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00:00 - 17 March, 2014
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New Images: Inside Steven Holl’s Sifang Art Museum

01:00 - 16 March, 2014
© Sifang Art Museum
© Sifang Art Museum

Steven Holl Architects has shared with us an impressive gallery of images of their recent project, Nanjing’s Sifang Art Museum. Rising above the lush landscape of the Pearl Spring, the new museum was designed as a physical manifestation of the parallel perspective, a technique prevalent in early Chinese paintings. From a subtly distorted courtyard with no vanishing points to an upper level gallery with calculated views and pristine light, the experience through the Sifang Art Museum is unlike any other. 

See for yourself, after the break... 

Architectural Review's Latest Issue: "Is This The End of Public Space?"

00:00 - 16 March, 2014
Courtesy of The Architectural Review
Courtesy of The Architectural Review

ArchDaily is happy to announce a new development in our partnership with The Architectural Review. Each month, AR's editor, Catherine Slessor, will weigh in with a thematic introduction to the subjects addressed in their current issue. Up now: public space. Is it on the brink of extinction? And, if so, how can we reclaim it?

Just over 20 years ago, Mike Davis and Michael Sorkin predicted the end of public space as we knew it. ‘America’s cities are being rapidly transformed by a sinister and homogeneous design’, they wrote at the time. ‘A new kind of urbanism - manipulative, dispersed, and hostile to traditional public space - is emerging both at the heart and at the edge of town in megamalls, corporate enclaves, gentrified zones, and pseudo-historic marketplaces.It marked the beginning of the realisation that public space was being stealthily privatised and commodified; the historic freedoms of the agora and the piazza replaced by the patrolled and proscribed confine of the theme park and shopping mall.

Compiègne Univeristy of Technology / Ameller Dubois & Associés

01:00 - 16 March, 2014
© Frédéric Allinne
© Frédéric Allinne
  • Architects

  • Location

    66 Avenue de Landshut, U.T.C., UTC : Université de Technologie de Compiègne - Centre Pierre Guillaumat, 60200 Compiègne, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Philippe Ameller, Jacques Dubois
  • Design Team

    Laurent Machet, Christiaan Weiler, Arne von Seidlitz, Haithem Oueriemmi, Pascal Bardi, Stéphane Vedrenne
  • Area

    5200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Noëlle Hoeppe © Noëlle Hoeppe © Noëlle Hoeppe © Noëlle Hoeppe +27

The Question of Preserving Melbourne's Modernism

00:00 - 16 March, 2014
The Question of Preserving Melbourne's Modernism, Total House, one of the buildings at the center of the debacle. Image © Flickr CC User Rory Hyde
Total House, one of the buildings at the center of the debacle. Image © Flickr CC User Rory Hyde

Melbourne newspapers are reporting on an argument breaking out over the preservation of the city's postwar modernist buildings, centering (as ever) on the dispute between their value as cultural heritage vs their 'ugliness' (you can see all the contested buildings in a neat graphic at The Age). While many are in favor of preservation, Alan Davies, in anarticle for Crikey, warns that the cultural benefit in protecting these buildings should always be weighed against the cost of preventing the developments that would have taken their place. Read the full article here.

Lavaflow 5 / Craig Steely

01:00 - 16 March, 2014
Lavaflow 5  / Craig Steely, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Island of Hawai‘i, Hawaii, United States
  • Area

    2800.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Osulloc Tea House Pavilions / Mass Studies

01:00 - 16 March, 2014
Osulloc Tea House Pavilions / Mass Studies, © Yong-Kwan Kim
© Yong-Kwan Kim
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Minsuk Cho, Kisu Park, Joungwon Lee, Hyunseok Jung, Jonghwa Hong, Kwonwoong Lim, Soo hyun Jin, Daehyun Kim
  • Area

    1452.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Yong-Kwan Kim © Yong-Kwan Kim © Yong-Kwan Kim © Yong-Kwan Kim +59

Exhibition: Jarmund / Vigsnæs Architects, Constructing Views 2011-2014

00:00 - 16 March, 2014
Exhibition: Jarmund / Vigsnæs Architects, Constructing Views 2011-2014, Dune House / © Nils Petter Dale
Dune House / © Nils Petter Dale

On view at La Galerie D'Architecture until April 9, Jarmund / Vigsnæs Architects, Constructing Views 2011-2014, will exhibit 16 projects completed by the Norwegian architects in the last three years.

Francisco Mangado-Led Team Wins Thermal Bath Competition in Southern France

00:00 - 16 March, 2014
Francisco Mangado-Led Team Wins Thermal Bath Competition in Southern France, Courtesy of Francisco Mangado
Courtesy of Francisco Mangado

The Spanish office of Francisco Mangado in collaboration with French offices V2S architectes, Terrell, SACET, Alayrac, and GAMBA Acoustique Architecturale & Urbaine, has won an international competition to convert the old Thermal Hospital of the municipality of Amélie-les-Bains in southern France into a spa.

KAAN Tapped to Transform Heritage Site into Dutch Think Tank

00:00 - 16 March, 2014
KAAN Tapped to Transform Heritage Site into Dutch Think Tank, © KAAN Architecten
© KAAN Architecten

The Hague government officials have named KAAN Architecten’s design for the Facilicom Consortium PPS B30 as winner of the PPP contract for the Bezuidenhoutseweg 30 project. Originally built in 1917 for the Department of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries, KAAN is expected to transform the existing National Heritage Site facilities into a vibrant and open “modern day think tank” for the Dutch government. 

Red Bridge House / Smerin Architects

01:00 - 16 March, 2014
Red Bridge House / Smerin Architects, © Tim Crocker
© Tim Crocker
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ashdown Forest, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22, United Kingdom
  • Area

    345.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker +23

Komai Residence / Robert M. Gurney Architect

01:00 - 16 March, 2014
Komai Residence / Robert M. Gurney Architect, © Maxwell MacKenzie
© Maxwell MacKenzie

© Maxwell MacKenzie © Maxwell MacKenzie © Maxwell MacKenzie © Maxwell MacKenzie +18

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt / Huber Staudt Architekten

01:00 - 15 March, 2014
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt / Huber Staudt Architekten, © Werner Hutmacher
© Werner Hutmacher
  • Architects

  • Location

    Abbestraße 2, 10587 Berlin, Germany
  • Design Team

    Julian Arons , Alexandra Barre, Magdalena Falska , António Henriques , Christian Huber, Sebastian Kroeker , Leander Moons , Anna Naumann, Natalia Novoa Vidal, Jördis Petzold, Tobias Shepherd , the Wolfgang Staudt, Joachim Staudt, Jörg weighting
  • Area

    1759.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Werner Hutmacher © Werner Hutmacher © Werner Hutmacher © Werner Hutmacher +11

120 HOURS Competition Winners Announced

01:00 - 15 March, 2014
120 HOURS Competition Winners Announced, First Prize: Architecture / Antariksh Tandon, Jennifer Tu Anh Phan. Image Courtesy of 120 HOURS
First Prize: Architecture / Antariksh Tandon, Jennifer Tu Anh Phan. Image Courtesy of 120 HOURS

This year’s 120 HOURS competition challenged young architects from around the world to design a communicative icon of sustainability for the festival grounds of the Norwegian Øya Music Festival. With 2989 participants from 83 countries, it claims this year’s title for the world’s biggest architecture competition, for and by students. Enough drum-rolling, let’s take a look at the winning designs after the break…

2014 Emerging Visions Winners Announced

00:00 - 15 March, 2014
2014 Emerging Visions Winners Announced, Helsinki South Harbor. Image © Christopher Marcinkoski and Andrew Moddrell (PORT)
Helsinki South Harbor. Image © Christopher Marcinkoski and Andrew Moddrell (PORT)

The Chicago Architectural Club has named Christopher Marcinkoski and Andrew Moddrell of PORT Architecture + Urbanism and Grant Gibson of CAMES/gibson winners of this year’s Emerging Visions. Since its inauguration in 1998, the portfolio competition has sought to recognize significant endeavors by young architects, designers and new practices in Chicago. Works designed by the recipients will be on display at the 2014 AIA National Convention in Chicago. More information, here

Berlin Wall Memorials Prove Controversial, Fall Behind Schedule

00:00 - 15 March, 2014
Berlin Wall Memorials Prove Controversial, Fall Behind Schedule, The design for the Leipzig Memorial, by Marc Weiss and Martin de Mattia. Image © M+M / ANNABAU
The design for the Leipzig Memorial, by Marc Weiss and Martin de Mattia. Image © M+M / ANNABAU

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall this autumn, Germany planned two memorials, one in Berlin and one in Leipzig. However, as Der Spiegel reports, not only are they almost certainly not going to be complete in time for the anniversary, they have both proven highly controversial with the local people. Will these designs turn out to be monuments to German reunification, or just monumental failures? Read the article on Der Spiegel to find out more.

Country House Goedereede / Korteknie Stuhlmacher Architecten

01:00 - 15 March, 2014
Country House Goedereede / Korteknie Stuhlmacher Architecten, © Luuk Kramer
© Luuk Kramer

© Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer +30

Heatherwick to Transform Cape Town's Grain Silo into Contemporary Art Museum

00:00 - 15 March, 2014
Heatherwick to Transform Cape Town's Grain Silo into Contemporary Art Museum, Interior. Image Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio
Interior. Image Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio

Imagine forty-two, 33 meter high concrete tubes each with a diameter of 5.5 meters, with no open space to experience the volume from within. The brief from the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) for London-based Heatherwick Studio was to "reimagine the Grain Silo Complex at Cape Town's V&A Waterfront with an architectural intervention inspired by its own historic character," calling for a "solution unique for Africa" in order to create "the highest possible quality of exhibition space for the work displayed inside." Heatherwick's response will be the creation of a "a new kind of museum in an African context."