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Kengo Kuma and FGMF's Japan House Sao Paulo Through the Lens of FLAGRANTE

05:00 - 21 November, 2018
Kengo Kuma and FGMF's Japan House Sao Paulo Through the Lens of FLAGRANTE, © FLAGRANTE
© FLAGRANTE

Architect and photographer Romullo Fontenelle of FLAGRANTE studio shared with ArchDaily a series of photographs from the recently inaugurated Japan House Sao Paulo, a project by Kengo Kuma in partnership with the local office FGMF Arquitetos.

AD Classics: Los Manantiales / Felix Candela

22:00 - 8 November, 2018
AD Classics: Los Manantiales / Felix Candela, via www.rkett.com
via www.rkett.com

This article was originally published on April 14, 2014. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

With the design for Los Manantiales, Felix Candela’s experimental form finding gave rise to an efficient, elegant, and enduring work of structural art. Comprised of four intersecting hypars, a strikingly thin roof surface creates a dramatic dining space. Built as Candela was establishing an international reputation as the foremost shell building, he demonstrated to the world his masterful combination of artistry and technical virtuoso.

AD Classics: Vitra Fire Station / Zaha Hadid

22:00 - 12 October, 2018
AD Classics: Vitra Fire Station / Zaha Hadid, © Christian Richters
© Christian Richters

This article was originally published on April 21, 2016. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

Although Zaha Hadid began her remarkable architectural career in the late 1970s, it would not be until the 1990s that her work would lift out her drawings and paintings to be realized in physical form. The Vitra Fire Station, designed for the factory complex of the same name in Weil-am-Rhein, Germany, was the among the first of Hadid’s design projects to be built. The building’s obliquely intersecting concrete planes, which serve to shape and define the street running through the complex, represent the earliest attempt to translate Hadid’s fantastical, powerful conceptual drawings into a functional architectural space.

Jingfeng Academy / Tumushi Architects

02:00 - 19 August, 2018
Jingfeng Academy / Tumushi Architects, © Chao Zhang
© Chao Zhang

The client want to build a small cultural facility on the site. Firstly, it will be a studio for researchers work and be a library for professional book. Due to sit close to Jinfeng village, it is named as Jinfeng academy.

Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo / Paulo Mendes da Rocha + Eduardo Colonelli + Weliton Ricoy Torres

09:00 - 20 May, 2018
Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo / Paulo Mendes da Rocha + Eduardo Colonelli + Weliton Ricoy Torres, ©  Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

Built in the last decade of the nineteenth century to house the Lyceum of Arts and Crafts has never been fully completed. As early as November 1905, the first works of adaptation were executed, still under the plan and direction of the architect Ramos de Azevedo, to receive the first collection of paintings belonging to the State and which became the Pinacoteca.

AURA Summer Academy / Istanbul: Past, Present, Future

13:04 - 7 March, 2018
AURA Summer Academy / Istanbul: Past, Present, Future, AURA Summer Academy 2018
AURA Summer Academy 2018

Architecture and Urbanism Research Academy (AURA) Istanbul would like to invite you to join its inspiring Summer Academy, "Istanbul: Past, Present, and Future".

The melting pot of east and west, the great city of Istanbul, has been coveted through the ages and was the capital of two glorious empires: the Byzantine and Ottoman. 8,000 years of human occupation at this site has left behind a massive accumulation of architectural legacy for later researchers to discover and analyze.
Join us in Istanbul for a month of comprehensive analysis with lectures from leading experts in the field. Explore the coping mechanisms developed through

H Academy / CJ Studio

20:00 - 2 March, 2018
H Academy / CJ Studio, © Kuo-Min Lee
© Kuo-Min Lee

H Academy primarily offers hairdressing courses including hair cutting, dyeing, perming, and additionally, make-up, and nail art. The plan focuses on the teaching process and how the program functions. The teaching consists of academic and practical learning. More complicated activities would be performed in practical learning, so there is only one classroom for academic and two for practical.

Sou Fujimoto's Polyhedral Pavilion Shapes The Art Island of Japan

16:00 - 10 September, 2017
Sou Fujimoto's Polyhedral Pavilion Shapes The Art Island of Japan, © Fernanda Castro
© Fernanda Castro

Located a few meters from the terminal of Naoshima, the Japanese island better known as the "Art Island", Sou Fujimoto's Pavilion appears as a translucent and lightweight diamond perched on the coastal edge of Kagawa, visible from SANAA's ferry terminal welcoming the visitors to the island.

Martin Rein-Cano Explains the Importance of Dynamism in Landscape Architecture

16:00 - 25 June, 2017
Martin Rein-Cano Explains the Importance of Dynamism in Landscape Architecture, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

In an interview with ArchDaily, TOPOTEK 1's co-founder Martin Rein-Cano explains the role dynamism plays in landscape architecture, and touches on his journey as a student to where he is now.

TOPOTEK 1’s Martin Rein-Cano On Superkilen’s Translation of Cultural Objects

14:00 - 14 May, 2017
TOPOTEK 1’s Martin Rein-Cano On Superkilen’s Translation of Cultural Objects, © Iwaan Baan
© Iwaan Baan

Founded in 1996 by Buenos Aires-born Martin Rein-Cano, TOPOTEK 1 has quickly developed a reputation as a multidisciplinary landscape architecture firm, focussing on the re-contextualization of objects and spaces and the interdisciplinary approaches to design, framed within contemporary cultural and societal discourse.

BIG Changes on the Horizon for Bjarke Ingels and His Firm

14:15 - 8 May, 2017
BIG Changes on the Horizon for Bjarke Ingels and His Firm, Courtesy of DOXBIO
Courtesy of DOXBIO

“The greatest thing about being an architect,” pronounced Bjarke Ingels, “is that you build buildings.”

Reporting from the Front: 6 Months in 5 Minutes

05:00 - 25 November, 2016
Reporting from the Front: 6 Months in 5 Minutes, The 2016 Nordic Pavilion
The 2016 Nordic Pavilion

This week the 2016 Venice Architecture BiennaleReporting From the Front—will close. Six months have passed and hundreds of thousands of architects, urbanists, designers and tourists have perused both the National Participations (of which more were represented this year than ever before) and the central exhibition curated by Alejandro Aravena – the first South American to direct the most prestigious event on the architectural calendar. ArchDaily has compiled our most extensive coverage of the event and, as the 15th incarnation of Biennale shuts its gates for the last time, our collection of articles, interviews and publication excerpts remains permanently accessible.

What Motivates and Inspires UN Studio's Ben van Berkel?

13:30 - 24 November, 2016
What Motivates and Inspires UN Studio's Ben van Berkel?

Last week ArchDaily attended the 2016 World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Berlin. Following his opening keynote address, we talked to Ben van Berkel of UN Studio who spoke of his interest in using technology in architecture to improve not only user experience, but to affect qualitative aspects of design itself. Together with his partner Caroline Bos, Van Berkel recently published Knowledge Matters, a book positioned "to help architects to run a better studio and to share knowledge."

"Creative Cynic" Peter Cook Explains Why Archigram Designs Were Always Meant to Be Built

11:30 - 21 November, 2016
 "Creative Cynic" Peter Cook Explains Why Archigram Designs Were Always Meant to Be Built

Last week ArchDaily attended the 2016 World Architecture Festival in Berlin. We chatted with Sir Peter Cook and asked him about the current state of global affairs (Brexit, the US election, etc). He explained how his experience and work has influenced a career that has spanned over five decades, and reminds us of the inspiring power of architecture.

Bahá’í Temple / Hariri Pontarini Architects

15:10 - 12 October, 2016
Bahá’í Temple / Hariri Pontarini Architects, Courtesy of Asamblea Espiritual Nacional de los Bah·'Ìs de Chile + Hariri Pontarini Architects
Courtesy of Asamblea Espiritual Nacional de los Bah·'Ìs de Chile + Hariri Pontarini Architects

A temple of light expressing a faith of inclusion is poised to become an architectural landmark in Chile. Set within the Andean foothills just beyond the metropolis of Santiago, the complex- curved temple is designed by the distinguished Canadian architect Siamak Hariri as an invitation for spiritual contemplation and architectural pilgrimage.

MAAT / AL_A

10:25 - 7 October, 2016
MAAT / AL_A, © Francisco Nogueira
© Francisco Nogueira

MAAT is an outward-looking museum located on the banks of the Tagus in Belém, the district from where the Portuguese great explorers set off. Proposing a new relationship with the river and the wider world, the kunsthalle is a powerful yet sensitive and low-slung building that explores the convergence of contemporary art, architecture and technology.

Torre Reforma / LBR + A

13:00 - 4 August, 2016
Torre Reforma / LBR + A, © Alfonso Merchand
© Alfonso Merchand

Located on Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City’s most renowned avenues, Torre Reforma is part of a cultural, historical, and financial district. It is a turning point for vertical urban growth in the megalopolis of Mexico City, having a 2,800 m2 ground site, extremely small for a high-rise building of roughly 87,000 m2.

Video: Pierre Bélanger Explains "EXTRACTION", the Canadian Contribution to the 2016 Venice Biennale

11:00 - 2 August, 2016
Video: Pierre Bélanger Explains "EXTRACTION", the Canadian Contribution to the 2016 Venice Biennale

In this interview, presented in collaboration with PLANE—SITE, Pierre Bélanger, curator of the Canadian contribution to the 2016 Venice Biennale—explains why Canada's practices of mining and extraction should be carefully understood for their architectural implications. Together with his firm OPSYS, Bélanger conceived of a miniaturized experience of an "inverted territorial intervention" so that Biennale visitors could personally experience and relate to "the complex ecologies and vast geopolitics of resource extraction."