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LEGO®, Chrome Launch Virtual LEGO Game (Prepare for Procrastination)

00:00 - 30 January, 2014

Architects and LEGO® Bricks. For many, it was love at first sight.However, playing with LEGO at the office - fun as it may be - is not exactly something you can justify doing (at least not everyday).

Well, no more. For your procrastination pleasure, Google Chrome and LEGO® have paired up and created "Build With Chrome," a game that lets you play with LEGO online. Good-bye productivity.

Learn more about "Build With Chrome," after the break..

Harry Gugger and over,under Design Museum to House Central America’s Largest Maya Collection

01:00 - 30 January, 2014
Harry Gugger and over,under Design Museum to House Central America’s Largest Maya Collection, City Approach. Image Courtesy of Harry Gugger Studio and over,under
City Approach. Image Courtesy of Harry Gugger Studio and over,under

Basel-based Harry Gugger Studio and Boston’s over,under have collaborated to design the Museo Maya de América, Central America’s largest museum of Maya artifacts and culture. Planned for a prominent site at the Northern edge of L’Aurora Park in Guatemala City, the $60 million project will be the “capstone” to a “cultural nexus”, which will eventually include the Children’s Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art within the city's largest recreational open space.

Day-Care And Young Workers Hostel / Chartier Dalix Architectes + Avenier Cornejo Architectes

01:00 - 29 January, 2014
Day-Care And Young Workers Hostel / Chartier Dalix Architectes + Avenier Cornejo Architectes, © David Foessel
© David Foessel

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Samuel Lehuède © Samuel Lehuède +34

Glenn Lowry on American Folk Art Museum: The Decision Has Been Made

00:00 - 29 January, 2014
Glenn Lowry on American Folk Art Museum: The Decision Has Been Made, Rendering of the garden entrance of the new MoMA, by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Image Courtesy of MoMA
Rendering of the garden entrance of the new MoMA, by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Image Courtesy of MoMA

Yesterday, Glenn Lowry, director of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and Elizabeth Diller, principal of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, presented their plans for the MoMA expansion to an audience in New York City, insisting  - once again - that they require the demolition of the American Folk Art Museum

The presentation was part of a larger event, "A Conversation on the Museum of Modern Art’s Plan for Expansion," presented by The Architectural League, the Municipal Art Society, and the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter. After Lowry and Diller reiterated their case, a panel of experts - including the editor of Architectural Record, Cathleen McGuigan, and critic Nicolai Ouroussoff - gave their opinions on the subject (some panelists spousing particularly anti-MoMA sentiments). ArchDaily was there to catch the conversation; read on after the break for the highlights. 

Olson Kundig Architects to Design Kirkland Museum in Downtown Denver

00:00 - 29 January, 2014
 Olson Kundig Architects to Design Kirkland Museum in Downtown Denver, Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art Conceptual Sketch. Image © Olson Kundig Architects
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art Conceptual Sketch. Image © Olson Kundig Architects

Seattle’s Olson Kundig Architects has been tapped to design The Kirkland’s new headquarters in downtown Denver, just a block from Daniel Libeskind’s Denver Art Museum and Allied Works’ Clyfford Still Museum. The commission, which is expected to cost “tens of millions,” will double the museum’s gallery space and be used to display  Colorado’s largest repository of art that includes a collection of 15,000 objects by Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehry, Andy Warhol, Eero Saarinen, Philip Johnson and Mies van der Rohe. 

9 Dwellings in the Historic Center of Sanlucar de Barrameda / Suárez Corchete

01:00 - 29 January, 2014
9 Dwellings in the Historic Center of Sanlucar de Barrameda / Suárez Corchete, © Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Cádiz, Spain
  • Project Architect

    Fernando Suárez Corchete
  • Technical Architect

    Víctor Baztán Cascales
  • Project Area

    1082.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photography

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +18

Veronica Beach House / Longhi Architects

01:00 - 29 January, 2014
© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano
  • Architects

  • Location

    Pucusana District, Peru
  • Architect in Charge

    Luis Longhi
  • Project Team

    Carla Tamariz, Christian Bottger
  • Area

    650.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano +30

House D / Hohensinn Architektur

01:00 - 29 January, 2014
House D / Hohensinn Architektur, © Sebastian Schels
© Sebastian Schels

© Sebastian Schels © Sebastian Schels © Sebastian Schels © Sebastian Schels +14

Under Construction: Place of Remembrance / Barclay & Crousse

01:00 - 29 January, 2014
Under Construction: Place of Remembrance / Barclay & Crousse, © Cristobal Palma
© Cristobal Palma
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lima, Peru
  • Project Architects

    Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse
  • Collaborators

    Paulo Shimabukuro, Carlos Fernandez, Sebastián Cilloniz, Rosa Aguirre, Mauricio Sialer
  • Project Area

    4896.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photography

© Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma +27

K House / Studio Arthur Casas

01:00 - 29 January, 2014
K House / Studio Arthur Casas, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architects in Charge

    Arthur Casas, Regiane Khristian, Beto Cabariti.
  • Area

    566.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +24

La Perla / RAS Arquitectos

01:00 - 29 January, 2014
La Perla / RAS Arquitectos, © Sara Baeza
© Sara Baeza
  • Architects

  • Location

    03295 Perleta, Alicante, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Prócoro Del Real, Antoni Baile
  • Collaborators

    Maribel Monllor, Sara Baeza, Francisco Baeza, Ana García Navarro y Antonio Durá Sempere
  • Project Area

    56.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Sara Baeza

© Sara Baeza © Sara Baeza © Sara Baeza © Sara Baeza +10

The Guardian Launches Guardian Cities

00:00 - 29 January, 2014
The Guardian Launches Guardian Cities, View of New York. Image © Flickr CC User Chris Chabot
View of New York. Image © Flickr CC User Chris Chabot

Earlier this week, the Guardian launched its new Cities website, which - as discussed by Oliver Wainwright in his opening article will be "an open platform for critical discussion and debate about the issues facing the world's metropolitan centres". In this introduction, Wainwright offers a fast-paced rundown of some of the major challenges facing cities, from technology to transport, housing to high streets, and economic to environmental disasters. You can read his full article here.

Woodlands Community Garden Shed / Brendan Callander + Jason Pielak + Stella Cheung-Boyland

01:00 - 29 January, 2014
Woodlands Community Garden Shed / Brendan Callander + Jason Pielak  + Stella Cheung-Boyland, © Dave Delnea Images
© Dave Delnea Images

© Dave Delnea Images © Dave Delnea Images © Dave Delnea Images © Dave Delnea Images +10

Cottage in Tsumari / Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Architects

01:00 - 29 January, 2014
Cottage in Tsumari /  Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Architects, © Koji Fujii
© Koji Fujii

© Koji Fujii © Koji Fujii © Koji Fujii © Koji Fujii +33

Tesistan Warehouse / CoA arquitectura + Estudio Macias Peredo

01:00 - 29 January, 2014
Tesistan Warehouse / CoA arquitectura + Estudio Macias Peredo, © Daniel Robles
© Daniel Robles
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zapopan, JAL, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina, Salvador Macías Corona, Magui Peredo
  • Constructor

    Luis Rubén Gutiérrez Espinosa, Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina, Salvador Macías Corona
  • Collaborators

    Mariana Orozco, Hector Covarrubias
  • Area

    2540.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Daniel Robles © Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina © Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina © Francisco Gutiérrez Peregrina +14

Suzhou SND District Urban Planning Exhibition Hall / BDP

01:00 - 29 January, 2014
Suzhou SND District Urban Planning Exhibition Hall / BDP , © Marco Jacobs
© Marco Jacobs
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jiangsu, China
  • Area

    12000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Marco Jacobs © Marco Jacobs © Marco Jacobs © Marco Jacobs +12

North Atlantic House / Cornelius + Vöge

01:00 - 29 January, 2014
North Atlantic House / Cornelius + Vöge , © Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk +24

Richard Meier Unveils 180-Meter Tower Development in Mexico

01:00 - 28 January, 2014
Richard Meier Unveils 180-Meter Tower Development in Mexico, Reforma Towers. Image Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners
Reforma Towers. Image Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners

Richard Meier & Partners has unveiled the “Reforma Towers,” a 40-story, mixed use development planned for Mexico City’s historic Paseo de la Reforma. Comprised of two high-rise towers, clad in Meier’s signature white concrete, the new development will bring high end office, hotel, and retail space, as well as restaurants and a fitness center to the city’s distinguished Boulevard upon completion in 2015.