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Escola Bressol en Vilanova del Vallés / David Sebastian + Gerard Puig Arquitectes

00:00 - 27 September, 2013
Escola Bressol en Vilanova del Vallés / David Sebastian + Gerard Puig Arquitectes, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula
  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer de Pere Calders, 08410 Vilanova del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
  • Collaborators

    Glenn Deulofeu, Ramon Cisa
  • Constructor

    Calam Tapias Construccions
  • Area

    645.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +17

Two Workshop Studios / FREAKS freearchitects

01:00 - 27 September, 2013
Two Workshop Studios / FREAKS freearchitects, © David Foessel
© David Foessel

© David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel +13

The Indicator: Is Architecture Addicted to Adjuncts?

00:00 - 27 September, 2013
The Indicator: Is Architecture Addicted to Adjuncts?, Studio at Virginia Tech. Image © Flickr CC User mroczknj
Studio at Virginia Tech. Image © Flickr CC User mroczknj

In the 1970s roughly 20 percent of all US college courses were taught by adjuncts. In recent years, especially since the global financial meltdown, the number of adjunct professors has exploded to the point where they might be considered a floating population of migrant laborers. According to a report from the National Education Association (NEA), currently more than half of all US college courses are taught by adjuncts, or what Sarah Kendzior calls “Academia’s Indentured Servants.”

The 2013 American Association of University Professors annual report paints an even bleaker picture, finding that 76 percent of the academic workforce is made up of adjunct, part-time faculty, teaching graduate students, and non-tenure track, full-time professors. 

We have entered an era in higher education where many alarming forces are converging. 

Weston Williamson Wins Brasilia Stadium Competition with Responsive Arena

00:00 - 27 September, 2013
Weston Williamson Wins Brasilia Stadium Competition with Responsive Arena, Courtesy of bdonline, via Weston Williamson
Courtesy of bdonline, via Weston Williamson

London-based studio Weston Williamson has been announced the winner of the Brasilia Athletics Stadium competition. The international competition, associated with the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, called for designers to envision a 70,000 seat stadium in the nation's capital. 

Behind the Green Door: The Experts Interviews Part II

00:00 - 27 September, 2013

The Oslo Architecture Triennale opened to the public last week, under the title “Behind the Green Door – Architecture and the desire for sustainability”. Rotor, the curators of the Triennale, collected over 600 objects carrying claims of sustainability from over 200 architecture offices, companies and environmental organizations across the world (read our interview with Rotor about the curation).

Experts from different fields share with us which the objects from the collection caught their attention and why. In this second and final part, Nanne de Ru (Powerhouse Company, Director of the Berlage Institute), Arild Eriksen and Joakim Skajaa (Eriksen Skajaa), Andres Lepik (Director of the Münich Architecture Museum), Nanna Bjerre Hjortenberg (The Danish Architecture Center), Willem Bruijn (Partner, Baumschlager Eberle) and Gilles Perraudin (Perraudin Architectes) tell us their what they think. From co-housing utopias, to a hospital that tries to stand over time due to its design and more. 

The Triennale is open until December 1st, full programme here. Check the rest of the videos below:

2013 LEAF Award Winners Announced

01:00 - 27 September, 2013
2013 LEAF Award Winners Announced, The Marsan Mediatheque, overall winner of the 2013 LEAF Awards. Image Courtesy of archi5
The Marsan Mediatheque, overall winner of the 2013 LEAF Awards. Image Courtesy of archi5

Now in its tenth year, the Emirates Glass LEAF Awards honor the architects designing the buildings and solutions that are setting the benchmark for the international architectural community. Founded in 2001, the competition is organized by the Leading European Architects Forum (LEAF) and recognizes innovative architectural design. 17 different awards were given to various projects and architects, with one overall winner. Check out the winners after the break…

© Hufton + Crow via WSP Architects. Image Courtesy of Arena International via MZ Architects. Image Courtesy of Arena International via archi5. Image Courtesy of Arena International +29

AIA Puts Resiliency on the Agenda: "Resilience Is the New Green"

00:00 - 27 September, 2013
AIA Puts Resiliency on the Agenda: "Resilience Is the New Green", At the Clinton Global Initiative (l to r) Robert Ivy, FAIA; New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu; Cameron Sinclair, co-founder Architecture for Humanity; Former U.S. President Bill Clinton; Martyn Parker, Chairman Global Partnerships at Swiss Re; Alex Karp, co-founder Palantir; Judith Rodin, Ph.D, President of The Rockefeller Foundation. Image Courtesy of AIA
At the Clinton Global Initiative (l to r) Robert Ivy, FAIA; New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu; Cameron Sinclair, co-founder Architecture for Humanity; Former U.S. President Bill Clinton; Martyn Parker, Chairman Global Partnerships at Swiss Re; Alex Karp, co-founder Palantir; Judith Rodin, Ph.D, President of The Rockefeller Foundation. Image Courtesy of AIA

The AIA has decidedly found its latest buzz word: Resiliency. 

Just this week at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, former-president Bill Clinton announced the American Institute of Architects' participation in the 100 Resilient Cities Commitment: an initiative of the Rockefeller Foundation to provide 100 cities with "chief resilience offers," responsible for developing and financing new, resilient urban infrastructures. So far, over 500 cities have requested to participate; on December 3rd, the Rockefeller Foundation will announce the winning cities

Along with Architecture for Humanity, the AIA will then train those cities' resilience officers, "architects in their communities," by creating "five Regional Resilient Design Studios that build on our profession’s collective expertise in helping communities recover in the wake of major disasters."

But the "resilience" doesn't stop there. 

230 Halsey Street / Richard Meier & Partners

01:00 - 27 September, 2013
© Steven Sze
© Steven Sze
  • Architects

  • Location

    Newark, NJ, United States
  • Design Principals

    Richard Meier, Dukho Yeon
  • Project Manager

    Vivian Lee
  • Project Architect

    Remy Bertin
  • Collaborators

    Scott Johnson, Chris Townsend, Dongkyu Lee, Diana Lui, Hee-Joo Shi, Jonathan Bell, Chris Layda, Adam Nicholson, Adam Greene, Hyung Sok Moon, Aki Koike, Takumi Nakagawa, Techan Abe, Aung Kyaw, Katie Kasabalis, Yuanyang Teng
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Steven Sze, Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners

Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners © Steven Sze Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners © Steven Sze +12

Willmote Allianz Rivera / Wilmotte & Associés Sa

00:00 - 27 September, 2013
© Miläne Servelle
© Miläne Servelle

© Miläne Servelle © Serge Demailly © Serge Demailly © Serge Demailly +52

Giveaway: ArchiSnapper, the App that Makes Site Reports So Much Easier

00:00 - 27 September, 2013
Giveaway: ArchiSnapper, the App that Makes Site Reports So Much Easier, Courtesy of ArchiSnapper
Courtesy of ArchiSnapper

ArchiSnapper is a new, powerful tool for architects which takes away the time and effort required for producing construction site reports. Consisting of both an online portion and an app for iOS or Android devices, ArchiSnapper allows you to collect information while on site and quickly and easily assemble it once you're back at the office.

In collaboration with ArchiSnapper, ArchDaily will be offering 5 Business licenses (worth $119 a month) to our readers. To participate, all you need to do is become a registered ArchDaily user and answer a simple question in the comments section of this article.

To find out how ArchiSnapper works, and for your chance to win one of 5 free licenses, read on after the break...

A Simple Factory Building / Pencil Office

00:00 - 27 September, 2013
A Simple Factory Building / Pencil Office, Courtesy of Pencil Office
Courtesy of Pencil Office
  • Design

  • Location

    Singapore
  • Design Firm

    Pencil Office
  • Lead Design Consultant

    Erik G. L’ Heureux AIA, LEED AP BD+C
  • Architect of Record

    Ayra Architects
  • Structural Engineer

    HS Engineering Consultants
  • Mechanical Engineer

    K L Au Consultants
  • Area

    991.8 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Pencil Office

Courtesy of Pencil Office Courtesy of Pencil Office Courtesy of Pencil Office Courtesy of Pencil Office +7

House LS / dmvA

01:00 - 27 September, 2013
House LS / dmvA, © Frederik Vercruysse
© Frederik Vercruysse
  • Architects

  • Location

    Wemmel, Belgium
  • Design Team

    David Driesen, Tom Verschueren, Katrien Geerinckx, Gregory Chapelle
  • General Contractor

    BATI bvba
  • Structural Engineer

    ASB
  • Area

    50.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Frederik Vercruysse © Frederik Vercruysse © Frederik Vercruysse © Frederik Vercruysse +10

Video: S. R. Crown Hall / Mies van der Rohe

00:00 - 27 September, 2013

In the year 1940, Armour Institute and Lewis Institute merged in Chicago to create the Illinois Institute of Technology. The merging of these two schools called for a new master plan for the university, and Mies van der Rohe was commissioned for the job. Mies’ plan for the IIT campus was one of the largest projects he ever conceived and he developed it for twenty years. Today the campus contains 20 of his works, including the famous Crown Hall. Enjoy the video and don't forget to check our AD Classics on the IIT Master Plan and Buildings.

Villa Seignosse / Debarre Duplantiers Associés Architecture & Paysage

01:00 - 27 September, 2013
Villa Seignosse / Debarre Duplantiers Associés Architecture & Paysage, © Yohan Zerdoun
© Yohan Zerdoun

© Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun +18

Call for Entries – International Design Ideas Competition in Hong Kong

01:00 - 27 September, 2013
Call for Entries – International Design Ideas Competition in Hong Kong

The Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD), the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSARG) announces the launch of the international competition for "Design Ideas Competition for Preservation Corridor for Lung Tsun Stone Bridge Remnants". The Competition is open to participants in both the Professional Group and Open Group with age 18 or above. The Professional Group is open to the professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, planning, urban design or surveying. The Open Group is open to the general public.

Architecture City Guide: Modern New York

01:00 - 26 September, 2013
© Flickr CC license / Nickmilleruk
© Flickr CC license / Nickmilleruk

“A hundred times have I thought New York is a catastrophe, and fifty times: It is a beautiful catastrophe.” Le Corbusier

This architecture city guide celebrates Modernism in one of the world's greatest cities: New York. We embark on an architectural journey through nearly a century of innovative, revolutionary architecture: from early 20th century, revivalist Beaux-Arts; to machine-age Art Deco of the Inter-War period; to the elegant functionalism of the International Style; to the raw, exposed Brutalism characteristic of the Post-War years; and, finally, to the splendid forms of organic architecture. From world-renowned landmarks to undiscovered jewels, we invite you to explore the 2,028 blocks that make Manhattan an architectural mecca for citizens around the world.

Find our special AD city guide after the break...

The Flatiron Building / Daniel Burnham (1902). Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons The Chrysler Building / William Van Alen (1930). Image © New York Architecture Lever House / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (1952). Image © Flickr CC license / Joseph Buxbaum Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum / Frank Lloyd Wright (1959). Image © Flickr CC license / Paul Arps +31

Intuition: Your Best Design Tool?

00:00 - 26 September, 2013
Intuition: Your Best Design Tool?, The heaviness of the main atrium in Lloyd's of Londons (Richard Rogers) main atrium evokes importance and gravitas. Image © Mark Ramsay
The heaviness of the main atrium in Lloyd's of Londons (Richard Rogers) main atrium evokes importance and gravitas. Image © Mark Ramsay

Design is subjective, and often quite personal. So, in a field where being able to explain yourself is critical, is designing by instinct foolish? In this article, originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "Designing with Metaphors," IDEO Boston manager, Michael Hendrix, argues that not only is it sensible, it can make for truly evocative and powerful work. 

When you make a design choice, how do you justify it to others? Do you wrap it in a layer of industry jargon? Do you construct an elaborate post-rationalization? I admit I’ve done both when I’ve been at a loss to express my intuition. But new scientific research confirms it is exactly that intuition—built upon universal experiences and human truths— that determines whether a design is relevant or not.

VIDEO: Ruth and Richard Rogers' London Home

00:00 - 26 September, 2013

In one of the latest short films from Nowness, director Matthew Donaldson explores the home of Ruth and Richard Rogers in London's Chelsea. What appears to be a typical Georgian terrace from the outside, complete with "a resplendent facade in London brick with uniform windows and smart stucco", opens up into a bold, colourful and homely series of internal spaces that could only belong to Richard Rogers.