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Residence the Grands Jardins / Bourgeois Lechasseur Architectes

01:00 - 1 April, 2014
Residence the Grands Jardins / Bourgeois Lechasseur Architectes, © Alexandre Guilbeault
© Alexandre Guilbeault

© Alexandre Guilbeault © Alexandre Guilbeault © Alexandre Guilbeault © Alexandre Guilbeault +26

Two Bear Retreat / Edward M. Doyle

01:00 - 1 April, 2014
Two Bear Retreat / Edward M. Doyle, Courtesy of Edward M. Doyle
Courtesy of Edward M. Doyle

© Don Wong © Don Wong © Don Wong © Don Wong +17

Refurbish of TYJ Office Building / Shenzhen Ingameoffice Ltd

01:00 - 1 April, 2014
Refurbish of TYJ Office Building / Shenzhen Ingameoffice Ltd, Courtesy of Shenzhen Ingameoffice Ltd
Courtesy of Shenzhen Ingameoffice Ltd
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Area

    3400.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Shenzhen Ingameoffice Ltd

Courtesy of Shenzhen Ingameoffice Ltd Courtesy of Shenzhen Ingameoffice Ltd Courtesy of Shenzhen Ingameoffice Ltd Courtesy of Shenzhen Ingameoffice Ltd +48

Material Substance: When Material and Mechanism are One

00:00 - 31 March, 2014
Material Substance: When Material and Mechanism are One

The following is the first article of Material Substance, a column, penned by Christopher Brenny and presented by AD Materials, which investigates the innovative applications of materials in architecture.

A material is nothing without a process. The characteristics of plastic, for example, vary dramatically depending on where and how the raw material is applied during the forming process. The same material can be used to create a bag, a solid container, or a woven textile. The difference between a disposable water bottle and carpeting is so distinct that one could not make the material connection without some foreknowledge of the manufacturing process of each.

The result of this material ecosystem is a scenario in which design and manufacturing must inform one another. This connection often moves so slowly in the building industry that it is difficult to perceive and very slow to adapt. Shape memory alloys such as nitinol (muscle wire), for example, are gradually moving into public nomenclature. While the novelty of such materials is ripe for exploration, application has proven difficult as the cost of such materials is quite prohibitive. Shape memory alloys, unless they are developed using more abundant metals such as aluminum, will likely remain a niche product developed for very specific applications.

Memory plastics, while less developed and responsive, have significant potential to become a familiar fixture in our daily lives. Combining this technology with the lightweight, structural capabilities of foamed materials, our preconceptions of the portable and flat packed may soon transform from disposable and insubstantial into something much more beautiful and valuable.

2LB House / Raphaël Nussbaumer Architectes

01:00 - 31 March, 2014
2LB House / Raphaël Nussbaumer Architectes, © Lionel Henriod
© Lionel Henriod
  • Architects

  • Location

    Geneva, Switzerland
  • Project Team

    Raphaël Nussbaumer, Frédéric Perone, Anjéla Aubert, Luis Antunes, Reto Oechslin, Davide Righenzi
  • Area

    320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Lionel Henriod © Lionel Henriod © Lionel Henriod © Lionel Henriod +13

Weekend House in Nasu / Minoru Masuda Architects and Associates

01:00 - 31 March, 2014

Jury Member Juhani Pallasmaa On Finding Less "Obvious" Pritzker Laureates

00:00 - 31 March, 2014

Last week, while the ArchDaily team was in Mexico City for the Mextrópoli Conference, we caught up with Pritzker Jury member Juhani Pallasmaa and asked him to shed some light onto the recent winners of one of architecture's highest honors. Watch Pallasmaa, a renowned Finnish architect and professor, explain what motivates his approach for recognizing architects in a world with "so much publicity."

"The Pritzker jury has now, for at least 5 years, tried to select architects who are not the most obvious names because there is so much publicity in the architectural world and we'd rather try to find architects who have not been published everywhere else..."

Symposium: Interpretations / Critical Shifts

00:00 - 31 March, 2014
Symposium: Interpretations / Critical Shifts

Critical Shifts is a one-day, student-organized symposium dedicated to exploring the ongoing transformations of critical practice in architecture. The event brings together a diverse group of practitioners in order to investigate how their work (which often combines the activities and approaches of curation, editing, writing, design, teaching, and research) can begin to trace a nuanced map of the fieldʼs current critical terrain.

G-Star RAW HQ / OMA

01:00 - 31 March, 2014
G-Star RAW HQ / OMA, Courtesy of OMA - G-Star
Courtesy of OMA - G-Star
  • Architects

  • Location

    Joan Muyskenweg 39, 1099 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Rem Koolhaas, Reinier de Graaf, Ellen van Loon
  • Current Team (construction + interiors)

    Katrien van Dijk (project leader), Tjeerd van de Sandt, Saskia Simon, Marina Cogliani, Jung-Won Yoon
  • Area

    19000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of OMA - G-Star

Courtesy of OMA - G-Star Courtesy of OMA - G-Star Courtesy of OMA - G-Star Courtesy of OMA - G-Star +26

Emerson College Los Angeles / Morphosis Architects

01:00 - 31 March, 2014
Emerson College Los Angeles / Morphosis Architects, ©  Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
  • Architects

  • Location

    5960 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
  • Design Director

    Thom Mayne
  • Project Principal & Manager

    Kim Groves
  • Lead Project Designer

    Chandler Ahrens
  • Project Architect

    Aaron Ragan
  • Area

    107400.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan +26

Cruise Ship Terminal in the Port of Seville / Hombre de Piedra + Buró4

01:00 - 31 March, 2014
Cruise Ship Terminal in the Port of Seville / Hombre de Piedra + Buró4, © Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada
  • Architects

  • Location

    Port de Séville, 41011 Seville, Sevilla, Spain
  • Architect in Charge Buró 4 Arquitectos

    Jesús Díaz Gómez, 
José Luis Sainz-Pardo Prieto-Castro, Ramón de los Santos Cuevas Rebollo, Jorge Ferral Sevilla
  • Architect in Charge Hombre de Piedra

    Juan Manuel Rojas Fernández, Laura Domínguez Hernández
  • Design Team

    Juan Manuel Rojas Fernández, 
Jesús Díaz Gómez
, José Luis Sainz-Pardo Prieto-Castro, Ramón de los Santos Cuevas Rebollo, Jorge Ferral Sevilla, Laura Domínguez Hernández, Francisco Javier Carmona Stamatis Zografos
, Cristiano Rossi, Angelene Clarke
  • Area

    508.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada +23

Villa Vista / Shigeru Ban Architects

01:00 - 31 March, 2014
Villa Vista / Shigeru Ban Architects, © Hiroyuki Hirai
© Hiroyuki Hirai
  • Architects

  • Location

    Weligama, Sri Lanka
  • Architect in Charge

    Shigeru Ban Architects Europe/ Shigeru Ban, Yasunori Harano
  • Area

    825.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai +29

CR House / DAS

01:00 - 31 March, 2014
CR House  / DAS, © Yoshihiro Koitani
© Yoshihiro Koitani
  • Architects

  • Location

    San Ángel, Álvaro Obregón, 01000 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Design Team

    Gerardo Asali, Pedro Sánchez, Andrea Cruz, Jesús Ávila, Daniel Mastretta.
  • Project Area

    770.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Yoshihiro Koitani, Rafael Gamo

© Yoshihiro Koitani © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo +19

Kitchen in Lima / Ghezzi Novak

01:00 - 31 March, 2014
Kitchen in Lima  / Ghezzi Novak, © Renzo Rebagliati
© Renzo Rebagliati
  • Architects

  • Location

    Prolongacion Arenales, Miraflores, Peru
  • Architect in Charge

    Arturo Ghezzi Novak y Gustavo Ghezzi Novak
  • Project Area

    800.0 m2
  • Photography

    Renzo Rebagliati

© Renzo Rebagliati © Renzo Rebagliati © Renzo Rebagliati © Renzo Rebagliati +26

JA Curve Church / ZIP Partners Architecture

01:00 - 31 March, 2014
JA Curve Church / ZIP Partners Architecture, © Choi Hyuk-jae
© Choi Hyuk-jae

© Choi Hyuk-jae © Choi Hyuk-jae © Choi Hyuk-jae © Choi Hyuk-jae +27

SZ-HK Biennale-Silo Reconversion / O-OFFICE Architects

01:00 - 31 March, 2014
SZ-HK Biennale-Silo Reconversion / O-OFFICE Architects, © O-office & Maurer United
© O-office & Maurer United
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chiwan Road, Nanshan, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Design Team

    Jianxiang He, Ying Jiang, Thomas Odorico, Zilong Liang
  • Concept

    Ying Jiang (O-office Architects), Marc Maurer (Maurer United Architects), Teemu Hirvilaammi (Lassila\Hirvilammi Architects)
  • Area

    2662.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© O-office & Maurer United © O-office & Maurer United © O-office & Maurer United © O-office & Maurer United +27

Lecture Series: Japanese Architecture at at Cologne University

00:00 - 31 March, 2014
Lecture Series: Japanese Architecture at at Cologne University

The Faculty of Architecture at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences will host a lecture series on Japanese architecture. The program will start April 8 with Junya Ishigami and will continue until June 24 with lectures by Shin Takamatsu & Takeshi Katagiri, recent Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban, Ryusuke Kojio, Sou Fujimoto, Hitoshi Abe and Hiroaki Kimura. 

RIBA Future Trends Survey Indicates An "All-Time High" for Workloads

00:00 - 31 March, 2014
RIBA Future Trends Survey Indicates An "All-Time High" for Workloads, Courtesy of RIBA
Courtesy of RIBA

The latest Future Trends Survey, published by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), indicates an "all-time high" for architects' workload with "confidence levels about future workloads continuing to rise." The February report shows +41 in the Future Trends Workload Index, up from +35 in January, with the highest balance figures coming from London (+54) and Scotland (+60). The optimistic report suggests that there "still appears to be significant spare capacity within the profession," noting that many practices actually under-employed in the last month.