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Stereotank Designs Heart-Beating Urban Drum for Times Square

00:00 - 15 December, 2014
Stereotank Designs Heart-Beating Urban Drum for Times Square, © Stereotank
© Stereotank

Come February 9, New York City will be celebrating the opening of its seventh annual Valentine’s Day installation in Times Square. As part of Times Square Alliance’s heart design competition, Brooklyn- based and Venezuelan-born firm Stereotank will be constructing a heart-beating urban drum in hopes that it will bring together New Yorkers through music. 

INTERIORS: Home Alone

00:00 - 15 December, 2014
INTERIORS: Home Alone, Courtesy of INTERIORS Journal
Courtesy of INTERIORS Journal

Interiors is an online film and architecture journal, published by Mehruss Jon Ahi and Armen KaraoghlanianInteriors runs an exclusive column for ArchDaily that analyzes and diagrams films in terms of space. Their Official Store will carry exclusive prints from these posts.

In their first collaboration together as writer and director, John Hughes and Christopher Columbus produced Home Alone (1990). This quintessential Christmas film is a prime example of a “movie home” -- a home that is made iconic and famous with its appearance in a popular film.

The film concerns itself with Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin), a young boy whose family accidently leaves him home alone after leaving for a vacation. In this small suburban town, on Christmas, their home is targeted after a string of successful break-ins in the neighborhood. The McCallister Residence as a result becomes the central space where the majority of the action in the film occurs.

The production used an actual home for the setting of the film. The home’s location is 671 Lincoln Avenue in Winnetka, Illinois, north of Chicago. The majority of the interiors were filmed on location, including most of the first floor, while several rooms were recreated and filmed on a sound stage. Interiors visited the location in July 2014.

Cabin Norderhov / Atelier Oslo

01:00 - 15 December, 2014
Cabin Norderhov / Atelier Oslo, © Lars Petter Pettersen
© Lars Petter Pettersen

© Lars Petter Pettersen © Lars Petter Pettersen © Lars Petter Pettersen © Lars Petter Pettersen +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Norderhov, Norway
  • Design Team

    Nils Ole Bae Brandtzæg, Thomas Liu, Marius Mowe, Jonas Norsted, Juan Ruiz, Bosheng Gan, Sveinn Thorarinsson, Emmanuel Ferm
  • Area

    80.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Eilkhaneh / [SHIFT] Process Practice

01:00 - 15 December, 2014
Eilkhaneh / [SHIFT] Process Practice, © Parham Taghioff
© Parham Taghioff

© Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tehran, Tehran, Zaferaniyeh, Iran
  • Design Team

    Rambod Eilkhani-Nashid Nabian-Dorna Mesrzadeh
  • Area

    500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

REX Cantilevers Stacked Library Entry Over Downtown Calgary Site

01:00 - 15 December, 2014
REX Cantilevers Stacked Library Entry Over Downtown Calgary Site, © Luxigon
© Luxigon

REX has shared with us their competition proposal for Calgary’s New Central Library (NCL). Though Snøhetta and DIALOG ultimately won the competition, REX was shortlisted as a finalist with an unconventional scheme that was based on adaptability, serendipity and treating the librarians as curators. By literally stacking the library’s program according to the client’s desired sequence, REX formulated six typological clusters hoisted on top an illuminated plinth. 

Check out the complete proposal, after the break. 

© REX © Luxigon © Luxigon © Luxigon +24

Library in Dublin / Carr Cotter & Naessens

01:00 - 15 December, 2014
Library in Dublin / Carr Cotter & Naessens, © Dennis Gilbert
© Dennis Gilbert

© Dennis Gilbert © Dennis Gilbert © Dennis Gilbert © Dennis Gilbert +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moran Park House, Queen's Road, Dublin, Ireland
  • Architect in Charge

    Louise Cotter and David Naessens
  • Area

    6327.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership / Studio Gang

01:00 - 15 December, 2014
Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership / Studio Gang, © Steve Hall for Hedrich Blessing
© Steve Hall for Hedrich Blessing

© Steve Hall for Hedrich Blessing © Steve Hall for Hedrich Blessing © Steve Hall for Hedrich Blessing © Steve Hall for Hedrich Blessing +48

#ILookUp: AIA Seeks to Enhance Public's Awareness of Design Importance

00:00 - 15 December, 2014

What do you see when you look up? As part of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) #ILookUp campaign, this video seeks to elevate the public’s awareness of the impact and importance of the design profession by asking everyone to “look up.” It is the AIA’s goal to spark a two-way conversation on the value of architects and architecture. Please watch the video above and share your thoughts on social media using the #ILookUp

Spotlight: Ray Eames

01:00 - 15 December, 2014
Spotlight: Ray Eames , The Eames House. Image © J. Paul Getty Trust
The Eames House. Image © J. Paul Getty Trust

Ray Eames (December 15, 1912-August 1988) is best known for her personal and artistic collaboration with Charles Eames, and together, their innovative designs shaped the course of modernism. Although Charles often gave the firm its public face (particularly in the male-oriented world of mid-century design), the two designers are almost always discussed as a couple and every project that their office pursued was in fact a team effort. When asked about any particular piece of furniture, for example, Ray always maintained that she contributed to the details of the design in a “million ways” and considered the overall form of each project in a critical fashion, emphasizing the collaborative nature of not just their partnership, but their entire office.

Plywood Trio Apartment in Madrid / BUJ+COLÓN Arquitectos

01:00 - 15 December, 2014
 Plywood Trio Apartment in Madrid / BUJ+COLÓN Arquitectos, © Elena Almagro
© Elena Almagro

© Elena Almagro  © Elena Almagro  © Elena Almagro  © Elena Almagro  +25

OMA Wins Competition for Shanghai Exhibition Center

01:00 - 15 December, 2014
OMA Wins Competition for Shanghai Exhibition Center, Courtesy of OMA
Courtesy of OMA

OMA has won a competition to design the Lujiazui Exhibition Centre, a 1,500 square meter space in Shanghai Pudong on the site of the former "Shanghai Shipyard." The design aims to create a concentrated culture and event space within the surrounding financial district, on the edge of the Huangpu River, one of the most photographed waterfronts in the world.

More on the design after the break

A Look Inside SelgasCano's First UK Project

00:00 - 15 December, 2014
A Look Inside SelgasCano's First UK Project, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

In an article for The Observer Rowan Moore examines 'Second Home', a newly opened "creative hub" in London designed by Spanish practice SelgasCano, who were recently announced as the designers of the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion. For Moore the project, which is the practice's first building in the UK, offers a "lightness and grace as well as invention, and an awareness of when to stop." The building is designed to be fluid, allowing start-up creative businesses to move in and move out as and when their business model dictates. Heavy tables can emerge from the floor, and 'roaming zones' facilitate creative thought. According to Moore's review, there "are no water-coolers, no kitchenettes, [and] no microwaves."

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +5

Konya City Stadium / Bahadır Kul Architects

01:00 - 15 December, 2014
Konya City Stadium / Bahadır Kul Architects, © Ket Kolektif
© Ket Kolektif

© Ket Kolektif © Ket Kolektif © Ket Kolektif © Ket Kolektif +29

Palacio de Hierro Antea Façade / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

01:00 - 15 December, 2014
Palacio de Hierro Antea Façade / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, © Paul Rivera
© Paul Rivera

© Paul Rivera © Paul Rivera © Paul Rivera © Paul Rivera +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico
  • Architects In Charge

    Arq. Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
  • Architecture Leader

    Arq. Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
  • Project Leader

    Arq. Humberto Mendoza
  • Architecture Team

    Fernando Sordo Madaleno de Haro, Juliam Silva, Andrés Muñoz
  • Área

    9000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

DupleXS / architectureRED

01:00 - 15 December, 2014
DupleXS / architectureRED , © Prem, Rajan Gero
© Prem, Rajan Gero

© Prem, Rajan Gero © Prem, Rajan Gero © Prem, Rajan Gero © Prem, Rajan Gero +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Design Team

    Biju Kuriakose, Kishore Panikkar, Kani Pandian, Yasir Azami, Preetha John, Apoorva Madhusudan
  • Area

    17000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Studio Gang Tapped to Extend American Museum of Natural History

00:00 - 14 December, 2014
Studio Gang Tapped to Extend American Museum of Natural History, American Museum of Natural History. Image Courtesy of Wikipedia
American Museum of Natural History. Image Courtesy of Wikipedia

Chicago’s Studio Gang Architects have been selected to design a new Center for Science, Education and Innovation for the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Named after its largest donor, the $325 million Gilder Center will include 218,000-square-feet of existing and new space. It is slated to open on Columbus Avenue at 79th Street on the west side of the Museum campus, in conjunction with its 150th anniversary in 2019–2020.

Photography Panels Become “Pop-Up Habitats” in this Exhibition by People’s Architecture Office

01:00 - 14 December, 2014
Photography Panels Become “Pop-Up Habitats” in this Exhibition by People’s Architecture Office, Pop-Up Gallery.Times Museum, Guangzhou. Image Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office (PAO)
Pop-Up Gallery.Times Museum, Guangzhou. Image Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office (PAO)

Inspired by the recent popularity of amateur photography in China, People’s Architecture Office (PAO) + People’s Industrial Design Office (PIDO) repurposed reflective photography panels to create multipurpose Pop-Up Habitats. Incredibly lightweight and comprised of only flexible steel rings and a soft fabric, the Pop-Up Habitats can fold quickly and form self-supporting structures when expanded.

The Pop-Up Habitat has been exhibited in numerous architecture and design festivals around the world -- including Beijing Design Week and the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture in Shenzhen -- and in numerous forms. The Pop-Up Habitats have been turned into an auditorium, a gallery and a canopy, in addition to “an unintended but apt backdrop for selfies" at one exhibition. A consumer version has also been developed as a “weatherproof modular tent.”

Check out some of the exhibitions the Pop-Up Habitats have been featured in after the break. 

Pop-Up Gallery.Times Museum, Guangzhou. Image Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office (PAO) Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office (PAO) Pop-Up Gallery.Times Museum, Guangzhou. Image Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office (PAO) Pop-Up Gallery.Times Museum, Guangzhou. Image Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office (PAO) +28

Olson Kundig Repurpose “38 Beams” as Design Miami/ Collectors Lounge

00:00 - 14 December, 2014
Olson Kundig Repurpose “38 Beams” as Design Miami/ Collectors Lounge , © James Harris
© James Harris

Early this month at Design Miami/, Olson Kundig Architects celebrated the opening of “38 Beams,” a temporary collectors lounge named after the thirty-eight salvaged glulam beams that made up the structure. Originally milled in the 1950s, the Northwestern Douglas fir beams were once used to construct a Los Angeles building before being repurposed. 

Approximately 15x30 inches around and up to 30 feet in length, 38 Beams formed a 2,400-square-foot lounge with an open lattice-work stacked 15-feet-high. The focal point of the space was a 28-foot Perrier-Jouët champagne bar lit by a chandelier of one hundred suspended light tubes designed by LILIENTHAL l ZAMORA. 

More about the structure and images, after the break. 

© James Harris © James Harris © James Harris © Olson Kundig Architects +16