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Bodegas Protos / Richard Rogers + Alonso y Balaguer

01:00 - 29 April, 2014
Bodegas Protos / Richard Rogers + Alonso y Balaguer, Courtesy of Richard Rogers + Alonso y Balaguer
Courtesy of Richard Rogers + Alonso y Balaguer

Courtesy of Richard Rogers + Alonso y Balaguer Courtesy of Richard Rogers + Alonso y Balaguer Courtesy of Richard Rogers + Alonso y Balaguer Courtesy of Richard Rogers + Alonso y Balaguer +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Peñafiel, Valladolid, Spain
  • Area

    22000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Richard Rogers + Alonso y Balaguer

Light Matters: Richard Kelly, The Unsung Master Behind Modern Architecture’s Greatest Buildings

01:00 - 29 April, 2014
Light Matters: Richard Kelly, The Unsung Master Behind Modern Architecture’s Greatest Buildings, Seagram Building, New York.
Seagram Building, New York.

Richard Kelly illuminated some of the twentieth century’s most iconic buildings: the Glass House, Seagram Building and Kimbell Art Museum, to name a few. His design strategy was surprisingly simple, but extremely successful. 

Lighting for architecture has been and still often is dominated by an engineering viewpoint, resigned to determining sufficient illuminance levels for a safe and efficient working environment. With a background in stage lighting, Kelly introduced a scenographic perspective for architectural lighting. His point of view might look self-evident to today’s architectural community, but it was revolutionary for his time and has strongly influenced modern architecture.

Read more about Richard Kelly’s remarkable, and unsung, contribution to architecutre, after the break.

Entrance, Seagram Building, New York. Image © Ezra Stoller/Esto Seagram Building, New York. Image © Thomas Schielke Entrance, Seagram Building, New York. Image © Ezra Stoller/Esto Bar, Four Seasons Restaurant, Seagram Building, New York. Image © Hagen Stier +11

INSIDE Awards Now Open: Submit Your Projects!

00:00 - 29 April, 2014
INSIDE Awards Now Open: Submit Your Projects!, PARKROYAL on Pickering by WOHA. Inside Festival Winner 2013 in the Hotel Category. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall
PARKROYAL on Pickering by WOHA. Inside Festival Winner 2013 in the Hotel Category. Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall

Do you think your project has what it takes to win an INSIDE award? The entry period for this prestigious interior design award is now open! Divided into 12 categories -- which include Residential, Retail, Transport, Office and more -- entries will be judged by distinguished designers (judges confirmed for 2014 include Fabio Novembre, Matteo Thun, Jaya Ibrahim, David Kohn, Joyce Wang, Voon Wong and Chris Lee). In October, architects and interior designers will meet in Singapore for the INSIDE Festival, which is held alongside the World Architecture Festival. During the festival, the category winners will compete for the ultimate prize: World Interior of the Year. 

Does Italy Have Way Too Many Architects? (The Ratio of Architects to Inhabitants Around the World)

00:00 - 29 April, 2014
Does Italy Have Way Too Many Architects? (The Ratio of Architects to Inhabitants Around the World), Courtesy of Monditalia Twitter Page, https://twitter.com/monditalia
Courtesy of Monditalia Twitter Page, https://twitter.com/monditalia

Yesterday, Monditalia - one of the three exhibitions currently being prepared for this year's Venice Architecture Biennale - tweeted out a neat little graphic showing the number of architects, per inhabitant, in 36 countries around the world.  

The graphic shows that Italy has a shockingly high percentage of architects in its population: for every 414 Italians, one is an architect. According to the graphic, Portugal, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Spain, and Greece all have ratios of less than 1,000 to one. Of course, there are plenty of other architect-heavy places missing from the list; not even mentioned in the graphic is Chile, a country that - according to its latest census - has one architect per 667 inhabitants, nor Mexico which has about 724 inhabitants per architect. On the other end of the spectrum, China has only one architect for every 40,000 persons. 

U.S. Pavilion Launches “Call for Architects” to Join Temporary Practice

00:00 - 29 April, 2014
U.S. Pavilion Launches “Call for Architects” to Join Temporary Practice, OfficeUS in U.S. Pavilion, Leong Leong, 2014. Image © Leong Leong and Storefront for Art and Architecture
OfficeUS in U.S. Pavilion, Leong Leong, 2014. Image © Leong Leong and Storefront for Art and Architecture

The U.S. Pavilion has launched an international search for 90 architects to collaborate (via satellite) with the eight principles of OfficeUS. The radical experiment, which will last the duration of the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, is calling for architects to lend their “voices, expertise and skills” in an effort to “redefine the terms of design and production of architecture on the global scale.” See if you qualify and learn more about the intentions behind OfficeUS here.

Strelka Institute Compiles 41 Interviews on the Future of Urbanism

00:00 - 29 April, 2014
Strelka Institute Compiles 41 Interviews on the Future of Urbanism, Courtesy of Strelka Institute
Courtesy of Strelka Institute

A collection of 41 interviews conducted by students at the Strelka Institute, entitled Future Urbanism, is now available online. The interviews feature architects, urban planners, sociologists, researchers, and other professionals from fields related to urban studies, emphasizing the Strelka Institute's mandate for interdisciplinary thinking. To take a look at the interviews, see here.

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00:00 - 29 April, 2014

Robert A.M. Stern Awards Master Student with $10,000 Travel Fellowship

00:00 - 29 April, 2014
Robert A.M. Stern Awards Master Student with $10,000 Travel Fellowship, Wood Old House / Tadashi Yoshimura Architects © Hitoshi Kawamoto
Wood Old House / Tadashi Yoshimura Architects © Hitoshi Kawamoto

The Robert A.M. Stern Architects has awarded McGill University Masters candidate Anna Antropva with the 2014 RAMSA Travel Fellowship, a $10,000 award presented annually to "promote investigations of the perpetuation of tradition through invention" - key to the firm's own work. With the award, Antropva will travel to Japan to further her research into ancient wood joinery techniques and their potential to be transformed and manipulated into modern day construction. “This elegant and efficient mode of construction could meaningfully inform our western building industry," she stated during her presentation to a jury that included Melissa DelVecchio, Dan Lobitz, and Grant F. Marani. 

The Oxymore: Angularity That Belies Comfort

00:00 - 29 April, 2014
The Oxymore: Angularity That Belies Comfort, Courtesy of Figueras
Courtesy of Figueras

JeanNouvelDesign, the studio led by French architect Jean Nouvel, presented their new collection of furniture during Paris Design Week. Among them is the Oxymore chair, designed by JeanNouvelDesign and produced by specialty group-seating manufacturer Figueras International Seating. This fetishistic chair, a result of research conducted at the Figueras Design Centre, has a singular cubic appearance that provides extreme comfort, softness. It is precisely this unapparent relationship between look and feeling that gives the seat its name—since an oxymoron means a union of contradictory elements.

Courtesy of Figueras Courtesy of Figueras Courtesy of Figueras Courtesy of Figueras +5

Architectural Photographers: José Campos

01:00 - 29 April, 2014
Architectural Photographers: José Campos, House in Monção by Joao Paulo Loureiro. Image © José Campos
House in Monção by Joao Paulo Loureiro. Image © José Campos

Architectural photographer, José Campos had the privilege of being born in an architectural paradise: Porto, Portugal. Having trained as an architect as well as a graphic designer, Campos brings a mature architectural eye and a keen attention to detail, light and color to his shots. His work has been published in dozens of well-known national and international books and publications. ArchDaily interviewed Campos to learn more about his start and artistic process. Read the entire interview, and check out his amazing images, after the break.

Champalimaud for the Unknown by Charles Correa. Image © José Campos Hospital in Guarda by Aripa Architects. Image © José Campos 30 Years of Souto Moura Works. Image © José Campos Platform of Arts in Guimaraes by Pitagoras Architects. Image © José Campos +27

Business Complex Building ’T Walletje Knokke-Heist / BURO II & ARCHI+I

01:00 - 29 April, 2014
Business Complex Building ’T Walletje Knokke-Heist / BURO II & ARCHI+I, © Klaas Verdru
© Klaas Verdru

© Klaas Verdru © Klaas Verdru © Klaas Verdru © Klaas Verdru +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    't Walletje 104, 8300 Knokke-Heist, Belgium
  • Project Director

    Michel Van der Beken
  • Area

    22500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Ssangdalri House / Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

01:00 - 29 April, 2014
Ssangdalri House  / Hyunjoon Yoo Architects, © Youngchae Park
© Youngchae Park

© Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park © Youngchae Park +30

Casa Puerto del Aire / Extracto, Arte, Arquitectura y Diseño SRL de CV

01:00 - 29 April, 2014
Casa Puerto del Aire  / Extracto, Arte, Arquitectura y Diseño SRL de CV, © Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa +39

  • Architects

  • Location

    Acultzingo, Veracruz, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Vanessa Patiño, Robert Duarte
  • Collaborators

    Oscar Islas, Alexia Villar, Alejandra Martínez, Paulina Jiménez, Marisela Oliva, Apolinar Hernández
  • Area

    1071.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Herzog & de Meuron to Design New Vancouver Art Gallery

00:00 - 29 April, 2014
Herzog & de Meuron to Design New Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery Site
Vancouver Art Gallery Site

The Vancouver Art Gallery has unanimously appointed Herzog & de Meuron to design their new, 300,000 square foot gallery in downtown Vancouver. 

Selected from a shortlist of five - including Diller Scofidio + Renfro, KPMB Architects, SANAA , and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects - Herzog & de Meuron was ultimately awarded the commission for their vision of the new Gallery and “proven ability to create innovative museum buildings that place prominence on artists and institutional mission.”

The new museum building, which will be the practice’s first Canadian project, will double the Gallery’s current space and accommodate for their expanding collections, indoor and outdoor exhibition space, and new educational programs. Conceptual designs are expected to be released in early 2015. 

Preview the portfolio that landed Herzog & de Meuron the commission, after the break...

Crisan House / EST Architecture

01:00 - 29 April, 2014
Crisan House / EST Architecture, © Claudiu Olaru
© Claudiu Olaru

© Claudiu Olaru © Claudiu Olaru © Claudiu Olaru © Claudiu Olaru +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Felix Tue
  • Team

    Felix Tue & Claudiu Olaru
  • Area

    435.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Arne Garborgsvei 18 / TYIN Tegnestue

01:00 - 29 April, 2014
Arne Garborgsvei 18 / TYIN Tegnestue, © Pasi Aalto
© Pasi Aalto

© Pasi Aalto © Pasi Aalto © Pasi Aalto © Pasi Aalto +17

House in Islas Bikini / Hollegha Arquitectos

01:00 - 29 April, 2014
House in Islas Bikini / Hollegha Arquitectos, © Pablo Casares
© Pablo Casares

© Pablo Casares © Pablo Casares © Pablo Casares © Pablo Casares +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Islas Bikini, 32, 28035 Madrid, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Brigitte Hollegha, Daniel Hollegha
  • Collaborators

    Viktoria Jiru, Lisbet Parada
  • Area

    236.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Chemiepraktikum Aachen / Ksg Architekten

01:00 - 29 April, 2014
Chemiepraktikum Aachen / Ksg Architekten, © Yohan Zerdoun
© Yohan Zerdoun

© Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Turmstraße, Aachen, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    kister scheithauer gross architekten, stadtplaner GmbH, Köln
  • Responsible Partner

    Johannes Kister
  • Project Managers

    Klaus Küppers, Gabriel Mörsch
  • Occupant Architects

    RWTH Aachen
  • Area

    3720.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs