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Manuel Anabalón Saez School Building / Gubbins Arquitectos

01:00 - 20 August, 2014
Manuel Anabalón Saez School Building / Gubbins Arquitectos, © Marcos Mendizabal
© Marcos Mendizabal

© Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal +67

  • Architects

  • Location

    Panguipulli, Panguipulli, Los Ríos Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Pedro Gubbins Foxley, Victor Gubbins Browne
  • Project Area

    3800.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Marcos Mendizabal

A City Without Cars: New York's Recovery from Automobile Dominance

00:00 - 20 August, 2014
A City Without Cars: New York's Recovery from Automobile Dominance, © Flickr CC User Healey McFabulous
© Flickr CC User Healey McFabulous

Originally published by Metropolis Magazine as “Playing in Traffic“, this article by Jack Hockenberry delves into the relationship between man and vehicle, illustrating the complex dynamic created in New York - a city with over 2.1 Million registered vehicles. Contrary to the car-centric schemes of New York's infamous former Master Planner Robert Moses, Hockenberry argues that the city is the "negative space" while vehicles are obscured by our unconscious. 

It is a curiosity of modern urban life that the more cars crowd into cities, the more they become invisible. It’s a great feature that comes standard on any model these days. Unfortunately we can’t control it from the driver’s seat—however much we would like to wave our hands and watch through our windshields as gridlocked cars disappear, liberating us from traffic imprisonment. The invisibility I am speaking about only works if you’re a pedestrian or bicyclist. The number of motorized vehicles parked or driving at any given moment on the streets of New York City is astounding. An estimated 2.1 million are registered in the city, according to the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. Yet we never fully register them visually when we’re walking on the streets. The city is the negative space and that is how our eyes increasingly navigate urban landscapes. Everything around the cars and trucks gets knitted together by the eye and, even though the vehicles are present, we have gradually learned to ignore them unless we’re standing in the direct line of moving traffic.

Trahan Ranch / Patrick Tighe Architecture

01:00 - 20 August, 2014
Trahan Ranch / Patrick Tighe Architecture, © Art Gray Photography
© Art Gray Photography

© Art Gray Photography © Art Gray Photography © Art Gray Photography © Art Gray Photography +13

Early Gehry Building Reimagined as a Whole Foods Store

00:00 - 20 August, 2014
Early Gehry Building Reimagined as a Whole Foods Store, © Howard Hughes Corp via archpaper.com
© Howard Hughes Corp via archpaper.com

One of Frank Gehry's earliest works, the former Rouse Company Headquarters, is currently undergoing a $25 million renovation that will see it converted into a Whole Foods market and community wellness center. The building, which Gehry dubbed an "elegant warehouse," was designed in 1974 for developer James Rouse, who founded Columbia, Maryland in the 1960s. The developer behind the current renovation is The Howard Hughes Corp, a Dallas based company that now serves as the master developer of Columbia.

Read on for more about the renovation

Scottish Architects To Launch "Architects For Yes" Campaign in Edinburgh

00:00 - 20 August, 2014
Scottish Architects To Launch "Architects For Yes" Campaign in Edinburgh, The Scottish Parliament Building in Edinburgh. Image © Dave Morris Photography
The Scottish Parliament Building in Edinburgh. Image © Dave Morris Photography

In advance of the Scottish Independence vote next month, a group of Edinburgh-based architects led by Alasdair Stephen of Dualchas Architects will launch an "Architects for Yes" campaign in support of independence. The campaign, which currently has backing from over 50 architects, states these architects' belief that independence could be a way to "design a new, better Scotland." More about the campaign and the launch ceremony after the break.

Spotlight: Eliel & Eero Saarinen

01:00 - 20 August, 2014
Spotlight: Eliel & Eero Saarinen, © Exothermic
© Exothermic

Perhaps the most famous father-son duo in the architectural world, Eliel and Eero Saarinen share more than just a last name. The two designers both left profound influences upon the cities where they did their work, both were awarded AIA Gold Medals, and, rather uncannily, both share the very same date of birth. But, when it comes to their architectural stylings, that’s where the comparisons end. Find out more about both after the break.

Spotlight: Eliel & Eero Saarinen Spotlight: Eliel & Eero Saarinen Spotlight: Eliel & Eero Saarinen Spotlight: Eliel & Eero Saarinen +7

Alberto Seabra Project / Base 3 Arquitetos

01:00 - 20 August, 2014
Alberto Seabra Project / Base 3 Arquitetos, © Pedro Vannucchi
© Pedro Vannucchi

© Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, Brasil
  • Team

    Catherine Otondo, Jorge Pessoa, Marina Grinover Equipe: Bhakta Krpa; Cadu Marino, Fernando Tulio, Juliana Barsi, Julie Trickett, Livia Marquez, Luis Imenes, Matheus Tonelli, Patricia Mieko, Paula Saad, Rebeca Grinspum, Thaís Marcussi
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition 2014

01:00 - 20 August, 2014
Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition 2014, Courtesy of KRob Memorial Delineation Competition
Courtesy of KRob Memorial Delineation Competition

The 40th Annual Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition, the longest running architectural drawing competition, is now accepting submissions. Entries can be conceptual or final elevations, sections, perspectives, or renderings and may be produced digitally or by hand – or a combination of both.

Curucura House / Unoencinco Arquitectos

01:00 - 19 August, 2014
Curucura House / Unoencinco Arquitectos, Courtesy of Unoencinco Arquitectos
Courtesy of Unoencinco Arquitectos

Courtesy of Unoencinco Arquitectos Courtesy of Unoencinco Arquitectos Courtesy of Unoencinco Arquitectos Courtesy of Unoencinco Arquitectos +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Villa Gesell, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
  • Project Architects

    Arq. Laura Abate, Arq. Alejo López, Arq. Noelia Maldonado Duboski, Arq. Máximo Triolo, Arq. Miguel Urruty
  • Site Area

    675 m2
  • Project Area

    125.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Courtesy of Unoencinco Arquitectos

Flower House / Gómez de la Torre & Guerrero Arquitectos

01:00 - 19 August, 2014
Flower House / Gómez de la Torre & Guerrero Arquitectos, © Juan Solano Ojasi
© Juan Solano Ojasi

© Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi +18

Exquisite Minimalist / Arcadian Architecture + Design

01:00 - 19 August, 2014
Exquisite Minimalist / Arcadian Architecture + Design, © Shining Group
© Shining Group

Courtesy of Arcadian Architecture + Design © Shining Group © Shining Group Courtesy of Arcadian Architecture + Design +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Architect in Charge

    Alex Yu
  • Design Team

    Ping-Jui Chiang, Jerry Chang, Yu-Shan Huang, Li-Ju Chen, Shuo-Jyun Yin, Yu-Hsien Lin
  • Area

    510.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Shining Group, Courtesy of Arcadian Architecture + Design

Bjarke Ingels Lays Foundation Brick at LEGO House

01:00 - 19 August, 2014

BIG's LEGO House is now under construction, following a one of a kind foundation laying ceremony featuring - what else - supersized lego bricks. Bjarke Ingels himself was in attendance to lay one of the foundation bricks. Constructed in LEGO's hometown of Billund, Denmark, the LEGO House will be a 12,000 square metre "hands-on minds-on experience centre."

More on the LEGO House, and the foundation laying ceremony, after the break

World Photo Day: Christian Richters by Francine Houben

00:00 - 19 August, 2014
World Photo Day: Christian Richters by Francine Houben, Library of Birmingham / Mecanoo. Image © Christian Richters
Library of Birmingham / Mecanoo. Image © Christian Richters

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Francine Houben of Mecanoo writes on behalf of Christian Richters. 

Sheikh Zayed Bridge / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Christian Richters Cite du Design / LIN Architects. Image © Christian Richters Block 16 / René van Zuuk Architekten. Image © Christian Richters Roosendaal Pavillion / René van Zuuk Architekten. Image © Christian Richters +5

More Free Summer Reading: Nine Architecture Books From Routledge Available Throughout August

00:00 - 19 August, 2014
More Free Summer Reading: Nine Architecture Books From Routledge Available Throughout August, Reading room at the New York Public Library. Image © Thomas Hawk
Reading room at the New York Public Library. Image © Thomas Hawk

Wondering what to do with the last, lingering weeks of summer? There's still plenty of time for some enticing summer reading! Peruse this online collection of select books on Architecture, chosen from academic publisher Routledge's titles on themes of Professional Practice and Sustainable Architecture, and available in their entirety for free throughout the month of August.

Including compelling and notable works, these books tackle relevant and significant contemporary issues facing the design world today. See what's available after the break.

CocaCola Headquarters in Berlin / Tchoban Voss Architekten

00:00 - 19 August, 2014
CocaCola Headquarters in Berlin / Tchoban Voss Architekten, © Claus Graubner
© Claus Graubner

© Claus Graubner © Claus Graubner © Claus Graubner © Claus Graubner +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Stralauer Allee 4, 10245 Berlin, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    Sergei Tchoban, Architekt BDA
  • Project manager and partner

    Philipp Bauer (service stage 1-2: Axel Binder)
  • Design Team

    Christoph Heimermann, Anissa Landgraf, Kenan Ozan
  • Area

    10263.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

World Photo Day 2014

00:00 - 19 August, 2014

The role that photography plays in disseminating and even shaping architecture has long been under scrutiny, perhaps now more than ever as the effort required for anybody to snap a photo and share it worldwide has decreased to almost nothing.

With that in mind, we hoped to find out what it takes to create photos that really do justice to the architecture they depict. We asked architects to write a few words about the photographers they trust most to document their projects, and the response we got revealed not only architects' incredible gratitude toward their favorite photographers, but in many cases deep friendships and even collaborative relationships which drive both architect and photographer to greater heights.

Some of the photographers featured may be familiar to readers, such as Iwan Baan, Thomas Mayer or Roland Halbe; others may not. But what's certain is that without all of these talented photographers, architecture as we know it today - and this website - just wouldn't be the same. 

See all the World Photo Day Honorees here.

Al Jazeera's Rebel Architecture Series Premieres with Spain's "Guerrilla Architect"

01:00 - 19 August, 2014

Last night the first episode of Al Jazeera’s new series “Rebel Architecture” was launched, featuring Spanish architect Santiago Cirugeda. Based in Seville, Cirugeda reclaims abandoned urban spaces for the public, despite the fact that self-building is illegal in Spain. His buildings are often fast-build, mobile structures made from recycled materials, but the key is that they all serve a social function. In this 25-minute episode, Al Jazeera looks at his latest project: converting an abandoned cement factory into a vibrant cultural center. Will Cirugeda successfully complete his biggest challenge yet?

Watch the full episode above and read on after the break for a full episode synopsis and to learn more about the series and upcoming episodes...

World Photo Day: Iwan Baan by Steven Holl

00:00 - 19 August, 2014
World Photo Day: Iwan Baan by Steven Holl, Museum of Ocean and Surf / Steven Holl Architects in collaboration with Solange Fabiao. Image © Iwan Baan
Museum of Ocean and Surf / Steven Holl Architects in collaboration with Solange Fabiao. Image © Iwan Baan

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked 15 architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Steven Holl writes on behalf of Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +5