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Pulau Banding Rainforest Research Centre / C' arch

01:00 - 18 July, 2014
© 807Studio Sdn Bhd
© 807Studio Sdn Bhd
  • Architects

  • Location

    Gerik, Perak, Malaysia
  • Architect in Charge

    Chris Wong Chee Seng, Wilson Sng, Lina Ooi
  • Area

    286.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© 807Studio Sdn Bhd © 807Studio Sdn Bhd © 807Studio Sdn Bhd © 807Studio Sdn Bhd +16

AD Round Up: Smiljan Radic

00:00 - 18 July, 2014
AD Round Up: Smiljan Radic, Copper House 2 / Smiljan Radic. Image © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma
Copper House 2 / Smiljan Radic. Image © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma

Although previously unknown except in his native Chile, architect Smiljan Radic has recently received international attention for his design of this year’s pavilion for London’s Serpentine Galleries. His latest and largest undertaking yet, a winery outside of Santiago, has been featured in this article by the New York Times. And now, his Mestizo Restaurant has been named one of the seven most outstanding 21st century projects in the Americas. If you're unfamiliar with Radic's unique works, we’ve compiled a round-up of some of our favorites for you to explore, including his Serpentine PavilionCopper House 2, the Mestizo Restaurant, a bus stop for the town of Krumbach, Austria, and his renovation of the Chilean Museum for Pre-Columbian Art. Enjoy!

Interview with Rocco Yim of Rocco Design

01:00 - 18 July, 2014
Interview with Rocco Yim of Rocco Design, Guanzhou Museum. Image Courtesy of Rocco Design
Guanzhou Museum. Image Courtesy of Rocco Design

"In the ancient culture identity is a touch of spatiality. Our use of space is psychological, you line up sequences of courtyards and buildings in order of importance so it prepares your mood, they get a sense of anticipation. We could reuse this spatially in today’s different types of buildings to achieve different purposes, but it originates from the past — that makes it Chinese." -- Rocco S. K. Yim, Hong Kong, 2013

On the 38th floor of the AIA Tower, Rocco Yim’s office faces the bay, from which you see the quintessential view of the city: the Hong Kong skyline. Rocco Yim is the founder of Rocco Design Architects Limited (founded in 1982) and responsible for the design of iconic buildings like the International Finance Centre in Hong Kong. In this conversation he talks about the importance of the density created and supported by the urban flow in China, and his unique point of view on iconic architecture in relation to ancient culture.

HKSAR Government Headquarters. Image Courtesy of Rocco Design HKSAR Government Headquarters. Image Courtesy of Rocco Design HKSAR Government Headquarters. Image Courtesy of Rocco Design Guanzhou Museum. Image Courtesy of Rocco Design +10

Bazan House / SMF Arquitectos

01:00 - 18 July, 2014
Bazan House / SMF Arquitectos, © Albano Garcia
© Albano Garcia

© Albano Garcia © Albano Garcia © Albano Garcia © Albano Garcia +46

  • Architects

  • Location

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Project Architect

    Juan Martín Flores
  • Project Area

    140.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photography

    Albano Garcia

Photos of Álvaro Siza's Fundação Iberê Camargo, by Fernando Guerra

00:00 - 18 July, 2014
Photos of Álvaro Siza's Fundação Iberê Camargo, by Fernando Guerra, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

 “A painter is a magician that immobilizes time.”  - Iberê Camargo

The Fundação Iberê Camargo, which received a Golden Lion at the 2002 Venice Biennale of Architecture, is Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza's first project in Brazil. It serves as an architectural exemplar not only for the city of Porto Alegre, but also for the entire country of Brazil. Defined by Siza as "quasi-arquitecture" -- with careful explorations of light, texture, movement and space--the building cultivates a direct relationship between the viewer and the artwork, and, in turn, allows visitors to richly come into contact with Iberê's (one of the great names of twentieth-century Brazilian art) work.

"Architects don't invent anything, they just transform reality." - Álvaro Siza

The first in Brazil to use white concrete--seen around the entire exterior-- the building does not use any bricks. The visitor is guided through a trajectory of descent throughout the building via ramps in the nine exhibition halls. The monolith is supported by massive slabs, pillars and beams. No detail escaped the hands of the architect; the furniture and signage were also designed by Siza. 

Last week, the project was nominated as one of seven finalists in the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP). Now in its first edition, and with a distinguished jury (Francisco Liernur, Sarah Whiting, Wiel Arets, Dominique Perrault, e Kenneth Frampton), the MCHAP recognizes exceptional architecture built in the first 13 years of the 21st century. 

With this news, we are presenting an extensive set of photos of this important project, realized and generously shared by one of the world's most important architecture photographers: Fernando Guerra of FG+SG - Últimas reportagens.

Story written by Joanna Helm for ArchDaily Brasil. Translated by Becky Quintal.

Scroll to see Guerra's beautiful images of the Fundação Iberê Camargo:

Puerto Vallarta Seafront / Trama Arquitectos

00:00 - 18 July, 2014
© Alejandro Cartagena
© Alejandro Cartagena
  • Architects

  • Location

    Puerto Vallarta, JAL, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Jaime Castiello, Héctor Santana, Edgardo Sandoval y Carlos Haro
  • Co-Workers

    Livier Miramontes, Manuel Haro, Carmen Espinosa, Jorge Ignacio Gutiérrez, Jaime Castiello Gómez Verea, Fernando Castiello, Carlos Rodríguez, Miguel Martínez, Héctor Lozano, Beatriz Orozco, Mario Rodríguez, Hugo Yáñez, Susana Cortés, Juan Carlos Barriga
  • Landscape

    West8 urban design & landscape architecture + Estudio 3.14
  • Urban Furniture

    West8 urban design & Estudio 3.14
  • Structural

    Constructora Cautín S.A. de C.V., Ing. Roberto Dávalos
  • Construction

    Géminis Internacional S.A. de C.V., Vifeg S.A. de C.V. y Duo S.A de C.V
  • Area

    20000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Alejandro Cartagena © Alejandro Cartagena © Alejandro Cartagena © Alejandro Cartagena +27

Mk-Ck5 Production Office / Agaligo Studio

01:00 - 18 July, 2014
Mk-Ck5 Production Office / Agaligo Studio, © Spaceshift Studio
© Spaceshift Studio

© Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio +52

  • Architects

  • Location

    Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo, Thai Ban, Mueang Samut Prakan District, Samut Prakan 10280, Thailand
  • Area

    3023.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Perforated House / Piotr Kluj + Paweł Litwinowicz

01:00 - 18 July, 2014
Perforated House / Piotr Kluj + Paweł Litwinowicz , © Jeremi Buczkowski
© Jeremi Buczkowski

© Jeremi Buczkowski © Jeremi Buczkowski ©  Anna B. Gregorczyk ©  Anna B. Gregorczyk +33

MASS Design Group's Latest "Beyond the Building" Video: Building Better Builders

00:00 - 18 July, 2014

In their fifth Beyond the Building video, "Building Better Builders," MASS Design Group goes behind the scenes of their projects in Haiti to speak with local architects and metalworkers and show how incorporating local talent can engage the local community to develop innovative solutions.

Hong Kong's International Commerce Centre Wins Inaugural CTBUH Performance Award

00:00 - 18 July, 2014
Hong Kong's International Commerce Centre Wins Inaugural CTBUH Performance Award, © KPF
© KPF

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced Kohn Pedersen Fox AssociatesInternational Commerce Centre in Hong Kong as the winner of its first ever Performance Award. The new award recognizes the project with the lowest measured environmental impact on the urban realm, as measured using actual data from the completed construction.

The CTBUH explains the need for the prize, saying: "Most awards programs focus on design intent, as opposed to actual performance – often well-intentioned projects are not revisited, and thus not held accountable." KPF's 484-metre tall office tower won the prize based largely on its policy of collecting and sharing performance data.

Read on after the break for more on the award

House for Viewing the Mountain / Kawashima Mayumi Architects Design

01:00 - 18 July, 2014
House for Viewing the Mountain / Kawashima Mayumi Architects Design, © Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano +12

Flinders Lane Apartment / Clare Cousins Architects

01:00 - 18 July, 2014
Flinders Lane Apartment / Clare Cousins Architects, © Lisbeth Grosmann
© Lisbeth Grosmann

© Lisbeth Grosmann © Lisbeth Grosmann © Lisbeth Grosmann © Lisbeth Grosmann +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Interior Designer

    Dita Beluli
  • Graduate Architect

    Jessie Fowler
  • Area

    75.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

WorldWide Storefront Winners' Two-Month Program Begins September 19

00:00 - 18 July, 2014
WorldWide Storefront Winners' Two-Month Program Begins September 19, Winning entry "Circus for Construction" by Ann Lui, Ashley Mendelsohn, Larisa Ovalles, Craig Reschke, and Benjamin Widger. Image Courtesy of Storefront for Art and Architecture
Winning entry "Circus for Construction" by Ann Lui, Ashley Mendelsohn, Larisa Ovalles, Craig Reschke, and Benjamin Widger. Image Courtesy of Storefront for Art and Architecture

Starting September 19th, the ten winners of WorldWide Storefront (WWSf) - an initiative by Storefront for Art and Architecture to create alternative spaces for the expression/exchange of art/architecture - will open across the globe for the next two months. While one winning proposal invites artists to travel the world on commercial freight ships, another will host exhibits and events out of a traveling semi-truck in the United States. For the full list of winners and more information, click here

Steven Holl's Maggie's Centre Gains Planning Permission

00:00 - 18 July, 2014
Steven Holl's Maggie's Centre Gains Planning Permission, Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects
Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl's designs for a Maggie's Centre at St Bart's Hospital in London have finally been approved, after a tense debate among the City of London Planning Committee which culminated in a vote of 11 to 10 in favour of the design. The approval puts an end to a year of controversy, after Holl's first attempt failed to gain planning (the first time a Maggie's Centre has ever been declined permission) and a protest group commissioned a rival scheme by Hopkins Architects which gained planning permission in April.

More on the decision after the break

Competition: WHO Headquarters in Geneva

00:00 - 18 July, 2014
Competition: WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Aerial Site
Aerial Site

The World Health Organization (WHO, the Commissioning Organization) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. On 23 June 2014, WHO launched an international, two-stage architectural design competition for the extension and redevelopment of WHO Headquarters in Geneva.

Cosmic / UID

01:00 - 17 July, 2014
Cosmic / UID, © Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda

© Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Keisuke Maeda
  • Area

    611.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Hiroshi Ueda , Courtesy of UID

Carlaw Park Student Accommodation / Warren and Mahoney

01:00 - 17 July, 2014
Carlaw Park Student Accommodation / Warren and Mahoney, © Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

© Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    20-24 Nicholls Lane, Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Design Architect

    Shannon Joe
  • Project Architect

    Paul Morrison
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

RIBA Announces 2014 Stirling Prize Shortlist

00:00 - 17 July, 2014
RIBA Announces 2014 Stirling Prize Shortlist

The RIBA has announced the six projects that will compete for the 2014 Stirling Prize, the award for the building that has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year. The six nominees will now be judged head to head for British architecture's highest honour, based on "their design excellence and their significance in the evolution of architecture and the built environment," with a winner announced on October 16th. See the full shortlist after the break.