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Fernanda Castro

Chilean architect from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Projects Managing Editor for ArchDaily.

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Alvaro Siza's New Church of Saint-Jacques de la Lande Through the Lens of Ana Amado

08:00 - 15 February, 2018
© Ana Amado
© Ana Amado

Architecture photographer Ana Amado  has shared with us a set of photographs featuring Álvaro Siza's recently inaugurated Church of Saint-Jacques de la Lande, in Rennes—the first church built in Brittany, France this century.

As in many other Siza buildings, this church is built in white concrete and pays special attention to the natural light, which bathes the altar, tabernacle, pulpit and baptismal font from above. Externally, different volumes—blocks, cylinders and incisions—add to the overall mass of the building, distinguishing it from the neighboring housing blocks, while the use of few openings helps to establish a solid, permanent presence in the natural environment. Check Ana Amado's set of photographs below: 

© Ana Amado © Ana Amado © Ana Amado © Ana Amado + 53

Nirvana Home / AGi Architects

03:00 - 13 February, 2018
Nirvana Home / AGi Architects, © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG + 37

Palace of Justice / Mecanoo + AYESA

03:00 - 26 January, 2018
Palace of Justice / Mecanoo + AYESA, © Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

© Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda + 38

Aquatis Aquarium | Vivarium in Lausanne / Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés

00:00 - 26 January, 2018
Aquatis Aquarium | Vivarium in Lausanne / Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 37

pa1925 / Zanderroth Architekten

02:00 - 19 January, 2018
pa1925 / Zanderroth Architekten, © Simon Menges
© Simon Menges

© Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Simon Menges + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pasteurstraße 19-25, Berlin, Germany
  • Team

    Christian Roth, Sascha Zander, Michael Spieler, Anne Kaiser, Tilman Heiring, Jan Conradi, Nils Schülke, Elisabeth Schwarz and Ronny Bittner
  • Area

    14.667 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Golestan Apartment / Razan Architects

02:00 - 18 January, 2018
© Parham Taghioff
© Parham Taghioff

Golestan Apartment / Razan Architects © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
  • Lead Architect

    Navid Emami
  • Project Manager

    Saeid Souri
  • Design team

    Nasim Nouri, Behrouz Samadi, Golafrouz Alanour, Hamed Ahmadi, Minoo Pour Rahmat, Arash Rezayizadegan, Shaghayegh Daneshmand, Yazdan Ebrahimi
  • Area

    8000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Manhwaricano / Rieuldorang Atelier

00:00 - 18 January, 2018
Manhwaricano / Rieuldorang Atelier, © Yoon Joonhwan
© Yoon Joonhwan

© Yoon Joonhwan © Yoon Joonhwan © Yoon Joonhwan © Yoon Joonhwan + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Manhwa-ri, South Korea
  • Lead Architects

    Kim Seongyoul
  • Other participants

    Lee Hansae
  • Area

    144.25 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Residence Rabbit / BOONDESIGN + T.R.O.P : terrains + open space

20:00 - 7 January, 2018
Residence Rabbit / BOONDESIGN + T.R.O.P : terrains + open space, © W Workspace
© W Workspace

© W Workspace © W Workspace © W Workspace © W Workspace + 46

The Best Architecture Drawings of 2017

08:00 - 2 January, 2018
© Apostrophy's
© Apostrophy's

For the past two years, we have found ourselves wanting to highlight what is the foundation of architectural practice: the architectural drawing. We realized that even after almost a decade of publishing the best projects from around the world, we should take on the task of singling out the exceptional cases of representation, taking into account all varieties and species of drawings. Following up on the criteria used in the previous edition, all the architectural drawings we have selected this year have a sensitive expression— whether it be artistic, technical or conceptual—and they all aim to express and explain the respective project using simplicity, detail, textures, 3D and color as main tools.

Below you will see the selection of drawings arranged under eight categories: Architectural Drawings, Axonometrics, Context, Diagrams, Sketches, Animated Gifs, Details and Other Techniques. 

© Shift Architecture Urbanism © Pezo Von Ellrichshausen © ASSISTANT © Atelier TAO+C + 126

Design Society Shenzhen / MVRDV

11:00 - 12 December, 2017
© Zhang Chao
© Zhang Chao

© Zhang Chao © Zhang Chao © Zhang Chao © Zhang Chao + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shekou, Nanshan, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Design MVRDV

    Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries
  • Design Team

    Winy Maas, Wenchian Shi, Marta Pozo, with Bart Milon, Gustavo van Staveren, Cai Zheli, Matiss Groskaufmanis, Guang Ruey Tan, Sen Yang, Jan Szymankiewicz, Jose Sanmartin, Wenzhao Jia
  • Project Coordinator

    Jammy Zhu
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Dong Yugan's Brick Art Museum Through the Lens of He Lian

16:00 - 2 December, 2017
Dong Yugan's Brick Art Museum Through the Lens of He Lian, © Qingdao Zhiyi-jianzhu New Media Studio
© Qingdao Zhiyi-jianzhu New Media Studio

Founded by collectors Yan Shijie and Cao Mei, the Red Brick Art Museum opened in May 2014 in the Chaoyang District to showcase Chinese and world art, since then, it has become a haven for photographers. In this photo series, He Lian focuses his lens on the museum and captures the sculptural beauty of the punctured brick walls.

Architect Dong Yugen has created a structure that is a piece of art in itself; the perforations, skylights and narrow windows manipulate light into the spaces, casting dramatic shadows and offering short glimpses outside. The grey tones implemented in the entrance to greet visitors softens the transition between the inside and outside, whilst guiding you through the building into the main hall featuring a sunken circle that can also be used as an auditorium.

© Qingdao Zhiyi-jianzhu New Media Studio © Qingdao Zhiyi-jianzhu New Media Studio © Qingdao Zhiyi-jianzhu New Media Studio © Qingdao Zhiyi-jianzhu New Media Studio + 25

Foro Boca / Rojkind Arquitectos

09:00 - 1 December, 2017
© Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Boca del Río, Ver., Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Michel Rojkind
  • Architectural project

    Agustín Pereyra (Project Manager) Arturo Ortíz, Adrián Aguilar, Sandra Carvajal, Fernanda Casar, Salvador Cortéz, Diego Díaz Lezama, Paulina Elizalde, Rubén García, Daniel Gaytán, Paulina Goycoolea, Jorge González R., Alfredo Hernández , Laura Hernández, Pablo Herrera, Julieta Inclán, Carsten Lemme Andrea León, Félix Mendoza, Gerardo Salinas, Julio Serralde, Alfonso Paz, Cynthia Ponce, Víctor Velázquez, Ditter Vergara, Beatriz Zavala.
  • Area

    5410.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Kitchens that Double As Dining Rooms: Architectural Design Inspiration

06:00 - 22 November, 2017
Kitchens that Double As Dining Rooms: Architectural Design Inspiration, © Akihide Mishima
© Akihide Mishima

Proven to be tied to the areas of the brain responsible for emotion and memory, smells are more tied to a perception of place than any other human sense. And there are few sensations more powerful than the smell of delicious food wafting in from your own kitchen. In that regard, kitchens are the true heart of the home, the space most closely related to joyfulness, childhood, and family.

Here, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite kitchens that also double as dining rooms – spaces where you can bake your cake and eat it too. Each different in material and arrangement, these kitchens all share one thing in common: We can’t seem to shake them from our memory. Check out the list below!

© Hannes Henz © Tess Kelly © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Paul McCredie + 18

Huangshan Mountain Village / MAD Architects

17:00 - 13 November, 2017
Huangshan Mountain Village / MAD Architects, © Shu He
© Shu He

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Huangshan National Park, Huangshan Qu, Huangshan Shi, Anhui Sheng, China, 245800, China
  • Principals in Charge

    Ma Yansong, Qun Dang, Yosuke Hayano
  • Associate in Charge

    LIU Huiying
  • Area

    613200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Son La Ceremony Dome / VTN Architects

22:00 - 7 November, 2017
Son La Ceremony Dome / VTN Architects, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Son La, Vietnam
  • Architect in Charge

    Vo Trong Nghia
  • Design Team

    Nguyen Duc Trung
  • Area

    1000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Tipperne Bird Sanctuary / Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter

00:00 - 7 November, 2017
Tipperne Bird Sanctuary / Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter, © Rasmus Norlander
© Rasmus Norlander

© Rasmus Norlander © Rasmus Norlander © Rasmus Norlander © Rasmus Norlander + 45

RIJNSTRAAT 8 / Ellen van Loon / OMA

10:00 - 2 November, 2017
RIJNSTRAAT 8 / Ellen van Loon / OMA, Photograph by Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti, © OMA
Photograph by Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti, © OMA

Photograph by Nick Guttridge, © OMA Photograph by Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti, © OMA Photograph by Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti, © OMA Photograph by Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti, © OMA + 47

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rijnstraat 8, 2515 XP Den Haag, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Ellen van Loon
  • Team

    Bart Nicolaas, Anita Ernodi, Alex de Jong, Kees van Casteren, Airat Khusnutdinov, Alain Fouraux, Alexander Giarlis, Betti Ng, Jan Barta, Buster Christensen, Dominic Black, Edward Nicholson, Eric Lee, Lauren Potter, Hans Larsson, Hongchuan Zhao, Lei Mao, Gemawang Swaribathoro, Magdalena Stanescu, Mario Rodriguez, Matthew Davis, Nikki Mulder, Pawel Panfiluk, Saskia Simon, Sunkyu Koh, Yangwen Huo, Danny Rigter, Ido de Boer, Jasper van Amstel, Maya Turre, Paloma Bule, Stefan Wolf, Theodora Papanastasiou, Tjeerd van de Sandt, Vitor Oliveira, Will Hartzog
  • Area

    90913.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Bund Finance Centre / Foster + Partners + Heatherwick Studio

01:00 - 13 October, 2017
Bund Finance Centre / Foster + Partners + Heatherwick Studio, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu + 28