Palacio de Hierro Antea Façade / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

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Architects: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
Location: Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro,
Architects In Charge: Arq. Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
Architecture Leader: Arq. Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
Project Leader: Arq. Humberto Mendoza
Architecture Team: Fernando Sordo Madaleno de Haro, Juliam Silva, Andrés Muñoz
Área: 9000.0 m2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Paul Rivera

OMA’s Pantheon-Inspired Faena Forum Set to Open in 2015

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Alongside the launch of Faena Circle, an experimental collaboration between Faena Art in Miami Beach and its sister institution in , comes new images of the OMA-designed Faena Forum. The new center for arts and culture planned for Miami Beach is designed to “catalyze experimentation within and across artistic disciplines and foster cross-cultural collaborations among artists throughout the Western Hemisphere.” A series of flexible spaces formed by interlocking cylindrical and cuboidal volumes will provide for a range of projects, commissions, performances and events. 

ATRIUM – Groupe Dynamite / Ædifica

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Architects: Ædifica
Location: , QC, Canada
Area: 9800.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: François Descôteaux

INTERIORS: Home Alone

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Interiors is an online film and architecture journal, published by Mehruss Jon Ahi and Armen KaraoghlanianInteriors runs an exclusive column for ArchDaily that analyzes and diagrams films in terms of space. Their Official Store will carry exclusive prints from these posts.

In their first collaboration together as writer and director, John Hughes and Christopher Columbus produced Home Alone (1990). This quintessential Christmas film is a prime example of a “movie home” — a home that is made iconic and famous with its appearance in a popular film.

The film concerns itself with Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin), a young boy whose family accidently leaves him home alone after leaving for a vacation. In this small suburban town, on Christmas, their home is targeted after a string of successful break-ins in the neighborhood. The McCallister Residence as a result becomes the central space where the majority of the action in the film occurs.

The production used an actual home for the setting of the film. The home’s location is 671 Lincoln Avenue in Winnetka, Illinois, north of Chicago. The majority of the interiors were filmed on location, including most of the first floor, while several rooms were recreated and filmed on a sound stage. Interiors visited the location in July 2014.

Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership / Studio Gang

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Architects: Studio Gang
Location: , MI, USA
Owner: Kalamazoo College
Area: 10000.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Steve Hall for Hedrich Blessing, Iwan Baan

OMA Wins Competition for Shanghai Exhibition Center

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OMA has won a competition to design the Lujiazui Exhibition Centre, a 1,500 square meter space in Shanghai  on the site of the former “Shanghai Shipyard.” The design aims to create a concentrated culture and event space within the surrounding financial district, on the edge of the Huangpu River, one of the most photographed waterfronts in the world.

More on the design after the break

Library in Dublin / Carr Cotter & Naessens

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Architects: Carr Cotter & Naessens
Location: Moran Park House, Queen’s Road, ,
Architect In Charge: Louise Cotter and David Naessens
Area: 6327.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Dennis Gilbert

A Look Inside SelgasCano’s First UK Project

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In an article for The Observer Rowan Moore examines ‘Second Home’, a newly opened “creative hub” in designed by Spanish practice SelgasCano, who were recently announced as the designers of the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion. For Moore the project, which is the practice’s first building in the UK, offers a “lightness and grace as well as invention, and an awareness of when to stop.” The building is designed to be fluid, allowing start-up creative businesses to move in and move out as and when their business model dictates. Heavy tables can emerge from the floor, and ‘roaming zones’ facilitate creative thought. According to Moore’s review, there “are no water-coolers, no kitchenettes, [and] no microwaves.”

Cathedral of Brasília. Image © Brasilia
Cathedral of Brasília. Image © Brasilia

Spotlight: Oscar Niemeyer

Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho, or simply Oscar Niemeyer, was one of the greatest architects in Brazil‘s history, and one of the greats of the global modernist movement. After his death in 2012, Niemeyer left the world more than five hundred works scattered throughout the Americas, Africa and Europe.

Niemeyer attended the National School of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro in 1929, graduating in 1934. He began working with the influential Brazilian architect and urban planner Lúcio Costa also in 1932, a professional partnership that would last decades and result in some of the most important works in the history of modern architecture.

Cabin Norderhov / Atelier Oslo

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Architects: Atelier Oslo
Location: Norderhov,
Design Team: Nils Ole Bae Brandtzæg, Thomas Liu, Marius Mowe, Jonas Norsted, Juan Ruiz, Bosheng Gan, Sveinn Thorarinsson, Emmanuel Ferm
Area: 80.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Lars Petter Pettersen, Courtesy of Atelier Oslo, Jonas Adolfsen

Konya City Stadium / Bahadır Kul Architects

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Architects: Bahadır Kul Architects
Location: Konya Province,
Area: 90000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Ket Kolektif, Konya Metropolitan Municipality

BLOOM / Hiroyuki Ito Architects

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Architects: Hiroyuki Ito Architects
Location: , Tokyo,
Area: 524.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Makoto Yoshida

American Museum of Natural History. Image Courtesy of Wikipedia
American Museum of Natural History. Image Courtesy of Wikipedia

Studio Gang Tapped to Extend American Museum of Natural History

Chicago’s Studio Gang Architects have been selected to design a new Center for Science, Education and Innovation for the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Named after its largest donor, the $325 million Gilder Center will include 218,000-square-feet of existing and new space. It is slated to open on Columbus Avenue at 79th Street on the west side of the Museum campus, in conjunction with its 150th anniversary in 2019–2020. More information, after the break. 

SHoP Architects Reveal Restoration Plan for New York’s Seaport District

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SHoP Architects have revealed a mixed use proposal to pedestrianize ’s historic Seaport District. Extending the Manhattan grid out into the waterfront, the scheme seeks to harmonize pedestrian infrastructure and increase access to the shoreline, while proposing a 500-foot luxury residential tower by developer Howard Hughes Corporation that would jut out into the harbor. More about the proposal, after the break.

Olson Kundig Repurpose “38 Beams” as Design Miami/ Collectors Lounge

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Early this month at Design Miami/, Olson Kundig Architects celebrated the opening of “38 Beams,” a temporary collectors lounge named after the thirty-eight salvaged glulam beams that made up the structure. Originally milled in the 1950s, the Northwestern Douglas fir beams were once used to construct a Los Angeles building before being repurposed.

Approximately 15×30 inches around and up to 30 feet in length, 38 Beams formed a 2,400-square-foot lounge with an open lattice-work stacked 15-feet-high. The focal point of the space was a 28-foot Perrier-Jouët champagne bar lit by a chandelier of one hundred suspended light tubes designed by LILIENTHAL l ZAMORA.

More about the structure and images, after the break. 

Massively out of Focus – the Melaten Car Park / KSG Architekten

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Architects: KSG Architekten
Location: RWTH University, Templergraben 55, 52062 ,
Area: 21000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Yohan Zerdoun, Jörg Hempel

Video: Salvador Dali Museum / HOK

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The first to use this type of free-form geodesic geometry in the United States, HOK’s Salvador Dali Museum is a Floridian landmark in known for housing one of the most important collections of a single artist’s work in the world. Referring to it as “The Dali,” architect Yann Weymouth and museum director Dr. Hank Hine discuss their intentions behind the building’s design in this interview with TheCoolist.com.

“Salvador Dalí was a monumental pioneer of twentieth-century art and this is perhaps the best collection of his work in the world,” said Weymouth. “Our challenge was to discover how to resolve the technical requirements of the museum and site in a way that expresses the dynamism of the great art movement that he led. It is important that the building speak to the surreal without being trite.” You can learn more about the building, here.

In Progress: Quimper Cornouaille Exhibition Center / Philippe Brulé Architectes

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Architects: Philippe Brulé Architectes
Location: 32 Rue de Stang Bihan, 29000 Quimper,
Area: 5908.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Pascal Léopold