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Lit Up: 16 Projects Illuminated by Skylights

06:00 - 30 May, 2017
Lit Up: 16 Projects Illuminated by Skylights, Courtesy of ARCHSTUDIO
Courtesy of ARCHSTUDIO

North light, south light, warm light and cool light – the diversity of skylights mean they can illuminate any space. Both a window and a ceiling, the hybrid nature of a skylight enables it to be a key element used in architectural spaces. The cool light of a north skylight is instrumental in creating a space to focus and work, while its south-facing counterpart lights up a space with that golden glow. Through its flexibility also come opportunities for expression, from its shape to its angle. Is a skylight a ribbon weaving through a roof panel? Or is it a series of dotted openings creating a mosaic of daylight on the floor? Check out these 16 examples of contemporary spaces lit by this key element below:

Four Projects Shortlisted for 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize

17:20 - 25 May, 2017
Four Projects Shortlisted for 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize , 8 House, Copenhagen, Denmark / BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group). Image © Dragor Lufto
8 House, Copenhagen, Denmark / BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group). Image © Dragor Lufto

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has announced the four projects shortlisted for the 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize. The prize was established in 2014 by Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama along with RAIC and the RAIC Foundation to recognise buildings that are judged to be " transformative within its societal context and reflect Moriyama's conviction that great architecture transforms society by promoting social justice and humanistic values of respect and inclusiveness."

"These projects celebrate human life and shape activity," commented RAIC President Ewa Bieniecka, FIRAC. "They embody innovation, contribute to how we experience space, and explore how spaces allow opportunities for freedom. The four shortlisted projects demonstrate how architecture is generous and gives back to the community. These works have a strong sense of place and connect to their surrounding landscape."

Awarded every two years, the winning project will receive a CAD $100,000 prize and a handcrafted sculpture by Canadian designer Wei Yew. The prize is open to all architects, irrespective of nationality and location. The inaugural prize was won by Chinese architect Li Xiaodong for his design of the Liyuan Library in Jiaojiehe, China.

See the shortlisted projects, after the break.

Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia / John Wardle Architects and NADAAA. Image © Peter Bennetts “The Village Architect”, Shobac Campus, Upper Kingsburg, Nova Scotia, Canada / MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects. Image © James Brittain 8 House, Copenhagen, Denmark / BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group). Image © Bjarne Tulinius Fuji Kindergarten, Tokyo, Japan / Tezuka Architects. Image © Tezuka Architects +35

Charles House / Austin Maynard Architects

17:00 - 25 April, 2017
Charles House  / Austin Maynard Architects, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +45

Haven’t you always wanted …? / M@ STUDIO Architects

19:00 - 20 April, 2017
Haven’t you always wanted …?   / M@ STUDIO Architects, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Sean Fennessy © Sean Fennessy © Sean Fennessy © Sean Fennessy +33

Dorman House / Austin Maynard Architects

20:00 - 6 April, 2017
Dorman House / Austin Maynard Architects, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +50

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lorne, Victoria, Australia
  • Architects in Charge

    Mark Austin, Andrew Maynard
  • Design Architect

    Andrew Maynard
  • Project Team

    Andrew Maynard, Mark Austin, Natalie Miles
  • Area

    224.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Garden Pavilion / Bloxas

17:00 - 4 April, 2017
Garden Pavilion / Bloxas, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia
  • Architects in Charge

    Anthony Clarke, Joseph Gauci-Seddon
  • Area

    148.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Interview with Neil Durbach: “You Don't Want to do the Same Thing Again; You Want to do Better!"

09:30 - 14 December, 2016
Interview with Neil Durbach: “You Don't Want to do the Same Thing Again; You Want to do Better!", Holman House (2004). Image © Peter Bennetts
Holman House (2004). Image © Peter Bennetts

Alongside Camilla Block and David Jaggers, Neil Durbach of Durbach Block Jaggers has carved out a unique place in Australian architecture. Known primarily for their carefully sculpted modernist houses, the firm's architecture is simultaneously rich in architectural references and thoroughly original. In this interview, the latest in Vladimir Belogolovsky's “City of Ideas” series, Durbach explains the true inspirations behind their work, why these inspirations have little to do with the public descriptions of their projects, and why for him, the intention of all of his architecture “is to win Corb’s approval.”

Vladimir Belogolovsky: You came to Australia while the Sydney Opera House was still under construction. Does this mean you were here even before going to the US?

Neil Durbach: Yes, I first came to Australia as an exchange student while still in high school.

VB: So you have seen the Opera under construction then. How special was that? Did that building change anything in particular in you?

ND: Well, at that time I wanted to be an artist. A friend took me on a boat to see it. It was kind of staggering... And I thought – you know, this is much more interesting than art. And I felt – maybe architecture is what I should pursue.

Commonwealth Place (2002). Image © John Gollings North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club (2013). Image © John Gollings Roslyn Street (2009). Image © Anthony Browell UTS Thomas St Building (2014). Image © Anthony Browell +42

Applecross Residence / iredale pedersen hook architects

17:00 - 9 December, 2016
Applecross Residence  / iredale pedersen hook architects, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts        © Peter Bennetts        © Peter Bennetts        © Peter Bennetts        +49

  • Architects

  • Location

    Applecross WA 6153, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Adrian Iredale, Finn Pedersen, Martyn Hook, Vincci Chow, Caroline di Costa, Tyrone Cobcroft, Giancarlo Belviso, Alex Willis
  • Area

    1600.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

These Amazing Kitchens Will Up Your Thanksgiving Game

06:00 - 24 November, 2016
These Amazing Kitchens Will Up Your Thanksgiving Game

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, ArchDaily looks back to present a compilation of the most stunning kitchens we've covered in the last year. While it may be a bit too late for this year, read on to get some inspiration for perfecting your feast and amaze your guests in 2017. 

© Nelson Kon © Fernando Gomulya © Amit Geron © Peter van der Knoop +18

Ruyton Girls' School / Woods Bagot

17:00 - 7 November, 2016
Ruyton Girls' School  / Woods Bagot, © Michael Downes
© Michael Downes

© Peter Bennetts © Michael Downes © Michael Downes © Michael Downes +17

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Team

    Jo Dane, Emma-Louise Hannigan , Nick Deans, Matthew Si, Lawrence Ng, Christopher Free
  • Principal in Charge

    Sarah Ball
  • Principal Design Leader

    Bruno Mendes
  • Area

    3000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Split House / BKK Architects

20:00 - 23 October, 2016
Split House / BKK Architects, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia
  • Lead Architects

    Simon Knott, George Huon
  • Area

    320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Hip & Gable / Architecture Architecture

22:00 - 29 September, 2016
Hip & Gable / Architecture Architecture, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

The Kite / Architecture Architecture

16:00 - 27 September, 2016
The Kite / Architecture Architecture , © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +19

Woods Bagot Melbourne Studio / Woods Bagot

17:00 - 6 September, 2016
Woods Bagot Melbourne Studio  / Woods Bagot, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    498 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Fitzroy House / Julie Firkin Architects

19:00 - 21 August, 2016
Fitzroy House / Julie Firkin Architects, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +30

One Community Church / DKO

19:00 - 12 August, 2016
One Community Church  / DKO , © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Peter Bennetts © Derek Swalwell +9

Julimar Falls House / Studio Nicholas Burns

17:00 - 11 August, 2016
Julimar Falls House / Studio Nicholas Burns, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +24

Australian Institute of Architects Announces Winners of 2016 SA Architecture Awards

08:00 - 7 July, 2016
Australian Institute of Architects Announces Winners of 2016 SA Architecture Awards, Courtesy of The Australian Institute of Architects
Courtesy of The Australian Institute of Architects

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the winners of its 2016 SA Architecture Awards, which honor projects undertaken by architects in South Australia that “[respond] to the challenges of today and needs of tomorrow.”

Winners have been sorted into 16 categories, such as Public Architecture, Commercial Architecture, and Sustainable Architecture.

The 2016 Winners of the SA Architecture Awards Are: