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Plans Revealed for Denmark’s Delta District in Vinge

00:00 - 28 September, 2014
Courtesy of SLA and the Municipality of Frederikssund
Courtesy of SLA and the Municipality of Frederikssund

Located close to Copenhagen, Vinge is Denmark’s newest sustainable city. The first neighborhood for the city, designed by Danish landscape architects SLA for the Municipality of Frederikssund is aptly named the Delta District. The plan takes advantage of man-made landscape features to create a unique residential community closely tied to nature. Read on after the break to learn more about the proposed plan.

Courtesy of SLA and the Municipality of Frederikssund Courtesy of SLA and the Municipality of Frederikssund Courtesy of SLA and the Municipality of Frederikssund Courtesy of SLA and the Municipality of Frederikssund +9

AD Interviews: Peter Cook / CRAB Studio

01:00 - 28 September, 2014

Having taught architecture for almost fifty years, Sir Peter Cook has seen generations of architects go from student to high-profile practitioner. In almost half a century, though, architecture education has not particularly moved on: "I don't see the general situation as being any more progressive than it was when I was a student," he says.

Cook tells ArchDaily that instead of focusing on curriculum, structure and countless other preoccupations of many schools, "my experience is that doesn't matter, it depends who's teaching and how enthusiastic they are and whether they understand people," adding that "a really good architecture school is like a village," with tutors who simply don't go home because they are enjoying it so much (or perhaps for other, less innocent reasons).

In addition, Cook also explains that there is potential for a radical shift in the understanding of architecture education, so that we think of it not only as a route into an architectural career, but rather as a route into a whole host of other jobs. "I know people who have science degrees but they actually organize railways," he says. "There's a role for a wing of architectural education at a certain point to take off and say, 'that person is never going to design buildings, but a certain form of architectural education can enable them to look at the world in more depth.'"

Tour a Building a Day Throughout Archtober

00:00 - 28 September, 2014
Tour a Building a Day Throughout Archtober, The Barbarian Group / Clive Wilkinson Architects © Michael Moran
The Barbarian Group / Clive Wilkinson Architects © Michael Moran

If you live in or plan to visit New York City during the month of October, we suggest you set aside some time to participate in one of Archtober’s many events. What is Archtober? Archtober is New York’s official Architecture and Design Month. Hosted by the Center for Architecture and the AIA New York Chapter, the annual festival organizes a plethora of architecture activities, programs and exhibitions to take place throughout city during the month of October. The goal is to raise awareness of the important role design plays in the city, celebrate the richness of New York’s built environment, and simply enjoy some great architecture. 

Archtober highlights include the Architecture & Design Film Festival at Tribeca Cinemas; the Municipal Art Society Summit for New York City, featuring over 100 speakers gathered “to debate the future of our city and spark conversations about planning, design, infrastructure, preservation, culture, and development;” the Pratt Institute’s "City by Numbers: Big Data and the Urban Future” symposium; and 31 architect-led “Building of the Day” tours. 

Preview a selection of building’s on tour after the break and find out how to reserve tickets.

Open for Submissions: Unbuilt Visions 2014

01:00 - 28 September, 2014
Open for Submissions: Unbuilt Visions 2014, Unbuilt Visions 2013 Grand Prize: Coastal Caretaker / Ursula Emery McClure, Michael McClure, Kristi Dykema Cheramie, Sarah Young (USA)
Unbuilt Visions 2013 Grand Prize: Coastal Caretaker / Ursula Emery McClure, Michael McClure, Kristi Dykema Cheramie, Sarah Young (USA)

Unbuilt Visions promotes critical debate about architecture and design by acknowledging excellence in unbuilt projects. This annual competition provides an opportunity to engage with architecture, urbanism, interiors, and designed objects at the conceptual stage by recognizing work that offers a critical contribution to worldwide architectural discourse.

Final Call for 2015 Bauwelt Award Applicants

01:00 - 28 September, 2014
Final Call for 2015 Bauwelt Award Applicants, Courtesy of Bauwelt
Courtesy of Bauwelt

Final Call! All entries for the 2015 Bauwelt Award must be submitted by September 30th. The award (consisting of 5 awards at 5000 Euros each) is applicable for all architects and landscape architects’ "First Works" projects - any work realized by independent responsibility and completed after September 30, 2011. In addition to the prize, award-winners will be published in an exhibition at the BAU 2015 on the Munich fairgrounds starting January. An Advancement Award grant is also available, prized at 5,000 Euros, to fund an interdisciplinary research, exhibition or installation project that has yet to be completed. Visit the official website to learn more about the competition and how to apply.

Tranquility in the Heart of São Paulo: Meet the City's Slender Residential Tower

01:00 - 28 September, 2014
Tranquility in the Heart of São Paulo: Meet the City's Slender Residential Tower, Frontal View. Image Courtesy of Triptyque
Frontal View. Image Courtesy of Triptyque

Nestled in São Paulo's bustling Vila Madalena neighbourhood in Brazil, the slim silhouette of AIR Madalena soars skyward from the street below. The elegant tower will be home to six lofts varying from 100 to 140 square metres, each with an open-air terrace and ample windows to maximize the panoramic views of São Paulo. Designed and built by São Paulo and Paris-based firm Triptyque and realized by the firm's high-end real estate wing IV, the slender building is promised to be completed within 24 months. 

Step inside AIR Madalena's elegant lofts after the break

Ground Floor Loft. Image Courtesy of Triptyque Upper Floor Loft with View of Retractable Wall. Image Courtesy of Triptyque Night View. Image Courtesy of Triptyque Aerrial View. Image Courtesy of Triptyque +7

Antonio Derka School / Obranegra Arquitectos

01:00 - 28 September, 2014
Antonio Derka School / Obranegra Arquitectos, © Alejandro Arango
© Alejandro Arango

© Sergio Gómez © Alejandro Arango © Alfonso Posada © Sergio Gómez +31

B House / i.House Architecture and Construction

01:00 - 28 September, 2014
B House / i.House Architecture and Construction, © Le Canh Van, Vu Ngoc Ha
© Le Canh Van, Vu Ngoc Ha

© Le Canh Van, Vu Ngoc Ha © Le Canh Van, Vu Ngoc Ha © Le Canh Van, Vu Ngoc Ha © Le Canh Van, Vu Ngoc Ha +27

FORA Chosen to Revitalize Plovdiv's Central Square

00:00 - 28 September, 2014
FORA Chosen to Revitalize Plovdiv's Central Square, © FORA
© FORA

FORA has been announced as winner of a competition for revitalization and renovation of the central square in Plovdiv, Bulgaria's second largest city, built upon the remains of the ancient roman Forum of Philippopolis. The intervention spans an area of 57,000 square meters and exposes the intersection of several architectural and historical layers, from antiquity until the Socialist State.

Jing Mian Xin Cheng / Spark Architects

01:00 - 28 September, 2014
Jing Mian Xin Cheng / Spark Architects, © ShuHe
© ShuHe

© ShuHe © ShuHe © ShuHe © ShuHe +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, Beijing, China
  • Project Director

    Jan Felix Clostermann
  • Project Architect

    Phi Wenhui Lu
  • Desing Team

    Andrew Ng, Chris Taeubert
  • Area

    87800.0 sqm
  • Photographs

House in the Mountains / Wolff Architects

01:00 - 28 September, 2014
House in the Mountains  / Wolff Architects, © James Puttick
© James Puttick

Courtesy of Heinrich Wolff Courtesy of Heinrich Wolff Courtesy of Heinrich Wolff Courtesy of Heinrich Wolff +25

Loft ESN / Ippolito Fleitz Group

01:00 - 28 September, 2014
Loft ESN / Ippolito Fleitz Group, © Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

© Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun +25

Bringing Dance to New Heights: A “Waltz on the Walls” of Oakland’s City Hall

00:00 - 27 September, 2014

The walls of Oakland’s City Hall transcended their usual purpose during the city’s 2014 Art+Soul festival, becoming the stage for a beautifully choreographed dance by aerial dance company Bandaloop. Filmed with a GoPro, “Waltz on The Walls of City Hall” captures Bandaloop dancers Amelia Rudolph and Roel Seeber as they take dancing to new heights (literally).

Founded in 1991, the Bandaloop dance company is known for their vertical choreography and they have performed on skyscrapers, in atriums and in locations as diverse as Seattle’s Space Needle and the wall of the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York. Watch the video above as the dancers gracefully twirl, jump and glide on the side of the 320-foot City Hall building. Visit the Bandaloop website for more information on the dance team. 

d3 Housing Tomorrow 2015

01:00 - 27 September, 2014
d3 Housing Tomorrow 2015, First Prize: Aboveground Anomaly / Tiffany Szeto (Hong Kong). Image © d3 Housing Tomorrow 2014
First Prize: Aboveground Anomaly / Tiffany Szeto (Hong Kong). Image © d3 Housing Tomorrow 2014

Exploration of contextual, cultural, and life cycle flows offers a critical lens for visualizing new housing strategies for living in the future. The d3 Housing Tomorrow competition invites architects, designers, engineers, and students to collectively explore, document, analyze, transform, and deploy innovative approaches to residential urbanism, architecture, interiors, and designed objects. 

HOK Selected for Redevelopment of St Helier's Fort Regent

00:00 - 27 September, 2014
Courtesy of HOK
Courtesy of HOK

Global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm HOK has recently been selected as lead designer and masterplanner for the redevelopment of Fort Regent, a former fortress turned community center in St. Helier on Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands of the English Channel. 

The redevelopment of the 22-acre (9-hectares) site will make Jersey’s largest leisure and entertainment venue a premiere destination, and includes a masterplan that aims to strengthen the economic value of the site and encourage public funding for the redevelopment.

How to Design Offices for Clients Who Have Bigger Problems Than Design

00:00 - 27 September, 2014
How to Design Offices for Clients Who Have Bigger Problems Than Design, How much impact can the configuration of an office have? Microsoft, Thames Valley Park by Perkins+Will. Image Courtesy of David Churchill
How much impact can the configuration of an office have? Microsoft, Thames Valley Park by Perkins+Will. Image Courtesy of David Churchill

We spend a lot of time and effort debating and researching how to design the perfect office - perhaps too much time, according to Rachel Casanova, a Principle and Director of Workplace at Perkins + Will. In this post, originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "When the Open Office Isn't Always the Problem or Solution", Casanova argues that we ought to be thinking about office design more holistically, taking into account not just the physical space of the office, but also how the client runs their workplace. At best, design can catalyse a more nurturing office environment, but for each company the way to achieve this may be different; there is no 'one-size-fits-all' office solution. Read on after the break to find out why.

Sergey Makhno Office and Showroom / Sergey Makhno + Illya Tovstonog

01:00 - 27 September, 2014
Sergey Makhno Office and Showroom / Sergey Makhno + Illya Tovstonog, © Andrey Avdeenko
© Andrey Avdeenko

© Andrey Avdeenko © Andrey Avdeenko © Andrey Avdeenko © Andrey Avdeenko +23

Forest House / NORM Architects

01:00 - 27 September, 2014
Forest House / NORM Architects, © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen
© Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen

© Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen +26