The Walls and Vaults House / LIJO.RENY.architects

22:00 - 25 January, 2016
© Praveen Mohandas
© Praveen Mohandas

© Suneesh Suresh © Praveen Mohandas © Praveen Mohandas © Suneesh Suresh +46

SM Nursery / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro

20:00 - 25 January, 2016
© Studio Bauhaus
© Studio Bauhaus

© Studio Bauhaus © Studio Bauhaus © Studio Bauhaus © Studio Bauhaus +15

It's Sara / Integrated Field

19:00 - 25 January, 2016
It's Sara  / Integrated Field, © Ketsiree Wongwan
© Ketsiree Wongwan

© Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan © Ketsiree Wongwan +28

Floated House / KWA Architects

17:00 - 25 January, 2016
Floated House / KWA Architects, © Eresh Weerasuriya
© Eresh Weerasuriya
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Architect in Charge

    Thilan Koththigoda
  • Area

    1300.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Eresh Weerasuriya © Eresh Weerasuriya © Eresh Weerasuriya © Eresh Weerasuriya +18

Scott Merrill Named 2016 Richard H. Driehaus Prize Laureate

16:00 - 25 January, 2016
Scott Merrill Named 2016 Richard H. Driehaus Prize Laureate, Seaside Chapel. Image via Merrill, Pastor & Colgan Architects
Seaside Chapel. Image via Merrill, Pastor & Colgan Architects

Florida architect and founder of Merrill, Pastor & Colgan Architects, Scott Merrill has been named the 14th recipient of the Richard H. Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame. Lauded for his "extensive knowledge of vernacular and classical traditions in architecture," Merrill is best known for his Seaside Chapel in Florida. 

“Scott Merrill has demonstrated how the principles of classicism can be used as a foundation for designing buildings that respond to and express regional character while employing the richness of precedents found throughout the ages, including our own,” said Michael Lykoudis, Driehaus Prize jury chair and Francis and Kathleen Rooney Dean of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture. “His applications of architectural forms from various times and places to modern settings are used to reinforce the values of community, beauty and sustainability without sacrificing economy.”

Hut in Tsujido / Naoi Architecture & Design Office

15:00 - 25 January, 2016
Hut in Tsujido / Naoi Architecture & Design Office, © Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda

© Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda +17

John Hejduk's Jan Palach Memorial Opens in Prague

14:15 - 25 January, 2016
John Hejduk's Jan Palach Memorial Opens in Prague , © Miroslav Cikán
© Miroslav Cikán

For the first time in history, a John Hejduk structure has been permanently installed in a public space. The American architect's Jan Palach Memorial has officially opened last week at Jan Palach Square (formerly Red Army Square) on the Alšovo Riverbank in Prague after 25 years in the making. 

"The work, entitled House of the Suicide and House of the Mother of the Suicide, which was originally built in Atlanta in 1990, then Prague in 1991, honors the Czech dissident Jan Palach, whose self-immolation in protest of the Soviet invasion of 1968 served as a galvanizing force against the communist government in Czechoslovakia. A plaque at the base of the monument displays the poem The Funeral of Jan Palach, by former School of Architecture Professor David Shapiro," says The Cooper Union. 

Bubble Studios / Ramiro Zubeldia

13:00 - 25 January, 2016
Bubble Studios / Ramiro Zubeldia , © Ramiro Zubeldia
© Ramiro Zubeldia

© Gaby Herbstein © Ramiro Zubeldia © Ramiro Zubeldia © Gaby Herbstein +28

Zaha Hadid and Sou Fujimoto Among 30 to Design Pre-Fab Pavilions for Revolution PreCraft

12:00 - 25 January, 2016
Zaha Hadid and Sou Fujimoto Among 30 to Design Pre-Fab Pavilions for Revolution PreCraft, VOLU Dining Pavilion at Design Miami. Image Courtesy of Revolution PreCraft
VOLU Dining Pavilion at Design Miami. Image Courtesy of Revolution PreCraft

Following the recent trend of luxury pre-fabricated structures like Muji’s recent three huts, Robbie Antonio’s “Revolution PreCraft” is a collection of pre-fabricated pavilions by 30 top designers and architects, including Zaha Hadid, Sou Fujimoto, Daniel Libeskind and Gluckman Tang. Some have already been built, being exhibited at Design Miami, while others are planned for the future.

With recent advancements in building technology, Revolution PreCraft hopes to democratize the design of pre-fab structures, offering a line of products that incorporate the distinct spatial and social brands of the designers. See a selection of the Revolution Precraft line after the break.

Little House on the Ferry / GO Logic

11:00 - 25 January, 2016
Little House on the Ferry / GO Logic, © Trent Bell
© Trent Bell
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vinalhaven, ME, USA
  • Design Team

    Matthew O’Malia, RA, Principal, Riley Pratt, Project Architect
  • General Contractor

    C W Conway and Sons, Vinalhaven, Maine Engineering: Bensonwood
  • Area

    890.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Trent Bell © Trent Bell © Trent Bell © Trent Bell +15

It’s Elementary (Not): On the Architecture of Alejandro Aravena

09:30 - 25 January, 2016
Siamese Towers. Image © Cristobal Palma
Siamese Towers. Image © Cristobal Palma

When reading about the work of Alejandro Aravena, it can sometimes seem like two distinct discussions: one about his widely praised social housing innovations, and another about his impressive (albeit more conventional in scope) buildings for universities and municipalities. In this post originally shared on his Facebook page Hashim Sarkis, the Dean of the MIT School of Architecture and Planning, connects the two apparently separate threads of Aravena's architecture, discovering the underlying beliefs that guide this year's Pritzker Prize winner.

Much of the work of Alejandro Aravena, whether designed alone or with the group ELEMENTAL, embodies a eureka moment, a moment where after a careful interrogation of the program with the client, the architect comes up with a counterintuitive but simple response to the charge. (For the computer center at the Catholic University, the labs have to be both dark and well-lit. For the social housing in Iquique, instead of a full good house that you cannot afford, you get a half good house that you can). In turn, these simple equations are embodied in buildings that usually acquire similarly simple forms. The clients and occupants repeat the “aha” with Aravena’s same tone and realization. “If I cannot convincingly convey the design idea over the phone, then I know it is a bad idea,” he says.

Las Cruces Lookout Point. Image © Iwan Baan Design for Casa OchoQuebradas. Image Courtesy of ELEMENTAL Innovation Center UC - Anacleto Angelini. Image © Nico Saieh Quinta Monroy housing. Image Courtesy of ELEMENTAL +11

Constitución Cultural Center / Alejandro Aravena | ELEMENTAL

09:00 - 25 January, 2016
Constitución Cultural Center  / Alejandro Aravena | ELEMENTAL, © Felipe Diaz Contardo
© Felipe Diaz Contardo

© Felipe Diaz Contardo © Felipe Diaz Contardo © Felipe Diaz Contardo © Felipe Diaz Contardo +11

Immerse Yourself in 3D Models Online With Sketchfab's New Virtual Reality Feature

08:00 - 25 January, 2016

Sketchfab, the browser-based platform for sharing and viewing 3D models, has announced a new feature on their software that turns any of their models into a virtual reality experience when viewed on a smartphone and combined with a simple headset like Google Cardboard. Sketchfab allows users to upload a wide variety of 3D model file types that could then be shared and viewed in any web browser, or embedded on websites or social media, without the need for any additional software or plug-ins. As a result, over the past few years they've built up a huge database of over half a million 3D models, and this new VR feature allows viewers to experience those models in a whole new way.

Call for Proposals: The 2016 Fuller Challenge

07:00 - 25 January, 2016
Call for Proposals: The 2016 Fuller Challenge

The Buckminster Fuller Institue (BFI) has issued the Call for Proposals for the 2016 Fuller Challenge. Known as “socially-responsible design’s highest award,” the Fuller Challenge invites designers, architects, planners, entrepreneurs, scientists, artists, activists, and students worldwide to submit original solutions to some of humanity’s most pressing problems.

A $100,000 prize is awarded to support the development and implementation of the winning project. In addition to the grand prize, BFI will provide further resources for finalists, semi-finalists and select entrants through its Catalyst Program.

Abin Design Studio Constructs Pavilion of Canopies for Indian Cultural Festival

06:00 - 25 January, 2016
Abin Design Studio Constructs Pavilion of Canopies for Indian Cultural Festival, © Subhrajit G.Mitra. Image Courtesy of Abin Design Studio
© Subhrajit G.Mitra. Image Courtesy of Abin Design Studio

India based Abin Design Studio has designed and constructed a pavilion of canopies for a religious festival in West Kolkata. The design is based on the celebration of tribal life and the symbiotic relationship between the community and the forest. By highlighting the importance of the forest in their lives, the community hopes to raise awareness about conservation of the lands.

© Sayantan Chakraborty. Image Courtesy of Abin Design Studio © Sayantan Chakraborty. Image Courtesy of Abin Design Studio © Abin Chaudhuri. Image Courtesy of Abin Design Studio © Sayantan Chakraborty. Image Courtesy of Abin Design Studio +20

European Headquarters Of The Quality Leather Center / taller 9s arquitectes

05:00 - 25 January, 2016
European Headquarters Of The Quality Leather Center  / taller 9s arquitectes, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula
  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer del Rec, 25, 08700 Igualada, Barcelona, Spain
  • Authors

    Oriol Cusidó, Irene Marzo
  • Area

    1059.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +20

Walk Inside: Google Cultural Institute Puts New York's Guggenheim On The Map

04:00 - 25 January, 2016
Walk Inside: Google Cultural Institute Puts New York's Guggenheim On The Map, Installation view: Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim. Image © Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Installation view: Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim. Image © Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

The Google Cultural Institute have teamed up with New York City's iconic Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and completed in 1959, to open its doors through Street View. Additionally, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has made over 120 artworks from its collection available for online viewing. "Using Street View technology, it will now be possible to tour the museum’s distinctive spiral ramps from anywhere online," the Foundation said.

Landmark Nieuw Bergen / MONADNOCK

03:00 - 25 January, 2016
Landmark Nieuw Bergen / MONADNOCK, © Stijn Bollaert
© Stijn Bollaert
  • Architects

  • Location

    5854 Nieuw-Bergen, Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Sandor Naus, Job Floris, Rebecca Aguilera
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert +26