© Nacho Doce (Reuters)
© Nacho Doce (Reuters)

Graffiti Artist’s Mural Honors Oscar Niemeyer

A true legacy in the field of architecture and beyond, Oscar Niemeyer, who died just this past December at the age of 104, has traveled into the heart of many, one of which is graffiti artist Eduardo Kobra…. In

Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre / Jackson Architecture + McConnell Smith Johnson

© Dianna Snape, Tony Miller & Martin Saunders

Architects: Jackson Architecture + McConnell Smith Johnson
Location: , Victoria, Australia
Design Team: Daryl Jackson, Alex Stephanou, John Zadro, Kathy Lakis
Client: Austin Health
Area: 25,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Dianna Snape, Tony Miller & Martin Saunders


Roche Diagnostics Training Center / SOM

Aiming to provide a new gateway and identity, the two-story, 87,135-square-feet Roche Diagnostics Training Center re-imagines their Indianapolis campus. Designed by SOM…, the project just broke ground as it begins to establish a new and consistent brand identity for the

House in Hiyoshi / EANA

© Koichi Torimura

Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa,
Design Team: Kohei Iwasaki, Tota Abe
Construction: Genki Kensetsu
Total floor Area: 91.10 sqm
Site Area: 104.13 sqm
Area: 45.55 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Koichi Torimura

Echeverrría House / Nicolás Pinto da Mota

© Eduardo Moras

Architects: Nicolás Pinto da Mota
Location: ,
Design Team: Amina Foramitti, Pablo Vidal Hann
Area: 510 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Eduardo Moras

Courtesy of Architecture for Humanity Chicago
Courtesy of Architecture for Humanity Chicago

ACTIVATE! Public Space Design Competition

Architecture for Humanity Chicago recently announced the launch of their 4th annual ACTIVATE! Design Competition, which is free and open to the public. The competition challenges participants to redefine a public space on a temporary basis and on a budget…

Buidling for 37 Apartments and a Primary Healthcare Centre in Les Preses / LEP Arquitectura + XCM Arquitectura

© Espai Androna

Architects: LEP Arquitectura + XCM Arquitectura
Location: Les Preses, Garrotxa, Girona, Spain
Design Team: Josep Pla I De Solà-Morales, Xavier Cornejo I Mata
Collaborators: Carme Vich, Eva Micaló, Xavi Martín, Arnau Teixidor, Abel Bernal, Ferran De Toro, Irene Llusent, Cristina Cardenas, Laura Delgado, Jordi Pujol
Area: 3,427.47 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Espai Androna

Patio House / Seinfeld Arquitectos

© Juan Solano

Architects: Seinfeld Arquitectos
Location: , Lima, Peru
Architect In Charge: Cynthia Seinfeld
Collaborator: Martín Zavaleta
Constructor: Unitas
Property: 517 sqm
Area: 540 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Juan Solano

Shoreditch Rooms / Archer Architects

© Tim Soar

Architects: Archer Architects
Location: , England, UK
Area: 1,186.27 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Tim Soar

Ohio Statehouse via Google Maps
Ohio Statehouse via Google Maps

Libeskind Shortlisted for Ohio Statehouse Holocaust Memorial

Daniel Libeskind is among three semi-finalists competing to design the Ohio Statehouse Holocaust Memorial in Columbus. The privately funded memorial will be built south of the Ohio Statehouse on the grassy 10 acre Capitol Square, just east of the Scioto…

Penhaligon / Jenner Studio

© Michael Franke

Architects: Jenner Studio
Location: Regent Street, , England
Area: 50.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Michael Franke

Silicon House / Selgas Cano

© Pablo Zuloaga

Architects: Selgas Cano
Location: ,
Authors: Jose Selgas, Lucia Cano
Project Team: José de Villar, Miguel San Millán, Lara Resco, Blas Antón
Structural Engineer: FHECOR
Electrical Engineer: JG
Mechanical Engineer: Isidro Fernández
Year: 2006
Photographs: Pablo Zuloaga, Iwan Baan, Roland Halbe, Courtesy of Selgas Cano

See ArchDaily's exclusive complete coverage of the Mies van der Rohe award

Finalists for Mies van der Rohe Award Selected

Superkilen / Topotek 1 + + Superflex. Image © Iwan Baan.

The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the five finalists who will compete for the 2013 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, also known as the . Out of 355 works submitted from 37 countries, five have been short-listed, including BIG‘s Superkilen (also up for an ArchDaily Building of the Year Award for best public facility).

The overall winner of the Prize, as well as the ‘special mention’ award for best emerging architect, will be announced in May, with an award ceremony on June 6th at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona, Spain.

See all 5 finalists, after the break… 

Ueberflieger Bridge / Agirbas & Wienstroer

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Architects: Agirbas & Wienstroer
Location: Düsseldorf,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Thomas Mayer

Oiio Reveals Proposal for Guggenheim Expansion

Courtesy of Oiio Architecture Office

With many museums worldwide seeking to extend to accommodate larger collections, Athens-based Oiio Architecture Office has asked: “What if we decided we needed a little more of Guggenheim?”

Their solution is to stretch ’s original building skywards, by continuing its iconic ramp, creating an additional 13 floors. 

More on the design after the break…

The West Village / Doojin Hwang Architects

© Youngchae Park

Architects: Doojin Hwang Architects
Location: Seoul,
Architect In Charge: Doojin Hwang
Design Team: Jeongyoon Choi
Area: 209.83 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Youngchae Park

Foster + Partners To 3D Print Structures on the Moon

Courtesy of Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners, in conjunction with the European Space Agency (ESA), has undertaken a study to explore the possibilities of using to construct lunar habitations on the moon’s southern pole (where there is near perpetual sunlight). The firm has already designed a lunar base that could house four people, and has begun to test the structure in a vacuum chamber that echoes lunar conditions.

The shell of the base, which has a hollow closed cellular structure inspired by natural biological systems, should be able to protect potential inhabitants from “meteorites, gamma radiation and high temperature fluctuations.” According to Xavier De Kestelier, Partner at Foster + Partners, the firm is ”used to designing for extreme climates on earth and exploiting the environmental benefits of using local, sustainable materials – our lunar habitation follows a similar logic.”

The study will also address the challenges of transporting materials to the moon, and is investigating the use of lunar soil, known as regolith, as the potential building matter.

More details from Foster + Partners‘ Press Release, after the break:

Courtesy of United Design Group
Courtesy of United Design Group

Huaihua Theater and Exhibition Center Proposal / United Design Group

With the site of the proposed project characterized by a 7m height difference between the south west corner and the north east one and the fastest way to access to it is from the roads west and north of it,…