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Registration Now Open: AIA Convention 2015

00:00 - 11 January, 2015
Registration Now Open: AIA Convention 2015, Courtesy of AIA
Courtesy of AIA

Registration is now open for AIA Convention 2015, one of the largest and annual gatherings of architects and design professionals in the US. This year's much-anticipated schedule includes: President Bill Clinton's day one keynote address, 300+ career-changing workshops, seminars, tours, and events led by visionaries, grassroots champions, change agents, and rising stars. A dynamic expo floor turned into a temporary built environment with hundreds of exhibitors, first looks, and surprises. All the details can be found, here. ArchDaily will see you there!

House in Hikone / Tato Architects

01:00 - 11 January, 2015
House in Hikone / Tato Architects, © Shinkenchiku sha
© Shinkenchiku sha

© Shinkenchiku sha © Shinkenchiku sha © Shinkenchiku sha © Shinkenchiku sha +34

Floating Office for Waternet / Attika Architekten

01:00 - 11 January, 2015
Floating Office for Waternet  / Attika Architekten, Courtesy of Martine Berendsen, Bart van Hoek, and Attika Architekten
Courtesy of Martine Berendsen, Bart van Hoek, and Attika Architekten

Courtesy of Martine Berendsen, Bart van Hoek, and Attika Architekten Courtesy of Martine Berendsen, Bart van Hoek, and Attika Architekten Courtesy of Martine Berendsen, Bart van Hoek, and Attika Architekten Courtesy of Martine Berendsen, Bart van Hoek, and Attika Architekten +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Noord 4, Papaverweg 54, 1032 KJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Area

    875.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Martine Berendsen, Bart van Hoek, and Attika Architekten

2015 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Regional & Urban Design

01:00 - 10 January, 2015
2015 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Regional & Urban Design, © BIG
© BIG

Four projects have been selected by the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) for honorably expanding the role of the architect beyond the building and into the realms of urban design, regional and city planning, and community development. These projects will be honored with the AIA’s Institute Honor Awards for Regional and Urban Design at the 2015 National Convention and Design Exposition in Atlanta. See the winners, after the break.

© CBT Architects © BIG © SOM Courtesy of Morgan Sheff +12

Bjarke Ingels' Advice for the Young: "It's Important to Care"

00:00 - 10 January, 2015

The latest in a series of videos from Louisiana Channel sees Danish architect Bjarke Ingels of BIG dispensing wisdom for a new generation of architects. Speaking with characteristic zeal, Ingels advises young architects "to care, because if you don't care, it doesn't matter." "We're not here to build for other architects," Ingels says, describing architecture as "fundamentally the art and science of accommodating life."

New Crematorium in Copparo / Patrimonio Copparo

01:00 - 10 January, 2015
New Crematorium in Copparo / Patrimonio Copparo, Courtesy of Patrimonio Copparo
Courtesy of Patrimonio Copparo

Courtesy of Patrimonio Copparo Courtesy of Patrimonio Copparo Courtesy of Patrimonio Copparo Courtesy of Patrimonio Copparo +23

Ask Arup: How to Build on a Site that is "Pretty Much a Pool"

00:00 - 10 January, 2015
Ask Arup: How to Build on a Site that is "Pretty Much a Pool", Eco shelter rendering, Refugio Nasua.. Image © fabrica de ideas (Juan Esteban Correa Elejalde and Julián Felipe Villa)
Eco shelter rendering, Refugio Nasua.. Image © fabrica de ideas (Juan Esteban Correa Elejalde and Julián Felipe Villa)

This article originally appeared on Arup Connect as “Ask Arup: Silty Sand Solutions.”

Architect Juan Esteban Correa Elejalde’s client tasked him with designing an off-the-grid getaway for a rural site near Medellín, Colombia. After completing the initial design concept, Correa Elejalde ordered a soil study of the client’s land.

Unfortunately, the results showed the site to be “pretty much a pool,” he said; the high water table and thick layers of loose soil would provide little capacity to support heavy objects above.

After seeing Arup Connect’s call for engineering-related questions on ArchDaily, he reached out to see if we could offer any insight.

Open Call: POP-UP 2015

01:00 - 10 January, 2015
Open Call: POP-UP 2015, Courtesy of AIA
Courtesy of AIA

The AIA Small Project Practitioners (SPP) invites architects and architecture students to submit design ideas to the 2015 SPP Small Project Design Competition – POP-UP 2015: “A Safe Space.” In this unique design competition, submitters are asked to design a discreet, compact and efficient shelter for the homeless. The fully constructed and completed winning design will be donated to the local non-for-profit partner, The Mad Housers, for use by their clients and program participants. 

Tiwag Power Station Control Center / Bechter Zaffignani Architekten

01:00 - 10 January, 2015
Tiwag Power Station Control Center / Bechter Zaffignani Architekten, © Rasmus Norlander
© Rasmus Norlander

© Rasmus Norlander © Rasmus Norlander © Rasmus Norlander © Rasmus Norlander +20

Red Square Tolerance Pavilion Competition Winners Unveiled

01:00 - 10 January, 2015
Red Square Tolerance Pavilion Competition Winners Unveiled, Space-ing Walls. Image Courtesy of HMMD
Space-ing Walls. Image Courtesy of HMMD

The results of the Red Square Tolerance Pavilion Competition, hosted by Homemade Dessert (HMMD), have been announced. Placed directly in the center of Moscow's Red Square, the competition asked designers to advocate the many facets of tolerance (social, religious, and political) by manifesting them in the form of a temporary pavilion. To further enhance these ideas, the pavilion is not only a symbolic space, but an educational one, with lecture halls and exhibition areas as its program, encouraging entrants to promote tolerance in all aspects of their designs.

View the winning designs after the break.

The Red Prism. Image Courtesy of HMMD The Bending Galleries. Image Courtesy of HMMD Space-ing Walls. Image Courtesy of HMMD The Red Prism interior. Image Courtesy of HMMD +6

The Jetty to the Mont-Saint-Michel / Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

01:00 - 10 January, 2015
The Jetty to the Mont-Saint-Michel / Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes, © Mathias Neveling
© Mathias Neveling

© Pavel Rak © David Boureau © Mathias Neveling © Michael Zimmermann +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mont Saint-Michel, 50170 Mont Saint-Michel, France
  • Project Team

    José Luis Fuentes, Christian Wittmeir, Guy Deshayes, Mathias Neveling, Arne Speiser
  • Competition Team

    Christian Schmölz, Gabriel Augier, Rupert Siller, Ulrike Plos, Barbara Feichtinger-Felber, Michael Felder, Wolfgang Juen, Frank Hinterleithner, Paul-Eric Schirr-Bonnans, José-Luis Fuentes, Armelle Lavalou
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Françoise Dorleac School / DE-SO

01:00 - 10 January, 2015
Françoise Dorleac School / DE-SO, © Hervé Abbadie
© Hervé Abbadie

© Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Paris, France
  • Area

    4680.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

UNASUR Building / Diego Guayasamin

01:00 - 10 January, 2015
UNASUR Building / Diego Guayasamin, © Sebastián Crespo
© Sebastián Crespo

© Sebastián Crespo © Sebastián Crespo © Sebastián Crespo © Sebastián Crespo +23

In Progress: MIS Copacabana / Diller Scofidio + Renfro

01:00 - 9 January, 2015
In Progress: MIS Copacabana / Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Photograph: Marcelo Horn / GOVERJ - Source: Fotos Públicas
Photograph: Marcelo Horn / GOVERJ - Source: Fotos Públicas

Photograph: Marcelo Horn / GOVERJ - Source: Fotos Públicas Photograph: Marcelo Horn / GOVERJ - Source: Fotos Públicas Photograph: Marcelo Horn / GOVERJ - Source: Fotos Públicas Photograph: Marcelo Horn / GOVERJ - Source: Fotos Públicas +10

Foster + Partners Remain World’s “Most Admired Architect”

00:00 - 9 January, 2015
Foster + Partners Remain World’s “Most Admired Architect” , Foster + Partners and FR-EE - Fernando Romero EnterprisE’s winning scheme for the Mexico City Airport expansion (click to learn more). Image Courtesy of DBOX for Foster + Partners
Foster + Partners and FR-EE - Fernando Romero EnterprisE’s winning scheme for the Mexico City Airport expansion (click to learn more). Image Courtesy of DBOX for Foster + Partners

A global survey conducted by BD has deemed Foster + Partners to be world’s “most admired architect" for the ninth consecutive year. The London-based practice, led by Norman Foster, is the 16th largest practice in the world. Foster + Partners’ ranking was undeniable, as the survey revealed a significant seven percent lead over runner-up contender, Herzog & de Meuron

“To be voted most admired practice by our peers is a great honor,” said Norman Foster. “It is a huge tribute to our talented and hard-working teams with their myriad skills and disciplines, both in our many studios around the world and our base in London, all working towards the common goal of bringing innovative design solutions to create a better built environment.”

See who else topped the list as the world’s “most admired,” after the break.

Village Health Works Staff Housing / Louise Braverman

01:00 - 9 January, 2015
Village Health Works Staff Housing / Louise Braverman, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mugara, Burundi
  • Architect in Charge

    Louise Braverman
  • Area

    6000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

CF House / Christian Calle Figueroa

01:00 - 9 January, 2015
CF House / Christian Calle Figueroa, © Felipe Cobos Hermida
© Felipe Cobos Hermida

© Felipe Cobos Hermida © Felipe Cobos Hermida © Felipe Cobos Hermida © Felipe Cobos Hermida +18

Defining a More Purposeful Architecture: A Guide to Current Architectural Trends

01:00 - 9 January, 2015
Defining a More Purposeful Architecture: A Guide to Current Architectural Trends

The current state of architectural design incorporates many contemporary ideas of what defines unique geometry. With the advent of strong computer software at the early 21st century, an expected level of experimentation has overtaken our profession and our academic realms to explore purposeful architecture through various techniques, delivering meaningful buildings that each exhibit a message of cultural relevancy.

These new movements are not distinct stylistic trends, but modes of approaching concept design. They often combine with each other, or with stylistic movements, to create complete designs. Outlined within this essay are five movements, each with varying degrees of success creating purposeful buildings: Diagramism, Neo-Brutalism, Revitism, Scriptism, and Subdivisionism.