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Crowdfunding: Transformed Truck To Take Art & Architecture on the Road

00:00 - 2 July, 2014

"What better way to spread the gospel of design than to liberate it from its brick-and-mortar foundations and take it on the road?" This is the idea behind Circus for Construction - a competition-winning proposal to transform a semi-truck into a traveling exhibition space for art and architecture. If the project reaches its Kickstarter fundraising goal, it will be visiting Provincetown, Providence, Ithaca, Buffalo, Portland, and Boston this coming fall. 

Ecco’s Hotel / DISSING+WEITLING Architecture

01:00 - 2 July, 2014
Ecco’s Hotel / DISSING+WEITLING Architecture, © Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk +59

20 Scholarships the AA BILBAO Visiting School: COMPUTING TOPOS III 2014 / Bilbao, Spain

00:00 - 2 July, 2014
20 Scholarships the AA BILBAO Visiting School: COMPUTING TOPOS III 2014 / Bilbao, Spain, © AA Visiting School
© AA Visiting School

AA Visiting School is an international network of design workshops and other programs organized by the Architectural Association School of Architecture. This event will be realized in Bilbao, Spain between July 23 and August 5.

Critical Round-Up: 2014 Serpentine Pavilion / Smiljan Radic

00:00 - 2 July, 2014
Critical Round-Up: 2014 Serpentine Pavilion / Smiljan Radic, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Last week, the 2014 Serpentine Pavilion opened in London's Hyde Park. The Serpentine Pavilion program invites architects who are yet to work in the UK to create a temporary installation at the gallery's grounds for one summer, and this year it was the turn of Chilean architect Smiljan Radic, who rarely builds outside his native country and is arguably the least well-known architect in the Pavilion's 14 year history.

Always a highlight in London's architectural calender, critics almost line up to write their reviews. This year, they are almost entirely unanimous: Radic's pavilion is, unquestionably, weird. But they're also unanimous on another judgement: it may be one of the best Serpentine Pavilions yet.

Read on after the break to find out what the critics said about this year's design

© Daniel Portilla © Daniel Portilla © Daniel Portilla © Iwan Baan +7

Mercat Calafell / Batlle & Roig Architects

01:00 - 2 July, 2014
Mercat Calafell / Batlle & Roig Architects, © Jordi Surroca
© Jordi Surroca

© Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca +22

The Berlage Archive: Elizabeth Diller (1998)

00:00 - 2 July, 2014

Yacht Club de Monaco / Foster + Partners

01:00 - 2 July, 2014
© Nigel Young | Foster + Partners
© Nigel Young | Foster + Partners
  • Architects

  • Location

    Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Design Team

    Norman Foster, Spencer de Grey, David Nelson, Nigel Dancey, Patrick Campbell, Ivan Kaye, David Summerfield, James Barnes, Ulrich Hamann, Hugh Stewart, Annamaria Anderloni, Katy Roach
  • Area

    26550.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Nigel Young | Foster + Partners © Nigel Young | Foster + Partners © Nigel Young | Foster + Partners © Nigel Young | Foster + Partners +24

Marine Parade / Dorrington Atcheson Architect

01:00 - 2 July, 2014
© Emma-Jane Hetherington
© Emma-Jane Hetherington

© Emma-Jane Hetherington © Emma-Jane Hetherington © Emma-Jane Hetherington © Emma-Jane Hetherington +19

Campos Leckie Studio: Adapting Materials Across Contexts

00:00 - 2 July, 2014
Campos Leckie Studio: Adapting Materials Across Contexts, Vancouver, BC Based Architects Campos Lecki - The Zacatitos 03 House. Image © John Sinal
Vancouver, BC Based Architects Campos Lecki - The Zacatitos 03 House. Image © John Sinal

In the following interview, presented by ArchDaily Materials and originally published by Sixty7 Architecture Road, Canadian firm Campos Leckie Studio defines their process for designing site-specific, beautiful architecture that speaks for itself. Enjoy the firm's stunning projects and read the full interview after the break. 

We asked Michael Leckie, one of the principals of Vancouver-based Campos Leckie Studio, about the importance of discovery in design and the textural differences between projects. Your website states that your firm is committed to a rigorous process of discovery. How do you explain that to clients?

Process is extremely important in our work. When we meet with clients we do not immediately provide napkin sketches or an indication of what form the work will ultimately take on. Rather, we focus on the formulation of the ‘design problem’ and the conditions that establish the basis for exploration and discovery. These contextual starting points include the site, program, materiality, budget, as well as cultural reference points. This is challenging for some clients, as our culture generally conditions people to expect to see the final product before they commit to something. 

Zacatitos 02. Image © John Sinal Zacatitos 03. Image © John Sinal Zacatitos 04. Image © John Sinal © John Sinal +17

The Birds Nest / Primus Arkitekter

01:00 - 2 July, 2014
The Birds Nest / Primus Arkitekter, Courtesy of Primus Arkitekter
Courtesy of Primus Arkitekter

Courtesy of Primus Arkitekter Courtesy of Primus Arkitekter Courtesy of Primus Arkitekter Courtesy of Primus Arkitekter +15

Call for Pilots: Storefront TV

00:00 - 2 July, 2014
Call for Pilots: Storefront TV

Storefront TV is an online channel focused on the communication of contemporary art and architecture ideas with an emphasis on experimentation with a live TV format. 

RIBA Report Aims to Put Architecture at the Heart of Next Government's Agenda

00:00 - 2 July, 2014
RIBA Report Aims to Put Architecture at the Heart of Next Government's Agenda, One proposal made by the report is to funnel transport money into 'active transport' routes, such as the Hackney Greenway which was created as part of the London Olympic Legacy. Image © Flickr CC User Andy Wilkes
One proposal made by the report is to funnel transport money into 'active transport' routes, such as the Hackney Greenway which was created as part of the London Olympic Legacy. Image © Flickr CC User Andy Wilkes

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has published a report which it hopes will influence government policy writers in time for the general election next year. The report outlines the RIBA's stance on a wide variety of architectural issues, from planning policy, to school building, to designing healthy cities.

The report hopes to build on the recommendations made by the Farrell Review, which among many other things recommended the appointment of a chief architect to advise the government, as well as an overhaul of the current planning system. However, in one sense the RIBA report goes further than the Farrell Report by saying that the government should implement a defined architecture policy, pointing to the success of such policies in countries such as Denmark.

Read on after the break for more on the report's recommendations

Winner Announced for Design of Jerusalem District Courthouse

01:00 - 2 July, 2014
Winner Announced for Design of Jerusalem District Courthouse, Courtesy of Studio PEZ and Zarhy Architects
Courtesy of Studio PEZ and Zarhy Architects

Studio PEZ along with Zarhy Architects have won the international competition to design the District Courthouse Complex in Jerusalem, Israel. The new 40,000 sqm complex, which will contain all court facilities (aside from the supreme court), will act as a “new landmark in Jerusalem," according to Daniel Zarhy and Pedro Peña Jurado of Studio PEZ.

Their winning proposal - "City of Justice" - was praised by the jury for being "alive, interesting, and [...] designed with much attention to detail." By re-interpreting the courthouse typology and dividing the program into different masses, the architects not only avoided a monolithic appearance and achieved a human scale, but also allowed for phase-by-phase project execution, an aspect which was favoured by the jury.

The District Courthouse is a part of a current construction boom in the capital, which includes a new high-rise tower by Daniel Libeskind and the National Library by Herzog & De Meuron. More images, drawings, and the architects' description after the break...

Courtesy of Studio PEZ and Zarhy Architects Courtesy of Studio PEZ and Zarhy Architects Courtesy of Studio PEZ and Zarhy Architects Courtesy of Studio PEZ and Zarhy Architects +18

House in LLavaneres / MIRAG ArquitecturaiGestió

01:00 - 2 July, 2014
House in LLavaneres / MIRAG ArquitecturaiGestió, © Jordi Surroca
© Jordi Surroca

© Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sant Andreu de Llavaneres, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Xavier Ramoneda, Pau Millet
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

The Extended House / Formwerkz Architects

01:00 - 2 July, 2014
The Extended House / Formwerkz Architects, © Albert Lim
© Albert Lim

© Albert Lim © Albert Lim © Albert Lim © Albert Lim +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Singapore
  • Design Team

    Alan Tay, Iskandar Idris, Ming Hui, Xue Zhen
  • Area

    450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Oryukdo Gawon Restaurant / Jae Heon Jeong

01:00 - 2 July, 2014
Oryukdo Gawon Restaurant / Jae Heon Jeong, © Youngchea PARK
© Youngchea PARK

© Youngchea PARK © Youngchea PARK © Youngchea PARK © Youngchea PARK +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yongho-dong, Nam-gu, Busan, South Korea
  • Design Team

    Yongsik LIM, Yunho LEE
  • Area

    592.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Rabobank Westelijke Mijnstreek Advice Centre / Mecanoo

01:00 - 2 July, 2014
Rabobank Westelijke Mijnstreek Advice Centre / Mecanoo, © Christian Richters
© Christian Richters

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters Courtesy of Mecanoo © Christian Richters +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sittard, The Netherlands
  • Area

    5375.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Christian Richters, Courtesy of Mecanoo

EHL Premium Condominiums / Kashef Chowdhury - URBANA

01:00 - 2 July, 2014
EHL Premium Condominiums / Kashef Chowdhury - URBANA, © Hélène Binet
© Hélène Binet

© Hélène Binet © Hélène Binet © Hélène Binet © Hélène Binet +19