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Putsegården / what! arkitektur

02:00 - 23 February, 2018
Putsegården / what! arkitektur, © Ulf Celander
© Ulf Celander

© Ulf Celander © Ulf Celander © Ulf Celander © Ulf Celander + 21

Private Villa in Ungasan / Rafael Miranti Architects

00:00 - 23 February, 2018
Private Villa in Ungasan / Rafael Miranti Architects, © Putu Adi Widiantara
© Putu Adi Widiantara

© Putu Adi Widiantara © Putu Adi Widiantara © Putu Adi Widiantara © Putu Adi Widiantara + 50

Atelier Chaeyeon / L'eau Design + Dongjin Kim

22:00 - 22 February, 2018
Atelier Chaeyeon / L'eau Design + Dongjin Kim, © Kyungsub Shin
© Kyungsub Shin

© Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin + 34

Deja vu House / Nemo Studio

20:00 - 22 February, 2018
Deja vu House / Nemo Studio, © Vũ Ngọc Hà
© Vũ Ngọc Hà

© Vũ Ngọc Hà © Vũ Ngọc Hà © Vũ Ngọc Hà © Vũ Ngọc Hà + 44

University of Auckland Science Centre / Architectus

19:00 - 22 February, 2018
University of Auckland Science Centre / Architectus, © Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

© Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt + 34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand
  • Lead Architects

    Patrick Clifford, Malcolm Bowes, Michael Thomson, Carsten Auer, James Mooney, Paul Millard, Alistair Scott, Michael West, Damian McKeown, Manuel Morel, Kirk Smith, Severin Soder, John Baker, Michel Bosauder, Jeremy Chapman, Rebecca Davidson, Kitty Fan, Carmen Fu (model maker), Peter Jeffs, Christian Kim, Eddy Lau, Yi Ting Lau, Joe Murphy, Warren Nicholson, John Strand, Michael Whiteacre, Mark Yong
  • Area

    22000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

House Frances / THOSE Architects

17:00 - 22 February, 2018
House Frances / THOSE Architects, © Luc Remond
© Luc Remond

© Luc Remond © Luc Remond © Luc Remond © Luc Remond + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia
  • Project Team

    Simon Addinall, Ben Mitchell, Emiliano Miranda, Luke Hallaways
  • Area

    250.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

UNStudio Wins France's Largest Private Architecture Competition for Cultural Cinema Center in EuropaCity

16:30 - 22 February, 2018
UNStudio Wins France's Largest Private Architecture Competition for Cultural Cinema Center in EuropaCity, Aerial view. Rendering by Flying Architecture. Image Courtesy of UNStudio
Aerial view. Rendering by Flying Architecture. Image Courtesy of UNStudio

UNStudio has been selected as the winner of the largest ever private initiative architectural competition to be held in France – for the keystone ‘Centre Culturel’ of the new EuropaCity development currently being developed in the Triangle de Gonesse region just north of Paris.

As a brand new ground-up district, in 2017 EuropaCity launched a call for the design of 8 key buildings to be located within BIG’s competition winning master plan, including a concert hall, hotels, contemporary circus and exhibition hall. UNStudio was chosen to design the new Centre Culturel Dédié Au 7è Art, which will house a cinema complex and “cultural laboratory.”

Rooftop. Rendering by Flying Architecture. Image Courtesy of UNStudio Entrance. Rendering by Flying Architecture. Image Courtesy of UNStudio Production space. Rendering by Flying Architecture. Image Courtesy of UNStudio Lobby. Rendering by Flying Architecture. Image Courtesy of UNStudio + 17

2018 Pritzker Prize To Be Announced March 7th

16:00 - 22 February, 2018
2018 Pritzker Prize To Be Announced March 7th, via The Hyatt Foundation | Pritzker Architecture Prize
via The Hyatt Foundation | Pritzker Architecture Prize

The 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize will be announced on Wednesday, March 7th at 10am EST. Past Laureates include a roster of architecture's most influential names, including Philip JohnsonZaha HadidRem KoolhaasOscar NiemeyerNorman FosterPeter ZumthorToyo ItoAlejandro Aravena and, most recently, Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta of RCR Arquitectes (full list).

Salesforce Tower / Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

15:00 - 22 February, 2018
Salesforce Tower / Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, © Vittoria Zupicich
© Vittoria Zupicich

© Tom Griffith/ESTO © Vittoria Zupicich © Vittoria Zupicich © Vittoria Zupicich + 14

Sou Fujimoto Architects' Terracing Learning Center Wins Competition at University of St. Gallen in Switzerland

14:15 - 22 February, 2018
Sou Fujimoto Architects' Terracing Learning Center Wins Competition at University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, © Sou Fujimoto Architects. Courtesy University of St. Gallen
© Sou Fujimoto Architects. Courtesy University of St. Gallen

Sou Fujimoto Architects has been selected as the winner of a competition to design the new HSG Learning Center at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

Chosen from a shortlist of 8 teams, Sou Fujimoto Architects’ proposal “Open Grid – Choices of Tomorrow” received the highest marks across the following criteria: architecture and urban planning, innovation in concept execution, functionality, sustainability and economic efficiency. According to the competition jury, the project was notable for its “highly developed didactic concept, compatibility with the district, architectural ambition and affordability.”

Alma Creative Club / Tham & Videgård

13:00 - 22 February, 2018
Alma Creative Club / Tham & Videgård, © Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

© Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nybrogatan 8, 114 34 Stockholm, Sweden
  • Architects in Charge

    Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård
  • Area

    2170.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

SOM's Iconic 270 Park Avenue At Risk of Becoming the Tallest Building Ever to Be Demolished

12:30 - 22 February, 2018
© Flickr <a href='http://https://www.flickr.com/photos/16801915@N06/8191438808/'>user Reading Tom</a>. Licensed under CC BY 2.0t
© Flickr user Reading Tom. Licensed under CC BY 2.0t

Just months after plans were announced for a major transformation of Philip Johnson’s AT&T Building at 550 Madison, another iconic midtown Manhattan skyscraper is at risk – and this time, it would mean the demolition of the entire building.

Designed by Natalie de Blois and Gordon Bunshaft of SOM and completed in 1961, 270 Park Avenue (formerly known as the Union Carbide Building) is considered a key example of the International Style in New York City that extended and even improved upon the precedent set by Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Building.

But after new zoning legislation for the neighborhood was passed last year, the building’s current owner, JPMorgan Chase, has announced plans to raze the 707-foot-tall building in favor of a new, hi-tech supertall replacement. If plans go through, it would be the world’s largest and tallest building ever to be intentionally demolished.

Joya Villas / Studio Saxe

11:00 - 22 February, 2018
Joya Villas / Studio Saxe, © Andres Garcia Lachner
© Andres Garcia Lachner

© Andres Garcia Lachner © Andres Garcia Lachner © Andres Garcia Lachner © Andres Garcia Lachner + 41

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica
  • Lead Architect

    Benjamin Garcia Saxe
  • Area

    961.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Here's What the Alphabet Looks Like When Converted into Baroque Palace Designs

09:30 - 22 February, 2018

Johann David Steingruber was a German architect and designer with over 100 buildings to his name, including many churches, town halls, school buildings and even breweries. However, perhaps what he is best known for today are the intricate illustrations of his 1773 Architectural Alphabet, in which he converted the alphabet into plans for a series of eccentric baroque palaces.

Done more as a "labor of love" rather than for any practical reason, Steingruber's book is a compilation of playful and intricate spatial relationships, with each letter providing its own unique set of challenges. Even though the letters naturally offer more complex shapes than we would ordinarily use for plans, the spaces somehow make sense. The baroque style of oval antichambers, domes, and vaults is evident not only in the plans but also in the elevations.

Fundamental Sciences Division Building / METRO Arquitetos

09:00 - 22 February, 2018
Fundamental Sciences Division Building / METRO Arquitetos, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti + 38

  • Architects

  • Location

    Praça Marechal Eduardo Gomes, 50 - Vila das Acacias, São José dos Campos - SP, 12228-900, Brazil
  • Author Architects

    Martin Corullon, Gustavo Cedroni
  • Architect in Charge

    Miki Itabashi
  • Team

    Rafael de Sousa,Marcelo Altieri, Marcelo Macedo, Helena Cavalheiro, Isadora Marchi, LuisTavares, Marina Ioshii, Marina Pereira, Flavio Bragaia, Camille Laurent, Isadora Scheneider, Marina Cecchi
  • Area

    15879.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Architecture as Experiential Marketing: The Surprisingly Bright Vantablack Olympic Pavilion in PyeongChang

08:00 - 22 February, 2018
Architecture as Experiential Marketing: The Surprisingly Bright Vantablack Olympic Pavilion in PyeongChang, © Keshia Badalge
© Keshia Badalge

Much has been said about the darkest building in the world, designed by Asif Khan, for Hyundai's Winter Olympic pavilion this year. What’s more surprising about this blackest-of-black pavilion is really how bright it is inside. The imposing facade of Vantablack VBx2 encloses a series of radiant, playful rooms and the entire project is part of a joint effort by Hyundai and Asif Khan to use architecture and design principles to bring delight to Olympic visitors in Pyeongchang this year.

© Kyungsub Shin © José Tomás Franco © José Tomás Franco © José Tomás Franco + 39

Future Campus – University College Dublin International Design Competition

07:30 - 22 February, 2018
Future Campus – University College Dublin International Design Competition, UCD Belfield Core Campus and Surrounding Area - Image courtesy of Barrow Coakley Photography
UCD Belfield Core Campus and Surrounding Area - Image courtesy of Barrow Coakley Photography

Future Campus – University College Dublin International Design Competition focuses on enhancing and enlivening University College Dublin’s (UCD’s) extensive campus. This competition – the first stage of which closes at 14:00 BST on Monday 26 March 2018 – is seeking an outstanding integrated multidisciplinary team for two much-needed design initiatives.

The Best Chinese Architecture of 2017

06:00 - 22 February, 2018
The Best Chinese Architecture of 2017, ArchDaily China's Best Projects of 2017
ArchDaily China's Best Projects of 2017

2017 was a momentous year for Chinese architecture. From Tianjin Binhai Library taking the internet by storm with images of its terraced "sea of bookcases", to Alvar Aalto Medal recognizing Zhang Ke of standardarchitecture for his professional accomplishments. China has retained a remarkable presence in the global architecture scene.

So many of our readers around the world celebrate Chinese New Year and welcome fresh beginnings in the Year of the Dog, we would like to take a look back at 2017 and share with you the most visited projects from China. This is a collection of projects coming from world-famous practices such as MVRDV and MAD Architects, and also from the younger, local talents who have demonstrated great potential in bringing positive changes to China’s built environment.