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Workshop and LEGO Architecture Studio Launch: Villa Pennisi in Musica

01:00 - 15 July, 2014
Workshop and LEGO Architecture Studio Launch: Villa Pennisi in Musica, Courtesy of LEGO
Courtesy of LEGO

LEGO® Architecture Studio, a new concept of the LEGO Architecture line, makes his appearance in Italy in an innovative context of architecture and music. The LEGO Group chose Italy and the prestigious setting of the Sicilian "Villa Pennisi in Musica" event for the launch of the new set of building blocks. 

Rem Koolhaas' "Elements": Uncovering Architecture's Origins, Assuring Its Future

01:00 - 15 July, 2014
Rem Koolhaas' "Elements": Uncovering Architecture's Origins, Assuring Its Future, Elements of Architecture. Image © Nico Saieh
Elements of Architecture. Image © Nico Saieh

ArchDaily has been asking architects "What is Architecture?" for over 6 years. It's a question that few interviewees answer without hesitation or bristling. But after asking over 200 architects, we've noticed a pattern: even though many people start very similarly, the answers soon diverge in a way that demonstrates the promise of the profession. And no matter how architecture is defined, the strong majority of architects hold an underlying belief in its ability to influence. 

When the ArchDaily team visited the Venice Biennale and entered the Central Pavilion of the Giardini, home to the Elements exhibition, we saw it as a dynamic, immersive, exhaustive response to the question "What is Architecture?" Visitors to the Biennale are introduced to architecture through its elements--the pieces, parts and fundamentals that comprise built structures around the globe. 

When Koolhaas chose to focus on Elements, he produced a text (in both book and exhibition format) that gives us the tools to understand what architecture is and how is it has evolved (or stagnated). Even though he didn't invite people to show projects in the traditional sense, the AD editors saw a hopeful undertone to Elements -- it is a resource that can be revisited over and over again, one that will arm the current and future designers of our built world with the knowledge they'll need to address the issues they have yet to even confront.

After the break, see images of the exhibition and read Koolhaas' curatorial statement. 

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Brick House / Clare Cousins Architects

01:00 - 15 July, 2014
Brick House / Clare Cousins Architects, © Shannon McGrath
© Shannon McGrath

© Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath +27

Escuela Tecnica Superior De Ingenieria (ETSE) / Francisco Candel + Luis Carratalá

01:00 - 15 July, 2014
Escuela Tecnica Superior De Ingenieria (ETSE) / Francisco Candel + Luis Carratalá, © Arturo Ferrer
© Arturo Ferrer

© Arturo Ferrer © Arturo Ferrer © Paula Aparicio © Paula Aparicio +34

House in Ibiza 2 / Roberto Ercilla

01:00 - 15 July, 2014
House in Ibiza 2 / Roberto Ercilla, © Xabier Durán Herrera
© Xabier Durán Herrera

© Xabier Durán Herrera © Xabier Durán Herrera © Xabier Durán Herrera © Xabier Durán Herrera +20

Primaria Nuevo Continente / Miguel Montor

01:00 - 15 July, 2014
Primaria Nuevo Continente / Miguel Montor, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque +53

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zaragoza 61, Colonia la Capilla, 76176 Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico
  • Area

    2500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Mensa Waldcampus / andreas gehrke . architekt

01:00 - 15 July, 2014
Mensa Waldcampus / andreas gehrke . architekt, © Ulrich ​Schwarz
© Ulrich ​Schwarz

© Ulrich ​Schwarz © Ulrich ​Schwarz © Ulrich ​Schwarz © Ulrich ​Schwarz +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde (Waldcampus), Alfred-Möller-Straße 1, 16225 Eberswalde, Germany
  • Area

    1710.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

MOMA Announces Barry Bergdoll's Successor for Chief Curator of Architecture & Design

00:00 - 15 July, 2014
MOMA Announces Barry Bergdoll's Successor for Chief Curator of Architecture & Design, Martino Stierli, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA. Image Courtesy of MoMA
Martino Stierli, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA. Image Courtesy of MoMA

Martino Stierli, a Swiss architecture and art history professor interested in "how architecture is represented in the media and intersects with art," has been named Barry Bergdoll's successor as the chief curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). 

Craftsmanship: Material Consciousness - Inside Indonesia’s Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2014

00:00 - 15 July, 2014
Craftsmanship: Material Consciousness - Inside Indonesia’s Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2014, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

At its debut at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014, Indonesia offers a peek into the country’s past 100 years of architectural history in its pavilion: “Craftsmanship: Material Consciousness.” Moving images projected onto glass panels tell Indonesia’s story through the development of six materials, traced over time: wood, stone, brick, steel, concrete and bamboo. See images of the pavilion and enjoy a statement from the curators after the break.

Streamsong Resort / Alfonso Architects

01:00 - 15 July, 2014
Streamsong Resort / Alfonso Architects, © Albert Hurley
© Albert Hurley

© Albert Hurley © Albert Hurley © Albert Hurley © Albert Hurley +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Streamsong Drive, Bowling Green, FL 33834, United States
  • Lead Architect

    Alberto Alfonso, AIA
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Parlement Francophone Bruxellois / SKOPE

01:00 - 15 July, 2014
Parlement Francophone Bruxellois / SKOPE, © Georges De Kinder
© Georges De Kinder

© Georges De Kinder © Georges De Kinder © Georges De Kinder © Georges De Kinder +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rue du Lombard 77, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Butterfly House / Feldman Architecture

01:00 - 15 July, 2014
Butterfly House / Feldman Architecture, © Joe Fletcher Photography
© Joe Fletcher Photography

© Joe Fletcher Photography © Joe Fletcher Photography © Joe Fletcher Photography © Joe Fletcher Photography +17

Want to Land a Job at One of the Top 50 Architecture Firms? Here Are the Skills You Need to Have...

01:00 - 15 July, 2014
Want to Land a Job at One of the Top 50 Architecture Firms? Here Are the Skills You Need to Have..., Cannon Design Regional Offices (Cannon Design was one of Architectural Record's Top 50 Architecture Firms in 2013). Image © Architectural Imageworks, LLC
Cannon Design Regional Offices (Cannon Design was one of Architectural Record's Top 50 Architecture Firms in 2013). Image © Architectural Imageworks, LLC

This article was originally published on Black Spectacles.

Ever wonder what software skills and licensure/accreditation are required to get a job at the top 50 Architecture firms in the world? Our study has compiled it all...

We surveyed 928 job postings at the top 50 architecture firms, based on Architectural Record's July 2013 Top 300 Architecture Firms study, and compiled the software requirements and the licensure/accreditation requirements listed for each job.   We then sorted them by average, and then by the experience level required, from 0-3, 4-10 and 11-20+.

The results are in the infographic below:

Milan Expo 2015: Vo Trong Nghia's Lotus-Inspired Vietnamese Pavilion

01:00 - 15 July, 2014
Milan Expo 2015: Vo Trong Nghia's Lotus-Inspired Vietnamese Pavilion, Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Vo Trong Nghia has unveiled designs for the Vietnamese pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. Inspired by the lotus, the pavilion features a number of bamboo clad, umbrella-like structures supporting trees above a pool of water, in a composition reminiscent of their Kontum Indochine Cafe.

"The Lotus is Vietnam’s national flower, a symbol of purity, commitment and optimism for the future," say the architects. "Growing from the muddy ponds it rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. The flower is proof that patience can turn difficulties into advantages."

Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects +14

ARCHIZOOM: Close-Ups of Architectural Favorites

01:00 - 15 July, 2014
ARCHIZOOM: Close-Ups of Architectural Favorites , Courtesy of Federico Babina
Courtesy of Federico Babina

Federico Babina is back with his latest illustration! This time, he explores 23 works of architecture through the lens of one interesting or intense detail that speaks to the character of the work as a whole. Seeing these illustrations as movie posters, which use visual imagery to suggest, insinuate, and convey "the essence" of the film, each illustration reflects the work and the architect's aesthetic overall. See all 23 after the break! 

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Dogarilor Apartment Building / ADN Birou de Arhitectura

01:00 - 15 July, 2014
Dogarilor Apartment Building / ADN Birou de Arhitectura, © Cosmin Dragomir
© Cosmin Dragomir

© Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Strada Dogarilor 30, Bucharest, Romania
  • Design Team

    Andrei Șerbescu, Adrian Untaru, Claudiu Forgaci, Valentina Ţigâră, Bogdan Brădăţeanu, Simina Ignat
  • Interior Design

    ADN BA, Simina Ignat
  • Area

    8537.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Elisabeth And Helmut Uhl Foundation / modostudio

01:00 - 15 July, 2014
Elisabeth And Helmut Uhl Foundation / modostudio, © Laura Egger
© Laura Egger

© Laura Egger © Laura Egger © Laura Egger © Laura Egger +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Laives Bolzano, Italy
  • Design Team

    Fabio Cibinel, Roberto Laurenti, Giorgio Martocchia
  • Area

    1450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

La Fromagerie / Vincent Coste

01:00 - 14 July, 2014
La Fromagerie / Vincent Coste, © Toulon Azur
© Toulon Azur

© Toulon Azur © Toulon Azur © Toulon Azur © Toulon Azur +17