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GL Com Headquarters / jhyana

01:00 - 10 December, 2014
GL Com Headquarters / jhyana, © Shin Kyung Sub
© Shin Kyung Sub

© Shin Kyung Sub © Shin Kyung Sub © Shin Kyung Sub © Shin Kyung Sub +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Joo Heon, Yu
  • Design Team

    Park, Sung-woo
  • Area

    323.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

New Images Released of OMA's Norra Tornen Towers in Stockholm

00:00 - 10 December, 2014
New Images Released of OMA's Norra Tornen Towers in Stockholm, © bloomimages
© bloomimages

UPDATE: OMA has released new images of the Norra Tornen project (previously named “Tors Torn”), as the close-to 300 apartments planned for the residential towers have been put on the market. The ground-breaking of the Stockholm towers is currently set for May 2015. 

OMA has won the design competition for Tors Torn in Stockholm, beating out four competing practices for the opportunity to build the third tallest twin skyscrapers in Sweden.

Existing urban guidelines call for a gateway to the new Hagastaden area of Stockholm, and OMA’s proposal accommodates a mixed-use program with a set of “rough-skinned” towers. The protrusions and inversions at different heights produce an alternating pattern of indoor living spaces and protruding outdoor spaces. OMA explains that their design “challenges the expected uniformity and homogenous façade treatment that is often assigned to tower structures. Instead, it extends the skin to expose the individuality of the separate living units in the two blocks - a true vertical, urban agglomeration."

More on OMA’s winning proposal after the break…

© Frans Parthesius © OMA © OMA Detail Night. Image © bloomimages +23

Marina Douro / Barbosa & Guimaraes Architects

01:00 - 10 December, 2014
Marina Douro / Barbosa & Guimaraes Architects, © José Campos
© José Campos

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos +57

Residential and Dental Practice Immler / ARSP

01:00 - 10 December, 2014
Residential and Dental Practice Immler / ARSP, © Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

© Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hard, Austria
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Roundup: 5 Recent Buildings Inspired by Wood

00:00 - 10 December, 2014
Roundup: 5 Recent Buildings Inspired by Wood, Maggie’s Oxford / Wilkinson Eyre Architects. Image Courtesy of Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Maggie’s Oxford / Wilkinson Eyre Architects. Image Courtesy of Wilkinson Eyre Architects

It may be the world's second oldest construction material, but wood is still one of the most versatile and inspiring materials available to architects today, coveted as both a structural material and as a finish on walls, floors, ceilings and facades. In recent years it's even seen a resurgence in popularity, thanks to its sustainability credentials and its increasingly popular "natural" feel. With all this in mind, ArchDaily Materials has rounded up five recent projects that prove innovation in wood is still alive and well in the architectural world: Wilkinson Eyre Architects' Maggie’s Oxford; Shigeru Ban's Aspen Art Museum; Pushed Slab by MVRDV; MARGEN-LAB's Endesa World Fab Condenser; and finally a forthcoming building that is notable for its ambitious wooden design, the Sleuk Rith Institute by Zaha Hadid Architects.

Aspen Art Museum / Shigeru Ban Architects. Image © Michael Moran / OTTO Pushed Slab / MVRDV. Image © Philippe Ruault Endesa World Fab Condenser / MARGEN-LAB. Image © Adrià Goula Sleuk Rith Institute / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image Courtesy of ZHA +7

AIA Honors Peter Eisenman with 2015 Topaz Medallion

00:00 - 10 December, 2014
AIA Honors Peter Eisenman with 2015 Topaz Medallion  , AD Classics: Wexner Center for the Arts / Peter Eisenman. Image © Flickr user OZinOH
AD Classics: Wexner Center for the Arts / Peter Eisenman. Image © Flickr user OZinOH

Following Moshe Safdie’s selection to be the next AIA Gold Medalist, the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) has announced Peter Eisenman, FAIA, as winner of the 2015 Topaz Medallion. Eisenman, known for a lifetime of scholarly work and his long associations with Princeton, Harvard, Cooper Union and Yale, will be honored for his global impact on architectural education after more than 60 years of teaching.

“There are probably very few schools of architecture where Peter is yet to have lectured,” wrote Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, in a recommendation letter. 

House F / URBANWASABI

01:00 - 10 December, 2014
House F / URBANWASABI, Courtesy of URBANWASABI
Courtesy of URBANWASABI

Courtesy of URBANWASABI Courtesy of URBANWASABI Courtesy of URBANWASABI Courtesy of URBANWASABI +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tainan City, Taiwan
  • Architect in Charge

    Fang Wei
  • Design Team

    Lee Yun-Chen , Weng Jo-Ting
  • Area

    280.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

Social and Cultural Center in Landsberg / Heintz-Kehr architectes

01:00 - 10 December, 2014
Social and Cultural Center in Landsberg  / Heintz-Kehr architectes, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault +46

Brandywine House / Robert M. Gurney Architect

01:00 - 10 December, 2014
Brandywine House  / Robert M. Gurney Architect, © Anice Hoachlander
© Anice Hoachlander

© Anice Hoachlander © Allen Russ © Anice Hoachlander © Anice Hoachlander +29

Moshe Safdie Wins 2015 AIA Gold Medal

00:00 - 10 December, 2014
Moshe Safdie Wins 2015 AIA Gold Medal, AD Classics: Habitat 67 / Moshe Safdie. Image © Jade Doskow
AD Classics: Habitat 67 / Moshe Safdie. Image © Jade Doskow

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has just announced that Moshe Safdie, FAIA, will be the 2015 AIA Gold Medal recipient. Honoring him for his “comprehensive and humane approach to designing public and cultural spaces across the world has touched millions of people and influenced generations of younger architects,” the AIA believes that Safdie's work has had a lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture.

“Moshe Safdie has continued to practice architecture in the purest and most complete sense of the word, without regard for fashion, with a hunger to follow ideals and ideas across the globe in his teaching, writing, practice and research,” stated Boston Society of Architects president Mike Davis in his nomination letter. 

Avanti and NORD Selected to Revitalize St Peter’s Seminary in Scotland

01:00 - 10 December, 2014
Restored chapel visualisation. Image Courtesy of James Johnson
Restored chapel visualisation. Image Courtesy of James Johnson

London-based Avanti Architects, along with Glasgow-based ERZ Landscape Architects and NORD Architects, have released the first image of their design to revitalize one of Scotland’s modern masterpieces: St Peter’s seminary. Designed by Gillespie, Kidd & Coia in 1966, and built on the former Kilmahew estate, the Category-A listed Brutalist structure was voted as the best modern building in Scotland by readers of Prospect Magazine in 2005. However, the building has been abandoned for the past 25 years, leaving it dilapidated and facing numerous problems.

Public art charity NVA is leading a  £7.3 million initiative to rehabilitate the building and its surrounding landscape to create an art, heritage and educational site. The designs include a performing arts venue with a 600-person capacity, informal indoor and outdoor teaching spaces across the 144 acre site and over 4 kilometres of woodland paths. In addition, the site will contain a heritage exhibition and a locally-led productive garden.

Historical 1967 View towards the stepped glass roof. Image Chapel rooflight detail. Image Courtesy of GKC Archive Processional Ramp 1967. Image Courtesy of GKC Archive Side altars 1967. Image Courtesy of GKC Archive +6

U. Talca Library / Valle Cornejo Arquitectos

12:00 - 9 December, 2014
U. Talca Library / Valle Cornejo Arquitectos, © Andrés Valle Florsheim
© Andrés Valle Florsheim

© Andrés Valle Florsheim © Andrés Valle Florsheim © Pablo Riquelme Adams © Pablo Riquelme Adams +38

  • Architects

  • Location

    Biblioteca Central - Av. Lircay s/n, Talca, Talca, VII Región, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Marcelo Cornejo Gómez, Andrés Valle Florsheim + José Luis Gajardo Arquitecto
  • Design Team

    Catalina Donzé, Oscar Contreras
  • Area

    2951.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

10 Points of a Bicycling Architecture

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
10 Points of a Bicycling Architecture, © Steven Fleming and Charlotte Morton
© Steven Fleming and Charlotte Morton

A revolution is occurring in street design. New York, arguably the world’s bellwether city, has let everyday citizens cycle for transport. They have done that by designating one lane on most Avenues to bicyclists only, with barriers to protect them from traffic.

Now hundreds of cities are rejigging to be bicycle-friendly, while in New York there is a sense that more change is afoot. Many New Yorkers would prefer if their city were more like Copenhagen where 40% of all trips are by bike. But then Copenhagen wants more as well. Where does this stop?

If you consider that we are talking about a mode of transport that whips our hearts into shape, funnels many more people down streets than can be funneled in cars, has no pollution, and costs governments and individuals an absolute pittance, you wont ask where it stops, but how close to 100% the bike modal share can possibly go and what we must do to achieve that.

© Steven Fleming and Charlotte Morton © Steven Fleming and Charlotte Morton © Steven Fleming and Charlotte Morton Steven Fleming and Charlotte Morton's proposal for the Frederick Douglass Houses in New York. Image © Steven Fleming and Charlotte Morton +12

ArchDaily Architect’s Holiday Gift Guide 2014

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
ArchDaily Architect’s Holiday Gift Guide 2014, ArchDaily Architect’s Holiday Gift Guide 2014
ArchDaily Architect’s Holiday Gift Guide 2014

It’s that time of year again and architects continue to top the list as some of the most difficult individuals to buy for. That classic black tee or new coffee cup just isn’t cutting it anymore, so we’ve decided to help you out by putting together a list of items any architect would love. Take a look at ArchDaily’s top 15 gifts for architects, after the break. 

Stone H / Gus Wüstemann Architects

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
Stone H / Gus Wüstemann Architects, © Bruno Helbling
© Bruno Helbling

© homegate © Bruno Helbling © homegate © homegate +36

Phase II Building Complex, Mackay Medical College / J. J. Pan and Partners

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
Phase II Building Complex, Mackay Medical College / J. J. Pan and Partners, Courtesy of JJPan
Courtesy of JJPan

Courtesy of JJPan Courtesy of JJPan Courtesy of JJPan Courtesy of JJPan +28

DECERTO / MOKO Architects + MFRMGR

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
DECERTO / MOKO Architects + MFRMGR, © Jakub Certowicz
© Jakub Certowicz

© Jakub Certowicz © Jakub Certowicz © Jakub Certowicz © Jakub Certowicz +20

Columbus Metropolitan Library / NBBJ

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
Columbus Metropolitan Library / NBBJ, © Matt Carbone/Sean Airhart
© Matt Carbone/Sean Airhart

© Matt Carbone/Sean Airhart © Matt Carbone/Sean Airhart © Matt Carbone/Sean Airhart © Matt Carbone/Sean Airhart +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    1422 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, OH 43205, United States
  • Area

    15000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs