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House in Kashiwa / Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop

01:00 - 19 May, 2014
House in Kashiwa / Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop, Courtesy of Naoomi Kurozumi Architectural Photographic Office
Courtesy of Naoomi Kurozumi Architectural Photographic Office

Courtesy of Naoomi Kurozumi Architectural Photographic Office Courtesy of Naoomi Kurozumi Architectural Photographic Office Courtesy of Naoomi Kurozumi Architectural Photographic Office Courtesy of Naoomi Kurozumi Architectural Photographic Office +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Masuo, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
  • Area

    107.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Naoomi Kurozumi Architectural Photographic Office

Major Defects Uncovered at Homes Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

00:00 - 19 May, 2014
Major Defects Uncovered at Homes Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, © Flickr CC User Oxley Woods Photos
© Flickr CC User Oxley Woods Photos

A report uncovered by the Architects' Journal has revealed that an experimental housing project by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has developed major problems just seven years after construction. The low cost factory-built Oxley Woods scheme won the RIBA Manser Medal for housing in 2008 but a report commissioned by the scheme's developer has shown faults in the detailing are causing some parts of the construction to rot. Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners have distanced themselves from the defects insisting that it was "Taylor Wimpey and Wood Newton responsible for the final detailed design". You can find out more about the controversy at the Architects' Journal and the Financial Times.

Milan Expo 2015: Nemesi & Partners Reveal Smog-Eating Pavilion for Italy

00:00 - 19 May, 2014
Milan Expo 2015: Nemesi & Partners Reveal Smog-Eating Pavilion for Italy, Main Entrance. Image © Nemesi & Partners
Main Entrance. Image © Nemesi & Partners

Roma-based Nemesi & Partners has designed a 13,000 square meter “urban forest” that will serve as the Italian Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. Enveloped within an intricate, branch-like skin, the six-story lattice structure will be made from 900 panels of “i.active BIODYNAMIC” cement that will “capture” air pollutants and convert them into inert salts. 

Zenkonyu × Tamping Earth (Work in the Setouchi Triennale 2013) / Tadashi Saito + Atelier NAVE

01:00 - 19 May, 2014
Zenkonyu × Tamping Earth (Work in the Setouchi Triennale 2013) / Tadashi Saito + Atelier NAVE, © Toshihiro Misaki
© Toshihiro Misaki

© Toshihiro Misaki © Toshihiro Misaki © Toshihiro Misaki © Toshihiro Misaki +13

Meander Medical Center / atelierpro

01:00 - 19 May, 2014
Meander Medical Center / atelierpro, © John Lewis Marshall
© John Lewis Marshall

© John Lewis Marshall © Dirk Verwoerd © Dirk Verwoerd © John Lewis Marshall +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Maatweg, The Netherlands
  • Design

    Hans van Beek with Mark Bruin, Jeroen Ekama, Paul Fouchier, Emile Jansen, Menno Roefs
  • Interior Architect

    Hans van Beek, Wessel Reinders, Ellen Vaal, Elisabeth Tukker, Thijs Klinkhamer ism Kleurmerk (Erna Tielen)
  • Design Duo Competition

    Hans van Beek ism Dorte Kristensen en Christina Kaiser
  • Project Leader

    Hein Doeksen, Mark Homminga and Ernstjan Cornelis
  • Design Team

    Mira van Beek, Ido de Boer, Roel Buijs, Mart Buter, Antonio Cannavacciuolo, Diana van Dongen, Michel van Gageldonk, Corine Jongejan, Priet Jokhan, Christina Kaiser, Hans Kalkhoven, Arthur Loomans, Mattijs van Lopik, Marjon Main, Cock van Meurs, Katarzyna Nowak, Paul Olink, Andrew Page, Emile Quanjel, Ferry Raedts, Sandrine Rointru, Arie van der Toorn, Felix Timmermans, Tobias Thoen, Paul Verhaar, Robert Witteman, Wais Wardak.
  • Area

    112000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Urban Requalification of S. Martinho do Porto / Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos

01:00 - 18 May, 2014
Urban Requalification of S. Martinho do Porto / Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos, © José Manuel Rodrigues
© José Manuel Rodrigues

© José Manuel Rodrigues © José Manuel Rodrigues © José Manuel Rodrigues © José Manuel Rodrigues +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    2460-654 São Martinho do Porto, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    Gonçalo Sousa Byrne, João Pedro Falcão de Campos
  • Area

    1240.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

Architecture for Humanity Toronto Launches Lecture Series: "Incremental Strategies for Vertical Neighborhoods"

00:00 - 18 May, 2014
Architecture for Humanity Toronto Launches Lecture Series: "Incremental Strategies for Vertical Neighborhoods", Courtesy of Architecture for Humanity Toronto
Courtesy of Architecture for Humanity Toronto

According to the most recent national census in Canada, almost half of Toronto residents are immigrants, one-third of whom arrived in the past ten years. To allow the city to adapt to this surging flow of immigrants, Architecture for Humanity Toronto (AFHTO) has called upon students and professionals from various backgrounds to rethink Toronto's urban fabric - and, in particular, its high-rise developments - by establishing a series of lectures and workshops entitled "Incremental Strategies for Vertical Neighborhoods."

At the inaugural event a few weeks ago, Filipe Balestra of Urban Nouveau* was invited to speak about his work and contribute to a design charrette inspired by the City of Toronto's Tower Renewal program. For more on Balestra and the event, keep reading after the break.

Kayseri West City Bus Terminal / Bahadir Kul Architects

01:00 - 18 May, 2014
Kayseri West City Bus Terminal / Bahadir Kul Architects, © Ket Kolektif
© Ket Kolektif

© Ket Kolektif © Ket Kolektif © Ket Kolektif © Ket Kolektif +20

The Architecture of Pompidou Metz: An Excerpt from "The Architecture of Art Museums – A Decade of Design: 2000 – 2010"

01:00 - 18 May, 2014
© Didier Boy De La Tour
© Didier Boy De La Tour

In honor of International Museum Day, we're taking a look back at the 21st century's most exciting museums. The following is an excerpt from the recently released book, The Architecture of Art Museums – A Decade of Design: 2000 – 2010 (Routledge) by Ronnie Self, a Houston-based architect. Each chapter of the book provides technical, comprehensive coverage of a particular influential art museum. In total, eighteen of the most important art museums of the early twenty-first century - including works from Tadao Ando, Herzog & de Meuron, SANAA, Steven Holl, and many other high-profile architects - are explored. The following is a condensed version of the chapter detailing Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines' 2010 classic, Centre Pompidou-Metz.

The Pompidou Center – Metz was a first experiment in French cultural decentralization. In the late 1990’s, with the prospect of closing Piano and Roger’s building in Paris for renovations, the question arose of how to maintain some of the 60,000 works in the collection of the National Museum of Modern Art available for public viewing. A concept of “hors les murs” or “beyond the walls” was developed to exhibit works in other French cities. The temporary closing of the Pompidou Center – Paris spurred reflections on ways to present the national collection to a wider audience in general. Eventually a second Pompidou Center in another French city was imagined.

© Didier Boy De La Tour Courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects © Didier Boy De La Tour Courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects +11

The Hudson Yards - New Development, "Smart" Development

00:00 - 18 May, 2014
The Hudson Yards - New Development, "Smart" Development , Diller Scofidio + Renfro's "Culture Shed" is awaiting approval, but other projects are already underway in the 28 Acre Hudson Yards development. Image © Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group
Diller Scofidio + Renfro's "Culture Shed" is awaiting approval, but other projects are already underway in the 28 Acre Hudson Yards development. Image © Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group

The largest private project New York City has seen in over 100 years may also be the smartest. In a recent article on Engadget, Joseph Volpe explores the resilience of high-tech ideas such as clean energy and power during Sandy-style storms. With construction on the platform started, the Culture Shed awaiting approval, and Thomas Heatherwick designing a 75-Million dollar art piece and park – the private project is making incredible headway. But with the technology rapidly evolving, how do investors know the technology won't become obsolete before its even built?

Student Apartments in Luzern / Durisch + Nolli Architetti

01:00 - 18 May, 2014
Student Apartments in Luzern  / Durisch + Nolli Architetti, © Walter Mair
© Walter Mair

© Tonatiuh Ambrosetti © Tonatiuh Ambrosetti © Tonatiuh Ambrosetti © Walter Mair +14

Amburan Beach / Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects

01:00 - 18 May, 2014
Amburan Beach / Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects, © Cemal Emden
© Cemal Emden

© Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Amburan, Epsembit, Mindiptana, Boven Digoel 99662, Indonesia
  • Design Team

    İ. Kerem Erginoğlu, Hasan C. Çalışlar, Fatih Kariptaş, Fulya Arabacıoğlu, Serhat Özkan, Arman Akdoğan, Ezgi Sönmez, Felix Madrazo, Bas van der Horst
  • Photographs

Big Smile Project / Schema Architecture & Engineering

01:00 - 18 May, 2014
Big Smile Project / Schema Architecture & Engineering, © Nikos Alexopoulos
© Nikos Alexopoulos

© Nikos Alexopoulos © Nikos Alexopoulos © Nikos Alexopoulos © Nikos Alexopoulos +21

Casa 7A / Arquitectura en Estudio + Natalia Heredia

01:00 - 18 May, 2014
Casa 7A / Arquitectura en Estudio + Natalia Heredia, © David Uribe
© David Uribe

© David Uribe © David Uribe © David Uribe © David Uribe +33

GRAFT + Kleihues+Kleihues Design Work/Live Housing in Berlin

01:00 - 18 May, 2014
GRAFT + Kleihues+Kleihues Design Work/Live Housing in Berlin, Courtesy of GRAFT
Courtesy of GRAFT

GRAFT and Kleihues+Kleihues has teamed up with Genossenschaft für urbane Kreativität (Cooperative for urban Creativity) to realize a complex of five towers centered around working and living in Berlin, Germany. Titled “Eckwerk,” the new complex is set to rise within the confines of an existing viaduct, whose shape and materiality served as the project’s main source of inspiration. 

ArchDaily Editors Select 20 Amazing 21st Century Museums

01:00 - 18 May, 2014
ArchDaily Editors Select 20 Amazing 21st Century Museums

In honor of International Museum Day we’ve collected twenty fascinating museums well worth visiting again. In this round up you’ll find classics - such as Bernard Tschumi Architects' New Acropolis Museum and Zaha Hadid ArchitectsMAXXI Museum - as well as lesser-known gems - such as Medieval Museum, the Natural History Museum of Utah by Ennead, and the Muritzeum by Wingårdhs. See all of our editors' favorites after the break!

Venice Biennale 2014: Jimenez Lai to Construct Taiwanese "Township of Domestic Parts"

01:00 - 18 May, 2014
Venice Biennale 2014: Jimenez Lai to Construct Taiwanese "Township of Domestic Parts", Family Portrait . Image © Township of Domestic Parts: Made in Taiwan
Family Portrait . Image © Township of Domestic Parts: Made in Taiwan

Taiwan-born architect Jimenez Lai’s proposal Township of Domestic Parts: Made in Taiwan has been selected to represent Taiwan in the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. Scattered throughout the Palazzo delle Prigioni, the installation will be comprised of nine small house, each with a single program, that will make up an “interior township of misfit parts.” 

Read on for the complete curatorial statement... 

Gucci Headquarters / Genius Loci Architettura

01:00 - 17 May, 2014
Gucci Headquarters / Genius Loci Architettura, © Pietro Savorelli
© Pietro Savorelli

© Pietro Savorelli © Pietro Savorelli © Pietro Savorelli © Pietro Savorelli +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Don Lorenzo Perosi, 6, 50018 Scandicci Florence, Italy
  • Architects in Charge

    Stefano Boninsegna, Andrea Grassi, Enrico Santi, Silvia Trentanove
  • Design Team

    Antonio Romano, Filippo M. Messeri, Paola Portone, Michele Zanella
  • Area

    9000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs