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Salvaged Ring / a21 studio

01:00 - 25 June, 2014
Salvaged Ring / a21 studio, Courtesy of a21 studio
Courtesy of a21 studio

Courtesy of a21 studio Courtesy of a21 studio Courtesy of a21 studio Courtesy of a21 studio +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    tp. Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa province, Vietnam
  • Area

    360.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

Lineal House in Bione / estudoquarto

01:00 - 25 June, 2014
 Lineal House in Bione / estudoquarto, © Marcio Tolotti
© Marcio Tolotti

© Marcio Tolotti © Marcio Tolotti © Marcio Tolotti © Marcio Tolotti +22

Apartment Building on the Willem Wilminkplein / Onix

01:00 - 25 June, 2014
Apartment Building on the Willem Wilminkplein / Onix, © Tjeerd Derkink
© Tjeerd Derkink

© Tjeerd Derkink © Peter van der Knoop © Tjeerd Derkink © Peter van der Knoop +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Willem Wilminkplein, 7511 Enschede, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Allart Vogelzang
  • Design Team

    Wouter Stoer, Haiko Meijer, Alex van de Beld, Peter van der Knoop, Ricard Hernandez, Robert Bos
  • Client

    Van Wijnen Projectontwikkeling Oost B.V.
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Fernando Guerra's Stunning Images of Álvaro Siza's Most Inspiring Works

01:00 - 25 June, 2014
Fernando Guerra's Stunning Images of Álvaro Siza's Most Inspiring Works, Alvaro Siza. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Alvaro Siza. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Today, the renowned Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza turns 81. To celebrate, we've rounded-up some of Siza's most inspiring works, all courtesy of Fernando Guerra and Sergio Guerra - FG + SG.

Siza was born in Matosinhos, Portugal, in 1933. His first work was built in 1954, before Siza had even completed his studies at the School of Fine Arts at the University of Porto (now Faculty of Architecture, University of Porto - FAUP).

Edifício de Escritórios | Novartis Campus - 2012. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Amore Pacific Campus - with Carlos Castanheira & Kim Jong Kyu. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Museu Mimesis | with Carlos Castanheira & Jun Sung Kim – 2011. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Fundação Iberê Camargo - 2008. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Lérida University - 2008. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Portuguese pavilion for Expo 98 – 1998. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Aveiro Water Tank - 1990. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Borges & Irmão Bank - 1986. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +58

Leading Architects Come Together for London's Summer Exhibition

00:00 - 25 June, 2014
Leading Architects Come Together for London's Summer Exhibition, The Architecture Room. Image Courtesy of Royal Academy of Arts
The Architecture Room. Image Courtesy of Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy of Arts’ annual Summer Exhibition is the world's largest open submission exhibition providing "a unique platform for emerging and established artists to showcase their works to an international audience." From 12,000 total works of art, spanning a complete range of disciplines, 140 architectural works have been selected and hung by Royal Academician and Architect Eric Parry, after some early dialogue with former RIBA President Sir Richard MacCormac. Work featured this year includes a model by Thomas Heatherwick and prints by Louisa Hutton of Sauerbruch Hutton, alongside Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, Nicholas Grimshaw, Richard Rogers and Eva Jiřičná.

Chris Wilkinson. Image © Chris Wilkinson Context / Eric Parry. Image Courtesy of Eric Parry Architects Ceramic & Nickel Kiosk / Eric Parry. Image Courtesy of Eric Parry Architects Bonhams / Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands. Image © Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands +14

Happy Birthday Robert Venturi

00:00 - 25 June, 2014
Happy Birthday Robert Venturi, © Denise Scott Brown
© Denise Scott Brown

Robert Venturi, the architect famous for "less is a bore," turns 89 today. Venturi started his firm in 1964 and ran it with his wife and partner Denise Scott Brown from 1967 until 2012. Today the Pritzker Prize winner's legacy lives on as the firm continues under the name VSBA (Venturi Scott Brown Associates). 

AD Classics: Wohnhaus Schlesisches Tor (Bonjour Tristesse) / Álvaro Siza Vieira + Peter Brinkert

01:00 - 25 June, 2014
AD Classics: Wohnhaus Schlesisches Tor (Bonjour Tristesse) / Álvaro Siza Vieira + Peter Brinkert, © via Wikipedia Commons
© via Wikipedia Commons

Bonjour Tristesse is a social housing project designed by Portuguese Architect Álvaro Siza Vieira. Located in Berlin, the project was Siza’s first built work outside of his native country.  Siza’s design offers a meaningful precedent in urban densification, demonstrating a delicate balance between contextual awareness, creative freedom, and progressive vision.

Project site before construction. Image © Flickr user Hen's March © Flickr user Humberto Marum © Flickr user lortnoc © Flickr user jaime.silva +9

Aesop Grand Front Osaka / Torafu Architects

01:00 - 25 June, 2014
Aesop Grand Front Osaka / Torafu Architects, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ofukacho, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 530-0011, Japan
  • Area

    48.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Happy Birthday Álvaro Siza

00:00 - 25 June, 2014
Happy Birthday Álvaro Siza

Today marks the 81st birthday of Portuguese modernist Álvaro Siza. Originally slated to become a sculptor, Siza’s switch-over to architecture took place early in his career, after experiencing the work of Antoni Gaudí (whose birthday he shares). Since then, he has risen to become one of the most respected architects of the era, winning the Pritzker Prize in 1992.  

Call for Papers: STUDIO#07 - ILLEGAL

00:00 - 25 June, 2014
Call for Papers: STUDIO#07 - ILLEGAL

Contemporary society is based on written rules or not – whether right or wrong – that influence people's existence, thus as in everyday's life, also the city creates its rules, offering hidden scenarios going beyond their normal ordinary perception, proposing new types of space and relation.

Why Tall Wooden Buildings are On the Rise: An Interview with Perkins+Will's Wood Expert

00:00 - 25 June, 2014
Why Tall Wooden Buildings are On the Rise: An Interview with Perkins+Will's Wood Expert, IZM Building / Architekten Hermann Kaufmann - Germany. Image © Norman A. Müller
IZM Building / Architekten Hermann Kaufmann - Germany. Image © Norman A. Müller

Material Minds, presented by ArchDaily Materials, is our new series of short interviews with architects, designers, scientists, and others who use architectural materials in innovative ways. Enjoy!

Wood. The United States is the largest producer of the natural resource in the world. But yet we rarely see it in commercial, high-rise construction. So we asked a wood expert -- Rebecca Holt at Perkins+Will, an analyst for reThink Wood's recent Tall Wood Survey  -- to tell us about its potential benefits. 

AD: Why is wood a material architects should use in taller buildings?

There are lots of reasons to consider wood – first it has a lower environmental impact than other traditional choices like concrete and steel.  Wood is the only major building material that is made the by sun and is completely renewable.

Disaster Relief Housing For The Next "Superstorm"

00:00 - 25 June, 2014
Disaster Relief Housing For The Next "Superstorm", Exterior Of The Prefabricated Relief Housing Units. Image Courtesy of GOTHAMIST / JAKE DOBKIN
Exterior Of The Prefabricated Relief Housing Units. Image Courtesy of GOTHAMIST / JAKE DOBKIN

With hurricanes Sandy and Katrina etched into recent memory, the need for post-disaster relief housing is now. New York City and Garrison Architects have developed a modular, prefabricated housing system to relieve displaced citizens during the next "superstorm." At only 40' by 100' long, they can squeeze into the city's smallest corners -- all while having kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and storage spaces. The prototype is on display in Brooklyn - but you can see the entire design at the A/N Blog.  

Tierras Blancas House / Alberto Browne + Hernán Fontaine

01:00 - 25 June, 2014
Tierras Blancas House / Alberto Browne + Hernán Fontaine, Courtesy of Alberto Browne
Courtesy of Alberto Browne

Courtesy of Alberto Browne Courtesy of Alberto Browne Courtesy of Alberto Browne Courtesy of Alberto Browne +18

Luxury Village and Mercury Theatre / Project Meganom

01:00 - 25 June, 2014
Luxury Village and Mercury Theatre / Project Meganom, Courtesy of Marco Zanta
Courtesy of Marco Zanta

© Yuri Palmin Courtesy of Marco Zanta Courtesy of Marco Zanta Courtesy of Marco Zanta +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barvikha, Moskovskaya oblast, Russia
  • Architects in Charge

    Yu. Grigoryan, A. Pavlova, I. Kuleshov, P. Ivanchikov
  • Area

    17000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

House for P / LOW Architecten

01:00 - 25 June, 2014
House for P / LOW Architecten, © Stijn Bollaert
© Stijn Bollaert

© Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert © Yannick Milpas © Stijn Bollaert +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Franklin Rooseveltplaats 12, 2060 Antwerp, Belgium
  • Design Team

    Stijn Cockx, Tom Hindryckx, Joris De Greef, Koen Schoukens
  • Area

    140.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Zaha Hadid Officially Signed Up For Iraq Parliament Job

00:00 - 25 June, 2014
Zaha Hadid Officially Signed Up For Iraq Parliament Job, The now abandoned competition-winning design by Assemblage. The Iraqi Council of Representatives has come under fire for not releasing details of Hadid's design. Image © Assemblage
The now abandoned competition-winning design by Assemblage. The Iraqi Council of Representatives has come under fire for not releasing details of Hadid's design. Image © Assemblage

Zaha Hadid has now officially signed a deal to design the Iraq Parliament building in Baghdad, despite only coming third in the original design competition. BD Online reports that Hadid attended a signing ceremony held at the Iraqi Embassy in London last month, finally bringing a close to the controversial process.

The original competition run by the Royal Institute of British Architects at the request of the Iraqi Government was won by Assemblage, however shortly after the win it became apparent that the Iraqi Council of Representatives had other ideas, as they remained in discussion with Hadid's Practice. Under the rules of the competition, the client is under no obligation to follow through with the winning design.

More on the controversy after the break

Grimshaw Picked to Design Recreational Sports Facilities in Qatar

01:00 - 25 June, 2014
Grimshaw Picked to Design Recreational Sports Facilities in Qatar, Courtesy of Grimshaw
Courtesy of Grimshaw

The Qatar Olympic Committee has selected Grimshaw as the winner of a competition to design a series of recreational sports facilities across Qatar. Grimshaw's design utilizes a 'kit-of-parts' concept to provide adaptable sports centers which suit the different requirements of each site.

The Al Farjan Recreational Sports Facilities will each feature an elevated cafe at the center of the complex, around which football, volleyball, basketball and handball facilities can be added, as well as outdoor children’s playgrounds, public amenities and social areas.

Read on after the break for more on the design.

Akiha Ward Cultural Center / Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design

01:00 - 25 June, 2014
Akiha Ward Cultural Center / Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design, © Taisuke Ogawa
© Taisuke Ogawa

© Taisuke Ogawa © Taisuke Ogawa © Taisuke Ogawa © Taisuke Ogawa +19