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House for an Art Collector / Christian Dupraz Architectes

01:00 - 12 November, 2013
House for an Art Collector / Christian Dupraz Architectes, Courtesy of Christian Dupraz Architectes
Courtesy of Christian Dupraz Architectes

Courtesy of Christian Dupraz Architectes Courtesy of Christian Dupraz Architectes Courtesy of Christian Dupraz Architectes Courtesy of Christian Dupraz Architectes +16

Wiklands Backe / Sandell Sandberg

01:00 - 12 November, 2013

Sayavedra House / Taller de Arquitectura-Mauricio Rocha

01:00 - 12 November, 2013
Sayavedra House / Taller de Arquitectura-Mauricio Rocha, Courtesy of Taller De Arquitectura- Mauricio Rocha
Courtesy of Taller De Arquitectura- Mauricio Rocha
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Mauricio Rocha, Arturo Mera Ortiz, Gabriela Carrillo Valadez
  • Collaborators

    Carolina Velasco
  • Constructor

    Muzquiz y Asociados S.A. de C.V.
  • Area

    225.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Taller De Arquitectura- Mauricio Rocha

Courtesy of Taller De Arquitectura- Mauricio Rocha Courtesy of Taller De Arquitectura- Mauricio Rocha Courtesy of Taller De Arquitectura- Mauricio Rocha Courtesy of Taller De Arquitectura- Mauricio Rocha +23

Trylletromler / Fabric Architecture

01:00 - 12 November, 2013
Trylletromler / Fabric Architecture, © Walter Herfst
© Walter Herfst
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rosenborg Castle, 1350 Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Design Team

    Eric Frijters, Olv Klijn; project team: Greta Mozzachiodi, Guillermo Lavernia, Charlotte Simpson and Ida Fløche Moller
  • Construction Team

    MOELVEN Denmark A/S, Copenhagen Technical College
  • Client

    Danish Architects Association, DAA Copenhagen department
  • Photographs

© Walter Herfst © Walter Herfst © Walter Herfst © Walter Herfst +24

2014 YAP P.S.1 Shortlist

01:00 - 12 November, 2013
2014 YAP P.S.1 Shortlist, 2013 YAP P.S.1 Winner: Party Wall / CODA. Image © Zachary Tyler Newton
2013 YAP P.S.1 Winner: Party Wall / CODA. Image © Zachary Tyler Newton

MoMA P.S.1 has announced five finalists to compete in the 2014 Young Architects Program (YAP). Now in it’s 15th edition, the competition will challenge a group of emerging architects to design a temporary installation within the walls of the P.S.1 courtyard for MoMA’s annual summer “Warm-Up” series.

The 2014 shortlist includes Collective-LOK (Jon Lott of PARA-Project, William O’Brien Jr. of WOJR, & Michael Kubo of over,under; NY, MA), Fake Industries Architectural Agonism (Cristina Goberna & Urtzi Grau; NY), LAMAS (Wei-Han Vivian Lee & James Macgillivray; Ann Arbor, Toronto), Pita + Bloom (Florencia Pita & Jackilin Hah Bloom; Los Angeles), and The Living (David Benjamin; NY). The winners will be announced in early 2014. 

Surya: REX / Front’s 400-foot Solution for Dallas’ Disputed “Hot Spot”

01:00 - 12 November, 2013
Surya: REX / Front’s 400-foot Solution for Dallas’ Disputed “Hot Spot”, Surya. Image © Luxigon
Surya. Image © Luxigon

It’s been two year’s since the construction of the 42-story Museum Tower in Dallas. As many of you may recall, the luxury condo has been in dispute with the neighboring Nasher Sculpture Center over an intense “hot spot” caused by the tower’s highly reflective skin. Although Nasher has demanded that the Museum Tower cover its southwestern facade with an external louver system, thus blocking the glare from penetrating Nasher’s Renzo Piano-designed cast aluminum sunscreen, the developers have refused to oblige due to a fear of jeopardizing the project's profitability.

Negotiations have turned to squabbles and proposals have fallen on deaf ears. However, a team lead by REX and Front has been commissioned by the Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund (DPFPF) - the Museum Tower’s developer - to explore a "third option," one that would not require changing the construction of either Museum Tower or the Nasher. 

Sweetwater Spectrum Community / LMS Architects

01:00 - 12 November, 2013
Sweetwater Spectrum Community / LMS Architects, © Tim Griffith
© Tim Griffith
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sonoma, CA 95476, USA
  • Design Team

    Marsha Maytum, Bill Leddy, Christopher May, Gregg Novicoff, Vanna Whitney, Claudia Merzario, Andrew Hamblin
  • Contractor

    Midstate Construction
  • Landscape

    Roche + Roche Landscape Architecture
  • Structural

    Structural Design Group
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith +28

CTBUH Crowns One World Trade as Tallest Building in US

00:00 - 12 November, 2013
CTBUH Crowns One World Trade as Tallest Building in US, One World Trade Center as seen from the Hudson River. Image © Joe Mabel via Wikipedia
One World Trade Center as seen from the Hudson River. Image © Joe Mabel via Wikipedia

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has official ruled Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s One World Trade Center (1WTC) as the tallest building in the United States. The decision comes after a long debate questioned whether or not the tower’s 408 foot spire should count towards its overall height. 

As CTBUH explained: “Due to design changes that resulted in the removal of the architectural cladding around the mast at the top of the structure, it became unclear whether the structure was in fact a ‘spire’ – a vertical element that completes the architectural expression of the building and is intended as permanent, or whether it was an antenna – a piece of functional-technical equipment that was subject to change.”

Vucedol Archaeological Museum / Radionica Arhitekture

01:00 - 12 November, 2013
© Boris Cvjetanović
© Boris Cvjetanović
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vukovar, Croatia
  • Architect in Charge

    Iva Pejić, Goran Rako, Josip Sabolić, Mario Škarijot
  • Exhibition

    Vanja Ilić
  • Area

    2500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Boris Cvjetanović © Boris Cvjetanović © Boris Cvjetanović © Boris Cvjetanović +14

AD Interviews: Stephen Hodder, RIBA President

01:00 - 12 November, 2013
AD Interviews: Stephen Hodder, RIBA President, Courtesy of Mies. UK
Courtesy of Mies. UK

ArchDaily recently got the chance to speak to Stephen Hodder, current President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) at his practice in Manchester. Best known as the recipient of the inaugural RIBA Stirling Prize in 1996 (for the Centenary Building), Hodder was educated at the University of Manchester's School of Architecture, he's perhaps best known as the recipient of the inaugural RIBA Stirling Prize in 1996 for the Centenary Building and was awarded an MBE for services to architecture in 1998.

Having been officially in the role for only two months, Hodder spent some time with us discussing his hopes for the next two years. Find out why he described himself as a fan of Scandinavians and prog-rock after the break...

Federal Center South Building 1202 / ZGF Architects

01:00 - 12 November, 2013
Federal Center South Building 1202 / ZGF Architects, © Benjamin Benschneider
© Benjamin Benschneider

© Benjamin Benschneider © Benjamin Benschneider © Benjamin Benschneider © Benjamin Benschneider +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    4645 E Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98134, USA
  • Design-Build Contractor

    Sellen Construction
  • Area

    209000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Benjamin Benschneider, Lara Swimmer, Courtesy of ZGF Architects

Villa B / Tectoniques Architects

01:00 - 11 November, 2013
Villa B / Tectoniques Architects, © Erick Saillet
© Erick Saillet

© Erick Saillet © Erick Saillet © Erick Saillet © Erick Saillet +12

Factory Jaffa House / Pitsou Kedem Architects

01:00 - 11 November, 2013
Factory Jaffa House / Pitsou Kedem Architects, © Amit Geron
© Amit Geron
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Design Team

    Pitsou Kedem, Raz Melamed, Irene Goldberg
  • Area

    180.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +35

Oil Factory / Marcelo Daglio Arquitectos

01:00 - 11 November, 2013
Oil Factory / Marcelo  Daglio Arquitectos, Courtesy of Marcelo Daglio Arquitectos
Courtesy of Marcelo Daglio Arquitectos
  • Architects

  • Location

    Maldonado, Uruguay
  • Collaborators

    Pablo Jaime, Ariel Sosa
  • Constructor

    Pedro Baubeta
  • Landscaper

    Roberto Mulieri
  • Area

    514.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Marcelo Daglio Arquitectos, Carli Angenscheidt

Sede Banco Arquia / NO.MAD

01:00 - 11 November, 2013
Sede Banco Arquia / NO.MAD, © Miguel de Guzmán
© Miguel de Guzmán
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bilbao, Biscay, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Eduardo Arroyo
  • Collaborators

    David Rodríguez, Luis Arroyo, Margarita Martínez, Alfonso Navarrete, José López
  • Quantity Surveyor

    José Miguel Ortega, Igor Ortega
  • Structure

    Alfonso Robles
  • Area

    280.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +13

2722 Building / Daniel Martín Cornejo

01:00 - 11 November, 2013
2722 Building / Daniel Martín Cornejo, © Antonio Arévalo
© Antonio Arévalo

© Antonio Arévalo © Antonio Arévalo © Antonio Arévalo © Antonio Arévalo +38

Unified Architectural Theory: Chapter 3

00:00 - 11 November, 2013
Unified Architectural Theory: Chapter 3, Interior of the Horagolla Stables by Geoffrey Bawa, an example of architecture whose "form language blends and connects with Pattern Language" . Image © Dominic Sansoni/Three Blind Men Photography
Interior of the Horagolla Stables by Geoffrey Bawa, an example of architecture whose "form language blends and connects with Pattern Language" . Image © Dominic Sansoni/Three Blind Men Photography

We will be publishing Nikos Salingaros’ book, Unified Architectural Theory, in a series of installments, making it digitally, freely available for students and architects around the world. The following chapter posits that architecture's geometric structure determines its "vitality," a quality that should be the basis of architectural critique; it also explains  If you missed them, make sure to read the introductionChapter OneChapter 2A, and Chapter 2B first.

The perceived quality of life in buildings and urban spaces comes from the geometry (the form of structures on all scales, and their coherence), and how that geometry connects to the individual. It also catalyzes interactions among people — if it is done successfully.

The easiest way to perceive this quality of “life” is to compare pairs of objects or settings and judge intuitively which one has more “life”. After a series of such experiments, it becomes obvious that degree of “life” in architecture arises from geometrical structure.

Hospital Infanta Sofía / PardoTapia Arquitectos

01:00 - 11 November, 2013
Hospital Infanta Sofía / PardoTapia Arquitectos , © Luis Fernández Inglada
© Luis Fernández Inglada
  • Architects

  • Location

    San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa, Spain
  • Athors

    Pardo Calvo,Bernardo García Tapia,Luis Fernández Inglada, Juan José Arévalo Camacho,Eduardo Herráez Fernández
  • Technical Architect

    Iván González Arias, María José Puerta Morante, Pedro Montes Barbero
  • Instalations

    Ove Arup & Partners, S.A.U.
  • Structure

    NECSO-PONDIO-VALLADARES
  • Collaborators

    Stefano Presi (coordinador); StefaniaAlbiero
  • Area

    126790.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

© Luis Fernández Inglada © Luis Fernández Inglada © Luis Fernández Inglada © Luis Fernández Inglada +19