AJ's Women in Architecture Survey Reveals Discrimination and a Pronounced Pay Gap

00:00 - 15 January, 2014
AJ's Women in Architecture Survey Reveals Discrimination and a Pronounced Pay Gap, Denise Scott-Brown in Las Vegas. Image © Frank Hanswijk
Denise Scott-Brown in Las Vegas. Image © Frank Hanswijk

Following a year of high-profile debates surrounding women in architecture, the results from the Architects' Journal (AJ) third annual survey entitled Women in Architecture has been revealed. According to the AJ, "two thirds of women in architecture have suffered sexual discrimination at work, an eight point increase since the survey began in 2011", and "88% of women respondents believe that having children puts women at a disadvantage in architecture." Even though women in architecture believe that they are paid equally to men, they can in fact "earn as much as £10,000 ($16,500) less than their male counterparts." More, after the break.

ip company / cp architektur

01:00 - 15 January, 2014
ip company  / cp architektur, © Christian Prasser
© Christian Prasser

© Christian Prasser © Christian Prasser © Christian Prasser © Christian Prasser +12

Puerto de Santamaría City Hall Extension / Daroca Arquitectos

01:00 - 15 January, 2014
Puerto de Santamaría City Hall Extension / Daroca Arquitectos, © Jose Morón
© Jose Morón
  • Architects

  • Location

    Plaza Isaac Peral, 11500 El Puerto, Cádiz, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Jose Antonio Carbajal Navarro, Jose L. Daroca Bruño
  • Collaborators

    Nicolas Carbajal Ballel, Rodrigo Carbajal Ballel
  • Area

    4474.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Jose Morón © Jose Morón © Jose Morón © Jose Morón +15

Exploration Architecture: Designing with Nature

00:00 - 15 January, 2014
Exploration Architecture: Designing with Nature, The Sahara Forest Project. Courtesy The Sahara Forest Project Foundation
The Sahara Forest Project. Courtesy The Sahara Forest Project Foundation

In February 2014, The Architecture Foundation will present Exploration Architecture: Designing with Nature, the first ever solo show of Exploration, a thought-leading architecture and design practice working in the field of biomimicry.

Riggins House / Robert M. Gurney Architect

01:00 - 15 January, 2014
© Maxwell MacKenzie
© Maxwell MacKenzie

© Maxwell MacKenzie © Maxwell MacKenzie © Maxwell MacKenzie © Maxwell MacKenzie +32

Home Spa / architekti.sk

01:00 - 15 January, 2014
Home Spa / architekti.sk, © Tomáš Manina
© Tomáš Manina
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Design Team

    Matúš Polák, Martin Rezník, Silvia Kračúnová, Gabriela Rezníková-Kossuthová
  • Structure

    Ľudovít Beťko
  • Area

    510.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Tomáš Manina © Tomáš Manina © Tomáš Manina © Tomáš Manina +29

Critical Round-Up: Reaction to the Folk Art Museum's Demolition, MoMA's Expansion

01:00 - 15 January, 2014
Critical Round-Up: Reaction to the Folk Art Museum's Demolition, MoMA's Expansion, American Folk Art Museum exterior. Image © Flickr CC User Dan Nguyen
American Folk Art Museum exterior. Image © Flickr CC User Dan Nguyen

The flurry of criticism that erupted when MoMA announced its plans to demolish the American Folk Art Museum (in its new plans for expansion, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro) has yet to settle. After the break, we offer a more complete round-up of the critics' reactions - including Paul Goldberger's of Vanity Fair, Michael Kimmelman's for The New York Times, and more...

Novaoptica Optic Store / Tsou Arquitectos

01:00 - 15 January, 2014
Novaoptica Optic Store / Tsou Arquitectos , © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido +11

Foster + Partners Unveil 1,121-Foot Comcast Tower for Philadelphia

01:00 - 15 January, 2014
Foster + Partners Unveil 1,121-Foot Comcast Tower for Philadelphia, © dbox, Foster + Partners
© dbox, Foster + Partners

Comcast Corporation and Liberty Property Trust has commissioned Foster + Partners to design a 59-story, $1.2 billion mixed-use tower planned to neighbor Comcast’s existing global headquarter in Philadelphia. The 1,121-foot glass and stainless steel building is expected to be the tallest in the United States, outside of New York and Chicago, and the largest private development project in the history of Pennsylvania.

Tile House / Cubus

01:00 - 15 January, 2014
Tile House / Cubus, © Nani Pujol
© Nani Pujol
  • Architects

  • Location

    H2O Diving Center, Port Marina, C/ Alert i Pey, s/n, 17230 Palamos, Gerona, Girona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    David Pou, Estel Ortega
  • Area

    80.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Nani Pujol © Nani Pujol © Nani Pujol © Nani Pujol +15

Polygon Studio / Jeffery S. Poss Architect + Workus

01:00 - 15 January, 2014
Polygon Studio / Jeffery S. Poss Architect  + Workus, Courtesy of Jeffery S. Poss, FAIA
Courtesy of Jeffery S. Poss, FAIA

Courtesy of Jeffery S. Poss, FAIA Courtesy of Jeffery S. Poss, FAIA Courtesy of Jeffery S. Poss, FAIA Courtesy of Jeffery S. Poss, FAIA +16

Announcing the 2014 ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards

00:00 - 14 January, 2014

Dear readers,

For the 5th consecutive year, we are proud to announce the Building of the Year Awards.

During the past year our network of architectural knowledge has grown intensely. Not only did we reach over 300,000 daily visitors; almost 70 million page views per month; 160,000 followers on Twitter; 105,000 followers on Instagram; and more than a million fans on Facebook, but, moreover, our local versions - ArchDaily Brasil, ArchDaily México and Plataforma Arquitectura - have grown exponentially as well.

This means that ArchDaily is now reaching every corner of the globe - and in many different formats. From the many lectures and events we attended this year to the launch of our new mobile version (which puts ArchDaily in pockets everywhere), we’re doing everything possible to spread our content - and our mission - around the world.

Which is why the Building of the Year Awards continue to be so important for us. As our audience has grown, so has your collective voice.The Building of the Year Awards are our chance to hear it. This is when you - whether you’re from the smallest town in Africa or the largest city in China - get to identify and recognize the most impactful/meaningful/inspiring project that was published on ArchDaily during the past year. This is an opportunity to tap into our global readership’s collective intelligence; an opportunity for you to judge over 3,500 projects from around the world, according to criteria and priorities that are important to you.

Click here to nominate your favorite projects

Full rules, including how your vote could win you an iPad Mini, after the break:

Yale School of Management / Foster + Partners

01:00 - 14 January, 2014
Yale School of Management / Foster + Partners, © Chuck Choi
© Chuck Choi

© Chuck Choi © Chuck Choi © Chuck Choi © Chuck Choi +9

The Indicator: Solitude Lost

00:00 - 14 January, 2014
The Indicator: Solitude Lost, Photograph of the Division of Classification and Cataloging, 1937. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, the National Archives and Records Administration
Photograph of the Division of Classification and Cataloging, 1937. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, the National Archives and Records Administration

You see it all the time. You walk into a firm and there, in the often open hangar-like space, you see a sea of people at their computers with headphones on, attempting to maintain their own sense of space in the face of pervasive distractions and the constant white noise of the studio environment. While it can be inspiring to see and hear everything that is going on in a creative office, and while it is healthy to engage co-workers, there are times when people need to “tune out”. But the space of headphones can not equate the true space of being alone and quiet.

City in a City: a Decade of Urban Thinking by Steven Holl Architects Exhibition

00:00 - 14 January, 2014
City in a City: a Decade of Urban Thinking by Steven Holl Architects Exhibition, Sliced Porosity Block / Steven Holl Architects
Sliced Porosity Block / Steven Holl Architects

The MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in Los Angeles presents City in a City: a Decade of Urban Thinking by Steven Holl Architects. The exhibition opens with a reception and panel discussion on Wednesday, January 29, and Steven Holl will give a public lecture on Thursday evening, January 30. The exhibition runs through March 9, 2014.

This new exhibition of the work of Steven Holl Architects presents six urban projects in China, designed with particular focus on shaping public space, natural green strategies, hybrid programs, structure and light. Included are three built works: Linked Hybrid in Beijing, Vanke Center/Horizontal Skyscraper in Shenzhen, and Sliced Porosity Block in Chengdu, as well as three yet to be built works: Porosity Plan in Dongguan, Eco-City in Tianjin, and the Qingdao Culture and Art Center. Concept watercolors of each building will be on view along with project models and construction documents. Also featured are short videos of the built works. The exhibition is arranged chronologically from 2002-2013 through the rooms of the Schindler House, making physical the journey through a decade of thinking.

CSC House / MMX

01:00 - 14 January, 2014
CSC House / MMX, Courtesy of MMX
Courtesy of MMX
  • Architects

  • Location

    66350 Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Jorge Arvizu, Ignacio Del Rio, Emmanuel Ramirez, Diego Ricalde
  • Project Area

    150.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photography

Courtesy of MMX Courtesy of MMX Courtesy of MMX Courtesy of MMX +13

House in Restelo / Leonor Duarte Ferreira + pmc arquitectos - Miguel Passos de Almeida e Carlos Sousa Coelho

01:00 - 14 January, 2014
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    Restelo, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Project Architects

    Leonor Duarte Ferreira + pmc arquitectos - Miguel Passos de Almeida e Carlos Sousa Coelho
  • Collaborators

    Irene Cunha e Carmo Caldeira
  • Project Area

    690.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photography

    Fernando Guerra | FG+SG , Courtesy of Leonor Duarte Ferreira + pmc arquitectos - Miguel Passos de Almeida e Carlos Sousa Coelho

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +18

Gillespies and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios Win “Park Russia” Masterplan

01:00 - 14 January, 2014
Gillespies and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios Win “Park Russia” Masterplan, © Gillespies LLP
© Gillespies LLP

A team led by London-based masterplanners Gillespies has been announced as the winner of an international competition to design the largest theme park in Europe. Planned for a 1,000-hectare site in the Domodevdovo district of Moscow, “Park Russia” aims to merge concepts of healthy living, entertainment and education into one commercially attractive tourist destination.

The winning Cushman & Wakefield-led UK consortium includes architectural design firm Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, engineer Buro Happold, cost consultant Rider Levett Bucknall and place makers Fourth Street.