3 Houses in Meco / Nuno Simões + DNSJ.arq

01:00 - 21 October, 2013
© FG+SG
© FG+SG

© FG+SG © FG+SG © FG+SG © FG+SG +24

108 VPT Housing in Ardoi / Alfonso Alzugaray

01:00 - 21 October, 2013
© J.M. Cutillas
© J.M. Cutillas
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Saguesgaña, 31180 Zizur Mayor, Navarre, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Alfonso Alzugaray, Carlos Urzainqui, Jesús Ramirez
  • Area

    17625.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    J.M. Cutillas

© J.M. Cutillas © J.M. Cutillas © J.M. Cutillas © J.M. Cutillas +24

Danish National Maritime Museum / BIG

01:00 - 21 October, 2013
© Rasmus Hjortshøj
© Rasmus Hjortshøj
  • Architects

  • Location

    3000 Helsingor, Denmark
  • Architect in Charge

    Bjarke Ingels, David Zahle
  • Project Leader

    David Zahle
  • Desing Team

    John Pries Jensen, Henrik Kania, Ariel Joy Norback Wallner, Rasmus Pedersen, Annette Jensen, Dennis Rasmussen, Jan Magasanik, Jeppe Ecklon, Karsten Hammer Hansen, Rasmus Rodam, Rune Hansen, Alina Tamosiunaite, Alysen Hiller, Ana Merino, Andy Yu, Christian Alvarez, Claudio Moretti, Felicia Guldberg, Gül Ertekin, Johan Cool, Jonas Mønster, Kirstine Ragnhild, Malte Kloe, Marc Jay, Maria Mavriku, Masatoshi Oka, Oana Simionescu, Pablo Labra, Peter Rieff, Qianyi Lim, Sara Sosio, Sebastian Latz, Tina Lund Højgaard, Tina Troster, Todd Bennet, Xi Chen, Xing Xiong, Xu Li
  • Area

    17500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj +32

ArchDaily 3D Printing Challenge: The Winners

00:00 - 21 October, 2013

3D Printing has opened up a whole new world for architecture. Technology that was once restricted to fabrication labs is now available to the end user – and at an affordable price. Of course, this new technology has also created the necessity to easily share 3D data over the web.

Arthouse / Joey Ho Design

01:00 - 21 October, 2013
© Yong Chang Wu
© Yong Chang Wu
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Other Designer

    Yuki Leung, Momoko Lai
  • Area

    771.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Yong Chang Wu

© Yong Chang Wu © Yong Chang Wu © Yong Chang Wu © Yong Chang Wu +8

Piampiano Residence / Studio B Architects

01:00 - 20 October, 2013
© Andrew Pogue
© Andrew Pogue

© Derek Skalko © Derek Skalko © Derek Skalko © Derek Skalko +30

The Sydney Opera House: Celebrating 40 Years

00:00 - 20 October, 2013
© Flickr - User: Jong Soo (Peter) Lee
© Flickr - User: Jong Soo (Peter) Lee

Today is the 40th anniversary of the completion of the Sydney Opera House, the symbol of Australia. Since its opening in 1973, the Opera House has welcomed over 65 million people to more than 80,000 memorable events. To celebrate, an Anniversary program will run from mid to late October, with concerts, tours, exhibitions, and cake! A true masterpiece that continues to redefine the ambitions of Australia, the Opera House is part of an incredible story, a work of architecture that belongs to everyone.

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House M / hohensinn architektur

01:00 - 20 October, 2013
© Paul Ott photografiert
© Paul Ott photografiert

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The Opera House Project: Telling the Story of Australia's Icon

00:00 - 20 October, 2013
Under Construction in 1968. Image © Flickr – User: PhillipC
Under Construction in 1968. Image © Flickr – User: PhillipC

To coincide with the 40th anniversary of the completion of Danish architect Jørn Utzon's Sydney Opera House, The Opera House Project takes you on a journey from the project's inception in 1954 - known as Design 218 - to the completed masterpiece up to 2012, and all the personal, political and technical struggles that the designers were faced with. As expressed by Sam Doust, writer and director of the project, the epic journey is based on an "aspiration to perfection" and then the "failure to achieve it".

TED Talk: The Walkable City / Jeff Speck

00:00 - 20 October, 2013

How do we solve the problem of the suburbs? Urbanist Jeff Speck shows how we can free ourselves from dependence on the car - which he calls "a gas-belching, time-wasting, life-threatening prosthetic device" - by making our cities more walkable and more pleasant for more people.

Solar Decathlon 2013: Stanford University Places Fifth Overall, Ties First in Affordability

01:00 - 20 October, 2013
Courtesy of Start.Home - Solar Decathlon Team Stanford
Courtesy of Start.Home - Solar Decathlon Team Stanford

Stanford University's Start.Home has won fifth place overall and tied for first place in affordability in the 2013 Solar Decathlon. Read the team’s description to learn more:

For the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013, Stanford University designed the Start.Home to provide energy efficiency at the push of a button to a new generation of environmentally conscious occupants. With modular architecture and advanced controls to optimize each component, the house aims to spark a revolution by lowering the entry barrier for an ultra-efficient house and making sustainability trendy, social, and affordable.

Sydney Cruise Terminal / Johnson Pilton Walker Architects

01:00 - 20 October, 2013
© Brett Boardman & Ethan Rohloff
© Brett Boardman & Ethan Rohloff
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia
  • Client

    Sydney Ports Corporation
  • Contractor

    AW Edwards
  • Structure & Civil Engineers

    Taylor Thomson Whitting Engineers
  • Services Engineers

    Hyder Consulting
  • Photography

    Brett Boardman, Ethan Rohloff
  • Area

    4600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Brett Boardman & Ethan Rohloff

© Brett Boardman & Ethan Rohloff © Brett Boardman & Ethan Rohloff © Brett Boardman & Ethan Rohloff © Brett Boardman & Ethan Rohloff +22

Unified Architectural Theory: Chapter 2B

00:00 - 20 October, 2013
Frank Gehry's Vitra Design Museum is an example of the kind of architecture deconstructivist thinkers praise. In this chapter of Unified Architectural Theory, Nikos Salingaros argues why the scientific approach is superior to that of the deconstructivists . Image © Liao Yusheng
Frank Gehry's Vitra Design Museum is an example of the kind of architecture deconstructivist thinkers praise. In this chapter of Unified Architectural Theory, Nikos Salingaros argues why the scientific approach is superior to that of the deconstructivists . Image © Liao Yusheng

We will be publishing Nikos Salingaros’ book, Unified Architectural Theory, in a series of installments, making it digitally, freely available for students and architects around the world. Part one of Chapter Two outlined the scientific approach to architectural theory; the following, part two of Chapter Two, explains why Salingaros considers this approach to be superior to that taken by deconstructivists. If you missed them, make sure to catch up on the introduction, Chapter 1, and Chapter 2A.

Some traditions are anachronistic and misguided, but as reservoirs of traditional solutions against which to check new proposals they are of immense importance. A new solution may at some point replace a traditional solution, but it must succeed in reestablishing the connections to the rest of knowledge. In the context of social patterns, architecture, and urbanism, new solutions are useful if they connect to traditional social, architectural, and urban patterns (i.e., all those before the 1920s). If there is an obvious gap where nothing in a discipline refers to anything outside, then there could be a serious problem.

Recently, Edward Wilson has introduced the notion of “consilience” as “the interlocking of causal explanations across disciplines” (Wilson, 1998a). Consilience claims that all explanations in nature are connected; there are no totally isolated phenomena. Wilson focuses on incomplete pieces of knowledge: the wide region separating the sciences from the humanities. He is happy to see it being slowly filled in by evolutionary biologists, cognitive neuroscientists, and researchers in artificial intelligence. At the same time, he is alarmed by people in the humanities who are erasing parts of the existing body of knowledge. These include deconstructive philosophers. Wilson characterizes their efforts as based on ignorance. 

AD Architecture School Guide: Delft University of Technology

00:00 - 20 October, 2013
Faculty Workshop. Image Courtesy of www.urbanism.tudelft.nl
Faculty Workshop. Image Courtesy of www.urbanism.tudelft.nl

Recent reports by the UN on projected population growth until the year 2300, as well as current population trends, have raised numerous issues, from access to healthcare to housing. Of particular importance is how these issues will affect the urban landscape, and how professionals can respond to these changing conditions, on both a local and global scale. Urban planners and designers must not only be concerned about issues such as congestion and mobility, urban renewal and densification, but must also “[take] into account…economic globalization, the consequences of the financial crisis, [and] climate change” as well. 

Clearly, these are not matters that can simply be understood by scrolling through different websites over the course of a single afternoon. Luckily, just these issues are explored at Delft University of Technology’s Master of Science in Urbanism

Sommarhus at Stora Gasmora / LLP Arkitektkontor

01:00 - 20 October, 2013
© Åke Eson Lindman
© Åke Eson Lindman

© Åke Eson Lindman © Åke Eson Lindman © Åke Eson Lindman © Åke Eson Lindman +22

Hôtelières du Rail Offices and Residences / Platform Architectures

01:00 - 20 October, 2013
© J. Ricolleau
© J. Ricolleau
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nantes, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Pierre Paquier (studies) and Stéphane Allaire (construction)
  • Client

    Espaces Ferroviaires Résidences hôtelières du rail
  • Area

    3415.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    J. Ricolleau

© J. Ricolleau © J. Ricolleau © J. Ricolleau © J. Ricolleau +11

Bed, Breakfast & Bauhaus

00:00 - 20 October, 2013
© Thomas Lewandovski
© Thomas Lewandovski

For architects, it’s a dream come true: the studio building at the Bauhaus is now open to visitors (and pilgrims) looking to spend a night in the famous building. This new development will undoubtedly solidify the school’s place on the modern “Grand Tour” list, but is also meant to foster a creative and lively atmosphere that hasn’t been seen there for almost a century. Learn more here

Luminous Talks: Nature and Man-Made

00:00 - 20 October, 2013
Daeyang Gallery and House, Seoul, Korea (2012), Steven Holl Architects
Daeyang Gallery and House, Seoul, Korea (2012), Steven Holl Architects

On November 8, Philips and Parsons The New School for Design will bring together architects, lighting designers and researchers for a symposium on the dualistic relationship between natural light and the latest electric lighting technologies, and the influence these systems have on human well being. The event is part of Luminous Talks, a programming series now in its second year, which was developed by Philips and Parsons to inspire dialogue around relevant topics in the field. This year’s theme, Nature and Man-Made, builds on last year’s focus on human health and well being to consider the human presence amidst these forces and their psychological and physiological impact.