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Archibet: An Illustrated Alphabet of Architecture

01:00 - 13 January, 2014
Archibet: An Illustrated Alphabet of Architecture , Courtesy of Federico Babina
Courtesy of Federico Babina

Barcelona-based architect and graphic artist Federico Babina is at it again, this time creating an imaginary “Archibet City” guided by the language of architecture. From Alvar Aalto’s Riolo Parish Church to Zaha Hadid's Library and Learning Centre in Vienna, the collection reimagines 26 famous works of architecture into a set of letters that, as Babina describes, expresses the “heterogeneity of forms and styles” that make up our profession. Each letter is drawn according to the interpretation of an architect’s style, forming part of the cityscape that Babina refers to as “Archibet”.

See the whole set, after the break...

1700 Nilo / Lucas Obino, Carolina Souza Pinto e Jean Grivot

01:00 - 13 January, 2014
1700 Nilo / Lucas Obino, Carolina Souza Pinto e Jean Grivot , © Marcelo Donadussi
© Marcelo Donadussi
  • Architects

    Carolina Souza Pinto, Jean Grivot, Lucas Obino (autores); Bianca Antunes (colaboradora)
  • Location

    Avenida Doutor Nilo Peçanha, 1700 - Boa Vista, Porto Alegre - Rio Grande do Sul, 91330-000, Brasil
  • Project Area

    1075.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

© Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi +30

D-Edge / Muti Randolph + Marcelo Pontes + Zemel + Chalabi Arquitetos

01:00 - 13 January, 2014
D-Edge / Muti Randolph + Marcelo Pontes + Zemel + Chalabi Arquitetos, © Maíra Acayaba
© Maíra Acayaba
  • Architects

  • Localização

    Barra Funda, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Design

    Muti Randolph
  • Architecture

    Marcelo Pontes
  • Interior Architecture and Stage Development

    Zemel + Chalabi arquitetos - Paula Zemel e Eduardo Chalabi
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photography

© Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba +45

Aquitanis Community Housing / Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Vérons Architectes

01:00 - 13 January, 2014
Aquitanis Community Housing / Marjan Hessamfar & Joe Vérons Architectes, © Arthur Pequin
© Arthur Pequin

© Arthur Pequin © Arthur Pequin © Arthur Pequin © Arthur Pequin +15

The WAYRA - IE Master in Work Space Design Challenge

01:00 - 13 January, 2014
The WAYRA - IE Master in Work Space Design Challenge

IE School of Architecture and Design has reached an agreement with WAYRA TELEFÓNICA to organize a Design Challenge with the students of the Master in Work Space Design.

The challenge will consist in looking for ideas to re-design their astonishing 12.000 square foot premises located in the 8th floor of the historic building of Telefónica in Gran Vía, the heart of Madrid.

WAYRA is a start-up accelerator belonging to IT giant TELEFÓNICA, with presence in more than twelve countries through their network of WAYRA Academies, where they host and mentor young startups for a year.

Cisura House / Manuel Cucurell + Sebastián Virasoro

01:00 - 13 January, 2014
Cisura House / Manuel Cucurell + Sebastián Virasoro, © Gustavo Frittegotto
© Gustavo Frittegotto
  • Architects

  • Location

    Roldán, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
  • Project Team

    Guillermina Borgognone, Ciro Rádice, Florencia Rinaldi, Germán Rodriguez.
  • Construction

    Gustavo Farias
  • Exterior Furniture

    Silvestre Borgatello-Estudio Loess
  • Project Area

    139.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Gustavo Frittegotto, Manuel Cucurell

© Gustavo Frittegotto © Gustavo Frittegotto © Gustavo Frittegotto © Gustavo Frittegotto +20

Villarica House 2 / Mobil Arquitectos

01:00 - 13 January, 2014
© Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh
  • Architects

    Mobil Arquitectos
  • Location

    Villarrica, Araucanía Region, Chile
  • Project Area

    201.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photography

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Cristián Dominguez +25

Cien House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen

01:00 - 13 January, 2014
© Cristóbal Palma
© Cristóbal Palma
  • Architects

    Pezo von Ellrichshausen
  • Location

    Lo Pequeñ 411-465, Concepción, Bío Bío Region, Chile
  • Design Team

    Mauricio Pezo, Sofía von Ellrichshausen
  • Project Area

    430.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photography

    Cristóbal Palma, Courtesy of Pezo von Ellrichshausen

© Cristóbal Palma © Cristóbal Palma © Cristóbal Palma © Cristóbal Palma +30

Washington DC Metro Awarded AIA 25 Year Award

00:00 - 13 January, 2014
Washington DC Metro Awarded AIA 25 Year Award, © Flickr CC User Sergio Feria
© Flickr CC User Sergio Feria

The AIA has given the 25 year award - for architectural projects which have stood the test of time - to the Washington DC Metro System. Designed by Harry Weese and opened in 1976, the metro system has been praised for its application of a sense of civic dignity to the function of transportation, as well as the consistency of the design across its 86 stations. You can read an accompanying article about the design of the Metro System here.

52 Public Dwellings / Màrius Quintana Creus

01:00 - 13 January, 2014
52 Public Dwellings  / Màrius Quintana Creus, © José Hevia
© José Hevia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Olot, Girona, Spain
  • Project Architect

    Màrius Quintana Creus
  • Collaborators

    Serena Casas, Bernúz-Fernández Arquitectes, Joan González Gou.
  • Project Area

    4495.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photography

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +11

Norman Foster on Meeting Niemeyer

00:00 - 13 January, 2014
Norman Foster on Meeting Niemeyer, Oscar Niemeyer and Lord Norman Foster in 2011. "He was in wonderful spirits—charming and, notwithstanding his 104 years, his youthful energy and creativity were inspirational.". Image © Foster + Partners
Oscar Niemeyer and Lord Norman Foster in 2011. "He was in wonderful spirits—charming and, notwithstanding his 104 years, his youthful energy and creativity were inspirational.". Image © Foster + Partners

In this interview, originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "Q&A: Norman Foster on Niemeyer, Nature and Cities", Paul Clemence talks with Lord Foster about his respect for Niemeyer, their meeting shortly before the great master's death, and how Niemeyer's work has influenced his own.

Last December, in the midst of a hectic schedule of events that have come to define Art Basel/Design Miami, I found myself attending a luncheon presentation of the plans for the Norton Museum of Art in Palm Beach, by Foster + Partners. While chatting with Lord Foster, I mentioned my Brazilian background and quickly the conversation turned to Oscar Niemeyer. Foster mentioned the talk he and Niemeyer had shortly before the Brazilian’s passing (coincidentally that same week in December marked the first anniversary of Niemeyer’s death). Curious to know more about the meeting and their chat, I asked Foster about that legendary encounter and some of the guiding ideas behind his design for the Norton.

Read on for the interview

Royal Wolf / Room11

01:00 - 13 January, 2014
Royal Wolf  / Room11, © Ben Hosking
© Ben Hosking
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sunshine VIC 3020, Australia
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Ben Hosking © Ben Hosking © Ben Hosking © Ben Hosking +18

WMS Boathouse at Clark Park / Studio Gang

01:00 - 13 January, 2014
WMS Boathouse at Clark Park / Studio Gang, © Steve Hall Hedrich Blessing
© Steve Hall Hedrich Blessing

© Steve Hall Hedrich Blessing © Steve Hall Hedrich Blessing © Steve Hall Hedrich Blessing © Steve Hall Hedrich Blessing +38

  • Architects

  • Location

    3331-3371 N Rockwell St, Chicago, IL 60618, USA
  • Founder and Design Principal

    Jeanne Gang, FAIA, LEED AP
  • Managing Principal

    Mark Schendel, AIA, LEED AP
  • Project Architect

    William Emmick, AIA, LEED AP
  • Area

    22620.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

ArchDaily's Content Now on "Field Trip"

00:00 - 13 January, 2014

You can now use ArchDaily's content on Field Trip, an app which notifies you when you get close to something architecturally interesting. With ArchDaily's daily feed now embedded within the app, when you approach a building we've covered your phone will alert you and provide you with photos, facts and information. More info, after the break...

Yongjiang Tennis Club / Zhang Jingang

01:00 - 13 January, 2014
Yongjiang Tennis Club / Zhang Jingang , © Zhang Jingang
© Zhang Jingang
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ningbo, Zhejiang, China
  • Design Team

    WangCun, ,FangWei,Wang Yunhai, WangJun, Hu Yingjian
  • Area

    15843.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Zhang Jingang © Zhang Jingang © Zhang Jingang © Zhang Jingang +24

John McAslan: Community Design, From Haiti to Tottenham

00:00 - 12 January, 2014
John McAslan: Community Design, From Haiti to Tottenham, Tottenham High Road, Where John McAslan + Partners plan to open their new office. Image © Flickr CC User Alan Stanton
Tottenham High Road, Where John McAslan + Partners plan to open their new office. Image © Flickr CC User Alan Stanton

John McAslan + Partners, already known for their involvement in humanitarian issues thanks to their work in Haiti, are now turning their attention to Tottenham in London, as reported by The Guardian. The practice hopes that by opening a new office on the high street of Tottenham, the area notorious as the crucible of the riots that spread across the UK in August 2011, and by engaging with the community, they can help to make a change. Read the full story here.

Marie Paradis Gymnasium / Explorations Architecture, Igrec Ingénierie

01:00 - 12 January, 2014
Marie Paradis Gymnasium / Explorations Architecture, Igrec Ingénierie, © Michel Denancé
© Michel Denancé

© Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé +16

Sauna Tonttu / OOPEAA

01:00 - 12 January, 2014
Sauna Tonttu / OOPEAA, ©  Mikko Auerniitty
© Mikko Auerniitty
  • Architects

  • Location

    63800 Soini, Finland
  • Architect in Charge

    Anssi Lassila
  • Builders

    tmi Petri Piipponen
  • Area

    16.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

©  Mikko Auerniitty ©  Mikko Auerniitty ©  Mikko Auerniitty ©  Mikko Auerniitty +22