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IKEA Explores Future Urban Living for the Many

05:00 - 4 June, 2019
IKEA Explores Future Urban Living for the Many, Infill Village Europe. Image Made by EFFEKT Architects for SPACE10
Infill Village Europe. Image Made by EFFEKT Architects for SPACE10

Some assembly required for this vision of future urban living. Known for simple, well-designed, flat-pack furniture, IKEA is proposing expanding their DIY-model to a much larger scale: entire city centers. Democratic Design Days is an annual event where IKEA introduces its upcoming brands and collaborations, this year featuring The Urban Village Project, a collaboration between SPACE10 and EFFEKT Architects. After two years of research, SPACE10 (IKEA’s global research and design lab) is releasing their vision to the public for a new way to design, build, and share our homes, neighborhoods, and cities.

Vertical Village Asia. Image Made by EFFEKT Architects for SPACE10 Shared Courtyard View. Image Made by EFFEKT Architects for SPACE10 A Sustainable Home View. Image Made by EFFEKT Architects for SPACE10 Grow, Share, Eat. Image Made by EFFEKT Architects for SPACE10 + 30

Tehran Skyscraper Combines Cryptocurrency Mining with Vertical Water Park

13:00 - 3 June, 2019
Tehran Skyscraper Combines Cryptocurrency Mining with Vertical Water Park, JCPOA Tower: Crypto-Park. Image Courtesy of Ilia Attarpour, Dadbeh Mohebbi Gilani, Ramtin Taherian
JCPOA Tower: Crypto-Park. Image Courtesy of Ilia Attarpour, Dadbeh Mohebbi Gilani, Ramtin Taherian

As an entry to the 2019 Evolo Skyscraper Competition, JCPOA Tower was designed to combine cryptocurrency mining with a water park. Created by Ilia Attarpour, Dadbeh Mohebbi Gilani, and Ramtin Taherian, the project considered the US economic sanctions on Iran and the geopolitical crisis around the country's currency devaluation and near economic collapse. The designers proposed a cryptocurrency mining tower under the cover of its secondary water park function. The skyscraper explores how sanctions can be manipulated as a way out of crisis.

JCPOA Tower: Crypto-Park. Image Courtesy of Ilia Attarpour, Dadbeh Mohebbi Gilani, Ramtin Taherian JCPOA Tower: Crypto-Park. Image Courtesy of Ilia Attarpour, Dadbeh Mohebbi Gilani, Ramtin Taherian JCPOA Tower: Crypto-Park JCPOA Tower: Crypto-Park + 10

Mies van der Rohe's McCormick House Transformed by Color Installation

07:15 - 3 June, 2019
Mies van der Rohe's McCormick House Transformed by Color Installation, © John Faier
© John Faier

The Elmhurst Art Museum has unveiled details of a new installation taking place in the Mies van der Rohe-designed McCormick House in Chicago. Designed by Luftwerk, a Chicago-based artistic collaborative of Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero, the “Parallel Perspectives” installation is a site-specific exhibition that uses color and light interventions to activate and interpret the house, celebrating the use of geometry in the mid-Century prefab prototype.

© John Faier © John Faier © John Faier © John Faier + 14

High Profile Architects Shortlisted for Pulse Nightclub Shooting Memorial

06:15 - 3 June, 2019
High Profile Architects Shortlisted for Pulse Nightclub Shooting Memorial, © Shutterstock
© Shutterstock

The shortlist has been announced for the design of the National Pulse Memorial & Museum in Orlando, Florida, honoring the 49 people killed during the Pulse nightclub shooting on June 12th, 2016. Established by Dovetail Design Strategists for the onePULSE Foundation, the open, two-stage international competition seeks to honor those killed while also supporting the families, survivors, and first responders.

Can Building Codes be Copyrighted?

05:00 - 3 June, 2019
Can Building Codes be Copyrighted?, Courtesy of UpCodes
Courtesy of UpCodes

Startup UpCodes has created a free, searchable database of building codes, and the company is at the center of a lawsuit by the International Codes Council. The ICC writes the most widely used building codes in the United States, and they claim they have copyright over the codes and require a license fee for their use. UpCodes argues it is covered by the fair use doctrine, which permits some use of copyrighted material, but the ICC alleges its copyright and ability to raise revenue is being infringed upon. Central to the lawsuit is the question of whether the law can be copyrighted.

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Spotlight: Norman Foster

12:00 - 1 June, 2019
Spotlight: Norman Foster, Spaceport America. Image © Nigel Young
Spaceport America. Image © Nigel Young

Arguably the leading name of a generation of internationally high-profile British architects, Norman Foster (born 1 June 1935)—or to give him his full title Norman Robert Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank of Reddish, OM, HonFREng—gained recognition as early as the 1970s as a key architect in the high-tech movement, which continues to have a profound impact on architecture as we know it today.

Queen Alia International Airport. Image © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners The Gherkin . Image © Nigel Young Hearst Tower. Image © Chuck Choi Beijing Airport. Image © Foster + Partners + 46

Fundamental Approach Architects Win First Prize for Unconventional Mosque and Plaza Design

08:00 - 1 June, 2019
Fundamental Approach Architects Win First Prize for Unconventional Mosque and Plaza Design, © Fundamental Approach Architects / FAA
© Fundamental Approach Architects / FAA

© Fundamental Approach Architects / FAA © Fundamental Approach Architects / FAA © Fundamental Approach Architects / FAA © Fundamental Approach Architects / FAA + 16

Persian architecture studio Fundamental Approach Architects have won first prize in the Golshahr Mosque and Plaza National Design Competition in Iran, proposing an atypical mosque design for the city of Karaj.

The winning proposal bypasses traditional mosque designs, blurring the lines between the contemporary structure, the city, and the surrounding landscape.

Buildings in Chile, Peru and Senegal are Finalists for the RAIC 2019 International Award

06:00 - 1 June, 2019
Buildings in Chile, Peru and Senegal are Finalists for the RAIC 2019 International Award , © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma
© Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has recently announced the shortlist for the RAIC International Award 2019, highlighting socially-transformative architecture around the world.

In this edition of the award, the jury was composed of Anne Carrier, Stephen Hodder, Barry Johns, Eva Matsuzaki, Diarmuid Nash, Gilles Saucier and David Covo. Analyzing projects from 12 countries and six continents, the jury selected an educational building in Perú, an artist residency and cultural center in Senegal and a spiritual temple in Chile for the shortlist.

Spotlight: Toyo Ito

05:00 - 1 June, 2019
Spotlight: Toyo Ito, Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002 / Toyo Ito + Cecil Balmond + Arup. Image © Sylvain Deleu
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2002 / Toyo Ito + Cecil Balmond + Arup. Image © Sylvain Deleu

As one of the leading architects of Japan's increasingly highly-regarded architecture culture, 2013 Pritzker Laureate Toyo Ito (born June 1, 1941) has defined his career by combining elements of minimalism with an embrace of technology, in a way that merges both traditional and contemporary elements of Japanese culture.

Tower of Winds. Image © Tomio Ohashi Tama Art University Library. Image © Iwan Baan Sendai Mediatheque. Image © Nacasa & Partners Inc. Taichung Metropolitan Opera House. Image © Lucas K. Doolan + 16

Istanbul's Futuristic Supertall TV Tower Nears Completion

09:00 - 31 May, 2019
Istanbul's Futuristic Supertall TV Tower Nears Completion, © MIR
© MIR

Turkey-based firm Melike Altınışık Architects have released more details on the construction of Istanbul's 369-meter-tall Çamlıca TV and Radio Tower, including photographs by London-based architectural photography studio NAARO. The telecommunications tower evokes a sense of motion and rhythm within its silhouette that changes when viewed from different directions across the city.

© NAARO © NAARO © NAARO © NAARO + 6

Daniel Libeskind Creates Installation to Mark Auschwitz Liberation

07:35 - 31 May, 2019
Daniel Libeskind Creates Installation to Mark Auschwitz Liberation, © Studio Libeskind
© Studio Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind has collaborated with photographer Caryl Englander and curator Henri Lustiger Thaler from the Amud Aish Memorial Museum to present a temporary exhibition at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. “Through the Lens of Faith” opens on July 1st, 2019, marking the 75th anniversary of the concentration camp’s liberation in 1945.

© Studio Libeskind © Studio Libeskind © Studio Libeskind © Studio Libeskind + 6

Mouaz Abouzaid and Dima Faraj Design Urban Greenway for Dubai

05:00 - 31 May, 2019
Mouaz Abouzaid and Dima Faraj Design Urban Greenway for Dubai, X Space. Image Courtesy of Mouaz Abouzaid and Dima Faraj
X Space. Image Courtesy of Mouaz Abouzaid and Dima Faraj

Architects Mouaz Abouzaid and Dima Faraj has designed an urban regeneration project and greenway for Dubai. Dubbed X-Space, the project aims to stitch together the city across Sheikh Zayed Road, the main highway that runs through the United Arab Emirates. Inspired by desert dunes and the movement of sand sweeping across paved roads, the proposal includes one kilometer of new public spaces and green areas to give urban space back to the city and its people.

X Space. Image Courtesy of Mouaz Abouzaid and Dima Faraj X Space. Image Courtesy of Mouaz Abouzaid and Dima Faraj X Space. Image Courtesy of Mouaz Abouzaid and Dima Faraj X Space. Image Courtesy of Mouaz Abouzaid and Dima Faraj + 16

Spotlight: Frei Otto

04:30 - 31 May, 2019
Spotlight: Frei Otto, Munich Olympic Stadium. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn
Munich Olympic Stadium. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn

German architect and structural engineer Frei Otto (31 May 1925 – 9 March 2015) was well known for his pioneering innovations in lightweight and tensile structures. Shortly before his death in 2015 he was awarded the Pritzker Prize and prior to that he was awarded the RIBA Royal Gold Medal in 2006. Much of his research in lightweight structures is as relevant today as when he first proposed them over 60 years ago, and his work continues to inform architects and engineers to this day.

German Pavilion, Expo ’67. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn Diplomatic Club Heart Tent. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn Aviary at the Munich Zoo. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn Japan Pavilion, Expo 2000. Image © Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn + 11

Herzog & de Meuron to Design New Brooks Museum of Art

13:00 - 30 May, 2019
Herzog & de Meuron to Design New Brooks Museum of Art, via Creative Commons
via Creative Commons

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art has selected Herzog & de Meuron as design consultant for its new $105 million facility overlooking the Mississippi River in downtown Memphis, Tennessee. As the oldest and largest art museum in Tennessee, the Brooks is a cultural anchor for the tri-state area. Memphis-based archimania will serve as architect of record. The new Brooks aims to become the crowning jewel of the larger Memphis riverfront redevelopment project.

The Winners of the 2019 ArchDaily Refurbishment in Architecture Awards

09:33 - 30 May, 2019
The Winners of the 2019 ArchDaily Refurbishment in Architecture Awards

The polls are closed and the votes are in! With nearly 30,000 votes cast over the last three weeks, we are ready to unveil the winners of ArchDaily's Refurbishment in Architecture Awards. This crowdsourced architecture award, developed in partnership with MINI Clubman, showcases the best refurbishment projects published on ArchDaily throughout 2018, with our readers filtering a 700 shortlist down to 16 finalists, and ultimately, three winners.

Reflecting ArchDaily's global reach, the 16 finalists hailed from 4 continents, with the three winners located in the United States, China, and Italy. The award, therefore, demonstrates the global importance of architectural refurbishment as a sustainable design.



1000+ CAD Block Library with 75% Discount for ArchDaily Readers

05:30 - 30 May, 2019
1000+ CAD Block Library with 75% Discount for ArchDaily Readers, Trees elevation. Image © Studio Esinam
Trees elevation. Image © Studio Esinam

Studio Esinam has launched its latest digital product: an extensive 2D CAD library with more than 1000 blocks, compatible with CAD and Revit. For one week only, ArchDaily readers can enjoy 75% off when pre-ordering, using the code ArchDaily75 at checkout, and can also take advantage of 25 free CAD people.

Higharc Startup Aims to Automate Home Design

05:00 - 30 May, 2019

Stealth-stage startup Higharc has begun rethinking how new homes are designed and built without hiring an architect. Founded to reinvent new home design for the digital age, the company aims to make custom-fit homes accessible to anyone by automating home design and customization online. Taking on pre-made plans, the team wants to bring design back to housing options and make customization more accessible.

Courtesy of Higharc Courtesy of Higharc Courtesy of Higharc Courtesy of Higharc + 5

What are your EXPERIENCES with your FACADE?

02:30 - 30 May, 2019
What are your EXPERIENCES with your FACADE?

Many of us spend most of our days sitting behind a computer and working. In our working environments, not only indoor conditions, but also the daily interactions with building’s façade (i.e. opening a window, closing a window blind or simply looking out from a window) have a major impact on our experiences. In that respect, as a part of an ongoing Ph.D. research, this survey investigates users' experiences in their working environments, related to the building's façade.

Jendretzki Proposes Off-Grid Eco Retreat for New York's Rat Island

13:00 - 29 May, 2019
Jendretzki Proposes Off-Grid Eco Retreat for New York's Rat Island, Eco Retreat. Image Courtesy of Jendretzki Design
Eco Retreat. Image Courtesy of Jendretzki Design

New York-based Jendretzki Design has created a proposal for an off-grid eco resort for New York’s Rat Island. Sited on the only isle off the city's Bronx borough that's privately owned, the project was made as prefab gabled cabins with large glass facades overlooking the ocean. Designed with zero-energy buildings, the site would run on solar and wind power with rainwater collection systems.

Courtesy of Jendretzki Design Courtesy of Jendretzki Design Courtesy of Jendretzki Design Courtesy of Jendretzki Design + 9

Le Corbusier's Final Building Reopens in Zurich

09:00 - 29 May, 2019
Le Corbusier's Final Building Reopens in Zurich, © Paul Clemence
© Paul Clemence

The Centre Le Corbusier, the final project of renowned architect Le Corbusier, has reopened to the public in Zurich following an extensive renovation. Completed in 1967, the scheme is only of the only Le Corbusier buildings to be constructed almost entirely from glass and steel: realizing his concept of the synthesis of architecture, life, and art in real life.

© Paul Clemence © Paul Clemence © Paul Clemence © Paul Clemence + 35

Notre-Dame Must be Restored Exactly How it Was, Declares French Senate

06:30 - 29 May, 2019
Notre-Dame Must be Restored Exactly How it Was, Declares French Senate, © Flickr user la_bretagne_a_paris licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
© Flickr user la_bretagne_a_paris licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

The French Senate has stipulated that Notre-Dame cathedral must be restored exactly how it was before the major fire that damaged the landmark. As reported by French news site The Local, The French Senate approved the government’s restoration bill but added a clause that it must be restored to the state it was before the fire, seemingly ending the international competition planned by the French government for new ideas for the cathedral’s restoration.

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