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Dutch Museums to Build a Joint Collection Center

14:00 - 19 June, 2016
Dutch Museums to Build a Joint Collection Center, Courtesy of Rijksmuseum
Courtesy of Rijksmuseum

Four Dutch cultural institutions are collaborating to build a new repository for their vast national collections. The new Netherlands Collection Centre (CC NL) will be built in Amersfoort, east of The Hague, and will replace the current depositories belonging to Paleis Het Loo, the Dutch Open Air Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, combining these collections in a central hub. With an area of 30,000 square meters, the building will house 675,000 objects, and is scheduled for completion in 2020. 

Royal Academy for Nature Conservation / Khammash Architects

13:00 - 19 June, 2016
Royal Academy for Nature Conservation / Khammash Architects, © Ammar Khammash
© Ammar Khammash

© Ammar Khammash © Ammar Khammash © Ammar Khammash © Ammar Khammash +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jabal `Ajlun، Jordan
  • Client

    The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN)
  • Area

    3500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Andersen & Sigurdsson Architects’ Light Pavilion is on Display at the Danish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

12:00 - 19 June, 2016
Andersen & Sigurdsson Architects’ Light Pavilion is on Display at the Danish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Courtesy of Andersen & Sigurdsson Architects
Courtesy of Andersen & Sigurdsson Architects

Commissioned by the Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities, Andersen & Sigurdsson Architects’ Light Pavilion design is open and transparent, encouraging participation. With an area of 1,200 square meters, the multi-purpose structure will house a range of planned and spontaneous activities. The architects’ vision was to create a space in which a multitude of events could take place in and around it.

While the actual structure is currently under construction, a model of the building is on display at the Danish Pavilion for the Venice Biennale, alongside 15 other models of buildings that are deemed to be a source of national pride. The theme for this year’s Danish pavilion focuses on "architecture that benefits local communities," a quality the Light Pavilion encapsulates.

David Adjaye and His Brother Fuse Music and Architecture on Upcoming Vinyl Record

09:30 - 19 June, 2016

David Adjaye is set to release a vinyl record with his brother Peter, a composer and musician with whom David has been formally collaborating for over a decade, reports The Spaces. The record, Dialogues, presents a collection of 10 of Peter's sonic responses to David's architectural projects. "When I see architecture I hear sounds – I respond to the visual. David responds to sound – he creates with a soundtrack in his mind," Peter said of their creative dynamic.

360 House / Bora Architects

09:00 - 19 June, 2016
360 House / Bora Architects, © Tim Bies
© Tim Bies

© Tim Bies © Tim Bies © Tim Bies © Tim Bies +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pacific Coast Scenic Byway, United States
  • Architect / Interior Design

    Bora Architects
  • Area

    3033.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

The Floating Piers Opens on Lake Iseo Allowing Visitors to "Walk on Water"

08:15 - 19 June, 2016
The Floating Piers Opens on Lake Iseo Allowing Visitors to "Walk on Water", © Christo
© Christo

Beginning this week, and lasting for only sixteen days, visitors to the Italian Lake Iseo can "walk on water." The Floating Piers is the work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, based on an idea first conceived in 1970. Built using 100,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, carried by a modular floating dock system of 220,000 high-density polyethylene cubes, the installation—which sits just above water level—undulates with the movement of the lake.

According to Italian news source, Leggo, two people were "seriously injured" and the installation was "evacuated" on its opening day due to the quantity of visitors and inclement weather conditions.

Those who experience The Floating Piers will feel like they are walking on water – or perhaps the back of a whale.

The docks extend into the streets of nearby towns. Image © Christo © Christo The docks extend into the streets of nearby towns. Image © Christo © Christo +12

Studioninedots' "The TrueTalker" Pavilion Now Open at Fab City Amsterdam

08:00 - 19 June, 2016
Studioninedots' "The TrueTalker" Pavilion Now Open at Fab City Amsterdam, © Peter Cuypers
© Peter Cuypers

Studioninedots have designed a new pavilion, “The TrueTalker,” to generate a space for open communication and storytelling. The pavilion is one of approximately fifty at Amsterdam's temporary Fab City, an initiative organised by Europe by People to promote self-sustaining, innovative cities. The project also comes as a reaction to Amsterdam hosting the European Union this spring, where rigid and official conversation will be scrutinised and recorded from every angle. In contrast, Studioninedots said that "The TrueTalker" creates a space where “everyone is invited to sit down, relax and share warming, unreasonable, crazy, unimaginable and hilarious ideas.”

© Peter Cuypers © Peter Cuypers © Peter Cuypers © Peter Cuypers +11

Gallery: Wolfgang Buttress' Relocated Expo Pavilion, The Hive, Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu

06:30 - 19 June, 2016
Gallery: Wolfgang Buttress' Relocated Expo Pavilion, The Hive, Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

Wolfgang Buttress’ The Hive, a Gold Medal-winning UK Pavilion originally built for the 2015 Milan Expo, has been relocated to the Kew botanical gardens in central London. The striking (and photogenic) "beehive" was designed by the British practice to provide visitors with a glimpse into the life of a working bee; its 169,300 individual aluminium components—reaching 17-meters tall and fitted with hundreds of LED lights—created a multi-sensory experience that shed light on the importance of the pollinator. Following its relocation, photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu has turned his lens to this installation and its new home.

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu +23

Peter's House / Studio David Thulstrup

05:00 - 19 June, 2016
Peter's House  / Studio David Thulstrup, © Peter Krasilnikoff
© Peter Krasilnikoff

© Peter Krasilnikoff © Peter Krasilnikoff © Peter Krasilnikoff © Peter Krasilnikoff +41

Swimming Hall Finckensteinallee / Veauthier Meyer Architekten

02:00 - 19 June, 2016
Swimming Hall Finckensteinallee / Veauthier Meyer Architekten, Courtesy of Veauthier Meyer Architects
Courtesy of Veauthier Meyer Architects

Courtesy of Veauthier Meyer Architects Courtesy of Veauthier Meyer Architects Courtesy of Heradesign / OFischer communication Courtesy of Veauthier Meyer Architects +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Finckensteinallee, 12205 Berlin, Germany
  • Client

    BBB Infrastruktur
  • Area

    12300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Veauthier Meyer Architects, Courtesy of Heradesign / OFischer communication

V-Office / Scaleup Architects

22:00 - 18 June, 2016
V-Office  / Scaleup Architects, © Jirayu Sornnuwat
© Jirayu Sornnuwat

© Jirayu Sornnuwat © Jirayu Sornnuwat © Jirayu Sornnuwat © Jirayu Sornnuwat +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Town In Town Soi 2, Khwaeng Phlabphla, Khet Wang Thonglang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10312, Thailand
  • Architect in Charge

    Scaleup Architects
  • Area

    1321.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Bangna House / Archimontage Design Fields Sophisticated

20:00 - 18 June, 2016
Bangna House  / Archimontage Design Fields Sophisticated, © Beer Singnoi
© Beer Singnoi

© Beer Singnoi © Beer Singnoi © Beer Singnoi © Beer Singnoi +33

Upcoming Feature Film to Chronicle the Trials and Tribulations of Jørn Utzon and the Sydney Opera House

16:00 - 18 June, 2016
Upcoming Feature Film to Chronicle the Trials and Tribulations of Jørn Utzon and the Sydney Opera House, Courtesy of Flickr user Chris Maidlow, licensed under Creative Commons 2.0
Courtesy of Flickr user Chris Maidlow, licensed under Creative Commons 2.0

The Sydney Opera House is one of the most iconic buildings in the world. A momentous achievement in design and engineering, the building quickly cemented itself as a defining feature of the Australian cultural landscape. But the realization of the building was not a straightforward one, and almost immediately after the project was awarded it became fraught with controversy and uncertainty. At the center of this controversy was the architect, Jørn Utzon, who eventually resigned after mounting conflict with the state government. Now, this period of Utzon's life will be chronicled in a new feature length film, Utzon, The Man Behind the Opera House, reports The Guardian

atelier d'architecture King Kong Unveils Design for the NH Hotel at the Toulouse Blagnac Airport

14:00 - 18 June, 2016
atelier d'architecture King Kong Unveils Design for the NH Hotel at the Toulouse Blagnac Airport, Courtesy of atelier d'architecture King Kong
Courtesy of atelier d'architecture King Kong

Bordeaux-based atelier d’architecture King Kong has unveiled their design for the new NH hotel at the Toulouse Blagnac airport in France. Both elegant and inviting, the hotel's warm atmosphere is achieved through the acoustic and thermal qualities of the sweeping ground floor area, which opens onto the exterior spaces.

The building consists of 150 hotel rooms, a business center, restaurant and fitness center. The bar, restaurant and terrace, located on the upper levels of the building, are "intimate in feel,’’ while offering unrestricted views.

Blurring Boxes / Architensions

13:00 - 18 June, 2016
Blurring Boxes  / Architensions, © Cameron Blaylock
© Cameron Blaylock

© Cameron Blaylock © Cameron Blaylock © Cameron Blaylock © Cameron Blaylock +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    United States, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Richard W. Off
  • Area

    163.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co) Releases Plans for Healthcare Facility in UAE

12:00 - 18 June, 2016
 Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co) Releases Plans for Healthcare Facility in UAE, © Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co)
© Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co)

Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co) has released the plans for a Bio Climatic Health Care Facility at an eco-resort in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. The facility includes a Chelation Clinic, Integrated Dental Domes, Healing Clinic, and individual bungalows for private patient residences.

Overall, the alternative medical center intends to combine wildlife discovery, nature conservancy, and outdoor activities as part of the patients’ healing processes.

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Where Alvaro Meets Aldo / Inside Portugal's Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

09:30 - 18 June, 2016
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Where Alvaro Meets Aldo / Inside Portugal's Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, NEIGHBOURHOOD: Where Alvaro meets Aldo / Curators Nuno Grande and Roberto Cremascoli. Portuguese Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Images © Laurian Ghinitoiu.
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Where Alvaro meets Aldo / Curators Nuno Grande and Roberto Cremascoli. Portuguese Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Images © Laurian Ghinitoiu.

As part of ArchDaily's coverage of the 2016 Venice Biennale, we are presenting a series of articles written by the curators of the exhibitions and installations on show.

As a response to the 15th International Architecture Exhibition’s challenging theme, Portugal presents a “site-specific” pavilion, occupying an urban front in physical and social regeneration on the island of Giudecca: Campo di Marte. In actual fact, the installation of the pavilion on-site triggered the completion of Campo di Marte’s urban project designed by the Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza thirty years ago. 

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Where Alvaro meets Aldo / Curators Nuno Grande and Roberto Cremascoli. Portuguese Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Images © Laurian Ghinitoiu. NEIGHBOURHOOD: Where Alvaro meets Aldo / Curators Nuno Grande and Roberto Cremascoli. Portuguese Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Images © Laurian Ghinitoiu. NEIGHBOURHOOD: Where Alvaro meets Aldo / Curators Nuno Grande and Roberto Cremascoli. Portuguese Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Images © Laurian Ghinitoiu. NEIGHBOURHOOD: Where Alvaro meets Aldo / Curators Nuno Grande and Roberto Cremascoli. Portuguese Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Images © Laurian Ghinitoiu. +16

Frëims Condesa / Arqmov Workshop

09:00 - 18 June, 2016
Frëims Condesa / Arqmov Workshop, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    La Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Area

    235.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs