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Nieto House / ARP Arquitectos

01:00 - 9 February, 2015
Nieto House / ARP Arquitectos, © Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

© Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Falda del Carmen, Córdoba, Argentina
  • Project Architects

    Pablo González, Nahuel Villagra
  • Project Area

    233.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Sala Ayutthaya / Onion

01:00 - 9 February, 2015
Sala Ayutthaya / Onion , © Wison Tungthunya
© Wison Tungthunya

© Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand
  • Architects in Charge

    Siriyot Chaiamnuay & Arisara Chaktranon
  • Interior Designer

    Onion, Siriyot Chaiamnuay & Arisara Chaktranon
  • Area

    3500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Villa Escargot / Takeshi Hirobe Architects

01:00 - 9 February, 2015
Villa Escargot / Takeshi Hirobe Architects, © Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

© Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura © Koichi Torimura +15

RAIC Honors Brian MacKay-Lyons with 2015 Gold Medal

00:00 - 9 February, 2015
RAIC Honors Brian MacKay-Lyons with 2015 Gold Medal, Cliff House / Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects. Image © Greg Richardson
Cliff House / Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects. Image © Greg Richardson

Nova Scotia architect Brian MacKay-Lyons, FRAIC, founding partner of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, has been selected to receive the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s 2015 Gold Medal. The RAIC’s highest honor, the Gold Medal is awarded annually to architects who have had a “significant and lasting contribution to Canadian architecture.”

“His work is universally recognized as pure, dignified, poetic and beautiful,” said the jury. “His work comes from an intimate connection with his communities.”

Harvard GSD To Host Exhibition Exploring 'Dualisms' In Architecture

00:00 - 9 February, 2015
Harvard GSD To Host Exhibition Exploring 'Dualisms' In Architecture, © Justin Knight
© Justin Knight

A new exhibition at the Harvard Graduate School of Design by Iñaki Ábalos and Renata Sentkiewicz (Ábalos+Sentkiewicz) will explore Dualisms in architecture: the notion that most historic architecture takes its "composite tension from two theoretically incompatible morphological organisations that correspond to different disciplines or languages." Suggesting that these organisations can possess elements of "compatibility and incompatibility" simultaneously, the appearance of "a kind of hybrid 'Frankenstein's monster'" is characterized by dualism in architecture. For the curators, Dualisms act not only performatively, but also in a creative and composite way. "They are, at once, constraints and formative opportunities."

© Justin Knight © Justin Knight © Justin Knight © Justin Knight +17

The W.I.N.D. House / UNStudio

01:00 - 9 February, 2015
The W.I.N.D. House / UNStudio, © Fedde de Weert
© Fedde de Weert

© Inga Powilleit © Fedde de Weert © Inga Powilleit © Inga Powilleit +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    North Holland, The Netherlands
  • UNStudio team

    Ben van Berkel, Caroline Bos, Astrid Piber with Ger Gijzen, René Wysk and Luis Etchegorry, William de Boer, Elisabeth Brauner, Albert Gnodde, Cheng Gong, Eelco Grootjes, Daniela Hake, Patrik Noome, Kristin Sandner, Beatriz Zorzo Talavera
  • Area

    528.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Auerbach Halevy Wins Competition to Design Jewish Sports Museum in Ramat Gan

00:00 - 9 February, 2015
© Lilika Studio Arch-viz Studio
© Lilika Studio Arch-viz Studio

Auerbach Halevy Architects have been announced as winner of a competition to design a museum to display the history and future of Jewish sports in the heart of the Maccabiah Village – a 22 acre sports complex at the outskirts of Ramat Gan, Israel. With over 700,000 business travelers and tourists entering its gates each year, the complex plans to join the museum with a 350-seat auditorium, three-star hotel and education spaces to maximize its appeal and use. The building will also include the Maccabi House archives - the world's largest repository and collection of documents and objects related to the living heritage of Jewish sports. 

Bolton Residence / NatureHumaine

01:00 - 9 February, 2015
Bolton Residence / NatureHumaine, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +27

Manhattan High School / Gould Evans

01:00 - 9 February, 2015
Manhattan High School / Gould Evans, © Mike Sinclair
© Mike Sinclair

© Aaron Dougherty © Mike Sinclair © Mike Sinclair © Mike Sinclair +26

Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 2, Climbing the Stairs of Porto

00:00 - 9 February, 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 comprised 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' first episode about Porto's shimmering lights, and now we present Episode 2 - Stairs. Read the producers' description of Episode 2 after the break. 

The Extreme Architecture of the Arctic Regions

00:00 - 9 February, 2015
The Extreme Architecture of the Arctic Regions, © Gunner Holmstad
© Gunner Holmstad

In the cities of the Arctic Circle, dramatic change is afoot. The region faces challenges most obviously from environmental change, but economic and cultural challenges also lie ahead, thanks to factors such as the decline of the mining and fishing industries that supported many of the Arctic's settlements, and the rapid modernization among Northern indigenous communities. In an interesting article for Metropolis Magazine, Samuel Medina takes a long look at the architects and urbanists who are making a difference in a context where "Architecture can’t really survive" - from the SALT Festival which celebrates the culture of the Arctic communities, to the plan to move the entire city of Kiruna two miles to the East, the article is a fascinating look at the extreme architecture of this hostile region. Read the article in full here.

Faber Terrace / HYLA Architects

01:00 - 9 February, 2015
Faber Terrace / HYLA Architects, © Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell +36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Singapore
  • Principal Architect

    Mr. Han Loke Kwang
  • Assistant Architects

    Domenic Daniel, Charissa Chan
  • Area

    374.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Through the Lens: When Hollywood Designs Prisons

00:00 - 9 February, 2015
Through the Lens: When Hollywood Designs Prisons, The Sky Cell in Game of Thrones uses dizzying height to trap its prisoners, with the added "benefit" of providing psychological punishment. Image © Home Box Office
The Sky Cell in Game of Thrones uses dizzying height to trap its prisoners, with the added "benefit" of providing psychological punishment. Image © Home Box Office

The architecture of containment is a fascinating area. The spartan utilitarian spaces of prisons are among the most highly considered, sophisticated and expensive there are. It’s unusual for designers to create spaces for people who experience it against their will (well, mostly) and it is a tricky balance between creating sensitive, positive places for rehabilitation and community expectations about what punishment should look like. There are different approaches around the world: the US take a particular stance; the Norwegians have another. Hollywood, of course, has its own interpretation. And it is not concerned by such trivialities as the Geneva Convention.

New Lady Cilento Children's Hospital / Lyons + Conrad Gargett

01:00 - 9 February, 2015
New Lady Cilento Children's Hospital / Lyons + Conrad Gargett , © Dianna Snape
© Dianna Snape

© Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    South Bank 3, Clem Jones Promenade, Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
  • Area

    115000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Gdansk Shakespearean Theatre / Renato Rizzi

01:00 - 9 February, 2015
Gdansk Shakespearean Theatre / Renato Rizzi, © Matteo Piazza
© Matteo Piazza

© Matteo Piazza © Matteo Piazza © Matteo Piazza © Matteo Piazza +105

"Classic Japan" Episode 2: Sachio Otani's Kyoto International Conference Center

00:00 - 9 February, 2015

The second episode in "Classic Japan" features the 1966 Kyoto International Conference Center by Sachio Otani. The site of the signing of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, Otani's waterfront conference center unfurls onto nearby Lake Takaragaike via a series of concrete pathways that offset the centre's Brutalist weight. Filmed and edited by Vincent Hecht, a French architect and film maker currently living in Tokyo, the series focuses on Japanese architecture from the 1950s to the 80s.

Before working on the conference center, Otani had previously worked in the office of Kenzo Tange, whose Yoyogi National Gymnasium was featured in the first episode of the "Classic Japan" series.

Report Ranks Best BIM and Building Design Platforms for 2015

00:00 - 9 February, 2015
Report Ranks Best BIM and Building Design Platforms for 2015, Courtesy of G2 Crowd
Courtesy of G2 Crowd

The first Grid℠ winter report from G2 Crowd has been released, placing DataCAD as the CAD software delivering the highest overall levels of customer satisfaction. 

Using over 180 reviews from industry professionals, the Grid℠ plots software satisfaction levels against market presence (determined by vendor size, market share, and social impact), categorizing products as a "Leader," "High Performer," "Contender," or "Niche." G2 Crowd's review platform encompasses all CAD software widely used within architecture and construction, ranging from BIM to tools and libraries for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and architectural design and construction. 

Tagusgás Headquarter / Saraiva + Associados

01:00 - 9 February, 2015
Tagusgás Headquarter / Saraiva + 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 +27