ArchDaily | Broadcasting Architecture Worldwidethe world's most visited architecture website

i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions

Boulevard Ñuñoa Square / PLAN Arquitectos

18:00 - 17 April, 2015
Boulevard Ñuñoa Square  / PLAN Arquitectos, © Pablo Blanco
© Pablo Blanco

© Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Plaza Ñuñoa, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architects in Charge

    Rodrigo Cáceres Moena, Alejandro Vargas Peyreblanque, Alvaro Gonzalez Bastías
  • Structural Engineering

    JC Ingenieros
  • Area

    11345.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Tall Wood Building and Self-Supported Steel Structure Win RAIC's Innovation Award

17:30 - 17 April, 2015
Tall Wood Building and Self-Supported Steel Structure Win RAIC's Innovation Award, © Ema Peter
© Ema Peter

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has awarded two British Columbia projects with the 2015 Innovation in Architecture award for their use of wood and steel: Michael Green Architecture's Wood Innovation Design Center in Prince George has been deemed to be an exemplar for tall timber buildings, while Patkau Architects' origami-inspired One Fold research project illustrates the structural potential of folding steel sheets. A closer look at both projects, after the break. 

Apartamento 1757 / Camarim Arquitectos

16:00 - 17 April, 2015
Apartamento 1757 / Camarim Arquitectos, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lisbon, Portugal
  • Project Architects

    Vasco Correia, Patrícia Sousa
  • Area

    146.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

A Look at China's "Nail Houses"

15:00 - 17 April, 2015
A Look at China's "Nail Houses", © Reuters / Image via The Atlantic
© Reuters / Image via The Atlantic

China's rapid growth has led to some unusual situations; shocking images of so-called "nail houses" continue to circle the internet, depicting defiant homeowners refusing to give up their homes for low compensation in the name of "progress." Standalone homes, and even some graves, are being surrounded by high-rise development and roadways, as land disputes play out in court. The Atlantic has just published a fascinating round-up of these peculiar situations. You can view them all, here.  

367 House / Mateo Ponce de León

14:00 - 17 April, 2015
367 House / Mateo Ponce de León, © Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

© Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte +24

All the Buildings in Sydney Drawn by Hand

13:10 - 17 April, 2015
All the Buildings in Sydney Drawn by Hand, Courtesy of James Gulliver Hancock
Courtesy of James Gulliver Hancock

From James Gulliver Hancock, author and illustrator of the All the Buildings in New York book and blog, comes All the Buildings in Sydney, a vibrant guide to Hancock's home town.

Packed full of idiosyncratically meticulous and colorful illustrations, the book provides a whimsical account of Sydney's architecture and history. From icons such as Utzon's Sydney Opera House to lesser known gems like Mark Foy's building opposite Hyde Park, to the terrace houses of inner city suburbs, All the Buildings in Sydney presents each building with care, detail, and an abundance of charm.

See more images from All the Buildings in Sydney, after the break…

Courtesy of James Gulliver Hancock Courtesy of James Gulliver Hancock Courtesy of James Gulliver Hancock Courtesy of James Gulliver Hancock +5

Casa 12x12 / Bernardes Arquitetura

12:00 - 17 April, 2015
Casa 12x12 / Bernardes Arquitetura, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Design Team

    Thiago Bernardes, Camila Tariki, Fabiana Porto, Francisco Abreu, Ilana Daylac, Antonia Bernardes, Thiago Moretti
  • Area

    550.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Patrik Schumacher Actually Makes a Good Point

10:30 - 17 April, 2015
Patrik Schumacher Actually Makes a Good Point, Galaxy Soho. Image © Hufton + Crow
Galaxy Soho. Image © Hufton + Crow

Last week Patrik Schumacher, director at Zaha Hadid Architects and the practice's frontman in the field of architectural theory, took once again to Facebook to disseminate his ideas - this time arguing that "the denunciation of architectural icons and stars is superficial and ignorant." In the post, Schumacher lamented the default position of the architectural media which he believes sees success and reputation as "a red cloth and occasion to knock down icons," going on to outline his beliefs on why stars and icons are useful and even inevitable mechanisms of architectural culture.

Schumacher has made headlines via Facebook before, with a post last year in which he argued for an end to the "moralizing political correctness" that has led to the popularity of socially-conscious design - a post which attracted almost universal outrage from architects, critics and social media users of all stripes. However this latest post had a very different feel; many people, myself included, seemed to find themselves at least partially agreeing with Schumacher. After all, at the most basic level he was asking for designs to each be judged on their individual merits - what's not to like?

House CS / Alvaro Arancibia + Sebastian Coll

10:00 - 17 April, 2015
House CS / Alvaro Arancibia + Sebastian Coll, © Alvaro Arancibia
© Alvaro Arancibia

© Alvaro Arancibia © Alvaro Arancibia © Alvaro Arancibia © Alvaro Arancibia +21

A Virtual Look Into The Eames Case Study House #8

09:00 - 17 April, 2015

The Eames Case Study House #8, usually known simply as Eames’ House, is usually presented as a kind of kaleidoscope of details. It remains one of the most exuberantly performative homes in the history of architecture, with its resident designers, Charles and Ray Eames, as the chief actors. They enacted the day-to-day as an ongoing celebration, documenting the daily rituals of work, play, and hospitality with photography and film. What this theatre of life conceals is that the Eames’ house was itself, structurally, a kind of theatre. Examining the house as an interactive Archilogic 3D model holds, for this reason, some revelations even for those for whom the house looks as familiar as an old friend.

Rem Koolhaas: "Soon, Your House Could Betray You"

07:00 - 17 April, 2015
Rem Koolhaas: "Soon, Your House Could Betray You", Courtesy of Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture, and Design, via Flickr
Courtesy of Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture, and Design, via Flickr

In the latest of a series of polemical arguments against smart citiesRem Koolhaas has penned perhaps his most complete analysis yet of the role that emerging technologies and the way they are implemented will affect our everyday lives, in an article over at Artforum. Taking on a wide range of issues, Koolhaas goes from criticizing developments in building technology as a "stealthy infiltration of architecture via its constituent elements" to questioning the commercial motivations of the (non-architects) who are creating these smart cities - even at one point implicating his other erstwhile recent interest, the countryside, where he says "a hyper-Cartesian order is being imposed." Find out more about Koolhaas' smart city thoughts at Artforum.

Patio Refurbishment in Santibañez de Valcorba / Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez

06:00 - 17 April, 2015
Patio Refurbishment in Santibañez de Valcorba / Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez, © Jesús J. Ruiz Alonso
© Jesús J. Ruiz Alonso

© Jesús J. Ruiz Alonso © Jesús J. Ruiz Alonso © Jesús J. Ruiz Alonso © Jesús J. Ruiz Alonso +22

Shortlist Announced For 2015 RIBA East Awards

05:00 - 17 April, 2015
Shortlist Announced For 2015 RIBA East Awards, Shortlisted: Abode, Great Kneighton / Proctor & Matthews. Image © Tim Crocker
Shortlisted: Abode, Great Kneighton / Proctor & Matthews. Image © Tim Crocker

A total of sixteen projects have been shortlisted for RIBA East 2015 Awards, featuring buildings by Hawkins\Brown, Proctor & Matthews, Allies & Morrison, and AHMM. All shortlisted buildings will now be assessed by a regional jury. Regional winners will then be considered for a RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence, the results of which will place some projects in the running for the 2015 .

See the complete list of shortlisted projects after the break.

Dock En Seine Offices / Franklin Azzi Architecture

04:00 - 17 April, 2015
Dock En Seine Offices / Franklin Azzi Architecture, Courtesy of Franklin Azzi Architecture
Courtesy of Franklin Azzi Architecture

Courtesy of Franklin Azzi Architecture Courtesy of Franklin Azzi Architecture Courtesy of Franklin Azzi Architecture Courtesy of Franklin Azzi Architecture +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rue Paulin Talabot, 93400 Saint-Ouen, France
  • Project Management

    Neximmo 62
  • Area

    16200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Franklin Azzi Architecture

The Soundwave / Penda

03:00 - 17 April, 2015
The Soundwave  / Penda, © Xia Zhi
© Xia Zhi

© Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi © Xia Zhi +41

  • Architects

  • Location

    Xiangyang, Hubei, China
  • Area

    5000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

R4 / Florian Busch Architects

23:00 - 16 April, 2015
R4 / Florian Busch Architects , © Nacasa + Partners
© Nacasa + Partners

© Nacasa + Partners © Nacasa + Partners © Nacasa + Partners © Nacasa + Partners +24

Local House / MAKE architecture

21:00 - 16 April, 2015
© Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +26

Building 303 / Architectus

20:00 - 16 April, 2015
Building 303 / Architectus, © Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

© Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt +21