel St Genevieve / OBIKA Architecture

01:00 - 29 July, 2014
© Nicolas Waltefaugle
© Nicolas Waltefaugle
  • Architects

  • Location

    Saint-Maurice-sous-les-Côtes, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Caroline Leloup Szalkowski, Katarina Dubravcova Malingrey
  • Area

    70.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Nicolas Waltefaugle © Nicolas Waltefaugle © Nicolas Waltefaugle © Nicolas Waltefaugle +27

C+G House / Plastik Arquitectos

01:00 - 29 July, 2014
C+G House / Plastik Arquitectos, © Oscar Hernández
© Oscar Hernández
  • Architects

  • Location

    Aguascalientes, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Gerardo Carrera Escobar, Eduardo Arellano Garcia
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Oscar Hernández © Oscar Hernández © Oscar Hernández © Oscar Hernández +25

Review: MacMag39, Mackintosh School of Architecture

01:00 - 29 July, 2014
Review: MacMag39, Mackintosh School of Architecture, Courtesy of MagMag39
Courtesy of MagMag39

MagMag, a student-edited compendium of essays, projects and ideas from Glasgow’s Mackintosh School of Architecture, is now in its 39th edition. Following on from what has so far been a momentous year for the Mac, in which they’ve seen Steven Holl Architects’ new Seona Reid Building formally open and parts of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s art school (along with a great deal of student work) devastated in a fire, MacMag39 is a celebration of the spirit of a school which is faced with a challenging question: how do they introduce and then reconcile the new alongside the existing against the backdrop of an academically rich, diverse and successful learning environment?

Courtesy of MagMag39 Courtesy of MagMag39 Courtesy of MagMag39 Courtesy of MagMag39 +18

Ábalos + Sentkiewicz Arquitectos Design Museum with Climate-Controlling Trees

01:00 - 29 July, 2014
Ábalos + Sentkiewicz Arquitectos Design Museum with Climate-Controlling Trees, Exterior View. Image © ABALOS+SENTKIEWICZ arquitectos
Exterior View. Image © ABALOS+SENTKIEWICZ arquitectos

Sited in the city of Zhuhai, China, this museum by Ábalos + Sentkiewicz Arquitectos seeks to combine the opposing ideas of a festive, airy aesthetic with the need for a protected and enclosed space to showcase artwork. To that end, they have created a structure that resembles a landscape with sculptural tree-like forms emerging from publicly accessible courtyards. These “trees”, while an important aspect of the building’s visual identity, also play a major role in the climate control of the museum.