ArchDaily | Broadcasting Architecture Worldwidethe world's most visited architecture website

i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions

House b2 / Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos

01:00 - 13 November, 2014
House b2 / Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos, © Juan Solano Ojasi
© Juan Solano Ojasi

© Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi © Juan Solano Ojasi +27

Five Teams Shortlisted To Design Bristol Arena

00:00 - 12 November, 2014
Five Teams Shortlisted To Design Bristol Arena, Vision of the masterplan (commissioned in 2007). Image Courtesy of Bristol Temple Quarter
Vision of the masterplan (commissioned in 2007). Image Courtesy of Bristol Temple Quarter

Five practices have been shortlisted to put forward designs for the Bristol Arena, a cultural and sporting hub which is set to have a 12,000 seating capacity and is due to open towards the end of 2017. The city's Mayor, George Ferguson (who is himself an architect-turned-politician), has said that "we now have five very capable and talented design teams with a wealth of experience between them drawing up proposals" that will contribute to the regeneration of the city's Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone (a site close to Temple Meads Station). The five shortlisted multi-disciplinary design teams are consortiums experienced in delivering major cultural venues in the UK or overseas. A team led by Populous, who completed the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, are running in collaboration with Feilden Clegg Bradley, who were shortlisted for the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize. They are competing against teams led by Grimshaw and Wilkinson Eyre, who recently installed a cable-car across London's Millennium Dome.

See details of the five teams after the break.

100 Resilient Cities: How the Rockefeller Foundation is Addressing Resiliency on a Global Scale

00:00 - 12 November, 2014
100 Resilient Cities: How the Rockefeller Foundation is Addressing Resiliency on a Global Scale, OMA’s proposed Hoboken Waterfront for the “Rebuild by Design” competition, which focused on resilience, sustainability and livability. Image © OMA
OMA’s proposed Hoboken Waterfront for the “Rebuild by Design” competition, which focused on resilience, sustainability and livability. Image © OMA

Resiliency has become a keyword when it comes to city planning and development, so much so that former AIA president, Clark Manus, declared last year that “resilience is the new Green.” To address resiliency on a global level and help cities around the world become more resilient to social, economic and physical challenges, The Rockefeller Foundation kicked off its 100 Resilient Cities Challenge in 2013. Under the initiative,100 cities will be selected to be part of the challenge, where they will receive help and funding to hire a Chief Resilience Officer and assistance in developing and implementing a resilience strategy.

So far 33 cities have been selected and last week the first-ever Chief Resilience Officer summit was held in New Orleans. To learn more about the summit in New Orleans, the overall initiative, and how cities can become more resilient, we spoke with President of 100 Resilient Cities, Michael Berkowitz, who said: "When you think about what makes a resilient city, you have to think in holistic terms. The reality is that resilience building is a multi-sector, multi-level kind of enterprise." 

Read the full interview with Berkowitz after the break

Gregers Grams Houses / R21 Arkitekter

01:00 - 12 November, 2014
Gregers Grams Houses / R21 Arkitekter, © Henrik Beck Kæmpe
© Henrik Beck Kæmpe

© Henrik Beck Kæmpe © Henrik Beck Kæmpe © Henrik Beck Kæmpe © Henrik Beck Kæmpe +17

Reims Archives / Hamonic + Masson & Associés

01:00 - 12 November, 2014
Reims Archives / Hamonic + Masson & Associés, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +34

Serpentin 34 / FORMa

01:00 - 12 November, 2014
Serpentin 34  / FORMa, © Georges De Kinder
© Georges De Kinder

© Georges De Kinder © Georges De Kinder © Georges De Kinder © Georges De Kinder +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Serpentin Street 34, 1050 Ixelles, Belgium
  • Area

    394.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Patterning Iconic Architecture: Andre Chiote Illustrates Surfaces and Textures

00:00 - 12 November, 2014
Patterning Iconic Architecture: Andre Chiote Illustrates Surfaces and Textures, ©  Andre Chiote
© Andre Chiote

Portuguese architect Andre Chiote has shared with us his latest illustration series, this time exploring the graphic potential of surface’s patterns from some of architecture’s most iconic structures.

“Each building holds an aesthetic essence by which it stands recognizable. Some stand out for its volumetric expression while others remain in our memory because of their skin, the texture which builds its surface,” describes Chiote. “The universe of those textures is extremely rich and plays with different elements which alone or combined create expressive compositions. Colors, materials of diverse nature, light and shadow set in a random way or organized according to geometric rules, form patterns with such a visual impact that allows them to stand as icons themselves.”

The complete collection, after the break.

©  Andre Chiote ©  Andre Chiote ©  Andre Chiote ©  Andre Chiote +11

Lakeview Residence / Alterstudio Architecture

01:00 - 12 November, 2014
Lakeview Residence / Alterstudio Architecture, © Casey Dunn
© Casey Dunn

© Casey Dunn © Whit Preston © Casey Dunn © Casey Dunn +25

Get to Grips with Guggenheim Helsinki's Record-Breaking Competition with this Infographic Video

01:00 - 12 November, 2014

By now, when the design competition for the Guggenheim Helsinki is mentioned, one number probably comes to mind: 1,715, the record-breaking number of submissions which the competition received. But how can this number be put into perspective? Why, with more numbers of course. Take 5,769 for example, which is the total height in meters of all the A1 presentation boards arranged vertically. Or take 18,336,780, the estimated value in Euros of all the work submitted.

YeonHuiDong Gallery / _SYSTEM LAB

01:00 - 12 November, 2014
YeonHuiDong Gallery / _SYSTEM LAB, © Jaekyeong Kim
© Jaekyeong Kim

© Jaekyeong Kim © Jaekyeong Kim © Jaekyeong Kim © Jaekyeong Kim +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    128-6 Yeonhui-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Chanjoong Kim, Taek Hong
  • Design Team

    Hyunsoo Park (Project manager), Juheon Lee, Minchul Kim
  • Site Area

    334 sqm
  • Area

    499.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Develops 3D Printing Process at the Mircoscale

00:00 - 12 November, 2014
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Develops 3D Printing Process at the Mircoscale , This electron backscatter diffraction image shows variations in crystallographic orientation in a nickel-based component, achieved by controlling the 3-D printing process at the microscale. Image Courtesy of ORNL
This electron backscatter diffraction image shows variations in crystallographic orientation in a nickel-based component, achieved by controlling the 3-D printing process at the microscale. Image Courtesy of ORNL

3D printing technology continues to advance, developing new applications which are particularly promising for the world of architecture. Now, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have demonstrated a new manufacturing process that can create 3D printed metal components with an unprecedented degree of precision. For architecture, this could mean greater control over the customization of the smallest components in buildings, as well as more carefully engineered properties of the larger ones.

The new technique involves an additive process in which successive layers of material are laid down with computer control and fused to create an object of almost any shape. As technology has progressed, printers have been able to progressively increase their resolution, enabling the creation of smaller parts with smoother surfaces. ORNL has developed a process that precisely manages the solidification of metal parts in each layer on a microscopic scale. This enables them to better control local material properties, which can have a profound impact on the strength, weight, and function of 3D printed metal components.

Read on to learn more about how this manufacturing process could shape the future of 3D printing.

House VRT – Tielt / DE JAEGHERE Architectuuratelier

01:00 - 12 November, 2014
House VRT – Tielt / DE JAEGHERE Architectuuratelier, Courtesy of Steven De Jaeghere
Courtesy of Steven De Jaeghere

© Yannick Milpas Courtesy of Steven De Jaeghere Courtesy of Steven De Jaeghere © Yannick Milpas +17

Dorte Mandrup Designs Wadden Sea Center for Denmark's Largest National Park

01:00 - 12 November, 2014
Dorte Mandrup Designs Wadden Sea Center for Denmark's Largest National Park, Courtesy of Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter
Courtesy of Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

The city of Esbjerg has selected Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter through a competition to extend and refurbish the Wadden Sea Center in Vester Vedsted. A UNESCO World Heritage area, the Wadden Sea is Denmark’s largest National park. The new center aims to “create awareness and understanding for the marshland and the Wadden Sea,” as jury member and leader of the center Klaus Melbye explains. “The architecture is sustainable, visionary and bold and brings forth the Centre as an didactic information centre of the future.”

More about Dorte Mandrup’s winning design, after the break.

Karim Rashid Shifts Focus to Architecture

00:00 - 12 November, 2014
Karim Rashid Shifts Focus to Architecture, Lotte Amoje, Food Capital / Karim Rashid. Image © Lee Gyeon Bae
Lotte Amoje, Food Capital / Karim Rashid. Image © Lee Gyeon Bae

Karim Rashid, internationally renowned for his work in industrial design, has recently shifted his focus towards real estate. Alongside his team of nine architects, the New York-based designer is currently working on 11 buildings worldwide, including four in New York. With extensive knowledge in product design and no formal architectural education, Rashid believes designing architecture isn’t out of his realm:

BIG Tapped to Design Public Square for Battersea Power Station

00:00 - 12 November, 2014
BIG Tapped to Design Public Square for Battersea Power Station, Masterplan. Image Courtesy of Battersea Power Station
Masterplan. Image Courtesy of Battersea Power Station

BIG is set to make its UK debut. As reported by the Architect’s Journal, the Danish practice has been selected from an international shortlist to design a public square for Battersea Power Station. Though no formal announcement has been made, the “Malaysia Square” scheme will be a key element in the Wilkinson Eyre-designed masterplan, serving as the development’s “front door.” It will connect the masterplan’s first three phases, just south of the listed landmark, which include Frank Gehry and Foster + Partners’ proposed “Electric Boulevard.”

Nat Motor Head Office / M space

01:00 - 12 November, 2014
Nat Motor Head Office / M space, © Wison Tungthunya
© Wison Tungthunya

© Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Udon Thani, Thailand
  • Design Team

    Pakorn Mahapant , Manupong Norasing
  • Area

    2500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Ilona House / Grupo Culata Jovái

01:00 - 12 November, 2014
Ilona House / Grupo Culata Jovái, © Federico Cairoli
© Federico Cairoli

© Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli © Federico Cairoli +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Fulgencio R. Moreno, Asuncion, Paraguay
  • Project Design and Construction Management

    Sebastián Blanco, Miguel Angel González Merlo, Jessica Goldenberg
  • Collaborators

    Emmerick Braun, Sergei Jermolieff Merlo, Mariangeles González Benítez
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

SV House / Luciano Kruk Arquitectos

01:00 - 12 November, 2014
SV House / Luciano Kruk Arquitectos, © Daniela Mac Adden
© Daniela Mac Adden

© Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden © Daniela Mac Adden +18