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Westminster Council Approves Heatherwick's Garden Bridge Plans

00:00 - 3 December, 2014
Westminster Council Approves Heatherwick's Garden Bridge Plans, Courtesy of Arup
Courtesy of Arup

Update: Today Westminster Council approved the Garden Bridge proposals - the second of three required approvals - with councillors voting 3-1 in favour of the bridge. Though London Mayor Boris Johnson still has to officially rule on the plans, it is almost certain that he will ultimately give the go-ahead to the project as he has previously voiced his support for the idea. The following article was originally published on November 13th, after Lambeth Council granted the bridge its first approval.

Lambeth Council has awarded planning permission for the Garden Bridge, Thomas Heatherwick and Arup's planned crossing of the Thames which has been proposed and supported by actress Joanna Lumley. The approval is the first in a series that the bridge needs to become a reality, with Westminster City Council and London mayor Boris Johnson still needing to sign off on the project, according to the Architects' Journal.

University of Los Andes Public Space and Integrated Care Center / Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos

01:00 - 3 December, 2014
University of Los Andes Public Space and Integrated Care Center / Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos, © Rodrigo Dávila
© Rodrigo Dávila

© Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila +23

M – Auditorium / Planet 3 Studios Architecture

01:00 - 3 December, 2014
M – Auditorium / Planet 3 Studios Architecture, © Mrigank Sharma
© Mrigank Sharma

© Mrigank Sharma © Mrigank Sharma © Mrigank Sharma © Mrigank Sharma +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Design Team

    Kalhan Mattoo, Santha Gour Mattoo, Shanky Jain, Dhiraj Narang and Amit Jadhav
  • Area

    6000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

XYZ House / Mark Aronson Architecture

01:00 - 3 December, 2014
XYZ House  / Mark Aronson Architecture, © Douglas Mark Black
© Douglas Mark Black

© Douglas Mark Black © Douglas Mark Black © Douglas Mark Black © Douglas Mark Black +36

Itacolomi 445 / gruposp

01:00 - 3 December, 2014
Itacolomi 445 / gruposp, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua Itacolomi - Higienópolis, São Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Álvaro Puntoni, João Sodré, Jonathan Davies, André Nunes
  • Collaborators

    Fabricius Mastroantonio, Julia Caio, Alexandre Mendes
  • Project Area

    3500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

AD Interviews: Kunlé Adeyemi / NLÉ

01:00 - 3 December, 2014

"The architects of the future will begin to be seen more as agents of change,” Kunlé Adeyemi told us outside the 2014 Pritzker Prize Award ceremony in Amsterdam. One of the five international jury members for the 2014 Venice Biennale, Adeyemi is the founder of NLÉ, an architecture and urbanism practice focused on developing cities and known for projects like the Makoko Floating School in Lagos, Nigeria.

“There are many lessons learned from the floating school project, starting from engagement with the community…,” Adeyemi said. “The innovation of Makoko Floating School came not only from us, but largely from the community itself. We were simply agents to compose those ideas into a new form or an improvement of what’s already existing.”

Adeyemi was born and raised in Nigeria where he studied architecture at the University of Lagos.  In 2002 he joined OMA where he worked closely with Rem Koolhaas for nearly a decade, playing an important role in OMA’s research on the urbanization of Lagos.

See what else Adeyemi had to say about the Makoko Floating School, what it’s like to lead an architecture firm and the role of architects in society in the full video above.

AD Interviews: Kunlé Adeyemi / NLÉ AD Interviews: Kunlé Adeyemi / NLÉ AD Interviews: Kunlé Adeyemi / NLÉ AD Interviews: Kunlé Adeyemi / NLÉ +5

Gross-Flasz Residence / One d+b Miami

01:00 - 3 December, 2014
Gross-Flasz Residence / One d+b Miami, © Fabio Ventresca
© Fabio Ventresca

© Fabio Ventresca © Fabio Ventresca © Fabio Ventresca © Fabio Ventresca +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Harbor Island, North Bay Village, FL 33141, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Hugo Mijares
  • Collaborating Architects

    Francisco Llado, Robert Moerigh, Xavier Garcia Sr, Xavier Garcia Jr.
  • Area

    750.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Designs Unveiled for Foster + Partners' "Health Education Campus" in Cleveland

01:00 - 3 December, 2014
Designs Unveiled for Foster + Partners' "Health Education Campus" in Cleveland , © Foster + Partners, Courtesy of Case Western Reserve University
© Foster + Partners, Courtesy of Case Western Reserve University

Foster + Partners has submitted plans for a new “Health Education Campus” in Cleveland, Ohio. The 485,000-square-foot quadrangle building is designed to foster collaboration between the students of Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic on the medical campus’ existing 11-acre parcel at East 93rd Street between Euclid and Chester Avenues. 

Infographic: The World's Most Expensive Skyscrapers

00:00 - 3 December, 2014
Infographic: The World's Most Expensive Skyscrapers, Courtesy of Emporis
Courtesy of Emporis

It may or may not be the tallest building in North America, but one thing's for sure: when it comes to costs, no other skyscraper comes close to New York's One World Trade Center. This is the conclusion of Emporis, whose list of the world's top ten most expensive buildings puts 1WTC way out in front at $3.9 billion. Originally estimated at just half that cost, this sets a trend in the top ten list, with many of the featured buildings suffering staggering overruns. The second-place Shard, for example, overshot it's original £350 million ($550 million) budget nearly four times over (although this is to be expected in London).

1: One World Trade Center. Image © Khalid Mahmood 2 (joint): The Palazzo. Image © Ed Lewis 2 (joint): The Shard. Image © Eric Smerling 4: Taipei 101. Image © Michiel van Dijk +12

FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE Reveals Latin American Art Museum for Miami

00:00 - 3 December, 2014
FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE Reveals Latin American Art Museum for Miami, Courtesy of FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE
Courtesy of FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE

On the heels of President Barack Obama’s recent decision to reform US immigration policy, FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE has released designs for a new Latin American Art Museum (LAAM) in Miami. The four-story museum, characterized by elongated, cantilevering terraces and sculpture gardens, hopes to become “the most significant institution for displaying Latin American art in America.” Continue reading to learn more. 

Courtesy of FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE Courtesy of FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE Courtesy of FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE Courtesy of FR-EE / Fernando Romero EnterprisE +8

Sparrenburg Visitor Centre / Max Dudler

01:00 - 3 December, 2014
Sparrenburg Visitor Centre / Max Dudler, © Stefan Müller
© Stefan Müller

© Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bielefeld, Germany
  • Project Manager

    Simone Boldrin
  • Area

    135.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Haus Hohlen / Jochen Specht

01:00 - 2 December, 2014
Haus Hohlen / Jochen Specht, © Adolf Bereuter
© Adolf Bereuter

© Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter © Adolf Bereuter +30

Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition: A Parametric Analysis

01:00 - 2 December, 2014
Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition: A Parametric Analysis, GH-6750399503. Image Courtesy of Malcolm Reading Consultants
GH-6750399503. Image Courtesy of Malcolm Reading Consultants

The following analysis of the Helsinki Guggenheim competition entries was contributed by Federico Reyneri, partner at LPzR associates architects, and his research team.

Architects have always pushed the limit, often experimenting with forms and technologies unavailable in their time. In the last 20 years, we experienced a small revolution in thinking about spaces and embracing complexity, as computers started to show their real power. Since Gehry’s Guggenheim came to life in the mid nineties, nothing has been the same: free forms emerge everywhere from the dreamland to reality (often becoming someone else’s nightmare). Before this computer technology, except for the realm of the mind and clay modeling, real control over complexity through technical drawings was too hard a game for us ordinary mortals but eventually, in the last 10 years or so more powerful and cheaper computers and even cheaper software, capable of astonishing parametric-generated design elements, came out. Since then, new generations of designers have started to set free mind-blowing ideas, showing the world amazing computer generated pictures. Some architects even started to build them.

But how widespread is parametric design technology? How does it influence architecture worldwide? We started to analyse the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition, the largest architectural design competition in world history.

Material Masters: Shigeru Ban's Work With Wood

00:00 - 2 December, 2014
Material Masters: Shigeru Ban's Work With Wood

To celebrate the first anniversary of our US Materials Catalog, this week ArchDaily is presenting a three-part series on "Material Masters," showing how certain materials have helped to inspire some of the world's greatest architects.

Shigeru Ban’s portfolio is a strange dichotomy, split between shelters for natural disaster refugees and museums commissioned by wealthy patrons of the arts. Even stranger is the fact that, in both cases, Ban’s material palette frequently incorporates recycled cardboard, paper, and old beer crates. The Pritzker prize laureate is unique in this regard, and so great is his predilection for recycled paper tubes (originally formwork for concrete columns), that he has become known as the “Paper Architect.” His work receives media attention worldwide for the unorthodoxy of its construction materials. Yet Shigeru Ban is not concerned with unorthodoxy, but with economy. It is for this reason that, when paper tubes are deemed unsuitable, Shigeru Ban constructs his buildings in wood. Inspired by the architectural tradition of his native Japan, Ban is not only the "Paper Architect," but also one of the most famous architects working in wood today.

Barbecue Place in Lampa / Rosario Illanes Feuerhake + Josefina Feuerhake Rodríguez

01:00 - 2 December, 2014
Barbecue Place in Lampa / Rosario Illanes Feuerhake + Josefina Feuerhake Rodríguez, © Natalia Vial
© Natalia Vial

© Natalia Vial © Natalia Vial © Natalia Vial © Natalia Vial +12

6 Finalists Revealed in Guggenheim Helsinki Competition

01:00 - 2 December, 2014
6 Finalists Revealed in Guggenheim Helsinki Competition, Courtesy of Malcolm Reading Consultants
Courtesy of Malcolm Reading Consultants

The Guggenheim has announced the finalists in the competition to design Guggenheim Helsinki, whittling down the entrants from a record-breaking 1,715 submissions to just six. Representing both emerging and established practices with offices in seven countries, the shortlisted entries show a variety of responses to the challenge of creating a world-class museum.

The six finalists are:

Read on after the break to see all six designs in detail, as well as the jury's comments on each.

Ecotone Hotel In Biwako - Sound Of Wind / Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects

01:00 - 2 December, 2014
Ecotone Hotel In Biwako - Sound Of Wind / Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects, © Kaori Ichikawa
© Kaori Ichikawa

© Kaori Ichikawa © Kaori Ichikawa © Kaori Ichikawa © Kaori Ichikawa +25

Tsukiji Room H / Yuichi Yoshida & associates

01:00 - 2 December, 2014
Tsukiji Room H / Yuichi Yoshida & associates, © Katsumi Hirabayashi
© Katsumi Hirabayashi

© Katsumi Hirabayashi © Katsumi Hirabayashi © Katsumi Hirabayashi © Katsumi Hirabayashi +18

  • Architects

    Yuichi Yoshida & associates
  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Architects in Charge

    Yuichi Yoshida, Satoru Ando
  • Produce

    Suma-Saga-Fudosan Inc. 
  • Area

    47.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs