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Forest House / NORM Architects

01:00 - 27 September, 2014
Forest House / NORM Architects, © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen
© Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen

© Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen +26

Gia Wolff Transforms the Tate Modern with Canopy of Ropes

01:00 - 27 September, 2014
Gia Wolff Transforms the Tate Modern with Canopy of Ropes, © Gia Wolff
© Gia Wolff

From the architect. What happens when a designer decides to turn a classic Herzog & de Meuron masterpiece into a carnival space? That's precisely what happened when architect Gia Wolff was asked to create an installation - part of which doubled as a performance piece - for the show Up Hill Down Hall: An Indoor Carnival in the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall. How did she approach transforming such a cultural icon? Three words: red-pink rope.

© Gia Wolff © Gia Wolff © John Hartmann (Freecell Architecture) © John Hartmann (Freecell Architecture) +16

Are You a Card-Carrying Member of the Urban Elite? Find Out With "Cards Against Urbanity"

00:00 - 27 September, 2014
Are You a Card-Carrying Member of the Urban Elite? Find Out With "Cards Against Urbanity", Courtesy of Cards Against Urbanity
Courtesy of Cards Against Urbanity

Architects have been known to dabble in product design, but what about board game design? A team of Washington, D.C.-based architects, urban planners, and designers have come together to create a game with a comedic (yet somewhat serious) take on the nuances of city living. Cards Against Urbanity, a parody on the wildly successful Cards Against Humanity, is simultaneously a critical and satirical game designed to open a dialogue about the development of cities among those who influence them.

House and Ateliers / Cláudia Melo

01:00 - 27 September, 2014
House and Ateliers / Cláudia Melo, © Miguel d ́Aguiam
© Miguel d ́Aguiam

© Miguel d ́Aguiam © Miguel d ́Aguiam © Miguel d ́Aguiam © Miguel d ́Aguiam +21

Leather Dressing / Simon Astridge

01:00 - 27 September, 2014
Leather Dressing  / Simon Astridge, © Nicholas Worley
© Nicholas Worley

© Nicholas Worley © Nicholas Worley © Nicholas Worley © Nicholas Worley +18

adjkm's Releases Final Design for Caracas Symphony

01:00 - 27 September, 2014
adjkm's Releases Final Design for Caracas Symphony, CASMSB - View from Boulevard. Image Courtesy of adjkm
CASMSB - View from Boulevard. Image Courtesy of adjkm

In 2011, adjkm won an international competition to design the Simon Bolivar Complex for Social Action through Music (CASMSB - Complejo de Acción Social por la Música Simón Bolívar) in Caracas. Now, almost four years later, the Venezuelan practice has released their updated design for the “Caracas Symphony” in preparation for its groundbreaking at the end of this year. 

The building is being constructed for the El Sistema project, an internationally distinguished program based on the premise that musical training can create great musicians and completely alter the expected life paths of children born into extremely impoverished circumstance. 

TherMitte / Nissen & Wentzlaff Architekten

01:00 - 26 September, 2014
TherMitte / Nissen & Wentzlaff Architekten, © Ruedi Walti
© Ruedi Walti

© Ruedi Walti © Ruedi Walti © Ruedi Walti © Ruedi Walti +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bahnhofstrasse 28, 4106 Therwil, Switzerland
  • Client

    TherMitte, Housing Association, Bank of Raiffeisen Therwil
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Fluvial and Tourist Quay of Folgosa / Saraiva + Associados

01:00 - 26 September, 2014
Fluvial and Tourist Quay of Folgosa  / Saraiva + Associados, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +38

Vantan Design Institute Osak / eleven nine inteiror design office

01:00 - 26 September, 2014
Vantan Design Institute Osak / eleven nine inteiror design office, © Seiryo Yamada
© Seiryo Yamada

© Seiryo Yamada © Seiryo Yamada © Seiryo Yamada © Seiryo Yamada +10

David Adjaye to Receive Du Bois Medal at Harvard

00:00 - 26 September, 2014
David Adjaye to Receive Du Bois Medal at Harvard, Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C.. Image Courtesy of Adjaye Associates
Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C.. Image Courtesy of Adjaye Associates

On September 30, Mohsen Mostafavi will present David Adjaye with the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal, Harvard University’s highest honor in the field of African and African American studies, at the Hutchins Center Honors. Since 2000, the Du Bois Medal has been awarded to individuals from across the globe in recognition of their contributions to African and African-American history and culture. Adjaye is one of nine luminaries receiving this year’s award, including Oprah Winfrey and the late Maya Angelou. More information about the ceremony can be found here.

Emerging Objects Design 3D Printed Salt House

01:00 - 26 September, 2014
Interior. Image Courtesy of Emerging Objects
Interior. Image Courtesy of Emerging Objects

The architects of Emerging Objects have devised a scheme for a 3D printed house made from locally harvested salt and concrete. Known as the “3D Printed House 1.0,” the case study residence was commissioned by the Jin Hai Lake Resort Beijing. It integrates traditional construction methods with renewable 3D printed materials, manufactured by Emerging Objects, to build a house that is sustainable, structurally sound and beautiful. 

New Trianel Headquarters / gmp architekten

01:00 - 26 September, 2014
Courtesy of gmp architekten
Courtesy of gmp architekten
  • Location

    Aachen, Germany
  • Design

    Volkwin Marg and Christian Hoffmann with Marek Nowak
  • Project management – competition

    Marek Nowak with Olaf Peters
  • Competition team

    Sebastian Möller, Christoph Salentin, Tobias Unterberg
  • Project management – detailed design

    Tobias Unterberg
  • Detailed design team

    Clemens Dost, Irina Stoyanova, Sarah Coenes, Christoph Salentin
  • Client

    Trianel GmbH
  • Area

    6300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

Courtesy of gmp architekten Courtesy of gmp architekten Courtesy of gmp architekten Courtesy of gmp architekten +13

Travel Diary: Álvaro Siza and Carlos Castanheira by Fernando Guerra

00:00 - 26 September, 2014

About one month ago, three major figures in Portuguese architecture - Pritzker Laureate Álvaro Siza, architect Carlos Castanheira and one of today’s most prominent architectural photographers, Fernando Guerra -  began an uncommon adventure.

During 22 days the architects traveled through many Asian countries inaugurating buildings, visiting new projects and meeting other architects like Pritzker Laureate Whang Shu. At the end of their trip, the trio visited the "Shadow of light - a portrait of Álvaro Siza" exhibition opening and vernissage, in Macau, realized by Fernando Guerra.

We were able to follow this intimate journey through the images taken by Guerra and published every day in his Instagram – a careful, spontaneous and delicate photographic narrative that shows a little bit of what were these weeks with Siza and Castanheira were like. Back in Portugal, Fernando Guerra published an interesting report on those last weeks and generously shared with us both his writings and his beautiful pictures.

Read the text and enjoy Guerra's photographs after the break.

Mies. TV: Alternative Coverage of the 2014 Venice Biennale

01:00 - 26 September, 2014
Mies. TV: Alternative Coverage of the 2014 Venice Biennale, Courtesy of Mies. TV
Courtesy of Mies. TV

In June of this year seven architecture students came together to film the vernissage of the Venice Biennale. Undaunted by the unrelenting Venetian sun and the prospect of being faced by some of the world's greatest living architects and curators, the team - spanning four nationalities - spent three days feverishly talking to anyone and everyone (in between pasta and espresso breaks). Having built up a comprehensive picture of the opening days of the Biennale in a series of short, uninhibited filmed interviews, Mies. TV proudly presents their alternative, slightly shaky coverage of the 2014 Venice Biennale.

Watch short interviews with the likes of Jacques Herzog (Herzog + de Meuron), Daniel Libeskind, Patrik Schumacher (Zaha Hadid Architects), Sir Peter Cook (CRAB Studio), Wolf D. Prix (Coop Himmelb(l)au), Sam Jacob (FAT), and ArchDaily's very own Editor-in-Chief - David Basulto - after the break.

2014 Restaurant & Bar Design Award Winners

01:00 - 26 September, 2014
2014 Restaurant & Bar Design Award Winners, Best Restaurant: Les Haras (France) / Jouin Manku
Best Restaurant: Les Haras (France) / Jouin Manku

The 2014 Restaurant & Bar Design Award winners have been announced! The award, now in its sixth cycle, is one of the most prestigious in hospitality. Projects from the UK to China and Australia have all been recognized as being some of the world's best designed restaurant and bars. See who was selected from 3000 international submissions, after the break.

Barcelona Wins Bloomberg 2014 Mayors Challenge

00:00 - 26 September, 2014
Barcelona Wins Bloomberg 2014 Mayors Challenge, © Flickr CC User Andrew Zen
© Flickr CC User Andrew Zen

Bloomberg Philanthropies has awarded its 2014 Mayors Challenge to Barcelona, selecting its plan to deal with the problems of an ageing population over the proposals of 20 other European cities shortlisted earlier this year. The award, developed to promote the most creative and transferable solutions to intractable social problems such as public health, unemployment and transportation, carries a €5 million prize for Barcelona to put toward implementing the plan. In addition, four runners-up - Athens, Kirklees, Stockholm and Warsaw - will also receive €1 million each for their own plans.

"To meet the biggest challenges of the 21st century, city leaders must think creatively and be unafraid to try new things – and the Mayors Challenge is designed to help them do that," said Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City and founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Read on after the break to learn more about the proposals of Barcelona and the four runners-up

Ramona / MM18 Arquitetos

01:00 - 26 September, 2014
Ramona / MM18 Arquitetos, © Pedro Vannucchi
© Pedro Vannucchi

© Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi +25

  • Location

    São Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Mila Strauss + Marcos Paulo Caldeira
  • Project Area

    358.9 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

a+u 529: Recent Projects

00:00 - 26 September, 2014
a+u 529: Recent Projects, © Shinkenchiku-sha
© Shinkenchiku-sha

The October issue of a+u introduces 14 recent works from around the globe. In particular, the issue is focused on architecture that emerged from the relationship with the urban structures or the developmental history of the site. Over time, they influence and transform the surrounding environment. Architects employ diverse “tactics” in order to create such architecture: collaborating with the residents, relating to the neighboring buildings and open spaces, diversifying the building’s programs, and employing intricate construction details. In this issue, we focus our attention on the process of conceiving the projects driven by various tactics. We invite our readers to look beyond a single building and examine the works' possibilities to be used in a long span of time.