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Wulumuqi Road Apartment / SKEW Collaborative

01:00 - 3 February, 2014
Wulumuqi Road Apartment / SKEW Collaborative, Courtesy of SKEW Collaborative
Courtesy of SKEW Collaborative
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Eunice Seng, H. Koon Wee, Darren Zhou
  • Design Team

    Zhao Wenju, Sam Cheng
  • Area

    110.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of SKEW Collaborative

Courtesy of SKEW Collaborative Courtesy of SKEW Collaborative Courtesy of SKEW Collaborative Courtesy of SKEW Collaborative +15

Balmain Houses / Benn & Penna Architects

01:00 - 3 February, 2014
© Katherine Lu
© Katherine Lu

© Tom Ferguson © Tom Ferguson © Tom Ferguson © Tom Ferguson +16

Frank Gehry Chosen to Design Berlin's Tallest Tower

00:00 - 3 February, 2014
Frank Gehry Chosen to Design Berlin's Tallest Tower, © Gehry Partners, Courtesy of Hines
© Gehry Partners, Courtesy of Hines

Gehry Partners has been selected over David Chipperfield, Adjaye Associates and seven other practices in an invited competition for a 300-unit residential tower in Berlin. The winning proposal, deemed “the most compelling” by jury for its rotating stacks of sculptural, stone-clad cubes that rise up to 150 meters, is expected to be Berlin’s tallest skyscraper and Germany’s tallest residential tower. 

“Gehry’s design is strong in visual expression and introduces an unusually eccentric, new pattern for this location. Nevertheless, the façade radiates agreeable tranquility. In addition, the design blends well with the neighborhood and conveys all aspects of metropolitan living,” commented Regula Lüscher, Senate Building Director.

Goodwood Residence / WOHA

01:00 - 3 February, 2014
Goodwood Residence / WOHA, © Patrick Bingham-Hall
© Patrick Bingham-Hall
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bukit Timah Road, Singapore
  • Architect in Charge

    Richard Hassell Wong Mun Summ
  • Design Team

    Pearl Chee, Alan Lau, Cheah Boon, Kwan Goh, Soon Kim, Hong Feng Lin, Kwong Lay Lay, Balaiyan Sivakumar, Shandy Loh, Anapat Chanadisai
  • Area

    69350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Patrick Bingham-Hall © Patrick Bingham-Hall © Patrick Bingham-Hall © Patrick Bingham-Hall +19

Call for Proposals: MANIFEST, Issue No. 2, "Kingdoms of God"

00:00 - 2 February, 2014
Call for Proposals: MANIFEST, Issue No. 2, "Kingdoms of God"

MANIFEST, an annual independent print journal on American architecture and urbanism, is requesting text, project, and photographic proposals for its second issue entitled, “Kingdoms of God.” Edited by Anthony Acciavatti, Justin Fowler, and Dan Handel, and supported in part by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, MANIFEST was founded to initiate a critical conversation about the state of American architecture, its cities, and its hinterland.

Refugee Housing Unit Selected as Finalist for World Design Impact Prize

00:00 - 2 February, 2014
 Refugee Housing Unit Selected as Finalist for World Design Impact Prize, RHU via World Design Impact
RHU via World Design Impact

An IKEA prototype for a modular “Refugee Housing Unit” has been selected as one of three finalists for the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design’s (Icsid) World Design Impact Prize 2014. The pilot project was lauded for providing a “temporary shelter in which facilitates ‘a feeling of normality’ for families living in refugee camps.” The project will be measured against a “BioLite HomeStove” and “ABC Syringe” before an overall prize winner is announced. You can learn more about the unit here and preview the competing innovations here

Katsutadai House / Yuko Nagayama & Associates

01:00 - 2 February, 2014
Katsutadai House / Yuko Nagayama & Associates, © Daici Ano
© Daici Ano
  • Architects

  • Location

    Katsutadai, Yachiyo, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Yuko Nagayama , Yohei Kawashima
  • Area

    80.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano +15

Clearview Residence / Altius Architecture Inc

01:00 - 2 February, 2014
Clearview Residence / Altius Architecture Inc, © Jonathan Savoie
© Jonathan Savoie
  • Architects

  • Location

    Collingwood, ON, Canada
  • Architecture

    Graham Smith, Joe Knight
  • Lead Design Architect

    Graham Smith, Joe Knight
  • Engineer

    CUCCO engineering
  • Construction

    Valley View Construction
  • Interior Design

    Sarah Richardson Design Inc
  • Landscape

    John Lloyd & Associates
  • Area

    4500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Jonathan Savoie © Jonathan Savoie © Jonathan Savoie © Jonathan Savoie +17

Snøhetta Unveils Version 3.0 of San Francisco's Golden State Warriors’ Stadium

01:00 - 2 February, 2014
Snøhetta Unveils Version 3.0 of San Francisco's Golden State Warriors’ Stadium, Version 3.0: Arrival onto Pier; Rendering by steelblue. Image Courtesy of Snøhetta
Version 3.0: Arrival onto Pier; Rendering by steelblue. Image Courtesy of Snøhetta

Snøhetta has released an updated, more "slimmed-down" version of the Golden State Warriors’ Stadium, which is scheduled to debut on a preeminent San Francisco waterfront site for the 2017-18 NBA basketball season. Located on Piers 30-32, just walking distance from the downtown Financial District and easily accessed by a variety of public transportation, the revised design has shaved off over 30,000 square feet of the venue's total square footage and increased public open space to nearly 8 acres, 60 percent of the 13 acre site. 

Uptown Residences / Iro Bertaki + Christina Loukopoulou + Costis Paniyiris

01:00 - 2 February, 2014
© Charalambos Louizidis
© Charalambos Louizidis

© Charalambos Louizidis © Charalambos Louizidis © Charalambos Louizidis © Charalambos Louizidis +25

Princess Alexandra Auditorium / Associated Architects LLP

01:00 - 2 February, 2014
Princess Alexandra Auditorium / Associated Architects LLP, Courtesy of Associated Architects LLP
Courtesy of Associated Architects LLP

Courtesy of Associated Architects LLP Courtesy of Associated Architects LLP Courtesy of Associated Architects LLP Courtesy of Associated Architects LLP +20

AD Round Up: Stadiums Part VII

00:00 - 2 February, 2014
AD Round Up: Stadiums Part VII, Wanangkura Stadium / ARM Architecture. Image © Peter Bennetts
Wanangkura Stadium / ARM Architecture. Image © Peter Bennetts

In honor of the 48th annual NFL Super Bowl, we at ArchDaily are rounding up 5 astounding arenas for your viewing pleasure (way more captivating than those silly commercials): the lavishly leviathan Lasesarre Football Stadium by NO.MAD, the curiously colossal BBVA Compass Stadium by Populous, the daintily dolloped Ice Dome Bolshoy by SIC Mostovik, the tetragonally titanic Olympic Tennis Centre by Dominique Perrault Architecture, and the whimsically whopping Wanangkura Stadium by ARM Architecture. For more Stadium Round Ups, follow this link.

High Speed Villena Station / COOTAR

01:00 - 2 February, 2014
High Speed Villena Station / COOTAR, © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +38

In "Her," A Hopeful Vision for LA's Future

00:00 - 2 February, 2014
In "Her," A Hopeful Vision for LA's Future, LA's Future Subway System, as depicted in Spike Jonze's "Her". Image © Geoff McFetridge and Untitled Rick Howard Company LLC, via The Atlantic Cities
LA's Future Subway System, as depicted in Spike Jonze's "Her". Image © Geoff McFetridge and Untitled Rick Howard Company LLC, via The Atlantic Cities

In his review of Spike Jonze's movie "Her", LA Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne explains a rather comforting aspect of the movie: instead of the dystopia that usually characterizes films set in the future, "Her" is set in a future version of LA which is more dense, has better public transport (with a subway map with a story all of its own) and has managed to overcome its dependence on the car. No wonder this film has touched a chord with architects and urban designers. Read the full review here.

VIDEOS: ArchiLab 2013 Discusses "Naturalizing Architecture"

01:00 - 2 February, 2014
VIDEOS: ArchiLab 2013 Discusses "Naturalizing Architecture", The Turbulences FRAC Centre / Jakob + Macfarlane Architects. Image © Nicolas Borel
The Turbulences FRAC Centre / Jakob + Macfarlane Architects. Image © Nicolas Borel

This past September marked the commencement of ArchiLab 2013 at the newly completed FRAC Centre in Orleans, France. Forty architects, designers and artists gathered for the annual architectural exposition and conference’s ninth edition to discuss the deepening overlap between digital architecture and the sciences, particularly molecular biology. Under the theme “Naturalizing Architecture,” two international symposiums took place which provided the opportuntiy for architects and scientists to present, and debate, the latest research revolving this subject and its ever-evolving role within the living world. 

To encourage the continuation of discourse, we have complied a video list of all the discussions from the symposium for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy them, after the break, and feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below. 

Bricks Grown From Bacteria

00:00 - 1 February, 2014
Bricks Grown From Bacteria, Courtesy of bioMason
Courtesy of bioMason

A unique biotechnology start-up company have developed a method of growing bricks from nothing more than bacteria and naturally abundant materials. Having recently won first place in the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation ChallengebioMason has developed a method of growing materials by employing microorganisms. Arguing that the four traditional building materials - concrete, glass, steel and wood - both contain a significant level of embodied energy and heavily rely on limited natural resources, their answer is in high strength natural biological cements (such as coral) that can be used "without negative impacts to the surrounding environment."

Alamillo Health Center / Suárez Corchete

01:00 - 1 February, 2014
Alamillo Health Center / Suárez Corchete, © Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +21

Crone Partners Rethink the Community Center in Rhodes

00:00 - 1 February, 2014
Crone Partners Rethink the Community Center in Rhodes, Overview. Image Courtesy of Crone Partners
Overview. Image Courtesy of Crone Partners

Australian practice Crone Partners has recently won a competition to design a new community precinct in Rhodes, New South Wales. Starting with the intention to rethink the traditional community building and civic space typology, Crone Partner's winning design features clusters of spaces with programs subdividing by size and demands. In moving away from traditional public buildings, which are "characterised by [their] scale, elaborate and sometimes extravagant aesthetic", their proposal was no longer "constrained by a singular form".