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James Corner Field Operations Chosen to Design Miami “Underline”

18:00 - 16 March, 2015
James Corner Field Operations Chosen to Design Miami “Underline” , The site. Image via TheUnderline.org
The site. Image via TheUnderline.org

High Line co-designer, James Corner Field Operations has been selected to design the proposed 10-mile “Underline” in Miami. Chosen by a local jury from 19 submitted entries, JCFO has been asked to envision a bicycle route and linear park that will replace the threadbare M-Path under the Metrorail tracks from Dadeland to the Miami River. The project has yet to achieve funding, but it is hoped that JCFO’s plan will spark more investor interest. 

Loreto College / ThomsonAdsett

18:00 - 16 March, 2015
Loreto College / ThomsonAdsett, © Alicia Taylor
© Alicia Taylor

© Alicia Taylor © Alicia Taylor © Alicia Taylor © Alicia Taylor + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    415 Cavendish Road, Coorparoo QLD 4151, Australia
  • Architect

    Chad Brown, Phil Horwood, Martin Hammond
  • Project Director

    Graham Legerton
  • Project Architect

    Geraldine Dawson
  • Architectural Technician

    Tom Fowler, Steve Foro
  • Area

    1115.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

WAA Wins Competition to Design "Am Hirschgarten" in Munich

16:25 - 16 March, 2015
WAA Wins Competition to Design "Am Hirschgarten" in Munich , © WAA
© WAA

Wiel Arets Architects (WAA) has won a competition to design a cluster of four mixed-use towers adjacent to Munich’s Hirschgarten station. Each “horseshoe-shaped” building, perched upon a six to seven story plinth, will offer space for office, hotel and retail space as part of the “Am Hirschgarten” development. 

Read on to learn more about WAA's winning proposal. 

© WAA © WAA © WAA © WAA + 6

Tourist Information Centre Postojna / studio stratum

16:00 - 16 March, 2015
Tourist Information Centre Postojna / studio stratum, © Virginia Vrecl
© Virginia Vrecl

© Virginia Vrecl © Virginia Vrecl © Virginia Vrecl © Virginia Vrecl + 12

Koolhaas Denounces Plagiarism Rumors Surrounding Zaera-Polo's Princeton Resignation

14:30 - 16 March, 2015
Koolhaas Denounces Plagiarism Rumors Surrounding Zaera-Polo's Princeton Resignation , Elements of Architecture. Image © Nico Saieh
Elements of Architecture. Image © Nico Saieh

This past October Alejandro Zaera-Polo abruptly resigned from his position as Dean of Princeton’s School of Architecture amidst plagiarism rumors. The resignation, requested by University President Christopher Eisgruber, was the result of Zaera-Polo's removal of citations from his contribution to the “Facade” section of the Elements of Architecture exhibition at the 2014 Venice Biennale

Claiming the rumors to be “demonstrably false,” Zaera-Polo has issued a “clarifying statement” outlining the purpose of his Biennale text to be polemic, and nonacademic, therefore it did not breach “any moral, ethical, or other applicable standards.” An email in support of Zaera-Polo sent by Rem Koolhaas to Eisgruber three days before the resignation has also released, denouncing any wrongdoing from Koolhaas’ perspective as the Biennale’s director.

Read Koolhaas' email, Zaera-Polo's clarification statement and a response from Princeton in full, after the break.

Garden Pavilion / Robert Edson Swain Architecture + Design

14:00 - 16 March, 2015
Garden Pavilion / Robert Edson Swain Architecture + Design, © Ken Gutmaker
© Ken Gutmaker

Courtesy of Robert Edson Swain Architecture + Design Courtesy of Robert Edson Swain Architecture + Design Courtesy of Robert Edson Swain Architecture + Design Courtesy of Robert Edson Swain Architecture + Design + 19

In Residence: Joseph Dirand

12:30 - 16 March, 2015

NOWNESS' latest In Residence series takes us into the Parisian home French architect Joseph Dirand. Adorned with an eclectic mix of vintage relics backdropped by a simple pallet of raw materials, the apartment reveals Dirand's taste for minimalism. “I always want to get inspired by different things and I realize there is no end to learning,” says Dirand. 

Call for Ideas: Food & Wellness Club

12:30 - 16 March, 2015
Call for Ideas: Food & Wellness Club

 (YAC) is launching an open architectural competition to design a Food & Wellness Club for the upcoming F.I.CO.® (Fabbrica Italiana Contadina) theme park in Bologna. In 2016, F.I.CO. will become the world’s  biggest theme park dedicated to food farming and food culture, with nine million tourists expected to visit this structure each year. Such a project will trigger a redevelopment of the surrounding area in order to provide visitors with services. The Food & Wellness Club aims to offer a wellness area for those visitors willing to discover both nutrition and body care, offering comfort and care in a multi-sensory and exclusive space. The question of the competition becomes: how to create an architectural space that combines the elements of food, relaxation, wellness and seasonality?

TELUS Spark / DIALOG

12:00 - 16 March, 2015
TELUS Spark  / DIALOG, Courtesy of DIALOG
Courtesy of DIALOG

Courtesy of DIALOG Courtesy of DIALOG Courtesy of DIALOG Courtesy of DIALOG + 10

  • Architects

  • Location

    TELUS Spark, 220 Saint Georges Drive Northeast, Calgary, AB T2E 5T2, Canada
  • Area

    13500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011

ASA International Design Competition: Dense City

11:00 - 16 March, 2015
ASA International Design Competition: Dense City

Urban public spaces create common grounds for diverse, public participation. They are places of social interaction, recreation, cultural activities, political activities, and many other public events, enhancing the quality of urban life.

As the world's population continues to grow and urban density increases, public space is dropping in proportion to private space in countless cities around the world. And it is almost impossible to add conventional public spaces like large public parks or squares, as the space left in the public domain becomes more and more limited.

The competition asks an open–ended question of how we could use architecture as a device to perform a surgical operation on the already dense city fabric in order to provide a new model of public space. To add to the quality of people’s urban life, what, where and how can we insert a place into the city? What kind of a place would it be? What is currently missing? What is not enough?  Where would we place this intervention when available city space seems scarce? How could we redefine our positive relationship with density?

Las Vegas vs The Landscape: Photographer Michael Light Exposes the Terraforming of the American Dream

09:30 - 16 March, 2015
“Barcelona” Homes and the Edge of Lake Mead Recreation Area, Lake Las Vegas, Henderson, NV; 2011. Image © Michael Light, Lake Las Vegas/Black Mountain
“Barcelona” Homes and the Edge of Lake Mead Recreation Area, Lake Las Vegas, Henderson, NV; 2011. Image © Michael Light, Lake Las Vegas/Black Mountain

“Nestled into the desert landscape that defines Nevada’s visage,
Ascaya feels as if it were shaped by the elements.
[...]
Where stone rises up to meet the sky, there is a place called Ascaya.”
 - The Ascaya promotional website

Not quite, according to Michael Light’s soon-to-be released book, Lake Las Vegas/Black Mountain. Covering the advance of suburban Nevada into the desert, this two-part book looks at Lake Las Vegas, a then-abandoned victim of the 2008 real estate crash which has since emerged from the other side of bankruptcy, and nearby Ascaya, a high end housing estate that is still in the process of being carved into Black Mountain. Light’s photography doesn’t so much question the developers’ summary as it does, say, blast it, scar it, terrace it and then build a large housing development on the remains. Featuring beautifully composed aerial shots of the construction sites and golf courses covering the desert, the book is a clear condemnation of the destructive and unsustainable development in Nevada. Much more than that, though, Light is highlighting a wider philosophy behind developments like Ascaya and Lake Las Vegas that fundamentally fail to connect American society with the American landscape in a non-destructive way.

Sun City” Hiking Trail Looking Southeast, Unbuilt “Ascaya” Lots and Black Mountain Beyond, Henderson, NV; 2010. Image © Michael Light, Lake Las Vegas/Black Mountain Unbuilt “Ascaya” Lots and Cul De Sac Looking West, Henderson, NV; 2011. Image © Michael Light, Lake Las Vegas/Black Mountain Gated “Monaco” Lake Las Vegas Homes, Bankrupt Ponte Vecchio Beyond, Henderson, NV; 2010. Image © Michael Light, Lake Las Vegas/Black Mountain “Roma Hills” Homes And Foreclosed “Obsidian Mountain” Development, “Ascaya” Lots Beyond, Looking South, Henderson, NV; 2012. Image © Michael Light, Lake Las Vegas/Black Mountain + 13

Santa Rosa de Constitución School and Memorial / LAND Architects

09:00 - 16 March, 2015
Santa Rosa de Constitución School and Memorial / LAND Architects, © Sergio Pirrone
© Sergio Pirrone

© Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone + 45

  • Architects

  • Location

    Constitución, Constitución, Maule Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Javier Lorenzo
  • Area

    1400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 7 – Peeking Through the Windows of Porto

08:00 - 16 March, 2015

ArchDaily has teamed up with Building PicturesFilipa Figueira and Tiago Vieira to feature weekly episodes of their video series “Arquitectura à Moda do Porto,” which highlights Porto’s most significant buildings over the last two decades.

The series launched in 2013 and is composed of 10 episodes, each focusing on a different theme: light, stairs, balconies, nature, textures, doors, windows, skylights, pavements and structures.

Last week we featured the series’ sixth episode about Porto’s doors, and now we present Episode 7 – Windows. Read the producers’ description of the latest episode after the break.

Hostel Wadi / Studio Bernardo Secchi & Paola Viganò

06:00 - 16 March, 2015
Hostel Wadi / Studio Bernardo Secchi & Paola Viganò, © Frederik Buyckx
© Frederik Buyckx

© Frederik Buyckx © Frederik Buyckx © Frederik Buyckx © Frederik Buyckx + 8

  • Architects

  • Location

    Molenstraat 62, 2460 Kasterlee, Belgium
  • Design Team

    Uberto degli Uberti, Tommaso Fait, Steven Geeraert, Emmanuel Giannotti, Stefano Peluso, Günter Pusch
  • Area

    952.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Shortlist Announced For 2015 RIBA North West Awards

04:00 - 16 March, 2015
Shortlist Announced For 2015 RIBA North West Awards, Shortlisted: The Whitworth, Manchester / MUMA. Image © Alan Williams
Shortlisted: The Whitworth, Manchester / MUMA. Image © Alan Williams

A total of 15 projects have been shortlisted for RIBA North West 2015 Awards, featuring buildings by John McAslan + Partners, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, MUMA and Carmody Groake. All shortlisted buildings will now be assessed by a regional jury. Regional winners will then be considered for a RIBA National Award in recognition of their architectural excellence, the results of which will place some projects in the running for the 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize. The 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize was won by Haworth Tompkins for the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, a project which was shortlisted by this branch of the RIBA. Feilden Clegg Bradley StudiosManchester School of Art also made it to the national finals.

See the complete list of shortlisted projects after the break.

Summer House in Dalarna / Leo Qvarsebo

04:00 - 16 March, 2015
Summer House in Dalarna / Leo Qvarsebo, Courtesy of Leo Qvarsebo
Courtesy of Leo Qvarsebo

Courtesy of Leo Qvarsebo Courtesy of Leo Qvarsebo Courtesy of Leo Qvarsebo Courtesy of Leo Qvarsebo + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hedemora Ö, Sweden
  • Developer

    Leo Qvarsebo, Mattias Granwald, Robobygg AB
  • Area

    90.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

Trinity Long Room Hub / Mccullough Mulvin Architects

03:00 - 16 March, 2015
Trinity Long Room Hub / Mccullough Mulvin Architects, Courtesy of Mccullough Mulvin Architects
Courtesy of Mccullough Mulvin Architects

Courtesy of Mccullough Mulvin Architects Courtesy of Mccullough Mulvin Architects Courtesy of Mccullough Mulvin Architects Courtesy of Mccullough Mulvin Architects + 20

Al Shaheed Park / Ricardo Camacho

23:00 - 15 March, 2015
Al Shaheed Park / Ricardo Camacho , © Nelson Garrido
© Nelson Garrido

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido + 43

  • Architects

    Ricardo Camacho
  • Location

    Shuhada Park, Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Project Year

    2014