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Shigeru Ban Selected to Design Mount Fuji World Heritage Center

00:00 - 17 March, 2014
Shigeru Ban Selected to Design Mount Fuji World Heritage Center, Courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects
Courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects

Shigeru Ban was pulled from a selection of 238 competitors as the “best person” to design the new Mount Fuji World Heritage Center in the Shizuoka Prefecture of Japan. The 4,300 square meter structure is expected to cost up to ¥2.4 billion and complete in the year 2016. We will keep you posted as more detail become available. 

Toyo Ito Awarded 2014 Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture

00:00 - 17 March, 2014
Toyo Ito Awarded 2014 Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture, Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture (Click image for a preview of Ito's work). Image © Iwan Baan
Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture (Click image for a preview of Ito's work). Image © Iwan Baan

Toyo Ito has been selected to join a distinguished roster of laureates, including Mies van der Rohe, I.M. Pei, Jane Jacobs and Maya Lin, as the 2014 Thomas Jefferson Medalist in Architecture. Presented by the University of Virginia, in collaboration with the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, the award recognizes significant “achievements of those who embrace endeavors in which Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and third U.S. president, excelled and held in high regard.”

Competition Entry: Austrian Pavilion (Milan Expo 2015) / Paolo Venturella

01:00 - 17 March, 2014
© wemage, Courtesy of Paolo Venturella
© wemage, Courtesy of Paolo Venturella

Placing fifth in the international competition to design the Austrian Pavilion for the 2015 Milan Expo, Paolo Venturella’s concept is designed as an extruded version of the Austrian mountain house that connects two major programs: an exhibition space and “big green-house.” To the north, the elevated exhibition space is shielded by a fabric sheathing which diminishes as it moves towards the greenhouse, south, where visitors are presented with a fresh vegetable garden, bar and restaurant that serves traditional cuisine. 

OMA to Design 550-Foot Residential Tower in San Francisco

00:00 - 17 March, 2014
OMA to Design 550-Foot Residential Tower in San Francisco, Site Image. Via Curbed
Site Image. Via Curbed

As part of an initiative to raise money for the Transbay Transit Center, the City of San Francisco has sold a $72 million, city-owned parcel to developer Related of California that will pave the way for a 550-foot, OMA New York-designed residential tower. Located on Folsom Street, between First and Fremont streets, the new tower will be a mix of condominiums and rental apartments, of which 27 percent must be affordable to residents making 60 percent of the area’s median income ($58,250 for a family of four, according to SFGate). We will keep you posted as more details become available. 

Ecumenical Chapel / BNKR Arquitectura

01:00 - 17 March, 2014
Ecumenical Chapel / BNKR Arquitectura, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
  • Partner in Charge

    Esteban Suarez
  • Area

    170.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

HS Residence / CUBYC architects

01:00 - 17 March, 2014
HS Residence / CUBYC architects, © Koen Van Damme
© Koen Van Damme

© Koen Van Damme © Koen Van Damme © Koen Van Damme © Bart Musschoot +27

St John’s Orchard / John Smart Architects

01:00 - 17 March, 2014
St John’s Orchard / John Smart Architects, © Edmund Sumner
© Edmund Sumner

© Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Simon Ellis +20

Brighton House / InForm

01:00 - 17 March, 2014
Brighton House / InForm, © Brendan Finn
© Brendan Finn

© Brendan Finn © Brendan Finn © Brendan Finn © Brendan Finn +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Architects Rally to Save Moscow's Historic Shukhov Tower

00:00 - 17 March, 2014
Architects Rally to Save Moscow's Historic Shukhov Tower, Richard Pare, Shabolovka Radio Tower, Moscow, Russia. Vladimir Shukhov, 1922. Image © Richard Pare 2007
Richard Pare, Shabolovka Radio Tower, Moscow, Russia. Vladimir Shukhov, 1922. Image © Richard Pare 2007

Tadao Ando, Elizabeth Diller, Rem Koolhaas and Thom Mayne are among the many signing a petition to urge Russian president Vladimir V. Putin to reconsider the fate of the neglected Shabolovka Radio Tower (Shukhov Tower), “a structure of dazzling brilliance and great historical importance,” as Norman Foster once described. Designed by Vladimir Shukhov and completed in 1922, the 160-meter hyperboloid structure is a 20th-century engineering feat that has served as a landmark of modernist architecture. 

Want to Intern for ArchDaily? Now's Your Chance!

00:00 - 17 March, 2014
Want to Intern for ArchDaily? Now's Your Chance!

ArchDaily is in need of a select group of architecture-obsessed, writing-loving interns to join our team for 2014 (April – August)! If you want to spend your days researching/writing about the best architecture around the globe – and find out what it takes to work for the world’s most visited architecture website – then read on after the break…

High School Extension / SMS Arquitectos

01:00 - 17 March, 2014
High School Extension  / SMS Arquitectos, © Jose Hevia
© Jose Hevia

© Jose Hevia © Jose Hevia © Jose Hevia © Jose Hevia +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer Joan Coll-Vell Duc, 2, 07008 Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Albeto Sánchez, Aina Salvà, Antonio Marqués
  • Area

    698.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Viet Pavilion / Landmak Architecture

01:00 - 17 March, 2014
Viet Pavilion / Landmak Architecture, © Le Anh Duc
© Le Anh Duc

© Le Anh Duc  © Le Anh Duc  © Le Anh Duc  © Le Anh Duc  +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ninh Khánh, Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh province, Vietnam
  • Architects in Charge

    Ta Tien Vinh, Truong Tuan Chung
  • Area

    423.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

New Images: Inside Steven Holl’s Sifang Art Museum

01:00 - 16 March, 2014
© Sifang Art Museum
© Sifang Art Museum

Steven Holl Architects has shared with us an impressive gallery of images of their recent project, Nanjing’s Sifang Art Museum. Rising above the lush landscape of the Pearl Spring, the new museum was designed as a physical manifestation of the parallel perspective, a technique prevalent in early Chinese paintings. From a subtly distorted courtyard with no vanishing points to an upper level gallery with calculated views and pristine light, the experience through the Sifang Art Museum is unlike any other. 

See for yourself, after the break... 

Architectural Review's Latest Issue: "Is This The End of Public Space?"

00:00 - 16 March, 2014
Courtesy of The Architectural Review
Courtesy of The Architectural Review

ArchDaily is happy to announce a new development in our partnership with The Architectural Review. Each month, AR's editor, Catherine Slessor, will weigh in with a thematic introduction to the subjects addressed in their current issue. Up now: public space. Is it on the brink of extinction? And, if so, how can we reclaim it?

Just over 20 years ago, Mike Davis and Michael Sorkin predicted the end of public space as we knew it. ‘America’s cities are being rapidly transformed by a sinister and homogeneous design’, they wrote at the time. ‘A new kind of urbanism - manipulative, dispersed, and hostile to traditional public space - is emerging both at the heart and at the edge of town in megamalls, corporate enclaves, gentrified zones, and pseudo-historic marketplaces.It marked the beginning of the realisation that public space was being stealthily privatised and commodified; the historic freedoms of the agora and the piazza replaced by the patrolled and proscribed confine of the theme park and shopping mall.

Lavaflow 5 / Craig Steely

01:00 - 16 March, 2014
Lavaflow 5  / Craig Steely, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Island of Hawai‘i, Hawaii, United States
  • Area

    2800.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Compiègne Univeristy of Technology / Ameller Dubois & Associés

01:00 - 16 March, 2014
© Frédéric Allinne
© Frédéric Allinne
  • Architects

  • Location

    66 Avenue de Landshut, U.T.C., UTC : Université de Technologie de Compiègne - Centre Pierre Guillaumat, 60200 Compiègne, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Philippe Ameller, Jacques Dubois
  • Design Team

    Laurent Machet, Christiaan Weiler, Arne von Seidlitz, Haithem Oueriemmi, Pascal Bardi, Stéphane Vedrenne
  • Area

    5200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Noëlle Hoeppe © Noëlle Hoeppe © Noëlle Hoeppe © Noëlle Hoeppe +27

The Question of Preserving Melbourne's Modernism

00:00 - 16 March, 2014
The Question of Preserving Melbourne's Modernism, Total House, one of the buildings at the center of the debacle. Image © Flickr CC User Rory Hyde
Total House, one of the buildings at the center of the debacle. Image © Flickr CC User Rory Hyde

Melbourne newspapers are reporting on an argument breaking out over the preservation of the city's postwar modernist buildings, centering (as ever) on the dispute between their value as cultural heritage vs their 'ugliness' (you can see all the contested buildings in a neat graphic at The Age). While many are in favor of preservation, Alan Davies, in anarticle for Crikey, warns that the cultural benefit in protecting these buildings should always be weighed against the cost of preventing the developments that would have taken their place. Read the full article here.

Osulloc Tea House Pavilions / Mass Studies

01:00 - 16 March, 2014
Osulloc Tea House Pavilions / Mass Studies, © Yong-Kwan Kim
© Yong-Kwan Kim

© Yong-Kwan Kim © Yong-Kwan Kim © Yong-Kwan Kim © Yong-Kwan Kim +59

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Minsuk Cho, Kisu Park, Joungwon Lee, Hyunseok Jung, Jonghwa Hong, Kwonwoong Lim, Soo hyun Jin, Daehyun Kim
  • Area

    1452.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs