Ladeira da Barroquinha / Metro Arquitetos Associados

15:00 - 4 February, 2016
© Ilana Bessler
© Ilana Bessler

© Ilana Bessler © Ilana Bessler © Ilana Bessler Before. Image Courtesy of Metro Arquitetos +33

BIG, Tschumi, MVRDV Among 15 Shortlisted for Hungary's Museum of Ethnography

14:00 - 4 February, 2016
Városliget (City Park). Image © Liget Budapest
Városliget (City Park). Image © Liget Budapest

Zaha Hadid, Coop Himmelb(l)au, and OMA are some of 15 major practices that have been shortlisted in the second (and final) stage of a competition to design the new Museum of Ethnography in Budapest. The building will be one of four new museums being built in Hungary's 200-year-old Városliget (City Park) as part of the Liget Budapest project, which includes SANAA's Ludwig Museum and Sou Fujimoto’s House of Hungarian Music.

"For the first time since the foundation of the Museum of Ethnography that is, for over 140 years now, it has become possible to permanently place the museum in a building worthy for the collection, to be built specifically for this function. In addition, the construction of the new building of the Museum of Ethnography will solve another more than half a century problem: by relocating the institution, the Kúria (former Ministry of Justice) building, recently housing the museum, can regain its original function," says Liget Budapest.

The 15 finalists include: 

Sonora Stadium / 3Arquitectura

13:00 - 4 February, 2016
Courtesy of Gobierno del Estado de Sonora
Courtesy of Gobierno del Estado de Sonora
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bulevar Luis Donaldo Colosio, Hermosillo, Son., Mexico
  • Project Area

    93624.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy by Gobierno del Estado de Sonora, Alexander Potiomkin, Javier Sandoval

Courtesy of Gobierno del Estado de Sonora Courtesy of Gobierno del Estado de Sonora Courtesy of Gobierno del Estado de Sonora © Alexander Potiomkin +16

Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Gottlieb Paludan to Design World's Largest Waste-to-Energy Plant in Shenzhen

12:30 - 4 February, 2016
Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and Gottlieb Paludan Architects
Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and Gottlieb Paludan Architects

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and Gottlieb Paludan Architects have won an international competition to design the world's largest waste-to-energy plant on the outskirts of Shenzhen, China. The new "Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Plan will be capable of incinerating 5000 tonnes of waste per day - "one third of the waste generated by Shenzhen's 20 million inhabitants every year," according to the team. In addition to incinerating waste and generating power, the plant will serve as a place to teach residents about its purpose. 

The Architectural League Announces Emerging Voices of 2016

11:30 - 4 February, 2016
Box House / S-AR stación-ARquitectura + Comunidad Vivex. Image © Alejandro Cartagena
Box House / S-AR stación-ARquitectura + Comunidad Vivex. Image © Alejandro Cartagena

Eight practices from the US, Canada and Mexico have been selected to receive The Architectural League of New York’s 34th annual Emerging Voices award - one of the most coveted awards in North American architecture. Each recipient was selected for being a “distinct design voice” with the “potential to influence" disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urbanism.

“The 2016 ‘Voices,’ each responding to distinct geographic sites and typologies, all compellingly address the relationship between architecture and place by resourcefully synthesizing programmatic invention with computational production and the craft of building,” said Program Director Anne Rieselbach. 

Auditorium Theatre of Llinars del Valles / Álvaro Siza Vieira + Aresta + G.O.P.

11:00 - 4 February, 2016
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +33

Exhibition: A Look at the History and Restoration of Mies van der Rohe’s Villa Tugendhat

10:30 - 4 February, 2016

Villa Tugendhat (1928–30) in the Czech Republic is the most well-preserved example of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s early functionalism. It is regarded as one of the world’s most important manifestations of villa architecture and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The building also likely inspired the Norwegian architect Arne Korsmo’s work on Villa Stenersen (1937–39).

These "Spite Houses" Are the Ultimate Lesson in How to Hate Your Neighbors

09:30 - 4 February, 2016

There are many good reasons to build a house: shelter, economics, or self-expression. But spite? In this article, originally published on Curbed as "Spite Houses: 12 Homes Created With Anger and Angst," Patrick Sisson delves into the "small but ignoble tradition" of people who constructed houses to enrage their neighbors, family members or the authorities.

What's not to love about a building called a "spite house?" In an essay in the New York Times, writer Kate Bolick discusses her dream of owning the Plum Island Pink House, a forlorn, decaying structure in Newbury, Massachusetts set in the middle of a salt marsh. The romantic, reclusive home stands alone for a reason; built by a recently divorced husband for his ex-wife as a condition of their separation, it's an exact duplicate of their shared home, just uncomfortably moored in the middle of remote wetlands and constructed without any running fresh water. The square loner is part of a small but ignoble tradition of spite houses, buildings created for malice instead of comfort meant to irritate or enrage neighbors, or occasionally piss off anyone unfortunate enough to be dwelling inside. Normally built to block a neighbor's light or access, they can be found as early at the 18th century. Here are some examples of homes or apartment that were built, or painted, out of anger.

CV Terrace / Estudio Macías Peredo

09:00 - 4 February, 2016
© Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro
  • Architects

    Salvador Macías Corona, Magui Peredo Arenas, Héctor Covarrubias
  • Location

    Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Team

    Elizabeth Fernández, Miguel Castro, Ma. Antonieta O’Farrill, Oliver Román
  • Construction

    Estudio Macías Peredo
  • Project Area

    200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Jaime Navarro, Onnis Luque

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro +18

WALL Designs New Paveletskaya Transit Hub for Moscow

08:00 - 4 February, 2016
Logistics level. View of the inclined part of the square. Image Courtesy of WALL Architectural Bureau
Logistics level. View of the inclined part of the square. Image Courtesy of WALL Architectural Bureau

Over the past 20 years, the urban environment of Moscow's Paveletskaya Central Station has been degrading, suspending potential development of the area. Early in 2015, it was placed on a list of 256 transport hubs to be developed in Moscow, resulting in the Paveletskaya hub –- a proposal by WALL Architectural Bureau to redevelop the train station.

The Story Behind The Most Creative Job Application We've Ever Seen

07:00 - 4 February, 2016

We've all been there: it's time to write a cover letter to apply for the job you've always dreamed of, but all that you can seem to muster are tired phrases and generic expressions. Well, in walks Étienne Duval to put us all to shame. Duval, a 30-year old architect, wanted to work at BIG, with "Yes is More"-man Bjarke Ingels. And what kind of cover letter did Étienne write? A rap... with an accompanying video. It's witty, well-done and (in our humble opinion) a perfect fit for BIG. 

After the video made the rounds here at ArchDaily, we had some burning questions for Étienne. Check out the video, which has racked up over 20,000 views, and the short interview below. 

ArchDaily: What inspired you to create a video for your application?

RIBA Future Trends Survey Shows Dropping Confidence as 2015 Ends

06:00 - 4 February, 2016
Courtesy of RIBA
Courtesy of RIBA

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)’s Future Trends Survey for December 2015 showed a dip in UK architects’ confidence, reflecting the low number of new inquiries received by practices at the end of the year. The Future Trends workload index dropped substantially to +15 in December from +27 in November, showing a decrease in expected new projects. However, all regions in the UK, with the exception of Wales and the West (balance figure -3) and Scotland (balance figure -50), showed positive balance figures, with Scotland’s low numbers possibly related to the impact of oil price changes. The South of England was the most optimistic region with a balance figure of +30.

Les Dada East / Joshua Florquin Architect

05:00 - 4 February, 2016
© Matteo Rossi
© Matteo Rossi

© Matteo Rossi © Matteo Rossi © Matteo Rossi © Matteo Rossi +17

Zaha Hadid Receives the RIBA Royal Gold Medal at a Ceremony in London

04:00 - 4 February, 2016

Congratulations to Dame Zaha Hadid who has tonight received the #RoyalGoldMedal for architecture.

Posted by RIBA on Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Zaha Hadid, who was named as the the first sole woman to be awarded the UK's highest honour for architects in her own right in 2015, received the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) 2016 Royal Gold Medal at a ceremony in London yesterday. Hadid, who was appointed a Dame of the British Empire in 2012, received the Pritzker Prize in 2004. Her practice also took both the 2010 and 2011 RIBA Stirling Prizes.

Kindergarden Schukowitzgasse / KIRSCH Architecture

03:00 - 4 February, 2016
© Hertha Hurnaus
© Hertha Hurnaus

© Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus +14

Oslo Cancer Cluster Innovation Park / Dark Arkitekter + Arkitektpartner

02:00 - 4 February, 2016
© Huffton+Crow
© Huffton+Crow

© Huffton+Crow © Huffton+Crow © Huffton+Crow © Huffton+Crow +10

A'tolan House / Create + Think Design Studio

22:00 - 3 February, 2016
Courtesy of Create + Think Design Studio
Courtesy of Create + Think Design Studio

Courtesy of Create + Think Design Studio Courtesy of Create + Think Design Studio Courtesy of Create + Think Design Studio Courtesy of Create + Think Design Studio +34

Pangyo House / JYA-RCHITECTS

20:00 - 3 February, 2016
© Hwang  Hyochel
© Hwang Hyochel
  • Architects

  • Location

    Pangyo-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Construction

    We Build City
  • Area

    283.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Hwang Hyochel

© Hwang  Hyochel © Hwang  Hyochel © Hwang  Hyochel © Hwang  Hyochel +33