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Sang Seng Jae / Design Guild

01:00 - 18 December, 2013
Sang Seng Jae  / Design Guild, © Hyo Chul Hwang
© Hyo Chul Hwang
  • Architects

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Design Team

    Haun Jun Choi, Sang Mi Jeong, Kang Kim, Jeong Young Chu
  • Chief Architect

    Daewon Kwak
  • Area

    294.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Hyo Chul Hwang © Hyo Chul Hwang © Hyo Chul Hwang © Hyo Chul Hwang +19

Integrated Social Services Center / Vicens + Ramos

01:00 - 18 December, 2013
Integrated Social Services Center / Vicens + Ramos, © Pablo Vicens
© Pablo Vicens
  • Architects

  • Location

    Coslada, Madrid, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Ignacio Vicens y Hualde, José Antonio Ramos Abengózar
  • Collaborators

    Fernando Gil, Javier Margarit, Joan Ramon Cornellana, Javier Santa Cruz, Pepe López Pinto, Fernando González, Pedro de Pablo
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Pablo Vicens © Pablo Vicens © Pablo Vicens © Pablo Vicens +17

La Passerelle / Pierre Vurpas et Associés Architectes

01:00 - 18 December, 2013
La Passerelle / Pierre Vurpas et Associés Architectes, © Studio Erick Saillet
© Studio Erick Saillet

Courtesy of Pierre Vurpas et Associés Architectes © Studio Erick Saillet © Studio Erick Saillet © Studio Erick Saillet +16

BIG, OMA, Büro-OS To Compete for New Media Campus in Berlin

01:00 - 18 December, 2013
BIG, OMA, Büro-OS To Compete for New Media Campus in Berlin, Proposal from Büro-OS. Image Courtesy of Axel Springer SE
Proposal from Büro-OS. Image Courtesy of Axel Springer SE

UPDATE: OMA has provided more information and images of their proposal, see them after the break.

BIG, Büro Ole Scheeren, and OMA have been announced as the three finalists in the competition to design the new Media Campus for AXEL SPRINGER SE in Berlin, Germany, beating out Kuehn Malvezzi and SANAA. The final ranking will be released in January.

The new campus will be located on the historic site of the former Berlin Wall, what was once a no-man’s land. All three proposals address this contentious history as well as the demands of a 21st century workplace. President of the jury, Prof. Dr. Friedrich von Borries, proclaimed that: "All three projects show how fascinating architecture can be today. No matter which of the three proposals will be realised: The competition is already an enrichment of Berlin's building culture." See all three proposals, after the break...

Proposal from Büro-OS. Image Courtesy of Büro Ole Scheeren Proposal from BIG. Image © BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group Proposal from OMA. Image Courtesy of Axel Springer SE Proposal from OMA. Image Courtesy of Axel Springer SE +45

Winner of Parramatta Square Design Competition Announced

01:00 - 18 December, 2013
Winner of Parramatta Square Design Competition Announced, Courtesy of Parramatta City Council
Courtesy of Parramatta City Council

The Parramatta City Council has announced Sydney firm Johnson Pilton Walker as the unanimous winner of the Parramatta Square Design Competition, beating a shortlist (curated from 73 submissions) that included Sydney based Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp, Bates Smart, and Italian practice Mario Cucinella Architects.  

The 53-storey commercial towers will provide up to 140,000 square metres of office space to Parramatta's central business district as well as act as centrepieces for the future Parramatta Square, in the heart of the CBD. 

See images of the towers, which feature a unique floating "public space in the sky," after the break...

Remodeling of “San Julián” Public School / Gabriel Verd Arquitectos

01:00 - 18 December, 2013
Courtesy of Gabriel Verd
Courtesy of Gabriel Verd

Courtesy of Gabriel Verd Courtesy of Gabriel Verd Courtesy of Gabriel Verd Courtesy of Gabriel Verd +21

Flower House / EZZO

01:00 - 18 December, 2013
Flower House / EZZO, © João Ferrand
© João Ferrand
  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto, Portugal
  • Architect in Charge

    César Machado Moreira
  • Collaborator

    João Pedro Leal
  • Area

    120.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© João Ferrand © João Ferrand © João Ferrand © João Ferrand +22

Ribbons / Cliff Garten Studio

01:00 - 18 December, 2013
Courtesy of Cliff Garten Studio
Courtesy of Cliff Garten Studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Union Street Plaza Garage, 2001 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123, United States
  • Area

    21840.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Cliff Garten Studio

Courtesy of Cliff Garten Studio Courtesy of Cliff Garten Studio Courtesy of Cliff Garten Studio Courtesy of Cliff Garten Studio +11

Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Concrete

01:00 - 18 December, 2013
Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Concrete

To celebrate the launch of ArchDaily Materials, our new product catalog, we've rounded up 10 awesome projects from around the world that were inspired by one material: concrete. Check out the projects after the break...

RCS Building / Boeri Studio

01:00 - 18 December, 2013
RCS Building / Boeri Studio, Courtesy of Boeri Studio
Courtesy of Boeri Studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Angelo Rizzoli, 8, 20132 Milan, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Boeri Studio
  • Design Team

    Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barreca, Giovanni La Varra
  • Area

    22000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

Courtesy of Boeri Studio Courtesy of Boeri Studio Courtesy of Boeri Studio Courtesy of Boeri Studio +20

T House / Natalie Dionne Architecture

01:00 - 17 December, 2013
© Marc Cramer
© Marc Cramer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sutton, QC, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Natalie Dionne Architecture
  • Design Team

    Natalie Dionne and Martin Laneuville
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Marc Cramer © Marc Cramer © Marc Cramer © Marc Cramer +19

House In Normandy / Beckmann-N’thepe Architectes

01:00 - 17 December, 2013
House In Normandy / Beckmann-N’thepe Architectes, Courtesy of Beckmann-N’thepe Architectes
Courtesy of Beckmann-N’thepe Architectes
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bellavilliers, France
  • Project Manager

    Nicolas Gaudard
  • Architect in Charge

    Laura Giovannetti
  • Assistant Architects

    Mathilde Billet, Arthur Billaut, Thimothée Kazmierczak
  • Electricity

    LEON
  • Plastery

    NICOBAT
  • Excavation

    ZUNINO
  • Area

    80.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Beckmann-N’thepe Architectes

Courtesy of Beckmann-N’thepe Architectes Courtesy of Beckmann-N’thepe Architectes Courtesy of Beckmann-N’thepe Architectes Courtesy of Beckmann-N’thepe Architectes +16

New Maritime Museum and Exploratorium / COBE Architects + Transform Architects

01:00 - 17 December, 2013
New Maritime Museum and Exploratorium / COBE Architects + Transform Architects, © Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

© Rasmus Hjortshøj © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk +17

Vanke Pavillion in Tsingdao World Horticultural Exposition 2014 / Slow Architecture

01:00 - 17 December, 2013
Vanke Pavillion in Tsingdao World Horticultural Exposition 2014 / Slow Architecture, Courtesy of Slow Architects
Courtesy of Slow Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Qingdao, Shandong, China
  • Designer

    Slow Architects
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Slow Architects

Courtesy of Slow Architects Courtesy of Slow Architects Courtesy of Slow Architects Courtesy of Slow Architects +18

MFG / ARCHI7

01:00 - 17 December, 2013
MFG / ARCHI7, © Thomas Jantscher
© Thomas Jantscher
  • Architects

  • Location

    Grimisuat, Switzerland
  • Architect in Charge

    Nuno Ferreira
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher © Thomas Jantscher +29

Praça das Artes wins Building of the Year at Icon Awards

00:00 - 17 December, 2013
Praça das Artes wins Building of the Year at Icon Awards, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

Praça das Artes, designed by Marcelo Ferraz and Francisco Fanucci (Brasil Arquitetura) and Marcos Cartum, has won Building of the Year at the Icon Awards in London. The project competed with works by great names in international architecture: Herzog & de Meuron (with their Parrish Art Museum in Long Island, New York), Renzo Piano (The Shard in London), SANAA (the Louvre-Lens, in the north of France) and Hugh Broughton Architects (the Halley VI Research Station, the world’s first relocatable research facility, located in Antartica).

Het Buro De Bovenkamer / Krill Architecture + Christian Müller Architects

01:00 - 17 December, 2013
Het Buro De Bovenkamer / Krill Architecture  + Christian Müller Architects, © Jeroen Musch
© Jeroen Musch
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rochussenstraat 355, 3023 DL Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Project architects

    Harmen van de Wal, Christian Müller
  • Contributors

    Arnold de Bruin, Barbara Costatino, Raimonda Cibayte, PaulPeter Kuper, Magdalena Merchan, Jiri Serek, Elena Vicente
  • Programmatic concept

    Het Observatorium, Greetje Hoitink en/and Krill architecture, met/with Hans Venhuizen, Michaela Stegerwald Architectuur, John van de Wetering Advies
  • Area

    1385.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch +19

Architecture Marketing: At What Cost?

00:00 - 17 December, 2013
Gabor Gallov drawing of a party. Architects should win people over by making their world as appealing as that of performers, artists or even fashion designers. Image © Gabor Gallov
Gabor Gallov drawing of a party. Architects should win people over by making their world as appealing as that of performers, artists or even fashion designers. Image © Gabor Gallov

In an era of heavily marketed brands, relentless advertising and all pervasive social media, just how far should architects market themselves to stand out from the crowd? Laura Iloniemi, expert in architecture media, explores the tricky issue of how practices can use marketing without losing integrity.

Marketing companies and publicists working for architects have certainly adapted to increasingly hard-nosed commercial trends. They have embraced, for example, the latest trade shows, no matter how brash, along with high-profile international property conferences and moneymaking awards events (with apparent relish), hoping to place their clients in front of new, and ever more commercial, audiences.

But marketing folk sell only what they know from their own experience - experience that may or may not be relevant to architectural practice. If they do not have an intuitive or trained eye for architecture itself, or a feel for its rightful place in our culture, they can never produce a worthwhile strategy for ensuring its true relevance in society.