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Chinkara House / Solis Colomer Arquitectos

01:00 - 11 November, 2014
Chinkara House / Solis Colomer Arquitectos, © Marko Bradich
© Marko Bradich

© Marko Bradich © Marko Bradich © Marko Bradich © Marko Bradich +22

Win a Scholarship for the AA Visiting School in Santiago

00:00 - 11 November, 2014
Win a Scholarship for the AA Visiting School in Santiago

UPDATE: The Jury has selected Jeremy Jacinth and Luliana Teodora Amza as the winners of the £600 scholarship to participate in the GIPpy workshop at the AA Visiting School in Santiago, Chile. 

What does Soviet Union architecture have to do with Chilean astronomy? A lot more than many realize. In the 1960s, the Soviet Union manufactured three Grand Passage Instrument telescopes (GIPpy), and their accompanying domes in Saint Petersburg. Unfortunately, they fell into ruin after the Soviet astronomical mission’s departure from Chile following the 1973 military coup d-etat. Now, however, the Architectural Association Visiting School in Santiago, Chile, in partnership with the Pontifical Catholic University, will host a 10-day workshop in January on the GIPpy telescopes. The workshop is organized by the team that was recently awarded the Silver Lion at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale for their work on Soviet prefabricated housing in Chile, and we’ve teamed up with the Architectural Association Visiting School to give away two £600 scholarships to attend the workshop! 

For more information on the workshop and to find out how to enter to win a scholarship read on after the break…

Shenzhen Performing Arts Facility / ZOBOKI-DEMETER & Associates

01:00 - 11 November, 2014
Shenzhen Performing Arts Facility / ZOBOKI-DEMETER & Associates , Courtesy of ZOBOKI-DEMETER & Associates
Courtesy of ZOBOKI-DEMETER & Associates

Courtesy of ZOBOKI-DEMETER & Associates © Zang Chao Courtesy of ZOBOKI-DEMETER & Associates Courtesy of ZOBOKI-DEMETER & Associates +29

Renzo Piano Gains Planning Permission for Shard-Adjacent Residential Tower

00:00 - 11 November, 2014
Renzo Piano Gains Planning Permission for Shard-Adjacent Residential Tower, View from Guy's Hospital Quad. Image Courtesy of RPBW
View from Guy's Hospital Quad. Image Courtesy of RPBW

Renzo Piano Building Workshop has been awarded planning approval for Feilden House, a 26-storey residential building at London Bridge Quarter, directly adjacent to the Shard. Designed to complement the Shard and Place Buildings, the third piece of Piano's London Bridge Developments will add "generous public realm amenities" to the area at ground level.

North-South Section. Image Courtesy of RPBW Courtesy of RPBW Typical Floor Plan Lower Levels. Image Courtesy of RPBW View from Thomas Street looking East. Image Courtesy of RPBW +7

AR Issues: Architecture Has Nothing in Common with Luxury Goods

00:00 - 11 November, 2014
AR Issues: Architecture Has Nothing in Common with Luxury Goods, Courtesy of The Architectural Review
Courtesy of The Architectural Review

ArchDaily is continuing our partnership with The Architectural Review, bringing you short introductions to the themes of the magazine’s monthly editions. In this editorial from AR’s November 2014 issue, AR Editor Catherine Slessor uses the opening of Frank Gehry's Fondation Louis Vuitton as occasion to examine the split that has developed within the architectural profession, musing "On how architecture can be either manifestation of vanity or source of social transformation."

One of the most depressing illustrations of how far architecture has lost its grip on reality is Frank Gehry’s new handbag. Along with other selected ‘iconoclasts’ from the world of fashion, art and design, Gehry was tasked by French luxury goods purveyor Louis Vuitton to design a bespoke limited edition ‘piece’. Gehry’s new Fondation Louis Vuitton has just opened in Paris and he is the man of the hour, so it seems obvious that after designing a monumental repository for contemporary art, he should turn his hand to the trifling matter of a fashion accessory. The handbag is yours for £2490. The art museum is yours for around £100 million, though some speculate that it cost much, much more.

Video: Why Should Architects be Concerned About Mobility?

00:00 - 11 November, 2014

With the rising success of electric cars and the highly anticipated introduction of self-driving cars, it is beginning to look like the 'end of the automobile age' which many predicted just a few years ago may never come. This was the sentiment presented by Audi CEO Rupert Stadler at the presentation of the Audi Urban Future Award last night: "The car has to be seen once again as a desirable object of progress," he demanded. "To achieve this, we have to tear down the walls between infrastructure, public transportation and individual traffic." Audi's New Urban Agenda therefore sets its sights on "solutions in which individual transportation makes a positive contribution in an overall system of different forms of mobility."

PKMN Architectures Creates Sliding Transformer House in Madrid

01:00 - 11 November, 2014
Courtesy of PKMN Architectures
Courtesy of PKMN Architectures

"All I Own House is a project that materializes the interior of a house through its inhabitant's personal belongings," say PKMN Architectures about their All I Own House, a small customizable home and studio for client Yolanda Pila of ERREPILA Design Studio. Built in a small neighborhood in northern Madrid, the single-storey house belonged to the client's grandmother. Now, it serves all the functions required of Yolanda's dynamic living and working style.

Courtesy of PKMN Architectures Courtesy of PKMN Architectures Courtesy of PKMN Architectures Courtesy of PKMN Architectures +49

EURALIS Headquarters / LCR Architectes

01:00 - 11 November, 2014
EURALIS Headquarters / LCR Architectes, © Sylvain Mille
© Sylvain Mille

© Sylvain Mille © Sylvain Mille © Sylvain Mille © Sylvain Mille +48

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lescar, France
  • Associated Architect

    Laporte Konikoff
  • Technical office

    OTCE Aquitaine
  • Area

    86455.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Sylvain Mille, Courtesy of LCR Architectes

Drijf in Lelystad / Attika Architekten

01:00 - 11 November, 2014
Drijf in Lelystad / Attika Architekten, © ABC Arkenbouw
© ABC Arkenbouw

© Bart van Hoek © Bart van Hoek Courtesy of Attika Architekten © Bart van Hoek +28

Farming Kindergarten / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

01:00 - 11 November, 2014
Farming Kindergarten / Vo Trong Nghia Architects, © Gremsy
© Gremsy

© Gremsy © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Biên Hòa, Dong Nai, Vietnam
  • Principal Architects

    Vo Trong Nghia, Takashi Niwa, Masaaki Iwamoto
  • Project Team

    Tran Thi Hang, Kuniko Onishi
  • Area

    3800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Slate House / Affleck de la Riva architects

01:00 - 11 November, 2014
Slate House / Affleck de la Riva architects, © Alexandre Parent
© Alexandre Parent

© Alexandre Parent © Alexandre Parent © Alexandre Parent © Alexandre Parent +26

AD Classics: Geisel Library / William L. Pereira & Associates

01:00 - 11 November, 2014
AD Classics: Geisel Library / William L. Pereira & Associates, © Darren Bradley
© Darren Bradley

The alien form of the Geisel Library at the University of California, San Diego seems befitting of a backdrop from a science fiction movie. The building occupies a fascinating nexus between brutalism and futurism that its architect, William Pereira, intrepidly pursued throughout his career. With its strong concrete piers and hovering glassy enclosures, the library beautifully occupies an ambiguous state between massiveness and levitation, as if the upper stories have only just been set into their base and can be lifted back out at any moment. The tension between these two conditions gives the library an otherworldly appearance and provides a startling statement about the generative and imaginative power of the architect.

© Flickr user domc © Darren Bradley © Flickr user 3n Sixth Floor Plan +14

ARCHILIFE: Hollywood Stars Chill Out in Modernist Masterpieces

01:00 - 11 November, 2014
ARCHILIFE: Hollywood Stars Chill Out in Modernist Masterpieces, Courtesy of Federico Babina
Courtesy of Federico Babina

Federico Babina is back, this time bringing some cinematic life to the world's most well known modernist interiors with ARCHILIFE. "I have never liked the lack of life in the architectural representations that are often aseptic, clean and neutral," explains Babina. "I often enjoy imagining what life would be like in these static images."

The images show history's most famous film stars living out their daily routines in some of our favorite homes, bringing "the banality of everyday life" to these myths of both Architecture and Cinema. "We are used to perceiving and reading architecture as a set of almost metaphysical spaces. In a similar way we see the actors as characters and not as people," he says. "I wanted to try to reverse these patterns: to transform the interior into 'houses' and the actors into 'people'."

From Marilyn and Mies to Caine and Kahn, the stars get a home to match their temperament, in which to relax, watch TV, meditate - and yes, to clean and tidy too.

See the full set of 17 ARCHILIFE images after the break - and just in case you missed them, check out Federico Babina‘s other popular illustration sets: ARCHIWINDOWARTISTECTARCHISET, ARCHIMACHINE, ARCHIPORTRAITARCHISTARCHIBET and ARCHICINE.

Courtesy of Federico Babina Courtesy of Federico Babina Courtesy of Federico Babina Courtesy of Federico Babina +17

LOIOS Recovery / ODDA

01:00 - 11 November, 2014
LOIOS Recovery / ODDA, © Joao Morgado
© Joao Morgado

© Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado +73

  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Diogo Brito, Rodrigo Vilas-Boas, Francisco Lencastre, Lourenço Menezes Rodrigues
  • Area

    2500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Gangouroubouro Primary School / LEVS architecten

01:00 - 11 November, 2014
Gangouroubouro Primary School / LEVS architecten, Courtesy of LEVS architecten
Courtesy of LEVS architecten

Courtesy of LEVS architecten Courtesy of LEVS architecten Courtesy of LEVS architecten Courtesy of LEVS architecten +19

  • Architects

  • Contractor

    Enterprise Dara (Sevaré, Mopti) in collaboration with students of the Technical College in Sevaré and with the local population of Gangouroubouro
  • Area

    295.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

CTBUH Names One Central Park “Best Tall Building Worldwide” for 2014

07:00 - 10 November, 2014
CTBUH Names One Central Park “Best Tall Building Worldwide” for 2014, One Central Park. Design architect: Ateliers Jean Nouvel. Collaborating architect: PTW Architects. Image © Murray Fredericks
One Central Park. Design architect: Ateliers Jean Nouvel. Collaborating architect: PTW Architects. Image © Murray Fredericks

This year’s title of “Best Tall Building Worldwide” has been awarded to One Central Park, in Sydney, Australia. The award, presented by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), was chosen after a year long selection process across 88 entries in four regions. Senior representatives of each of these four winners presented at the CTBUH Awards Symposium on November 6th at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, and the winner was announced at the Awards Dinner following the Symposium. Read on after the break to learn more about the winning building.

One Central Park. Design architect: Ateliers Jean Nouvel. Collaborating architect: PTW Architects. Image © Murray Fredericks © Richard John Seymour © Tim Griffith Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building / SERA Architects + Cutler Anderson Architects. Image © Nic Lehoux +19

Germania / Jung Seung Kwon + ARCHIUM

01:00 - 10 November, 2014
Germania / Jung Seung Kwon + ARCHIUM, © Parkyoungchae
© Parkyoungchae

© Parkyoungchae © Parkyoungchae © Parkyoungchae © Parkyoungchae +33

Sailing World Championship Facilities / AZPML

01:00 - 10 November, 2014
Sailing World Championship Facilities / AZPML, © Riancho & Herrero
© Riancho & Herrero

© Riancho & Herrero © Alberto de la Cruz Briceño © Guillermo Fernandez Abascal © Alberto de la Cruz Briceño +19