Burkhardt Leitner constructiv exhibition / Ippolito Fleitz Group

01:00 - 13 May, 2014
Burkhardt Leitner constructiv exhibition  / Ippolito Fleitz Group , © Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

© Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun +23

Tianhua to Transform 97-Year-Old Chinese Textile Mill into Art Gallery

01:00 - 13 May, 2014
Interior of the proposed renovation. Image © Tianhua
Interior of the proposed renovation. Image © Tianhua

Repurposing antiquated buildings is on the rise in China, and this proposal by Tianhua Architecture Design Company serves as a prime example. Planned for a site in the Hexi district of Tianjin, the Shanghai-based practice will soon transform a 1917 textile mill into a contemporary art gallery and private museum. 

The architects, who have adapted their design to emphasize the gridded layout and high ceilings of the existing structure, plan to insert a garden courtyard deep into the building’s core. This will not only counterpoint the structure’s industrialized aesthetic, but will provide natural light deep into the interior while preserving the exiting cruciform layout. 

Monditalia Tweets First Peek of Venice Biennale Exhibition

00:00 - 13 May, 2014

The Monditalia team has treated us to a sneak preview of what one can expect to see in the Arsenale when the Venice Biennale launches early next month. The Monditalia exhibition forms one of the three main parts of this year's Rem Koolhaas-led Biennale. To keep you up-to-date on all the latest Biennale coverage, we're holding a #CountdownVenice2014 - so be sure to follow ArchDaily on Twitter!

HR Giger, Swiss Architect & Visual Mind Behind "Alien," Dies

00:00 - 13 May, 2014
HR Giger, Swiss Architect & Visual Mind Behind "Alien," Dies, MUSEUM HR GIGER BAR in Château St. Germain, Gruyères, Switzerland. Image © Richard McMullen / flickr user johnleespider
MUSEUM HR GIGER BAR in Château St. Germain, Gruyères, Switzerland. Image © Richard McMullen / flickr user johnleespider

HR Giger, the Swiss artist and designer who inspired and helped craft the visuals for the Ridley Scott film Alien, has died at the age of 74, The Guardian reports. Although he studied architecture and industrial design in Zurich, Giger never entered the profession, but used his spatial know-how to help design dark interiors in both the real and cinematic worlds.

VIDEO: I LIKE Orange

00:00 - 13 May, 2014

Parlour Fights Gender Inequality in Architecture with Comprehensive Guidelines

00:00 - 13 May, 2014
Parlour Fights Gender Inequality in Architecture with Comprehensive Guidelines, Courtesy of Parlour
Courtesy of Parlour

As the fastidious debate about why women leave the architecture profession rages on, Parlour has proactively released a set of guides - which they have been working on since 2011 - "to promote more equitable working conditions within the industry." 

In Australia, architecture graduates are split equally between the genders, but only 20% of registered architects are female - a statistic which resonates in other countries. In the United states, for example, women make up over 40% of architecture students, but only 23% of the profession. This disparity has proven difficult to explain because all too often women and men are lumped into uniform categories, all with the same wants and needs. Fortunately, Parlour's research team took a more comprehensive approach to the creation of their guides, understanding that "there is no one reason for women's significant under representation in architecture and no one solution." Each of the guides explained, after the break.

AIANY Denounces RIBA's Israel Motion

00:00 - 13 May, 2014
AIANY Denounces RIBA's Israel Motion, The motion by RIBA is a response to architecture's role in the occupation of Palestine. Image © Rianne Van Doevern via Flickr CC User The Advocacy Project
The motion by RIBA is a response to architecture's role in the occupation of Palestine. Image © Rianne Van Doevern via Flickr CC User The Advocacy Project

The New York chapter of the AIA has officially voiced its objection to a proposal by the RIBA to suspend the Israeli Association of United Architects (IAUA) from the International Union of Architects (UIA). A letter drafted by AIANY President Lance Jay Brown and Chief Executive Rick Bell, and unanimously approved by AIANY's board of directors, states that "the UIA's stated goal is to unite the architects of the world without any form of discrimination", and refers to the proposal to suspend the IAUA as "directly antithetical to the purpose of the much appreciated umbrella organization".

The original proposal by the RIBA, adopted on March 19th, condemns the IAUA for its failure to "resist projects on illegally-occupied land" in the West Bank and Gaza, and calls on the UIA to suspend the body until it "acts to resist these illegal projects, and observes international law, and the UIA Accords and Resolution 13."

Read on for more on the controversial backstory to the RIBA's motion

SAFARI / ARCHITECTENZAAK

01:00 - 13 May, 2014
SAFARI / ARCHITECTENZAAK, © Luc Lodder
© Luc Lodder
  • Architects

  • Location

    Maarssenbroek, The Netherlands
  • Project Team

    Mark Feron, Ramon Rugl, John Speck, Jeroen Roumen, Frank Didderen
  • Area

    12575.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Luc Lodder © Luc Lodder © Luc Lodder © Luc Lodder +16

Kindergarten Susi Weigel / Bernardo Bader Architects

01:00 - 12 May, 2014
Kindergarten Susi Weigel / Bernardo Bader Architects, © Adolf Bereuter
© Adolf Bereuter

© Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter +13

Residence in Ancient Korinthos / Spiros Papadopoulos Studio

01:00 - 12 May, 2014
© Charalampos Louizidis
© Charalampos Louizidis

© Charalampos Louizidis © Charalampos Louizidis © Charalampos Louizidis © Charalampos Louizidis +34

Housing And Urban Development Project In Manresa / Pich-Aguilera Architects

01:00 - 12 May, 2014
Housing And Urban Development Project In Manresa / Pich-Aguilera Architects, Courtesy of Pich-Aguilera Architects
Courtesy of Pich-Aguilera Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avinguda de les Bases de Manresa, 1, 08242 Manresa, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Felipe Pich-Aguilera Baurier, Teresa Batlle Pagés
  • Project Manager

    Margherita Aricó
  • Area

    8504.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Pich-Aguilera Architects

Courtesy of Pich-Aguilera Architects Courtesy of Pich-Aguilera Architects Courtesy of Pich-Aguilera Architects Courtesy of Pich-Aguilera Architects +16

Lille Offices / LAN Architecture

01:00 - 12 May, 2014
Lille Offices / LAN Architecture, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Euralille, Boulevard de Turin, 59777 Lille, France
  • Area

    3486.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo +28

Libeskind Selected to Design Canadian National Holocaust Monument

00:00 - 12 May, 2014
Libeskind Selected to Design Canadian National Holocaust Monument, Team Lord's Winning Proposal. Image © Government of Canada
Team Lord's Winning Proposal. Image © Government of Canada

Daniel Libeskind’s “elongated Star of David” has been announced today, the architect's 67th birthday, as the winner of an international design competition for Canada’s National Holocaust Monument. Selected from a shortlist of six, the winning "Landscape of Loss, Memory and Survival" monument is expected to be constructed in the Canadian capital of Ottawa on the corner of Wellington and Booth Streets sometime next year. 

Spotlight: Daniel Libeskind

01:00 - 12 May, 2014
Spotlight: Daniel Libeskind, Denver Art Museum. Image © Bitter Brecht
Denver Art Museum. Image © Bitter Brecht

In the architecture world, few designers can claim to have such a clearly-defined style than Daniel Libeskind (born May 12, 1946). Much of Libeskind's work is instantly recognizable for its angular forms, intersecting planes, and frequent use of diagonally-sliced windows, a style that he has frequently used to great effect in museums and memorials - but which seems equally adaptable to conference centers, skyscrapers and shopping malls.

Denver Art Museum. Image © Bitter Brecht Jewish Museum, Berlin. Image © Mal Booth Dresden’s Military History Museum. Image © Bitter Bredt, Courtesy of Studio Daniel LIbeskind Vanke Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015. Image © Hufton+Crow +13

Lost Opportunity? Norman Foster's New York Public Library Renovation

00:00 - 12 May, 2014
Lost Opportunity? Norman Foster's New York Public Library Renovation, Not gonna happen. Image Courtesy of dbox/Foster + Partners
Not gonna happen. Image Courtesy of dbox/Foster + Partners

As we mentioned a few days ago, Norman Foster's controversial New York Public Library renovation was axed before the most current proposal was even revealed. While book worms rejoice over the victory, others are disappointed about the lost opportunity. To read about what could have been, head on over to New York Magazine and read Justin Davidson's thoughts here.

AD Interviews: Andreas G. Gjertsen / TYIN tegnestue

01:00 - 12 May, 2014

A young, cooperative architecture practice based in Trondheim, Norway and founded in 2008 by Andreas G. Gjertsen and Yashar Hanstad, TYIN tegnestue has already built in Thailand, Myanmar, Haiti, Uganda and their native Norway. Though the partners are relatively young, the quality of their designs has earned them the important distinction of being recognized for The European Prize for Architecture (joining the ranks of GRAFT, BIG and Marco Casagrande).  And their projects have been pretty popular with ArchDaily’s readers, too.

Ma Yansong Listed as Top 100 Most Creative in Business

00:00 - 12 May, 2014
Ma Yansong Listed as Top 100 Most Creative in Business , Ma Yansong, MAD Architects. Image © Edoardo Giancola
Ma Yansong, MAD Architects. Image © Edoardo Giancola

2014 seems to be the year of Ma Yansong, as the founder of MAD Architects, who was recently named a Young Global Leader, has now been listed as one of the top 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company. Ranked at 53, the Beijing-based architect was the only architect featured on the list. 

Sereine / SEPTEMBRE

01:00 - 12 May, 2014
Sereine / SEPTEMBRE, © Linus Ricard
© Linus Ricard
  • Architects

  • Location

    Loire, France
  • Project Manager

    Lina Lagerstrom
  • Area

    240.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Linus Ricard © Linus Ricard © Linus Ricard © Linus Ricard +12