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Planning Finally Granted for Chelsea Barracks Scheme

01:00 - 22 May, 2014
Planning Finally Granted for Chelsea Barracks Scheme, Courtesy of Squire and Partners
Courtesy of Squire and Partners

A design by Squire and Partners for the controversial Chelsea Barracks site has been approved for planning. The approval comes five years after an earlier scheme by Richard Rogers was derailed by Prince Charles, sparking a row over what some perceived as the Prince abusing his status by bypassing proper planning procedure. Since then the plans were put on hold due to the UK's poor economy, before being resurrected last year.

Read more about the new plans after the break

Conceptual Framework for the Development of Sokolniki Park Competition

01:00 - 22 May, 2014
Conceptual Framework for the Development of Sokolniki Park Competition, Sokolniki Park
Sokolniki Park

Sokolniki Park of Culture and Rest and the ArchPolis Centre for Territorial Initiatives, with support from the City of Moscow Department of Culture and the City of Moscow Agency for Parks and Recreation (Mosgorpark), announce a competition to generate a conceptual framework for the development of Sokolniki Park.

Pezo Von Ellrichshausen's Poli House Wins Inaugural MCHAP for Emerging Architecture

00:00 - 22 May, 2014
Pezo Von Ellrichshausen's Poli House Wins Inaugural MCHAP for Emerging Architecture, Poli House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen. Image © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma
Poli House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen. Image © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma

Yesterday at the Illinois Institute of Technology's (IIT), Pezo Von Ellrichshausen was awarded the prestigious Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) for Emerging Architecture. Selected for their finely crafted, concrete Poli House, which serves as both a summer residence and cultural center on the Coliumo Peninsula, the Chilean firm was the first practice ever to receive the prize. 

Centro Cultural Casal Balaguer / Flores & Prats + Duch-Pizá

01:00 - 22 May, 2014
Centro Cultural Casal Balaguer / Flores & Prats + Duch-Pizá, Courtesy of Flores & Prats + Duch-Pizá
Courtesy of Flores & Prats + Duch-Pizá

Courtesy of Flores & Prats + Duch-Pizá Courtesy of Flores & Prats + Duch-Pizá Courtesy of Flores & Prats + Duch-Pizá Courtesy of Flores & Prats + Duch-Pizá +39

  • Architects

  • Location

    Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Area

    2500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Flores & Prats + Duch-Pizá

Cape Town Adopts Re-Blocking Strategy for Informal Settlements

00:00 - 22 May, 2014
Cape Town Adopts Re-Blocking Strategy for Informal Settlements, In Kuku Town, dwellings were rearranged to face a communal courtyard - where people can gather for activities and keep an eye on their neighbors and shared facitilies.. Image Courtesy of Future Cape Town
In Kuku Town, dwellings were rearranged to face a communal courtyard - where people can gather for activities and keep an eye on their neighbors and shared facitilies.. Image Courtesy of Future Cape Town

The city of Cape Town has adopted a new strategy for improving informal settlements - re-blocking, "the reconfiguration and repositioning of shacks in very dense informal settlements in accordance to a community-drafted spatial framework." Re-blocking serves to create communal spaces, make neighborhoods safer, and improve dwelling structures - among many other things. To see how it has been implemented and where, head to Future Cape Town and continue reading here.

Peter Zumthor Selects Paraguayan Architect Gloria Cabral as Protégé

00:00 - 22 May, 2014
Peter Zumthor Selects Paraguayan Architect Gloria Cabral as Protégé, Peter Zumthor with protege Gloria Cabral. Image Courtesy of Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative
Peter Zumthor with protege Gloria Cabral. Image Courtesy of Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative

Peter Zumthor has chosen to mentor Paraguayan architect Gloria Cabral as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. Cabral, a partner at Asuncion-based Gabinete de Arquitectura, will spend a year collaborating with the Swiss architect, who has dedicated his expertise in an effort to learn, create and grow with the young talent.

Describing Cabral’s work to reveal an original spirit, Zumthor stated: “In Gloria’s work and attitude I sense a keen interest in the physical experience of architecture, which makes it exciting for me to collaborate with her.”

Arena do Morro / Herzog & de Meuron

01:00 - 22 May, 2014
Arena do Morro / Herzog & de Meuron, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +6

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua Camaragibe - Mãe Luíza, Natal - Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
  • Partners

    Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Ascan Mergenthaler (Partner in Charge), Markus Widmer
  • Project Team

    Tomislav Dushanov (Associate, Project Director), Mariana Vilela (Project Manager), Melissa Shin, Diogo Rabaça Figueiredo, Kai Strehlke (Digital Technologies), Edyta Augustynowicz (Digital Technologies), Daniel Fernández Florez
  • Client

    Ameropa Foundation, Binningen, Switzerland, Centro Sócio Pastoral Nossa Senhora de Conceição, Natal, Brazil
  • Design Consultant

    Herzog & de Meuron
  • Area

    1964.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

ZAC Boucicaut / Michel Guthmann

01:00 - 22 May, 2014
ZAC Boucicaut / Michel Guthmann, Courtesy of Michel Guthmann
Courtesy of Michel Guthmann

© Michel Denancé © Takuji Shimmura © Michel Denancé © Takuji Shimmura +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    81 Rue des Cévennes, 75015 Paris, France
  • Design Team

    Michel Stéphanie Appert, Olivier Barthe, Valentin Bourdon, Bénédicte Caspar, Amélie Jonville, Céline Motte-Moitroux, Samuel Reist, Oona Savransky
  • Area

    6500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Michel Guthmann, Michel Denancé , Takuji Shimmura

Tree House / Taller Estilo Arquitectura

01:00 - 22 May, 2014
Tree House / Taller Estilo Arquitectura, © Alberto Cáceres Centeno
© Alberto Cáceres Centeno

© Alberto Cáceres Centeno © Alberto Cáceres Centeno © Alberto Cáceres Centeno © Alberto Cáceres Centeno +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Víctor Cruz Domínguez, Atahualpa Hernández Salazar, Luis Estrada Aguilar
  • Collaborators

    Silvia Eugenia Cuitún Coronado, Pedro Manuel Quintal Ruz, Andrea Matilde Marrufo Ruiz
  • Project Area

    149.0 m2
  • Photography

    Alberto Cáceres Centeno

Brazilian Architect João Filgueiras Lima (Lelé) Has Passed Away

00:00 - 21 May, 2014
Brazilian Architect João Filgueiras Lima (Lelé) Has Passed Away, © Moskow/Astha Produção/Revista AU
© Moskow/Astha Produção/Revista AU

Iconic Brazilian architect and urbanist João Filgueiras Lima, also known as Lelé, passed away today in the city of Salvador. 

Salle festive Succieu / Guillaume Girod Architecture

01:00 - 21 May, 2014
© Paul Kozlowski
© Paul Kozlowski

© Paul Kozlowski © Paul Kozlowski © Paul Kozlowski © Paul Kozlowski +29

Barcelona Architect Jose Ahedo Wins $100,000 Wheelwright Prize

00:00 - 21 May, 2014
Barcelona Architect Jose Ahedo Wins $100,000 Wheelwright Prize, Jose Ahedo, Blanca Pyrenees, Education Center (Els Hostalets de Tost, Spain, 2013). Image Courtesy of Wheelwright Prize
Jose Ahedo, Blanca Pyrenees, Education Center (Els Hostalets de Tost, Spain, 2013). Image Courtesy of Wheelwright Prize

Barcelona architect Jose Ahedo of Studio Ahedo has been selected over seven finalists and 200 applicants to receive the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s $100,000 Wheelwright Prize. The travel grant, now in its second year, was awarded to Ahedo for his proposal Domesticated Grounds: Design and Domesticity Within Animal Farming Systems, which focuses on the innumerable environmental and social challenges related to animal farming. 

The jury lauded Ahedo’s proposal for “its integrated approach to a broad range of issues, and for his clarity in identifying architecture and design’s potential to shape more sustainable models of production for a global mega-industry.”

Chenglu Villa / gad

01:00 - 21 May, 2014
© Zhao Qiang
© Zhao Qiang
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lingshui, Hainan, China
  • Architects in Charge

    Zhang Wei, Cheng Yue, Kang Jian.
  • Area

    1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Zhao Qiang © Zhao Qiang © Zhao Qiang © Zhao Qiang +37

VIDEO: Jeanne Gang on Resurrecting a Chicago Landmark

00:00 - 21 May, 2014

Shoreland, once a prominent destination built for the stars in 1926, stood derelict for years at risk of being erased from Chicago’s built history. This all changed the moment Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects seized an opportunity to restore the monumental building into a highly sought after residential tower.

Provided by our friends at Spirit of Space, the video above takes you through the meticulous process and unique transformation of this historic landmark, highlighting insight by Gang herself and David Gwinn of Silliman Group.

For more on Gang's design philosophy, watch our recent ArchDaily interview with her after the break...

Rehabilitación Masía / Hernández Arquitectos

00:00 - 21 May, 2014
Rehabilitación Masía  / Hernández Arquitectos, © Mayte Piera
© Mayte Piera

© Mayte Piera © Mayte Piera © Mayte Piera © Mayte Piera +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Alicante, Alicante, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Pedro Hernández
  • Area

    1802.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Casa Spodsbjerg / Arkitema Architects

01:00 - 21 May, 2014
Casa Spodsbjerg / Arkitema Architects, © Kontraframe
© Kontraframe

© Jesper Ray © Jesper Ray © Jesper Ray © Jesper Ray +11

Loft B / Durisch + Nolli Architetti

01:00 - 21 May, 2014
Loft B / Durisch + Nolli Architetti, © Tonatiuh Ambrosetti
© Tonatiuh Ambrosetti

© Tonatiuh Ambrosetti © Tonatiuh Ambrosetti © Tonatiuh Ambrosetti © Gian Paolo Minelli +15

VIDEO: 2000 Years of Preservation in London

00:00 - 21 May, 2014

Produced by The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, this somewhat hypnotic video charts the development of London from its origins as the Roman settlement of Londinium to the present day. It maps the changes in the city's road network and built environment, and catalogs the thousands of historic structures which are now protected by either listing or scheduling. Among the fascinating thing revealed by the video is how historic events continue to have a profound effect on the city's built environment: for example a law passed after the Great Fire of London determined that new buildings had to be built from brick, resulting in the large number of Georgian buildings that have survived to the present day.