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Exquisite Minimalist / Arcadian Architecture + Design

01:00 - 19 August, 2014
Exquisite Minimalist / Arcadian Architecture + Design, © Shining Group
© Shining Group

Courtesy of Arcadian Architecture + Design © Shining Group © Shining Group Courtesy of Arcadian Architecture + Design +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Architect in Charge

    Alex Yu
  • Design Team

    Ping-Jui Chiang, Jerry Chang, Yu-Shan Huang, Li-Ju Chen, Shuo-Jyun Yin, Yu-Hsien Lin
  • Area

    510.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Shining Group, Courtesy of Arcadian Architecture + Design

Bjarke Ingels Lays Foundation Brick at LEGO House

01:00 - 19 August, 2014

BIG's LEGO House is now under construction, following a one of a kind foundation laying ceremony featuring - what else - supersized lego bricks. Bjarke Ingels himself was in attendance to lay one of the foundation bricks. Constructed in LEGO's hometown of Billund, Denmark, the LEGO House will be a 12,000 square metre "hands-on minds-on experience centre."

More on the LEGO House, and the foundation laying ceremony, after the break

World Photo Day: Christian Richters by Francine Houben

00:00 - 19 August, 2014
World Photo Day: Christian Richters by Francine Houben, Library of Birmingham / Mecanoo. Image © Christian Richters
Library of Birmingham / Mecanoo. Image © Christian Richters

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Francine Houben of Mecanoo writes on behalf of Christian Richters. 

Sheikh Zayed Bridge / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Christian Richters Cite du Design / LIN Architects. Image © Christian Richters Block 16 / René van Zuuk Architekten. Image © Christian Richters Roosendaal Pavillion / René van Zuuk Architekten. Image © Christian Richters +5

CocaCola Headquarters in Berlin / NPS Tchoban Voss

01:00 - 19 August, 2014
CocaCola Headquarters in Berlin / NPS Tchoban Voss, © Claus Graubner
© Claus Graubner

© Claus Graubner © Claus Graubner © Claus Graubner © Claus Graubner +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Stralauer Allee 4, 10245 Berlin, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    Sergei Tchoban, Architekt BDA
  • Project manager and partner

    Philipp Bauer (service stage 1-2: Axel Binder)
  • Design Team

    Christoph Heimermann, Anissa Landgraf, Kenan Ozan
  • Area

    10263.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

More Free Summer Reading: Nine Architecture Books From Routledge Available Throughout August

00:00 - 19 August, 2014
More Free Summer Reading: Nine Architecture Books From Routledge Available Throughout August, Reading room at the New York Public Library. Image © Thomas Hawk
Reading room at the New York Public Library. Image © Thomas Hawk

Wondering what to do with the last, lingering weeks of summer? There's still plenty of time for some enticing summer reading! Peruse this online collection of select books on Architecture, chosen from academic publisher Routledge's titles on themes of Professional Practice and Sustainable Architecture, and available in their entirety for free throughout the month of August.

Including compelling and notable works, these books tackle relevant and significant contemporary issues facing the design world today. See what's available after the break.

World Photo Day 2014

00:00 - 19 August, 2014

The role that photography plays in disseminating and even shaping architecture has long been under scrutiny, perhaps now more than ever as the effort required for anybody to snap a photo and share it worldwide has decreased to almost nothing.

With that in mind, we hoped to find out what it takes to create photos that really do justice to the architecture they depict. We asked architects to write a few words about the photographers they trust most to document their projects, and the response we got revealed not only architects' incredible gratitude toward their favorite photographers, but in many cases deep friendships and even collaborative relationships which drive both architect and photographer to greater heights.

Some of the photographers featured may be familiar to readers, such as Iwan Baan, Thomas Mayer or Roland Halbe; others may not. But what's certain is that without all of these talented photographers, architecture as we know it today - and this website - just wouldn't be the same. 

See all the World Photo Day Honorees here.

Al Jazeera's Rebel Architecture Series Premieres with Spain's "Guerrilla Architect"

01:00 - 19 August, 2014

Last night the first episode of Al Jazeera’s new series “Rebel Architecture” was launched, featuring Spanish architect Santiago Cirugeda. Based in Seville, Cirugeda reclaims abandoned urban spaces for the public, despite the fact that self-building is illegal in Spain. His buildings are often fast-build, mobile structures made from recycled materials, but the key is that they all serve a social function. In this 25-minute episode, Al Jazeera looks at his latest project: converting an abandoned cement factory into a vibrant cultural center. Will Cirugeda successfully complete his biggest challenge yet?

Watch the full episode above and read on after the break for a full episode synopsis and to learn more about the series and upcoming episodes...

World Photo Day: Iwan Baan by Steven Holl

00:00 - 19 August, 2014
World Photo Day: Iwan Baan by Steven Holl, Museum of Ocean and Surf / Steven Holl Architects in collaboration with Solange Fabiao. Image © Iwan Baan
Museum of Ocean and Surf / Steven Holl Architects in collaboration with Solange Fabiao. Image © Iwan Baan

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked 15 architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Steven Holl writes on behalf of Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +5

World Photo Day: Sergio Pirrone by WMR Arquitectos

00:00 - 19 August, 2014
World Photo Day: Sergio Pirrone by WMR Arquitectos, Till House / WMR Arquitectos. Image © Sergio Pirrone
Till House / WMR Arquitectos. Image © Sergio Pirrone

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, WMR Arquitectos writes on behalf of Sergio Pirrone

© Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone +5

World Photo Day: Patrick Bingham-Hall by Richard Hassell

00:00 - 19 August, 2014
World Photo Day: Patrick Bingham-Hall by Richard Hassell, School of the Arts / WOHA. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall
School of the Arts / WOHA. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Richard Hassell of WOHA writes on behalf of Patrick Bingham-Hall. 

48 North Canal Road / WOHA. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall Nest House / WOHA. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall Intercontinental Sanya Resort / WOHA. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall PARKROYAL on Pickering / WOHA. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall +5

OZ House / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados

01:00 - 19 August, 2014
OZ House / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Roque - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Arquitetos Responsáveis

    Andrade Morettin Arquitetos
  • Collaborators

    Ricardo Gusmão, Carlos Eduardo Miller, Fabio Ucella, Flora Fujii
  • Project Area

    180.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

Florida Polytechnic Science, Innovation and Technology Campus / Santiago Calatrava

00:00 - 19 August, 2014
Florida Polytechnic Science, Innovation and Technology Campus / Santiago Calatrava, © Alan Karchmer for Santiago Calatrava
© Alan Karchmer for Santiago Calatrava

© Alan Karchmer for Santiago Calatrava © Alan Karchmer for Santiago Calatrava © Alan Karchmer for Santiago Calatrava © Alan Karchmer for Santiago Calatrava +6

World Photo Day: Thomas Mayer by Emre Arolat

00:00 - 19 August, 2014
World Photo Day: Thomas Mayer by Emre Arolat, Sancaklar Mosque / Emre Arolat Architects. Image © Thomas Mayer
Sancaklar Mosque / Emre Arolat Architects. Image © Thomas Mayer

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Emre Arolat writes on behalf of Thomas Mayer

Zollverein School, Essen, Germany, SANAA 2006. Image © Thomas Mayer Sancaklar Mosque / Emre Arolat Architects. Image © Thomas Mayer Zorlu Center / Emre Arolat Architects + Tabanlıoğlu Architects. Image © Thomas Mayer Sancaklar Mosque / Emre Arolat Architects. Image © Thomas Mayer +5

Blue Office Bochum / SSP SchürmannSpannel

01:00 - 19 August, 2014
Blue Office Bochum / SSP SchürmannSpannel, © Jörg Hempel Photodesign
© Jörg Hempel Photodesign

© Jörg Hempel Photodesign © Jörg Hempel Photodesign © Jörg Hempel Photodesign © Jörg Hempel Photodesign +9

Sefaira Announces Real-Time Daylight Visualisation Tool for AutoDesk Revit

00:00 - 19 August, 2014
Sefaira Announces Real-Time Daylight Visualisation Tool for AutoDesk Revit, Daylight Visualisation alongside BIM. Image Courtesy of Sefaira
Daylight Visualisation alongside BIM. Image Courtesy of Sefaira

Sefaira, one of the leading software designers for high-performance building design, have recently announced a new real-time daylight analysis and visualisation tool which runs within Autodesk Revit, one of the most commonly used Building Information Modelling (BIM) enabled (Windows native) design packages. Sefaira for Revit allows for early stage analysis, leading to "more informed design decisions based on multiple daylighting metrics."

Hotel Kazbeg / Goga Chxetia + Ia Chekheria + ROOMS

01:00 - 19 August, 2014
© Irakli Buishvili
© Irakli Buishvili
  • Architects

  • Location

    Stepantsminda, Georgia
  • Architect in Charge

    Goga Chxetia
  • Interior Design

    ROOMS - Nata Janberidze, Keti Toloraia (www.rooms.ge)
  • Area

    8200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Irakli Buishvili © Irakli Buishvili © Irakli Buishvili © Irakli Buishvili +22

CEMEX Launches XXIII Building Award

00:00 - 19 August, 2014
CAP House / Estudio MMX. Image © Robert Les
CAP House / Estudio MMX. Image © Robert Les

As part of ArchDaily's commitment to providing our users with the best, most complete coverage of the most relevant information in the architecture world, we have formed partnerships with important organizations--such as the Pritzker Foundation--in order to promote the best practices in the architecture. Now, we would like to share with you CEMEX’s Building Award, an annual competition that recognizes the best in construction, highlighting innovative design, building and construction techniques, across nine different categories. 

Past winners have included the Tadao Ando's Roberto Garza Sada CenterEstudio MMX’s CAP House, DVA Arhitekta’s House on Krk Island, and Paredes Pedrosa’s Public Library in Ceuta. The contest calls for entries of projects that were completed the previous year in Mexico and in 10 other countries where CEMEX operates. This year’s winners will be announced in November.

Read after the break for more information and a complete list of the competition’s categories…

Chovar House / Tidy Arquitectos

01:00 - 19 August, 2014
Chovar House / Tidy Arquitectos, © Marcelo Cáceres
© Marcelo Cáceres

© Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Paul Harris 1409, Las Condes, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Project Architects

    Albert Tidy , Ian Tidy
  • Project Area

    211.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photography