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"Austria. Naturally Yours" Competition Entry / penda

In an effort to “feed the world,” penda, in collaboration with Alex Daxboeck, has won first runner-up in the two-stage competition for the Austrian Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. Supporting the Expo’s theme, penda’s proposal plans to be designed and harvested by its visitors, who will plant herbs, vegetables and fruits all over it throughout the duration of the seven-month event. By the end of the Expo, the pavilion will be fully taken over by organic food, which will then be prepared by chefs and served back to the visitors in the Pavilion-Restaurant. 

Kimmelman Drafts To-Do List for Next NYC Mayor

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 12-year reign has left an undeniable impression on the built environment, which transformed “whole swaths of the city” but also made it “increasingly unaffordable to many.” According to architectural critic Michael Kimmelman, “The next mayor can keep architecture and planning front and center or risk taking the city backward.” Understanding that “the social welfare of all cities is inextricable from their physical fabric,” Kimmelman has laid out a comprehensive, mayoral “to-do list” to “building a better city.” Read it here on the New York Times

Solar Decathlon 2013: Czech Technical University Wins Architecture Contest, Places Third Overall

Lauded for incorporating warm, natural wood finishes to create a “comfortable place to dwell and reenergize,” the jury of the 2013 Solar Decathlon has named Czech Technical University as winner of the competition’s “Architecture Contest,” placing them third overall. 

Based on a “house within a house” concept and inspired by the Czech tradition of spending weekends in the country, the “AIR House” features a flexible, open interior that is protected by an intelligent second skin - a “solar wooden canopy” that generates energy and provides hot water via photovoltaic and solar-thermal panels. Read for the team’s project description. 

Kindergarten St. Salvator Graz / Reitmayr Architekten

  • Architects: Reitmayr Architekten
  • Location: Graz, Styria, Austria
  • Owner: Parish Graz Salvator
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Paul Ott

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OfficeUS Principals: Call for Fellowship Applications

OfficeUS is seeking five fellows to take on the role of Principals during the 2014 Venice Biennale at the US Pavilion. From May 23, 2014 through November 23, 2014, the Principals will speculate on and project new futures of a history of American architectural exports on exhibit at the pavilion. The work of OfficeUS will be published as a book and exhibited at Storefront for Art and Architecture in the spring of 2015.

Gas Kompressor Station Egtved / C. F. Møller Architects

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Caixa Ontinyent Cultural Center / Ramon Esteve

  • Architects: Ramon Esteve
  • Location: Valencia, Spain
  • Site Manager: Gonzalo Llin
  • Architect: Ramon Esteve
  • Technical Architect: Antonio Morales
  • Project Area: 1855.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photography: Xavier Mollà

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Tacoma Art Museum Expansion / Olson Kundig Architects

Construction begins in late October on the approximately 16,000 square foot new wing and building renovation of the Tacoma Art Museum. The new wing will provide a home for the Haub Family Collection of Western American Art, double the museum’s gallery space, provide greater art experiences for visitors, and increase the museum’s role in downtown Tacoma. Award-winning architects Olson Kundig Architects will design the expansion and renovation.

Copenhagen in 2050

As explained by this article in the Guardian, planners in Copenhagen are thinking ahead - to the years 2050 and even 2100 -  to propose plans that will cope with the storms and floods that will threaten the low-lying city due to climate change. From "percolating pavements," "pocket parks" and "cloudburst boulevards," read about some of the innovative measures they are proposing, many of which are now being adopted around the world, here.

Masia Redortra Extension / a0010 Arquitectura i Disseny

  • Architects: a0010 Arquitectura i Disseny
  • Location: 08572 Sant Pere de Torelló, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Architects: Víctor Vergés, Joan Pascual
  • Project Area: 319.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photography: Miquel Murcia

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How Much Do Architects Earn Around the World?

In today's globalized, Recession-reeling world, architects may just be better of changing location - but where is work to be found? And where are the best salaries? Last year, we asked ArchDaily readers where the best places in the world are to find work, and we got hundreds of responses that generated an important conversation. But we need to deepen the conversation - and we need your help.

Read after the break to find out how you can help...

SHoP Architects' Super Tall Tower Approved, Sets Precedent for NYC

UPDATE: SHoP Architects' ultra-thin, 100-unit apartment tower has now won approval from the New York City Landmarks Commission. Once complete in 2016, the 1,350-foot structure will offer luxury apartments that peer down at the Empire State Building and rise just above the One World Trade Center’s roofline.

When Vishaan Chakrabarti, principal at ShoP Architects, spoke recently of building high-density cities, he meant it.

Renderings from the architecture firm show Manhattan's skyline will soon welcome its newest "super tall" building, a strikingly skinny residential tower rising 411 meters (1,350 feet) on a puny 13 meter (43 feet) wide site just two blocks south of Central Park.

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Sjötorget Kindergarten / Rotstein Arkitekter

© Åke E:son Lindman
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  • Architects: Rotstein Arkitekter
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Team Leader: Anders Rotstein
  • Design Team: Katarina Bukowska, Måns Elander, Jonas Hesse, Petter Forsberg, Rickard Rotstein
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman

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Gammelgarn Mattsarve / LLP Arkitektkontor

  • Architects: LLP Arkitektkontor
  • Location: Ängmansvägen, 623 69 Katthammarsvik, Sweden
  • Architect in Charge: LLP arkitektkontor AB, Mattias Palme architect SAR/MSA
  • Engineer: Björn Yttergren, Tyréns AB.
  • Building Proprietor: Lisa and Martin Johansson
  • Builder: Byggria/Laszlo Nemeth
  • Area: 62.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Robin Hayes

© Robin Hayes © Robin Hayes © Robin Hayes © Robin Hayes

Villa Di Gioia / Pedone Working

  • Architects: Pedone Working
  • Location: Bisceglie, Italy
  • Planner: Leo Pedone, Massimo Pedone, Annamaria Perruccio, Pietro Pedone
  • Structures: Pietro Pedone
  • Plant engineer: Domenico Donvito
  • Sustainability consultants: Salvatore Paterno, Antonio Stragapede
  • Client: Maurantonio Di Gioia
  • Developer: Pedone Working s.r.l. – Bisceglie
  • Area: 872.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Sergio Camplone

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Tolleson Offices / Huntsman Architectural Group

  • Architects: Huntsman Architectural Group
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Design Team: Bill Puetz, Alison Woolf, Gregory Dumont, Elise Beaty
  • Owner: Steve Tolleson, Tolleson Design
  • Building architects: Christian Maarse
  • General contractor: Birmingham Development
  • Area: 11000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: David Wakely

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Pablo Neruda Nursery School / Rueda Pizarro

  • Architects: Rueda Pizarro
  • Location: Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain
  • Project Architects: Rueda Pizarro - María José Pizarro, Óscar Rueda
  • Project Area: 1500.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzmán

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán