Raphael Sperry Speaks About His Quest for Humane Prison Design

00:00 - 25 December, 2013
Raphael Sperry Speaks About His Quest for Humane Prison Design, Deanna Van Buren's 'Mediation Womb' could form part of an alternative to inhumane prison design. Image Courtesy of FOURM Design Studio
Deanna Van Buren's 'Mediation Womb' could form part of an alternative to inhumane prison design. Image Courtesy of FOURM Design Studio

In this interview in Metropolis Magazine, Raphael Sperry elaborates on the goal of his organization Architects / Designers / Planners for Social Responsibility to ban members of the AIA from designing execution chambers and certain forms of prisons. He explains why the AIA's existing charter should make this ban a no-brainer as well as highlights the success and support the campaign has received, even in unexpected places. You can read the full article here.

Training Centre for Apprentice Butchers / Wulf Architekten

01:00 - 24 December, 2013
Training Centre for Apprentice Butchers  / Wulf Architekten, © Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun
  • Architects

  • Location

    Proviantbachstraße 7, 86153 Augsburg, Germany
  • Design Team

    Albrecht Krepp, Birgit Wohlfart, Alexander zur Brügge
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

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

BioPartner / JHK Architecten

01:00 - 24 December, 2013
BioPartner / JHK Architecten, © Arthur Meerloo
© Arthur Meerloo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Wassenaarseweg, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Contractor

    Dura Vermeer Bouw Leidschendam
  • Structural Engineer

    Adviesbureau Kaskon
  • Building Services

    Wolter en Dros
  • Area

    11500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Arthur Meerloo © Palladium Photodesign © Palladium Photodesign © Palladium Photodesign +10

Conference and Coaching Center Stollhof / cp architektur

01:00 - 24 December, 2013
Conference and Coaching Center Stollhof / cp architektur, © Philipp Kreidl
© Philipp Kreidl
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hauptstraße 38, 2724 Stollhof, Austria
  • Architect in Charge

    Christian Prasser
  • Project Manager

    Arch. Dipl.-Ing. Johanna Maria Priebe
  • Area

    2527.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Philipp Kreidl © Philipp Kreidl © Philipp Kreidl © Philipp Kreidl +19

Shanghai Flower Garden Square / Real Time Architecture

01:00 - 24 December, 2013
Shanghai Flower Garden Square / Real Time Architecture, Courtesy of RTA Office
Courtesy of RTA Office

The concept of the new Shanghai Flower Garden Square by Real Time Architecture  (RTA-Office) is a reinterpretation of a traditional Chinese home. Ten villas merge to form a series of sequential spaces, replacing the conventional building type of the single, stand-alone villa. The 45 square meter landscape, thus, finds its way throughout the units’ interiors, synchronizing interior and exterior user activities.

Viacom European HQ / Jacobs Webber

01:00 - 24 December, 2013
Viacom European HQ / Jacobs Webber, Courtesy of David Churchill
Courtesy of David Churchill
  • Architects

  • Location

    17-29 Hawley Crescent, London NW1 8TT, UK
  • Consultant Team

    Mahasty Akhavan-Adshead, Richard Collings, Chia Liang-Huang, Juraj Rendek, Andrew Siddell, Paul Webber, Martin Miesowicz, Nic Jacobs
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of David Churchill

Courtesy of David Churchill Courtesy of David Churchill Courtesy of David Churchill Courtesy of David Churchill +27

Golden Hall / A4 Studio

01:00 - 24 December, 2013
Courtesy of A4 Studio
Courtesy of A4 Studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Hungary
  • Design Team

    Géza Kendik, Zoltán Papp, Orsolya Maza
  • Area

    1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of A4 Studio

Courtesy of A4 Studio Courtesy of A4 Studio Courtesy of A4 Studio Courtesy of A4 Studio +18

Christmas Tree Made of Sledges / Hello Wood

01:00 - 24 December, 2013
© Dániel Dömölky
© Dániel Dömölky

From a distance, it would seem a traditional Christmas tree has been erected in front of the Palace of Arts in Budapest. But upon closer inspection, a surprise is revealed- the tree is made up of 365 sledges. Designed by Hello Wood, an architecture and design studio based out of Hungary, the 11 meter tree will eventually be disassembled and the sledges given to the kids of SOS Children’s Village. Read more about the installation after the break...

© Dániel Dömölky © Dániel Dömölky © Dániel Dömölky © Dániel Dömölky +16

YAP 2013: bam! Debuts ‘He’ at MAXXI

01:00 - 24 December, 2013

He has made his debut in the MAXXI piazza. As the winner of the Young Architects Program (YAP) in Rome, Turin-based studio Bam! Bottega di Architettura metropolitan has transformed the concrete facade of the Zaha Hadid-designed museum into a visual spectacular with the installation of a yellow, translucent and aerostatic prism. 

Calatrava's "Sharq Crossing" Planned for Doha Skyline

00:00 - 24 December, 2013
Calatrava's "Sharq Crossing" Planned for Doha Skyline, © Santiago Calatrava
© Santiago Calatrava

Located in Doha, Sharq Crossing is a set of three interconnected bridges spanning almost ten kilometres in the Doha Bay. Designed by the famed architect Santiago Calatrava, the bridge will connect the city's cultural district in the north to Hamad International Airport and the central business district in West Bay. The bridges, which are designed to accomodate as many as 2,000 vehicles an hour per lane, are also flanked by a series of subsea tunnels to manage and direct the flow of traffic across the bay. 

La Branche / DMOA Architecten

01:00 - 24 December, 2013
La Branche / DMOA Architecten , © Thomas Janssens
© Thomas Janssens
  • Architects

  • Location

    Heverlee, Belgium
  • Architect in Charge

    DMOA Architecten
  • Collaborators

    Benjamin Denef, Charlotte Gryspeerdt, Matthias Mattelaer, Lien Gesquiere
  • Area

    655.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Thomas Janssens © Thomas Janssens © Thomas Janssens © Thomas Janssens +24

Mythos Building / ARX

01:00 - 24 December, 2013
Mythos Building / ARX, © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    Parque das Nações, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Nuno Mateus, José Mateus
  • Design Team

    Paulo Rocha, Sónia Luz, Bruno Gonçalves, Gonçalo Azevedo, Nuno PInto, Ruden Arend, Sofia Raposo.
  • Area

    15300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG +44

Sustainable Hothouse / C.F. Møller Architects

01:00 - 24 December, 2013
Sustainable Hothouse / C.F. Møller Architects, © Julian Weyer
© Julian Weyer

© Quintin Lake © Julian Weyer © Julian Weyer © Quintin Lake +40

Fantails Childcare / Collingridge And Smith Architects (CASA)

01:00 - 24 December, 2013
Fantails Childcare / Collingridge And Smith Architects (CASA), © Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

© Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt +19

Oakley House / Benjamin Waechter Architect

01:00 - 24 December, 2013
© Lara Swimmer
© Lara Swimmer

© Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer +9

Conversion of Castel Mirabel in Olgiasca / Met Architektur

01:00 - 24 December, 2013
Conversion of Castel Mirabel in Olgiasca / Met Architektur, © Ulrich Stockhaus
© Ulrich Stockhaus
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lake Como, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Dominique Lorenz, Daniel Hummel
  • Collaborator

    Fabian Valverde
  • Area

    348.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Ulrich Stockhaus © Ulrich Stockhaus © Ulrich Stockhaus © Ulrich Stockhaus +16

Bloomberg Rushes to Approve Billion-Dollar Projects Before Leaving Office

00:00 - 24 December, 2013
Bloomberg Rushes to Approve Billion-Dollar Projects Before Leaving Office , Courtesy of VisualHouse
Courtesy of VisualHouse

Mayor Bloomberg's decade long administration may be ending this January, but not before he ensures the approval of $12 billion worth of privately developed projects throughout New York City. Under Bloomberg, 40 percent of NYC has been rezoned, creating a hot-bed of new construction. From multi-million dollar research centers to multi-billion dollar neighborhoods — complete with luxury waterfront apartments, outlet malls and the western hemisphere's largest Ferris Wheel — each one of these megaprojects will undoubtedly transform NYC in the coming decades. Check them out here.

Seasons Greetings from the Architects!

01:00 - 24 December, 2013
Seasons Greetings from the Architects!, Zaha Hadid Architects
Zaha Hadid Architects

Every year architects from around the world share their holiday greetings with us, applying their architectural creativity to an e-card format. Here we share some of our favorites from this year.

Happy holidays from all of us at ArchDaily to you!