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Yacht Club de Monaco / Foster + Partners

01:00 - 2 July, 2014
© Nigel Young | Foster + Partners
© Nigel Young | Foster + Partners
  • Architects

  • Location

    Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Design Team

    Norman Foster, Spencer de Grey, David Nelson, Nigel Dancey, Patrick Campbell, Ivan Kaye, David Summerfield, James Barnes, Ulrich Hamann, Hugh Stewart, Annamaria Anderloni, Katy Roach
  • Area

    26550.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Nigel Young | Foster + Partners © Nigel Young | Foster + Partners © Nigel Young | Foster + Partners © Nigel Young | Foster + Partners +24

Mercat Calafell / Batlle & Roig Architects

01:00 - 2 July, 2014
Mercat Calafell / Batlle & Roig Architects, © Jordi Surroca
© Jordi Surroca

© Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca +22

20 Scholarships the AA BILBAO Visiting School: COMPUTING TOPOS III 2014 / Bilbao, Spain

00:00 - 2 July, 2014
20 Scholarships the AA BILBAO Visiting School: COMPUTING TOPOS III 2014 / Bilbao, Spain, © AA Visiting School
© AA Visiting School

AA Visiting School is an international network of design workshops and other programs organized by the Architectural Association School of Architecture. This event will be realized in Bilbao, Spain between July 23 and August 5.

Marine Parade / Dorrington Atcheson Architect

01:00 - 2 July, 2014
© Emma-Jane Hetherington
© Emma-Jane Hetherington

© Emma-Jane Hetherington © Emma-Jane Hetherington © Emma-Jane Hetherington © Emma-Jane Hetherington +19

Campos Leckie Studio: Adapting Materials Across Contexts

00:00 - 2 July, 2014
Campos Leckie Studio: Adapting Materials Across Contexts, Vancouver, BC Based Architects Campos Lecki - The Zacatitos 03 House. Image © John Sinal
Vancouver, BC Based Architects Campos Lecki - The Zacatitos 03 House. Image © John Sinal

In the following interview, presented by ArchDaily Materials and originally published by Sixty7 Architecture Road, Canadian firm Campos Leckie Studio defines their process for designing site-specific, beautiful architecture that speaks for itself. Enjoy the firm's stunning projects and read the full interview after the break. 

We asked Michael Leckie, one of the principals of Vancouver-based Campos Leckie Studio, about the importance of discovery in design and the textural differences between projects. Your website states that your firm is committed to a rigorous process of discovery. How do you explain that to clients?

Process is extremely important in our work. When we meet with clients we do not immediately provide napkin sketches or an indication of what form the work will ultimately take on. Rather, we focus on the formulation of the ‘design problem’ and the conditions that establish the basis for exploration and discovery. These contextual starting points include the site, program, materiality, budget, as well as cultural reference points. This is challenging for some clients, as our culture generally conditions people to expect to see the final product before they commit to something. 

Zacatitos 02. Image © John Sinal Zacatitos 03. Image © John Sinal Zacatitos 04. Image © John Sinal © John Sinal +17

Call for Pilots: Storefront TV

00:00 - 2 July, 2014
Call for Pilots: Storefront TV

Storefront TV is an online channel focused on the communication of contemporary art and architecture ideas with an emphasis on experimentation with a live TV format. 

The Birds Nest / Primus Arkitekter

01:00 - 2 July, 2014
The Birds Nest / Primus Arkitekter, Courtesy of Primus Arkitekter
Courtesy of Primus Arkitekter

Courtesy of Primus Arkitekter Courtesy of Primus Arkitekter Courtesy of Primus Arkitekter Courtesy of Primus Arkitekter +15

Winner Announced for Design of Jerusalem District Courthouse

01:00 - 2 July, 2014
Winner Announced for Design of Jerusalem District Courthouse, Courtesy of Studio PEZ and Zarhy Architects
Courtesy of Studio PEZ and Zarhy Architects

Studio PEZ along with Zarhy Architects have won the international competition to design the District Courthouse Complex in Jerusalem, Israel. The new 40,000 sqm complex, which will contain all court facilities (aside from the supreme court), will act as a “new landmark in Jerusalem," according to Daniel Zarhy and Pedro Peña Jurado of Studio PEZ.

Their winning proposal - "City of Justice" - was praised by the jury for being "alive, interesting, and [...] designed with much attention to detail." By re-interpreting the courthouse typology and dividing the program into different masses, the architects not only avoided a monolithic appearance and achieved a human scale, but also allowed for phase-by-phase project execution, an aspect which was favoured by the jury.

The District Courthouse is a part of a current construction boom in the capital, which includes a new high-rise tower by Daniel Libeskind and the National Library by Herzog & De Meuron. More images, drawings, and the architects' description after the break...

Courtesy of Studio PEZ and Zarhy Architects Courtesy of Studio PEZ and Zarhy Architects Courtesy of Studio PEZ and Zarhy Architects Courtesy of Studio PEZ and Zarhy Architects +18

RIBA Report Aims to Put Architecture at the Heart of Next Government's Agenda

00:00 - 2 July, 2014
RIBA Report Aims to Put Architecture at the Heart of Next Government's Agenda, One proposal made by the report is to funnel transport money into 'active transport' routes, such as the Hackney Greenway which was created as part of the London Olympic Legacy. Image © Flickr CC User Andy Wilkes
One proposal made by the report is to funnel transport money into 'active transport' routes, such as the Hackney Greenway which was created as part of the London Olympic Legacy. Image © Flickr CC User Andy Wilkes

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has published a report which it hopes will influence government policy writers in time for the general election next year. The report outlines the RIBA's stance on a wide variety of architectural issues, from planning policy, to school building, to designing healthy cities.

The report hopes to build on the recommendations made by the Farrell Review, which among many other things recommended the appointment of a chief architect to advise the government, as well as an overhaul of the current planning system. However, in one sense the RIBA report goes further than the Farrell Report by saying that the government should implement a defined architecture policy, pointing to the success of such policies in countries such as Denmark.

Read on after the break for more on the report's recommendations

The Extended House / Formwerkz Architects

01:00 - 2 July, 2014
The Extended House / Formwerkz Architects, © Albert Lim
© Albert Lim
  • Architects

  • Location

    Singapore
  • Design Team

    Alan Tay, Iskandar Idris, Ming Hui, Xue Zhen
  • Area

    450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Albert Lim © Albert Lim © Albert Lim © Albert Lim +15

Oryukdo Gawon Restaurant / Jae Heon Jeong

01:00 - 2 July, 2014
Oryukdo Gawon Restaurant / Jae Heon Jeong, © Youngchea PARK
© Youngchea PARK
  • Architects

  • Location

    Yongho-dong, Nam-gu, Busan, South Korea
  • Design Team

    Yongsik LIM, Yunho LEE
  • Area

    592.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Youngchea PARK © Youngchea PARK © Youngchea PARK © Youngchea PARK +12

House in LLavaneres / MIRAG ArquitecturaiGestió

01:00 - 2 July, 2014
House in LLavaneres / MIRAG ArquitecturaiGestió, © Jordi Surroca
© Jordi Surroca
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sant Andreu de Llavaneres, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Xavier Ramoneda, Pau Millet
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca +27

Rabobank Westelijke Mijnstreek Advice Centre / Mecanoo

01:00 - 2 July, 2014
Rabobank Westelijke Mijnstreek Advice Centre / Mecanoo, © Christian Richters
© Christian Richters
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sittard, The Netherlands
  • Area

    5375.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Christian Richters, Courtesy of Mecanoo

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters Courtesy of Mecanoo © Christian Richters +22

EHL Premium Condominiums / Kashef Chowdhury - URBANA

01:00 - 2 July, 2014
EHL Premium Condominiums / Kashef Chowdhury - URBANA, © Hélène Binet
© Hélène Binet

© Hélène Binet © Hélène Binet © Hélène Binet © Hélène Binet +19

Soogook Village / op'us architects

01:00 - 1 July, 2014
Soogook Village / op'us  architects, © Joonhwan Yoon
© Joonhwan Yoon
  • Architects

  • Location

    5-2 Amnam-dong, Seo-gu, Busan, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Woo Daeseung, Cho Seongki, Kim Hyoungjong
  • Design Team

    Park Youseon, Yang Kunsu, Kim Jongdo, Yun Jongwon, Lee Sangdae, Nam Seongjin, Hwang Seoungho, Kim Huiyeon
  • Area

    1056.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon +27

Stair House / Onix

01:00 - 1 July, 2014
Stair House / Onix, © Peter van der Knoop
© Peter van der Knoop
  • Architects

  • Location

    Eschauzierlaan, 7608 Almelo, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Haiko Meijer
  • Area

    150.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Peter van der Knoop © Peter van der Knoop © Peter van der Knoop © Peter van der Knoop +23

Has London's British Museum Become a "Mall"?

00:00 - 1 July, 2014
Has London's British Museum Become a "Mall"?, The Great Court / Fosters + Partners. Image © janis.photo
The Great Court / Fosters + Partners. Image © janis.photo

"They've got the mall. They've got the food court. Now they've got the multiplex." Rowan Moore's latest piece for the Guardian discusses the collaged plight of London's British Museum as Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) complete a large extension of exhibition spaces. Describing it as a "composite Foster-Rogers" building, Moore argues that "a strange distribution of space" coupled with "an inattention to the cultural complexities of the modern museum" have led to "a void, wrapped in a void, with another void to the side." Although he states that "there are many things to like about RSHP's building", the total compilation of spaces, extensions and interventions have led to a museum more like a mall than a house of culture.

Typhoon Class Submarine Open Ideas Competition

01:00 - 1 July, 2014
Typhoon Class Submarine Open Ideas Competition

Throughout the entire period of its existence, humankind was developing numerous methods of elimination of each other. And with invention of the nuclear weapons this desire has endangered the being itself. Matterbetter researches how the design community in contemporary world can contribute to making this world a little safer and more friendly.

Matterbetter invites architects and designers to participate in open-ideas competition that aims to explore the architectural potential and transform the biggest nuclear submarine ever built into a peaceful architectural object.