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Solar Decathlon 2013: UNC Charlotte Wins "People's Choice"

01:00 - 21 October, 2013
Solar Decathlon 2013: UNC Charlotte Wins "People's Choice", © Jason Flakes/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon
© Jason Flakes/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

The people have spoken: UNC Charlotte’s 2013 Solar Decathlon entry, UrbanEden has won the “People’s Choice Award.” Designed as an urban infill project for a couple in Charlotte, North Carolina, the net-zero solar-powered home defines itself by establishing a strong indoor and outdoor connection in the middle of the city. By enclosing the back deck with a seven-foot tall vertical garden and integrating a high-performance glass wall along the home’s south side, dwellers are presented with the unlikely option of privately enjoying the outdoors within a dense urban context. 

The Mutende Project II / Orkidstudio

01:00 - 21 October, 2013
The Mutende Project II / Orkidstudio, Courtesy of Orkidstudio
Courtesy of Orkidstudio

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Chingola, Zambia
  • Project Directors

    James Mitchell, Guylee Simmonds, Gaynor Duthie, Paul Duffy, SelinaKatto
  • Design Team

    Frazer Haviz, Jonny Campbell, Tom Woodward, Roz Peebles, Emily Young, India Wills, Paul Elliot, Ellie Garrard, Hannah Wiesler Leas, Jess Robinson
  • Structural Engineers

    Structure Mode
  • Area

    350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

N-HOUSE / D.I.G Architects

01:00 - 21 October, 2013
N-HOUSE / D.I.G Architects , Courtesy of D.I.G Architects
Courtesy of D.I.G Architects

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Kasugai, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Akinori Yohimura, Maki Yohimura
  • Structural design

    Akira Suzuki/ASA
  • Constructor

    Shigeo Matsumoto/HACOYA
  • Area

    94.5 sqm
  • Photographs

WSU Enrollment Services Center / Robert Maschke Architects

01:00 - 21 October, 2013
WSU Enrollment Services Center / Robert Maschke Architects, © Matthew Carbone
© Matthew Carbone

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Dayton, Ohio, United States
  • Project Team

    Robert Maschke, FAIA, Marc Manack, AIA, Matthew Lindsay
  • Civil Engineer & Landscape Architect

    Environmental Design Group
  • Structural Engineer

    I.A. Lewin, P.E. and Associates
  • Mechanical / Electrical Engineer

    Denk Associates, Inc.
  • Plumbing Engineers

    Pardo Consultants, Inc.
  • Area

    14000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Exhibition: Daniel Libeskind’s Architectural Drawings

00:00 - 21 October, 2013
Exhibition: Daniel Libeskind’s Architectural Drawings

On October 23, 2013, Tel Aviv’s Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery will open its newest show, Never Say the Eye Is Rigid: Architectural Drawings of Daniel Libeskind”. The exhibition, in collaboration with the Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery (Milan, Turin, Rome ,Tel Aviv), which brings together 52 original drawings will include depictions of the architect’s signature work, the Jewish Museum Berlin (2001), and his 2003 master plan for Ground Zero in New York City.

Archifest 2013: "Small Is Beautiful"

00:00 - 21 October, 2013
Archifest 2013: "Small Is Beautiful", Courtesy of Shophouse&co
Courtesy of Shophouse&co

The theme of this year's Archifest, located on the tiny nation-island of Singapore, was aptly named indeed: "Small is Beautiful." Organized by the Singapore Institute of Architects, the annual architecture festival includes a host of activities, ranging from architecture tours to urban picnics, and featured a curated selection of several leading local architects.

100 Urban Trends: A Glossary of Ideas

00:00 - 21 October, 2013
100 Urban Trends: A Glossary of Ideas, Courtesy of BMW Guggenheim Lab
Courtesy of BMW Guggenheim Lab

The BMW Guggenheim Lab, a mobile think-tank focused on the study of urban life, has returned to New York City for its homecoming exhibition currently on view at the Guggenheim Museum till January 5, 2014. After two years of research and touring Berlin and Mumbai, the lab aims to present major urban themes in art, architecture, education, science, sustainability and technology."100 Urban Trends: A Glossary of Ideas" is a compilation of definitions of the most pressing issues in urban centers today, contextualized to reflect how different cities interpret them. Architects, planners and students take note: From street facades to bailouts, gentrification to trash mapping, this resource archives years of discussion into one user-friendly interface. Explore the glossary, here.

ArchDaily 3D Printing Challenge: The Winners

00:00 - 21 October, 2013

3D Printing has opened up a whole new world for architecture. Technology that was once restricted to fabrication labs is now available to the end user – and at an affordable price. Of course, this new technology has also created the necessity to easily share 3D data over the web.

3 Houses in Meco / Nuno Simões + DNSJ.arq

01:00 - 21 October, 2013
© FG+SG
© FG+SG

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Light Valley / Future Studio

01:00 - 21 October, 2013
Light Valley / Future Studio, © Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Bunzo Ogawa
  • Structures

    Eisuke Mitsuda
  • Area

    98.35 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

B House / Office Twentyfive Architects

01:00 - 21 October, 2013
B House / Office Twentyfive Architects, Courtesy of Office Twentyfive Architects
Courtesy of Office Twentyfive Architects

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Area

    770.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Office Twentyfive Architects

Danish National Maritime Museum / BIG

01:00 - 21 October, 2013
Danish National Maritime Museum / BIG, © Rasmus Hjortshøj
© Rasmus Hjortshøj

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  • Architects

  • Location

    3000 Helsingor, Denmark
  • Architect in Charge

    Bjarke Ingels, David Zahle
  • Project Leader

    David Zahle
  • Desing Team

    John Pries Jensen, Henrik Kania, Ariel Joy Norback Wallner, Rasmus Pedersen, Annette Jensen, Dennis Rasmussen, Jan Magasanik, Jeppe Ecklon, Karsten Hammer Hansen, Rasmus Rodam, Rune Hansen, Alina Tamosiunaite, Alysen Hiller, Ana Merino, Andy Yu, Christian Alvarez, Claudio Moretti, Felicia Guldberg, Gül Ertekin, Johan Cool, Jonas Mønster, Kirstine Ragnhild, Malte Kloe, Marc Jay, Maria Mavriku, Masatoshi Oka, Oana Simionescu, Pablo Labra, Peter Rieff, Qianyi Lim, Sara Sosio, Sebastian Latz, Tina Lund Højgaard, Tina Troster, Todd Bennet, Xi Chen, Xing Xiong, Xu Li
  • Area

    17500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Arthouse / Joey Ho Design

01:00 - 21 October, 2013
Arthouse / Joey Ho Design, © Yong Chang Wu
© Yong Chang Wu

© Yong Chang Wu © Yong Chang Wu © Yong Chang Wu © Yong Chang Wu +8

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Other Designer

    Yuki Leung, Momoko Lai
  • Area

    771.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

108 VPT Housing in Ardoi / Alfonso Alzugaray

01:00 - 21 October, 2013
108 VPT Housing in Ardoi / Alfonso Alzugaray, © J.M. Cutillas
© J.M. Cutillas

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Saguesgaña, 31180 Zizur Mayor, Navarre, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Alfonso Alzugaray, Carlos Urzainqui, Jesús Ramirez
  • Area

    17625.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

The Sydney Opera House: Celebrating 40 Years

00:00 - 20 October, 2013
The Sydney Opera House: Celebrating 40 Years, © Flickr - User: Jong Soo (Peter) Lee
© Flickr - User: Jong Soo (Peter) Lee

Today is the 40th anniversary of the completion of the Sydney Opera House, the symbol of Australia. Since its opening in 1973, the Opera House has welcomed over 65 million people to more than 80,000 memorable events. To celebrate, an Anniversary program will run from mid to late October, with concerts, tours, exhibitions, and cake! A true masterpiece that continues to redefine the ambitions of Australia, the Opera House is part of an incredible story, a work of architecture that belongs to everyone.

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Piampiano Residence / Studio B Architects

01:00 - 20 October, 2013
© Andrew Pogue
© Andrew Pogue

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The Opera House Project: Telling the Story of Australia's Icon

00:00 - 20 October, 2013
The Opera House Project: Telling the Story of Australia's Icon, Under Construction in 1968. Image © Flickr – User: PhillipC
Under Construction in 1968. Image © Flickr – User: PhillipC

To coincide with the 40th anniversary of the completion of Danish architect Jørn Utzon's Sydney Opera House, The Opera House Project takes you on a journey from the project's inception in 1954 - known as Design 218 - to the completed masterpiece up to 2012, and all the personal, political and technical struggles that the designers were faced with. As expressed by Sam Doust, writer and director of the project, the epic journey is based on an "aspiration to perfection" and then the "failure to achieve it".

House M / hohensinn architektur

01:00 - 20 October, 2013
House M / hohensinn architektur, © Paul Ott photografiert
© Paul Ott photografiert

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