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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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Discover 20 Years of Tokyo's Development Through the Lens of Peter M. Cook

05:00 - 6 May, 2019
Discover 20 Years of Tokyo's Development Through the Lens of Peter M. Cook, © Peter M. Cook
© Peter M. Cook

British architectural photographer Peter M. Cook has documented the city of Tokyo and its evolution for more than twenty years. Following the development of the city and its buildings with a large-format camera, Cook's first book of photographs have been published by Hatje Cantz Verlag with 100 shots. The monochromatic, large-format photographs reveal a story of one of the world's most iconic cities.

© Peter M. Cook © Peter M. Cook © Peter M. Cook © Peter M. Cook + 10

Realize Your Vision

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Realize Your Vision, Courtesy of SiteSupervisor
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Spotlight: Christian de Portzamparc

04:30 - 5 May, 2019
Spotlight: Christian de Portzamparc, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Luxembourg. Image © Wade Zimmerman
Philharmonie Luxembourg, Luxembourg. Image © Wade Zimmerman

Born on the 5th of May 1944 in what was at the time the French Protectorate of Morocco, French architect Christian de Portzamparc had doubts about continuing with architecture while studying in the 1960s, questioning modernist ideals and the discipline's lack of freedom compared to art. Instead, he spent a decade attempting to understand the role of architecture, before returning triumphantly with a new model of iterative urban design that emphasized open neighborhoods based around landmark "poles of attraction" and a varied series of high-profile commissions that combine a sense of purpose and place.

The French Embassay, Berlin. Image © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Berlin,_Mitte,_Pariser_Platz,_Botschaft_Frankreich.jpg'>Wikimedia user Jörg Zägel</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a> Philharmonie Luxembourg, Luxembourg. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/borkurdotnet/5696828844'>Flickr user borkurdotnet</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a> Chateau Cheval Blanc Winer, Saint-Émilion. Image © Erik Saillet La  Musée Hergé, Louvain-la-Neuve. Image © Nicolás Borel + 17

7 Projects Announced as Winners of 2019 Archiprix International / Hunter Douglas Awards

16:58 - 3 May, 2019
7 Projects Announced as Winners of 2019 Archiprix International / Hunter Douglas Awards, Winning projects of 2019 Archiprix International / Hunter Douglas Awards. Image Courtesy of Archiprix
Winning projects of 2019 Archiprix International / Hunter Douglas Awards. Image Courtesy of Archiprix

321 graduation projects designed by 407 young architects, landscape architects and urban designers were submitted for the 2019 Archiprix International / Hunter Douglas Awards. Among 22 finalists announced in December 2018, an international jury selected 7 winning projects which spotlight international trends in architecture, urban design and landscape architecture.

TED Talk: Es Devlin Explores Iconic Stage Designs for Beyoncé, Adele, Kanye West and More

13:00 - 3 May, 2019
TED Talk: Es Devlin Explores Iconic Stage Designs for Beyoncé, Adele, Kanye West and More, Courtesy of Es Devlin
Courtesy of Es Devlin

Artist and designer Es Devlin recently joined TED2019 to explore her iconic stage sculptures and upcoming work for Expo 2020 Dubai. Creating works for Beyoncé, Adele, Kanye West, U2 and more, Devlin is known for creating large-scale performative sculptures and environments that fuse music, language and light. Her TED Talk highlights a visual journey of Devlin's work to illustrate her incredible creative process.

Courtesy of TED Talk Courtesy of Es Devlin Courtesy of TED Talk Courtesy of Es Devlin + 9

1024 architecture design Immersive Installations for Techno Exhibition in Paris

09:00 - 3 May, 2019
1024 architecture design Immersive Installations for Techno Exhibition in Paris, © Gil Lefauconnier
© Gil Lefauconnier

1024 architecture has released details of their exhibition at La Philharmonie de Paris. Freed from the classic codes of presentation, the exhibition adopts a raw, deliberately urban design, including a scaffolding structure reminiscent of concert scenery. The firm as also designed a digital installation, Core, whose light sculptures change with the soundtrack.

© Brice Pelleschi photographie © Julie Guiches photographie © Julie Guiches photographie © Julie Guiches photographie + 19

SOM Reveals Inaugural Mulva Cultural Center in Wisconsin

05:00 - 3 May, 2019
SOM Reveals Inaugural Mulva Cultural Center in Wisconsin, Mulva Cultural Center. Image Courtesy of Bezier
Mulva Cultural Center. Image Courtesy of Bezier

SOM recently unveiled their new design for the James and Miriam Mulva Cultural Center, a institution for cultural programming in De Pere, Wisconsin. Clad in a curtain of transparent glass, the center will serve as a destination and cultural nexus for the city and region, with an array of spaces designed to celebrate De Pere’s creative community. As a new home for the creative arts, it will host traveling exhibitions from leading global institutions, diverse cultural programming, and educational opportunities for people of all ages.

Spotlight: Aldo Rossi

04:30 - 3 May, 2019
Spotlight: Aldo Rossi, San Cataldo Cemetery. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
San Cataldo Cemetery. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

Ada Louise Huxtable once described him as “a poet who happens to be an architect.” Italian architect Aldo Rossi (3 May 1931 – 4 September 1997) was known for his drawings, urban theory, and for winning the Pritzker Prize in 1990. Rossi also directed the Venice Biennale in 1985 and 1986—one of only two people to have served as director twice.

Mojiko Hotel. Image © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AMojiko_Hotel.jpg'>Wikimedia user Wiiii</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a> Quartier Schützenstrasse. Image © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ABerlin%2C_Mitte%2C_Zimmerstrasse_68-69%2C_Quartier_Schuetzenstrasse.jpg'>Wikimedia user Jörg Zägel</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a> Bonnefantenmuseum. Image © James Taylor-Foster Gallaratese Quarter / Aldo Rossi & Carlo Aymonino. Image © Gili Merin + 8

Rockwell Group's "Lawn" to Open at the National Building Museum this Summer

13:00 - 2 May, 2019
Rockwell Group's "Lawn" to Open at the National Building Museum this Summer, Lawn. Image Courtesy of National Building Museum
Lawn. Image Courtesy of National Building Museum

The LAB at Rockwell Group has partnered with The National Building Museum to present the 2019 Summer Block Party installation Lawn. Designed to be an immersive installation taking up the entirety of the Museum’s Great Hall, the project will present interactive experiences for all ages. The lawn itself will be programmed and activated throughout the day with summer entertainment and activities, including movie nights, yoga, and meditation. By creating custom software, the LAB has also developed an Augmented Reality game alongside the installation.

Perkins+Will Designs Manhattan Office Building Sculpted by Setback Restrictions

11:00 - 2 May, 2019
Perkins+Will Designs Manhattan Office Building Sculpted by Setback Restrictions, © Perkins+Will
© Perkins+Will

Perkins+Will has unveiled its design for 799 Broadway, a 12-story boutique office building just south of Union Square in Manhattan. The scheme seeks to reinvent the classic NYC loft building with contemporary materials, systems and, and technology. An exercise in designing from the inside out, the midrise scheme features a range of flexible floorplates that extend into a cascade of undulating terraces on almost every floor. The sculptural massing responds to zoning setback regulations, delivering a human-scaled expression with meaningful connections to the outdoors.

BIG and Uribe & Schwarzkopf Unveil Rose-Colored Tower in Ecuador

06:45 - 2 May, 2019
BIG and Uribe & Schwarzkopf Unveil Rose-Colored Tower in Ecuador , © Bjarke Ingels Group
© Bjarke Ingels Group

Bjarke Ingels Group and Uribe & Schwarzkopf have designed a 24-story rose-colored tower in Quito, Ecuador inspired by natural beauty, diversity, and the community of the city. EPIQ is BIG’s second building in the city, with a dynamic, porous structure clad in colored titles to echo the beauty of Quito, and to be the face of a new sustainable urbanism in the growing city.

© Bjarke Ingels Group © Bjarke Ingels Group © Bjarke Ingels Group © Bjarke Ingels Group + 31

Jennifer Bonner of MALL Wins 2019 Architectural League Prize

05:00 - 2 May, 2019
Jennifer Bonner of MALL Wins 2019 Architectural League Prize, Haus Gables, 2019. Image © Tim Hursley
Haus Gables, 2019. Image © Tim Hursley

Jennifer Bonner of MALL has been named one of the 2019 recipients of The Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers. Each year, The Architectural League announces six firms as winners of the award, which spotlights young, innovative North American architects and designers. Bonner is known for work that reinvents materials, hacks typologies, and playfully reimagines everyday architectural elements from gable roofs to brick facades.

Haus Gables, 2017-2018. Image © Adam DeTour Office Stack, 2019. Image Courtesy of Glenn Marquardt Haus Gables, 2019. Image © NAARO Domestic Hats, 2014. Image © Patrick Heagney + 6

Soy de Azteca: A Photographic Essay of Aesthetics in Mexico's Periphery

04:00 - 2 May, 2019
Soy de Azteca: A Photographic Essay of Aesthetics in Mexico's Periphery, Aerial view. Image © Zaickz Moz
Aerial view. Image © Zaickz Moz

"Soy de Azteca" (Or "I'm from Azteca") is a photographic project by Zaickz Moz that seeks to re-think the expressions of community and identity of the periphery of Mexico City—which is becoming more diffuse and overflows beyond its geographical limits. The objective of this project is to re-think the interpretations of community and identity of the residents of Ciudad Azteca (State of Mexico) manifested in private, public and urban spaces, through photographic series that addresses issues such as appropriation and modification of space habitable, urban development and the sense of community in the neighborhood of Ciudad Azteca.

The particular characteristics of a community give the inhabitants a sense of identity and belonging. Does this happen in any inhabited place? When observing that the history of Ciudad Azteca always exists in relation to Mexico City, it is worth asking if identifying traits have emerged among the inhabitants of Ciudad Azteca. As in other areas of the capital's periphery, it is possible to observe in this group of neighborhoods located in the municipality of Ecatepec the capacity of the locals to build and transform a space into a variety of forms of urban habitat.

Israel's Ramon International Airport Opens in the Negev Desert

13:00 - 1 May, 2019
Israel's Ramon International Airport Opens in the Negev Desert, The Ilan and Asaf Ramon International Airport. Image © Hufton+Crow
The Ilan and Asaf Ramon International Airport. Image © Hufton+Crow

The Ilan and Asaf Ramon International Airport has opened in the Negev Desert of Israel. Designed by Amir Mann-Ami Shinar Architects and Moshe Zur Architects, the project was made to service the Red Sea resort city of Eilat and the surrounding region. The airport's design was influenced by the futuristic world of aviation and the project's natural desert surrounding. Commissioned by the Israel Airport Authority, the project is Israel's first civil airport built from scratch.

The Ilan and Asaf Ramon International Airport. Image © Hufton+Crow The Ilan and Asaf Ramon International Airport. Image © Hufton+Crow The Ilan and Asaf Ramon International Airport. Image © Hufton+Crow The Ilan and Asaf Ramon International Airport. Image © Hufton+Crow + 10

LIONLION's Latest Music Video is Inspired by Bauhaus Architecture

11:00 - 1 May, 2019

LIONLION has released the music video for their latest song “Oceans Rise,” inspired by Bauhaus architecture. Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the influential German school, the video offers a reduced, minimalistic design vocabulary set in the Pescher House by Richard Neutra.

Shortlist Announced for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019

09:00 - 1 May, 2019
Palestinian Museum, Palestine / Heneghan Peng Architects. Image Image © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Cemal Emden (photographer)
Palestinian Museum, Palestine / Heneghan Peng Architects. Image Image © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Cemal Emden (photographer)

The 20 shortlisted projects for the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture have been announced. Located in 16 different countries, the shortlisted schemes will compete for a US$1 million prize fund that recognizes all parties involved in the conception, design, and realization of a built project.

'The Proposal', a Documentary that Explores the Legacy of the Mexican Architect Luis Barragán

08:30 - 1 May, 2019
'The Proposal', a Documentary that Explores the Legacy of the Mexican Architect Luis Barragán, © Oscilloscope Laboratories
© Oscilloscope Laboratories

The artist and writer Jill Magid presents a documentary dedicated to the life of the "artist among the architects": Luis Barragán, who is one of the most famous architects of the 20th century. Upon his death in 1988, much of his work was locked in a Swiss bunker, hidden from view of the world. In an attempt to resurrect Barragán's life and art, the redefinition of "The Proposal" limits creates an audacious proposal that becomes a fascinating work of art in itself, a cable negotiation act that explores how far it will go an artist to democratize access to art.

Carmody Groarke's Hill House Box Celebrates Public Debut in Scotland

04:30 - 1 May, 2019
Carmody Groarke's Hill House Box Celebrates Public Debut in Scotland, The Box for Hill House. Image Courtesy of Carmody Groarke
The Box for Hill House. Image Courtesy of Carmody Groarke

London-based firm Carmody Groarke and the National Trust for Scotland have celebrated the public launch and debut of The Box in Helensburgh. Designed for the Hill House by Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the project was made to conserve one of Scotland’s most important buildings. First announced in late 2017, the endeavor aims to preserve the building and its iconic facade from extensive moisture damage.

The Box for Hill House. Image Courtesy of National Trust for Scotland The Box for Hill House. Image Courtesy of National Trust for Scotland The Box for Hill House. Image Courtesy of National Trust for Scotland The Box for Hill House. Image Courtesy of National Trust for Scotland + 15

World Architecture Festival 2019 entry deadline is this Friday!

16:30 - 30 April, 2019
World Architecture Festival 2019 entry deadline is this Friday!

Entries for the World Architecture Festival close on Friday 3rd May. The 12th edition of the World Architecture Festival will take place in Amsterdam from the 4th to 6th December, where more than 550 architectural and design practices from over 68 countries are expected to compete for category and overall prizes. 

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