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Loft Vasco / ILLA

17:00 - 2 January, 2015
Loft Vasco / ILLA, © Marcelo Donadussi
© Marcelo Donadussi

© Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua Vasco da Gama, 1020, Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Execution and Project

    ILLA
  • Area

    246.0 sqm
  • Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Rhode Island College Art Center / Schwartz-Silver

01:00 - 2 January, 2015
Rhode Island College Art Center / Schwartz-Silver, Courtesy of Schwartz-Silver
Courtesy of Schwartz-Silver

Courtesy of Schwartz-Silver Courtesy of Schwartz-Silver Courtesy of Schwartz-Silver Courtesy of Schwartz-Silver +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Providence, RI, United States
  • Executive Architect

    Design Partnership of Cambridge
  • Area

    54000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014

Carol Urzua / Lira Arquitectos Asociados

01:00 - 2 January, 2015
Carol Urzua / Lira Arquitectos Asociados, © Pedro Mutis
© Pedro Mutis

© Pedro Mutis   © Pedro Mutis   © Pedro Mutis   © Pedro Mutis   +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa Rosa 1727, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Raimundo Lira, Marlene Fischer, Diego Arroyo, Carolina Valenzuela
  • Area

    2373.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

Marquesina en Plaza San Juan Bosco / MLMR Arquitectos

01:00 - 2 January, 2015
Marquesina en Plaza San Juan Bosco / MLMR Arquitectos, © Javier Martín Pascual
© Javier Martín Pascual

© Javier Martín Pascual © Javier Martín Pascual © Javier Martín Pascual © Víctor Larripa Artieda +25

Start the Year the Right Way With 18 Illustrations of Architecture Classics

00:00 - 2 January, 2015
Start the Year the Right Way With 18 Illustrations of Architecture Classics, © Xinran Ma
© Xinran Ma

To celebrate the start of 2015, Xinran Ma, a New York-based architectural designer and illustrator, has created this brutalist-inspired greetings card. Based on his work illustrating over 50 of the classic projects of modernist and brutalist architecture, this card features pieces of these recognizable buildings, remixed and adapted to create a typeface.

Xinran says that the buildings he illustrates all have one unfortunate thing in common: "they are extremely attractive and inspiring to me," he says, but "ironically they have been somehow gradually forgotten." As a result, the illustrations he produces are not just a hobby, but part of an obligation he feels "to defend, memorize and deliver the classics that I believe are immortal." Xinran has shared 18 of these illustrations with ArchDaily to spread the word about these buildings; check them out after the break, and click on the images to find out more about each one.

House-monument of the Bulgarian Communist Party. Image © Xinran Ma Makedonium / Jordan Grabulovski and IskraGrabulovski. Image © Xinran Ma Central Research Institute of Robotics and Technical Cybernetics. Image © Xinran Ma St. John’s Abbey Church / Marcel Breuer. Image © Xinran Ma +19

B928 Building / Claudio Walter Arquitectos Asociados

01:00 - 2 January, 2015
B928 Building / Claudio Walter Arquitectos Asociados, © Ramiro Sosa
© Ramiro Sosa

© Ramiro Sosa © Ramiro Sosa © Ramiro Sosa © Ramiro Sosa +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rafaela, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
  • Project Team

    Arq. Claudio Walter, Arq. Ana Piuzzi, M.M.O. Leandro Schmithalter, Paola Lambrecht
  • Project Area

    918.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Villa J / Johan Sundberg

01:00 - 2 January, 2015
Villa J / Johan Sundberg, © Markus Linderoth
© Markus Linderoth

© Markus Linderoth © Markus Linderoth © Markus Linderoth © Markus Linderoth +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    236 35 Kämpinge, Sweden
  • Project architects

    Maria Mauléon Lundberg, Andreas Amasalidis, Staffan Rosvall, Marcus Andäng
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

FT House / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

01:00 - 2 January, 2015
FT House / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bragança Paulista - SP, Brasil
  • Architecture

    Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados
  • Project Architects

    Henrique Reinach e Maurício Mendonça
  • Coordinator

    Victor Gonçalves
  • Project Area

    966.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

AD Classics: Expo'98 Portuguese National Pavilion / Álvaro Siza Vieira

01:00 - 2 January, 2015
AD Classics: Expo'98 Portuguese National Pavilion / Álvaro Siza Vieira, © Dacian Groza
© Dacian Groza

At the Expo ’98 Portuguese National Pavilion, structure and architectural form work in graceful harmony. Situated at the mouth of the Tagus River in Lisbon, Portugal, the heart of the design is an enormous and impossibly thin concrete canopy, draped effortlessly between two mighty porticoes and framing a commanding view of the water. The simple, gestural move is both weightless and mighty, a bold architectural solution to the common problem of the covered public plaza. Under the graceful touch of Álvaro Siza Vieira, physics and physical form theatrically engage one another, and simplicity and clarity elevate the pavilion to the height of modern sophistication.

© flickr user bricolage 108 © flickr user Paulo Guerra © flickr user Valentina Innocente © Dacian Groza +12

Kyung Hee Cyber University ACAPeace Building Renovation / Chiasmus Partners

01:00 - 2 January, 2015
Kyung Hee Cyber University ACAPeace Building Renovation / Chiasmus Partners, © Youngchae Park
© Youngchae Park

© Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Design Team

    Hyunho Lee AIA, James Wei Ke, Kyungmin Kim, Myung shin Kang, Kiryung Kim, Youngjong Park, Narae Yang
  • Area

    478.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Milhundos House / Graciana Oliveira

01:00 - 2 January, 2015
Milhundos House / Graciana Oliveira, © João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +21

Malinalco House / Arquitectura Alternativa

01:00 - 2 January, 2015
Malinalco House / Arquitectura Alternativa, © Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa +22

Audi Urban Future Award 2014: Team Berlin's "Flywheel" Could Revolutionize Personal Mobility

00:00 - 2 January, 2015
Audi Urban Future Award 2014: Team Berlin's "Flywheel" Could Revolutionize Personal Mobility, © Audi Urban Future Initiative
© Audi Urban Future Initiative

One of three runners-up in the 2014 Audi Urban Future Award, the Berlin Team of Max Schwitalla, Paul Friedli and Arndt Pechstein proposed a futuristic and innovative concept for an entirely new type of personal transport. Drawing inspiration from sources as diverse as elevator technology and biomimicry, their designs offer a thought-provoking alternative to our existing transportation systems that could revolutionize the city as we know it.

Though their proposal ultimately lost out to Jose Castillo's Team Mexico City, the work of the Berlin team correlates closely with the aims of Audi's Urban Future Initiative, offering a compromise between the convenience and status of personal transport and the civic benefits of public transport. Read on to find out how this was achieved.

The "Flywheel" concept proposes a modular personal transport system that would connect with other units to save road space. Image © Audi Urban Future Initiative Proposal for the "Flyway" on the Siemens Line. Image © Audi Urban Future Initiative The Flyway would connect Tegel Airport to Jungfernheide station. Image © Audi Urban Future Initiative Audi worked with Team Berlin to create a series of possible designs for the "Flywheel" concept. Image © Audi Urban Future Initiative +19

The Broad Reveals Its Honeycomb “Veil”

00:00 - 2 January, 2015
The Broad Reveals Its Honeycomb “Veil”, © Gary Leonard
© Gary Leonard

The final exterior scaffolding has been removed from Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s “The Broad” in downtown Los Angeles, revealing its distinctive honeycomb-like “veil.” Comprised of 2,500 fiberglass reinforced concrete panels and 650 tons of steel, the structural exoskeleton “drapes” over the building’s interior “vault,” lifting at its south and north corners to provide two street-level entrances. At its side, the veil is torn by a central “oculus” that provides a direct visual connection between the museum and Grand Avenue. 

“The Broad will be porous and absorptive, channeling light into its public spaces and galleries. The veil will play a role in the urbanization of Grand Avenue by activating two-way views that connect the museum and the street,” described Liz Diller.

MOBO Streamlines Public Access to Cartagena's UNESCO-Protected Fortress Wall

01:00 - 2 January, 2015
MOBO Streamlines Public Access to Cartagena's UNESCO-Protected Fortress Wall , La Media Luna. Image © M.O.N.O.M.O.
La Media Luna. Image © M.O.N.O.M.O.

MOBO Architects has won a competition to refurbish the vertical and horizontal access structures of the UNESCO protected fortresses that surround Cartagena's colonial walled city. With an aim to create a walking tour through the bastions and walls that is both safe and pleasant, MOBO’s winning proposal offers a series of urban interventions that will unify the existing disparate structures and create a continuous pathway for pedestrians and cyclists. This, as MOBO describes, will “completely restructure the way that the citizens and visitors use not only the wall, but also the spaces in the city.”

Torre del Reloj. Image © M.O.N.O.M.O. Calle Venezuela. Image © M.O.N.O.M.O. Santa Catalina. Image © M.O.N.O.M.O. Baluarte Reducto. Image © M.O.N.O.M.O. +22

GSMM Takes Home Second with Twin Buildings Proposal for Liget Budapest

01:00 - 1 January, 2015
GSMM Takes Home Second with Twin Buildings Proposal for Liget Budapest, Ground View from Boulevard. Image © Filippo Bolognese
Ground View from Boulevard. Image © Filippo Bolognese

The Liget Budapest Competition, a call for proposals for five new cultural buildings in Hungary’s capital, has recently announced a few of its winners. Design firm GSMM architetti Giorgio Santagostino- Monica Margarida was awarded second place for their proposal for a paired Photo Museum and Museum of Hungarian Architecture. Inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s New National Gallery in Berlin, these twin buildings aspire to create a cultural focal point in Budapest, and to revitalize for the City Park.

Model Photo. Image © GSMM Aerial View. Image © GSMM Ground View from Park. Image © Filippo Bolognese Museum of Architecture Entrance Hall. Image © Filippo Bolognese +55

Wood Structure Inside Stone Walls / Corpo Atelier

01:00 - 1 January, 2015
Wood Structure Inside Stone Walls / Corpo Atelier , © Ricardo Oliveira Alves
© Ricardo Oliveira Alves

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sernancelhe, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Filipe Paixão
  • Construction

    Window to the Future (www.wtfc.pt) and Opus Nobel Energia
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Box House / S-AR stación-ARquitectura + Comunidad Vivex

01:00 - 1 January, 2015
Box House / S-AR stación-ARquitectura + Comunidad Vivex, © Alejandro Cartagena
© Alejandro Cartagena

© Alejandro Cartagena © Alejandro Cartagena © Alejandro Cartagena © Alejandro Cartagena +56

  • Architects

  • Location

    Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Project Team

    César Guerrero, Ana Cecilia Garza, Carlos Flores, María Sevilla
  • Project Area

    110.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs