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Day Center For Alzheimer's Patients / Luis Navarro + Carlos Sánchez + Ángel Martínez

01:00 - 22 November, 2013
© Luis Navarro + Ángel Martínez
© Luis Navarro + Ángel Martínez

© Luis Navarro + Ángel Martínez © Luis Navarro + Ángel Martínez © Luis Navarro + Ángel Martínez © Luis Navarro + Ángel Martínez +14

Michael Ong Wins 2013 SOYA Award

00:00 - 22 November, 2013
Michael Ong Wins 2013 SOYA Award, Hans House. Image Courtesy of M.O.D.O & Ricky Fung
Hans House. Image Courtesy of M.O.D.O & Ricky Fung

Qantas has selected Michael Ong as the winner of the 2013 Spirit of Youth Awards 365 (SOYA 365) for architecture and interior design, awarding him $5,000 in cash, $5,000 in Qantas flights, and a rare 12-month mentorship with leading architect and founding partner of Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, Brian Zulaikha. Ong, a Melbourne-based architect, founded MODO (Michael Ong Design Office) in 2011, and was chosen for the prize due to his work on the project Hans House. Check out more about the story here.

Poolhouse / OOK Architecten

01:00 - 22 November, 2013
© Harro Rijneke
© Harro Rijneke
  • Architects

  • Location

    Amersfoort, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Robin van Rossum, Martin Timmerman, Harro Rijneke
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Harro Rijneke © Harro Rijneke © Harro Rijneke © Harro Rijneke +11

ELEMENTAL's "Half-Finished" Housing Typology: A Success in All Circumstances

00:00 - 22 November, 2013
ELEMENTAL's "Half-Finished" Housing Typology: A Success in All Circumstances, © ELEMENTAL
© ELEMENTAL

Since they first developed the typology for their Quinta Monroy project in Iquique, Chile, the "half-finished home" has become something of a signature for ELEMENTAL: they have used the technique in multiple cities in Chile, as well as their Monterrey Housing project in Mexico. The typology began life as a way of dealing with extremely low budgets, allowing governments to provide housing to citizens at incredibly low prices, but nevertheless creating homes that would provide for the needs of residents and even gain value over time. Now, they have applied the theory to their Villa Verde Housing project, published just last week on ArchDaily.

Read more about the typology, and how it has been applied at Villa Verde, after the break...

24 Housing Units / Zanon + Bourbon Architects

01:00 - 22 November, 2013
24 Housing Units / Zanon + Bourbon Architects, © Olivier Dancy
© Olivier Dancy

© Olivier Dancy © Olivier Dancy © Olivier Dancy © Olivier Dancy +19

Shirasu Residence / ARAY Architecture

01:00 - 22 November, 2013
Shirasu Residence / ARAY Architecture, © Daici Ano
© Daici Ano

© Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano © Daici Ano +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Asei Suzuki
  • Area

    143.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Piano Takes on Kahn at Kimbell Museum Expansion

01:00 - 22 November, 2013
Piano Takes on Kahn at Kimbell Museum Expansion, Renzo Piano Pavilion at Kimbell Art Museum. Image © Paul Clemence
Renzo Piano Pavilion at Kimbell Art Museum. Image © Paul Clemence

For architects, Louis Kahn's Kimbell Museum has long been hallowed ground. For Renzo Piano, who designed the museum's first major expansion, it was also an enormous difficulty to overcome. His addition to the museum could be neither too close to Kahn's building, nor too far. It had to solve a parking problem, yet respect Kahn's distaste for cars. It had to respond to Kahn's stately progression of spaces—and that silvery natural light that make architects' knees go wobbly. And yet it could not merely borrow from Kahn's revolutionary bag of tricks. 

VUC Syd / AART Architects + ZENI Architects

01:00 - 22 November, 2013
VUC Syd / AART Architects + ZENI Architects, © Adam Moerk
© Adam Moerk

© Adam Moerk © Adam Moerk © Adam Moerk © Adam Moerk +22

The Indicator: Kickstarting Architecture's Virtual Future

00:00 - 22 November, 2013
The Indicator: Kickstarting Architecture's Virtual Future, Courtesy of Digital Physical
Courtesy of Digital Physical

And secrets they must be because Kemp’s little company, Digital Physical, has kept under the radar, housed away in some nondescript loft space in Los Angeles. What Mr. Kemp and his bearded acolytes have developed is something so simple, so obvious, and yet utterly revolutionary. It’s one of those inventions that all architects are soon going to realize they need - and clients will soon start to expect. 

Robert Miles Kemp is going to be one of 2014’s Innovators of the Year. Mark my words. If I worked for Autodesk, I’d be calling him up right about now - or at the very least trying to steal his secrets.

The “it” is Spacemaker VR, architecture’s first virtual reality system made for designers. Yes, you have to wear a VR headset, but you won’t care if you look like a dork because you (and your big clients) will be blown away by the fact that you’re looking, flying around a 3D model of a future-space - all while being firmly in the present. 

UNStudio Selected to Design Baumkirchen Mitte Tower in Munich

01:00 - 22 November, 2013
UNStudio Selected to Design Baumkirchen Mitte Tower in Munich, Courtesy of UNStudio
Courtesy of UNStudio

UNStudio has been announced as winner of a competition to design a 60-meter residential and office tower in Munich. Planned to be the “focal point” of the Baumkirchen Mitte development, the project will feature 13,000 square meters of “neutral” office space that promotes “flexibility” and “creativity” as well as 5,500 square meters of contemporary apartment units that each share a strong, private connection with the surrounding landscape.  

Read on for the architect’s description...

Haus von Arx / Haberstroh Schneider

00:00 - 22 November, 2013
Haus von Arx / Haberstroh Schneider, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Binningen, Switzerland
  • Architect in Charge

    Haberstroh Schneider
  • Planner

    August + Margrith Künzel Landschaftsarchitekten AG, Binningen
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Didomestic / Elii

01:00 - 22 November, 2013
  • Architects

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Uriel Fogué, Eva Gil, Carlos Palacios
  • Area

    5760.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán +22

Albert Camus Multimedia Library / de-so

01:00 - 22 November, 2013
Albert Camus Multimedia Library / de-so, © Hervé Abbadie
© Hervé Abbadie

© Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie © Hervé Abbadie +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenue du Maréchal Juin, 91000 Évry, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Olivier Souquet, François Defrain
  • Collaborators

    Youngsong Park, Matthieu Janand, P. Reynes
  • Structural Engineering

    OTE Ingénierie
  • Mechanical/Plumbing/ Electrical Engineering

    OTE
  • Graphic Design

    Atelier 59
  • Area

    2710.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Jaime Garcia Terres Library / arquitectura 911sc

01:00 - 22 November, 2013
Jaime Garcia Terres Library / arquitectura 911sc, © Moritz Bernoully
© Moritz Bernoully

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Moritz Bernoully +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ciudad de Mexico, D.F., Mexico
  • Project Leaders

    Jose Castillo + Saidee Springall
  • Design Team

    Ricardo García Santander
  • Structure

    Izquierdo Ing. Y Asociados
  • Installation

    DIIN Ing. Gustavo Nieto
  • Lighting

    Artenluz Arq. Javier Ten
  • Artistic collaboration

    Perla Krauze
  • Builder

    Sackbe
  • Museography

    Margen Rojo
  • Area

    170.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Rectory and Church Hall / Michael Meier Marius Hug Architekten

01:00 - 22 November, 2013
Rectory and Church Hall / Michael Meier Marius Hug Architekten, © Roman Keller
© Roman Keller

© Roman Keller © Roman Keller © Roman Keller © Roman Keller +15

Zensala / IDIN Architects

01:00 - 22 November, 2013
Zensala / IDIN Architects, © Spaceshift Studio
© Spaceshift Studio

© Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Design Team

    Jeravej Hongsakul, Eakgaluk Sirijariyawat, Rubporn Sookatup
  • Area

    1400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Tunnel Monitoring Complex Hausmannstaetten / Dietger Wissounig Architekten

22:00 - 21 November, 2013
Tunnel Monitoring Complex Hausmannstaetten  / Dietger Wissounig Architekten, © Jasmin Schuller
© Jasmin Schuller

© Jasmin Schuller © Jasmin Schuller © Jasmin Schuller © Jasmin Schuller +16

M House / Facet Studio

01:00 - 21 November, 2013
Courtesy of Facet Studio
Courtesy of Facet Studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Niigata, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
  • Design Team

    Yoshihito Kashiwagi, Olivia Shih
  • Area

    188.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Facet Studio

Courtesy of Facet Studio Courtesy of Facet Studio Courtesy of Facet Studio Courtesy of Facet Studio +15