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The East Harlem School / GLUCK+

  • Architects: GLUCK+
  • Location: 309 East 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029, USA
  • Design Team: Shannon Bambenek, Kees Brinkman, Kathy Chang, Steven Chen, A.B. Moburg-Davis, Marc Gee, Peter L. Gluck, Bethia Liu, Jill Reinecke , Elaine Sun, Stacie Wong
  • Area: 27800.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Erik Freeland, Theo Morrison

© Erik Freeland © Erik Freeland © Theo Morrison © Erik Freeland

SL 2401 Building / CMS Arquitectas

  • Architects: CMS Arquitectas
  • Location: Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Project Architects: Chiatello Diana, Matiasevich Paula, Spinetta Melina
  • Area: 876.0 m2
  • Year: 2012
  • Photography: Walter Salcedo, Luis Vignoli, Courtesy of CMS Arquitectas

© Luis Vignoli © Luis Vignoli © Walter Salcedo © Walter Salcedo

Archipendium 2014 Call for Submissions ends May 31

There's only a few weeks left for you to be part of Archipendium 2014, Powered by ArchDaily. Archipendium 2014 showcases great examples of modern architecture from all around the world. 365 different architectural studios have been featured over the past few years, including; BIGChaix & MorelCOOP HIMMELB(L)AUDavid ChipperfieldDelugan MeisslEisenman ArchitectsFoster+Partnersgmp von Gerkan, Marg und PartnerGraftJean NouvelKing KongMassimiliano FuksasMVRDVOMA,Steven Holl ArchitectsTony Fretton,UNStudioand Zaha Hadid. In order to get a unique view of modern architecture, every featured architect personally chooses which project to submit. Each project is presented as a main photograph, with additional text and drawings on the reverse. This new version will also include ArchDaily's Monthly Editor's Choice.

More than just a calendar, Archipendium 2014 is a collector’s item. This calendar is an impressive overview of the latest trends in both modern architecture and design. Become part of the Archipendium architectural calendar that shows different contemporary architecture for every day of the year. Participation in this publication is free of charge.

You have until May 31 to send the requirements. Interested? Please send us an email with the following information attached after the break.

Owase Elementary School / C+A Coelacanth and Associates

© Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda

Prince Claus Fund Now Accepting Proposals

The Prince Claus Fund is now welcoming project proposals from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean for cultural initiatives related to the rethinking of public space.  

Shesmedi Hospital / Yeonghwan Lim + Sunhyun Kim

© Youngchae Park
© Youngchae Park
  • Architects: Yeonghwan Lim + Sunhyun Kim
  • Location: Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge: Young Lim, Sun Kim
  • Design Team: Sung-ho Kim, Jung-ho Choi, Jeong-tae Kim, Hye-kyung Ko, Jung-woo Oh
  • Area: 1249.88 sqm
  • Photographs: Youngchae Park

© Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park

IABR 2014 Call for Projects

With the theme of 'Urban by Nature', the sixth edition of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam opens in May 2014 in the Kunsthal in Rotterdam. With Dutch landscape architect Dirk Sijmons as the curator, IABR is calling for best practices from all over the world to support and substantiate the Biennale’s main exhibition’s narrative. Prospective participants who have designed or are designing concrete projects that deal with the relationship between man, nature and city, are invited to submit their applications by June 9, 2013. For more information, please visit here.

Casa W39 / Warm Architects

  • Architects: Warm Architects
  • Location: Cancun, Mexico
  • Area: 146.0 m2
  • Proyect Year: 2010
  • Photography: Zaruhy Sangochian

© Zaruhy Sangochian © Zaruhy Sangochian © Zaruhy Sangochian © Zaruhy Sangochian

Coma 03 House / Juan Marco

  • Architects: Juan Marco
  • Location: La Coma, Borriol, Spain
  • Architect in Charge: Juan Marco Marco
  • Design Team: Sonia Hernández, Sylvia Fernández, Hilke Sievers, Ana Lete, Jorge López, Fabio Alemany
  • Area: 360.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Juan Marco

Courtesy of Juan Marco Courtesy of Juan Marco Courtesy of Juan Marco Courtesy of Juan Marco

30 Unit Multifamily Housing Building / Narch

  • Architects: Narch
  • Location: Barcelona, España
  • Project Architect: Joan Ramon Pascuets Iglesias, Mònica Mosset Gou
  • Collaborators: Joan Ovejero, Proisotec, Josep Sandez
  • Client: Arqespais s.l.
  • Area: 4500.0 m2
  • Year: 2009
  • Photography: Hisao Suzuki

© Hisao Suzuki © Hisao Suzuki © Hisao Suzuki © Hisao Suzuki

Rio de Moinhos Open Air Theatre / ateliermob

  • Architects: ateliermob
  • Location: Rio de Moinhos, Abrantes, Portugal
  • Project Team: Andreia Salavessa and Tiago Mota Saraiva with Vera João, João Torres, Ana Luísa Cunha, Zofia Józefowicz and Sophia Walk (competition: Carolina Condeço, Nuno Ferreira)
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Zoraima de Figueiredo

© Zoraima de Figueiredo © Zoraima de Figueiredo © Zoraima de Figueiredo © Zoraima de Figueiredo

Video: Bianca Bosker Discusses Architectural Imitation in China

In China's effort to modernize its cities, it has used architectural mimicry - essentially "copy-cat architecture" as journalist and author Bianca Bosker puts it - to rapidly and substantially "adapt to the market" for urban development.  Watch this video as Bosker describes the atmosphere of imitation that China has  adapted to bring western architectural styles to its housing market. Bianca Bosker is the author of "Original Copies: Architectural Mimicry in Contemporary China"  in which she gives a tour of the various towns within major cities that have seen this rapid development.  Cities like Hangzhou has its own imitation of Venice, which includes man-made canals, townhouses, and villas.  Shanghai has its own version of Paris, Eiffel Tower included.  And Beijing has an imitation of the London Bridge.  

Yes Is More: The BIG Philosophy

Anders Møller is the co-founder of GRASP Magazine, where this article was originally published.

What has the internationally awarded Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) to do with Friederich Nietzsche and Charles Darwin? Quite a lot, according to founder Bjarke Ingels, who has created a powerful mixture of Nietzsche and Darwin as the philosophical foundation of BIG’s architecture.  

Read Anders Møller's fascinating article on BIG's unusual philosophy, after the break...

M2 House / monovolume architecture + design

© M&H Photostudio
© M&H Photostudio
  • Architects: monovolume architecture + design
  • Location: Bozen, BZ, Italy
  • Architects in Charge: Patrik Pedó, Juri Pobitzer, Konrad Rieper
  • Project Team: Simon Constantini, Benjamin Gaensbacher, Luca Di Censo
  • Area: 190.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: M&H Photostudio

© M&H Photostudio © M&H Photostudio © M&H Photostudio © M&H Photostudio

Monterroso Health Center / Abalo Alonso Arquitectos

  • Architects: Abalo Alonso Arquitectos
  • Location: Monterroso, Lugo, Spain
  • Project Architects: Elizabeth Abalo, Gonzalo Alonso
  • Technical Architect: Francisco González Varela
  • Collaborators: David Lareo, Manuel Sanmartín, Francisco Vázquez
  • Structures: Carlos Bóveda
  • Building Services: Inaec ingeniería
  • Construction: Samuel Requejo
  • Year: 2012
  • Photography: Santos Díez

© Santos Díez © Santos Díez © Santos Díez © Santos Díez

Peter Zumthor Proposes $650 Million Overhaul for LACMA

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will soon be rolling out the red carpet to welcome Swiss legend Peter Zumthor to the Golden State. The prized architect’s debut will mark the opening of "The Presence of the Past: Peter Zumthor Reconsiders LACMA," which will unveil the ambitious, $650 million plan to transform the LACMA’s “Byzantine maze of buildings and hallways” into an experience-based “village” of curvaceous modern glass structures that will produce more energy than it uses. 

"The idea is to make it permeable by people," LACMA CEO and director Michael Govan says, who has been working with Zumthor for over four years on the proposal.

“INTRAS” Center for the Mentally Disabled / Amas4arquitectura

  • Architects: Javier López de Uribe, Fernando Zaparaín, Fermín Antuña, Eduardo García
  • Location: Travesía de la Virgen de Gracia nº2, Toro, Zamora - España
  • Collaborator: Pablo Guillén Llanos
  • Area: 770.5 m2
  • Year: 2009
  • Photography: Courtesy of Amas4arquitectura

Courtesy of Amas4arquitectura Courtesy of Amas4arquitectura Courtesy of Amas4arquitectura Courtesy of Amas4arquitectura