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Watch Robert A M Stern Make the Case for Preserving Philip Johnson's AT&T Building

07:00 - 24 February, 2018
Watch Robert A M Stern Make the Case for Preserving Philip Johnson's AT&T Building, Rendering of Snøhetta's renovation plans for the AT&T Building. Image © DBOX
Rendering of Snøhetta's renovation plans for the AT&T Building. Image © DBOX

In a recent film published by Metropolis Magazine, New York-based architect Robert A M Stern explains why we should care about Philip Johnson’s controversial AT&T building. As landmark designation hearings to protect the buildings external facade continue, demolition of the lobby of this iconic Postmodern New York City skyscraper has already completed.

The designs by Snøhetta for the renovation of the building at 550 Madison Avenue have launched the building to the forefront of the debate about the preservation of Postmodern heritage. The plans include replacing the stone facade with undulating glass in order to transform the building's street presence. Should plans progress, the once prominent arched entry will sit behind fritted glass and stone covered columns will be unwrapped to create a hovering datum.

Ensaio 04 / FAHR 021.3

05:00 - 24 February, 2018
Ensaio 04 / FAHR 021.3, © José Campos
© José Campos

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Povoa de Varzim, Portugal
  • Team

    Hugo Reis, Filipa Frois Almeida, Sérgio Marafona, Catarina Azevedo
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Centre for Plasma Physics and Lasers / Sparch Sakellaridou - Papanikolaou Architects

02:00 - 24 February, 2018
Centre for Plasma Physics and Lasers / Sparch Sakellaridou - Papanikolaou Architects, © Erieta Attali
© Erieta Attali

© Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali + 19

Asia Pacific Youth Exchange Center of Fudan University / W&R GROUP

22:00 - 23 February, 2018
Asia Pacific Youth Exchange Center of Fudan University / W&R GROUP, © Yijie Hu
© Yijie Hu

© Yijie Hu © Yijie Hu © Yijie Hu © Yijie Hu + 56

  • Architect firm

  • Location

    220 Handan Rd, WuJiaoChang, Yangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Jinwei Xu
  • Project Team

    Micron Architecture Office of W&R Group
  • Project pre Design Team

    Zhao Lifeng, Cao Xu, Wang Hongjie
  • Area

    1338.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Gwanggyo House / JYA-RCHITECTS

20:00 - 23 February, 2018
Gwanggyo House  / JYA-RCHITECTS, © Hwang Hyochel
© Hwang Hyochel

© Hwang Hyochel © Hwang Hyochel © Hwang Hyochel © Hwang Hyochel + 43

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yongin-si, South Korea
  • Architect in Charge

    Won Youmin, Jo Janghee
  • Area

    222.91 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Hauser & Wirth Pop-up Bookshop / dongqi Architects

19:00 - 23 February, 2018
© Raitt Liu
© Raitt Liu

© Raitt Liu © Raitt Liu © Raitt Liu © Raitt Liu + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    10 Jianguo Middle Rd, Lu Wan Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
  • Design Team

    Nan Jiang, Yiting Ma, Wenyi Han
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Pioneer Village / aLL Design

17:00 - 23 February, 2018
Pioneer Village / aLL Design, Courtesy of aLL Design
Courtesy of aLL Design

Courtesy of aLL Design Courtesy of aLL Design Courtesy of aLL Design Courtesy of aLL Design + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Area

    16200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017

C57-4 Building / Boué arquitectos

15:00 - 23 February, 2018
C57-4 Building / Boué arquitectos, © Marcos Betanzos
© Marcos Betanzos

© Marcos Betanzos © Marcos Betanzos © Marcos Betanzos © Marcos Betanzos + 14

152 American & 2 International Architects Elevated to AIA College of Fellows for 2018

14:00 - 23 February, 2018
152 American & 2 International Architects Elevated to AIA College of Fellows for 2018, Claremont University Consortium Administrative Campus / LTL Architects. Image © Michael Moran
Claremont University Consortium Administrative Campus / LTL Architects. Image © Michael Moran

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced the names of the 152 member-architects who have been elevated to its prestigious College of Fellows for 2018. Limited to members who have made “a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession,” approximately 3 percent of the AIA’s total membership of 90,000 are recognized as fellows. 

House in Scotch Cove / FBM Architecture | Interior Design

13:00 - 23 February, 2018
House in Scotch Cove / FBM Architecture | Interior Design, © Julian Parkinson
© Julian Parkinson

© Julian Parkinson © Julian Parkinson © Julian Parkinson © Julian Parkinson + 13

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    East Chester, Canada
  • Lead Architect

    Susan Fitzgerald
  • Design Team

    Susan Fitzgerald, Matt Davis, Shawn Doyle, Alicia Gilmore, Kaitlyn Labrecque, Danny Goodz
  • Area

    2560.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

dRMM’s 2017 Stirling Prize Winner Hastings Pier Seeks New Owner After Charity Folds

12:00 - 23 February, 2018
dRMM’s 2017 Stirling Prize Winner Hastings Pier Seeks New Owner After Charity Folds, Courtesy of dRMM
Courtesy of dRMM

Just four months after winning the 2017 Stirling Prize, the UK’s top honor for architecture, dRMM’s Hastings Pier is now up for sale, as the charity that owned and operated the structure was declared insolvent for failing to reach self-funding status.

© James Robertshaw © James Robertshaw © Alex de Rijke © Alex de Rijke + 5

City Hyde Park / Studio Gang Architects

11:00 - 23 February, 2018
City Hyde Park / Studio Gang Architects, © Tom Harris
© Tom Harris

© Hedrich Blessing © Tom Harris © Hedrich Blessing © Hedrich Blessing + 45

Gehry's Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum Designs Revealed in New Video

10:00 - 23 February, 2018
Gehry's Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum Designs Revealed in New Video, via MassLive
via MassLive

Frank Gehry’s designs for the Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum have been revealed, and as its name implies, the museum is about to take miniature trains to the maximum.

Located on an 83,000 square foot site in North Adams, Massachusetts, just a few blocks away from contemporary art museum and artist residence Mass MoCA, the Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum looks set to become the preeminent playground for architects and model train enthusiasts alike.

Benjamín Romano: "I Focus on Improving the Building"

09:30 - 23 February, 2018
Torre Reforma. Image © Alfonso Merchand
Torre Reforma. Image © Alfonso Merchand

Visiting Mexico City several times in recent months enabled me to get to know a number of leading architects there. In the process, I was in turn directed to other architects that were new to me, whom I then discovered were, in fact, the leading and most revered architects in the country according to the local architectural community. I am particularly referring to Alberto Kalach and Mauricio Rocha, whose interviews were published in this column last year, and Benjamín Romano, whose name came up when I asked a number of architects to cite their favorite building from recent years in Mexico City. Along with the absolute favorite, Vasconcelos Library by Kalach, another structure stood out: Torre Reforma, a 57-story office tower, the tallest building in the city. The following conversation with Romano, its architect, took place inside this unusually powerful and inventive structure.

Torre Reforma. Image © Alfonso Merchand Torre Reforma. Image © Alfonso Merchand Torre Reforma. Image © Alfonso Merchand Torre Reforma. Image © Alfonso Merchand + 33

Bridge House / LLAMA urban design

09:00 - 23 February, 2018
Bridge House / LLAMA urban design, © A-Frame studio/ Ben Rahn
© A-Frame studio/ Ben Rahn

© A-Frame studio/ Ben Rahn © A-Frame studio/ Ben Rahn © A-Frame studio/ Ben Rahn © A-Frame studio/ Ben Rahn + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Huntsville, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Mariana Leguia
  • Design Team

    Angus Laurie, Patrick Webb, Alvaro Rivadeneira (LLAMA urban design)
  • Area

    230.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

What Is Architecture Without Clients And Money? ArchDaily Editors Talk

08:00 - 23 February, 2018
What Is Architecture Without Clients And Money? ArchDaily Editors Talk, Would BIG and Thomas Heatherwick have designed a huge, adaptable tensile structure for any client other than Google?. Image © Google
Would BIG and Thomas Heatherwick have designed a huge, adaptable tensile structure for any client other than Google?. Image © Google

In January, we covered an interview with Bjarke Ingels where he spoke of the role that clients play in architecture. In the article, Bjarlke Ingels mentioned that "In the world of architecture there are many more things beyond an architect's control than are under his command." The post started a debate among our readers as well as our editors at ArchDaily. Many readers bemoaned the demise of architecture at the hands of clients with big pockets. Some of us talked about how IT giants not only control our digital world, they are now also encroaching upon our urban environments. Several readers blamed big clients for creating starchitects who build grand buildings and, as they allege, cause an "infantalisation" of architecture in the process.

Here at ArchDaily, our editors got to thinking: Can architecture exist without a client? Or is it just a service, a capitalistic exchange? And really, are clients such a bad thing for the field?

We talk to some of our editors to get their perspective.

High School and Community Centre Project Tests the Limits of Timber Log Construction

06:00 - 23 February, 2018
High School and Community Centre Project Tests the Limits of Timber Log Construction, Interior Render. Courtesy of AOR
Interior Render. Courtesy of AOR

AOR Architects, a young practice based in Helsinki, have won the commission to design Monio High School and Community Centre in Tuusula, Finland. The project explores an innovative use of timber log building and will be the largest timber log school building in the world after its completion. Consisting of a high school, music institute, and community college, AOR’s proposal combines these different programs in a multi-functional learning and community environment.

Facade. Courtesy of AOR Exterior Render. Courtesy of AOR Elevations. Courtesy of AOR Model. Courtesy of AOR + 11

Pinheiros House / Felipe Hess Arquitetos

05:00 - 23 February, 2018
Pinheiros House / Felipe Hess Arquitetos, © Ruy Teixeira
© Ruy Teixeira

© Ruy Teixeira © Ruy Teixeira © Ruy Teixeira © Ruy Teixeira + 36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pinheiros, Brazil
  • Author Architect

    Felipe Hess
  • Architect in Charge

    Pia Quagliato
  • Area

    500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs