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Architecture in the USA Today - In Infographics

00:00 - 5 May, 2014
Architecture in the USA Today - In Infographics, Schools and students of architecture are overwhelmingly focused in the North East. At the other end of the scale are the states of the Gulf Coast. Image Courtesy of ACSA
Schools and students of architecture are overwhelmingly focused in the North East. At the other end of the scale are the states of the Gulf Coast. Image Courtesy of ACSA

As part of their ongoing ACSA Atlas Project, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) has just released a new set of infographics, showcasing a range of statistics relevant to both architecture students and professionals alike. The 10 images cover a range of issues, including: demographic concerns such as race and gender, economic concerns such as salaries and employment futures, and the number of architects and students in each state. Read on after the break for the full set.

TRD Heinemann / TYIN Tegnestue

01:00 - 5 May, 2014
TRD Heinemann / TYIN Tegnestue, ©  Pasi Aalto
© Pasi Aalto

©  Pasi Aalto ©  Pasi Aalto ©  Pasi Aalto ©  Pasi Aalto +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Trondheim Airport, Værnes (TRD), 7500 Stjordal, Norway
  • Area

    62.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Liverpool Becomes Latest City With High Line Plans

00:00 - 5 May, 2014
Liverpool Becomes Latest City With High Line Plans, The Churchill Flyover in Liverpool. Image © Flickr CC User Arthur John Picton
The Churchill Flyover in Liverpool. Image © Flickr CC User Arthur John Picton

Thanks to a group called Friends of the Flyover, Liverpool has become the latest city with aspirations to build its own High Line-style elevated parkway. The group have raised over £40,000 on the civic crowdfunding website Spacehive to conduct a feasibility study on the elevated Churchill Flyover, with the aim of creating a park, events space and cycle route. Liverpool Council currently has plans to demolish the flyover at a cost of £4 million - however they are said to be open to the proposal by Friends of the Flyover, who hope to show that they can deliver a better solution for around half the cost. You can read the full story on the Independent.

Remembering Ron Thom's Subtle Mark on the Canadian Landscape

00:00 - 5 May, 2014
Remembering Ron Thom's Subtle Mark on the Canadian Landscape , Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. Image © Alexi Hobbs
Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. Image © Alexi Hobbs

“You don’t need big and flashy starchitecture to make a statement; the most powerful architecture is often that which blends into the landscape and reveals itself slowly.” In this article on Monocle, written by Nelly Gocheva, the late Canadian architect Ron Thom is remembered for just this reason. To learn more about Thom's architectural approach and works, including his masterplan for Trent University, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, read the article here.

Mega-Tall Skyscrapers Herald Economic Depression, Says Barclays

00:00 - 5 May, 2014
Mega-Tall Skyscrapers Herald Economic Depression, Says Barclays, Kingdom Tower. Image © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Kingdom Tower. Image © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

The world economy has endured a series of crises over the past century, and architecture has recently been recognized as a harbinger of these crises. Two years ago, British finance group Barclays released an index of skyscraper construction projects that correlate with the occurrence of economic downturns since 1873. Many of the tallest buildings in the world have been built at times of severe economic struggle, the most recent being Dubai's Burj Khalifa, built during the Great Recession of 2007 through 2010. According to Barclays, "the world’s tallest buildings are simply the edifice of a broader skyscraper building boom, reflecting a widespread misallocation of capital and an impending economic correction."

All the major financial crises in the past century, and the buildings that predicted them after the break...

Renovated Parisian flat / JKLN

01:00 - 5 May, 2014
Renovated Parisian flat / JKLN, Courtesy of JKLN
Courtesy of JKLN

Courtesy of JKLN Courtesy of JKLN Courtesy of JKLN Courtesy of JKLN +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Paris, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Jasmine Kenniche Le Nouëne Feat. Gaël Le Nouëne
  • Construction

    ASI
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of JKLN

AD Interviews: Jesús Robles / DUST

01:00 - 5 May, 2014

We were excited to have the chance to speak with DUST when we lectured at U of Arizona a few months ago. The project for a villa in Tucson that DUST shared with ArchDaily in 2009 gained a lot of attention before it was even built--particularly for its use of a traditional construction system (rammed earth) and a bold material palette. The large walls act as thermal masses but are, most importantly, part of a system that is deeply connected to the site. 

School of Economics and Business Diego Portales University / Rafael Hevia + Rodrigo Duque Motta + Gabriela Manzi

01:00 - 5 May, 2014
School of Economics and Business Diego Portales University / Rafael Hevia + Rodrigo Duque Motta + Gabriela Manzi, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +54

Ace Hotel Downtown LA / Commune Design

01:00 - 5 May, 2014
Ace Hotel Downtown LA / Commune Design, © Spencer Lowell
© Spencer Lowell

© Spencer Lowell © Spencer Lowell © Spencer Lowell © Spencer Lowell +32

Xafix House / Arkylab

01:00 - 4 May, 2014
Xafix House / Arkylab, © Oscar Hernández
© Oscar Hernández

© Oscar Hernández © Oscar Hernández © Oscar Hernández © Oscar Hernández +50

  • Architects

  • Location

    Aguascalientes, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Luis Morán
  • Project Area

    300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photography

MAT-TER Designs Storm-Resistant School for the Philippines

01:00 - 4 May, 2014
MAT-TER Designs Storm-Resistant School for the Philippines, The school during a possible emergency situation. Image © MAT-TER
The school during a possible emergency situation. Image © MAT-TER

Major natural disasters caused by climate change are becoming an unfortunate certainty worldwide. Prevention of these events is something that no single architect can accomplish, but preparation for them can be. To that end, Open Online Academy (OOAc) has challenged architects worldwide to design disaster-resistant architecture with their online course "Designing Resilient Schools." Architecture firm MAT-TER has responded to this challenge with a new design for Guiuan National High School in the Philippines, an area hit especially hard by last year’s Typhoon Haiyan. The design is a singular, compact structure designed to better withstand the forces of major storms, doubling as both a school and a community emergency shelter.

Principal Riverwalk Pavilion / Substance Architecture

01:00 - 4 May, 2014
© Paul Crosby
© Paul Crosby

© Paul Crosby © Paul Crosby © Paul Crosby © Paul Crosby +30

Esquimalt House / Mcleod Bovell

01:00 - 4 May, 2014
Courtesy of Mcleod Bovell
Courtesy of Mcleod Bovell
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Area

    7015.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Mcleod Bovell

Courtesy of Mcleod Bovell Courtesy of Mcleod Bovell Courtesy of Mcleod Bovell Courtesy of Mcleod Bovell +12

The Society of Architectural Historians Selects 6 for Publication Awards

00:00 - 4 May, 2014
Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light/ Corinne Bélier, Barry Bergdoll, and Marc Le Coeur, eds.
Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light/ Corinne Bélier, Barry Bergdoll, and Marc Le Coeur, eds.

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) has chosen to honor six of the "most distinguished publications" released in the last two years with their prestigious Publication Awards. The annual prize awards publications in architectural history, urban history, landscape history, preservation, and architectural exhibition catalogs, as well as the best article published in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians by an emerging scholar. View all the winners, after the break...

ZHOUSHI Culture & Sports Center / UDG YangZheng Studio

01:00 - 4 May, 2014
ZHOUSHI Culture & Sports Center / UDG YangZheng Studio, © Su Shengliang
© Su Shengliang

© Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kunshan, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Yang Zheng, Zhang Yu
  • Design Team

    Team:Zhou Song、Liu Yanlin、Zhong Kai、Qian Qian
  • Area

    31387.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

A Manifesto For Icons and Architecture Infatuated By Form

01:00 - 4 May, 2014

The following is an excerpt from WAI Architecture Think Tank's book Pure Hardcore Icons. This manifesto explores architecture's recurrent obsession with pure geometric form. Pure Hardcore Icons aims to raise awareness about the dialectic of pure form and architecture, hoping that its potential and limitations could be fully grasped either in practice, in the academia, or as a cultural and intellectual exercise. 

Never before has the combination of technology and mass media enhanced such a prolific production and diffusion of monuments to "signature" architecture. Design school desks, computer screens, and magazine pages around the globe have been flooded with torrents of buildings in pure shapes. Redundant forms —either as poured concrete or as virtual bytes— pop-up with the speed it takes to wire-cut Styrofoam or master 3d modeling software. Paradoxically, this abrupt surge of iconographic architectural paraphernalia has overshadowed the demise of the manifesto, one of architecture’s most powerful and straightforward tools to declare its intentions.

Courtesy of Cruz Garcia & Nathalie Frankowski / WAI Think Tank Courtesy of Cruz Garcia & Nathalie Frankowski / WAI Think Tank Courtesy of Cruz Garcia & Nathalie Frankowski / WAI Think Tank Courtesy of Cruz Garcia & Nathalie Frankowski / WAI Think Tank +13

Malta Maritime Trade Centre / Architecture Project

01:00 - 4 May, 2014
Malta Maritime Trade Centre / Architecture Project, © David Pisani
© David Pisani

© David Pisani Courtesy of Architecture Project Courtesy of Architecture Project © Teresa Sciberras +16

Ban, Kimmelman, Others Speak at "Cities for Tomorrow"

00:00 - 4 May, 2014

On April 21st, ArchDaily tweeted about watching keynote speaker Shigeru Ban kick of the Cities for Tomorrow conference in New York. In his first appearance since winning the Pritzker Prize, he addressed how we should approach urban planning and development today with architecture critic Michael Kimmelman. To watch videos - of Ban as well as speakers such as  Vishaan ChakrabatiShaun Donovan, and Janette Sadik-Kahn discussing the future of our cities - click here.