Madison Square Garden Limited to 10 Year Permit

00:00 - 26 July, 2013
Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Competition Proposal for a New Penn Station
Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Competition Proposal for a New Penn Station

A landslide vote (47-1) by the New York City Council has limited the permit for Madison Square Garden to just 10 years. The decision comes after the property owner’s - MSG Company - 50 year permit expired earlier this year, sparking a heated debate on whether or not the city should deny the owners request to renew the permit in perpetuity and envision plans for a new Penn Station

Wind Vault House / Wallflower Architecture + Design

01:00 - 26 July, 2013
© Jeremy San
© Jeremy San

© Jeremy San © Jeremy San © Jeremy San © Jeremy San +37

CCV Chapel / Stan Allen Architect

01:00 - 26 July, 2013
© Marvin Dungao
© Marvin Dungao

© Marvin Dungao © Marvin Dungao © Marvin Dungao © Marvin Dungao +10

Saunalahti School / VERSTAS Architects

01:00 - 26 July, 2013
© Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo

© Tuomas Uusheimo © Andreas Meichsner © Andreas Meichsner © Andreas Meichsner +33

The Architecture of Incarceration: Can Design Affect the Prison System?

00:00 - 26 July, 2013
Pelican Bay State Prison © Jelson25
Pelican Bay State Prison © Jelson25

On July 9th, 30,000 prison inmates across California took part in a hunger strike to show solidarity with those incarcerated in Pelican Bay State Prison, a 'Solitary Housing Unit' in which prisoners are incarcerated - some supposedly for years at a time - in solitary confinement.

Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR) and its founder Raphael Sperry have made it their mission to make sure that architects are not complicit in designing prisons, even going so far as to form a petition asking the AIA to forbid members from designing execution chambers, 'supermax' prison facilities or solitary confinement facilities, as part of their statement that “members should uphold human rights in all their professional endeavors.” 

At ArchDaily we have already questioned whether it may actually be beneficial for architects to design prisons, rather than allowing them to be designed by less-trained people who could end up designing a space that is even less humane. Now, an article on Blouin Art Info seems to take a similar position: rather than retreating from the business of prison design altogether, architects should try to encourage prison design that facilitates rehabilitation rather than emphasizing punishment. 

Shanghai Pudong International Airport / Paul Andreu

01:00 - 26 July, 2013
© Paul Maurer
© Paul Maurer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Design Team

    F.Tamisier, G.Andreu, P.Gonon, H.Boitard
  • Area

    220000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    1999
  • Photographs

    Paul Maurer

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Restaurante El Merca’o / Vaíllo & Irigaray + Galar

00:00 - 26 July, 2013
© José Manuel Cutillas
© José Manuel Cutillas
  • Architects

    Antonio Vaíllo i Daniel, Juan L. Irigaray Huarte
  • Location

    Calle de Tafalla, 7, 31004 Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
  • Director

    Daniel Galar Irurre
  • Area

    990.0 sqm
  • Year

    2008
  • Photography

    José Manuel Cutillas

© José Manuel Cutillas © José Manuel Cutillas © José Manuel Cutillas © José Manuel Cutillas +32

Patio-House In Gracia / Carles Enrich

01:00 - 26 July, 2013
© Enric Fabre
© Enric Fabre
  • Architects

  • Location

    Gracia, Barcelona
  • Constructor

    CRK
  • Area

    145.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Enric Fabre, Courtesy of Carles Enrich

Courtesy of Carles Enrich © Enric Fabre © Enric Fabre Courtesy of Carles Enrich +23

Varyap Merıdıan H Block / MTF Proje

01:00 - 26 July, 2013
Courtesy of MTF Proje
Courtesy of MTF Proje
  • Architects

  • Location

    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Architectural Project

    Dome Mimarlık
  • Design Team

    Derya Ekim Öztepe, Ozan Öztepe, Deniz Ekim Çubukçu, Betül Karanfil
  • Owner

    Varyap Varlıbaşlar
  • Interior Project

    Habif Mimarlık
  • Statical Project

    Yapı Teknik
  • Electrical Project

    Esan Mühendislik
  • Mechanical Project

    GN Mühendislik
  • Landscape Project

    DS Mimarlık
  • Area

    12660.27 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of MTF Proje

Courtesy of MTF Proje Courtesy of MTF Proje Courtesy of MTF Proje Courtesy of MTF Proje +18

Montjuic Fire Station / Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto

01:00 - 26 July, 2013
© Ferran Mateo
© Ferran Mateo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Passeig de Montjuïc, 2, Barcelona, Spain
  • Team

    Joana Sopena, Eulalia Gómez, Fabio Ferone, Iñaki Tarragó, José Mauriño, Mª Elena Alonso, Pol Alonso, Arantxa Zabalza
  • Consultants

    BOMA (Structure), Eulàlia Aran (Tech. Arch.), Armengol Enginyers (Systems)
  • Area

    3000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Ferran Mateo

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Deco Pattern House / Peter Kostelov

01:00 - 26 July, 2013
© Zinon Razutdinov
© Zinon Razutdinov

© Zinon Razutdinov © Zinon Razutdinov © Zinon Razutdinov © Zinon Razutdinov +26

Is This the Best Planned City in the World?

00:00 - 26 July, 2013
Machu Picchu. Image © Dan Merino via Flickr
Machu Picchu. Image © Dan Merino via Flickr

This discussion on Quora, entitled "which is the most well planned city in the world?" certainly got us thinking; not only because of the interesting and diverse answers to the question, but also because of the different reasons which were used to support these answers.

Currently the most popular answer seems to be Zurich, on account of its excellent (and obsessively punctual) public transport, organized waste disposal and numerous public drinking fountains. Other cities which are commended for their public transport and cleanliness are Singapore and Seoul. But other contributors seem to have a very different idea of what makes a well-planned city - read on to find out more.

City Works: Provocations for Chicago’s Urban Future

00:00 - 26 July, 2013
Drawing Detail of “Free Water District” by UrbanLab: Free-Water-District: A shared megastructure-scaled public/private land/water partnership to revitalize the post-industrial landscape of the Great Lakes region.
Drawing Detail of “Free Water District” by UrbanLab: Free-Water-District: A shared megastructure-scaled public/private land/water partnership to revitalize the post-industrial landscape of the Great Lakes region.

City Works: Provocations for Chicago’s Urban Future, an exhibition that debuted last year at the 13th International Architecture Biennale in Venice (2012), has returned to the city of its origin. Currently on display though September 29th at the City of Chicago’ Expo 72 Gallery, the exhibition re-envisions a series of typical Chicagoan urban environments in an effort to examine alternative ways in which architecture can engage the city. 

Morgan State University / Hord Coplan Macht | FREELON

01:00 - 26 July, 2013
© Mark Herboth
© Mark Herboth
  • Architects

  • Location

    Morgan State University, 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251, USA
  • General Contractor

    Barton Malow
  • Structural Engineer

    Faisant Associates
  • Mechanical Engineer

    James Posey Associates, Inc
  • Electrical Engineer

    Diversified Engineering, Inc
  • Landscape Architect

    Mahan Rykiel Associates
  • Civil Engineer

    Rummel, Klepper, Kahl, LLP
  • Lighting Design

    Bruce Dunlop Lighting Design
  • Area

    124800.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Mark Herboth © Mark Herboth © Mark Herboth © Mark Herboth +12

E.On Avacon / Bof Architekten

01:00 - 26 July, 2013
© Hagen Stier
© Hagen Stier

© Hagen Stier © Hagen Stier ©  Thomas Lewandovski © Hagen Stier +26

Family House Mseno / Stempel & Tesar Architekti

01:00 - 25 July, 2013
© Ivan Nemec
© Ivan Nemec

© Ivan Nemec © Ivan Nemec © Ivan Nemec © Ivan Nemec +14

Jean Nouvel Named as Winner of National Art Museum of China Competition

01:00 - 25 July, 2013
Jean Nouvel's Winning NAMOC Proposal
Jean Nouvel's Winning NAMOC Proposal

The rumors are true: Jean Nouvel has been selected as the official winner of the highly acclaimed National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) competition in Beijing. According to Dezeen, the news has been confirmed by Nouvel’s adviser, Oliver Schmitt. Though little has been released about the winning design, earlier reports have described it as a “vast structure” based on the simplicity of a single line - “a single brush stroke.” 

In an interview with Financial Times, Nouvel quoted the Chinese artist Shi Tao (1642-1707): “A single line is the source of everything in existence. [...] We started with calligraphy. [...] Pupils used to spend half a year just on that first line with a brush. That first line contains all of Chinese culture – painting, writing and the energy of Chi.” 

White Collage / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and Associates

01:00 - 25 July, 2013
© Koji Sakai
© Koji Sakai

© Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai © Koji Sakai +31