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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

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

Open Call: Our Future With/Without Parks 2105

19:00 - 16 April, 2015
Open Call: Our Future With/Without Parks 2105, Courtesy of JILA
Courtesy of JILA

The Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture (JILA) will be celebrating its 90th anniversary in May 2015, and is pleased to host an international competition for design proposals envisioning future Tokyo with/without parks in 2105, 90 years from today.

House in Lake Villarrica / Planmaestro

18:00 - 16 April, 2015
House in Lake Villarrica  / Planmaestro, © Mathias Jacob
© Mathias Jacob

© Mathias Jacob © Mathias Jacob © Mathias Jacob © Mathias Jacob +43

  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Raulíes, Villarrica, Araucanía, Chile
  • Architects in Charge

    Mathias Jacob, Alejandro Galarce, Andrea Jacob
  • Area

    387.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Robert A.M. Stern to Build Britian's Most Expensive Flats

16:30 - 16 April, 2015
Robert A.M. Stern to Build Britian's Most Expensive Flats, Rendering. Image © RAMSA
Rendering. Image © RAMSA

If approved, Robert A.M. Stern will build London's most expensive flats. Aiming to replace a 1960s car park and a number of other buildings in city's Mayfair district, the £2 billion "Audley Square House" apartment block is being commissioned by Phones4U billionaire John Caudwell.

As BD Online reports, Caudwell abandoned an already approved £300 million Foster + Partners scheme in favor of Stern's neo-classical design, saying he chose the New York-based architect for his "ability to design high-quality buildings that do not stand apart from their surroundings but rather fit in comfortably amongst their neighbors.”

Bar Raval / Partisans

16:00 - 16 April, 2015
Bar Raval / Partisans, © Jonathan Friedman / Partisans
© Jonathan Friedman / Partisans

© Jonathan Friedman / Partisans © Jonathan Friedman / Partisans © Jonathan Friedman / Partisans © Jonathan Friedman / Partisans +21

Milan Expo 2015: Wolfgang Buttress Completes UK Pavilion's "Virtual Beehive"

14:20 - 16 April, 2015
Milan Expo 2015: Wolfgang Buttress Completes UK Pavilion's "Virtual Beehive" , © Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

Wolfgang Buttress' “pulsating” beehive is one of the first pavilions to complete for the 2015 Milan Expo. Serving as the UK's contribution, “BE,” the “virtual hive” is designed to highlight the plight of the honeybee and offer an “immersive sensory experience” that leaves visitors with a “lasting flavor of the British landscape.”

Comprised of a 14-meter lattice structure, made from 169,300 pieces of aluminum and steel, the domed structure sits at the end of a meandering wildflower meadow that leads visitors to the "hive." Once inside, a sensory composition of audio and visual effects will mimic the activity of an existing beehive in Nottingham. 

A look inside the beehive, after the break. 

odD House 1.0 / odD+

14:00 - 16 April, 2015
odD House 1.0 / odD+, © Jose Ignacio Correa & Jean-Claude Constant L
© Jose Ignacio Correa & Jean-Claude Constant L

© Jose Ignacio Correa & Jean-Claude Constant L © Jose Ignacio Correa & Jean-Claude Constant L © Jose Ignacio Correa & Jean-Claude Constant L © Jose Ignacio Correa & Jean-Claude Constant L +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Urbanización Auquí Chico, Quito 170157, Ecuador
  • Architect in Charge

    Lucas Correa-Sevilla
  • Design Team

    Lucas Correa-Sevilla, Parshan Fatehi
  • Drawings

    Maria Lorenzo Muñoz
  • Area

    413.0 sqm
  • Photographs

C.F. Møller Designs Denmark's Largest Sewage Pumping Station

12:30 - 16 April, 2015
C.F. Møller Designs Denmark's Largest Sewage Pumping Station, © C.F. Møller
© C.F. Møller

C.F. Møller has unveiled designs for Denmark's largest sewage pumping station. Planned to be built on Copenhagen's Kløvermarken, the new building will serve as an independent counterpart to the site's historic 1901 pumping station, originally designed by city architect Ludvig Fenger.

According to the architects, the brick station aims to "set new standards for large-scale sustainable utilities in Danish cities," while "closely integrating itself into the dense urban context." It will be built as a circular structure - the optimal shape of an underground pumping well - and feature two rainwater harvesting green roofs, a distinctive set of 24 meter-tall pressure towers, and two recreational "gardens" for employees. 

John M. Harper Branch Library & Stork Family YMCA / Teeple Architects

12:00 - 16 April, 2015
John M. Harper Branch Library & Stork Family YMCA / Teeple Architects, © Shai Gil
© Shai Gil

© Scott Norsworthy © Scott Norsworthy © Scott Norsworthy © Scott Norsworthy +25

AR Issues: Architecture That Goes Beyond Style Wars

09:30 - 16 April, 2015
AR Issues: Architecture That Goes Beyond Style Wars, Courtesy of The Architectural Review
Courtesy of The Architectural Review

ArchDaily is continuing our partnership with The Architectural Review, bringing you short introductions to the themes of the magazine’s monthly editions. In this editorial from AR’s March 2015 issue, AR Editor Catherine Slessor discusses the phenomenon of "architects and magazines pursuing content rather than style," arguing both that architects should be raising the bar and also that the media, by nurturing their critical stance, should be a part of the solution, not the problem.

In what style shall we – or indeed, should we – build? Historically, architecture’s relationship with "style" is complicated and vexed. We can easily identify the formal attributes and origins of specific styles that attest to why Gothic cathedrals or Victorian train sheds look the way they do. But beyond the constraints of such historical determinism, Postmodernist and Parametricist multiplicities have allowed a hundred flowers to bloom, and their aroma began to stink the place out long ago.

Mariano Latorre Lyceum / Macchi - Jeame - Danus & Boza - Boza - Labbé - Ruiz Risueño

09:00 - 16 April, 2015
Mariano Latorre Lyceum / Macchi - Jeame - Danus  & Boza - Boza - Labbé - Ruiz Risueño , © Felipe Díaz Contardo
© Felipe Díaz Contardo

© Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo © Felipe Díaz Contardo +17