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U. Talca Library / Valle Cornejo Arquitectos

12:00 - 9 December, 2014
U. Talca Library / Valle Cornejo Arquitectos, © Andrés Valle Florsheim
© Andrés Valle Florsheim

© Andrés Valle Florsheim © Andrés Valle Florsheim © Pablo Riquelme Adams © Pablo Riquelme Adams +38

  • Architects

  • Location

    Biblioteca Central - Av. Lircay s/n, Talca, Talca, VII Región, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Marcelo Cornejo Gómez, Andrés Valle Florsheim + José Luis Gajardo Arquitecto
  • Design Team

    Catalina Donzé, Oscar Contreras
  • Area

    2951.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Phase II Building Complex, Mackay Medical College / J. J. Pan and Partners

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
Phase II Building Complex, Mackay Medical College / J. J. Pan and Partners, Courtesy of JJPan
Courtesy of JJPan

Courtesy of JJPan Courtesy of JJPan Courtesy of JJPan Courtesy of JJPan +28

DECERTO / MOKO Architects + MFRMGR

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
DECERTO / MOKO Architects + MFRMGR, © Jakub Certowicz
© Jakub Certowicz

© Jakub Certowicz © Jakub Certowicz © Jakub Certowicz © Jakub Certowicz +20

Stone H / Gus Wüstemann Architects

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
Stone H / Gus Wüstemann Architects, © Bruno Helbling
© Bruno Helbling

© homegate © Bruno Helbling © homegate © homegate +36

10 Points of a Bicycling Architecture

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
10 Points of a Bicycling Architecture, © Steven Fleming and Charlotte Morton
© Steven Fleming and Charlotte Morton

A revolution is occurring in street design. New York, arguably the world’s bellwether city, has let everyday citizens cycle for transport. They have done that by designating one lane on most Avenues to bicyclists only, with barriers to protect them from traffic.

Now hundreds of cities are rejigging to be bicycle-friendly, while in New York there is a sense that more change is afoot. Many New Yorkers would prefer if their city were more like Copenhagen where 40% of all trips are by bike. But then Copenhagen wants more as well. Where does this stop?

If you consider that we are talking about a mode of transport that whips our hearts into shape, funnels many more people down streets than can be funneled in cars, has no pollution, and costs governments and individuals an absolute pittance, you wont ask where it stops, but how close to 100% the bike modal share can possibly go and what we must do to achieve that.

© Steven Fleming and Charlotte Morton © Steven Fleming and Charlotte Morton © Steven Fleming and Charlotte Morton Steven Fleming and Charlotte Morton's proposal for the Frederick Douglass Houses in New York. Image © Steven Fleming and Charlotte Morton +12

ArchDaily Architect’s Holiday Gift Guide 2014

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
ArchDaily Architect’s Holiday Gift Guide 2014, ArchDaily Architect’s Holiday Gift Guide 2014
ArchDaily Architect’s Holiday Gift Guide 2014

It’s that time of year again and architects continue to top the list as some of the most difficult individuals to buy for. That classic black tee or new coffee cup just isn’t cutting it anymore, so we’ve decided to help you out by putting together a list of items any architect would love. Take a look at ArchDaily’s top 15 gifts for architects, after the break. 

Sport City Oaxaca / Rootstudio + Arquitectos Artesanos

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
Sport City Oaxaca / Rootstudio + Arquitectos Artesanos, © Angel Ivan Valdivia Salazar
© Angel Ivan Valdivia Salazar

© Fidel Ugarte © Fidel Ugarte © Fidel Ugarte © Fidel Ugarte +50

  • Architects

  • Location

    México, SAN FELIPE, 68020 Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    João Boto Caeiro, Fulvio Capurso, J. J. Santibáñez
  • Construction

    Alicia Andonegni, Alberto Campuzano, Efrain Vazquez, German Peña, Miguel Angel Garcia, Joaquin Pacheco, Edgar Cano, Aram Barrera, Jesus Aguilera, Cecilia Arenas, Silvino Garcia
  • Project Area

    4600.0 m2
  • Photographs

Columbus Metropolitan Library / NBBJ

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
Columbus Metropolitan Library / NBBJ, © Matt Carbone/Sean Airhart
© Matt Carbone/Sean Airhart

© Matt Carbone/Sean Airhart © Matt Carbone/Sean Airhart © Matt Carbone/Sean Airhart © Matt Carbone/Sean Airhart +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    1422 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, OH 43205, United States
  • Area

    15000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Iwan Baan: Going Up

00:00 - 9 December, 2014

While you might not recognize him, you know his work; much of today’s most famous buildings are being archived through the lens of Iwan Baan. As the go-to photographer for many of the world’s leading architects, Baan is constantly on the move and exploring new places. And, just as he describes in the NOWNESS video above, he has found that the best way to understand a new city is to “go up” and view it from above. 

ARCHIQUOTE: 13 Billboards Advertising Architecture’s Most Influential Concepts

00:00 - 9 December, 2014
ARCHIQUOTE: 13 Billboards Advertising Architecture’s Most Influential Concepts, Courtesy of Federico Babina
Courtesy of Federico Babina

Federico Babina is at it again, this time creating a series of 13 Las Vegas-inspired billboards that advertise architectural concepts of the profession’s most prolific contributors. The idea behind ARCHIQUOTE, as Babina describes, was to put words into manifest examples of architectural concepts and aesthetics from Mies van der Rohe to Rem Koolhaas. 

“The words can be considered as architecture,” says Babina. “Simple concepts with deep meanings and complex thoughts explained with simplicity…Billboards that evoke a Las vegas of architecture where the phrases guide us to understand a little more the idea hidden behind the work done with volumes and space… In these 13 illustrations are mixed, intersect and integrate aphorisms and shapes in a communicative game.”

The complete series, after the break.

CVDB Arquitectos Wins Contest for Student Housing in Lisbon

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
CVDB Arquitectos Wins Contest for Student Housing in Lisbon, © hugonascimento.com
© hugonascimento.com

CVDB Arquitectos has won a competition for a new student accommodation block at Lisbon University's Pólo da Ajuda campus. The building consists of three interconnected but structurally separate units arranged around a central courtyard, with the internal layout being determined by the modular unit of the individual bedrooms. On the South side of the building, at street level, the building's communal spaces and vital services provide a sense of transparency in the otherwise opaque building, connecting the central courtyard and the life of the students to the street outside.

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service / LEGORRETA + LEGORRETA

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service / LEGORRETA + LEGORRETA, © Yona Schley
© Yona Schley

© Yona Schley © Yona Schley © Yona Schley © Yona Schley +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Doha, Qatar
  • Architecture

    Ricardo Legorreta, Víctor Legorreta, Miguel Almaraz, Adriana Ciklik, Carlos Vargas, Miguel Alatriste, Jana Schulz
  • Project Area

    50000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Seowon Golf Club House / ITM Yooehwa Architects + Itami Jun Architects

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
Seowon Golf Club House / ITM Yooehwa Architects + Itami Jun Architects , © Suk Jung Min
© Suk Jung Min

© Suk Jung Min © Suk Jung Min © Suk Jung Min © Suk Jung Min +27

RSH+P Breaks Ground on Scottish Whiskey Distillery

00:00 - 9 December, 2014
RSH+P Breaks Ground on Scottish Whiskey Distillery, Entrance to the distillery. Image Courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Entrance to the distillery. Image Courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has begun construction on a new whiskey distillery and visitor centre in Speyside, Scotland. Designed for The Macallan, a core brand of the major Scottish spirits producer Edrington. The proposed building is buried into the surrounding landscape of The Macallan Estate, revealing itself as a series of grass covered mounds overlooking the river Spey.

Read on after the break for more about the design

Tree House / Matt Fajkus Architecture

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
Tree House / Matt Fajkus Architecture , © Brian Mihealsick
© Brian Mihealsick

© Bryant Hill © Brian Mihealsick © Twist Tours © Brian Mihealsick +31

RIBA President Speaks Out Following Institute's Controversial Diplomatic Efforts

00:00 - 9 December, 2014
RIBA President Speaks Out Following Institute's Controversial Diplomatic Efforts, © Rianne Van Doevern via Flickr CC User The Advocacy Project
© Rianne Van Doevern via Flickr CC User The Advocacy Project

Stephen Hodder, the current President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), has spoken out about a "U-turn" following the proposal of March 19th (passed under past President Angela Brady) condemning the Israeli Association of United Architects (IAUA) for its failure to "resist projects on illegally-occupied land" in the West Bank and Gaza. According to BDOnline, the RIBA has "been forced to abandon its policy [...] after an internal report said it should never have been put to a vote in the first place."

SOMA to Cantilever Luxury Residences Over Protected House in Beirut

00:00 - 9 December, 2014
SOMA to Cantilever Luxury Residences Over Protected House in Beirut , © SOMA
© SOMA

New York-based SOMA Architects has announced plans for an 11-story residential development in Beirut. Cantilevering over a protected 1920s house, “BOBO’s” steel exoskeleton and concrete core will support 13 new residences on top ground floor retail in the Lebanese capital’s Mar Mikhael district. 

© SOMA © SOMA © SOMA © SOMA +9

Workhouse De Scheepvaart / Hub

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
Workhouse De Scheepvaart / Hub, © Allard van der Hoek
© Allard van der Hoek

© Allard van der Hoek © Allard van der Hoek © Allard van der Hoek © Allard van der Hoek +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Wijnegembaan, 2900 Schoten, Belgium
  • Partners

    loos architects, bureau bouwtechniek, bas
  • Area

    2375.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs