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Material Masters: Le Corbusier's Love for Concrete

00:00 - 4 December, 2014

To celebrate the first anniversary of our US Materials Catalog, this week ArchDaily is presenting a three-part series on "Material Masters," showing how certain materials have helped to inspire some of the world's greatest architects.

Le Corbusier's love affair with concrete, evident in a number of his nearly 75 projects, began early. Having already designed his first house, the Villa Fallet, at the age of just 17, in 1907 the young architect embarked on a series of travels throughout central Europe on a mission of artistic education. In Paris, he apprenticed at the office of Auguste Perret, a structural rationalist and pioneer of reinforced concrete, followed in 1910 by a short stint at Peter Behrens' practice in Berlin. These formative experiences initiated a life-long exploration of concrete in Le Corbusier’s work.

ArchDaily + IIDEXCanada Launch Virtual Spaces Competition

01:00 - 4 December, 2014
ArchDaily + IIDEXCanada Launch Virtual Spaces Competition

Have you ever wanted to see your un-built or fantasy project brought to life through the lens of a virtual reality headset? We’ve teamed up with IIDEXCanada and Invent Dev for the ArchDaily + IIDEXCanada Virtual Spaces Competition, which aims to find the best un-built and fantasy projects. Designers and architects can submit images of renderings of their un-built and fantasy projects across three square-footage categories. The winners will have their designs developed into virtual spaces by Invent Dev and exhibited using virtual reality headsets at IIDEXCanada 2015 in Toronto. Winners will also be featured on ArchDaily and flown to the 2015 awards ceremony. 

IIDEXCanada and The Buildings Show are North America’s largest annual exposition, networking and educational event for construction, design, and real estate professionals.  

Learn more and find out how to enter the competition after the break.  

Kollaskolan School / Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

01:00 - 4 December, 2014
Kollaskolan School / Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture, © Mikael Olsson
© Mikael Olsson

© Mikael Olsson © Mikael Olsson © Mikael Olsson © Mikael Olsson +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kungsbacka, Sweden
  • Design Team

    Fredrik Kjellgren, Joakim Kaminsky, Michael Tuuling, Joti Weijers-Coghlan, Mélia Parizel, Maria Syrén, Michele Pascucci, Gaby Andersson, Paulina Kaluzna, Paco Pomares, Sanna Johnels, Sofia Wendel, Marta Menéndez, Sandra Nygren
  • Partners

    Ramböll, 02 Landskap, Anna Törnqvist
  • Area

    4500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

“La Cité des Loisirs” / Ateliers 2/3/4/

01:00 - 4 December, 2014
“La Cité des Loisirs” / Ateliers 2/3/4/, © Vincent Fillon
© Vincent Fillon

© Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon +54

Towering Folly: As Qatar's Death Toll Rises, So Does This Monument

00:00 - 3 December, 2014
Towering Folly: As Qatar's Death Toll Rises, So Does This Monument, Courtesy of 1week1project
Courtesy of 1week1project

On one of Qatar's many World Cup construction sites, another Nepalese worker dies. The worker is not named; their death does not make the news, and work resumes on the site as soon as possible in order to make the 2022 construction deadline. But, in the desert outside Doha, a crane driver solemnly prepares to add one more concrete module to what has rapidly, and tragically, become one of Qatar's tallest towers.

This is the vision presented by Axel de Stampa and Sylvain Macaux, of the Paris and Santiago-based practice 1week1project, with their "Qatar World Cup Memorial." Designed as one of their week-long "spontaneous architecture" projects, the monument memorializes each deceased worker in the run-up to the 2022 World Cup.

Courtesy of 1week1project Courtesy of 1week1project Courtesy of 1week1project Courtesy of 1week1project +10

Swimming Pool Extension in Bagneux / Dominique Coulon & associés

01:00 - 3 December, 2014
Swimming Pool Extension in Bagneux / Dominique Coulon & associés, © David Romero-Uzeda
© David Romero-Uzeda

© Clément Guillaume © David Romero-Uzeda © David Romero-Uzeda © Clément Guillaume +43

House Ricardo Pinto / CorreiaRagazzi arquitectos

01:00 - 3 December, 2014
House Ricardo Pinto / CorreiaRagazzi arquitectos, © Luis Ferreira Alves
© Luis Ferreira Alves

© Luis Ferreira Alves © Luis Ferreira Alves © Luis Ferreira Alves © Luis Ferreira Alves +24

House Architecture Rifa G’07 / Villalba, Rudolph, Vila, López, Canén, Apolant, Martinez

01:00 - 3 December, 2014
House Architecture Rifa G’07 / Villalba, Rudolph, Vila, López, Canén, Apolant, Martinez, © Nicolás Rudolph
© Nicolás Rudolph

© Nicolás Rudolph © Nicolás Rudolph © Nicolás Rudolph Courtesy of Pablo Canén y Joaquín López +22

Nogunri Peace Museum / METAA

01:00 - 3 December, 2014
Nogunri Peace Museum / METAA, © Jaekyung Kim
© Jaekyung Kim

© Jaekyung Kim © Jaekyung Kim © Jaekyung Kim © Jaekyung Kim +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yeongdong-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Jongho Yi, Euijung Woo
  • Area

    1892.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

CVV Zwervers / MoederscheimMoonen Architects

01:00 - 3 December, 2014
CVV Zwervers / MoederscheimMoonen Architects, © Luuk Kramer
© Luuk Kramer

© Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer +16

US, Canada and Mexico Agree to Recognize Architect Credentials

00:00 - 3 December, 2014
US, Canada and Mexico Agree to Recognize Architect Credentials, New York-based architect Richard Meier’s 180-meter “Reforma Tower” planned for Mexico City (click image for more)
New York-based architect Richard Meier’s 180-meter “Reforma Tower” planned for Mexico City (click image for more)

A tri-national agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico will now allow architects to work across borders in North America. As reported by the US National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), in conjunction with the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA) and the Federacion de Colegios de Arquitectos de la Republica Mexicana (FCARM), representatives from the architectural regulatory authorities in all three countries have agreed to mutually recognize architect credentials. 

Share Your Guggenheim Helsinki Proposals with ArchDaily!

01:00 - 3 December, 2014
Share Your Guggenheim Helsinki Proposals with ArchDaily! , © GH-4443683769. Image Courtesy of Malcolm Reading Consultants
© GH-4443683769. Image Courtesy of Malcolm Reading Consultants

With 1,715 entries submitted, the Guggenheim Helsinki Competition has become the most popular architectural competition in history. Only six proposals have made it through to the final round, however we believe there is something to be learned from the hundreds of proposals that didn't make the cut. Therefore, if you participated in the Guggenheim Helsinki Competition and would like ArchDaily’s team of architects and editors to review your proposal for publication, we ask you to submit your proposal here (under "Submit an event, competition, award, news") by Wednesday, December 10. All proposals submitted after this deadline will not be considered. Take a look after the break for the required format for submitting project materials.

Westminster Council Approves Heatherwick's Garden Bridge Plans

00:00 - 3 December, 2014
Westminster Council Approves Heatherwick's Garden Bridge Plans, Courtesy of Arup
Courtesy of Arup

Update: Today Westminster Council approved the Garden Bridge proposals - the second of three required approvals - with councillors voting 3-1 in favour of the bridge. Though London Mayor Boris Johnson still has to officially rule on the plans, it is almost certain that he will ultimately give the go-ahead to the project as he has previously voiced his support for the idea. The following article was originally published on November 13th, after Lambeth Council granted the bridge its first approval.

Lambeth Council has awarded planning permission for the Garden Bridge, Thomas Heatherwick and Arup's planned crossing of the Thames which has been proposed and supported by actress Joanna Lumley. The approval is the first in a series that the bridge needs to become a reality, with Westminster City Council and London mayor Boris Johnson still needing to sign off on the project, according to the Architects' Journal.

Material Masters: Glass is More with Mies van der Rohe

00:00 - 3 December, 2014
Material Masters: Glass is More with Mies van der Rohe

To celebrate the first anniversary of our US Materials Catalog, this week ArchDaily is presenting a three-part series on "Material Masters," showing how certain materials have helped to inspire some of the world's greatest architects.

Mies van der Rohe, famous for his saying “less is more,” was one of the preeminent modernist architects, well known for pioneering the extensive use of glass in buildings. His works introduced a new level of simplicity and transparency, and his buildings were often referred to as "skin-and-bones" architecture for their emphasis on steel structure and glass enclosure. In addition to Mies van der Rohe, glass was a major influence for many architects of the modernist movement and reshaped the way we think about and define space. Today, glass has become one of the most used building materials, but its early architectural expression is perhaps best exemplified in the works of Mies.

XYZ House / Mark Aronson Architecture

01:00 - 3 December, 2014
XYZ House  / Mark Aronson Architecture, © Douglas Mark Black
© Douglas Mark Black

© Douglas Mark Black © Douglas Mark Black © Douglas Mark Black © Douglas Mark Black +36

M – Auditorium / Planet 3 Studios Architecture

01:00 - 3 December, 2014
M – Auditorium / Planet 3 Studios Architecture, © Mrigank Sharma
© Mrigank Sharma

© Mrigank Sharma © Mrigank Sharma © Mrigank Sharma © Mrigank Sharma +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Design Team

    Kalhan Mattoo, Santha Gour Mattoo, Shanky Jain, Dhiraj Narang and Amit Jadhav
  • Area

    6000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

University of Los Andes Public Space and Integrated Care Center / Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos

01:00 - 3 December, 2014
University of Los Andes Public Space and Integrated Care Center / Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos, © Rodrigo Dávila
© Rodrigo Dávila

© Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila +23

Itacolomi 445 / gruposp

01:00 - 3 December, 2014
Itacolomi 445 / gruposp, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua Itacolomi - Higienópolis, São Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Álvaro Puntoni, João Sodré, Jonathan Davies, André Nunes
  • Collaborators

    Fabricius Mastroantonio, Julia Caio, Alexandre Mendes
  • Project Area

    3500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs