Um House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados

01:00 - 6 May, 2014
Um House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados, © Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

© Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok +24

Reinier de Graaf, Ma Yansong to Speak at Biennale's Greenhouse Talk

00:00 - 6 May, 2014
Reinier de Graaf, Ma Yansong to Speak at Biennale's Greenhouse Talk, Recent work from panel members. Image Courtesy of Greenhouse Talks
Recent work from panel members. Image Courtesy of Greenhouse Talks

Greenhouse Talks, an auxiliary public lecture series to the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, will take place on Thursday, June 5th and Friday, June 6th between 9:00 and 11:00am. During each session, an international panel of professionals - including the founder of MAD Architects, Ma Yansong, and the director of AMO, Reinier de Graaf - will discuss a topic pertaining to Rem Koolhaas' chosen theme for the Biennale: Fundamentals. The first day of discourse will focus on the future of the architectural profession, investigating the potential influence of the market crisis and the intersection of architecture with other disciplines. The second will reflect on the representation of architecture, considering the Western practice of exhibiting architecture projects in museums, institutes, and biennial events and what this practice's adoption might mean for the East. For the full list of panel members and event details, read on after the break.

When Architects Build Brands: Is Architecture's Future in Advertising?

00:00 - 6 May, 2014
When Architects Build Brands: Is Architecture's Future in Advertising?, With existing expertise in graphic communication, some architects are becoming advertisers. Image © IADE
With existing expertise in graphic communication, some architects are becoming advertisers. Image © IADE

Architects have an eye for design, but do they have an eye for advertising? In Norway, for example, Snøhetta isn't just known for the Oslo Opera House but for branding some of the country's largest companies. In America, Hickok Cole Architects of Washington D.C. are working on brand identity with companies as large as Pfizer. Recently, Hickok Cole Architects launched a new advertising arm to the company -- Hickok Cole Creative. With interdisciplinary practice on the rise, one has to wonder – could the work of the architecture firm of the future not be architecture at all? Read more about Hickok Cole's transition into advertising in this article at the Washington Business Journal.

Media Architecture Biennale 2014

00:00 - 6 May, 2014
Media Architecture Biennale 2014

Architects, designers and artists meet with academia and industry, when the world’s premier media architecture event takes place on 19-22 November in Aarhus, Denmark, with a pre-event in Copenhagen.

The biennale brings together people and organizations that work with media and the built environment: With media facades, with urban screens and with buildings that communicate – be it with colorful LEDs, flashing light bulbs, or with heat-sensitive concrete that ’freezes’ the shadows of passers-by. Across professions and nationalities, participants will create and discuss the media architecture of the future. And they will investigate how media architecture shapes people’s lives in the cities of the world.

More information after the break.

Mineral Springs / Superkül inc

01:00 - 6 May, 2014
© Shai Gil
© Shai Gil
  • Architects

  • Location

    Dundas, Hamilton, ON, Canada
  • Architects in Charge

    Andre D’Elia, Meg Graham
  • Area

    1000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil +10

BoxHome / Rintala Eggertsson Architects

01:00 - 6 May, 2014
Courtesy of Rintala Eggertsson Architects
Courtesy of Rintala Eggertsson Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Oslo, Norway
  • Work Group

    Sami Rintala, Dagur Eggertson, John Roger Holte, Julian Fors
  • Area

    19.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Rintala Eggertsson Architects, Ivan Brodey

© Ivan Brodey Courtesy of Rintala Eggertsson Architects © Ivan Brodey © Ivan Brodey +17

SESC Barra Secondary School / Indio da Costa Arquitetura

01:00 - 5 May, 2014
SESC Barra Secondary School  / Indio da Costa Arquitetura, © Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok
  • Architects

  • Location

    Escola SESC de Ensino Médio - Av. Ayrton Senna - Jacarepaguá, Rio - Rio de Janeiro, 22775-004, Brasil
  • Project Architect

    Luiz Eduardo Indio da Costa
  • Co-authors

    Claudia Amorim, Carlota Sampaio, Lourenço Gimenez
  • Technical Team

    Maria Teresa Mesquita, Ana Rita Figueira, André Barreto, Ligia Cury, Mariana Cailaux, Rodrigo Carneiro, Christian Smith, Joyce Camillo, Maurício Duarte, Igor de Vetyemy, Roberta Leite, Cesar Jordão
  • Project Area

    55000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photography

© Cesar Duarte © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok +25

AD Round Up: Portugal's Micro-Hotels

00:00 - 5 May, 2014
AD Round Up: Portugal's Micro-Hotels, The Tree Snake Houses - A New, Smaller Trend In Hospitality Architecture. Image © Ricardo Oliveira Alves
The Tree Snake Houses - A New, Smaller Trend In Hospitality Architecture. Image © Ricardo Oliveira Alves

This Financial Times article describes the Post-Recession paradigm shift occurring in Portuguese architecture -- from construction to landscape, large to small. Pritzker Prize winners Alvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura have been leading this "micro" trend, designing hotels with exceptional materiality and craft. We've decided to round up some of these extraordinary structures, including: Casa Na Areia and Cabanas no Rio by Aires MateusJorge Sousa Santos’ Rio do Prado, the Ecork Hotel by Jose Carlos Cruz and Villa Extramuros by Jordi Fornells. Last but not least, is ArchDaily’s building of the year for hospitality architecture -- the Tree Snake Houses from father Luís Rebelo de Andrade and son Tiago Rebelo de Andrade.

Parure House / Architects EAT

01:00 - 5 May, 2014
© James Coombe
© James Coombe

Adobe 410 Townsend / Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

01:00 - 5 May, 2014
© David Wakely
© David Wakely
  • Architects

  • Location

    410 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
  • Design Team

    Louis Ray, William Turner, Matt Gamache, Surili Ranpuria, Audrey Bauer, Lacey Engelke, Stephen Killion
  • Area

    44000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© David Wakely © David Wakely © David Wakely © David Wakely +18

Lucie Aubrac School / Saison Menu Architectes Urbanistes

01:00 - 5 May, 2014
Lucie Aubrac School / Saison Menu Architectes Urbanistes, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Roubaix, France
  • Architect in Charge

    PassivHaus Conso Less than 15 KWHep / m² shon / year
  • Architect

    Mathieu Martin
  • Area

    3200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo +23

From "Cube Farm" to Fun: The Five Office Designs of the 20th Century

00:00 - 5 May, 2014
From "Cube Farm" to Fun: The Five Office Designs of the 20th Century, Google's Super HQ Office in London. Image Courtesy of PENSON
Google's Super HQ Office in London. Image Courtesy of PENSON

From being isolated in a cubicle to having a ping pong table at your disposal, the way we approach work and office design has drastically evolved over the past decade. The Wall Street Journal has identified five office designs that have defined the 20th century, going over the pros and cons of each one - including the collaborative typology that exists in the offices of Google. To learn more, continue reading here.

Kop van Kessel-Lo Leuven / SeARCH + AR-TE

01:00 - 5 May, 2014
Kop van Kessel-Lo Leuven / SeARCH + AR-TE, © Hennie Raaymakers
© Hennie Raaymakers

© Hennie Raaymakers © Hennie Raaymakers © Hennie Raaymakers © Hennie Raaymakers +30

ADEPT Wins High Profile Competition for the Danish Armed Forces

01:00 - 5 May, 2014
ADEPT Wins High Profile Competition for the Danish Armed Forces, Exterior View. Image © ADEPT / doug&wolf
Exterior View. Image © ADEPT / doug&wolf

Danish architecture firm ADEPT has won first place in a competition to add three new buildings to the Danish Armed Forces Complex in Aalborg, Denmark. In keeping with the Armed Forces’ Green Establishments initiative, a project that encourages the lowering of energy use and CO2 emissions, the new barracks will be a visible model of sustainability

Bio-nanomanufacturing Laboratory / Piratininga Arquitetos Associados + VD Arquitetura

01:00 - 5 May, 2014
Bio-nanomanufacturing Laboratory / Piratininga Arquitetos Associados + VD Arquitetura, © Maíra Acayaba
© Maíra Acayaba

© Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba +20

Architecture in the USA Today - In Infographics

00:00 - 5 May, 2014
Architecture in the USA Today - In Infographics, Schools and students of architecture are overwhelmingly focused in the North East. At the other end of the scale are the states of the Gulf Coast. Image Courtesy of ACSA
Schools and students of architecture are overwhelmingly focused in the North East. At the other end of the scale are the states of the Gulf Coast. Image Courtesy of ACSA

As part of their ongoing ACSA Atlas Project, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) has just released a new set of infographics, showcasing a range of statistics relevant to both architecture students and professionals alike. The 10 images cover a range of issues, including: demographic concerns such as race and gender, economic concerns such as salaries and employment futures, and the number of architects and students in each state. Read on after the break for the full set.

Results of the 2014 European Prize for Urban Public Space

00:00 - 5 May, 2014
Results of the 2014 European Prize for Urban Public Space, The Braided Valley / Grupo Aranea. Image © Jesus Granada
The Braided Valley / Grupo Aranea. Image © Jesus Granada

The results of the 2014 European Prize for Urban Public Space have been announced. The prize organized by the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) rewards both the designers and the facilitators (such as councils or community groups) that have contributed to the best urban interventions of the year. The award is given for ingenuity and social impact, regardless of the scale of intervention, meaning that small, relatively unknown practices can rub shoulders with some of the best-known practices in Europe.

See the 2 Joint Winners and 4 Special Mentions after the break

La Lira Theatre / RCR Arquitectes. Image Courtesy of RCR Arquitectes + PUIGCORBÉ arquitectes Masterplan for Marseille’s Vieux Port / Foster + Parners. Image Courtesy of CCCB Islamic Cemetery in Altach / Bernardo Bader Architects. Image © Adolf Bereuter The Braided Valley / Grupo Aranea. Image © Jesus Granada +7

schmidt hammer lassen Designs Cultural Hub for Ningbo’s Labour Union

01:00 - 5 May, 2014
schmidt hammer lassen Designs Cultural Hub for Ningbo’s Labour Union, © schmidt hammer lassen architects
© schmidt hammer lassen architects

schmidt hammer lassen architects has unveiled a new cultural hub for Ningbo’s Labour Union. Planned to serve both the city and the union’s nearly three million members, the “Home of Staff” will unite two stepped complexes of support, health, education, culture and leisure facilities with a half a kilometer long central park.