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INFOGRAPHIC: Materials in Architecture (A History)

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INFOGRAPHIC: Materials in Architecture (A History)

In case you missed it, we're re-publishing this popular post for your material pleasure. Enjoy!

To celebrate AD Materials turning two three (months that is), we decided to dig a bit deeper into the materials we know and love. What's their history? When did they first come to use - and where? How? If you want to know more about the lives - past and present - of concrete, glass, steel, and more, check out our fantastic new infographic after the break!

Francisco Ramírez 43 / Alter Arquitectura

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© Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa

© Onnis Luque © Luis Gordoa © Onnis Luque © Onnis Luque +27

AIA, AIAS Urges Congress to Support National Design Services Act

00:00 - 12 March, 2014
AIA, AIAS Urges Congress to Support National Design Services Act, Image via "5 Things to Keep in Mind After Graduation by Nicholas Kreitler" (Click image to read). Image © Caro Wallis
Image via "5 Things to Keep in Mind After Graduation by Nicholas Kreitler" (Click image to read). Image © Caro Wallis

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) have committed themselves to pushing a bill that would provide U.S. architecture graduates student loan relief in exchange for community service, an offer already granted to lawyers and doctors. The bipartisan legislation, known as the National Design Services Act (NDSA), was introduced today in an effort to free young professionals from the crushing cost of education (architecture being one of the disciplines with the highest loan balances) and aspire them to contribute their design service to the betterment of their communities. Learn more, here, and sign the petition in support of NDSA

Exhibition: Porto Poetic

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Exhibition: Porto Poetic

Porto Poetic, an exhibition covering the career and work of notable portuguese architects, started March 6 and will keep on going until April 13. The exhibition, which includes the work of Pritzker Prize winners Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura, will show sketches, plans, models and photographs of their most important work. 

Winners of the 2014 Civic Trust Awards Announced

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Winners of the 2014 Civic Trust Awards Announced, Aalborg Waterfront / C.F. Møller Architects. Image © Jørgen True
Aalborg Waterfront / C.F. Møller Architects. Image © Jørgen True

The Civic Trust Award scheme, established in 1959 to recognise "outstanding architecture, planning and design in the built environment", has revealed their 2014 recipients. The thirty one projects, ranging from urban masterplans on the former London 2012 Olympics site to a waterfront landscaping project in Aalborg, have all been recognised for their "positive contribution to the local communities that they serve." See all of the recipients of the 2014 award here.

International Summer Programme: Cities in Asia

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International Summer Programme: Cities in Asia

Cities in Asia HKG-SHA-SIN is a four-week design and research studio organized by the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Architecture. Taught with daily learning activities by a diverse group of faculty members from the University of Hong Kong, and speakers from internationally renowned universities and independent research groups, this course offers participants a design studio experience within Asia's most vibrant contexts.

ARhus Knowledge Center / BURO II & ARCHI+I

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ARhus Knowledge Center  / BURO II & ARCHI+I, © Klaas Verdru
© Klaas Verdru
  • Architects

  • Location

    Roeselare, Belgium
  • Project Director

    Tom Vandorpe
  • Area

    7460.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Klaas Verdru © Klaas Verdru © Klaas Verdru © Klaas Verdru +30

Venice Biennale 2014: Nordic Pavilion to Study Architecture’s Role in East African Independence

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Venice Biennale 2014: Nordic Pavilion to Study Architecture’s Role in East African Independence, FORMS OF FREEDOM. Kenyatta International Conference Center, Nairobi, Kenya. 1966–1973. Architect: Karl Henrik Nøstvik.. Image © David Keith Jones
FORMS OF FREEDOM. Kenyatta International Conference Center, Nairobi, Kenya. 1966–1973. Architect: Karl Henrik Nøstvik.. Image © David Keith Jones

The National Museum in Norway has been chosen to curate the Nordic Pavilion for the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, in collaboration with the Museum of Finnish Architecture, the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design in Stockholm, and architectural firm Space Group. The exhibition, “FORMS OF FREEDOM: African Independence and Nordic Models” will study modern Nordic architecture’s role in the liberation of East Africa during the 1960s and 70s. 

gmp Wins First Prize to Design Swiss Children's Hospital

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gmp Wins First Prize to Design Swiss Children's Hospital, © JB Ferrari & Associés SA
© JB Ferrari & Associés SA

Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp), with partners JB Ferrari, have won first prize in an international competition to design a new children’s emergency unit at the Lausanne University Hospital in Switzerland. The 85-bed hospital will feature a terraced inner courtyard with conservatory, which will serve as a protected outside play area, that offers ample natural light and space for plant-life. 

RAIC Honors Peter Busby with Gold Medal

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RAIC Honors Peter Busby with Gold Medal, VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre / Perkins+Will
VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre / Perkins+Will

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada has named Peter Busby the 2014 recipient of the RAIC Gold Medal, the highest honor awarded by the organization. Since founding his Vancouver practice in 1984, Busby has built a reputation for being a “powerful catalyst in the growth of the green architecture movement,” a pioneer in sustainability. In 2004, Busby merged his firm with Perkins+Will. He now serves as the Managing Director of Perkins+Will’s San Francisco office. More information on Busby and the award, here

VIDEO: I LIKE Pink

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ArchDaily has teamed up with Portugal's Canal 180 to bring you their series I LIKE. Check out episode 2, I LIKE Pink. The video features UNStudio's Holiday Home, Périphériques architectes' Pink Ghost and two other pink-hued installations. 

I LIKE is an original series on architecture and spatial intervention, developed in a collaboration between Canal 180 and LIKEarchitects atelier. Diogo Aguiar and Teresa Otto have created a chromatic experiment and spatial exercise—organized by color—that reveals some of the most amazing architectural interventions in the world. 

Next week ArchDaily will premier the third installment of I LIKE. Stay tuned!

Call for Participation: Use-ReUse Adaptive Modernism

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Call for Participation: Use-ReUse Adaptive Modernism

The Use-ReUse Adaptive Modernism Workshop will be held on June 7, 2014, during the opening day of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. It will be part of the 'Biennale Sessions 2014', Biennale's University Programme, a forum for universities. Its purpose is to suggest a wide range of perspectives on the contemporary significance of modernisms built legacy, within the context of the contemporary urban landscape. 

25 Social Housing Units / Zoomfactor Architectes

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25 Social Housing Units  / Zoomfactor Architectes, Courtesy of Zoomfactor Architectes
Courtesy of Zoomfactor Architectes

Courtesy of Zoomfactor Architectes Courtesy of Zoomfactor Architectes Courtesy of Zoomfactor Architectes Courtesy of Zoomfactor Architectes +9

Via Verde / Grimshaw + Dattner Architects

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Via Verde / Grimshaw + Dattner Architects, © David Sundberg
© David Sundberg

© David Sundberg © David Sundberg © David Sundberg © David Sundberg +33

Álvaro Siza + Juan Domingo Santos Design “New Gate of Alhambra”

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Álvaro Siza + Juan Domingo Santos Design “New Gate of Alhambra”, Alhambra Atrium I Ivy Courtyard (Northwest Landscape View). Image © Alvaro Siza Vieira + Juan Domingo Santos; Rendering by LT Studios
Alhambra Atrium I Ivy Courtyard (Northwest Landscape View). Image © Alvaro Siza Vieira + Juan Domingo Santos; Rendering by LT Studios

Commissioned after winning an international competition in 2010, Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Viera and Granada-based Juan Domingo Santos have unveiled designs for a new entrance and visitors center at the Alhambra World Heritage site. A result of “superimposing a regular geometry over a territory of topography,” the new gate rearranges visitor access into the more than 1000-year-old monument through a series of enclosed, shaded courtyards and open, sunlit terraces. 

Following to his experience at the Alhambra in 2009, Siza journaled about his envision for the new gate, stating: “…from bright sun to shadows, from warmth to coolness, from wide to intimate focus, I like to dream about my project before I set it down in any detail.”

Bridging Teahouse / FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise

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Bridging Teahouse / FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jinhua Architecture Park, Qingzhao Road, Jindong, Jinhua, Zhejiang, China
  • FR-EE Team

    Fernando Romero, Eduardo Sosa, María Teresa Catrip, Carlos Bedoya, León Amezcua, Alberto Amaya, Israel Álvarez, Jean Luc Fugier, Víctor Jaime, Yara Sigler
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

    Iwan Baan, Courtesy of FR-EE

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan Courtesy of FR-EE +11

KVS House / Estudio Galera

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KVS House / Estudio Galera, © Diego Medina
© Diego Medina
  • Architects

  • Location

    La Costa Partido - Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
  • Design Team

    Ariel Galera, Horacio Riga
  • Project Manager

    Diego Ballario
  • Area

    260.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Diego Medina © Diego Medina © Diego Medina © Diego Medina +29

Santo Tomas Professional Institute - First Stage / Browne Swett Arquitectos

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Santo Tomas Professional Institute - First Stage / Browne Swett Arquitectos, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vicuña Mackenna 4835, San Joaquín, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Enrique Browne, Tomás Swett
  • Design Team

    Felipe Combeau, Tadea de Ipiña, Olimpia Lira, Cristóbal Teixido, Gonzalo De la Parra, Josefina del Río , Carolina Rocco.
  • Area

    8107.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Nico Saieh © Enrique Browne © Nico Saieh © Enrique Browne +32