Serwus / MFRMGR

01:00 - 24 January, 2014
Serwus  / MFRMGR, © Jakub Certowicz
© Jakub Certowicz
  • Architects

  • Location

    Warsaw, Poland
  • Architect in Charge

    Moko Architects, Marta Frejda, Michał Gratkowski
  • Collaborator

    Pamela Krzyszczak
  • Area

    18.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Jakub Certowicz © Jakub Certowicz © Jakub Certowicz © Jakub Certowicz +23

Olgiata Sporting Club / LAD

01:00 - 24 January, 2014
Olgiata Sporting Club  / LAD, © Francesco Napolitano
© Francesco Napolitano
  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Antonio Conti, 00123 Rome, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Francesco Napolitano
  • Design Team

    Michelangelo Sabuzi Giuliani, Maria Carla Lini, Marcello Amalfitano
  • Interior Design

    Simone Lanaro
  • Area

    7500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Francesco Napolitano © Cornelia Suhan © Cornelia Suhan © Cornelia Suhan +28

Chaves Hotel Casino / RDLM Arquitectos Associados

01:00 - 24 January, 2014
Chaves Hotel Casino  / RDLM Arquitectos Associados, © Sérgio Ferreira, Profoto
© Sérgio Ferreira, Profoto

© Sérgio Ferreira, Profoto © Sérgio Ferreira, Profoto © Sérgio Ferreira, Profoto © Sérgio Ferreira, Profoto +27

UE-8 Churriana / Luis Llopis

01:00 - 23 January, 2014
UE-8 Churriana / Luis Llopis , © Javier Callejas
© Javier Callejas
  • Architects

  • Location

    Churriana de la Vega, Granada, Spain
  • Technical Architect

    Cristina Llopis
  • Project Area

    9107.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photography

© Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas +11

The Winners of the 2014 SEED Awards for Excellence in Public Interest Design

00:00 - 23 January, 2014
The Winners of the 2014 SEED Awards for Excellence in Public Interest Design, © Edgar Lange, via http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/
© Edgar Lange, via http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/

Six public-interest design projects have been announced as this year’s winners of the International SEED Awards, held by the SEED NetworkDesign Corps, and Parsons The New School for Design. According to the jury, these six are those which most creatively and successfullyaddress the pressing social, economic, and environmental issues of our world today.

See the six SEED Award winning projects, after the break...

VPANG + JET + Lisa Cheung to Design West Kowloon Arts Pavilion

00:00 - 23 January, 2014
VPANG + JET + Lisa Cheung to Design West Kowloon Arts Pavilion , Courtesy of WKCDA
Courtesy of WKCDA

A team consisting of VPANG architects ltd, JET Architecture Inc and Lisa Cheung has been announced as winner of a competition to design an arts pavilion for the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (the "WKCDA") in Hong Kong. With completion planned for 2015, the pavilion is expected to be used as a small-scale exhibition and events space for independent artists and designers. It will also serve as the primary home for exhibitions and programs organized by M+, Hong Kong's museum for visual culture, before the completion of Herzog & de Meuron’s museum building in late 2017.

Catalan Institute of Economists / Roldán + Berengué

01:00 - 23 January, 2014
© Jordi Surroca
© Jordi Surroca
  • Architects

  • Location

    Plaza Gal·la Placídia 32 08006 Barcelona
  • Architect in Charge

    José Miguel Roldán, Mercè Berengué
  • Area

    3080.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca +25

House in Hollansche Rading / Korteknie Stuhlmacher Architecten

01:00 - 23 January, 2014
House in Hollansche Rading / Korteknie Stuhlmacher Architecten, © Moritz Bernoully
© Moritz Bernoully

© Moritz Bernoully © Moritz Bernoully © Moritz Bernoully © Moritz Bernoully +19

House Chapple / Tribe Studio Architects

01:00 - 23 January, 2014
House Chapple / Tribe Studio Architects, © Katherine Lu
© Katherine Lu

© Katherine Lu © Katherine Lu © Katherine Lu © Katherine Lu +27

2014 ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards: The Finalists

00:00 - 23 January, 2014

After an intense week of nominations, the collective intelligence of ArchDaily has evaluated over 3,500 projects and narrowed down the list to 5 finalists per category.

We were very happy to see the level of participation from our readers - over 15,000 individuals expressed what architecture means to them through the buildings they chose. 

And we have to congratulate you, as the finalists are outstanding. From all over the world, by firms of all sizes and trajectories, ranging from community-built projects to large scale complex programs, these buildings all have one thing in common: excellent architecture that can improve people’s lives.

You can vote for your favorite projects starting today and until January 30th, 2014 (read the complete rules).

Remember that the two projects with the most votes will receive an HP Designjet T520 ePrinter, and that we are going to give away two iPad Minis to our readers during the final voting stage. 

The winners of the two iPad Minis from the nomination stage are: Shelby Nease and Kristen Johnson (you’ll receive an email shorty). 

Make your voice heard - vote for your favorite projects for the 2014 Building of the Year Awards!

2014 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship Call for Entries

01:00 - 23 January, 2014
2014 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship Call for Entries

The 2014 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship has launched and is inviting applications from schools of architecture around the world. A £6,000 grant will be awarded to one student by a panel of judges which includes Lord Foster and the President of the RIBA.

Haus Fontanella / Bernardo Bader Architects

01:00 - 23 January, 2014
Haus Fontanella / Bernardo Bader Architects, © Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel
© Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel

© Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel © Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel © Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel © Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel +19

Mercado Central De Cadiz, Rehabilitación y Ampliación / Carlos de Riaño Lozano

01:00 - 23 January, 2014
Mercado Central De Cadiz, Rehabilitación y Ampliación / Carlos de Riaño Lozano, © Javier Reina Gutierrez
© Javier Reina Gutierrez
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Alcalá Galiano, 11001 Cádiz, Spain
  • Collaborators

    Mario Marcos Pinero
  • Technical Architects

    Felipe Martínez
  • Structure

    OTEP INTERNACIONAL
  • Construction

    ISOLUX - CORSAN
  • Area

    6636.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Javier Reina Gutierrez © Javier Reina Gutierrez © Javier Reina Gutierrez © Javier Reina Gutierrez +35

Casa Tierra / Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos

01:00 - 23 January, 2014
Casa Tierra / Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos, © Pedro Hiriart
© Pedro Hiriart
  • Architects

  • Location

    Federal District, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Juan Pablo Serrano O, Rafael Monjaraz F
  • Design Team

    Mayra Díaz Martínez, Edgar Velasco
  • Builder

    CONVEA
  • Structural

    Humberto Girón
  • Ilumination design

    Luis Lozoya, Brimare, Starco/Magg
  • Interiors

    Juan Pablo Serrano O., Stuarr, Roma
  • Area

    676.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Pedro Hiriart © Pedro Hiriart © Pedro Hiriart © Pedro Hiriart +29

44 Social Housing Units / Cristina Argos Moras, María Loriente López

01:00 - 23 January, 2014
44 Social Housing Units  / Cristina Argos Moras, María Loriente López, © Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

© Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada +19

Research Building DLR SpaceLIFT / Ksg Architekten + Architekten BDA Feldschnieders + Kister +

01:00 - 23 January, 2014
Research Building DLR SpaceLIFT / Ksg Architekten + Architekten BDA Feldschnieders + Kister + , Courtesy of KSG Architekten + BDA Feldschnieders + Kister
Courtesy of KSG Architekten + BDA Feldschnieders + Kister

Courtesy of KSG Architekten + BDA Feldschnieders + Kister Courtesy of KSG Architekten + BDA Feldschnieders + Kister Courtesy of KSG Architekten + BDA Feldschnieders + Kister Courtesy of KSG Architekten + BDA Feldschnieders + Kister +19

Giveaway: Andre Chiote Illustrations of Iconic Buildings

00:00 - 23 January, 2014
Giveaway: Andre Chiote Illustrations of Iconic Buildings, © André Chiote
© André Chiote

André Chiote, a Portuguese architect renowned for designing illustrations that represent some of architecture’s most iconic buildings, has agreed to give five lucky winners a copy of their favorite print. To participate, browse through Chiote’s collection on his online shop and tell us which illustration you like the best in the comment section below. 

You have until Wednesday, January 29th to submit your comments. Winners will be contacted the following day. Good luck! 

Why The Skycycle Would Never Work

01:00 - 23 January, 2014
Why The Skycycle Would Never Work, Is this the answer to London’s cycle safety woes?. Image © Foster + Partners
Is this the answer to London’s cycle safety woes?. Image © Foster + Partners

Writing for Future Cape Town, this article by Julia Thayne - originally titled The Skycycle: A Plan for the People? - explores the proposal by Foster + Partners to build an elevated cycle highway above London's, explaining why it is little more than an optimistic pipe-dream.

Headlines in London this November were grim. Six cyclist deaths in less than a fortnight. All but one cyclist killed in accidents involving trucks, buses, or coaches. People were understandably concerned. From 3,000 miles away, my mother sent me a fluorescent coat and another set of bike lights, and as a cyclist commuter, I avoided roundabouts that I had previously sailed through, noting that cars seemed to be driving more slowly and other cyclists thinking twice before flouting traffic laws.

In response to the deaths, the public and public sector alike launched a “cycling state of emergency.” Officers patrolled the streets to ticket both vehicles driving unsafely and cyclists disobeying road rules. A thousand citizens gathered for a candlelight vigil at the roundabout where three cyclists’ lives had been claimed. Another thousand staged a “die-in” outside of Transport for London’s headquarters, in which protesters lay down in the streets, using their bicycles to block traffic. Newspaper columns, magazine articles, and blog spots examined and re-examined the safety of cycling routes around London. Mayor Boris Johnson’s Cycle Superhighways (four blue-painted, supposedly safety-enhanced cycling routes around London) became a particularly contentious topic of discussion, as three of the six cyclist deaths during those two weeks (and of the 14 deaths thus far in 2013) had occurred on or near one of these routes.

From the conversation about cycling and safety, the Skycycle has emerged.

Read on for the problems with the Skycycle project