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BIG, SHoP, Snøhetta Among Shortlist for Melbourne Office Complex

01:00 - 26 February, 2014
BIG, SHoP, Snøhetta Among Shortlist for Melbourne Office Complex, Pre-existing structures permitted for 'part demolition and refurbishment'. Image Courtesy of Future Melbourn (Planning) Committee
Pre-existing structures permitted for 'part demolition and refurbishment'. Image Courtesy of Future Melbourn (Planning) Committee

Australian developer CBUS Property has invited four pairs of Australian and internationally-renowned architectural practices to compete to design an office complex at a 6,000 square meter site in downtown MelbourneAustralia where the National Mutual Plaza currently stands. 

MC House / VismaraCorsi Arquitectos

01:00 - 26 February, 2014
MC House / VismaraCorsi Arquitectos, Courtesy of VismaraCorsi Arquitectos
Courtesy of VismaraCorsi Arquitectos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rosario, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
  • Project Architects

    Maria Marta Corsi, Maria Florencia Corsi, Luciano Vismara
  • Construction

    Maria Marta Corsi, Florencia Corsi, Abasto Constructora
  • Structures

    Jose Maria Pedrido
  • Project Area

    305.0 m2
  • Photography

    Courtesy of VismaraCorsi Arquitectos

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Beach Modules / Màrius Quintana Creus

01:00 - 26 February, 2014
Beach Modules / Màrius Quintana Creus, © Adrià Goula
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Temozón House / Carrillo Arquitectos y Asociados

01:00 - 26 February, 2014
Temozón House / Carrillo Arquitectos y Asociados, © David Cervera
© David Cervera
  • Architects

  • Location

    97740 Temozon, Yucatan, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Aarón Carrillo
  • Design Team

    Carlos Osorio, Fernando Domínguez, Marco Gamboa.
  • Lighting and Automation

    GPE Design Estudio
  • Construction

    Constructora e Inmobiliaria Aguayo
  • Interior Design

    Carrillo Arquitectos y Asociados
  • Area

    1167.0 m2
  • Year

    2013
  • Photography

© David Cervera © David Cervera © David Cervera © David Cervera +24

Free Online Course: Creative Coding

00:00 - 26 February, 2014
Free Online Course: Creative Coding

Programming used to be for computer specialists and software developers. Not anymore. Learning to program can now be a valuable skill for architects and designers. Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of programming? Monash University just announced a series of free online courses, including "Creative Coding".

Call for Submissions – CLOG: REM Issue

01:00 - 26 February, 2014
Call for Submissions – CLOG: REM Issue

CLOG explores, from multiple viewpoints and through a variety of means, a single subject particularly relevant to architecture now. Their latest issue, REM, is now accepting submissions until March 20. 

Niyang River Visitor Center / Standardarchitecture + Zhaoyang Architects

01:00 - 26 February, 2014
Niyang River Visitor Center  / Standardarchitecture + Zhaoyang Architects, © Chen Su
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Cherry Blossom House / TRU Architects

01:00 - 26 February, 2014
Cherry Blossom House / TRU Architects, Courtesy of TRU Architects
Courtesy of TRU Architects

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VIDEO: A Mobile Phone That Maps Your Whole World

00:00 - 26 February, 2014

Johnny Lee, a project leader in the Advanced Technology and Projects group at Google, wants our phones to experience the world more like we do: "we are physical beings that live in a 3D world, yet mobile devices today assume that the physical world ends at the boundaries of the screen", he says - which is why his team has been working on Project Tango, a mobile phone which uses movement and depth sensors to build a 3D model of the space around it.

Zaha Hadid on Worker Deaths in Qatar: "It's Not My Duty As an Architect"

00:00 - 26 February, 2014
Zaha Hadid on Worker Deaths in Qatar: "It's Not My Duty As an Architect", Courtesy of ZHA
Courtesy of ZHA

When The Guardian recently asked Zaha Hadid about the 500 Indians and 382 Nepalese migrant workers who have reportedly died in preparations for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the architect behind the al-Wakrah stadium responded:

"I have nothing to do with the workers. I think that's an issue the government – if there's a problem – should pick up. Hopefully, these things will be resolved."

Crowdfunding in Architecture: Game Changer or PR Game?

00:00 - 26 February, 2014
Crowdfunding in Architecture: Game Changer or PR Game?, The design for the 17 John Cotel in Manhattan. Image Courtesy of Prodigy Network
The design for the 17 John Cotel in Manhattan. Image Courtesy of Prodigy Network

Building off of the success of their crowdfunded BD Bacatá building in Colombia, the real estate group Prodigy Network has announced a plan to bring this same funding method to New York, with an apartment hotel in Manhattan named 17 John.

The project, a glassy rooftop extension to the existing art deco building at 17 John Street, has much in common with Prodigy Network's past projects: the same funding method as their skyscraper in Bogotá as well as the same designer, Winka Dubbeldam, head of the New York practice Archi-Techtonics. Dubbeldam also previously helped them to crowdsource ideas for the future development of Bogotá in the "My Ideal City" project.

However, when applied to the USA, this funding paradigm - which is so promising in Colombia - becomes twisted beyond recognition. Upon close inspection, 17 John more resembles the standard developer's model than anything else - and the claims of ethical superiority begin to melt away. 

INTERIORS: Her

00:00 - 26 February, 2014
INTERIORS: Her, Courtesy of INTERIORS Journal
Courtesy of INTERIORS Journal

Interiors is an online film and architecture journal published by Mehruss Jon Ahi and Armen KaraoghlanianInteriors runs an exclusive column for ArchDaily that analyzes and diagrams films in terms of space. Their Official Store will carry exclusive prints from these posts.

Spike Jonze’s fourth feature film, and his fourth feature film collaboration with production designer K.K. Barrett, creates a future world that is both intimate and immersive.

Her (2013), which was filmed in Los Angeles and Shanghai, uses the architecture of both cities to construct a world of its own. Jonze and Barrett, however, chose not to approach the film from a design or architectural perspective; rather, they were interested in reflecting the emotional qualities of their protagonist Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) through the production design. Barrett points out that although the future feels distant and foreign for us, “The future is also someone’s present, our character’s present.” Thus, science fiction elements are grounded in reality, and the future world of Her was designed with those ideas in mind.

In an exclusive interview with Interiors, K.K. Barrett discussed his approach as an artist to both the medium of cinema in general and Her in particular. Learn more after the break. 

Castillo De La Luz Museum / Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

01:00 - 26 February, 2014
Castillo De La Luz Museum / Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

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Five Fantastic Façades

01:00 - 26 February, 2014
Five Fantastic Façades

In case you missed it, we're re-publishing this popular post for your material pleasure. Enjoy!

To celebrate the recent launch of ArchDaily Materials we've brought together five projects with fantastic façades, from Viñoly's Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building in San Francisco to Holzer Kobler's PALÄON in Schöningen, Germany. A building's envelope is often people's first impression and, in recent years, have been one of the focuses of innovation in the design and construction industry. The projects we've collated show a glimpse at what's possible with façades and wall finishings.

The Berlage Archive: Rem Koolhaas + Kenneth Frampton (1998)

00:00 - 26 February, 2014

"Invisible Cities" App Turns the Data of City Life Into an Extraordinary Landscape

12:00 - 25 February, 2014

The social life of cities is complex. Where once the networks which operated within cities could be understood - to an extent - through their physical infrastructure, in the internet age much of the network that supports city life is hidden, existing only through intangible data. 

Invisible Cities is an app which makes this network tangible, using geocoded data from Twitter and Instagram to morph the landscape, displaying where the most activity is occurring. These hills of activity can then be linked by lines representing keywords, showing underlying affinities between different geographical areas.

Shoup Residence / building Lab

10:00 - 25 February, 2014
Courtesy of building Lab
Courtesy of building Lab

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Exhibition at Alpinarium Galtür / Holzer Kobler

08:00 - 25 February, 2014
Exhibition at Alpinarium Galtür / Holzer Kobler, Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett
Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett

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