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The Beaver Barracks Community Housing / Barry J. Hobin & Associates Architects

01:00 - 24 January, 2014
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© Doublespace Photography

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The Architecture of Alfred Hitchcock

00:00 - 24 January, 2014
The Architecture of Alfred Hitchcock, Hitchcock on the set of Rope, with actors Jimmy Steward, John Dall, and Farley Granger. Image Courtesy of nai010 publishers
Hitchcock on the set of Rope, with actors Jimmy Steward, John Dall, and Farley Granger. Image Courtesy of nai010 publishers

Originally appearing in Metropolis Magazine as "Hitchcock and the Architecture of Suspense," this article by Samuel Medina reviews Steven Jacobs' book The Wrong House: The Architecture of Alfred Hitchcock, which uses expert analysis and reconstructed floor plans to examine how the master created suspense with his sets.

In the films of Alfred Hitchcock, things happen, but the events that gave rise to them are easily forgotten. You quickly forget how A leads to B or, say, by what elaborate means Roger Thornhill ends up at Mt. Rushmore in North by Northwest. But as the French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard observed, the Hitchcockian cinema compels not with story, but with images—the open-palmed hand reaching for the door, the simulated fall down the staircase, the whorling retreat of the camera from a dead woman’s face. These stark snippets imbue the films with their uncanny allure and imprint themselves in the mind of the spectator much more effectively than any of the master’s convoluted plots.

Read on for more on the role architecture plays in Hitchcock's films

Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s Student Residence Hall / ADD Inc.

01:00 - 24 January, 2014
Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s Student Residence Hall / ADD Inc., © Chuck Choi
© Chuck Choi

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San Joaquin Valley Residence / Aidlin Darling Design

01:00 - 24 January, 2014
San Joaquin Valley Residence / Aidlin Darling Design, © Matthew Millman
© Matthew Millman

© Adam Rouse © Matthew Millman © Matthew Millman © Matthew Millman +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Big Valley, CA 95247, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Joshua Aidlin, David Darling , Peter Larsen, Michael Pierry, Kent
  • Area

    5610.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

ØSS 5 – Ørestad Housing / Mangor & Nagel A/S

01:00 - 24 January, 2014
ØSS 5 – Ørestad Housing / Mangor & Nagel A/S, © Tom Jersøe
© Tom Jersøe

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Tampere Travel and Service Centre Design Competition

01:00 - 24 January, 2014
Tampere Travel and Service Centre Design Competition

The City of Tampere, the Finnish Transport Agency, the VR-Group and Senate Properties are organizing an international design contest for the Tampere Travel and Service Centre and its environs. The design contest for the travel and service centre is looking for a shared vision for the area’s development as well as shared view on the guidelines for future measures.

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Selected to Design Island School in Hong Kong

00:00 - 24 January, 2014
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Selected to Design Island School in Hong Kong, Island School, Design Competition Illustration. Image © schmidt hammer lassen
Island School, Design Competition Illustration. Image © schmidt hammer lassen

schmidt hammer lassen architects, in collaboration with Thomas Chow Architects, has won a commission to design a new Island School in Hong Kong. Envisioned as a “sustainable learning landscape,” the 28,000-square-meter, state-of-the-art facility aims to promote optimal learning through flexible classroom spaces and by establishing a deep connection with the surrounding landscape and local community. 

FHE Headquarters / MGS - Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira + Associados

01:00 - 24 January, 2014
FHE Headquarters / MGS - Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira + Associados, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasilia - Federal District, Brazil
  • Associate Architects

    Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira + Associados
  • Project Area

    27630.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photography

House VDV / Graux & Baeyens Architects

01:00 - 24 January, 2014
House VDV / Graux & Baeyens Architects, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

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Garden library / Mjölk architekti

01:00 - 24 January, 2014
Garden library / Mjölk architekti, © Barbora Kuklíková
© Barbora Kuklíková

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TED Talk: Manhattan's Past, Present and Future

00:00 - 24 January, 2014

When it comes to global cities, New York City may be one of the most prominent - but it is also relatively young. Just 400 years ago, Manhattan island was mostly covered in forests and marshes. In his talk at TEDx Long Island City, Eric Sanderson discusses the city's radical changes in land use over the past four centuries, and begins to contemplate what the next four might look like. How can we take a city like New York and make it as efficient as the forest it replaced? In a bid to uncover the ideas that might make this possible, he introduces Manhatta 2409 - an online tool which maps/compares the historic and current land use of Manhattan and allows users to propose new uses. Learn more in the video above.

Hideg House / Béres Architects

01:00 - 24 January, 2014
Hideg House / Béres Architects, © Tamás Bujnovszky
© Tamás Bujnovszky

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Chaves Hotel Casino / RDLM Arquitectos Associados

01:00 - 24 January, 2014
Chaves Hotel Casino  / RDLM Arquitectos Associados, © Sérgio Ferreira, Profoto
© Sérgio Ferreira, Profoto

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Serwus / MFRMGR

01:00 - 24 January, 2014
Serwus  / MFRMGR, © Jakub Certowicz
© Jakub Certowicz

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Warsaw, Poland
  • Architect in Charge

    Moko Architects, Marta Frejda, Michał Gratkowski
  • Collaborator

    Pamela Krzyszczak
  • Area

    18.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Olgiata Sporting Club / LAD

01:00 - 24 January, 2014
Olgiata Sporting Club  / LAD, © Francesco Napolitano
© Francesco Napolitano

© Francesco Napolitano © Cornelia Suhan © Cornelia Suhan © Cornelia Suhan +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Antonio Conti, 00123 Rome, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Francesco Napolitano
  • Design Team

    Michelangelo Sabuzi Giuliani, Maria Carla Lini, Marcello Amalfitano
  • Interior Design

    Simone Lanaro
  • Area

    7500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

VPANG + JET + Lisa Cheung to Design West Kowloon Arts Pavilion

00:00 - 23 January, 2014
VPANG + JET + Lisa Cheung to Design West Kowloon Arts Pavilion , Courtesy of WKCDA
Courtesy of WKCDA

A team consisting of VPANG architects ltd, JET Architecture Inc and Lisa Cheung has been announced as winner of a competition to design an arts pavilion for the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (the "WKCDA") in Hong Kong. With completion planned for 2015, the pavilion is expected to be used as a small-scale exhibition and events space for independent artists and designers. It will also serve as the primary home for exhibitions and programs organized by M+, Hong Kong's museum for visual culture, before the completion of Herzog & de Meuron’s museum building in late 2017.

Catalan Institute of Economists / Roldán + Berengué

01:00 - 23 January, 2014
© Jordi Surroca
© Jordi Surroca
  • Architects

  • Location

    Plaza Gal·la Placídia 32 08006 Barcelona
  • Architect in Charge

    José Miguel Roldán, Mercè Berengué
  • Area

    3080.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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2014 ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards: The Finalists

00:00 - 23 January, 2014

After an intense week of nominations, the collective intelligence of ArchDaily has evaluated over 3,500 projects and narrowed down the list to 5 finalists per category.

We were very happy to see the level of participation from our readers - over 15,000 individuals expressed what architecture means to them through the buildings they chose. 

And we have to congratulate you, as the finalists are outstanding. From all over the world, by firms of all sizes and trajectories, ranging from community-built projects to large scale complex programs, these buildings all have one thing in common: excellent architecture that can improve people’s lives.

You can vote for your favorite projects starting today and until January 30th, 2014 (read the complete rules).

Remember that the two projects with the most votes will receive an HP Designjet T520 ePrinter, and that we are going to give away two iPad Minis to our readers during the final voting stage. 

The winners of the two iPad Minis from the nomination stage are: Shelby Nease and Kristen Johnson (you’ll receive an email shorty). 

Make your voice heard - vote for your favorite projects for the 2014 Building of the Year Awards!