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Espacios de Paz 2015: 5 Cities, 5 Communities, 20 Architecture Collectives

08:30 - 10 June, 2015
Espacios de Paz 2015: 5 Cities, 5 Communities, 20 Architecture Collectives, La Guaira / Valle del Pino. Image © José Tomás Franco
La Guaira / Valle del Pino. Image © José Tomás Franco

Between Sunday, May 17 and Monday, May 18 projects developed under the second phase of Espacios de Paz (Spaces of Peace) were inaugurated in five cities across Venezuela. A genuine exercise in participative design, 20 Latin American architecture groups worked for five weeks with communities in neighborhoods dominated by violence, high dropout rates and crime to convert deteriorated and abandoned spaces into public places of peace. 

For each project, four groups of young architects worked together to carry out a process of dialogue, research, design, and ultimately the construction of either an athletic, social or educational facility to be administrated by the local community. Espacios de Paz is coordinated by the local office of PICO Estudio, with guidance from public institutions and under the leadership of Isis Ochoa, the High Presidential Commissioner for Peace and Life.

ArchDaily en Español Editors, Nicolás Valencia M. and José Tomás Franco, were invited by PICO Estudio to document and view the five projects in their final phase of construction and speak with the architects and community representatives about the development of the projects and some of the challenges faced in the process. 

Learn more about each of the five projects after the break. 

Thomas Heatherwick Unveils Design for Maggie's Centre in Leeds

09:05 - 10 June, 2015
Thomas Heatherwick Unveils Design for Maggie's Centre in Leeds, © Heatherwick Studio
© Heatherwick Studio

Maggie's, the UK charity famed for its cancer care centers designed by world-renowned architects, has released a proposal for a new building designed by Heatherwick Studio. The new center is planned to be built on the grounds of the St James' University Hospital in Leeds, and was submitted for planning permission this morning.

The design consists of a series of stepped "planters" which aim to harness the therapeutic effect of plants for the benefit of the center's users. The building's public and private interior spaces are woven both in between these elements, and into the interior space of the planters themselves.

Chinmaya Mission Austin / Miró Rivera Architects

09:00 - 10 June, 2015
Chinmaya Mission Austin / Miró Rivera Architects, © Paul Finkel | Piston Design
© Paul Finkel | Piston Design

© Paul Finkel | Piston Design © Paul Finkel | Piston Design © Paul Finkel | Piston Design © Paul Finkel | Piston Design +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Austin, TX, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Juan Miró, FAIA LEED AP Miguel Rivera, FAIA LEED AP
  • Project Manager

    Ken Jones, AIA LEED AP
  • Team Members

    Spencer Cook,
Bud Franck, Matthew Helveston, Michael Hsu,
Shane Pavonetti, Edward Richardson
  • Area

    4185.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Metropolis Magazine Collects Tributes to Michael Graves

08:00 - 10 June, 2015
Metropolis Magazine Collects Tributes to Michael Graves, http://www.archdaily.com/407522/ad-classics-the-portland-building-michael-graves/. Image © Wikimedia user Steve Morgan
http://www.archdaily.com/407522/ad-classics-the-portland-building-michael-graves/. Image © Wikimedia user Steve Morgan

In some exceptional cases, an architect can be just as monumental as the buildings they design. Michael Graves, who passed away in March, certainly had a huge influence over the architecture of the late 20th century, with works ranging from the geometric icons of early post-modernism such as the Portland Building, to the slightly more staid Denver Central Library, to the outlandish kitsch of his Swan and Dolphin resorts for Disney. Though his death brought well-deserved attention to his work, it's just as important to remember Graves as a person, and the influence he had on people throughout his lifetime. As such, Metropolis Magazine has brought together a group of Graves' friends, colleagues and collaborators to remember Michael Graves.

http://www.archdaily.com/407522/ad-classics-the-portland-building-michael-graves/. Image © Wikimedia user Steve Morgan http://www.archdaily.com/64270/ad-classics-walt-disney-world-swan-and-dolphin-resort-michael-graves/. Image © Flickr user Jeff B. © Michael Graves & Associates © Michael Graves & Associates +5

Open Call: GARS-NEPAL.TIBET Earthquake Emergency Reconstruction Competition

06:00 - 10 June, 2015
Open Call: GARS-NEPAL.TIBET Earthquake Emergency Reconstruction Competition, Courtesy of GCRS Global-Building Love Disaster-aid Material Trade Center
Courtesy of GCRS Global-Building Love Disaster-aid Material Trade Center

In response to the devastating earthquake in Nepal this past April, GCRS Global-Building Love Disaster-aid Material Trade Center is calling on architects around the world to design reconstruction projects as a part of their GARS-NEPAL.TIBET Earthquake Emergency competition.

S. Mamede House / Aires Mateus

05:00 - 10 June, 2015
S. Mamede House / Aires Mateus, © Ricardo Oliveira Alves
© Ricardo Oliveira Alves

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lisbon, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Manuel Aires Mateus
  • Project Leader

    Bruno Anes
  • Collaborators

    Valentino Capelo Sousa, Maria Rebelo Pinto, Ana Rita Rosa
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

Monocle 24's 'Section D' Discusses Design and Architecture from Lebanon to Istanbul

04:00 - 10 June, 2015

This edition of Section D, Monocle 24's weekly review of design, architecture and craft, dives into Beirut Design Week exploring "what Lebanese designers can show the world." In this show Josh Fehnert examines why Domus have decided to start an academy in Milan, speaks to Dutch typographer Joep Pohlen about his ultimate type reference guide, and assesses some of the architectural similarities between Istanbul and London. While the likenesses are not immediately obvious, both cities are currently undergoing an unprecedented property boom. Istanbul, a city with no strategic masterplan, is growing fast and there are lessons to be learnt from London's comparatively porous urban realm.

Call for Exhibitors: 2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism Architecture in Hong Kong and Shenzhen

03:01 - 10 June, 2015
Call for Exhibitors: 2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism Architecture in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, 2013 UABB entrance pavilion at the Value Factory. Image © ArchDaily
2013 UABB entrance pavilion at the Value Factory. Image © ArchDaily

The 2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism Architecture (UABB) has launched an open call for exhibitors. Co-organized by Shenzhen and Hong Kong, UABB is the only biennial exhibition in the world that is based exclusively on the themes of urbanism and urbanization. This year's edition, which will run from December 2015 to February 2016, will be based around the themes "Re-Living the City" and "Visions 2050 - Lifestyle & The City." All those who are interested in participating as an exhibitor should submit their proposals to the organizers of the Shenzhen curatorial team (here) and Hong Kong curatorial team (here) before June 30, 2015. See our past coverage on the 2013 UABB to learn more about the event.

Anndenne's Cultural Center / Label Architecture

03:00 - 10 June, 2015
Anndenne's Cultural Center  / Label Architecture, © bepictures
© bepictures

© bepictures © bepictures © bepictures © bepictures +24

Mountain-View House / SoNo arhitekti

02:00 - 10 June, 2015
Mountain-View House / SoNo arhitekti, Courtesy of SoNo arhitekti
Courtesy of SoNo arhitekti

Courtesy of SoNo arhitekti Courtesy of SoNo arhitekti Courtesy of SoNo arhitekti Courtesy of SoNo arhitekti +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Slovenia
  • Architect in Charge

    Edvard Blažko, Marko Volk, Nina Tešanović, Nejc Batistič
  • Area

    340.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013

21 House / TonTon-Group

22:00 - 9 June, 2015
21 House / TonTon-Group, © My Anh Nguyen
© My Anh Nguyen

© My Anh Nguyen © My Anh Nguyen © My Anh Nguyen © My Anh Nguyen +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Thanh Hoa City's Project Management Social-Economic Development, Điện Biên, Lam Son Ward, Thanh Hoa City, Thanh Hoa, Vietnam
  • Area

    90.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

McDonald's Pavilion on Coolsingel / mei architects and planners

20:00 - 9 June, 2015
McDonald's Pavilion on Coolsingel / mei architects and planners, © Jeroen Musch
© Jeroen Musch

© Jeroen Musch Courtesy of Mei architects and planners © Ossip Van Duivenbode © Jeroen Musch +32

HAC Lab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern

19:30 - 9 June, 2015
HAC Lab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern, Newman-Schmidt Studios, Workmen installing the first aluminum panel, 1951. Gelatin silver print. Director’s Discretionary Fund.
Newman-Schmidt Studios, Workmen installing the first aluminum panel, 1951. Gelatin silver print. Director’s Discretionary Fund.

The city of Pittsburgh encountered and was transformed by modern architecture in an ambitious program of urban revitalization in the 1950s and ’60s. HAC Lab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern untangles Pittsburgh’s complicated relationship with modern architecture and urban planning. This experimental presentation at Carnegie Museum of Art’s Heinz Architectural Center includes abundant archival materials from the period, an active architecture studio, and a salon-style discussion space, unearthing layers of history and a range of perspectives.

Layerscape / Kiến Trúc O

19:00 - 9 June, 2015
Layerscape / Kiến Trúc O, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki +19

  • Architects

    Kiến Trúc O
  • Location

    Da Nang, Da Nang, Vietnam
  • Design Team

    Đàm Huỳnh Quốc Vũ, Lê An Ni, Trần Minh Tuyến, Thái Thanh Xuân, Lê Hồng Đức
  • Area

    1025.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Mary Place, All Hallows’ School / Wilson Architects

17:00 - 9 June, 2015
Mary Place, All Hallows’ School / Wilson Architects, © Christopher Frederick Jones
© Christopher Frederick Jones

© Christopher Frederick Jones © Christopher Frederick Jones © Christopher Frederick Jones © Christopher Frederick Jones +19

Studio Gang to Design Net Positive Energy Campus for Chicago Children's Academy

16:30 - 9 June, 2015
Studio Gang to Design Net Positive Energy Campus for Chicago Children's Academy, Chicago Skyline. Image © Flickr CC User Derek Key
Chicago Skyline. Image © Flickr CC User Derek Key

Studio Gang has been selected to design a 60,000 square-foot campus for the Academy for Global Citizenship (AGC) in Chicago. Aimed to be the city's greenest campus, the net positive energy scheme will be designed as a space for learning that will "break down barriers between kids." The campus will include classrooms, an international learning laboratory, a teacher professional development center, an early childhood center, and an urban food production center. 

Black Line Apartment / Arhitektura d.o.o.

15:00 - 9 June, 2015
Black Line Apartment / Arhitektura d.o.o., © Jure Goršič
© Jure Goršič

© Jure Goršič © Jure Goršič © Jure Goršič © Jure Goršič +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Architect in Charge

    Boštjan Gabrijelčič, Aleš Gabrijelčič
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Video: Housing Through the Centuries

13:23 - 9 June, 2015

From the Cobb house to the world's first 3D printed mansion, this short animated film illustrates the history of housing from 25,000 BC to now. Published on The Atlantic, the film was authored by Jackie Lay.