We’ve built you a better ArchDaily. Learn more and let us know what you think. Send us your feedback »

CORMAC Residence / Laidlaw Schultz Architects

  • Architects: Laidlaw Schultz Architects
  • Location: Corona del Mar, California, USA
  • Design Team: Craig Schultz, Scott Laidlaw, Kathy Troutfetter, David Kilpatrick
  • Structure: Michael Gabriel
  • Area: 3,000 ft2
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Larry Falke

© Larry Falke © Larry Falke © Larry Falke © Larry Falke

Dual House / VPA Architects

  • Architects: VPA Architects
  • Location: Ahmedabad, India
  • Area: 1,000 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of VPA Architects

Courtesy of VPA Architects Courtesy of VPA Architects Courtesy of VPA Architects Courtesy of VPA Architects

As burial field / Karres en Brands

  • Architects: Karres en Brands
  • Location: Amsterdam
  • Design Team: Sylvia Karres, Bart Brands, Lieneke van Campen, Joost de Natris, James Melsom, Alejandro Noe, Marc Springer, Jim Navarro, Julien Merle, Pierre-Alexandre Marchevet
  • Area: 10000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Areal Shooting, Jeroen Musch, Thyra Brandt, Courtesy of Karres en Brands

© Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch © Thyra Brandt

Chipicas Town Houses / Alejandro Sanchez Garcia Arquitectos

  • Architects Office: Alejandro Sanchez Garcia Arquitectos
  • Location: Valle de Bravo, México
  • Collaborators: Alejandro Sanchez Garcia, Alfredo Cortes Tellez, Miguel Campero, José Luis Salamanca
  • Area: 720.0 sqm
  • Year: 2009
  • Photography: Jaime Navarro Soto

© Jaime Navarro Soto © Jaime Navarro Soto © Jaime Navarro Soto © Jaime Navarro Soto

Karakusevic Carson and David Chipperfield to Design Residential Towers in London

Karakusevic Carson and David Chipperfield have been announced as the “preferred bidder” for a pair of residential towers the East London district of Shoreditch. As reported on BDOnline, the £25 million project at Colville Estate will rise up to 14 and 20 stories high to replace the existing 1950‘s low-rise buildings. This will be the second and last phase of the largest council-backed housing development in London and the first UK mass housing project for Chipperfield. 

Why The Recession Was Long Over-Due

Courtesy of Flickr User CC Donna Grayson
Courtesy of Flickr User CC Donna Grayson

Yesterday, we featured an article by Yale faculty member and AutoDesk Vice President, Phil Bernstein, about the increasing opportunities for architecture students graduating in 2013. Today, Scott Simpson, a senior fellow of the Design Futures Council and co-author of the books How Firms Succeed and The Next Architect, offers his perspective on our recovering economy, and what it will mean for architects in the future. 

Simpson starts off by putting the Crisis in perspective: "From 2008 to 2011, the profession took a tremendous hit, both financially and in terms of lost intellectual capital. The old way of doing business is not coming back, nor would we wish for it. [...] Rather than complaining about tough times, let’s start with the realization that many of these changes are long overdue." 

After reviewing what the Recession has meant and what we can learn from it, Simpson makes one final, and empowering, claim: "For those willing to take up the challenge, there has never been a more exciting time to be an architect."

Read all of Simpson's article, which originally appeared on DesignIntelligence, after the break...

Todd Saunders: Architecture in Northern Landscapes

Swiss architecture and design publisher Birkhäuser has released a monograph of Todd Saunders’ work. Based in Bergen, Norway, award-winning Canadian architect Todd Saunders has built work in Norway, Finland and Canada. Todd Saunders: Architecture in Northern Landscapes covers his work over the last decade. The simple yet powerful aesthetic of the book mirrors the elegance of Saunders’ own architectural style and compliments the potency of the natural settings in which his work is often situated.

Calatrava Criticized for Valencia Complex

© Flickr user FromtheNorth
© Flickr user FromtheNorth

Praised for his masterful blends of architecture and engineering, yet criticized for rarely sticking to a budget, Valencia-native Santiago Calatrava is no stranger to controversy. His latest project making headlines is the largest landmark in Valencia and the second most-visited cultural complex in Spain: the City of Arts and Sciences. 

More on the controversy after the break.

Grimshaw Reveals Aviation Vision for London

Grimshaw Architects are the latest practice to add their voice to the debate surrounding the capacity problem of London’s airports. Their innovative proposal, entitled ‘London: Hub City’, bucks the trend of recent ‘superhub’ proposals, which are frequently suggested as a solution to the problem. 

Instead of creating a large ‘airport hub’ on a single site separated from the city, Grimshaw’s design prioritizes construction of new express lines by creating a ‘City Hub’ that allows passengers to transfer between London’s existing airports via the city center. The benefit being that expansion could be spread amongst its four existing airports incrementally, as needed, instead of being concentrated on the construction of one ‘super-hub’.

More on Grimshaw's aviation proposal for London after the break.

Alberto Campo Baeza Awarded Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal 2012

Only a few weeks after being recognized for his excellence by the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid, the distinguished Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza has just been awarded the Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal for 2012 by the Alfred Toepfer Foundation in Hamburg. The award, given since 1962, is a recognition of work that, like that of German architect Heinrich Tessenow (1876-1950), is "uncompromising, sober and essential." 

Architectural Design: Human Experience and Place - Sustaining Identity

Human Experience and Place: Sustaining Identity is the latest title in the successful and prestigious Architectural Design (AD) series. Officially launched at the Sustaining Identity Symposium in London’s Victoria & Albert Museum at the end of November, this issue features both well-known and emerging practices worldwide.

By drawing on examples from across the world, this issue of AD demonstrates that, in a time of commercial globalisation, it is possible for architects, designers and engineers to create outstanding buildings that retain a sense of local identity, both in terms of cultural heritage and the conservation of the environment.

Video: Rob Montgomery & Pernilla Ohrstedt, The Hot Seat

Galaxay Mall / tvsdesign

  • Architects: tvsdesign
  • Location: Tianjin, China
  • Area: 213324.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Courtesy of tvsdesign

Courtesy of tvsdesign Courtesy of tvsdesign Courtesy of tvsdesign Courtesy of tvsdesign

Paracas House / RRMR Arquitectos

© Javier Larrea
© Javier Larrea
  • Architects: RRMR Arquitectos
  • Location: Paracas, Ica, Peru
  • Architects In Charge: Roberto Riofrio Navarro, Micaela Rodrigo Graña
  • Design Team: Edith Zamalloa, Anny Gutierrez, Miguel Seminario, Beatriz Pero, Helvis Marcello Hidalgo, Claudia Porras
  • Area: 680 sqm
  • Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Javier Larrea, Jorge Dieguez

© Javier Larrea © Javier Larrea © Javier Larrea © Javier Larrea

Holland Park School / Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Location: London, UK
  • Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
  • M&E Consultant: Buro Happold
  • Quantity Surveyor: Gardiner And Theobald
  • Landscape: The Landscape Partnership
  • Client: The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  • Area: 20,000 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Aedas

Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas

All Saints’ Academy / Nicholas Hare Architects

  • Architects: Nicholas Hare Architects
  • Location: Blaisdon Way, Cheltenham, UK
  • Structural Engineer: Skanska Technology
  • Services Engineer: White Young Green
  • Client: Gloucestershire County Council
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Hufton & Crow, Courtesy of Nicholas Hare Architects

© Hufton & Crow © Hufton & Crow © Hufton & Crow © Hufton & Crow