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Niyang River Visitor Center / Standardarchitecture + Zhaoyang Architects

01:00 - 26 February, 2014
Niyang River Visitor Center  / Standardarchitecture + Zhaoyang Architects, © Chen Su
© Chen Su

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Cherry Blossom House / TRU Architects

01:00 - 26 February, 2014
Cherry Blossom House / TRU Architects, Courtesy of TRU Architects
Courtesy of TRU Architects

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Crowdfunding in Architecture: Game Changer or PR Game?

00:00 - 26 February, 2014
Crowdfunding in Architecture: Game Changer or PR Game?, The design for the 17 John Cotel in Manhattan. Image Courtesy of Prodigy Network
The design for the 17 John Cotel in Manhattan. Image Courtesy of Prodigy Network

Building off of the success of their crowdfunded BD Bacatá building in Colombia, the real estate group Prodigy Network has announced a plan to bring this same funding method to New York, with an apartment hotel in Manhattan named 17 John.

The project, a glassy rooftop extension to the existing art deco building at 17 John Street, has much in common with Prodigy Network's past projects: the same funding method as their skyscraper in Bogotá as well as the same designer, Winka Dubbeldam, head of the New York practice Archi-Techtonics. Dubbeldam also previously helped them to crowdsource ideas for the future development of Bogotá in the "My Ideal City" project.

However, when applied to the USA, this funding paradigm - which is so promising in Colombia - becomes twisted beyond recognition. Upon close inspection, 17 John more resembles the standard developer's model than anything else - and the claims of ethical superiority begin to melt away. 

INTERIORS: Her

00:00 - 26 February, 2014
INTERIORS: Her, 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.

Spike Jonze’s fourth feature film, and his fourth feature film collaboration with production designer K.K. Barrett, creates a future world that is both intimate and immersive.

Her (2013), which was filmed in Los Angeles and Shanghai, uses the architecture of both cities to construct a world of its own. Jonze and Barrett, however, chose not to approach the film from a design or architectural perspective; rather, they were interested in reflecting the emotional qualities of their protagonist Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) through the production design. Barrett points out that although the future feels distant and foreign for us, “The future is also someone’s present, our character’s present.” Thus, science fiction elements are grounded in reality, and the future world of Her was designed with those ideas in mind.

In an exclusive interview with Interiors, K.K. Barrett discussed his approach as an artist to both the medium of cinema in general and Her in particular. Learn more after the break. 

Five Fantastic Façades

01:00 - 26 February, 2014
Five Fantastic Façades

In case you missed it, we're re-publishing this popular post for your material pleasure. Enjoy!

To celebrate the recent launch of ArchDaily Materials we've brought together five projects with fantastic façades, from Viñoly's Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building in San Francisco to Holzer Kobler's PALÄON in Schöningen, Germany. A building's envelope is often people's first impression and, in recent years, have been one of the focuses of innovation in the design and construction industry. The projects we've collated show a glimpse at what's possible with façades and wall finishings.

The Berlage Archive: Rem Koolhaas + Kenneth Frampton (1998)

00:00 - 26 February, 2014

Castillo De La Luz Museum / Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

01:00 - 26 February, 2014
Castillo De La Luz Museum / Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

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"Invisible Cities" App Turns the Data of City Life Into an Extraordinary Landscape

12:00 - 25 February, 2014

The social life of cities is complex. Where once the networks which operated within cities could be understood - to an extent - through their physical infrastructure, in the internet age much of the network that supports city life is hidden, existing only through intangible data. 

Invisible Cities is an app which makes this network tangible, using geocoded data from Twitter and Instagram to morph the landscape, displaying where the most activity is occurring. These hills of activity can then be linked by lines representing keywords, showing underlying affinities between different geographical areas.

Shoup Residence / building Lab

10:00 - 25 February, 2014
Courtesy of building Lab
Courtesy of building Lab

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Exhibition at Alpinarium Galtür / Holzer Kobler

08:00 - 25 February, 2014
Exhibition at Alpinarium Galtür / Holzer Kobler, Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett
Courtesy of Günter Richard Wett

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Magasins Des Archives Departamentales Du Nord / zigzag architecture + de Alzua+

06:00 - 25 February, 2014
Magasins Des Archives Departamentales Du Nord / zigzag architecture + de Alzua+, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

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Ginko Eco-Quarter / La Nouvelle Agence

02:00 - 25 February, 2014
Ginko Eco-Quarter / La Nouvelle Agence, Courtesy of La Nouvelle Agence
Courtesy of La Nouvelle Agence

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Bordeaux, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Aït‐Mehdi Samira & Latizeau Sylvain
  • Area

    2150.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of La Nouvelle Agence

Yandex Stroganov / Za Bor Architects

01:00 - 25 February, 2014
© Maria Turynkina
© Maria Turynkina
  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Arseniy Borisenko, Peter Zaytsev
  • Project Coordinator

    Nadezhda Rozhanskaya
  • Project Management

    Yandex
  • Area

    5800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Maria Turynkina © Dmitry Kulinevich © Maria Turynkina © Maria Turynkina +26

Exhibition: Agnese Sanvito - Absorb/reflect/scatter

00:00 - 25 February, 2014
Exhibition: Agnese Sanvito - Absorb/reflect/scatter, National Theatre, London. 1976 / Denys Lasdun / 6:10pm, January 4, 2014
National Theatre, London. 1976 / Denys Lasdun / 6:10pm, January 4, 2014

Architectural photographer Agnese Sanvito will be exhibiting a selection from her portfolio at The Building Centre in London. Her works, which include photographs of buildings by Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, Santiago Calatrava, Wilkinson Eyre, and Sou Fujimoto, focuses on the ways color shapes our sense of buildings.

ArchiPlan Wins Competition to Design Kim Tschang-Yeul Art Museum

01:00 - 25 February, 2014
ArchiPlan Wins Competition to Design Kim Tschang-Yeul Art Museum, © ArchiPlan
© ArchiPlan

ArchiPlan has won first prize in an international competition for a contemporary art museum designed solely for the work of Korean painter Kim Tschang-Yeul. Planned for the volcanic Jeju Island, a province in South Korea, the single-story museum is designed to be the physical manifestation of Kim’s philosophy regarding the water drop.

“We spent a long time understanding [Kim] - understanding his life, intention and his philosophy,” described the architects. “It is necessary to transform his philosophy into a constructed architectural space.” 

Patronage Laique & Social Housing / LAPS Architecture + MAB Arquitectura

01:00 - 25 February, 2014
Patronage Laique & Social Housing / LAPS Architecture + MAB Arquitectura, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +28

Tucheng Sports Center / Q-Lab

01:00 - 25 February, 2014
Tucheng Sports Center / Q-Lab, © Highlite Images
© Highlite Images

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Tucheng District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 236
  • Architects in Charge

    Sense Tseng, Borden Tseng
  • Area

    13791.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Riga 2014 Pavilion / Mailitis A.I.I.M.

01:00 - 25 February, 2014
Riga 2014 Pavilion / Mailitis A.I.I.M. , Courtesy of Austris Mailitis
Courtesy of Austris Mailitis

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Esplanāde, Centra rajons, Rīga, Latvia
  • Architect in Charge

    Austris Mailitis
  • Design Team

    Jānis Ielejs, Simone Riccomi, AndraOdumāne / Mailitis A.I.I.M.
  • Area

    458.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Austris Mailitis