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SAI Playground / Moon Hoon

01:00 - 5 June, 2014
© Nam Goong Sun
© Nam Goong Sun
  • Architects

  • Location

    5 Nonhyeon 1(il)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Design Team

    Kim Sung, Kim Taehyeong
  • Area

    330.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Nam Goong Sun © Nam Goong Sun © Nam Goong Sun © Nam Goong Sun +24

Your Virtual Tour of the National Pavilions at the Venice Biennale 2014

01:00 - 5 June, 2014
Your Virtual Tour of the National Pavilions at the Venice Biennale 2014, Bahrain Pavilion. Image © Andrea Avezzù, Courtesy of la Biennale di Venezia
Bahrain Pavilion. Image © Andrea Avezzù, Courtesy of la Biennale di Venezia

Your virtual tour of the Venice Biennale has arrived! Check out each of the national pavilions currently on display for ' chosen theme - Absorbing Modernity, 1914-2014. 

Spain Pavilion. Image © Nico Saieh Portugal Pavilion. Image © Nico Saieh Chile Pavilion. Image © Andrea Avezzù, Courtesy of la Biennale di Venezia Kuwait Pavilion. Image © Andrea Avezzù, Courtesy of la Biennale di Venezia Poland Pavilion. Image © Andrea Avezzù, Courtesy of la Biennale di Venezia Republic of Korea Pavilion. Image © Andrea Avezzù, Courtesy of la Biennale di Venezia Great Britain Pavilion. Image © Andrea Avezzù, Courtesy of la Biennale di Venezia Croatia Pavilion. Image © Andrea Avezzù, Courtesy of la Biennale di Venezia +48

New Massimo Dutti Headquarters In Tordera / Battle i Roig Architectes

01:00 - 5 June, 2014
New Massimo Dutti Headquarters In Tordera  / Battle i Roig Architectes, © Jordi Surroca
© Jordi Surroca

© Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    08490 Tordera, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Enric Batlle Durany, Joan Roig Durán, Albert Gil Margalef
  • Area

    28605.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Turninn / PK Arkitektar

01:00 - 5 June, 2014
Turninn / PK Arkitektar, © Hedi Kairouannais
© Hedi Kairouannais

© Rafael Pinho © Rafael Pinho © Rafael Pinho © Helge Garke +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Design Team

    Pálmar Kristmundsson, Fernando de Mendonça, Dagni Wiest, Leonardo Colucci, Helge Garke, Thórsteinn Geirharðsson
  • Area

    23000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

El Palmeral de Las Sorpresas / Junquera Arquitectos

01:00 - 4 June, 2014
El Palmeral de Las Sorpresas / Junquera Arquitectos, © Cemex
© Cemex

© Jesús Granada © Cemex © Heliopol © Jesús Granada +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Málaga, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Jerónimo Junquera García Del Diestro, Jerónimo Junquera González-Bueno, Ana Junquera González-Bueno, Liliana Obal
  • Area

    6675.0 m2
  • Year Project

    2011
  • Photography

    Cemex, Jesús Granada, Heliopol

The UK 2015 Top 10 Schools of Architecture

00:00 - 4 June, 2014
The UK 2015 Top 10 Schools of Architecture, Cambridge University came in 1st in this year's rankings. Image © Flickr CC User Mark Fosh
Cambridge University came in 1st in this year's rankings. Image © Flickr CC User Mark Fosh

The Guardian has released its annual UK University rankings, including their list of the top schools of architecture in the country. This year Cambridge University has taken first place, knocking off UCL's Bartlett School of Architecture after three consecutive years in the top spot.

This year there are two new entries into the top 10, with Queen's University Belfast and Northumbria University bagging 5th and 6th respectively, replacing Oxford Brookes and Kent, who drop to 12th and 14th. Elsewhere, the Glasgow School of Art had a disappointing result dropping to 43rd, and the University of Greenwich has reacted positively to their last-place position from last year by rising to 21st.

Read on for more analysis and the top 10 in full

Renzo Piano Returns to Bay Area, Designs "Plaza District" for City Center

00:00 - 4 June, 2014
Renzo Piano Returns to Bay Area, Designs "Plaza District" for City Center, Courtesy of RPBW
Courtesy of RPBW

Renzo Piano has been commissioned to return to the Bay Area, this time to design a 350,000 square foot “Plaza District” for a mixed-used City Center development in San Ramon. Similar to his prized California Academy of Sciences building in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the new multi-use district will feature expansive glass walls and a lush living roof. 

Fauna Hotel / Fantuzzi + Rodillo Arquitectos

01:00 - 4 June, 2014
Fauna Hotel / Fantuzzi + Rodillo Arquitectos, © Pablo Blanco
© Pablo Blanco

© Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Paseo Dimalow 166, Valparaíso, Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Architects in Charge

    Roberto Fantuzzi, Jaime Rodillo
  • Area

    710.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Pc House / EDDICO

01:00 - 4 June, 2014
Pc House / EDDICO, Courtesy of EDDICO
Courtesy of EDDICO

Courtesy of EDDICO Courtesy of EDDICO Courtesy of EDDICO Courtesy of EDDICO +30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pucusana District, Peru
  • Architect in Charge

    Jose Carrera, Giorgio Dellepiane, Andrés Rodrigo
  • Design Team

    Elmer Ramírez, Silvana Sierra, Frank Saboya, Jorge Pizzorno
  • Constructor

    Hernán Mendivil

Coffey Architects Design New Research Center for London's Science Museum

00:00 - 4 June, 2014
Coffey Architects Design New Research Center for London's Science Museum, © Coffey Architects
© Coffey Architects

Coffey Architects has won a competition to design a new research centre for the Science Museum in South Kensington, London. Designed to enable a “new level of integration between exhibitions and research,” the new centre will act as a portal for over 500,000 items contained within the Wroughton Library. 

Tamarama Kiosk / Lahznimmo Architects

01:00 - 4 June, 2014
© Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +18

Superheroes Hideout / Simon Bush-King Architecture & Urbanism

01:00 - 4 June, 2014
Superheroes Hideout / Simon Bush-King Architecture & Urbanism, © Alan Jensen
© Alan Jensen

© Alan Jensen © Alan Jensen © Alan Jensen © Alan Jensen +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Simon Bush-King, Joti Weijers-Coghlan, Sarah Rowlands, Angel Sanchez Navarro, Pilar Nobio, Paco Pomares , Pamplona, CNC
  • Area

    480.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

KBJ Share Space / I.R.A

01:00 - 4 June, 2014
KBJ Share Space  / I.R.A, © Nobuaki Nakagawa
© Nobuaki Nakagawa

© Nobuaki Nakagawa © Nobuaki Nakagawa © Nobuaki Nakagawa © Nobuaki Nakagawa +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kokubunji, Tokyo, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    International Royal Architecture
  • Design Team

    Akinori Kasegai , Daisuke Tsunakawa
  • Area

    66.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition

01:00 - 4 June, 2014
Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition

The Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition, first open international competition organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, was officially launched today. Submission deadline for stage one is September 10. A jury that includes Mark Wigley, Jeanne Gang, Juan Herreros, and Yoshiharu Tsukamoto will announce the shortlist during Fall 2014.

ArchDaily at the 2014 Venice Biennale

00:00 - 4 June, 2014
ArchDaily at the 2014 Venice Biennale, Rem Koolhaas at the preview of the Elements exhibit © ArchDaily
Rem Koolhaas at the preview of the Elements exhibit © ArchDaily

ArchDaily is excited to announce that we are now in Venice to cover this year’s highly anticipated Biennale. Curated by the influential Rem Koolhaas, this edition of the biennale delves into the past to inform current architectural production.

For this year, Koolhaas proposed “Fundamentals” as the main theme for the Biennale. Rather than focusing on contemporary production (as the Biennale traditionally has), “Fundamentals” is divided into three large exhibits that look into the past, present and future of architecture: Absorbing Modernity 1924-2014 (National Pavilions), Elements (Central Pavilion), and Monditalia (Arsenale). You can learn more about these exhibits in our previous coverage.

Does London's Planning System Lack Civic Representation?

00:00 - 4 June, 2014
Does London's Planning System Lack Civic Representation?, London's skyline is set to be dramatically altered by tall buildings in the near future. Image Courtesy of CPAT / Hayes Davidson / Jason Hawkes
London's skyline is set to be dramatically altered by tall buildings in the near future. Image Courtesy of CPAT / Hayes Davidson / Jason Hawkes

A debate organized by New London Architecture (NLA) has revealed a strong need for civic societies in London which protect the interests of the public in planning decisions, offering New York as a potential model. The debate, which was one of the headline events at the London Festival of Architecture, was organized in response to a study which showed over 200 tall buildings were currently in the pipeline for the UK's capital, which sparked fears that the current planning system was not fit for the purpose of controlling development in the city.

More on the debate after the break

First Look Inside OFFICEUS, the US Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale

01:00 - 4 June, 2014
First Look Inside OFFICEUS, the US Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

To kick off our coverage of the Venice Biennale, we're bringing you photos of OfficeUS -- the United States' contribution to the national exhibitions organized under the theme of "Absorbing Modernity." The pavilion houses both a repository of information about the history of architectural firms in the US (with a focus on the US's role in exporting architecture) and serves as the base of operations for a new architectural firm that was created solely for this year's biennale. The research, collected into booklets, lines the walls of the space. While visitors mill around the pavilion, the members of OfficeUS work at specially designed tables. The output and deliverables of the office will be determined as the Biennale progresses. We also got the chance to speak to the organizers, so stayed tuned for video interviews with the curators and designers of the US Pavilion (coming soon!). For now, however, read on to the see the curator's statement on the exhibit.

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh +24

KREOD to Construct International Trade Pavilion for Rio Olympics

01:00 - 4 June, 2014
 KREOD to Construct International Trade Pavilion for Rio Olympics, © KREOD Architecture
© KREOD Architecture

Chun Qing Li, founder director of London-based KREOD, has revealed planes for a 1,200 square meter international trade pavilion for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Floating on a platform in the Barra de Tijuca lagoon, adjacent to Olympic Park, the pavilion is expected to bring together entrepreneurs and industry leaders from Brazil, the United Kingdom and China to discuss future of business and showcase their products.