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Lucie Aubrac School / Saison Menu Architectes Urbanistes

01:00 - 5 May, 2014
Lucie Aubrac School / Saison Menu Architectes Urbanistes, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Roubaix, France
  • Architect in Charge

    PassivHaus Conso Less than 15 KWHep / m² shon / year
  • Architect

    Mathieu Martin
  • Area

    3200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

ADEPT Wins High Profile Competition for the Danish Armed Forces

01:00 - 5 May, 2014
ADEPT Wins High Profile Competition for the Danish Armed Forces, Exterior View. Image © ADEPT / doug&wolf
Exterior View. Image © ADEPT / doug&wolf

Danish architecture firm ADEPT has won first place in a competition to add three new buildings to the Danish Armed Forces Complex in Aalborg, Denmark. In keeping with the Armed Forces’ Green Establishments initiative, a project that encourages the lowering of energy use and CO2 emissions, the new barracks will be a visible model of sustainability

Bio-nanomanufacturing Laboratory / Piratininga Arquitetos Associados + VD Arquitetura

01:00 - 5 May, 2014
Bio-nanomanufacturing Laboratory / Piratininga Arquitetos Associados + VD Arquitetura, © Maíra Acayaba
© Maíra Acayaba

© Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba +20

Kop van Kessel-Lo Leuven / SeARCH + AR-TE

01:00 - 5 May, 2014
Kop van Kessel-Lo Leuven / SeARCH + AR-TE, © Hennie Raaymakers
© Hennie Raaymakers

© Hennie Raaymakers © Hennie Raaymakers © Hennie Raaymakers © Hennie Raaymakers +30

Architecture in the USA Today - In Infographics

00:00 - 5 May, 2014
Architecture in the USA Today - In Infographics, Schools and students of architecture are overwhelmingly focused in the North East. At the other end of the scale are the states of the Gulf Coast. Image Courtesy of ACSA
Schools and students of architecture are overwhelmingly focused in the North East. At the other end of the scale are the states of the Gulf Coast. Image Courtesy of ACSA

As part of their ongoing ACSA Atlas Project, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) has just released a new set of infographics, showcasing a range of statistics relevant to both architecture students and professionals alike. The 10 images cover a range of issues, including: demographic concerns such as race and gender, economic concerns such as salaries and employment futures, and the number of architects and students in each state. Read on after the break for the full set.

Results of the 2014 European Prize for Urban Public Space

00:00 - 5 May, 2014
Results of the 2014 European Prize for Urban Public Space, The Braided Valley / Grupo Aranea. Image © Jesus Granada
The Braided Valley / Grupo Aranea. Image © Jesus Granada

The results of the 2014 European Prize for Urban Public Space have been announced. The prize organized by the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) rewards both the designers and the facilitators (such as councils or community groups) that have contributed to the best urban interventions of the year. The award is given for ingenuity and social impact, regardless of the scale of intervention, meaning that small, relatively unknown practices can rub shoulders with some of the best-known practices in Europe.

See the 2 Joint Winners and 4 Special Mentions after the break

La Lira Theatre / RCR Arquitectes. Image Courtesy of RCR Arquitectes + PUIGCORBÉ arquitectes Masterplan for Marseille’s Vieux Port / Foster + Parners. Image Courtesy of CCCB Islamic Cemetery in Altach / Bernardo Bader Architects. Image © Adolf Bereuter The Braided Valley / Grupo Aranea. Image © Jesus Granada +7

schmidt hammer lassen Designs Cultural Hub for Ningbo’s Labour Union

01:00 - 5 May, 2014
schmidt hammer lassen Designs Cultural Hub for Ningbo’s Labour Union, © schmidt hammer lassen architects
© schmidt hammer lassen architects

schmidt hammer lassen architects has unveiled a new cultural hub for Ningbo’s Labour Union. Planned to serve both the city and the union’s nearly three million members, the “Home of Staff” will unite two stepped complexes of support, health, education, culture and leisure facilities with a half a kilometer long central park.

Cafeteria at the University Aalen / MGF Architekten

01:00 - 5 May, 2014
Cafeteria at the University Aalen / MGF Architekten, © Michael Schnell
© Michael Schnell

© Michael Schnell © Michael Schnell © Michael Schnell © Michael Schnell +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Aalen, Germany
  • Project Leadership

    Josef Hämmerl
  • Design Team

    Maria Knott, Karin Schmid-Arnoldt
  • Area

    550.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Remembering Ron Thom's Subtle Mark on the Canadian Landscape

00:00 - 5 May, 2014
Remembering Ron Thom's Subtle Mark on the Canadian Landscape , Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. Image © Alexi Hobbs
Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. Image © Alexi Hobbs

“You don’t need big and flashy starchitecture to make a statement; the most powerful architecture is often that which blends into the landscape and reveals itself slowly.” In this article on Monocle, written by Nelly Gocheva, the late Canadian architect Ron Thom is remembered for just this reason. To learn more about Thom's architectural approach and works, including his masterplan for Trent University, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, read the article here.

Mega-Tall Skyscrapers Herald Economic Depression, Says Barclays

00:00 - 5 May, 2014
Mega-Tall Skyscrapers Herald Economic Depression, Says Barclays, Kingdom Tower. Image © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Kingdom Tower. Image © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

The world economy has endured a series of crises over the past century, and architecture has recently been recognized as a harbinger of these crises. Two years ago, British finance group Barclays released an index of skyscraper construction projects that correlate with the occurrence of economic downturns since 1873. Many of the tallest buildings in the world have been built at times of severe economic struggle, the most recent being Dubai's Burj Khalifa, built during the Great Recession of 2007 through 2010. According to Barclays, "the world’s tallest buildings are simply the edifice of a broader skyscraper building boom, reflecting a widespread misallocation of capital and an impending economic correction."

All the major financial crises in the past century, and the buildings that predicted them after the break...

Liverpool Becomes Latest City With High Line Plans

00:00 - 5 May, 2014
Liverpool Becomes Latest City With High Line Plans, The Churchill Flyover in Liverpool. Image © Flickr CC User Arthur John Picton
The Churchill Flyover in Liverpool. Image © Flickr CC User Arthur John Picton

Thanks to a group called Friends of the Flyover, Liverpool has become the latest city with aspirations to build its own High Line-style elevated parkway. The group have raised over £40,000 on the civic crowdfunding website Spacehive to conduct a feasibility study on the elevated Churchill Flyover, with the aim of creating a park, events space and cycle route. Liverpool Council currently has plans to demolish the flyover at a cost of £4 million - however they are said to be open to the proposal by Friends of the Flyover, who hope to show that they can deliver a better solution for around half the cost. You can read the full story on the Independent.

TRD Heinemann / TYIN Tegnestue

01:00 - 5 May, 2014
TRD Heinemann / TYIN Tegnestue, ©  Pasi Aalto
© Pasi Aalto

©  Pasi Aalto ©  Pasi Aalto ©  Pasi Aalto ©  Pasi Aalto +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Trondheim Airport, Værnes (TRD), 7500 Stjordal, Norway
  • Area

    62.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

AD Interviews: Jesús Robles / DUST

01:00 - 5 May, 2014

We were excited to have the chance to speak with DUST when we lectured at U of Arizona a few months ago. The project for a villa in Tucson that DUST shared with ArchDaily in 2009 gained a lot of attention before it was even built--particularly for its use of a traditional construction system (rammed earth) and a bold material palette. The large walls act as thermal masses but are, most importantly, part of a system that is deeply connected to the site. 

School of Economics and Business Diego Portales University / Rafael Hevia + Rodrigo Duque Motta + Gabriela Manzi

01:00 - 5 May, 2014
School of Economics and Business Diego Portales University / Rafael Hevia + Rodrigo Duque Motta + Gabriela Manzi, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +54

Ace Hotel Downtown LA / Commune Design

01:00 - 5 May, 2014
Ace Hotel Downtown LA / Commune Design, © Spencer Lowell
© Spencer Lowell

© Spencer Lowell © Spencer Lowell © Spencer Lowell © Spencer Lowell +32

Renovated Parisian flat / JKLN

01:00 - 5 May, 2014
Renovated Parisian flat / JKLN, Courtesy of JKLN
Courtesy of JKLN

Courtesy of JKLN Courtesy of JKLN Courtesy of JKLN Courtesy of JKLN +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Paris, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Jasmine Kenniche Le Nouëne Feat. Gaël Le Nouëne
  • Construction

    ASI
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of JKLN

MAT-TER Designs Storm-Resistant School for the Philippines

01:00 - 4 May, 2014
MAT-TER Designs Storm-Resistant School for the Philippines, The school during a possible emergency situation. Image © MAT-TER
The school during a possible emergency situation. Image © MAT-TER

Major natural disasters caused by climate change are becoming an unfortunate certainty worldwide. Prevention of these events is something that no single architect can accomplish, but preparation for them can be. To that end, Open Online Academy (OOAc) has challenged architects worldwide to design disaster-resistant architecture with their online course "Designing Resilient Schools." Architecture firm MAT-TER has responded to this challenge with a new design for Guiuan National High School in the Philippines, an area hit especially hard by last year’s Typhoon Haiyan. The design is a singular, compact structure designed to better withstand the forces of major storms, doubling as both a school and a community emergency shelter.

Xafix House / Arkylab

01:00 - 4 May, 2014
Xafix House / Arkylab, © Oscar Hernández
© Oscar Hernández

© Oscar Hernández © Oscar Hernández © Oscar Hernández © Oscar Hernández +50

  • Architects

  • Location

    Aguascalientes, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Luis Morán
  • Project Area

    300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photography