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María Francisca González

Chilean architect with post-graduate degree in architectural photography. Projects editor at ArchDaily and independent photographer.

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ArchDaily's Top 11 Projects in 11 Years

15:00 - 11 March, 2019
ArchDaily's Top 11 Projects in 11 Years, © Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

ArchDaily turns 11! To commemorate the occasion, we want to share with you the 11 projects most visited by our readers during this incredible journey. From the indisputable and timeless classics from of designers like Le Corbusier and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, to the pioneering works of architects such as Zaha Hadid and OMA, passing through the delicate work of Gabinete de Arquitectura, these 11 examples teach us valuable lessons about architecture, most importantly: how to design for specific requirements without losing the creativity and beauty of architectural design.

On behalf of ArchDaily, we want to thank you for sharing with us the best architecture in the world, helping us to inspire professionals from all over the world to build better cities.

The City in the Air by Arata Isozaki

04:00 - 8 March, 2019
The City in the Air by Arata Isozaki, © The Pritzker Architecture Prize
© The Pritzker Architecture Prize

Arata Isozaki, the Japanese architect and winner of the Pitzker Prize 2019, is not only renowned for his fruitful portfolio of works built all over the world (more than a hundred) but also for his continuous input to the theory of urbanism, including texts and proposals. 

It is precisely in the field of urbanism, that he developed one of his most interesting non-built projects: the futurist master plan, known as City in the Air, in the Shinjuku neighborhood in Tokyo, Japan.

Avasara Academy / Case Design Studio

00:00 - 21 February, 2019
Avasara Academy / Case Design Studio, © Ariel Huber
© Ariel Huber

© Ariel Huber © Ariel Huber © Ariel Huber © Ariel Huber + 44

Around Follie / Z_Lab

00:00 - 11 February, 2019
Around Follie / Z_Lab, © Byung-geun Lee
© Byung-geun Lee

© Byung-geun Lee © Byung-geun Lee © Byung-geun Lee © Byung-geun Lee + 36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seoseongil-ro, Jeju-do, South Korea
  • Category

  • Area

    15098.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Shishi-Iwa House / Shigeru Ban Architects

00:00 - 4 February, 2019
Shishi-Iwa House / Shigeru Ban Architects, © Hiroyuki Hirai
© Hiroyuki Hirai

© Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai © Hiroyuki Hirai + 14

UCCA Regeneration / OMA

10:15 - 21 January, 2019
UCCA Regeneration / OMA, © Bian Jie
© Bian Jie

© Bian Jie © Bian Jie © Bian Jie © Bian Jie + 9

  • Architects

    OMA
  • Location

    4 Jiu Xian Qiao Lu, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China
  • Category

  • Partner-in-Charge

    Chris van Duijn
  • Associates-in-charge

    Inge Goudsmit
  • Team

    Aishwarya Keshav, Chen Lu, Cecilia Lei, Christina Wilkinson, Connor Sullivan, Hayger Chan, Junsik Oh, Dongmei Yao
  • Project Year

    2019
  • Photographs

House Plans Under 50 Square Meters: 26 More Helpful Examples of Small-Scale Living

10:00 - 20 January, 2019
House Plans Under 50 Square Meters: 26 More Helpful Examples of Small-Scale Living

Designing the interior of an apartment when you have very little space to work with is certainly a challenge. We all know that a home should be as comfortable as possible for its inhabitants, but when we have only a few square meters to work with and the essential functions of the home to distribute, finding an efficient layout is not easy. Following our popular selection of houses under 100 square meters, we've gone one better: a selection of 26 floor plans between 20 and 50 square meters to inspire you in your own spatially-challenged designs.

Vinata Bamboo Pavilion / VTN Architects

08:35 - 17 January, 2019
Vinata Bamboo Pavilion / VTN Architects, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    289 Khuất Duy Tiến, Trung Hoà, Thanh Xuân, Hà Nội, Vietnam
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Vo Trong Nghia + Takashi Niwa
  • Design Team

    Koji Yamamoto
  • Area

    225.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

LocHal Library / CIVIC architects + Braaksma & Roos architectenbureau + Inside Outside + Mecanoo

09:30 - 16 January, 2019
LocHal Library / CIVIC architects + Braaksma & Roos architectenbureau + Inside Outside +  Mecanoo, © Stijn Bollaert
© Stijn Bollaert

© Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert + 41

  • Architects

    CIVIC architects, Braaksma & Roos architectenbureau, Inside Outside, Mecanoo
  • Location

    Burgemeester Brokxlaan 1000, 5041 AA Tilburg, The Netherlands
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    CIVIC architects
  • Restoration architect

    Braaksma & Roos architectenbureau
  • Interior concept

    Inside Outside
  • Interior design

    Mecanoo
  • Textiles

    Inside Outside / Petra Blaisse
  • Area

    7000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2019
  • Photographs

Outdoor Care Retreat / Snøhetta

06:00 - 8 January, 2019
© Ivar Kvaal
© Ivar Kvaal

© Ivar Kvaal © Ivar Kvaal © Ivar Kvaal © Ivar Kvaal + 21

The 50 Most Inspiring Architecture Photographs of 2018

09:00 - 30 December, 2018
Courtesy of JAJA Architects
Courtesy of JAJA Architects

© Mario Wibowo © Quang Dam Courtesy of Klein © Iwan Baan + 53

Because, for all the inspirational works across the world, we would be lost without the photographers dedicated to sharing this inspiration with us. Here we present to you the 50 most influential architectural photographs of the year.

Moveable Walls : Transparency and Accessibility in 6 Works of Architecture

12:00 - 23 December, 2018
Moveable Walls  : Transparency and Accessibility in 6 Works of Architecture , © Rory Gardiner
© Rory Gardiner

© Guy Wenborne © Rory Gardiner © Nigel Young © Andrés García Lachner + 28

When the time comes to separate or close off spaces, it's important to keep in mind solutions that will adapt and cater to your project. In this step, it's important to define, not only the materials needed to complete the project, but how the final product will interact with the people who will use it.  Some of the most highly recommended solutions are foldable, collapsable, stackable, or hanging mechanisms that allow interiors and exteriors to be integrated without completely losing their individual functions. 

If you're looking for help or inspiration for this process, take a look at 6 projects that effectively utilize these versatile building systems. 

Haraldsplass Hospital / C.F. Møller Architects

10:00 - 18 December, 2018
Haraldsplass Hospital  / C.F. Møller Architects, © Joergen True
© Joergen True

10 Bathrooms To Match Your Favorite Bathbomb

12:00 - 16 December, 2018
© Peter Clarke
© Peter Clarke

With the right configuration of materials and shapes, small enclosure, such as bathrooms, have unending design potential. Progressively, architects and designers are striving to make washrooms more welcoming and attractive places for its users. Often times we will hear clients ask for their bathroom to be somewhat of a personal spa. This week we have compiled 10 compelling images of bathrooms from all over the world. Bathrooms whose materials, patterns, colors, shapes, and textures begin to tell a story. Below, photographs by Peter Clarke, José Hevia, and Erieta Attali.

© Justin Alexander © Erieta Attali © Photographix © Ralph Feiner + 12

Stone Facades: 7 Slate Covered Homes

05:00 - 10 December, 2018
Stone Facades: 7 Slate Covered Homes, © Mariela Apollonio
© Mariela Apollonio

© Mikkel Frost © Marco D´Ambrogio © Patrick Ronge Vinther © Herve Abbadie + 33

Slate is a mineral product, completely inert and ecological, with a simple and efficient production process. It is one of the most versatile natural products, adapting to any project as a coating material, from roof to floor and façade.

It is resistant to extreme temperatures, with a lifespan of 100 years and a high impermeability, slate guarantees a reliable performance in any climatic condition. Its diversity in shapes, sizes, and textures allow for a multiplicity of combinations inviting architects to awaken their creative side.

We've compiled a list of 7 exemplary homes that have used slate as a wrapping material.

Villa on the Lake / Mecanoo

01:00 - 10 December, 2018
Villa on the Lake / Mecanoo, © mariashot.photo
© mariashot.photo

© Blue Sky © mariashot.photo © mariashot.photo © mariashot.photo + 19

Hussein Bin Talal Park / Strelka Architects + Strelka KB + Snøhetta

02:00 - 8 December, 2018
Hussein Bin Talal Park / Strelka Architects + Strelka KB + Snøhetta, © Strelka KB
© Strelka KB

© Strelka KB © Strelka KB © Strelka KB © Strelka KB + 35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Grozni, Chechenia, Russia
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Strelka KB: Khamid Taytsenov, Musa Bersunkaev, Ivan Selednikov, Artur Makarov, Alisa Ermolaeva. Snøhetta: Robert Greenwood, Anne Camilla A. Auestad, Henry Stephens. Landscape Design: Anna Andreeva/Alphabet City
  • Area

    630000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

B Campus  / AIM Architecture

00:00 - 5 December, 2018
B Campus  / AIM Architecture, © Johan Sellén
© Johan Sellén

© Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen © Dirk Weiblen + 38