Ki Se Tsu Hair Salon / iks design

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
© Keisuke Nakagami
© Keisuke Nakagami

© Keisuke Nakagami © Keisuke Nakagami © Keisuke Nakagami © Keisuke Nakagami +15

DM2 Housing / OODA

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
DM2 Housing / OODA, © Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua D. Manuel II, 4050 Porto, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Diogo Brito, Rodrigo Vilas-Boas, Francisco Lencastre, Francisca Santos, Lourenço Menezes Rodrigues
  • Area

    1100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado +123

Hawkins\Brown Reveal Plans for Bartlett School Revamp

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
Hawkins\Brown Reveal Plans for Bartlett School Revamp, Courtesy of The Bartlett School of Architecture
Courtesy of The Bartlett School of Architecture

Hawkins\Brown have revealed plans for a £30 million revamp of Wates House in London, home to the Bartlett School of Architecture. The alterations will retain the structure of the 1970s building, opening up the facade to reveal the building's internal activities to the street, as well as adding a new entrance and converting some of the ground floor into an exhibition space. The project strikes a balance between the requirements of working within one of London's conservation areas, and retrofitting an outdated 1970s building to meet the needs of a constantly changing program.

Read on after the break for more project images and info

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Norman Foster Reasserts Belief in Thames Estuary Airport

00:00 - 28 May, 2014
Norman Foster Reasserts Belief in Thames Estuary Airport, © Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners

In response to the UK Airports Commission's call for evidence, Foster + Partners has released a detailed feasibility study supporting their plans for a new airport on the Isle of Grain in the Thames Estuary. Their plan proposes a four-runway airport built on a 35 square kilometre platform constructed partially in the mouth of the Thames. The scheme is popularly called "Boris Island" thanks to its most prominent supporter, Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

Norman Foster said "Since the Airports Commission submission a year ago, the need for increased airport capacity has become even more urgent. It is time to get serious about the issue of airport capacity. Britain needs an effective long-term solution, not the usual short-term fix that is Heathrow’s proposed third runway. London today needs to follow in the footsteps of its nineteenth-century forebears and invest boldly in infrastructure. Only long-term thinking will properly serve the demands of our future generations."

Read on for a breakdown of the information contained in the report

Zaha Hadid and SOM Among 5 Competing to Design Scandinavia’s Tallest Tower

00:00 - 28 May, 2014
Proposal #1: “Ursa” (214 meters). Image Courtesy of Serneke
Proposal #1: “Ursa” (214 meters). Image Courtesy of Serneke

Zaha Hadid Architects, SOM, Ian Simpson Architects, Manuelle Gautrand Architects, and Wingårdhs Arkitektkontor are all competing to design what will be the tallest tower in Scandinavia. Submitted anonymously, the five shortlisted proposals have just been unveiled by Serneke, who has envisioned the skyscraper as an integral piece to a larger 32,000 square meter mixed-use masterplan in Gothenburg that has been in the making for more than ten years. 

Check out each shortlisted design, after the break...

Doninpark / LOVE architecture and urbanism

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
Doninpark / LOVE architecture and urbanism, © Jasmin Schuller
© Jasmin Schuller

© Jasmin Schuller © Jasmin Schuller © Jasmin Schuller © Jasmin Schuller +20

Brick Transformed: The 2014 Wienerberger Brick Award Winners

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
Brick Transformed: The 2014 Wienerberger Brick Award Winners, All of the 2014 Wienerberger Brick Award Winners use the material in innovative, imaginative and beautiful ways. Image © Marko Huttunen
All of the 2014 Wienerberger Brick Award Winners use the material in innovative, imaginative and beautiful ways. Image © Marko Huttunen

The following news is presented by ArchDaily Materials, our new US product catalog.

The 2014 Wienerberger Brick Award Winners exemplify brick's potential in contemporary architecture, transforming the common brick into something spectacular. This year's jury featured 2012 Pritzer winner Wang Shu, who commented on the "spatial and secret" feeling of the Grand Prize Winning Kantana Film and Animation Institute. See all seven winners after the break.

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BIG and Kilo Redesign Gropius' Tableware Set

00:00 - 28 May, 2014
BIG and Kilo Redesign Gropius' Tableware Set , © BIG
© BIG

TAC tableware – designed in the 1960s by Walter Gropius and influenced by the Bauhaus style – has been given new life by BIG and the industrial design studio Kilo. The new tableware set features the heritage blue skylines of twelve cities, including Copenhagen, London, and New York. To check out the full set and spot the likes of Big Ben and the Statue of Liberty, head to the manufacturer's website by clicking here.

Costanera Lyon 2 / Eugenio Simonetti + Renato Stewart

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
Costanera Lyon 2 / Eugenio Simonetti + Renato Stewart, © Pablo Casals-Aguirre
© Pablo Casals-Aguirre
  • Architects

  • Location

    Providencia, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Design Team

    Juan Santa Maria, Danilo Magni, Alvaro Romero
  • Area

    230000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Pablo Casals-Aguirre, Courtesy of Eugenio Simonetti, Renato Stewart

© Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre +21

Vıcem Bodrum Resıdences / Emre Arolat Architects

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
Vıcem Bodrum Resıdences / Emre Arolat Architects, © Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden
  • Architects

  • Location

    48400 Bodrum, Turkey
  • Design Team

    Natali Tombak, Taner Arıkan, Neşet Arolat, Can Dinçer, Cenk Aykut, Leyla Kori, Necip Şahin, Neslihan Avşarlıgil, Nurgül Yardım, Taha Alkan, Tansel Dalgalı, Ünal Ali Özger
  • Architects in Charge

    Gonca Paşolar, Başak Akkoyunlu
  • Area

    9500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden +42

Lecture / Four Urban Models in China's Accelerated Urbanization: Local Public Space Implications

00:00 - 28 May, 2014
Lecture / Four Urban Models in China's Accelerated Urbanization: Local Public Space Implications

China's accelerated urbanization juxtaposes many local and global urban models in the contemporary urban space of the mega-city/metacity region. Since 1945 the global and local discourse on urban design and development has been dominated by four conceptual models. These four models, the metropolis, the megalopolis, the fragmented metropolis and the megacity/metacity have appeared in Asia with local characteristics and with special, hybrid characteristics. China's rapid urbanization has been based on an equally rapid industrialization that has telescoped the historical development pattern of western nations into 60 years. 

Venice Biennale 2014: Minsuk Cho to Present "Crow's Eye View" of Divided Korea

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
Kim Il-sung Square, Pyongyang, 2010 © Philipp Meuser
Kim Il-sung Square, Pyongyang, 2010 © Philipp Meuser

Minsuk Cho of MASS Studies, commissioner and curator of the Korean Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, has announced that he will be responding to director Rem Koolhaas’ theme Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014 with an exhibition focused on the architecture of divided Korea. With the exhibition Crow’s Eye View: The Korean Peninsula, Cho will present the architecture of North and South Korea as “an agent - a mechanism for generating alternative narratives that are capable of perceiving both the everyday and the monumental in new ways.”

The full curatorial statement, after the break...

Richard Meier Remembers Friend, Design Icon Massimo Vignelli

00:00 - 28 May, 2014

This past Tuesday, design icon Massimo Vignelli passed away at the age of 83. To commemorate his memory, we're re-publishing a fantastic video from NOWNESS  in which Vignelli and Richard Meier discuss their fruitful collaborations and their long friendship. Learn more about the pair's collaborations and read Meier's full, touching statement on his late friend and neighbor, Massimo Vignelli, after the break...

Conversion of Clarenhof Chapel / a2o architecten

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
Conversion of Clarenhof Chapel / a2o architecten, Courtesy of a2o architecten
Courtesy of a2o architecten
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hasselt, Belgium
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of a2o architecten

Courtesy of a2o architecten Courtesy of a2o architecten Courtesy of a2o architecten Courtesy of a2o architecten +20

Building no. 8 / Skälsö Arkitekter

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
Building no. 8 / Skälsö Arkitekter, © Anna Sundström
© Anna Sundström

© Anna Sundström © Anna Sundström © Anna Sundström © Anna Sundström +16

The Godfather's Theatre of Views / ROBOT ARCHITECTS

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
Courtesy of ROBOT ARCHITECTS
Courtesy of ROBOT ARCHITECTS
  • Architects

  • Location

    Samara, Samara Oblast, Russia
  • Architects in Charge

    Stadnikov Vitaly, Fedorov Oleg
  • Area

    290.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of ROBOT ARCHITECTS

Courtesy of ROBOT ARCHITECTS Courtesy of ROBOT ARCHITECTS Courtesy of ROBOT ARCHITECTS Courtesy of ROBOT ARCHITECTS +37

STAAB Residence / Chen + Suchart Studio

01:00 - 28 May, 2014
STAAB Residence / Chen + Suchart Studio, © Winquist Photography
© Winquist Photography
  • Architects

  • Location

    Scottsdale, AZ, USA
  • Project Team

    Szu-Ping Patricia Chen Suchart and Thamarit Suchart
  • Area

    279.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Winquist Photography, Courtesy of Chen + Suchart Studio

© Winquist Photography Courtesy of Chen + Suchart Studio © Winquist Photography © Winquist Photography +32

Vincent Callebaut Proposes “Wooden Orchids” Green Shopping Center for China

12:00 - 27 May, 2014
Vincent Callebaut Proposes “Wooden Orchids” Green Shopping Center for China, Aerial perspective. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures
Aerial perspective. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Vincent Callebaut Architectures have received honorary mention for their “Wooden Orchids” proposal in the International Union of Architects’ (UIA) Mount Lu Estate of World Architecture Competition. Based in Ruichang, China, the competition tasked participants with designing several cultural and commercial complexes near one of the world’s largest flower theme parks. Wooden Orchids consolidates these functions in a green shopping hub that speaks to the area’s demographic and climatic influences.

Pedestrian path. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures Bicycle path. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures View toward organic food court. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures Library. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures +15