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Why Do Slums Persist in Prosperity?

00:00 - 30 January, 2014
Why Do Slums Persist in Prosperity?, Aerial view over Mumbia. Image © Flickr CC User Cactus Bones
Aerial view over Mumbia. Image © Flickr CC User Cactus Bones

In a recent article for the Atlantic Cities, Richard Florida examines some new research from MIT that criticizes the idea that slums are a natural stage in the modernization of cities, showing that many slums continue to persist and even grow in cities/countries experiencing increased prosperity. Rather than economic growth, argues Florida, accountable governments and institutions make much more of an impact on slum development. You can read the full article here.

Kengo Kuma Designs Cultural Centre in Iiyama

01:00 - 30 January, 2014
Kengo Kuma Designs Cultural Centre in Iiyama, © Kengo Kuma & Associates
© Kengo Kuma & Associates

Kengu Kuma & Associates has unveiled designs for a small cultural complex comprising of two halls and a community centre located in Iiyama, Japan. According to the architects, "publicly funded cultural centers tend to be alienated from the rest of the town for their typically large volumes." As a result, they designed "the complex to be as open as possible toward the town and the landscape of Iiyama, so that all would exist in harmony."

Vertical Glass House / Atelier FCJZ

01:00 - 30 January, 2014
Vertical Glass House  / Atelier FCJZ, Courtesy of Atelier FCJZ
Courtesy of Atelier FCJZ
  • Architects

  • Location

    Longteng Avenue, Xuhui, Shanghai, China
  • Principal Architect

    Yung Ho Chang
  • Project Architect

    Lu Bai
  • Project Team

    Li Xiang Ting, Cai Feng
  • Client

    West Bund
  • Area

    170.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Atelier FCJZ

Courtesy of Atelier FCJZ Courtesy of Atelier FCJZ Courtesy of Atelier FCJZ Courtesy of Atelier FCJZ +22

Andronico Luksic Mining Center / Enrique Browne y Arquitectos Asociados

01:00 - 30 January, 2014
Andronico Luksic Mining Center / Enrique Browne y Arquitectos Asociados, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh
  • Architects

  • Location

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile - Avendia Vicuna Mackenna 4860, Macul, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Enrique Browne
  • Associated Architects

    Tomás Swett, Josefina del Río, Cristobal Teixidó
  • Colaborating Architects

    Paulina Fernández, Jorge Silva, Enrique Browne C, Verónica López.
  • Site Area

    3723 sqm
  • Area

    2650.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh +31

Ishikiri House / SUGAWARADAISUKE

01:00 - 30 January, 2014
Ishikiri House / SUGAWARADAISUKE, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota
  • Architects

  • Location

    Higashiosaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Design & Development Managers

    Daisuke Sugawara, Hiroshi Narahara
  • Area

    220.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +52

Tetra Pak Headquarters / Berdichevsky Cherny Arquitectos + AtelierB Arquitectos

01:00 - 30 January, 2014
© Federico Kulekdjian
© Federico Kulekdjian

© Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian +32

Eliciting Environments | Actuating Response

00:00 - 30 January, 2014
Eliciting Environments | Actuating Response

Current computational, sensing and fabrication technologies provide new opportunities for architects and designers to embed intelligence and responsive behavior directly into architectural matter. Such design tactics not only elicit new sensibilities and socio-aesthetic desires, but also instrumentalize new understandings of hierarchies, networks and organization of building systems controls. Responsive technologies play a critical role in advancing the evolving relationships between humans, constructed environments, administrative controls and natural systems. Systems that mitigate human-machine-environment interaction are evolving to encompass more complex methods of collecting and managing data that can produce subtle differences in feedback and response. 

LEGO®, Chrome Launch Virtual LEGO Game (Prepare for Procrastination)

00:00 - 30 January, 2014

Architects and LEGO® Bricks. For many, it was love at first sight.However, playing with LEGO at the office - fun as it may be - is not exactly something you can justify doing (at least not everyday).

Well, no more. For your procrastination pleasure, Google Chrome and LEGO® have paired up and created "Build With Chrome," a game that lets you play with LEGO online. Good-bye productivity.

Learn more about "Build With Chrome," after the break..

Harry Gugger and over,under Design Museum to House Central America’s Largest Maya Collection

01:00 - 30 January, 2014
Harry Gugger and over,under Design Museum to House Central America’s Largest Maya Collection, City Approach. Image Courtesy of Harry Gugger Studio and over,under
City Approach. Image Courtesy of Harry Gugger Studio and over,under

Basel-based Harry Gugger Studio and Boston’s over,under have collaborated to design the Museo Maya de América, Central America’s largest museum of Maya artifacts and culture. Planned for a prominent site at the Northern edge of L’Aurora Park in Guatemala City, the $60 million project will be the “capstone” to a “cultural nexus”, which will eventually include the Children’s Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art within the city's largest recreational open space.

Day-Care And Young Workers Hostel / Chartier Dalix Architectes + Avenier Cornejo Architectes

01:00 - 29 January, 2014
Day-Care And Young Workers Hostel / Chartier Dalix Architectes + Avenier Cornejo Architectes, © David Foessel
© David Foessel

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Samuel Lehuède © Samuel Lehuède +34

Glenn Lowry on American Folk Art Museum: The Decision Has Been Made

00:00 - 29 January, 2014
Glenn Lowry on American Folk Art Museum: The Decision Has Been Made, Rendering of the garden entrance of the new MoMA, by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Image Courtesy of MoMA
Rendering of the garden entrance of the new MoMA, by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Image Courtesy of MoMA

Yesterday, Glenn Lowry, director of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and Elizabeth Diller, principal of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, presented their plans for the MoMA expansion to an audience in New York City, insisting  - once again - that they require the demolition of the American Folk Art Museum

The presentation was part of a larger event, "A Conversation on the Museum of Modern Art’s Plan for Expansion," presented by The Architectural League, the Municipal Art Society, and the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter. After Lowry and Diller reiterated their case, a panel of experts - including the editor of Architectural Record, Cathleen McGuigan, and critic Nicolai Ouroussoff - gave their opinions on the subject (some panelists spousing particularly anti-MoMA sentiments). ArchDaily was there to catch the conversation; read on after the break for the highlights. 

Olson Kundig Architects to Design Kirkland Museum in Downtown Denver

00:00 - 29 January, 2014
 Olson Kundig Architects to Design Kirkland Museum in Downtown Denver, Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art Conceptual Sketch. Image © Olson Kundig Architects
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art Conceptual Sketch. Image © Olson Kundig Architects

Seattle’s Olson Kundig Architects has been tapped to design The Kirkland’s new headquarters in downtown Denver, just a block from Daniel Libeskind’s Denver Art Museum and Allied Works’ Clyfford Still Museum. The commission, which is expected to cost “tens of millions,” will double the museum’s gallery space and be used to display  Colorado’s largest repository of art that includes a collection of 15,000 objects by Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehry, Andy Warhol, Eero Saarinen, Philip Johnson and Mies van der Rohe. 

9 Dwellings in the Historic Center of Sanlucar de Barrameda / Suárez Corchete

01:00 - 29 January, 2014
9 Dwellings in the Historic Center of Sanlucar de Barrameda / Suárez Corchete, © Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Cádiz, Spain
  • Project Architect

    Fernando Suárez Corchete
  • Technical Architect

    Víctor Baztán Cascales
  • Project Area

    1082.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photography

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +18

Veronica Beach House / Longhi Architects

01:00 - 29 January, 2014
© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano
  • Architects

  • Location

    Pucusana District, Peru
  • Architect in Charge

    Luis Longhi
  • Project Team

    Carla Tamariz, Christian Bottger
  • Area

    650.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano +30

House D / Hohensinn Architektur

01:00 - 29 January, 2014
House D / Hohensinn Architektur, © Sebastian Schels
© Sebastian Schels

© Sebastian Schels © Sebastian Schels © Sebastian Schels © Sebastian Schels +14

Under Construction: Place of Remembrance / Barclay & Crousse

01:00 - 29 January, 2014
Under Construction: Place of Remembrance / Barclay & Crousse, © Cristobal Palma
© Cristobal Palma
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lima, Peru
  • Project Architects

    Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse
  • Collaborators

    Paulo Shimabukuro, Carlos Fernandez, Sebastián Cilloniz, Rosa Aguirre, Mauricio Sialer
  • Project Area

    4896.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photography

© Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma +27

K House / Studio Arthur Casas

01:00 - 29 January, 2014
K House / Studio Arthur Casas, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architects in Charge

    Arthur Casas, Regiane Khristian, Beto Cabariti.
  • Area

    566.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +24

La Perla / RAS Arquitectos

01:00 - 29 January, 2014
La Perla / RAS Arquitectos, © Sara Baeza
© Sara Baeza
  • Architects

  • Location

    03295 Perleta, Alicante, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Prócoro Del Real, Antoni Baile
  • Collaborators

    Maribel Monllor, Sara Baeza, Francisco Baeza, Ana García Navarro y Antonio Durá Sempere
  • Project Area

    56.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Sara Baeza

© Sara Baeza © Sara Baeza © Sara Baeza © Sara Baeza +10