Video: Rob Whitworth, Stunning Cities in Hyperlapse

Witness the urban life of five stunning metropolises through the lens of Rob Whitworth with these “Vimeo Staff Pick” videos. From the unexplored urban life of the North Korean capital Pyongyang to the towering skyline of Dubai, each video explores an incredible sequence of daily living in across the planet. See more, including video from Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai, after the break.

Mynt Flagship Store / Dear Design

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Architects: Dear Design
Location: , , Spain
Art Director: Ignasi Llauradó
Design Team: Paulina Calcagno, Sebastián Pereyra
Client: Mynt
Area: 40.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Xavi Torrent

Apartment Refurbishment in Barcelona / Alventosa Morell Arquitectes

© Adrià Goula

Architects: Alventosa Morell Arquitectes
Location: Nou Barris, , España
Architects In Charge: Josep Ma. Alventosa, Marc Alventosa, Xavier Morell
Area: 67.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Adrià Goula

P House / Artigas Arquitectes

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Architects: Artigas Arquitectes
Location: , ,
Architects In Charge: Albert Artigas, Ester Fortuny, Judit Onsès, Albert Ortiz
Area: 540.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Lluís Sans

Mountain Guest House / Dom Architecture

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Architects: Dom Architecture
Location: , ,
Architect In Charge: Pablo Serrano Elorduy
Interior Designer: Blanca Elorduy
Area: 65.0 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Dom Architecture

CP House / Alventosa Morell Arquitectes

© Adrià Goula

Architects: Alventosa Morell Arquitectes
Location: , ,
Project Architects: Josep Ma. Alventosa, Marc Alventosa y Xavier Morell
Project Area: 477.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Adrià Goula

The 9 Most Controversial Buildings of All Time

It is now just over a year since the unveiling of Zaha Hadid’s Al-Wakrah Stadium in Doha, Qatar, and in the intervening twelve months, it seems like the building has never been out of the news. Most recently, remarks made by Hadid concerning the deaths of construction workers under Qatar’s questionable working conditions created a media firestorm of legal proportions. Hadid’s stadium has been widely mocked for its ‘biological’ appearance, not to mention the fact that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, for which the stadium will be built, has encountered a storm of controversy all of its own.

The criticism surrounding Al Wakrah has prompted us to look far and wide for the world’s most debated buildings. Could Al Wakrah be the most controversial building of all time? Check out ArchDaily’s roundup of nine contenders after the break.

Find out which buildings top our controversial list after the break

Apartment Renovation in Eixample of Barcelona / Adrián Elizalde

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Architects: Adrián Elizalde
Location: Carrer de Provença, , , Spain
Construction: Forneas Guida
Area: 70.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Adrià Goula

Provença Apartment / NUG

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Architects: NUG
Ubicación: Barcelona, Barcelona,
Architect In Charge: Amadeu Santacana, Umberto Viotto
Área: 143.0 m2
Año Proyecto: 2013
Fotografías: Andrés Flajszer

Office Dones del 36 / Zest Architecture

© Adrià Goula

Architects: Zest Architecture
Location: Plaça de les Dones del 36, 08012 , ,
Design Team: Co Govers, Joana Ramalhete
Area: 110.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Adrià Goula

Puig Tower / Rafael Moneo + Antonio Puig, Josep Riu GCA Architects + Lucho Marcial

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Architects: , Antonio Puig, Josep Riu Architects, Lucho Marcial
Location: Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Architect In Charge: Roser Huguet (GCA), Josep Puig (GCA), Juan Velasco (GCA), Cristian Naudin
Photographs: Rafael Vargas

Hotel Vincci Gala Barcelona / TBI Architecture & Engineering

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Architects: TBI Architecture & Engineering
Location: Ronda de Sant Pere, 32, 08010 , ,
Director Tbi: Miguel Jordá
Architecture: Stefan Richter
Design And Interior Design: Gregor Mertens
Area: 4600.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: José Hevia Blach

Collective Housing in Baró Tower / MiAS Architectes

© Adrià Goula

Architects: MiAS Architectes
Location: Barcelona,
Project Area: 5000 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Adrià Goula

OAK Showroom / Anna & Eugeni Bach

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Architects: Anna & Eugeni Bach
Location: , ,
Collaborator: Albert Cabrer
Area: 244.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Eugeni Bach

Barcelona Wins Bloomberg 2014 Mayors Challenge

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Bloomberg Philanthropies has awarded its 2014 Mayors Challenge to Barcelona, selecting its plan to deal with the problems of an ageing population over the proposals of 20 other European cities shortlisted earlier this year. The award, developed to promote the most creative and transferable solutions to intractable social problems such as public health, unemployment and transportation, carries a €5 million prize for to put toward implementing the plan. In addition, four runners-up – Athens, Kirklees, Stockholm and Warsaw - will also receive €1 million each for their own plans.

“To meet the biggest challenges of the 21st century, city leaders must think creatively and be unafraid to try new things – and the Mayors Challenge is designed to help them do that,” said Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City and founder of .

Read on after the break to learn more about the proposals of Barcelona and the four runners-up

Endesa World Fab Condenser / MARGEN-LAB

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Architects: MARGEN-LAB
Location: Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 08013 , ,
Project Architects: Daniel Ibáñez, Rodrigo Rubio
Collaborator: FAB LAB NETWORK
Client: IAAC, ENDESA
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Adrià Goula

Gaudí’s Sagrada Família To Reach Another Milestone

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The Basilica of the Sagrada Família in Barcelona have laid out their planned milestones for the forthcoming year, visualising it in a short film that begins to piece together Antoni Gaudí’s incredible vision. The Sacristy and Raking Cornice will be constructed between this year and next, while new stained glass windows will be installed flooding the interior spaces with evermore coloured light.

Heathcote Examines The Architecture Of Scottish Independence

Enric Miralles

have voted against independence.

Arguably there are only two architects in history that have become almost completely synonymous with one particular city – Charles Rennie Mackintosh for Glasgow and Antoní Gaudi for Barcelona. Indeed, a Catalonian architect, Enric Miralles, designed the Scottish Parliament Building in Holyrood, Edinburgh. The fact that both of these cities are part of large enclaves who are seeking, or have sought, independence is perhaps just a coincidence. Architecture, often used as a symbol for the identity of nationhood, will certainly be part of a wider dialogue about the Union of the United Kingdom following yesterday’s referendum.