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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 Dublin, where we works as a graduate architect for BDP, one of the largest firms in the UK and Ireland. niallpatrickwalsh@archdaily.com

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30 Workspaces for the World’s Biggest Tech Companies

04:00 - 17 September, 2019
30 Workspaces for the World’s Biggest Tech Companies, Facebook Offices / O+A Studio. Image © O+A Studio
Facebook Offices / O+A Studio. Image © O+A Studio

For technology companies, image is everything. Whether it be the latest iPhone, the newest Slack interface, or the latest Uber app update, these multimillion-dollar giants strive daily to keep the user engaged, and to keep their image young, current, and cutting edge. Invariably, this need to be noticed transcends the digital screen, and manifests in the architecture of the offices where this innovation takes place.

Across the world, from Dublin to Tel Aviv to Tokyo, the workspaces of the world's largest tech companies are redefining how offices are designed, aided by leading architects such as Foster + Partners, Snøhetta, and Gehry Partners. While our recent article on solutions for flexible home offices reflects on strategic functionality and individual expression, the 30 workspaces below dedicate themselves to collaboration and inspiration through a play on scales, color, shapes, and unexpected fixtures.

Google Campus Dublin / Camenzind Evolution + Henry J. Lyons Architects. Image © Peter Wurmli Airbnb CX Hub / Bora Architects. Image © Jeremy Bitterman Slack Asia Pacific Headquarters / Breathe Architecture. Image © Peter Clarke Samsung Seocho / KPF. Image © Jae Seong Lee + 31

20 TED Talks to Help Architects Work Better

07:45 - 12 September, 2019
20 TED Talks to Help Architects Work Better, Bjarke Ingels at TED. Image © TED
Bjarke Ingels at TED. Image © TED

Since its founding in 1984 by architect Richard Saul Wurman, TED has been a powerful force in the fields of technology, entertainment, design, and beyond. Architects are among the millions of people around the world who frequently tune into TED's “ideas worth spreading” including talks by architects such as Bjarke Ingels and Jeanne Gang. With over 2500 talks to choose from, we have followed on from our previous lists to provide you with 20 talks to help you work better as an architect.

Jonathan Mizzi on the Future of Tiny Architecture

04:21 - 10 September, 2019
Jonathan Mizzi on the Future of Tiny Architecture, Colicci Cafe at Westfield Stratford. Image © Mizzi Studio
Colicci Cafe at Westfield Stratford. Image © Mizzi Studio

London/Malta-based Mizzi Studio, led by founder Jonathan Mizzi, are at the forefront of the growing trend of micro-architecture. As exemplified by their recent commission for the design of nine kiosks across London’s Royal Parks, the firm has a passion for the fusion of craft and technology, and in particular, the large, invisible forces of economy, sustainability, and psychology that converge on such small spaces and structures.

The Royal Parks Kiosks - Ritz Corner. Image © Luke Hayes The Royal Parks Kiosks - Ritz Corner. Image © Luke Hayes The Serpentine Coffee House. Image © Luke Hayes The Serpentine Coffee House. Image © Luke Hayes + 14

4 Unique Coworking Typologies, from Churches to Shipping Containers

07:00 - 2 September, 2019
4 Unique Coworking Typologies, from Churches to Shipping Containers, "Outpost" is Roam's Bali coworking and coliving space. Image via Roam
"Outpost" is Roam's Bali coworking and coliving space. Image via Roam

An established trend in the creative world and beyond, coworking is predicated on the idea that sharing space can offer both financial and productivity benefits. As demonstrated by Bjarke Ingels’ heavy involvement in WeWork, and the vibrant, dynamic workspaces created by Second Home, architecture and design play a heavy role in the effective design of coworking spaces.

Ennead Design the Zhangjiang Science City in Shanghai

05:30 - 27 August, 2019
Ennead Design the Zhangjiang Science City in Shanghai , © Inplace Visual for Ennead Architects
© Inplace Visual for Ennead Architects

Ennead Architects has unveiled details of the Zhangjiang Science City, representing a conscious shift in the planning and design of large-scale urban blocks in Shanghai towards a human-scaled design that integrates a wide range of programs. Responding to a masterplan mandate, the scheme creates an open campus designed to foster a holistic built environment with a focus on providing a balance of living, work, and play spaces.

© Inplace Visual for Ennead Architects © Inplace Visual for Ennead Architects © Inplace Visual for Ennead Architects © Inplace Visual for Ennead Architects + 44

We Need More Wheelchair Users to Become Architects

04:00 - 16 August, 2019
We Need More Wheelchair Users to Become Architects, © Giordano Aita / Shutterstock
© Giordano Aita / Shutterstock

When famed architect Michael Graves contracted a mysterious virus in 2003, a new chapter in his life began. Paralyzed from the chest down, the pioneer of Postmodernism would be permanently required to use a wheelchair. Graves could have been forgiven for believing that having fought for his life, having been treated in eight hospitals and four rehab clinics, and needing permanent use of a wheelchair, that his most influential days as an architect were behind him. This was not the case. To the contrary, he would use this new circumstance to design trend-setting hospitals, rehab centers, and other typologies right up to his death in 2015, all with a new-found awareness of the everyday realities of those in wheelchairs, and what architects were, and were not doing, to aid their quality of life.

ArchDaily Topics - August: Accessibility

07:45 - 8 August, 2019
ArchDaily Topics - August: Accessibility

In architectural spheres, “accessibility” is often directed at the end-user, and the imperative act of designing spaces, buildings, and entire cities along the principles of “universal design.” An increasingly central aspect of architecture, spurred by legislation such as the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the ethos of accessible architecture was well captured by architect Ronald Mace, quoted in a 1997 New York Times editorial asking “if we’re not designing for human beings, who are we designing for? Let’s design all things, all the time, for everyone. It’s where we’re headed.”

Sasaki Reveals Urban Renewal Project in Wuhu, China

06:30 - 2 August, 2019
Sasaki Reveals Urban Renewal Project in Wuhu, China, © Sasaki
© Sasaki

Sasaki has released details of their Wuhu Urban Renewal project in China, spanning 67 hectares on the banks of the Yangtze River. The scheme centers on distinctive colonial buildings scattered throughout the city’s urban fabric, such as the Customs House, British Consulate, and St. Joseph’s Cathedral.

gmp Designs Cubic Towers for Shenzhen

07:00 - 1 August, 2019
gmp Designs Cubic Towers for Shenzhen, © gmp Architects
© gmp Architects

Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner (gmp) has unveiled its design for the China Telling Communications Building, recognized as the winning entry for an international competition. The two high-rise buildings are linked by a shared podium landscape, forming the concept of two floating cubes to symbolize different business sections of China Telling Corp.

Teamakers Guest House Competition Results Announced

07:30 - 30 July, 2019
Teamakers Guest House Competition Results Announced, First Prize Winner. Image © Johann Evin
First Prize Winner. Image © Johann Evin

Bee Breeders has announced the winners of the Teamakers Guest House competition, calling for design proposals for an eco-friendly, cost-effective accommodation to house visitors to the Ozolini teamakers retreat, situated in a forest 100 kilometers southeast of the Latvian capital of Riga.

bKL Designs Expressive UBTECH Headquarters in Shenzhen

06:30 - 30 July, 2019
bKL Designs Expressive UBTECH Headquarters in Shenzhen, © bKL Architecture LLC
© bKL Architecture LLC

bKL Architecture has released its design for the UBTECH Headquarters in Shenzhen, China. Seeking to harmonize technology and nature, the 212-meter-high scheme features an expressive structure and mass, and vast, expansive sky gardens. The expressive gardens allow for all floors of the mixed-use office building to host an interactive experience with nature.

© bKL Architecture LLC © bKL Architecture LLC © bKL Architecture LLC © bKL Architecture LLC + 11

Utrecht Creates 300 Bee-Friendly Bus Stops

09:00 - 26 July, 2019
Utrecht Creates 300 Bee-Friendly Bus Stops, © Barbra Verbij / Clear Channel
© Barbra Verbij / Clear Channel

The City of Utrecht Council, in collaboration with advertising agency Clear Channel, has transformed 316 bus stops across the city into “bee stops.” The adaption involved installing green roofs onto the bus stops, creating bee-friendly spaces for the endangered species.

© Barbra Verbij / Clear Channel © Barbra Verbij / Clear Channel © Barbra Verbij / Clear Channel © Barbra Verbij / Clear Channel + 6

RIBA Reveals Shortlist for Neave Brown Award for Housing

07:30 - 26 July, 2019
RIBA Reveals Shortlist for Neave Brown Award for Housing, Eddington Lot 1, Cambridge / WilkinsonEyre with Mole Architects. Image © Jack Hobhouse
Eddington Lot 1, Cambridge / WilkinsonEyre with Mole Architects. Image © Jack Hobhouse

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has revealed the shortlist for the first Neave Brown Award for Housing, named in honor of architect Neave Brown who passed away in January 2018. The four housing developments span London, Cambridge, and Norwich, and were all winners of a 2019 RIBA Regional Award.

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation Unveil Experimental Madrid School

09:00 - 25 July, 2019
Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation Unveil Experimental Madrid School, © Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation
© Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation

Andres Jacque / Office for Political Innovation has released their design for the Reggio School in Encinar de los Reyes, Madrid. Promoted by the Reggio Center for Pedagogical Research and Innovation, the project is based on the idea that architectural environments can evoke in children the desire for exploration and inquiry.

Renzo Piano's Paris Courthouse Through the Lens of Marwan Harmouche

09:00 - 24 July, 2019
Renzo Piano's Paris Courthouse Through the Lens of Marwan Harmouche, © Marwan Harmouche
© Marwan Harmouche

Architectural photographer Marwan Harmouche has published images of the new Paris Courthouse, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Situated on the northern edge of Paris, the Tribunal de Paris regroups various facilities previously dispersed around the capital, becoming the largest law courts complex in Europe.

© Marwan Harmouche © Marwan Harmouche © Marwan Harmouche © Marwan Harmouche + 14