Songwon Art Center / Mass Studies

© Kyungsub Shin

Architects: Mass Studies
Location: , Korea
Architect In Charge: Minsuk Cho, Kisu Park
Design Team: Zongxoo U, Yoonhwan Kim, Youngjoon Chung, Joungwon Lee, Daeun Jeong, Hyunjung Kim, Sanghoon Lee, Songmin Lee
Area: 841.51 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Kyungsub Shin

Studio Gang Breaks Ground on Ecologically Diverse Urban Mecca

Courtesy of Studio Gang Architects

For the past several years the Park District and the City of have been working on appropriate uses for , a 91-acre man-made peninsula in , Illinois. The lakefront site branches off from Museum Campus, a section along Lake Michigan that is home to the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and Adler Planetarium. Serving as an expansion to these cultural programs, Studio Gang Architects, in collaboration with SmithGroupJJR, have created an innovative design that integrates educational, cultural, social, and recreational activities into Northerly Island.

Read more about Northerly Island’s future after the break!

Braamcamp Freire / CVDB arquitectos


Architects: CVDB arquitectos
Location: Pontinha,
Area: 15800.0 sqm
Year: 2012

Video: Pedras Salgadas Eco-Resort / Luís Rebelo de Andrade & Diogo Aguiar

Today, we share with you the 2nd video that our friends from Archmov made. Pedras Salgadas Eco-Resort was designed by Luís Rebelo de Andrade & Diogo Aguiar in Bornes de Aguiar, and consists in seven dwellings for an eco-resort completed in 2012. Enjoy!

Filming: Ivo Tavares (ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio)
Post-Production: Luís Melo (ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio)
Translation: Pedro Carvalho (INCEPTION ARCHITECTS)

Courtesy of Hornung And Jacobi Architecture
Courtesy of Hornung And Jacobi Architecture

Abstraction Installation / Hornung And Jacobi Architecture + Axel Schenke

Exhibited at the Designers’ Saturday 2012 in Langenthal, Switzerland and at the BAU 2013 in Munich, Germany, the experimental installation “Abstraction” transforms shadows and lights into predefined pixels. Created by architects Peter Thomas Hornung of Hornung and Jacobi Architecture… and

Le Corbusier: The Patron Saint of Skateboarders

A Skateboard in LOVE Park in Philadelphia. Image © Mike Blabac

We here at ArchDaily are big fans of Roman Mars’ radio program 99% Invisible, and just had to share the latest show: “In and Out of Love.” In it, Mars explores the changing face of Philadelphia’s JFK Plaza (more commonly known as LOVE Park), why its Modernist characteristics made it perfect for skateboarding (although city officials certainly didn’t feel that way), and why truly is the patron saint of skateboarders (more about the episode at 99% Invisible).

And, if you like this, check out Why Skateboarding Matters to Architecture, and follow the jump for some very cool, very innovative skate-friendly homes, stores, and parks…

House in Odemira / Vitor Vilhena Architects

© Joao Morgado

Architects: Vitor Vilhena Architects
Location: Herdade das Arrifóias, Odemira, Alentejo,
Area: 175 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Joao Morgado

Multi-storey Car Park / JSWD Architekten

© Thomas Lewandowski

Architects: JSWD Architekten
Location: ,
Client: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Area: 8,560 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Thomas Lewandowski

© 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: Heidelberg, Victoria,
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,
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: San Isidro, Lima,
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…