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Bienenhaus #3 / Massimiliano Dell'Olivo

21:00 - 1 May, 2015
Bienenhaus #3 / Massimiliano Dell'Olivo, Courtesy of Massimiliano Dell'Olivo
Courtesy of Massimiliano Dell'Olivo

Courtesy of Massimiliano Dell'Olivo Courtesy of Massimiliano Dell'Olivo Courtesy of Massimiliano Dell'Olivo Courtesy of Massimiliano Dell'Olivo + 14

Raval of the Sea Hotel / VVArquitectura

20:00 - 1 May, 2015
Raval of the Sea Hotel / VVArquitectura, © Joan Guillamat
© Joan Guillamat

© Joan Guillamat © Joan Guillamat © Joan Guillamat © Joan Guillamat + 19

Open Call: PINGDI 1.1 Alternatives for Low Carbon Architecture

19:00 - 1 May, 2015
Open Call: PINGDI 1.1 Alternatives for Low Carbon Architecture, © PINGDI Pilot Zone
© PINGDI Pilot Zone

In order to effectively guide and improve the development and construction of the low-carbon pilot zone and to strength its international influence, Shenzhen Public Art Center, under the request from the Planning and Construction Management Office of Shenzhen International Low-carbon City and Shenzhen SEZ Construction and Development Co., Ltd., has organized an international competition for the PINGDI Pilot Zone – the urban design for the zone’s one square kilometer and the architectural design for its 0.1 square kilometer. The number in PINGDI 1.1 is the numerical sum of one and 0.1 square kilometers, and also represents the improvement and exploration of the low-carbon development method.

Sonia Delaunay School / ADEN architectes

18:00 - 1 May, 2015
Sonia Delaunay School / ADEN architectes, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia Courtesy of ADEN architectes + 29

MoMA's Barry Bergdoll On "The Politics And Poetics Of Developmentalism" In Latin American Architecture

17:30 - 1 May, 2015
MoMA's Barry Bergdoll On "The Politics And Poetics Of Developmentalism" In Latin American Architecture, Eladio Dieste. Church in Atlantida, Uruguay, 1958. Image © Leonardo Finotti
Eladio Dieste. Church in Atlantida, Uruguay, 1958. Image © Leonardo Finotti

On display until July 19th, MoMA's exhibition "Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980" is an attempt to bring the architecture of this global region, and this time period, to a greater audience after decades of neglect by the architectural establishment. Curated by Barry Bergdoll, the exhibition effectively follows on from MoMA's last engagement with the topic of Latin American architecture, way back in 1955 with Henry-Russell Hitchcock's exhibition "Latin American Architecture Since 1945." In an intriguing interview, Bergdoll sits down with Metropolis Magazine to talk about why he is revisiting the topic after so many years (or, indeed, why MoMA took so long to do so), and explains his ambitions to elevate the featured works and to frame Latin America itself as "not simply as a place where the pupils of Le Corbusier went to build, but a place of origins of ideas." Read the full interview here.

Italian Architects to Build Tree-Inspired Lookout Tower in Bruneck

17:00 - 1 May, 2015
Italian Architects to Build Tree-Inspired Lookout Tower in Bruneck, © Anton Pramstrahler and Alex Niederkofler
© Anton Pramstrahler and Alex Niederkofler

Italian architects Anton Pramstrahler and Alex Niederkofler plan to construct a "Lookout Tower" in a woodland near the town of Bruneck, Italy. Comprised almost entirely of wood, the twisting structure will provide a scenic space for respite and contemplation while blending into the surrounding growth with a fanned façade that mirrors the trees’ roots and canopies.

Llorell House in La Costa Brava / DOSARQUITECTES

16:00 - 1 May, 2015
Llorell House in La Costa Brava / DOSARQUITECTES, © Simon Garcia
© Simon Garcia

© Simon Garcia © Simon Garcia © Simon Garcia © Simon Garcia + 15

Take A Look At Milan Expo's 2015 Pavilions on Opening Day

14:54 - 1 May, 2015
Take A Look At Milan Expo's 2015 Pavilions on Opening Day, The USA Pavilion's 7,200-square-foot vertical farm. Image © Saverio Lombardi Vallauri
The USA Pavilion's 7,200-square-foot vertical farm. Image © Saverio Lombardi Vallauri

Italy's global commercial fair, Milan Expo 2015 opened today. The six month event, expected to attract nearly 20 million visitors, is showcasing 54 national pavilions, among a number of corporate and multinational installations, all focused on "Feeding the Planet" and promoting their national cuisine. Pavilions by Foster + Partners, Herzog & de Meuron, SPEECHDaniel Libeskind and many others will remain on view through October 31. 

Take a look at some of the fair's most talked about pavilions on opening day, after the break. 

Mike Studio / Daniel Moreno Flores + Margarida Marques

14:00 - 1 May, 2015
Mike Studio / Daniel Moreno Flores + Margarida Marques, © Federico Kulekdjian
© Federico Kulekdjian

© Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian + 20

Brick House / Christi Azevedo

12:00 - 1 May, 2015
Brick House / Christi Azevedo, © Cesar Rubio
© Cesar Rubio

© Cesar Rubio © Cesar Rubio © Cesar Rubio © Cesar Rubio + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Francisco, United States
  • Area

    15.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

Vitra Design Museum's Manuel Herz On The "Heroic" Modern Architecture Of Africa

10:30 - 1 May, 2015
Vitra Design Museum's Manuel Herz On The "Heroic" Modern Architecture Of Africa, La Pyramide, Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), by Rinaldo Olivieri, 1973. Image © Iwan Baan
La Pyramide, Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), by Rinaldo Olivieri, 1973. Image © Iwan Baan

On display until May 31st, the Vitra Design Museum's "Architecture of Independence – African Modernism" exhibition displays a cross-section of Africa's experimental architecture from the post-colonial years of the 1960s. Covering more than 80 projects in Kenya, Zambia, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, and Senegal, the exhibition aims to shed light on this little-known period of architecture history, and challenge Western notions of African countries. In this interview, originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "Q&A: Curator Manuel Herz on Africa's 'Grandiose' Modern Architecture," Curator Manuel Herz reveals the origins of the exhibition and shares his thoughts light on some of the buildings which the exhibition highlights.

Clare Dowdy: What triggered your interest in the post-colonial architecture of Central and Sub-Saharan Africa?

Manuel Herz: I was in Nairobi a couple of times around 2007 and noticed the architecture of that period was of outstanding quality but virtually unknown outside Kenya. This triggered an interest to research the whole of Sub-Saharan Africa. I found that the political urgency that existed at the time of the independence process is embodied in the architecture.

Hotel Independence, Dakar (Senegal), by Henri Chomette and Roland Depret, 1973-1978. Image © Iwan Baan Independence Arch, Accra (Ghana) by the Public Works Departments, 1961. Image Courtesy of Manuel Herz FIDAK - Foire Internationale de Dakar, Dakar (Senegal), by Jean Francois Lamoureux & Jean-Louis Marin, 1974. Image © Iwan Baan Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi (Kenya), by Karl Henrik Nostvik, 1967-1973. Image © Iwan Baan + 8

CIM - Mouraria Creative Hub / DNSJ.arq

09:00 - 1 May, 2015
CIM - Mouraria Creative Hub / DNSJ.arq, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 45

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua dos Lagares 24, 1100-300 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Nuno simões
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

You Can Now 3D Print With Sketchfab

09:00 - 1 May, 2015

ArchDaily by ArchDaily on Sketchfab

In response to one of their most frequent user requests, browser-based 3D model platform Sketchfab has now partnered with 3D Hubs, the world's largest 3D printer network, to introduce a 3D print ordering feature that works directly from its viewing window. With a globally-distributed network of 15,000 print hubs in their network (250 of which support full-color printing), Sketchfab CEO Alban Denoyel says that 3D Hubs is the "closest to achieving this vision" of locally-based manufacture that bypasses transport costs - which he believes is "one of the most important promises of 3D printing."

10 Ways to Improve Architecture Competitions

07:00 - 1 May, 2015
10 Ways to Improve Architecture Competitions, Courtesy of Van Alen Institute
Courtesy of Van Alen Institute

In conjunction with the release of the results of their "Design Competition Survey", the Van Alen Institute have put forward 10 propositions for the improvement of design competitions. Accompanied by a series of vibrant graphics, the propositions can be read after the break.

City of London Freemen’s School / Hawkins\Brown

06:00 - 1 May, 2015
City of London Freemen’s School  / Hawkins\Brown , © Tim Crocker
© Tim Crocker

© Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker + 31

RIBA London Announces 'Work In Progress' Themed Line-Up For LFA 2015

05:00 - 1 May, 2015
RIBA London Announces 'Work In Progress' Themed Line-Up For LFA 2015, Pop Brixton (entrance). Image Courtesy of RIBA London
Pop Brixton (entrance). Image Courtesy of RIBA London

The London branch of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have unveiled a series of events themed along the lines of 'Work In Progress' for the 2015 London Festival of Architecture. The festival, which is a month-long celebration of architectural experimentation, thinking and practice taking place at venues across the capital, will open in next month. The RIBA London's chosen theme "will explore the changing nature of work, and workspace, as well as its impact on, and role in, the continued evolution of London."

Mixed Use 107 Apartement Units / Nunc Architectes

04:00 - 1 May, 2015
Mixed Use 107 Apartement Units / Nunc Architectes, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly + 34

  • Architects

  • Location

    122 Rue des Poissonniers, 75018 Paris, France
  • Design Team

    Emilie Faivre, Adrienne Fabre, Guillaume Zilio, Pierre Beout, Julie Bourdin, Vincent Rey-Millet, Anne-Emanuelle Metivier, Melanie Passot, Julien Perrot, Marion Piot, Pauline Scherrer
  • Area

    7340.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

NINO Restaurant / Jassim Alshehab Architects

03:00 - 1 May, 2015
NINO Restaurant / Jassim Alshehab Architects, © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

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