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Santa Rosa de Constitución School and Memorial / LAND Architects

09:00 - 16 March, 2015
Santa Rosa de Constitución School and Memorial / LAND Architects, © Sergio Pirrone
© Sergio Pirrone

© Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone +45

  • Architects

  • Location

    Constitución, Constitución, Maule Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Javier Lorenzo
  • Area

    1400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 7 – Peeking Through the Windows of Porto

08:00 - 16 March, 2015

ArchDaily has teamed up with Building PicturesFilipa Figueira and Tiago Vieira to feature weekly episodes of their video series “Arquitectura à Moda do Porto,” which highlights Porto’s most significant buildings over the last two decades.

The series launched in 2013 and is composed of 10 episodes, each focusing on a different theme: light, stairs, balconies, nature, textures, doors, windows, skylights, pavements and structures.

Last week we featured the series’ sixth episode about Porto’s doors, and now we present Episode 7 – Windows. Read the producers’ description of the latest episode after the break.

Hostel Wadi / Studio Bernardo Secchi & Paola Viganò

06:00 - 16 March, 2015
Hostel Wadi / Studio Bernardo Secchi & Paola Viganò, © Frederik Buyckx
© Frederik Buyckx

© Frederik Buyckx © Frederik Buyckx © Frederik Buyckx © Frederik Buyckx +8

  • Architects

  • Location

    Molenstraat 62, 2460 Kasterlee, Belgium
  • Design Team

    Uberto degli Uberti, Tommaso Fait, Steven Geeraert, Emmanuel Giannotti, Stefano Peluso, Günter Pusch
  • Area

    952.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Shortlist Announced For 2015 RIBA North West Awards

04:00 - 16 March, 2015
Shortlist Announced For 2015 RIBA North West Awards, Shortlisted: The Whitworth, Manchester / MUMA. Image © Alan Williams
Shortlisted: The Whitworth, Manchester / MUMA. Image © Alan Williams

A total of 15 projects have been shortlisted for RIBA North West 2015 Awards, featuring buildings by John McAslan + Partners, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, MUMA and Carmody Groake. 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 RIBA Stirling Prize. The 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize was won by Haworth Tompkins for the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, a project which was shortlisted by this branch of the RIBA. Feilden Clegg Bradley StudiosManchester School of Art also made it to the national finals.

See the complete list of shortlisted projects after the break.

Summer House in Dalarna / Leo Qvarsebo

04:00 - 16 March, 2015
Summer House in Dalarna / Leo Qvarsebo, Courtesy of Leo Qvarsebo
Courtesy of Leo Qvarsebo

Courtesy of Leo Qvarsebo Courtesy of Leo Qvarsebo Courtesy of Leo Qvarsebo Courtesy of Leo Qvarsebo +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Västerbyn, 770 70 Långshyttan, Sweden
  • Developer

    Leo Qvarsebo, Mattias Granwald, Robobygg AB
  • Area

    90.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Leo Qvarsebo

Trinity Long Room Hub / Mccullough Mulvin Architects

03:00 - 16 March, 2015
Trinity Long Room Hub / Mccullough Mulvin Architects, Courtesy of Mccullough Mulvin Architects
Courtesy of Mccullough Mulvin Architects

Courtesy of Mccullough Mulvin Architects Courtesy of Mccullough Mulvin Architects Courtesy of Mccullough Mulvin Architects Courtesy of Mccullough Mulvin Architects +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin, Ireland
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Mccullough Mulvin Architects

Al Shaheed Park / Ricardo Camacho

23:00 - 15 March, 2015
Al Shaheed Park / Ricardo Camacho , © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido +43

SHR House / Sun Tan architects Studio

20:00 - 15 March, 2015
SHR House / Sun Tan architects Studio, © Kenji Masunaga
© Kenji Masunaga

© Kenji Masunaga © Kenji Masunaga © Kenji Masunaga © Kenji Masunaga +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
  • Collaborators

    Munehiro Minakawa
  • Area

    340.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Kenji Masunaga, Courtesy of Sun Tan architects Studio

Arquitetas Invisíveis Presents 48 Women in Architecture: Part 7, Sustainable Architecture

18:00 - 15 March, 2015
Arquitetas Invisíveis Presents 48 Women in Architecture: Part 7, Sustainable Architecture, Courtesy of Arquitetas Invisíveis
Courtesy of Arquitetas Invisíveis

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we asked the Brazilian non-profit group Arquitetas Invisíveis to share with us a part of their work, which identifies women in architecture and urbanism. They kindly shared with us a list of 48 important women architects, divided into seven categories: pioneers, “in the shadows,” architectureurbanism, social architecture, landscape architecture and sustainable architecture. We will be sharing this list over the course of the week.

Today, in the last post of the series, we present the female architects who put an emphasis on sustainability. 

Carla Juaçaba. Image Courtesy of artribune.com Françoise Hélène Jourda. © GA-dr Leiko Motomura. Image via amima-arquietura Centro de Cultura Max Feffer, Pardinho, São Paulo, Brasil. © Roger Hama Sassaki +8

Open Call: Inside 2015

17:00 - 15 March, 2015
Open Call: Inside 2015

Inside 2015 invites students and young professionals to submit a collection of their "inside" work comprised of up to three digital images. By submitting your work, we invite you to share your voice with the collective intelligence of a community of visual thinkers. The competition is open to all design disciplines including architects, interior designers, furniture designers, digital fabricators, graphic designers, lighting designers, product designers or any other creative field that creates for the inside. The competition is free to all entrants. Learn more, here

Goettsch Partners Prepare to Start Work on Warsaw Tower

15:00 - 15 March, 2015
Goettsch Partners Prepare to Start Work on Warsaw Tower, Courtesy of Goettsch Partners
Courtesy of Goettsch Partners

Envisioned with a height of 130-meters and comprising a combined total of 41 floors and 63,800-square-meters, the bipartite Mennica Legacy Tower project in Warsaw has been slated for construction, to commence in the last quarter of 2015. Featuring two adjacent towers designed by Chicago-based international firm Goettsch Partners, the project is located at the site of the former headquarters of the Mint of Poland

On completion, Mennica Legacy Tower will function predominantly as an office complex, integrating secondary retail and commercial functions. View selected images and learn more about the project after the break.

Courtesy of Goettsch Partners Courtesy of Goettsch Partners Courtesy of Goettsch Partners Courtesy of Goettsch Partners +13

Family House In Palanga / UAB Architektu biuras

14:00 - 15 March, 2015
Family House In Palanga / UAB Architektu biuras, © Leonas Garbačauskas
© Leonas Garbačauskas

© Leonas Garbačauskas © Leonas Garbačauskas © Leonas Garbačauskas © Leonas Garbačauskas +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vanagupės gatvė, Palanga, Lithuania
  • Architect in Charge

    Gintautas Natkevičius, Adomas Rimšelis, Sigita Kundrotaitė
  • Area

    253.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Egypt Unveils Plans for "New Cairo"

12:00 - 15 March, 2015
Egypt Unveils Plans for "New Cairo", © Flickr CC User garyjd
© Flickr CC User garyjd

In an effort to combat the economic conditions that have plunged one-fourth of its population into poverty, Egypt's ambitious development plan for a massive new capital city is soon to be underway. Roughly the size of New Cairo, the privately-funded city hopes to become the new administrative center, as well as a bustling metropolis of shopping, housing, and tourist destinations to generate economic activity. Plans were solidified at a foreign investment conference where the official project details were unveiled on March 13 in Sharm el-Sheikh.

Read on after the break for more on the $45 billion plan.

Your Home by Mail: The Rise and Fall of Catalogue Housing

09:30 - 15 March, 2015
Your Home by Mail: The Rise and Fall of Catalogue Housing, Gordon-Van tine’s ready-cut homes (1918). Image Courtesy of Openlibrary.org
Gordon-Van tine’s ready-cut homes (1918). Image Courtesy of Openlibrary.org

Housing is one of the most persistent challenges faced by the construction industry, and over the course of decades certain trends rise and fall, as entrepreneurial housing providers carve out new niches to provide for expanding populations and changing demographics. Originally published by BuzzBuzzHome as "The Rise and Fall of The Mail-Order House," this article explores the craze of so-called "catalogue homes" - flat-packed houses that were delivered by mail - which became popular in North America in the first decades of the 20th century.

The testimonials make it sound effortless: building your own house is no sweat.

In the front pages of a 1921 Sears Roebuck catalogue for mail-order homes, a resident of Traverse City, Michigan identified only by the pseudonym “I Did Not Hire Any Help” wrote to the company: “I am very well pleased with my Already Cut House bought off you. All the material went together nicely. In fact, I wish I had another house to put up this summer. I really enjoyed working on such a building, and I do not follow the carpenter trade either.” It’s estimated that more than 100,000 mail-order homes were built in the United States between 1908 and 1940. It was the IKEA of housing, but instead of spending an afternoon putting together a bookshelf, buyers would take on the formidable task of building a house. Or, more commonly, get a contractor to do it. Homebuyers would pick a design of their choice out of a mail-order catalogue and the materials – from the lumber frame boards to the paint to the nails and screws – would be shipped out to the closest railway station for pickup and construction.

Gordon Van-Tine homes (1926). Image Courtesy of Openlibrary.org Gordon Van-Tine’s ready-cut homes (1918). Image Courtesy of Openlibrary.org Honor bilt modern homes (1921). Image Courtesy of Openlibrary.org Sears, Roebuck & Co. (1938). Image Courtesy of Openlibrary.org +11

Casa Na Mouraria / José Andrade Rocha

10:00 - 15 March, 2015
Casa Na Mouraria / José Andrade Rocha, © Ricardo Oliveira Alves
© Ricardo Oliveira Alves

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves +27

Video: Frei Otto Experimenting with Soap Bubbles

08:00 - 15 March, 2015

“The computer can only calculate what is already conceptually inside of it; you can only find what you look for in computers. Nevertheless, you can find what you haven’t searched for with free experimentation.” - From A Conversation with Frei Otto, by Juan Maria Songel

For Frei Otto, experimentation with models and maquettes was a fundamental part of his work as an architect. In 1961, he began to conduct a series of experiments with soap bubbles (featured in the video above). His experiments centered on suspending soap film and dropping a looped string into it to form a perfect circle. By then trying to pull the string out a minimal surface was created. It was these created surfaces that Otto experimented with.

Through these types of experimentation he was able to build forms and structures that were previously believed to be impossible. “Now it can be calculated, but for more than 40 years it was impossible to calculate it. I have not waited for it to be calculated in order to build it.”

SHIFT Restaurant / Lama Arhitectura

06:00 - 15 March, 2015
SHIFT Restaurant / Lama Arhitectura, © RaduMalasincu
© RaduMalasincu

© RaduMalasincu © RaduMalasincu © RaduMalasincu © RaduMalasincu +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bucharest, Romania
  • Architect in Charge

    Dan Enache,CalinRadu
  • Design Team

    AliceIonita, Ioana Stan
  • Landscape Architect

    Alexandru Gheorghe-Poteca Studio
  • Area

    165.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

TAC-SEV New Campus / Erginoğlu&Çalışlar

03:00 - 15 March, 2015
TAC-SEV New Campus / Erginoğlu&Çalışlar, © Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

© Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden +38

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tarsus/Mersin, Turkey
  • Design Team

    İ. Kerem Erginoğlu,Hasan C. Çalışlar, Arın Tanrıkulu, Onat Över, Ayça Taylan, Sezen Bilge, Zeynep Şankaynağı, Yasemin Hacıkura, Işık Süngü, Emre Cestel
  • Area

    9399.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs