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School Architecture: 70 Examples in Plan and Section

12:00 - 14 October, 2018
School Architecture: 70 Examples in Plan and Section

For architects, schools are often complex structures to design. They must provide a variety of spaces for education, and also consider sports and recreational activities. But beyond its size or surface, the greatest challenge is to design an area that fosters a positive pedagogical environment for children. Below, a selection of 70 school projects with their drawings to inspire your proposals for learning campuses.

Royal Academy of Arts Masterplan / David Chipperfield Architects

09:00 - 6 September, 2018
Royal Academy of Arts Masterplan / David Chipperfield Architects, © Simon Menges
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Reception Area of the Schaubühne Berlin / Barkow Leibinger

02:00 - 3 August, 2018
Reception Area of the Schaubühne Berlin  / Barkow Leibinger, © Simon Menges
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Berlin, Germany
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Barkow Leibinger,Frank Barkow, Regine Leibinger
  • Team

    Antje Steckhan (Project Architect), Jens Wessel, Andreas Moling, Reidar Mester (Model, Implementation Lighting Element)
  • Area

    860.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

How the Masters See It: Six Ways to Design with Light

09:30 - 15 July, 2018
How the Masters See It: Six Ways to Design with Light, Sculpted Light: Upper level gallery of the Jumex Museum by David Chipperfield (David Chipperfield Architects). Large skylight monitors with diffusing filters provide even illumination in the top-floor gallery and control the abundant sunlight and solar-heat gains. Image © Simon Menges
Sculpted Light: Upper level gallery of the Jumex Museum by David Chipperfield (David Chipperfield Architects). Large skylight monitors with diffusing filters provide even illumination in the top-floor gallery and control the abundant sunlight and solar-heat gains. Image © Simon Menges

Light is an important, if complex, tool in architecture. Not only does it lend atmosphere, texture, and vibrancy, but it is increasingly essential in an age where technology alienates us from nature. In this excerpt from Mary Guzowski's new book, The Art of Architectural Daylighting, she introduces the science and art of daylighting - and details six ways the masters approach the challenge.

Music School / BAROZZI VEIGA

02:00 - 17 May, 2018
Music School / BAROZZI  VEIGA, © Simon Menges
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  • Architects

  • Location

    39031 Bruneck, Province of Bolzano - South Tyrol, Italy
  • Category

  • Author Architects

    Fabrizio Barozzi, Alberto Veiga
  • Project Leader

    Cecilia Rueda
  • Project Team

    Raquel Corney, Marta Grządziel, Maria Eleonora Maccari, Isaac Mayor, Cristina Porta, Verena Recla, Agnieszka Samsel, Ivanna Sanjuan, Arnau Sastre, Hyekwang Shin, Maria Ubach, Cecilia Vielba
  • Area

    2200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

pa1925 / Zanderroth Architekten

02:00 - 19 January, 2018
pa1925 / Zanderroth Architekten, © Simon Menges
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Pasteurstraße 19-25, Berlin, Germany
  • Category

  • Team

    Christian Roth, Sascha Zander, Michael Spieler, Anne Kaiser, Tilman Heiring, Jan Conradi, Nils Schülke, Elisabeth Schwarz and Ronny Bittner
  • Area

    14.667 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Spotlight: David Chipperfield

06:00 - 18 December, 2017
David Chipperfield in 2012. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/br1dotcom/7886397506'>Flickr user br1dotcom</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a>
David Chipperfield in 2012. Image © Flickr user br1dotcom licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

The career of British architect David Chipperfield (born 18 December 1953) has spanned decades and continents as an architect, designer and professor. Since 1984, he has been at the helm of David Chipperfield Architects, an award winning firm with over 180 staff at offices in London, Berlin, Milan, and Shanghai. Chipperfield is an honorary fellow of the American Institute of Architects and Germany's Bund Deutscher Architekten, and was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2004. In 2012, Chipperfield curated the Venice Biennale of Architecture under the theme Common Ground.

Neues Museum. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/stijnnieuwendijk/4230574853'>Flickr user stijnnieuwendijk</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/'>CC BY-NC-ND 2.0</a> The Hepworth Wakefield Gallery. Image © Wojtek Gurak Museo Jumex. Image © Simon Menges Museum of Modern Literature. Image © Ute Zscharnt + 15

David Chipperfield Architects to Lead Masterplan for Minneapolis Institute of Art

14:00 - 29 October, 2017
David Chipperfield Architects to Lead Masterplan for Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art. © Wikimedia <a href='http://https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Minneapolis_Institute_of_Arts.jpg#/media/File:Minneapolis_Institute_of_Arts.jpg'>user Alvintrusty</a>. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
Minneapolis Institute of Art. © Wikimedia user Alvintrusty. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

The Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) has selected David Chipperfield Architects to lead the design of a new masterplan for the museum that will “enhance the visitor experience and to expand the community’s access to the museum as a community resource.”

The planning process will aim to diagnose potential improvements and provide a conceptual solution for a long-term growth plan for the Museum. Several pressing needs have already been identified, including improved parking facilities, additional art storage and increased and improved public gathering spaces. The Museum also hopes to question the current visitor circulation, as well as consider upgrades to their restaurant and auditorium.

Primary School Gartenhof / BUR Architekten

03:00 - 21 September, 2017
Primary School Gartenhof / BUR Architekten, © Simon Menges
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Trumpf Smart Factory Chicago / Barkow Leibinger

04:00 - 20 September, 2017
Trumpf Smart Factory Chicago / Barkow Leibinger, © Steve Hall © Hall + Merrick Photographers
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  • Architects

  • Location

    1900 W Central Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192, United States
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Barkow Leibinger
  • Design Team

    Heiko Krech (Project Architect), Johannes Beck, Jordan Berta, Carles Figueras, Cecilia Fossati, Andreas Moling, Antje Steckhan, Daniel Toole, Alexa Tsien-Shiang, Annette Wagner, Jens Wessel
  • Area

    57000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Fabrizio Barozzi on Barozzi/Veiga's Obsessions, Process, and Position Within the Architectural Landscape

04:00 - 18 July, 2017
Fabrizio Barozzi on Barozzi/Veiga's Obsessions, Process, and Position Within the Architectural Landscape, Fine Arts Museum / Barozzi/Veiga. Image © Simon Menges
Fine Arts Museum / Barozzi/Veiga. Image © Simon Menges

In this episode of GSAPP Conversations, Fabrizio Barozzi—who co-founded the Barcelona-based practice Barozzi/Veiga with Alberto Veiga in 2004—discusses the practice's process and obsessions, including how they position themselves in the architectural landscape and why they are sceptical of defining their own architectural "language". For Barozzi, research and an engagement with history are integral to the way his practice works operates.

23 Examples of Impressive Museum Architecture

08:00 - 18 May, 2017

Designing a museum is always an exciting architectural challenge. Museums often come with their own unique needs and constraints--from the art museum that needs specialist spaces for preserving works, to the huge collection that requires extensive archive space, and even the respected institution whose existing heritage building presents a challenge for any new extension. In honor of International Museum Day, we’ve selected 23 stand-out museums from our database, with each ArchDaily editor explaining what makes these buildings some of the best examples of museum architecture out there.

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.

House M / Jan Skuratowski Architecture

05:00 - 24 February, 2017
House M / Jan Skuratowski Architecture, © Simon Menges
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Apartment House Prenzlauer Berg / Barkow Leibinger

02:00 - 27 January, 2017
Apartment House Prenzlauer Berg  / Barkow Leibinger, © Simon Menges
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Architecture's "Political Compass": A Taxonomy of Emerging Architecture in One Diagram

09:30 - 16 December, 2016
The full political compass diagram (Version 0.1) produced by Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Guillermo Fernandez Abascal. Image © Alejandro Zaera-Polo & Guillermo Fernandez Abascal
The full political compass diagram (Version 0.1) produced by Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Guillermo Fernandez Abascal. Image © Alejandro Zaera-Polo & Guillermo Fernandez Abascal

Observing the architectural landscape today it’s clear that the type of work which is currently ascendant, particularly among young practices, is very different to what came before the financial crisis of 2008. But what, exactly, does that architectural landscape look like? In an essay titled “Well into the 21st Century” in the latest issue of El Croquis, Alejandro Zaera-Polo outlined a 21st-century taxonomy of architecture, attempting to define and categorize the various new forms of practice that have grown in popularity in the years since—and as a political response to—the economic crisis.

The categories defined by Zaera-Polo encompass seven broad political positions: The “Activists,” who reject architecture’s dependence on market forces by operating largely outside the market, with a focus on community building projects, direct engagement with construction, and non-conventional funding strategies; then there are the “Populists,” whose work is calibrated to reconnect with the populace thanks to a media-friendly, diagrammatic approach to architectural form; next are the “New Historicists,” whose riposte to the “end of history” hailed by neoliberalism is an embrace of historically-informed design; the “Skeptics,” whose existential response to the collapse of the system is in part a return to postmodern critical discourse and in part an exploration of contingency and playfulness through an architecture of artificial materials and bright colors; the “Material Fundamentalists,” who returned to a tactile and virtuoso use of materials in response to the visual spectacle of pre-crash architecture; practitioners of “Austerity Chic,” a kind of architectural “normcore” (to borrow a term from fashion) which focuses primarily on the production process, and resulting performance, of architecture; and finally the “Techno-Critical,” a group of practices largely producing speculative architecture, whose work builds upon but also remains critical of the data-driven parametricism of their predecessors.

As a follow-up to that essay, Zaera-Polo and Guillermo Fernandez-Abascal set out to apply the newly-defined categories to the emerging practices of today with a nuanced “political compass” diagram. They invited practices to respond to their categorization in order to unveil the complex interdependencies and self-image of these political stances. For the first time, here ArchDaily publishes the results of that exercise.

St. Trinitatis Church / Schulz und Schulz

13:00 - 4 December, 2016
St. Trinitatis Church / Schulz und Schulz, © Simon Menges
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Nonnenmühlgasse 2, 04107 Leipzig, Germany
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Prof. Ansgar Schulz, Prof. Benedikt Schulz
  • Area

    5500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

6 Buildings Shortlisted for the Inaugural RIBA International Prize

16:20 - 27 October, 2016
6 Buildings Shortlisted for the Inaugural RIBA International Prize

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the shortlist of six finalist projects in the running for the inaugural RIBA International Prize. The first RIBA Award open to any qualified architect in the world, the International Prize seeks to name the world’s “most significant and inspirational” building. Criteria for consideration include the demonstration of “visionary, innovative thinking and excellence of execution, whilst making a distinct contribution to its users and to its physical context.”

The six finalists were named from a longlist of 30 buildings, from which a further selection of 21 projects have been recognized by the jury for the RIBA Award for International Excellence. The jury has also named the winner of the RIBA International Emerging Architect prize recognizing “the achievement of architects in the earlier stages of their career who are working on global projects.”

The Grand Jury is lead by Richard Rogers and includes Billie Tsien, Kunlé Adeyemi, Philip Gumuchdjian, and Marilyn Jordan Taylor.

"Our panel of jurors have been particularly impressed by the way in which each building reacts to, resolves and assimilates into the varying geographies and contexts - from dense urban cities to a small town in the Arctic Circle," said RIBA President Jane Duncan on the naming of the finalists. "Each project resolves the complex demands of its context with ingenuity, exceptional detail and finishing and a sensitivity to the needs of the users and communities which will inhabit these spaces."