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Niall Patrick Walsh

Hailing from Ireland, Niall is the News Editor at ArchDaily having joined in 2017 as an editorial intern. He is currently based in Belfast. niallpatrickwalsh@archdaily.com

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Hey5 Design Floating Addition to Finland's National Museum

07:20 - 24 June, 2019
Hey5 Design Floating Addition to Finland's National Museum, Courtesy of hey5
Courtesy of hey5

Hey5 has unveiled its design for the National Museum of Finland, an entry for a recent international design competition. The scheme is titled “Suppa,” inspired by the typical Finnish landform where a hollow is created by the melting of buried blocks of glacial ice. The ambition behind the proposal was to create a bold object containing a flexible organizational system to host the museum's demanding international exhibitions.

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Foster + Partners Unveils Uber Skyport for Santa Clara

11:00 - 21 June, 2019
Foster + Partners Unveils Uber Skyport for Santa Clara, © Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners

Uber Elevate and Related Companies have unveiled their Foster + Partners-designed vision for a future Skyport in Santa Clara. The 240-acre site illustrates the benefits aerial ridesharing could provide for the Bay Area and other cities in the future.

EID Design Fluid Sculptural Tower for Kunming, China

07:35 - 21 June, 2019
EID Design Fluid Sculptural Tower for Kunming, China, © EID Architecture
© EID Architecture

EID Architecture has revealed their design for OCT’s Second Headquarters in Kunming, China. One of three winning schemes selected from a shortlist of six international firms, the EID proposal aims to create a headquarters that responds to the cultural and natural characteristics of the city, while reflecting the ethos of OCT’s commitment to innovation in technology, art, and cultural tourism.

© EID Architecture © EID Architecture © EID Architecture © EID Architecture + 18

SOM and Architectus Complete Sydney Exoskeleton Tower

11:00 - 20 June, 2019
SOM and Architectus Complete Sydney Exoskeleton Tower, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), Architectus, and Dexus Property Group have celebrated the completion and opening of 100 Mount Street, a 35-story mixed-use tower in North Sydney’s Central Business District. Inspired by the city’s rich architectural landscape, and shaped by SOM’s legacy of innovation in architecture and engineering, the scheme features a cross-braced exoskeleton structure surrounding a glass-enclosed interior.

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman + 9

XTU Reveal Singapore Monument Inspired by Tropical Forests

09:00 - 20 June, 2019
XTU Reveal Singapore Monument Inspired by Tropical Forests, © XTU
© XTU

XTU architects have published their competition entry for the Founder’s Memorial in Singapore’s Bay East Garden. Inspired by the mangroves and banyans of Singapore which stand tall along the coastal regions of tropical areas, the memorial dives its routes into the ground, before shooting skywards.

© XTU © XTU © XTU © XTU + 17

Bjarke Ingels Reflects on his Waste-Energy Ski Slope Plant in Copenhagen

09:00 - 19 June, 2019
Bjarke Ingels Reflects on his Waste-Energy Ski Slope Plant in Copenhagen , © Aldo Amoretti
© Aldo Amoretti

Bjarke Ingels has featured in a new documentary about BIG’s Amager Bakke waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen. Known for its iconic ski slope, the hybrid plant produces district heating for 60,000 households annually from waste generated in Copenhagen, and electricity for 30,000 houses.

Second Home to Open Vibrant Los Angeles Campus

09:00 - 18 June, 2019
Second Home to Open Vibrant Los Angeles Campus, © Second Home
© Second Home

Second Home, a London-based creative business, is set to open its first location the U.S. Designed by Madrid-based Selgascano, the project will see the transformation of the historic site of the Anne Banning Community house in East Hollywood through a 90,000-square-foot urban campus.

© Second Home © Second Home © Second Home © Second Home + 8

Saffar Studio Seeks to Redefine the Iranian Mosque Typology

07:20 - 18 June, 2019
Saffar Studio Seeks to Redefine the Iranian Mosque Typology, © Saffar Studio
© Saffar Studio

Saffar Studio has released details of their proposed Golshahr Mosque and Plaza in Alborz, Iran. Inspired by a dialogue between context and function, the scheme is driven by a desire to increase sociability and the interactions between people in a sustainable platform.

© Saffar Studio © Saffar Studio © Saffar Studio © Saffar Studio + 14

Hout Exploits Passive Techniques for Bangladesh Office Building

11:00 - 17 June, 2019
Hout Exploits Passive Techniques for Bangladesh Office Building, Courtesy of Hout Architecture
Courtesy of Hout Architecture

Hout Architecture has released details of their BERC Headquarters in Dhaka, which received an honorable mention in an international competition for the design of the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission head office. Located in the center of the Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area, orientated along an east-west direction, the program connects to the National Parliament House, designed by Louis Kahn.

Courtesy of Hout Architecture Courtesy of Hout Architecture Courtesy of Hout Architecture Courtesy of Hout Architecture + 12

White Arkitekter Create Lattice Observation Tower in Sweden

07:10 - 14 June, 2019
White Arkitekter Create Lattice Observation Tower in Sweden, © White Arkitekter
© White Arkitekter

Scandinavian firm White Arkitekter has won an architectural competition for a landmark 12-meter-tall observation tower, hosted by the municipality of Varberg, Sweden. The winning proposal will form part of the development of the region’s new ecological recreation area at the Getterön nature reserve.

KPF Breaks Ground on First Philadelphia Residential Tower

09:00 - 13 June, 2019
KPF Breaks Ground on First Philadelphia Residential Tower, © KPF
© KPF

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) has celebrated the groundbreaking of their first residential tower in Philadelphia, titled Arthaus. The 47-story condominium tower is situated at Broad and Spruce streets along the famed Avenue of the Arts, and directly across the street from the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The scheme aims to create a rich, holistic experience from top to bottom, inside and out, an in the interiors for all residences and amenities.

© KPF © KPF © KPF © KPF + 13

HENN Reveals Floating Banking Campus in Austria

07:35 - 13 June, 2019
HENN Reveals Floating Banking Campus in Austria, © HENN
© HENN

HENN has released details of their proposed CAMPUS ’25 in Linz, Austria. Designed for the Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich banking institution, the scheme is defined by principles of openness, flexibility, and multi-functionality, with a range of services open to the wider public. The central cornerstone of a new campus, the new building will contain co-working zones, shops, restaurants, and exhibition spaces.

© HENN © HENN © HENN © HENN + 18

AMO Helps to Curate Virgil Abloh Exhibition for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

11:00 - 12 June, 2019
AMO Helps to Curate Virgil Abloh Exhibition for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, © Nathan Keay, Courtesy of MCA Chicago
© Nathan Keay, Courtesy of MCA Chicago

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is presenting an exhibition devoted to the work of the ultra-modern, genre-bending artist and designer Virgil Abloh. Titled “Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech” the immersive space has been curated by the Museum's Chief Curator Michael Darling, and Samir Bantal, a director at OMA’s research wing, focusing on the creative process and collaborative work of Abloh who is redefining fashion, art, and design.

© Nathan Keay, Courtesy of MCA Chicago © Nathan Keay, Courtesy of MCA Chicago © Nathan Keay, Courtesy of MCA Chicago © Nathan Keay, Courtesy of MCA Chicago + 21

6 Steps for Designing Healthy Cities

06:05 - 12 June, 2019
6 Steps for Designing Healthy Cities,  “Atelier Stad Breda”, 2015. In the image a series of design strategies touching upon energy, ecology and economy come together.
“Atelier Stad Breda”, 2015. In the image a series of design strategies touching upon energy, ecology and economy come together.

By some estimates, cities consume over two-thirds of the world’s energy, and account for more than 70% of global CO2 emissions: a figure sure to increase as the global migration from rural to urban areas continues. In the pursuit of exploring new models for how healthy cities could more effectively sustain these demands, Dutch design and research studio FABRICations has investigated how cities of the Netherlands can reduce carbon emissions through new design-led approaches.