AIA Selects 12 Projects for National Healthcare Design Awards

01:00 - 11 July, 2013
AIA Selects 12 Projects for National Healthcare Design Awards, Kaleida Health, Gates Vascular Institute and UB Clinical Translational Research Center; Buffalo, New York / Cannon Design © K C Kratt Photography
Kaleida Health, Gates Vascular Institute and UB Clinical Translational Research Center; Buffalo, New York / Cannon Design © K C Kratt Photography

Showcasing the “best of healthcare building design and healthcare design-oriented research,” the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) has unveiled the 2013 recipients of the AIA National Healthcare Design Awards program. Each project is said to exhibit conceptual strengths that solve aesthetic, civic, urban, and social concerns as well as the requisite functional and sustainability concerns of a hospital. See them all, after the break.

Mercato / Neri & Hu Design and Research Office

00:00 - 11 July, 2013
Mercato / Neri & Hu Design and Research Office, © Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute +11

Ferrari Restaurant / Marco Visconti

01:00 - 11 July, 2013
Ferrari Restaurant / Marco Visconti, © D. Vicario
© D. Vicario
  • Architects

  • Location

    41053 Maranello Modena, Italy
  • Design Team

    Marco Visconti with D. Chiaruttini, G.Pairone, C. Ghione, G. Rissone, P. Bettini, V. Lazzeri
  • General Project and Contractor

    Maire Tecnimont Spa
  • Area

    4500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

© D. Vicario © D. Vicario © D. Vicario © D. Vicario +26

Casa entre los Pinos / Ignacio Romera Gonzalo

01:00 - 11 July, 2013
© Joan Mercadal
© Joan Mercadal

© Joan Mercadal © Joan Mercadal © Joan Mercadal © Joan Mercadal +13

Have Your Work Published on TiP - Open Competition

01:00 - 11 July, 2013
Have Your Work Published on TiP - Open Competition, Courtesy of TiP
Courtesy of TiP

TiP, an online magazine that explores the latest thinking across architecture, art and science, just launched a competition which encourages all to push forward your agenda and have your ideas reach the world. If you have a fascinating issue you would like to investigate or have been working on some exciting research in architecture, design, art or science, enter our competition to be in with the chance of having your work published exclusively on TiP. All of the articles will be judged by a panel including TiP’s Editor in Chief, Sarah Gormley, and members from Balmond Studio in London. The submission deadline is September 10. More information after the break.

The City of Chicago Gets 3D Printed

00:00 - 11 July, 2013
The City of Chicago Gets 3D Printed, Courtesy of The Chicago Architecture Foundation
Courtesy of The Chicago Architecture Foundation

We've talked at length about the future potential of 3D Printing for Architecture - from rapidly producing emergency shelters to putting structures on the moon - but The Chicago Architecture Foundation has already found a way to make 3D Printing practical for architects - today. Since 2009, the foundation has been using 3D Printing to make models of all the buildings of the city of Chicago (that's over 1,000 buildings in a 320 sq ft area). The idea is to let native Chicago-ans and tourists alike get a better sense of the city, seeing the city grid, the relationship of heights between the tall buildings, its patterns of development." 

Ross Street / BE Architecture

01:00 - 11 July, 2013
Ross Street / BE Architecture, © Peter Clarke
© Peter Clarke

© Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke +16

Multifunctional Structure in Saló Central Area / Batlle i Roig Arquitectes

01:00 - 11 July, 2013
Multifunctional Structure in Saló Central Area / Batlle i Roig Arquitectes, © Jordi Surroca
© Jordi Surroca

© Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca +14

Letter to the Editor: The Expression "Starchitect" Has Passed Its Shelf Life

00:00 - 11 July, 2013
Letter to the Editor: The Expression "Starchitect" Has Passed Its Shelf Life

Earlier this week we received an impassioned request from one of our US readers. Architect Stephan Jaklitsch requested that we refrain from referring to architects as "star architects" or "starchitects." Not only did we agree to retire this problematic and shallow descriptor of some instrumental members of our profession, but we wanted to reprint his letter here. 

Abitazione In Via Pesenti 91 / Matteo Casari Architetti

00:00 - 10 July, 2013
Abitazione In Via Pesenti 91 / Matteo Casari Architetti, © Laura Pietra
© Laura Pietra
  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Pietro Pesenti, 92, 24044 Dalmine BG, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Matteo Casari, Valentina Giovanzani
  • Design Team

    Davide Brevi, Andrea Previtali
  • Area

    740.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Laura Pietra © Laura Pietra © Laura Pietra © Laura Pietra +10

Stanislavsky Factory / John McAslan + Partners

01:00 - 10 July, 2013
Stanislavsky Factory / John McAslan + Partners, © Hufton + Crow
© Hufton + Crow

© Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow +28

Office Building at Grzybowska Street / Grupa 5 Architekci

01:00 - 10 July, 2013
Office Building at Grzybowska Street / Grupa 5 Architekci, © Marcin Czechowicz
© Marcin Czechowicz
  • Architects

  • Location

    Warsaw, Poland
  • Design Team

    Dziedziejko, Kadłubowski, Leszczyński, Mycielski, Zelent
  • Client

    Inwestycja Grzybowska
  • Area

    10500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Marcin Czechowicz © Marcin Czechowicz © Marcin Czechowicz © Marcin Czechowicz +16

Gateway of Shenzhen Southern University of Science and Technology Proposal / penda

01:00 - 10 July, 2013
Gateway of Shenzhen Southern University of Science and Technology Proposal / penda, Courtesy of penda
Courtesy of penda

Titled 'Between earth and sky', this proposal for the new Gateway of Shenzhen Southern University of Science and Technology by penda is a metaphor of formal contrasts to design a campus landmark. Their design for an entrance sculpture at the University is a connection of 2 opposites: the fluid, lower part connects the gate to the gentle hills of the landscape in the background and carries a grid of lights, which can be seen as a connection to the cosmos - a contrast of the earth and the sky. More images and architects' description after the break.

Winners of the Innovation Challenge!

00:00 - 10 July, 2013
Winners of the Innovation Challenge!

At ArchDaily we recognize that design can not only improve the quality of life in the workplace (in essence, one’s home away from home), but it can also do so much more. Design can induce creative collisions, give workers the space they need to combine their resources and energies, can increase production, and make innovation –and even fun—a part of our daily routine. That’s why we have partnered with HP to recognize the projects that are pushing the boundaries of workplace design, creating remarkable spaces for work, and to foster experimentation among students and encourage them to think about the workplace of the future.

AD Interviews: Juan Herreros

01:00 - 10 July, 2013

Juan Herreros is one of the most influential Spanish architects practicing today. Executing a delicate balance between his role defining the practice of architecture with work in the academy, he has not only overseen the construction of significant built projects, but also teaches at School of Architecture of Madrid and is a Full Professor at GSAPP Columbia University in New York. It was recently announced that his winning proposal for the Munch Museum/Deichman Library competition was given the green light. The museum will house the world’s largest collection of Edvard Munch artworks and is scheduled to open in 2018. 

Herreros strives to highlight architecture’s multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary nature by revealing the complex relationships that lie behind individual projects—undergirded by what Herreros identifies as a “technical culture” (see the exhibition Dialogue Architecture that he curated at the last Venice Biennale).

Together with Iñaki Abalos he founded Abalos&Herreros in 1984. In 1992 they founded the International Multimedia League (LMI), an organization that contributes to the simplification and intensification of artistic practice. Since 2006 he practices with the firm Herreros Arquitectos a collaborative office that has won numerous competitions and commissions. His projects can be found around the world and range from schemes for public spaces to designs for houses.

“Something unique about [our] studio is that, given the difficulties of doing research in architecture today and the usefulness of the “research applied to architecture” concept, we maintain two open, integrated lines of work: one line maintains small projects, very quick, very immediate; and the other is related to the large projects, generally the result of international competitions around the world.”

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Check out a full transcript of our interview with Herreros after the break…

Interior of Louis Kahn's 1971 Korman House to be Redesigned

00:00 - 10 July, 2013
Interior of Louis Kahn's 1971 Korman House to be Redesigned

Though Louis Kahn turned down developer Steven Korman numerous times, the would-be patron persisted and eventually convinced Kahn to accept the commission for a residence which was to contain “rooms large enough to play football in.” Located in Forth Washington, Pennsylvania, the Korman house would be Kahn’s final residential project. 

The house, considered a masterpiece, is characterized not only by Kahn’s assiduous sense of order, but also a unique combination of materials that create a play of structure and light. Decades after the original 1971 commission, Korman's son Larry has now selected New York based-designer Jennifer Post to take on the task of redesigning the interior space of the house. 

OMA Breaks Ground on BMVR Library in Caen

01:00 - 10 July, 2013
Courtesy of OMA
Courtesy of OMA

Construction has begun on OMA’s competition-winning proposal for the BMVR (Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale) Library in northern France. Located at the tip of a peninsula in an old industrial port area of Caen, the 13,000 square meter public library is shaped by four protruding wings that point towards four of the city’s landmarks: l'Abbaye aux Hommes, l'Abbaye aux Dames, the train station to the south and a new urban development to the west.

More on BMVR after the break...

San Manuel de la Estrella Chapel / Tomás Browne + Alberto Browne

01:00 - 10 July, 2013
San Manuel de la Estrella Chapel  / Tomás Browne + Alberto Browne, © Tomás Rodriguez
© Tomás Rodriguez

© Tomás Rodriguez © Tomás Rodriguez © Tomás Rodriguez © Tomás Rodriguez +18