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Holy Cross House / Thomas Balaban Architect

01:00 - 13 February, 2015
Holy Cross House / Thomas Balaban Architect, © Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams +20

wonderWALL / LIKEarchitects

01:00 - 13 February, 2015
wonderWALL / LIKEarchitects, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lisbon, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Diogo Aguiar, Teresa Otto, João Jesus and João Salgueiro, Daniel Mudrak
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Elements of Venice

01:00 - 13 February, 2015
Elements of Venice, Courtesy of Lars Müller Publishers
Courtesy of Lars Müller Publishers

The following is an excerpt from Giulia Foscari's Elements of Venice, a book that applies the dissection strategy Rem Koolhaas explored in "Elements of Architecture” at this year's Venice Biennale. The book aims to demystify the notion that Venice has remained unchanged throughout its history and addresses contemporary issues along with strictly historical considerations. Read on for a preview of Elements of Venice, including Rem Koolhaas' introduction to the book. 

LP House / Metro Arquitetos Associados

01:00 - 13 February, 2015
LP House / Metro Arquitetos Associados, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +25

Miranda Law Firm / Rita Pinto Ribeiro

01:00 - 13 February, 2015
Miranda Law Firm / Rita Pinto Ribeiro, © José Pinto Ribeiro | Fotografia
© José Pinto Ribeiro | Fotografia

© José Pinto Ribeiro | Fotografia © José Pinto Ribeiro | Fotografia © José Pinto Ribeiro | Fotografia © José Pinto Ribeiro | Fotografia +37

Sulgrave Road Apartments / Teatum+Teatum

01:00 - 13 February, 2015
Sulgrave Road Apartments  / Teatum+Teatum , © Lyndon Douglas
© Lyndon Douglas

© Lyndon Douglas © Lyndon Douglas © Lyndon Douglas © Lyndon Douglas +31

Nugegoda House / Chinthaka Wickramage associates

01:00 - 13 February, 2015
Nugegoda House / Chinthaka Wickramage associates, © Eresh Weerasuriya
© Eresh Weerasuriya

© Eresh Weerasuriya © Eresh Weerasuriya © Eresh Weerasuriya © Eresh Weerasuriya +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Architect in Charge

    Chinthaka Wickramage, Nileeka Senerath
  • Civil Contractor

    Pasalka builders and decorators ltd.
  • Area

    220.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Portable Precision: Scale Drawing On iOS

00:00 - 13 February, 2015

Arrette Scale have released an update ($8.99) for their iOS app which addresses the level of precision and dexterity in the use of the Edge Tools, which have new controls and behavior. The app itself has proved popular among architects, aiming to provide designers with a simple, familiar drawing environment usable by anyone comfortable with traditional drawing tools. Allowing users to digitally review work by sharing ideas and drawings, Arrette’s platform welcomes incremental design changes and collaboration on  without the need for printing reams of paper.

Find out what's new after the break.

VIDEO: Stunning Time-Lapse Captures Life in Rio de Janeiro

00:00 - 13 February, 2015

It’s no wonder that the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere. From Copacabana’s Balneario Beach to the iconic Cristo Redentor atop Corcovado, Rio is a “cidade maravilhosa” (marvelous city) with one of the most spectacular urban settings in the world. Capturing its mystic, the pros of Scientifantastic have posted a stunning time-lapse that captures life in the coastal Brazilian megalopolis.

Another, revealing the favelas of Brazil and more, after the break.

Exhibition of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos Opens at the Museum of Estonian Architecture in Tallinn

00:00 - 13 February, 2015
Exhibition of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos Opens at the Museum of Estonian Architecture in Tallinn, Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos. Arvo Pärt Centre to be built in Estonia by 2018 (Rendering)
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos. Arvo Pärt Centre to be built in Estonia by 2018 (Rendering)

The Museum of Estonian Architecture opens its new season with an exhibition of the latest recipients of the Alvar Aalto Medal, Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos. Exhibition “The Window and the Mirror” opens at the museum today (Friday, February 13), providing visitors a first-hand experience of the works of the internationally acclaimed architects Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano. In 2014 Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos won the architecture competition of the Arvo Pärt Centre to be built in Estonia by 2018.

Planning Korea Turns to the Microbial World to Inspire the Future of Paris

01:00 - 13 February, 2015
Planning Korea Turns to the Microbial World to Inspire the Future of Paris, Courtesy of Planning Korea
Courtesy of Planning Korea

When asked by the City of Paris to envision its future, Planning Korea turned to the uncharted microbial world of the city’s parks. Their observations lead them to an unusual proposal: shape the future “Greater Paris” by infilling voids within the urban landscape (in this case, between two bridges in the heart of Porte Maillot) with a floating, “organism-like” complex of mixed-use pods designed to coexist with the “macro world of artificial structures.”

Courtesy of Planning Korea Courtesy of Planning Korea Courtesy of Planning Korea Courtesy of Planning Korea +11

8 Inscribed Houses and Three Courtyards / Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos

01:00 - 13 February, 2015
8 Inscribed Houses and Three Courtyards / Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos, © Simón García
© Simón García

Courtesy of Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos © Simón García Courtesy of Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos © Simón García +26

Diyar Media Studio / ReNa Design

01:00 - 13 February, 2015
Diyar Media Studio  / ReNa Design, Courtesy of Reza Najafian
Courtesy of Reza Najafian

Courtesy of Reza Najafian Courtesy of Reza Najafian Courtesy of Reza Najafian Courtesy of Reza Najafian +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tehran, Tehran, Iran
  • Architect in Charge

    Reza Najafian
  • Area

    145.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013

Jurors Deny Support of Morphosis’ Vals Hotel Appointment

00:00 - 12 February, 2015
Jurors Deny Support of Morphosis’ Vals Hotel Appointment , Therme Vals / Peter Zumthor. Image © CC Flickr User Richard Tucker
Therme Vals / Peter Zumthor. Image © CC Flickr User Richard Tucker

A group of five high-profile jurors, lead by Louisa Hutton of Berlin-based Sauerbruch Hutton, have issued a statement through the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA) denying any support of Morphosis’ appointment to design the 7132 Hotel in Vals, Switzerland. According to reports, the jury had “significant question marks” regarding the chosen design, ultimately leading to the high-profile competition’s termination when the jury failed to recommend a winner. This seems to be a result of the client and jury’s inability to find common ground. 

Villeroy & Boch Announces North American Designer Bathroom Challenge Winner

00:00 - 12 February, 2015
Villeroy & Boch Announces North American Designer Bathroom Challenge Winner, Saoli Chu, Home Retreat
Saoli Chu, Home Retreat

Villeroy & Boch has chosen the winner of its first-ever North American Designer Bathroom Challenge. Saoli Chu of BuiltIn Studio in Manhattan was selected by an expert panel of judges for her innovative and luxurious Home Retreat design, which featured Villeroy & Boch’s Memento washbasins, Aveo bathtub and Subway wall-mounted toilet.  

The 14 Stories Behind the 2015 Building of the Year Award Winners

01:00 - 12 February, 2015
The 14 Stories Behind the 2015 Building of the Year Award Winners

With our annual Building of the Year Awards, over 30,000 readers narrowed down over 3,000 projects, selecting just 14 as the best examples of architecture that ArchDaily has published in the past year. The results have been celebrated and widely shared, of course, usually in the form of images of each project. But what is often forgotten in this flurry of image sharing is that every one of these 14 projects has a backstory of significance which adds to our understanding of their architectural quality.

Some of these projects are intelligent responses to pressing social issues, others are twists on a well-established typology. Others still are simply supreme examples of architectural dexterity. In order that we don't forget the tremendous amount of effort that goes into creating each of these architectural masterpieces, continue reading after the break for the 14 stories that defined this year's Building of the Year Awards.

Intrinsic School / Wheeler Kearns Architects

01:00 - 12 February, 2015
Intrinsic School / Wheeler Kearns Architects, © Steve Hall - Hedrich Blessing Photography
© Steve Hall - Hedrich Blessing Photography

© Steve Hall - Hedrich Blessing Photography © Steve Hall - Hedrich Blessing Photography © Steve Hall - Hedrich Blessing Photography © Steve Hall - Hedrich Blessing Photography +31

Mid-Town Triplex / Studio JCI

01:00 - 12 February, 2015
Mid-Town Triplex / Studio JCI , © Scott Norsworthy
© Scott Norsworthy

© Scott Norsworthy © Scott Norsworthy © Scott Norsworthy © Scott Norsworthy +16