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VIDEO: I LIKE Purple

00:00 - 18 March, 2014

ArchDaily has teamed up with Portugal's Canal 180 to bring you their series I LIKE. Check out episode 3, I LIKE Purple. The video features SO-IL's Flockr Pavilion, raumlabor's SOFT SOLUTION and two other purple-hued spatial interventions.

I LIKE is an original series on architecture and spatial intervention, developed in a collaboration between Canal 180 and LIKEarchitects atelier. Diogo Aguiar and Teresa Otto have created a chromatic experiment and spatial exercise—organized by color—that reveals some of the most amazing architectural interventions in the world. 

Next week ArchDaily will premier the fourth installment of I LIKE. Stay tuned!

Venice Biennale 2014: Hans Ulrich Obrist and Herzog & de Meuron Collaborate on Swiss Pavilion

00:00 - 18 March, 2014
Venice Biennale 2014: Hans Ulrich Obrist and Herzog & de Meuron Collaborate on Swiss Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2012: Switzerland Pavilion. Image © Nico Saieh
Venice Biennale 2012: Switzerland Pavilion. Image © Nico Saieh

Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director of London’s Serpentine Gallery, has been chosen as curator for the Swiss pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. Inspired by director Rem Koolhaas’ theme, “Fundamentals,” Obrist recalled the first architects he ever met, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, and invited them to collaborate on the exhibition. 

“When I was invited to do the pavilion, I thought working with [Herzog and de Meuron] fit in with the whole idea of the biennale this year – looking to the past, and using the past as a toolbox to create the future,” Obrist told ARTINFO UK.  

Psychiatric Centre Friedrichshafen / Huber Staudt Architekten

01:00 - 18 March, 2014
Psychiatric Centre Friedrichshafen / Huber Staudt Architekten, © Werner Huthmacher
© Werner Huthmacher
  • Architects

  • Location

    Röntgenstraße 8, 88048 Friedrichshafen, Germany
  • Design Team

    Julian Arons, Magdalena Falska, António Henriques, Christian Huber, Leander Moons, Jördis Petzold, Joachim Staudt, Sofia Theodorou
  • Area

    3274.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher +13

House in Balsthal / PASCAL FLAMMER

01:00 - 18 March, 2014
House in Balsthal / PASCAL FLAMMER, © Ioana Marinescu
© Ioana Marinescu

© Ioana Marinescu © Ioana Marinescu © Ioana Marinescu © Ioana Marinescu +29

A+U 522: Supermodels – Photographed by Hisao Suzuki

00:00 - 18 March, 2014
A+U 522: Supermodels – Photographed by Hisao Suzuki

From the publisher. March 2014 issue of a+u is focused on photographs of architectural models by Spain-based photographer Hisao Suzuki.

Based on the essence of architects' thinking expressed in the images, 70 photographs of models by 25 architects are categorized into "Inception", "Organization", "Blooming" and "Experiential". We also asked six architects – Arata Isozaki, Christian Kerez, Ryue Nishizawa, Kazuyo Sejima, Fabian Asunción (former architect at EMBT), Bijoy Jain – to talk about what models mean to their ways of creating architecture. Each photo is accompanied by photographer's story from the photo shoot.

Kickstart the Latest Edition of 'City of Darkness': The Authoritative Text on Kowloon Walled City

00:00 - 18 March, 2014

20 years ago, Greg Girard and Ian Lambot published "City of Darkness", a book which documented life inside the notorious Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong during its peak in the late 1980s. When the high-rise slum was cleared and demolished soon after in 1993, this collection of photographs, interviews and essays became a eulogy of sorts, becoming one of the key texts on the most densely populated place the world has ever seen.

Two decades later, Girard and Lambot have revisited the book - and to fund this new edition, they have turned to Kickstarter.

Read on after the break to find out what's new in this edition and how you can help fund the book.

HWKN + Handel Architects Break Ground on New Jersey's Tallest Building

01:00 - 18 March, 2014
HWKN + Handel Architects Break Ground on New Jersey's Tallest Building, © Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) + Handel Architects
© Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) + Handel Architects

Jersey City’s Journal Square will soon reach new heights, as Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) and Handel Architects have broken ground on what will be the tallest building in New Jersey: Journal Squared. The transit-oriented urban renewal project will be completed in three phases; the first, which will add 540 residential units to the area, is planned for completion in mid-2016. Once the 2.3 million square foot project is complete, three metal panel clad towers will dominated the skyline, ultimately totaling in 1,840 units and reaching up to 70 stories. 

David Rockwell Designs Pop-Up “Talk” Theater for TED2014

00:00 - 18 March, 2014
David Rockwell Designs Pop-Up “Talk” Theater for TED2014, © Rockwell Group
© Rockwell Group

TED2014 commenced yesterday at the Vancouver Convention Center within a temporary 1200-seat auditorium designed by David Rockwell. Built from 600 wood components, and assembled in just 4.5 days, the pop-up theater was designed to be easily disassembled and reused by TED for years to come. Viewers are presented with sixteen seating options, from beanbags to lounge seating and traditional theater chairs, to ensure they are provided with the optimal listening, and sharing, experience. More images and a time-lapse video of construction, after the break. 

Monique Corriveau-Library / Dan Hanganu + Côté Leahy Cardas Architects

01:00 - 18 March, 2014
Monique Corriveau-Library / Dan Hanganu + Côté Leahy Cardas Architects, © Stéphane Groleau
© Stéphane Groleau
  • Architects

  • Location

    1100 Route de l'Église, Quebec, QC G1V 3W2, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Jacques Côté, Sébastien Laberge,
  • Design Team

    Dan S. Hanganu, Gilles Prud’homme, Diana Cardas, Sébastien Laberge
  • Team

    Pascal Gobeil, Martin Girard, Marie-Andrée Goyette (CLC) Olivier Grenier, Martine Walsh, Anne-Catherine Richard, Marc Despaties (DHA)
  • Area

    4400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau +15

Block House / Porebski Architects

01:00 - 18 March, 2014
Block House / Porebski Architects, © Conor Quinn
© Conor Quinn

© Conor Quinn © Brett Boardman © Conor Quinn © Brett Boardman +24

Camper Together / Atelier Marko Brajovic

01:00 - 18 March, 2014
Camper Together / Atelier Marko Brajovic, © Fernando Laszlo
© Fernando Laszlo

© Fernando Laszlo © Fernando Laszlo © Fernando Laszlo © Fernando Laszlo +12

Peñalolen Velodrome / Iglesis Prat Arquitectos

01:00 - 18 March, 2014
Peñalolen Velodrome / Iglesis Prat Arquitectos, © Diego Elgueta
© Diego Elgueta
  • Architects

  • Location

    Parque Peñalolén - Avenida José Arrieta 7659, Peñalolén, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Project Architect

    Jorge Iglesis
  • Project Area

    9851.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Diego Elgueta, Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán

© Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán © Juan Francisco Vargas Malebrán © Diego Elgueta © Diego Elgueta +33

VIDEO: Fernando Romero, In Residence

00:00 - 18 March, 2014

In Residence: Fernando Romero on Nowness.com

NOWNESS has released the latest in their "In Residence" series, a collection of short videos that interview designers in their homes. This time, internationally renowned Mexican Architect Fernando Romero presents his Mexico City villa, designed by Francisco Artias in 1955, which he describes as "the ultimate modernity dream come true."

Passerelle de la Paix / Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

01:00 - 18 March, 2014
Passerelle de la Paix / Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes, © Michael Zimmermann
© Michael Zimmermann
  • Architects

  • Location

    Passerelle de la Paix, 69300 Caluire-et-Cuire, France
  • Design Team First Competition

    Claire Bodénez, Silviu Aldea, Simone Breitkopf, Benni Eder, Teresa Krenn, José Luis Fuentes
  • Design Team Second Competition

    José Luis Fuentes, An Vranken
  • Project Team Leader Planning

    José Luis Fuentes
  • Team Planning

    José Luis Fuentes, An Vranken, Arne Speiser, Vincent Chalot, Mathias Neveling. Manuela Certan
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Michael Zimmermann © Michael Zimmermann © Michael Zimmermann © Michael Zimmermann +51

On Designing Evil Lairs

00:00 - 18 March, 2014
On Designing Evil Lairs, The Elrod House by John Lautner, the murderer’s lair in Diamonds are Forever, 1971. Image Courtesy of Expoint Realty
The Elrod House by John Lautner, the murderer’s lair in Diamonds are Forever, 1971. Image Courtesy of Expoint Realty

This article, by Jody Brown, originally appeared on Coffee with an Architect as "Evil Lairs."

New plan.

From now on I will ONLY design evil lairs. Because all the best architecture is designed for the evil.

My work will have moats, and concrete, and glass and steel. I will design 16-story one-bedroom homes, with helipads, and lots of electronics. There will be a retractable roof, maybe lasers.

I will completely ignore the building code, because you know “evil”. Building codes are for the common people. Not for the evil.

House Eichgraben / Franz Architekten

01:00 - 18 March, 2014
House Eichgraben / Franz Architekten, © Kurt Kuball
© Kurt Kuball
  • Architects

  • Location

    Schießstättenstraße 12, 4600 Wels, Austria
  • Area

    178.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball +25

Botta Cripta / Gianluca Gelmini

01:00 - 18 March, 2014
Botta Cripta / Gianluca Gelmini, Courtesy of Gianluca Gelmini
Courtesy of Gianluca Gelmini

Courtesy of Gianluca Gelmini Courtesy of Gianluca Gelmini Courtesy of Gianluca Gelmini Courtesy of Gianluca Gelmini +28

ArchitectureBoston's Latest Issue Offers Design Recommendations For A New Boston

01:00 - 18 March, 2014
ArchitectureBoston's Latest Issue Offers Design Recommendations For A New Boston

Available today, the spring 2014 issue of ArchitectureBoston magazine, Blueprint for a New Mayor, investigates the critical design challenges facing Boston’s first new leader in two decades. The issue focuses on the city’s challenges surrounding housing, transportation, public space, and regionalization, plus offers recommendations for designing a Boston that is more open, safe, beautiful, and fair. Visit architectureboston.com to read the latest issue.