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House I / Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects

01:00 - 5 December, 2013
House I / Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects, © Fumihiko Ikemoto
© Fumihiko Ikemoto
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tochigi, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects
  • Design Team

    Hiroyuki Shinozaki, Sota Matsuura, Tatsumi Terado Structural Studio
  • Area

    92.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Fumihiko Ikemoto © Fumihiko Ikemoto © Fumihiko Ikemoto © Fumihiko Ikemoto +12

2013 RIBA President's Medals Winners Announced

01:00 - 5 December, 2013
RIBA Silver Medal: Ben Hayes. Image Courtesy of RIBA
RIBA Silver Medal: Ben Hayes. Image Courtesy of RIBA

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the President’s Medals Student Awards at a special event in London. The awards, known to be the world's most prestigious awards in architectural education, were inaugurated in 1836 and are therefore the institutes oldest award (even older than the RIBA Gold Medal). Three medals - the Bronze for a Part I student, the Silver for a Part II student, and the Dissertation Medal - are awarded to "promote excellence in the study of architecture [and] to reward talent and to encourage architectural debate worldwide." 

Around 300 schools of architecture from over 60 countries were invited to nominate design projects and dissertations by their students, of which students of the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London won all of this year's primary awards.

Library and School for Adults / estudi grv arquitectes

01:00 - 5 December, 2013
Library and School for Adults / estudi grv arquitectes, Courtesy of Estudi grv arquitectes
Courtesy of Estudi grv arquitectes

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A Year Without Oscar

00:00 - 5 December, 2013
A Year Without Oscar, Niemeyer observa maquete da escola projetada em Belo Horizonte (MG). Image Courtesy of ON
Niemeyer observa maquete da escola projetada em Belo Horizonte (MG). Image Courtesy of ON

It's been exactly one year since the world first mourned the passing of a great master of 20th century architecture: Oscar Niemeyer. 

After 104 years of life, the renowned architect left a profound legacy. His works  - known for their impressive curves, embrace of  light, and profound relationship to their surroundings - made him an icon. Not just in Brazil, but the world.

In Progress: SAHMRI / Woods Bagot / Woods Bagot

01:00 - 5 December, 2013
In Progress: SAHMRI / Woods Bagot / Woods Bagot, © Peter Barnes
© Peter Barnes

© Peter Fisher © Peter Fisher © Peter Fisher © Peter Fisher +23

The Curate Award

01:00 - 5 December, 2013

The Curate Award recognizes that we are all curators. Everything we choose and collect to surround us has meaning. Great curatorial expressions and ideas on how to exhibit can be communicated in all artistic forms and media, by anyone, whether in the art world or not. Participation in the competition is not limited to aspiring or established curators; anyone with a great concept is encouraged to enter.

House of Toilet / Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Architects

01:00 - 5 December, 2013
Courtesy of Future-scape Architects
Courtesy of Future-scape Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ibuki-shima, Japan
  • Architects

    Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Architects
  • Area

    50.91 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Future-scape Architects

Courtesy of Future-scape Architects Courtesy of Future-scape Architects Courtesy of Future-scape Architects Courtesy of Future-scape Architects +46

Apartment Restoration in Barcelona / Vora arquitectura

01:00 - 5 December, 2013
Apartment Restoration in Barcelona / Vora arquitectura , © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula
  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer Gran de Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain
  • Team

    Pere Buil y Toni Riba
  • Project Area

    120.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photography

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +18

4 IN 1 HOUSE / Clavel Arquitectos

01:00 - 5 December, 2013
4 IN 1 HOUSE / Clavel Arquitectos, © David Frutos-Ruiz
© David Frutos-Ruiz
  • Architects

  • Location

    30107 Guadalupe, Murcia, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Manuel Clavel-Rojo
  • Design Contributors

    Ricardo Carcelén-González (architect), Aarón Hernández-Hernández (architect)
  • Building Engineering

    David Hernández-Conesa
  • Area

    1210.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© David Frutos-Ruiz © David Frutos-Ruiz © David Frutos-Ruiz © David Frutos-Ruiz +11

Salt Creek Rural Retreat / ARKit

01:00 - 4 December, 2013
Salt Creek Rural Retreat / ARKit, Courtesy of ARKit
Courtesy of ARKit
  • Architects

  • Location

    Salt Creek, Victoria, Australia
  • Land Area

    20 acres
  • Area

    53.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

Courtesy of ARKit Courtesy of ARKit Courtesy of ARKit Courtesy of ARKit +9

Why It's Time to Give Up on Prefab

01:00 - 4 December, 2013
Why It's Time to Give Up on Prefab, Destruction of Pruit-Igoe. Image Courtesy of US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Destruction of Pruit-Igoe. Image Courtesy of US Department of Housing and Urban Development

This article by Chris Knapp, the Director of Built-Environment Practice, originally appeared on Australian Design Review as "The End Of Prefabrication". Knapp calls for the end of prefabrication as a driver for design, pointing out its century-long failure to live up to its promise, as well as newer technology's ability to "mass produce difference".

Prefabrication – there is not another word in the current lexicon of architecture that more erroneously asserts positive change. For more than a century now, this industrial strategy of production applied to building has yielded both an unending source of optimism for architecture, and equally, a countless series of disappointments. This is a call for the end of prefabrication.

Read on after the break

Introducing our Latest Innovation: ArchDaily Materials

00:00 - 4 December, 2013
Introducing our Latest Innovation: ArchDaily Materials

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Trattner Scharfetter Residence / LP Architektur

01:00 - 4 December, 2013
Trattner Scharfetter Residence / LP Architektur, © wortmeyer photography
© wortmeyer photography

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M&M Residence / Bonina Arquitetura

01:00 - 4 December, 2013
M&M Residence / Bonina Arquitetura, © Tony Chen
© Tony Chen
  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Team

    Mauricio Takahashi (autor), Denise Hino, Rosa Fumie Satomi e Ana Paula Nemoto
  • Project Area

    318.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Tony Chen

© Tony Chen © Tony Chen © Tony Chen © Tony Chen +28

Santa María House / Etcheberrigaray + Matuschka

01:00 - 4 December, 2013
Santa María House / Etcheberrigaray  + Matuschka, © Marcelo Cáceres
© Marcelo Cáceres
  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa María, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Project Architect

    Klaus Matuschka, Orlando Etcheberrigaray
  • Team

    Rodrigo Méndez
  • Construction

    Nautilus Osvaldo Cardemil A
  • Project Area

    90.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Marcelo Cáceres

© Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres © Marcelo Cáceres +15

CL House / ADI Arquitectura

01:00 - 4 December, 2013
CL House / ADI Arquitectura, Courtesy of ADI Arquitectura
Courtesy of ADI Arquitectura
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Vallada, 44, 12578 Cervera del Maestre, Castellón, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Carlos Escura y Carlos Martín
  • Technical Architect

    Benjamín Caballer
  • Project Area

    127.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photography

Courtesy of ADI Arquitectura Courtesy of ADI Arquitectura Courtesy of ADI Arquitectura Courtesy of ADI Arquitectura +14

Extension and transformation of a house in Geneva / LRS Architectes

01:00 - 4 December, 2013
Extension and transformation of a house in Geneva / LRS Architectes, © Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher

© Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher +25

2013 AR+D Awards for Emerging Architecture Announced

01:00 - 4 December, 2013
2013 AR+D Awards for Emerging Architecture Announced, Highly Commended: Accomodations for the Oceanological Observatory of Banyuls-sur-Mer by Atelier Fernandez & Serres. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review
Highly Commended: Accomodations for the Oceanological Observatory of Banyuls-sur-Mer by Atelier Fernandez & Serres. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review

The winners of the 2013 AR+D Awards for Emerging Architecture have been announced! The awards, presented by The Architectural Review and now in its 15th year, have seen "projects from locales as diverse as Bloomsbury and the Himalayas." This year over 350 entries were discussed by four esteemed judges, including Sir Peter Cook, and have led to four winners who will share a prize fund of £10,000. See both the four winning entries and the ten highly commended schemes after the break...