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Goycolea Building / FG arquitectos

01:00 - 3 January, 2015
Goycolea Building / FG arquitectos, Courtesy of Renato Sepúlveda, Enrique Colin (FG arquitectos)
Courtesy of Renato Sepúlveda, Enrique Colin (FG arquitectos)

Courtesy of Renato Sepúlveda, Enrique Colin (FG arquitectos) Courtesy of Renato Sepúlveda, Enrique Colin (FG arquitectos) Courtesy of Renato Sepúlveda, Enrique Colin (FG arquitectos) Courtesy of Renato Sepúlveda, Enrique Colin (FG arquitectos) +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vitacura, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Alfredo Fernández Recart, Enrique Colin Altuzarra, Matías González Rast
  • Area

    15562.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

Rodeio Restaurant / Isay Weinfeld

01:00 - 3 January, 2015
Rodeio Restaurant / Isay Weinfeld, © Romulo Fialdini
© Romulo Fialdini

© Romulo Fialdini © Romulo Fialdini © Romulo Fialdini © Romulo Fialdini +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Design Team

    Fausto Natsui , Gabriel Bicudo , Marina Capocchi , Sophia Lin , Daniela Kurc
  • Area

    1050.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Pinar House / MO+G taller de arquitectura

01:00 - 3 January, 2015
Pinar House / MO+G taller de arquitectura, © Miguel Valverde Hernández / Fabrica de Arquitectura
© Miguel Valverde Hernández / Fabrica de Arquitectura

© Helmer Murayama Caro / Fabrica de Arquitectura © Miguel Valverde Hernández / Fabrica de Arquitectura © Helmer Murayama Caro / Fabrica de Arquitectura © Miguel Valverde Hernández / Fabrica de Arquitectura +35

A Day at Stanford With Rem Koolhaas

00:00 - 3 January, 2015
A Day at Stanford With Rem Koolhaas, Courtesy of Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture, and Design, via Flickr
Courtesy of Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture, and Design, via Flickr

Delving deeper into his recent engagement with smart cities, earlier this year Rem Koolhaas took a trip to California to visit the technology companies of Silicon Valley. While he was there, he managed to find time for a brief visit to Stanford University's School of Architecture, leading to this engaging profile by Pooja Bhatia for OZY; replete with snappy one-liners such as “So, what are you disrupting?” from the man who is notoriously difficult to get along with, the article offers an interesting insight into Koolhaas' ideas, both past and present. Read the article in full here.

Liget Budapest Awards Third Place to LEAD's Blue Tiled Museums

01:00 - 3 January, 2015
Liget Budapest Awards Third Place to LEAD's Blue Tiled Museums, Street View. Image © LEAD
Street View. Image © LEAD

Taking home third place in the Liget Budapest competition, the Laboratory for Explorative Architecture and Design (LEAD) has proposed a colorful design for Budapest’s new photography and architecture museums. A stunning shade of blue, the undulating buildings will mark the entrance to Budapest City Park, and provide a new cultural hotspot for Hungary’s capital city. Learn more about them, after the break.

Aerial View. Image © LEAD Library- Museum of Architecture. Image © LEAD Roof View- Photo Museum. Image © LEAD Park VIew. Image © LEAD +55

Social Maps Could Potentially Shape Future City Planning

00:00 - 3 January, 2015

What is a city? To technologist Dave Troy, a “city is the sum of the relationships of the people that live there.” By mapping the interests of dwellers in some of the world’s most populated cities by looking at what they share online, Troy has generated a new and incredibly detailed way to view a city’s diversity beyond race. This rich data, as Troy believes, provides a real opportunity to design cities that are truly desired. 

Apartment at Paulicéia Building / JPG.ARQ

01:00 - 3 January, 2015
© Fernando Stankuns
© Fernando Stankuns
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenida Paulista, São Paulo - SP, Brazil
  • Design Team

    José Paulo Gouvêa, Giovanni Meirelles, Thaís Marcussi
  • Lighting

    Luciana Yamamura e Ricardo Heder (Reka)
  • Area

    90.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Fernando Stankuns © Fernando Stankuns © Fernando Stankuns © Fernando Stankuns +37

How a Le Corbusier Design Helped Define the Architecture of Southern California

00:00 - 3 January, 2015
How a Le Corbusier Design Helped Define the Architecture of Southern California, © Elizabeth Daniels
© Elizabeth Daniels

We all know that in architecture, few things are truly original. Architects take inspiration from all around them, often taking ideas from the designs of others to reinterpret them in their own work. However, it's more rare that a single architectural element can be borrowed to define the style of an entire region. As uncovered in this article, originally published by Curbed as "Le Corbusier's Forgotten Design: SoCal's Iconic Butterfly Roof," this is exactly what happened to Le Corbusier, who - despite only completing one building in the US - still had a significant impact on the appearance of the West Coast.

Atop thousands of homes in the warm western regions of the United States are roofs that turn the traditional housetop silhouette on its head. Two panels meet in the middle of the roofline and slope upward and outward, like butterfly wings in mid-flap. This similarity gave the "butterfly roof" its name, and it is a distinct feature of post-war American residential and commercial architecture. In Hawaii, Southern California, and other sun-drenched places, the butterfly roofs made way for high windows that let in natural light. Homes topped with butterfly roofs seemed larger and more inviting.

Credit for the butterfly roof design often goes to architect William Krisel. He began building single-family homes with butterfly rooflines for the Alexander Construction Company, a father-son development team, in Palm Springs, California, in 1957. The Alexander Construction Company, mostly using Krisel's designs, built over 2,500 tract homes in the desert. These homes, and their roofs, shaped the desert community, and soon other architects and developers began building them, too—the popularity of Krisel's Palm Springs work led to commissions building over 30,000 homes in the Southland from San Diego to the San Fernando Valley.

Northwest Corner Building / Moneo Brock Studio

01:00 - 3 January, 2015
Northwest Corner Building / Moneo Brock Studio, © Michael Moran
© Michael Moran

© Michael Moran © Michael Moran © Michael Moran © Michael Moran +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Broadway y 120th Streett, New York, NY 10010, United States
  • Design Architect

    Rafael Moneo Valles Arquitecto, Belen Moneo and Jeff Brock
  • Moneo Brock Studio project team

    Benjamin Llana, Spencer Leaf, Andrés Barron
  • Associate Architect

    Davis Brody Bond, New York, NY, U.S.A. William Paxson, Partner-in-Charge
  • DBBA project team

    Mayine Lynn Yu, David Haft, Fernando Hausch-Fen, Gene Sparling, Mario Samara, Clover Linne, Dohhee Zhoung, Veronique Ross, y James Paxson
  • Project Management

    Columbia University Facilities – Capital Project Management
  • Area

    188000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

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

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