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Tallest Office Tower in Midtown Manhattan Tops Out

09:00 - 23 September, 2019
Tallest Office Tower in Midtown Manhattan Tops Out, © KPF
© KPF

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) have designed One Vanderbilt the soon to be tallest contemporary office facility in Midtown Manhattan, at 427 meters in height. The tower’s spire was recently raised and upon its completion, the building will offer a new type of experience in the Grand Central District.

© Raimund Koch © Raimund Koch © Liane Curtis © Raimund Koch + 16

BIG and Wildflower Unveil Images for Production Studio in Queens

05:30 - 23 September, 2019
BIG and Wildflower Unveil Images for Production Studio in Queens, Courtesy of BIG
Courtesy of BIG

Robert De Niro’s Wildflower Development Group, with the architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), have revealed first images of their proposal for a 650,000 square foot film, television, and creative studio, in in the Astoria neighborhood of northwest Queens, New York.

Kengo Kuma Unveils Bamboo Ring at 2019 London Design Festival

05:00 - 23 September, 2019
Kengo Kuma Unveils Bamboo Ring at 2019 London Design Festival, Courtesy of OPPO, London Design Festival
Courtesy of OPPO, London Design Festival

Global smart phone brand OPPO teamed up with Japanese architect Kengo Kuma to create a large outdoor installation at 2019 London Design Festival. Called ‘Bamboo (竹) Ring: Weaving into Lightness’, the project is installed in the John Madejski Garden at the V&A Museum for the duration of the festival. Inspired by the Garden and curated by Clare Farrow, the doughnut-shaped structure has been created by weaving rings of bamboo and carbon fiber together.

Courtesy of OPPO, London Design Festival Courtesy of OPPO, London Design Festival Courtesy of OPPO, London Design Festival Courtesy of OPPO, London Design Festival + 6

MVRDV+ Local Community Propose Plans for Lost Canals in The Hague

06:30 - 20 September, 2019
MVRDV+ Local Community Propose Plans for Lost Canals in The Hague, After. Image © MVRDV 2018
After. Image © MVRDV 2018

MVRDV has designed with local neighborhood organizations, a proposal to regenerate the canals of the city of The Hague, in the Netherlands. Filled-in during the 20th century, the canals will be reopened in order to revive the historic center and improve the city on the sustainable, economical and infrastructural levels.

After. Image © MVRDV 2018 After. Image © MVRDV 2018 After. Image © MVRDV 2018 After. Image © MVRDV 2018 + 18

Deborah Berke and Barry Bergdoll Appointed to Pritzker Architecture Prize Jury

05:00 - 20 September, 2019
Deborah Berke and Barry Bergdoll Appointed to Pritzker Architecture Prize Jury, © Chris Cooper
© Chris Cooper

The Pritzker Architecture Prize has appointed Deborah Berke and Barry Bergdoll as the newest members of the prize jury. Replacing Richard Rogers and Ratan N. Tata, the new appointments of Berke and Bergdoll mark the upcoming 2020 edition of the Pritzker Prize and the 42nd anniversary of the accolade. The Pritzker Prize is internationally known as architecture's highest honor.

SOM Designs Stereoform Slab Pavilion for 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial

13:00 - 19 September, 2019
SOM Designs Stereoform Slab Pavilion for 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial, Courtesy of Dave Burk | SOM
Courtesy of Dave Burk | SOM

Architecture practice Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) have designed a concrete pavilion for the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial. Today, the practice is unveiling the work of its interdisciplinary practice with Stereoform Slab, a to-scale prototype of a future building system made using advanced robotic fabrication techniques. The project is simultaneously an activation and an exhibition that illustrates a design method that reduces the carbon footprint of concrete construction.

Courtesy of Dave Burk | SOM Courtesy of Dave Burk | SOM Courtesy of Dave Burk | SOM Courtesy of Dave Burk | SOM + 8

A Closer Look at the Aga Khan Award for Architecture Winners

06:30 - 19 September, 2019
A Closer Look at the Aga Khan Award for Architecture Winners, Rehabilitation of Muharraq, Bahrain. Image © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Cemal Emden
Rehabilitation of Muharraq, Bahrain. Image © Aga Khan Trust for Culture / Cemal Emden

On the 13th of September 2019, the six winning projects of the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA) were honored at a ceremony held at the Kazan’s Musa Jalil State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre. After the ceremony, ArchDaily managed to get exclusive comments from all the awarded teams and from the director of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture Farrokh Derakhshani. Read on to discover what they had to say about this cycle of prizes.

The Great Tiny House Debate: What it Means to Downsize the Dream

05:00 - 19 September, 2019
The Great Tiny House Debate: What it Means to Downsize the Dream, © Juan Baraja
© Juan Baraja

The dream of a home in the suburbs with a white picket fence is changing. Between housing crises and homelessness, mounting debt and downsizing, home ownership has become increasingly less attainable. The tiny house movement is a direct response to these forces, with cities and designers asking whether micro dwellings can address pressing issues or if they are glorifying unhealthy living conditions.

Courtesy of thebearwalk Courtesy of Klein Courtesy of thebearwalk © Federico Villa + 10

Kilograph Turns Unbuilt Michael Graves Design into VR Watercolor Experience

13:00 - 18 September, 2019
Kilograph Turns Unbuilt Michael Graves Design into VR Watercolor Experience, Courtesy of Michael McCann
Courtesy of Michael McCann

Design company Kilograph has announced the release of “Imagined Landscapes,” a new virtual reality experience exploring the unbuilt work of architect Michael Graves. Based on Graves’ personal paintings, “Imagined Landscapes” offers the first chance to add VR watercolors to an architectural project, turning a conceptual resort into an interactive experience for visitors.

Courtesy of Kilograph Courtesy of Kilograph Courtesy of Kilograph Courtesy of Kilograph + 14

Wired Mesh Installation Shapes an Open Air Museum in Italy

06:30 - 18 September, 2019
Wired Mesh Installation Shapes an Open Air Museum in Italy, © Roberto Conte
© Roberto Conte

Simbiosi, an architectural installation investigating the relationship between humans and nature was just unveiled in the Arte Sella sculpture park in Italy’s Trentino Valley. Conceived by Edoardo Tresoldi, the site-specific artwork mixes the transparency of a wired mesh structure with the materiality of local stones.

© Roberto Conte © Roberto Conte © Roberto Conte © Roberto Conte + 20

SBP Creates Two Winning Bridge Designs for China's Tianfu Airport City

13:00 - 17 September, 2019
SBP Creates Two Winning Bridge Designs for China's Tianfu Airport City, Courtesy of ICON Shanghai
Courtesy of ICON Shanghai

The Shanghai team of Schlaich Bergermann Partner has created two winning bridge designs as part of the Jiangxi River Bridge competition. The bridges are made for Tianfu Airport City, a high-tech industrial development zone in the south of Chengdu, China. Featuring elegant and futuristic forms, the bridges are made to be beacons for the city as they rise above the Jiangxi River.

Courtesy of ICON Shanghai Courtesy of ICON Shanghai Courtesy of ICON Shanghai Courtesy of ICON Shanghai + 6

Snøhetta Develop Master Plan for Ford Motor Company in Michigan

11:00 - 17 September, 2019
Snøhetta Develop Master Plan for Ford Motor Company in Michigan, © Snøhetta and Plomp
© Snøhetta and Plomp

The Master Plan imagined by Snøhetta aims to transform Ford's Research & Engineering center in southeast Michigan. After a process that lasted 2 years, the architecture firm established a project that highlights the Dearborn campus as “Ford’s global epicenter”, ensuring an innovative and vibrant workplace for people.

Outer Space 2019 Winners Announced

09:00 - 17 September, 2019
Outer Space 2019 Winners Announced, 1stPrize: The Monument to the Labors
1stPrize: The Monument to the Labors

2ndPrize: Memories of Dandelion 2ndPrize: Memories of Dandelion 1stPrize: The Monument to the Labors Outer Space 2019 Winners Announced + 27

Blank Space has announced the winners of the first ‘Outer Space’ competition. With submissions from over 40 countries, the entries explore future possibilities and technical breakthroughs through detailed stories and artwork.

The winners were chosen by a jury of 15 leading architects, designers, and technologists, including Chris Hadfield, Eduardo Tresoldi, David Benjamin, Chris Precht, and Sabrina Thompson. 

Keep reading to learn more about the three winning projects and 12 honorable mentions.

Christensen & Co Design New Learning Spaces in Copenhagen

06:30 - 17 September, 2019
Christensen & Co Design New Learning Spaces in Copenhagen, © EDiT - architectural visualization studio, Christensen & Co
© EDiT - architectural visualization studio, Christensen & Co

Christensen & Co Architects have designed with the participation of Kjaer & Richter Architects, the Nordøst Amager School, a school in Copenhagen that offers new types of spaces for an innovative learning experience. The facility also doubles as a center for after school activities for adults and children.

Perkins+Will Change the Office Paradigm

11:00 - 16 September, 2019
Perkins+Will Change the Office Paradigm, Courtesy of Perkins+Will
Courtesy of Perkins+Will

Perkins+Will propose an innovative and resilient office building in Southeast Washington, D.C, created to survive calamities and withstand natural disasters. The project reinvestigates the relationships between humans and nature.

Courtesy of Perkins+Will Courtesy of Perkins+Will Courtesy of Perkins+Will Courtesy of Perkins+Will + 9

Wooden Wave Pavilion by Paul Cocksedge Opens at 2019 London Design Festival

05:00 - 16 September, 2019
Wooden Wave Pavilion by Paul Cocksedge Opens at 2019 London Design Festival, Courtesy of Mark Cocksedge
Courtesy of Mark Cocksedge

The 2019 London Design Festival opened this month and features a large-scale instillation called Please Be Seated by Paul Cocksedge. Returning for its 17th year, the festival celebrates design across London and aims to promote the city as a major design capital. Please Be Seated joins a series of art, design and performance-based projects by internationally-renowned designers across the city.

Courtesy of Mark Cocksedge Courtesy of Mark Cocksedge Courtesy of Mark Cocksedge Courtesy of Mark Cocksedge + 12

Winners Announced for a School Made from Recycled Plastic in Mexico

06:00 - 14 September, 2019
Winners Announced for a School Made from Recycled Plastic in Mexico, 1st PLACE. Image © Daniel Garcia, William Smith
1st PLACE. Image © Daniel Garcia, William Smith

Archstorming, an architectural platform that organizes international competitions, has released the results for the Tulum Plastic School contest. In fact, participants were challenged to design a school made of recycled plastic, tackling the current issue of pollution in Mexico.

Expansion and Renovation Works for Bruce Museum in Connecticut

07:30 - 13 September, 2019
Expansion and Renovation Works for Bruce Museum in Connecticut, © EskewDumezRipple
© EskewDumezRipple

The first phase of construction on the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut has begun. The New Orleans based architecture, interiors and urban planning firm EskewDumezRipple (EDR) was selected to design the new addition and renovation for the community-based Museum.

© EskewDumezRipple © EskewDumezRipple © EskewDumezRipple © EskewDumezRipple + 6

TCLF Launches $100,000 International Landscape Architecture Prize

05:00 - 13 September, 2019
TCLF Launches $100,000 International Landscape Architecture Prize, Courtesy of The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Courtesy of The Cultural Landscape Foundation

Washington, D.C.-based non-profit The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) has announced that it will establish an international landscape architecture prize to be conferred biennially. This is the first and only international landscape architecture prize that includes a US$100,000 monetary award. Landscape architects, artists, architects, planners, urban designers, and others who have designed a significant body of landscape architecture projects are eligible for the award.

Harvard GSD Announces 2020 Richard Rogers Fellowship

13:00 - 12 September, 2019
Harvard GSD Announces 2020 Richard Rogers Fellowship, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Harvard University Graduate School of Design has announced the 2020 Richard Rogers Fellowship cycle. Open to accomplished practitioners and scholars working in fields related to the built environment, the research-focused residency program is based in London at the Wimbledon House, designed by Lord Richard Rogers in the late 1960s. Fellows have researched a diverse series of topics, including examinations of public and affordable housing; how food and cooking transform cities; and citizen-driven urban regeneration initiatives, among others.

Winning Proposal for the New Archaeological Museum of Sparta

11:00 - 12 September, 2019
Winning Proposal for the New Archaeological Museum of Sparta, Courtesy of MOR-architects and EP Architects
Courtesy of MOR-architects and EP Architects

MOR-architects and EP Architects were awarded the first position in the competition for the new Archaeological Museum of Sparta. With an architectural concept based on creating an elevated space of exhibition on top of the archaeological site, the winning project generates a constant visual connection between the old and the new.

Courtesy of MOR-architects and EP Architects Courtesy of MOR-architects and EP Architects Courtesy of MOR-architects and EP Architects Courtesy of MOR-architects and EP Architects + 17

KCAP + Felixx Win the Competition for the Redevelopment of Shenzhen’s Damaged East Coast

07:30 - 12 September, 2019
KCAP + Felixx Win the Competition for the Redevelopment of Shenzhen’s Damaged East Coast, © KCAP + Felixx
© KCAP + Felixx

KCAP + Felixx have won the international competition for the revitalization of the coastline of Dapeng, severely damaged by the Mangkhut typhoon in September 2018. The winning proposal developed a logic of “Triple dike strategy”, a barrage system to ensure future resilience.

© KCAP + Felixx © KCAP + Felixx © KCAP + Felixx © KCAP + Felixx + 19

BuildTech Futures: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

05:00 - 12 September, 2019
BuildTech Futures: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning , Courtesy of Stanislas Chaillou
Courtesy of Stanislas Chaillou

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and generative design have begun to shape architecture as we know it. As systems and tools to reimagine the built environment, they present diverse opportunities to rethink traditional workflows. Designers also fear they may inversely affect practice, limiting the services of the architect. Looking to building technologies, new companies are creating software and projects to explore the future of design.

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