The Wellin Museum of Art / Machado and Silvetti Associates

01:00 - 10 August, 2013
The Wellin Museum of Art / Machado and Silvetti Associates, © Anton Grassl / Esto
© Anton Grassl / Esto

© Anton Grassl / Esto © Anton Grassl / Esto © Anton Grassl / Esto © Anton Grassl / Esto +14

The Flinders Street Station Shortlisted Proposal / NH Architecture

01:00 - 10 August, 2013
The Flinders Street Station Shortlisted Proposal / NH Architecture, Courtesy of NH Architecture
Courtesy of NH Architecture

Designed by NH Architecture, their competition entry for the Flinders Street Station in Melbourne was recently shorlisted for the People's Choice Award, organized by Major Projects Victoria. Their design seeks to capture this 'Melbourness' and create a new landmark for the city. From cultural to sporting, transport to tourism, this connection between the city and the river binds its colonial past with a trajectory for the next century. Their concept is generated from a combination of conceptual diagrams with the ribbons of infrastructure being over laid with a new form of public networking. More images and architects' description after the break.

Balmain House / Fox Johnston

01:00 - 10 August, 2013
Balmain House / Fox Johnston, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Builder

    Owner Builder
  • Structural Engineer

    Partridge & Partners
  • Planner

    Warren Long
  • Hydraulic Engineer

    ITM
  • Area

    360.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +12

Spanish Builders Forget to Resize Skyscraper Elevator

00:00 - 10 August, 2013

F-White / Takuro Yamamoto Architects

01:00 - 10 August, 2013
F-White / Takuro Yamamoto Architects, Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects
Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kashiwa city
  • Architect in Charge

    Eiji Iwase
  • Structure Design

    Masuda Structural Engineering Office
  • Construction

    Nagano-Koumuten
  • Furniture

    tallman STUDIO
  • Area

    122.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects

Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects Courtesy of Takuro Yamamoto Architects +17

San Sen House / Alejandro Sánchez García Arquitectos

01:00 - 10 August, 2013
© Jaime Navarro Soto
© Jaime Navarro Soto
  • Architects

  • Location

    Valle de Bravo, Mexico
  • Collaborators

    Diego Ricalde Rechia, Alejandro Delgado García, Alfredo Cortes Tellez
  • Area

    860.0 m2
  • Proyect Year

    2008
  • Photography

    Jaime Navarro Soto

© Jaime Navarro Soto © Jaime Navarro Soto © Jaime Navarro Soto © Jaime Navarro Soto +35

ESTEBAN / Leibar-Seigneurin

01:00 - 10 August, 2013
ESTEBAN / Leibar-Seigneurin, © Patrick Miara
© Patrick Miara

© Patrick Miara © Patrick Miara © Patrick Miara © Patrick Miara +23

AA Visiting School Tehran

00:00 - 10 August, 2013
AA Visiting School Tehran, Tehran 2009. Image Courtesy of AA
Tehran 2009. Image Courtesy of AA

Taking place August 31-September 14, the 3rd annual AA Visiting School Tehran will be examining the quality of our urban spaces, we will be looking at infill sites, leftover spaces which have been generated as a result inefficient use of public roads to examine the potential for the generation of usable public space, or in other words the third place (the first being the home, the second the workplace). Using the theme 'The Third Place-Urban Machines,' they will be using our experiences from past years in regards to prototyping and simplex manufacturing to inform proposals for urban machines and interventions. These Proposals will attempt to specifically address site concerns and conditions. Our ambition is to produce and implement these proposals on site across the city. Applications are due no later than August 17. For more information, please visit here.

House in Nanakuma / MOVEDESIGN

01:00 - 9 August, 2013
House in Nanakuma / MOVEDESIGN, © Yousuke Harigane
© Yousuke Harigane
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nanakuma, Jonan Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Mikio Sakamoto
  • Area

    142.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Yousuke Harigane © Yousuke Harigane © Yousuke Harigane © Yousuke Harigane +25

Ask Arup: What's the Optimal Tree Branch to Build a Tree House?

00:00 - 9 August, 2013

You asked, an expert Arup engineer has answered! 

In the first of our video series with Arup, structural engineer Matt Clark addresses ArchDaily reader Hannah Worthington's inquiry, submitted via our facebook page: "How do you work out the structural capacity of a tree branch to build a tree house?" 

Dying to get your question answered in the next "Ask Arup" video? Ask away in the comments below.

'Vers un climat: Building (with) the Unstable' Exhibition

00:00 - 9 August, 2013
'Vers un climat: Building (with) the Unstable' Exhibition, © AWP , Bosheng Gan, Marchand & Meffre, Anna Positano
© AWP , Bosheng Gan, Marchand & Meffre, Anna Positano

Taking place at the Hartell Galley at Cornell University, 'Vers un climat: Building (with) the Unstable' is an exhibition by AWP Architects focusing on the nocturnal face of architecture - how buildings contribute to the urban nightscape. From August 26 - September 16, the exhibit features both realized and proposed projects by AWP while revealing the practice’s in depth research on the many ways in which the intangible dimensions of architecture – such as atmosphere, climate, and light - materialize in buildings. Part of AWP ’s ongoing challengeis to translate recurrent themes of impermanence, evolution, and the uncontrollable into design. More architects' description after the break.

AIA Compensation Survey: Architect Salary Increases Minimally from 2011

00:00 - 9 August, 2013
AIA Compensation Survey: Architect Salary Increases Minimally from 2011, Exhibit 1.1 via AIA
Exhibit 1.1 via AIA

Though most architecture firms have benefited from a steady upturn in the economy over the past few years, architect salaries remain low. According to U.S. Census Bureau, architecture firms have experienced a 11 percent increase in revenue from 2011 to 2012. However, as reported by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the average total compensation for architecture positions—including base salary, overtime, bonuses, and incentive compensation—has increased only slightly over 1 percent per year between 2011 and 2013. This is barely more than the average increase in compensation between 2008 and 2011 when the construction sector was still in steep decline.

Aguas Claras House / Juan Almarza Anwandter

01:00 - 9 August, 2013
Aguas Claras House / Juan Almarza Anwandter, Courtesy of Juan Almarza Anwandter
Courtesy of Juan Almarza Anwandter
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cachagua, Zapallar, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Architect in Charge

    Juan Almarza Anwandter
  • Design Team

    Constanza Quioza
  • Builder

    Alfredo Letelier, Nicolás Brugnoli
  • Structural Engineer

    Antonio Mosquera
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Juan Almarza Anwandter

Courtesy of Juan Almarza Anwandter Courtesy of Juan Almarza Anwandter Courtesy of Juan Almarza Anwandter Courtesy of Juan Almarza Anwandter +26

19 Dwellings on Viana Street / García Floquet Arquitectos

01:00 - 9 August, 2013
19 Dwellings on Viana Street / García Floquet Arquitectos, © Iñaki Bergera
© Iñaki Bergera
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Viana 16, Valencia, Spain
  • Technical Architect

    Francisco Javier
  • Construction

    Mayocons S.L.
  • Budget

    1,222,253 €
  • Client

    Gestvalencia S.L.
  • Project Area

    0.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photography

© Iñaki Bergera © Iñaki Bergera © Iñaki Bergera © Iñaki Bergera +23

The Indicator: Two Shows, Many Cities: “A New Scuplturalism” at MOCA and “Never Built” at the A+D Museum

00:00 - 9 August, 2013
The Indicator: Two Shows, Many Cities: “A New Scuplturalism” at MOCA and “Never Built” at the A+D Museum, Pereira and Luckman, LAX original plan, 1952, Rendering. Courtesy Los Angeles World Airports Flight Path Learning Center.
Pereira and Luckman, LAX original plan, 1952, Rendering. Courtesy Los Angeles World Airports Flight Path Learning Center.

Here in Los Angeles we have a complicated relationship with architecture and two con-current museum exhibitions demonstrate this in ironic and puzzling ways. This came into clear relief when, on Saturday, August 03, 2013, something amazing and unprecedented happened: architecture was on the front page of a major US newspaper, the Los Angeles Times

This, it must be said, is a very unusual thing for architecture. Moreover, it was not the type of architecture you might expect to grab the spotlight. It was the un-built original plan for Los Angeles International Airport by Pereira and Luckman, c. 1952. If you’ve been to LAX you’ve seen their Theme Building. They also did the plan for LAX that was finally accepted—the less visionary, less ambitious plan. This was being re-presented to the world in the context of “Never Built” a show about the unrealized architectural dreams of Los Angeles currently showing at the A+D Museum. 

Can Sustainability Be Taught? Should It Be?

00:00 - 9 August, 2013
Can Sustainability Be Taught? Should It Be?, Knox Innovation Opportunity and Sustainability Centre / Woods Bagot. Image © Peter Bennetts
Knox Innovation Opportunity and Sustainability Centre / Woods Bagot. Image © Peter Bennetts

The Architects' Journal recently published an article pitting five competing views of teaching sustainability against one another. The opinions come from a range of backgrounds, including engineers, tutors and landscape architects, and discuss how architecture students should be taught to design in a sustainable way - or if they should be taught this at all.

The competing opinions are telling in the issues that they highlight, demonstrating how complex the issue of sustainability has become, and how it fits into the wider context of architectural education.

Read the different reactions to the issue of sustainability in education after the break

Newhall South Chase / Alison Brooks Architects

01:00 - 9 August, 2013
Newhall South Chase / Alison Brooks Architects, © Paul Riddle
© Paul Riddle

© Paul Riddle © Paul Riddle © Paul Riddle © Paul Riddle +40

The Condestable's House / Tabuenca & Leache, Arquitectos

01:00 - 9 August, 2013
The Condestable's House / Tabuenca & Leache, Arquitectos, © Luis Prieto
© Luis Prieto
  • Architect Office

  • Location

    Pamplona, Navarra, España
  • Authors

    Fernando Tabuenca González, Jesús Leache Resano
  • Collaborators

    Arturo Pérez Espinosa, José Luis Sola, Susana Iturralde, Raúl Escrivá, Mikel Landa, GE & Asociados, Gabinete Trama, Sagarte, S.L., Asunción Orbe
  • Construction

    UTE ACR - COMSA
  • Area

    6819.0 sqm
  • Year

    2008
  • Photography

    Luis Prieto

© Luis Prieto © Luis Prieto © Luis Prieto © Luis Prieto +37