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Yael Reisner + Peter Cook Create Installation to Celebrate Democracy Through Marriage

01:00 - 8 July, 2014
Yael Reisner + Peter Cook Create Installation to Celebrate Democracy Through Marriage, © Marcela Grassi
© Marcela Grassi

From the architect. Created for Barcelona's BCN RE.SET festival organized this year by the Fundació Enric Miralles as part of the city's Tricentenari BCN celebrations, this installation by Yael Reisner and Peter Cook responds to the theme of 'democracy'. The design, titled "Take My Hand" takes inspiration from a number of factors - notably the location of the site outside Barcelona's Civil Registration building, and the idea that the protection of human rights and civil liberties is one of the fundamental tenets of democracy.

The installation is therefore designed as a space to be used in marriage ceremonies and a celebration of human rights through civil weddings. Reisner explains that "the option of a civil marriage in many countries opened new possibilities for interfaith marriages, non-religious marriages, and same sex marriages."

More on the installation after the break

Ceremony at the Take My Hand Installation © Marcela Grassi Yael Reisner at the installation of the inflatable canopy Yael Reisner & Peter Cook Celebrate their Silver Wedding Anniversary at their Take My Hand Installation +6

Moriyama RAIC International Prize

01:00 - 8 July, 2014
Moriyama RAIC International Prize

Raymond Moriyama FRAIC, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the RAIC Foundation have created the Moriyama RAIC International Prize to raise the international stature of the RAIC and the Canadian architectural profession. 

New School In Piazza Delle Erbe / PFP Architekten

01:00 - 8 July, 2014
New School In Piazza Delle Erbe / PFP Architekten, © Anna Positano
© Anna Positano

© Anna Positano © Anna Positano © Andrea Bosio © Anna Positano +18

Exhibition: Lebbeus Woods, ON-line

00:00 - 8 July, 2014
Exhibition: Lebbeus Woods, ON-line, Aerial Paris. 1989. Copic Marker on tracing paper on board, 815 × 507 mm © Estate of Lebbeus Woods
Aerial Paris. 1989. Copic Marker on tracing paper on board, 815 × 507 mm © Estate of Lebbeus Woods

The Museum for Architectural Drawing presents Lebbeus Woods, ON-line, an exhibition of the finest works of architectural theorist, draftsman, educator and architect, Lebbeus Woods (1940–2012). Curated by his longtime friend and partner Christoph a. Kumpusch, the exhibition brings together a collection of Woods’ visionary works that have never been exhibited before. The intensely rendered architectural and urban environments produced early on in Woods’ career are exhibited together for the first time. These ink and pencil drawings cover a wide range of Woods’ research and re-imagination of cities both real and fictive and support Woods’ longstanding desire to show the capacity of architecture as a transformative and eloquent force.

Bekkering Adams Create Hanging Installation in Venice

00:00 - 8 July, 2014
Bekkering Adams Create Hanging Installation in Venice, © Jeroen Musch
© Jeroen Musch

Dutch practice Bekkering Adams Architecten, in cooperation with ABT and BeersNielsen, recently unveiled an installation at the Palazzo Mora, Venice as part of a collateral event with this year's Venice Biennale. Entitled Form-ContraForm, the sculptural piece reflects on the conceptual and human perception of space - something which they describe as "a space that surrounds and envelops." Distilling architecture's fundamentals (which is also the theme of this year's Biennale) down to the definition of co-ordinates in space, the experience created by Bekkering Adams is akin to the notion of "the mass versus the cavity."

ICD-ITKE Research Pavilion 2013-14 / ICD-ITKE University of Stuttgart

01:00 - 8 July, 2014
ICD-ITKE Research Pavilion 2013-14 / ICD-ITKE University of Stuttgart, Courtesy of ICD-ITKE
Courtesy of ICD-ITKE

Courtesy of ICD-ITKE Courtesy of ICD-ITKE Courtesy of ICD-ITKE Process. Image Courtesy of ICD-ITKE +56

  • Architects

  • Location

    Keplerstraße 11, University of Stuttgart, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany
  • Institute for Computational Design

    Institute for Computational Design - Prof. Achim Menges Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design - Prof. Jan Knippers
  • Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design

    Prof. Jan Knippers
  • Research Development And Project Management

    Moritz Dörstelmann, Vassilios Kirtzakis, Stefana Parascho, Marshall Prado, Tobias Schwinn
  • Area

    50.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

AA Studio Designs Redevelopment of Disused Dock Building

01:00 - 8 July, 2014
AA Studio Designs Redevelopment of Disused Dock Building, © AA Studio
© AA Studio

AA Studio have revealed their plans for the development of Brooklyn's iconic New York Dock Company building, transforming the 230,000 square foot structure into a mixed-use complex of six commercial spaces on the ground floor, 70 residential loft apartments, and a rooftop deck and gardens above.

The design aims to be as faithful to the original structure as possible, retaining the existing poured concrete columns and walls and exposing the high concrete ceilings. As one of the earliest structures to use the technology, the retention and celebration of these features is a key aspect of the building's conservation.

Read on after the break for more on the design

© AA Studio © AA Studio © AA Studio © AA Studio +7

TSN Residential Extension Le Noirmont / Dubail Begert Architectes

01:00 - 8 July, 2014
TSN Residential Extension Le Noirmont  / Dubail Begert Architectes, © Joel Tettamanti
© Joel Tettamanti

Courtesy of Dubail Begert Architectes Courtesy of Dubail Begert Architectes Courtesy of Dubail Begert Architectes Courtesy of Dubail Begert Architectes +18

BIG Maze Opens at National Building Museum

01:00 - 8 July, 2014
BIG Maze Opens at National Building Museum, © Matthew Carbone, www.matthewcarbone.com
© Matthew Carbone, www.matthewcarbone.com

Images and video of the BIG Labyrinth have begun to appear on social media since it opened on July 4th at the National Building Museum (NBM)  in Washington, DC. 

The 61×61 foot maze, housed in the building’s grand atrium, will be open to visitors until September 1st. See more images and video, after the break...

Courtesy of National Building Museum Courtesy of National Building Museum © Matthew Carbone, www.matthewcarbone.com © Matthew Carbone, www.matthewcarbone.com +17

Hangzhou Duolan Commercial Complex / BAU Brearley Architects + Urbanists

01:00 - 8 July, 2014
Hangzhou Duolan Commercial Complex / BAU Brearley Architects + Urbanists, © Shu He
© Shu He

© Shu He © Shu He © Shu He © Shu He +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Xiasha, Jianggan, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Archtiecture Team

    Jiang Han, James Brearley, Huang Fan, Lin Youzhen, Zhen Lili, Cao Xizhen
  • Landscape Team

    Huang Fang, Xiong Juan, Li Shuyun
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

World Interior of the Year Award Announces Best Interiors of 2014

00:00 - 8 July, 2014
World Interior of the Year Award Announces Best Interiors of 2014, Civic, Culture + Transport Category: Cine Times/ One Plus Partnership Limited. Image Courtesy of Jordan Lewis/INSIDE Festival
Civic, Culture + Transport Category: Cine Times/ One Plus Partnership Limited. Image Courtesy of Jordan Lewis/INSIDE Festival

The INSIDE World Festival of Interiors has announced the nominations for their Interior of the Year award for 2014. This award is an international honor that covers nine categories. This year’s 60 nominations span the architectural spectrum, from schools to airports, and include well-known firms, such as MAKE Architects and a21 Studio.

The nominees will compete against each other from October 1st to the 3rd at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore (see this year's architecture shortlist here). More on the interior nominees, after the break.

Retail Category: Camper Showroom Office/ Neri&Hu. Image © Dirk Weiblen Education + Health Category: Interior Renovation Project of the Concert Hall of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music/ Nikken Sekkei LTD. Image Courtesy of Jordan Lewis/INSIDE Festival Display Category: Line Soul/ Hallucinate. Image Courtesy of Jordan Lewis/INSIDE Festival Creative Re-use Category: Architects office at Kim Yam Road/ Park and Associates PTE LTD. Image Courtesy of Jordan Lewis/INSIDE Festival +9

Bicycle Snake / DISSING+WEITLING Architecture

01:00 - 8 July, 2014
Bicycle Snake / DISSING+WEITLING Architecture, © DISSING+WEITLING Architecture
© DISSING+WEITLING Architecture

© DISSING+WEITLING Architecture © DISSING+WEITLING Architecture © DISSING+WEITLING Architecture © DISSING+WEITLING Architecture +30

House in the March District / Kit Architects

01:00 - 8 July, 2014
House in the March District / Kit Architects, © Dominique Marc Wehrli
© Dominique Marc Wehrli

© Dominique Marc Wehrli © Dominique Marc Wehrli © Dominique Marc Wehrli © Dominique Marc Wehrli +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    March District, Switzerland
  • Quantity Surveyor and Construction Management

    Laterza Graf Baupartner GmbH
  • Area

    325.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Instalação Bar / José Carlos Cruz Arquitecto

01:00 - 8 July, 2014
Instalação Bar / José Carlos Cruz Arquitecto, © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG +16

The Paris Debate: Must Preservation Inhibit Urban Renewal?

09:30 - 7 July, 2014
The Paris Debate: Must Preservation Inhibit Urban Renewal?, La Samaritaine was once Paris’ most famous department store. Image via Wikipedia
La Samaritaine was once Paris’ most famous department store. Image via Wikipedia

What is the preservationist's role in our modernizing world? According to Michael Allen of Next City, preservationists exist to ensure that redevelopment meets both cultural heritage and economic demands. Read his entire article, originally published on Next City, below.  

Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize to Celebrate the Best Built Works in the Americas July 9

00:00 - 7 July, 2014
Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize to Celebrate the Best Built Works in the Americas July 9, Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

This July 9th, the winners of the inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) - for which 36 outstanding projects have been shortlisted - will be announced in Santiago, Chile. Our editor-in-chief, David Basulto, has been named a founding member of the International Advisory Council of MCHAP, and ArchDaily will be covering the event. Read on after the break for details of the event.

Can Architecture Make Abortion Clinics Safer?

00:00 - 7 July, 2014
Can Architecture Make Abortion Clinics Safer?, A sign delineates the buffer zone outside of a Planned Parenthood in Burlington, Vermont. Image © afagen via Flickr
A sign delineates the buffer zone outside of a Planned Parenthood in Burlington, Vermont. Image © afagen via Flickr

Unable to afford architectural services, many abortion clinics in the US constantly struggle to create a buffer between themselves and the often radical anti-abortion protesters outside their walls (indeed, physical barriers - such as sprinkler systems - are often the only things that make clinic workers and their patients feel safe). To learn more about how architecture can help protect them, head over to Fast CoDesign for their fascinating article.

'Next Big One' International Open Ideas Competition

01:00 - 7 July, 2014
'Next Big One' International Open Ideas Competition

“NEXT BIG ONE” – an international open ideas competition organized by Architecture for Humanity Vancouver Chapter – raises awareness on the high-magnitude earthquake and tsunami events that plague cities around the world.  The competition hopes to call upon the design community to offer fresh perspectives and innovative ideas in designing for disasters.