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Embed Your 3D Sketchfab Models on Facebook

12:00 - 2 March, 2015

Already one of the simplest ways to share 3-D models around the web, Sketchfab has recently announced a new development that will make it even easier for architecture firms to share their latest work with their fans and students to spread their ideas among their friends: Facebook embed functionality. Simply by pasting the link to your Sketchfab work in a Facebook post, your model is instantly accessible to your friends and fans, and easy to share.

Yacht Clubhouse / Estudio Ramos

12:00 - 2 March, 2015
Yacht Clubhouse  / Estudio Ramos, © Daniela Mac Adden
© Daniela Mac Adden

© Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden +25

Brick Award 2016: Call for Entries!

11:00 - 2 March, 2015
Brick Award 2016: Call for Entries!

The Wienerberger Brick Award is a biannual architectural award that is presented to outstanding examples of modern and innovative brick architecture. In 2016, Wienerberger will present this internationally established award for the seventh time, and the award is now open for submissions. Architecture critics, journalists and for the first time also architects themselves can submit projects online until March 31, 2015. The official Brick Award ceremony will take place in Vienna in spring 2016.

The Award acknowledges innovative brick buildings of international quality that show the varied and diverse ways brick can be used in contemporary architecture. At the same time, the award, and in particular the accompanying architectural book, gives people with an interest in architecture, as well as experts, an overview of current developments and trends in international brick architecture with its remarkable range of applications.

AR Issues: Architects Don't Invent, They Transform

09:30 - 2 March, 2015
AR Issues: Architects Don't Invent, They Transform, 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 editorial from AR’s February 2015 issue, AR Editor Catherine Slessor reflects on Álvaro Siza's ouevre, from his early work in Évora to his latest effort in China. Though the latter is admittedly elegant, Slessor concludes that in comparison to his older transformative designs the recent incarnation of "brand Siza" is a "predictable triumph of style over content."

The great Portuguese Modernist Fernando Távora once remarked "Style is not of importance; what counts is the relation between the work and life, style is only the consequence of it." His friend and protégé Álvaro Siza echoed this sentiment when he said: "Architecture does not have a pre-established language nor does it establish a language. It is a response to a concrete problem, a situation in transformation, in which I participate. In architecture, we have already passed the phase during which we thought that the unity of language would resolve everything. A pre-established language, pure, beautiful, does not interest me."

Brillhart House / Brillhart Architecture

10:00 - 2 March, 2015
Brillhart House / Brillhart Architecture, Courtesy of Brillhart Architecture
Courtesy of Brillhart Architecture

Courtesy of Brillhart Architecture Courtesy of Brillhart Architecture © Bruce Buck © Claudia Uribe +35

Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 5 - the Varied Textures of Porto

08:00 - 2 March, 2015

We teamed up with Building PicturesFilipa Figueira and Tiago Vieira to feature weekly episodes of their video series “,” which highlights Porto’s most significant buildings over the last 20 years.

The series was launched in December 2013 and is comprised of 10 episodes, each focusing on a different theme: light, stairs, balconies, nature, textures, doors, windows, skylights, pavements and structures.

Last week we presented the series’ fourth episode on Porto's natural environment, and now we present Episode 5 – Textures. Read the producers’ description of the video after the break.

Blackbird / Onix Architects

06:00 - 2 March, 2015
Blackbird  / Onix Architects, © Maarten Laupman
© Maarten Laupman

© Maarten Laupman © Maarten Laupman © Maarten Laupman © Maarten Laupman +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Boxmeer, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Haiko Meijer
  • Area

    1200.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Mecanoo's New Delft Station Hall Opens To The Public

04:00 - 2 March, 2015
Mecanoo's New Delft Station Hall Opens To The Public, Arrival into the 'vaulted' station hall. Image Courtesy of Mecanoo
Arrival into the 'vaulted' station hall. Image Courtesy of Mecanoo

Six years after the original announcement of the project, the first phase of Mecanoo's new Train Station and City Hall complex in Delft, The Netherlands, has been opened to the public. Within the new station hall an undulating 'vault', which has been designed to evoke an "unforgettable arrival experience", features a scaled 1877 map of the Dutch city rendered in blue and white. Columns wrapped in a mosaic of Delft-blue titles, also reminiscent of the colours of Delftware, one of the city's most famous global exports. The station platforms below ground have been designed by Benthem Crouwel, the Dutch practice behind Rotterdam Centraal Station.

Royal Monastery of Santa Catalina de Siena / Hernández Arquitectos

04:00 - 2 March, 2015
Royal Monastery of Santa Catalina de Siena / Hernández Arquitectos, © German Cabo
© German Cabo

© German Cabo © German Cabo © German Cabo © German Cabo +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Paterna, Valencia, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Pedro Hernández López
  • Technical Architect

    Francisco Sánchez de Lara
  • Area

    4725.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

An Old Breton Barn Converted into an Artist Studio / Modal Architecture

03:00 - 2 March, 2015
An Old Breton Barn Converted into an Artist Studio / Modal Architecture, © Monique Bastos & Gwendal Hervé
© Monique Bastos & Gwendal Hervé

© Monique Bastos & Gwendal Hervé © Monique Bastos & Gwendal Hervé © Monique Bastos & Gwendal Hervé © Monique Bastos & Gwendal Hervé +35

Dongtan House / JYA-RCHITECTS

21:00 - 1 March, 2015
Dongtan House / JYA-RCHITECTS, © Hwang hyochel
© Hwang hyochel

© Hwang hyochel © Hwang hyochel © Hwang hyochel © Hwang hyochel +38

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hwaseong-si, South Korea
  • Area

    246.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

Archiculture Interviews: Ted Landsmark

14:00 - 1 March, 2015

"...In many of our architecture schools [...] we're finding that the students themselves are asking for a more socially-conscious and a more environmentally-conscious kind of architecture, a kind of architecture that really serves human needs." In the latest Arbuckle Industries' Archiculture interview, former Boston Architectural College President Ted Landsmark discusses his experience in the industry. He delves into the demographic trends that make up the field of architecture today, and the influence these have on the work that is being done. He also touches on the "privileged" ideology associated with architecture, and how the shifting global demands and client preferences are abandoning this mentality.

Apartment Building on Forsterstrasse / Christian Kerez

14:00 - 1 March, 2015
Apartment Building on Forsterstrasse / Christian Kerez, © Walter Mair
© Walter Mair

© Walter Mair © Walter Mair © Walter Mair © Walter Mair +13

Cubic Buildings by NADAAA and Himma Studio Redefine the Office Space

13:00 - 1 March, 2015
Cubic Buildings by NADAAA and Himma Studio Redefine the Office Space, Courtesy of NADAAA
Courtesy of NADAAA

One of ARCHITECT Magazine's six winners of a 2015 Progressive Architects Award (P/A), NADAAA and Himma Studio's Ordos 20 + 10 reflects a reconfiguration of the office typology for compact spaces. 

The project is part of a high density office park masterplan in Ordos City, located in Inner Mongolia, in which developments are subject to stringent zoning regulations. Offices included in the area must be comprised of multiple cubic volumes, and lack what NADAAA and Himma Studio describe as "an immediate urban context." Learn more about the project and the architects' response to these considerations after the break.

How Should Cities Prepare for an Aging Boomer Population?

09:30 - 1 March, 2015
How Should Cities Prepare for an Aging Boomer Population?, CannonDesign's plan for Jaypee Sports City features a continuous 10-mile park woven through a dense urban fabric of high- and low-rise developments. This entirely walkable parkland links all the city’s neighborhoods and social amenities. Image Courtesy of CannonDesign
CannonDesign's plan for Jaypee Sports City features a continuous 10-mile park woven through a dense urban fabric of high- and low-rise developments. This entirely walkable parkland links all the city’s neighborhoods and social amenities. Image Courtesy of CannonDesign

Since the end of the Second World War, one of the biggest agents for social change has been the "Boomer" generation, those born in the postwar years who thanks to a spike in birth rates in those years represent a disproportionate amount of the population. But as this group ages, what will their effect on our cities be? In this article, originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "How Boomers Will Shape the Future of Our Cities," principle at CannonDesign Peter Ellis outlines what his generation will need from the places they live as they get older.

I am an architect, and a designer of cities. I am also among the Boomer generation, the 65-year-plus demographic that, due to our increasing numbers, is creating a giant bubble at the upper end of the population charts.

We are not, however, aging like the generations that preceded us. “We will be able to give many people an extra decade of good health, based on what we are able to do in the lab now,” says Brian Kennedy, President and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato, California. The primary triggers for most disease can be controlled, enabling people to remain productive well into their eighties, nineties, and beyond.

How will this “revolution” in human longevity impact our cities? Unlike our parents, Boomers have not moved to retirement communities, preferring, rather, to stay as long as they are able in their urban neighborhoods—where they can continue to lead active lives.

40 Housing Units / LAN Architecture

10:00 - 1 March, 2015
40 Housing Units  / LAN Architecture, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo +43

  • Architects

  • Location

    3 Rue Marie Georges Picquart, 75017 Paris, France
  • Area

    2900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Calling All Visionaries: Jacque Rougerie Competition Seeks Evolutionary Designs for Sea and Space

09:00 - 1 March, 2015
Calling All Visionaries: Jacque Rougerie Competition Seeks Evolutionary Designs for Sea and Space, Courtesy of Jacques Rougerie Foundation
Courtesy of Jacques Rougerie Foundation

The Jacques Rougerie Foundation is now accepting registrants for its annual international architecture competition. Open to architects, engineers, and designers, the competition aims to inspire socially and environmentally conscious designs that utilize developing techniques for a sustainable future, enabling society to grow with its built environment. Composed of three categories in keeping with the foundation's focus - Innovation and Architecture for the Sea, Innovation and Architecture for Space, and Architecture and Sea Level Rise - the registration period ends June 2, 2015 and the winning proposals from each category will be announced at an award ceremony in December 2015. For full rules and registration information, visit here.

Explore Alexander Brodsky's Architectural Fantasy at Berlin's Tchoban Foundation

06:00 - 1 March, 2015
Explore Alexander Brodsky's Architectural Fantasy at Berlin's Tchoban Foundation , "Place of Overall Prosperity", Alexander Brodsky (1998). Image Courtesy of Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing
"Place of Overall Prosperity", Alexander Brodsky (1998). Image Courtesy of Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing

From March 13, Berlin's Tchoban Foundation Museum for Architectural Drawing will showcase the work of acclaimed Russian artist and architect Alexander Brodsky in the eponymous exhibition "Alexander Brodsky. Works." 

Curated by Daria Paramonova, architect and co-curator of the Russian Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale, the exhibition will feature a collection of Brodsky's new and old work and run until June 5.

Learn more about the exhibition and view selected works on display after the break.

"Architect", Alexander Brodsky (1984). Image Courtesy of Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing "Untitled", Alexander Brodsky (1993). Image Courtesy of Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing "Untitled", Alexander Brodsky (2014). Image Courtesy of Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing "Vanishing Points", Alexander Brodsky (1997). Image Courtesy of Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing +10