Chameleon Cabin / White Arkitekter

01:00 - 20 December, 2013
Chameleon Cabin / White Arkitekter, © Rasmus Norlander
© Rasmus Norlander
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sweden
  • Architect in Charge

    Mattias Lind
  • Brand Agency

    Happy F + B
  • Printer

    Göteborgstryckeriet
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Rasmus Norlander © Rasmus Norlander © Rasmus Norlander © Rasmus Norlander +27

Zero Energy school / Mikou Design Studio

01:00 - 20 December, 2013
Zero Energy school / Mikou Design Studio, © Florian Kleinefenn
© Florian Kleinefenn
  • Architects

  • Location

    Saint-Ouen, France
  • Design Team

    Salwa Mikou, Cecile Jalby, Miguel Allen Valença
  • Area

    4820.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Florian Kleinefenn © Florian Kleinefenn © Florian Kleinefenn © Florian Kleinefenn +29

Under Armour / Marc Thorpe Design

01:00 - 20 December, 2013
Under Armour / Marc Thorpe Design , Courtesy of Marc Thorpe Design
Courtesy of Marc Thorpe Design

Courtesy of Marc Thorpe Design Courtesy of Marc Thorpe Design Courtesy of Marc Thorpe Design Courtesy of Marc Thorpe Design +20

Artevelde College Ghent / Crepain Binst Architectur

01:00 - 20 December, 2013
Artevelde College Ghent / Crepain Binst Architectur, Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture
Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kantienberg, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
  • Project Manager

    Dirk Engelen
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture

Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture +21

The Indicator: What the Julia Morgan AIA Gold Medal Says about Equality in Architecture

00:00 - 20 December, 2013
The Indicator: What the Julia Morgan AIA Gold Medal Says about Equality in Architecture, Interior of St. John's Presbyterian Church in Berkeley, CA. Image © Mark Anthony Wilson
Interior of St. John's Presbyterian Church in Berkeley, CA. Image © Mark Anthony Wilson

The recent announcement that Julia Morgan has posthumously received the 2014 AIA Gold Medal, the AIA’s top honor, while positive and inspirational, raises some important questions concerning the recognition and advancement of women in the profession. She is the first woman, living or dead, to receive the honor in the award’s 106-year history. From 1907 to 2012, all recipients have been men.

It seems Morgan was destined to be first. She was the first female graduate of the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris (1902) and the first woman to obtain an architecture license in California. She is known principally as architect of the extravagant and stunning Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California and the designer of over 700 buildings.

Boffo Building Fashion 2013 / Neiheiser & Valle

01:00 - 20 December, 2013
Boffo Building Fashion 2013 / Neiheiser & Valle , © Naho Kubota
© Naho Kubota

© Evan Joseph © Naho Kubota © Naho Kubota Courtesy of Neiheiser & Valle +16

Family Vault / Ecoproyecta

01:00 - 20 December, 2013
© David Frutos
© David Frutos

© David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos © David Frutos +14

SLASH with Phillips/Pilkington Architects Win the Royal Adelaide Hospital Competition

01:00 - 20 December, 2013
SLASH with Phillips/Pilkington Architects Win the Royal Adelaide Hospital Competition, SLASH. Image Courtesy of ODASA
SLASH. Image Courtesy of ODASA

Slash with Phillips/Pilkington Architects have been announced as the winners of the Royal Adelaide Hospital Site International Design Competition, which was open to registered architects and landscape architects from around the world. The competition centred around redesigning the current hospital site, which will be vacated in 2016, in order to create an iconic place within the Greater Riverbank Precinct of Adelaide. See the winning and shortlisted proposals after the break.

Ysalazam. Image Courtesy of ODASA Nice Architects. Image Courtesy of ODASA Oculus FKA. Image Courtesy of ODASA Zuzana and Nicholas. Image Courtesy of ODASA +36

Impressive Shortlist to Compete for "The Arts Cluster" of Arnhem

00:00 - 19 December, 2013
Impressive Shortlist to Compete for "The Arts Cluster" of Arnhem, © Flickr CC User Marco Derksen
© Flickr CC User Marco Derksen

UPDATE: OMA has reportedly withdrawn from the competition. 

The city of Arnhem, the Netherlands, has revealed an impressive shortlist of five firms who will compete to design a new cultural building for the city, The Arts Cluster, which will combine the Museum Arnhem and Focus Filmtheater Arnhem. 

The five firms selected from 44 entries are: Architecture Studio HH with SO-IL (United States); ABT with the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG, Denmark) with Allard ArchitectureKengo Kuma & Associates(Japan); NL Architects; and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA).

Stonehenge Visitor Centre Opens its Doors

01:00 - 19 December, 2013
Stonehenge Visitor Centre Opens its Doors, © Peter Cook
© Peter Cook

After a tortuous 21-year process Stonehenge, the stone circle that is one of the world's most important neolithic artifacts, finally has the visitor centre it deserves. Denton Corker Marshall's design, situated 2.5 km (1.5 miles) to the west of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, has opened its doors and is preparing to deal with the site's nearly 1 million annual visitors.

The new design features a museum, educational facilities, a cafe, shop and a ticket office. These spaces are brought together by a perforated oversailing roof supported on 211 narrow angled columns.

Read on for more about the new Stonehenge Visitor Centre

Shortlist for West Hollywood Park Project Announced

00:00 - 19 December, 2013
Shortlist for West Hollywood Park Project Announced, via Langdon Wilson International. Image Courtesy of City of West Hollywood
via Langdon Wilson International. Image Courtesy of City of West Hollywood

In a city known for its sprawl, things are about to get a lot greener. The City of West Hollywood recently unveiled the three finalists for the West Hollywood Park Project, including entries from LPA (with Rios Clementi Hale), Frederick Fisher and Partners (with CMG) and Langdon Wilson

The park will cover over 5 acres of (soon to be) green space in the middle of Los Angeles, although at a slight cost. A number of existing buildings will be demolished to make way for the park, including a library, office park, and swimming pool complex. New structures will likely include a recreation and community centre, as well as various playground facilities scattered around the park. 

Afonso de Matos House / Matos Gameiro Arquitectos

01:00 - 19 December, 2013
Afonso de Matos House / Matos Gameiro Arquitectos , © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    7100 Estremoz, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Pedro Matos Gameiro
  • Team

    Abílio Silva, Bruno Antão, Josué Valente
  • Year

    2011
  • Photography

    Fernando Guerra | FG+SG, Courtesy of Matos Gameiro Arquitectos

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +21

House in Caxias / Antonio Costa Lima + L Arquitectos

01:00 - 19 December, 2013
House in Caxias / Antonio Costa Lima + L Arquitectos, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +32

Shenzhen Biennale: The Value Factory and the Urban Border

01:00 - 19 December, 2013
Shenzhen Biennale: The Value Factory and the Urban Border, Entrance pavilion at the Value Factory © ArchDaily
Entrance pavilion at the Value Factory © ArchDaily

Now in its 5th edition, the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture (UABB) is the only biennial exhibition in the world to be based exclusively on the themes of urbanism and urbanization. The Biennale is co-organized by Shenzhen and Hong Kong, two of the most intensely urban cities in the world, where political and economical contexts have shaped unique urban dynamics. 

A few days ago we had the chance to attend the opening of the Shenzhen Biennale, curated by Creative Director Ole Bouman together with Academic Directors Li Xiangning and Jeffrey Johnson. The Biennale, focused on “Urban Borders,” is split between two venues that will be open until Feb 28th, 2014. 

Toll Stations and Canopies at the AP-7 South La Jonquera - Salou, Catalonia
Toll Stations and Canopies at the AP-7 South La Jonquera - Salou, Catalonia

Right next to the Shenzhen Ferry Terminal, where thousands of people commute every day between Hong Kong, Macau and Chinese cities along the Pearl River Delta, the Border Warehouse  displays a series of projects -including the national pavilions- that deal with border issues, from projects that mediate Shenzhen and Hong Kong; the 3,154km long border between Mexico and the US, to transit stations and border checkpoints designed by contemporary architects. Participating include Enrique Walker, Juerguen Mayer, Aterlier Bow Wow, Joseph Grima, Teddy Cruz, Abalos + Sienkiewicz, MAD, among many others.

"Cities are filled with numerous – and at first sight invisible – borders. Between rich and poor, between ethnic groups, between high and low, between dense and sprawl, in short, between center and periphery. But who and what define these borders?" -- Ole Bouman

But perhaps the most interesting part of the Biennale takes place at the main venue: The Value Factory. 

More information about the Value Factory and a complete photo report after the break:

Ordination Vienna Woods / Juri Troy Architects

01:00 - 19 December, 2013
Ordination Vienna Woods / Juri Troy Architects, © Kurt Kuball
© Kurt Kuball

© Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball © Kurt Kuball +22

House Varanda / Carla Juaçaba

01:00 - 19 December, 2013
© Fran Parente
© Fran Parente
  • Architects

  • Location

    Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Area

    140.0 m2
  • Year

    2007
  • P

© Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente +27

MUSEUM OF WISCONSIN ART (MOWA) / HGA Architects and Engineers

01:00 - 19 December, 2013
MUSEUM OF WISCONSIN ART (MOWA) / HGA Architects and Engineers, © Darris Lee Harris
© Darris Lee Harris
  • Architects

  • Location

    West Bend, WI, USA
  • Principal

    James Vander Heiden, AIA, PE
  • Project Manager

    Russ Drewry, AIA
  • Project Lead Designer

    James Shields, FAIA
  • Project Architect:

    Peter Balistrieri
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Darris Lee Harris © Darris Lee Harris © Darris Lee Harris © Darris Lee Harris +11

Single Family House / Irisarri Piñera Arquitectos

01:00 - 19 December, 2013
Single Family House / Irisarri Piñera Arquitectos, © Hector Santos Díez
© Hector Santos Díez
  • Architects

  • Location

    36748 O Casal, Pontevedra, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Jesús Irisarri Castro, Guadalupe Piñera Manso
  • Structural

    Ibinco S.L.
  • Mecanical

    Exinor S.L.
  • Building Manager

    Guadalupe Piñera Manso, Jesus Irisarri Castro
  • Quantity Surveyor

    Manuel Taboada Acevedo, Ana Cal Conde
  • Area

    290.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Hector Santos Díez © Hector Santos Díez © Hector Santos Díez © Hector Santos Díez +17