Oil Factory / Marcelo Daglio Arquitectos

01:00 - 11 November, 2013
Oil Factory / Marcelo  Daglio Arquitectos, Courtesy of Marcelo Daglio Arquitectos
Courtesy of Marcelo Daglio Arquitectos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Maldonado, Uruguay
  • Collaborators

    Pablo Jaime, Ariel Sosa
  • Constructor

    Pedro Baubeta
  • Landscaper

    Roberto Mulieri
  • Area

    514.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Marcelo Daglio Arquitectos, Carli Angenscheidt

Sede Banco Arquia / NO.MAD

01:00 - 11 November, 2013
Sede Banco Arquia / NO.MAD, © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bilbao, Biscay, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Eduardo Arroyo
  • Collaborators

    David Rodríguez, Luis Arroyo, Margarita Martínez, Alfonso Navarrete, José López
  • Quantity Surveyor

    José Miguel Ortega, Igor Ortega
  • Structure

    Alfonso Robles
  • Area

    280.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +13

2722 Building / Daniel Martín Cornejo

01:00 - 11 November, 2013
2722 Building / Daniel Martín Cornejo, © Antonio Arévalo
© Antonio Arévalo

© Antonio Arévalo © Antonio Arévalo © Antonio Arévalo © Antonio Arévalo +38

Unified Architectural Theory: Chapter 3

00:00 - 11 November, 2013
Unified Architectural Theory: Chapter 3, Interior of the Horagolla Stables by Geoffrey Bawa, an example of architecture whose "form language blends and connects with Pattern Language" . Image © Dominic Sansoni/Three Blind Men Photography
Interior of the Horagolla Stables by Geoffrey Bawa, an example of architecture whose "form language blends and connects with Pattern Language" . Image © Dominic Sansoni/Three Blind Men Photography

We will be publishing Nikos Salingaros’ book, Unified Architectural Theory, in a series of installments, making it digitally, freely available for students and architects around the world. The following chapter posits that architecture's geometric structure determines its "vitality," a quality that should be the basis of architectural critique; it also explains  If you missed them, make sure to read the introductionChapter OneChapter 2A, and Chapter 2B first.

The perceived quality of life in buildings and urban spaces comes from the geometry (the form of structures on all scales, and their coherence), and how that geometry connects to the individual. It also catalyzes interactions among people — if it is done successfully.

The easiest way to perceive this quality of “life” is to compare pairs of objects or settings and judge intuitively which one has more “life”. After a series of such experiments, it becomes obvious that degree of “life” in architecture arises from geometrical structure.

Hotel Agglo / Gardera-D Architecture

01:00 - 11 November, 2013
Hotel Agglo / Gardera-D Architecture, © Mathieu Choiselat
© Mathieu Choiselat
  • Architects

  • Location

    19 Avenue Jean Molinié, 64100 Bayonne, France
  • Collaborators

    Stéphane Bauche, Delphine Prunet, Franck Toulliou
  • Associated Architect

    François Garrouteigt
  • Acoustic Development

    Point d’orgue, Damien Dupouy
  • Area

    1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Mathieu Choiselat © Mathieu Choiselat © Mathieu Choiselat © Mathieu Choiselat +25

CTHB Law Office / Salon Architects

01:00 - 11 November, 2013
CTHB Law Office / Salon Architects, © Büşra Yeltekin
© Büşra Yeltekin
  • Architects

  • Location

    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Design

    Alper Derinboğaz, Melike Altınışık
  • Team

    Samim Magriso, Gül Ertekin, Ayda Agaoglu
  • Application

    Yeditepe Aral Yapı
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Büşra Yeltekin © Büşra Yeltekin © Büşra Yeltekin © Büşra Yeltekin +15

Hospital Infanta Sofía / PardoTapia Arquitectos

01:00 - 11 November, 2013
Hospital Infanta Sofía / PardoTapia Arquitectos , © Luis Fernández Inglada
© Luis Fernández Inglada
  • Architects

  • Location

    San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa, Spain
  • Athors

    Pardo Calvo,Bernardo García Tapia,Luis Fernández Inglada, Juan José Arévalo Camacho,Eduardo Herráez Fernández
  • Technical Architect

    Iván González Arias, María José Puerta Morante, Pedro Montes Barbero
  • Instalations

    Ove Arup & Partners, S.A.U.
  • Structure

    NECSO-PONDIO-VALLADARES
  • Collaborators

    Stefano Presi (coordinador); StefaniaAlbiero
  • Area

    126790.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

© Luis Fernández Inglada © Luis Fernández Inglada © Luis Fernández Inglada © Luis Fernández Inglada +19

Sao Paulo: 5 Great Buildings

00:00 - 11 November, 2013

Producers Monstro Filmes have shared with us a gorgeous animation: an homage to the city of Sao Paulo and its five major architectural icons.

São Paulo: 5 Grandes Construções (Sao Paulo: 5 Great Buildings) highlights the Martinelli Building, Banespa, MASP, COPAN and Unique. Clearly inspired by "Chicago - Five Great Buildings," by Al Boardman, the video uses simple, fluid lines to represent and reveal each building's unique form.

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Northwestern Unveils Potential Replacements for Prentice

01:00 - 11 November, 2013
Northwestern Unveils Potential Replacements for Prentice, Goettsch Partners and Ballinger Proposal. Image Courtesy of Northwestern University
Goettsch Partners and Ballinger Proposal. Image Courtesy of Northwestern University

Northwestern University has unveiled three final proposals that are in the running to replace Bertrand Goldberg’s Prentice Woman’s Hospital, which is currently being demolished in Chicago after a long, high-profile preservation battleThe shortlisted architects - Goettsch Partners and Ballinger, Perkins + Will, and Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture and Payette - have each proposed a two-phased plan for the 600,000 square-foot Biomedical Research Building, which is intended to become a “world-class research and development enterprise” that serves as an “anchor” for the Feinberg School of Medicine’s research facilities.

View the shortlisted proposals after the break...

Bluetrain / Studio Equator

01:00 - 11 November, 2013
Bluetrain / Studio Equator, © Andrew Wuttke
© Andrew Wuttke

© Andrew Wuttke © Andrew Wuttke © Andrew Wuttke © Andrew Wuttke +26

Extension to a House in Meudon / CUT Architectures

01:00 - 11 November, 2013
© David Foessel
© David Foessel

© David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel +16

Conservatoire d'Aubervilliers / Agence Chochon-Pierre

01:00 - 11 November, 2013
© Augusto Da Silva
© Augusto Da Silva

© Augusto Da Silva © Nicolas Borel © Nicolas Borel © Nicolas Borel +20

La Petite Brioche / Binomio Estudio

01:00 - 11 November, 2013
La Petite Brioche / Binomio Estudio, © David Zarzoso
© David Zarzoso

© David Zarzoso © David Zarzoso © David Zarzoso © David Zarzoso +9

Eight Teams Shortlisted to Masterplan Moscow Financial Center

01:00 - 11 November, 2013
Eight Teams Shortlisted to Masterplan Moscow Financial Center, IFC Site in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye, Moscow
IFC Site in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye, Moscow

Eight teams have been selected to participate in the second stage of an international competition to masterplan a new financial center west of “New Moscow”. Located in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye, the 460 hectare mixed-use development will include the construction of offices, housing and hotels, as well as commercial and social infrastructure. 

The 8 shortlisted teams are:

House 2 For A Photographer / OAB

01:00 - 10 November, 2013
House 2 For A Photographer / OAB, © Alejo Bague
© Alejo Bague
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ajuntament de Alcanar Oficina Turisme, Carrer de Lepanto, 0, 43569 Cases D'Alcanar (les), Tarragona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Carlos Ferrater
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

© Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague © Alejo Bague +17

Qunli Stormwater Wetland Park / Turenscape

01:00 - 10 November, 2013
Qunli Stormwater Wetland Park / Turenscape, Courtesy of Turenscape
Courtesy of Turenscape
  • Architects

  • Location

    Haerbin, Heilongjiang, China
  • Area

    300000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Turenscape

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"Marievik 15" Competition Entry / Louis Paillard Architects

01:00 - 10 November, 2013
"Marievik 15" Competition Entry / Louis Paillard Architects, View of Waterfront. Image Courtesy of Louis Paillard Architects
View of Waterfront. Image Courtesy of Louis Paillard Architects

Louis Paillard Architects' proposal for Marievik, a site south west of Sweden's capital, is an attempt to condense 65,000 square metres of housing, retail, restaurants and a school into just 12,000 square metres of available space through "six iconic objects." According to the architects, Stockholm is a city built "by public spaces, shared spaces, [and] parks and gardens", which led to their design "twisting itself around the void."

New CTTI headquarters for Generalitat de Catalunya / Marc Casany

01:00 - 10 November, 2013
New CTTI headquarters for Generalitat de Catalunya / Marc Casany, © Eugeni Pons
© Eugeni Pons

© Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons +27