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The Forest House / JYA-RCHITECTS

01:00 - 6 May, 2014
The Forest House / JYA-RCHITECTS , © Hwang hyo Chel
© Hwang hyo Chel

© Hwang hyo Chel © Hwang hyo Chel © Hwang hyo Chel © Hwang hyo Chel +38

  • Architects

  • Location

    178 Cheongcheon-dong, Bupyeong-gu, Incheon, South Korea
  • Area

    299.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Pathé's Video Archive Reveals Great Architectural Moments, 1910-1970

00:00 - 6 May, 2014

The following article originally appeared on Metropolis Magazine as "Five Architectural Highlights from the Pathé Newsreel Archive." It has been slightly adapted to fit ArchDaily's format. The video above, from 1930, shows the Empire State Building under construction.

Newsreel archives are a goldmine for design buffs—and when you have an archive of the size and scope of British Pathé's, there's hours of compulsive watching in store. The famous film and production company recently put up 85,000 of their videos on Youtube, in high definition, for free viewing.

The Parisian Pathé Brothers pretty much invented the newsreel format at the turn of the century, and established their London base in 1902. From 1910 to 1970 they produced thousands of films on events and trends around the world, including, of course, subjects of significance for architecture and design. It's an unparalleled opportunity to see some great classics in their context—with people using them, reacting to them, commenting on them.

Some videos, like a round-up of skyscraper-inspired hats from the 1930s, might not stand the test of time, but others, like a tour of Le Corbusier's Couvent de la Tourette, are priceless. The latter video seems even more precious because it is marked "unused material"—footage that Pathé shot, but never edited into one of their newsreels—meaning that very few people have had a chance to see it before you do now, on your screen.

More outstanding videos to get you started on your newsreel binge, after the break...

ARCHIMACHINE: 17 Countries Illustrated as Architectural Machines

00:00 - 6 May, 2014
Courtesy of Federico Babina
Courtesy of Federico Babina

Federico Babina, the illustrator behind the extremely popular ARCHIPORTRAIT (portraits of architects done in that architect's particular style), ARCHIST (fictional works of architecture in the styles of particular artists) and ARCHICINE (illustrations of architecture in famous films), has just released his latest: ARCHIMACHINE.

De Blasio Sets 10-Year Affordable Housing Plan for NYC

00:00 - 6 May, 2014
De Blasio Sets 10-Year Affordable Housing Plan for NYC, ODA Chosen to Design Largest Affordable Housing Project in New York. Image © ODA
ODA Chosen to Design Largest Affordable Housing Project in New York. Image © ODA

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has addressed the “crisis of affordability” by implementing a five-borough, ten-year plan that will build and preserve 200,000 affordable units over the coming decade. Believing affordable housing to be part of “the bedrock of what makes New York City work,” Blasio hopes the plan will make New York, once again, “a place where our most vulnerable, our working people and our middle class can all thrive.” Review the plan in detail and check out one of the largest affordable housing projects planned for the city, here

La Grenouillère / Eva Samuel Architecte & Associés

01:00 - 6 May, 2014
La Grenouillère / Eva Samuel Architecte & Associés, © Clément Guillaume
© Clément Guillaume

© Clément Guillaume © Clément Guillaume © Clément Guillaume © Clément Guillaume +10

With my Love / Yoon Space Design

01:00 - 6 May, 2014
With my Love / Yoon Space Design, © Song Gi-myoun
© Song Gi-myoun

© Song Gi-myoun © Song Gi-myoun © Song Gi-myoun © Song Gi-myoun +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    262-3 Sancheok-ri, Jincheon-eup, Jincheon-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Yoon Seok-min
  • Design Team

    Shin Hwa-young, Lee Yong-hun, Ko Yu-ri
  • Area

    146.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Reiach and Hall to Represent Scotland at Venice Architecture Biennale

00:00 - 6 May, 2014
Reiach and Hall to Represent Scotland at Venice Architecture Biennale, The controversy around Glasgow's Red Road is one of the subjects that is crucial to Scottish Modernism. Image © Amanda Vincent-Rous
The controversy around Glasgow's Red Road is one of the subjects that is crucial to Scottish Modernism. Image © Amanda Vincent-Rous

The Edinburgh-based firm Reiach and Hall will be representing Scotland at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. The show will showcase Scotland's rich modernist heritage, featuring buildings such as Gillespie, Kidd & Coia's St Peter's Seminary in Cardross and the church designs of Reiach and Hall's founder Alan Reiach, focusing on the positive aspects of these buildings which are often seen negatively by the Scottish public. "Certainly buildings from that period get a difficult press - the stories about the Red Road flats and so on don't really help that - but we hope to explain and examine the real optimism of that period" said Neil Gillespie, Director of Reiach and Hall.

Scotland's contribution at the biennale will be based in the UK pavilion for a month-long residency, as well as a show and presentations at other locations around Venice.

Maggie's Centre Cardiff Receives Planning Permission

00:00 - 6 May, 2014
Maggie's Centre Cardiff Receives Planning Permission, Courtesy of Maggie's
Courtesy of Maggie's

A design by Dow Jones Architects for a new Maggie's Centre in Wales has received planning permission. The centre will enhance the existing cancer care facilities at Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff which provides support across South-Eastern Wales. The building sits in gardens designed by RHS Gold Medallist Cleve West, and has an intimate relationship with the surrounding landscape, with rooms that open onto woodland gardens.

Read more about the design after the break

Vame / SAOTA

01:00 - 6 May, 2014
Vame / SAOTA, Courtesy of SAOTA
Courtesy of SAOTA

Courtesy of SAOTA Courtesy of SAOTA Courtesy of SAOTA Courtesy of SAOTA +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yzerfontein, South Africa
  • Architect in Charge

    Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen
  • Area

    828.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of SAOTA

Fernández Leal 62 / Raúl Peña A. Architects

01:00 - 6 May, 2014
Fernández Leal 62 / Raúl Peña A. Architects, Courtesy of Alberto Moreno Guzmán,  Raúl Peña Arias
Courtesy of Alberto Moreno Guzmán, Raúl Peña Arias

Courtesy of Alberto Moreno Guzmán,  Raúl Peña Arias Courtesy of Alberto Moreno Guzmán,  Raúl Peña Arias Courtesy of Alberto Moreno Guzmán,  Raúl Peña Arias Courtesy of Alberto Moreno Guzmán,  Raúl Peña Arias +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    La Concepción, Coyoacán, 04020 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Project Team

    Leticia Crispín Acuña, Raúl Peña Arias
  • Structural Engineer

    Vicente Robles Jara
  • Area

    490.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Alberto Moreno Guzmán, Raúl Peña Arias

Lentpark / Schulitz Architekten

01:00 - 6 May, 2014
Lentpark / Schulitz Architekten, Courtesy of Schulitz Architects
Courtesy of Schulitz Architects

Courtesy of Schulitz Architects Courtesy of Schulitz Architects Courtesy of Schulitz Architects Courtesy of Schulitz Architects +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lentstraße 30, 50668 Cologne, Germany
  • Building Services

    Ingenieurbüro Möller, Meyer GmbH
  • Owner

    KölnBäder GmbH
  • Desing Team

    Philipp Heitger, Gustavo Oettinger, Rafael Wiglenda, Sebastian Moll, Jasmine Behzadi, Matthias Rätzel, Christian Laviola, Stefanie Blume, Roland Pabel
  • Area

    12900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Schulitz Architects

Design with Company to Erect “Many-a-chair” Monument in Miami

01:00 - 6 May, 2014
Design with Company to Erect “Many-a-chair” Monument in Miami, Winning Entry / Pavilion MMM by Design with Company. Image © Design with Company
Winning Entry / Pavilion MMM by Design with Company. Image © Design with Company

Non-profit organization DawnTown has chosen Design with Company as the winner of its second official design-build competition. The Chicago-based practice’s winning entry, Pavilion MMM (Miami Many-a-chair Monument), will tell the multicultural story of Miami through metaphor by constructing a temporary monument of recycled chairs collected from local yard sales on Miami’s Cultural Plaza. 

Video: SunnyHills at Minami-Aoyama by Kengo Kuma

00:00 - 6 May, 2014

As a part of his ongoing film series about Japanese architecture, French architect and filmmaker Vincent Hecht has created this visual exploration of SunnyHills at Minami-Aoyama by Kengo Kuma.  Designed to resemble a bamboo basket, this pineapple cake shop is built using the traditional Japanese joint technique of “Jiigoku-Gumi.”  The wooden latticework is meant to provide visual contrast with the concrete facades of the building’s neighbors.

Um House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados

01:00 - 6 May, 2014
Um House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados, © Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

© Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok +24

Reinier de Graaf, Ma Yansong to Speak at Biennale's Greenhouse Talk

00:00 - 6 May, 2014
Reinier de Graaf, Ma Yansong to Speak at Biennale's Greenhouse Talk, Recent work from panel members. Image Courtesy of Greenhouse Talks
Recent work from panel members. Image Courtesy of Greenhouse Talks

Greenhouse Talks, an auxiliary public lecture series to the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, will take place on Thursday, June 5th and Friday, June 6th between 9:00 and 11:00am. During each session, an international panel of professionals - including the founder of MAD Architects, Ma Yansong, and the director of AMO, Reinier de Graaf - will discuss a topic pertaining to Rem Koolhaas' chosen theme for the Biennale: Fundamentals. The first day of discourse will focus on the future of the architectural profession, investigating the potential influence of the market crisis and the intersection of architecture with other disciplines. The second will reflect on the representation of architecture, considering the Western practice of exhibiting architecture projects in museums, institutes, and biennial events and what this practice's adoption might mean for the East. For the full list of panel members and event details, read on after the break.

Mineral Springs / Superkül inc

01:00 - 6 May, 2014
© Shai Gil
© Shai Gil
  • Architects

  • Location

    Dundas, Hamilton, ON, Canada
  • Architects in Charge

    Andre D’Elia, Meg Graham
  • Area

    1000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil +10

BoxHome / Rintala Eggertsson Architects

01:00 - 6 May, 2014
Courtesy of Rintala Eggertsson Architects
Courtesy of Rintala Eggertsson Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Oslo, Norway
  • Work Group

    Sami Rintala, Dagur Eggertson, John Roger Holte, Julian Fors
  • Area

    19.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Rintala Eggertsson Architects, Ivan Brodey

© Ivan Brodey Courtesy of Rintala Eggertsson Architects © Ivan Brodey © Ivan Brodey +17

When Architects Build Brands: Is Architecture's Future in Advertising?

00:00 - 6 May, 2014
When Architects Build Brands: Is Architecture's Future in Advertising?, With existing expertise in graphic communication, some architects are becoming advertisers. Image © IADE
With existing expertise in graphic communication, some architects are becoming advertisers. Image © IADE

Architects have an eye for design, but do they have an eye for advertising? In Norway, for example, Snøhetta isn't just known for the Oslo Opera House but for branding some of the country's largest companies. In America, Hickok Cole Architects of Washington D.C. are working on brand identity with companies as large as Pfizer. Recently, Hickok Cole Architects launched a new advertising arm to the company -- Hickok Cole Creative. With interdisciplinary practice on the rise, one has to wonder – could the work of the architecture firm of the future not be architecture at all? Read more about Hickok Cole's transition into advertising in this article at the Washington Business Journal.