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Mexican Architects Tell us Their Experience Working With 2018 Pritzker Prize Winner, B.V. Doshi

06:00 - 21 May, 2018
Mexican Architects Tell us Their Experience Working With 2018 Pritzker Prize Winner, B.V. Doshi, Cortesía de Giovanni Llamas
Cortesía de Giovanni Llamas

Earlier this year, the jury of the Pritzker Prize chose the Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi, also known as B.V. Doshi, or Doshi, as the winner of the 2018 Pritzker Prize. In recent weeks a lot of information has come to light about the winning architect's practice who, as you probably already know, was an apprentice and collaborator of Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn. Being the first Indian architect to receive Architecture's most prestigious award, Doshi has had an active career of more than 70 years, with a poetic architectural style that is based on oriental cultural influences, creating a production that "covers all socioeconomic classes, in a wide spectrum of typologies, since the 1950s," according to the jury's record.

But, can you imagine what it's like to work with Doshi in his firm? We talked with four alumni from the School of Architecture, Art and Design from Tecnológico de Monterrey, who some years ago had the opportunity to travel to India to work directly with Doshi through a professional internship program promoted by the same university. Arturo Acosta, Jeimi Cuendulain, Airam Moreno and Giovanni Llamas tell us about their experience working in the firm, as well as anecdotes that marked them both professionally and personally that helped them see and experience architecture beyond the obvious. Here are their testimonies below: 

Cortesía de Jeimi Cuendulain Cortesía de Jeimi Cuendulain Cortesía de Arturo Acosta Falomir Cortesía de Arturo Acosta Falomir + 69

Architecture for Heritage: YACademy's Course Offers 8 Scholarships and Internships in Renowned Firms

05:00 - 21 May, 2018
Architecture for Heritage: YACademy's Course Offers 8 Scholarships and Internships in Renowned Firms

108 hours of lessons, a 60-hour workshop and internships/lectures held by internationally-renowned architectural firms like OMA, Mccullough Mulvin Architects, Aires Mateus e Associados, Claudio Nardi Architects, Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, Duque Motta & AA, and Markus Scherer.

Pavilion of Humanity / CHYBIK+KRISTOF

05:00 - 21 May, 2018
Pavilion of Humanity / CHYBIK+KRISTOF, © Lukas Ildza
© Lukas Ildza

© Lukas Ildza © Fabrice Fouillet © Lukas Ildza © Fabrice Fouillet + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brno, Czech Republic
  • Architects Team

    Ondrej Chybik, Michal Kristof, Krystof Foltyn, Martin Holy, Lucie Skorepova, Ivo Stejskal
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Hiroshi Sambuichi Wins 2018 Daylight Award for His "Timeless, Fluid" Treatment of Light

04:00 - 21 May, 2018
Hiroshi Sambuichi Wins 2018 Daylight Award for His "Timeless, Fluid" Treatment of Light , The Water - Installation in the Cisterns of Frederiksberg. Image © Jens Markus Lindhe
The Water - Installation in the Cisterns of Frederiksberg. Image © Jens Markus Lindhe

Hiroshi Sambuichi's approach to a site entails long-term study and reflection upon the qualities and forces of nature embedded within. His understanding is “deeper and with a finer grain,” explains American architect and member of The Daylight Award jury James Carpenter as one of several reasons why Sambuichi was recently announced as the latest laureate of the nearly 50-year-old Daylight Award in 2018. In Sambuichi's hands, “light becomes timeless, fluid and rich.”

Naoshima Hall. Image © Shigeo Ogawa Rokko Observatory. Image © Sambuichi Architects Miyajima Misen Observatory. Image © Sambuichi Architects Inujima Seirensho Art Museum. Image © Daici Ano + 12

Car Park Katwolderplein / Dok architects

03:00 - 21 May, 2018
Car Park Katwolderplein / Dok architects, © Arjen Schmitz
© Arjen Schmitz

© Arjen Schmitz © Arjen Schmitz © Arjen Schmitz © Arjen Schmitz + 11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zwolle, The Netherlands
  • Lead Architects

    Liesbeth van der Pol
  • Other participants

    Patrick Cannon, Ernst Verwijnen, Ruben Visser
  • Area

    22000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

House Zeist / Bedaux de Brouwer Architects

02:00 - 21 May, 2018
House Zeist / Bedaux de Brouwer Architects, © Michel Kievits
© Michel Kievits

© Michel Kievits © Michel Kievits © Michel Kievits © Michel Kievits + 23

5 Winners Named in Russia's Competition to Develop Standard Housing Concepts

01:00 - 21 May, 2018
5 Winners Named in Russia's Competition to Develop Standard Housing Concepts, Cortesía de KB Strelka
Cortesía de KB Strelka

At the third meeting of the Living Environment Forum in Kaliningrad, Russia—this year centered on the theme "All About Housing"—the organizers presented the winning projects in the Open International Competition for Standard Housing and Residential Development Concept Design.

Pine Park Pavilion / DnA

00:00 - 21 May, 2018
Pine Park Pavilion / DnA, © Ziling Wang
© Ziling Wang

© Ziling Wang © Ziling Wang © Ziling Wang © Ziling Wang + 25

  • Architects

    DnA
  • Location

    Huangweicun, Songyang, Lishui, Zhejiang, China
  • Lead Architect

  • Client

    Songyang Department of River Control and Reservoir Management
  • Area

    197.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

House of Stories / Mathew and Ghosh Architects

20:00 - 20 May, 2018
© Pallon Daruwala
© Pallon Daruwala

© Pallon Daruwala © Pallon Daruwala © Pallon Daruwala © Pallon Daruwala + 26

These Are The Latin American Cities With The Best Quality of Life

16:00 - 20 May, 2018
These Are The Latin American Cities With The Best Quality of Life, © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/jikatu/20111772669'>Jimmy Baikovicius [Flickr]</a>, licensed under  <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/">CC BY-SA 2.0</a>. ImageMontevideo, Uruguay
© Jimmy Baikovicius [Flickr], licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. ImageMontevideo, Uruguay

Mercer, the multinational consultancy recently announced that Vienna, Austria has been ranked as the city with the best quality of life in the world, for the ninth year in a row. In a ranking that is dominated by European cities in the highest positions, this year Vancouver (5th), Singapore (25th) and Port Louis (83rd) are the highest-ranking cities in North America, Asia, and Africa, respectively. 

So, what is happening in Latin America? Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, once again occupies the top position. "Although they are challenged by economic and political turmoil," experts at the consultancy explain, "cities in emerging markets are catching up with major cities, after decades of investment in infrastructure, recreational facilities, and housing for the purpose of attracting talent and multinational businesses," they add.  

In its twentieth edition, the consultancy, which specializes in advising multinational companies in employee transfers, evaluates more than 450 cities around the world, analyzing 39 factors divided into 10 categories, including political and economic environment, socio-cultural status, hygiene, educational institutions, leisure, housing, the market, and natural disasters.

© <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/beck32/7175474491'>Roberto C. [Flickr]</a>, licensed under <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/">CC BY-ND 2.0</a>. ImageMontevideo, Uruguay © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/deensel/39921091035'>Deensel [Flickr]</a>, licensed under <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">CC BY 2.0</a>. ImageBuenos Aires, Argentina © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/armandolobos/23193056943'>a l o b o s [Flickr]</a>, licensed under <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">CC BY-NC-ND 2.0</a>. ImageSantiago, Chile © <a href=https://www.flickr.com/photos/bz3rk/5731101473'>James Willamor [Flickr]</a>, licensed under <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/">CC BY-SA 2.0</a>. ImageSan Juan, Puerto Rico + 11

Winy Maas at Living Environment: "There Are Four Important Points for the Development of Contemporary Housing"

15:30 - 20 May, 2018
Winy Maas at Living Environment: "There Are Four Important Points for the Development of Contemporary Housing", © Maria Gonzalez
© Maria Gonzalez

With a presentation by Dutch architect Winy Maas (MVRDV), the third edition of "Living Environment," organized by Russian Ministry of Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities SectorDOM.RF and Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, was inaugurated today in the city of Kaliningrad, Russia. Also participating on the opening day are Martin Sobota (Holland), Elliot Eisenberg (United States), and Brian Mark Evans (United Kingdom).

Meet the 15 Finalists in ArchDaily's 2018 Refurbishment in Architecture Awards

14:30 - 20 May, 2018
Meet the 15 Finalists in ArchDaily's 2018 Refurbishment in Architecture Awards

After 2 weeks of voting in our first ever Refurbishment in Architecture Awards, our readers have narrowed down over 450 projects to 15 finalists, representing the best architectural refurbishment projects ever published on ArchDaily. With finalists from five continents, this award developed in partnership with MINI Clubman clearly demonstrates the global importance of refurbishment architecture as a method of achieving sustainable development and flexible, living cities.

Now that the finalists have been selected, the second stage of the Award is now underway to narrow down these 15 projects to just three winners. Read on and use the links below to cast your vote for the overall winner, or visit the award website here.

6 Upcoming Projects that Will Improve the Quality of Life in Colombia

14:00 - 20 May, 2018
6 Upcoming Projects that Will Improve the Quality of Life in Colombia, Museo Nacional de la Memoria / MGP + estudio.entresitio. Image Cortesía de MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo / estudio.entresitio
Museo Nacional de la Memoria / MGP + estudio.entresitio. Image Cortesía de MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo / estudio.entresitio

Colombia is a country whose architecture continues to surprise us with projects that seek to improve the quality of life of its residents, which in turn tends to attract individuals to learn and contribute to proposals that generate and create much more vibrant cities.

The city's advances in architecture and urbanism in recent years have materialized in a series of programs and projects in other cities, awakening the interest of professionals and academics from architecture and global urbanism.

The development of projects such as the Metro Cable in Medellín, TransmiCable in Bogota, or the series of parks and libraries that have been built throughout the country after the success achieved in the first two cities, makes the idea of betting on much more innovative projects a more attractive prospect, which dares citizens and designers of all kinds to dream, stoking the spirit of entrepreneurship throughout the country and much of Latin America. To reflect this, we have chosen 6 projects that will undoubtedly change and improve the quality of life in Colombia.

Museo Nacional de la Memoria / MGP + estudio.entresitio. Image Cortesía de MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo / estudio.entresitio SuperCADE Manitas / Arquitectura en Estudio. Image Cortesía de Arquitectura en Estudio Nuevo centro recreativo del Parque Metropolitano El Tunal en Bogotá / FP Arquitectura. Image Cortesía de FP Arquitectura Segunda fase del Corredor Verde de Cali / Espacio Colectivo Arquitectos + OPUS. Image Cortesía de Espacio Colectivo + OPUS + 7

G’Day House / Mcleod Bovell Modern Houses

13:00 - 20 May, 2018
G’Day House / Mcleod Bovell Modern Houses, © Ema Peter
© Ema Peter

© Ema Peter © Ema Peter © Ema Peter © Ema Peter + 23

Sublime Swimming: 12 Examples of Custom Pools

12:00 - 20 May, 2018
Sublime Swimming: 12 Examples of Custom Pools, © Mariela Apollonio
© Mariela Apollonio

What's better than a house with a pool? A house with a pool that's part of the structure of the house. These 12 projects show different ways to incorporate pools and how to resolve issues of weight, moisture and leaks. See the houses below, featuring photos by photographers like Mariela ApollonioKent Soh y Marcello Mariana.

© Benjamin Benschneider © Pieters Kers & Patrick Voigt © Nathan Rader © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG + 13

Zaha Hadid's Issam Fares Institute Stands Out in New Photography by Bahaa Ghoussainy

09:30 - 20 May, 2018
© Bahaa Ghoussainy
© Bahaa Ghoussainy

With its monumental form, swept diagonal lines and elevated concrete walkways, the Issam Fares Institute building at the American University of Beirut by Zaha Hadid Architects emphasizes movement, evoking the speed of contemporary life as it presides over a connecting system of pedestrian walkways. Begun in 2006 and completed in 2014, Hadid’s award-winning concrete and glass building makes a bold statement with its prominent 21-meter, two-story-tall cantilever, which creates a covered courtyard and reduces the footprint of the building to avoid blocking circulation routes. The elevated walkways carry pedestrians through the branches of huge Cypress and Ficus trees, many of which significantly predate the building at 120 to 180 years old.

© Bahaa Ghoussainy © Bahaa Ghoussainy © Bahaa Ghoussainy © Bahaa Ghoussainy + 23

Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo / Paulo Mendes da Rocha + Eduardo Colonelli + Weliton Ricoy Torres

09:00 - 20 May, 2018
Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo / Paulo Mendes da Rocha + Eduardo Colonelli + Weliton Ricoy Torres, ©  Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

©  Nelson Kon ©  Nelson Kon ©  Nelson Kon ©  Nelson Kon + 35

Cross Laminated Timber (CLT): What It Is and How To Use It

08:00 - 20 May, 2018
The Smile / Alison Brooks Architects. Image © Alison Brooks
The Smile / Alison Brooks Architects. Image © Alison Brooks

A few weeks ago we published an article on a recent sustainability crisis that often goes unnoticed. The construction industry has been consuming an exorbitant amount of sand, and it's gradually depleting. When used for manufacturing concrete, glass, and other materials, it is a matter that should concern us. Construction is one of the largest producers of solid waste in the world. For instance, Brazil represents about 50% to 70% of the total solid waste produced. But how can we change this situation if most of the materials we use are not renewable, and therefore, finite?

Popularized in Europe and gradually gaining attention in the rest of the world, Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) stands out for its strength, appearance, versatility, and sustainability.