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Ace Hotel Downtown LA / Commune Design

01:00 - 5 May, 2014
Ace Hotel Downtown LA / Commune Design, © Spencer Lowell
© Spencer Lowell

© Spencer Lowell © Spencer Lowell © Spencer Lowell © Spencer Lowell +32

Renovated Parisian flat / JKLN

01:00 - 5 May, 2014
Renovated Parisian flat / JKLN, Courtesy of JKLN
Courtesy of JKLN

Courtesy of JKLN Courtesy of JKLN Courtesy of JKLN Courtesy of JKLN +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Paris, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Jasmine Kenniche Le Nouëne Feat. Gaël Le Nouëne
  • Construction

    ASI
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of JKLN

MAT-TER Designs Storm-Resistant School for the Philippines

01:00 - 4 May, 2014
MAT-TER Designs Storm-Resistant School for the Philippines, The school during a possible emergency situation. Image © MAT-TER
The school during a possible emergency situation. Image © MAT-TER

Major natural disasters caused by climate change are becoming an unfortunate certainty worldwide. Prevention of these events is something that no single architect can accomplish, but preparation for them can be. To that end, Open Online Academy (OOAc) has challenged architects worldwide to design disaster-resistant architecture with their online course "Designing Resilient Schools." Architecture firm MAT-TER has responded to this challenge with a new design for Guiuan National High School in the Philippines, an area hit especially hard by last year’s Typhoon Haiyan. The design is a singular, compact structure designed to better withstand the forces of major storms, doubling as both a school and a community emergency shelter.

Xafix House / Arkylab

01:00 - 4 May, 2014
Xafix House / Arkylab, © Oscar Hernández
© Oscar Hernández

© Oscar Hernández © Oscar Hernández © Oscar Hernández © Oscar Hernández +50

  • Architects

  • Location

    Aguascalientes, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Luis Morán
  • Project Area

    300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photography

Principal Riverwalk Pavilion / Substance Architecture

01:00 - 4 May, 2014
© Paul Crosby
© Paul Crosby

© Paul Crosby © Paul Crosby © Paul Crosby © Paul Crosby +30

Esquimalt House / Mcleod Bovell

01:00 - 4 May, 2014
Courtesy of Mcleod Bovell
Courtesy of Mcleod Bovell
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Area

    7015.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Mcleod Bovell

Courtesy of Mcleod Bovell Courtesy of Mcleod Bovell Courtesy of Mcleod Bovell Courtesy of Mcleod Bovell +12

The Society of Architectural Historians Selects 6 for Publication Awards

00:00 - 4 May, 2014
Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light/ Corinne Bélier, Barry Bergdoll, and Marc Le Coeur, eds.
Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light/ Corinne Bélier, Barry Bergdoll, and Marc Le Coeur, eds.

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) has chosen to honor six of the "most distinguished publications" released in the last two years with their prestigious Publication Awards. The annual prize awards publications in architectural history, urban history, landscape history, preservation, and architectural exhibition catalogs, as well as the best article published in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians by an emerging scholar. View all the winners, after the break...

ZHOUSHI Culture & Sports Center / UDG YangZheng Studio

01:00 - 4 May, 2014
ZHOUSHI Culture & Sports Center / UDG YangZheng Studio, © Su Shengliang
© Su Shengliang

© Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kunshan, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Yang Zheng, Zhang Yu
  • Design Team

    Team:Zhou Song、Liu Yanlin、Zhong Kai、Qian Qian
  • Area

    31387.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

A Manifesto For Icons and Architecture Infatuated By Form

01:00 - 4 May, 2014

The following is an excerpt from WAI Architecture Think Tank's book Pure Hardcore Icons. This manifesto explores architecture's recurrent obsession with pure geometric form. Pure Hardcore Icons aims to raise awareness about the dialectic of pure form and architecture, hoping that its potential and limitations could be fully grasped either in practice, in the academia, or as a cultural and intellectual exercise. 

Never before has the combination of technology and mass media enhanced such a prolific production and diffusion of monuments to "signature" architecture. Design school desks, computer screens, and magazine pages around the globe have been flooded with torrents of buildings in pure shapes. Redundant forms —either as poured concrete or as virtual bytes— pop-up with the speed it takes to wire-cut Styrofoam or master 3d modeling software. Paradoxically, this abrupt surge of iconographic architectural paraphernalia has overshadowed the demise of the manifesto, one of architecture’s most powerful and straightforward tools to declare its intentions.

Courtesy of Cruz Garcia & Nathalie Frankowski / WAI Think Tank Courtesy of Cruz Garcia & Nathalie Frankowski / WAI Think Tank Courtesy of Cruz Garcia & Nathalie Frankowski / WAI Think Tank Courtesy of Cruz Garcia & Nathalie Frankowski / WAI Think Tank +13

Malta Maritime Trade Centre / Architecture Project

01:00 - 4 May, 2014
Malta Maritime Trade Centre / Architecture Project, © David Pisani
© David Pisani

© David Pisani Courtesy of Architecture Project Courtesy of Architecture Project © Teresa Sciberras +16

The Art of Architecture: Some of Tumblr's Best Architecture Drawings

00:00 - 4 May, 2014
The Art of Architecture: Some of Tumblr's Best Architecture Drawings, Vertigo by Tom Radclyfe. Image Courtesy of drawingarchitecture.tumblr.com/
Vertigo by Tom Radclyfe. Image Courtesy of drawingarchitecture.tumblr.com/

Tumblr is full of well curated blogs featuring creative works from architecture students, professionals, and enthusiasts; Drawing ARCHITECTURE is one of these blogs we’ve found to be particularly intriguing. From charcoal masterpieces to computer renderings, the architectural drawings featured on this Tumblr are stunning. 

Check out some of our favorite selections, after the break...

CAAT Studio Propose Large Scale Commercial Centre in Isfahan

01:00 - 4 May, 2014
Courtesy of CAAT Studio
Courtesy of CAAT Studio

The Hamedanian, a proposal by CAAT Architecture Studio in collaboration with TTBP, seeks to design a large scale commercial complex in the centre of one of the oldest streets in the Iranian city of Isfahan. If built, the mixed use development, half which is parking facilities, would feature commercial and office space.

Ban, Kimmelman, Others Speak at "Cities for Tomorrow"

00:00 - 4 May, 2014

On April 21st, ArchDaily tweeted about watching keynote speaker Shigeru Ban kick of the Cities for Tomorrow conference in New York. In his first appearance since winning the Pritzker Prize, he addressed how we should approach urban planning and development today with architecture critic Michael Kimmelman. To watch videos - of Ban as well as speakers such as  Vishaan ChakrabatiShaun Donovan, and Janette Sadik-Kahn discussing the future of our cities - click here.

Reforma en Casp 63 / Carles Enrich Gimenez

01:00 - 3 May, 2014
Reforma en Casp 63 / Carles Enrich Gimenez, Courtesy of Carles Enrich Gimenez
Courtesy of Carles Enrich Gimenez

Courtesy of Carles Enrich Gimenez Courtesy of Carles Enrich Gimenez Courtesy of Carles Enrich Gimenez Courtesy of Carles Enrich Gimenez +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Eixample, Barcelona, Spain
  • Area

    92.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Carles Enrich Gimenez

Dee Residence / o2 Architecture

01:00 - 3 May, 2014
Dee Residence / o2 Architecture, © Lance Gerber
© Lance Gerber

© Lance Gerber © Lance Gerber © Lance Gerber © Lance Gerber +21

Seven Projects Honored with Inaugural Active Design Award

00:00 - 3 May, 2014
Gammel Hellerup High School Gymnasium and Multipurpose Hall / BIG © Jens Lindhe
Gammel Hellerup High School Gymnasium and Multipurpose Hall / BIG © Jens Lindhe

To promote the role that architecture and design plays in addressing ongoing obesity and chronic disease issues around the world, the Center for Active Design launched their first ever design excellence awards. Seven projects have been selected to recieve the inaugural prize for their ability to encourage physical activity and active use of space. Check out each of the award winning designs, after the break... 

Jonathan Kirschenfeld to Receive Inaugural Henry Hobson Richardson Award

00:00 - 3 May, 2014
Jonathan Kirschenfeld to Receive Inaugural Henry Hobson Richardson Award, Jonathan Kirschenfeld. Image Courtesy of Institute for Public Architecture
Jonathan Kirschenfeld. Image Courtesy of Institute for Public Architecture

Jonathan Kirschenfeld, founder of the Institute for Public Architecture and principal at Jonathan Kirschenfield Architect PC, has been selected to receive the inaugural Henry Hobson Richardson Award. The award, presented by the New York State chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), lauded Kirschenfeld for his "contribution to the quality of New York State public architecture." 

A Hill on a House / Yuko Nagayama & Associates

01:00 - 3 May, 2014
A Hill on a House / Yuko Nagayama & Associates, © Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano +17