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Why We Can Thank Gehry, Graves, and Scott Brown for Julia Morgan's AIA Gold Medal Win

00:00 - 13 July, 2014
Why We Can Thank Gehry, Graves, and Scott Brown for Julia Morgan's AIA Gold Medal Win,  Julia Morgan is the eighth posthumous winner of the Gold Medal, which has been issued since 1907. Image Courtesy of The Chronicle
Julia Morgan is the eighth posthumous winner of the Gold Medal, which has been issued since 1907. Image Courtesy of The Chronicle

Considering Julia Morgan was overlooked for over 100 years and has been dead for over 50, naysayers may consider her recent accolade as the first woman to receive the AIA Gold Medal something of an empty gesture. However, the prestigious group of supporters who compiled her nomination package - among them Michael GravesFrank Gehry, and Denise Scott Brown - would beg to differ. To find out how and why the trio championed Morgan's case, check out this article on SFGate.

Tree-Like Skyscraper Takes Urban Farming to Next Level

00:00 - 13 July, 2014
Tree-Like Skyscraper Takes Urban Farming to Next Level, Courtesy of Aprilli Design Studio
Courtesy of Aprilli Design Studio

Urban farming is nothing new, but Aprilli Design Studio's proposal for a completely open-air skyscraper does put a novel spin on the sustainable ideal. Instead of tacking greenery onto roofs and balconies, they incorporate agriculture into cities by dedicating entire buildings to the cause. To learn more about the tree-like design, check out Fast Company's article here.

The Factory / Pepe Gascón

01:00 - 13 July, 2014
The Factory / Pepe Gascón, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain
  • Area

    593.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Eagle Ridge Residence / Gary Gladwish Architecture

01:00 - 13 July, 2014
Eagle Ridge Residence / Gary Gladwish Architecture, © Will Austin
© Will Austin

© Will Austin © Will Austin © Will Austin © Will Austin +29

Artiagoitia House / Raimundo Anguita

01:00 - 12 July, 2014
Artiagoitia House / Raimundo Anguita, © Oliver Yaneza
© Oliver Yaneza

© Oliver Yaneza © Oliver Yaneza © Oliver Yaneza © Oliver Yaneza +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vitacura, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Design Team

    Raimundo Anguita , Elvira Guillon
  • Area

    260.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Why Don't Architects Sign Their Buildings?

00:00 - 12 July, 2014
Why Don't Architects Sign Their Buildings?, © Peter Knaup
© Peter Knaup

It is a curious fact that architects do not put their signature on buildings. While even a novice architecture enthusiast can pick out a Frank Gehry building in any given city, there is no physical statement within that building identifying Frank Gehry as the designer. But why not? This article by Planetizen asks explores this interesting question.

Kenneth Frampton: What is Architecture?

00:00 - 12 July, 2014

We caught up with Kenneth Frampton earlier this week at the event to announce the finalists of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) in Santiago, Chile. Beyond asking him about the MCHAP jury's selection process, we took a moment to ask our classic ArchDaily question: what is architecture? Listen to his answer in the video above, or read the transcript of his answer after the break. 

Ditchling Museum / Adam Richards Architects

01:00 - 12 July, 2014
Courtesy of Adam Richards Architects
Courtesy of Adam Richards Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft, South Downs National Park, Lodge Hill Lane, Ditchling, East Sussex BN6 8SP, United Kingdom
  • Director

    Adam Richards
  • Project Architect

    Sam Dawkins
  • Area

    580.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013

Courtesy of Adam Richards Architects Courtesy of Adam Richards Architects Courtesy of Adam Richards Architects Courtesy of Adam Richards Architects +21

Housing at the Old City Wall Berlin / Sohrab Zafari

01:00 - 12 July, 2014
Housing at the Old City Wall Berlin / Sohrab Zafari, © Christian Dammert, Aviel Avdar
© Christian Dammert, Aviel Avdar

© Christian Dammert, Aviel Avdar © Christian Dammert, Aviel Avdar © Christian Dammert, Aviel Avdar © Christian Dammert, Aviel Avdar +29

BioCasa 82 / Rosario Picciotto + Welldom

01:00 - 12 July, 2014
BioCasa 82 /  Rosario Picciotto + Welldom, Courtesy of Marco Zanta
Courtesy of Marco Zanta

Courtesy of Marco Zanta Courtesy of Marco Zanta Courtesy of Marco Zanta Courtesy of Marco Zanta +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    31035 Crocetta del Montello Treviso, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Rosario Picciotto
  • Area

    484.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

Dos Casas Unifamiliares + Pabellón de Visitas / Sergi Serra Casals & Marta Adroer Puig

01:00 - 12 July, 2014
Dos Casas Unifamiliares + Pabellón de Visitas / Sergi Serra Casals & Marta Adroer Puig, © Aleix Bagué
© Aleix Bagué

© Aleix Bagué © Aleix Bagué © Aleix Bagué © Aleix Bagué +28

Folsom Tower / Studio Gang

01:00 - 11 July, 2014
Folsom Tower / Studio Gang, Courtesy of Studio Gang Architects
Courtesy of Studio Gang Architects

Last night Studio Gang Architects unveiled designs of their first ever building in San Francisco, a 400 foot tall residential tower with an undulating, twisting facade. Inspired by the bay windows of older local buildings such as 450 Sutter Street, Studio Gang have added a twist (literally) to the typology with incremental rotations of the 90-degree bays running vertically up the facade.

Read on for more details of the design

The Legacy of Hydraulic Fracturing in Blackpool

00:00 - 11 July, 2014
The Legacy of Hydraulic Fracturing in Blackpool, The Legacy of Frackpool. Image © Jason Lamb
The Legacy of Frackpool. Image © Jason Lamb

Jason Lamb, a recent graduate from London's Bartlett School of Architecture, has developed a project which centres around the legacy of hydraulic fracturing in the British coastal city of Blackpool. The theoretical thesis, which employs the possibility of Chinese investment prompting the transitory integration of hydraulic fracturing within the city for the exploitation of shale gas, features a number of interesting explanatory illustrations.

Shonen Junk / studio 201

01:00 - 11 July, 2014
Shonen Junk / studio 201, © Kenta Hasegawa (OFP)
© Kenta Hasegawa (OFP)

© Kenta Hasegawa (OFP) © Kenta Hasegawa (OFP) © Kenta Hasegawa (OFP) © Kenta Hasegawa (OFP) +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Japan, 〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya, Jingumae, 5 Chome−2−25 5・2・25ビル
  • Interior design

    Manabu Okano[studio201](Architect)
  • Area

    103.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

2db Transformation Residential House / Dubail Begert Architectes

01:00 - 11 July, 2014
2db Transformation Residential House / Dubail Begert Architectes, Courtesy of Db
Courtesy of Db

Courtesy of Db Courtesy of Db Courtesy of Db Courtesy of Db +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rue des Prés 12, 2350 Saignelégier, Switzerland
  • Client

    Db
  • Project Year

    2013

Schäfer Roofscape / Plasma Studio

01:00 - 11 July, 2014
Schäfer Roofscape / Plasma Studio, © Michael Pezzei
© Michael Pezzei

© Michael Pezzei © Michael Pezzei © Michael Pezzei © Michael Pezzei +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    39038 San Candido Bolzano, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Eva Castro, Holger Kehne, Ulla Hell
  • Design Team

    Peter Pichler
  • Area

    844.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Erasmus University College in Rotterdam / Erick van Egeraat

01:00 - 11 July, 2014
Erasmus University College in Rotterdam / Erick van Egeraat, © Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode

© Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode +30

"Casa Futebol" Proposes a Different Olympic Legacy For Brazil's Stadiums

00:00 - 11 July, 2014
"Casa Futebol" Proposes a Different Olympic Legacy For Brazil's Stadiums, Render of the National Stadium of Brazil, based on a photograph by Tomás Faquini
Render of the National Stadium of Brazil, based on a photograph by Tomás Faquini

In these hypothetical designs entitled "Casa Futebol", Architects Axel de Stampa and Sylvain Macaux of 1Week1Project have proposed a reappropriation of Brazil's World Cup venues by inserting housing units of approximately 105 square meters into the existing structures. The designs are tailored to each stadium, allowing them to continue to operate smoothly, with part of the money raised by ticket revenue used to finance the construction and maintenance of dwellings. By either replacing part of the stands with the prefabricated units or by occupying the external facade, Casa Futebol adds a human scale to these monumental buildings.

Read on after the break for all the proposals