Big Smile Project / Schema Architecture & Engineering

01:00 - 18 May, 2014
Big Smile Project / Schema Architecture & Engineering, © Nikos Alexopoulos
© Nikos Alexopoulos

© Nikos Alexopoulos © Nikos Alexopoulos © Nikos Alexopoulos © Nikos Alexopoulos +21

Casa 7A / Arquitectura en Estudio + Natalia Heredia

01:00 - 18 May, 2014
Casa 7A / Arquitectura en Estudio + Natalia Heredia, © David Uribe
© David Uribe

© David Uribe © David Uribe © David Uribe © David Uribe +33

Venice Biennale 2014: Jimenez Lai to Construct Taiwanese "Township of Domestic Parts"

01:00 - 18 May, 2014
Venice Biennale 2014: Jimenez Lai to Construct Taiwanese "Township of Domestic Parts", Family Portrait . Image © Township of Domestic Parts: Made in Taiwan
Family Portrait . Image © Township of Domestic Parts: Made in Taiwan

Taiwan-born architect Jimenez Lai’s proposal Township of Domestic Parts: Made in Taiwan has been selected to represent Taiwan in the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. Scattered throughout the Palazzo delle Prigioni, the installation will be comprised of nine small house, each with a single program, that will make up an “interior township of misfit parts.” 

Read on for the complete curatorial statement... 

GRAFT + Kleihues+Kleihues Design Work/Live Housing in Berlin

01:00 - 18 May, 2014
GRAFT + Kleihues+Kleihues Design Work/Live Housing in Berlin, Courtesy of GRAFT
Courtesy of GRAFT

GRAFT and Kleihues+Kleihues has teamed up with Genossenschaft für urbane Kreativität (Cooperative for urban Creativity) to realize a complex of five towers centered around working and living in Berlin, Germany. Titled “Eckwerk,” the new complex is set to rise within the confines of an existing viaduct, whose shape and materiality served as the project’s main source of inspiration. 

ArchDaily Editors Select 20 Amazing 21st Century Museums

01:00 - 18 May, 2014
ArchDaily Editors Select 20 Amazing 21st Century Museums

In honor of International Museum Day we’ve collected twenty fascinating museums well worth visiting again. In this round up you’ll find classics - such as Bernard Tschumi Architects' New Acropolis Museum and Zaha Hadid ArchitectsMAXXI Museum - as well as lesser-known gems - such as Medieval Museum, the Natural History Museum of Utah by Ennead, and the Muritzeum by Wingårdhs. See all of our editors' favorites after the break!

Gucci Headquarters / Genius Loci Architettura

01:00 - 17 May, 2014
Gucci Headquarters / Genius Loci Architettura, © Pietro Savorelli
© Pietro Savorelli
  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Don Lorenzo Perosi, 6, 50018 Scandicci Florence, Italy
  • Architects in Charge

    Stefano Boninsegna, Andrea Grassi, Enrico Santi, Silvia Trentanove
  • Design Team

    Antonio Romano, Filippo M. Messeri, Paola Portone, Michele Zanella
  • Area

    9000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Pietro Savorelli © Pietro Savorelli © Pietro Savorelli © Pietro Savorelli +22

The Atlanta BeltLine: From Student Thesis to Community Mobilizer

00:00 - 17 May, 2014
The Atlanta BeltLine: From Student Thesis to Community Mobilizer, A parade passes through the Eastside Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine, completed in October 2012. Image © Christopher T. Martin
A parade passes through the Eastside Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine, completed in October 2012. Image © Christopher T. Martin

An abandoned twenty-two mile stretch of derelict railroad and industrial sites used to be a thorn in the Atlanta community's side. But with one student's thesis proposal to redevelop these areas into a sustainable network connecting 45 mixed-use neighborhoods, public concern has since turned into excitement. To learn more about the ambitious project, head over to The Atlantic Cities here.

Attic Apartment Bled / Arhitektura d.o.o.

01:00 - 17 May, 2014
Attic Apartment Bled / Arhitektura d.o.o., © Jure Goršič
© Jure Goršič

© Jure Goršič © Jure Goršič © Jure Goršič © Jure Goršič +17

Venice Biennale 2014: Danish Pavilion to Reintroduce the Power of Aesthetics

00:00 - 17 May, 2014
Venice Biennale 2014: Danish Pavilion to Reintroduce the Power of Aesthetics, Frederiksberg Urban Spaces, photo by Ulrika Wahlmark (2009), Courtesy of SLA
Frederiksberg Urban Spaces, photo by Ulrika Wahlmark (2009), Courtesy of SLA

What does butterflies, quantum mechanics, poetry and dirt have to do with architecture? In the Danish pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, you are invited to sense, wonder, be curious and reflect when you meet the smell of dirt, read Niels Bohr’s letter to Einstein, hear the sound of poetry and burry your toes in pine needles. The pavilion reintroduces the forgotten power of aesthetics as the complementary to the rational. It argues that the two together form the foundation for our future decision making.

TYIN tegnestue Releases Downloadable Guide to Design/Build in Underprivileged Areas

00:00 - 17 May, 2014
TYIN tegnestue Releases Downloadable Guide to Design/Build in Underprivileged Areas, Soe Ker Tie House in Thailand. Image © Pasi Aalto
Soe Ker Tie House in Thailand. Image © Pasi Aalto

TYIN tegnestue architects are known for their small-scale built projects in underprivileged areas around the world, but you might not know just how open this firm is about sharing their work. If you head to their website, many of their past projects are available for download in the form of photographs, sketches, drawings, models, and more. They believe that by sharing their knowledge, they are encouraging students and young architects to learn by building. The architecture co-operative has even created the "TYIN Architect's Toolbox," a downloadable guide to working on design-builds in places of need. For more information on the guide, keep reading after the break.

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Emerging Practices in India: Hundredhands

01:00 - 17 May, 2014
Emerging Practices in India: Hundredhands, Alila Hotel and Residences. Image © Nathan Willock
Alila Hotel and Residences. Image © Nathan Willock

Indian Architect & Builder, through a two-part series titled ‘Practices of Consequence’ (Volumes I and II) delves deeper into contemporary Indian practices that have carved a unique identity and place for themselves in the country today. This article, part of the first volume of the series, takes a closer look at ‘Hundredhands’, a Bengaluru-based architectural firm. 

Patient and purposeful, the work of Hundredhands responds to fundamental concerns of form and space, material integrity, economy and efficiency with a strong efficacy with respect to function and relevance. With a team of architects and architecture trainees directed by Bijoy Ramachandran and Sunitha Kondur, Hundredhands has a significant investment in the conceptual development of their work and architectural discourse as an extension. 

Pragmatic and grounded in ‘doing’, the built work of Hundredhands is developed through an analytical process of drawing, physical and virtual model-making, detailing and a control on the process of building. Their buildings have a sense of clarity that comes through methodical process and elimination of the unnecessary. They use contemporary building technology and materials responsibly and with due regard to available skill. Their architecture is enriched through selection and restraint.  

Indian Architect & Builder's interview with the founders, after the break…

Raja ra Mane: Drawing. Image © Bijoy Ramachandran Alila Hotel and Residences. Image © Nathan Willock NUA in Bengaluru. Image © Mallikarjun Katakol IME Sketches and drawings. Image © Bijoy Ramachandran +25

New Judiciary Police Department ‘s Headquarters / Saraiva + Associados

01:00 - 17 May, 2014
New Judiciary Police Department ‘s Headquarters / 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 +14

Video: Shibaura House by Kazuyo Sejima

00:00 - 17 May, 2014

As a part of his ongoing film series about Japanese architecture, French architect and filmmaker Vincent Hecht has created this visual exploration of Kazuyo Sejima’s Shibaura House. Completed in 2011, this five story office space is walled almost entirely in glass and features double-height, split level floors that showcase the paths of travel through the building. The building also features a public cafe on the ground floor, and a roof terrace.

Chemical Engineering & Chemistry Building / Universidad Nacional de Colombia

01:00 - 17 May, 2014
Chemical Engineering & Chemistry Building / Universidad Nacional de Colombia, © Andrés Moreno Sánchez
© Andrés Moreno Sánchez

Courtesy of Universidad Nacional de Colombia Courtesy of Universidad Nacional de Colombia Courtesy of Universidad Nacional De Colombia Courtesy of Universidad Nacional De Colombia +45

Venice Biennale 2014: “Anatomy of the Wallpaper” to Present Layered History of Cyprus’ Capital

01:00 - 17 May, 2014
Venice Biennale 2014: “Anatomy of the Wallpaper” to Present Layered History of Cyprus’ Capital , © Michael Hadjistyllis, Stefanos Roimpas / Anatomy of the Wallpaper (2014)
© Michael Hadjistyllis, Stefanos Roimpas / Anatomy of the Wallpaper (2014)

Cyprus has been shaped by a tumultuous history. Power struggles between invaders, conquerors and colonial powers have all left indelible marks on the landscape, much of which can be witnessed in the island’s capital of Nicosia. 

Uncovering this history, the curators of Cyprus’ fifth participation at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale will expose the island’s layered past and the story of Nicosia in allegory form with the exhibition Anatomy of the Wallpaper. 

Learn more and read Cyprus’ full curatorial statement, after the break...

St Anne's SureStart Centre / DSDHA

01:00 - 17 May, 2014
St Anne's SureStart Centre  / DSDHA, © Edmund Sumner
© Edmund Sumner
  • Architects

  • Location

    Colchester, Essex, UK
  • Project Team

    David Hills, Deborah Saunt
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

© Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner +21

GIZ / FAR frohn&rojas

01:00 - 16 May, 2014
GIZ / FAR frohn&rojas, Courtesy of FAR frohn&rojas
Courtesy of FAR frohn&rojas

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Museo Arqueológico Nacional / Frade Arquitectos

01:00 - 16 May, 2014
Museo Arqueológico Nacional / Frade Arquitectos, © Niccolo Guasti
© Niccolo Guasti

© Gabriel López © Jose Manuel Ballester © Luis Asin © Niccolo Guasti +22