ArchDaily | Broadcasting Architecture Worldwidethe world's most visited architecture website

Headquarter building for the Science Park of the University of the Basque Country / ACXT

01:00 - 17 April, 2014
Headquarter building for the Science Park of the University of the Basque Country / ACXT, © Aitor Ortiz
© Aitor Ortiz

© Aitor Ortiz © Aitor Ortiz © Aitor Ortiz © Aitor Ortiz +44

  • Architects

  • Location

    Leioa, Biscay, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Gonzalo Carro
  • Project Team

    Oscar Ferreira, Javier Manjón, Aintzane Gastelu-Iturri
  • Area

    11440.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

The House of Kubogaoka / Kichi Architectural Design

01:00 - 17 April, 2014
The House of Kubogaoka  / Kichi Architectural Design, © Ippei Shinzawa
© Ippei Shinzawa

© Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa © Ippei Shinzawa +28

US Pavilion Establishes Temporary Practice, Sets Agenda for the Future Production of Architecture

00:00 - 17 April, 2014
US Pavilion Establishes Temporary Practice, Sets Agenda for the Future Production of Architecture, OfficeUS in U.S. Pavilion, Leong Leong, 2014. Image © Leong Leong and Storefront for Art and Architecture
OfficeUS in U.S. Pavilion, Leong Leong, 2014. Image © Leong Leong and Storefront for Art and Architecture

The curators of the U.S. Pavilion for the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale has unveiled OfficeUS, a “radical experiment” that explores the ways in which “space, structures, and protocols of the U.S. architectural office” have influenced the construction of Modernity. 

New York based architects Leong Leong, graphic designer Natasha Jen (Pentagram) and technology consultants at CASE have been commissioned to re-design the U.S. Pavilion in Venice’s Giardini as a modern architectural practice. Eight architects will be selected from an international open call to serve as the ad-hoc practice’s acting principles, collaborating with 90 satellite offices from around the world to revisit and re-envision historical projects from an onsite archive of 1,000 buildings so that they may construct an agenda for the future production of architecture.

Eliza Apartments / Tony Owen Partners

01:00 - 17 April, 2014
Eliza Apartments  / Tony Owen Partners, Courtesy of Tony Owen Partners
Courtesy of Tony Owen Partners

Courtesy of Tony Owen Partners Courtesy of Tony Owen Partners Courtesy of Tony Owen Partners Courtesy of Tony Owen Partners +13

Central Library of the PUC Campinas / Piratininga Arquitetos Associados

01:00 - 17 April, 2014
Central Library of the PUC Campinas / Piratininga Arquitetos Associados, © Bebete Viegas
© Bebete Viegas

© Bebete Viegas © Bebete Viegas © Bebete Viegas © Bebete Viegas +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenida John Boyd Dunlop, Campinas - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    José Armênio de Brito Cruz, Renata Semin
  • Area

    3200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2005
  • Photographs

Conference: Cities for Tomorrow

00:00 - 17 April, 2014
Conference: Cities for Tomorrow

Building resilient and sustainable urban centers. That's going to be the main issue that over 30 speakers will be addressing at the Cities for Tomorrow Conference next Tuesday, April 22 at TheTimesCenter, NY. The event, hosted by NY Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman, will feature Shigeru Ban's first public appearance since winning the Pritzker Architecture Prize. His presentation will be on the eve of the conference, on Monday, April 21. Although the reception is invitation-only, we will be live-tweeting the presentation.

Chinese Firm 3D Prints 10 Homes in 24 Hours

00:00 - 17 April, 2014
Chinese Firm 3D Prints 10 Homes in 24 Hours, Workmen assembling one of Winsun's printed walls.  Image courtesy of Wall Street Journal
Workmen assembling one of Winsun's printed walls. Image courtesy of Wall Street Journal

Winsun New Materials, a construction firm based in Suzhou, China, has successfully built ten small-scale houses using a massive 3-D printer. The 22 foot tall machine uses glass fibers and cement to produce building elements, such as walls, in successive layers. Winsun estimates that their printing process is approximately half as costly as traditional construction methods. Acknowledging China’s strict environmental policies, the company also has plans to use scrapped construction materials to print future buildings. You can read more about this ongoing project in this article from the Wall Street Journal.

Synthon Laboratory Building / GH+A | Guillermo Hevia

01:00 - 17 April, 2014
Synthon Laboratory Building  / GH+A | Guillermo Hevia, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh +37

Material Studies: When Architecture Meets Fashion

00:00 - 16 April, 2014

A few months ago, fourteen 5th-year architecture students at the University of Southern California (USC) were given an unusual challenge: select two materials, and two only, to design and construct... a Mao jacket. 

The results, exhibited at the university on March 7th, were fourteen fascinating experimentations with unusual materials - including everything from rubber erasers to acrylic paint to 5,500 metal Mao pins (shipped direct from China). 

As Lee Olvera, the studio lead, told USC News, “It’s an exploration of program and function. In architecture, we’re called upon to design the skins of buildings all the time. This project infuses our intuitive skills of artistry and aesthetics with the rigor of analytical and performance-based material experimentation to create innovative working solutions."

Check out more images from this unusual studio project, after the break.

"Penny matches – 41,600 of them – were stuck into plastic crochet mesh by Caroline Duncan. The matches were clipped, one row at a time, to create a fabric of varying heights. The green dots are the matchheads". Image Courtesy of University of South California Flickr Page "Nick Tedesco discovered that it took about 10 hours to hand-sew a square foot of his colored pencil erasers". Image Courtesy of University of South California Flickr Page "Industrial strength caulk wasn’t strong enough to hold the smooth surface of thumbtacks on Sean Miller’s jacket, leading to torn sections and emergency repairs". Image Courtesy of University of South California Flickr Page "Corey Koczarski started with Rockite, a substance used for patching cracks in concrete. He cast Rockite in silicon molds, experimenting with thicknesses and profile to come up a shape that could be reproduced 4,948 times and linked together". Image Courtesy of University of South California Flickr Page +8

NYU and Hudson Yards to Use Big Data to Improve Cities

00:00 - 16 April, 2014
NYU and Hudson Yards to Use Big Data to Improve Cities, Phase One Visualisation © Nelson Byrd Woltz; Courtesy of Hudson Yards
Phase One Visualisation © Nelson Byrd Woltz; Courtesy of Hudson Yards

New York University’s Center for Urban Science and Progress has teamed up with the developers of Hudson Yards to transform the future 28-acre mixed-use neighborhood into the nations first “quantified community.” As Crain’s New York reports, the aim is to “use big data to make cities better places to live.” Information, from pedestrian traffic to energy production and resident activity levels, will be collected in order to study how cities can run efficiently and improve quality of living. You can read more on the subject, here

Coleraine Duplex / NatureHumaine

01:00 - 16 April, 2014
Coleraine Duplex / NatureHumaine, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +22

House in Mayuv / Naoko Horibe

01:00 - 16 April, 2014
© Kaori Ichikawa
© Kaori Ichikawa

© Kaori Ichikawa © Kaori Ichikawa © Kaori Ichikawa © Kaori Ichikawa +11

Guaiume House / 24.7 Arquitetura Design

01:00 - 16 April, 2014
Guaiume House / 24.7 Arquitetura Design, © Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

© Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Campinas - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architects in Charge

    Giuliano Pelaio, Gustavo Tenca, Inacio Cardona
  • Area

    305.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Newcastle Museum / Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

01:00 - 16 April, 2014
Newcastle Museum / Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp, © John Gollings
© John Gollings

© John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings +7

RIBA's 2014 Regional Award Winners Announced

00:00 - 16 April, 2014
RIBA's 2014 Regional Award Winners Announced, Library of Birmingham / Mecanoo. Image © Christian Richters
Library of Birmingham / Mecanoo. Image © Christian Richters

RIBA has announced the first round of RIBA Regional Award winners, all of which will be considered for the RIBA national awards. From the list, Mecanoo's Library of Birmingham takes center stage, as the artisan-inspired structure received a number of awards, including the West Midlands Building of the Year and Emerging Architect. Check out the complete list, after the break...

Narigua House / David Pedroza Castañeda

01:00 - 16 April, 2014
Narigua House  / David Pedroza Castañeda , © Sofia Flores Chapa
© Sofia Flores Chapa

© Sofia Flores Chapa © Sofia Flores Chapa © Sofia Flores Chapa © Sofia Flores Chapa +64

Bagnolet Town Hall / Jean-Pierre Lott Architecte

01:00 - 16 April, 2014
Bagnolet Town Hall / Jean-Pierre Lott Architecte, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly © Mairie de Bagnolet © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +22

Nicolás San Juan / Taller 13 Arquitectura Regenerativa

01:00 - 16 April, 2014
Nicolás San Juan / Taller 13 Arquitectura Regenerativa, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cda. Nicolás San Juan 27, Del Valle Centro, Benito Juarez, 03100 Benito Juárez, Federal District, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Patricio Guerrero, David Mandujano, Eduardo Palomino, Ruben Coxca, Belinda Garcia, Paulina Garcia, Luis Garcia, Miguel Mercado, Rafael Hop
  • Project Management

    Elias Cattan, Yair Wolff, Allan Betech
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photography

    Rafael Gamo, Courtesy of Taller 13 Arquitectura Regenerativa, Mayaan Fridman