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Lowcost Airport in Bordeaux / Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Vérons architectes associés

01:00 - 11 April, 2014
Lowcost Airport in Bordeaux / Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Vérons architectes associés, Courtesy of Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Vérons architectes associés
Courtesy of Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Vérons architectes associés

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Where Do You Work? The Offices of ArchDaily Readers

00:00 - 11 April, 2014
Where Do You Work? The Offices of ArchDaily Readers, BIG's office in Copenhagen. Image © BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
BIG's office in Copenhagen. Image © BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

In 2009 we reached out to our readers across the globe and asked "What does your office look like?" From transparent tubes (like Selgas Cano's popular studio) to wide-open spaces (like BIG's offices in Copenhagen), we learned that the projects we publish every day are produced in all kinds of settings. But has anything changed over these few years?

Milestone Student Housing / Josef Weichenberger Architects + Partner + Ernst Hoffmann Ziviltechniker

01:00 - 11 April, 2014
Milestone Student Housing / Josef Weichenberger Architects + Partner + Ernst Hoffmann Ziviltechniker, © Erika Mayer
© Erika Mayer

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House Renovation in Osaka / Coil Kazuteru Matumura Architects

01:00 - 11 April, 2014
House Renovation in Osaka / Coil Kazuteru Matumura Architects, © Yoshiro Masuda
© Yoshiro Masuda

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Lingo Construction Services / Elliott + Associates Architects

01:00 - 11 April, 2014
Lingo Construction Services / Elliott + Associates Architects, © Scott McDonald - Hedrich Blessing
© Scott McDonald - Hedrich Blessing

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Kangka Zhouzhuang Tourist Resort Aquatic Club / UDG China

01:00 - 11 April, 2014
Kangka Zhouzhuang Tourist Resort Aquatic Club / UDG China, © Yao Li
© Yao Li

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Zhouzhuangzhen, Kunshan, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China, 215325
  • Architect in Charge

    Qian Qiang, Li Xiaojian, Bernd Lederle, Feng Haihua, Li Chencheng, Bi Yifei, Tanase yo shoji, Satoshi Morita, Chen Hongbin, Simone De Gradi
  • Area

    1800.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Tunnel House / Makiko Tsukada Architects

00:00 - 11 April, 2014
© Shinkenchiku-sha
© Shinkenchiku-sha

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Tetra Shed: A Multi-Functional, Modular Building System Now Available

00:00 - 11 April, 2014
Tetra Shed: A Multi-Functional, Modular Building System Now Available, © innovation imperative
© innovation imperative

Remember Innovation Imperative's modular alternative to the “cuboid office?” Shortly after featuring it on ArchDaily interest for the innovative building system grew exponentially; you can now purchase your very own tetra shed® for $25,000 (price subject to decrease, contingent on demand). Each unit is customizable, expandable, fully insulated, and easily tailored to suit your climatic needs. Measuring at about 10 square meters, the units can be transformed into a garden office, spare bedroom, or even combined and stacked to create studio homes and boutique hotels. Continue after the break to learn more about the capabilities of the tetra shed®.

Culture House Eemhuis / Neutelings Riedijk Architects

01:00 - 11 April, 2014
Culture House Eemhuis / Neutelings Riedijk Architects, Courtesy of Scagliolabrakke, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten
Courtesy of Scagliolabrakke, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten

Courtesy of Scagliolabrakke, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten Courtesy of Scagliolabrakke, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten Courtesy of Scagliolabrakke, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten Courtesy of Scagliolabrakke, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Eemplein, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
  • Area

    16000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Scagliolabrakke, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten

Exhibition: Bowlarama: California Bowling Architecture, 1954-1964

00:00 - 10 April, 2014
Exhibition: Bowlarama: California Bowling Architecture, 1954-1964, Holiday Bowl / © Jack Laxer
Holiday Bowl / © Jack Laxer

Text by Isaac Wilhelm:

The Architecture of Kowloon Walled City: An Excerpt from 'City of Darkness Revisited'

01:00 - 10 April, 2014
The Architecture of Kowloon Walled City: An Excerpt from 'City of Darkness Revisited', Courtesy of 'City of Darkness Revisited'
Courtesy of 'City of Darkness Revisited'

In light of the release of a second, revised edition of City of Darkness -- the authoritative text on Kowloon Walled City, which you can help Kickstart here -- authors Greg Girard and Ian Lambot have shared an excerpt from City of Darkness Revisited

The early phases of the Walled City were characterised by predictable building typologies and the buildings were constructed on the principle of squatters’ rights, with random construction on spots of available land by whoever got there first. Alleyways and passages evolved – unplanned – into the established ‘map’ of the City, which would remain until it came down. A basic electric supply existed, increasingly burdened by illegal connections that frequently overloaded the system, and the few standpipes supplied the only water. As the need to accommodate the ever growing residential and commercial populations forced it to in the 1960s, the building typology of the Walled City made the leap from two- to three-storey residential structures to taller, six- to seven-storey ones. This represented an important threshold, because at these greater heights the buildings unavoidably became more complex and required greater labour to realise, reinforced concrete, more investment, and so on. They also required a different way of living. Water had to be transported up to the higher floors by hand. Likewise the propane gas canisters that furnished fuel to cook or heat water.

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Forest House / Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz

01:00 - 10 April, 2014
Forest House / Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz, Courtesy of Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz
Courtesy of Biuro Architektoniczne Barycz & Saramowicz

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Seaside House / Gray Organschi Architecture

01:00 - 10 April, 2014
© Gray Organschi Architecture
© Gray Organschi Architecture

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Archaeology of the Periphery: Moscow Beyond Its Center

00:00 - 10 April, 2014
Archaeology of the Periphery: Moscow Beyond Its Center

In Archaeology of the Periphery, a publication emerging out of the Moscow Urban Forum, a variety of specialists tackle the issue of a strategy for the development of Moscow's metropolitan area. As one of the best examples of urban concentric development, teams of engineers, architects, planners, economists and sociologists, studied the Russian metropolis with a pointed focus on the periphery—specifically the territory between the Third Ring Road and the Moscow Ring Road. Using an "archaeological" approach, the study reveals entrenched and hidden planning structures in order to increase the awareness and attractiveness of the periphery. Archaeology of the Periphery argues that examination of the city's fringe requires different methods of analysis than would be applied to traditional city centers.

"As the centre sets a certain quality of life and serves as a benchmark for the entire city, the high "gravitation" of the centre makes the signs of urban life invisible on the outskirts. Different optics are required in order to work with the non-central urban space. The tactic of "taking out" the centre and "sharpening the focus" on the peripheral territory will reveal what has been obscured and help identify the processes that take place, study potential, support or control the current forces at play.

The term "periphery," which is based on the opposition to a semantic centre is used in a wide range of scientific fields. The myriad of approaches underlines the ambiguity of the phenomenon and at the same time provides a base for an multidisciplinary research. This research was performed by experts in sociology (S), politics (P), architecture and urban planning (A), culture (C), economics (E) and big data (D). Methodology — SPACED — allows a broader view of the actual and potential intersections, going."

Details Emerge on World’s Largest Airport Terminal in Istanbul

01:00 - 10 April, 2014
Details Emerge on World’s Largest Airport Terminal in Istanbul, © MIR
© MIR

Grimshaw, Nordic Office of Architecture (Oslo) and Haptic Architects (London) have released details on what is expected to be the world’s busiest airport terminal: Istanbul Grand Airport. Planned for the Black Sea coast, just 35 kilometers outside the city, the six-runway development, masterplanned by Arup, will serve as a modern gateway to Istanbul and Turkey. 

The first of the project’s four phases is slated for completion in 2018 and will serve 90 million passengers per year. Once all phases are complete, the airport’s capacity will expand to over 150 million annual passengers, making it the world’s largest airport terminal under a single roof. 

“The Istanbul Grand Airport will be a modern, highly functional airport, with a unique sense of space,” described Nordic. “The airport is inspired by what makes Istanbul great: a large-scale, heaving metropolis with millennia of history, stunning architecture, both new and old, and a richness in color, patterns and quality of light.”

Mexico City Shortlists Seven Architects for Major Airport Expansion

00:00 - 10 April, 2014
Mexico City Shortlists Seven Architects for Major Airport Expansion, Zagreb Airport Competition Proposal / ZHA © Zaha Hadid Architects
Zagreb Airport Competition Proposal / ZHA © Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid, Norman Foster and Richard Rogers are among seven international practices listed to compete for a 5,000 hectare expansion that hopes to “alleviate severe congestion” at the Mexico City airport. With each team led by Mexican firms, the shortlisted architects, which also include SOM, Gensler, Pascall+Watson and Teodoro González de León with Taller de Arquitectura X, have been asked to envision a 70-gate, phased expansion capable of hosting 40-million passengers per year. A schematic masterplan has been provided by Arup. Completion of the first phases is tentatively planned for 2018. 

Robert Hull, Co-Founder of the Miller Hull Partnership, Dies at 68

00:00 - 10 April, 2014
Robert Hull, Co-Founder of the Miller Hull Partnership, Dies at 68, The Bullitt Center, the World’s Greenest Commercial Building. Image Courtesy of The Miller Hull Partnership
The Bullitt Center, the World’s Greenest Commercial Building. Image Courtesy of The Miller Hull Partnership

U.S. architect Robert Hull, FAIA, has passed away at 68 due to a stroke. Always to remembered by his peers as a “beloved colleague,” the Seattle-based practitioner, together with his business partner David Miller, was a national leader of sustainable design and architecture in the Pacific Northwest. You can review some of Hull’s work here and read The Miller Hull Partnership’s official obituary, after the break. 

Nieuw Leyden Block / Arons en Gelauff Architecten

01:00 - 10 April, 2014
Nieuw Leyden Block / Arons en Gelauff Architecten, © Luuk Kramer
© Luuk Kramer

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