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Video: Autoban Design For Heydar Aliyev International Airport

00:00 - 6 August, 2014

What Happened to Manhattan's Lowline Project?

00:00 - 6 August, 2014
What Happened to Manhattan's Lowline Project?, Courtesy of James Ramsey and Dan Barasch
Courtesy of James Ramsey and Dan Barasch

In 2011, the Tribeca-based design duo of James Ramsey and Dan Barasch proposed a radical project to transform an abandoned subterranean trolley terminal in Manhattan's Lower East Side into an underground park filled with natural light and vegetation, eventually proving their design with a full size mock-up of their design for light-capturing fiber-optic tubes. Since then, they haven't had nearly the same level of publicity - but that doesn't mean they aren't still working. This article by The Architects' Newspaper catches up with Ramsey and Barasch as they attempt to make their $50 million project a reality by 2018. Read the full article here.

Vivienda Unifamiliar En Santa Ponça / GEO Arquitectos

01:00 - 6 August, 2014
Vivienda Unifamiliar En Santa Ponça / GEO Arquitectos, © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa Ponça, Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Álvaro Galmés, Arturo Grinda, Miguel Olazabal
  • Constructor

    Mausha Marsá, S.L
  • Area

    700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

How New Elevator Technology Will Allow Our Cities to Grow Even Taller

00:00 - 6 August, 2014
How New Elevator Technology Will Allow Our Cities to Grow Even Taller, KONE UltraRope Elevator Shaft. Image Courtesy of Kone/Splash/Corbis
KONE UltraRope Elevator Shaft. Image Courtesy of Kone/Splash/Corbis

The sky is not always the limit when it comes to building vertically - rather, elevator technology is often the restricting factor when it comes to skyscraper height. With current technology, a single elevator can travel approximately 500m before the weight of the rope becomes unsupportable. This means that ascending a mile-high (1.6km) tower would require changing elevators up to 10 times. However, UltraRope, a recently unveiled technology by Finnish elevator manufacturer KONE, may change the heights of our cities. A new hoisting technology that will enable elevators to travel up to one kilometer, UltraRope doubles the distance that is currently possible.

A Photographic Journey Through Zollverein: Post-Industrial Landscape Turned Machine-Age Playground

01:00 - 6 August, 2014
A Photographic Journey Through Zollverein: Post-Industrial Landscape Turned Machine-Age Playground , The "Skywheel" attraction. Image © Gili Merin
The "Skywheel" attraction. Image © Gili Merin

Derelict urban landscapes and abandoned spaces have always attracted adventurous explorers, searching for a peek into the world of a fallen industrial dystopia. That desire can be fulfilled by a visit to the Zollverein complex in Essen, Germany: once Europe’s largest coal mine, Zeche Zollverein was transformed over 25 years into an architectural paradise. Contributions by Rem Koolhaas, Norman Foster and SANAA are included in the 100-hectare park; overwhelming in its complexity, the estate includes rusty pipes, colossal coal ovens and tall chimneys, inviting over 500,000 people per day to gain an insight into the golden age of European heavy-industry.

Join us for a photographic journey through this machine-age playground, after the break…

The Reflective Water Tank at the Coking Factory. Image © Gili Merin The Zollverein School of Management and Design by SANAA. Image © Gili Merin © Gili Merin © Thomas Mayer_Archive +28

Paulista Apartment / Triptyque

01:00 - 6 August, 2014
Paulista Apartment / Triptyque, © Roberto Wagner
© Roberto Wagner

© Roberto Wagner © Roberto Wagner © Roberto Wagner © Roberto Wagner +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Associates

    Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud Olivier Raffaelli
  • Area

    520.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Conservatory / Lorenzo Alvarez Arquitectos

01:00 - 6 August, 2014
Conservatory / Lorenzo Alvarez Arquitectos, © Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

© Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque +13

Mies Foundation Website Features Full Exhibition Materials from "Made In Europe"

01:00 - 6 August, 2014
Mies Foundation Website Features Full Exhibition Materials from "Made In Europe" , © Italo Rondinella
© Italo Rondinella

If you didn't get to see "Made in Europe" -- the incredible exhibition presented by The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe -- during this year's Venice Biennale, you're in luck. Though the show officially closed on August 4th, the projects featured in exhibition can now be viewed online.

Showing an unparalleled examination of the development in European architecture over the past 25 years, the exhibition drew on the continent’s largest collection of documents (more than 2,500 projects and 230 original models) on contemporary architecture. On the site, you can sort and view projects by location, program, and author. Don't miss out on the opportunity to take advantage of this remarkable resource! 

To learn more about this exhibition (and the symposium that accompanied it), click here. After the break, see a full gallery of exhibition. Also, don’t miss ArchDaily’s coverage of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.

© ArchDaily © ArchDaily © ArchDaily © Italo Rondinella +29

Novartis Campus / Weiss/Manfredi

01:00 - 6 August, 2014
Novartis Campus / Weiss/Manfredi, Office Building 335. Image © Paul Warchol
Office Building 335. Image © Paul Warchol

Office Building 335. Image © Paul Warchol Office Building 335. Image © Paul Warchol Visitor Reception. Image © Albert Večerka / Esto Office Building 335. Image © Paul Warchol +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    East Hanover, NJ, United States
  • Design Partners

    Marion Weiss, FAIA and Michael A. Manfredi, FAIA
  • Project Managers

    Clifton Balch (Office Building 335), Christopher Ballentine (Visitor Reception)
  • Area

    140000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

In Focus: The Architectural Applications of Zinc

00:00 - 6 August, 2014
In Focus: The Architectural Applications of Zinc, The Roof Of Stonehenge - Custom Zinc Panels Fabricated By VMZINC. Image © Peter Cook
The Roof Of Stonehenge - Custom Zinc Panels Fabricated By VMZINC. Image © Peter Cook

Many times, the most innovative minds in architecture aren't the architects themselves. They can come in the form of students, researchers and in this case - providers. We recently asked VMZINC, a company that provides material solutions for architects, a few questions about the use of zinc in architecture, the Stonehenge Visitors Center and more. 

AD: How do you create intricate shapes with zinc, as seen in the roof at the Stonehenge Visitors Center?

Housing in Le Havre / PHD Architectes

01:00 - 6 August, 2014
Housing in Le Havre / PHD Architectes, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +28

Trifolium / AR-MA

01:00 - 6 August, 2014
Trifolium / AR-MA, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    16/18-20 Goodhope Street, Paddington NSW 2021, Australia
  • Design Team

    Robert Beson, Gabriele Ulacco, Tony Ho, Guido Maciocci, Nono Martinez Alonso, Simon Vorhammer
  • Area

    60.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Rehabilitation of the Resin Factory / Cor Arquitectos

01:00 - 5 August, 2014
Rehabilitation of the Resin Factory / Cor Arquitectos, © Rita Burmester
© Rita Burmester

© Rita Burmester © Rita Burmester © Rita Burmester © Rita Burmester +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Marinha Grande, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Roberto Cremascoli, Edison Okumura, Marta Rodrigues arquitectos, Lda.
  • Design

    Luísa Ribas – DEF Design (competition), João Cruz – DEF Design (competition)
  • Area

    4925.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Sunshine Canyon Residence / THA Architecture

01:00 - 5 August, 2014
Sunshine Canyon Residence / THA Architecture, © Jeremy Bittermann
© Jeremy Bittermann

© Jeremy Bittermann © Jeremy Bittermann © Jeremy Bittermann © Jeremy Bittermann +27

15 Social Housings in Riaillé / Mabire Reich

01:00 - 5 August, 2014
15 Social Housings in Riaillé / Mabire Reich, © 11h45
© 11h45

© 11h45 © 11h45 © 11h45 © 11h45 +54

  • Architects

  • Location

    Riaillé, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Régis Pioche
  • Area

    987.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Pearl Bay residence / Gavin Maddock Design Studio

01:00 - 5 August, 2014
© Adam Letch
© Adam Letch

© Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch +27

Mirrored Seafront Pavilion Among Seven Installations at Festival Des Architectures Vives

01:00 - 5 August, 2014
Mirrored Seafront Pavilion Among Seven Installations at Festival Des Architectures Vives, NAS Architecture's Breath Box- La Grande Motte. Image © photoarchitecture, Courtesy of Paul Kozlowski
NAS Architecture's Breath Box- La Grande Motte. Image © photoarchitecture, Courtesy of Paul Kozlowski

Each summer, the French cities of Montpellier and La Grande Motte host Le Festival Des Architectures Vives (Festival of Lively Architecture). These twin festivals seek to raise awareness about architecture among the public, and to give needed exposure to the work of up-and-coming designers. In the process, they also draw attention to previously unknown places in the two cities—in Montpellier, many of the private courtyards in the city are opened to the public specifically for the festival. In La Grande Motte, the exhibition weaves its way through the city center, a site designated as “Heritage of the 20th Century” due to the prevalence of works designed by architect Jean Balladur. This year’s festivals featured a total of 18 temporary installations. Read more about the festivals, and view photos, after the break.

Marion Moustey and Alex Arcens Onde Sensuelle- La Grande Motte. Image © photoarchitecture, Courtesy of Paul Kozlowski NAS Architecture's Breath Box- La Grande Motte. Image © photoarchitecture, Courtesy of Paul Kozlowski Lea Corba and Nicolas Baudru's Sensualite Invisible- La Grande Motte. Image © photoarchitecture, Courtesy of Paul Kozlowski Fakir's Sens Dessous Sen Dessous- La Grande Motte. Image © photoarchitecture, Courtesy of Paul Kozlowski +33

AD Interviews: Leong Leong, designers of US Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale

01:00 - 5 August, 2014

We sat down with Leong Leong Architecture, designers of the US Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale to discuss their concept for OfficeUS. Commissioned by Storefront for Art and Architecture, Leong Leong was tasked with designing a temporary and multi-functional space for architectural practice and exhibition. The minimal, airy US Pavilion features over 1000 projects designed by American architects abroad, set amongst a functional office space.