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Sereine / SEPTEMBRE

01:00 - 12 May, 2014
Sereine / SEPTEMBRE, © Linus Ricard
© Linus Ricard

© Linus Ricard © Linus Ricard © Linus Ricard © Linus Ricard +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Loire, France
  • Project Manager

    Lina Lagerstrom
  • Area

    240.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

House in Sai Kung / Millimeter interior design

01:00 - 12 May, 2014
House in Sai Kung / Millimeter interior design , Courtesy of Millimeter interior design
Courtesy of Millimeter interior design

Courtesy of Millimeter interior design Courtesy of Millimeter interior design Courtesy of Millimeter interior design Courtesy of Millimeter interior design +21

Dutch-Style Streets Come to LA

00:00 - 12 May, 2014
Dutch-Style Streets Come to LA, External render of the development. Image Courtesy of Bestor Architecture
External render of the development. Image Courtesy of Bestor Architecture

In the LA neighborhood of Echo Park, Bestor Architecture is bringing a new type of community-friendly, pedestrian-friendly development to the United States. The Blackbirds project is described by Barbara Bestor as introducing "stealth density" to the Echo Park neighborhood, imitating the size and roofline of the surrounding houses but incorporating multiple homes under one roof.

The design looks to the Dutch concept of the 'Woonerf', or living street, to propose a space which favors pedestrians and cyclists over cars, and features landscape design by Mia Lehrer + Associates, creating a communal space around which a 'micro-community' can thrive.

More on the design after the break

Trading "Should" for "Could": Opening up Debate on the Obama Library Design

00:00 - 12 May, 2014
Trading "Should" for "Could": Opening up Debate on the Obama Library Design, The Clinton Presidential Center, in Little Rock, Arkansas, designed by Polshek Partnership and Hargreaves Associates. Image © Timothy Hursley
The Clinton Presidential Center, in Little Rock, Arkansas, designed by Polshek Partnership and Hargreaves Associates. Image © Timothy Hursley

Originally published in Metropolis Magazine as "Possibilities over Prescriptions," this article by Marshall Brown suggests that we open up the conversation to a wider range of possibilities for the Barack Obama Presidential Library. Brown asks "Rather than narrowing the president’s choices based on race, what if the field of candidates could be expanded?"

The official process to build the Barack Obama Presidential Library has finally been launched. After years of gossip and rumors about architects and sites, this could be the moment for some intelligent and informed debate among the design community. Unfortunately, the conversation so far has been dominated by narrow prescriptions about what the library should be, who should design it, and where it should be located, as opposed to broader speculation about what it could be. So I propose that, rather than making prescriptions to the president based on a narrow set of perceived realities, we can help him by expanding the conversation and laying out a broader set of possibilities.

Win a Free Full Pass to the 2014 AIA National Convention from reThink Wood

00:00 - 12 May, 2014
Win a Free Full Pass to the 2014 AIA National Convention from reThink Wood, Dewitt-Chestnut Apartments. Image © Hedrich Blessing via SOM
Dewitt-Chestnut Apartments. Image © Hedrich Blessing via SOM

Next month, the AIA National Convention is coming to Chicago – bringing together the best and brightest building professionals to network, and learn about growing trends in the architecture industry. If you haven’t booked your ticket already, here is a chance to attend the event free of charge! 

reThink Wood is offering a full pre-paid pass to the AIA National Convention ($945 value) to one lucky ArchDaily reader. The winner will also be able to meet with architects on site that are passionate about innovative design with wood in mid-rise, and even high-rise projects.

To win, just answer the following question in the comments section before May 21 12:00PM EST: What architect(s) are doing the most interesting work with wood today?

More on reThink Wood at the AIA, after the break. 

Feilden Clegg Bradley to Design Biological Research Labs in Scotland

00:00 - 12 May, 2014
Feilden Clegg Bradley to Design Biological Research Labs in Scotland, © Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
© Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) has been awarded first prize in a competition to design a new facility hub and two laboratory buildings at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Biological Sciences. The commission, FCBS’ first in Scotland, will also include the modernization of an existing 10-story laboratory tower which was built in the 1960s at the University’s Kings Building Campus.

Gaziantep Shopping Center / Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects

01:00 - 12 May, 2014
Gaziantep Shopping Center / Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects, © Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

© Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gaziantep, Turkey
  • Design Team

    İ. Kerem Erginoğlu, Hasan C. Çalışlar, Romain Cadoux, Barış Yüksel, Ayça Taylan, Işık Süngü, Onat Över, Türkan Yılmaz, Yasemin Hacıkura, Ezgi Sönmez
  • Owner

    PD Gayrimenkul Yatırım
  • Photographs

Yoshi Bar / Naoya Matsumoto

01:00 - 12 May, 2014
Yoshi Bar / Naoya Matsumoto, © Takeshi Asano
© Takeshi Asano

© Takeshi Asano © Takeshi Asano © Takeshi Asano © Takeshi Asano +6

Great Gulf Active House / Superkül inc

01:00 - 12 May, 2014
Great Gulf Active House  / Superkül inc, © Torben Eskerod
© Torben Eskerod

© Torben Eskerod © Torben Eskerod © Torben Eskerod © Torben Eskerod +8

  • Architects

  • Location

    Thorold, ON, Canada
  • Architects in Charge

    Andre D’Elia, Meg Graham
  • Project Architect

    Wendy Wisbrun
  • Area

    3290.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

A New Way to 'Make Architecture Happen'

00:00 - 12 May, 2014
A New Way to 'Make Architecture Happen', The Legson Kayira Community center and Primary School. Image © Architecture For a Change via www.makearchitecturehappen.com
The Legson Kayira Community center and Primary School. Image © Architecture For a Change via www.makearchitecturehappen.com

In recent years, crowdfunding websites have taken the world by storm. Sites like Kickstarter have been used to fund books, films, products, and even been used to fund architecture projects, with success for projects like +Pool in New York and the Luchtsingel in Rotterdam. However, one drawback which prevents such 'kickstarter urbanism' from taking off more is the way the platform constrains the design of the projects: in both instances, construction elements are offered as rewards for the backers, who get to mark their contribution by having their name inscribed on the project itself. In response to this, other crowdfunding sites specifically tailored for designers have used different models for raising money. Spacehive works by leveraging the interest of local people in an urban project, doing away with the rewards system in favor of the implicit reward of improved public space.

But now, a new site called "Make Architecture Happen" is attempting to bridge the gap, providing a way to draw funds from a worldwide audience without compromising on design freedom. Read more about the site, and see some of our favorite projects from its launch, after the break.

Plans Underway for “Russian Tate Modern”

00:00 - 12 May, 2014
Plans Underway for “Russian Tate Modern”, Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage via <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/'>Wikimedia</a> Commons
Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage via Wikimedia Commons

Rumor has it that Constructivist architect Konstantin Melnikov’s Bakhmetevsky bus garage may soon be transformed into Moscow’s prime modern art gallery. An “equivalent to London’s Tate Modern,” as the Calvert Journal describes, the historic 1927 structure has been said to be the most likely location for the new museum, dubbed “Pushkin Modern.” 

Baumgartner+Uriu "Apertures" at SCI-Arc Gallery

01:00 - 12 May, 2014
Baumgartner+Uriu "Apertures" at SCI-Arc Gallery, © Joshua White
© Joshua White

Apertures reflect a current architectural discourse of digital ecologies, emphasizing the relationship between the natural world and advances in digital technology, which leads to a new type of interactive, organic buildings. The installation focuses on a symbiotic relationship between nature, building morphologies, and material expression.

Jockey Club Innovation Tower / Zaha Hadid Architects

01:00 - 12 May, 2014
Jockey Club Innovation Tower / Zaha Hadid Architects, © Virgile Simon Bertrand
© Virgile Simon Bertrand

© Doublespace © Iwan Baan © Virgile Simon Bertrand © Doublespace +61

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hong Kong, Hung Hom, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Jockey Club Innovation Tower 賽馬會創新樓
  • Design

    Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Director

    Woody K.T. Yao
  • Project Leader

    Simon K.M. Yu
  • Area

    15000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Pavilion Hacienda Matao / LEGORRETA + LEGORRETA

01:00 - 11 May, 2014
© Cristiano Mascaro
© Cristiano Mascaro
  • Architects

  • Location

    Matão - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Executive Architect

    Ricardo Lemus
  • Design Team

    Ricardo Legorreta, Víctor Legorreta, Noé Castro, Miguel Almaraz, Adriana Ciklik, Carlos Vargas
  • Area

    3500.0 m2
  • Year

    2014
  • Photography

    Cristiano Mascaro

© Cristiano Mascaro © Cristiano Mascaro © Cristiano Mascaro © Cristiano Mascaro +10

AD Classics: World Trade Center / Minoru Yamasaki Associates + Emery Roth & Sons

00:00 - 11 May, 2014
AD Classics: World Trade Center / Minoru Yamasaki Associates + Emery Roth & Sons, via Wikipedia Commons
via Wikipedia Commons

A New York City icon that once rivaled structures such as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, the World Trade Center, colloquially known as the Twin Towers, was one of the most recognized structures in history. Designed by Japanese-American architect Minoru Yamasaki, it held the title of Tallest Building in the World from 1972–1974.  Up until its unfortunate demise, the WTC site was a major destination, accommodating 500,000 working people and 80,000 visitors on a typical weekday.

© Flickr user David Farquhar via Wikipedia Commons via Wikipedia Commons via Wikipedia Commons +28

The Observatories: Micro Living for UK Artists

00:00 - 11 May, 2014
The Observatories: Micro Living for UK Artists, Exterior view of the observatories. Visuals by Lauren Shevills, Ross Galtress, Charlotte Knight, Mina Gospavic
Exterior view of the observatories. Visuals by Lauren Shevills, Ross Galtress, Charlotte Knight, Mina Gospavic

Five young design graduates based in Britain have recently won a competition to design an artist’s residency in the south-western region of the United Kingdom. Titled "The Observatories," these residences are split into two separate volumes: a study and a workshop. Artists will be able to live in the private back section of the study, which has a fold-out bed and necessary amenities. The workshop will be more open, allowing artists to teach and engage with the public. Both volumes are capable of rotating 360 degrees, giving residents a fresh frame of view, and facilitating interaction between these residents and passerby.

NBRS Proposes to Extend High Line Vertically

00:00 - 11 May, 2014
Exterior View. Image © NBRS + Partners
Exterior View. Image © NBRS + Partners

In response to New York City’s rapidly expanding population, NBRS + Partners has proposed a 40 story tall skyscraper that could help the city embrace its rapidly shifting demographics and size. Entitled “VIVO on High Line,” the adaptable steel-frame tower is essentially the vertical extension of the city’s beloved High Line park. 

“The podium screen engulfs the High Line folding it in and extending the lifeblood into the building base, like capillary action drawing it vertically,” described the team.

North Lake Wenatchee House / DeForest Architects

01:00 - 11 May, 2014
North Lake Wenatchee House / DeForest Architects, © Benjamin Benschneider
© Benjamin Benschneider

© Benjamin Benschneider © Benjamin Benschneider © Benjamin Benschneider © Benjamin Benschneider +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lake Wenatchee, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Washington 98826, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    John Deforest, Rosie Donovan, Brett Smith
  • Area

    2890.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs