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The 50 Most Popular Architecture Photographs of 2017

12:00 - 7 January, 2018
The 50 Most Popular Architecture Photographs of 2017, © Shu He
© Shu He

At ArchDaily, we're lucky enough to know a fantastic network of architecture professionals, allowing us to share the world's best architecture with our audience. But our articles wouldn't be the same without the many photographers who dedicate themselves to making incredible, inspiring images. For that reason, here we present the 50 most popular architecture images of 2017.

10 Stylish Images of Cars and Architecture: The Best Photos of the Week

12:00 - 31 December, 2017
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Bruno Candiotto © Michael Sinclair © Ketsiree Wongwan © Darren Bradley + 12

The inclusion of cars in photographs of architecture is an interesting tool that can  help the viewer to understand the scale of a building. The addition of an automobile to a scene can not only help to transmit a notion of the size of the photographed elements, it can also be used to generate interesting compositional relationships to benefit the photograph as a whole. Below, we've highlighted a selection of 10 images from prominent photographers such as Rafael GamoMichael Sinclair and Bruno Candiotto which make effective use of this technique.

Oral-Criminal Court in Pátzcuaro / Taller de Arquitectura Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo

13:00 - 26 November, 2017
Oral-Criminal Court in Pátzcuaro / Taller de Arquitectura Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo                          © Rafael Gamo                          © Rafael Gamo                          © Rafael Gamo                          + 26

Interview with Javier Sanchez: “Where are the Projects? Let’s Find Them!”

09:30 - 17 October, 2017
Interview with Javier Sanchez: “Where are the Projects? Let’s Find Them!”, The 22, Lima, Peru, 2010. Image © Eduardo Hirose
The 22, Lima, Peru, 2010. Image © Eduardo Hirose

In the decade since the start of the financial crisis, there has been an explosion in the number of architectural practices that have pursued unusual and ingenious business models—among the most popular of which is the concept of the developer-architect, who serves as their own client. With his architecture firm and development company JSa, Javier Sanchez has been proving this concept since long before the financial crisis hit. In the latest interview of his City of Ideas series—and the third of his interviews with Mexican architects after Enrique NortenAlberto Kalach and  Mauricio Rocha and Gabriela Carrillo—Vladimir Belogolovsky speaks to Sanchez about the benefits of working as one’s own client and how JSa leverages its business model to improve the city.

Vladimir Belogolovsky: You are often described as a developer first and an architect second. Is that accurate? How do you see yourself?

Javier Sanchez: Well, I started as a developer and I became an architect as a consequence. In fact, in the beginning, I only worked as a developer. Now about three-quarters of our projects are for other clients and only a quarter we develop ourselves. I think of development as a tool that enables me to do my architecture. This is what I learned directly from my father’s partner who, apart from heading their architecture studio, worked on small-scale development projects on his own, in partnership with investors. He was both an architect and client, which was intriguing to me. In a way, it was almost like being an artist, since artists don’t usually have clients. I like the idea that an architect can face himself and the project directly without having a client.

Carlota Hotel, Mexico City, Mexico, 2015. Image © Rafael Gamo Spanish Cultural Center, Mexico City, Mexico, 2012. Image © Rafael Gamo Hotel Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico, 2005. Image © Luis Gordoa Amsterdam Tower, Mexico City, Mexico, 2012. Image Courtesy of JSa + 58

Little House. Big City / Office of Architecture

15:00 - 26 September, 2017
Little House. Big City / Office of Architecture, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Matthew Williams © Matthew Williams © Matthew Williams + 34

20 Incredible Images of Architecture and Animals: The Best Photos of the Week

11:00 - 10 September, 2017
20 Incredible Images of Architecture and Animals: The Best Photos of the Week, © BoysPlayNice
© BoysPlayNice

For the animal lovers among our audience, this week we have put together a special roundup of images of architecture alongside some marvelous critters. While not exactly a mainstay of architectural photography, proponents of the form like BoysPlayNice, Jesus Granada and Rafael Gamo have dared to include animal inhabitants in their architectural compositions. Read on to see a selection of 20 creative images where you will find horses, sheep, cows, goats, dogs, cats, and even elephants.

© Gartnerfuglen & Mariana de Delás © Matharoo Associates © Jesús Granada © Olo Studio + 19

House AA315 / BERNARDI + PESCHARD & BLANCASMORAN

13:00 - 5 September, 2017
House AA315 / BERNARDI + PESCHARD & BLANCASMORAN, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo + 37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, Mexico
  • Architects in Charge

    Alejandro Bernardi Gallo, Beatriz Peschard Mijares, Abel Blancas Moran
  • Area

    1200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

World Photo Day 2017: Our Readers’ 100 Most-Bookmarked Architectural Photographs

08:00 - 19 August, 2017

This August 19th is World Photo Day, which celebrates photography on the anniversary of the day on which France bought the patent for the daguerreotype, one of the earliest photographic processes, and released it to the world for free in 1839. At ArchDaily, we understand the importance of photography in architecture—not only as a tool for recording designs, but also as a discipline that many of us enjoy. To celebrate the occasion, we decided to reveal the most popular images ever published on ArchDaily, as selected by you, our readers. Using data gathered from My ArchDaily, we have ranked the 100 most-saved images from our database; read on to see them.

Drift San José / Self Designed

13:00 - 18 August, 2017
Drift San José / Self Designed, © Mike Arce
© Mike Arce

© Mike Arce © Mike Arce © Mike Arce © Rafael Gamo + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Miguel Hidalgo (between Obregon and Comonfort), Centro, 23400 San José del Cabo, BCS, Mexico
  • Project Head Architects

    Stu Waddell, Pablo Torrestrueba
  • Area

    445.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Parque Toreo / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

13:00 - 13 August, 2017
Parque Toreo / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo                          © Rafael Gamo                          © Rafael Gamo                          © Rafael Gamo                          + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Perif. Blvd. Manuel Ávila Camacho 5, Residencial Lomas de Sotelo, Naucalpan de Juárez, Mexico
  • Area

    440580.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Casa Paraíso / DCPP Arquitectos

13:00 - 3 August, 2017
Casa Paraíso / DCPP Arquitectos, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo + 27

Américas 1500 / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

17:00 - 4 May, 2017
Américas 1500 / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
  • Founder Architect

    Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
  • Architecture Leader

    Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
  • Project Leader

    Boris Pena
  • Area

    57970.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

30 Sites Every Architect Should Visit in Mexico City

08:00 - 20 April, 2017
30 Sites Every Architect Should Visit in Mexico City , via Flickr user: © Kasper Christensen, bajo licencia CC BY-SA 2.0
via Flickr user: © Kasper Christensen, bajo licencia CC BY-SA 2.0

Though the idea of a vacation in Mexico usually brings to mind images of margaritas on white-sand beaches, it seems the country is slowly but surely gaining recognition in other aspects as well. Among the most populated urban cities in Latin America and the world – not to mention The New York Times' number one "Place to Go in 2016" – Mexico City offers a particular cultural diversity evident both in its traditions and in its architecture. Considering it's the main tourist, educational, cultural, economic and political center of Mexico, it makes sense that it's the perfect scenario for the social encounters of its multicultural inhabitants and tourists.

The sites of architectural interest alone are worth the visit, with prehispanic, classic, modern and contemporary examples ranging from Juan O'Gorman and Luis Barragán to Felix Candela and David Chipperfield. Add to that the fact that its gastronomic scene has garnered much praise and attention in recent years, and you've got a perfect combo. Below is a carefully curated list of 30 sites that every architect should know and visit.

Watermill House / Office of Architecture

11:00 - 14 April, 2017
Watermill House / Office of Architecture, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    United States
  • Architects in Charge

    Aniket Shahane, Principal; Ivan Kostic, Valentin Bansac, Tristan Walker, Stephen Maher, Edward Simpson, Joshua Eager
  • Area

    6000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016

Portales Dwelling / Fernanda Canales

13:00 - 19 March, 2017
Portales Dwelling / Fernanda Canales, ©  Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

©  Rafael Gamo ©  Rafael Gamo ©  Rafael Gamo Portales Dwelling / Fernanda Canales + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vistahermosa 115, Portales Nte, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
  • Area

    1200.0 m2
  • Year Project

    2015
  • Photography

    Rafael Gamo

The Architectural League Announces Emerging Voices of 2017

12:00 - 28 January, 2017
The Architectural League Announces Emerging Voices of 2017, ReUrbano / Cadaval & Solà-Morales. Image © Miguel de Guzmán
ReUrbano / Cadaval & Solà-Morales. Image © Miguel de Guzmán

Each year, The Architectural League of New York awards its prestigious Emerging Voices award to eight practices across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, whose work “represents the best of its kind, and addresses larger issues within architecture, landscape, and the built environment."

This is Emerging Voices' 35th year running, with the competition organized by League Program Director Anne Rieselbach and reviewed by an esteemed jury.

"The 2017 Voices personify the versatility of contemporary practice. Many firms take on multiple roles of designer, developer, and/or builder to address pressing issues in housing, institutional design, and the public realm. They embrace material experimentation, challenging sites, and an economy of means within budgetary constraints to create exemplary architecture," said Rieselbach.

This year’s recipients are…

La Tellera / Frida Escobedo. Image © Rafael Gamo Whistler Cabin / Scott and Scott Architects. Image © Scott and Scott Architects MA House / Cadaval & Solà-Morales. Image © Sandra Pereznieto Treehouse / LEVER Architecture. Image © Lara Swimmer + 9

Guide to Getting Your Work Published

08:00 - 18 January, 2017

As editors on the Projects Team at ArchDaily, we wanted to reflect on the projects published in 2016—and, based on those submissions, to consider what we hope to see from the submissions we will publish in 2017.

During 2016, the projects we published had a high level of visual impact. Axonometric views were part of the vast majority of our publications, democratizing understanding by creating easily accessible views which closely resemble reality. Secondly, the development of immersive video technology has allowed us to publish full 360-degree tours through the interiors of works of different sizes, generating images which are increasingly representative of the physical reality of the work in question.

Anapra / Jorge Urias Studio

11:00 - 13 January, 2017
Anapra / Jorge Urias Studio, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, México
  • Area

    300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016