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House in Shatin Mid-Level / Millimeter Interior Design Limited

01:00 - 18 August, 2014
House in Shatin Mid-Level / Millimeter Interior Design Limited, Courtesy of Millimeter Interior Design Limited
Courtesy of Millimeter Interior Design Limited

Courtesy of Millimeter Interior Design Limited Courtesy of Millimeter Interior Design Limited Courtesy of Millimeter Interior Design Limited Courtesy of Millimeter Interior Design Limited +22

Career Insights from IE School of Architecture & Design

00:00 - 18 August, 2014

New levels of competitiveness have arisen in the labor market in the field of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), where the development of soft-skills and formal business training is essential. Traditionally, education models in the field of architecture focus on developing technical and artistic skills, leaving a gap in business skills that prove to be key amid challenging economic times. Since 2011, IE School of Architecture & Design’s Master in Architectural Management & Design has trained professionals that wish to develop their business skills and apply them to the AEC field. The program’s alumni work around the globe from Azerbaijan to Switzerland, in diverse companies such as Arup, Foster & Partners, OMA and Gensler. To learn more about their professional outlook, click here to access the Career Report from IE’s Master in Architectural Management & Design.

Meet this year’s graduates in the video above. 

25 Free Architecture Books You Can Read Online

01:00 - 18 August, 2014
25 Free Architecture Books You Can Read Online

If you don't have access to an architecture library (and even if you do), sifting through shelves can take hours. Buying books can be even more painful — for your wallet, at least. Instead, why not browse this list of 25 books that are all free and easily accessible online? Some are well-known classics of architecture literature, but we hope you find a few surprises as well.

The Concrete Possibilities of Radical Form

00:00 - 18 August, 2014
The Concrete Possibilities of Radical Form, Paseo Marítimo de Benidorm / OAB © Alejo Bagué
Paseo Marítimo de Benidorm / OAB © Alejo Bagué

ArchDaily has partnered with CEMEX, a global leader in the building materials industry, to bring you an industry perspective into the latest advances that are relevant to architects. In this installment, we explore the role concrete plays in the development of forms in architecture.  
 
Concrete is the most widely used manmade material in the world. Strong and plastic, it is capable of being poured into almost any form. Concrete can drip like water, flow in a graceful curve like a line of frosting on a cake, or jab into the sky like a craggy seaside cliff. It all depends on how it is mixed.

Like splicing DNA, specific physical traits can be selected depending on a project’s needs. Adjusting the mix or adding exotic materials to concrete can make it waterproof or sponge-like; it can change its acoustic properties, generate energy from footsteps or even clean pollution from the air. Concrete is amazingly versatile. It can even used like ink in giant 3D printers to print buildings.

Dashte Noor's Gym Building / Narges Nassiri-Toosi

01:00 - 18 August, 2014
Dashte Noor's Gym Building / Narges Nassiri-Toosi, © Shahriyar Mazaheri
© Shahriyar Mazaheri

© Shahriyar Mazaheri © Shahriyar Mazaheri © Shahriyar Mazaheri © Shahriyar Mazaheri +18

Salto House / AMZ Arquitetos

01:00 - 18 August, 2014
Salto House / AMZ Arquitetos, © Maíra Acayaba
© Maíra Acayaba

© Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Salto - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Pablo Alvarenga, Manoel Maia, Adriana Zampieri
  • Area

    640.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Casablanca / UNOATRES Arquitectos

01:00 - 18 August, 2014
Casablanca / UNOATRES Arquitectos, ©  Felipe Fontecilla
© Felipe Fontecilla

©  Felipe Fontecilla ©  Felipe Fontecilla ©  Felipe Fontecilla ©  Felipe Fontecilla +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Casablanca, Chile, Casablanca, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    UNOATRES Arquitectos, Francisca Anfruns, A-escala
  • Structure

    Alberto Ramírez Covo
  • Area

    450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

AD App Guide: Morpholio Board 2.0.

01:00 - 18 August, 2014
AD App Guide: Morpholio Board 2.0., Courtesy of the Morpholio Project
Courtesy of the Morpholio Project

Consistently ranked as among some of the best digital tools available for architects and designers, the team behind the Morpholio Project today release Board 2.0., the second version of their moodboard and layout app for iOS. The app has been made possible by a number of collaborations with high profile interior designers in order to develop a 'gallery' of "significant design objects", with contributions from the likes of DysonHerman Miller, and Knoll. For the past year Morpholio have "assembled research groups and canvased design leaders worldwide" in order to better understand the power and potential of the 'board'. The general consensus was that getting style, products, and sketching onto a single platform could "change the way designers access, build, and share ideas."

Courtesy of the Morpholio Project Courtesy of the Morpholio Project Courtesy of the Morpholio Project Courtesy of the Morpholio Project +13

Textilmacher / tillicharchitektur

01:00 - 18 August, 2014
Textilmacher / tillicharchitektur, © Michael Compensis
© Michael Compensis

© Michael Compensis © Michael Compensis © Michael Compensis © Michael Compensis +15

City As A Vision: Tribute to Michel Ragon

01:00 - 18 August, 2014
City As A Vision: Tribute to Michel Ragon, Sou Fujimoto Architects Souk Mirage, 2013 © Sou Fujimoto Architects. Image Courtesy of FRAC Centre
Sou Fujimoto Architects Souk Mirage, 2013 © Sou Fujimoto Architects. Image Courtesy of FRAC Centre

Architects have always questioned what the cities of the future will look like. In the 1960s and 70s, one of the most prominent advocates of this field of "futurology" within architecture was historian and critic Michel Ragon. In an upcoming exhibition entitled City As A Vision, the FRAC Centre pays tribute to Ragon by presenting both historical and prospective urban concepts by architects throughout the last fifty years.

Superstudio Monumento Continuo, New New York, 1969 © Archive Superstudio, Florence. Image Courtesy of FRAC Centre Jozef Jankovic Železničná stanica Kúty, zvlášť pre českú a slovenskú dráhu, 1974 Collection Frac Centre, Orléans. Image Courtesy of FRAC Centre Günther Domenig et Eilfried Huth Ragnitz, 1969 - 2001 Collection Frac Centre, Orléans. Image Courtesy of FRAC Centre OMA Qianhai Port City, Concept of masterplan, 2010 © OMA. Image Courtesy of FRAC Centre +13

Museum of Tolerance, Anne Frank Exhibit / Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design

01:00 - 18 August, 2014
© Benny Chan
© Benny Chan

© Benny Chan © Benny Chan © Benny Chan © Benny Chan +15

Montville Residence / Sparks Architects

01:00 - 18 August, 2014
Montville Residence / Sparks Architects, © Christoper Frederick Jones
© Christoper Frederick Jones

© Christoper Frederick Jones © Christoper Frederick Jones © Christoper Frederick Jones © Christoper Frederick Jones +26

State of Exception: Spacelab’s Weekend Monditalia Special

00:00 - 18 August, 2014
State of Exception: Spacelab’s Weekend Monditalia Special  , Courtesy of Spacelab
Courtesy of Spacelab

From August 23-24, Italian architecture firm Spacelab’s State of Exception curatorial project will be featured at the Monditalia section of the 2014 Venice Biennale. State of Exception will involve 12 intellectuals, designers and bloggers in a two-day round table discussion on the themes of the project: conservation and the state of exception, looking both within and outside Italy. The innovative event also seeks to generate involvement and discussion beyond the walls of the Arsenale, and will feature an open call for images representing the event's core themes via Instagram and Twitter.

As one of the countries with the most significant historic and natural heritage in the world, Italy implemented bodies and strict regulations for its preservation over a century ago. “But conservation for conservation spawned two paradoxes: on the one hand the unruly entropic drift for anything that is not covered by the rules of preservation. On the other hand, autistic immobility within the enclaves of conservation, which don’t allow the freshness and openness to the differences that have always marked the history of Italian architecture,” Spacelab writes in a project description. Through State of Exception, Spacelab seeks “to promote ‘ad absurdum’ arguments regarding Italy's problematic relationship with its context and its historical legacy,” bringing attention to these issues both inside and outside Italy.

For more details on State of Exception and to find out how you can contribute images, read on after the break...

Cities Need Big Changes to Become Bike Friendly

00:00 - 18 August, 2014
Cities Need Big Changes to Become Bike Friendly, A bicyclist in Vancouver, Canada. Image © Flickr CC User Paul Krueger
A bicyclist in Vancouver, Canada. Image © Flickr CC User Paul Krueger

A new study has found that cities need to make big infrastructural changes, rather than small ones, in order to become more bike friendly. As this article from Fast Company explains, small increases in bicycle usage lead to more accidents, which in turn makes others afraid to make the switch from driving to riding. However, the study found that heavy investment in cycling infrastructure brings an economic benefit to cities in the long run, largely thanks to savings from reduced healthcare costs. To learn about the long-term benefits of big biking investments, click here.

St. Petersburg Calls for New Pier Design Submissions

01:00 - 18 August, 2014
St. Petersburg Calls for New Pier Design Submissions, St Petersburg's pier as it is today. Image © Flickr CC User Robert Neff
St Petersburg's pier as it is today. Image © Flickr CC User Robert Neff

The city of St. Petersburg, Florida is once more seeking candidates for the design of its new pier. The call comes two years after a pier design by Michael Maltzan Architecture was selected over rival schemes by BIG and West 8, but was eventually turned down after significant public criticism. To avoid a repeat of that incident, the current selection process for candidates and their subsequent proposals will incorporate more community input.

More on the competition after the break

Resin Interpretation Centre / Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez

01:00 - 18 August, 2014
Resin Interpretation Centre / Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez, Courtesy of Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez
Courtesy of Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez

Courtesy of Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez Courtesy of Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez Courtesy of Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez Courtesy of Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Molino, 21, 47330 Traspinedo, Valladolid, Spain
  • Area

    234.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez

Influential Scottish Architect Andy MacMillan Dies Aged 85

00:00 - 18 August, 2014
Influential Scottish Architect Andy MacMillan Dies Aged 85, © RIAS
© RIAS

Professor Andy MacMillan, one of Scotland's most important post-war architects, died suddenly this weekend during this year’s Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) Andrew Doolan Awards visits. Macmillan was a professor at the Glasgow School of Art from 1973 to 1994, and a partner at Gillespie, Kidd & Coia in 1966. More on MacMillan's legacy after the break.

4 Dwellings With Courtyard / SMF Arquitectos

01:00 - 18 August, 2014
4 Dwellings With Courtyard / SMF Arquitectos, © Albano Garcia
© Albano Garcia

© Albano Garcia © Albano Garcia © Albano Garcia © Albano Garcia +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tolosa, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
  • Project Architects

    Speroni, Martinez, Flores
  • Collaborator

    Dario Michalko
  • Project Area

    300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photography

    Albano Garcia