Casa La Cañada / Ricardo Torrejón

00:00 - 21 October, 2013
Casa La Cañada / Ricardo Torrejón, © Cristóbal Palma
© Cristóbal Palma

© Cristóbal Palma © Cristóbal Palma © Cristóbal Palma © Cristóbal Palma +26

Why I Left the Architecture Profession

00:00 - 21 October, 2013
Why I Left the Architecture Profession, Architects may love a good curve, but do they understand people? Image of Santiago Calatrava's Valencia Complex. Image © Flickr CC User FromTheNorth
Architects may love a good curve, but do they understand people? Image of Santiago Calatrava's Valencia Complex. Image © Flickr CC User FromTheNorth

In the following article, which originally appeared on Medium as "What Starbucks Gets that Architects Don't," Christine Outram, bemoans that architects today just don't listen to people's actual needs.

Dear architects,

You’re outdated. I know this because I once was one of you. But now I’ve moved on. I moved on because despite your love of a great curve, and your experimentation with form, you don’t understand people.

I correct myself. You don’t listen to people.

Winner Chosen to Design Annex to Chile's National History Museum

00:00 - 21 October, 2013
Winner Chosen to Design Annex to Chile's National History Museum, Courtesy of Aguiló + Pedraza arquitectos
Courtesy of Aguiló + Pedraza arquitectos

The winner of a competition to design a new extension for Chile's National History Museum has been announced. The competition, hosted by The Chilean Architecture Department of the Ministry of Public Works and the Department of Libraries, Archives and Museums, called for an 8,612 square feet annex devoted to exhibition and storage space. From the 54 proposals received, Aguiló + Pedraza Architects' stood out.

The Architect's description of the proposal, after the break.

Solar Decathlon 2013: UNC Charlotte Wins "People's Choice"

01:00 - 21 October, 2013
Solar Decathlon 2013: UNC Charlotte Wins "People's Choice", © Jason Flakes/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon
© Jason Flakes/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

The people have spoken: UNC Charlotte’s 2013 Solar Decathlon entry, UrbanEden has won the “People’s Choice Award.” Designed as an urban infill project for a couple in Charlotte, North Carolina, the net-zero solar-powered home defines itself by establishing a strong indoor and outdoor connection in the middle of the city. By enclosing the back deck with a seven-foot tall vertical garden and integrating a high-performance glass wall along the home’s south side, dwellers are presented with the unlikely option of privately enjoying the outdoors within a dense urban context. 

Dronning Ingrids Hospital / C. F. Møller Architects

01:00 - 21 October, 2013
© MEW
© MEW

© MEW © MEW Courtesy of C. F. Møller Architects © Peter Barfoed +29

The Mutende Project II / Orkidstudio

01:00 - 21 October, 2013
The Mutende Project II / Orkidstudio, Courtesy of Orkidstudio
Courtesy of Orkidstudio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chingola, Zambia
  • Project Directors

    James Mitchell, Guylee Simmonds, Gaynor Duthie, Paul Duffy, SelinaKatto
  • Design Team

    Frazer Haviz, Jonny Campbell, Tom Woodward, Roz Peebles, Emily Young, India Wills, Paul Elliot, Ellie Garrard, Hannah Wiesler Leas, Jess Robinson
  • Structural Engineers

    Structure Mode
  • Area

    350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Courtesy of Orkidstudio Courtesy of Orkidstudio Courtesy of Orkidstudio Courtesy of Orkidstudio +21

N-HOUSE / D.I.G Architects

01:00 - 21 October, 2013
N-HOUSE / D.I.G Architects , Courtesy of D.I.G Architects
Courtesy of D.I.G Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kasugai, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Akinori Yohimura, Maki Yohimura
  • Structural design

    Akira Suzuki/ASA
  • Constructor

    Shigeo Matsumoto/HACOYA
  • Area

    94.5 sqm
  • Photographs

Courtesy of D.I.G Architects Courtesy of D.I.G Architects Courtesy of D.I.G Architects Courtesy of D.I.G Architects +17

WSU Enrollment Services Center / Robert Maschke Architects

01:00 - 21 October, 2013
WSU Enrollment Services Center / Robert Maschke Architects, © Matthew Carbone
© Matthew Carbone
  • Architects

  • Location

    Dayton, Ohio, United States
  • Project Team

    Robert Maschke, FAIA, Marc Manack, AIA, Matthew Lindsay
  • Civil Engineer & Landscape Architect

    Environmental Design Group
  • Structural Engineer

    I.A. Lewin, P.E. and Associates
  • Mechanical / Electrical Engineer

    Denk Associates, Inc.
  • Plumbing Engineers

    Pardo Consultants, Inc.
  • Area

    14000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Matthew Carbone © Matthew Carbone © Matthew Carbone © Matthew Carbone +13

McCormick Place Event Center / Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

01:00 - 21 October, 2013
McCormick Place Event Center / Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, Courtesy of Pelli Clarke Pelli
Courtesy of Pelli Clarke Pelli

Architecture firm Pelli Clarke Pelli has been selected to design the new $195 million McCormick Place Event Center in Chicago that will double as home for the DePaul Blue Demons basketball program. With 10,000 seats, the building will also house large business and professional meetings as well as concerts and special events. 

More on the design after the break.

Exhibition: Daniel Libeskind’s Architectural Drawings

00:00 - 21 October, 2013
Exhibition: Daniel Libeskind’s Architectural Drawings

On October 23, 2013, Tel Aviv’s Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery will open its newest show, Never Say the Eye Is Rigid: Architectural Drawings of Daniel Libeskind”. The exhibition, in collaboration with the Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery (Milan, Turin, Rome ,Tel Aviv), which brings together 52 original drawings will include depictions of the architect’s signature work, the Jewish Museum Berlin (2001), and his 2003 master plan for Ground Zero in New York City.

Archifest 2013: "Small Is Beautiful"

00:00 - 21 October, 2013
Archifest 2013: "Small Is Beautiful", Courtesy of Shophouse&co
Courtesy of Shophouse&co

The theme of this year's Archifest, located on the tiny nation-island of Singapore, was aptly named indeed: "Small is Beautiful." Organized by the Singapore Institute of Architects, the annual architecture festival includes a host of activities, ranging from architecture tours to urban picnics, and featured a curated selection of several leading local architects.

100 Urban Trends: A Glossary of Ideas

00:00 - 21 October, 2013
100 Urban Trends: A Glossary of Ideas, Courtesy of BMW Guggenheim Lab
Courtesy of BMW Guggenheim Lab

The BMW Guggenheim Lab, a mobile think-tank focused on the study of urban life, has returned to New York City for its homecoming exhibition currently on view at the Guggenheim Museum till January 5, 2014. After two years of research and touring Berlin and Mumbai, the lab aims to present major urban themes in art, architecture, education, science, sustainability and technology."100 Urban Trends: A Glossary of Ideas" is a compilation of definitions of the most pressing issues in urban centers today, contextualized to reflect how different cities interpret them. Architects, planners and students take note: From street facades to bailouts, gentrification to trash mapping, this resource archives years of discussion into one user-friendly interface. Explore the glossary, here.

ArchDaily 3D Printing Challenge: The Winners

00:00 - 21 October, 2013

3D Printing has opened up a whole new world for architecture. Technology that was once restricted to fabrication labs is now available to the end user – and at an affordable price. Of course, this new technology has also created the necessity to easily share 3D data over the web.

Danish National Maritime Museum / BIG

01:00 - 21 October, 2013
Danish National Maritime Museum / BIG, © Rasmus Hjortshøj
© Rasmus Hjortshøj
  • Architects

  • Location

    3000 Helsingor, Denmark
  • Architect in Charge

    Bjarke Ingels, David Zahle
  • Project Leader

    David Zahle
  • Desing Team

    John Pries Jensen, Henrik Kania, Ariel Joy Norback Wallner, Rasmus Pedersen, Annette Jensen, Dennis Rasmussen, Jan Magasanik, Jeppe Ecklon, Karsten Hammer Hansen, Rasmus Rodam, Rune Hansen, Alina Tamosiunaite, Alysen Hiller, Ana Merino, Andy Yu, Christian Alvarez, Claudio Moretti, Felicia Guldberg, Gül Ertekin, Johan Cool, Jonas Mønster, Kirstine Ragnhild, Malte Kloe, Marc Jay, Maria Mavriku, Masatoshi Oka, Oana Simionescu, Pablo Labra, Peter Rieff, Qianyi Lim, Sara Sosio, Sebastian Latz, Tina Lund Højgaard, Tina Troster, Todd Bennet, Xi Chen, Xing Xiong, Xu Li
  • Area

    17500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj +32

B House / Office Twentyfive Architects

01:00 - 21 October, 2013
B House / Office Twentyfive Architects, Courtesy of Office Twentyfive Architects
Courtesy of Office Twentyfive Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Area

    770.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Office Twentyfive Architects

Courtesy of Office Twentyfive Architects Courtesy of Office Twentyfive Architects Courtesy of Office Twentyfive Architects Courtesy of Office Twentyfive Architects +20

108 VPT Housing in Ardoi / Alfonso Alzugaray

01:00 - 21 October, 2013
108 VPT Housing in Ardoi / Alfonso Alzugaray, © J.M. Cutillas
© J.M. Cutillas
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Saguesgaña, 31180 Zizur Mayor, Navarre, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Alfonso Alzugaray, Carlos Urzainqui, Jesús Ramirez
  • Area

    17625.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© J.M. Cutillas © J.M. Cutillas © J.M. Cutillas © J.M. Cutillas +24

Arthouse / Joey Ho Design

01:00 - 21 October, 2013
Arthouse / Joey Ho Design, © Yong Chang Wu
© Yong Chang Wu
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Other Designer

    Yuki Leung, Momoko Lai
  • Area

    771.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Yong Chang Wu © Yong Chang Wu © Yong Chang Wu © Yong Chang Wu +8

3 Houses in Meco / Nuno Simões + DNSJ.arq

01:00 - 21 October, 2013
© FG+SG
© FG+SG

© FG+SG © FG+SG © FG+SG © FG+SG +24