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Competition Entry: Latitude Studio Consolidates Office Space at WHO's Geneva Headquarters

13:00 - 9 May, 2015
Competition Entry: Latitude Studio Consolidates Office Space at WHO's Geneva Headquarters, WHO Headquarters after intervention. Image Courtesy of Latitude Studio
WHO Headquarters after intervention. Image Courtesy of Latitude Studio

Latitude Studio’s entry for the World Health Organization’s (WHO) design competition to expand its Geneva headquarters seeks to embody WHO’s sustainable and collaborative approach to enhancing universal health. Their design consolidates individual offices and open workspaces within one facility, maximizing areas for collaboration and communication, while solar panels and rainwater collection systems improve the building’s sustainability. If chosen, the proposal would become one of three main buildings at the WHO headquarters.

Why Do Professors "Rip Apart" Projects In The Final Review?

10:30 - 9 May, 2015
Why Do Professors "Rip Apart" Projects In The Final Review?, © Flickr CC user Rory MacLeod
© Flickr CC user Rory MacLeod

In a recent article in which ArchDaily reached out to our readers for comments about all-nighter culture, one comment that seemed to strike a chord with many people was kopmis' assertion that, thanks to the tendency for professors to "rip apart" projects in a final review, "there is no field of study that offers so much humiliation as architecture." But what causes this tendency? In this article, originally published by Section Cut as "The Final Review: Negaters Gonna Negate," Mark Stanley - an Adjunct Professor at Woodbury University School of Architecture - discusses the challenges facing the reviewers themselves, offering an explanation of why they often lapse into such negative tactics - and how they can avoid them.

Harjunkulma Housing Block / Kirsti Sivén & Asko Takala Arkkitehdit

10:00 - 9 May, 2015
Harjunkulma Housing Block / Kirsti Sivén & Asko Takala Arkkitehdit, © Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo

© Tuomas Uusheimo © Asko Takala © Asko Takala © Tuomas Uusheimo + 28

Studio Esinam's Limited Edition Prints Capture Elevations from Around the World

09:00 - 9 May, 2015
Courtesy of Studio Esinam
Courtesy of Studio Esinam

Swedish firm Studio Esinam's new print series depicts "Elevations" of architectural landmarks across the globe. Using minimalist line drawings, the illustrations attempt to "capture the unique feeling of various cities around the world".

Meticulously recreating the facades of landmarks in Berlin, Brooklyn, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, London, Paris, Stockholm, and Tokyo, the growing collection of prints reframes technical drawings as works of art. By distilling iconic facades to their barest and most essential elements, Studio Esinam aims to direct "attention to details that mostly pass unseen."

View selected prints from the "Elevations" series after the break.

Courtesy of Studio Esinam Courtesy of Studio Esinam Courtesy of Studio Esinam Courtesy of Studio Esinam + 10

S. Victor Lofts / A2OFFICE

06:00 - 9 May, 2015
S. Victor Lofts / A2OFFICE, © AL.MA
© AL.MA

© AL.MA © AL.MA © AL.MA © AL.MA + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Architecture and Coordination

    Alberto Dias Ribeiro
  • Area

    52.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Barcelona Sur Power Generation Plant / Forgas Arquitectes

03:00 - 9 May, 2015
Barcelona Sur Power Generation Plant  / Forgas Arquitectes, © Simón García
© Simón García

© Simón García © Simón García © Simón García © Simón García + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zona Franca, 08040 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Joan Forgas, Dolors Ylla-Català
  • Project Area

    9435.0 m2
  • Photographs

Marginal de Esposende Redevelopment / Victor Neves Arquitectura e Urbanismo

23:00 - 8 May, 2015
Marginal de Esposende Redevelopment / Victor Neves Arquitectura e Urbanismo, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenida Engenheiro Eduardo Arantes e Oliveira, 4740 Esposende, Portugal
  • Project Architect

    Prof. Dr. Arqt.º Victor Neves
  • Collaborators

    Arqt.º David Correia, Arqt.ª Carla Anastácio
  • Project Area

    25500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

Situla Housing and Office Complex / Bevk Perovic

21:00 - 8 May, 2015
Situla Housing and Office Complex / Bevk Perovic, © Miran Kambic
© Miran Kambic

© Miran Kambic © Miran Kambic © Miran Kambic © Miran Kambic + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vilharjeva cesta, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Design Team

    Matija Bevk, Vasa J. Perovic, Andrej Ukmar, Christophe Riss, Jure Kozin, Gonzalo Piqueras, Blaz Gorican, Natasa Sprah, Maja Valic, Davor Pocivasek, Ida Sedusak
  • Project Year

    2013

Rue du Charolais / Eva Samuel

20:00 - 8 May, 2015
Rue du Charolais / Eva Samuel, © Clément Guillaume
© Clément Guillaume

© Clément Guillaume © Clément Guillaume © Clément Guillaume © Clément Guillaume + 19

Michelle Tianhui Chen Wins Robert A.M. Stern's 2015 RAMSA Travel Fellowship

19:00 - 8 May, 2015
Michelle Tianhui Chen Wins Robert A.M. Stern's 2015 RAMSA Travel Fellowship, Chen's travel plan. Image © Michelle Tianhui Chen
Chen's travel plan. Image © Michelle Tianhui Chen

Michelle Tianhui Chen, a Master's candidate at the Yale School of Architecture, has won Robert A.M. Stern Architects' $10,000 RAMSA Travel Fellowship. With the award, Chen will travel to India where she will study the architectural shift from a diverse fabric of expressive design languages to a politically and ethnically neutral vocabulary.

MM House / Estudio Puyol – Meinardy

18:00 - 8 May, 2015
MM House / Estudio Puyol – Meinardy, © Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

© Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Argentina
  • Project Architects

    Gervasio Meinardy, Ma. Dolores Puyol, Virginia Fabre, Leticia Santarelli, Milagros Reinante
  • Collaborators

    Melisa Roth
  • Project Area

    224.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Davis Brody Bond to Expand Baltimore's National Great Blacks in Wax Museum

17:30 - 8 May, 2015
Davis Brody Bond to Expand Baltimore's National Great Blacks in Wax Museum, © Davis Brody Bond
© Davis Brody Bond

Davis Brody Bond's plan to expand Baltimore's National Great Blacks in Wax Museum has been approved. As the Baltimore Business Journal reports, the $75 million overhaul hopes to foresee a significant increase in attendance, bringing in more than 500,000 visitors annually. 

A destination for both tourists and locals, the expanded museum will open itself to the surrounding community beyond normal operating hours. It will house a multi-purpose space, retail, orientation theatre, changing gallery and educational programs as well as the museum and a bus drop-off on the main thoroughfare. 

© Davis Brody Bond © Davis Brody Bond Courtyard. Image © Davis Brody Bond Roof. Image © Davis Brody Bond + 15

Housing and Urban Planning of "Grand-Pré" Neighbourhood / Luscher Architectes

16:00 - 8 May, 2015
Housing and Urban Planning of "Grand-Pré" Neighbourhood / Luscher Architectes, © Pierre Boss
© Pierre Boss

© Pierre Boss © Pierre Boss © Pierre Boss © Pierre Boss + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Crans-près-Céligny, Switzerland
  • Architect in Charge

    Rodolphe Luscher, architect FAS/SIA, town planer FSU
  • Area

    13000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Renzo Piano's First US Residential Tower to Rise in New York

15:19 - 8 May, 2015
Renzo Piano's First US Residential Tower to Rise in New York , Renzo Piano's recently completed Whitney Museum in New York City. Image © Paul Clemence
Renzo Piano's recently completed Whitney Museum in New York City. Image © Paul Clemence

According to the New York Post, Renzo Piano has been commissioned by Michael Shvo and Bizzi & Partners to design his first US residential tower. Planned to rise in the southern Manhattan district of Soho at 100 Varick Street, the Piano-designed tower will include up to 280,000 square-feet of housing and reach nearly 300 feet. Featured amenities include a "gated private driveway" and "automated parking." Stay tuned for more details. 

BSAS Geodesy Directorate Historical Archive / SMF Arquitectos

14:00 - 8 May, 2015

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle 61 e/ 10 y 11 Ciudad de La Plata, Argentina
  • Project Architects

    Enrique Speroni, Gabriel Martinez, Juan Martin Flores
  • Project Area

    1000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Albano Garcia © Albano Garcia © Albano Garcia © Albano Garcia + 35

Travelbox Combines Essentials for Living In A Portable Box

13:20 - 8 May, 2015
Travelbox Combines Essentials for Living In A Portable Box, © Juust
© Juust

Permitting travel on a budget, the architects of Juust have designed a compact "Travelbox" that consolidates all the essentials - bike, bed, table, chair and storage. Beautifully constructed from wood and clad in aluminum, the clever arrangement brings the comfort of home to wherever life may lead you. 

"In its closed position it is rigid, efficient, and ready to endure the inevitable bumps of international travel. Upon arrival the Travelbox can be unfolded to instantly transform your new abode into a comfortable home," says Juust.

© Juust © Juust © Juust © Juust + 9

Estudio Barozzi Veiga's Philharmonic Hall Szczecin Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu

12:15 - 8 May, 2015
Estudio Barozzi Veiga's Philharmonic Hall Szczecin Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

Take a peek into Estudio Barozzi Veiga's Philharmonic Hall Szczecin—which was announced today as the winner of the 2015 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture–Mies van der Rohe Award—through the lens of Romanian photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu

The Covert House / DSDHA

12:00 - 8 May, 2015
The Covert House / DSDHA, © Christoffer Rudquist
© Christoffer Rudquist

© Christoffer Rudquist © Helene Binet © Christoffer Rudquist © Helene Binet + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    London, United Kingdom
  • Design Team

    Deborah Saunt, David Hills, Matt Lambert, Emma Canning
  • Area

    135.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs