Fish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter

01:00 - 31 August, 2013
Fish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel Arkitekter, © Norbert Miguletz
© Norbert Miguletz
  • Architects

  • Location

    Strandkaien 3, 5013 Bergen, Norway
  • Design Team

    Wilhelm Eder, Maren Bjerga, Pernille Daugaard
  • Project Leader

    Christine Biesel
  • Landscape Project

    Schønherr Norge AS, Stavanger, Else Dypkjær
  • Construction Management

    : Kåre Hagen AS, Lysaker, Tore Årsandøy
  • General Contractor

    Stoltz Entreprenør AS, Bergen
  • Area

    4260.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Norbert Miguletz © Norbert Miguletz © Norbert Miguletz © Norbert Miguletz +32

Model Home 2013 / Michael Lin + Atelier Bow-Wow with Andrew Barrie

01:00 - 31 August, 2013
Model Home 2013 / Michael Lin + Atelier Bow-Wow with Andrew Barrie, © Nick Hayes
© Nick Hayes

Installed in Auckland Art Gallery’s Lower Grey Gallery for the 5th Auckland Triennial, the Model Home 2013 by Michael Lin and Atelier Bow-Wow, with Andrew Barrie, responds to the specific design challenge of recreating the building that was also exhibited at the Rockbound Museum in Shanghai in 2012. Originally made of welded steel frames clad in structural insulated panels, they explored the potential to translate the house into the Kiwi timber-and-plywood construction idiom. This would have reduced the cost somewhat, but not solved the dilemmas of waste and conceptual inconsistency. More images and architects’ description after the break.

DTU Compute / Christensen & Co Architects

00:00 - 31 August, 2013
DTU Compute / Christensen & Co Architects, © Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk
  • Architects

  • Location

    2800 Lyngby, Denmark
  • Landscape architect

    Kragh & Berglund
  • Structural Engineer

    Anders Christensen Engineers
  • Engineerial installation

    Henrik Larsen Engineers
  • Area

    4500.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk +17

The People's Architect: Dutch Residents Pay Tribute by Crowdfunding Future Piet Blom Museum

00:00 - 31 August, 2013
The People's Architect: Dutch Residents Pay Tribute by Crowdfunding Future Piet Blom Museum, Courtesy of Piet Blom Museum
Courtesy of Piet Blom Museum

"Architecture is more than creating a place to live," stated the late Dutch architect, Piet Blom, "you create a society." Till his death in 1999, Blom designed homes and urban schemes as if to reject the stern, coldness of post-war Modernism in light of a warmer, more human architecture. His drawings, diagrams and homes portray an affectionate commitment to reconcile elements of culture with the architecture around us. Characterized by his use of lively colors and equally expressive architectural geometries, project's such as the "Kasbah" and the cube houses in Rotterdam stand as testaments to his belief that architecture serves the people, not the other way around. 

A true "People's Architect," Blom's work has endeared a growing number supporters, among these are residents who have lived in his houses and are hoping to garner donations to share these artifacts with the public. Ingeborg van der Aa, secretary of the Piet Blom Foundation, mentions that the initiative's mission is to promote recognition, new insight and appreciation with the hopes of encouraging a younger generation to be active creators of their society. 

To learn more or contribute towards the Piet Blom Museum, visit there Indiegogo page here

Follow us after the break for a rare collection of Blom's drawings. 

Diamond House / Formwerkz Architects

01:00 - 30 August, 2013
Diamond House / Formwerkz Architects, ©  Albert Lim
© Albert Lim
  • Architects

  • Location

    Singapore
  • Design Team

    Alan Tay , Foo Yuet Yee, Cai Xun
  • Structure

    Portwood & Associates
  • Builder

    Sinwah-Apac Construction Pte Ltd
  • Area

    5000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

©  Albert Lim ©  Albert Lim ©  Albert Lim ©  Albert Lim +21

Arsenal B47 / Ralph Germann architectes

01:00 - 30 August, 2013
© Lionel Henriod
© Lionel Henriod

© Lionel Henriod © Lionel Henriod © Lionel Henriod © Lionel Henriod +20

Blackpool House / Glamuzina Paterson Architects

01:00 - 30 August, 2013
Blackpool House / Glamuzina Paterson Architects, © Samuel Hartnett
© Samuel Hartnett
  • Architects

  • Location

    Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Project Team

    Dominic Glamuzina, Aaron Paterson
  • Contractor

    Kevin Glamuzina
  • Structural Engineer

    Thorne Dwyer Structures
  • Area

    81.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Samuel Hartnett © Samuel Hartnett © Samuel Hartnett © Samuel Hartnett +21

International Financial Centre in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye Masterplan Competition

01:00 - 30 August, 2013
International Financial Centre in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye Masterplan Competition, Courtesy of Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye CJSC
Courtesy of Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye CJSC

Organized by Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye CJSC, part of Sberbank Russia group of companies, the two-stage open international competition for the development of the masterplan of the International Financial Centre in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye (Moscow, Russia) launches this Monday, September 2nd. The International Financial Centre is a 460 hectare mixed-use development project located in the west of ‘New Moscow’, in the floodplain of the Moscow River, five kilometers from the Moscow Outer Ring Road. The project involves the construction of offices, housing, hotels, commercial and social infrastructure. Applicants are required to have expertise in masterplanning of projects measuring over 30 hectares in order to qualify. The deadline for submissions is October 4th. For more information, please visit here.

Unified Architectural Theory: An Introduction

00:00 - 30 August, 2013
Unified Architectural Theory: An Introduction, "People react according to their biological intuition, judging their environment for its positive or negative effect on the human body. Architects, on the other hand, are conditioned to ignore their own bodily signals and to judge the world according to abstract criteria. In many cases, such judgments lead them to build anxiety-inducing structures that are bad for people’s health and wellbeing." Brutalist building. Image © Andy Spain
"People react according to their biological intuition, judging their environment for its positive or negative effect on the human body. Architects, on the other hand, are conditioned to ignore their own bodily signals and to judge the world according to abstract criteria. In many cases, such judgments lead them to build anxiety-inducing structures that are bad for people’s health and wellbeing." Brutalist building. Image © Andy Spain

In the following months, we at ArchDaily will be publishing Nikos Salingaros' book, Unified Architectural Theoryin a series of installments, making it digitally, freely available for students and architects around the world. In the following paragraphs, Salingaros explains why we've decided to impart on this initiative, and also introduces what his book is all about: answering "the old and very disturbing question as to why architects and common people have diametrically opposed preferences for buildings."

ArchDaily and I are initiating a new idea in publishing, one which reflects the revolutionary trends awaiting book publishing's future. At this moment, my book, Unified Architectural Theory, 2013, is available only in the USA. With the cooperation of ArchDaily and its sister sites in Portuguese and Spanish, it will soon be available, in a variety of languages, to anyone with internet access. Being published one chapter at a time, students and practitioners will be able to digest the material at their leisure, to print out the pages and assemble them as a "do-it-yourself" book for reference, or for use in a course. For the first time, students will have access to this material, in their own time, in their own language, and for free! 

The book itself arose from a lecture course on architecture theory I taught last year. Students were presented with the latest scientific results showing how human beings respond to different types of architectural forms and spaces. At the end of the course, everyone was sufficiently knowledgeable in the new methods to be able to evaluate for themselves which buildings, urban spaces, and interior settings were better suited for human beings. 

This approach is of course totally different from what is now known as “Architectural Theory.” 

BONDY / Guérin & Pedroza architectes

00:00 - 30 August, 2013
BONDY / Guérin & Pedroza architectes, © 11h45
© 11h45
  • Architects

  • Location

    Seine-Saint-Denis, France
  • Collaborators

    K. Ceballos, R. Ouazana
  • Engineering

    Facea
  • Builder

    Eiffage Construction
  • Area

    3841.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© 11h45 © 11h45 © 11h45 © 11h45 +36

Valacco - Cordova House / Juan Carlos Sabbagh

01:00 - 30 August, 2013
Valacco - Cordova House / Juan Carlos Sabbagh, © Juan Carlos Sabbagh Cruz
© Juan Carlos Sabbagh Cruz
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cachagua, Zapallar, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Collaborators

    Nicolás Sabbagh Cruz, Sebastián Vargas Hazbun
  • Area

    283.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Juan Carlos Sabbagh Cruz © Juan Carlos Sabbagh Cruz © Juan Carlos Sabbagh Cruz © Juan Carlos Sabbagh Cruz +19

Aspendale Beachfront Apartments / Wolveridge Architects

01:00 - 30 August, 2013
© Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell
  • Architects

  • Location

    Aspendale, Australia
  • Practice Team

    Jerry Wolveridge, Ricky Booth, Elise Maynard, Tjeerd van der Vliet, David Anthony, Courtney Gibbs
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell +19

Eastern Promises Exhibition

00:00 - 30 August, 2013
Eastern Promises Exhibition, © Li Xiaodong Atelier Liyuan Library, Liyuan, China, 2011
© Li Xiaodong Atelier Liyuan Library, Liyuan, China, 2011

Currently on exhibit until October 6th at MAK Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art in Vienna, the Eastern Promises, Contemporary Architecture and Spatial Practices in East Asia focuses on the promise of a pioneering architecture, which is especially associated with East Asian countries. Projects from China, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea reflect local traditions and conditions as well as a critical awareness of global media technologies leading to an architectural approach that is less interested in iconic objects and spectacular forms than in a structural realignment of society in its spatial dimensions. A program of selected short films rounds off the exhibition with moments of experimental city viewing and everyday appropriation of (public) space. More information after the break.

Why Cycling is Part of Being Dutch

00:00 - 30 August, 2013
Why Cycling is Part of Being Dutch, Bike parking in Amsterdam. Image © Getty Images
Bike parking in Amsterdam. Image © Getty Images

Did you know that there are more bicycles than residents in The Netherlands? You may be shocked to learn that up to 70% of all journeys are made by bike in cities like Amsterdam and The Hague. To accommodate such a huge number of bike-enthusiasts, bike parking facilities can be found everywhere - outside schools, office buildings and shops. Not to mention the fact that many Dutch cities even have special bike paths that are completely segregated from motorized traffic with signs that read "Bike Street: Cars are guests." Ever wondered why the Dutch are so bike crazy and how bicycles came to be such an important part of everyday life in The Netherlands? Click here to read all about it and look here for our story on Why Cycle Cities Are the Future!

Alfonso Reyes 200 / AMBROSI I ETCHEGARAY

01:00 - 30 August, 2013
Alfonso Reyes 200 / AMBROSI I ETCHEGARAY, © Luis Gordoa
© Luis Gordoa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Colonia Condesa, Cuauhtémoc, 06140 Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
  • Collaborators

    Gabriel Ortiz, Rubén Oliveros, Miguel Montor
  • Client

    Grupo Desarrollador FG2. Arq. Fernando Guevara
  • Project Area

    880.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa +21

OZ 3459 / estudiotrama + arqtipo

00:00 - 30 August, 2013
OZ 3459 / estudiotrama + arqtipo, © Federico Kulekdjian
© Federico Kulekdjian
  • Architects

  • Location

    Saavedra 3459, Olavarría, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Project Architects

    Diego Aceto, Dario Litvinoff, Diego Lorenzo, Matías Tozzini
  • Collaborators

    Paola Castelnuovo, Cecilia Gimenez, Lucas Gorroño
  • Project Area

    300 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian +28

Kickstarter: London Skyline Reimagined as Chess Set

00:00 - 30 August, 2013
Kickstarter: London Skyline Reimagined as Chess Set, © Courtesy of Skyline Chess
© Courtesy of Skyline Chess

Imagine your city skyline as a chessboard battleground; which landmark would declare itself as the almighty king and who serve as its faithful pawn? Well, according to British designers Ian Flood and Chris Prosser, London’s Canary Wharf, Renzo Piano’s Shard and Norman Foster’s Gherkin would all deserve high ranks while the ubiquitous London terraced house fulfilled the role of the pawn. 

33 MacKenzie Street / Elenberg Fraser

01:00 - 30 August, 2013
© Peter Clarke
© Peter Clarke
  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    CALLUM FRASER
  • Project Manager

    CEL Australia Pty Ltd
  • Contractor

    Brookfield Multiplex
  • Photographs

© Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke +34