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AATU Wins Competition to Design 'From Field to Kitchen' Industrial Park

01:00 - 2 August, 2014
AATU Wins Competition to Design 'From Field to Kitchen' Industrial Park, Courtesy of AATU
Courtesy of AATU

The Tianjin University Research Institute of Architectural Design and Urban Planning (AATU) recently won an international competition to design a hub for Chinese food-processing and stock-breeding company Luoniushan in Sanya, Hainan. With expectations to break ground this year, the 42-hectare multi-functional park will house the company's new headquarters as well as warehouses, serviced apartments, a tourism and exhibition center, and more. For more images and information, continue after the break.

Courtesy of AATU Courtesy of AATU Courtesy of AATU Courtesy of AATU +16

SP Setia Headquarter / Shatotto

01:00 - 2 August, 2014
SP Setia Headquarter / Shatotto, Courtesy of Shatotto
Courtesy of Shatotto

Courtesy of Shatotto Courtesy of Shatotto Courtesy of Shatotto Courtesy of Shatotto +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Shatotto

World Photo Day: José Hevia by Iñaki Ábalos

00:00 - 2 August, 2014
World Photo Day: José Hevia by Iñaki Ábalos, "INTERIOR" Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014. Image © José Hevia
"INTERIOR" Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014. Image © José Hevia

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Iñaki Ábalos writes on behalf of José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +5

World Photo Day: Pedro Pegenaute by Neri & Hu Design and Research Office

00:00 - 2 August, 2014
World Photo Day: Pedro Pegenaute by Neri & Hu Design and Research Office, The Waterhouse at South Bund / Neri & Hu. Image © Pedro Pegenaute
The Waterhouse at South Bund / Neri & Hu. Image © Pedro Pegenaute

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Neri & Hu writes on behalf of Pedro Pegenaute.

Rethinking the Split House / Neri & Hu Design and Research Office. Image © Pedro Pegenaute Cluny House / Neri & Hu Design and Reserch Office. Image © Pedro Pegenaute The Commune Social / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office. Image © Pedro Pegenaute Le Meridien Zhengzhou / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office. Image © Pedro Pegenaute +5

Renovation of an apartment in Eixample / Sergi Pons

01:00 - 2 August, 2014
Renovation of an apartment in Eixample / Sergi Pons, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Developer

    GdR
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

TBWA\LISBON office / ColectivArquitectura

01:00 - 2 August, 2014
TBWA\LISBON office / ColectivArquitectura, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +18

  • Architects

    Vera Martins Alves and Cristóvão Fonseca Ferreira
  • Location

    Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco 26, 1070-103 Lisbon, Portugal
  • Area

    5.330 sqft
  • Year

    2012
  • Photography

Training Center / 3+1 architekti

01:00 - 1 August, 2014
© Pavel Plánička
© Pavel Plánička
  • Architects

  • Location

    Předlice, 400 01 Ústí nad Labem-Ústí nad Labem-město, Czech Republic
  • Architect in Charge

    Plánička, Páral, Panenka
  • Area

    892.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Pavel Plánička © Pavel Plánička © Pavel Plánička © Pavel Plánička +50

Mildred & Co / Jose Gutierrez

01:00 - 1 August, 2014
Mildred & Co / Jose Gutierrez, © Jeremy Toth
© Jeremy Toth

© Jeremy Toth © Jeremy Toth © Jeremy Toth © Jeremy Toth +16

World Photo Day: Nelson Kon by Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados

00:00 - 1 August, 2014
World Photo Day: Nelson Kon by Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados, Residência FS / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados. Image © Nelson Kon
Residência FS / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados. Image © Nelson Kon

Nelson Kon works with photography since 1985 and his passion can be appreciated through his images of contemporary buildings, heritage ensembles and urban scenes.

In celebration of World Photo Day (August 19th), we invited some architects to comment on the work of some of the best architectural photographers of our time. After the break, Vinicius Andrade speaks on the behalf of his studio, Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados, about brazilian photographer Nelson Kon.

The Solution To Pollution Is...The Rooftops?

00:00 - 1 August, 2014
The Solution To Pollution Is...The Rooftops?, Titanium Dioxide, used to keep Richard Meier's Jubilee Church a crisp white, is now being looked at for pollution reduction at The University of California - Riverside. Image © Flickr User Rory MacLeod
Titanium Dioxide, used to keep Richard Meier's Jubilee Church a crisp white, is now being looked at for pollution reduction at The University of California - Riverside. Image © Flickr User Rory MacLeod

The potential solution to smog and pollution may be hovering right over our heads, now that Students at the University of California - Riverside have designed a pollution reducing rooftop tile. According to their calculations, cladding one million rooftops with the tiles could remove 21 tons of nitrogen oxides -- daily. Currently the Los Angeles area spits out 500 tons of nitrogen oxides a day, so the tiles are just one piece of the puzzle in reducing pollution - however the students are imagining their nitrogen-oxide-eating Titanium Dioxide compound in exterior paints, concrete and more. To see all the possibilities, read the full article here.

Conversion of a Chapel in Bern / Morscher Architects

01:00 - 1 August, 2014
Conversion of a Chapel in Bern / Morscher Architects, © Dominique Uldry
© Dominique Uldry

© Dominique Uldry © Dominique Uldry © Dominique Uldry © Dominique Uldry +11

Milbank / Triptyque

01:00 - 1 August, 2014
Milbank / Triptyque, © Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

© Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua Colômbia, 325 - Jardim Paulista, São Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Vitoria Ferraz e Manuela Coelho
  • Partners

    Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud e Olivier Raffaelli
  • Area

    1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

AD Interviews: Barkow Leibinger / Kinetic Wall at the Venice Biennale

01:00 - 1 August, 2014

The room dedicated to the Wall at the 2014 Venice Biennale’s “Elements of Architecture” exhibition traces the development and evolution of walls over time, starting with archaic walls and ending with Barkow Leibinger’s “Kinetic Wall.”

It was here that we caught up with the Kinetic Wall’s architects, Frank Barkow and Regine Leibinger, to learn more about the vision and thought process that went into the design of this expanding and retracting elastic wall.“It’s very ephemeral, very light, but an idea of a kind of maybe not too far away future, that’s spatial. It changes the space that we’re standing in by moving back and forth. It has a kind of front, it has a back, it’s a little tongue-in-cheek,” Barkow explained.

A series of motorized points extend and retract the wall’s translucent synthetic material, creating peaks and valleys. Two layers of gridded fabric produce a moiré effect, “a second scale of movement, that is translucent/ephemeral,” according to a project description on Barkow Leibinger’s website.

If you enjoyed this video interview make sure you check out the rest of our 2014 Venice Biennale coverage, here

© Johannes Foerster © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Johannes Foerster +14

Milan Expo 2015: Barn-Inspired Design Unveiled for US Pavilion

00:00 - 1 August, 2014
Milan Expo 2015: Barn-Inspired Design Unveiled for US Pavilion, Courtesy of Biber Architects
Courtesy of Biber Architects

New York-based firm Biber Architects has unveiled its design for the US pavilion - "American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet" - at the Milan Expo 2015. An airy, barn-inspired structure, the design represents the pavilion’s food-centric theme, focusing on a farm-to-table food model and sustainable production.

World Photo Day: Hertha Hurnaus by Ulla Hell

00:00 - 1 August, 2014
World Photo Day: Hertha Hurnaus by Ulla Hell, Paramount Alma / Plasma Studio. Image © Hertha Hurnaus
Paramount Alma / Plasma Studio. Image © Hertha Hurnaus

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Ulla Hell of Plasma Studio writes on behalf of Hertha Hurnaus.

© Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus +5

Astudio Complete Youth Space in East London

00:00 - 1 August, 2014
Astudio Complete Youth Space in East London, © Morley von Sternberg. Image Courtesy of Astudio
© Morley von Sternberg. Image Courtesy of Astudio

British practice Astudio have recently completed a large youth space in Poplar, East London, featuring a gym, recording studios and performance hall alongside multiple social and learning spaces. Designed with the input from other 1600 young people and stakeholders, the four year project has been part of a wider initiative to address the inadequate provision of existing youth facilities in the London borough of Tower Hamlets. As the team's second youth space completed in the last year, Spotlight has recently been shortlisted for a World Architecture Festival Award.

House No.7 / Denizen Works

01:00 - 1 August, 2014
House No.7 / Denizen Works, © David Barbour
© David Barbour

© David Barbour © David Barbour © David Barbour © David Barbour +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Heanish, Isle of Tiree, Argyll and Bute PA77, United Kingdom
  • Project Architect

    Murray Kerr
  • Design Team

    Murray Kerr, David Anderson, David Thomson, Jon Law
  • Area

    170.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Los Angeles: The River City?

01:00 - 1 August, 2014
The industrial corridor of the Los Angeles River at the Seventh Street bridge in downtown L.A., as photographed by Lane Barden for his Linear City Portfolio. Image Courtesy of Lane Barden
The industrial corridor of the Los Angeles River at the Seventh Street bridge in downtown L.A., as photographed by Lane Barden for his Linear City Portfolio. Image Courtesy of Lane Barden

Did you know a 51-mile river runs through the city of Los Angeles? It might not be immediately recognizable as a river, but it's there. In a drastic attempt to prevent flooding in the early 1900s, the Army Corps of Engineers essentially turned the entire river into a giant drainage channel by encasing it in concrete. This article, originally posted on Metropolis Magazine, investigates landscape architect Mia Lehrer's vision to remedy the situation by transforming the desolate space into a public greenway, and a celebrated feature of Los Angeles.

From the offices of Los Angeles–based landscape architect Mia Lehrer, located near the western edge of Koreatown, you might not even know that Los Angeles has a river. It’s not visible from here — instead we can see other things L.A. is known for: the Hollywood sign, traffic, billboards, a dense urban grid that runs forever. In fact, unless you are right up against it, you may not see the river at all. In its current form, it sits as the abandoned, Brutalist evidence of the city’s past battles with seasonal flooding, an expedient way to move water quickly to the sea. To many, it’s more like an urban-design crime scene of missed opportunities and missteps, begging to be corrected. If Lehrer has her way, it will be corrected so that Los Angeles, the city with the huge drainage channel, becomes Los Angeles, river city.