Haus von Arx / Haberstroh Schneider

00:00 - 22 November, 2013
Haus von Arx / Haberstroh Schneider, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    Binningen, Switzerland
  • Architect in Charge

    Haberstroh Schneider
  • Planner

    August + Margrith Künzel Landschaftsarchitekten AG, Binningen
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +28

The Indicator: Kickstarting Architecture's Virtual Future

00:00 - 22 November, 2013
The Indicator: Kickstarting Architecture's Virtual Future, Courtesy of Digital Physical
Courtesy of Digital Physical

And secrets they must be because Kemp’s little company, Digital Physical, has kept under the radar, housed away in some nondescript loft space in Los Angeles. What Mr. Kemp and his bearded acolytes have developed is something so simple, so obvious, and yet utterly revolutionary. It’s one of those inventions that all architects are soon going to realize they need - and clients will soon start to expect. 

Robert Miles Kemp is going to be one of 2014’s Innovators of the Year. Mark my words. If I worked for Autodesk, I’d be calling him up right about now - or at the very least trying to steal his secrets.

The “it” is Spacemaker VR, architecture’s first virtual reality system made for designers. Yes, you have to wear a VR headset, but you won’t care if you look like a dork because you (and your big clients) will be blown away by the fact that you’re looking, flying around a 3D model of a future-space - all while being firmly in the present. 

UNStudio Selected to Design Baumkirchen Mitte Tower in Munich

01:00 - 22 November, 2013
UNStudio Selected to Design Baumkirchen Mitte Tower in Munich, Courtesy of UNStudio
Courtesy of UNStudio

UNStudio has been announced as winner of a competition to design a 60-meter residential and office tower in Munich. Planned to be the “focal point” of the Baumkirchen Mitte development, the project will feature 13,000 square meters of “neutral” office space that promotes “flexibility” and “creativity” as well as 5,500 square meters of contemporary apartment units that each share a strong, private connection with the surrounding landscape.  

Read on for the architect’s description...

Rectory and Church Hall / Michael Meier Marius Hug Architekten

01:00 - 22 November, 2013
Rectory and Church Hall / Michael Meier Marius Hug Architekten, © Roman Keller
© Roman Keller

© Roman Keller © Roman Keller © Roman Keller © Roman Keller +15

Didomestic / Elii

01:00 - 22 November, 2013
  • Architects

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Uriel Fogué, Eva Gil, Carlos Palacios
  • Area

    5760.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +22

Albert Camus Multimedia Library / de-so

01:00 - 22 November, 2013
Albert Camus Multimedia Library / de-so, © Hervé Abbadie
© Hervé Abbadie
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenue du Maréchal Juin, 91000 Évry, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Olivier Souquet, François Defrain
  • Collaborators

    Youngsong Park, Matthieu Janand, P. Reynes
  • Structural Engineering

    OTE Ingénierie
  • Mechanical/Plumbing/ Electrical Engineering

    OTE
  • Graphic Design

    Atelier 59
  • Area

    2710.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie +18

Jaime Garcia Terres Library / arquitectura 911sc

01:00 - 22 November, 2013
Jaime Garcia Terres Library / arquitectura 911sc, © Moritz Bernoully
© Moritz Bernoully
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ciudad de Mexico, D.F., Mexico
  • Project Leaders

    Jose Castillo + Saidee Springall
  • Design Team

    Ricardo García Santander
  • Structure

    Izquierdo Ing. Y Asociados
  • Installation

    DIIN Ing. Gustavo Nieto
  • Lighting

    Artenluz Arq. Javier Ten
  • Artistic collaboration

    Perla Krauze
  • Builder

    Sackbe
  • Museography

    Margen Rojo
  • Area

    170.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Moritz Bernoully +16

Zensala / IDIN Architects

01:00 - 22 November, 2013
Zensala / IDIN Architects, © Spaceshift Studio
© Spaceshift Studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Design Team

    Jeravej Hongsakul, Eakgaluk Sirijariyawat, Rubporn Sookatup
  • Area

    1400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio +32

Tunnel Monitoring Complex Hausmannstaetten / Dietger Wissounig Architekten

22:00 - 21 November, 2013
Tunnel Monitoring Complex Hausmannstaetten  / Dietger Wissounig Architekten, © Jasmin Schuller
© Jasmin Schuller

© Jasmin Schuller © Jasmin Schuller © Jasmin Schuller © Jasmin Schuller +16

M House / Facet Studio

01:00 - 21 November, 2013
Courtesy of Facet Studio
Courtesy of Facet Studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Niigata, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
  • Design Team

    Yoshihito Kashiwagi, Olivia Shih
  • Area

    188.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Facet Studio

Courtesy of Facet Studio Courtesy of Facet Studio Courtesy of Facet Studio Courtesy of Facet Studio +15

Museum Round Up: The Box is Back

00:00 - 21 November, 2013
Clyfford Still Museum. Image ©  Jeremy Bittermann
Clyfford Still Museum. Image © Jeremy Bittermann

In a recent article for the Denver Post, Ray Rinaldi discusses how the box is making a comeback in U.S. museum design. Stating how architecture in the 2000’s was a lot about swoops, curves, and flying birds - see Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava - he points out the cool cubes of David Chipperfield and Renzo Piano. We've rounded up some of these boxy works just for you: the Clyfford Still Museum, the Kimbell Art Museum Expansion, The St. Louis Art Museum's East Building, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien's Barnes Foundation, and Shigeru Ban's Aspen Art Museum. Each project begins to show how boxes can be strong, secure, and even sly. Check out more about the article here

Leura Lane / Cooper Scaife Architects

01:00 - 21 November, 2013
Leura Lane / Cooper Scaife Architects, © John Wilson
© John Wilson

© John Wilson © John Wilson © John Wilson © John Wilson +29

Pabellon-S / Taller Diez 05

01:00 - 21 November, 2013
Pabellon-S / Taller Diez 05, © Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Boca del Río, Veracruz, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Manuel Herrera Gil
  • Collaborators

    Luis Enrique Alvarez, Eder Ferreira, Francisco Dorado
  • Area

    55.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa +19

Why Japan is Crazy About Housing

00:00 - 21 November, 2013
Why Japan is Crazy About Housing, House NA / Sou Fujimoto Architects. Image © Iwan Baan
House NA / Sou Fujimoto Architects. Image © Iwan Baan

Japan is famous for its radical residential architecture. But as Tokyo architect Alastair Townsend explains, its penchant for avant garde housing may be driven by the country’s bizarre real estate economics, as much as its designers’ creativity.

Here on ArchDaily, we see a steady stream of radical Japanese houses. These homes, mostly designed by young architects, often elicit readers’ bewilderment. It can seem that in Japan, anything is permissible: stairs and balconies without handrails, rooms flagrantly cast open to their surroundings, or homes with no windows at all.

These whimsical, ironic, or otherwise extreme living propositions arrest readers’ attention, baiting us to ask: WTF Japan? The photos travel the blogosphere and social networks under their own momentum, garnering global exposure and international validation for Japan’s outwardly shy, yet media-savvy architects. Afterall, in Japan – the country with the most registered architects per capita – standing out from the crowd is the key to getting ahead for young designers. But what motivates their clients, who opt  for such eccentric expressions of lifestyle?

Library House / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates. Image Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates House in Kohoku / Torafu. Image © Daici Ano House in Saijo / Suppose Design Office. Image Courtesy of Nacasa&Partners Inc. HouseT / Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects. Image © Hiroyasu Sakaguchi +9

Sou Fujimoto Proposes "Mirage-Like" Landmark for Middle East

01:00 - 21 November, 2013
Water Plaza. Image © Sou Fujimoto Architects
Water Plaza. Image © Sou Fujimoto Architects

Sou Fujimoto Architects has released details on a conceptual master plan for a commercial complex in a prominent, yet anonymous Middle Eastern city. Situated between an education and financial center, the modular complex reinterprets the “vibrant atmosphere and lively qualities of the traditional market” as well as the “inherent beauty of vernacular Islamic architecture” to create a “timeless” landmark for a currently underused portion of the city.

Playa Mayor Services Building UAM / MTM Arquitectos

01:00 - 21 November, 2013
Playa Mayor Services Building UAM / MTM Arquitectos, © Luis Asin
© Luis Asin
  • Architects

  • Location

    Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Campus Cantoblanco, Calle Francisco Tomás y Valiente, 5, 28031 Madrid, Spain
  • Project and work Coordinator

    Miguel García-Redondo Villar, Carmen Antón, Laura Casas, Ana Arriero, Jesús Barranco, Álvaro Maestro
  • Area

    26090.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Luis Asin © Luis Asin © Luis Asin © Ferrovial +36

White house / designband YOAP architects

01:00 - 21 November, 2013
White house / designband YOAP architects, © Jae-Wook Cho
© Jae-Wook Cho
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bangbae-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Doran Kim, Inkeun Ryu, Hyunbo Shin
  • Area

    350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Jae-Wook Cho © Jae-Wook Cho © Jae-Wook Cho © Jae-Wook Cho +23

App Review: 'Concept' - An Idea Calculator

00:00 - 21 November, 2013
App Review: 'Concept' - An Idea Calculator, Interface on iOS. Image Courtesy of Fast + Epp
Interface on iOS. Image Courtesy of Fast + Epp

Getting instantaneous, accurate structural dimensions in the early stages of the design process, or even when exploring the feasibility of a project, can often be challenging. In response to this, Vancouver-based structural engineering firm Fast + Epp have developed a new mobile application called Concept, a depth calculator which uses typical span-to-depth ratios for common steel, concrete and wood members to give you a quick overview of what dimensions a certain structural idea will require. In addition to this, the app also includes project photos to give users an idea of how certain materials will be expressed in built form.