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Ross Street / BE Architecture

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Multifunctional Structure in Saló Central Area / Batlle i Roig Arquitectes

  • Architects: Batlle i Roig Arquitectes
  • Location: Carretera de Santa Creu de Calafell, 41, 08830 Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
  • Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Jordi Surroca

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Stanislavsky Factory / John McAslan + Partners

  • Architects: John McAslan + Partners
  • Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Interior Hall Design: Casson Mann Architects
  • Area: 60000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Hufton + Crow

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Winners of the Innovation Challenge!

At ArchDaily we recognize that design can not only improve the quality of life in the workplace (in essence, one’s home away from home), but it can also do so much more. Design can induce creative collisions, give workers the space they need to combine their resources and energies, can increase production, and make innovation –and even fun—a part of our daily routine. That’s why we have partnered with HP to recognize the projects that are pushing the boundaries of workplace design, creating remarkable spaces for work, and to foster experimentation among students and encourage them to think about the workplace of the future.

Abitazione In Via Pesenti 91 / Matteo Casari Architetti

  • Architects: Matteo Casari Architetti
  • Location: Via Pesenti, 92, 24044 Dalmine Bergamo, Italy
  • Architect In Charge: Matteo Casari, Valentina Giovanzani
  • Design Team: Davide Brevi, Andrea Previtali
  • Area: 740.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Laura Pietra

© Laura Pietra © Laura Pietra © Laura Pietra © Laura Pietra

Office Building at Grzybowska Street / Grupa 5 Architekci

  • Architects: Grupa 5 Architekci
  • Location: Warsaw, Poland
  • Design Team: Dziedziejko, Kadłubowski, Leszczyński, Mycielski, Zelent
  • Client: Inwestycja Grzybowska
  • Area: 10500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Marcin Czechowicz

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Gateway of Shenzhen Southern University of Science and Technology Proposal / penda

Titled 'Between earth and sky', this proposal for the new Gateway of Shenzhen Southern University of Science and Technology by penda is a metaphor of formal contrasts to design a campus landmark. Their design for an entrance sculpture at the University is a connection of 2 opposites: the fluid, lower part connects the gate to the gentle hills of the landscape in the background and carries a grid of lights, which can be seen as a connection to the cosmos - a contrast of the earth and the sky. More images and architects' description after the break.

AD Interviews: Juan Herreros

Juan Herreros is one of the most influential Spanish architects practicing today. Executing a delicate balance between his role defining the practice of architecture with work in the academy, he has not only overseen the construction of significant built projects, but also teaches at School of Architecture of Madrid and is a Full Professor at GSAPP Columbia University in New York. It was recently announced that his winning proposal for the Munch Museum/Deichman Library competition was given the green light. The museum will house the world’s largest collection of Edvard Munch artworks and is scheduled to open in 2018. 

Herreros strives to highlight architecture’s multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary nature by revealing the complex relationships that lie behind individual projects—undergirded by what Herreros identifies as a “technical culture” (see the exhibition Dialogue Architecture that he curated at the last Venice Biennale).

Together with Iñaki Abalos he founded Abalos&Herreros in 1984. In 1992 they founded the International Multimedia League (LMI), an organization that contributes to the simplification and intensification of artistic practice. Since 2006 he practices with the firm Herreros Arquitectos a collaborative office that has won numerous competitions and commissions. His projects can be found around the world and range from schemes for public spaces to designs for houses.

“Something unique about [our] studio is that, given the difficulties of doing research in architecture today and the usefulness of the “research applied to architecture” concept, we maintain two open, integrated lines of work: one line maintains small projects, very quick, very immediate; and the other is related to the large projects, generally the result of international competitions around the world.”

AD Interviews: Juan Herreros AD Interviews: Juan Herreros AD Interviews: Juan Herreros AD Interviews: Juan Herreros

Check out a full transcript of our interview with Herreros after the break…

Interior of Louis Kahn's 1971 Korman House to be Redesigned

Though Louis Kahn turned down developer Steven Korman numerous times, the would-be patron persisted and eventually convinced Kahn to accept the commission for a residence which was to contain “rooms large enough to play football in.” Located in Forth Washington, Pennsylvania, the Korman house would be Kahn’s final residential project. 

The house, considered a masterpiece, is characterized not only by Kahn’s assiduous sense of order, but also a unique combination of materials that create a play of structure and light. Decades after the original 1971 commission, Korman's son Larry has now selected New York based-designer Jennifer Post to take on the task of redesigning the interior space of the house. 

San Manuel de la Estrella Chapel / Tomás Browne + Alberto Browne

  • Architects: Tomás Browne, Alberto Browne
  • Location: Lebu Oriente / Av. San Francisco, Pudahuel, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Area: 623.0 m2
  • Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Tomás Rodriguez

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OMA Breaks Ground on BMVR Library in Caen

Courtesy of OMA
Courtesy of OMA

Construction has begun on OMA’s competition-winning proposal for the BMVR (Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale) Library in northern France. Located at the tip of a peninsula in an old industrial port area of Caen, the 13,000 square meter public library is shaped by four protruding wings that point towards four of the city’s landmarks: l'Abbaye aux Hommes, l'Abbaye aux Dames, the train station to the south and a new urban development to the west.

More on BMVR after the break...

Odintsovo 2020 Eco-City Proposal / de Architekten Cie.

With the potential to become one of the most attractive cities in the greater Moscow region, the proposal by de Architekten Cie. for Odintsovo integrates dispersed urban fragments and the landscape into a harmonious whole. By injecting the iconographic urban fabric, cultivating existing greenery, enabling forest to penetrate to the center, forming green rooms, and greening (planting trees) on existing boulevards, the scale of the city is formatted on a human scale. More images and architects' description after the break.

Study Reveals US States with Highest Pay, Most Equality

Figures released last month by the National Endowment for the Arts offer telling insight into the architecture profession across the US, with a helpful breakdown of the representation of various demographic groups.

The data, collected between 2006-2010, reports the number of architects in each state and their race, gender, age and income. The data reveals which states have the highest/lowest income, the best/worst gender discrepancies, and also offer insights into the average age and races of architects, per state. 

Read more about what the NEA statistics reveal after the break.

4 Tips for a Lean, Mean CAD Team

This article, by Shaun Bryant, CAD consultant, comes to us via our friends at Line//Shape//Space.

In my previous article, I mentioned that I had been a CAD manager in a past life and that there were many hats I used to wear. One of these hats was training manager for the CAD department. I was the guy who liaised with HR, organizing and budgeting for the training my CAD employees needed. The big question was, what sort of CAD training did they need? Did I send both permanent and agency (freelance) CAD employees to take the courses, or did I let the agency folks fend for themselves? No matter what, they are your CAD team and everyone should get the same training, but the agency guys should be careful of their tax position when accepting training from a client under contract. All of this has to be taken into account when you have a finite training budget to spend. 

But training on CAD software is imperative. Your CAD employees need to be the best on the software they use and not develop bad habits. They need the core training, plus the experience, plus supplemental training on new versions as they are released. (Each year in the case of Autodesk, right?)

Get the 4 Tips to Getting the Best CAD Team you can, after the break...

IXSIR Winery / Raed Abillama Architects

  • Architects: Raed Abillama Architects
  • Location: Jbeil, Lebanon
  • Area: 1848.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Raed Abillama Architects

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House G / Tomas Ghisellini Architects

© Tomas Ghisellini
© Tomas Ghisellini
  • Architects: Tomas Ghisellini Architects
  • Location: Ferrara, Italy
  • Structures: Beatrice Bergamini
  • Technological Systems: Nicola Gallini
  • Construction Management: Tomas Ghisellini
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Tomas Ghisellini

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Shield House / Studio H:T

  • Architects: Studio H:T
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Area: 3250.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Raul Garcia

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