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Bendigo Library / MGS Architects

01:00 - 8 May, 2014
Bendigo Library / MGS Architects, © Andrew Latreille
© Andrew Latreille

© Andrew Latreille © Andrew Latreille © Andrew Latreille © Andrew Latreille +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    259 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo VIC 3550, Australia
  • Design Architect

    Joshua Wheeler, Eli Giannini
  • Project Architect

    Chantelle Chiron, Ryan de Winnaar, Rob Compagnino, Kit Kietgumjorn, Babak Kahvazdeh Gary Yeoh Sue Buchanan
  • Area

    4010.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Vila Aspicuelta / Tacoa Arquitetos

01:00 - 8 May, 2014
Vila Aspicuelta / Tacoa Arquitetos, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architects in Charge

    Rodrigo Cerviño, Fernando Falcon
  • Area

    915.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Deadline Approaching: Submit Your Interior Design for an INSIDE Award

00:00 - 8 May, 2014
Deadline Approaching: Submit Your Interior Design for an INSIDE Award

Do you think your project has what it takes to win an INSIDE award? The deadline (May 30th) is fast approaching, so make sure to submit your projects soon! Divided into 12 categories -- which include Residential, Retail, Transport, Office and more -- entries will be judged by distinguished designers (judges confirmed for 2014 include Fabio Novembre, Matteo Thun, Jaya Ibrahim, David Kohn, Joyce Wang, Voon Wong and Chris Lee). In October, architects and interior designers will meet in Singapore for the INSIDE Festival, which is held alongside the World Architecture Festival. During the festival, the category winners will compete for the ultimate prize: World Interior of the Year. 

The Evolving Symbiosis Between Architects & Developers in the UK

01:00 - 8 May, 2014
The Evolving Symbiosis Between Architects & Developers in the UK, Victoria Library Housing and Office by Patrick Lynch for Land Securities. Image Courtesy of Design Curial
Victoria Library Housing and Office by Patrick Lynch for Land Securities. Image Courtesy of Design Curial

Although the design world has maintained a negative opinion of property developers for a very long time, the relationship between architect and developer has begun to evolve in the United Kingdom. In this article, first published in Blueprint issue #333 as "Why Architects Are Working for Property Developers," the cultural shift is explained and explored through case studies.

Developers have not, traditionally, enjoyed a very good reputation within the architectural fraternity - or with the general public, for that matter. At worst they are seen as sharp-suited pirates of urban space, stripping out centuries-old residential or commercial buildings to replace them with shoddy, design-by-numbers structures, thrown up with no driving objective other than maximising their cash before they move on.

But times have changed. Whether it's economic necessity - driven by the lack of buyers for bad housing or poor office space - or just good sense, there is a growing number of developers out there that appear to be cherry-picking some of the UK's better practices to transform our urban wastelands and unloved spaces. This new breed appears to enjoy and understand the value of architecture and design. Some of them even consider architects their natural collaborators - the creative yang to their commercial yin.

Boris Johnson Enlists 3 Practices to Envisage the Future of Heathrow

00:00 - 8 May, 2014
Boris Johnson Enlists 3 Practices to Envisage the Future of Heathrow, Richard Rogers' Terminal 5 at Heathrow. Image © Flickr CC User NewbieRunner
Richard Rogers' Terminal 5 at Heathrow. Image © Flickr CC User NewbieRunner

London Mayor Boris Johnson has enlisted the help of three architects, Hawkins\Brown, Rick Mather Architects and Maccreanor Lavington Architects to design a new town on the site of Heathrow Airport. The move is designed to encourage support for Johnson's plan to build a new airport in the Thames Estuary, jokingly dubbed 'Boris Island' by some. If the Estuary Airport were to go ahead it could mean closing Heathrow, currently one of the world's busiest airports, freeing the land up for the new development. You can read more on the story at the Architects' Journal.

Impressive Line-Up Scheduled for UIA's World Congress 2014

00:00 - 8 May, 2014
Impressive Line-Up Scheduled for UIA's World Congress 2014

From August 3rd, the International Union of Architects (UIA) will once again host their World Congress, a triennial event that focuses on one critical topic in our architectural culture. Whereas the Tokyo 2011 Congress was focused on the future, this year's congress in Durban will concentrate not on a different time but a different place: the "otherwhere", or as they put it, the "anywhere-but-here". The Congress will explore ideas about how connectivity might shape our experience and alter the course of our social progress.

Read on for more about the themes of the 25th World Conference and the Keynote Speakers...

Frank Gehry Wins 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts

00:00 - 7 May, 2014
Frank Gehry Wins 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts, Guggenheim Bilbao (1997). Image © Peter Knaup
Guggenheim Bilbao (1997). Image © Peter Knaup

Frank Gehry has been bestowed with Spain's prestigious Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts. The Canadian-American architect was chosen as the award's 34th laureate “for the relevance and impact of his creations in numerous countries, via which he has defined and furthered architecture in the past half century.”

“His buildings are characterized by a virtuoso play of complex shapes, the use of unusual materials, such as titanium, and their technological innovation, which has also had an impact on other arts,” stated the jury.  “An example of this open, playful and organic style of architecture is the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, which, in addition to its architectural and aesthetic excellence, has had an enormous economic, social and urban impact on its surroundings as a whole.”

More information about Gehry's selection, after the break...

Architect Offers to Buy Paul Rudolph’s Endangered Government Center

00:00 - 7 May, 2014
Architect Offers to Buy Paul Rudolph’s Endangered Government Center, © Flickr CC User Joseph A.
© Flickr CC User Joseph A.

Paul Rudolph’s threatened Orange County Government Center has new hope. According to a report by Architectural Record, New York City architect Gene Kaufman has offered to purchase the building and transform it into artist studios, though under one condition: Kaufman’s practice Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman must be commissioned to design the city’s new government building adjacent to the brutalist landmark. This news comes a week after an 18-3 vote secured plans to restore a portion of Rudolph’s building and return it to its former use. 

2014 RIBA London Awards

01:00 - 7 May, 2014
2014 RIBA London Awards, © Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

The winners of the 2014 RIBA London Awards were announced in a ceremony last night. The awards recognize the RIBA London Architect of the year and 2014 RIBA Emerging Architect of the Year (Haworth Tompkins and RCKa, respectively) as well as a host of project awards which join other regional awards to make up the longlist for the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize.

Among the winners are Zaha Hadid's Aquatics Centre, which becomes the final Olympics project to shoot for the Stirling Prize now that its seating wings have been removed; the Shard; the renovation of the Tate Britain by Caruso St John; and the transformation of King's Cross by John McAslan + Partners. Read on after the break for a full list of winners.

Renovation of the Tate Britain / Caruso St John. Image © Helene Binet The Shed / Haworth Tompkins. Image © Helene Binet Lens House / Alison Brooks Architects. Image © Paul Riddle ORTUS, Home of Maudsley Learning / Duggan Morris Architects. Image © Jack Hobhouse +8

House S / HPSA

01:00 - 7 May, 2014
House S / HPSA, © Dietmar Hammerschmid
© Dietmar Hammerschmid

© Dietmar Hammerschmid © Dietmar Hammerschmid © Dietmar Hammerschmid © Dietmar Hammerschmid +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vorderweißenbach, Austria
  • Architect in Charge

    Hammerschmid, Pachl, Seebacher
  • Structural Engineer

    Heintzel, Steinbichl & Partner
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

IBA Student Centre / Najmi Bilgrami Collaborative

01:00 - 7 May, 2014
IBA Student Centre / Najmi Bilgrami Collaborative, Courtesy of Najmi Bilgrami Collaborative
Courtesy of Najmi Bilgrami Collaborative

Courtesy of Najmi Bilgrami Collaborative Courtesy of Najmi Bilgrami Collaborative Courtesy of Najmi Bilgrami Collaborative Courtesy of Najmi Bilgrami Collaborative +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Karachi, Pakistan
  • Architect in Charge

    Syed Zayd Bilgrami, Ahsan Najmi, Sarah Najmi Bilgrami
  • Project Architect

    Shabih Haider
  • Area

    34000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Najmi Bilgrami Collaborative

Broadway Housing / Kevin Daly Architects

01:00 - 7 May, 2014
Broadway Housing / Kevin Daly Architects, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa Monica, CA, USA
  • Design Team

    Kevin Daly, principal-in-charge, Tom Perkins, Project Manager, Kody Kellogg, Jason Pytko, Gretchen Stoecker, RA, Jared Ward, RA
  • Area

    33225.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Seaweed, Salt, Potatoes, & More: Seven Unusual Materials with Architectural Applications

01:00 - 7 May, 2014
Seaweed, Salt, Potatoes, & More: Seven Unusual Materials with Architectural Applications, The “Saltygloo” project is an igloo made of printed translucent modular salt panels. Image © Matthew Millman
The “Saltygloo” project is an igloo made of printed translucent modular salt panels. Image © Matthew Millman

The following article is presented by ArchDaily Materials. In this article, originally published by Metropolis Magazine, Lara Kristin Herndon and Derrick Mead explore seven innovative architectural materials and the designers behind them. Some materials are byproducts, some will help buildings breathe and one is making the leap from 3D printing to 4D printing.

When Arthur C. Clarke said that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic, he was speaking from the spectator’s point of view, not the magician’s. As our list of smart materials shows, technology solves difficult problems, but getting there requires more than just a wave of the magic wand. Each of the following projects looks past easy answers. Whether it’s a new way of looking at old problems, a new material that maximizes the efficiency of an old technique, or a new method to tap the potential of an abundant or underutilized resource, here are seven innovators who take technology out of the realm of science fiction.

One Month to Go! Join ArchDaily's #CountdownVenice2014

00:00 - 7 May, 2014
One Month to Go! Join ArchDaily's #CountdownVenice2014, Courtesy of Shutterstock.com
Courtesy of Shutterstock.com

With the highly anticipated Venice Biennale just over a month away, ArchDaily is gearing up for what promises to be an impressive architectural display. All of the national pavilions will be organized under one theme: Absorbing Modernity. The event will also include Fundamentals, a look back at some of architecture’s most basic components as a means of examining the history of design in the evolution of societies. All in all, Koolhaas’ conception is for a Biennale that is more "a vehicle for research than an exhibition."

With live, on-the-scene coverage on our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest accounts, ArchDaily will be giving you complete access to this year’s biennale events. We will also be crowdsourcing for content, finding out what our readers want to know from this year’s participants and curators. To get things started we will be sharing fun facts about the different countries, artists, and curators participating in the event. Starting today, May 7th, we will be uploading one fun fact per day and will be sharing whatever great content you bring to us!

Stay tuned to the #countdownvenice2014 hashtag and give us feedback, ideas, and suggestions for our coverage of #fundamentals. Let the countdown to #Venice2014 begin!

Bushwick Inlet Park / Kiss + Cathcart

01:00 - 7 May, 2014
Bushwick Inlet Park / Kiss + Cathcart, © Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol

© Paul Warchol © Paul Warchol © Paul Warchol © Paul Warchol +40

Pre-primary School / Asa studio

01:00 - 7 May, 2014
Pre-primary School / Asa studio, Courtesy of Asa studio
Courtesy of Asa studio

Courtesy of Asa studio Courtesy of Asa studio Courtesy of Asa studio Courtesy of Asa studio +19

Venice Biennale 2014: Japan Pavilion to Examine Radical Experiments of the 1970s

00:00 - 7 May, 2014
Venice Biennale 2014: Japan Pavilion to Examine Radical Experiments of the 1970s, Japan Pavilion Installation Image. Image © Keigo KOBAYASHI
Japan Pavilion Installation Image. Image © Keigo KOBAYASHI

The influence of Western civilization and the birth of modernization following World War II lead Japan to become the world’s second largest economy by 1968. With this came a host of problems, namely environmental pollution and the oil crisis, which triggered the reexamination of modernism in Japanese architecture and a series of radical experiments by young architects that inevitably lead to a new vision of the city. 

Highlighting the work of these young architects, as well as historians, urban observers, artists and magazines of the 1970s, Japan’s participation at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale will spotlight the “independent, fundamentally innovative responses” that “unfolded a new fertile field of architecture” and revealed the “essential power” our profession has in the real world.

The 10 Tallest Buildings Under Construction in Europe

00:00 - 7 May, 2014
The 10 Tallest Buildings Under Construction in Europe, Metropol Tower, Istanbul. Image © Metropol Istanbul
Metropol Tower, Istanbul. Image © Metropol Istanbul

A study conducted by Emporis, the international provider of building data, has revealed that Moscow is set to retain its title as the skyscraper capital of Europe. Already home to 4 of Europe's top 5 - including the Mercury City Tower, Europe's current tallest at 338m - Moscow is also home to 6 of the 10 tallest European Buildings under construction. Three of these buildings will also surpass the height of the Mercury City Tower.

However, despite having the greatest concentration of supertall buildings, Moscow is set to lose its crown for the tallest building in Europe to St Petersburg, with the 463m Lakhta Center due for completion in 2018. Also making the top 10 list with 3 buildings being constructed over 250m is Istanbul. You can see the full top 10 list after the break.

Skyland Towers, Istanbul. Image © Eroglu ST Towers, Moscow. Image © SPEECH architectural office Eurasia Tower, Moscow. Image © Swanke Hayden Connell Metropol Tower, Istanbul. Image © Metropol Istanbul +9