ArchDaily | Broadcasting Architecture Worldwide

the world's most visited architecture website

Apex / Turner

  • Architects: Turner
  • Location: Waterloo NSW 2017, Australia
  • Client: Payce Communities
  • Site Area: 4,649 sqm
  • Gross Floor Area: 16,660 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman

Malecon Castilla House / David Mutal Arquitectos

© Gonzalo Cáceres
© Gonzalo Cáceres
  • Architects: David Mutal Arquitectos
  • Location: Lima, Peru
  • Area: 345.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Gonzalo Cáceres

© Gonzalo Cáceres © Gonzalo Cáceres © Gonzalo Cáceres © Gonzalo Cáceres

Rhine Falls Visitor Center / Leuppi & Schafroth Architekten

  • Architects: Leuppi & Schafroth Architekten
  • Location: Laufen-Uhwiesen, Switzerland
  • Architect in Charge: . Matthias Leuppi, Stephanie M. Schafroth
  • Construction Management: Schmid Architekten Baumanagement SIA
  • Clients: Canton Zurich Building Department, Canton Zurich Real Estate Department
  • Structural Engineers: Walt + Galmarini AG
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Roger Frei, Mark Röthlisberger

© Roger Frei © Mark Röthlisberger © Mark Röthlisberger © Roger Frei

Humanitas / FTA Filippo Taidelli Architetto

  • Architects: FTA Filippo Taidelli Architetto
  • Location: Via Alessandro Manzoni, 56, 20089 Rozzano MI, Italy
  • Consultant: Rossi Bianchi Lightning Design, Terzini Ingegneria, Tecva Srl., Tecno Impianti 2000, Area 68, Metalsigma
  • Client: Humanitas
  • Area: 600.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of FTA

Courtesy of FTA Courtesy of FTA Courtesy of FTA Courtesy of FTA

Video: Steven Holl on Columbia University's Campbell Sports Center

Legendary American architect Steven Holl has collaborated again with Spirit of Space to produce two short videos on the recently completed Campbell Sports Center in New York City. While always compelling to hear an architect discuss a project, these videos integrate the architect's narration with different dynamic shots of the building's detail and context, thus truly immersing the viewer in the project. 

The first video (above) features Steven Holl and senior partner Chris McVoy explaining the project's inspiration, design concept and program; simultaneously, the filmmakers take us into the space and show how the new athletic facility is being used by the student athletes. The second, shorter, video (after the break) shows the building in the city, revealing the fascinatingly complex relationship between the passing subway cars, the field hockey players, the movement of shadows and the building itself.

See the second video, after the break...

+ POOL Hits Goal, Becomes Largest Civic Project Ever Kickstarted

+ POOL, the project (initiated by a duo of young architects) to float a public swimming pool in New York's Hudson River, has reached its latest kickstarter goal - making it the largest civic project to ever be crowdfunded online. As Architizer's Karen Wong reports, it's a remarkable gamechanger for architects (a profession where success often comes well into one's golden years) as well as public space in general: "It's a resounding demonstration of the public’s belief in young architects to rethink public space and manifest the untapped capital of waterways to benefit the common good." Read the full article here

Heavybit Industries / IwamotoScott Architecture

© Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte
  • Architects: Iwamoto Scott
  • Location: 325 9th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
  • Project Team: Sean Canty, Chretian Macutay
  • Design-Build Installation Leaders: Ryan Beliakof (Rope Room), Juliana Raimondi (HexCell Fabric), Kelvin Huang (HexCell Steel)
  • Assistants: Anne Schneider, Will DiMichele, Cooper Jones
  • Photographs: Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte

Chopsticks / studio VASE

© Woo-Jin Park
© Woo-Jin Park
  • Architects: studio VASE
  • Location: Buam-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Area: 95.67 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Woo-Jin Park

© Woo-Jin Park © Woo-Jin Park © Woo-Jin Park © Woo-Jin Park

Evernote / Studio O+A

© Jasper Sanidad
© Jasper Sanidad
  • Architects: Studio O+A
  • Location: 305 Walnut St, Redwood City, CA 94063, USA
  • Design Team: Primo Orpilla, Verda Alexander, Clem Soga, Denise Cherry, Perry Stephney, Elizabeth Guerrero, David Hunter, Emily Brooks, Kroeun Dav, Alfred Socias, Sarunya Wongjodsri, Alma Lopez, Caren McDonald, Olivia Ward, Jeorge Jordan
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Jasper Sanidad

© Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad

From Industrial to Artisan: Modernism’s Sleight-of-Hand

This figure was published on April 2013 in the article “How Modernism Got Square” co-authored with Michael Mehaffy. It has been reproduced several times when reprinting the original article, and in essays by other authors who discuss our ideas. 

And yet, the above figure subsequently re-appears with a new accompanying caption that completely reverses the facts and switches our original message. Well-meaning editors and authors chose the new caption “From Artisan to Industiral” (first here, and then again on ArchDaily), which conforms to the modernist orthodoxy on the evolution of historical design styles. They are in no way pushing modernism (being interested instead in my criticism of modernist design): it’s simply that the dogma is so pervasive in our civilization that the mislabeling becomes automatic, a conditioned response. 

SCAPE and Rogers Marvel Selected to Transform Waterfront District in Minneapolis

SCAPE and Rogers Marvel have been unanimously selected from 27 international applicants to create a schematic design for one of the most visited destinations on the Mississippi River: Water Works in downtown Minneapolis. The SCAPE-Roger Marvel Team, which also includes New York-based James Lima Planning + Design and Minneapolis-based SRF Consulting, will be responsible for transforming the historically significant Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park, within which the Water Works district exists, with a master plan based on a series of “visionary” parks and trails. 

Strelka Institute Education Programme 2013/14: Urban Routines

The Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design opened its doors three years ago. 110 students, 30 teachers and over 200 international experts took part in developing a radically new intellectual and physical space in Moscow. This collective effort resulted in a unique research, educational and public center, looking at the complex problems of a Russian city. Strelka Institute studied urban environment and the nature of its transformation, as well as changed the world around us.

Within three years of its existence, Strelka’s educational programme developed several broad themes. In their projects students researched “Public Space”, “Design”, “Preservation”, “Thinning”, “Urban Culture”, “Hinterland”, “Megacity”, “Information”, “Education”. Student projects and research, while remaining inherently student work, made a significant impact on the evolution of public discussion in Moscow, helped introduce the notion of public space into the Russian context and focus public attention on the theme of urban development.

In 2013-14 Strelka will select the theme of its research & design studios differently. We are radically shifting perspective and in the framework of intensive three month research studios are focusing on very concrete, real and seemingly familiar matters.

Applications for this program are open until July 26th. Read more about the program:

City in Sky / Mu Wei + Sam Cho + Yu Hui

  • Architects: Mu Wei + Sam Cho + Yu Hui
  • Location: Wuhan, Hubei, China
  • Architect in Charge: Yu Hui
  • Contractor: 39 kids and families from Natur Organic Life, AaL volunteer students
  • Area: 100.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Li Xiao & Jiang Jiang

© Li Xiao & Jiang Jiang © Li Xiao & Jiang Jiang © Li Xiao & Jiang Jiang © Li Xiao & Jiang Jiang

Halle A / Designliga

Courtesy of Designliga
Courtesy of Designliga
  • Architects: Designliga
  • Location: Emmy-Noether-Straße 2, 80992 München, Germany
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Designliga

Courtesy of Designliga Courtesy of Designliga Courtesy of Designliga Courtesy of Designliga

Festspielgarage Erl / Kleboth Lindinger Dollnig

Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett
Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett

Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett

Sowwah Square / Goettsch Partners

  • Architects: Goettsch Partners
  • Location: Al Maryah Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
  • Design Team: Mubadala Real Estate & Infrastructure
  • Structural Engineering: Oger International; Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.
  • MEP Engineering: Oger International; Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
  • Main Contractor: Oger Abu Dhabi
  • Area: 529400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Lester Ali, Mubadala Real Estate & Infrastructure, Michele Nastasi, Aerial Image

© Lester Ali © Mubadala Real Estate & Infrastructure © Mubadala Real Estate & Infrastructure © Mubadala Real Estate & Infrastructure

Delta and Porto Baros Area Competition

The Port of Rijeka Authority and the City of Rijeka, in cooperation with Rijeka Architects Association (DAR) just launched the Delta and Porto Baros Area Competition will calls for the urban-architectural concept design for the area's development. Participants are encouraged to investigate into both the "land-use/gross build-up area" framework as well as the spatial/urban context of the site and propose the ideas which could challenge the general guidelines and requirements set by the Master Plan of the City of Rijek. The deadline for submissions is October 22. More information after the break.