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RAG Building / Piet Hein Eek + Amvest

05:00 - 5 August, 2016
RAG Building  / Piet Hein Eek + Amvest, © Thomas Mayer
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Hausbergen Footbridge / Wienstroer Architekten Stadtplaner

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

Spotlight: Tadao Ando

08:00 - 13 September, 2015
Spotlight: Tadao Ando, Church of the Light
Church of the Light

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 out of 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."

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
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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

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Mill Mavaleix / Piet Hein Eek

04:00 - 7 May, 2015
Mill Mavaleix / Piet Hein Eek, © 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
  • Architects

  • Location

    Frankfurt, Germany
  • Area

    3380.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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Bakkerswinkel / Piet Hein Eek

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

  • Location

    Oostplein 223A, 3063 CE Rotterdam, 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
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  • Architects

  • Location

    İstanbul, Turkey
  • Architects in Charge

    Murat Tabanlıoğlu & Melkan Gürsel Tabanlıoğlu
  • Area

    22900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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Hallenhaus / Observatorium

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

  • Location

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

    2014
  • Photographs

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Haus K / Sonja & Thilo Kurzemann

01:00 - 18 February, 2015
Haus K  / Sonja & Thilo Kurzemann, © 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
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Esas Aeropark / Tabanlıoğlu Architects

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

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Video: Emre Arolat's Sancaklar Mosque From Start to Finish

00:00 - 22 October, 2014

Earlier this year, Emre Arolat Architects completed their Sancaklar Mosque, "a simple cave like space" in Istanbul which through its humble exterior forms and emphasis on connection to nature, offers a "dramatic and awe inspiring place to pray and be alone with God." Over a period of 24 months, SGMStudio (Sarraf | Galeyan | Mekanik) documented this work, as the elements of the mosque gradually emerged from its steel rebar framework. "While recording the progress of the construction throughout passing seasons, the film aims to portray the building's existence within nature and its percept of space with the sensibility of the structure it purposes to narrate," say SGMStudio. Set to dramatic backing music, "the film dwells on the tension between the technical and engineering-centric implementation and humble and tranquil art of building with its pacing."

Argul Weave / BINAA + Smart-Architecture

01:00 - 25 September, 2014
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The North Rhine-Westphalia Contribution–Floriade 2012 / RMP Stephan Lenzen Landschaftsarchitekten

01:00 - 21 September, 2014
© Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Venlo, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Johannes Czerniejewski, Katharina Thoma, Jean Müller, Joachim Evers
  • Design Team

    Architekturbüro Rhunau, jangled nerves gmbh, Schraps & Vogel Garten- und Landschaftsbau GmbH, Grote Bedachungen, Lohmann GmbH, Reko Automatiktüren GmbH
  • Cooperation

    Rhunau Architekten
  • Area

    2450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Thomas Mayer, Courtesy of RMP Stephan Lenzen Landschaftsarchitekten

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