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Circus Arts Conservatory / ADH Architects

01:00 - 3 February, 2015
Circus Arts Conservatory / ADH Architects, © Hervé Abbadie
© Hervé Abbadie

© Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Auch, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Benoîte Doazan, Nicolas Novello, Stéphane Hirschberger
  • Area

    4100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Scale of PLY / NOJI Architects

01:00 - 3 February, 2015
Scale of PLY / NOJI Architects, © Alice Clancy
© Alice Clancy

© Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy © Alice Clancy +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland
  • Collaborators

    John Monahan and Claire Faulkner
  • Area

    155.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

An Interview with Zhang Lei, AZL Architects

01:00 - 3 February, 2015
An Interview with Zhang Lei, AZL Architects, Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel / AZL Architects. Image © Yao Li
Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel / AZL Architects. Image © Yao Li

“We have to try to work with scale and memory. I think in the last twenty years the main problem is that we lost the 归宿感 [sense of belonging]. The people here have been moving from house to house for a long time, the result is that we don’t have a feeling of home… even if you are staying in a nice house or villa you don’t consider it as an ideal or permanent home where you could stay. This might be considered the problem. More than ten years ago we used to have that feeling, the sense to belong to a specific space. We used to live in neighbourhoods where we had a social background, a community, now you don’t have any community, you don’t see the neighbors any more. Now Chinese people are becoming lonely, they are losing that feeling and becoming 'homeless'.” - Zhang Lei, Nanjing, 2013

Model Animal Research Center of Nanjing University / AZL architects. Image Courtesy of AZL Architects Slit House / AZL architects. Image © Nacasa & Partners Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel / AZL Architects. Image © Yao Li CIPEA No.4 House / AZL architects. Image © Yao Li +17

NoXX Apartment / CM Architecture

01:00 - 3 February, 2015
NoXX Apartment / CM Architecture, © Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

© Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kuloğlu Mh., 34250 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Architect in Charge

    Cem Sorguc, Sezin Ergene, Elvan Cakıt, Tolga Yaglı, Amina Rezoug, Deniz Gezgin
  • Area

    128.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Termitary House / Tropical Space

01:00 - 3 February, 2015
© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki
  • Architects

  • Location

    Thanh Khê District, Da Nang, Vietnam
  • Architects in Charge

    Nguyen Hai Long, Phan Quang Vinh, Tran Thi Ngu Ngon, Trinh Thanh Tu
  • Area

    80.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki +36

"Classic Japan" Episode 1: Yoyogi National Gymnasium / Kenzo Tange

00:00 - 3 February, 2015

From Tokyo-based French architect and film maker Vincent Hecht comes "Classic Japan," a series of short films focussed on Japanese architecture from between the 1950s and 80s. 

The first installment takes viewers into Kenzo Tange's 1964 Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Shibuya, built to house the swimming and diving events of the 1964 Summer Olympics. Completed in less than two years and seating upwards of 15,000 spectators, the Gymnasium is renowned for its suspension roof, and will host the handball competitions during Tokyo's 2020 Summer Olympics.

The New Orangery / WWAA

01:00 - 3 February, 2015
The New Orangery  / WWAA, © Rafał Kłos
© Rafał Kłos

© Rafał Kłos © Rafał Kłos © Rafał Kłos © Rafał Kłos +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Warsaw, Poland
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Alps Villa / Camillo Botticini

00:00 - 3 February, 2015
Alps Villa / Camillo Botticini, © Nicolò Galeazzi
© Nicolò Galeazzi

© Nicolò Galeazzi © Nicolò Galeazzi © Nicolò Galeazzi © Nicolò Galeazzi +29

House in La Rufina / Santiago Carlos Viale + Daniella Beviglia

01:00 - 3 February, 2015
House in La Rufina / Santiago Carlos Viale + Daniella Beviglia, © Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

© Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte +20

Ten Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Nominated for UNESCO World Heritage List

00:00 - 3 February, 2015
Ten Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Nominated for UNESCO World Heritage List, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Image © Flickr CC User Richard Anderson
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Image © Flickr CC User Richard Anderson

A recent nomination by the United States seeks to elevate ten celebrated buildings characteristic of influential architect Frank Lloyd Wright's style to UNESCO World Heritage Sites. If the nomination is fulfilled, the collection of buildings will join the 1,007 designated sites currently on the UNESCO World Heritage List, including some of the most recognizable buildings in the world like the Taj Mahal and Sydney Opera House. These structures are recognized for their extraordinary cultural significance and "outstanding universal values." See the ten nominated buildings, after the break.

Taliesin West. Image © Flickr User lumierefl Price Tower. Image © Flickr User ercwttmn Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Image © Flickr CC User Richard Anderson Frederick C. Robie House. Image © Nat Hansen +11

Primrose Avenue / HYLA Architects

01:00 - 3 February, 2015
Primrose Avenue / HYLA Architects, © Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Primrose Avenue, Singapore
  • Principal Architect

    Han Loke Kwang
  • Assistant Architects

    Quek Li-En, Watinee Roajduang
  • Area

    334.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Must-See Architectural Wonders During Your Travels

00:00 - 3 February, 2015
Must-See Architectural Wonders During Your Travels

Expedia Viewfinder and ArchDaily teamed up to highlight inspiring structures to visit during your travels.

Towering skyscrapers and innovative architecture only add to the appeal of some of the world’s finest cities. At Expedia Viewfinder, we’re captivated by the structural elements that give character to our favorite cities, so we teamed up with ArchDaily to highlight buildings and structures that make us want to travel to see them. In this article, we highlight noteworthy architecture in a couple of our favorite cities.

AD Classics: Bibliotheca Alexandrina / Snøhetta

01:00 - 3 February, 2015
AD Classics: Bibliotheca Alexandrina / Snøhetta, Courtesy of Snøhetta
Courtesy of Snøhetta

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina on Egypt’s Mediterranean Coast is a spectacular, state-of-the-art facility with an unresolved architectural identity. Commissioned in 1989 as a contemporary resurrection of the fabled Library at Alexandria once venerated throughout the ancient world, the present building was intended to serve as a city’s connection to history and heritage. But its stark modernity and technological innovations make it decidedly more forward-looking than historically referential, a cosmopolitan exploration of form and engineering perhaps longing for a stronger sense of regional belonging.

To some critics, the library has political overtones that obfuscate its architectural message, at worst acting as a monument to political posturing whose utility and conceptual integrity is only of secondary concern. And while critical scrutiny of the project necessitates its political and socio-historical contextualization, the building's architecture—the competition-winning design submitted by Norwegian firm Snøhetta—is worth appreciating and evaluating as an autonomous object and as a precedent for contemporary library design.

Courtesy of Snøhetta Programmatic fragmentation results in the creation of intimately scaled spaces for individual use. Image Courtesy of Snøhetta Elegant north-facing skylights block direct sunlight from entering the reading room. Image Courtesy of Snøhetta Courtesy of Snøhetta +14

Muriwai Surf Club / Jasmax

01:00 - 3 February, 2015
Muriwai Surf Club / Jasmax, © Kenneth Li
© Kenneth Li

© Kenneth Li © Kenneth Li © Kenneth Li © Kenneth Li +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    341 Motutara Road, Muriwai 0881, New Zealand
  • Design Team

    Euan Mac Kellar, Phillipa Nihotte, John Hawkins, Rose Fox, Sean Munro, Gary Foster, Daniel Lowery
  • Area

    1582.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Spanish Firm Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos Awarded 2015 Alvar Aalto Medal

00:00 - 3 February, 2015
Spanish Firm Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos Awarded 2015 Alvar Aalto Medal , Contemporary Arts Center Córdoba / Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos. Image © Roland Halbe
Contemporary Arts Center Córdoba / Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos. Image © Roland Halbe

Spanish firm Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos has been selected to receive the 2015 Alvar Aalto Medal. Awarded every three years, the Alvar Aalto Medal recognizes an office or architect “with outstanding merit in creative architecture.” Nieto Sobejano and its founders – Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano—were commended by the jury for their profound understanding of the local cultures where they work.

“Nieto and Sobejano were key names in the new wave of Spanish architecture, which emerged in the late 1970s. The roots of their architecture lie in Spain, and its multi-layered history and culture,” the jury wrote. “Their works speak a silent language, proving that the precondition of meaningful architecture is an in-depth understanding of local culture and the context of the design brief.”

Design Council Highlights 70 as "Future of British Design"

00:00 - 3 February, 2015
Design Council Highlights 70 as "Future of British Design", PEMY. Image © Sonila Kadillari
PEMY. Image © Sonila Kadillari

In honor of their 70th anniversary, the Design Council has named 70 “rising stars” they believe represent the future of British design. The “Ones to Watch” list was chosen from hundreds of entrants for their “outstanding vision, ambition and potential to contribute to the UK’s reputation as a leading design nation.” “Potty-girl” Julia King and Sonila Kadillari’s Pre-Ecopoiesis Mars Yard (PEMY) are some of the many architects and projects highlighted. View them all, here

Mayor Of London Supports Plans For Europe's Longest Segregated Cycle Lane

00:00 - 3 February, 2015

According to a document published last month, London's aspiration to become "a great cycling city" has taken one step closer to reality. The office of the Mayor of London has approved plans to develop Europe's longest segregated bicycle lane through the centre of the city following modifications to an original plan that drew sharp criticism from residents and commuters. The new plans, which have been supported by a number of private companies and public bodies, aims to maintain vehicular traffic capacity whilst allowing the segregated cycle lanes to cater for a large capacity of cyclists.

A Matchmaker For People and Art: Kulapat Yantrasast

00:00 - 2 February, 2015
A Matchmaker For People and Art: Kulapat Yantrasast, Kulapat Yantrasast at an exhibition design meeting. Image Courtesy of wHY
Kulapat Yantrasast at an exhibition design meeting. Image Courtesy of wHY

Last month we spoke with Kulapat Yantrasast, Co-Founder and Creative Director of the LA-based design firm wHY. On the heels of the opening of Harvard Art Museums - for which Yantrasast collaborated on the designs of the exhibition spaces - we wanted to learn more about his approach to designing the galleries for Harvard. “One of the things that I'm super sensitive about is the identify of the experience. Harvard, in particular, is a university museum.  So first and foremost it's a place for students and faculty to spend time looking at things closely. Because of that, we want to make sure that a group of 15 people can sit or stand around an art object and could really have a discussion,” Yantrasast explained.

wHY has carried out a wide range of museum and gallery projects, including the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Royal/T project and the renovation of the galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago. Read the full interview with Yantrasast below to learn more about the challenges of gallery design and how technology is affecting museums exhibitions. 

Courtesy of wHY - © Photograph by David Heald Courtesy of wHY - © Photograph by David Heald Courtesy of wHY - © Photograph by David Heald Courtesy of wHY - © Photograph by David Heald +13