Parede 11 / Humberto Conde

01:00 - 26 September, 2013
© FG + SG
© FG + SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua 31 de Janeiro 11, 2775-271 Parede, Portugal
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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RV House / Alejandro Restrepo Montoya + Camilo Andrés Mejía Bravo + Andrés Felipe Mesa Trujillo

01:00 - 26 September, 2013
RV House / Alejandro Restrepo Montoya + Camilo Andrés Mejía Bravo + Andrés Felipe Mesa Trujillo, Courtesy of Alejandro Restrepo Montoya
Courtesy of Alejandro Restrepo Montoya

© Sergio Gómez © Sergio Gómez © Sergio Gómez © Sergio Gómez +27

Video: Encants Barcelona Fira de Bellcaire

00:00 - 26 September, 2013

Last year, we showed you two short videos on the progress of this new flea market in Barcelona. This time, prompt made a small documentary on the old market of Encants Vells, the construction and the transfer to the new market Encants Barcelona Fira de Bellcaire, designed by b720 Fermín Vázquez arquitectos. We can also see the opinion of everyone involved in the project, from the customers and workers of the old market, to the mayor of Barcelona and the architect.

Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre / Billard Leece Partnership

01:00 - 26 September, 2013
© Tony Miller
© Tony Miller

© Tony Miller © Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath +12

Pure Hardcore Icons Manifesto Exhibition

00:00 - 26 September, 2013
Pure Hardcore Icons Manifesto Exhibition

‘Pure Hardcore Icons Manifesto Exhibition’ will be on display from Sept 25 to October 7 as part of this year’s Beijing Design Week.

Kearsarge Residence / Kurt Krueger Architect

01:00 - 26 September, 2013
Kearsarge Residence / Kurt Krueger Architect, © Unlimited Style Photography
© Unlimited Style Photography

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The Architectural League Announces the Current Work Fall 2013 Program

00:00 - 26 September, 2013
The Architectural League Announces the Current Work Fall 2013 Program

Each year, The Architectural League presents the work of significant international figures who powerfully influence contemporary architectural practice and shape the future of the built environment. The Architectural League’s Current Work program exemplifies its longstanding commitment to recognizing and nurturing excellence in architecture, urbanism, and design.

Arctia Headquarters / K2S Architects

00:00 - 26 September, 2013
Arctia Headquarters / K2S Architects, © Mika Huisman
© Mika Huisman
  • Architects

  • Location

    Katajanokka, Helsinki, Finland
  • Architect in Charge

    Kimmo Lintula, Niko Sirola & Mikko Summanen
  • Construction Designer

    Eero Kotkas
  • Area

    950.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Marko Huttunen © Marko Huttunen © Mika Huisman Aerial +23

AD Interviews Eduardo Souto de Moura On His Latest Prize

01:00 - 26 September, 2013
AD Interviews Eduardo Souto de Moura On His Latest Prize, Prtizker laureate Eduardo Souto de Moura accepts the Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design at a ceremony held at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in September. Image © Yusuke Suzuki for Harvard GSD Events
Prtizker laureate Eduardo Souto de Moura accepts the Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design at a ceremony held at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in September. Image © Yusuke Suzuki for Harvard GSD Events

ArchDaily got the chance to briefly speak with Pritzker-prize winning Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura when he (along with the Porto Metro Authority) received the Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design earlier this month. His design for the Metro system in Porto, Portugal garnered high praise from the jury, with member Rahul Mehrotra explaining that the project “shows generosity to the public realm unusual for contemporary infrastructure projects.” Upon receipt of the award, the head of the Porto Metro, João Velez Carvalho, thanked Souto de Moura for his efforts in this “urban revolution” and touted Porto as a destination in which people actively and enthusiastically seek out the architecture of Souto de Moura and fellow Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza. 

Souto de Moura spent a few moments with us to describe both the challenges and rewards of working on a project that saw the completion of 60 new stations constructed in 10 years within the sensitive fabric of the city of Porto—a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

ArchDaily: What is your opinion of architecture prizes?

Eduardo Souto de Moura: I won’t be modest, I like describing my opinion about them because the profession is so tough and difficult that is it complicated to achieve a high level of quality. So when you’re awarded a prize it’s like a confirmation of your effort. But the other thing is that a project is not the act of an individual, it’s a collective act. When there’s a prize, the press and the people, the “anonymous people,” go see the project and talk about it, critique it. That’s what gives me the motivation to continue in the profession. And every time it gets more difficult. 

Hangar H16 / Comte & Vollenweider Architectes

01:00 - 26 September, 2013
Hangar H16 / Comte & Vollenweider Architectes, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cannes - Mandelieu Airport (CEQ), CCI N°1 – F, 06150, France
  • Project Management

    Pierre-André Comte, Stéphane Vollenweider, Régis Roudil, Marion Grégoire, Marrit Veenstra / Sud Equip Bureau D’études T.C.E.
  • Area

    10250.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +35

Ptuj Performance Center / ENOTA

01:00 - 26 September, 2013
© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ptuj, Slovenia
  • Design Team

    Dean Lah, Milan Tomac, Polona Ruparčič, Andrej Oblak, Maruša Zupančič, Alja Černe, Tjaž Bauer, Petra Ostanek, Nuša Završnik Šilec, Nebojša Vertovšek
  • Area

    3527.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič +35

Astley Castle Wins the 2013 RIBA Stirling Prize

01:00 - 26 September, 2013
Astley Castle Wins the 2013 RIBA Stirling Prize, 2013 Stirling Prize Winner: Astley Castle, Nuneaton, Warwickshire / Witherford Watson Mann. Image © Helene Binet
2013 Stirling Prize Winner: Astley Castle, Nuneaton, Warwickshire / Witherford Watson Mann. Image © Helene Binet

The 2013 RIBA Stirling Prize has been won by Witherford Watson Mann for Astley Castle (Nuneaton, Warwickshire). The winner was just announced at a ceremony at London's Central Saint Martins, a building designed by last year's winner Stanton Williams. Astley Castle was also voted as BBC readers' favourite earlier this week. Jury-member Stephen Hodder stated that "engaging with the building was such a surprise for [the jury]," and described it as an "unassuming" building with great "rigour." 

SOM Gets Behind Wooden Skyscraper Design

00:00 - 26 September, 2013
SOM Gets Behind Wooden Skyscraper Design, © ArchDaily
© ArchDaily

Although known for their iconic skyscrapers of glass and steel, SOM has begun to redefine our idea of the high-rise by pushing for wood as an alternative material for tall buildings. Not only could it help solve the worldwide problem of housing for those who are or will live in cities, but wooden skyscrapers could also address climate change by reducing a building's carbon footprint. Click here to read about the structural system that SOM has come up with and don't check out our previous coverage on the equally fascinating Timber Tower Research Project!

Behind the Green Door: The Experts Interviews Part I

00:00 - 26 September, 2013

The Oslo Architecture Triennale opened to the public last week, under the title “Behind the Green Door – Architecture and the desire for sustainability”. Rotor, the curators of the Triennale, collected over 600 objects carrying claims of sustainability from over 200 architecture offices, companies and environmental organizations across the world (read our interview with Rotor about the curation).

Experts from different fields share with us which the objects from the collection caught their attention and why. In this first part Kjetil Trædal Thorsen (Snøhetta co-founder), Carolyn Steel (architect, author of The Hungry City and TED speaker), Karl Otto Ellefsen (Dean of Oslo School of Architecture and Design) and Arjen Oosterman (ARCHIS, Volume Magazine) tell us their what they think. From glass technology to filter light, to locally produced food and more.

The Triennale is open until December 1st, full programme here. Check the rest of the videos below:

Wood House / Schlyter + Gezelius Arkitektkontor

01:00 - 26 September, 2013
© Luc Pages
© Luc Pages

© Luc Pages © Luc Pages © Luc Pages © Luc Pages +15

Tree Snake Houses / Luís Rebelo de Andrade + Tiago Rebelo de Andrade

00:00 - 26 September, 2013
Tree Snake Houses / Luís Rebelo de Andrade + Tiago Rebelo de Andrade, © Ricardo Oliveira Alves
© Ricardo Oliveira Alves

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves © Ricardo Oliveira Alves +23

Bahrain National Theatre / AS.Architecture-Studio

00:00 - 26 September, 2013
Bahrain National Theatre / AS.Architecture-Studio, © Nicolas Buisson
© Nicolas Buisson

© Nicolas Buisson © Nicolas Buisson © Nicolas Buisson © Nicolas Buisson +8

Atnbrufossen Vannbruksmuseum / L J B

01:00 - 26 September, 2013
© Marchesi, Hellum & Stikbakke
© Marchesi, Hellum & Stikbakke
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rondane, Norway
  • Project Manager

    Helge Stikbakke
  • Client

    Public Road Administration (Statens vegvesen) – National Tourist Routes
  • Site Manager

    Nordplan as, Steinar Løkken
  • Engineers

    Nordplan as/Estatikk as/Finn-Erik Nilsen
  • Main Contractor Building

    Norsk Massivtre as, Arild Øvergaard
  • Main Contractor Landscape and Foundation

    Stian Brenden Maskinservice as
  • Carpenter

    Folldal Bygg as, Ove Meisal
  • Glass

    Profilteam as, Bjørn Harald Bråten
  • Plumber

    Ole Petter Berger
  • Electrician

    Folldal Industrielektro as
  • Illumintion

    Stokkan Lys as, Andreas Skarpnes
  • Area

    180.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Marchesi, Hellum & Stikbakke © Marchesi, Hellum & Stikbakke © Marchesi, Hellum & Stikbakke © Marchesi, Hellum & Stikbakke +26