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Fernanda Castro

Chilean architect from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Head of Content at ArchDaily.com and it's local sites.

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Son La Ceremony Dome / VTN Architects

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

  • Architects: VTN Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1000.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

Chicland Hotel / VTN Architects

Courtesy of VTN Architects
Courtesy of VTN Architects

Courtesy of VTN Architects Courtesy of VTN Architects Courtesy of VTN Architects Courtesy of VTN Architects + 50

Phước Mỹ, Vietnam
  • Architects: VTN Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 10495.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

Changsha Meixihu International Culture and Art Centre / Zaha Hadid Architects

© Virgile Simon Bertrand © Virgile Simon Bertrand © Virgile Simon Bertrand © Virgile Simon Bertrand + 53

Changsha Shi, China

Roc Von Restaurant / VTN Architects

© Le Anh Duc - AIF STUDIO © Hoang Le Photography © Le Anh Duc - AIF STUDIO © Hoang Le Photography + 18

Phú Cát, Vietnam
  • Architects: VTN Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1100.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015

LAND Experience Center / Aedas

Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas + 23

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 2110.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2014

Architecture in Black: A Selection of The Best Dark Interiors

The use of light and shadow in architecture can have several nuances. The traditional Japanese culture stands out for working with spaces of dim light, kind of dull. On the other hand, modern architecture and minimalism work along with illuminating spaces through the use of white spaces and reflection of light as a recurring resource.

Even so, black, dark spaces and minimalism also converse in the same language that provides new possibilities for lighting design and use of new materials. We now present you a selection of the best contemporary interior spaces that use black as the protagonist element, generating introspective but dramatic environments at the same time.

Studio House / fabi architekten bda

© Herbert Stolz
© Herbert Stolz

© Herbert Stolz © Herbert Stolz © Herbert Stolz © Herbert Stolz + 17

Wenzenbach, Germany
  • Architects: fabi architekten bda
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 100.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2012

Bann Huay San Yaw- Post Disaster School / Vin Varavarn Architects

© Spaceshift Studio
© Spaceshift Studio

© Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio + 40

Outer Space 2019 Winners Announced

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.

Niederhafen River Promenade / Zaha Hadid Architects

© Piet Niemann © Piet Niemann © Piet Niemann © Piet Niemann + 21

Hamburg, Germany

8 Urban Elevators That Bring Connectivity and Continuity to Cities

When working in an urban area with a complex topography, one of the biggest challenges is urban integration. Worldwide, many socially deprived neighborhoods are situated in complicated geographical locations surrounded by steep slopes. Such areas complicate mobility for pedestrians, cyclists, and the elderly, with a lack of accessibility often excluding them from taking part in city life effectively.

In this context, urban elevators can be a novel solution which combine elements of both functional connectivity and sculpture. With some rising up to 30 meters in height, they become urban and touristic landmarks, creating new viewpoints and walkways. Additionally, in many cases, they can help to uphold the historic legacy of the city.

Below we have collected some interesting examples of urban elevators that have been key in the spatial planning of the urban environment.

Writer’s Shed / WSD Architecture

© Wai Ming Ng © Wai Ming Ng © Wai Ming Ng © Wai Ming Ng + 21

Greater London, United Kingdom

ArchDaily Interviews: Tom Kundig at AIA'19

During the recent AIA Conference in Las Vegas, ArchDaily had the opportunity to interview Tom Kundig, Principal at Olson Kundig who has been designing and building for the firm for the last 30 years.

Having been raised in a mountain context, Tom relates strongly with the landscape and its natural elements, acknowledging the weathering of materials as something valuable and poetic. In this conversation, Tom explains the importance of context in each project, particularly the contrast and dispersion of buildings as a meaningful response to the landscape. He also addresses the importance of technology and communication as part of a new design process that we must all start to integrate, as well as open source initiatives.

Keep reading to see the video and complete interview.

Adaptation of The Roman Ruins of Can Tacó / Toni Girones

© Aitor Estevez © Aitor Estevez © Aitor Estevez © Aitor Estevez + 28

Montornès del Vallès, Spain
  • Architects: Toni Gironès
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 2500.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2012