2 houses in Panorama / Office Twentyfive Architects

01:00 - 17 October, 2013
2 houses in Panorama / Office Twentyfive Architects, Courtesy of Office Twentyfive Architects
Courtesy of Office Twentyfive Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Panorama, Greece
  • Area

    760.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Office Twentyfive Architects

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Domplatz / hohensinn architektur

01:00 - 17 October, 2013
© Paul Ott photografiert
© Paul Ott photografiert
  • Architects

  • Location

    Linz, Austria
  • Team

    Pair Dicke, Ognjen Persoglio,Thomas Klietmann, Klemens Mitheis, Mario Mayrl, Franz Jelisitz
  • Area

    7100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Paul Ott photografiert © Paul Ott photografiert © Paul Ott photografiert © Paul Ott photografiert +19

AD Classics: La Sagrada Familia / Antoni Gaudi

01:00 - 16 October, 2013
AD Classics: La Sagrada Familia / Antoni Gaudi, The Passion Facade © Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Família
The Passion Facade © Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Família

Construction of the Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família began in 1882, more than a century ago. The temple is still under construction, with completion expected in 2026. It is perhaps the best known structure of Catalan Modernisme, drawing over three million visitors annually. Architect Antoni Gaudi worked on the project until his death in 1926, in full anticipation he would not live to see it finished. 

© John Kennan © John Kennan © Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada  Família © Jose Gonzalvo +38

Unanimous Approval for Apple's Cupertino Campus

01:00 - 16 October, 2013
Unanimous Approval for Apple's Cupertino Campus, Courtesy of MacRumors.com
Courtesy of MacRumors.com

UPDATE: Although having already cleared a preliminary vote, the Apple HQ was given unanimous approval from the Cupertino council yesterday. One "largely perfunctory" vote remains for November 15th. Detailed images, after the break.

Curl Curl Residence / CplusC Architectural Workshop

01:00 - 16 October, 2013
Curl Curl Residence / CplusC Architectural Workshop, © Murray Fredericks
© Murray Fredericks

© Murray Fredericks © Murray Fredericks © Murray Fredericks © Murray Fredericks +18

Ayen Clinic / Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido

01:00 - 16 October, 2013
Ayen Clinic / Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido, © Cristobal Palma
© Cristobal Palma
  • Architects

  • Location

    1 Poniente y 4 Sur, Talca, Chile
  • Architect

    Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido
  • Collaborators

    Alejandra Araya, Macarena Ávila
  • Surface Area

    450 m2
  • Project Area

    450.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photography

    Cristobal Palma, Unknown photographer

© Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma © Unknown photographer © Cristobal Palma +15

GRAFT Wins Competition to Design Resort in Lofer

01:00 - 16 October, 2013
GRAFT Wins Competition to Design Resort in Lofer , Hotel. Image Courtesy of GRAFT
Hotel. Image Courtesy of GRAFT

GRAFT Architects has won first place in a competition to design a “premium common good resort” in Lofer, Austria. Located in the Pinzgau region of Salzburg, the resort will include a hotel complex, staff building, workshop based on “the economy for the common good,” “café villa” and a premium residence area. GRAFT’s design was highly lauded by both the client and locals, all of whom were fully involved in the decision process. 

Villa M / Niklaus Graber + Christoph Steiger Architekten

01:00 - 16 October, 2013
© Dominique M.Wehrli
© Dominique M.Wehrli

© Dominique M.Wehrli © Dominique M.Wehrli © Dominique M.Wehrli © Dominique M.Wehrli +20

Snack Bar / Hou de Sousa

01:00 - 16 October, 2013
Snack Bar / Hou de Sousa, Courtesy of Hou de Sousa
Courtesy of Hou de Sousa
  • Architect Office

  • Location

    Cumbayá, Ecuador
  • Project Team

    Nancy Hou, Josh de Sousa
  • Client

    Happy Panda
  • Contractor

    Hou de Sousa
  • Area

    16.0 sqm
  • Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Cortesia de Hou de Sousa

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Warehouse “Magasinet” / Metro Arkitekter

01:00 - 16 October, 2013
Warehouse “Magasinet”  / Metro Arkitekter, © Rafael Palomo
© Rafael Palomo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Malmö, Sweden
  • Design Team

    Claes R Janson, Rafael Palomo (responsible architects), Mikael Dankull (engineer), Henrik Troedson, Jens Ekander
  • Developer

    Wihlborgs Fastigheter AB
  • Builder

    MVB Syd AB
  • Engineer

    Danewids Ingenjörsbyrå, Mikael Gullberg
  • Area

    7500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Rafael Palomo © Rafael Palomo © Rafael Palomo © Rafael Palomo +24

House Refurbishment in Silleda / terceroderecha arquitectos

01:00 - 16 October, 2013
House Refurbishment in Silleda / terceroderecha arquitectos , © Baku Akazawa
© Baku Akazawa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Silleda, Pontevedra, Spain
  • Arquitecto a Cargo

    Jorge Álvarez Rúa, Laura Arias Pardo, Jose C. Álvarez Rodríguez
  • Area

    215.0 m2
  • Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Baku Akazawa © Baku Akazawa © Baku Akazawa © Baku Akazawa +17

Villeneuve-Saint-Georges Hospital / Atelier d’architecture Michel Rémon

01:00 - 16 October, 2013
© Mathieu Ducros
© Mathieu Ducros

© Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros +47

C. Sant Cugat House / RTA-Office

01:00 - 16 October, 2013
C. Sant Cugat House / RTA-Office, Courtesy RTA-Office
Courtesy RTA-Office

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Midvale Courtyard House / Bruns Architecture

01:00 - 16 October, 2013
Midvale Courtyard House / Bruns Architecture, © Tricia Shay
© Tricia Shay
  • Architects

  • Location

    Madison, Wisconsin, United States
  • Interior Design

    MANI & Company
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Tricia Shay © Tricia Shay © Tricia Shay © Tricia Shay +12

Restaurant Koi Sushi / Grupo Spazio

01:00 - 16 October, 2013
Restaurant Koi Sushi / Grupo Spazio, © Oscar Hernandez
© Oscar Hernandez
  • Architects

  • Location

    Galerías, Aguascalientes, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Carlos Fernandez Musacchio, Ricardo Chacon Ibarra, Erick Arellano Gutierrez
  • Partnership

    René Arellano Marchand, Brenda Martin del Campo Mora, Alice García Malo, Paulina Gutiérrez Hoyos, David de los Ríos Juárez, Ernesto López Romo, Natalia Gutiérrez Romo, Lorena López Martínez, Raphael Montoya
  • Area

    528.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Oscar Hernandez © Oscar Hernandez © Oscar Hernandez © Oscar Hernandez +14

Secret Google Project Could Transform Construction Industry

00:00 - 16 October, 2013
Secret Google Project Could Transform Construction Industry, Google’s HQ, the Googleplex, in Moutain View, California. Google X is a secret facility run by Google located about a half mile from here. Image © ArchDaily Instagram Feed (@archdaily)
Google’s HQ, the Googleplex, in Moutain View, California. Google X is a secret facility run by Google located about a half mile from here. Image © ArchDaily Instagram Feed (@archdaily)

Google's secret development department, Google X (responsible for Google's very cool, although non-core initiatives, such as Google Glass and driverless cars) is reportedly working on a new technology that could transform the construction industry - as well as architecture itself. It goes by the name of "Genie."

According to Globes, a report from Genie's development team, addressed to Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, describes the invention as a cloud-based collaboration platform with "planning applications to help architects and engineers in the design process, especially for skyscrapers and large buildings. The platform includes planning tools of expert architects and engineers and advance analytics and simulation tools." 

The report also emphasized Genie's potential to transform the conservative construction industry, one of the most profitable and the most wasteful, by making it more efficient and environmentally friendly at the level of design, construction, and maintenance. The report suggests the invention could save 30-50% in construction costs and 30-50% of the time spent between planning and market; moreover, it could generate $120 billion a year.

TED: Ingenious Homes in Unexpected Places / Iwan Baan

00:00 - 16 October, 2013

Iwan Baan’s curiosity for the built environment has led him to be one of the world’s most preeminent photographers whose skills are in constant demand by architectural elites worldwide. Constantly on the move, Baan has found himself documenting fascinating testaments to human ingenuity. From the informal vertical community of Torre David in Caracas to the floating Niagara slum of Makoko, Baan’s encounters with thriving communities in some of the most unexpected places has led him to believe that there is “no such thing as normal” and humans can truly adapt to anything. 

Central Mosque of Pristina Competition Entry / Dürig AG

00:00 - 16 October, 2013
Central Mosque of Pristina Competition Entry / Dürig AG, Courtesy of Dürig AG
Courtesy of Dürig AG

Another noteworthy proposal for the Central Mosque of Pristina in Kosovo; this time, from Zurich-based architecture firm, Dürig AG. They envision the new mosque as an interplay between the individual and the community. "Mosques are places of worship for the Islamic community where the single believer joins a larger body for the ceremonial act of worship and prayer." Singular elements combine to make a larger, more meaningful, whole. "Thus, [our proposal] stands as a materialized representation for the individual within the Islamic community of Kosovo."

Natural daylight softly descends through the modulated plenum, creating a uniform prayer hall. Perforations throughout the facade and interior wooden panels enable a visual transparency that, Dürig AG expects, should spawn a dialogue between individuals inside the mosque and pedestrians in the city.