Bamboo Booth 2012 / Vo Trong Nghia

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Architect: Vo Trong Nghia
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Architects in charge: Vo Trong Nghia, Masaaki Iwamoto, Takashi Niwa, Kosuke Nishijima
Completion: April 2012
Photographs: Nguyen Quang Phuc, Vo Trong Nghia

National Mall Winning Design Proposal for Constitution Gardens / Rogers Marvel Architects + PWP Landscape Architecture

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As we announced earlier, the Trust for the National Mall has selected the New York-based Rogers Marvel Architects and California based-PWP Landscape Architecture to re-envision Constitution Gardens in Washington DC. This team was one of three winning teams selected to redesign three neglected sites on the National Mall. The winning design for the Constitution Gardens proposes to bring renewed identity to this often overlooked part of the National Mall by building on the legacy of the original 1970s plan and creating a lush landscape of rolling hills, gardens and forests with a pavilion overlooking the lake.

Continue reading for more images, video and the architects’ press release.

House at Tanglewood / Schwartz/Silver Architects

Photo © Alan Karchmer/Sandra Benedum

Architects: Schwartz/Silver Architects
Location: , MA, USA
Completion: 2009
Photographs: Alan Karchmer/Sandra Benedum

Courtesy of Fast Company

Innovation by Design Awards Competition

The Innovation By Design Awards, put on by Fast Company, offers entrants an unmatched opportunity to reach entrepreneurs and executives looking to find fresh talent. Finalists and winners will appear in print and on the web at Fast Company’s Co.Design.…

Video: Bar Strelka / Strelka Institute

Minutes from the Kremlin lies Bar Strelka, a revisited loft space housed in a former confectionery factory, which serves as a hub for the students of Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design. Formerly heading the institution’s educational programme was world renowned architect Rem Koolhaas, now one of the five research theme directors. The institute’s aim is to develop fresh perspectives on key issues in contemporary Russia, bringing architects, intellectuals and designers together under one roof. Roman Mazurenko, the Special Projects Director shows around the bar and chats to them about the institute’s programme and why it will revolutionise ’s landscape.

AD Interviews: Santiago Calatrava

2012 Commencement. Photo by René Perez.

Earlier this week, Pratt Institute extended an invitation to the ArchDaily team to attend their 123rd commencement, celebrating the achievements of  1300 bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates at Radio City Music Hall.   The event also marked a special day of recognition for four honorary degree recipients:  artist/curator/critic Ai Weiwei, architect, engineer and artist Santiago Calatrava, patron on the arts and education Kathryn Chenault, and the Metropoitan Museum of Art’s longest-serving director Philippe de Montebello.

We were privileged to have an opportunity to congratulate Mr. Calatrava on his doctor of architecture degree, and pose ArchDaily’s traditional interview questions.   Mr. Calatrava’s contributions to the professions of architecture and engineering can be found scattered across the world, and bring a sense of dynamism that result from the merge between art and technology, expression and functionality.

Calatrava’s charm and good humor made for a friendly conversation that we hope you enjoy.

Renovation of the Baeza Town Hall / Viar Estudio Arquitectura

© Fernando Alda

Architects: Viar Estudio Arquitectura – Iñigo de Viar Fraile
Location: , Jaen,
Developers: Junta de Andalucía. Empresa Pública de Suelo de Andalucía. Ayuntamiento de Baeza.
Built Area: 3.539 sqm + 645 sqm of courtyards
Total Budget: 6.481.437,32 euros
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Fernando Alda

Courtesy of Ajman University of Science and Technology

‘Nested Figures and Loose Outer Shells’ Workshop by Tom Wiscombe

Taking place June 21-25 at Ajman University of Science & Technology, is a 5-day architectural workshop by the internationally renowned architect Tom Wiscombe…. The title of the workshop is: “Nested Figures and Loose Outer Shells.” For more information and

Redesdale Residence / Space International

© Steve King Photography

Architects: Space International Inc
Location: , CA,
Principal in Charge: Michael Ferguson
Project Architect: Kelly Van Oteghem
Year: 2008
Area: 2,000 sqm
Photographers: Joshua White Photography, Steve King Photography


‘Noun.1 Unavailability’ / Gartnerfuglen Arkitekter

© Astrid Rohde Wang and Olav Lunde Arneberg

Designed by Gartnerfuglen Arkitekter, the small shelter for ice fishing, titled ‘Noun.1 Unavailability’, is built with and by nature. The timber frame is foldable for easy relocation and storage, and is effortlessly put up anywhere by one (or two small) persons in 30 seconds. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Dandenong Government Services Offices / HASSELL

© Peter Bennetts

Architects: HASSELL
Location: Melbourne, Victoria,
Completion: 2012
Scale: 27,000 sqm
Client: Grocon / EPC Partners
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

Courtesy of RCR Arquitectes and Bunka Foundation

2012 RCR Workshop

Organized by RCR Arquitectes… and the Bunka Foundation, this year’s course, which takes place August 4-31, offers the architectural point of view of RCR Arquitectes, with the architects’ monitoring of the projects produced in the workshop and guided tours throughout

The Mill / Rural Design

© Andrew Lee

Architects: Rural Design
Location: , Scotland
Size: 375 sqm
Completion: June 2011
Photographs: Andrew Lee  


The Chapel of Rest in Graz / HOFRICHTER-RITTER Architects

© Karl Heinz Putz

Architects: HOFRICHTER-RITTER Architects
Location: ,
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Karl Heinz Putz


soma’s Thematic Pavilion opens tomorrow!

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Designed by the Austrian architecture office soma for EXPO 2012, the Thematic Pavilion dubbed One Ocean will celebrate it’s grand opening tomorrow (May 11) in Yeosu, South-Korea. Since winning first prize in an open international in 2009, One Ocean has captured the attention of the international community with its gill-like kinetic façade and sustainable climate design.

Continue reading after the break for more images and information.

Seidenberg House / Metcalfe Architecture & Design

© Barry Halkin Photography

Architects: Metcalfe Architecture & Design
Location: , PA, USA
Design Team: Alan Metcalfe, Aaron Goldblatt, Jason Manning, Matthew Pickering, Teresa Maida
Area: 3775.0 ft2
Year: 2009
Photographs: Barry Halkin Photography

Sao Cirilo Community Center / Nuno Valentim Arquitectura

© João Ferrand & Mariana Themudo

Architects: Nuno Valentim Arquitectura - Nuno Valentim, Frederico Eça
Location: Rua Barão de Forrester, Porto,
Collaborators: Paola Monzio, Joana Sarmento, Margarida Ramos
Completion: 2008
Area: 2215 sqm
Photographs: João Ferrand, Mariana Themudo 


Hafen / Murphy/Jahn

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Architects: Murphy/Jahn 
Location: Düsseldorf,
Completion: 2010
Height: 70M
Area: 14,625sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Murphy/Jahn