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Competition Entry: Tomas Ghisellini Proposes "Supernova" School of Music for Bressanone

00:00 - 11 January, 2015
Two-Level Urban Patio. Image © Tomas Ghisellini Arcitects
Two-Level Urban Patio. Image © Tomas Ghisellini Arcitects

The city of Bressanone, Italy, is looking for a new School of Music, and Tomas Ghisellini Architects have won a recognition of honor for their proposal. Taking inspiration from the loggias, piazzas and cloisters of the surrounding city, their school design creates a “landscape within a landscape” in which students may study and practice music. Called “Supernova,” the design includes a rehearsal hall, classrooms, and plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces that act as transitional space between the city fabric and the abutting parkland. Learn more, after the break.

City Gate Square. Image © Tomas Ghisellini Arcitects Hanging Gardens. Image © Tomas Ghisellini Arcitects Semi-Underground Rehearsal Hall. Image © Tomas Ghisellini Arcitects Classroom with Panoramic Loggia. Image © Tomas Ghisellini Arcitects +14

Patisserie À La Folie / Atelier Moderno + Anne Sophie Goneau

01:00 - 11 January, 2015
Patisserie À La Folie  / Atelier Moderno + Anne Sophie Goneau, © Stéphane Groleau
© Stéphane Groleau

© Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau +10

Datri & Dasa House / [mavarq]

01:00 - 11 January, 2015
Datri & Dasa House / [mavarq] , © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro +50

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tepeji, Hidalgo, Mexico
  • Project Architect

    Marco Velázquez
  • Associate Architect

    Lorenzo Álvarez
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Archiculture Interviews: Mary Woods on “Roarkism” and Market-Driven Nature of US Architecture

00:00 - 11 January, 2015

Cornell University professor and historian Mary Woods is one of over 30 influential practitioners that was interviewed during the filming of Arbuckle IndustriesArchiculture documentary. Beyond her explanation of “Roarkism,” a term inspired by Ayn Rand’s protagonist Howard Roark in The Fountainhead that is used to describe the architect as an “uncompromising individualist,” Woods explains the market-driven nature of the profession and how the US government has historically been reluctant to embrace the arts and architecture.

Five Design Teams Re-Envision New York's Public Libraries

01:00 - 11 January, 2015
Five Design Teams Re-Envision New York's Public Libraries, Hunts Point Library concept. Image Courtesy of Andrew Berman Architect, Library Development Solutions, Neil Donnelly, AEA Consulting, Auerbach Pollock Friedlander
Hunts Point Library concept. Image Courtesy of Andrew Berman Architect, Library Development Solutions, Neil Donnelly, AEA Consulting, Auerbach Pollock Friedlander

There are 207 branch libraries in the city of New York, each providing a number of services to city residents. From the simple lending of books to adult technical literacy classes, these institutions are as vital as they were before the advent of the internet, and their attendance numbers prove it. Between the years of 2002 and 2011, circulation in the city’s library systems increased by 59%. Library program attendance saw an increase of 40%. In spite of this, library funding was cut by 8% within this same timeframe, which has made it difficult to keep many of the system’s buildings in good repair. To spark interest and support from city leaders, The Architectural League, in collaboration with the Center for an Urban Future, instigated the design study Re-Envisioning New York's Branch Libraries.

Sponsored by the Charles H. Revson Foundation, the study is the effort of five design teams chosen by the League. These teams - including MASS Design Group and SITU STUDIO - were charged with proposing exciting new library designs that follow the League’s themes of “integrating libraries into the city’s housing and community development goals, reconfiguring libraries to meet community needs, and developing new ideas for expanding the impact of branch libraries.” The teams presented their work at a January 4th symposium. See each of the proposals, as well as video footage of that symposium, after the break.

Concept for transit Outpost Performance library. Image Courtesy of team L+ Clinton Hill Branch Library concept. Image Courtesy of Andrew Berman Architect, Library Development Solutions, Neil Donnelly, AEA Consulting, Auerbach Pollock Friedlander Concept for Brighton Beach Library. Image Courtesy of team Marble Fairbanks with James Lima Planning + Development, Leah Meisterlin, and Special Project Office Conceptual drawing by MASS Design Group. Image Courtesy of the team +15

Place Olympe de Gouges et Allée des Ateliers à Pantin / Ateliers 2/3/4/

01:00 - 11 January, 2015
Place Olympe de Gouges et Allée des Ateliers à Pantin / Ateliers 2/3/4/, © Clément Guillaume
© Clément Guillaume

© Clément Guillaume © Clément Guillaume © Clément Guillaume © Clément Guillaume +15

Videos: Bjarke Ingels on His Europa City Project for Paris

00:00 - 11 January, 2015

In 2013, Bjarke Ingels Group came first in Paris' Europa City competition, an 800,000 square meter cultural and recreational facility on the far North-Eastern outskirts of the city. In an attempt to explain the design of this huge project, filmmakers Squint/Opera have enlisted the help of Bjarke Ingels and a green screen to describe the project - Minority Report style - with a combination of live action and futuristic video effects. In a second video, a detailed walkthrough of the building enlists both 2D and 3D graphics "to capture the excitement and energy of this unique centre." Read on after the break for both videos.

Registration Now Open: AIA Convention 2015

00:00 - 11 January, 2015
Registration Now Open: AIA Convention 2015, Courtesy of AIA
Courtesy of AIA

Registration is now open for AIA Convention 2015, one of the largest and annual gatherings of architects and design professionals in the US. This year's much-anticipated schedule includes: President Bill Clinton's day one keynote address, 300+ career-changing workshops, seminars, tours, and events led by visionaries, grassroots champions, change agents, and rising stars. A dynamic expo floor turned into a temporary built environment with hundreds of exhibitors, first looks, and surprises. All the details can be found, here. ArchDaily will see you there!

Floating Office for Waternet / Attika Architekten

01:00 - 11 January, 2015
Floating Office for Waternet  / Attika Architekten, Courtesy of Martine Berendsen, Bart van Hoek, and Attika Architekten
Courtesy of Martine Berendsen, Bart van Hoek, and Attika Architekten

Courtesy of Martine Berendsen, Bart van Hoek, and Attika Architekten Courtesy of Martine Berendsen, Bart van Hoek, and Attika Architekten Courtesy of Martine Berendsen, Bart van Hoek, and Attika Architekten Courtesy of Martine Berendsen, Bart van Hoek, and Attika Architekten +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Noord 4, Papaverweg 54, 1032 KJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Area

    875.0 sqm

House in Hikone / Tato Architects

01:00 - 11 January, 2015
House in Hikone / Tato Architects, © Shinkenchiku sha
© Shinkenchiku sha

© Shinkenchiku sha © Shinkenchiku sha © Shinkenchiku sha © Shinkenchiku sha +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shiga Prefecture, Japan
  • Area

    106.0 sqm

Bjarke Ingels' Advice for the Young: "It's Important to Care"

00:00 - 10 January, 2015

The latest in a series of videos from Louisiana Channel sees Danish architect Bjarke Ingels of BIG dispensing wisdom for a new generation of architects. Speaking with characteristic zeal, Ingels advises young architects "to care, because if you don't care, it doesn't matter." "We're not here to build for other architects," Ingels says, describing architecture as "fundamentally the art and science of accommodating life."

New Crematorium in Copparo / Patrimonio Copparo

01:00 - 10 January, 2015
New Crematorium in Copparo / Patrimonio Copparo, Courtesy of Patrimonio Copparo
Courtesy of Patrimonio Copparo

Courtesy of Patrimonio Copparo Courtesy of Patrimonio Copparo Courtesy of Patrimonio Copparo Courtesy of Patrimonio Copparo +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    44034 Copparo FE, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Mauro Crepaldi
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

2015 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Regional & Urban Design

01:00 - 10 January, 2015
2015 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Regional & Urban Design, © BIG
© BIG

Four projects have been selected by the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) for honorably expanding the role of the architect beyond the building and into the realms of urban design, regional and city planning, and community development. These projects will be honored with the AIA’s Institute Honor Awards for Regional and Urban Design at the 2015 National Convention and Design Exposition in Atlanta. See the winners, after the break.

© CBT Architects © BIG © SOM Courtesy of Morgan Sheff +12

Ask Arup: How to Build on a Site that is "Pretty Much a Pool"

00:00 - 10 January, 2015
Ask Arup: How to Build on a Site that is "Pretty Much a Pool", Eco shelter rendering, Refugio Nasua.. Image © fabrica de ideas (Juan Esteban Correa Elejalde and Julián Felipe Villa)
Eco shelter rendering, Refugio Nasua.. Image © fabrica de ideas (Juan Esteban Correa Elejalde and Julián Felipe Villa)

This article originally appeared on Arup Connect as “Ask Arup: Silty Sand Solutions.”

Architect Juan Esteban Correa Elejalde’s client tasked him with designing an off-the-grid getaway for a rural site near Medellín, Colombia. After completing the initial design concept, Correa Elejalde ordered a soil study of the client’s land.

Unfortunately, the results showed the site to be “pretty much a pool,” he said; the high water table and thick layers of loose soil would provide little capacity to support heavy objects above.

After seeing Arup Connect’s call for engineering-related questions on ArchDaily, he reached out to see if we could offer any insight.

Open Call: POP-UP 2015

01:00 - 10 January, 2015
Open Call: POP-UP 2015, Courtesy of AIA
Courtesy of AIA

The AIA Small Project Practitioners (SPP) invites architects and architecture students to submit design ideas to the 2015 SPP Small Project Design Competition – POP-UP 2015: “A Safe Space.” In this unique design competition, submitters are asked to design a discreet, compact and efficient shelter for the homeless. The fully constructed and completed winning design will be donated to the local non-for-profit partner, The Mad Housers, for use by their clients and program participants. 

Red Square Tolerance Pavilion Competition Winners Unveiled

01:00 - 10 January, 2015
Red Square Tolerance Pavilion Competition Winners Unveiled, Space-ing Walls. Image Courtesy of HMMD
Space-ing Walls. Image Courtesy of HMMD

The results of the Red Square Tolerance Pavilion Competition, hosted by Homemade Dessert (HMMD), have been announced. Placed directly in the center of Moscow's Red Square, the competition asked designers to advocate the many facets of tolerance (social, religious, and political) by manifesting them in the form of a temporary pavilion. To further enhance these ideas, the pavilion is not only a symbolic space, but an educational one, with lecture halls and exhibition areas as its program, encouraging entrants to promote tolerance in all aspects of their designs.

View the winning designs after the break.

The Red Prism. Image Courtesy of HMMD The Bending Galleries. Image Courtesy of HMMD Space-ing Walls. Image Courtesy of HMMD The Red Prism interior. Image Courtesy of HMMD +6

Tiwag Power Station Control Center / Bechter Zaffignani Architekten

01:00 - 10 January, 2015
Tiwag Power Station Control Center / Bechter Zaffignani Architekten, © Rasmus Norlander
© Rasmus Norlander

© Rasmus Norlander © Rasmus Norlander © Rasmus Norlander © Rasmus Norlander +20

The Jetty to the Mont-Saint-Michel / Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

01:00 - 10 January, 2015
The Jetty to the Mont-Saint-Michel / Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes, © Mathias Neveling
© Mathias Neveling

© Pavel Rak © David Boureau © Mathias Neveling © Michael Zimmermann +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mont Saint-Michel, 50170 Mont Saint-Michel, France
  • Project Team

    José Luis Fuentes, Christian Wittmeir, Guy Deshayes, Mathias Neveling, Arne Speiser
  • Competition Team

    Christian Schmölz, Gabriel Augier, Rupert Siller, Ulrike Plos, Barbara Feichtinger-Felber, Michael Felder, Wolfgang Juen, Frank Hinterleithner, Paul-Eric Schirr-Bonnans, José-Luis Fuentes, Armelle Lavalou
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs