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Group DCA Office / DCA Architects

01:00 - 12 January, 2015
Group DCA Office / DCA Architects, © Kapil Kamra
© Kapil Kamra

© Kapil Kamra © Kapil Kamra © Kapil Kamra © Kapil Kamra +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sultanpur, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Architect in Charge

    Amit Aurora, Rahul Bansal
  • Contractor

    DCA Workshop
  • Area

    413.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Five Teams Shortlisted to Masterplan UCL’s New Campus in London’s Olympicopolis

01:00 - 12 January, 2015
Five Teams Shortlisted to Masterplan UCL’s New Campus in London’s Olympicopolis, London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park featuring, from left to right, Zaha Hadid-_-s Aquatics Centre, the ArcelorMittal Orbit, and the Olympic Stadium by Populous. The Olympicopolis site is on the far left. Image © Flickr CC user Martin Pettitt
London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park featuring, from left to right, Zaha Hadid-_-s Aquatics Centre, the ArcelorMittal Orbit, and the Olympic Stadium by Populous. The Olympicopolis site is on the far left. Image © Flickr CC user Martin Pettitt

Five consortiums have been shortlisted to envision the University College London’s (UCL) new 125,000-square-meter campus on a key section of London’s Olympicopolis. Planned for the site’s cultural and educational district, nearby the future homes of Victoria & Albert Museum, University of the Arts London and Sadler’s Wells, the campus’ first phase will include the university’s first School of Design, a “Museum of the Future,” and the UCL Center for Experimental Engineering. 

The complete shortlist, including Aecom, Gehl Architects and Stanton Williams, after the break.

Koyasan Guest House / Alphaville Architects

01:00 - 12 January, 2015
Koyasan Guest House / Alphaville Architects, © Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano +33

Winery / A.Burmester Arquitectos Associados

01:00 - 12 January, 2015
Winery / A.Burmester Arquitectos Associados, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Presandães, 5070-129 Alijó, Portugal
  • Project Architects

    Alexandre Burmester e Jorge Toscano
  • Collaborators

    Arq.o José Carlos Gonçalves, Arq.o Helder Magalhães e Arq.o Guilherme Burmester
  • Project Area

    3160.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Chicago Architecture Data: A Historic Buildings Guide For the Windy City

00:00 - 12 January, 2015
Chicago Architecture Data: A Historic Buildings Guide For the Windy City, Kelly Hall. Image © John Morris
Kelly Hall. Image © John Morris

Visiting a city as large as Chicago can be overwhelming. For the architect, this is doubly true. The city is a treasure trove of architectural history, perhaps most notable as the birthplace of the skyscraper and the Chicago School. Names like Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Daniel Burnham are commonplace in Chicago, their buildings nestled amidst more modern works by the likes of SOM, Jelmut Jahn, and Studio Gang Architects.

Still more works are hidden away in obscure corners of the city, less well known but equally representative of the time and style in which they were built. In the interest of cataloging these buildings, and bringing attention to those that may not be on the typical city tour, blogger John Morris has created Chicago Architecture Data. A near-comprehensive survey of projects built before 1940 organized by neighborhood and architectural style, Chicago Architecture Data is a veritable history book for the architecture of the Windy City.

Musée des Confluences / Coop Himmelb(l)au

01:00 - 12 January, 2015
Musée des Confluences / Coop Himmelb(l)au, © Duccio Malagamba
© Duccio Malagamba

© Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba +16

Conversion Hammergut / EM2N

01:00 - 12 January, 2015
© Roger Frei
© Roger Frei
  • Architects

  • Location

    6330 Cham, Switzerland
  • Partners

    Mathias Müller, Daniel Niggli
  • Project Leaders

    Noémi Necker, Gerry Schwyter (associate), Michael Zürcher
  • Area

    7000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Simon Menges © Roger Frei © Simon Menges © Roger Frei +19

House of Vans London / Tim Greatrex

01:00 - 12 January, 2015
House of Vans London / Tim Greatrex, Courtesy of Tim Greatrex
Courtesy of Tim Greatrex

Courtesy of Tim Greatrex Courtesy of Tim Greatrex Courtesy of Tim Greatrex Courtesy of Tim Greatrex +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    London, United Kingdom
  • Designer

    Hellicar & Lewis
  • Area

    2500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Tim Greatrex

The Berlage’s Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design: Architectural Education in the Age of Global Practice

00:00 - 12 January, 2015
The Berlage’s Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design: Architectural Education in the Age of Global Practice, Courtesy of The Berlage
Courtesy of The Berlage

In the second decade of the twenty-first century, the built environment continues to be redefined on an unprecedented scale by global shifts of culture, economy, and geopolitical structures. Cities and countrysides are transforming differently from country to country; national and local governments continue to define specific legal frameworks impacting building practice; and value systems and social norms remain strongly bound to culture. At the same time, different regions around the world deal with similar changes, from urban sprawl and rapid urbanization to the consequences of an aging population and the lifestyle challenges of the middle class.

AR Issues: The Problem With Memorials and Memory

00:00 - 12 January, 2015
AR Issues: The Problem With Memorials and Memory, 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 December 2014 issue, AR Editor Catherine Slessor ruminates on the contemporary approach to memorials, arguing that “as architecture can rarely truly grasp the notion of absence, memorial culture lapses into comforting banality.

Always uneasy bedfellows, this year the relationship between building and memory has had a particularly charged resonance. The centenary of the outbreak of the First World War has been framed by the familiar narratives of slaughter and sacrifice, while the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall marked the moment when Communism in Europe finally faltered and collapsed. No doubt that these are profound, epoch-defining events, but how they are memorialised in built form is frequently problematic.

Cut Paw Paw / Austin Maynard Architects

00:00 - 12 January, 2015
Cut Paw Paw / Austin Maynard Architects, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Tess Kelly © Tess Kelly © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +49

Villa SR / Reitsema and Partners Architects

01:00 - 12 January, 2015
Villa SR / Reitsema and Partners Architects, © Luuk Kramer
© Luuk Kramer

© Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman +20

Competition Entry: Tomas Ghisellini Proposes "Supernova" School of Music for Bressanone

00:00 - 11 January, 2015
Two-Level Urban Patio. Image © Tomas Ghisellini Arcitects
Two-Level Urban Patio. Image © Tomas Ghisellini Arcitects

The city of Bressanone, Italy, is looking for a new School of Music, and Tomas Ghisellini Architects have won a recognition of honor for their proposal. Taking inspiration from the loggias, piazzas and cloisters of the surrounding city, their school design creates a “landscape within a landscape” in which students may study and practice music. Called “Supernova,” the design includes a rehearsal hall, classrooms, and plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces that act as transitional space between the city fabric and the abutting parkland. Learn more, after the break.

City Gate Square. Image © Tomas Ghisellini Arcitects Hanging Gardens. Image © Tomas Ghisellini Arcitects Semi-Underground Rehearsal Hall. Image © Tomas Ghisellini Arcitects Classroom with Panoramic Loggia. Image © Tomas Ghisellini Arcitects +14

Archiculture Interviews: Mary Woods on “Roarkism” and Market-Driven Nature of US Architecture

00:00 - 11 January, 2015

Cornell University professor and historian Mary Woods is one of over 30 influential practitioners that was interviewed during the filming of Arbuckle IndustriesArchiculture documentary. Beyond her explanation of “Roarkism,” a term inspired by Ayn Rand’s protagonist Howard Roark in The Fountainhead that is used to describe the architect as an “uncompromising individualist,” Woods explains the market-driven nature of the profession and how the US government has historically been reluctant to embrace the arts and architecture.

Five Design Teams Re-Envision New York's Public Libraries

01:00 - 11 January, 2015
Five Design Teams Re-Envision New York's Public Libraries, Hunts Point Library concept. Image Courtesy of Andrew Berman Architect, Library Development Solutions, Neil Donnelly, AEA Consulting, Auerbach Pollock Friedlander
Hunts Point Library concept. Image Courtesy of Andrew Berman Architect, Library Development Solutions, Neil Donnelly, AEA Consulting, Auerbach Pollock Friedlander

There are 207 branch libraries in the city of New York, each providing a number of services to city residents. From the simple lending of books to adult technical literacy classes, these institutions are as vital as they were before the advent of the internet, and their attendance numbers prove it. Between the years of 2002 and 2011, circulation in the city’s library systems increased by 59%. Library program attendance saw an increase of 40%. In spite of this, library funding was cut by 8% within this same timeframe, which has made it difficult to keep many of the system’s buildings in good repair. To spark interest and support from city leaders, The Architectural League, in collaboration with the Center for an Urban Future, instigated the design study Re-Envisioning New York's Branch Libraries.

Sponsored by the Charles H. Revson Foundation, the study is the effort of five design teams chosen by the League. These teams - including MASS Design Group and SITU STUDIO - were charged with proposing exciting new library designs that follow the League’s themes of “integrating libraries into the city’s housing and community development goals, reconfiguring libraries to meet community needs, and developing new ideas for expanding the impact of branch libraries.” The teams presented their work at a January 4th symposium. See each of the proposals, as well as video footage of that symposium, after the break.

Concept for transit Outpost Performance library. Image Courtesy of team L+ Clinton Hill Branch Library concept. Image Courtesy of Andrew Berman Architect, Library Development Solutions, Neil Donnelly, AEA Consulting, Auerbach Pollock Friedlander Concept for Brighton Beach Library. Image Courtesy of team Marble Fairbanks with James Lima Planning + Development, Leah Meisterlin, and Special Project Office Conceptual drawing by MASS Design Group. Image Courtesy of the team +15

Place Olympe de Gouges et Allée des Ateliers à Pantin / 2/3/4/

01:00 - 11 January, 2015
Place Olympe de Gouges et Allée des Ateliers à Pantin / 2/3/4/, © Clément Guillaume
© Clément Guillaume

© Clément Guillaume © Clément Guillaume © Clément Guillaume © Clément Guillaume +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pantin, France
  • Project Manager

    Agate Mordka
  • Area

    4341.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Patisserie À La Folie / Atelier Moderno + Anne Sophie Goneau

01:00 - 11 January, 2015
Patisserie À La Folie  / Atelier Moderno + Anne Sophie Goneau, © Stéphane Groleau
© Stéphane Groleau

© Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau +10

Datri & Dasa House / [mavarq]

01:00 - 11 January, 2015
Datri & Dasa House / [mavarq] , © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro +50

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tepeji, Hidalgo, Mexico
  • Project Architect

    Marco Velázquez
  • Associate Architect

    Lorenzo Álvarez
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs