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MAD Envisions More 'Natural' Chinese Cities in the Future

00:00 - 28 December, 2013
MAD Envisions More 'Natural' Chinese Cities in the Future, © MAD Architects
© MAD Architects

Ma Yansong of MAD recently presented a 600,000 square meter urban design proposal for the city of Nanjing titled, "Shanshui Experiment Complex," at the 2013 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture in Shenzhen, China. The concept takes into account the culture, nature and history of Nanjing while reconsidering the methodology in which Chinese cities are built.

Call for Classics Interns for Spring 2014

00:00 - 27 December, 2013
Call for Classics Interns for Spring 2014

ArchDaily is in need of an architecture-obsessed, history buff to delve into the world of ArchDaily Classics for Spring 2013 (January 15th – May 15th)! If you want to spend your days researching/writing about the best architecture around the globe – and work for the world’s most visited architecture website – then read on after the break…

MCC / JHK Architecten

01:00 - 27 December, 2013
MCC / JHK Architecten, © Palladium Photodesign
© Palladium Photodesign

© Palladium Photodesign © Palladium Photodesign © Palladium Photodesign © Palladium Photodesign +8

  • Architects

  • Location

    Prins Bisschopsingel 53, 6212 AB Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Project Management

    Brink Management en Advies bv
  • Main Contractor

    BAM Utiliteitsbouw Maastricht
  • Structural Engineer

    Aronsohn Raadgevende Ingenieurs
  • Building Services

    Deerns Raadgevende Ingenieurs
  • Area

    4600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

LF USA Womens Apparel Group / Spacesmith

01:00 - 27 December, 2013
LF USA Womens Apparel Group / Spacesmith, © Paúl Rivera
© Paúl Rivera

© Paúl Rivera © DFB Sales © DFB Sales © Paúl Rivera +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Jane Smith
  • Design Architect

    Branko Pahor
  • Project Manager

    Will Wong
  • MEP Engineer

    Robert Derector Associates
  • AV Engineer

    Robert Derector Telecommunications
  • General Contractor

    Icon Interiors, Inc
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Extension of Gubbio Cemetery / Andrea Dragoni + Francesco Pes

01:00 - 27 December, 2013
Extension of Gubbio Cemetery / Andrea Dragoni + Francesco Pes , © Alessandra Chemollo_ORCH
© Alessandra Chemollo_ORCH

© Alessandra Chemollo_ORCH © Alessandra Chemollo_ORCH © Alessandra Chemollo_ORCH © Alessandra Chemollo_ORCH +30

La Tratto Santa Lucía / DOX Arquitectos

01:00 - 27 December, 2013
La Tratto Santa Lucía / DOX Arquitectos, © David Emir Cervera Castro
© David Emir Cervera Castro

© David Emir Cervera Castro © David Emir Cervera Castro © David Emir Cervera Castro © David Emir Cervera Castro +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Xavier Eduardo Salas Hernandez, David Emir Cervera Castro
  • Collaborators

    Sandra Shantal Mézquita Hoyos, Abraham de Jesús Basto Tello
  • Area

    383.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Urban Villa Beaumont / 2b architectes

01:00 - 27 December, 2013
© Roger Frei
© Roger Frei
  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenue de Beaumont 22A, 1012 Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Design Team

    Philippe Béboux, Stephanie Bender, Tiago Borges, Gudrun Warnking, Carolin Jung, Gloria Asami Lili, Marianne Baumgartner, Fatma Ben-Amor, Julien Blanc, Augustin Clement, Patrizia Gabrielli, Sylvie Grimm, Emiliano Quaresina
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Roger Frei © Roger Frei © Roger Frei © Roger Frei +23

The Indicator: On the Road Again

00:00 - 27 December, 2013
The Indicator: On the Road Again, © Jaime Kowal
© Jaime Kowal

Architectural street gang and provocateurs, On the Road, named (I would like to think anyway) for Jack Kerouac’s novel of same name, and let’s just say that is the origin (since I happen to like that book), and the decentralized dérives of this Los Angeles crew remind me of Jack’s edit-as-you-go-or-do-not-edit-as-it-may-be writing style, if he even had a “style” (which is questionable), are at it again, or were just last month for their program, “West of LaBrea / 20131117 / 10-4pm” in which these rebellious, anti-establishment “architects” (some may not be licensed and therefore cannot actually go by the official title according to legal precedents in this here United States of America but you all know what I mean wink wink) once again find themselves out in the streets bombing the architectural establishment, which by the way is critical for the history of Los Angeles architecture, and by doing so have once again reminded us that architecture can be about play and a healthy dose of transgression, though no laws were broken during the making of #OtR3, as it is being called, that I can tell....

Considering the Quake: Seismic Design on the Edge

00:00 - 27 December, 2013
Considering the Quake: Seismic Design on the Edge, Shenzhen Stock Exchange HQ / OMA / Photo © Philippe Ruault
Shenzhen Stock Exchange HQ / OMA / Photo © Philippe Ruault

Opened to a full house, last year, at the Design Exchange in downtown Toronto, Considering the Quake: Seismic Design on the Edge, explores the elegant, and oftentimes, elusive intersection between the aesthetics of architectural form and the technicality of structural design, through the lens of earthquake engineering. Curated by Professor Ghyslaine McClure, P.Eng and founded/curated by Dr. Effie Bouras, of the McGill University Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, this exhibit emerged from their research on the resiliency of emergency shelters and civil protection buildings, such as schools and hospitals, in earthquake zones throughout the world.

Envisioned as a "science center" for design, the exhibition, which is tailored not only for the architecture and engineering communities, but an invested public as well, will feature full-sized seismic technology utilized in buildings, architectural and structural models, seismic testing videos, including clips from Tomas Koolhaas’ new documentary titled REM, and a 500N shake table from North American Wave Spectrum Science and Trade Inc.

Seniors' Residence + Nursery / a/LTA

01:00 - 27 December, 2013
Seniors' Residence + Nursery / a/LTA, © Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

© Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau +40

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cure de Notre Dame de Lourdes, 26 Route de Rennes, 44300 Nantes, France
  • Project Team

    Isateg + Auxitec
  • Area

    5000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

KUA2 – University of Copenhagen / Arkitema Architects

01:00 - 27 December, 2013
KUA2 – University of Copenhagen / Arkitema Architects, Courtesy of Arkitema Architects
Courtesy of Arkitema Architects

Courtesy of Arkitema Architects Courtesy of Arkitema Architects Courtesy of Arkitema Architects Courtesy of Arkitema Architects +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Njalsgade, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Area

    37000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Arkitema Architects

Black House / Marchi Architectes

01:00 - 27 December, 2013
Black House / Marchi Architectes, © FG + SG
© FG + SG

© FG + SG © FG + SG © FG + SG © FG + SG +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Normandy, Capelle-les-Grands, France
  • Design Team

    Olivia Massimi, Marcello Orlandini
  • Consultants

    Baldeschi, SBH, Valentin, Vauchel-Louvel
  • Area

    80.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Easy House / TRU Architects

01:00 - 27 December, 2013
Easy House / TRU Architects, Courtesy of TRU Architects
Courtesy of TRU Architects

Courtesy of TRU Architects Courtesy of TRU Architects Courtesy of TRU Architects Courtesy of TRU Architects +15

Olaya House / David Ramírez Arquitectos

01:00 - 27 December, 2013
Olaya House / David Ramírez Arquitectos, © Camilo Duque
© Camilo Duque

© Camilo Duque © Camilo Duque © Camilo Duque © Camilo Duque +27

Call for Papers: STUDIO#06 – POWER

00:00 - 27 December, 2013
Call for Papers: STUDIO#06 – POWER

The relationship between Architecture and Power has been the main character in the urban transformation with no space-time boundaries. Architecture has historically demonstrated its Power in creating different urban landscapes capable of influencing spaces that are lived.

VIDEO: Bunker 599 / RAAAF + Atelier de Lyon

00:00 - 27 December, 2013

Bunker 599, one of 700 secret bunkers that were used to weaponize artificial hydrology in during the 19th century (see: New Dutch Waterline), recently underwent a radical transformation. RAAAF [Rietveld Architecture-Art-Affordances], in collaboration with Atelier de Lyon, sliced through the seemingly indestructible bunker to link visitors to an existing network of footpaths, create a publicly accessible attraction to those revisiting the NDW, and form a dramatic connection with the flooded plains that were altered more than 200 years ago.

The video above takes you through the process of altering the concrete monolith, ending with film of the stunning result that has been attracting thousands of daily visitors since its completion. To learn more about the project, follow this link.

L’ Arboretum / Coldefy & Associés Architectes Urbanistes

01:00 - 27 December, 2013
L’ Arboretum / Coldefy & Associés Architectes Urbanistes, Courtesy of Coldefy & Associés Architectes Urbanistes
Courtesy of Coldefy & Associés Architectes Urbanistes

Courtesy of Coldefy & Associés Architectes Urbanistes Courtesy of Coldefy & Associés Architectes Urbanistes Courtesy of Coldefy & Associés Architectes Urbanistes Courtesy of Coldefy & Associés Architectes Urbanistes +23

Tower House / Benjamin Waechter Architect

01:00 - 27 December, 2013
Tower House / Benjamin Waechter Architect, © Lara Swimmer
© Lara Swimmer

© Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer © Lara Swimmer +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Portland, OR, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Benjamin Waechter Architect
  • Structural Engineer

    Munzing Structural Engineering
  • Constructor

    Prutting and Co.
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs