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Maslak No.1 Office Tower / EAA - Emre Arolat Architecture

02:00 - 30 November, 2016
Maslak No.1 Office Tower / EAA - Emre Arolat Architecture, © Thomas Mayer            
© Thomas Mayer            

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S2OSB Headquarters & Conference Hall / BINAA

02:00 - 28 October, 2016
S2OSB Headquarters & Conference Hall / BINAA, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Hendek, 54300 Hendek/Sakarya, Turkey
  • Architect in Charge

    Burak Pekoglu
  • Architects

    Burcu Kara, Ecenur Yavuz, Yavuz Selim Can
  • Area

    3000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Step Inside Zaha Hadid Architects' Antwerp Port House With Thomas Mayer's Photos

11:00 - 25 September, 2016
Step Inside Zaha Hadid Architects' Antwerp Port House With Thomas Mayer's Photos, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

Opening to much fanfare earlier this week, Zaha Hadid Architects' Port House holds a commanding presence over the port of Antwerp. The design combines a listed and formerly derelict fire station, which was restored as part of the project, with an eye-catching glass extension which rises out of the older building's courtyard and thrusts itself towards the water in a dramatic cantilever. In the context of the port, where large infrastructure and colossal machines form the backdrop to everyday functions, the building boldly stakes its claim as the operational centerpiece, providing a space for the Port of Antwerp's 500 employees. Photographer Thomas Mayer visited the building, capturing its striking external presence and investigating how its structural gymnastics translate to the building's internal space.

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Spotlight: Tadao Ando

11:30 - 13 September, 2016
Spotlight: Tadao Ando, Church of the Light. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/hetgacom/22029029686'>Flickr user hetgacom</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a>
Church of the Light. Image © Flickr user hetgacom licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

The 1995 recipient of the Pritzker Prize Tadao Ando (born 13 September 1941) is highly regarded for his unparalleled work with concrete, sensitive treatment of natural light, and strong engagement with nature. Based in OsakaJapan, Ando's ascetic yet rich version of modernism resonates with the traditional Japanese conception of architecture, and has caused him to be regularly referred to as a "critical regionalist."

RAG Building / Piet Hein Eek + Amvest

05:00 - 5 August, 2016
RAG Building  / Piet Hein Eek + Amvest, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

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Hausbergen Footbridge / Wienstroer Architekten Stadtplaner

02:00 - 23 March, 2016
Hausbergen Footbridge / Wienstroer Architekten Stadtplaner, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

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4 Photographers Speak on the Role of Photoshop in Architecture

09:30 - 18 December, 2015
4 Photographers Speak on the Role of Photoshop in Architecture

One of the most controversial stories to hit the architectural news last week was the revelation by Blair Kamin of the Chicago Tribune that one of the winners of the AIA Chicago chapter's Design Excellence Awards was given on the basis of an image in which unsightly elements of the building's design had been removed in Photoshop.

The "war on reality" (as one commenter ironically referred to it) is a topic that polarizes even the most level-headed people, with many arguing over the effect that such Photoshop trickery has on our perception of our world. However, with many people unaware of what goes on behind the scenes, we decided to reach out to some photographers for a candid look at exactly what role Photoshop has in the everyday processes of architectural photography, and where they draw the line regarding the ethical documentation of buildings. Read on to find out what they had to say.

Exhibition: Paul Schneider von Esleben – The Legacy of Postwar Modernism

10:30 - 13 August, 2015
Exhibition: Paul Schneider von Esleben – The Legacy of Postwar Modernism, Rochuskirche / Paul Schneider von Esleben. Image © Thomas Mayer
Rochuskirche / Paul Schneider von Esleben. Image © Thomas Mayer

On 23 August, 2015 Paul Schneider von Esleben would have turned 100. With his projects he emphatically shaped the post-War architecture of West Germany until well into the 1970s. In North Rhine-Westphalia in particular he left behind a series of buildings that reflect the developments in architectural history in the first 20 years after the war. Von Esleben viewed buildings as gesamtkunstwerke, which he designed down to the last detail, be it art on the buildings or the furnishings inside.

Bilkent Erzurum Lower School / FXFOWLE

22:00 - 24 July, 2015
Bilkent Erzurum Lower School / FXFOWLE, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Erzurum, Erzurum Province, Turkey
  • Architect in Charge

    Nicholas Garrison
  • Client

    Bilkent University
  • Area

    6500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Mill Mavaleix / Piet Hein Eek

04:00 - 7 May, 2015
Mill Mavaleix / Piet Hein Eek, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

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European School in Frankfurt / NKBAK

03:00 - 23 April, 2015
European School in Frankfurt / NKBAK , © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Frankfurt, Germany
  • Area

    3380.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Bakkerswinkel / Piet Hein Eek

04:00 - 1 April, 2015
© Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Oostplein 223A, 3063 CE Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Area

    435.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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Selcuk Ecza Headquarters / Tabanlıoğlu Architects

22:00 - 25 March, 2015
Selcuk Ecza Headquarters / Tabanlıoğlu Architects, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

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  • Architects

  • Location

    İstanbul, Turkey
  • Architects in Charge

    Murat Tabanlıoğlu & Melkan Gürsel Tabanlıoğlu
  • Area

    22900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Hallenhaus / Observatorium

06:00 - 5 March, 2015
Hallenhaus / Observatorium, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Halde Norddeutschland, 47506 Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Haus K / Sonja & Thilo Kurzemann

01:00 - 18 February, 2015
Haus K  / Sonja & Thilo Kurzemann, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

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The 14 Stories Behind the 2015 Building of the Year Award Winners

01:00 - 12 February, 2015
The 14 Stories Behind the 2015 Building of the Year Award Winners

With our annual Building of the Year Awards, over 30,000 readers narrowed down over 3,000 projects, selecting just 14 as the best examples of architecture that ArchDaily has published in the past year. The results have been celebrated and widely shared, of course, usually in the form of images of each project. But what is often forgotten in this flurry of image sharing is that every one of these 14 projects has a backstory of significance which adds to our understanding of their architectural quality.

Some of these projects are intelligent responses to pressing social issues, others are twists on a well-established typology. Others still are simply supreme examples of architectural dexterity. In order that we don't forget the tremendous amount of effort that goes into creating each of these architectural masterpieces, continue reading after the break for the 14 stories that defined this year's Building of the Year Awards.

Energeticon Alsdorf / Heinrich Böll Architekt + Atelier Brückner

01:00 - 30 November, 2014
Energeticon Alsdorf / Heinrich Böll Architekt + Atelier Brückner, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

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Esas Aeropark / Tabanlıoğlu Architects

01:00 - 25 October, 2014
Esas Aeropark / Tabanlıoğlu Architects, © Murat Germen
© Murat Germen

© Thomas Mayer © Murat Germen © Murat Germen © Murat Germen +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yenişehir Mh., Osmanlı Bulvarı No:7, 34912 İstanbul/Istanbul, Turkey
  • Architect in Charge

    Murat Tabanlıoğlu & Melkan Gürsel Tabanlıoğlu
  • Design Team

    Murat Cengiz, Çağrı Akay, Seray Öztürk, Selçuk Güllü, Gökhan Çatıkkaş, Aybala Öz, Ayşe Sevig, Mine Alsinevi, Kaan Keleş, Melis Selis
  • Area

    55359.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs