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Surrounded House / 2.8x arquitectos

01:00 - 14 February, 2014
Surrounded  House / 2.8x arquitectos, © Javier Florez
© Javier Florez
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lima, Peru
  • Architects in Charge

    Nikolás Briceño, Jaime Sarmiento
  • Collaborators

    Caroline Ore, Erick Bergelund
  • Area

    410.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Javier Florez © Javier Florez © Javier Florez © Javier Florez +29

12 dwellings in Jaen / bRijUNi Architects

01:00 - 14 February, 2014
12 dwellings in Jaen / bRijUNi Architects, © Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Llana de San Juan, 41, 23004 Jaén, Jaén, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Beatriz Villanueva Cajide and Francisco Javier Casas Cobo
  • Project Area

    1100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada +20

House for 3 dwellings / Paul Basañez, Ibon Basañez, Alvaro Albaizar

01:00 - 14 February, 2014
House for 3 dwellings  / Paul Basañez, Ibon Basañez, Alvaro Albaizar, © Mikel Eskauriaza
© Mikel Eskauriaza

© Mikel Eskauriaza © Mikel Eskauriaza © Mari Luz Vidal © Mikel Eskauriaza +21

Loft 38 / Khosla Associates

01:00 - 14 February, 2014
Loft 38  / Khosla Associates, © Shamath Patil J.
© Shamath Patil J.

© Shamath Patil J. © Shamath Patil J. © Shamath Patil J. © Shamath Patil J. +22

Barn and Dwelling G / Aeby Aumann Emery architectes

01:00 - 14 February, 2014
Barn and Dwelling G  / Aeby Aumann Emery architectes, © Corinne Cuendet
© Corinne Cuendet

© Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Corinne Cuendet +15

Emerging Visions Portfolio Competition 2014

01:00 - 14 February, 2014
Emerging Visions Portfolio Competition 2014

The Chicago Architectural Club, with the support of AIA Chicago and the Graham Foundation, today announced the launch of the 2014 Emerging Visions portfolio competition. This competition seeks to provide a forum for young designers to be recognized and to share their visions, inventions and ideas. The award promotes significant architectural endeavors by young architects, designers and new practices yet to be acknowledged. 

La Tequila South Restaurant / LOA

01:00 - 14 February, 2014
La Tequila South Restaurant / LOA , © Marcos Gracia
© Marcos Gracia
  • Architects

  • Location

    López Mateos Sur, San Agustín, Gavilanes, 45645 Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, JAL, Mexico
  • Architects in Charge

    Iñaki Díaz de León Orraca, Federico Díaz de León Orraca
  • Collaborators

    Lourdes Origel, Rozela Santana
  • Area

    670.0 sqm
  • Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Marcos Gracia © Marcos Gracia © Marcos Gracia © Marcos Gracia +14

DTF House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos

01:00 - 14 February, 2014
DTF House / Elías Rizo Arquitectos, © Marcos García
© Marcos García
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zapopan, JAL, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Elías Rizo Suárez, Alejandro Rizo Suárez
  • Collaborators

    Jenny Mora,
Paola Hernández, Alma Osnaya, Jenny Camarena, Gabriela Chávez, Roberto Contreras, Rigo González, Andrea Zúñiga, Daniela Valdez, Maripily Roel, Diana Reséndiz y Rodrigo Ortega
  • Constructor

    Ingenieros de la Torre S.A. de C.V.
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Marcos García © Marcos García © Marcos García © Marcos García +16

Frank Gehry’s Ground Zero Performing Arts Scheme Abandoned

00:00 - 14 February, 2014
Frank Gehry’s Ground Zero Performing Arts Scheme Abandoned, Original Proposal. Image © Gehry Partners
Original Proposal. Image © Gehry Partners

The recent hire of temporary artistic director David Lan has indicated that plans for Ground Zero’s “world center for the performing arts” is moving forward in New York. The famed London director will work alongside Charcoalblue managing partner Andy Hayles to revise the original Frank Gehry-designed scheme which, according to the center’s president, was prematurely designed. This leaves Gehry’s involvement unclear, as the initial 1000-seat center will be abandoned for a scaled down, three-theater house that ranges from 150 to 550 seats. Competition for funding also remains an obstacle, in light of venues such as Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s 2017 Culture Shed. You can learn more about the center’s update here

The A-Z of Brutalism

00:00 - 14 February, 2014
The A-Z of Brutalism, © Andy Spain
© Andy Spain

The Guardian’s Jonathan Meades has named the “incredible hulks” of Brutalism with a thought provoking A-Z list that ranges from Hans Asplund, who coined the term “nybrutalism,” to California’s fascination with Zapotec-like adornments in the 1960s. Read the list in full and discover why Quebec City, Yugoslavia’s Janko Konstantinov, and Danish architect Jørn Utzon are all considered incredible hulks here.

A Dozen Red Details Worth Swooning Over

01:00 - 14 February, 2014
A Dozen Red Details Worth Swooning Over, Theatre Agora / UNStudio © Iwan Baan
Theatre Agora / UNStudio © Iwan Baan

Rather than a bouquet of roses, we wanted to express our love with a dozen seductive images of architecture dressed in red. Because nothing steals an architect’s heart like a well designed, beautifully detailed structure.

Our 12 most loved projects in red, after the break...

House in Normandy / Beckmann-N’thepe Architectes RATP Bus Center in Thiais / ECDM Red Wall / 3Gatti Architecture Studio © Shen Qiang & Daniele Mattioli GASP! Stage 2 / Room11 © Ben Hosking +20

MICROTOPIA: Free on ArchDaily for the Next 24 Hours

00:00 - 14 February, 2014

For twenty-four hours only (until 5:59PM EST February 15th), ArchDaily readers have been given the exclusive opportunity to watch the documentary, MICROTOPIA, in its entirety, for free. 

The film is a provocative look at the global trends of micro-housing, downsizing, and living off-grid. As the film-makers put it: "In an age of increasing population and technological gains, today’s mobile society has resulted in a demand, or perhaps a dream, for portable dwellings and dwellings in new settings and situations. Microtopia explores how architects, artists and ordinary problem-solvers are pushing the limits to find answers to their dreams of portability,flexibility – and of creating independence from “the grid.”[...] On the sidewalk, on rooftops, in industrial landscapes and in nature we will see and feel how these abodes meet the dreams set up by their creators."

Miss your 24-hour window? MICROTOPIA is available to rent for $3.99 on Vimeo. You can also check out the trailer after the break.

Music Conservatory in Paris' 17th Arrondissement / Basalt Architects

01:00 - 14 February, 2014
Music Conservatory in Paris' 17th Arrondissement / Basalt Architects, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +29

PRD Office Building / Fassio-Viaud Architectes

01:00 - 14 February, 2014
PRD Office Building / Fassio-Viaud Architectes, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +32

Wallaby Lane House / Robinson Architects

01:00 - 14 February, 2014
© Nic Granleese
© Nic Granleese

© Nic Granleese © Nic Granleese © Nic Granleese © Nic Granleese +14

Critical Round-Up: 'Sensing Spaces' Strikes a Chord With Critics

00:00 - 14 February, 2014
Critical Round-Up: 'Sensing Spaces' Strikes a Chord With Critics, © Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2014. Photography: James Harris
© Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2014. Photography: James Harris

As the most ambitious architecture exhibition hosted by the Royal Academy of Arts in a generation, Sensing Spaces was inevitably going to be under a lot of scrutiny from architecture and art critics. According to the Academy's Chief Executive Charles Saumarez-Smith, the momentous exhibition "represents a shift away from postwar modern architecture where it was about problem solving, to thinking about architecture in terms of experience, material, light and space." 

Fortunately the exhibition seems to have struck a chord with critics, who have almost universally praised the exhibition's premise and have, to varying extents, been highly complementary about the individual exhibits.

Read on after the break for a round-up of the critics' opinions

Opinion was more divided on Li Xiaodong's maze of hazel twigs - with Olcayto describing the "whiff of 'boutique hotel'", while Pilger describes it as "fabulously still, serious, and meditative". Image © Benedict Johnson Grafton Architects' play with light was another highly popular exhibit, with Olcayto describing its "magnetic charm". Image © Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2014. Photography: James Harris The installation by Pezo von Ellrichshausen was one of the most popular, with critics praising how it alters perspectives of the room. Image © Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2014. Photography: James Harris Kengo Kuma's installation was described by Wainwright as "insipid", and by Moore as "too literal". Image © Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2014. Photography: James Harris +6

J. Mayer H. Designs 70-Meter Tower for Duesseldorf

00:00 - 14 February, 2014
J. Mayer H. Designs 70-Meter Tower for Duesseldorf, © J. MAYER H., via designboom
© J. MAYER H., via designboom

J. Mayer H. has been crowned as winner of an invited competition to design a 19-story medical services and residential high-rise in the center of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region. The “sculptural” tower, which is defined by the horizontal “cloud-shaped” aluminum strips that cloak its facade, is designed to “provide a natural atmosphere” enhanced by planted terraces and balconies overlooking the adjacent landscape of the Rheinaue and views of Duesseldorf. 

If the Winter Olympics Were in NYC...

00:00 - 14 February, 2014
If the Winter Olympics Were in NYC..., © ANGEL FRANCO and RICHARD PERRY, via The New York Times
© ANGEL FRANCO and RICHARD PERRY, via The New York Times

The New York Times has run a fascinating thought experiment in rendered form: What would it look like if the winter Olympics were held in New York City? From luges through Times Square to ski jumps over Bryant park, the ideas are certainly fantastical - but also fun lessons in scale. See them all here