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VIDEO: Jeanne Gang on Resurrecting a Chicago Landmark

00:00 - 21 May, 2014

Shoreland, once a prominent destination built for the stars in 1926, stood derelict for years at risk of being erased from Chicago’s built history. This all changed the moment Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects seized an opportunity to restore the monumental building into a highly sought after residential tower.

Provided by our friends at Spirit of Space, the video above takes you through the meticulous process and unique transformation of this historic landmark, highlighting insight by Gang herself and David Gwinn of Silliman Group.

For more on Gang's design philosophy, watch our recent ArchDaily interview with her after the break...

Casa Spodsbjerg / Arkitema Architects

01:00 - 21 May, 2014
Casa Spodsbjerg / Arkitema Architects, © Kontraframe
© Kontraframe

© Jesper Ray © Jesper Ray © Jesper Ray © Jesper Ray +11

Chenglu Villa / gad

01:00 - 21 May, 2014
© Zhao Qiang
© Zhao Qiang
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lingshui, Hainan, China
  • Architects in Charge

    Zhang Wei, Cheng Yue, Kang Jian.
  • Area

    1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Zhao Qiang © Zhao Qiang © Zhao Qiang © Zhao Qiang +37

Rehabilitación Masía / Hernández Arquitectos

00:00 - 21 May, 2014
Rehabilitación Masía  / Hernández Arquitectos, © Mayte Piera
© Mayte Piera

© Mayte Piera © Mayte Piera © Mayte Piera © Mayte Piera +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Alicante, Alicante, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Pedro Hernández
  • Area

    1802.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Love Building / CHT

01:00 - 21 May, 2014
Love Building / CHT, © John Gollings
© John Gollings

© John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Leveson Street, North Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Design Director

    Ivan Turcinov
  • Project Director

    David Carabott
  • Project Leader

    Nathan Byron
  • Architect

    Johan Hermijanto
  • Detail Documenter

    Andreas Hudaja
  • Area

    2750.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

The Muskiz Municipal Sports Centre Extension / G&C Arquitectos

01:00 - 21 May, 2014
The Muskiz Municipal Sports Centre Extension  / G&C Arquitectos, Courtesy of G&C  arquitectos
Courtesy of G&C arquitectos

© Jorge Allende © Jorge Allende © Jorge Allende © Jorge Allende +23

VIDEO: 2000 Years of Preservation in London

00:00 - 21 May, 2014

Produced by The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, this somewhat hypnotic video charts the development of London from its origins as the Roman settlement of Londinium to the present day. It maps the changes in the city's road network and built environment, and catalogs the thousands of historic structures which are now protected by either listing or scheduling. Among the fascinating thing revealed by the video is how historic events continue to have a profound effect on the city's built environment: for example a law passed after the Great Fire of London determined that new buildings had to be built from brick, resulting in the large number of Georgian buildings that have survived to the present day.

Venice Biennale 2014: Montenegro to Present "Treasures in Disguise"

01:00 - 21 May, 2014
Venice Biennale 2014: Montenegro to Present "Treasures in Disguise" , Spomen Dom. Image © Luka Bošković Photography
Spomen Dom. Image © Luka Bošković Photography

This year at the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Montenegro Pavilion will present four neglected, late-modernist buildings that were originally constructed as a testament to a radiant new society. An effort to spark discourse about urban regeneration in Montenegro and the future of the former Yugoslavia’s architecture, the exhibition seeks to illuminate the uncanny beauty of each structure as they are regarded to be Treasures in Disguise.

More from the curators and a preview of the highlighted buildings, after the break...

Deakin University Regional Community Health Hub [REACH] / DesignInc

01:00 - 21 May, 2014
Deakin University Regional Community Health Hub [REACH] / DesignInc, © Sarah Louise Photography
© Sarah Louise Photography

© Sarah Louise Photography © Sarah Louise Photography © Sarah Louise Photography © Sarah Louise Photography +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds VIC 3216, Australia
  • Design Team

    Rohan Wilson, Christon Batey-Smith, John Loftus Hill, Roger Schmidt, Tim Walpole-Walsh, Costa Papadopoulos, Sonya Montgomerie, Peter Whiter, Philip Weatherlake, Wilson Heng, Kylee McQualter, Afrodite Moulatsiotis, Christopher Free, Travers Cunnington
  • Area

    8000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

April ABI Reflects Continued Decrease in Design Services

00:00 - 21 May, 2014
April ABI Reflects Continued Decrease in Design Services, April ABI. Image via CalculatedRiskBlog.com
April ABI. Image via CalculatedRiskBlog.com

For the last two months, the U.S. Architecture Billings Index has remained in negative territory. Although the ABI rose slightly from the previous month’s 48.8 mark to 49.6 in April, the score still reflects a decrease in design services. As the American Institute of Architects (AIA) reports, the new projects inquiry index also revealed a slight increase, rising from 57.9 to 59.1.

“Despite an easing in demand for architecture services over the last couple of months, there is a pervading sense of optimism that business conditions are poised to improve as the year moves on,” said AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD. “With a healthy figure for design contracts this should translate into improved billings in the near future.”

A breakdown of regional highlights, after the break…

Six "Miracle" Materials That Will Change Their Industries

00:00 - 21 May, 2014

The following six "miracle" materials could be headed straight into your home, office, car and more. Dina Spector at Business Insider recently rounded up the six most promising materials. As of now, their potential applications have just scratched the surface, but the possibilities are endless. Presented by AD Materials.

Scientists are constantly on the look out for lighter, stronger, and more energy-efficient materials. Here's a glance at some materials that will change the way we build things in the future.

Trollbeads House / BBP Arkitekter

01:00 - 21 May, 2014
© Jens Lindhe
© Jens Lindhe
  • Architects

  • Location

    Toldbodgade 13, 1253 København K, Denmark
  • Architect in Charge

    Ebbe Wæhrens
  • Design Team

    Lars Rex Christensen, Kathrine Brauer
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Jens Lindhe © Jens Lindhe © Jens Lindhe © Jens Lindhe +36

PXSTL / Freecell Architecture

01:00 - 21 May, 2014
PXSTL / Freecell Architecture, Courtesy of Freecell Architecture
Courtesy of Freecell Architecture

Courtesy of Freecell Architecture Courtesy of Freecell Architecture Courtesy of Freecell Architecture Courtesy of Freecell Architecture +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    3713 Washington Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Freecell Architecture
  • Area

    2400.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Freecell Architecture

Exhibition: World’s Fairs / Lost Utopias

00:00 - 21 May, 2014
Exhibition: World’s Fairs / Lost Utopias, © 2014 Jade Doskow New York 1964 World’s Fair, “Peace Through Understanding,” New York State Pavilion, Winter
© 2014 Jade Doskow New York 1964 World’s Fair, “Peace Through Understanding,” New York State Pavilion, Winter

In celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the 1964 New York World’s Fair, Onishi Project and Kipton Cronkite are pleased to present World’s Fairs: Lost Utopias, the debut exhibition of Jade Doskow’s groundbreaking 7-year photography project. The exhibition will also include a 1968 triptych by Robert Rauschenberg and a dynamic group show---featuring Alexandra Posen, Greg Haberny, Naomi Reis, and Mark Freedman--- inspired by the cultural zeitgeist that surrounded this event.

Conference: Social Housing in Spain

00:00 - 21 May, 2014
Conference: Social Housing in Spain, © EmphasizeLLC
© EmphasizeLLC

Social Housing in Spain is intended to be the first of a series of international programs by the AIANY Housing Committee, highlighting exemplary housing design around the world. For the first program of the series, AIANY have invited three leading architects from Spain who are currently teaching in the tri-state area: Carmen Espegel, Iñaqui Carnicero, and María Hurtado de Mendoza. The panelists will present and comment upon innovative projects that follow the country’s strong social commitment to housing.

BDP & SOM Reveal Plans For New Covent Garden Market

01:00 - 21 May, 2014
BDP & SOM Reveal Plans For New Covent Garden Market, © BDP
© BDP

BDP and SOM have submitted plans for 'The Garden' a new market which will be the largest new development in the Nine Elms area around Battersea Power Station in London. The £2 billion plans replace the existing New Covent Garden Market, the UK's largest fruit, vegetable and flower market, in addition to adding a mixed-use neighborhood of 3,000 homes and over 200,000 square feet of office and retail space.

Working together, BDP and SOM have created a "seamless masterplan" which extends from the detailed design of the new market structure through to a new riverside park connecting Battersea Power Station to Kieran Timberlake's US Embassy building.

Read on for more on the design

2 Holland Grove / A D LAB

01:00 - 20 May, 2014
© Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell +36

Scottish Charity Aims to Resurrect Brutalist Icon

00:00 - 20 May, 2014
Scottish Charity Aims to Resurrect Brutalist Icon, © Flickr CC User Stuart Caie
© Flickr CC User Stuart Caie

The Scottish arts charity NVA is looking for an architect to carry out the restoration of St Peter's Seminary in Cardross, designed by Gillespie, Kidd & Coia in 1966. The building is an icon of post war brutalism; the Grade-A listed structure was voted as the best modern building in Scotland by readers of Prospect Magazine in 2005, and is likely to feature heavily in Scotland's show at the 2014 Venice Biennale. However despite this adoration, the building had a very short functional life and has been in a state of ruin ever since it was abandoned in the 1980s.

NVA is looking for an architect "highly skilled in the conservation of modernist buildings" to take on the £8 million restoration, which will see the sanctuary and refectory preserved in a "semi-ruinous state", and a nearby 19th-century greenhouse converted into a visitor centre.

Read on after the break for more on the restoration