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Långbrodalskolan / NIRAS Arkitekter

03:00 - 21 June, 2018
Långbrodalskolan / NIRAS Arkitekter, © Anders Fredriksen
© Anders Fredriksen

© Anders Fredriksen © Anders Fredriksen © Anders Fredriksen © Anders Fredriksen + 35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sländvägen 1, 125 58 Älvsjö, Sweden
  • Lead Architects

    Tomas Skoglund, Irene Westman, Steven Müdd, Martin Kjerrulf, Pernilla Fjellestad
  • Other participants

    Joanna Oleksak, Dorota Walus, Ami Holmgren, Malin Westin, Otto Enberg, Svante Wagenius, Hanna Palavicini, Malin Laakso, Ulrika Tjernström, Ulf Edgren
  • Area

    4430.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Brass House Amsterdam / MOPET architecten

02:00 - 21 June, 2018
Brass House Amsterdam / MOPET architecten, © Stijn Poelstra
© Stijn Poelstra

© Stijn Poelstra © Stijn Poelstra © Stijn Poelstra © Stijn Poelstra + 11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Team

    Joep Mollink, Daniël Peters, Richard Proudley, Steven van Raan
  • Area

    210.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

"Vardiya (the Shift)": The Turkish Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale

01:00 - 21 June, 2018
"Vardiya (the Shift)": The Turkish Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale, © Emre Dorter
© Emre Dorter

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage, we present the completed Turkish Pavilion. To read the initial proposal, refer to our previously published posts, "Turkey's Entry to the 2018 Venice Biennale to Offer Space for Creative Encounter" and “Turkish Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale to Host a Series of Student Workshops

Kerem Piker of the firm Kerem Piker Mimarlık curated this year’s Pavilion of Turkey entitled Vardiya (the Shift), together with associate curators Cansu Cürgen, Yelta Köm, Nizam Onur Sönmez, Yağız Söylev and Erdem Tüzün. Coordinated by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and installed at Sale d’Armi, Arsenale, the pavilion functions as a space for gathering, conversation and sharing ideas, with a series of video installations projected on draped fabric screens as well as a lecture and meeting space designed to host the 122 architecture students invited from around the world to participate in workshops, discussions and keynote lectures in the space.

© Emre Dorter © Emre Dorter © Emre Dorter © Emre Dorter + 18

Mafengwo Global Headquarters Phase II / SYN Architects

00:00 - 21 June, 2018
Mafengwo Global Headquarters Phase II / SYN Architects, Bamboo clouds staircase. Image © Zhi Xia
Bamboo clouds staircase. Image © Zhi Xia

2F bamboo boards details. Image © Zhi Xia Staircase details. Image © Zhi Xia Staircase. Image © Zhi Xia 2F bamboo boards clouds. Image © Zhi Xia + 33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Building C15, Hengtong International Innovation Park, 9 Jiuxianqiao North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Yingxi Zou
  • Interior Design Team

    Fuqiang Xia, Zhenzhen Cao, Tingting Liu, Yan Feng
  • Architectural design

    Fernando
  • Area

    1126.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Cheonggye-ri House / JMY architects

22:00 - 20 June, 2018
Cheonggye-ri House / JMY architects, © Joonhwan Yoon
© Joonhwan Yoon

© Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sancheong-gun, South Korea
  • Lead Architects

    Jaemin Yoon
  • Design Team

    Seongmin Lee
  • Area

    261.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Lishin Elementary School Library / TALI DESIGN

20:00 - 20 June, 2018
Lishin Elementary School Library / TALI DESIGN, © Hey! Cheese
© Hey! Cheese

© Hey! Cheese © Hey! Cheese © Hey! Cheese © Hey! Cheese + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Taichung City, Taiwan
  • Lead Architects

    Tsai Shian-Gung
  • Designers

    Liu Ying-Chen, Chu Shih-Yu, Lin Kuan-Ling
  • Area

    500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

House Renovation / FORM / Kouichi Kimura Architects

19:00 - 20 June, 2018
House Renovation / FORM / Kouichi Kimura Architects, © Yoshihiro Asada
© Yoshihiro Asada

© Yoshihiro Asada © Yoshihiro Asada © Yoshihiro Asada © Yoshihiro Asada + 23

Randwick Pavilion / MASQ architecture

17:00 - 20 June, 2018
© The Guthrie Project
© The Guthrie Project

© The Guthrie Project © The Guthrie Project © The Guthrie Project © The Guthrie Project + 22

Balmoral House / Jaime Rendon Arquitectos

15:00 - 20 June, 2018
Balmoral House / Jaime Rendon Arquitectos, © Sergio Gomez
© Sergio Gomez

© Sergio Gomez © Sergio Gomez © Sergio Gomez © Sergio Gomez + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Medellín, Colombia
  • Architects in charge

    Jaime Rendon, Felipe Campuzano, Clara Restrepo
  • Construction

    Constructora Zapata
  • Structural Calculation

    Edison Betancur
  • Area

    615.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

C.F. Møller Architects Reveal Images of "Sculptural Landmark" Tower at the Port of Aarhus

14:00 - 20 June, 2018
C.F. Møller Architects Reveal Images of "Sculptural Landmark" Tower at the Port of Aarhus, © Aestethica Studio
© Aestethica Studio

C.F. Møller Architects has released images its proposed 470-foot-high (144-meter-high) office tower at the Port of Aarhus in Denmark. Intended as a “bright sculptural landmark,” the scheme combines cultural, retail, and business functions to activate the public realm in a former industrial port area.

C.F. Møller’s plans will include the retention of an existing 60,000 square foot (5,600 square meter) industrial complex on the site, which will be opened up to establish a stronger connection between indoor and outdoor spaces. The new tower’s geometry originates from the existing building, forming a dialogue between old and new urban fabric.

Courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects © Aestethica Studio Courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects Courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects + 15

Hotel Hyatt Regency Andares / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

13:00 - 20 June, 2018
Hotel Hyatt Regency Andares / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
  • President of Architecture Firma

    Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
  • Architecture Leader

    Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
  • Project leader

    Andrés Cajiga
  • Area

    5315.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photography

    Rafael Gamo

Foster + Partners Reveal Proposal for Refurbished Axis of Madrid

12:00 - 20 June, 2018
Foster + Partners Reveal Proposal for Refurbished Axis of Madrid, Courtesy of Foster + Partners
Courtesy of Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners has released details of their proposed comprehensive refurbishment of the Plaza Colón building in Madrid. Located at a historically significant site in Madrid, the scheme will see the transformation and revitalization of the existing structure to “create a new iconic landmark.”

Located at the junction of Madrid’s main north-south and east-west arteries, the building occupies one of the most important intersections in Madrid and forms a key part of the city’s long-term urban vision. The building also faces the bustling Plaza de Colón, one of the largest public spaces in Madrid, while linking three distinct districts containing luxury shopping, finance, art, and historic tradition.

Chestnut Street Townhouse / Hacin + Associates

11:00 - 20 June, 2018
Chestnut Street Townhouse / Hacin + Associates, © Bob O’Connor Photography
© Bob O’Connor Photography

© Bob O’Connor Photography © Bob O’Connor Photography © Bob O’Connor Photography © Bob O’Connor Photography + 9

Why Heatherwick Studio's Zeitz MOCAA Is "A Call to Arms" For African Museums

09:30 - 20 June, 2018
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa—or Zeitz MOCAA for short—recently received first place in ArchDaily's Refurbishment in Architecture awards, with its striking design transforming a formerly derelict industrial building into an iconic landmark in South Africa’s oldest working harbor. Developed by the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town and designed by Heatherwick Studio, the mixed-use project is now “the world’s largest museum dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora.” To celebrate the award, we sat down with group leader Matthew Cash to discuss the challenges faced during the project, its cultural importance to Africa, and the practice’s interest in refurbishment as a whole.

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan + 11

House MW / Ralph Germann architectes

09:00 - 20 June, 2018
House MW / Ralph Germann architectes, © Lionel Henriod
© Lionel Henriod

© Lionel Henriod © Lionel Henriod © Lionel Henriod © Lionel Henriod + 24

What's the Difference Between a Megacity, a Metropolis, a Megalopolis and a Global City?

08:00 - 20 June, 2018
What's the Difference Between a Megacity, a Metropolis, a Megalopolis and a Global City?, © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/balintfoeldesi/11753289395'>Flickr user balintfoeldesi</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a>
© Flickr user balintfoeldesi licensed under CC BY 2.0

You can’t define modern civilization without mentioning its cities. These urban settlements vary in culture, size and specialty, with certain areas becoming more significant throughout the development of a region. Historically, the size or population of a settlement was a general indicator of its importance—the bigger city, the more power it yields—however, with the large rural-to-urban migration of the last century, it has become harder to define what makes a city important. There are many types of urban landscapes, and for architects and planners it is vital to efficiently categorize settlement types in order to successfully develop designs and city plans. The following list provides four key definitions that have emerged in the last century.

© <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/126887487@N04/15006436297'>Flickr user 126887487@N04</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a> © NASA © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lujiazui,_Pudong,_Shanghai,_China_-_panoramio_(11).jpg'>Haluk Comertel</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY 3.0</a> © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Seoul_City_from_Seoul_Tower_서울_-_panoramio.jpg'>Foxy Who \(^∀^)/</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a> + 8

Water and Wellbeing: Projects that Explore the Potential of Public Baths and Pools

06:00 - 20 June, 2018
Water and Wellbeing: Projects that Explore the Potential of Public Baths and Pools, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

There is something about water that continually captures our imagination. Tranquil, dramatic, or ever-changing, the architecture of public baths and swimming pools can enhance the inherent qualities of water. Bathhouses were traditionally meeting-spaces where social differences bled away into skin and steam. Even in contemporary architectural projects, spaces for swimming and bathing often feel like a separate world, therapeutic and intimate. 

Below are 12 projects that display stunning spaces for communal bathing and swimming.

© Jean Baptiste Dorner Courtesy of raumlaborberlin © Klemens Ortmeyer Courtesy of Álvarez cubells arquitectos + 12

Royal College of Music / AIX Arkitekter

05:00 - 20 June, 2018
Royal College of Music / AIX Arkitekter, © Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

© Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman + 41

  • Architects

  • Location

    Stockholm, Sweden
  • Lead Architects Building

    Tobias Rosberg, Margareta Källström
  • Lead Architects Concert Halls

    Annika Askerblom
  • Lead Architects Stage and Theater

    Torsten Nobling
  • Lead Architects Studios

    Anne Lagerheim
  • Area

    21000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs