How We Can Code Democracy Into the Design Process

00:00 - 2 January, 2014
How We Can Code Democracy Into the Design Process, A scheme to paint a whole favela in Rio de Janeiro, successfully funded via Kickstarter in October. Image Courtesy of Favela Painting’s Kickstarter Page
A scheme to paint a whole favela in Rio de Janeiro, successfully funded via Kickstarter in October. Image Courtesy of Favela Painting’s Kickstarter Page

In this interview with Grasp Magazine Tim Brown, the CEO of IDEO, explains his belief that in order to develop solutions to the complex problems found in cities, the only successful approach is from the bottom-up. In order to make this possible, he says, we need to democratize the design process by encouraging and empowering more people to engage in design, by operating with 'codes' rather than 'blueprints' which invite further contribution. Platforms like Kickstarter are one way that this process is already in motion. You can read the full article here.

Case / Jun Igarashi Architects

01:00 - 2 January, 2014
Case / Jun Igarashi Architects, © Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano +19

house BRZ / P8 architecten

01:00 - 1 January, 2014
house BRZ / P8 architecten, © Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans

© Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans +28

Photographer Victor Enrich Reshapes an Existing Hotel, 88 Times

00:00 - 1 January, 2014

Architectural photographer Victor Enrich has shared with ArchDaily a series of 88 images — one for every key in the classical piano —  exploring the various formal possibilities of the NH Deutscher Kaiser Hotel in Munich, Germany. "I found it beautiful," says Enrich, "to connect two distinct artistic disciplines such as photography and computer graphics with the piano." See further illustrations and read a full description of his thought process following the break.

New building for the University- and State-Library Fulda / ATELIER 30

01:00 - 1 January, 2014
New building for the University- and State-Library Fulda  / ATELIER 30, © Werner Huthmacher
© Werner Huthmacher

© Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher +21

Advanced Engineering Building / Richard Kirk Architect + HASSELL

01:00 - 1 January, 2014
© Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +17

Grass Building / Ryo Matsui Architects

01:00 - 1 January, 2014
Grass Building / Ryo Matsui Architects, © Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano +15

1.14 The Kite / C+S Architects

01:00 - 1 January, 2014
1.14 The Kite / C+S Architects, Courtesy of C+S Architects
Courtesy of C+S Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Fontaniva Padua, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Carlo Cappai, Maria Alessandra Segantini
  • C+S Team

    Davide Testi, Alessandro Pizzolato. Fabrizio Maiorana
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of C+S Architects

Courtesy of C+S Architects Courtesy of C+S Architects Courtesy of C+S Architects Courtesy of C+S Architects +27

AD Interviews: Ben van Berkel, UNStudio on London's Canaletto Tower

01:00 - 1 January, 2014
Ben van Berkel. Image © Inga Powilleit
Ben van Berkel. Image © Inga Powilleit

ArchDaily recently spoke to Ben van Berkel, co-founder and principal architect at UNStudio, an international network of specialists in architecture, urban development and infrastructure based in the Netherlands. The office, which was founded in 1988, has completed projects around the world ranging from Rotterdam’s Erasmus Bridge to the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart. With over 81 built projects, and 54 currently in progress (including Raffles City in Hangzhou and Scotts Tower in Singapore), London’s Canaletto Tower (which is due to be completed in 2015) marks the practice’s first major project in the UK.

ArchDaily: What Happened in 2013, and What is Coming for 2014!

00:00 - 1 January, 2014
ArchDaily: What Happened in 2013, and What is Coming for 2014!

Dear readers,

The Ten Most Watched Interviews of 2013

00:00 - 31 December, 2013
The Ten Most Watched Interviews of 2013

Our mission is to provide inspiration, knowledge and tools to the architects who will have the challenge to face the urban growth of the next 40 years.

We understand that each of the thousand of projects that we feature every year can transfer knowledge from the firms to other architects around the world, through the photos, details, diagrams and their own descriptions.

But we feel that there is a very important structural layer in these projects that can only be understood by actually knowing the architects behind them. And that’s why we started our interview program when we launched ArchDaily in 2008.

During this year we have had the opportunity to interview an incredible group of architects, ranging from Toyo Ito -an exclusive interview the same day he was announced as the 2013 Pritzker Laureate-, Wolf D. Prix, Iñaki Ábalos and Reiner de Graaf, to young upcoming firms from all over the world. But we have also interviewed business men who influence cities, synthetic biologists who are thinking in the future of architecture, sociologists analyzing the future of the urban world, and curators of the most influential museums of the world.

Here you will find the list of the ten most watched (or read) interviews of 2013.

And be ready for 2014, as we have some great interviews lined up for next year!

Árborg House / PK Arkitektar

01:00 - 31 December, 2013
Árborg House / PK Arkitektar, © Rafael Pinho
© Rafael Pinho

© Rafael Pinho © Rafael Pinho © Rafael Pinho © Rafael Pinho +18

Vivanta by Taj Gurgaon / WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design

01:00 - 31 December, 2013
Vivanta by Taj Gurgaon  / WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design, Courtesy of WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design
Courtesy of WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design
  • Architects

  • Location

    Arya Samaj Road, Sector 44, Gurgaon, Haryana 122003, India
  • Design Team

    Mr. Wong Chiu Man, James Tan, Juan Andres, Michelle Salvador
  • Area

    25000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design

Courtesy of WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design Courtesy of WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design Courtesy of WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design Courtesy of WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design +24

Vila Nova de Tazem Residential Building / Nuno Ladeiro + Marco Martins

01:00 - 31 December, 2013
Vila Nova de Tazem Residential Building / Nuno Ladeiro + Marco Martins, © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG +29

SM'1 House / SUN Architects & Engineers

01:00 - 31 December, 2013
SM'1 House / SUN Architects & Engineers , © Seunghoon Yum
© Seunghoon Yum

© Eunsoo Sun © Seunghoon Yum © Seunghoon Yum © Seunghoon Yum +27

Fendi Residence / rGlobe

01:00 - 31 December, 2013
Fendi Residence  / rGlobe, © Emilio Collavino
© Emilio Collavino
  • Architects

  • Location

    Miami Beach, FL, USA
  • Client

    L.F. Fendi
  • Area

    8030.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Emilio Collavino © Emilio Collavino © Emilio Collavino © Emilio Collavino +26

HUB / Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

01:00 - 31 December, 2013
© Jihye Choi
© Jihye Choi
  • Architects

  • Location

    5 Nokbeon-dong, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Design Team

    HyunjoonYoo, Jinsung Huh, Insil Son, Jaehong Park, Moonchul Choi, Sunkeun Hwang, Seungho Ham
  • Area

    3200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Jihye Choi © Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park © Jihye Choi +49

The 20 Best Articles of 2013

01:00 - 31 December, 2013
The 20 Best Articles of 2013


The following 20 articles are what we at ArchDaily consider the Best of 2013. They may not have received the most traffic, but they posed fascinating theories about the state of architecture and urbanism today, they gave us insight into the creative processes of innovative architects (from Bjarke Ingels to Peter Zumthor) and, most of all, they provoked us to question: What does architecture mean? For us architects, and for the world?