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Temporary Dormitories / a.gor.a Architects

01:00 - 24 April, 2014
Temporary Dormitories / a.gor.a Architects, Courtesy of a.gor.a Architects
Courtesy of a.gor.a Architects

Courtesy of a.gor.a Architects Courtesy of a.gor.a Architects Courtesy of a.gor.a Architects Courtesy of a.gor.a Architects +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Area

    72.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of a.gor.a Architects

Framebench: The Online Tool Making Instant "Visual Collaboration" Seamless

00:00 - 24 April, 2014
Framebench: The Online Tool Making Instant "Visual Collaboration" Seamless, Courtesy of Framebench
Courtesy of Framebench

Framebench, an online tool for visual collaboration, seeks to alleviate the digital sharing problems architects and designers commonly face in practice. Aiming to do away with file storage systems, FTP clients and other kinds of complex software, this web application allows for teams and individuals to share, discuss and annotate drawings in real time. Framebench suggest that "this could be the online space where you can organize all your drafts and finals, get feedback and approve the work that's finished" - in realtime. 

The system works by creating workspaces for teams to quickly share their files with one another. You can share any image, video, or document with your team, who can then view it right there without any downloads or installation. While viewing, anyone can annotate on top or leave comments; these comments transform into discussion threads that can be referred back to and added to later.

AD Round Up: The Photography of Iwan Baan

00:00 - 24 April, 2014
Torre David in Caracas, Venezuela. Image © Iwan Baan, Image courtesy of Perry Rubenstein Gallery
Torre David in Caracas, Venezuela. Image © Iwan Baan, Image courtesy of Perry Rubenstein Gallery

After reading this great profile in the Wall Street Journal, we thought now would be a great time to round-up the iconic shots of "the Indiana Jones of Architecture Photography", Iwan Baan. From his first commission, documenting the construction of OMA's CCTV Headquarters, to projects such as Herzog & de Meuron's VitraHaus, he has brought us some of the most enduring images in contemporary architecture. But he is also known for certain trademarks: taking time for lesser-known humanitarian projects, such as MASS Design Group's Butaro Doctors' Housing; focusing on human interaction with buildings, as seen in his photographs of the Torre David in Caracas for the Venice Biennale in 2012; and his penchant for helicopter shots - which resulted in the stunning photo of Manhattan in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy (read the story behind the shot here).

Exhibition: 2D:3D Barkow Leibinger

00:00 - 24 April, 2014
Exhibition: 2D:3D Barkow Leibinger, © Gustav Düsing / Barkow Leibinger
© Gustav Düsing / Barkow Leibinger

Only 5 more days on the exhibition 2D:3D, an installation by Barkow Leibinger at the BDA Berlin Gallery. Covering the wall surfaces of the small gallery space with “tapete” or wallpaper the façade of the storefront gallery frames what Leon Battista Alberti described as a fenestra aperta. In this configuration the space of the gallery is a projection/ extension of the streetscape in the bourgeois residential historical Mommsenstrasse neighborhood.

Foster + Partners Submit Plans for One of Britain’s Tallest Towers

00:00 - 24 April, 2014
Foster + Partners Submit Plans for One of Britain’s Tallest Towers, © Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners

 Foster + Partners has submitted plans for what would be the tallest residential tower in the UK. The “world-class development” includes a 73- and 36-story tower that would add more than 900 homes and 6,000 square meters of public space to the Isle of Dogs in east London. 

“We will provide much-needed new homes, including new affordable homes, over an acre of new and enhanced public open space, a re-activated waterfront on to South Dock and the Millwall Cutting, as well as space for retail, bars and restaurants,” Berkeley Homes regional managing director Harry Lewis. “This is a rare opportunity to deliver such significant, high-quality public realm in Canary Wharf.”

JG House / Speziale Linares Arquitectos

01:00 - 24 April, 2014
JG House / Speziale Linares Arquitectos, Courtesy of Speziale Linares Arquitectos
Courtesy of Speziale Linares Arquitectos

Courtesy of Speziale Linares Arquitectos Courtesy of Speziale Linares Arquitectos Courtesy of Speziale Linares Arquitectos Courtesy of Speziale Linares Arquitectos +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Benito, Entre Rios, Argentina
  • Design Team

    Javier Speziale, Patricia Linares, Matías Quintela, Guillermo Gauna, Agustina Acosta
  • Project Area

    220.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photography

    Courtesy of Speziale Linares Arquitectos

Z House / Jose Antonio Sosa

01:00 - 24 April, 2014
Z House / Jose Antonio Sosa, © Miguel Curbelo
© Miguel Curbelo

© Miguel Curbelo © Miguel Curbelo © Miguel Curbelo © Miguel Curbelo +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    35310 Monte Lentiscal, Las Palmas, Spain
  • Design Team

    Alejandra Vera, Ramón Cruz
  • Area

    850.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Communication Linge Ferry Terminal / Knut Hjeltnes

01:00 - 24 April, 2014
© Jiri Havran
© Jiri Havran

© Jiri Havran © Jiri Havran © Jiri Havran © Jiri Havran +10

UNStudio’s Responsive Facade to Transform Seoul Office Tower

00:00 - 24 April, 2014
UNStudio’s Responsive Facade to Transform Seoul Office Tower, Courtesy of UNStudio
Courtesy of UNStudio

UNStudio has won a competition to remodel the Hanwha headquarters in Seoul. With an aim to transform a building into a symbol of the leading environmental technology company’s values, UNStudio's winning scheme will replace the skyscraper’s opaque panelling and single layer of dark glass with an animated facade designed to reduce solar gain, increase natural light, generate energy, and interact with its surrounding. 

Austrian Pritzker Prize Laureate Hans Hollein Passes Away

00:00 - 24 April, 2014
Austrian Pritzker Prize Laureate Hans Hollein Passes Away, Portrait, 2011.. Image © Alexandra Pawloff
Portrait, 2011.. Image © Alexandra Pawloff

Austrian artist, architect, designer, theoretician and Pritzker Prize laureate Hans Hollein has passed away twenty five days after he celebrated his eightieth birthday. Hollein, particularly known for his museum design, including Vienna’s Haas House (1990) and Frankfurt's Museum of Modern Art, was once described by Richard Meier as an architect whose "groundbreaking ideas” have “had a major impact on the thinking of designers and architects."

amphibianArc Claims First Prize in Ningbo Yinzhou Planning Competition

01:00 - 24 April, 2014
amphibianArc Claims First Prize in Ningbo Yinzhou Planning Competition, Courtesy of amphibianArc
Courtesy of amphibianArc

amphibianArc has been announced as winner of the Ningbo Yinzhou Southern CBD Portal Planning competition. Commissioned by the same developers of the Ningbo Museum designed by Wang Shu, the "transit-oriented" proposal aims to become the "driving force" of urban life in the masterplan's fourth and final phase.

Cliff Top House / Luigi Roselli

01:00 - 24 April, 2014
Cliff Top House / Luigi Roselli, © Edward Birch
© Edward Birch

© Edward Birch © Edward Birch © Edward Birch © Justin Alexander +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Queens Park NSW 2022, Australia
  • Design Architect

    Luigi Rosselli, Naoko Nishizu
  • Project Architect

    Luigi Rosselli, Carl Rutherfoord
  • Joinery

    Carl Rutherfoord
  • Area

    295.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Blue Box / Hofrichter-Ritter Architekten

01:00 - 24 April, 2014
Blue Box / Hofrichter-Ritter Architekten, © Karl Heinz Putz
© Karl Heinz Putz

© Karl Heinz Putz © Karl Heinz Putz © Karl Heinz Putz © Christian Schellander +30

Pontivy Media Library / Opus 5 architectes

01:00 - 24 April, 2014
Pontivy Media Library / Opus 5 architectes, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +21

Where You Work: The Offices of ArchDaily Readers

01:00 - 23 April, 2014
Where You Work: The Offices of ArchDaily Readers, Courtesy of Bark Architects
Courtesy of Bark Architects

In 2009 we wanted to find out where our readers work and create. We asked, you responded, and the results gave us a fascinating insight into your daily lives. And so, a few weeks ago, we once again asked our readers to send us pictures of their workspaces. We received submissions from all over the world – from beachside desks to a stark warehouse space to a stunning gallery.  

Take a look at these creative spaces - you may even recognize your own workplace, or one quite like it - and keep following and participating by using the #wherewework hashtag on Facebook or Twitter. Thanks for your help!

Courtesy of Atelier rzlbd Courtesy of Aparicio Arquitectos Courtesy of Equipoeme Estudio Courtesy of Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects +30

Heatherwick Tapped to Design “Sunken Oasis” in Abu Dhabi

01:00 - 23 April, 2014
Heatherwick Tapped to Design “Sunken Oasis” in Abu Dhabi, Fractured Desert . Image Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio
Fractured Desert . Image Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio

Thomas Heatherwick has been commissioned to transform a 125,000 square meter park in the heart of Abu Dhabi into a multifunctional “sunken oasis.” Inspired by “fractured desert crust,” the park is designed as a series of fragmented canopies that rise to form a three-dimensional landscape across the site. Beneath the cracked surface will be a series of interconnected public spaces cooled by lush vegetation that provide organic produce to local restaurants and space for community gardens.

The Steel Age Is Over. Has The Next Age Begun?

00:00 - 23 April, 2014
The Steel Age Is Over. Has The Next Age Begun?, As of now, carbon fiber has only been applied to small scale applications, such as the Textile Room by P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S. Image © Monica Nouwens
As of now, carbon fiber has only been applied to small scale applications, such as the Textile Room by P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S. Image © Monica Nouwens

Andrew Carnegie once said, “Aim for the highest.” He followed his own advice. The powerful 19th century steel magnate had the foresight to build a bridge spanning the Mississippi river, a total of 6442 feet. In 1874, the primary structural material was iron — steel was the new kid on the block. People were wary of steel, scared of it even. It was an unproven alloy.

Nevertheless, after the completion of Eads Bridge in St. Louis, Andrew Carnegie generated a publicity stunt to prove steel was in fact a viable building material. A popular superstition of the day stated that an elephant would not cross an unstable bridge. On opening day, a confident Carnegie, the people of St. Louis and a four-ton elephant proceeded to cross the bridge. The elephant was met on the other side with pompous fanfare. What ensued was the greatest vertical building boom in American history, with Chicago and New York pioneering the cause. That’s right people; you can thank an adrenaline-junkie elephant for changing American opinion on the safety of steel construction.

So if steel replaced iron - as iron replaced bronze and bronze, copper -  what will replace steel? Carbon Fiber.

ELEMENTAL Proposes Pedestrian Path To Connect Districts of Santiago

00:00 - 23 April, 2014
ELEMENTAL Proposes Pedestrian Path To Connect Districts of Santiago, © ELEMENTAL
© ELEMENTAL

ELEMENTAL has given us details on a proposed 14.5 km pedestrian and bike path within Santiago, Chile that will run along the base of San Cristobal Hill and connect the city's many distinct communities. According to ELEMENTAL, the proposal - named "Metropolitan Promenade" - seeks to facilitate the use and quality of the city's public spaces.

The total project will cost about $16 million USD and will be constructed in two stages. The first is expected for March 2015 and will deal with 7.2 kilometers in the western sector of the park. The second stage, which should be ready in September 2015, will complete the following 7.3 kilometers in the eastern sector of the park.

Read the full architect's description, after the break.

© ELEMENTAL © ELEMENTAL © ELEMENTAL © Guy Wenborne. Image © ELEMENTAL +12