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The Eileen Gray Movie: E1027, Insidious Chauvinism, and "The Price of Desire"

00:00 - 8 March, 2014

In a public interview, director Mary McGuckian speaks with Shane O'Toole of DoCoMoMo Ireland about her soon-to-be-released film, "The Price of Desire," a biopic about the influential Irish modernist Eileen Gray - narrated from the perspective of Le Corbusier, no less. McGuckian explains how the film and the extensive research behind it went far beyond the usual remit of a biopic. Indeed, not only did it spawn an accompanying documentary ("Gray Matters", directed by Marco Orsini) and book, it even played a pivotal role in the restoration of E1027, Gray's seminal house design, to a point where it was possible to film on location.

NÜBA Restaurant - Club / Emmanuel Picault + Ludwig Godefroy + Nicolas Sisto

01:00 - 8 March, 2014
NÜBA Restaurant - Club  / Emmanuel Picault  + Ludwig Godefroy  + Nicolas Sisto , Courtesy of Nicolas Sisto
Courtesy of Nicolas Sisto

Courtesy of Nicolas Sisto Courtesy of Nicolas Sisto Courtesy of Nicolas Sisto Courtesy of Nicolas Sisto +37

Familistere Guise / h2o architectes

01:00 - 8 March, 2014
Familistere Guise / h2o architectes, © Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

© Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau +31

Exhibition: Where Architects Live

00:00 - 8 March, 2014
Exhibition: Where Architects Live, Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas' Home / © Aki Furudate
Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas' Home / © Aki Furudate

A few days ago we showed you some great photos inside the homes of eight famous architects. "Where Architects Live", will be held at Pavilion 9 at the Rho Milan Fairgrounds as part of the Salone del Mobile in Milano.

Milan Expo 2015: Tsinghua University with Studio Link-Arc to Design China Pavilion

01:00 - 8 March, 2014
© Studio Link-Arc
© Studio Link-Arc

Tsinghua University, alongside New York-based Studio Link-Arc, has been announced as winners of a competition to design the Chinese Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. Expanding on the Expo’s overarching theme, “Feeding the Planet - Energy for Life,” the pavilion’s “Land of Hope” is centered on the idea that “hope can be realized when nature and the city exist in harmony.” 

AD Editorial Round Up: Women in Architecture

00:00 - 8 March, 2014
AD Editorial Round Up: Women in Architecture

There are few topics that stir up more controversy on ArchDaily than that of women in architecture. From those of you who vociferously advocate for women in the field to those who steadfastly purport that gender has no place in architecture at all, you, our readers, represent a wide spectrum of viewpoints and opinions on the subject. 

And so, in honor of International Women's Day, we've decided to take a look back at some of our past comment-stirring articles (even more after the break): 

  • Infographic: Women in Architecture by Megan Jett
  • The 10 Most Overlooked Women in Architecture History by Nicky Rackard
  • Why Do Women Really Leave Architecture" Is the Wrong Question by Vanessa Quirk
  • "When Will Architects Speak Up for Women's Rights?" by Carla Soto
  • Why 2013 was Denise Scott Brown's Year by Guy Horton
  • AD Round Up: Women Architects Part II

    00:00 - 8 March, 2014
    AD Round Up: Women Architects Part II, Paramount Alma / Plasma Studio. Image © Hertha Hurnaus
    Paramount Alma / Plasma Studio. Image © Hertha Hurnaus

    In honor of International Women's Day, we've once again rounded up some stunning architecture designed by female architects (In case you missed Part 1, featuring work by Zaha Hadid, Jeanne Gang, and more, click here).

    Woods Bagot Reveals Design for Wenling Sheraton

    01:00 - 8 March, 2014
    Courtesy of Woods Bagot
    Courtesy of Woods Bagot

    Woods Bagot has shared their design for a destination hotel in Zhejiang, China. The Wenling Sheraton, sited between two waterways, is scheduled to be completed in 2019. Woods Bagot says that views of the wetlands and mountains of Wenling will "ensure a quality guest experience" which includes waterfront dining, an observation deck and a pedestrian promenade. 

    More photos of the design after the break.

    Courtesy of Woods Bagot Eye-Level Perspective. Image Courtesy of Woods Bagot Roof Deck. Image Courtesy of Woods Bagot Crown. Image Courtesy of Woods Bagot +15

    4n House / ninkipen!

    01:00 - 8 March, 2014
    4n House / ninkipen!, © Hiroki Kawata
    © Hiroki Kawata

    © Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata +23

    • Architects

    • Location

      Ikoma, Nara, Japan
    • Architect in Charge

      Yasuo Imazu
    • Area

      118.0 sqm
    • Project Year

      2013
    • Photographs

    Tadao Ando to Design First New York City Building

    00:00 - 8 March, 2014
    Tadao Ando to Design First New York City Building, Courtesy of Tadao Ando Architect & Associates
    Courtesy of Tadao Ando Architect & Associates

    Tadao Ando has been commissioned to design his first New York City building. Though little information has been released, the residential development firm Sumaida + Khurana has closed a deal with the Japanese architect to design a 32,000 square foot, eight-unit, luxury condominium building at 152 Elizabeth Street in Nolita. Construction is expected to begin later this year and the building will be completed in 2016.

    Belimbing Avenu / hyla architects

    01:00 - 8 March, 2014
    Belimbing Avenu / hyla architects, © Derek Swalwell
    © Derek Swalwell

    © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell +38

    Perspective on The Cube by Oyler Wu Collaborative

    01:00 - 8 March, 2014
    Perspective on The Cube by Oyler Wu Collaborative, Courtesy of Oyler Wu Collaborative
    Courtesy of Oyler Wu Collaborative

    From the architect. The Cube, a sixteen meter tall painted steel and rope installation designed for the 2013 Beijing Biennale by the Oyler Wu Collaborative, challenges the volumetric perception of its own archetypal geometry. The aspiration of the installation is to achieve the transcendence of the first dimension - the line - by simulating warping two-dimensional planes, which penetrate and populate the object framework, to create the perception of inhabitable three-dimensional space.

    House in Chia / Juan Pablo Ortiz Arquitectos

    01:00 - 8 March, 2014
    House in Chia / Juan Pablo Ortiz Arquitectos, © Jairo Llano
    © Jairo Llano

    © Jairo Llano © Jairo Llano © Jairo Llano © Jairo Llano +28

    AD Interviews: Antón García-Abril / Ensamble Studio

    10:30 - 7 March, 2014

    Spanish firm Ensamble Studio has always captivated me with the high level of experimentation found in their built works. Their construction processes are unique, and their projects elegantly explore the tension between structure, matter and space with impeccable technical execution--as seen at the award-winning Hemeroscopium House’s delicately balanced intersected prefab elements.

    From the small Truffle in the Mediterranean coast, to the delicate roof of the Cervantes Theater in Mexico City, their work is always reinterpreting materials. The Cervantes Theater roof, for example, stands elegantly between projects by FR-EE and Chipperfield, marking the location of an underground venue below through a carefully balanced steel structure. From certain angles, though, one sees a laminar structure that lets light pass through. 

    The firm is based in Madrid, and is directed by architects Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa, together with Javier Cuesta. Antón is currently full-professor at the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT.

    In this interview Antón tells us that architecture is part science, part poetry, and that Ensamble has found success by treating their practice as a laboratory, academy and consultancy company. Read the full transcript after the break. 

    AD Interviews: Antón García-Abril / Ensamble Studio AD Interviews: Antón García-Abril / Ensamble Studio AD Interviews: Antón García-Abril / Ensamble Studio AD Interviews: Antón García-Abril / Ensamble Studio +5

    Soccer Stadium La Balastera / Francisco Mangado

    02:00 - 7 March, 2014
    Soccer Stadium La Balastera / Francisco Mangado, © Roland Halbe
    © Roland Halbe

    © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe +8

    Sou Fujimoto-Led Team Designs Tree-Inspired Housing Tower for Montpellier

    00:00 - 7 March, 2014
    Sou Fujimoto-Led Team Designs Tree-Inspired Housing Tower for Montpellier, © RSI-studio
    © RSI-studio

    The City of Montpellier has chosen Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisné Associés and Manal Rachdi Oxo architects’ “White Tree (L’Arbre Blanc)” as winner of the "Architectural Folie of the 21st Century" competition. Inspired by the city’s tradition of outdoor living, and the efficient properties of a tree, the mixed-use residential tower will feed off locally available natural resources as it rises 17-stories and connects the new and old districts of Montpellier. 

    WORKac to Design Brooklyn Art Facility for Eyebeam

    00:00 - 7 March, 2014
    WORKac to Design Brooklyn Art Facility for Eyebeam, © Dattner Architects / Bernheimer Architecture
    © Dattner Architects / Bernheimer Architecture

    Eyebeam, a non-profit art and technology center currently based in Manhattan, has commissioned WORKac to design its future Brooklyn home. Planned for the corner of Lafayette Avenue and Ashland Place, within a mixed-use development designed by Dattner Architects and Bernheimer Architecture that will include market-rate and subsidized housing as well as a restaurant, the 27,000 square foot cultural facility will accommodate for the organization’s world-renowned artist residency program, diverse public programming and innovative education offerings for adults and teens. According to the developer, Jonathan Rose Companies intends to break ground next year with completion slated for late 2016. 

    The Iceberg / CEBRA + JDS + SeARCH + Louis Paillard Architects

    01:00 - 7 March, 2014
    The Iceberg / CEBRA + JDS + SeARCH + Louis Paillard Architects, © Mikkel Frost
    © Mikkel Frost

    © Mikkel Frost © Mikkel Frost © Mikkel Frost © Mikkel Frost +140