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DT Puerto Roldán House / VismaraCorsi Arquitectos

01:00 - 18 February, 2014
DT Puerto Roldán House / VismaraCorsi Arquitectos, © Sebastián Clavere
© Sebastián Clavere

© Sebastián Clavere © Sebastián Clavere © Sebastián Clavere © Sebastián Clavere +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Roldán, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
  • Project Area

    76.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photography

    Sebastián Clavere

M2 Technological Building, University of Salamanca / Sanchez Gil Arquitectos

01:00 - 18 February, 2014
M2 Technological Building,  University of Salamanca / Sanchez Gil Arquitectos, © Fernando Sánchez Cuadrado
© Fernando Sánchez Cuadrado

© Fernando Sánchez Cuadrado © Fernando Sánchez Cuadrado © Fernando Sánchez Cuadrado © Fernando Sánchez Cuadrado +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Villamayor, Salamanca, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Emilio Sánchez Gil, Fernando Sánchez Cuadrado, Emilio Sánchez Cuadrado
  • Technical Architects

    José Francisco González Hernández, Joaquín Goyenechea
  • Project Area

    3245.0 m2
  • Photography

    Fernando Sánchez Cuadrado

P12 House / Martin Dulanto

01:00 - 18 February, 2014
P12 House  / Martin Dulanto, © Juan Solano
© Juan Solano

© Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano +50

AM House / Giampaolo Mazzon

01:00 - 18 February, 2014
AM House / Giampaolo Mazzon, © Francesco Castagna
© Francesco Castagna

© Francesco Castagna © Francesco Castagna © Francesco Castagna © Francesco Castagna +23

Ourcq Jaures Student & Social Housing / Lacaton & Vassal

01:00 - 18 February, 2014
Ourcq Jaures Student & Social Housing / Lacaton & Vassal, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault +47

  • Architects

  • Location

    19th arrondissement of Paris, Paris, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Anne Lacaton & Jean Philippe Vassal
  • Project Manager

    Gaetan Redelsperger
  • Area

    5740.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

AD Interviews: Bjarke Ingels / BIG

01:00 - 18 February, 2014

At ArchDaily, we think that Bjarke Ingels is one of the most inspiring architects practicing today. Having found success at a relatively young age, Bjarke has never shied away from embracing his YES IS MORE philosophy. His conspicuous enthusiasm for the potential of architecture and design sets him apart from his peers. And it is precisely this go-to attitude that has allowed him to overcome some of the significant limits that face many young architects today. An impressive portfolio of both built and upcoming projects shows that his approach to design, though sometimes criticized, is profoundly impacting the social environment of architecture. 

On running an office, Bjarke says that “you have the opportunity and the responsibility to create the work environment that you would like to work in.” He has modeled his firm as a type of organism that is able to adapt to growth and change. In the interview, Bjarke explains that not only does his own role constantly evolve, but that the success of BIG is contingent on the invaluable contributions of his partners. BIG is more than just Bjarke. 

We also asked him to define architecture (“the art and science of making sure that our cities and buildings actually fit with the way we want to live our lives”), and to give students advice about pursuing a career in architecture. Be sure to read the full interview after the break.

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Circle Reading Hospital / Brydenwood

01:00 - 18 February, 2014
Circle Reading Hospital / Brydenwood, © Jocelyn Low
© Jocelyn Low

© Jocelyn Low © Jocelyn Low © Jocelyn Low © Jocelyn Low +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Reading, Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
  • Area

    10100.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Freundorf Villa / Project A01

01:00 - 18 February, 2014
Freundorf Villa  / Project A01, © Brigida Gonzalez
© Brigida Gonzalez

© Brigida Gonzalez © Brigida Gonzalez © Brigida Gonzalez © Brigida Gonzalez +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    3441 Judenau, Austria
  • Project Architect

    Andreas Schmitzer
  • Design Team

    Andreas Schmitzer, Judith Schafelner, Eleonora Gallenzi
  • Project Area

    229.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

House K2 / Pauliny Hovorka Architekti

00:00 - 18 February, 2014
© Branislav Hovorka
© Branislav Hovorka
  • Architects

  • Location

    Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
  • Architect in Charge

    Branislav Hovorka, Martin Paulíny
  • Collaborators

    Zuzana Reháková
  • Area

    1086.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Branislav Hovorka © Branislav Hovorka © Branislav Hovorka © Branislav Hovorka +33

Milson Island Indoor Sports Stadium / Allen Jack+Cottier Architects

22:00 - 17 February, 2014
Milson Island Indoor Sports Stadium / Allen Jack+Cottier Architects, Courtesy of AJ+C
Courtesy of AJ+C

Courtesy of AJ+C Courtesy of AJ+C Courtesy of AJ+C Courtesy of AJ+C +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hawkesbury River Information Centre, 5 Bridge Street, Brooklyn NSW 2083, Australia
  • Project architects

    John Gunnell, Jennifer Gehbauer
  • Design Director

    Michael Heenan
  • Project Director

    John Whittingham
  • Area

    690.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Value Farm / Thomas Chung

21:00 - 17 February, 2014
Value Farm / Thomas Chung, © Value Farm
© Value Farm

© Value Farm © Value Farm © Value Farm © Value Farm +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shekou, Nanshan, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Design Team

    Gary Law, Bill So, Sam Wong
  • Area

    8120.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Mediterranean Pearl / Carlos Gilardi

20:00 - 17 February, 2014
Mediterranean Pearl / Carlos Gilardi, © Antonio López Espada
© Antonio López Espada

© Antonio López Espada © Antonio López Espada © Antonio López Espada © Antonio López Espada +18

From Grain Silo to Shipping Container Student Housing

17:30 - 17 February, 2014
From Grain Silo to Shipping Container Student Housing, Courtesy of Citiq Property Developers, via Inhabitat
Courtesy of Citiq Property Developers, via Inhabitat

Inhabitat has just featured an unlikely new student housing project in Johannesburg: Mill Junction, a student complex that consists of two former grain silos topped with shipping containers. According to its developers, Citiq Property Developers, the energy and money-saving project re-directs money towards communal facilities, proving popular with students. As a result, Mill Junction, the second shipping-container housing project built by the Developers, may be the second of many more. More info at Inhabitat.

Lienzo de Barro House / Chaquiñán

18:00 - 17 February, 2014
Lienzo de Barro House / Chaquiñán, © Jerónimo Zúñiga
© Jerónimo Zúñiga

© Jerónimo Zúñiga © Jerónimo Zúñiga © Jerónimo Zúñiga © Jerónimo Zúñiga +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tumbaco, Ecuador
  • Architect in Charge

    Jorge Ramón Giacometti, Elena de Oleza Llobet
  • Area

    230.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Libeskind Designs "Polycentric Spiral" for Cosentino Group

16:07 - 17 February, 2014
Libeskind Designs "Polycentric Spiral" for Cosentino Group, Beyond the Wall / Daniel Libeskind for Cosentino Group
Beyond the Wall / Daniel Libeskind for Cosentino Group

Daniel Libeskind has unveiled a permanent sculpture at the Cosentino Group world headquarters in Almeria: “Beyond the Wall.” Inspired by the “infinite possibilities of the spiral,” the installation is intended to exhibit how the company’s ultra-compact, innovative surfacing material, Dekton® can be used to clad contemporary facades. 

BIG, Kengo Kuma Among Four Visions Unveiled for ARTA Cultural Center in Arnhem

14:55 - 17 February, 2014
BIG, Kengo Kuma Among Four Visions Unveiled for ARTA Cultural Center in Arnhem, © BIG with Allard Architecture
© BIG with Allard Architecture

Four international teams have unveiled their shortlisted proposals in the final leg of a highly anticipated competition to design a new “cultural hotspot” on the edge of the Rhine. ArtA, the “catchy” new name of what was previously known as “The Arts Cluster,” is part of a larger redevelopment project for the City of Arnhem which aims to reconnect the southern district of Rijnboog with its waterfront and establish a new home for the Focus Film Theatre and Museum Arnhem. 

A sneak peak of the shortlisted proposals, after the break...

Behind "Hy-Fi": The Organic, Compostable Tower That Won MoMA PS1's Young Architects Program 2014

12:00 - 17 February, 2014
Behind "Hy-Fi": The Organic, Compostable Tower That Won MoMA PS1's Young Architects Program 2014, The Living’s Hy-Fi, winning design of the 2014 Young Architects Program. The Museum of Modern Art and MoMAPS1. Image © The Living
The Living’s Hy-Fi, winning design of the 2014 Young Architects Program. The Museum of Modern Art and MoMAPS1. Image © The Living

This article, published by Metropolis Magazine as "Behind the Living's "100% Organic" Pavilion for MoMA PS1", goes behind the plans for this year's MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program's winning design, "Hy-Fi" - looking at the compostable eco-bricks which make the design possible.

"It all starts on local farms with waste corn stalks," says Sam Harrington of Ecovative, who will help build this year’s winning entry for the MoMA PS1 Young Architect’s Program. Hy-Fi, designed by the New York-based firm The Living, will be made of bricks that are entirely organic and ultimately, compostable. A good chunk of that material is corn stalks, stained clay-red with an organic dye from Shabd Simon-Alexander and Audrey Louisere . The rest is mycelium—mushroom roots to you and me—that will hold the corn stalks together as they cohere into a molded shape. The technology, developed by Ecovative in 2007, has so far been used as a packaging material. "But we love the chance to try something bold, and that’s what PS1 is all about," Harrington says.

Read more about the bricks behind Hy-Fi after the break

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport - Terminal 2 / SOM

01:00 - 17 February, 2014
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport - Terminal 2 / SOM, © Robert Polidori
© Robert Polidori

© SOM © Robert Polidori © Robert Polidori © Robert Polidori +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM), सहार रोड, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Area, मुंबई, महाराष्ट्र 400099, India
  • Design Partner

    Roger Duffy
  • Senior Design Architect

    Scott Duncan
  • Design Architect

    Peter Lefkovits
  • Technical Architect

    Narin Gobindranauth
  • Senior Aviation Planner

    Derek Moore
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs