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K House / Kimura Matsumoto

01:00 - 23 December, 2013
K House / Kimura Matsumoto, © Yuko Tada
© Yuko Tada
  • Architects

  • Location

    Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Design Team

    Yoshinari Kimura , Naoko Matsumoto
  • Structural Engineer

    Eisuke Mitsuda
  • Building Contractor

    Kohatsu
  • Area

    45.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada +29

Walmart Sao Paulo / Estudio Guto Requena

01:00 - 23 December, 2013
Walmart Sao Paulo / Estudio Guto Requena, © Fran Parente
© Fran Parente

© Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente +50

Gallery House / Giovanni Moreno Arquitectos

01:00 - 23 December, 2013
Gallery House / Giovanni Moreno Arquitectos, © Luis Fernando Ramos
© Luis Fernando Ramos

© Luis Fernando Ramos © Luis Fernando Ramos © Luis Fernando Ramos © Luis Fernando Ramos +37

Takapuna House / Athfield Architects

01:00 - 23 December, 2013
Takapuna House / Athfield Architects, © Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

© Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt +41

Salem Harbor Station / COOKFOX

01:00 - 23 December, 2013
Salem Harbor Station / COOKFOX, © COOKFOX
© COOKFOX

The Salem Harbor Station, built between 1948 and 1951, is a coal fired power station which occupies a 65-acre site in Salem, Massachusetts. One of the region’s dirtiest coal- and oil-burning power generators, the 748 megawatt station sits within the historical maritime hub of Salem’s waterfront. The facility is topped by three towering smokestacks that pierce the skyline, and can be seen from many parts of Salem as well as the neighboring communities of Beverly and Marblehead. 

Learn more about the station's transformation after the break...

André Parent Cultural Center / Olivier Werner Architecte

01:00 - 23 December, 2013
André Parent Cultural Center / Olivier Werner Architecte, Courtesy of Olivier Werner Architecte
Courtesy of Olivier Werner Architecte
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenue Anatole France, 59410 Anzin, France
  • Project Manager

    Franz Bourgeois
  • Area

    749.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Olivier Werner Architecte

Courtesy of Olivier Werner Architecte Courtesy of Olivier Werner Architecte Courtesy of Olivier Werner Architecte Courtesy of Olivier Werner Architecte +20

MIRA / Dionne Arquitectos + Metarquitectura + JAR Jaspeado Arquitectos + Adaptable

01:00 - 23 December, 2013
MIRA / Dionne Arquitectos + Metarquitectura + JAR  Jaspeado Arquitectos + Adaptable, Courtesy of Dionne Arquitectos
Courtesy of Dionne Arquitectos

© Patrick López Jaimes Courtesy of Dionne Arquitectos © Patrick López Jaimes Courtesy of Dionne Arquitectos +25

Finalist Proposal for First Public University in South Africa Since Apartheid

00:00 - 23 December, 2013
Finalist Proposal for First Public University in South Africa Since Apartheid, Courtesy of TC Design Architects
Courtesy of TC Design Architects

TC Design Architects have been announced as one of the four winners in a country-wide architectural competition to design the University of Mpumalanga in Nelspruit, the first public university in South Africa since the end of Apartheid. Of 147 architectural practices, the Department of Higher Education and Training has narrowed the pool of entries down to TC Design, Conco Bryan Architects, Cohen and Garson, and Gapp Architects & Urban Designers.

More on TC Design's proposal after the break…

Heneghan Peng Architects Selected to Design Contemporary Arts Center in Moscow

01:00 - 23 December, 2013
Heneghan Peng Architects Selected to Design Contemporary Arts Center in Moscow, Heneghan Peng Architects' Winning NCCA Proposal. Image Courtesy of NCCA
Heneghan Peng Architects' Winning NCCA Proposal. Image Courtesy of NCCA

Heneghan Peng Architects has won an international competition for a new National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) at Moscow’s Khodynskoe Pole. Selected from a shortlist of three, the Dublin-based practice will now further develop their winning scheme which vertically stacks exhibition spaces as flexible “trays” to maximize accessibility and visually connect the NCCA’s activities to the surrounding landscape. 

Once complete, the large-scale building will host a variety of permanent and temporary exhibitions, as well as lectures, professional conferences, concerts, performances, studios, art education facilities and more.

Apartments Jordaenskaai Antwerp / Crepain Binst Architecture

01:00 - 23 December, 2013
Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture
Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jordaenskaai, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
  • Architect in Charge

    Crepain Binst Architecture
  • Area

    6000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture

Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture +15

INTERIORS: The Yeezus Tour

00:00 - 23 December, 2013
INTERIORS: The Yeezus Tour, Courtesy of INTERIORS Journal
Courtesy of INTERIORS Journal

Interiors is an online film and architecture journal, published by Mehruss Jon Ahi and Armen KaraoghlanianInteriors runs an exclusive column for ArchDaily that analyzes and diagrams films in terms of space. Their Official Store will carry exclusive prints from these posts.

The Yeezus Tour, Kanye West’s solo tour, which coincides with his sixth studio album, Yeezus, kicked off in Seattle, Washington on October 19, 2013 and ends in Toronto, Canada on December 23, 2013.

The show is theatrical, cinematic and operatic in its structure. It merges together all of Kanye West’s interests in the the visual and performance arts, creating a powerful experience that transcends the concert format.

Division1 Architects - Distinctive Design That Matters

00:00 - 23 December, 2013
Division1 Architects - Distinctive Design That Matters, Photo © Debi Fox Photography / www.DebiFoxPhoto.com
Photo © Debi Fox Photography / www.DebiFoxPhoto.com

Profiled Firm: Division1 Architects
Location: Washington, DC and New York, NY, USA

When Ali Reza Honarkar faced conservative college professors in the 1990s who emphasized the importance of honoring architecture’s past in his designs, he felt conflicted. He understood that a historical foundation was important, but young Honarkar also felt unduly confined by the approach.

It was during these formative years that his desire to stretch the limits and do things differently was born, and it’s a trait that remains central to how he and his team approach projects today at Division1 Architects in Washington, DC, which he co-founded in 1994, as a provocative response to both a failing economy and what he viewed as the stagnant design culture in the Washington metropolitan area.

Kickstarter Campaign: The Blindspot Initiative

00:00 - 23 December, 2013
Kickstarter Campaign: The Blindspot Initiative, The Blinspot Initiative: "Beyond competition, towards collaboration". Image Courtesy of Blindspot Initiative
The Blinspot Initiative: "Beyond competition, towards collaboration". Image Courtesy of Blindspot Initiative

Like many in architecture, the Blindspot Initiative has grown tired of "the exclusive, winner takes all mentality of competitions." Instead, they value collaboration and open access to design ideas, and so are renting a studio in East LA for an exhibition that will display the work of 10 fringe (blindspot) designers, "presenting work on a neutral ground to encourage conversations and practice which lives outside the conventions of typical design outputs and practices." Visit their kickstarter project to learn more and contribute to their cause (and check out their video, after the break).

Meeting bar Plaza Castilla / Losada García arquitectos

01:00 - 23 December, 2013
Meeting bar Plaza Castilla / Losada García arquitectos, © Alfonso Herranz
© Alfonso Herranz
  • Architects

  • Location

    Plaza Castilla, Madrid, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Alberto García, Ramiro Losada
  • Collaborators

    José Jiménez, Álvaro Carrillo
  • Area

    105.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Alfonso Herranz © Alfonso Herranz © Alfonso Herranz © Alfonso Herranz +15

Inaugure Hospitality Group Headquarters / YLAB Arquitectos

01:00 - 23 December, 2013
Inaugure Hospitality Group Headquarters / YLAB Arquitectos, © Eugeni Pons
© Eugeni Pons
  • Architects

  • Location

    Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Tobias Laarmann, Yolanda Yuste López
  • Builders

    Ebanistería Agüera, 7Works General Contractor, Cristalería Bonanova, IEAISA
  • Area

    475.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons © Eugeni Pons +22

Can a Law of Linguistics Predict How Cities Grow?

00:00 - 22 December, 2013
Can a Law of Linguistics Predict How Cities Grow?, New York - Twice the size of LA. Via Flickr CC User. Image © Katy Silberger
New York - Twice the size of LA. Via Flickr CC User. Image © Katy Silberger

An interesting article on io9 unveils a curious law that can apparently predict the size of cities - a law developed by a linguist. The original version of Zipf's law states that in any language, the most common word was used twice as much as the second most common, three times as much as the third and so on. It seems though, that this law also applies to the populations of the cities in a given country. And the most interesting part? Nobody really knows why. You can read the full article here.

Vilanova I La Geltrú Services Platform / Pinearq

01:00 - 22 December, 2013
Vilanova I La Geltrú Services Platform / Pinearq, Courtesy of Pinearq
Courtesy of Pinearq
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Albert de Pineda Alvarez
  • Collaborators

    Marcial Novo, Alba Casanovas
  • Technical Architects

    ENNE-Gestión Activa de Proyectos (Imma Casado, David Sobrino)
  • Structure

    Bernuz Arquitectes
  • Services

    Grupo JG
  • Areas

    8368.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Cortesia de Pinearq

Courtesy of Pinearq Courtesy of Pinearq Courtesy of Pinearq Courtesy of Pinearq +14

Sustainable Container Home Selected in Competition for Sydney's Bondi Beach

00:00 - 22 December, 2013
Sustainable Container Home Selected in Competition for Sydney's Bondi Beach, Courtesy of Aleš Javůrek
Courtesy of Aleš Javůrek

Czech architect Ales Javurek has been awarded first prize in the [AC-CA] Architectural Competition for his design of a two-story, 340 square meter vacation home utilizing shipping containers in Sydney, Australia. The proposal situates the home on the edge of a 1500 square meter hillside to maximize the striking panoramic view of Bondi Beach. By preserving current trees and the slope's profile, consisting of "three platforms," the proposal successfully addresses the main brief: to design a contemporary, sustainable vacation house which sensitively fits into its context and considers Sydney's climate conditions. 

Learn more after the break…