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Yepun Astronomical Observatory / Susana Herrera + FACTORIA

09:00 - 3 December, 2016
Yepun Astronomical Observatory / Susana Herrera + FACTORIA, Courtesy of Factoría
Courtesy of Factoría

Courtesy of Factoría Courtesy of Factoría Courtesy of Factoría Courtesy of Factoría +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lago Lanalhue, Cañete, Región Bío Bío, Chile
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Cortesía de Factoría

AL_A's Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology Photographed by Francisco Nogueira

08:00 - 3 December, 2016

This past September, the Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology (MAAT) opened in Lisbon. Funded by the Fundação EDP, the museum was designed by Amanda Levete and sits on the banks of the Tejo river. 

Portuguese photographer Francisco Nogueira captured the building's spaces in this comprehensive gallery of images. The MAAT proposes a new relationship between the river and the visitor through a building whose simultaneous power and sensitivity explores the convergence of contemporary art, architecture, and technology. As a structure in the landscape, the building becomes landscape by allowing visitors to walk over and on the museum itself. See here 70 stunning photos of MAAT's interiors and exteriors.

Learn more about the project after the break:

© Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira +71

Maastricht Pathé Theatres / Powerhouse Company

05:00 - 3 December, 2016
Maastricht Pathé Theatres / Powerhouse Company, © Ronald Tilleman
© Ronald Tilleman

© Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman © Ronald Tilleman +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Maastricht, the Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Nanne de Ru, Stefan Prins, Dik Houben, Stefan de Meijer, Jeffrey Ouwens
  • Interior

    EUP Design
  • Area

    5000.0 m2
  • Photographs

ELESKO Winery + ZOYA Museum / Cakov + Partners

02:00 - 3 December, 2016
ELESKO Winery + ZOYA Museum / Cakov + Partners, © Tomaš Manina
© Tomaš Manina

© Tomaš Manina © Tomaš Manina © Tomaš Manina © Tomaš Manina +38

  • Architects

  • Location

    Modra, Slovakia
  • Design Team

    Kalin Cakov, Metodiy Monev, Jan Obušek, Miloš Djuračka, Martin Boška
  • Area

    5400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

French School in Lome / Segond-Guyon Architectes

22:00 - 2 December, 2016
French School in Lome / Segond-Guyon Architectes, Courtesy of Segond-Guyon Architectes
Courtesy of Segond-Guyon Architectes

Courtesy of Segond-Guyon Architectes Courtesy of Segond-Guyon Architectes Courtesy of Segond-Guyon Architectes Courtesy of Segond-Guyon Architectes +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ave Sarakawa, Lome, Togo
  • Architect in Charge

    Segond-Guyon Architectes
  • Area

    2950.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Segond-Guyon Architectes

Inventronics Technology Park / gad

20:00 - 2 December, 2016
Inventronics Technology Park / gad, © XIA Zhi
© XIA Zhi

© XIA Zhi © XIA Zhi © XIA Zhi © XIA Zhi +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hangzhou, China

  • Area

    135783.6 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Djati Lounge & Djoglo Bungalow / MINT-DS

19:00 - 2 December, 2016
Djati Lounge & Djoglo Bungalow / MINT-DS, © William Kalengkongan
© William Kalengkongan

© William Kalengkongan	© William Kalengkongan	© William Kalengkongan	© William Kalengkongan	+24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Komp. Araya Bussines Center, Jl. Raya Panjisuroso, Purwodadi, Blimbing, Kota Malang, Jawa Timur 65126, Indonesia
  • Principal in Charge

    Felandro Madjid
  • Principal

    Rangga Indrajaya, Titis Nurabadi
  • Area

    13302.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Easton City Hall / Spillman Farmer Architects

17:00 - 2 December, 2016
Easton City Hall / Spillman Farmer Architects, © Halkin Mason Photography
© Halkin Mason Photography

© Halkin Mason Photography © Halkin Mason Photography © Halkin Mason Photography © Halkin Mason Photography +27

The Actual History Behind Yugoslavia's "Spomenik" Monuments

16:30 - 2 December, 2016
The Actual History Behind Yugoslavia's "Spomenik" Monuments, © Jonk
© Jonk

For many years, Yugoslavia’s futuristic “Spomenik” monuments were hidden from the majority of the world, shielded from the public eye by their remote locations within the mountains and forests of Eastern Europe. That is, until the late 2000s, when Belgian photographer Jan Kempenaers began capturing the abstract sculptures and pavilions and posting his photographs to the internet. Not long after, the series had become a viral hit, enchanting the public with their otherworldly beauty. The photographs were shared by the gamut of media outlets (including ArchDaily), often attached to a brief, recycled intro describing the structures as monuments to World War II commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s and 70s.

This accepted narrative, however, may not be entirely accurate, as Owen Hatherley writes in this piece for the Calvert Journal. In the article, Hatherley explains the true origins of the spomenik, and how this misconception has affected the way we view the structures and the legacies of the events they memorialize.

Read the full piece at Calvert Journal, here.

Jil Sander Store / Andrea Tognon Architecture

15:00 - 2 December, 2016
Jil Sander Store / Andrea Tognon Architecture, © Büro Bum Bum
© Büro Bum Bum

© Büro Bum Bum © Büro Bum Bum © Büro Bum Bum © Büro Bum Bum +30

Stefano Boeri Architetti Designs Vertical Forest Hotel in Remote Chinese Valley

14:10 - 2 December, 2016
Stefano Boeri Architetti Designs Vertical Forest Hotel in Remote Chinese Valley, © Stefano Boeri Architetti
© Stefano Boeri Architetti

Stefano Boeri Architetti has unveiled plans for the Guizhou Mountain Forest Hotel, a 31,200 square meter (336,000 square foot) resort hotel located in the 10 Thousand Peaks Area of the province of Guizhou, China. Nestled in the Wanfeng Valley, the hotel design draws from the region’s dramatic landscape, recently named one of the New York Times’ top destinations of 2016.

Watch Bêka and Lemoine's "The Infinite Happiness" – a Documentary Film on BIG's "8 House"

13:00 - 2 December, 2016

Update: following the screening period The Infinite Happiness is no longer available to watch on ArchDaily. The full collection of Bêka and Lemoine's films can be viewed on demand, here.

For two days only—between Friday, December 2 and Sunday, December 4—you can watch The Infinite Happiness, part of Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine's Living Architectures series, exclusively on ArchDaily. The film, shot entirely in Copenhagen's "8 House" designed by BIG, follows a group of residents (and passers-by) as they experience life in a contemporary housing block widely considered to embody new models of living.

Google Timelapse Shows the Rapid Expansion of the World’s Cities over 32 Years

12:00 - 2 December, 2016

Google Earth has released an update to its Timelapse feature, giving viewers a better look at the rapid expansion of the world’s urban areas between 1984 and 2016.

Originally released in 2013 in partnership with TIME and NASA, the update adds in four more years of data, as well as petabytes of imagery data from two new satellites, Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2, to provide clearer views of new developments and the recent effects of climate change on our natural environments.

Transformation of Office Building To 90 Apartments / MOATTI-RIVIERE

11:00 - 2 December, 2016
Transformation of Office Building To 90 Apartments / MOATTI-RIVIERE, © Michel Denancé
© Michel Denancé

© Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    94220 Charenton-le-Pont, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Alain Moatti
  • Area

    3884.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Here's What Western Accounts of the Kowloon Walled City Don't Tell You

09:30 - 2 December, 2016
Here's What Western Accounts of the Kowloon Walled City Don't Tell You, Image © Greg Girard and Ian Lambot, authors of the books "City of Darkness" and "<a href='http://www.archdaily.com/493900/the-architecture-of-kowloon-walled-city-an-excerpt-from-city-of-darkness-revisited'>City of Darkness Revisited</a>"
Image © Greg Girard and Ian Lambot, authors of the books "City of Darkness" and "City of Darkness Revisited"

A longer version of this article, written by current ArchDaily intern Sharon Lam, was originally published in Salient, the magazine of the Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association, titled "In the Shadow of the Kowloon Walled City."

It is the 1970s in Hong Kong, and you are eleven years old. Early one evening, you go out to a nearby neighborhood for dinner with your family. A five-minute walk from your primary school, it is also a place you frequent with your friends. The food here is good and especially renowned for its fishball noodle soup, which is what you always get. You’ve been here so often that navigating the subterranean corridors to the noodle stand is easy, and you know where to step to avoid the ceilings that drip the most. Your bowl of noodles arrives and you slurp them down, unaware of the fact that over the next couple of years this very neighborhood will peak in its population and its infamy, and remain even decades later as one of the most remarkable social anomalies in recent history.

At its peak, the Kowloon Walled City was home to 33,000 people in just two hectares of land—the size of about two rugby fields—making it the densest place on Earth at the time. It was a hastily put together conglomerate of tiny apartments, one on top of the other, caged balconies slapped onto the sides and connected through a labyrinth of damp, dark corridors. All the while, the rest of Hong Kong went about as normal, seemingly unaffected by the crime and squalor within the Walled City.

Assemble House / PAR Arquitectos

09:00 - 2 December, 2016
Assemble House / PAR Arquitectos, © Diego Elgueta
© Diego Elgueta

© Diego Elgueta  © Diego Elgueta  © Diego Elgueta  © Diego Elgueta  +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rapel Lake, Las Cabras, O'Higgins Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Pablo Lopez, Alvaro Cortés, Tomás Pardo
  • Area

    138.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

These Sketching Tutorials Will Make You Want to Bust Out Your Moleskine Right Now

08:00 - 2 December, 2016

Even as architecture moves deeper into the digital realm, drafting and rendering by hand remains quintessential to the craft. The George Architect channel on YouTube—managed by Reza Asgaripour and Avdieienko Heorhii—aims to inspire both practitioners and fans of architecture by demonstrating new ways of depicting the built environment with impeccable style. Tune in to see how you can improve your own sketches. 

AD Classics: Eiffel Tower / Gustave Eiffel

06:15 - 2 December, 2016
AD Classics: Eiffel Tower / Gustave Eiffel, © Wikimedia user Jebulon (Public Domain)
© Wikimedia user Jebulon (Public Domain)

The world had never seen anything like the graceful iron form that rose from Paris’ Champ de Mars in the late 1880s. The “Eiffel Tower,” built as a temporary installation for the Exposition Universelle de 1889, became an immediate sensation for its unprecedented appearance and extraordinary height. It has long outlasted its intended lifespan and become not only one of Paris’ most popular landmarks, but one of the most recognizable structures in human history.

AD Classics: Eiffel Tower / Gustave Eiffel Public Domain. ImageAugust 211888 Public Domain. ImageDecember 7 1887 AD Classics: Eiffel Tower / Gustave Eiffel +11