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Manson Barn / SkB Architects

13:00 - 15 June, 2017
Manson Barn  / SkB Architects, © Benjamin Benschneider
© Benjamin Benschneider

© Benjamin Benschneider              © Benjamin Benschneider              © Benjamin Benschneider              © Benjamin Benschneider              +32

Seattle's Space Needle to Undergo $100 Million Minimalist Renovation by Olson Kundig

12:30 - 15 June, 2017
Seattle's Space Needle to Undergo $100 Million Minimalist Renovation by Olson Kundig, Outer Open-Air Observation Deck (after). Image © Olson Kundig
Outer Open-Air Observation Deck (after). Image © Olson Kundig

One of the world’s most recognizable landmarks, the Seattle Space Needle, is set to undergo a $100 million renovation project focused on the structure’s preservation and the enhancement of the visitor experience by opening up spaces to dramatically improved views.

 Designed by Olson Kundig with interiors by Tihany Design, the scheme will intensify the Observation Deck experience through the addition of floor-to-ceiling glass on both the interior and exterior spaces, creating unobstructed 360 degree views of the Puget Sound and Seattle skyline . The renovation will also reimagine the Needle’s restaurant level by featuring a “first-of-its-kind” rotating glass floor to offer never-before-seen downward views of the structure.

Cross-Section of the Tophouse to show Observation Deck Renovations. Image © Olson Kundig View from the Interior Observation Deck (after). Image © Olson Kundig Interior Observation Deck (after). Image © Olson Kundig Tophouse of the Space Needle (after). Image © Olson Kundig +16

Morphology Building / Talia Valdez + Nómena Arquitectos

11:00 - 15 June, 2017
Morphology Building / Talia Valdez + Nómena Arquitectos, © Diego Franco Coto
© Diego Franco Coto

© Diego Franco Coto © Diego Franco Coto © Diego Franco Coto © Diego Franco Coto +19

As the RIBA's Largest Outpost Launches in Liverpool, A New Exhibition Seeks to Reveal the City's Maverick History

10:00 - 15 June, 2017
As the RIBA's Largest Outpost Launches in Liverpool, A New Exhibition Seeks to Reveal the City's Maverick History, Sketch design for the Roman Catholic cathedral, Liverpool: perspective from south east, by Sir Edwin Lutyens, 1932. Image © RIBA Collections
Sketch design for the Roman Catholic cathedral, Liverpool: perspective from south east, by Sir Edwin Lutyens, 1932. Image © RIBA Collections

The Royal Institute of British Architects' (RIBA) new national architecture center, RIBA North, will open this week (June 17th) in Liverpool as part of the Mann Island project – a complex of waterfront buildings designed by Broadway Malyan and completed in 2013. At the core of the launch of the Institute's largest national outpost will sit an exhibition, located in the new City Gallery, exploring Liverpool’s "long, often maverick, history of architectural ambition, its willingness to take risks and consider audacious [architectural] schemes."

© Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow +14

"X-Ray Vision" Headset Allows Architects to See Under the Surface of Construction Sites

09:30 - 15 June, 2017
"X-Ray Vision" Headset Allows Architects to See Under the Surface of Construction Sites, Courtesy of DAQRI
Courtesy of DAQRI

This article was originally published on Autodesk's Redshift publication as "Augmented Reality in Construction Lets You See Through Walls."

Imagine you’re part of a crew constructing a new office building: Midway through the process, you’re on-site, inspecting the installation of HVAC systems. You put on a funny-looking construction helmet and step out of the service elevator. As you look up, there’s a drop ceiling being installed, but you want to know what’s going on behind it.

Through the visor on your helmet, you pull up the Building Information Model (BIM), which is instantly projected across your field of vision. There are heating ducts, water pipes, and electrical boxes, moving and shifting with your point of view as you walk along the corridors. Peel back layers of the model to see the building’s steel structure, insulation, and material finishes. It’s like having comic book-style X-ray vision—and soon, it could be a reality on a construction site near you.

Posadas Business Hub / Francisco López Redondo + Gudula Rudolf

09:00 - 15 June, 2017
Posadas Business Hub / Francisco López Redondo +  Gudula Rudolf, © Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

© Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda +9

  • Architects

    Francisco López Redondo,Gudula Rudolf
  • Location

    Calle de Miguel Hernández, 14730 Posadas, Córdoba, Spain
  • Project Area

    268.18 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

How Architecture Speaks Through Cinema

08:00 - 15 June, 2017
How Architecture Speaks Through Cinema, Image: achassignon via VisualHunt / CC BY-SA. Assembly with image of John Cunniff via Visual Hunt / CC BY
Image: achassignon via VisualHunt / CC BY-SA. Assembly with image of John Cunniff via Visual Hunt / CC BY

"There are several ways of making films. Like Jean Renoir and Robert Bresson, who make music. Like Sergei Eisenstein, who paints. Like Stroheim, who wrote novels spoken in the days of silent film. Like Alain Resnais, who sculpts. And like Socrates - I mean Rossellini, who creates philosophy. Cinema, in other words can be everything at the same time, judge and litigant "- Jean-Luc Godard [1] 

It is difficult to imagine cinema taking place in a vacuum. Without the scene to fill each storyline, we cannot be transported away from our reality to the world of the film we are immersed in. Within Godard's list of ways to make films, we can add another: cinema as architecture. The interaction between cinema and architecture - "the inherent architecture of cinematic expression and the cinematographic essence of architectural experience" is a complex, often multifaceted dialogue between both disciplines. [2] 

Mecanoo and MAYU Architects+ Break Ground on Tainan Public Library

06:00 - 15 June, 2017
Mecanoo and MAYU Architects+ Break Ground on Tainan Public Library, Courtesy of Mecanoo
Courtesy of Mecanoo

Mecanoo and MAYU Architects+ have begun construction on the new Tainan Public Library in Taiwan. The joint proposal was selected as a winner of a competition by the Tainan City Government held in February 2016. The proposal’s program hosting people of all ages, combined with its distinctive stepped façade will serve as a key addition to Tainan's cultural landscape. The design has gone through revisions with updated drawings released by Mecanoo.

Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo +9

DELTA - Tielt / DE JAEGHERE Architectuuratelier

05:00 - 15 June, 2017
DELTA - Tielt   / DE JAEGHERE Architectuuratelier, © Stijn Vereeken
© Stijn Vereeken

© Stijn Vereeken © Stijn Vereeken © Stijn Vereeken © Stijn Vereeken +18

Can Ghalili / LoCa Studio

03:00 - 15 June, 2017
Can Ghalili / LoCa Studio, © Pol Viladoms
© Pol Viladoms

© Pol Viladoms © Pol Viladoms © Pol Viladoms © Pol Viladoms +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sants-Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain
  • Lead Architects

    Daniel Lorenzo, Carlota Casanova, Sonia Lamesa
  • Area

    60.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

The City of ArchDaily: 2017 Building of the Year Awards Exhibition

02:30 - 15 June, 2017
The City of ArchDaily: 2017 Building of the Year Awards Exhibition, © Ilya Ivanov
© Ilya Ivanov

The 22nd ARCH Moscow International Exhibition of Architecture and Design was held in Moscow on May 24-28. ArchDaily joined the exhibition’s partners this year for the first time, and together with speech: media-project they presented a special exposition during Arch Moscow.

Featuring the buildings that received the ArchDaily Building of the Year award in 2017. The 16 sites that received the most votes this year from visitors of the ArchDaily website became the focus of this exposition designed by the architect Sergei Tchoban (together with the architect Andrei Perlich, and curator Anna Martovitskaya – chief editor of speech: magazine). In order to best show the sites’ photographs and drawings, the installation was designed in the form of 8 double blocks, whose shape and color reference the ArchDaily logo. Before us are snow-white rectangular blocks with the recognizable blue window-niches, and it is in these niches that the photographs of the best buildings of the year are displayed.

© Ilya Ivanov © Vasily Bulanov © Vasily Bulanov © Vasily Bulanov +34

Poly House / Farming Architecture

02:00 - 15 June, 2017
Poly House / Farming Architecture, © Kyung Roh
© Kyung Roh

© Kyung Roh © Kyung Roh © Kyung Roh © Kyung Roh +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kyunggi province, South Korea
  • Architects in Charge

    Jangwon Choi, Sunghyun Ahn, Yeongyeong Hong
  • Area

    252.56 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

School of Alfa Omega / RAW Architecture

22:00 - 14 June, 2017
School of Alfa Omega / RAW Architecture, © Eric Dinardi
© Eric Dinardi

© Eric Dinardi © Eric Dinardi © Eric Dinardi © Eric Dinardi +76

  • Architects

  • Location

    Salembaran, Kosambi, Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia
  • Architect in Charge

    Realrich Sjarief
  • Design Team

    Alifian Kharisma, Miftahuddin Nurdayat, Larasati Ramadhina, Septrio Effendi, Rimba Harendana, Satria Triwardhana, Tatyana Kusumo, Fakhriyyah Khairunnida’, Rifandi Septiawan Nugroho, Bambang Priyono
  • Area

    3000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Twisting Courtyard / ARCHSTUDIO

20:00 - 14 June, 2017
Twisting Courtyard / ARCHSTUDIO, Courtyard. Image © Wang Ning, Jin Weiqi
Courtyard. Image © Wang Ning, Jin Weiqi

Kitchen. Image © Wang Ning, Jin Weiqi Entrance turn. Image © Wang Ning, Jin Weiqi Room - tearoom mode. Image © Wang Ning, Jin Weiqi Details. Image © Wang Ning, Jin Weiqi +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Paizihutong, Beijing, China
  • Design Team

    Han Wenqiang, Huang Tao
  • Main Materials

    Gray brick, oak panels
  • Area

    161.5 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Heavy Rotation House / Parametr Architecture

19:00 - 14 June, 2017
Heavy Rotation House / Parametr Architecture, © Ario Andito
© Ario Andito

© Ario Andito © Ario Andito © Ario Andito © Ario Andito +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jagakarsa, South Jakarta City, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Architect in Charge

    Kanoasa Akbar
  • Principal Architects

    Ario Andito, Harun Wisaksono, Joffi Febriando
  • Area

    105.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Cloverdale Residence / Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

17:00 - 14 June, 2017
Cloverdale Residence / Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects, © Matthew Millman
© Matthew Millman

© Matthew Millman            © Matthew Millman            © Matthew Millman            © Matthew Millman            +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cloverdale, CA 95425, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Mary Griffin, Eric Haesloop, Mark Hoffman, Jule Tsai, Jerome Christensen, John Kleman,
  • Area

    2150.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Pompeii and the Greeks / Bernard Tschumi Architects

15:00 - 14 June, 2017
Pompeii and the Greeks / Bernard Tschumi Architects, © Bernard Tschumi Architects
© Bernard Tschumi Architects

© Bernard Tschumi Architects © Bernard Tschumi Architects © Bernard Tschumi Architects © Bernard Tschumi Architects +6

Traffic-Integrated Self-Driving “RoboBus” Line to Launch in Helsinki

14:20 - 14 June, 2017

The city of Helsinki has announced the launch of a self-driving bus line that will integrate into the city’s regular transportation service. The service, known as the Helsinki RoboBusLine, is the second phase of a three-year experimentation with autonomous buses as part of the Sohjoa project, an EU-financed venture by the six largest cities of Finland, Finnish universities, and transportation authorities to prepare for new public transit services and autonomous vehicles.

The first phase of the project, debuted in August of last year, saw the implementation of two self-driving electric minibuses capable of traveling at just 11 kilometers per hour, and with an operator on board in case of emergency. The RoboBusLine will take the next step, allowing the bus to travel like a more traditional bus.