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Cultural Center Univates / Tartan Arquitetura e Urbanismo

00:00 - 31 October, 2014
Cultural Center Univates / Tartan Arquitetura e Urbanismo, © Estúdio Objetivo
© Estúdio Objetivo

© Estúdio Objetivo © Estúdio Objetivo © Estúdio Objetivo © Estúdio Objetivo +51

Pixelmator for iPad: Sophisticated Photo Editing On The Go

00:00 - 31 October, 2014

Pixelmator, an app which has been familiar to Mac users since 2011, have released a version of their powerful photo editing software for iPad. Although the App Store is awash with photo editing and manipulation packages, Pixelmator's clean interface and collection of the most used features iPad users require, makes it a good substitute for desktop based software packages when on the move. Alongside allowing image enhancement, a "painting engine, precise colour correction, and live histograms" (allowing you to gauge real-time colour values as you edit), the app also takes step into providing "layers, non-destructive layer styles and a collection of professional-grade selection tools."

Foster + Partners Reveals Cardiff Central Square Masterplan

00:00 - 31 October, 2014
Millennium Walkway. Image Courtesy of Cardiff City Council
Millennium Walkway. Image Courtesy of Cardiff City Council

The City of Cardiff has unveiled plans by Foster + Partners to redesign the city's Central Square, close to the Millennium Stadium, adding over a million square feet of office, retail and residential buildings organized around a new civic square. Explaining that it is "the key gateway to Cardiff" for many visitors, City Council leader Phil Bale said that Central Square's "role in providing a positive image for Cardiff and Wales cannot be underestimated," adding that Foster + Partners' design is "reflective of the City’s ambition to be amongst the most ‘liveable’ cities in the world."

More on the plan after the break

Eight Ideas for the Future of Cities

00:00 - 31 October, 2014
Eight Ideas for the Future of Cities, Courtesy of TED
Courtesy of TED

In 2012, the TED Prize was awarded to an idea: The City2.0, a place to celebrate actions taken by citizens around the world to make their cities more livable, beautiful and sustainable. Now, on the newly relaunched TED City2.org website, you can find inspiring and informative talks on topics like housing, education and food, and how they relate to city life. Preview a sampling of these city centric talks, featuring eight ideas for the future of cities, here.

D.S Nursery / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro

01:00 - 31 October, 2014
D.S Nursery  / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro , © Studio Bauhaus
© Studio Bauhaus

© Studio Bauhaus © Studio Bauhaus © Studio Bauhaus © Studio Bauhaus +27

Budapest Underground Line M4 - Bikás Park Station / PALATIUM Studio

01:00 - 31 October, 2014
Budapest Underground Line M4 - Bikás Park Station / PALATIUM Studio, © Tamás Bujnovszky
© Tamás Bujnovszky

© Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Tétényi Way, Hungary
  • Architects in Charge

    Zoltán Erő, Balázs Csapó, Dóra Brückner, Zsolt Kosztolányi, Máté Antal
  • Area

    6180.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

KaiF / FORM

01:00 - 31 October, 2014
KaiF / FORM, © Andrey Bezuglov
© Andrey Bezuglov

© Andrey Bezuglov © Andrey Bezuglov © Andrey Bezuglov © Andrey Bezuglov +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kiev, Kyiv city, Ukraine
  • Architects in Charge

    Victoriia Shkliar, Olga Antontseva
  • Area

    120.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Bistrobar / SpectaculArch + DWA

01:00 - 31 October, 2014
Bistrobar  / SpectaculArch  + DWA, © Francesca Perani
© Francesca Perani

© Francesca Perani © Francesca Perani © Francesca Perani © Francesca Perani +37

Paris- Quai de l'Oise / Agence VEA – Architects

01:00 - 31 October, 2014
Paris- Quai de l'Oise / Agence VEA – Architects, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    19th arrondissement, Paris, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Julien FORTIER-DURAND
  • Design Team

    Antoine CASANOVA, Pauline CHASLES and Bertrand EMGOUE
  • Technical Design Office

    CTH
  • Area

    1100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Glen Lochen / Tyre Studio Architects

01:00 - 31 October, 2014
Glen Lochen / Tyre Studio Architects, © Anthony Crisafulli
© Anthony Crisafulli

© Anthony Crisafulli © Anthony Crisafulli © Anthony Crisafulli © Anthony Crisafulli +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Glastonbury, CT, USA
  • Collaborators

    Edward Stanley Engineers, Silva Engineering, Tall Construction Company
  • Area

    66000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

playLAND / LIKEarchitects

01:00 - 31 October, 2014
playLAND / LIKEarchitects, © Dinis Sottomayor photography
© Dinis Sottomayor photography

© Dinis Sottomayor photography © Dinis Sottomayor photography © Dinis Sottomayor photography © Dinis Sottomayor photography +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    4940 Paredes de Coura, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Diogo Aguiar, João Jesus, Teresa Otto and João Salgueiro, Daniel Mudrak
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

ArchDaily Celebrates World Cities Day: 23 Unmissable Articles on Cities and Urbanism

00:00 - 31 October, 2014
ArchDaily Celebrates World Cities Day: 23 Unmissable Articles on Cities and Urbanism

Last year the UN General Assembly issued a resolution to “designate 31 October, beginning in 2014, as World Cities Day.” A legacy of the Expo 2010 Shanghai, the first World Cities day is being hosted today in Shanghai, with the aim of focusing on global urbanization and encouraging cooperation among countries to solve and promote sustainable urban development worldwide.

“In a world where already over half the population lives in urban areas, the human future is largely an urban future, said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on the importance of World Cities Day. “We must get urbanization right, which means reducing greenhouse emissions, strengthening resilience, ensuring basic services such as water and sanitation and designing safe public streets and spaces for all to share.  Liveable cities are crucial not only for city-dwellers but also for providing solutions to some of the key aspects of sustainable development.”

To celebrate World Cities day, we’ve rounded up 23 articles that you can’t miss on critical issues relating to our cities, ranging from sustainability to addressing equality and creative solutions for integrating cycling into our cities. 

Think we’ve missed something? Let us know in the comments below.  

Architecture for the Dead

00:00 - 31 October, 2014
Architecture for the Dead, Funeral Parlor / Muñoz Miranda Architects © Javier Callejas Sevilla
Funeral Parlor / Muñoz Miranda Architects © Javier Callejas Sevilla

There are many moments in life in which architecture helps people confront death. In honor of All Hallows’ Day, we present to you the top 10 images from our “Architecture for the DeadPinterest board for viewing. Pay your respects, after the break.

AD Classics: Taj Mahal / Shah Jahan via Wikipedia Crematorium Heimolen / Claus en Kaan Architecten © Christian Richters Islamic Cemetery in Altach / Bernardo Bader © Adolf Bereuter The New Crematorium, The Woodland Cemetery / Johan Celsing Arkitektkontor © Ioana Marinescu +11

Kusunokidai Assembly Hall / Yamamori Architect & Associates

01:00 - 31 October, 2014
Kusunokidai Assembly Hall / Yamamori Architect & Associates, © Kei Sugino
© Kei Sugino

© Kei Sugino © Kei Sugino © Kei Sugino © Kei Sugino +17

MORA Residential Building / ADN Birou de Arhitectura

01:00 - 31 October, 2014
MORA Residential Building / ADN Birou de Arhitectura, © Cosmin Dragomir
© Cosmin Dragomir

© Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Strada Doctor Grigore Mora, Bucharest, Romania
  • Design Team

    Adrian Untaru, Andrei Șerbescu, Bogdan Brădăţeanu, Marius Dumitrașcu, Ruxandra Bardaș, Carmen Petrea
  • Area

    2020.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Towards a New Urbanism (Or Three)

00:00 - 31 October, 2014
Towards a New Urbanism (Or Three), Tokyo. Image © Flickr CC User Les Taylor
Tokyo. Image © Flickr CC User Les Taylor

If you read a lot of articles about cities and urbanism, you're probably familiar with the words "half of the world's population now lives in cities." For a number of years, these words have been frequently used in the opening sentences of articles, hoping to convince readers in just a few seconds of the importance of the subject at hand. In fact, according to the World Health Organization these words are no longer even true: in 2014 the urban portion of the world's population has already reached 54%. In other words, every nine months the world adds enough new urbanites to fill a city the size of Tokyo, with an increase of nearly 300 million new urban dwellers since we reached the tipping-point in 2008.

The rise of cities has been so dramatic that UN Habitat has declared today, October 31st 2014, as the first annual World Cities Day.

Of course, all of this means that there has never been a better time to be an urbanist than right now. Or does it?

Six Keys to Designing Architecture that Terrorizes

00:00 - 31 October, 2014
Six Keys to Designing Architecture that Terrorizes , The earliest known photograph of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin House, taken during construction in the winter of 1911. Image © Wisconsin Historical Society via Wikipedia
The earliest known photograph of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin House, taken during construction in the winter of 1911. Image © Wisconsin Historical Society via Wikipedia

Scaring people is an art, a lucrative art if done right; the haunted house industry makes $300 million a year in the US. Fast Company recently interviewed the designers behind some of the nation’s most notorious haunted houses to learn just how to design architecture that truly terrorizes. A hint: Set the stage; reclaim an existing, preferably already “haunted”, historic building, add fog, and always “scare people forward.” With this in mind, what famous building would you choose to transform into a terrifying haunted house? Let us know in the comment section below and read all of FastCo's design tips, here.

Michael Graves School of Architecture to Open in 2015

00:00 - 30 October, 2014
Michael Graves School of Architecture to Open in 2015, Graves-designed University building planned for Wenzhou. Image © Michael Graves School of Architecture
Graves-designed University building planned for Wenzhou. Image © Michael Graves School of Architecture

Kean University has announced plans to open a new architecture school based on the design philosophy of Michael Graves. Following the footsteps of a man who laments the “loss of drawing,” the new Michael Graves School of Architecture will prioritize hand drawings as a key to design process. 

“In our technologically savvy world, to this day, Michael Graves’ philosophy is to draw by hand first so that the students see, ‘feel’ and experience the new building spatially. Then, only after the drawing is complete will the students transfer the design to a computer so that the computer becomes an execution tool, not an ideation tool,” describes acting dean and former student of Graves, David Mohney.