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Plaza Baquerizo Moreno / Juan Xavier Chávez

01:00 - 9 April, 2014
Plaza Baquerizo Moreno  / Juan Xavier Chávez, © Juan Alberto Andrade
© Juan Alberto Andrade

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David Chipperfield Architects To Design Nobel Prize's New Home

00:00 - 9 April, 2014
David Chipperfield Architects To Design Nobel Prize's New Home, Nobelhuset / David Chipperfield Architects. Image © Nobelhuset AB, via Architect's Journal
Nobelhuset / David Chipperfield Architects. Image © Nobelhuset AB, via Architect's Journal

David Chipperfield Architects has won the prestigious competition to design Stockholm’s new Nobel Centre in the Blasieholmsudden peninsula. The firm's proposal - named Nobelhuset - beat out those by Swedish shortlisters Wingårdhs Arkitektkontor and Johan Celsing Arkitektkontor; the three had been selected from 12 high-profile entries (including the likes of BIG, OMA, and SANAA) in November of last year.

Support GA Collaborative's Earthbag Projects in Rwanda: Building Community Through Creative Construction

00:00 - 9 April, 2014

Following the success of their first Masoro Village Project house, the non-profit design group GA Collaborative (GAC) has released a video and crowdfunding campaign for their latest prototype in Rwanda. Like the previous GAC project, the first of its kind in Rwanda, it too will be built of earthbags, providing the crew further experience with a low-cost and durable construction technique. 

This building, a two-story structure for shared kitchen and toilet facilities, will be constructed this summer by the newly-formed builders' cooperative Association Icyerekezo ("New Vision"). Donations to the project will help towards additional material tests, equipment rentals, wages for fifty workers and four student interns ($2.00/day/person), site infrastructure, and travel and temporary accommodation for one GAC member. For even more incentive to donate, the designers have paired up with StitchWorks, who are offering a series of bold textiles inspired by African fabric designs to donors.

Learn more in the video above, and support the Masoro Project here (more images after the break).

Brooks + Scarpa Designs Park-And-Ride Plaza for Seattle Rail Station

00:00 - 8 April, 2014
Brooks + Scarpa Designs Park-And-Ride Plaza for Seattle Rail Station, © Brooks + Scarpa
© Brooks + Scarpa

Brooks + Scarpa has won a competition to design a new park-and-ride plaza for the future Angle Lake light rail station in Seattle. As part of the 1.6-mile South 200th Link Extension, which will connect Angle Lake to the airport and downtown area by 2016, the $30 million complex will provide the station’s anticipated 5,400 passengers with a pedestrianized plaza, drop-off and retail area, as well as a 1,050-stall parking garage and 35,000 square feet of reserved space for future transit-oriented development.

VIDEO: I LIKE Yellow

00:00 - 8 April, 2014

House in Fukasawa / LEVEL Architects

01:00 - 8 April, 2014
House in Fukasawa / LEVEL Architects, Courtesy of LEVEL Architects
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House in Chalandri / MOB architects

01:00 - 8 April, 2014
House in Chalandri / MOB architects, © Nikos Daniilidis
© Nikos Daniilidis

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AD Interviews: Jeanne Gang / Studio Gang Architects

01:00 - 8 April, 2014

If you don’t know Jeanne Gang, here’s the short and impressive bio: she received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Illinois and then went on to Harvard’s GSD for her masters degree. After working at OMA (where she participated in projects such as the Maison à Bordeaux), Jeanne founded Studio Gang in 1997. She has since become a MacArthur Fellow and was 2011's Fast Company Master of Design. So it was particularly exciting to sit down with Jeanne at the 2013 World Architecture Festival in Singapore.

Wuxi Memsic Semiconductor Headquarter / UDG China

01:00 - 8 April, 2014
Wuxi Memsic Semiconductor Headquarter / UDG China, Courtesy of UDG China
Courtesy of UDG China
  • Architects

  • Location

    Xishan, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Qian Qiang, Li Xiaojian, Chi Xiaoyu
  • Area

    14057.36 sqm
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of UDG China

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Launch: PROJECT's Latest Issue

00:00 - 8 April, 2014
Launch: PROJECT's Latest Issue

The editors of PROJECT invite you to celebrate the release of Issue Three at common room, 465 Grand St., New York, NY, this Wednesday, April 9 from 7pm to 9pm. PROJECT investigates the possibilities for developing a a critical position in contemporary architecture. Publishing both visual and written work, the goal of PROJECT is to provide a platform for disseminating ideas. 

INTERIORS: True Detective

00:00 - 8 April, 2014
INTERIORS: True Detective, Courtesy of INTERIORS Journal
Courtesy of INTERIORS Journal

Interiors is an online film and architecture journal, published by Mehruss Jon Ahi and Armen KaraoghlanianInteriors runs an exclusive column for ArchDaily that analyzes and diagrams films in terms of space. Their Official Store will carry exclusive prints from these posts.

The first season of Nic Pizzolatto’s True Detective, the product of creator/writer Nic Pizzolatto and director Cary Fukunaga, focuses on Detective Rustin Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Detective Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) as they search for clues on a grisly murder case. The series takes place in Louisiana in three distinct time periods; 1995, 2002 and 2012. Each time period has a distinct look, as characters and their surroundings change and evolve over time. 

Cary Fukunaga, who comes from feature films such as Sin Nombre (2009) and Jane Eyre (2011), has always employed a distinct visual style in his work. In The Guardian, he discussed his approach to the direction of the show, noting that “one of my priorities as director was to defend craft despite the constraints on my time and budget.” In addition, he notes that he looked for specific moments in which he would treat the visual side of the medium with the same importance as the dialogue.

In the fourth episode, “Who Goes There,” he does just that, as he employs a lengthy, complex shot that brings the audience closer to the characters’ experience. This edition of INTERIORS will spatially break down that shot, revealing just how complex it was. 

Villa/ Gallery in Karuizawa / Makoto Yamaguchi Design

01:00 - 8 April, 2014
Villa/ Gallery in Karuizawa / Makoto Yamaguchi Design, © Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

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Exhibition: Urban Enactments, the Work of Andrés Jaque

00:00 - 8 April, 2014
Exhibition: Urban Enactments, the Work of Andrés Jaque, Never Never Land House / © Miguel de Guzmán
Never Never Land House / © Miguel de Guzmán

Starting this week,The Princeton University School of Architecture will hold until May 14 a retrospective exhibition on the work of Andrés Jaque and his architectural practice Office for Poitical Innovation. It includes their production since 2000, including several projects we've published in the past like the Plasencia Clergy House, Sweet Parliament Home, Escaravox and the Never Never Land House.

In the last 10 years the Office for Political Innovation has explored the question: ‘What happens to architectural practices when common notions of the urban (as something confined in cities) are replaced by others in which the urban is contained in urban enactments (ordinary interactions in which politics are produced)?’

More after the break.

Surreal Renderings of Disaster-Resistant Structures

00:00 - 8 April, 2014
Surreal Renderings of Disaster-Resistant Structures, Rendering by Dionisio González, for his series "Dauphin Island". Image Courtesy of The Huffington Post
Rendering by Dionisio González, for his series "Dauphin Island". Image Courtesy of The Huffington Post

The following article by Priscilla Frank originally appeared in The Huffington Post as "Artist Designs Surreal Futuristic Forts That Can Withstand Natural Disaster."

Dauphin Island, located off the coast of Alabama in the Gulf of Mexico, is known for experiencing perpetual and catastrophic hurricanes. When a storm hits the small island of around 1,200 people, it often washes away much of the coastline with it, leaving residents to rebuild their homes again and again following every big storm.

Artist Dionisio González became fascinated by this society's ability to endure creation and destruction in such rapid succession, willingly succumbing to the whims of nature's cycles time and time again. The artist, who has always held an interest in architecture, embarked on a mission to design surreal structures that would better suit the fraught island's populous, fusing fantasy with the inhabitants' inevitable reality.

More on González's surreal architectural images, after the break...

Canada’s Raymond Moriyama Launches $100k Pritzker Rival

00:00 - 8 April, 2014
Canada’s Raymond Moriyama Launches $100k Pritzker Rival , Moriyama RAIC International Prize
Moriyama RAIC International Prize

Architect Raymond Moriyama, founder of Toronto-based Moriyama and Teshima Architects, has collaborated with the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) to launch an international CAD $100,000 prize open to architects with “outstanding” work or non-architects who have had an “exceptional contribution to architecture.”

With an aim to raise the stature of the RAIC and “inspire all Canadians and Canadian architects to aspire higher,” as Moriyama stated, the biennial Moriyama RAIC International Prize has the potential to rival the Pritzker as one of the world’s largest, and expectantly most “prestigious” cash prizes in architecture. 

However, based on the ideals of “Moriyama’s passion for humanistic architecture that transforms society through an emphasis on values such as social justice, equality and inclusivity,” the Prize is expected to set itself apart from Pritzker's focus on lifetime achievement.  

BE House / spaceworkers

01:00 - 8 April, 2014
BE House / spaceworkers, © FG+SG - architectural photography
© FG+SG - architectural photography
  • Architects

  • Location

    Paredes, Portugal
  • Architects in Charge

    Henrique Marques e Rui Dinis
  • Project Team

    Rui Rodrigues, Sérgio Rocha, Daniel Neto, Vasco Giesta e José Carlos
  • Project Area

    800 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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Quality Chop Shop / Fraher Architects

01:00 - 8 April, 2014
Quality Chop Shop  / Fraher Architects, © Jack Hobhouse
© Jack Hobhouse

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Dwell on Design Convention To Showcase Modern Living

00:00 - 8 April, 2014
Dwell on Design Convention To Showcase Modern Living, Google Glasses DOD LA. Image Courtesy of Dwell Media LLC - PST
Google Glasses DOD LA. Image Courtesy of Dwell Media LLC - PST

Dwell on Design, an immersive 3-day design exhibition at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 20-22, will feature over 400 exhibitors and 90 presentations on ‘new ideas for modern living.’