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Sports Technification Centre For Rowing And Canoeing Orio / U.T.E. Atristain Begiristain

01:00 - 24 March, 2014
Sports Technification Centre For Rowing And Canoeing Orio / U.T.E. Atristain Begiristain, © Jorge Allende
© Jorge Allende

© Jorge Allende © Jorge Allende © Jorge Allende © Jorge Allende +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Orio, Basque Country, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Manu Atristain Gabilondo, Jon Begiristain Mitxelena
  • Design Team

    Hugo Calvo Sobrino, Ibai Lamarka Soto, Andrea Lizarza Artola
  • Technical Architect

    Iñigo Casla Martinez
  • Area

    617000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

The Berlage Archive: Luis Fernández Galiano Theory Master Class (1994)

00:00 - 24 March, 2014

Alpenblick Restaurant / Büning-Pfaue Kartmann Architekten

01:00 - 24 March, 2014
© Ruedi Walti
© Ruedi Walti
  • Architects

  • Location

    Uetendorf, Stiftung U.-Berg, 3661 Uetendorf, Switzerland
  • Architect in Charge

    Kord Büning-Pfaue, Astrid Kartmann
  • Design Team

    Kord Büning-Pfaue, Astrid Kartmann; Ulrich Schindler (construction Site), Matej Draslar (CAD) Richard Kartmann (competition)
  • Area

    420.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Ruedi Walti © Ruedi Walti © Ruedi Walti © Ruedi Walti +19

15 Things You Didn't Know About Shigeru Ban

01:00 - 24 March, 2014
15 Things You Didn't Know About Shigeru Ban, Left, Image of Shigeru Ban © Flickr User VisiOkrOniK. Right, from top to bottom, Ban's Temporary Paper Studio (© Didier Boy de la Tour), the Japan Pavilion for the Hanover Exhibition 2000 (© Hiroyuki Hirai), and his design for 'Architecture for Dogs' (© Hiroshi Yoda). Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a>
Left, Image of Shigeru Ban © Flickr User VisiOkrOniK. Right, from top to bottom, Ban's Temporary Paper Studio (© Didier Boy de la Tour), the Japan Pavilion for the Hanover Exhibition 2000 (© Hiroyuki Hirai), and his design for 'Architecture for Dogs' (© Hiroshi Yoda). Used under Creative Commons

You probably know by now that Shigeru Ban has won this year's Pritzker Prize, but did you know he almost went to university to play rugby? Or that he constructed his home without pulling down a single tree? These and many more fun facts on the 38th Pritzker laureate, after the break.

Neubau Parkhaus SMA / HHS Planer + Architekten AG

01:00 - 24 March, 2014
Neubau Parkhaus SMA  / HHS Planer + Architekten AG, © Constantin Meyer
© Constantin Meyer

© Constantin Meyer © Constantin Meyer © Constantin Meyer © Constantin Meyer +8

Palace of Schoolchildren / Studio 44 Architects

01:00 - 24 March, 2014
© Margarita Yawein
© Margarita Yawein
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bauyrzhan Momyshuly Avenue, Astana, Kazakhstan
  • Design Team

    Nikita Yavein, Sergey Aksenov, Darya Gordina, Mariam Zamelova, Vladimir Zenkevich, Ivan Kozhin, Darya Nasonova, Natalya Poznyanskaya, Nikolay Smolin, Yanina Smolina, George Snezhkin with the participation of Natalya Arkhipova, Ygor Britikov, Mariya Vinogradova, Ilya Grigoryev, Veronika Zhukova, Evgeniya Kuptsova, Elena Loginova, Nikolay Novotochinov, Kseniya Schastlivtseva, Anton Yar-Skryabin
  • Area

    18700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Margarita Yawein © Margarita Yawein © Margarita Yawein © Margarita Yawein +26

AIA Happy to Announce Pharrell Williams as Keynote Speaker

00:00 - 24 March, 2014
AIA Happy to Announce Pharrell Williams as Keynote Speaker, Pharrell Williams. Image © Flickr CC User Merlijn Hoek
Pharrell Williams. Image © Flickr CC User Merlijn Hoek

UPDATE: Sadly, according to ARCHITECT, Pharrell has canceled his appearance due to a "scheduling conflict." 

Pharrell Williams, the Grammy awarding winning musician and entrepreneur whose recent collaboration with Despicable Me 2 has inspired the world to be “happy,” will be joining architect Jeanne Gangand “Cool Spaces” producer Stephen Chung as the featured keynote speakers at the 2014 AIA National Convention in Chicago. As reported by ARCHITECT, Williams is likely to discuss issues that transcend music, as his interests seem to be evolving from furniture and fashion design to architecture; he has even mentioned collaborating on a pre-fab home with the dame: Zaha Hadid

A Selection of Shigeru Ban's Best Work

01:00 - 24 March, 2014
Nine Bridges Golf Club. Image © Hiroyuki Hirai
Nine Bridges Golf Club. Image © Hiroyuki Hirai

Explore the architectural development of Pritzker Laureate Shigeru Ban - from his early, more minimalist residential work in the 90s to his experimental, undulating structures (2010's Pompidou Metz, Nine Bridges Golf Club) to his latest masterpiece in timber construction, Tamedia New Office Building (2013). 

Paper Temporary Studio. Image © Didier Boy de la Tour Curtain Wall House. Image © Hiroyuki Hirai Centre Pompidou Metz. Image © Didier Boy de la Tour Nicolas G Hayek Center. Image © Hiroyuki Hirai +28

Contextualism: Dead or Alive?

00:00 - 24 March, 2014
Contextualism: Dead or Alive?, Courtesy of Manchester School of Architecture
Courtesy of Manchester School of Architecture

In a symposium to be held this week at the Manchester School of Architecture, Contextualism: Dead or Alive? will explore the importance of contextualism in contemporary architecture. Five key speakers will be featured, presenting papers discussing context both in its purest theoretical form and how it might be addressed in practice. From debating the significance of building traditions (Jonathan Foyle) to how Mecanoo, who recently completed the Library of Birmingham, have approached contextualism in the UK (Ernst ter Horst), the symposium will endeavor to uncover the ties between architecture and the wider urban realm.

Copenhagen's Mayor Reveals What Makes His City So Enviably Green

00:00 - 24 March, 2014
Copenhagen's Mayor Reveals What Makes His City So Enviably Green, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

In an enlightening interview on Future Cape Town, the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen Frank Jensen discusses what it is that makes Copenhagen, and Denmark as a whole, such a green-focused society. The key it seems goes beyond simple politics, stemming from a combination of early adoption, a robust and widely appreciated welfare system and a culture of collaborative innovation. You can read the full interview here.

Island House / Peter Rose + Partners

01:00 - 24 March, 2014
Island House / Peter Rose + Partners, © Matthew Snyder
© Matthew Snyder

© Matthew Snyder © Matthew Snyder © Matthew Snyder © Matthew Snyder +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Edgartown, MA, United States
  • Design Team

    Peter Rose, AIA, FRAIC; Matthew Snyder; Stani Iordanova, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Grace Escano; Alex Yoon
  • Area

    6300.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Centro De Artes Nadir Afonso / Louise Braverman

01:00 - 24 March, 2014
Centro De Artes Nadir Afonso / Louise Braverman, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Boticas, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Artur Afonso, John Gillham, Yugi Hsiao, Jing Liu, Snow Liu, Medha Singh
  • Local Architect

    Paulo Pereira Almeida
  • Area

    1858.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Consolidated Urbanism by Labor4plus Wins Lake Zwenkau Planning Competition

00:00 - 23 March, 2014
Consolidated Urbanism by Labor4plus Wins Lake Zwenkau Planning Competition, Courtesy of Labor4plus
Courtesy of Labor4plus

The winning entry of the Northern Shore Lake Zwenkau competition, which challenged select firms to introduce "holiday villages" and recreational activities to a small lake twenty minutes outside of LeipzigGermanywas proposed by Labor4plus. Dubbed "Yearning Spaces," the proposal envisions a Western harbor village that concentrates recreational activity along the northern coast of Lake Zenkau and connects to eastwardly located "hermit huts" via hiking trails paralleling the shore.

Did Park City Blow It With BIG's Kimball Art Center?

00:00 - 23 March, 2014
Did Park City Blow It With BIG's Kimball Art Center?, The original design for the Kimball Art Center. Image Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
The original design for the Kimball Art Center. Image Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

In an entertaining take on the events that led BIG to completely redesign their winning competition entry for the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah, Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan describes the new design as "ridiculously anonymous," "a huge — and almost hilarious — departure from the personality and warmth of the original design." She asks the residents of Park City, whose outrage forced the redesign, "are you happy now?" Read the full article here.

A Theory of Architecture Part 1: Pattern Language vs. Form Language

00:00 - 23 March, 2014
A Theory of Architecture Part 1: Pattern Language vs. Form Language, Galleria di Diana in Venaria Royal Palace, an example of Classical architecture. The Classical Language is an example of an "extremely successful form language". Image Courtesy of shutterstock.com
Galleria di Diana in Venaria Royal Palace, an example of Classical architecture. The Classical Language is an example of an "extremely successful form language". Image Courtesy of shutterstock.com

As you may have seen, ArchDaily has been publishing UNIFIED ARCHITECTURAL THEORY, by the urbanist and controversial theorist Nikos A. Salingaros, in serial form. However, in order to explain certain concepts in greater detail, we have decided to pause this serialization and publish three excerpts from another of Salingaros’  books: A THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE. The following excerpt, the first, explains the terms “Pattern Language” (as well as“antipatterns") and “Form Language.”

Design in architecture and urbanism is guided by two distinct complementary languages: a pattern language, and a form language

The pattern language contains rules for how human beings interact with built forms — a pattern language codifies practical solutions developed over millennia, which are appropriate to local customs, society, and climate. 

A form language, on the other hand, consists of geometrical rules for putting matter together. It is visual and tectonic, traditionally arising from available materials and their human uses rather than from images. Different form languages correspond to different architectural traditions, or styles. The problem is that not all form languages are adaptive to human sensibilities. Those that are not adaptive can never connect to a pattern language. Every adaptive design method combines a pattern language with a viable form language, otherwise it inevitably creates alien environments.

Architectural design is a highly complex undertaking. Heretofore, the processes at its base have not been made clear. There have been many attempts to clarify the design process, yet we still don’t have a design method that can be used by students and novices to achieve practical, meaningful, nourishing, human results. 

In the absence of a design method and accompanying criteria for judging a design, things have become very subjective, and therefore what is built today appears to be influenced largely by fashion, forced tastes, and an individual’s desire to garner attention through novel and sometimes shocking expressions.

This Chapter puts forward a theory of architecture and urbanism based on two distinct languages: the pattern language, and the form language

Courtyard House / Atelier Sacha Cotture

01:00 - 23 March, 2014
Courtyard House / Atelier Sacha Cotture, © Luca Tettoni
© Luca Tettoni

© Luca Tettoni © Luca Tettoni © Luca Tettoni © Luca Tettoni +18

Triton Building / Saeta Estudi + Lluís Cantallops + Juan Domingo

01:00 - 23 March, 2014
Triton Building / Saeta Estudi + Lluís Cantallops  + Juan Domingo, Courtesy of Saeta estudi
Courtesy of Saeta estudi

Courtesy of Saeta estudi Courtesy of Saeta estudi Courtesy of Saeta estudi Courtesy of Saeta estudi +15

Gary Tatintsian Gallery / SPEECH Architectural Office

01:00 - 23 March, 2014
Gary Tatintsian Gallery / SPEECH Architectural Office, Courtesy of SPEECH Architectural Office
Courtesy of SPEECH Architectural Office

Courtesy of SPEECH Architectural Office Courtesy of SPEECH Architectural Office Courtesy of SPEECH Architectural Office Courtesy of SPEECH Architectural Office +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Architect in Charge

    Sergei Tchoban, Andrey Perlich
  • Design Team

    M.Grishanov, A.Kozyreva, M.Rasskazova, A.Sokolnikova
  • Area

    1172.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of SPEECH Architectural Office