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CADIZ ANTWERP / META architectuurbureau + POLO

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Antwerpen, Belgium
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project META architectuurbureau, POLO architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    41535.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2016

Is Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) the Concrete of the Future?

Concrete, an essential building material, has for decades offered us the possibility of shaping our cities quickly and effectively, allowing them to rapidly expand into urban peripheries and reach heights previously unimagined by mankind. Today, new timber technologies are beginning to deliver similar opportunities – and even superior ones – through materials like Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT).

To better understand the properties and benefits of CLT, we talked with Jorge Calderón, Industrial Designer and CRULAMM Manager. He discusses some of the promising opportunities that CLT could provide architecture in the future. 

"KITERASU" Edificio modelo en CLT en la estación Kuse / ofa. Image © Ken'ichi Suzuki MINIMOD Catuçaba / MAPA. Image © Leonardo Finotti Capilla Sacromonte Landscape Hotel / MAPA Arquitetos. Image © Leonardo Finotti Cortesía de Jorge Calderón + 21

Arc en Ciel School / Label Architecture

© Stijn Bollaert
© Stijn Bollaert

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Schools  · 
Región de Bruselas-Capital, Belgium
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Label Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    1000.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2019

What to Know Before Tackling a Renovation Project

As technology moves forward, so does architecture and construction. Architects, designers, and planners around the world now have infinite tools and resources to design and build the cities of today and the future.  As promising as this may sound, new construction is also consuming our world’s limited resources faster than we can replenish them.

This situation leaves architects with an important responsibility: the rehabilitation and reuse of the existing built environment. This means using creative thinking and design to save and incorporate old or historic buildings that currently exist, in the present and future of our cities, by adapting them through creative and sensitive treatments.

Van Hoorebeke Timber Gent Warehouse / TRANS architectuur I stedenbouw

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Warehouse  · 
Gent, Belgium
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project TRANS architectuur I stedenbouw
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    800.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

Shortlisted Projects Announced for the EU Mies Award 2019

The European Commission and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation have announced the 40 shortlisted works that will compete for the 2019 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. The Prize, for which ArchDaily is a media partner, has seen a jury distill 383 nominated works into a 40-project-strong shortlist, celebrating the trends and opportunities in adaptive reuse, housing, and culture across Europe.

LocHal Library / CIVIC architects + Braaksma & Roos architectenbureau + Inside Outside + Mecanoo

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  • Architects Authors of this architecture project CIVIC architects, Braaksma & Roos architectenbureau, Inside Outside, Mecanoo
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    7000.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2019

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.

Post Post-Modernism: 10 Projects that Reinterpret the Movement for the Digital Age

It's no secret that post-modernism has, in recent years, experienced something of a revival. The much-maligned movement's exhuberant and joyful take on architecture is perhaps a solace in difficult moments. Or, for the more jaded among us, perhaps it simply lends itself to Instagram. 

That said, it's not quite the postmodernism that took off in the 60s. Post postmodernism is also concerned with history and context, but with contemporary spins made possible by new technologies. Installations and other temporary typologies also bring with them a fresh perspective, preserved forever on the internet for our vicarious enjoyment. But perhaps most crucially, it is no longer so wholly a reaction against the hegemony of modernism; something that the original postmodernists were fixated with. Today's postmodernism can be at once joyful and reserved, vernacular and high-tech. 

Landmark Nieuw Bergen / Monadnock . Image © Stijn Bollaert Temple of Agape / Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan. Image © Gareth Gardner A House for Essex / FAT and Grayson Perry. Image © FAT © Rasmus Hjortshoj + 70

Statie Stuifduin Crematorium / a2o-architecten

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© Stijn Bollaert

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crematorium  · 
Lommel, Belgium
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project a2o-architecten
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

Ryhove Gent / TRANS architectuur I stedenbouw

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  • Architects Authors of this architecture project TRANS architectuur I stedenbouw
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    2000.0 ft2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

Piushaven Harbour Pavilion / Civic Architects

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  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Civic Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    260.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017

Willem II Passage / Civic Architects

© Stijn Bollaert © Pieter de Ruijter © Richard Boerop © Kees Hummel + 25

  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Civic Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    3500.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017

BuBaO Sint-Lievenspoort / evr-Architecten + Callebaut Architecten

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© Stijn Bollaert

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Refurbishment  · 
Ghent, Belgium
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Callebaut Architecten, evr-Architecten
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    6000.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2016

Atlas House / MONADNOCK

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Houses  · 
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project MONADNOCK
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    210.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2016

40 Projects Shortlisted for the 2017 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies Van Der Rohe Award

The European Commission and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation have announced the 40 shortlisted works that will compete for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. The jury has chosen from 355 nominated works and the shortlist highlights the opportunities and the trends of today’s European territory: cities, housing, heritage, and memory. The five finalists will be announced in mid-February and the winner and the Emerging Architect in mid-May.

A third of the works tackle the challenge of contemporary architecture in relation with built heritage and a third of the work tackles the contemporary challenges of housing. The management of the historic urban landscape will be among the priorities highlighted by the ‘European Year of Cultural Heritage' in 2018.

"I would want the shortlisted schemes to demonstrate an interest in making places, in exploring convention and known typologies, in celebrating the pleasures of everyday use by a consideration of detail and an unspoken resistance to the current global tendency towards a self-referential architecture, one that belies context and the act of inhabitation." - Stephen Bates, Chairman of the Jury.

Seen the shortlist after the break.

AD Readers Debate: #YoIsMore, NCARB Scraps "Intern," and More

In the past two weeks, the topics of discussion in the ArchDaily comments section have been incredibly diverse: from a debate over a light-hearted approach to getting the architectural job of your dreams, to a serious argument over the exploitation of young workers in the industry; and from criticism of a Zaha-like “melted yellow cheese” design to a favorable analysis of an intellectual postmodernist landmark. Read on to find out what our readers had to say.