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Villa GFR / DE JAEGHERE Architectuuratelier

01:00 - 21 November, 2014
Villa GFR / DE JAEGHERE Architectuuratelier, © Hendrik Biegs
© Hendrik Biegs

© Hendrik Biegs © Hendrik Biegs © Hendrik Biegs © Hendrik Biegs +21

New Republic Honors Great Thinker Louis Kahn

00:00 - 21 November, 2014
New Republic Honors Great Thinker Louis Kahn, AD Classics: Salk Institute / Louis Kahn. Image © Liao Yusheng
AD Classics: Salk Institute / Louis Kahn. Image © Liao Yusheng

New Republic has presented a list of 100 great thinkers from the past 100 years. The list, as the magazine puts it, honors “people we believe have made the greatest intellectual contributions to the fields and causes that this magazine holds dear.” One of these fields is architecture, and New Republic’s honoree for that category is the illustrious Louis Kahn. Kahn is famous for projects such as the Kimbell Museum and the Salk Institute. His work displays what architecture critic Sarah Williams Goldhagen describes as a “cognitively rich, metaphorically complex, multi-sensorial approach.” Curious to see who else made the list? See the full roster here!

A+U Interviews Co-Founders of Google[x] Startup, Flux

01:00 - 21 November, 2014
A+U Interviews Co-Founders of Google[x] Startup, Flux

A+u magazine was recently granted an exclusive interview with the co-founders of Flux, the Google[x] startup whose mission is to harness data to automate architectural and urban design. The discussion is one of 14 essays and interviews from leading urban technologists in the current November issue, Data-Driven Cities.

“We began our exploration with the premise that buildings and the sustainability of our modern lifestyle are deeply intertwined. In addition, buildings – more specifically, housing – is an issue of human dignity. We wanted to find ways to apply Google-scale thinking to tackle these important issues," says co-founder Nicholas Chim in the interview.

Read on after the break for a+u magazine's full interview with Flux co-founders, Nicholas Chim and Michelle Kaufmann. And check out the November issue of a+u magazine, available in digital and print editions, which features new essays by Carlo Ratti (MIT), Dan Hill (City of Sound), Alastair Parvin (Wikihouse) and more.

HDJ75 / T38 studio

01:00 - 20 November, 2014
HDJ75 / T38 studio, © Alfredo Zertuche
© Alfredo Zertuche

© Alfredo Zertuche © Alfredo Zertuche © Alfredo Zertuche © Alfredo Zertuche +14

Redaction House / Johnsen Schmaling Architects

01:00 - 20 November, 2014
Redaction House / Johnsen Schmaling Architects, © John J. Macaulay
© John J. Macaulay

© John J. Macaulay © John J. Macaulay © John J. Macaulay © John J. Macaulay +15

AD Classics: Kuwait National Assembly Building / Jørn Utzon

01:00 - 20 November, 2014
AD Classics: Kuwait National Assembly Building / Jørn Utzon, Covered plaza. Image © Jeffrey van der Wees
Covered plaza. Image © Jeffrey van der Wees

No single building typology reveals as much about a nation’s political culture as the seat of its government. Parliamentary or palatial structures can tell stories of bureaucratic sprawl, autocratic excess, democratic openness, and anything in between. Kuwait’s National Assembly Building, the home of its popularly elected legislature, is no exception. Much like the nominally-democratic, effectively-oligarchic government it hosts, the building projects conflicting messages of accessibility and regionalist modernity, referencing traditions that don’t necessarily exist in the country and sometimes ending up in direct contradiction with itself. As an emblem of political culture, the building is thus perhaps too accurate in its reading of the Kuwaiti story, yielding a revealing insight into the complex political fabric of the country through its own eclectic bricolage of ideas.

Palmetto ornamentation of the debating chamber. Image © Jeffrey van der Wees Roof detail above the public plaza. Image © Jeffrey van der Wees Interior corridor. Image © Jeffrey van der Wees Section through the assembly hall +16

Apartment Renovation in Eixample of Barcelona / Adrián Elizalde

01:00 - 20 November, 2014
Apartment Renovation in Eixample of Barcelona / Adrián Elizalde, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer de Provença, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Construction

    Forneas Guida
  • Area

    70.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Single Family House with Garden / DTR_Studio Arquitectos

01:00 - 20 November, 2014
Single Family House with Garden / DTR_Studio Arquitectos, © Javier Callejas
© Javier Callejas

© Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas © Javier Callejas +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Granada, Granada, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Jose Miguel Vázquez , Jose María Olmedo
  • Architects Collaborators

    Claudia Gutierrez, Alba Márquez
  • Area

    287.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Surface Mag Interviews Liz Diller on Architecture, Art, and Early "Aha" Moments

01:00 - 20 November, 2014
Surface Mag Interviews Liz Diller on Architecture, Art, and Early "Aha" Moments, © Ungano + Agriodima
© Ungano + Agriodima

Below is an excerpt of the cover story of this month’s Surface magazine: an in-depth interview with Elizabeth Diller, published online for the first time here on ArchDaily.

The 35-year career of Elizabeth Diller, a founding partner of the New York–based architecture studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro, is a study of contrasts: conceptual and pragmatic, temporary and permanent, iconoclastic and institutional. After graduating from Cooper Union in 1979, Diller started her practice mounting temporary installations with her partner and future husband, Ricardo Scofidio, their interests leaning closer to art and theory than conventional buildings and construction. Today the duo—along with Charles Renfro, who became a partner in 2004—is responsible for some of the most important architectural projects in the country. DS+R counts Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art (completed in 2006) and a makeover of New York’s Lincoln Center (finalized in 2012) among its highest-profile works. Especially influential, at least among architects and academics, has been the firm’s unbuilt Slow House (1991), a proposal for a residence on Long Island, New York, renowned for its examination of how we see in a media-saturated world. 

One notices sharp contrasts not just in the firm’s work history but in its public reception as well. Widely lauded for repurposing a dilapidated elevated railway into New York City’s beloved High Line park (the third phase opened in September), DS+R received heavy criticism this year for its involvement in a major expansion proposal for the Museum of Modern Art. The museum’s plans included the demolition of its little-guy neighbor, the American Folk Art Museum; despite efforts to work the idiosyncratic building into the design scheme, Diller’s studio, hired to lead the expansion, ultimately acknowledged that the structure couldn’t be saved.

Surface recently met with Diller at her office in Manhattan to speak about the ensuing controversy, as well as early career experiences that have influenced her firm’s recent commissions for cultural institutions, including the current exhibition “Musings on a Glass Box” at the Cartier Foundation in Paris (through Feb. 25, 2015), a collaboration with composer David Lang and sound designer Jody Elff. Diller, 60, is pensive and surprisingly relaxed for someone whose aides are constantly interrupting her to remind her of meetings she has to attend. She speaks with an erudite inflection befitting her academic credentials and professional accolades (she is, after all, a professor at Princeton and a MacArthur “genius grant” recipient), though she smiles with the ease of an affable neighbor.

Andrew Burges Architects Wins Competition for Park and Aquatic Centre in Sydney's Green Square

00:00 - 20 November, 2014
Andrew Burges Architects Wins Competition for Park and Aquatic Centre in Sydney's Green Square, © Andrew Burges Architects via www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
© Andrew Burges Architects via www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

The City of Sydney has selected the team of Andrew Burges Architects working with Grimshaw and TCL, as the winners of a competition to design a new park and aquatic centre in Green Square, around 4 kilometres to the South of central Sydney. One of the city's six "Major Development Zones," the park and aquatic centre is part of a larger development in the centre of Green Square, with an adjacent site slated for a new public square and library.

© Andrew Burges Architects via www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au © Andrew Burges Architects via www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au © Andrew Burges Architects via www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au © Andrew Burges Architects via www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au +5

Noa Restaurant / Kamp Arhitektid

01:00 - 20 November, 2014
Noa Restaurant / Kamp Arhitektid, © Terje Ugandi
© Terje Ugandi

© Terje Ugandi © Terje Ugandi © Terje Ugandi © Terje Ugandi +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tallinn, Estonia
  • Architect in Charge

    Peeter Loo, Jan Skolimowski, Kaspar Kruuse
  • Interior design

    PINK OÜ
  • Area

    544.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Three OMA-Designed "Park Grove" Towers to Rise in Miami

01:00 - 20 November, 2014
© Bloom
© Bloom

OMA is set to realize their first commercial residential project in the US: Park Grove. Planned to rise alongside the Biscayne Bay in Miami’s Coconut Grove, in close proximity to BIG’s “Grove” residences at Grand Bay, the three-tower luxury residential project will be the last building allotted for the “walkable” Floridan neighborhood. 

© Craft © Hayes Davidson © Hayes Davidson © Bloom +13

Bosco Verticale: The World's "Most Beautiful and Innovative Highrise"

00:00 - 20 November, 2014
Bosco Verticale: The World's "Most Beautiful and Innovative Highrise", Bosco Verticale, Milan / Boeri Studio. Image © Kirsten Bucher
Bosco Verticale, Milan / Boeri Studio. Image © Kirsten Bucher

Bosco Verticale by Boeri Studio has won the 2014 International Highrise Award, deeming it to be the “most beautiful and innovative highrise in the world." Selected from a competitive shortlist of towers by Rem Koolhass, Steven Holl and Jean Nouvel, the forested highrise was praised by the jury for bringing 800 trees and 14 thousand plants to the Milan skyline.

“The Vertical Forest is an expression of the human need for contact with nature,” stated jury president Christoph Ingenhoven. “It is a radical and daring idea for the cities of tomorrow, and without a doubt represents a model for the development of densely populated urban areas in other European countries.”

Her Majesty’s Pleasure / +tongtong

01:00 - 20 November, 2014
Her Majesty’s Pleasure / +tongtong, © Lisa Petrole
© Lisa Petrole

© Lisa Petrole © Lisa Petrole © Lisa Petrole © Lisa Petrole +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    John Tong
  • Area

    3000.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Chamber of Industry and Commerce / Wulf Architekten

01:00 - 20 November, 2014
Chamber of Industry and Commerce / Wulf Architekten, © Brigida González
© Brigida González

© Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jaeger Street 30, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    Prof. Tobias Wulf, Kai Bierich, Alexander Vohl, Stuttgart
  • Area

    16670.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Hadid, Gehry, and Others Fight to Save Helmut Richter's Modernist Masterpiece

00:00 - 20 November, 2014
Hadid, Gehry, and Others Fight to Save Helmut Richter's Modernist Masterpiece, Science Secondary School in Kinkplatz, Vienna, Exterior. Image © Manfred Seidl
Science Secondary School in Kinkplatz, Vienna, Exterior. Image © Manfred Seidl

The Science Secondary School in Kinkplatz, Vienna is the work of late Modernist architect Helmut Richter. Considered to be his most iconic and enduring work, Richter’s school is now faced with partial demolition to make way for a conversion of the building’s use and architects from around the world are making an effort to prevent that demolition from happening. Influential individuals, from Zaha Hadid to Bernard Tschumi, have signed a petition voicing their dissent and demanding that Richter’s legacy be protected. See the details, and sign the petition, after the break.

Photography Studio / FT Architects

01:00 - 20 November, 2014
Photography Studio / FT Architects, © Shigeo Ogawa
© Shigeo Ogawa

© Shigeo Ogawa © Shigeo Ogawa © Shigeo Ogawa © Shigeo Ogawa +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kanagawa, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Katsuya Fukushima, Hiroko Tominaga
  • Work Title

    Light Sheds
  • Area

    33.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Riverview House / Bennett and Trimble

01:00 - 20 November, 2014
Riverview House  / Bennett and Trimble, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Riverview NSW, Australia
  • Architects in Charge

    Marcus Trimble, Matthew Bennett
  • Collaborator

    Erin Field
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs