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Emerging Voices: David Benjamin of The Living

00:00 - 5 October, 2014

In his lecture as one of winners of the Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices awards, David Benjamin discusses his unique approach to environmental and computational design and how it manifests itself in the work of The Living, a firm he founded in 2006.

Throughout the lecture Benjamin discusses projects that are fundamentally linked to the natural environment and ideas related to sustainability. To introduce how the firm generates new ideas, Benjamin describes a method of experimentation developed in their practice called flash research: beginning with the idea that architecture could be dynamic and responsive, these are prototypes that operate under self-created constraints such as a budget of $1000 or less and a required time span of three months or less.

Read on after the break for further synopsis of the lecture.

House Krailling / Unterlandstättner Architekten

01:00 - 5 October, 2014
House Krailling / Unterlandstättner Architekten, Courtesy of Unterlandstättner Architekten
Courtesy of Unterlandstättner Architekten

Courtesy of Unterlandstättner Architekten Courtesy of Unterlandstättner Architekten Courtesy of Unterlandstättner Architekten Courtesy of Unterlandstättner Architekten +29

105 Corlett Drive / Paragon Architects

01:00 - 5 October, 2014
© Andrew Bell
© Andrew Bell
  • Architects

  • Location

    105 Corlett Drive, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
  • Architect in Charge

    Anthony Orelowitz, Carla Soudien, Kate Keightly-Smith, John Peska, Yumna Ismail, Tom Hill
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Andrew Bell © Andrew Bell © Andrew Bell © Andrew Bell +14

Moore Park Residence / Drew Mandel Architects

01:00 - 5 October, 2014
Moore Park Residence / Drew Mandel Architects, © Ben Rahn / A-Frame
© Ben Rahn / A-Frame

© Ben Rahn / A-Frame © Ben Rahn / A-Frame © Ben Rahn / A-Frame © Ben Rahn / A-Frame +19

Video: Three Writers On Olafur Eliasson's Riverbed

00:00 - 5 October, 2014

In this video from the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art's Lousiana Channel, three acclaimed writers - Sjón, James McBride and Daniel Kehlmann - talk about their experience of Olafur Eliasson's Indoor Riverbed at the Danish museum. Sjón describes how he felt when he saw 180 tons of rock from his home country of Iceland filling the room, saying "It was like a moment in a dream, when you enter a room and something is not right, but familiar."

Winning Proposals Transform Power Plants into Public Art

00:00 - 5 October, 2014
Winning Proposals Transform Power Plants into Public Art,  First Prize: The Solar Hourglass / Santiago Muros Cortés . Image Courtesy of LAGI
First Prize: The Solar Hourglass / Santiago Muros Cortés . Image Courtesy of LAGI

Winners have been announced for the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI). The competition, this year sited in Copenhagen, calls on interdisciplinary teams to design large scale site-specific artworks that provide renewable electricity to the city at a utility-scale (equivalent to the demand of hundreds or even thousands of homes). Once constructed, these public infrastructure artworks have the potential to offset thousands of tons of CO2 and provide iconic amenities that will serve to educate and inspire the communities in which they are built.

Check out the winning energy-generating sculptures, after the break.

Cloudscapes / Transsolar & Tetsuo Kondo Architects

01:00 - 5 October, 2014
Cloudscapes / Transsolar & Tetsuo Kondo Architects, Courtesy of Transsolar & Tetsuo Kondo Architects
Courtesy of Transsolar & Tetsuo Kondo Architects

Courtesy of Transsolar & Tetsuo Kondo Architects Courtesy of Transsolar & Tetsuo Kondo Architects Courtesy of Transsolar & Tetsuo Kondo Architects Courtesy of Transsolar & Tetsuo Kondo Architects +7

  • Architects

  • Location

    Venice, Italy
  • Designer

    Nadir Abdessemed, Jakob Merk and Matthias Schuler
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Transsolar & Tetsuo Kondo Architects

Students of Ball State Construct Parametric Tensegrity Structure for Local Art Fair

01:00 - 4 October, 2014
© Gernot Riether
© Gernot Riether

A group of architecture students from Ball State University, together with professors Gernot Riether and Andrew Wit, have transformed a post-industrial landscape in Muncie, Indiana, into a new destination for the city’s local art fair with the construction of the Underwood Pavilion. The parametric tensegrity structure, made from 56 lightweight, self-shading modules of Elastan fabric, provides visitors with refuge from the sun and framed views of the surrounding landscape. 

More about the structure, after the break.

Kuressaare College Towing Tank / b210 architects

01:00 - 4 October, 2014
Kuressaare College Towing Tank / b210 architects, © Mari Hunt
© Mari Hunt

© Mari Hunt © Tõnu Tunnel © Tõnu Tunnel © Tõnu Tunnel +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kuressaare, Saare County, Estonia
  • Design Team

    Aet Ader, Mari Hunt, Kadri Klementi, Kalle Komissarov, Lembit-Kaur Stöör
  • Area

    1460.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Sausalito Hillside Remodel / Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

01:00 - 4 October, 2014
Sausalito Hillside Remodel / Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects, © Mathew Millman
© Mathew Millman

© Mathew Millman © Mathew Millman © Mathew Millman © Mathew Millman +23

House T / Haro Architects

01:00 - 4 October, 2014
House T / Haro Architects, © Stefan Zauner
© Stefan Zauner

© Stefan Zauner © Stefan Zauner © Stefan Zauner © Stefan Zauner +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Salzburg, Austria
  • Architect in Charge

    Bernd Haslauer, Roberto Rodríguez Paraja
  • Collaborators

    Angel Muñoz, Christina Golser
  • Area

    385.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Did the New World Trade Center Live Up to its Expectations?

00:00 - 4 October, 2014
Did the New World Trade Center Live Up to its Expectations?, © flickr user 76807015@N03. Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a>
© flickr user 76807015@N03. Used under Creative Commons

The USA's tallest building shoulders one of the nation's greatest challenges: paying tribute to lives lost in one of the country's greatest tragedies. One World Trade Center in lower Manhattan has yet to be completed and yet has still recently been condemned by a number of critics, who cite the former "Freedom Tower" as an inspirational failure. Thirteen years after the attacks, the wider site at ground zero also remains plagued by red tape and bureaucratic delays, unfinished and as-yet-unbuilt World Trade Centers, Calatrava's $5B transit hub, and an absence of reverence, according to critics. Read some of the most potent reviews of the new World Trade Center site from the press in our compilation after the break.

Five Shortlisted for Marlborough College Science Building

01:00 - 4 October, 2014
Five Shortlisted for Marlborough College Science Building, Marlborough College via Wikipedia
Marlborough College via Wikipedia

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Nicholas Hare Architects, Orms, Sarah Wigglesworth Architects and Tim Ronalds Architects have been shortlisted in a competition to expand and develop the Marlborough College science building in Wiltshire, England. “The current Science Block has a fascinating heritage but needs a new life to accommodate new teaching methods,” explained Malcolm Reading, the competition’s organizer. “The competition is all about finding a balance between the architectural grain of the existing eclectic campus and a confident and exciting piece of contemporary architecture.” The teams will now develop proposals. A winner will be announced in December. 

Competition Entry: Studio Ricatti Wins Second Prize for Arcispedale Sant'Anna University Proposal

00:00 - 4 October, 2014
Courtesy of Studio Ricatti
Courtesy of Studio Ricatti

Studio Ricatti has revealed their design for a new university in the Arcispedale San'Anna in Cona-Ferrara Italy. In a competition hosted by the University of Ferrara, the firm was awarded second place for the proposal, which was characterized by clarity of form, efficient flow, and a balance between intimate and social spaces.

More about the winning entry, after the break.

Take a Moment to Enjoy ArchDaily's 12 Most Popular Outdoor Spaces on Pinterest

01:00 - 4 October, 2014
Take a Moment to Enjoy ArchDaily's 12 Most Popular Outdoor Spaces on Pinterest, Binh Thanh House / Vo Trong Nghia Architects + Sanuki + Nishizawa architects. Image © Hiroyuki Oki
Binh Thanh House / Vo Trong Nghia Architects + Sanuki + Nishizawa architects. Image © Hiroyuki Oki

Architects are notorious for working long, consecutive hours. So, in an attempt to remind you to take a break, we've compiled the top 12 most re-pinned images of inviting, well-designed outdoor spaces from our Pinterest. Take a look, after the break, then step away from the screen and go outside for some much needed fresh air. 

Beach House E-3 / Vértice Arquitectos. Image © Juan Solano Stone Creek Camp / Andersson Wise Architects. Image © Art Gray La Tallera / Frida Escobedo. Image © Rafael Gamo Santa Ynez House / Fernau + Hartman Architects. Image © Richard Barnes +16

Nenzing Nursing Home / Dietger Wissounig Architects

01:00 - 4 October, 2014
Nenzing Nursing Home / Dietger Wissounig Architects, © Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel
© Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel

© Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel © Petra Rainer © Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel © Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel +17

TEDxTalk: Contour Crafting: Automated Construction / Behrokh Khoshnevis

00:00 - 4 October, 2014

Almost everything around us is made automatically: our shoes, our clothes, home appliances and cars – so why not buildings? Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis, the Director of the Manufacturing Engineering Graduate Program at the University of Southern California, has set out to change that through the development of an automated construction process known as Contour Crafting. “Contour-crafting is basically scaling-up 3D printing to the scale of buildings. What we are hoping to generate is entire neighborhoods that are dignified at a fraction of the cost, at a fraction of the time, built far more safely and with architectural flexibility that would be unprecedented,” Khoshnevis says in this TedxTalk in Ojai, California.

The Architecture of Happy Hour: Plotted, Not Stirred

00:00 - 4 October, 2014
The Architecture of Happy Hour: Plotted, Not Stirred , CAD Drinks. Image Courtesy of Shaan Hurley
CAD Drinks. Image Courtesy of Shaan Hurley

Frank Gehry, Daniel Libeskind, and Rem Koolhaas walk into a bar. What do they order? CAD Drinks, of course. It's a Singapore Sling like you have never seen before: drawn to scale, in elevation, and divided meticulously by content - ice cubes and orange slice included. Alcoholic drinks are colour coded, inventoried, organized and rendered in this downloadable DWG for Autocad. Architects rejoice: happy hour is that much closer to lunch hour.