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AL_A Unveils New Paisley Museum Transformation in Scotland

13:00 - 30 August, 2019
AL_A Unveils New Paisley Museum Transformation in Scotland, Paisley Museum. Image Courtesy of AL_A
Paisley Museum. Image Courtesy of AL_A

Architecture practice AL_A has released its proposal to transform the Paisley Museum in Scotland. The museum is undergoing the transformation to accommodate visitors from Scotland, the UK and abroad. Led by Stirling Prize winn, the team plans to restore and reinvigorate the existing museum. The new design is made to showcase the stories of a Scottish town whose influence has reached around the globe.

Designers Imagine Bamboo Colony on Mars

11:00 - 30 August, 2019
Designers Imagine Bamboo Colony on Mars, © Karim Moussa, Warith Zaki, Amir Amzar, Nasril Zarudin
© Karim Moussa, Warith Zaki, Amir Amzar, Nasril Zarudin

Designers Warith Zaki and Amir Amzar have imagined a project that seeks to find alternatives to traditional construction material in order to build the first settlements on Mars. In fact, they opted for a natural earthy element that competes with wood, brick and concrete, and drafted a project that uses bamboo.

© Karim Moussa, Warith Zaki, Amir Amzar, Nasril Zarudin © Karim Moussa, Warith Zaki, Amir Amzar, Nasril Zarudin © Karim Moussa, Warith Zaki, Amir Amzar, Nasril Zarudin © Karim Moussa, Warith Zaki, Amir Amzar, Nasril Zarudin + 14

Hawkins\Brown to Design a Research Building for the University of Warwick

07:30 - 30 August, 2019
Hawkins\Brown to Design a Research Building for the University of Warwick, Courtesy of Hawkins Brown
Courtesy of Hawkins Brown

The architectural practice Hawkins\Brown has been granted planning permission for the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building (IBRB) at the University of Warwick. Expected to open in 2020, the facility will set new standards in the campus with the quality of its architecture and interior flexible spaces.

Aston Martin Will Now Design Automotive Lairs for Your Car

05:00 - 30 August, 2019
Aston Martin Will Now Design Automotive Lairs for Your Car, Courtesy of Aston Martin
Courtesy of Aston Martin

Aston Martin has announced a new design service to create “automotive lairs” for car owners and enthusiasts. Called Aston Martin Automotive Galleries and Lairs, the service aims to create one of kind spaces and luxury garages. The team believes the new service is an opportunity for clients to work with the Aston Martin Design Team and with renowned architects alike.

Courtesy of Aston Martin Courtesy of Aston Martin Courtesy of Aston Martin Courtesy of Aston Martin + 7

Indonesia to Move its Sinking Capital City to Borneo

13:00 - 29 August, 2019
Indonesia to Move its Sinking Capital City to Borneo, via Shutterstock
via Shutterstock

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has announced that the country will relocate its capital Jakarta to the island of Borneo. Taking on concerns of overcrowding, pollution, and income disparity, the move also hopes to address issues of extreme land subsidence. The new city would be built over 800 miles away from the current capital to reimagine one of the world’s fastest sinking cities.

Hariri Pontarini Reveal the ROM’s New Terrace and Plaza

11:00 - 29 August, 2019
Hariri Pontarini Reveal the ROM’s New Terrace and Plaza, The ROM Welcome Project aerial render. Image Courtesy of Hariri Pontarini Architects
The ROM Welcome Project aerial render. Image Courtesy of Hariri Pontarini Architects

The ROM or The Royal Ontario Museum, an art, world culture and natural history gallery in Canada, inaugurated its newest additions, the Helga and Mike Schmidt Performance Terrace and the Reed Family Plaza. Designed by Siamak Hariri of Hariri Pontarini Architects (HPA), the latest add-ons create a lively space on the street level.

Rendering of the Reed Family Plaza facing west. Image Courtesy of Hariri Pontarini Architects Helga and Mike Schmidt Performance Terrace rendered view south. Image Courtesy of Hariri Pontarini Architects The Reed Family Plaza. Image Courtesy of Hariri Pontarini Architects Helga and Mike Schmidt Performance Terrace rendered view north. Image Courtesy of Hariri Pontarini Architects + 8

The 2019 Winners of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture

07:41 - 29 August, 2019
The 2019 Winners of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture , WASIT WETLAND CENTRE (UAE). Image © X-Architects / Nelson Garrido
WASIT WETLAND CENTRE (UAE). Image © X-Architects / Nelson Garrido

The 6 winners of the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced today, by Irada Ayupova, Minister of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan and Farrokh Derakhshani, Director of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, at a press conference in Kazan, Republic of Tartarstan.

Capturing the John Hancock Center on its 50th Anniversary

06:30 - 29 August, 2019
Capturing the John Hancock Center on its 50th Anniversary, © Ste Murray
© Ste Murray

Ste Murray has recently visited Chicago and photographed the famous John Hancock Center on its 50th Anniversary. Completed in 1969, and conceived by architect Bruce Graham and structural engineer Fazlur Khan of Skidmore Owings and Merrill, the building was once the tallest structure in the world outside of New York.

© Ste Murray © Ste Murray © Ste Murray © Ste Murray + 25

World's Tallest Passive House Skyscraper Designed for Vancouver

13:00 - 28 August, 2019
World's Tallest Passive House Skyscraper Designed for Vancouver, Courtesy of Henson Developments
Courtesy of Henson Developments

Canadian company Henson Developments has released plans to build the world's tallest passive house in Vancouver's West End neighborhood. The 60-story project and rezoning application is being reviewed by the City of Vancouver before it goes to city council for a public hearing. Aiming to earn Passive House certification, the tower was formed to break away from traditional Passive House design approaches.

WOHA to Design the Singapore Pavilion for the 2020 World Expo

11:00 - 28 August, 2019
WOHA to Design the Singapore Pavilion for the 2020 World Expo, Courtesy of Singapore Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai
Courtesy of Singapore Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai

WOHA was chosen to design the Singapore Pavilion for the Dubai 2020 World Expo. Under the theme of “Nature, Nurture, Future”, the pavilion will aim to demonstrate “Singapore’s story of overcoming its physical limitations as a small island city-state and adapting itself to become a highly livable and sustainable city”.

Photographs by Victoria Lautman Depict India’s Subterranean Stepwells

06:30 - 28 August, 2019
Photographs by Victoria Lautman Depict India’s Subterranean Stepwells, MAHILA BAAG. Image © Victoria Lautman
MAHILA BAAG. Image © Victoria Lautman

Victoria Lautman, the LA-based journalist, started taking pictures of stepwells in India, thirty years ago, collecting images from all over the country. The Fowler Museum at UCLA is exhibiting nearly fifty photographs of these water-harvesting structures, till the 20th of October 2019.

PANNA MEENA. Image © Victoria Lautman UJALA. Image © Victoria Lautman PRADHANJI KA KUND. Image © Victoria Lautman SAI NATH. Image © Victoria Lautman + 18

Foster + Partners Envisions Miami's New Apple Store as a Nod to Nautical Heritage

05:00 - 28 August, 2019
Foster + Partners  Envisions Miami's New Apple Store as a Nod to Nautical Heritage, Apple Aventura. Image © Nigel Young, Foster + Partners
Apple Aventura. Image © Nigel Young, Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners have completed the new Apple Aventura store in Miami, Florida. Designed to embody the city's openness, the project features an undulating vaulted roof that is reminiscent of the city’s nautical roots. The building's materiality and flow are inspired by the region’s Art Deco buildings as the new two-level store responds to the light, culture and climate of Florida.

Apple Aventura. Image © Nigel Young, Foster + Partners Apple Aventura. Image © Nigel Young, Foster + Partners Apple Aventura. Image © Nigel Young, Foster + Partners Apple Aventura. Image © Nigel Young, Foster + Partners + 7

Three Concepts Unveiled for La Brea Tar Pits Masterplan in Los Angeles

13:00 - 27 August, 2019
Three Concepts Unveiled for La Brea Tar Pits Masterplan in Los Angeles , Courtesy of WEISS/MANFREDI
Courtesy of WEISS/MANFREDI

The Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County (NHMLAC) have unveiled three new concepts for a master plan of the La Brea Tar Pits. The proposals were designed to improve the entire 12-acre site, which has not been renovated or considered comprehensively since it opened more than forty years ago. The three proposals were made by Dorte Mandrup, Diller Scofidio + Renfro and WEISS/MANFREDI. The concepts aim to create a more integrated experience of the museum and the landscape in Hancock Park.

Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro Courtesy of WEISS/MANFREDI Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro Courtesy of Dorte Mandrup + 18

The Third Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces its 2019 Program

07:30 - 27 August, 2019
The Third Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces its 2019 Program , Courtesy of The Chicago Architecture Biennial
Courtesy of The Chicago Architecture Biennial

The Chicago Architecture Biennial has released its cultural agenda for this year’s edition of the international exhibition. Held in the Chicago Cultural Center and all over the city, from the 19th of September 2019 till the 5th of January 2020, this edition under the theme of: ... And Other Such Stories, is going to be curated by the artistic director Yesomi Umolu, the executive director Todd Palmer and co-curated by Sepake Angiama and Paulo Tavares.

Take Your Favorite Buildings Wherever You Want with a Pin

07:00 - 27 August, 2019
Take Your Favorite Buildings Wherever You Want with a Pin, © Drop-a-pin
© Drop-a-pin

© Drop-a-pin © Drop-a-pin © Drop-a-pin © Drop-a-pin + 8

DROP-A-PIN is a project started by a couple dedicated to architecture and graphic design who have traveled the last five years to document some of the most fascinating buildings. Within this process, about a year ago, they wanted to find a pin with some of these great works. As they failed to, the duo decided to create it themselves.

Aedas Imagine a Reflective Landmark for Changsha CBD

06:30 - 27 August, 2019
Aedas Imagine a Reflective Landmark for Changsha CBD, Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

Aedas, one of the world’s leading architecture and design practices, designed the 323 meter Changsha Jinmao Tower. Located in the newly planned Changsha CBD, the architecture firm created a high-rise that reflects its context, especially the local steep mountainous landscape.

Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas + 9

Ennead Design the Zhangjiang Science City in Shanghai

05:30 - 27 August, 2019
Ennead Design the Zhangjiang Science City in Shanghai , © Inplace Visual for Ennead Architects
© Inplace Visual for Ennead Architects

Ennead Architects has unveiled details of the Zhangjiang Science City, representing a conscious shift in the planning and design of large-scale urban blocks in Shanghai towards a human-scaled design that integrates a wide range of programs. Responding to a masterplan mandate, the scheme creates an open campus designed to foster a holistic built environment with a focus on providing a balance of living, work, and play spaces.

© Inplace Visual for Ennead Architects © Inplace Visual for Ennead Architects © Inplace Visual for Ennead Architects © Inplace Visual for Ennead Architects + 44

Oakland Museum Unveils Roof Garden by Hood Design Studio

05:00 - 27 August, 2019
Oakland Museum Unveils Roof Garden by Hood Design Studio , Oakland Museum of California Roof Garden. Image Courtesy of Hood Design Studio
Oakland Museum of California Roof Garden. Image Courtesy of Hood Design Studio

The Oakland Museum of California has released renderings for a new terraced roof garden by Hood Design Studio. The Kevin Roche-designed Brutalist structure was originally made with a 26,4000-square-foot landscape, and now, 50 years later, the institution is looking to upgrade the roof. Led by Walter Hood, the project will feature a $20 million renovation as part of the seven-acre campus.

Oakland Museum of California Roof Garden. Image Courtesy of Hood Design Studio Oakland Museum of California Roof Garden. Image Courtesy of Hood Design Studio Oakland Museum of California Roof Garden. Image Courtesy of Hood Design Studio Oakland Museum of California Roof Garden. Image Courtesy of Hood Design Studio + 6

PAU Reveals New JFK Towers for Philadelphia's Schuylkill Yards

13:00 - 26 August, 2019
PAU Reveals New JFK Towers for Philadelphia's Schuylkill Yards, Courtesy of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU)
Courtesy of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU)

The Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU) has unveiled the design for two new towers at Philadelphia’s Schuylkill Yards. PAU was commissioned by Brandywine Realty Trust in collaboration with HDR Architects and Drexel University for one of the most important urban revitalization sites in the United States. As the first high rise structures in PAU’s portfolio, JFK Towers mark the first phase of the Schuylkill Yards project.

Courtesy of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU) Courtesy of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU) Courtesy of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU) Courtesy of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU) + 7

Discounted Plans and Free Cutouts for ArchDaily Readers

11:00 - 26 August, 2019
Discounted Plans and Free Cutouts for ArchDaily Readers, Courtesy of Studio Esinam
Courtesy of Studio Esinam

Studio Esinam is releasing a new subscription service for architects, offering thousands of original cutouts and 2d drawings. For one week only, ArchDaily readers can benefit from a special offer with a discount of 50% on all plans and/ or 100 hi-res cutouts from the library for free, using the code Archdaily.

Conceptual Wall of Logs by Christophe Benichou

09:00 - 26 August, 2019
Conceptual Wall of Logs by Christophe Benichou , Courtesy of Christophe Benichou
Courtesy of Christophe Benichou

Christophe Benichou creates “The Wall of Logs”, a new conceptual getaway, a natural solid wall with perforated interiors. The project comes as a counterpoint experience for his previous endeavor Sesame, a solitary monolith, a residence in the open desert.

Courtesy of Christophe Benichou Courtesy of Christophe Benichou Courtesy of Christophe Benichou Courtesy of Christophe Benichou + 10

Pelli Clarke Pelli Design 3 Towers for the Regeneration of Central Tokyo

06:30 - 26 August, 2019
Pelli Clarke Pelli Design 3 Towers for the Regeneration of Central Tokyo, Towers of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects . Image Courtesy of DBOX for Mori Building Co.
Towers of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects . Image Courtesy of DBOX for Mori Building Co.

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects generate for the first time in Japan, a high rise complex that holds the tallest building in the country, at the height of 330 meters. The U.S firm designed 3 towers for the district of Toranomon-Azabudai in Tokyo, part of a whole urban regeneration scheme for the central area of the capital.

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