Study Architecture with an International Focus at UIC Barcelona School of Architecture

11:00 - 11 May, 2015
© Aitor Estévez
© Aitor Estévez

With a clear international outlook and universal approach, the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture's Bachelor's Degree in Architecture offers students a holistic approach to architectural education, improving competitiveness by encouraging multiple skill sets, teamwork, responsibility, and entrepreneurship. The university employs a unique teaching method, where each student is tasked with undertaking a project at every step of the process.

Barcelona Sur Power Generation Plant / Forgas Arquitectes

03:00 - 9 May, 2015
© Simón García
© Simón García
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zona Franca, 08040 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Joan Forgas, Dolors Ylla-Català
  • Project Area

    9435.0 m2
  • Photographs

© Simón García © Simón García © Simón García © Simón García +25

Ham on Wheels / External Reference Architects

20:00 - 5 May, 2015
© Lorenzo Patuzzo
© Lorenzo Patuzzo

© Lorenzo Patuzzo © Lorenzo Patuzzo © Lorenzo Patuzzo © Lorenzo Patuzzo +17

The Architectural Lab: A History Of World Expos

10:30 - 30 April, 2015
The Universal Exposition of 1889. Image © Wikimedia Commons
The Universal Exposition of 1889. Image © Wikimedia Commons

World Expos have long been important in advancing architectural innovation and discourse. Many of our most beloved monuments were designed and constructed specifically for world’s fairs, only to remain as iconic fixtures in the cities that host them. But what is it about Expos that seem to create such lasting architectural landmarks, and is this still the case today? Throughout history, each new Expo offered architects an opportunity to present radical ideas and use these events as a creative laboratory for testing bold innovations in design and building technology. World’s fairs inevitably encourage competition, with every country striving to put their best foot forward at almost any cost. This carte blanche of sorts allows architects to eschew many of the programmatic constraints of everyday commissions and concentrate on expressing ideas in their purest form. Many masterworks such as Mies van der Rohe’s German Pavilion (better known as the Barcelona Pavilion) for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition are so wholeheartedly devoted to their conceptual approach that they could only be possible in the context of an Exposition pavilion.

To celebrate the opening of Expo Milano 2015 tomorrow, we’ve rounded up a few of history’s most noteworthy World Expositions to take a closer look at their impact on architectural development.

1964 New York World’s Fair . Image via People for the Pavillion website Buckminster Fuller's Dome. Image © Flickr user abdallahh Barcelona Pavilion. Image © Gili Merin Kiyonari Kikutake's Landmark Tower +19

Disfrutar Restaurant / El Equipo Creativo

06:00 - 28 April, 2015
© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula
  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer de Villarroel, 163, 08036 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Area

    520.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +16

PIC Pavillion / Cadaval & Solà-Morales

04:00 - 24 April, 2015

© Sandra Pereznieto © Sandra Pereznieto © Sandra Pereznieto © Sandra Pereznieto +30

2 Dwellings at Tamarit ST / Carles Enrich

04:00 - 23 April, 2015
Courtesy of Carles Enrich
Courtesy of Carles Enrich

Courtesy of Carles Enrich Courtesy of Carles Enrich Courtesy of Carles Enrich Courtesy of Carles Enrich +15

Video: Rob Whitworth, Stunning Cities in Hyperlapse

14:00 - 29 March, 2015

Witness the urban life of five stunning metropolises through the lens of Rob Whitworth with these "Vimeo Staff Pick" hyperlapse 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 cities across the planet. See more, including video from Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai, after the break.

Mynt Flagship Store / Dear Design

16:00 - 18 March, 2015
© Xavi Torrent
© Xavi Torrent

© Xavi Torrent © Xavi Torrent © Xavi Torrent © Xavi Torrent +14

Apartment Refurbishment in Barcelona / Alventosa Morell Arquitectes

16:00 - 3 March, 2015
© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +16

P House / Artigas Arquitectes

01:00 - 29 January, 2015
© Lluís Sans
© Lluís Sans

© Lluís Sans  © Lluís Sans  © Lluís Sans  © Lluís Sans  +20

Mountain Guest House / Dom Architecture

01:00 - 20 January, 2015
Courtesy of Dom Architecture
Courtesy of Dom Architecture
  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Pablo Serrano Elorduy
  • Interior Designer

    Blanca Elorduy
  • Area

    65.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Dom Architecture

Courtesy of Dom Architecture Courtesy of Dom Architecture Courtesy of Dom Architecture Courtesy of Dom Architecture +9

CP House / Alventosa Morell Arquitectes

01:00 - 25 December, 2014
© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula
  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Josep Ma. Alventosa, Marc Alventosa y Xavier Morell
  • Project Area

    477.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +30

The 9 Most Controversial Buildings of All Time

01:00 - 29 November, 2014

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

01:00 - 20 November, 2014
© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +15

Provença Apartment / NUG

01:00 - 16 November, 2014
© Andrés Flajszer
© Andrés Flajszer
  • Architects

  • Ubicación

    Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Amadeu Santacana, Umberto Viotto
  • Área

    143.0 m2
  • Año Proyecto

    2013
  • Fotografías

© Andrés Flajszer © Andrés Flajszer © Andrés Flajszer © Andrés Flajszer +14

Office Dones del 36 / Zest Architecture

01:00 - 14 November, 2014
© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula +14

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

01:00 - 27 October, 2014
© Rafael Vargas
© Rafael Vargas

© Rafael Vargas © Rafael Vargas © Rafael Vargas © Rafael Vargas +19