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Video: S. R. Crown Hall / Mies van der Rohe

00:00 - 27 September, 2013

In the year 1940, Armour Institute and Lewis Institute merged in Chicago to create the Illinois Institute of Technology. The merging of these two schools called for a new master plan for the university, and Mies van der Rohe was commissioned for the job. Mies’ plan for the IIT campus was one of the largest projects he ever conceived and he developed it for twenty years. Today the campus contains 20 of his works, including the famous Crown Hall. Enjoy the video and don't forget to check our AD Classics on the IIT Master Plan and Buildings.

Villa Seignosse / Debarre Duplantiers Associés Architecture & Paysage

01:00 - 27 September, 2013
Villa Seignosse / Debarre Duplantiers Associés Architecture & Paysage, © Yohan Zerdoun
© Yohan Zerdoun

© Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun +18

Call for Entries – International Design Ideas Competition in Hong Kong

01:00 - 27 September, 2013
Call for Entries – International Design Ideas Competition in Hong Kong

The Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD), the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSARG) announces the launch of the international competition for "Design Ideas Competition for Preservation Corridor for Lung Tsun Stone Bridge Remnants". The Competition is open to participants in both the Professional Group and Open Group with age 18 or above. The Professional Group is open to the professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, planning, urban design or surveying. The Open Group is open to the general public.

Parede 11 / Humberto Conde

01:00 - 26 September, 2013
© FG + SG
© FG + SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua 31 de Janeiro 11, 2775-271 Parede, Portugal
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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RV House / Alejandro Restrepo Montoya + Camilo Andrés Mejía Bravo + Andrés Felipe Mesa Trujillo

01:00 - 26 September, 2013
RV House / Alejandro Restrepo Montoya + Camilo Andrés Mejía Bravo + Andrés Felipe Mesa Trujillo, © Sergio Gómez
© Sergio Gómez

© Sergio Gómez © Sergio Gómez © Sergio Gómez © Sergio Gómez +30

Architecture City Guide: Modern New York

01:00 - 26 September, 2013
© Flickr CC license / Nickmilleruk
© Flickr CC license / Nickmilleruk

“A hundred times have I thought New York is a catastrophe, and fifty times: It is a beautiful catastrophe.” Le Corbusier

This architecture city guide celebrates Modernism in one of the world's greatest cities: New York. We embark on an architectural journey through nearly a century of innovative, revolutionary architecture: from early 20th century, revivalist Beaux-Arts; to machine-age Art Deco of the Inter-War period; to the elegant functionalism of the International Style; to the raw, exposed Brutalism characteristic of the Post-War years; and, finally, to the splendid forms of organic architecture. From world-renowned landmarks to undiscovered jewels, we invite you to explore the 2,028 blocks that make Manhattan an architectural mecca for citizens around the world.

Find our special AD city guide after the break...

The Flatiron Building / Daniel Burnham (1902). Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons The Chrysler Building / William Van Alen (1930). Image © New York Architecture Lever House / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (1952). Image © Flickr CC license / Joseph Buxbaum Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum / Frank Lloyd Wright (1959). Image © Flickr CC license / Paul Arps +31

VIDEO: Ruth and Richard Rogers' London Home

00:00 - 26 September, 2013

In one of the latest short films from Nowness, director Matthew Donaldson explores the home of Ruth and Richard Rogers in London's Chelsea. What appears to be a typical Georgian terrace from the outside, complete with "a resplendent facade in London brick with uniform windows and smart stucco", opens up into a bold, colourful and homely series of internal spaces that could only belong to Richard Rogers. 

Bb Home / H&P Architects

01:00 - 26 September, 2013
Bb Home / H&P Architects, © Doan Thanh Ha
© Doan Thanh Ha
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Architect in Charge

    Doan Thanh Ha, Tran Ngoc Phuong
  • Design Team

    Chu Kim Thinh, Erimescu Patricia, Nguyen Van Manh, Nguyen Khanh Hoa, Nguyen Quynh Trang, Tran Quoc Thang, Pham Hong Son, Hoang Dinh Toan, Pham Quang Thang, Nguyen Hai Hue, Nguyen Khac Phuoc
  • Contractor

    H&P Architects
  • Area

    44.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Doan Thanh Ha © Doan Thanh Ha © Doan Thanh Ha © Doan Thanh Ha +32

Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre / Billard Leece Partnership

01:00 - 26 September, 2013
© Tony Miller
© Tony Miller

© Tony Miller © Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath +12

Intuition: Your Best Design Tool?

00:00 - 26 September, 2013
Intuition: Your Best Design Tool?, The heaviness of the main atrium in Lloyd's of Londons (Richard Rogers) main atrium evokes importance and gravitas. Image © Mark Ramsay
The heaviness of the main atrium in Lloyd's of Londons (Richard Rogers) main atrium evokes importance and gravitas. Image © Mark Ramsay

Design is subjective, and often quite personal. So, in a field where being able to explain yourself is critical, is designing by instinct foolish? In this article, originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "Designing with Metaphors," IDEO Boston manager, Michael Hendrix, argues that not only is it sensible, it can make for truly evocative and powerful work. 

When you make a design choice, how do you justify it to others? Do you wrap it in a layer of industry jargon? Do you construct an elaborate post-rationalization? I admit I’ve done both when I’ve been at a loss to express my intuition. But new scientific research confirms it is exactly that intuition—built upon universal experiences and human truths— that determines whether a design is relevant or not.

Pure Hardcore Icons Manifesto Exhibition

00:00 - 26 September, 2013
Pure Hardcore Icons Manifesto Exhibition

‘Pure Hardcore Icons Manifesto Exhibition’ will be on display from Sept 25 to October 7 as part of this year’s Beijing Design Week.

Video: Encants Barcelona Fira de Bellcaire

00:00 - 26 September, 2013

Last year, we showed you two short videos on the progress of this new flea market in Barcelona. This time, prompt made a small documentary on the old market of Encants Vells, the construction and the transfer to the new market Encants Barcelona Fira de Bellcaire, designed by b720 Fermín Vázquez arquitectos. We can also see the opinion of everyone involved in the project, from the customers and workers of the old market, to the mayor of Barcelona and the architect.

Kearsarge Residence / Kurt Krueger Architect

01:00 - 26 September, 2013
Kearsarge Residence / Kurt Krueger Architect, © Unlimited Style Photography
© Unlimited Style Photography

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The Architectural League Announces the Current Work Fall 2013 Program

00:00 - 26 September, 2013
The Architectural League Announces the Current Work Fall 2013 Program

Each year, The Architectural League presents the work of significant international figures who powerfully influence contemporary architectural practice and shape the future of the built environment. The Architectural League’s Current Work program exemplifies its longstanding commitment to recognizing and nurturing excellence in architecture, urbanism, and design.

Arctia Headquarters / K2S Architects

00:00 - 26 September, 2013
Arctia Headquarters / K2S Architects, © Mika Huisman
© Mika Huisman
  • Architects

  • Location

    Katajanokka, Helsinki, Finland
  • Architect in Charge

    Kimmo Lintula, Niko Sirola & Mikko Summanen
  • Construction Designer

    Eero Kotkas
  • Area

    950.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Marko Huttunen © Marko Huttunen © Mika Huisman Aerial +23

AD Interviews Eduardo Souto de Moura On His Latest Prize

01:00 - 26 September, 2013
AD Interviews Eduardo Souto de Moura On His Latest Prize, Prtizker laureate Eduardo Souto de Moura accepts the Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design at a ceremony held at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in September. Image © Yusuke Suzuki for Harvard GSD Events
Prtizker laureate Eduardo Souto de Moura accepts the Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design at a ceremony held at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in September. Image © Yusuke Suzuki for Harvard GSD Events

ArchDaily got the chance to briefly speak with Pritzker-prize winning Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura when he (along with the Porto Metro Authority) received the Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design earlier this month. His design for the Metro system in Porto, Portugal garnered high praise from the jury, with member Rahul Mehrotra explaining that the project “shows generosity to the public realm unusual for contemporary infrastructure projects.” Upon receipt of the award, the head of the Porto Metro, João Velez Carvalho, thanked Souto de Moura for his efforts in this “urban revolution” and touted Porto as a destination in which people actively and enthusiastically seek out the architecture of Souto de Moura and fellow Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza. 

Souto de Moura spent a few moments with us to describe both the challenges and rewards of working on a project that saw the completion of 60 new stations constructed in 10 years within the sensitive fabric of the city of Porto—a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

ArchDaily: What is your opinion of architecture prizes?

Eduardo Souto de Moura: I won’t be modest, I like describing my opinion about them because the profession is so tough and difficult that is it complicated to achieve a high level of quality. So when you’re awarded a prize it’s like a confirmation of your effort. But the other thing is that a project is not the act of an individual, it’s a collective act. When there’s a prize, the press and the people, the “anonymous people,” go see the project and talk about it, critique it. That’s what gives me the motivation to continue in the profession. And every time it gets more difficult. 

Hangar H16 / Comte & Vollenweider Architectes

01:00 - 26 September, 2013
Hangar H16 / Comte & Vollenweider Architectes, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cannes - Mandelieu Airport (CEQ), CCI N°1 – F, 06150, France
  • Project Management

    Pierre-André Comte, Stéphane Vollenweider, Régis Roudil, Marion Grégoire, Marrit Veenstra / Sud Equip Bureau D’études T.C.E.
  • Area

    10250.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +35

Ptuj Performance Center / ENOTA

01:00 - 26 September, 2013
© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ptuj, Slovenia
  • Design Team

    Dean Lah, Milan Tomac, Polona Ruparčič, Andrej Oblak, Maruša Zupančič, Alja Černe, Tjaž Bauer, Petra Ostanek, Nuša Završnik Šilec, Nebojša Vertovšek
  • Area

    3527.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič +35