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374 Hamilton / Bourne Blue Architects

01:00 - 15 June, 2014
374 Hamilton / Bourne Blue Architects, © Shane Blue
© Shane Blue

© Shane Blue © Shane Blue © Shane Blue © Shane Blue +25

The "Urban Interior" of Jimenez Lai's Biennale Pavilion for Taiwan

00:00 - 15 June, 2014

UPDATE: We've added our interview with Jimenez Lai.

Jimenez Lai
, leader of Bureau Spectacular and curator of Taiwan's Pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale, claims that "domesticity is possibly one of the origins of architecture" and that "the standardization of the domestic program was...a very modern development." Thus, Lai built nine single-program houses within the Palazzo della Prigioni, each dedicated to one specific domestic act--such as sleeping, eating, etc. The result is a vibrant, colorful response to Rem Koolhaas' unifying theme: "Absorbing Modernity."

Township of Domestic Parts: Made in Taiwan, delves into the part-to-whole relationship and political implications of our domestic lives. But Lai also believes that, from this relationship, we can learn something about the way that cities function. See more images from the exhibition and read on for the curator's statement.

House of Social Dining. Township of Domestic Parts: Made in Taiwan. Image © Nico Saieh Township of Domestic Parts: Made in Taiwan. Image © Nico Saieh House of Alchemy. Township of Domestic Parts: Made in Taiwan. Image © Nico Saieh House of Social Dining. Township of Domestic Parts: Made in Taiwan. Image © Nico Saieh +13

"Places of Memory" - Turkey's Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014

00:00 - 15 June, 2014
"Places of Memory" - Turkey's Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

From the Curators. Rather than conducting a historical account of modern epoch in Turkey, presenting an exhaustive catalogue, or trying to capture its unique local attributes, “Places of Memory” attempts to explore the main theme of the biennial via perceptions and experiences.

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh +11

"Lest We Forget" - UAE's Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014

00:00 - 15 June, 2014
"Lest We Forget" - UAE's Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

From the Curators. Responding to the theme ‘Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014’ set by the curator of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition, Rem Koolhaas, ‘Lest We Forget: Structures of Memory in the United Arab Emirates,’ presents the seminal findings of a larger initiative to archive the history of architectural and urban development in the UAE over the past century. With a concentrated emphasis on the 1970s-1980s, the exhibition examines how public and residential architecture, built within a rapidly expanding urban context, shaped the newly established federation and prepared the foundation for its emergence on a global stage.

Tagus Linear Park / Topiaris Landscape Architecture

01:00 - 15 June, 2014
  • Architects

  • Location

    2625-039 Póvoa de Santa Iria, Portugal
  • Landscape Authors

    Luis Ribeiro, Teresa Barão, Catarina Viana
  • Architecture Author

    Olavo Dias
  • Area

    15000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado +38

Hotel Hotel Lobby and Nishi Grand Stair Interior / March Studio

01:00 - 15 June, 2014
Hotel Hotel Lobby and Nishi Grand Stair Interior / March Studio, © John Gollings
© John Gollings

Courtesy of March Studio Courtesy of March Studio Courtesy of March Studio Courtesy of March Studio +50

  • Architects

  • Location

    25 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia
  • Design Team

    Rodney Eggleston, Sam Rice, Julian Canterbury, Jack Crocker, Jono Ware, Haslett Grounds, Patrick Macasaet
  • Photographs

    John Gollings, Courtesy of March Studio, Rodney Eggleston

Praça Municipal 47 Building / Arquitetura Nacional

01:00 - 14 June, 2014
Praça Municipal 47 Building /  Arquitetura Nacional, © Marcelo Donadussi
© Marcelo Donadussi

© Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Praça Municipal, 47 - Cristo Redentor, Porto Alegre - Rio Grande do Sul, 91040-400, Brazil
  • Design Team

    Eduardo L. Maurmann, Elen B. N. Maurmann, Paula Otto, Marcelo Della Giustina, Luiza Otto, Lucas Pessatto, Athena Guimarães, Janet Fernández, Ana Paula Restelli, Marco Calheiros, Marjory Bertoldo, Laís Adib, Bruna Tavares, Paula Sassi, Jefferson Scapineli, Jessica Schröder.
  • Area

    1532.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Almacén del Bife en México / Taller G Arquitectos

01:00 - 14 June, 2014
Almacén del Bife en México / Taller G Arquitectos, © Jorge de Luna
© Jorge de Luna

© Jorge de Luna © Jorge de Luna © Jorge de Luna © Jorge de Luna +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Av. Luis Donaldo Colosio, Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Gerardo Galván Castro
  • Area

    1100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Helmond Station / studioSK,Movares

01:00 - 14 June, 2014
Helmond Station / studioSK,Movares , © Ben Vulkers fotografie
© Ben Vulkers fotografie

© Ben Vulkers fotografie © Ivo Bastiaansen © Ben Vulkers fotografie © Ben Vulkers fotografie +23

Reflective Concrete, Wooden Textiles And More: Five Materials You Never Knew Existed

00:00 - 14 June, 2014
Reflective Concrete, Wooden Textiles And More: Five Materials You Never Knew Existed, Wooden Textiles - A Mixture Of Of Materials That Makes Wood Feel Soft. Image Courtesy of Interiors & Sources
Wooden Textiles - A Mixture Of Of Materials That Makes Wood Feel Soft. Image Courtesy of Interiors & Sources

The following post is presented by ArchDaily Materials, our new US product catalog.

Recently, Interiors & Sources featured fourteen of the coolest materials they've come across in their 30-year history; the following post lists the five that most tickled our fancy. Enjoy!

AD Round Up: Architecture in Vietnam

00:00 - 14 June, 2014
AD Round Up: Architecture in Vietnam, Hanoi Museum / gmp Architekten. Image © Marcus Bredt
Hanoi Museum / gmp Architekten. Image © Marcus Bredt

There are few countries as architecturally diverse as Vietnam.  To celebrate this diversity, we’ve collected five of our favorite projects from this stylistically diverse country.  These include the grove-like Kontum Indochine Café, the towering, leafy Stacking green, and the sinuous Binh Duong School, all by Vo Trong Nghia + Shunri Nishizawa + Daisuke Sanuki.  We’ve also included the striking geometry that is the Folding Wall House by NHA DAN ARCHITECT, and the inverted pyramid of the Hanoi Museum by gmp Architekten.  Enjoy!

Australian Institute of Architects Announces Winner of 2014 ACT Awards

01:00 - 14 June, 2014
Australian Institute of Architects Announces Winner of 2014 ACT Awards, Sir John Overall Award for Urban Design – National Arboretum Canberra by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and Taylor Cullity Lethlean. Image © Brett Boardman
Sir John Overall Award for Urban Design – National Arboretum Canberra by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and Taylor Cullity Lethlean. Image © Brett Boardman

The Australian Institute of Architects have announced 35 awards out of a record 51 entries for the ACT Architecture Awards. The star of the show was Tonkin Zulaikha Greer’s (TZG) National Arboretum, which after winning the 2013 Romaldo Giurgola Award for Public Architecture last year received the highest prize of the Canberra Medallion.

Other awards included an Enduring Architecture award for Enrico Taglietti's 1979 project 'Apostolic Nunciature'; and the Australian National University Australian Centre on China in the World by Munns Sly Moore in association with Mo Atelier Szeto - which won the Romaldo Giurgola Award for Public Architecture, the Art in Architecture Prize and a commendation in the INLITE Light in Architecture Prize.

Read on after the break for the full list of awards

Commendation – Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands by Philip Leeson Architects. Image © Ben Wrigley Romaldo Giugola Award for Public Architecture – Australian National University Australian Centre on China in the World by Munns Sly Moore Architects in Association with Mo Atelier Szeto. Image © Ben Wrigley Commendation – Narrabundah House + Studio by Jigsaw Housing. Image © Rodrigo Vargas W Hayward Morris Award for Interior Architecture – Hotel Hotel by March Studio. Image © John Gollings +35

Emerging Practices in India: Indigo Architects

01:00 - 14 June, 2014
Emerging Practices in India: Indigo Architects, NW from site entrance. Image Courtesy of Indigo Architects, Ahmedabad
NW from site entrance. Image Courtesy of Indigo Architects, Ahmedabad

Indian Architect & Builder, through a two-part series titled ‘’ (Volumes I and II) delves deeper into contemporary Indian practices that have carved a unique identity and place for themselves in the country today.  This interview, part of the first volume of the series, takes a closer look at ‘Indigo Architects’, an Ahmedabad-based architectural firm.

IAB: Please describe your work.

Uday + Mausami Andhare: We have positioned our efforts in the field of architecture in the context of our time, which is ridden with great contrasts. On one hand, rapid and haphazard development in the cities is putting the existing infrastructure under a severe strain and on the other, smaller towns and villages continues to suffer age-old neglect in the area of planned growth and quality of construction. With fast-depleting resources, the onus of a sensitive approach to these realities is a dire need...And architecture has the power to effect change, of course. The question is about being effective in various contexts. Urban, rural, big, or small, private or public, it is imperative to give utmost care and dignity to the smallest of efforts. Perhaps, this may be a model that allows well-meaning practices to carry on with their tasks with an integral focus, in any profession. 

Exterior image of the Architect’s Residence: The grass court. Image Courtesy of Indigo Architects, Ahmedabad Light permeates. Image Courtesy of Indigo Architects, Ahmedabad Court with the tress . Image Courtesy of Indigo Architects, Ahmedabad Photograph of the Indigo Studio . Image Courtesy of Indigo Architects, Ahmedabad +39

2,800 iPod Nano Screens Make Up Cornell's Discovery Wall

00:00 - 14 June, 2014

Consisting of over 2,800 iPod Nano screens, "The Discovery Wall" at Cornell's Medical College in Manhattan was a 2.5 year long process in digital art, conceived by Squint/Opera and accomplished in collaboration with Hirsch & Mann. From a distance, the animated screen appears as a single, unified image. But take a closer look and every single screen has its own unique text. As a permanent piece, it shows the plausibility of digital art to integrate with the existing building fabric. Watch the video above and make sure to learn more about the creative process here.

Cafe Coutume Aoyama / CUT Architectures

01:00 - 14 June, 2014
Cafe Coutume Aoyama  / CUT Architectures, © David Foessel
© David Foessel

© David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel +32

Jia Du Clubhouse / U10

01:00 - 14 June, 2014
Jia Du Clubhouse / U10, © Zhang Guangyuan
© Zhang Guangyuan

© Zhang Guangyuan © Zhang Guangyuan © Zhang Guangyuan © Zhang Guangyuan +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yanjiao Railway Station, Jingha Highway, Sanhe, Langfang, Hebei, China, 065201
  • Area

    2500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

8 Housing in Patin / Benjamin Fleury

01:00 - 14 June, 2014
8 Housing in Patin / Benjamin Fleury, © David Boureau
© David Boureau

© David Boureau © David Boureau © David Boureau © David Boureau +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Quatre Chemins, 31360 Mancioux, France
  • Architects/Project management

    Benjamin Fleury
  • Area

    574.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

"Unwritten" - Latvia's Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014

00:00 - 14 June, 2014
"Unwritten" - Latvia's Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

From the Curators. The exposition with the project title Unwritten highlights issues regarding the perception, research, and conservation of Latvian post-War architecture. Unwritten chronicles, in fact, inexistent research on this.