Paul Rudolph’s Orange County Government Center Still at Risk

00:00 - 9 July, 2013
Orange County Government Center by Paul Rudolph © New York Times – Tony Cenicola
Orange County Government Center by Paul Rudolph © New York Times – Tony Cenicola

Despite a 15-6 Legislature vote in February that ruled in favor of preserving Paul Rudolph’s brutalist landmark in Goshen, reports indicate that demolition is still being considered as an option. According to the Times Herald-Record, an ad hoc panel led by pro-demolition County Executive Ed Diana selected a team of architects and engineers to develop three options in 90 days for “renovating and replacing” sections of the 43-year-old complex. Though many thought the 18-month-long campaign ended with February's ruling, it is apparent that the heated debate is far from over. Ultimately, lawmakers must vote again on the project to authorize bonding for construction.

PINC Pavilion / Clínica de Arquitectura

01:00 - 9 July, 2013
© Alexandre Delmar
© Alexandre Delmar

© Alexandre Delmar © Alexandre Delmar © Alexandre Delmar © Alexandre Delmar +20

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) Chosen as Landscape Architect for Menil Collection Master Plan

23:00 - 8 July, 2013
Courtesy of www.mvvainc.com
Courtesy of www.mvvainc.com

In another pleasing step forward in its ultimate execution of David Chipperfield‘s master plan for the museum campus, the Menil Collection has hired Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates to design a new landscape for the 30-acre neighborhood that connects more than a half-dozen museum buildings.  

Venturini House / Adamo-Faiden

01:00 - 8 July, 2013
© Cristobal Palma
© Cristobal Palma

© Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma +17

House in Iwase / Koichiro Horiuchi

01:00 - 8 July, 2013
© Jin Hosoya
© Jin Hosoya

© Jin Hosoya © Jin Hosoya © Jin Hosoya © Jin Hosoya +46

Emilio Pugín Building / Albert Tidy

01:00 - 8 July, 2013
© Pablo Casals-Aguirre
© Pablo Casals-Aguirre
  • Architects

  • Location

    Universidad Austral de Chile - Calle Gral Lagos 1194, Valdivia, Valdivia, Región de los Ríos, Chile
  • Associated Architect

    Daniel Lazo
  • Area

    10620.0 sqm
  • Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre © Pablo Casals-Aguirre +38

AD Classics: Soreq Nuclear Research Center / Philip Johnson

01:00 - 8 July, 2013
 Philip Johnson and Gideon Ziv, Sorek Nuclear Research Center, Israel, 1956-9 (from: Zvi Efrat, The Israeli Project: Building and Architecture 1948-1973)
Philip Johnson and Gideon Ziv, Sorek Nuclear Research Center, Israel, 1956-9 (from: Zvi Efrat, The Israeli Project: Building and Architecture 1948-1973)

American architect and Prizker Prize winner Philip Johnson - who would have turned 107 today - is well known for his contributions to 20th century architecture, from the modernist Glass House in 1949 to his later infamous post modernist AT&T building in 1984. But did you know that Johnson designed a brutalistic nuclear plant in Israel? More on this monolithic concrete structure after the break...

via www.soreq.gov.il Photo by Arnold Newman, via eng.archinform.net  Philip Johnson and Gideon Ziv, Sorek Nuclear Research Center, Israel, 1956-9 (from: Zvi Efrat, The Israeli Project: Building and Architecture 1948-1973)   Philip Johnson and Gideon Ziv, Sorek Nuclear Research Center, Israel, 1956-9 (from: Zvi Efrat, The Israeli Project: Building and Architecture 1948-1973)  +12

The Quest to "Liberate" Architecture from Modernism's Evils: An Interview with Nikos Salingaros

00:00 - 8 July, 2013
© Nikos Salingaros
© Nikos Salingaros

Nikos Salingaros is unafraid of a controversial statement. A professor of Mathematics and Urban theory, he has been using his scientific approach to study architecture and urban environments for years, and has come to a conclusion: Modernism is just about the worst thing that happened to architecture. 

As Salingaros explains, not only is it impossible to have any "Green" architecture within a modernist framework, but, moreover, Modernism encourages us to deny our biologically-evolved senses and embrace an unnatural, inhuman built world - and why? Because there's a whole lot of money and power behind those "modernist boxes." As Salingaros puts it:

"Architectural Education ever since the Bauhaus, and continuing to the present day without interruption, teaches students to interpret built forms according to very peculiar abstract criteria, and not through their own biologically-evolved senses and cognitive intelligence. This is radical training in sensory denial: desensitizing people so that their interpretation of the world can be defined by others with an agenda."

I interviewed Salingaros to get to the bottom of his theories and understand his anti-Modern crusade. Read it all, including Salingaros' incendiary takes on Architecture education, sustainability, and urban planning, after the break...

SKALGUBBAR: Download Free Images of People for Your Renders

00:00 - 8 July, 2013

SKALGUBBAR is a library of free high-resolution images of people that can be used in renderings and photomontages. The idea for this immense virtual library came to Teodor Javanaud Emdén when he was in architecture school. He realized that it was complicated to find images of people on the internet, and that when he did find them the color quality and resolution were not good enough. Because of this, he decided to photograph his friends and use their likenesses in his projects; his friends also used these images in their own projects since Teodor shared his pictures on a website.

Green Orchard / Paul Archer Design

01:00 - 8 July, 2013
Courtesy of Paul Archer Design
Courtesy of Paul Archer Design

Courtesy of Paul Archer Design Courtesy of Paul Archer Design Courtesy of Paul Archer Design Courtesy of Paul Archer Design +11

ArchDaily App Guide: Sketchfab

00:00 - 8 July, 2013

ArchDaily’s Architecture App Guide will introduce you to web and mobile apps that can help you as an architect: productivity, inspiration, drafting, and more.

3D computer modeling has become a ubiquitous tool in architecture and design, but - even now - there’s no real solution to the problem of easily displaying or sharing models. An exciting new tool, however, might just change this. It’s called Sketchfab, and it displays 3D models natively in the browser - no plugins necessary, and no need to download to your desktop. A resource like this allows any viewer or reader to glimpse into the future of publishing and communicating architecture online.

Users sign up for Sketchfab and upload models directly in 27 native 3D formats (including .3ds, .stl, .kmz, .dwf, .lwo and others); these models can then be embedded anywhere. Not only will this allow architects to showcase finalized projects, but designs can be followed as they evolve and change. It will be particularly valuable in the remote review process that occurs between the architect and 3D visualizers. And Sketchfab’s platform has an integrated comment and like system to foster discussion and critique.

Google Campus Dublin / Camenzind Evolution + Henry J. Lyons Architects

00:00 - 8 July, 2013
© Peter Wurmli
© Peter Wurmli

© Peter Wurmli © Peter Wurmli © Peter Wurmli © Peter Wurmli +35

The University of Notre Dame Australia Werribee Clinical School / DesignInc

01:00 - 8 July, 2013
© Dianna Snape
© Dianna Snape
  • Architects

  • Location

    Werribee, Victoria, Australia
  • Project Team

    Rohan Wilson (Project Director), Jane Sayers (Project Architect), Sonya Montgomerie (Senior Architect), Aileen Lim (Architect), Snow Park (Senior Interior Designer), Afrodite Moulatsiotis (Interior Designer), Kylee Ashdown (Senior Technician), David Cox (Associate), Travers Cunnington (Senior Graphic Designer), Jane Devlin (Project Architect), Yasushi Honda, Mona Ho, Go Siong, Daniel Moore, Lachlan McEwen, Anne Spirou, Susan Illingworth, Manuel Canestrini, Natalie Yong
  • Area

    2238.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape +14

El Viento / Otto Medem de la Torriente

01:00 - 8 July, 2013
© Otto Medem de la Torriente
© Otto Medem de la Torriente

© Otto Medem de la Torriente © Otto Medem de la Torriente © Otto Medem de la Torriente © Otto Medem de la Torriente +24

House of Uchigami / Keisuke Kawaguchi + K2-Design

01:00 - 8 July, 2013
© Koji Fujii
© Koji Fujii

© Koji Fujii © Koji Fujii © Koji Fujii © Koji Fujii +25

BIG Unveils ‘Telus Sky’ Tower in Calgary

01:00 - 8 July, 2013
Courtesy of BIG
Courtesy of BIG

In an attempt to transform Calgary’s corporate-centric downtown into a walkable, dynamic community, TELUS has commissioned BIG to design a mixed-use skyscraper in the heart of the Canadian city. Known as TELUS Sky, the 750,000 square foot tower is designed to “seamlessly accommodate the transformation from working to living as the tower takes off from the ground to reach the sky.”

Bakery / Paulo Merlini Arquitectura

01:00 - 8 July, 2013
© João Morgado
© João Morgado

© João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado © João Morgado +37

AMMO / Joyce Wang

00:00 - 8 July, 2013
© Edmon Leong
© Edmon Leong
  • Architects

  • Location

    1 Justice Dr, Central, Hong Kong
  • Contractor

    Wan Fang Limited
 Mr. Allan Mak
Allan
  • Area

    2000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Edmon Leong

© Edmon Leong © Edmon Leong © Edmon Leong © Edmon Leong +23