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Tejlgaard & Jepsen Transform a Temporary Geodesic Dome Into a Permanent Structure

01:00 - 13 February, 2014
Tejlgaard & Jepsen Transform a Temporary Geodesic Dome Into a Permanent Structure, Courtesy of Tejlgaard & Jepsen
Courtesy of Tejlgaard & Jepsen

In order to generate a debate on the future of housing, Danish designers Tejlgaard & Jepsen are in the process of permanently reconstructing the People's Meeting Dome as a gift from BL (Denmark's Public Housing) and Lokale & Anlægsfonden to the Island of Bornholm and the city of Allinge. Having previously been erected twice as a temporary event space, this final incarnation of the dome will be inaugurated at the next Folkemøde (an annual gathering of Danish politicians), with the intention of becoming a community and event centre for the city

Courtesy of Tejlgaard & Jepsen Courtesy of Tejlgaard & Jepsen Courtesy of Tejlgaard & Jepsen Courtesy of Tejlgaard & Jepsen +37

Farrells Selected to Masterplan Two Sites in Shenzhen’s Qianhai Financial District

01:00 - 13 February, 2014
Farrells Selected to Masterplan Two Sites in Shenzhen’s Qianhai Financial District, © Farrells
© Farrells

Farrells has been announced as winner of an international competition to masterplan two prominent commercial zones in Shenzhen’s Qianhai financial district. Adjacent to the district’s Qianhaiwan metro station, the two districts are expected to boost cross-border trade between Shenzhen and Hong Kong. The first, 460,000-square-meter masterplan will feature a 320-meter-tall skyscraper and two 185-meter gateway towers, providing high-end office, residential and retail space, as well as serviced apartments. 

Príncipe Real Apartment / fala atelier

01:00 - 13 February, 2014
Príncipe Real Apartment / fala atelier, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +41

The Lantern / zigzag architecture

01:00 - 13 February, 2014
The Lantern / zigzag architecture, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo +30

VIDEO: Jean Nouvel on Arabic Architecture, Context and Culture

00:00 - 13 February, 2014

In this powerful interview, Jean Nouvel explains his relationship to Arabic architecture. Discussing his various projects in Arabic countries - such as his office tower in Doha or the Louvre Abu Dhabi - Nouvel discusses how he is influenced by and integrates the abstraction and geometry of traditional Islamic architecture into his modern designs. He also espouses a strong opinion on the understanding of context in architecture, saying: "I'm a contextual architect, but for me the context isn't only the site. It's above all a wider historical context - a cultural context... each time, building is trying to continue a history, and to take part in this history." His architecture, he says, is about listening: "The architect is not meant to impose his own values or his own sensitivities on such general plans." Video via Louisiana.

Pico Place / Brooks + Scarpa Architects

01:00 - 13 February, 2014
Pico Place / Brooks + Scarpa Architects, © John Linden
© John Linden

© John Linden © John Linden © John Linden © John Linden +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    430 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Emily Hodgdon
  • Area

    38250.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Videos: Viewpoint / Finnish Architects

00:00 - 13 February, 2014

Wooden frame house / a + samuel delmas

01:00 - 13 February, 2014
Wooden frame house / a + samuel delmas , Courtesy of a+samueldelmas
Courtesy of a+samueldelmas

Courtesy of Frédéric Gémonet Courtesy of Frédéric Gémonet Courtesy of Frédéric Gémonet Courtesy of Frédéric Gémonet +16

  • Architects

    a + samuel delmas
  • Location

    Sèvres, France
  • Budget

    320 000 EUR
  • Area

    180.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of a+samueldelmas, Courtesy of Frédéric Gémonet

20 Teams to Compete in 2015 U.S. Solar Decathlon

01:00 - 13 February, 2014
20 Teams to Compete in 2015 U.S. Solar Decathlon , Solar Decathlon 2013: Team Austria Wins Top Honors. Image © Jason Flakes/U.S. DOE Solar Decathlon
Solar Decathlon 2013: Team Austria Wins Top Honors. Image © Jason Flakes/U.S. DOE Solar Decathlon

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected 20 collegiate teams to participate in the 2015 Solar Decathlon at Irvine, California’s Orange County Great Park. The eight returning teams will compete against 12 new teams, with partners from four international schools, to build “solar-powered, highly energy-efficient houses that combine affordability, innovation, and design excellence” within the allotted two-year period. View the full list of competitors, after the break. 

Z. House in Mantova / Vittorio Longheu

01:00 - 13 February, 2014
Z. House in Mantova / Vittorio Longheu, © Federica Bottoli
© Federica Bottoli

MICROTOPIA to Stream Free on ArchDaily for 24 Hours

00:00 - 13 February, 2014

An awesome documentary that somehow didn't fall on our radar in time to be included in our "40 Architecture Docs to Watch in 2014," MICROTOPIA is an in-depth look at fascinating, provocative micro-dwellings and the people who design/live in them.

MICROTOPIA is usually available to rent for $3.99 from Vimeo, BUT ArchDaily readers are receiving an exclusive offer to stream the documentary - absolutely free - for 24 hours only. So make sure to tune in from 6pm EST on February 14th to 5:59PM EST February 15th for this one-time opportunity.

For more about MICROTOPIA, check out the awesome trailer above, and read more information on the doc, after the break.

Courtesy of Solaris FilmProduktion Courtesy of Solaris FilmProduktion Courtesy of Solaris FilmProduktion Courtesy of Solaris FilmProduktion +4

Optique Potts Point / Smart Design Studio

01:00 - 13 February, 2014
Optique Potts Point / Smart Design Studio, Courtesy of Smart Design Studio
Courtesy of Smart Design Studio

Courtesy of Smart Design Studio Courtesy of Smart Design Studio Courtesy of Smart Design Studio Courtesy of Smart Design Studio +7

  • Architects

  • Location

    Potts Point, Sydney, Australia
  • Design Team

    William Smart, Victoria Judge, Marie Burgess
  • Builder

    Nu-Vision Projects
  • Lighting Consultant

    Architectural Lighting Design
  • Graphic Designer

    Harcus Design
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Smart Design Studio

University of Oregon Hatfield-Dowlin Complex / ZGF Architects

01:00 - 13 February, 2014
University of Oregon Hatfield-Dowlin Complex / ZGF Architects, © Jeremy Bittermann
© Jeremy Bittermann

© Jeremy Bittermann © Marco Kessler © Eckert & Eckert © Jeremy Bittermann +41

  • Architects

  • Location

    University of Oregon, 1585 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403
  • Interior Designer

    firm151
  • Construction

    Hoffman Construction Company
  • Landscape

    PLACE Studio
  • Structural & Civil

    KPFF
  • Mechanical

    Integral Group
  • Electrical

    Sparling
  • Area

    145000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Nordial Center / MJARC Arquitectos

00:00 - 13 February, 2014
Nordial Center / MJARC Arquitectos, © Joao Ferrand
© Joao Ferrand

© Joao Ferrand © Joao Ferrand © Joao Ferrand © Joao Ferrand +61

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mirandela, Portugal
  • Architects in Charge

    Maria Joao Andrade, Ricardo Cordeiro
  • Area

    5400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Gudou Plaza / Andrey Ukolov + Ekaterina Osipova

01:00 - 13 February, 2014
Gudou Plaza  / Andrey Ukolov + Ekaterina Osipova, Courtesy of Andrey Ukolov
Courtesy of Andrey Ukolov

Courtesy of Andrey Ukolov Courtesy of Andrey Ukolov Courtesy of Andrey Ukolov Courtesy of Andrey Ukolov +23

Mjölk House / Studio Junction

01:00 - 13 February, 2014
Mjölk House / Studio Junction , © Joe Lin / Studio Junction
© Joe Lin / Studio Junction

© Joe Lin / Studio Junction © Joe Lin / Studio Junction © Joe Lin / Studio Junction © Joe Lin / Studio Junction +12

VIDEO: Watch Two Men Scale the World's 2nd Tallest Tower

00:00 - 13 February, 2014

"We prepared carefully and picked an appropriate date, the Chinese New Year day. At that time the security was less watchful, workers were on vacations, and cranes did not work. We got to the crane at around midnight. [...] The result you can see in our new video."

Those are the rather unassuming words of Vitaliy Raskalov, a Ukrainian "roof-hacker, urban-explorer, blogger" who has just pulled off an extraordinary, jaw-dropping stunt (way more incredible than his humble words would suggest). 

Raskalov and Russian photographer Vadim Mahora broke into and climbed the Gensler-designed Shanghai Tower, soon to be China’s tallest and the world’s second tallest skyscraper at 632 meters (2,074 feet) high. Although the tower will eventually boast the world's fastest elevators (reaching 40mph), the pair had to climb the 120 flights of stairs by foot (taking them about two hours); they then spent another 18 hours sleeping and waiting for the weather to clear. The staggering resulting images show not just the dizzying heights, but also fantastic views of the adjacent Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center (together, the trio of buildings that are re-defining the Shanghai skyline). 

Check out the incredible images, after the break.

View of the Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center from the Shanghai Tower. Image © Vitaliy Raskalov, ontheroofscom@gmail.com View from the Shanghai Tower. Image © Vitaliy Raskalov, ontheroofscom@gmail.com View of the Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center from the Shanghai Tower. Image © Vitaliy Raskalov, ontheroofscom@gmail.com View of the Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center from the Shanghai Tower. Image © Vitaliy Raskalov, ontheroofscom@gmail.com +14

AD Classics: 2 Columbus Circle / Edward Durell Stone & Associates

01:00 - 13 February, 2014
AD Classics: 2 Columbus Circle  / Edward Durell Stone & Associates, North Facade. Image © Ezra Stoller/Esto
North Facade. Image © Ezra Stoller/Esto

Located on a small and irregular shaped island at Columbus Circle, one of the busiest intersections in Manhattan, lies 2 Columbus Circle, formerly known as the Gallery of Modern Art. Famously described as a “die-cut Venetian palazzo on lollipops” by Ada Louise Huxtable, the New York Times architecture critic at the time, the 10-story poured concrete structure has been a source of consistent controversy and public response since the 1960s.  Designed by Edward Durell Stone, an early proponent of American modern architecture, 2 Columbus Circle represents a turning point in his career.  Uncharacteristic of Stone’s prior work, his use of ornament on an otherwise modern structure can be seen as an important precedent of the development of the soon-to-emerge Postmodern movement.

Facade Detail. Image © Ezra Stoller/Esto 4th Floor Gallery. Image © Ezra Stoller/Esto North/East Facade. Image © Ezra Stoller/Esto Permanent Collection. Image © Ezra Stoller/Esto +14