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Rio to Host TEDGlobal 2014

00:00 - 23 May, 2014
Rio to Host TEDGlobal 2014, Courtesy of TEDGlobal 2014
Courtesy of TEDGlobal 2014

The world is experiencing exponential growth and Rio de Janeiro, a true megalopolis of six million people, is a prime example. Thus, TEDGlobal 2014 has announced they will be “setting up shop” in Rio’s Copacabana Beach theater in the search to find “fresh thinking” in emerging geographies. 

More than 40 speakers and performers have confirmed their attendance, each focusing on the “many facets of the Global South’s rise in influence and power” and relevant new stories from around the world. 

Register here and continue after the break for complete list of confirmed speakers and Rio’s Mayor Eduardo Paes’ TED Talk “Four commandments of cities”...

Lima de Freitas School Renovation / Ricardo Carvalho + Joana Vilhena Arquitectos

01:00 - 23 May, 2014
Lima de Freitas School Renovation / Ricardo Carvalho + Joana Vilhena Arquitectos, © Nuno Gaspar / RCJV Arquitectos
© Nuno Gaspar / RCJV Arquitectos

© Nuno Gaspar / RCJV Arquitectos © Nuno Gaspar / RCJV Arquitectos © Nuno Gaspar / RCJV Arquitectos © Nuno Gaspar / RCJV Arquitectos +25

Reforma Offices / Paola Calzada Arquitectos

01:00 - 23 May, 2014
Reforma Offices / Paola Calzada Arquitectos, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Federal District, Mexico
  • Project Area

    350.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Jaime Navarro

Milan Expo 2015: Libeskind Reimagines the Chinese “Shitang” for Vanke

01:00 - 23 May, 2014
Milan Expo 2015: Libeskind Reimagines the Chinese “Shitang” for Vanke, © Vingtsix; Courtesy of Studio Daniel Libeskind
© Vingtsix; Courtesy of Studio Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind has unveiled designs for Vanke’s first ever overseas pavilion for the 2015 Milan Expo. Clad in a self-cleaning, air purifying, metalized tile, which was designed by Libeskind in collaboration with the Italian company Casalgrande Padan, the “red serpentine-like” structure reinterprets the traditional Chinese Shitang (dining hall). 

Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre / DIALOG

01:00 - 23 May, 2014
Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre  / DIALOG, © Nic Lehoux Photography
© Nic Lehoux Photography

© Nic Lehoux Photography © Nic Lehoux Photography © Nic Lehoux Photography © Nic Lehoux Photography +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Osoyoos, BC V0H, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Bruce Haden
  • Project Architect

    Brady Dunlop
  • Area

    1115.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

Pantanal Arena / GCP Arquitetos

01:00 - 23 May, 2014
Pantanal Arena / GCP Arquitetos, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cuiabá - Mato Grosso, Brasil
  • Project Area

    300000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photography

Sheffield University Student Wins 9th RIBA Norman Foster Traveling Scholarship

17:56 - 22 May, 2014
Sheffield University Student Wins 9th RIBA Norman Foster Traveling Scholarship, Charles Palmer’s Cycling Megacities proposal. Image Courtesy of RIBA
Charles Palmer’s Cycling Megacities proposal. Image Courtesy of RIBA

Sheffield University School of Architecture student, Charles Palmer, has been announced as the winner of the 2015 RIBA Norman Foster Traveling Scholarship for his proposal Cycling Megacities. Palmer will use his £6,000 scholarship to fund a study tour of four "megacities" in developing countries: Mexico City, Mexico; Lagos, Nigeria; Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Shenzhen, China. Focusing primarily on bicycle advocacy and urban design, the tour will examine the manner in which socio-political forces impact urban public space, and explore the bicycle as a means of transportation accessible to all social classes.

John McAslan + Partners Selected for Chinese Biodome

01:00 - 22 May, 2014
John McAslan + Partners Selected for Chinese Biodome, Courtesy of John McAslan + Partners
Courtesy of John McAslan + Partners

John McAslan + Partners has been selected to design a Botanical Gardens and Research Center in Dongguan, China. The scheme features a large gridshell biodome which engages with landscaped mounds both inside and outside the structure. Around the base of the roof structure, a ribbon of glass will provide views which connect these interior and exterior landscapes.

Read on for more detail on the design

Federico Babina's Latest Archi-Illustrations: Classic National Architecture (With A Twist)

00:00 - 22 May, 2014
Federico Babina's Latest Archi-Illustrations: Classic National Architecture (With A Twist), Courtesy of Federico Babina
Courtesy of Federico Babina

Our very talented friend Federico Babina has been responsible for some of ArchDaily's most popular posts lately. The creativity behind his ARCHISET, ARCHIMACHINE, ARCHIPORTRAIT, ARCHIST, ARCHIBET and ARCHICINE have garnered thousands of shares on social media. Since we loved Babina's serialized architectural illustrations, we were thrilled when he saw his latest set: the ArchDaily logo imagined in and around the world's classic architecture. Read on for our interview with the architect and graphic designer. 

ArchDaily: Can you introduce yourself?
Federico Babina: My name is Federico Babina. I am an Italian architect and graphic designer (since 1994) that lives and works in Barcelona (since 2007). But mostly I've been a curious person (since forever).

AD: What's an interesting fact about you?
FB: Every day I try to rediscover a way to observe the world through the eyes of a child. Children are able to have a vision of things totally uninhibited and without the conditioning of the experience. Children's drawings are always amazing and beautiful in their spontaneous simplicity and clarity. I like trying to explain the world I see through different techniques of expression. I like the richness of the language and the diversity of its forms. I do not want to confine me in a prison of a style or shape.

AD: In what ways does your training as an architect affect your style as an illustrator?
FB: Any architect has to explain his projects through illustration and drawing. Design is the first way to give shape and body to a project. In this sense every architect should be a graphic designer. I was born with illustration. It’s been part of my life since I was a child. I started with book stories, I passed through the comics and then I arrived to architecture. Drawing and illustration and making architectural projects are, for me, one of the ways to recount and capture thoughts, feelings and emotions. Every project has a story and every project is a witness of a story. I 'm fascinated by the idea of being able to blend the world of architecture and illustration: transform the architecture in an illustration and illustrations in an architecture.

Courtesy of Federico Babina Courtesy of Federico Babina Courtesy of Federico Babina Courtesy of Federico Babina +11

Santral Istanbul Museum of Contemporary Arts / Emre Arolat Architects + NSMH

01:00 - 22 May, 2014
Santral Istanbul Museum of Contemporary Arts / Emre Arolat Architects + NSMH, © Emre Arolat Architects
© Emre Arolat Architects

© Emre Arolat Architects © Emre Arolat Architects © Emre Arolat Architects © Emre Arolat Architects +43

  • Architects

  • Location

    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Design Team

    Kerem Piker, Natali Tombak, Gani Turunç, Sezer Bahtiyar, Ertuğrul Morçöl, Orhun Ülgen, Esin Erez, Murat Yavuzoğlu, Serdar Tercan, Ufuk Berberoğlu, Gözde Sazak, Gülseren Gerede Tecim, Hale Ikizler
  • Area

    6800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

Venice Biennale 2014: 100 Architects to Discuss "Time Space Existence"

01:00 - 22 May, 2014
Venice Biennale 2014: 100 Architects to Discuss "Time Space Existence", studio sc, studio mk27 - marcio kogan + suzana glogowski + diana radomysler, shooting space, 2011
studio sc, studio mk27 - marcio kogan + suzana glogowski + diana radomysler, shooting space, 2011

The Dutch non-profit Global Arts Affairs Foundation has summoned a diverse group of 100 architects from over 40 countries to participate in the Collateral Event “Time Space Existence” at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale

Ricardo Bofill, Norman Foster and Eduardo Souto De Moura are among the many participating, showcasing ideas, research and aspirations that will add commentary about the current state of architecture as well as highlight philosophical questions and concepts regarding time, space and existence. 

A complete list of participants, after the break...

Borregos Stadium / Arkylab + Mauricio Ruiz

01:00 - 22 May, 2014
Borregos Stadium / Arkylab + Mauricio Ruiz, © Oscar Hernandez
© Oscar Hernandez

© Oscar Hernandez © Oscar Hernandez © Oscar Hernandez © Oscar Hernandez +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Aguascalientes, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Luis Morán, Mauricio Ruiz
  • Project Management

    CB Richard Ellis
  • Collaborators

    Christian Mujica, Omar Padilla, Cynthia López, Hector Paredes, Elena González, Nancy Jiménez y Hugo Lamas
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

Piazza Céramique / Jo Janssen Architecten

01:00 - 22 May, 2014
Piazza Céramique / Jo Janssen Architecten, © Atelier Kim ZWarts
© Atelier Kim ZWarts

© Atelier Kim ZWarts © Atelier Kim ZWarts © Atelier Kim ZWarts © Atelier Kim ZWarts +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Boschcour, 6221 Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Project Architects

    Jo Janssen, Wim van den Bergh, Jeroen van Haaren, Simon Zumstein
  • Project Developer

    Vesteda Project bv Maastricht
  • Area

    18970.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

PortX / atelierSAD

01:00 - 22 May, 2014
PortX / atelierSAD , © Tomas Soucek
© Tomas Soucek

© Lukas Zentel © Michal Seba © Tomas Soucek © Lukas Zentel +21

Itoman Gyomin Syokudo / Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop

01:00 - 22 May, 2014
Itoman Gyomin Syokudo / Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop, © Nahoko Koide
© Nahoko Koide

© Nahoko Koide © Nahoko Koide © Nahoko Koide © Nahoko Koide +14

Have A Great Idea For An Urban Intervention? Apply To Canal 180's The Power of Storytelling Competition

00:00 - 22 May, 2014

Don't miss this exciting opportunity from our friends at Canal 180! The entry period for a competition to design an urban intervention for the city of Abrantes in Portugal has now opened. As a member of the jury, ArchDaily will have a hand in selecting winners that will travel to Abrantes in mid-July to see their design realized during 180 Creative Camp. The deadline for application is June 8th. Check it out and enter now!

STUDIO Issue #6: POWER

00:00 - 22 May, 2014
STUDIO Issue #6: POWER

Studio Magazine has released their latest issue: POWER. The relationship between architecture and power has been the main character in the urban transformation with no space-time boundaries. In which way nowadays the pair Power-Architecture consciously or unconsciously transforms our cities and the spaces we inhabit?

Tadao Ando to Expand Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis

00:00 - 22 May, 2014
Tadao Ando to Expand Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis, Pulitzer Arts Foundation; Image via Wikipedia
Pulitzer Arts Foundation; Image via Wikipedia

Construction is slated to begin in August (2014) on an expansion project that will transform the lower level of Tadao Ando’s Pulitzer Arts Foundation building in St. Louis into a public space for exhibitions, new programs and artist-driven activities. Previously used as offices and storage, the two new galleries, also designed by Ando, will expand the Pulitzer’s programable space by nearly 50 percent. This will be the building’s first major renovation since opening in 2001.