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Arquitetas Invisíveis Presents 48 Women Architects: Part 2, In the Shadows

16:00 - 9 March, 2015
Arquitetas Invisíveis Presents 48 Women Architects: Part 2, In the Shadows, 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," architecture, landscape architecture, social architecture, urbanism and sustainable architecture. We will be sharing this list over the course of the week. 

Yesterday we brought you The Pioneers, and today we present the women architects that have lived in "the shadows" of the some of the great names in the architecture world. 

Eileen Gray. Courtesy of Christie's Ray and Charles Eames. © Eames Office Lilly Reich. Image via rauminhalt Chartlotte Perriand. Image via The Lost Innocence +17

Ennead Tapped to Design Shanghai Planetarium

15:37 - 9 March, 2015
Ennead Tapped to Design Shanghai Planetarium, © Thomas Wong / Ennead Architects
© Thomas Wong / Ennead Architects

Ennead Architects has won an international competition to design the Shanghai Planetarium. The “celestial” design hopes to elevate the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum’s (SSTM) “scientific and technological capacity” while redefine the district Lingang upon its completion in 2018. 

“Drawing inspiration form astronomical principles, our design strategy provides a platform for the experience of orbital motion, and utilizes that as a metaphorical reference and generator of form,” says Ennead Architects.

© Thomas Wong / Ennead Architects © Thomas Wong / Ennead Architects © Thomas Wong / Ennead Architects © Thomas Wong / Ennead Architects +15

The Apartment / BUREAU A

16:00 - 9 March, 2015
The Apartment / BUREAU A, Courtesy of BUREAU A
Courtesy of BUREAU A

Courtesy of BUREAU A Courtesy of BUREAU A Courtesy of BUREAU A Courtesy of BUREAU A +16

Infographic: 7 Years of ArchDaily

14:00 - 9 March, 2015
Infographic: 7 Years of ArchDaily

Seven years ago today, ArchDaily was launched with one mission: to provide inspiration, knowledge and tools to the architects who are challenged with designing for the world's next 3 billion urban inhabitants. With two guiding principles in mind - that little-known architects should be able to rub shoulders with architecture greats, and that all of this should be free and accessible to everybody - we set about on a path that would eventually lead us to become the world's most visited architecture website, with over 350,000 daily readers.

From a staff of five in 2008, ArchDaily has grown to have sixty staff, working from nine countries on four different local versions: Plataforma Arquitectura, ArchDaily BrasilArchDaily México, and ArchDaily Colombia (with more coming soon!). Over seven short years, we've attended Pritzker Prize ceremonies and Venice Biennales, given lectures and presented awardsspoken to hundreds of architects all over the world - and of course, published thousands of projects and articles. This is our story.

CALS Children’s Library / Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

14:00 - 9 March, 2015
CALS Children’s Library / Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects, © Tim Hursley
© Tim Hursley

© Tim Hursley © Tim Hursley © Tim Hursley © Tim Hursley +35

Foster Chosen to Design Qatar 2022 Centerpiece Stadium

12:00 - 9 March, 2015
Foster Chosen to Design Qatar 2022 Centerpiece Stadium , © Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners has been chosen ahead of David Chipperfield Architects, Mossessian & Partners and Mangera Yvars Architects to design the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar centerpiece - the Lusail Stadium. The British practice will now move forward with its competition-winning scheme (first proposed in 2010) with the help of stadium experts ARUP and Populous

“It is an honor to design this centerpiece stadium – we are delighted to have won the international competition. This is an exciting step forward in stadium design – it will be the first to break the mould of the free standing suburban concept, and instead anticipates the grid of this future city, of which it will be an integral part,” said Norman Foster, founder of Foster + Partners.  

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11:30 - 9 March, 2015

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Mercado Roma / Rojkind Arquitectos + Cadena y Asociados

11:00 - 9 March, 2015
Mercado Roma / Rojkind Arquitectos + Cadena y Asociados, © Rojkind Arquitectos. Photo: Jaime Navarro
© Rojkind Arquitectos. Photo: Jaime Navarro

© Rojkind Arquitectos. Photo: Jaime Navarro © Rojkind Arquitectos. Photo: Jaime Navarro © Rojkind Arquitectos. Photo: Jaime Navarro © Rojkind Arquitectos. Photo: Jaime Navarro +29

How MoMA PS1 Yap Winner Andrés Jaque Plans to Politicize Water

09:30 - 9 March, 2015
How MoMA PS1 Yap Winner Andrés Jaque Plans to Politicize Water, Courtesy of Office for Political Innovation
Courtesy of Office for Political Innovation

In the grand tradition of MoMA PS1's Young Architects Program winners, Andrés Jaque's plan for "COSMO" addresses an ecological need through installation architecture. While 2014's "Hy-Fi" by the living explored organic bricks and 2012's "Wendy" by HWKN addressed airborne pollution, Jaque has set his targets on something that is apparently much more political: water. This article, originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "The Politics of Water: Andrés Jaque on His 2015 MoMA PS1 YAP Winning Design," examines how Jaque hopes to turn his installation into a political talking point.

At first glance, Bill Gates’s robotic Janicki Omniprocessor and Andrés Jaque’s winning proposal for the 2015 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program (YAP) share a similar goal—they each tackle the problem of global water scarcity, which has become exacerbated by climate change, political strife, and a host of other factors. But while the Omniprocessor looks like a cement factory in miniature, Jaque’s project melds its profoundly social objective—to change the way we understand contemporary water infrastructure—to an almost psychedelic aesthetic.  

SH House / 01ARQ

10:00 - 9 March, 2015
SH House / 01ARQ, © Aryeh Kornfeld
© Aryeh Kornfeld

© Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld © Aryeh Kornfeld +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    La Dehesa, Lo Barnechea, Región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile
  • Principal Architects

    Cristian Winckler.Pablo Saric.Felipe Fritz
  • Area

    674.0 sqm
  • Photographs

AD Classics: Robarts Library / Warner, Burns, Toan & Lunde

07:00 - 9 March, 2015
AD Classics: Robarts Library / Warner, Burns, Toan & Lunde, © Wikipedia User Dr. K
© Wikipedia User Dr. K

If the architectural volte face of the late 1960s heralded the genesis of postmodernism, deconstruction, and a golden age of theory, it came at an equally destructive cost. Escaping the totalizing regime of modernism demanded from architects more than the promise of new ideas; it required the falsification of modernist axioms and the wholesale annihilation of its spiritual eidos. In this critical moment of death and rebirth, some pieces of the modern project survived only by hiding under the cloak of the technological progress, while others—like modern city planning—persisted only because there was no way to turn back the clock.

© Flickr user The City of Toronto The glow of incandescent lights off the dark surfaces does little to brighten the mood.. Image © Flickr user Andrew Louis The library's triangular shape intersects violently with the rectantular street grid of the Toronto campus.. Image via Bing Maps 14th Floor Plan +11

SilverWoodHouse / Ernesto Pereira

06:00 - 9 March, 2015
SilverWoodHouse / Ernesto Pereira, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +34

Interview: Büro Ole Scheeren Unveils Designs for Guardian Art Center in Beijing

05:00 - 9 March, 2015
Interview: Büro Ole Scheeren Unveils Designs for Guardian Art Center in Beijing, Guardian Art Center by Büro Ole Scheeren. Image Courtesy of Büro Ole Scheeren
Guardian Art Center by Büro Ole Scheeren. Image Courtesy of Büro Ole Scheeren

When he opened his practice in 2010, Ole Scheeren had the luxury of already being a rising star in the architecture world. The former partner of OMA made his name as partner-in-charge on landmark projects such as Beijing's CCTV Headquarters and the Interlace in Singapore, and has since made headlines with striking forms such as those in the MahaNakhon skyscraper in BangkokAngkasa Raya in Kuala Lumpur and DUO, again in Singapore. The unveiling of his latest design, the Guardian Art Center, is likely to get a lot of attention too - but for very different reasons to his previous projects.

The Guardian Art Center features none of the dramatic cantilevers and futuristic formal experimentation of Büro Ole Scheeren's other works. Instead the "hybrid art space" - located in the heart of Beijing, just a stone's throw from the Forbidden City - references the scale and materiality of the adjacent traditional buildings. The lower floors, containing an auction house and a museum with a 1,700 square meter exhibition-events space, comprise an aggregation of small "pixelated" blocks, clad in stone with a pattern of perforations derived from a 700-year-old Chinese landscape painting. Though the upper portion of the building, containing a 120-room hotel and a restaurant, is larger in scale, it is broken down by a facade of oversized glass "bricks," again a reference to the materials of the hutong next door and a "humble and non-elitist symbol in Chinese culture," according to the press release.

To find out more about this intriguing building, we spoke to Ole Scheeren, who assured us that in spite of its appearance, the Guardian Art Center is just as radical as his previous works. Read on after the break for the full interview.

Guardian Art Center by Büro Ole Scheeren. Image Courtesy of Büro Ole Scheeren Guardian Art Center by Büro Ole Scheeren. Courtyard of upper levels with educational facilities in the center. Image Courtesy of Büro Ole Scheeren Guardian Art Center by Büro Ole Scheeren. Image Courtesy of Büro Ole Scheeren Guardian Art Center by Büro Ole Scheeren, hotel room interior. Image Courtesy of Büro Ole Scheeren +22

Refugi Lieptgas / Georg Nickisch + Selina Walder

04:00 - 9 March, 2015
Refugi Lieptgas / Georg Nickisch + Selina Walder, © Gaudenz Danuser
© Gaudenz Danuser

© Gaudenz Danuser © Ralph Feiner © Nuw © Gaudenz Danuser +16

INES - French National Solar Energy Institute / Atelier Michel Rémon + Agence Frédéric Nicolas

03:00 - 9 March, 2015
INES - French National Solar Energy Institute  / Atelier Michel Rémon + Agence Frédéric Nicolas, © Mathieu Ducros
© Mathieu Ducros

© Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros +23

Bang Saray House / Architectkidd

21:00 - 8 March, 2015
Bang Saray House / Architectkidd, © Luke Yeung
© Luke Yeung

© Luke Yeung © Luke Yeung © Luke Yeung © Luke Yeung +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Thailand
  • Design Team

    Luke Yeung, Manassak Senachak, Tammarat Rodpul, Beatrice Pacharapan
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Photographs

MoMA PS1 YAP 2015 Runner-up: Roof Deck / Erin Besler

17:00 - 8 March, 2015
MoMA PS1 YAP 2015 Runner-up: Roof Deck / Erin Besler, Courtyard during warm-up. Image Courtesy of Erin Besler
Courtyard during warm-up. Image Courtesy of Erin Besler

Despite Andrés Jaque of Office of Political Innovation emerging as the winner of the 2015 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program (YAP), his competitors put up quite a fight. One of this year's five shortlisted proposals, Erin Besler's Roof Deck breathes life into arguably the most overlooked aspect of architecture - the roof - by injecting it with an active public program and making it a vessel for summer celebration. 

Read on after the break for more on Besler's proposal.

Site Model. Image by Walker Olesen Courtyard during warm-up. Image Courtesy of Erin Besler Roof programming area. Image by Walker Olesen Roof Deck during warm-up: night. Image Courtesy of Erin Besler +12

Belatchew Arkitekter's "HagaTwist" to be Built in Stockholm

14:00 - 8 March, 2015
Belatchew Arkitekter's "HagaTwist" to be Built in Stockholm, Courtesy of Belatchew Arkitekter
Courtesy of Belatchew Arkitekter

Named for its location at the intersection of Vasastaden and "the Haga city" of Hagastaden, Belatchew Arkitekter's "HagaTwist" has been selected by Atrium Ljungberg as the winner of an invited architectural competition for the construction of a public building in Stockholm. Envisioned as a "meeting place" for visitors, workers, and locals alike, the project will feature a flexible program and incorporate a restaurant and rooftop terrace.