Mianzhu Museum Fianl / Zhenggong Feng

01:00 - 6 August, 2013
Courtesy of Zhenggong Feng
Courtesy of Zhenggong Feng
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mianzhu, Deyang, Sichuan, China
  • Design

    Suzhou Industrial Park Design&Research Institute Co.,Ltd
  • Area

    3100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Zhenggong Feng

Courtesy of Zhenggong Feng Courtesy of Zhenggong Feng Courtesy of Zhenggong Feng Courtesy of Zhenggong Feng +25

Dogsalon / Naoko Horibe

01:00 - 6 August, 2013
Dogsalon / Naoko Horibe, © Yuko Tada
© Yuko Tada
  • Architects

  • Location

    Usa, Oita, Japan
  • Area

    66.25 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada +23

AD Classics: Mivtachim Sanitarium / Jacob Rechter

01:00 - 6 August, 2013
AD Classics: Mivtachim Sanitarium / Jacob Rechter , Images from the exhibition: The Object of Zionism, at the SAM (Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel, 2011). Curators: Zvi Efrat and Hubertus Adam
Images from the exhibition: The Object of Zionism, at the SAM (Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel, 2011). Curators: Zvi Efrat and Hubertus Adam

The Mivtachim sanitarium in Zichron Ya’akov is a brutalist masterpiece set on the forested slopes of Mount Carmel, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The simple yet complex design of the serpentine-shaped modular structure makes it appear to be “crowning” the mountain. 

The building was designed by the Israeli architect Jacob Rechter in 1968 and immediately gained world-wide recognition, appearing in numerous international magazines and earning Rechter the prestigious Israel Award for architecture in 1973. Along with other brutalist icons, the Mivtachim Sanitarium was an idealistic, utopian structure, encapsulating the socialist ideas prevalent in 1960's Israel.

Images from the exhibition: The Object of Zionism, at the SAM (Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel, 2011). Curators: Zvi Efrat and Hubertus Adam  Images from the exhibition: The Object of Zionism, at the SAM (Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel, 2011). Curators: Zvi Efrat and Hubertus Adam  Images from the exhibition: The Object of Zionism, at the SAM (Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel, 2011). Curators: Zvi Efrat and Hubertus Adam  Images from the exhibition: The Object of Zionism, at the SAM (Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel, 2011). Curators: Zvi Efrat and Hubertus Adam  +9

Conan House / Moon Hoon

01:00 - 6 August, 2013
Conan House / Moon Hoon, © Nam Goung Son
© Nam Goung Son

© Nam Goung Son © Nam Goung Son © Nam Goung Son © Nam Goung Son +35

Should Architects Design Prisons?

00:00 - 6 August, 2013
Should Architects Design Prisons?, © Rob Crow via Flickr
© Rob Crow via Flickr

A video game in which you can design your own high-security prison (execution chambers and all) prompts CC Sullivan, in a thoughtful post on Smart Planet, to discuss the implications of architects designing prisons. You can read the full article here, and read ArchDaily's previous coverage on this issue, "The Architecture of Incarceration," here.

Horizon Media / a + i architecture

01:00 - 6 August, 2013
© Magda Biernat
© Magda Biernat
  • Architects

  • Location

    75 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013, USA
  • Architecture Project Team

    Dag Folger, Bradley Zizmor, Sommer Schauer, Kate Thatcher, Phil Ward, Chris Evans, Janet Lina, Amy Howell
  • Photographs

© Magda Biernat © Magda Biernat © Magda Biernat © Magda Biernat +15

Liège Centre for Group Dynamics and Institutional Analysis / Dethier Architectures

01:00 - 6 August, 2013
Liège Centre for Group Dynamics and Institutional Analysis / Dethier Architectures, © Serge Brison
© Serge Brison
  • Architects

  • Location

    4102 Seraing.
  • General Contractor

    Daniel Stoffels sprl
  • Metallic Structure

    Bemelmans Balancier et Fils sprl
  • Interior Woodwork

    C. Dethier sprl
  • Area

    333.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2004
  • Photographs

© Serge Brison © Serge Brison © Serge Brison © Serge Brison +17

KKA Designs Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Sweden

01:00 - 6 August, 2013
KKA Designs Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Sweden , Courtesy of Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture
Courtesy of Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

In response to the rising trend of electric vehicles in Sweden, the Traffic Department in Gothenburg has commissioned Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture (KKA) to develop a vision of solar-powered charging stations for electric vehicles, bikes and scooters. With the potential of being distributed throughout the city, the resizable concept was designed with the same formal language for recognition so that the charging stations may stand as a “symbol of a more sustainable city.”

Why Cycle Cities Are the Future

01:00 - 6 August, 2013
Why Cycle Cities Are the Future, The Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle, Washington, designed by Weiss Manfredi. Image © Benjamin Benschneider
The Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle, Washington, designed by Weiss Manfredi. Image © Benjamin Benschneider

The 2010 launch of the “Boris Bike” - London’s cycle hire scheme, named after mayor Boris Johnson – was the clearest indication to date that cycling was no longer just for a minority of fanatics but a healthy, efficient and sustainable mode of transport that city planners wanted in their armoury. There are now more than 8,000 Boris Bikes and 550+ docking stations in Central London. And the trend’s not anomalous to London: Wikipedia reports that there are 535 cycle-share schemes in 49 countries, employing more than half a million bikes worldwide.

However, the real question is: will cycling actually change the city? Will it result in new urban forms or, as the title of Australian academic Dr Steven Fleming’s new book predicts, a “Cycle Space”? Like Fleming, I believe so. I believe that cycling might just be the catalyst for a 21st Century urban renaissance.

Read how, after the break...

The Flinders Street Station Shortlisted Proposal / Ashton Raggatt McDougall

01:00 - 6 August, 2013
The Flinders Street Station Shortlisted Proposal / Ashton Raggatt McDougall, Courtesy of Ashton Raggatt McDougall
Courtesy of Ashton Raggatt McDougall

Designed by Ashton Raggatt McDougall (ARM), their proposal for the Flinders Street Station, which was recently shortlisted in the design competition part of the People’s Choice Award launch by Major Projects Victoria. Their proposal aims to create a seamless interface with the city, its streets and lanes, its intermodal transportation, and its future dreams. On the river this seamlessness is not so much a measurement of ease or just intentionality, but rather instead a sudden sense of spectacle, a special realization of the river that’s always been there, even a sense of history and time. More images and architects' description after the break.

KiTa Schöne Aussicht / Birk Heilmeyer und Frenzel Architekten

01:00 - 6 August, 2013
KiTa Schöne Aussicht / Birk Heilmeyer und Frenzel Architekten, Courtesy of Birk Heilmeyer und Frenzel Architekten
Courtesy of Birk Heilmeyer und Frenzel Architekten

Courtesy of Birk Heilmeyer und Frenzel Architekten Courtesy of Birk Heilmeyer und Frenzel Architekten Courtesy of Birk Heilmeyer und Frenzel Architekten Courtesy of Birk Heilmeyer und Frenzel Architekten +13

Public Music School / Wulf Architekten

01:00 - 6 August, 2013
Public Music School / Wulf Architekten, Courtesy of Wulf Architekten
Courtesy of Wulf Architekten
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nordring, 59065 Hamm, Germany
  • Client

    City of Hamm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Wulf Architekten

Courtesy of Wulf Architekten Courtesy of Wulf Architekten Courtesy of Wulf Architekten Courtesy of Wulf Architekten +9

GENETS 3 / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners

01:00 - 6 August, 2013
GENETS 3 / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners, © Jean-Luc Laloux
© Jean-Luc Laloux

© Jean-Luc Laloux © Jean-Luc Laloux © Jean-Luc Laloux © Jean-Luc Laloux +21

ASB Sports Centre / Tennent + Brown Architects

01:00 - 5 August, 2013
© Paul McCredie
© Paul McCredie

© Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie © Paul McCredie +15

An Urban Villa / Pitsou Kedem Architects

01:00 - 5 August, 2013
An Urban Villa / Pitsou Kedem Architects, © Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +17

Tretyakov Gallery Competition Entry / PAPER | TOTEMENT

01:00 - 5 August, 2013
Tretyakov Gallery Competition Entry / PAPER | TOTEMENT, Courtesy of PAPER | TOTEMENT
Courtesy of PAPER | TOTEMENT

Designed by PAPER | TOTEMENT, their competition proposal for the architectural and visual image of the frontage of the new building of the State Tretyakov Gallery encompasses conceptual, imaginary and compositional aspects as well as its relation with the environment (city and the existing complex of the gallery), history and designation of the building. The current space planning design decision also implied some particular limitations and framework. And of course, the main objective was to combine all these decisions in an integral image of the Modern Russian, Moscow art museum. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Lower Hatea Crossing / Knight Architects

00:00 - 5 August, 2013
© Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

© Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds +10

Haunted play house / Torafu Architects

01:00 - 5 August, 2013
Haunted play house / Torafu Architects, © Fuminari Yoshitsugu
© Fuminari Yoshitsugu

© Fuminari Yoshitsugu © Fuminari Yoshitsugu © Fuminari Yoshitsugu © Fuminari Yoshitsugu +20