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Construction Begins on Miami’s Tallest Tower

00:00 - 12 September, 2014
Construction Begins on Miami’s Tallest Tower, Courtesy of Skyrise Miami
Courtesy of Skyrise Miami

Construction has begun on Miami’s tallest tower: SkyRise Miami. Standing 305 meters above the Biscayne Bay, the waterfront tower will offer three viewing decks, a restaurant, nightclub, ballroom, exhibition space, and even the chance to bungee jump off its upper floors. 

It’s designers, locally based arquitectonica, hope SkyRise will achieve LEED Gold upon completion in mid-2017.

AR Issues: Who Needs Architecture Critics?

00:00 - 12 September, 2014
AR Issues: Who Needs Architecture Critics?, Courtesy of The Architectural Review
Courtesy of The Architectural Review

ArchDaily is continuing our partnership with The Architectural Review, bringing you short introductions to the themes of the magazine's monthly editions. In this post, we take you back to AR's June 2014 issue, which examines the state of architectural criticism in our age of online media and ever-present PR. Here, AR Editor Catherine Slessor argues that "more than ever, architecture is in need of provocative, engaging and entertaining critics."

Ambrose Bierce, the great 19th-century satirist and author of the The Devil’s Dictionary, once defined a critic as ‘a person who boasts himself hard to please because nobody tries to please him’. Critics occupy a curiously parasitical position in the modern cultural milieu, and an architecture critic perhaps especially so. But in an age when architects can easily find obliging PR minions to dispense their gospel and biddable publishers to churn out infinite, anodyne oeuvres complètes, who still needs critics and criticism?

Las Delicias House / FWAP Arquitectos

01:00 - 12 September, 2014
Las Delicias House / FWAP Arquitectos, © Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

© Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Córdoba, Cordoba, Argentina
  • Project Architects

    Federico Weskamp, Federico Arguello Pitt, Javier Zanotti, Gustavo Ostoich
  • Collaborator

    Belen Mari Arq.
  • Project Area

    550.0 m2
  • Photographs

Constitución 8 / Proyecto Cafeína

01:00 - 12 September, 2014
Constitución 8 / Proyecto Cafeína, © Patrick López Jaimes
© Patrick López Jaimes

© Patrick López Jaimes © Patrick López Jaimes © Patrick López Jaimes © Patrick López Jaimes +27

The Long Brick House / Foldes Architects

01:00 - 12 September, 2014
The Long Brick House  / Foldes Architects, © Levente Sirokai
© Levente Sirokai

© Levente Sirokai © Levente Sirokai © Levente Sirokai © Levente Sirokai +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pilisborosjenő, Hungary
  • Architects in Charge

    Laszlo Foldes, Peter Sonicz
  • Area

    138.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Casa Ribeira de Abade / Carlos Castanheira

01:00 - 12 September, 2014
Casa Ribeira de Abade / Carlos Castanheira, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua Nossa Senhora de Fátima, 4420 Valbom, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Carlos Castanheira & Clara Bastai, Arqtos Lda.
  • Design Team

    Duarte Rodrigues, Sofia Reis, Demis Lopes, Barbara Guedes, Isabel Ribeiro, Bruno André, Luís Calheiros, João Figueiredo
  • Project Year

    2005
  • Photographs

Malaca House / Mario Martins Atelier

01:00 - 12 September, 2014
Malaca House / Mario Martins Atelier, © Fernando Guerra | FG + SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG + SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG + SG © Fernando Guerra | FG + SG © Fernando Guerra | FG + SG © Fernando Guerra | FG + SG +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sargaçal, 8600 Lagos, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Mário Martins
  • Team

    Sónia Fialho; Filipa Santos; Sónia Santos; Rui Duarte; José Cabrita
  • Year

    2013
  • Photographs

House AND / adn Architectures

01:00 - 12 September, 2014
House AND / adn Architectures, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +36

A Temporary Setting for Performance in the Centre of Southampton

01:00 - 12 September, 2014
A Temporary Setting for Performance in the Centre of Southampton, © Jim Stephenson
© Jim Stephenson

The Playing Field, a 450-seat "high tech Tudor theatre" in the heart of the British city of Southampton, represented a major collaboration between the city’s arts organisations and was realised through a collaborative effort between engineers Structure Workshop and Assemble Studio, the London based practice known for innovative interventions within the public realm. Their Cineroleum, coupled with a bold renovation of a yardhouse, are part of a small canon of cultural buildings designed to temporarily reimagine the urban landscape on a small scale.

© Freya Scott © Jim Stephenson © Jim Stephenson © Jim Stephenson +9

Jump Off A Cliff and Land in Bed in this Edgy Australian Home

01:00 - 12 September, 2014
Jump Off A Cliff and Land in Bed in this Edgy Australian Home, Exterior View. Image Courtesy of Modscape
Exterior View. Image Courtesy of Modscape

Picture yourself waking up daily to a 180-degree view of the ocean without leaving the comfort of your living room. The owners of the as-yet-unbuilt Cliff House have teamed up with Modscape of Australia to design their compact dream home, delicately perched above open water, hanging off the cliff's edge. Cliff House redefines "living dangerously" with its vast floor to ceiling windows and slender steel supports acting as the only separation between watching Jaws and actually being in Jaws.

Dive into Cliff House with images, plans and more info after the break.

Design With Empathy: An Exhibit Honoring Maggie's Architecture of Cancer Care

00:00 - 12 September, 2014
Design With Empathy: An Exhibit Honoring Maggie's Architecture of Cancer Care, Snohetta - Maggie's Aberdeen, 2013. Image Courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Art
Snohetta - Maggie's Aberdeen, 2013. Image Courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Art

Organized by the New York School of Interior Design, and curated for CMOA by Raymund Ryan, curator of architecture, Carnegie Museum of Art is hosting a new exhibit: Maggie's Centres: A Blueprint for Cancer Care. Opening September 13, the exhibit showcases the extraordinary Maggie's Centres, works of integrated architecture designed to address essential human needs and the everyday challenges of cancer patients undergoing treatment. The work of Frank Gehry, Piers Gough, Steven Holl, Rem Koolhaas, and Richard Rogers have been selected to be included in the exhibition, and provide insight into how some of the most influential architects of our age have sought to positively alter the look, and more significantly, the feel, of healthcare facilities.

David Page, Page\Page Architects - Maggie's Highlands, 2005; Landscape - Charles Jencks. Image Courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Art Piers Gough, CZWG Architects - Maggie's Rotterdam, 2011. Image Courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Art Frank Gehry, Gehry Partners, LLP - Maggie's Dundee, 2003. Image Courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Art Frank Gehry, Gehry Partners, LLP - Maggie's Hong Kong, 2013. Image Courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Art +12

Mediateca de Carballo / Óscar Pedrós

01:00 - 12 September, 2014
Mediateca de Carballo / Óscar Pedrós, © Santos-Díez | BISimages
© Santos-Díez | BISimages

© Santos-Díez | BISimages © Santos-Díez | BISimages © Santos-Díez | BISimages © Santos-Díez | BISimages +20

National Building Museum Honors Charlie Rose with Vincent Scully Prize

00:00 - 12 September, 2014
National Building Museum Honors Charlie Rose with Vincent Scully Prize, Courtesy of Charlie Rose
Courtesy of Charlie Rose

The National Building Museum has announced Charlie Rose as the recipient of the 2014 Vincent Scully Prize. The American talk show host and journalist was honored for his exploration “good design, the growth of cities, and the shape of the urban form through his insightful and substantive conversations with leading thinkers of our day.” 

"One of the great joys of spending twenty-five years at the table is meeting a cross-section of the best in culture and science and technology," said Rose. "I have a special place for the men and women who inspire us with the buildings they create. Architecture is a passion of mine and I’ve been proud to know not only architects but also those who teach, assess, and love great buildings. Architecture is one of the reflections of the permanence of a civilization. I am indeed honored to be the recipient of the Vincent Scully Prize, named for a man I have known, admired, and interviewed."

Australian Institute of Architects Announces 2014 National Awards Shortlist

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
© Peter Clarke
© Peter Clarke

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the 61 projects making it to this year's 2014 Australian National Awards. Selected from a pool of 153 regional winners across 13 categories, the jury have visited all the shortlisted projects (except the international shortlist) in preparation for the announcement of the National winners at a ceremony in Darwin on November 6th.

Commenting on the shortlist, jury chair Paul Berkemeier said: "As a jury and as members of the profession, we were inspired by the number of projects that had informed clients working closely with the architects to achieve better outcomes. In many instances, this relationship allowed the project to go well and truly above and beyond the original brief."

Read on after the break for the full shortlist

© John Gollings © John Gollings © Patrick Bingham-Hall © Brett Boardman +78

Competition Challenges Architects and Students to Design Zero Net Energy Housing in California

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
Competition Challenges Architects and Students to Design Zero Net Energy Housing in California , Architecture at Zero Citation Award: NZ + Beyond Net Zero Energy / Drew Adams, Joseph Yau and Mark Alocilja. Image Courtesy of Architecture at Zero
Architecture at Zero Citation Award: NZ + Beyond Net Zero Energy / Drew Adams, Joseph Yau and Mark Alocilja. Image Courtesy of Architecture at Zero

Architecture at Zero, now in its fourth year, is challenging all students, architects and designers worldwide to envision two mixed-use, zero net energy (ZNE) housing proposals for adjacent parcel sites in Oakland, California. The competition is a response to the ZNE targets set out by the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) which aims for all new residential construction in the state to be ZNE by 2020. Entrants are eligible for winning up to $25,000. Early bird registration ends September 12. All projects must be submitted by October 31 at 1PM PST. Learn more on the competition website and review last year's winners

Mar de Luz House / Oscar Gonzalez Moix

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
Mar de Luz House  / Oscar Gonzalez Moix, © Juan Solano Ojasi
© Juan Solano Ojasi

© Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi +45

BCN Re.Set - Identity Pavilion / Urbanus + La Salle

00:00 - 11 September, 2014
BCN Re.Set - Identity Pavilion /  Urbanus + La Salle, © Runze Hu
© Runze Hu

© Runze Hu © Runze Hu © Runze Hu © Runze Hu +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Plaça Nova 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Author Architects

    Urbanus; Liu Xiaodu, Meng Yan / La Salle: Josep Ferrando + Eugeni Bach + Jaime Font + 25 estudiantes
  • Project Architect

    Bernat Riera
  • Team

    Runze Hu, Zhifei Hao, YanHui Ma, YueYu Luo
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Casablanca_67 House / Orlando Etcheberrigaray

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
Casablanca_67 House / Orlando Etcheberrigaray, © Marcelo Cáceres
© Marcelo Cáceres

© Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres +20