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Tallinn Architecture Biennale Announces the Programme for TAB 2019

10:00 - 11 May, 2019
Tallinn Architecture Biennale Announces the Programme for TAB 2019, The winner of the Installation Program “Huts and Habitats”: Steampunk, designed by Soomeen Hahm Design, Igor Pantic, and Fologram. Image Courtesy of Tallinn Architecture Biennale
The winner of the Installation Program “Huts and Habitats”: Steampunk, designed by Soomeen Hahm Design, Igor Pantic, and Fologram. Image Courtesy of Tallinn Architecture Biennale

TAB 2019, Tallinn’s 5th Architecture Biennale, will commence with its Opening Week from September 5-11, 2019. Earlier this week, the Biennale announced its programme of events for this year’s festival, which bears the theme “Beauty Matters: The Resurgence of Beauty”. TAB is an international celebration of architecture, organized by the Estonian Centre for Architecture and curated this year by Head Curator Dr. Yael Reisner. The Biennale consists of five main events, to take place in various venues in the heart of Tallinn, as well as a Satellite Programme hosting other events around the city.

TAB 2015 Installation by Sille Pihlak and Siim Tuksam. Image © Tõnu Tunnel TAB 2017 installation by Gilles Retsin. Image © NAARO TAB 2017 Curatorial Exhibition ecoLogicStudio. Image © NAARO TAB 2017 Curatorial Exhibition. Image © NAARO + 12

Grand Parc Bordeaux Wins 2019 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award

07:00 - 11 May, 2019
Grand Parc Bordeaux Wins 2019 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award, © Philippe Ruault, via EU Mies. ImageTransformation of 530 dwellings / Lacaton & Vassal
© Philippe Ruault, via EU Mies. ImageTransformation of 530 dwellings / Lacaton & Vassal

Transformation of 530 Homes – Grand Parc Bordeaux by Lacaton & Vassal architectes, Frédéric Druot Architecture and Christophe Hutin Architecture has been awarded the 2019 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. The innovate renovation of three large blocks of social housing in Bordeaux was praised for “radically improving the space and quality of life of its occupants” and for optimizing their economic and environmental cost of living.

© Philippe Ruault, via EU Mies. ImageTransformation of 530 dwellings / Lacaton & Vassal © Philippe Ruault, via EU Mies. ImageTransformation of 530 dwellings / Lacaton & Vassal © Philippe Ruault, via EU Mies. ImageTransformation of 530 dwellings / Lacaton & Vassal © Lacaton & Vassal, via EU Mies. ImageTransformation of 530 dwellings / Lacaton & Vassal + 9

Applications Open for Dubai Design Week

13:00 - 10 May, 2019
Applications Open for Dubai Design Week, Courtesy of Dubai Design Week
Courtesy of Dubai Design Week

Applications are now open for Dubai Design Week in the United Arab Emirates. Applicants are encouraged to submit ideas and proposals to host an event, showcase a product or stage a creative project during the region’s largest creative festival. Much of Dubai Design Week’s program is made up of partner events and activities, held both at Dubai Design District and at locations across the city and the UAE.

Courtesy of Dubai Design Week Courtesy of Dubai Design Week Courtesy of Dubai Design Week Courtesy of Dubai Design Week + 7

Eight Architects Envision the Future of Stockholm at ArkDes

11:00 - 10 May, 2019
Eight Architects Envision the Future of Stockholm at ArkDes, © Johan Dehlin
© Johan Dehlin

Eight of Sweden's leading architects have created new visions for the future of Stockholm in Boxen at the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design. Called Architecture Projects: Skeppsbron, the exhibition at ArkDes features visionary ideas for Skeppsbron in Gamla Stan. The exhibition celebrates the agency of the architect in thinking about the future city and aims to imagine new uses for Skeppsbron – one of the Swedish capital’s most symbolic inner-city sites.

Courtesy of ArkDes Courtesy of ArkDes Courtesy of ArkDes © Johan Dehlin + 18

Architect Aleksandra Jaeschke Wins 2019 Wheelwright Prize

09:30 - 10 May, 2019
Architect Aleksandra Jaeschke Wins 2019 Wheelwright Prize, Courtesy of Aleksandra Jaeschke
Courtesy of Aleksandra Jaeschke

Architect Aleksandra Jaeschke has been named the winner of the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s 2019 Wheelwright Prize. Jaeschke receives a $100,000 traveling fellowship to fund her research proposal UNDER WRAPS: Architecture and Culture of Greenhouses. The fellowship and grant are designed to support investigative approaches to contemporary architecture, with an emphasis on travel-based research.

Courtesy of Aleksandra Jaeschke Courtesy of Aleksandra Jaeschke Courtesy of Aleksandra Jaeschke Courtesy of Aleksandra Jaeschke + 7

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Bosske Reimagines the Australian Dairy Farm with a Robotic Creamery

05:00 - 10 May, 2019
Bosske Reimagines the Australian Dairy Farm with a Robotic Creamery, The Creamery, Bannister Downs Dairy. Image © Peter Bennetts
The Creamery, Bannister Downs Dairy. Image © Peter Bennetts

Bosske Architecture has designed a new dairy farm facility with a robotic creamery in Northcliffe, Australia. Made for Bannister Downs Dairy, the project creates a ‘grass-to-gate’ facility for the family run, vertically integrated producer. The project was designed to showcase innovation in dairy production and ethical milking practices by opening its doors for public viewing and education.

The Creamery, Bannister Downs Dairy. Image © Peter Bennetts The Creamery, Bannister Downs Dairy. Image © Peter Bennetts The Creamery, Bannister Downs Dairy. Image © Peter Bennetts The Creamery, Bannister Downs Dairy. Image © Peter Bennetts + 9

odD+ Architects Reinterpret Historic Courtyards and Gardens in Quito Tower

13:00 - 9 May, 2019
odD+ Architects Reinterpret Historic Courtyards and Gardens in Quito Tower, Common Ground. Image Courtesy of odD+ Architects
Common Ground. Image Courtesy of odD+ Architects

odD+ Architects have designed a residential tower with exterior gardens in Ecuador. Inspired by the architecture of classical cloisters in downtown Quito, the tower reinterprets the courtyard through the building facade. The exposed building face is meant to reconnect residents to the surrounding old town fabric. Dubbed Common Garden, the project frames unique views of the city through 12 floors of gardens and arcades.

Common Ground. Image Courtesy of odD+ Architects Common Ground. Image Courtesy of odD+ Architects Common Ground. Image Courtesy of odD+ Architects Common Ground. Image Courtesy of odD+ Architects + 6

AI Studio Reveals Plans for a New Media City in Central Saint Petersburg

11:00 - 9 May, 2019
AI Studio Reveals Plans for a New Media City in Central Saint Petersburg, Courtesy of Photoreal3D
Courtesy of Photoreal3D

London and Moscow based AI Studio has revealed plans for a new Media City in central Saint Petersburg, Russia. The project will include office spaces for media and other creative industries, as well as the public realm, designed in collaboration with Hyland Edgar Driver. The concept aims to fuse contemporary materials and technology with the site's history, and the design features a series of interconnected flying bridges for easy access and movement.

Courtesy of Photoreal3D Courtesy of Photoreal3D Courtesy of Photoreal3D Courtesy of Photoreal3D + 12

Perkins + Will Design the World's Tallest Wooden Skyscraper for Vancouver

09:00 - 9 May, 2019
Perkins + Will Design the World's Tallest Wooden Skyscraper for Vancouver, Canada Earth Tower. Image Courtesy of Perkins + Will / Delta Land Development
Canada Earth Tower. Image Courtesy of Perkins + Will / Delta Land Development

Perkins + Will have revealed a new design for the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper in Vancouver. Called Canada Earth Tower, the mass timber project is designed along the city’s Central Broadway corridor. Bruce Langereis, president of Delta Land Development, unveiled the company’s proposal to transform a 1.3-acre lot at 1745 West 8th Avenue with a project that could rise up to 40 floors. Canada Earth Tower aims to become a new precedent and benchmark for green building construction.

Canada Earth Tower. Image Courtesy of Perkins + Will / Delta Land Development Canada Earth Tower. Image Courtesy of Perkins + Will / Delta Land Development Canada Earth Tower. Image Courtesy of Perkins + Will / Delta Land Development Canada Earth Tower. Image Courtesy of Perkins + Will / Delta Land Development + 7

Steven Holl and Carlo Ratti Among Final Teams for Sydney's Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta

05:00 - 9 May, 2019
Steven Holl and Carlo Ratti Among Final Teams for Sydney's Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta , MAAS Project. Image Courtesy of NSW Government
MAAS Project. Image Courtesy of NSW Government

Six design teams have been shortlisted in the competition for the landmark new Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta, Sydney. The Powerhouse Precinct is the largest cultural infrastructure project in Australia. The competition is focused on a 24-hour museum that will showcase Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) collection. The project aims to transform one of Australia’s oldest cultural institutions, setting an international benchmark in cultural precinct design.

Stefano Boeri Architetti Designs New Offset Housing in Albania

13:00 - 8 May, 2019
Stefano Boeri Architetti Designs New Offset Housing in Albania, Courtesy of The Big Picture
Courtesy of The Big Picture

Stefano Boeri Architetti has designed a new offset multi-family housing complex in Albania. In conjunction with the opening of a new studio in Tirana, Boeri announced the start of construction on the new housing complex near the Albanian Presidential Palace. Designed as overlapped cubes, the project occupies a narrow lot on an important boulevard. The project's facade opens onto a large public space within the urban fabric of Tirana to put the housing complex in direct connection with the city.

Henning Larsen Among Winning Teams to Design Shenzhen Bay Headquarters City in China

09:00 - 8 May, 2019
Henning Larsen Among Winning Teams to Design Shenzhen Bay Headquarters City in China, Shenzhen Bay Headquarters City. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen
Shenzhen Bay Headquarters City. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen

Danish firm Henning Larsen was one of three finalist teams to design the Shenzhen Bay Headquarters City in China. Selected from 15 participants, the team will collaborate on the 5.5 million m2 district that will become the new center of Shenzhen with the first prize winners, Shenzhen Cube Architecture + Swooding Architects Limited. Made as part of the largest bay economy in the world, the project aims to create the leading innovation center of China.

Shenzhen Bay Headquarters City. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen Shenzhen Bay Headquarters City. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen Shenzhen Bay Headquarters City. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen Shenzhen Bay Headquarters City. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen + 11

Trahan Transforms Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre with Advanced Fabrication

05:00 - 8 May, 2019
Trahan Transforms Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre with Advanced Fabrication, Alliance Theatre. Image Courtesy of Trahan Architects
Alliance Theatre. Image Courtesy of Trahan Architects

New Orleans-based Trahan Architects have wrapped the interior of Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre in steam-bent oak. Working with FARO and fabricators CW Keller, the team was inspired by the style of furniture and design artist Matthias Pliessnig. Led by founder Victor F. “Trey” Trahan and partner Leigh Breslau, the renovation has created a signature piece of cultural architecture for Atlanta.

Alliance Theatre. Image Courtesy of Trahan Architects Alliance Theatre. Image Courtesy of Trahan Architects Alliance Theatre. Image Courtesy of Trahan Architects Alliance Theatre. Image Courtesy of Trahan Architects + 9

Spotlight: Herzog & de Meuron

04:30 - 8 May, 2019
Spotlight: Herzog & de Meuron, VitraHaus. Photography by Iwan Baan © Vitra
VitraHaus. Photography by Iwan Baan © Vitra

Led by Jacques Herzog (born 19 April 1950) and Pierre de Meuron (born 8 May 1950), most descriptions of Herzog & de Meuron projects are almost paradoxical: in one paragraph they will be praised for their dedication to tradition and vernacular forms, in the next for their thoroughly modern innovation. However, in the hands of Herzog & de Meuron this is no paradox, as the internationally renowned architectural duo combine tradition and innovation in such a way that the two elements actually enhance each other.

VitraHaus. Photography by Iwan Baan © Vitra 1111 Lincoln Road. Image © Nelson Garrido, Reprinted with permission from MBeach1, LLLP. Parrish Art Museum. Image © Matthu Placek Messe Basel New Hall. Image © Messe Basel + 29

Lumicene Designs Minimalist Prefab with Curved Glass to Connect with Nature

13:00 - 7 May, 2019
Lumicene Designs Minimalist Prefab with Curved Glass to Connect with Nature, LumiPod. Image Courtesy of Oxygen
LumiPod. Image Courtesy of Oxygen

French manufacturer Lumicene has unveiled a new minimalist prefab dwelling unit made to connect with nature. Called LumiPod, the curved structure is designed around a 5m diameter window that can slide along rails and open to the outdoors. Made to celebrate connections to nature, the 180 square foot prefab unit includes a bedroom, toilet and shower area. LumiPods are designed to be delivered anywhere in the world.

LumiPod. Image Courtesy of Oxygen LumiPod. Image Courtesy of Oxygen LumiPod. Image Courtesy of Oxygen LumiPod. Image Courtesy of Oxygen + 11

Vincent Callebaut Architectures Reveals Tribute to Notre-Dame with Rooftop Farm

11:00 - 7 May, 2019
Vincent Callebaut Architectures Reveals Tribute to Notre-Dame with Rooftop Farm, © Vincent Callebaut Architectures
© Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Vincent Callebaut Architectures has unveiled images of their tribute to Notre-Dame Cathedral following the fire that badly damaged the historic structure. A transcendent project that forms a symbol of a resilient and ecological future, the project is inspired by biomimicry and a common ethic for a fairer symbiotic relationship between humans and nature.

Amey Kandalgaonkar Reimagines Traditional Chinese Pagodas for a Modernist Era

09:00 - 7 May, 2019
Amey Kandalgaonkar Reimagines Traditional Chinese Pagodas for a Modernist Era, © Amey Kandalgaonkar
© Amey Kandalgaonkar

Amey Kandalgaonkar has unveiled a project which reimagines the traditional Chinese pagoda in a modernist style. The Shanghai-based designer created the fictional reinterpretation as a homage to a building form largely untouched by Modernism, featuring raw brut concrete, minimal ornamentation, and bold geometric moves.

Trends Report: Constructech & the Digital Future of the Construction Industry

05:30 - 7 May, 2019
Trends Report: Constructech & the Digital Future of the Construction Industry, © Stefanos Tsakiris
© Stefanos Tsakiris

As users of ArchDaily demonstrate certain affinities and greater interest in particular subjects, these topics emerge as trends. In recent years, the architecture and construction industry have incorporated digitalization into their processes. This has led to a considerable increase in the search for keywords related to "innovation" and "new technologies" within the infrastructure area.

Below, we've provided trends that relate to an emerging concept in the construction industry: "Constructech", how to take advantage of new technologies to optimize processes.

WSJ Interviews Frank Gehry on His Life, Legacy and the L.A. River

05:00 - 7 May, 2019
WSJ Interviews Frank Gehry on His Life, Legacy and the L.A. River, Courtesy of Masterclass
Courtesy of Masterclass

WSJ. Magazine recently visited the studio of Frank Gehry to explore his life, work and his plans for the future. As one of the world's most famous architects, Gehry and his work are intrinsically linked to Los Angeles. Today, he chooses from many proposals for the projects he wants to take on. Gehry discusses his early love for Los Angeles architecture and wood-framed housing, as well as his insecurities and some of his most famous projects.

Courtesy of Stephen Shore for WSJ. Magazine Courtesy of Stephen Shore for WSJ. Magazine Courtesy of Stephen Shore for WSJ. Magazine Courtesy of Stephen Shore for WSJ. Magazine + 10

"Terra Nullius" Thesis Addresses the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in the Middle East

11:00 - 6 May, 2019
"Terra Nullius" Thesis Addresses the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in the Middle East, © Jonathan Ben David
© Jonathan Ben David

Jonathan Ben David of the Israel Institute of Technology has created a thesis project titled “Terra Nullius” which dwells on the identities and conceptual restraints dividing people in the Middle East. Suggesting alternative concepts, frames of mind, and mediums for which different social groups can gather upon, the thesis takes place off the coast of Jaffa, once an epicenter of Palestinian urbanism, where a new state is formed as an act of protest by Jews and Palestinians longing for co-existence.

© Jonathan Ben David © Jonathan Ben David © Jonathan Ben David © Jonathan Ben David + 12

ArchDaily's 2019 Refurbishment in Architecture Awards are Now Open for Nominations

10:00 - 6 May, 2019
ArchDaily's 2019 Refurbishment in Architecture Awards are Now Open for Nominations

In partnership with MINI Clubman, we have launched our second edition of ArchDaily's 2019 Refurbishment in Architecture Awards. This award highlights the best refurbishment projects from around the world.

Alongside MINI, we believe that the recovery and refurbishment of existing structures is one of the most sustainable ways to develop architecture. From reviving abandoned factories to urban renovations and even remodeling centuries-old homes, refurbishment projects demonstrate the flexibility of our existing cities and the many scales at which past buildings can be repurposed.

Similar to our Building of the Year Award, we entrust our readers with the responsibility of rewarding the best refurbishment projects in architecture—the designs that have had an impact on our profession. By voting, you are part of an impartial and distributed network of professionals who act as a jury to choose the most relevant works of the last eight years. Over the next 3 weeks, the collective intelligence of our audience will filter more than 600 projects to select 3 winners representing the best of architecture refurbishment published on ArchDaily.



eVolo Announces 2019 Skyscraper Competition Winners

09:00 - 6 May, 2019
eVolo Announces 2019 Skyscraper Competition Winners, Methanescraper . Image Marko Dragicevic
Methanescraper . Image Marko Dragicevic

eVolo Magazine has announced the winners of its 2019 Skyscraper Competition. Now in its 14th year, the annual award was established to recognize “visionary ideas for building [high-rise] projects that through [the] novel use of technology, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, challenge the way we understand vertical architecture and its relationship with the natural and built environments.”

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