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Architecture is a Corporate Product - and We're All Buying

04:00 - 4 April, 2019
Architecture is a Corporate Product - and We're All Buying, Google Dublin. Image © Peter Wurmli
Google Dublin. Image © Peter Wurmli

Architecture, unlike other aspects of culture (such as fashion or music), can only really be experienced and understood in person. For highly branded companies, designing a new building can be a prime opportunity to signal taste and values - but also creates an interesting architectural conundrum. While the buildings will be inhabited (nearly 24/7) by company employees, they’re also very much populated by the imaginations of people across the globe. What is it like to be in these places?

© Nigel Young. ImageThe Bloomberg Headquarters in London © Foster + Partners, ARUP, Kier + Wright, Apple . ImageRendering of the Apple Campus in Palo Alto Google's new King's Cross campus, designed by BIG and Heatherwick Studios. Image Courtesy of Google Google Tel Aviv. Image © Itay Sikolski + 10

The Green Screen "Impostor Cities" of Canada to be Evaluated in Nation's 2020 Venice Biennale Pavilion

08:00 - 17 March, 2019
The Green Screen "Impostor Cities" of Canada to be Evaluated in Nation's 2020 Venice Biennale Pavilion, Courtesy of The Canadian Pavilion 2020 Curatorial Team
Courtesy of The Canadian Pavilion 2020 Curatorial Team

With its flashbulb neighbor to the south taking much of the spotlight, few know the extent of Canada's involvement in the film industry. The recently announced Canadian Pavilion for the 2020 Venice Biennale, curated by Montreal based practice T B A and McGill academic David Theodore, aims to change that.

12 Projects Shortlisted for RIBA East Midlands Awards

12:00 - 16 March, 2019
12 Projects Shortlisted for RIBA East Midlands Awards, Teaching and Learning Building, UoN. Image© Martina Ferrera
Teaching and Learning Building, UoN. Image© Martina Ferrera

Now in the midst of its annual awards program, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the 12 projects shortlisted for recognition in its East Midlands district. RIBA has also recently announced its shortlists for new projects in its London, East, North East, and South West districts.

CTBUH Names Norway's Mjøstårnet the Tallest Timber Building in the World

04:05 - 15 March, 2019
CTBUH Names Norway's Mjøstårnet the Tallest Timber Building in the World, Courtesy of CTBUH
Courtesy of CTBUH

The Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has announced that Norway's Mjøstårnet tower is, at 85.4 meters, officially the world's tallest timber building. Beyond the unique distinction, the tower is also Norway's tallest mixed-use structure and third tallest building.

24 Projects Shortlisted in 2019 RIBA East Awards

04:00 - 14 March, 2019
24 Projects Shortlisted in 2019 RIBA East Awards, Kintyre, nr St Albans, by Tate Harmer. Image© Kilian O'Sullivan
Kintyre, nr St Albans, by Tate Harmer. Image© Kilian O'Sullivan

As part of the RIBA annual Regional Awards programme, 23 architectural works and one masterplan have been shortlisted for the RIBA East awards. These projects cover a range of types, from homes to schools to follies, and represent some of the finest work produced in Britain in the last year.

Wesley House Theological College, Cambridge, by Cowper Griffith Architects. Image© Peter Cook St Albans Museum and Art Gallery, by John McAslan + Partners. Image© Nick Guttridge Black Barn, nr Woodbridge, by Studio Bark. Image© Lenny Codd Marmalade Lane Cohousing, Cambridge, by Mole Architects. Image© David Butler + 26

Morpholio Unveils AR Sketchwalk, an Augmented Reality Tool to Immerse Users in Design

08:00 - 12 March, 2019
Morpholio Unveils AR Sketchwalk, an Augmented Reality Tool to Immerse Users in Design, Courtesy of Morpholio
Courtesy of Morpholio

Morpholio has unveiled AR Sketchwalk, a new augmented reality tool geared towards helping architects bridge the gap between model and reality. Released today, AR Sketchwalk allows designers to use augmented reality to dive into their sketches to give both their clients and themselves a truer sense of the space.

Sir Terry Farrell Speaks to Monocle on Design About His Six Decade Career in Architecture

05:15 - 11 March, 2019
Sir Terry Farrell Speaks to Monocle on Design About His Six Decade Career in Architecture , Sir Terry Farrell's SIS Building at Vauxhall Cross
Sir Terry Farrell's SIS Building at Vauxhall Cross

Sir Terry Farrell to speak about his long and varied career in architecture. Farrell, who is known for his exuberantly postmodern works in Britain, tells of how he became interested in architecture, the role architects will play in our rapidly urbanizing world, and speaking openly about our cities. 

A New TED Talk by Ronald Rael Puts Architecture's Power to Divide in the Spotlight

08:00 - 10 March, 2019
A New TED Talk by Ronald Rael Puts Architecture's Power to Divide in the Spotlight, Prada Marfa, Texas, USA by Elmgreen and Dragset. Image © Matthew Portch
Prada Marfa, Texas, USA by Elmgreen and Dragset. Image © Matthew Portch

"Isn't it fascinating how this simple act of drawing a line on a map can transform the way we see and experience the world?" asks Ronald Rael in his December 2018 TED Talk. "And those lines on a map can create scars in the landscape and scars in our memories."

WeWork is Transforming the Way Architects Use Data in Design

06:00 - 10 March, 2019
Courtesy of WeWork via Metropolis Magazine
Courtesy of WeWork via Metropolis Magazine

Data-driven design has been a holy phrase in architecture for some time now. The ability to refine and apply information on any range of topics, from movement to sun paths to air quality, hold enormous potential to positively impact design not just for one party but for all. Decisions can be made faster, buildings can be built better, inhabitants can be made more comfortable.

Arata Isozaki Named 2019 Pritzker Prize Laureate

10:00 - 5 March, 2019
Arata Isozaki Named 2019 Pritzker Prize Laureate, Courtesy of Image: Pritzker. Collage: ArchDaily by Danae Santibáñez
Courtesy of Image: Pritzker. Collage: ArchDaily by Danae Santibáñez

Arata Isozaki has been named the 2019 laureate of the Pritzker Prize for Architecture. Isozaki, who has been practicing architecture since the 1960s, has long been considered an architectural visionary for his transnational and fearlessly futurist approach to design. With well over 100 built works to his name, Isozaki is also incredibly prolific and influential among his contemporaries. Isozaki is the 49th architect and eighth Japanese architect to receive the honor.

Said the jury of Isozaki in the award citation: “...in his search for meaningful architecture, he created buildings of great quality that to this day defy categorizations, reflect his constant evolution, and are always fresh in their approach.”

© Hisao Suzuki © Hisao Suzuki © Yasuhiro Ishimoto © Hisao Suzuki + 11

Pritzker Prize 2019 To Be Announced Tuesday March 5th

07:45 - 4 March, 2019
Pritzker Prize 2019 To Be Announced Tuesday March 5th

The 2019 Pritzker Architecture Prize will be announced on Tuesday, 05 March at 10am EST. Past laureates include some of architecture's most significant names, among them Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, Philip Johnson, SANAA, Oscar Niemeyer, Norman Foster, Peter Zumthor, Toyo Ito, Alejandro Aravena and, most recently, Balkrishna Doshi (full list).

Kevin Roche, Celebrated Designer of Post-War America, Passes away at 96

07:00 - 3 March, 2019
Kevin Roche, Celebrated Designer of Post-War America, Passes away at 96 , Kevin Roche with Scale Model © KRJDA
Kevin Roche with Scale Model © KRJDA

Kevin Roche, the Irish-American architect and Pritzker laureate known whose modernist sensibility transformed America’s post-war cultural and corporate institutions, has died of natural causes in his home in Guilford, Connecticut. News of Roche’s passing was first posted to the website of his office, Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates late on 02 March. He was 96 years old.

© © Nathan Benn © KRJDA Rendering sof the Ford Foundation Headquarters. Image via YIMBY Ezra Stoller for ESTO + 7

Tallinn Architecture Biennial Announces Winner of Installation Program “Huts and Habitats”

04:00 - 1 March, 2019
Tallinn Architecture Biennial Announces Winner of Installation Program “Huts and Habitats”, Courtesy of Tallinn Architecture Biennial
Courtesy of Tallinn Architecture Biennial

The curatorial team of the fifth edition of the Tallinn Architecture Biennial (TAB), for which ArchDaily is a proud partner, has announced the winner of their installation program “Huts and Habitats”. The winning proposal, Steampunk, designed by SoomeenHahm Design, Igor Pantic and Fologram (UK), was chosen from a shortlist of more than 137 international submissions.

David Adjaye to Design Ghana's First Ever Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Art Biennale

05:00 - 28 February, 2019
David Adjaye to Design Ghana's First Ever Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Art Biennale , Plan sketch of the Ghana Pavilion by Sir David Adjaye OBE. Courtesy of Adjaye Associates, via e-flux. Image © Courtesy of Adjaye Associates
Plan sketch of the Ghana Pavilion by Sir David Adjaye OBE. Courtesy of Adjaye Associates, via e-flux. Image © Courtesy of Adjaye Associates

While the next edition of the Venice Biennale for Architecture is still more than a year away, the Art Biennale sister event is right around the corner. Ghana, for whom this will be their first ever foray into the major art event, has announced their pavilion lineup and designer - none other than Sir David Adjaye.

Architecture on Stage: Sauter von Moos

03:30 - 28 February, 2019
Architecture on Stage: Sauter von Moos, © Rolf Frei
© Rolf Frei

Hear from Swiss architecture practice Sauter von Moos as they lecture on their practice's works.

Lacaton & Vassal's FRAC Dunkerque is an Architectural Echo Both in Form and in Concept

07:45 - 26 February, 2019
Lacaton & Vassal's FRAC Dunkerque is an Architectural Echo Both in Form and in Concept, FRAC Dunkerque / Lacaton & Vassal. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
FRAC Dunkerque / Lacaton & Vassal. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

As industry has shifted over the past century, in format, location, and type, the manufacturing and industrial spaces scattered across the western world have been repurposed. You have no doubt seen these structures, though perhaps without realizing. The large windows, high ceilings, and open floor plans optimized for factory work now mark the territory of the “creative class”. Such spaces have been disproportionately appropriated by creative industries such as arts and architecture; think of Herzog + de Meuron’s renovation of the Tate Modern (from a former power station) or the recent collaborative transformation of a locomotive yard into a library in the Netherlands.

Architecture on Stage: Lütjens Padmanabhan

03:30 - 25 February, 2019
Architecture on Stage: Lütjens Padmanabhan, Vertical City / GAR Hall. Image © Kendall McCaugherty
Vertical City / GAR Hall. Image © Kendall McCaugherty

Join us as the founders of the Swiss architecture practice present their recent work.

Nike's New York Temple to Victory Pushes Trust in the Consumer

12:00 - 24 February, 2019
Nike's New York Temple to Victory Pushes Trust in the Consumer, Courtesy Nicholas Calcott, via Metropolis Magazine
Courtesy Nicholas Calcott, via Metropolis Magazine

Nike's New York flagship store, primely located on Fifth Avenue, is perhaps the closest thing to a temple in the digital age. At a massive 68,000 square feet, it commands attention and symbolically dwarfs even its skyscraper surroundings. The exterior facade features a grid of undulating glass that casts glimmering shadows both inside and out. Inside, a tractor-beam type installation hangs from the ceiling, giving the space-age flavor. There's no set ritual or tradition like in the temples of old, but sneakerheads might certainly feel they've found their heaven on earth.

Courtesy Nicholas Calcott, via Metropolis Magazine Courtesy Nicholas Calcott, via Metropolis Magazine Courtesy Nicholas Calcott, via Metropolis Magazine Courtesy Nicholas Calcott, via Metropolis Magazine + 6