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AD Classics: Austrian Cultural Forum / Raimund Abraham

22:00 - 27 October, 2018
AD Classics: Austrian Cultural Forum / Raimund Abraham, © Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com; Courtesy of Austrian Cultural Forum New York
© Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com; Courtesy of Austrian Cultural Forum New York

This article was originally published on May 25, 2015. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

Before the impossibly “super-thin” tower became ubiquitous on the Midtown Manhattan skyline, Raimund Abraham’s Austrian Cultural Forum challenged the limits of what could be built on the slenderest of urban lots. Working with a footprint no bigger than a townhouse (indeed, one occupied the site before the present tower), Abraham erected a daring twenty-four story high-rise only twenty-five feet across. Instantly recognizable by its profile, a symmetrical, blade-like curtain wall cascading violently toward the sidewalk, ACFNY was heralded by Kenneth Frampton as “the most significant modern piece of architecture to be realized in Manhattan since the Seagram Building and the Guggenheim Museum of 1959.” [1]

The massing of the building is dictated solely by zoning laws and the immediacy of its neighbors. Image © Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com; Courtesy of Austrian Cultural Forum New York © Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com; Courtesy of Austrian Cultural Forum New York The director's office that occupies the box-like protrusion on the southern facade. Image © Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com; Courtesy of Austrian Cultural Forum New York East-facing section with the "scissor stairs" on the left-hand side + 7

AD Classics: Villa dall'Ava / OMA

22:00 - 3 October, 2018
AD Classics: Villa dall'Ava / OMA, © Peter Aaron (OTTO)
© Peter Aaron (OTTO)

This article was originally published on November 13, 2013. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

Much of the spatial composition of the Villa dall'Ava was influenced by its site, in a garden on a hill. It was completed in 1991 in the residential area of Saint-Cloud, overlooking Paris. The clients selected OMA to design a house with two distinct apartments—one for themselves and another for their daughter—and requested a swimming pool on the roof with a view of the Eiffel Tower.

© Hans Werlemann, courtesy OMA © Hans Werlemann, courtesy OMA © Hans Werlemann, courtesy OMA © Hans Werlemann, courtesy OMA + 21

AD Classics: National Museum of Roman Art / Rafael Moneo

22:00 - 1 October, 2018
AD Classics: National Museum of Roman Art / Rafael Moneo, © Flickr user James Gordon
© Flickr user James Gordon

This article was originally published on May 4, 2015. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

Arches have long been used to mark the greatest achievements of Roman civilization. Constantine, Titus, and Septimus Severus built them to commemorate their military victories. Engineers at Segovia and Nîmes incorporated them into their revolutionary aqueducts. And fifteen hundred years after the Fall of Rome, Rafael Moneo gave a modern touch to the ancient structure in Mérida's breathtaking National Museum of Roman Art, located on the site of the former Iberian outpost of Emerita Augusta. Soaring arcades of simple, semi-circular arches merge historicity and contemporary design, creating a striking yet sensitive point of entry to the remains of one of the Roman Empire's greatest cities.

© Flickr user Manuel Ramirez Sanchez The entrance lunette. Image © Flickr user Tomas Fano Segmented and relieving arches work in visual and structural harmony. Image © Flickr user : Guzman Lozano © Flickr user Daniel Sancho + 16

Spotlight: Pier Luigi Nervi

04:00 - 21 June, 2018
Spotlight: Pier Luigi Nervi, Palazzetto dello sport. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/ihavegotthestyle/221174130'>Flickr user ihavegotthestyle</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a>
Palazzetto dello sport. Image © Flickr user ihavegotthestyle licensed under CC BY 2.0

Known as both an architect and an engineer, Pier Luigi Nervi (June 21, 1891 – January 9, 1979) explored the limitations of reinforced concrete by creating a variety of inventive structural projects; in the process, he helped to show the material had a place in architecture movements of the coming years. Nervi began his career in a time of technological revolution, and through his ambition and ability to recognize opportunity in the midst of challenge, he was able to have an impact on several disciplines and cultures.

Spotlight: Paolo Soleri

08:00 - 21 June, 2017
Spotlight: Paolo Soleri, Arcosanti. Image © Tomiaki Tamura
Arcosanti. Image © Tomiaki Tamura

Italian-American architect Paolo Soleri (21 June 1919 – 9 April 2013) made his name as a countercultural icon and urban visionary, best known for his theory of "arcology"—a combination of architecture and ecology—and for Arcosanti, the prototype town in the Arizona desert which embodied his ideals and became his life's work, which he founded in 1970 and continued to work on right up until his death in 2013.

<a href='https://arcosanti.org/'>via arcosanti.org</a>. ImageSectional view of Soleri's 2001 design for a completed version of Arcosanti, entitled "Arcosanti 5000" <a href='https://arcosanti.org/'>via arcosanti.org</a>. ImageArcosanti <a href='https://arcosanti.org/'>via arcosanti.org</a>. ImageArcosanti Panoramic view of Arcosanti. Image © Ken Howie + 8

Funeral Home in Dabas / L.Art Architectural Office

02:00 - 17 August, 2015
Funeral Home in Dabas / L.Art Architectural Office, © Dorottya Sára Ligetvári
© Dorottya Sára Ligetvári

© Dorottya Sára Ligetvári © Dorottya Sára Ligetvári © Dorottya Sára Ligetvári © Dorottya Sára Ligetvári + 22

Enter Russia's Tiny Mud-Clad Museum for Rural Labour

09:30 - 15 August, 2015
Enter Russia's Tiny Mud-Clad Museum for Rural Labour, © Dmitry Chebanenko
© Dmitry Chebanenko

Standing tall in the expansive landscape of Western Russia, the monolithic Museum for Rural Labor is an architectural beacon for the Kaluga Oblast region. Built of local straw and clay, the eight meter tower is comprised of one round sunlit room adorned with the instruments of manual labor. Jarring, unexpected and mysterious, the museum was conceived by Russian architects Sergei Tchoban and Agniya Sterligova to pay homage to the region's deep agricultural history. Defined by a stark and unorthodox form, the tower disrupts the Russian landscape while simultaneously serving as a wayfinding device for residents from the nearby village of Zvizzhi.

Enter the rudimentary world of the Museum for Rural Labour after the break.

© Dmitry Chebanenko © Dmitry Chebanenko © Dmitry Chebanenko © Dmitry Chebanenko + 28

Regent Park Aquatic Centre / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects

09:00 - 13 August, 2015
Regent Park Aquatic Centre / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects, © Shai Gil
© Shai Gil

© Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Principals

    David Miller, Viktors Jaunkalns, Ted Watson, Andrew Filarski, Robert Allen
  • Project Team

    Troy Wright, Jeanne Ng, Siri Ursin, Kyung-Sun Hur, Cohen Chen, Carla Munoz
  • Area

    28000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Submit Your Project for Inclusion in ArchDaily's 2016 Building of the Year Awards

07:00 - 13 August, 2015

Just over six months have passed since we announced the winners of our 2015 Building of the Year (BOTY) Awards, in which 31,000 of our readers helped us to narrow down over 3,000 projects to just 14 winners. Over six editions of our BOTY Awards, we've given awards to 83 buildings - some of these have gone to established names in the field, from OMA to Álvaro Siza; however over the years our peer-voted awards have also brought attention to emerging architects like Tiago do Vale Arquitectos and given international exposure to architects that were previously only known locally such as sporaarchitects.

Of course, with six months since BOTY 2015 we're also around six months from the award's next installment, making now the perfect time to start looking ahead to 2016. Find out how to ensure your firm has a chance to join the prestigious list of ArchDaily's BOTY winners after the break.

URBAN AGENCY's Luxury Apartment Design "Twists" French Planning Law

06:00 - 12 August, 2015
URBAN AGENCY's Luxury Apartment Design "Twists" French Planning Law, Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of URBAN AGENCY
Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of URBAN AGENCY

Designed by URBAN AGENCY and BET Satge, Le Twist is set to be a series of 10 luxury apartments with a ground floor restaurant that opens onto a semi-public garden. Commissioned in 2013, the architects were asked to re-evaluate an existing proposal for Montpellier, France. By sliding and twisting each storey, the firm was able to "comply with and 'twist' French planning law," gaining an extra 40% of floor space.

12 Architecture Schools to Offer "Integrated Path" to Licensure Before Graduation

15:35 - 11 August, 2015
12 Architecture Schools to Offer "Integrated Path" to Licensure Before Graduation, © Matthew Carbone
© Matthew Carbone

In an ongoing effort to ease the path to licensure, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has accepted proposals from 12 accredited US architecture schools to implement an "Integrated Path" to licensure. The initiative would give students the opportunity to complete the Intern Development Program (IDP) requirements and take the Architect Registration Exams (ARE) prior to graduation. Students would not be required to pass all ARE divisions in order to graduate.

“The programs in this inaugural class exhibited a high degree of creativity, and are focused on strengthening the relationship between schools, the practice community, and licensing boards,” said Licensure Task Force (LTF) Chair Ron Blitch, a Louisiana architect who is a former NCARB President and current member of the NAAB Board of Directors and the Louisiana State Board of Architectural Examiners.

Ryerson University Student Learning Centre / Zeidler Partnership Architects + Snøhetta

11:00 - 10 August, 2015
© doublespace photography
© doublespace photography

© Lorne Bridgman © Lorne Bridgman © Lorne Bridgman © Lorne Bridgman + 39

VillaWRK / Parametr Indonesia

19:00 - 5 August, 2015
VillaWRK / Parametr Indonesia, © Lindung Soemahardi
© Lindung Soemahardi

© Lindung Soemahardi © Lindung Soemahardi © Lindung Soemahardi © Lindung Soemahardi + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kabupaten Badung, Indonesia
  • Deisgn principal

    Harun Wisaksono, Ario Danar Andito, Joffi Febriando
  • Project Architect

    Parmadi Susanto
  • Contractor

    CKBP (Cipta Kreasi Bangun Pratama)
  • Area

    637.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Len Lye Centre / Patterson Associates

17:00 - 4 August, 2015
Len Lye Centre  / Patterson Associates, © Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

© Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds + 31

Messner Mountain Museum Corones / Zaha Hadid Architects

02:00 - 4 August, 2015
© inexhibit.com
© inexhibit.com

© Werner Huthmacher © inexhibit.com © Werner Huthmacher © Werner Huthmacher + 21

Central Taiwan Innovation Campus MOEA / Bio-architecture Formosana + NOIZ ARCHITECTS

22:00 - 30 July, 2015
Central Taiwan Innovation Campus MOEA / Bio-architecture Formosana + NOIZ ARCHITECTS, Courtesy of Bio-architecture Formosana
Courtesy of Bio-architecture Formosana

Courtesy of Bio-architecture Formosana Courtesy of Bio-architecture Formosana Courtesy of Bio-architecture Formosana Courtesy of Bio-architecture Formosana + 30

Elephant House Zoo Zürich / Markus Schietsch Architekten

03:00 - 27 July, 2015
Elephant House Zoo Zürich / Markus Schietsch Architekten, © Andreas Buschmann
© Andreas Buschmann

© Andreas Buschmann © Andreas Buschmann © Andreas Buschmann © Andreas Buschmann + 14

Sports Hall in Poznan / Neostudio Architekci

01:00 - 26 July, 2015
Sports Hall in Poznan / Neostudio Architekci, Courtesy of Neostudio Architekci
Courtesy of Neostudio Architekci

Courtesy of Neostudio Architekci Courtesy of Neostudio Architekci Courtesy of Neostudio Architekci Courtesy of Neostudio Architekci + 40

  • Architects

  • Location

    Poznań, Poland
  • Design Team

    Bartosz Jarosz, Pawel Swierkowski, Agata Dziemianczyk, Miroslaw Wojcieszak, Bartosz Wojciechowski, Maciej Witczak, Agata Superczynska.
  • Area

    2098.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013