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Architecture and the Human Scale: The Best Photos of The Week

09:30 - 9 July, 2017

The incorporation of the human figure is one of the most effective tools employed in architectural photography: it helps the viewer decipher the scale of work. While it successfully communicates a rough idea of the measurements of the elements photographed, it also makes architecture more relatable and accessible. People engage better with the built environment when it is populated; the human sense of society and community is the cornerstone of our civilization. With this in mind, we showcase a selection of our favorite photographs where the human figure takes center stage to enhance our reading of architecture.

© Doublespace © Hufton + Crow © Jordi Castellano © Adrien Williams +11

Christian de Portzamparc: “No One But an Architect Can Solve the Problems of the Contemporary City”

09:30 - 7 July, 2017
Christian de Portzamparc: “No One But an Architect Can Solve the Problems of the Contemporary City”, Luxembourg Philharmonie, Luxembourg, 2005. Image © Wade Zimmerman
Luxembourg Philharmonie, Luxembourg, 2005. Image © Wade Zimmerman

Of the Pritzker Prize’s illustrious list of laureates, the 1994 winner Christian de Portzamparc is perhaps the least covered by the media. However, this relatively low profile belies the subtle and insightful understanding of architectural and urban issues that in many ways puts him decades ahead of the curve – with the sociologically-led principles he has been developing since the early 1980s now becoming widely popular in architectural circles. In this interview, the latest in Vladimir Belogolovsky’s “City of Ideas” column, Portzamparc explains the journey that led to this unique take on architecture.

Paris Opera Ballet School, Nanterre, 1987. Image © Nicolas Borel Credit Lyonnais Tower, Lille, 1995. Image © Wade Zimmerman Cidade das Artes, Rio de Janeiro, 2013. Image © Hufton + Crow Suzhou Cultural Center Proposal, Suzhou, 2017. Image © Christian de Portzamparc +69

V&A Museum / AL_A

03:00 - 4 July, 2017
© Hufton + Crow
© Hufton + Crow

© Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    London, United Kingdom
  • Area

    6360.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Musée d'arts de Nantes / Stanton Williams

03:00 - 3 July, 2017
Musée d'arts de Nantes / Stanton Williams, © Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

© Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow +93

See Inside AL_A's Now-Open London V&A Museum Addition

14:10 - 28 June, 2017

I really believe that the role of the museum is to go beyond the boundaries of the building and to engage in contemporary life, so by creating a new public outdoor space – a new courtyard, a new place – we’ve renegotiated the relationship between street and museum

In this video from CNN Style, director Matthew Donaldson takes us inside the just completed courtyard entrance and extension of London’s V&A Museum, the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design. Designed by AL_A, the newly completed space features 11,840 square feet of flexible gallery space and the world’s first public courtyard constructed entirely of porcelain, paved with 11,000 tiles in 15 different patterns handcrafted by Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum, the Netherlands' oldest registered company.

Featuring narration by Amanda Levete, founder of AL_A, the video offers an intimate look at the project’s above- and below-ground spaces, including the entry pavilion, sleek new stair and skylight-lit galleries.

The Sackler Courtyard and Cafe, V&A Exhibition Road Quarter. Image © Hufton + Crow V&A Exhibition Road Quarter. Image © Hufton + Crow Descending staircase, the V&A Exhibition Road Quarter. Image © Hufton + Crow The Sainsbury Gallery, The V&A Exhibition Road Quarter. Image © Hufton + Crow +13

Lane 189 / UNStudio

11:00 - 28 June, 2017
Lane 189 / UNStudio, © Eric Jap
© Eric Jap

© Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Leads Architects

    Ben van Berkel, Hannes Pfau
  • Area

    38800.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

As the RIBA's Largest Outpost Launches in Liverpool, A New Exhibition Seeks to Reveal the City's Maverick History

10:00 - 15 June, 2017
As the RIBA's Largest Outpost Launches in Liverpool, A New Exhibition Seeks to Reveal the City's Maverick History, Sketch design for the Roman Catholic cathedral, Liverpool: perspective from south east, by Sir Edwin Lutyens, 1932. Image © RIBA Collections
Sketch design for the Roman Catholic cathedral, Liverpool: perspective from south east, by Sir Edwin Lutyens, 1932. Image © RIBA Collections

The Royal Institute of British Architects' (RIBA) new national architecture center, RIBA North, will open this week (June 17th) in Liverpool as part of the Mann Island project – a complex of waterfront buildings designed by Broadway Malyan and completed in 2013. At the core of the launch of the Institute's largest national outpost will sit an exhibition, located in the new City Gallery, exploring Liverpool’s "long, often maverick, history of architectural ambition, its willingness to take risks and consider audacious [architectural] schemes."

© Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow +14

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens / Hugh Broughton Architects

11:00 - 31 May, 2017
Henry Moore Studios & Gardens  / Hugh Broughton Architects, © Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

© Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow +19

Büro Ole Scheeren's MahaNakhon Tower, Photographed by Hufton + Crow

14:20 - 25 May, 2017
© Hufton + Crow
© Hufton + Crow

In this photoset, British photographers Hufton + Crow turn their lens toward Büro Ole Scheeren’s ‘dissolving’ MahaNakhon tower in Bangkok. Now the tallest building in the Thai capital at 1030 feet (314 meters), the pixelated skyscraper opened last summer with a fantastical light show display

The project began as a design by Ole Scheeren for local firm Pace Development, and was completed by his own firm following his departure from OMA in 2010. The architects describe the project:

The design of MahaNakhon dismantles the typical tower and podium typology, creating a skyscraper that melds with the city by gradually ‘dissolving’ as it flows downward to meet the ground. A series of cascading indoor/outdoor terraces at the base of the tower accommodates retail and entertainment facilities, evoking the shifting protrusions of a mountain landscape.

See the full gallery of photos, after the break.

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56 Leonard Street / Herzog & de Meuron

09:00 - 22 May, 2017
56 Leonard Street / Herzog & de Meuron, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan            © Iwan Baan            © Iwan Baan            © Iwan Baan            +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    56 Leonard St, New York, NY, United States
  • Project Architects

    Herzog & de Meuron
  • Executive Architect

    Goldstein, Hill & West Architects
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Central Embassy in Bangkok / AL_A

22:00 - 18 May, 2017
Central Embassy in Bangkok / AL_A, © Hufton + Crow
© Hufton + Crow

© Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Principal

    Amanda Levete
  • Architect Of Record

    Pi Design
  • Area

    1500000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

23 Examples of Impressive Museum Architecture

08:00 - 18 May, 2017

Designing a museum is always an exciting architectural challenge. Museums often come with their own unique needs and constraints--from the art museum that needs specialist spaces for preserving works, to the huge collection that requires extensive archive space, and even the respected institution whose existing heritage building presents a challenge for any new extension. In honor of International Museum Day, we’ve selected 23 stand-out museums from our database, with each ArchDaily editor explaining what makes these buildings some of the best examples of museum architecture out there.

Al Jazeera Network Studio Building / Veech X Veech

03:00 - 15 May, 2017
Al Jazeera Network Studio Building / Veech X Veech, © Hufton + Crow
© Hufton + Crow

© Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow +34

Spotlight: Daniel Libeskind

04:00 - 12 May, 2017
Denver Art Museum. Image © Bitter Brecht
Denver Art Museum. Image © Bitter Brecht

In the architecture world, few designers can claim to have a more clearly-defined style than Daniel Libeskind (born May 12, 1946). Much of Libeskind's work is instantly recognizable for its angular forms, intersecting planes, and frequent use of diagonally-sliced windows, a style that he has used to great effect in museums and memorials—but which he has equally adapted to conference centers, skyscrapers, and shopping malls.

Denver Art Museum. Image © Bitter Brecht Jewish Museum, Berlin. Image © Mal Booth Dresden’s Military History Museum. Image © Bitter Bredt, Courtesy of Studio Daniel LIbeskind Vanke Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015. Image © Hufton+Crow +17

Stanford Apple Store / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

13:00 - 2 May, 2017
Stanford Apple Store / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, © Hufton + Crow
© Hufton + Crow

© Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Roy Zipstein  +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Stanford Shopping Center, 379 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, CA 94304, United States
  • Design Principal

    Karl A. Backus, FAIA
  • Project Manager

    Michael Waltner, RA
  • Design Team

    Dan Yoder, Designer / David Andreini, AIA / Tina Lindinger, AIA / Joe DiNapoli, RA / Andrew Hamblin, RA / George Bradley, AIA
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

The Studio / Squire and Partners

02:00 - 26 April, 2017
The Studio  / Squire and Partners, © Hufton & Crow
© Hufton & Crow

© James Jones © Hufton & Crow © Hufton & Crow © James Jones +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Greencoat Pl, Westminster, London SW1P, United Kingdom
  • Area

    1544.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

John Pawson and Hiroshi Senju Selected as Recipients of the 2017 Isamu Noguchi Award

12:00 - 17 April, 2017
Interior Remodeling of St. Moritz Church / John Pawson. Image © Hufton+Crow
Interior Remodeling of St. Moritz Church / John Pawson. Image © Hufton+Crow

The Noguchi Museum has selected architect John Pawson and painter Hiroshi Senju as the recipients of the 2017 Isamu Noguchi Award. Now in its fourth year, the annual award was established to honor individuals who “share Noguchi’s spirit of innovation, global consciousness, and commitment to East/West cultural exchange.”

The award is presented each year to one architect and one artist or designer, honoring the multi-faceted career of artist/architect Isamu Noguchi. Previous winners of the award have included Tadao Ando and Elyn Zimmerman in 2016; architect Yoshio Taniguchi and industrial designer Jasper Morrison (2015); and winners of the inaugural award, Norman Foster and artist Hiroshi Sugimoto (2014).

Oxfordshire Residence / Richard Meier & Partners

09:00 - 5 April, 2017
Oxfordshire Residence / Richard Meier & Partners, © Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

© Hufton+Crow              © Hufton+Crow              © Hufton+Crow              © Hufton+Crow              +41

  • Architects

  • Location

    Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
  • Architect in Charge

    Richard Meier; FAIA, FRIBA
  • Project Architect

    Kevin B. Baker
  • Project Team

    David Bench, Maria E. Cumella, Kevin Hamlett, Bori Kang, Hans Put, Heejoo Shi, Sangmin You
  • Area

    837.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs