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Aarhus Harbor Bath / BIG

09:00 - 13 August, 2018
© Rasmus Hjortshøj
© Rasmus Hjortshøj

© Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Aarhus, Denmark
  • Partners in Charge

    Bjarke Ingels, Finn Nørkjær, Andreas Klok Pedersen
  • Project Leader

    Jesper Bo Jensen, Søren Martinussen
  • Area

    2600.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Eling Residences / Safdie Architects

20:00 - 8 August, 2018
Eling Residences / Safdie Architects, © ARCH-EXIST
© ARCH-EXIST

© ARCH-EXIST © ARCH-EXIST © ARCH-EXIST © ARCH-EXIST + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yuzhong District, Chongqing, China
  • Design Principal

    Moshe Safdie
  • Principals In Charge

    Greg Reaves, Christopher Mulvey
  • Project Manager

    Jeffrey Huggins
  • Area

    460000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Shenzhen Energy Mansion / BIG

00:00 - 8 August, 2018
© Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

© Chao Zhang © Chao Zhang © Chao Zhang © Laurian Ghinitoiu + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Partners in Charge

    Bjarke Ingels, Andreas Klok Pedersen
  • Project Manager

    Martin Voelkle
  • Project Leaders

    Song He, Andre Schmidt
  • Area

    96000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Micro-Architecture: 40 Big Ideas for Small Cabins

06:00 - 2 July, 2018
Micro-Architecture: 40 Big Ideas for Small Cabins, Courtesy of Klein
Courtesy of Klein

© Markus Bollen © Leonardo Finotti © Gori Salvà © Nicolai Rapp + 81

In spite of their apparent simplicity, small cabins have always been a welcome design challenge in which scale, materiality and habitability must be resolved in order to take maximum advantage of minimal spaces. Perhaps the most famous exercise in cabin design, the Le Corbusier-designed 16m2 cabanon was a container of ideas in which the Swiss architect explored the "modulor"-- an understanding of the fundamentality of human scale. In the ensuing half-century, many prominent architects have ventured into cabin design both experimentally and at a primitive level, especially as a small refuge in harmony within a natural context.

We have selected 40 small cabin designs from around the world that explore different types of solutions according to context and programmatic needs. 

Forty-One Oaks / Field Architecture

13:00 - 17 June, 2018
Forty-One Oaks / Field Architecture, © Steve Goldband
© Steve Goldband

© Steve Goldband © John Merkl © John Merkl © Steve Goldband + 14

Genesis Gangnam Store / OMA

11:05 - 28 May, 2018
Genesis Gangnam Store / OMA, Photograph by June Young Lim, Courtesy of Hyundai
Photograph by June Young Lim, Courtesy of Hyundai

Photograph by June Young Lim, Courtesy of Hyundai Photograph by June Young Lim, Courtesy of Hyundai Photograph by June Young Lim, Courtesy of Hyundai Photograph by June Young Lim, Courtesy of Hyundai + 33

Meet the Three Winners of the 2018 ArchDaily Refurbishment in Architecture Award

11:51 - 22 May, 2018
Meet the Three Winners of the 2018 ArchDaily Refurbishment in Architecture Award

The polls are closed and the votes are in! With nearly 15,000 votes cast over the last three weeks, we are ready to unveil the winners of ArchDaily's inaugural Refurbishment in Architecture Awards. This crowdsourced architecture award, developed in partnership with MINI Clubman, showcases the best refurbishment projects published on ArchDaily throughout 2017, with our readers filtering a 450-strong shortlist down to 15 finalists, and ultimately, three winners.

Reflecting ArchDaily's global reach, the 15 finalists hailed from five continents, with the three winners located in South Africa, Mexico, and the United States. The award therefore demonstrates the global importance of architectural refurbishment as a means of enhancing sustainable urban environments at different scales. 

Without further ado, meet the winners of the ArchDaily's 2018 Refurbishment in Architecture Awards.

Meet the 15 Finalists in ArchDaily's 2018 Refurbishment in Architecture Awards

14:30 - 20 May, 2018
Meet the 15 Finalists in ArchDaily's 2018 Refurbishment in Architecture Awards

After 2 weeks of voting in our first ever Refurbishment in Architecture Awards, our readers have narrowed down over 450 projects to 15 finalists, representing the best architectural refurbishment projects ever published on ArchDaily. With finalists from five continents, this award developed in partnership with MINI Clubman clearly demonstrates the global importance of refurbishment architecture as a method of achieving sustainable development and flexible, living cities.

Now that the finalists have been selected, the second stage of the Award is now underway to narrow down these 15 projects to just three winners. Read on and use the links below to cast your vote for the overall winner, or visit the award website here.

Last Day for Nominations in ArchDaily's 2018 Refurbishment in Architecture Awards

09:45 - 14 May, 2018
Last Day for Nominations in ArchDaily's 2018 Refurbishment in Architecture Awards

This year, in partnership with MINI Clubman, we are launching a special award that highlights the best refurbishments of buildings and spaces from around the world.

Alongside MINI, we have decided to promote this category in the belief that one of the most sustainable ways to develop architecture now is through the recovery of existing structures. From urban renovations to new uses for former factories, or even simply giving new life to an old house, refurbishment projects demonstrate the flexibility of our existing cities and the many scales at which old buildings can be repurposed.

As in 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 450 projects to select 3 winners representing the best of architecture refurbishment published on ArchDaily.

This is your chance to reward the architecture you love—make your nomination for the Refurbishment in Architecture Award.

Heavenly Bodies / Diller Scofidio + Renfro

09:00 - 9 May, 2018
Heavenly Bodies / Diller Scofidio + Renfro, © Floto + Warner
© Floto + Warner

© Floto + Warner © Floto + Warner © Floto + Warner © Brett Beyer + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, United States
  • Team

    Elizabeth Diller (Partner in Charge), Kumar Atre (Project Lead), Ricardo Scofidio, Matthew Johnson, Anthony Saby, Alex Knezo, Swarnabh Ghosh, Jack Solomon
  • Area

    60000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

BLOX / OMA / Ellen Van Loon

10:13 - 7 May, 2018
BLOX / OMA / Ellen Van Loon, Photograph by Richard John Seymour, Courtesy of OMA
Photograph by Richard John Seymour, Courtesy of OMA

Photograph by Hans Werlemann, Courtesy of OMA Photograph by Hans Werlemann, Courtesy of OMA Photograph by Richard John Seymour, Courtesy of OMA Photograph by Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti, Courtesy of OMA + 83

Generali Tower / Zaha Hadid Architects

11:00 - 25 April, 2018
Generali Tower / Zaha Hadid Architects, © Hufton + Crow
© Hufton + Crow

© Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow + 27

Fondazione Prada Torre / OMA

09:00 - 19 April, 2018
© Bas Princen. Courtesy Fondazione Prada
© Bas Princen. Courtesy Fondazione Prada

© Bas Princen. Courtesy Fondazione Prada © Bas Princen. Courtesy Fondazione Prada © Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti. Courtesy Fondazione Prada © Bas Princen. Courtesy Fondazione Prada + 38

Qatar National Library / OMA

09:05 - 17 April, 2018
Qatar National Library / OMA, © Iwan Baan – OMA
© Iwan Baan – OMA

© Iwan Baan – OMA Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti © OMA Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti © OMA © Iwan Baan – OMA + 38

New Forms of Industry: Shed #19 by Andrea Oliva Architetto

02:30 - 27 March, 2018
New Forms of Industry: Shed #19 by Andrea Oliva Architetto, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu + 23

Research is the key to Andrea Oliva’s project for Shed #19—not only because this old factory was turned into a technopole for industrial investigation, but also because the architect’s proposal used research as a way of identifying the building’s possible transformations. In this case, the rich industrial history of the plant and the area is deemed essential for its refurbishment; its recovery depends on understanding its significance.

B.V. Doshi's Drawings Reveal the Identity of His Work

08:00 - 11 March, 2018
Concept Drawing for Vidhyadhar Nagar Masterplan . Image Courtesy of Pritzker Architecture Prize
Concept Drawing for Vidhyadhar Nagar Masterplan . Image Courtesy of Pritzker Architecture Prize

Balkrishna Doshi, also known as B.V. Doshi or simply Doshi, has been named this year’s Pritzker Prize Laureate. His extensive portfolio of educational, cultural, public administration, and residential projects is matched only by his contribution to architectural culture—from founding The School of Architecture at Ahmedabad (now known as the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology) to co-authoring the Habitat Bill of Rights, among others. Yet, his vividly illustrated conceptual drawings reveal as much, if not more, of the architect’s relationship with building, history, tradition, culture, and modernism.

Concept Drawing of Sangath Studio. Image Courtesy of Pritzker Architecture Prize Sketch of Aranya Social Housing. Image Courtesy of Pritzker Architecture Prize Elevation of Aranya Social Housing. Image Courtesy of Pritzker Architecture Prize Sketch of CEPT. Image Courtesy of Pritzker Architecture Prize + 11

2018 Pritzker Prize Winner Balkrishna Doshi's Work in 21 Images

08:00 - 9 March, 2018
2018 Pritzker Prize Winner Balkrishna Doshi's Work in 21 Images, Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology . Image © VSF. Courtesy of the Pritzker Architecture Prize
Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology . Image © VSF. Courtesy of the Pritzker Architecture Prize

After designing over a hundred buildings and establishing several schools of architecture, Balkrishna Doshi achieved architecture’s highest accolade: the Pritzker Prize Award. Doshi is the first Indian architect to receive this award. He is known as an architectural advocate for social change and the environment.

Doshi believes his award is not only for himself but for all of India. The 90-year-old architect stood out as a pioneer of social housing design and architectural identity in India. Reflect on his legacy through these 21 images of his work:

Celaya Community Center / SPRB arquitectos

15:00 - 20 February, 2018
Celaya Community Center / SPRB arquitectos, © Lorena Darquea
© Lorena Darquea

© Lorena Darquea © Lorena Darquea © Lorena Darquea © Lorena Darquea + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Architects in Charge

    Laura Sánchez Penichet, Carlos Rodríguez Bernal
  • Area

    795.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs