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Social Center Luz Soriano / ARQX Architects

01:00 - 5 November, 2014
Social Center Luz Soriano  / ARQX Architects, © Sonia Arrepia
© Sonia Arrepia

© Sonia Arrepia © Sonia Arrepia © Sonia Arrepia © Sonia Arrepia +38

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua 8 41, 4150-734 Porto, Portugal
  • Architects in Charge

    Miguel Meirinhos, Pedro da Graça Lopes
  • Area

    870.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

MLZD and Sollberger Bögli Win Competition to Design Lausanne Football Stadium

00:00 - 5 November, 2014
MLZD and Sollberger Bögli Win Competition to Design Lausanne Football Stadium , © Loomn Architektur Visualisierung
© Loomn Architektur Visualisierung

MLZD and Sollberger Bögli Architekten have won an international competition to design a 12,000-seat Tuilière Lausanne Football Stadium in Switzerland. The €70 million project is part of a larger redevelopment plan for northern Lausanne and will serve as the city’s main sporting venue upon completion in 2019. 

Jaragua Residence / Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

01:00 - 5 November, 2014
Jaragua Residence  / Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +28

Obumex Outside / Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects

00:00 - 5 November, 2014
Obumex Outside / Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects, © Thomas Debruyne
© Thomas Debruyne

© Thomas Debruyne © Thomas Debruyne © Thomas Debruyne © Thomas Debruyne +16

Seagrape House / Traction Architecture

01:00 - 5 November, 2014
Seagrape House  / Traction Architecture, © Moris Moreno
© Moris Moreno

© Moris Moreno © Moris Moreno © Moris Moreno © Moris Moreno +27

Loma House / Iván Andrés Quizhpe

01:00 - 5 November, 2014
Loma House / Iván Andrés Quizhpe, © Sebastián Crespo
© Sebastián Crespo

© Sebastián Crespo © Sebastián Crespo © Sebastián Crespo © Sebastián Crespo +21

AD Classics: Citigroup Center / Hugh Stubbins + William Le Messurier

01:00 - 5 November, 2014
AD Classics: Citigroup Center / Hugh Stubbins + William Le Messurier, © Flickr user Paulkhor
© Flickr user Paulkhor

In a city of skyscrapers of nearly every shape and size, the Citigroup Center on Lexington Avenue is one of New York’s most unique. Resting on four stilts perfectly centered on each side, it cantilevers seventy-two feet over the sidewalk and features a trademark 45-degree sloping crown at its summit. The original structure responsible for these striking features also contained a grave oversight that nearly resulted in structural catastrophe, giving the tower the moniker of “the greatest disaster never told” when the story finally was told in 1995. The incredible tale—now legendary among structural engineers—adds a fascinating back-story to one of the most iconic fixtures of the Manhattan skyline.

© Flickr user Steven Severing-Haus © Flickr user Paulkhor © Flickr user Jeff Stvan © Flickr user Axel Drainville +10

House in Sakurashinmachi / Comma Design

01:00 - 5 November, 2014
House in Sakurashinmachi / Comma Design, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +17

Bartlett Students Invent Skeleton-Inspired Structural Material for Lightweight Construction

00:00 - 5 November, 2014

A team of graduates from the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London have developed a new hybrid building material designed for use in uniquely challenging construction environments. "Augmented Skin" combines a regimented structural core with a flexible opaque skin, which is coated in PVA to serve as casting formwork for concrete. Inspired by biological skeletal frameworks, the material can be assembled quickly at a minimal cost with maximum flexibility. The project was designed by architecture graduate students Kazushi Miyamoto, Youngseok Doo, and Theodora Maria Moudatsou, and was exhibited at The Bartlett's 2014 graduation exhibition B-Pro

Read more about the flexibility of Augmented Skin after the break

Courtesy of Kazushi Miyamoto, Youngseok Doo & Theodora Maria Moudatsou Courtesy of Kazushi Miyamoto, Youngseok Doo & Theodora Maria Moudatsou Courtesy of Kazushi Miyamoto, Youngseok Doo & Theodora Maria Moudatsou Courtesy of Kazushi Miyamoto, Youngseok Doo & Theodora Maria Moudatsou +12

COBE Unveils Design for Danish Red Cross Volunteer House

01:00 - 5 November, 2014
COBE Unveils Design for Danish Red Cross Volunteer House , © COBE
© COBE

COBE has released their competition winning design for a new Volunteer House at the entrance of the Danish Red Cross in central Copenhagen. An extension to the existing headquarters, the new space will serve as a common entrance to the entire facility and offer a public “hang out” atop its pitched, terraced roof. 

© COBE © COBE Site Plan. Image © COBE Elevation. Image © COBE +19

Does Devolution Hold The Key To Greater Investment In The Built Environment?

00:00 - 5 November, 2014
Does Devolution Hold The Key To Greater Investment In The Built Environment?, Manchester Town Hall (Alfred Waterhouse)
Manchester Town Hall (Alfred Waterhouse)

The British city of Manchester, often seen as the UK's second city alongside Birmingham, will become the first metropolis outside of London to be given greater local autonomy over budgets and city planning. The devolution deal, which will also see the city receive the right to directly elect a Mayor (in line with large cities in the US, for example), will furnish the city with "a new housing investment fund worth up to £300million." As it is understood that the first Mayor of Greater Manchester will be elected in 2017, there's time to discuss how this new political environment in the UK might help boost building in what has described as a "Northern Powerhouse."

Movet Office Loft Interior Design / Studio Alexander Fehre

01:00 - 5 November, 2014
Movet Office Loft Interior Design / Studio Alexander Fehre, © Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

© Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Stuttgarter Straße 11, 73614 Schorndorf, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    Alexander Fehre
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Santiago Calatrava's Chicago Spire Finally Axed

00:00 - 5 November, 2014
Santiago Calatrava's Chicago Spire Finally Axed, © Santiago Calatrava
© Santiago Calatrava

Santiago Calatrava's much maligned design for the Chicago Spire has finally met its end, thanks to a lapsed payment deadline from the site's developer, Grant Kelleher. The project, which would have been the tallest building in the USA, began construction in 2007 but was halted at the onset of the global financial crisis, leaving nothing more than a large hole in the ground for over six years.

Despite numerous attempts to revive the Spire, Grant Kelleher's Shelbourne Development Group never overcame its financial troubles. Shelbourne Development Group and its partner Atlas Apartment Holdings received a court order to pay $22 million to one of their creditors, Related Midwest, who had bought $93 million worth of debt from the project. However, the Chicago Tribune reports that within minutes of the October 31st deadline lapsing with no sign of payment, Related Midwest filed papers in a Chicago court requiring that the deeds for the property be passed to them.

AR Issues: Beyond the historic panacea of the Garden City

00:00 - 5 November, 2014
AR Issues: Beyond the historic panacea of the Garden City, 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 post, we take a look at AR’s October 2014 issue which, inspired by URBED's Wolfson Prize-winning design, features a look at Garden Cities. Here, AR Editor Catherine Slessor questions whether Garden Cities could be the solution for what is fast becoming one of Britain's most potent political problems, asking “Could Howard’s Garden City and Rudlin’s winning proposal for the Wolfson Prize give crucial hints to come out of the housing crisis?

Every town-planning module for architecture students begins (and possibly ends) with the Garden City. Yet though Ebenezer Howard’s famous ‘Three Magnets’ diagram is now 116 years old, the notion of combining the better attributes of town and country in a socially reformed, neatly zoned, quasi Utopian city-on-the-hill still has a pervasive appeal. In Howard’s original vision there was room for all, even an insane asylum and ‘home for inebriates’ strategically corralled in a green belt between the city centre and an outer rim of allotments. 

Albi Grand Theater / Dominique Perrault Architecture

01:00 - 5 November, 2014
Albi Grand Theater / Dominique Perrault Architecture, © Georges Fessy
© Georges Fessy

© Vincent Boutin © Georges Fessy © Georges Fessy © Vincent Boutin +48

Justin Diles Wins TEX-FAB Plasticity Competition with "Plastic Stereotomy"

00:00 - 5 November, 2014
Justin Diles Wins TEX-FAB Plasticity Competition with "Plastic Stereotomy", Plastic Stereotomy / Justin Diles. Image Courtesy of TEX-FAB
Plastic Stereotomy / Justin Diles. Image Courtesy of TEX-FAB

Ohio State University assistant professor Justin Diles has been announced as winner of the TEX-FAB Plasticity International Design Competition for his proposal, Plastic Stereotomy. Selected from 70 entries by a jury consisting of Craig Dykers, Bill Kreysler, Roland Snooks and Greg Lynn, Diles’ entry received top honors for its “approach to blending structural capacity with anthropologic sensitivity,” and for being “aesthetically interesting.”

More about the potential of Plastic Stereotomy, after the break. 

Beloit College Power Plant / Studio Gang

01:00 - 5 November, 2014
Beloit College Power Plant / Studio Gang, Courtesy of Studio Gang Architects
Courtesy of Studio Gang Architects

Wisconsin’s Beloit College has commissioned Studio Gang Architects to reimagine a decommissioned coal-burning power plant as a “lively” student recreation and meeting center. As it currently stands, the “Powerhouse” is a barrier between the College campus and the Rock River. Upon completion in 2018, Studio Gang hopes the structure’s revitalization will reconnect the campus with the waterfront, further catalyzing the redevelopment of Beloit’s riverfront.

More about the "Powerhouse," after the break.

Zhangjiagang Town River Reconstruction / Botao Landscape

01:00 - 4 November, 2014
Zhangjiagang Town River Reconstruction / Botao Landscape, Courtesy of Botao Landscape
Courtesy of Botao Landscape

Courtesy of Botao Landscape Courtesy of Botao Landscape Courtesy of Botao Landscape Courtesy of Botao Landscape +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zhangjiagang City Price Control Bureau, 70 Renmin Middle Road, Zhangjiagang, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China, 215600
  • Area

    65000.0 sqm