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KCEV / Petr Hajek Architekti

01:00 - 19 June, 2014
KCEV / Petr Hajek Architekti , © Benedikt Markel
© Benedikt Markel

© Benedikt Markel © Benedikt Markel © Benedikt Markel © Benedikt Markel +37

Medialab-Prado / Langarita Navarro Arquitectos

01:00 - 19 June, 2014
Medialab-Prado / Langarita Navarro Arquitectos, © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +25

Barn / Project Meganom

01:00 - 19 June, 2014
Barn / Project Meganom, © Yury Grigoryan
© Yury Grigoryan

© Yury Grigoryan © Yury Grigoryan © Yury Grigoryan © Yury Grigoryan +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nikolo-Lenivets, Kaluga Oblast, Russia
  • Architects in Charge

    Yury Grigoryan, Pavel Ivanchikov, Iliya Kulesov, Alexandra Pavlova, Yury Kuznezov
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

Arthur Andersson on Timeless Materials & Building "Ruins"

01:00 - 18 June, 2014
Tower House . Image © Art Gray
Tower House . Image © Art Gray

Material Minds, presented by ArchDaily Materials, is our new series of short interviews with architects, designers, scientists, and others who use architectural  in innovative ways. Enjoy!

Arthur Andersson of Andersson-Wise Architects wants to build ruins. He wants things to be timeless - to look good now and 2000 years from now. He wants buildings to fit within a place and time. To do that he has a various set of philosophies, processes and some great influences. Read our full in-depth interview with Mr. Andersson, another revolutionary "Material Mind," after the break. 

Tower House . Image © Art Gray Tower House . Image © Art Gray Tower House . Image © Art Gray Stone Creek Camp. Image © Art Gray +15

Kwun Tong swimming pools and playgrounds / Ronald Lu & Partners

01:00 - 18 June, 2014
Kwun Tong swimming pools and playgrounds / Ronald Lu & Partners, Courtesy of Ronald Lu & Partners
Courtesy of Ronald Lu & Partners

Courtesy of Ronald Lu & Partners Courtesy of Ronald Lu & Partners Courtesy of Ronald Lu & Partners Courtesy of Ronald Lu & Partners +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hong Kong
  • Area

    39000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Ronald Lu & Partners

Fogo Natural Park Venue / OTO

01:00 - 18 June, 2014
Fogo Natural Park Venue / OTO, © Fernando Guerra | FG + SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG + SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG + SG © Fernando Guerra | FG + SG © Fernando Guerra | FG + SG © Fernando Guerra | FG + SG +56

  • Architects

  • Location

    Fogo, Cape Verde
  • Project Team

    André Castro Santos, Miguel Ribeiro de Carvalho, Nuno Teixeira Martins, Ricardo Barbosa Vicente
  • Area

    3200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Lussy Sport Hall / Virdis Architecture

01:00 - 18 June, 2014
Lussy Sport Hall / Virdis Architecture, © Jantscher Thomas
© Jantscher Thomas

© Jantscher Thomas © Jantscher Thomas © Jantscher Thomas © Jantscher Thomas +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chemin de Crey Derrey, 1618 Châtel-Saint-Denis, Switzerland
  • Design Team

    Virdis Sebastien, Dafflon Alain, Delaloye François
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Biennale Exhibit Examines the "Chinese Condition" - What Happens When 1% of the World's Architects Design 33% of its Buildings

01:00 - 18 June, 2014
© MCPH Marco Cappelletti
© MCPH Marco Cappelletti

"Chinese architects account for 1% of the world total, but the turnover from building work is 1/10 of the world total. In other words, one hundredth of the world’s architects must design 33% of all buildings and they must do this for just 1/10 of the profit. How does this condition effect architecture?"

This is the question that motivates THECONDITIONOFCHINESEARCHITECTURE, the exposition TCA ThinkTank displayed within the Chinese Pavilion at this year's Venice Biennale 2014. Read the curators' description of their exposition's look into the perceptions and reality of Chinese architecture, after the break.

Courtesy of TCA Think Tank Courtesy of TCA Think Tank Courtesy of TCA Think Tank Courtesy of TCA Think Tank +22

Manuelle Gautrand to Revamp Paris' Alésia Cinema with Hundreds of LED "Pixels"

01:00 - 18 June, 2014
Facade Closeup. Image © KDSL
Facade Closeup. Image © KDSL

Renovated numerous times during its history, Gaumont-Alésia, a Parisian cinema housed in a structure that is over 80 years old, will now be revamped by firm Manuelle Gautrand Architecture. With a design that emphasizes filmography’s presence in modern culture, the Gaumont-Alésia is set to become an inviting cultural hub for the surrounding city, showcasing cinema’s influence on both the interior and exterior.

Both street facades will be composed of glass curtain walls shaded by pleated metal panels. These panels will be perforated by hundreds of LED “pixels” which will create an image across the pleats. Both entrances to the building become animated walls, broadcasting film stills, movie trailers, and advertisements, all meant to entice passersby.  The LEDS are spaced fewer and farther apart toward the edges of the building, creating a stippling effect around the border of the images. At the entrances these animated panels will peel upwards, creating a canopy under which patrons can walk.

The Facade at Night. Image © KDSL Exterior Facade. Image © KDSL Seating Outside the Movie Theater Proper. Image © KDSL Upper Floors of the Atrium. Image © KDSL +25

UK Architecture Unemployment Falls to Pre-Crash Levels

00:00 - 18 June, 2014
UK Architecture Unemployment Falls to Pre-Crash Levels, © Rene de Wit
© Rene de Wit

The number of unemployed architects in the UK has fallen to its lowest level since before the financial crisis, according to the Office of National Statistics. This is based on the number of architects claiming Jobseekers' Allowance, which fell to just 310 in May, a figure that has almost halved since May 2013 when 615 architects were claiming.

These statistics are backed up by observations revealed by the RIBA Future Trends Survey for May, released later this month, which reportedly shows a 10% increase in workload among UK practices. 

More on the recovery of UK architecture after the break

Exhibition / Conceptions of Space: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Architecture

00:00 - 18 June, 2014
Exhibition / Conceptions of Space: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Architecture, Herzog & de Meuron’s National Stadium, Beijing. 2008. Digital C-print, 36 x 54″ (91.4 x 137.2 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the artist. Photograph © Iwan Baan
Herzog & de Meuron’s National Stadium, Beijing. 2008. Digital C-print, 36 x 54″ (91.4 x 137.2 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the artist. Photograph © Iwan Baan

Focusing on recent acquisitions in MoMA’s Department of Architecture and Design, Conceptions of Space addresses how contemporary architects continue to embrace spatial creation as a fundamental focus of their work. The exhibition reveals how, beyond formal traits and functional needs, the conception and articulation of architectural space still defines architecture as an artistic endeavor, and a response to wider cultural issues.

Pålsbu Hydro Power Station / Manthey Kula Architects

01:00 - 18 June, 2014
Pålsbu Hydro Power Station / Manthey Kula Architects, Courtesy of Manthey Kula Architects
Courtesy of Manthey Kula Architects

Courtesy of Manthey Kula Architects Courtesy of Manthey Kula Architects Courtesy of Manthey Kula Architects Courtesy of Manthey Kula Architects +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Buskerud, Norway
  • Design Team

    Per Tamsen, Beate Hølmebakk
  • Area

    330.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Manthey Kula Architects

Pepiguari House / Brasil Arquitetura

01:00 - 18 June, 2014
Pepiguari House / Brasil Arquitetura, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +38

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architects in Charge

    Francisco Fanucci and Marcelo Ferraz
  • Area

    295.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Kotor Architecture Prison Summer School 2014

00:00 - 18 June, 2014
Kotor Architecture Prison Summer School 2014

Hotel Fjord is the most visible big structure that was conceived and built during the Yugoslav period in Kotor and which is now waiting for more intense use again. Next to it there is at least four major sites and structures in a wide range of different material conditions, but all in a state of minimal use, which can be described as a programmatic void in the center of Kotor.

Sneakerboy Store / March Studio

01:00 - 18 June, 2014
Sneakerboy Store  / March Studio, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    265/279 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Area

    70.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Pine Forest Pavilion / e2b arquitectos

01:00 - 18 June, 2014
Pine Forest Pavilion / e2b arquitectos, © Enrique Agües
© Enrique Agües

© Enrique Agües © Enrique Agües © Enrique Agües © Enrique Agües +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer Àries, 1, 03110 Mutxamel, Alicante, Spain
  • Area

    180.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

University of Oxford Mathematical Institute / Rafael Viñoly Architects

01:00 - 18 June, 2014
University of Oxford Mathematical Institute / Rafael Viñoly Architects, © Will Pryce
© Will Pryce

© Will Pryce © Will Pryce © Will Pryce © Will Pryce +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Saint Giles', Oxford OX1 3LB, United Kingdom
  • Area

    24400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Fumihiko Maki Commissioned to Design China's First Design Museum

00:00 - 18 June, 2014
Fumihiko Maki Commissioned to Design China's First Design Museum, Model of the Shekou Museum. Image © China Merchants Property Development & Maki and Associates
Model of the Shekou Museum. Image © China Merchants Property Development & Maki and Associates

The Pritzker Prize-winning architect Fumihiko Maki has revealed early designs for China's "first major design museum", a project in the Shekou district of Shenzhen commissioned by China Merchants Group (CMG) in collaboration with London's V&A Museum. The design model was unveiled yesterday at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London, where representatives of CMG and the V&A signed a collaboration agreement to deliver the museum, which is hoped to open at the end of 2016.

Maki's design for the Shekou Museum features three severely cantilevered volumes atop a deconstructed plinth; a staircase at the corner of the building also leads to the green public space on the roof.

More on the project after the break

Birds-eye view. Image © China Merchants Property Development & Maki and Associates Model of the Shekou Museum. Image © China Merchants Property Development & Maki and Associates Model of the Shekou Museum. Image © China Merchants Property Development & Maki and Associates Model of the Shekou Museum. Image © China Merchants Property Development & Maki and Associates +5