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

Images Released of New Herzog & de Meuron-Designed National Library of Israel

00:00 - 7 November, 2014
Images Released of New Herzog & de Meuron-Designed National Library of Israel , Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron
Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron

The Israeli National Library has released images of Herzog & de Meuron’s design for the library’s new home in Jerusalem. The six-story building, awarded to the Swiss practice over five others following an extensive interview process conducted last year, will be built by 2019 on a prominent site at the base of the Knesset building and adjacent to the Israel Museum, Science Museum and Hebrew University.

More image and information about the new library, after the break.

Bogle Architects Win “Architectural Project of the Year” for Laser Research Campus

01:00 - 7 November, 2014
Bogle Architects Win “Architectural Project of the Year” for Laser Research Campus, Entrance. Image Courtesy of Bogle Architects
Entrance. Image Courtesy of Bogle Architects

Bogle Architects has won the 2014 Czech Architect Week "Architectural Project of the Year” award for their ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) Beamlines project in Prague, Czech Republic. The campus, designed as four separate structures connected within a landscaped setting, will be the first laser research and technology facility to involve scientists from the global research community for high-powered laser experimentation. 

Courtesy of Bogle Architects Site. Image Courtesy of Bogle Architects Atrium (render). Image Courtesy of Bogle Architects Entrance (in-progress). Image Courtesy of Bogle Architects +9

Resiter Office Building / Raimundo Lira Arquitectos

01:00 - 7 November, 2014
Resiter Office Building / Raimundo Lira Arquitectos, © Pedro Mutis
© Pedro Mutis

© Pedro Mutis © Pedro Mutis © Pedro Mutis © Pedro Mutis +41

  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Conquistadores 2752, Providencia, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architects in Charge

    Raimundo Lira, Marlene Fischer
  • Partner Architects

    Francisco García Huidobro, Carolina Jara, Arturo Saavedra
  • Area

    1455.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Share House Funabashi / Kasa Architects

01:00 - 7 November, 2014
Share House Funabashi / Kasa Architects, © Ikunori Yamamoto
© Ikunori Yamamoto

© Ikunori Yamamoto © Ikunori Yamamoto © Ikunori Yamamoto © Ikunori Yamamoto +22

UK's First Frank Lloyd Wright House Blocked by Planning Inspector

00:00 - 6 November, 2014
UK's First Frank Lloyd Wright House Blocked by Planning Inspector, The design produced by Frank Lloyd Wright for Dr and Mrs O'Keefe. Image © The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation via www.savewright.org
The design produced by Frank Lloyd Wright for Dr and Mrs O'Keefe. Image © The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation via www.savewright.org

A plan by Stephen Brooks Architects to build the first Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in the UK has been blocked at the appeal stage by a planning inspector, reports the Architects' Journal. Based on a 1947 design by Wright for the O'Keefe family in California, the project was the brainchild of Dr Hugh Petter, a Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiast who negotiated for eight years with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation before gaining permission to build the unrealised design in Tyntesfield Springs near Bristol, thousands of miles from its intended location.

TED Talk: My Architectural Philosophy? Bring the Community Into the Process / Alejandro Aravena

00:00 - 6 November, 2014

“If there is any power in design, that’s the power of synthesis.”

In this TED Talk Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena, the founder of ELEMENTAL, speaks about some of the design challenges he has faced in Chile and his innovative approaches to solving them. Emphasizing the need for simplicity in design, Aravena talks about three of his projects: the Quinta Monroy social housing project, through which he developed the “half-finished home” typology for governments to provide quality homes at incredibly low-prices; his “inside-out” design for the Pontifical Catholic University’s Innovation Center UC – Anacelto Angelini, which reduced energy costs by two-thirds; and lastly his masterplan for rebuilding a resilient coastline in Constitución Chile after the city was hit by the 2010 earthquake.

Aravena also emphasized the importance of community participation in his projects, saying: “We won’t ever solve the problem unless we use people’s own capacity to build.” Watch Aravena’s full talk above and take a peek at some of his key projects below. 

TED Talk: My Architectural Philosophy? Bring the Community Into the Process / Alejandro Aravena TED Talk: My Architectural Philosophy? Bring the Community Into the Process / Alejandro Aravena TED Talk: My Architectural Philosophy? Bring the Community Into the Process / Alejandro Aravena TED Talk: My Architectural Philosophy? Bring the Community Into the Process / Alejandro Aravena +11

Australian Institute of Architects Announce 2014 National Awards

01:00 - 6 November, 2014
Australian Institute of Architects Announce 2014 National Awards, Chifley Square. Image Courtesy of Australian Institute of Architects
Chifley Square. Image Courtesy of Australian Institute of Architects

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the winners of the 2014 National Architecture Awards. A total of 43 awards and commendations were given to 36 projects across the 12 national categories. "Projects honored include a housing project with an emphasis on communal spaces, a mental health facility with a welcoming domestic feel, a primary school that provides a sanctuary for the culturally diverse local population and a pro bono surf club that celebrates the coastal features and protects an adjacent fairy penguin habitat." View them all, after the break. 

The Commons. Image Courtesy of Australian Institute of Architects UQ Advanced Engineering Building. Image Courtesy of Australian Institute of Architects GASP! Stage 02. Image Courtesy of Australian Institute of Architects Stonehenge Exhibition + Visitor Centre. Image Courtesy of Australian Institute of Architects +86

CEMEX Unveils Winners of the XXIII Building Awards

00:00 - 6 November, 2014

CEMEX has announced both the international and national winners of the XXIII Building Awards, which aim to recognize the best architecture and construction both internationally and within Mexico. All projects were reviewed by a panel of judges comprised of some of the most important and prestigious representatives of the industry at an international level.

The international awards recognizing housing, institutional/industrial and large-scale infrastructure projects that were built during 2013 and stand out for their constructive solutions, aesthetics and innovative techniques. Finalist projects ranged from Frank Gehry’s Biomuseo in Panama to Plan B Arquitectos’ Click Clack Hotel in Bogotá, Colombia, covering a range of countries and architectural styles.

The CEMEX Building Award is itself a unique piece of art created by Mexican sculptor Miguel Angel Gonzalez and made out of black marble and concrete. 

Read on after the break for both the international and national winners…

Light Matters: 7 Ways Lighting Can Make Architecture More Sustainable

00:00 - 6 November, 2014
Light Matters: 7 Ways Lighting Can Make Architecture More Sustainable, Sustainable lighting at HDI Gerling Headquarters. Architects: ingenhoven architects, www.ingenhovenarchitects.com. Lighting design: Tropp Lighting, www.tropp-lighting.com. Image © Hans Georg Esch, www.hgesch.de
Sustainable lighting at HDI Gerling Headquarters. Architects: ingenhoven architects, www.ingenhovenarchitects.com. Lighting design: Tropp Lighting, www.tropp-lighting.com. Image © Hans Georg Esch, www.hgesch.de

Sustainable lighting design offers various well-being and environmental benefits in addition to economic advantages for clients and users. Although daylight provides a free lighting source,  for most spaces the amount and time of daylight is not sufficient and electrical lighting is necessary. A focus on sustainability becomes essential for minimizing energy consumption and improving the quality of life. Even though efficiency has significantly increased with LED technology, electrical lighting is still more widely used. Often the ambition for renovations or new applications goes along with a higher quantity of lighting instead of finding a better lighting quality with an adequate amount of energy.

Read on after the break for Light Matters’ 7 fundamental steps to achieve sustainable lighting.

SANAA and Jean Nouvel Among Seven Invited to Design Hungarian Museum Complex

01:00 - 6 November, 2014
SANAA and Jean Nouvel Among Seven Invited to Design Hungarian Museum Complex , Liget Budapest Competition Entry (click for more). Image © Fundamental
Liget Budapest Competition Entry (click for more). Image © Fundamental

An international jury behind Budapest’s new National Gallery has launched a second and invited competition for a select few of the industry’s best after the first, open competition lead to “disappointing” results. Jean Nouvel, David Chipperfield, Mecanoo, Nieto Sobejano, Renzo Piano, SANAA and Snøhetta have been asked to submit proposals for a 5-building museum complex on the edge of Városliget, one of the city’s main parks. It will house the new National Gallery, the Ludwig Museum, an ethnography museum, architecture museum and photography museum. 

The competition, known as the Liget Project, is being directed by jury members Wim Pijbes, the director of the Rijksmuseum, and Henri Loyrette, former director of the Louvre in Paris.

Inside Out / Takeshi Hosaka

01:00 - 6 November, 2014
Inside Out  / Takeshi Hosaka, © Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners Inc.
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners Inc.

© Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners Inc. © Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners Inc. © Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners Inc. © Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Partners Inc. +29

Pombal Castle's Visitor Centre / COMOCO

01:00 - 6 November, 2014
Pombal Castle's Visitor Centre / COMOCO, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pombal, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Luís Miguel Correia, Nelson Mota, Susana Constantino
  • Area

    1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Enovos Luxembourg Headquarter / Jim Clemes Atelier d´Architecture et de Design

01:00 - 6 November, 2014
Enovos Luxembourg Headquarter  / Jim Clemes Atelier d´Architecture et de Design, © Steve Troes Fotodesign
© Steve Troes Fotodesign

© Steve Troes Fotodesign © Steve Troes Fotodesign © Steve Troes Fotodesign © Steve Troes Fotodesign +23

Cantilevered Abstract Product / Re-Act Now

01:00 - 6 November, 2014
Cantilevered Abstract Product / Re-Act Now, © Andrei Margulescu
© Andrei Margulescu

© Andrei Margulescu © Andrei Margulescu © Andrei Margulescu © Andrei Margulescu +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bucharest, Romania
  • Design Team

    Mario Kuibus, Andrei Cebotaru, Laurentiu Coceanga, Adela Antoniu, Alina Stoica, Maria Ungureanu, Raluca Genoiu, Andrei Egl
  • Area

    2600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Luanda Multisports Pavilion / Berger Arquitectos

01:00 - 6 November, 2014
Luanda Multisports Pavilion / Berger Arquitectos, © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG +52

  • Architects

  • Location

    Luanda, Angola
  • General Coordination and Architecture

    Francisco Berger, Miguel Berger, Nuno Fialho, Paulo Simões, Rodrigo Silvestre, Tiago Calais, Sérgio Calais, Sérgio Catalão, Claúdia Leal, Miguel Outeiro, Bruno Madaleno, Diana Peralta
  • Area

    30000.0 m2
  • Photographs

Monohaus / Zanderroth Architekten

01:00 - 6 November, 2014
Monohaus / Zanderroth Architekten, © Simon Menges
© Simon Menges

© Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Simon Menges +13

"Surprise Us!" City of Paris Invites Architects To Propose Innovative Urban Projects

01:00 - 6 November, 2014
"Surprise Us!" City of Paris Invites Architects To Propose Innovative Urban Projects, Site: Sous-station Voltaire (11e). Image Courtesy of Reinventer Paris
Site: Sous-station Voltaire (11e). Image Courtesy of Reinventer Paris

The City of Paris has called upon the architects of the world to propose "innovative urban projects" to reimagine the city's urban future. As the first competition of its kind in the world, Mayor Anne Hidalgo and her Deputy, Jean-Louis Missika, will "select and implement the new forms of buildings that will shape the future of Paris," putting innovation at the top of the criteria. Offering 23 sites, located in the centre of Paris and on the peripheries, the City is convinced that "the challenges faced by the world can be addressed through local answers." According to the Mayor, "from today, world creators are given carte blanche to reinvent the ways of living, working and trading in Paris." "Surprise us!"

Centre Pompidou To Open Design and Architecture Gallery

00:00 - 6 November, 2014
Centre Pompidou To Open Design and Architecture Gallery, AD Classics: Centre Georges Pompidou / Renzo Piano + Richard Rogers. Image © conservapedia.com
AD Classics: Centre Georges Pompidou / Renzo Piano + Richard Rogers. Image © conservapedia.com

Yesterday, during the opening of a new photography gallery, Centre Pompidou president Alain Seban announced the contemporary art museum will soon open a new design and architecture gallery inside the famed Renzo Piano- and Richard Rogers-designed building. “Eventually, there should be almost no offices in the building, and we'll keep only the technical facilities that are strictly indispensable," said Seban. “When allocating the spaces, the works and the visitors have to take precedence."