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Taking Daylight to the Next Level: How Daylighting Analysis is Changing Design. Taking Daylight to the Next Level: How Daylighting Analysis is Changing Design.

Taking Daylight to the Next Level: How Daylighting Analysis is Changing Design

Material Minds: Digital Ceramic Printing in MVRDV's Glass Farm. Material Minds: Digital Ceramic Printing in MVRDV's Glass Farm.

Material Minds: Digital Ceramic Printing in MVRDV's Glass Farm

The Couch / MVRDV. Architects Location Area 322.0 sqm Project Year 2015 Photographs Design Team Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries, Renske van der Stoep, Pepijn Bakker, Arjen Ketting, Sanne van der Burgh, Cristina Gonzalo, Rosa Rogina.

The Couch / MVRDV

Co-architect Studio Bouwhaven. Structural Engineer Contractor Romijn Bouw Illustrations More SpecsLess Specs. Marvel Architects, Brooklyn, NY, USA, Community, Cultural, Education, Entertainment, Office, Other, Adaptive Reuse, Interiors, New Construction, Preservation/Restoration, 2016 AIA New York Design Awards, AIA New. Editor's Choice: 50 Essential Projects From Our Database. Editor's Choice: 50 Essential Projects From Our Database Yesterday, ArchDaily celebrated 8 years online.

Editor's Choice: 50 Essential Projects From Our Database

And, while every birthday is a special occasion, this year feels to us to be particularly special: in the past year we've achieved many milestones, including the launch of both ArchDaily China and ArchDaily Perú, a move to a new platform and a new design and so many other steps forward; at the same time, in the Pritzker Prize, the Venice Biennale, and other organizations around the world, we're seeing the acceptance of a type of architecture that has always been a key part of our mission statement. With those things in mind, now seems like a very good time to look back at how we got here - in particular, to look at some of the most notable architectural projects that have defined our time so far on the web. Poli House / Pezo Von Ellrichshausen Oslo Opera House / Snøhetta España Library / Giancarlo Mazzanti Selgas Cano Architecture Office / Selgas Cano Quinta Monroy / ELEMENTAL.

In Honor of Pi Day, A Round-Up of Round Architecture. In Honor of Pi Day, A Round-Up of Round Architecture Happy Pi Day everyone!

In Honor of Pi Day, A Round-Up of Round Architecture

To celebrate the circle and its influence on architecture, we've decided to round up some rounded structures. 10 Projects by Alvar Aalto Which Highlight the Breadth of His Built Work. 10 Projects by Alvar Aalto Which Highlight the Breadth of His Built Work Alvar Aalto was born in Alajärvi in central Finland and raised in Jyväskylä.

10 Projects by Alvar Aalto Which Highlight the Breadth of His Built Work

Following the completion of his architectural studies at the Helsinki University of Technology he founded his own practice in 1923, based in Jyväskylä, and naming it Alvar Aalto, Architect and Monumental Artist. Although many of his early projects are characteristic examples of 'Nordic Classicism' the output of his practice would, following his marriage to fellow Architect Aino Marsio-Aalto (née Marsio), take on a Modernist aesthetic. From civic buildings to culture houses, university centers to churches, and one-off villas to student dormitories, the ten projects compiled here—spanning 1935 to 1978—celebrate the breadth of Aalto's œuvre. 1. 2. 3. 4. “The Mother Art is Architecture”: 10 Tenacious Quotes by Frank Lloyd Wright. Atelier 2B's "Soft in the Middle" Rethinks Modernism for An Age of Collaboration and Sharing.

Atelier 2B's "Soft in the Middle" Rethinks Modernism for An Age of Collaboration and Sharing In his book We Have Never Been Modern, philosopher Bruno Latour concludes that an inability to make humanity and nature inherently separate is one of Modernism’s most misguided tropes.

Atelier 2B's "Soft in the Middle" Rethinks Modernism for An Age of Collaboration and Sharing

Thus, contemporary designers that hope to riff on or have continuity with modernism must understand that architecture, even at its most aestheticized, is not hermetically sealed off from the outside world - and that therefore modernism is not a plateau of design, but another base camp on the road to further refinement. Watch Over 50 Architecture Documentaries Via This YouTube Channel. Watch Over 50 Architecture Documentaries Via This YouTube Channel Over the past 20 years, many of the most renowned European cultural institutions - including ARTE France, Les Films d’Ici, the Louvre, the Ministry of Culture and Communication Department of Architecture and Heritage, Centre Pompidou, City of Architecture and Heritage, Musée d'Orsay and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe - have come together to produce more than 50 architecture documentaries devoted to the most significant achievements of architecture, its beginnings, and the latest creations of the great architects of today.

Watch Over 50 Architecture Documentaries Via This YouTube Channel

Now, these videos are accessible to the public via the YouTube Channel ACB (Art and Culture Bureau). Each documentary is approximately 26 minutes long, and focuses on the genesis and impact of a single building that has played a role in the evolution of architecture. The World’s 10 Coolest Car Parks. The World's 10 Coolest Car Parks Parking garages generally have a bad reputation - particularly now that cars are seen as such an environmentally unfriendly way to travel, not to mention the fact that they are often unattractive utilitarian structures.

The World’s 10 Coolest Car Parks

To counteract this common perception, the website Stress Free Airport Parking has launched an award for the World's Coolest Car Park. Read on after the break to find out which 10 parking structures have been shortlisted for the top award. Rem Koolhaas on Prada, Preservation, Art and Architecture. Rem Koolhaas on Prada, Preservation, Art and Architecture With the opening of the Fondazione Prada art galleries in May, OMA showed a different side to their practice, one focusing on preservation and assemblage rather than the iconography and diagrammatic layout that many associate with the firm.

Rem Koolhaas on Prada, Preservation, Art and Architecture

In this interview, originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "Koolhaas Talks Prada," Rem Koolhaas explains the reasoning behind this new approach, and how they attempted to avoid falling into the clichés of post-industrial art spaces. When the Fondazione Prada opened its doors to a new permanent home in Milan dedicated to contemporary culture, it not only placed the Italian city firmly at the forefront of today’s global art world, but also introduced an ambitious new way of thinking about the relationship between architecture and art. “The Future of Shade” Competition Winners Announced.

While humans have created shelter out of fabric for millennia, the material is uniquely associated with more recent innovation. At the turn of the 20th century, Vladimir Shukhov applied tensile architecture to the modern city, and by the century’s midway point, the likes of Frei Otto and BuroHappold proved textiles’ creative and functional potential as a construction element. Yet today’s architects still do not employ fabric as widely as they could. “That fabric appears to be living — that it responds to the wind, that it creates an emotional connection with forces beyond a brick-and-mortar building — can be very inspiring. But that also makes it unpredictable,” reasons Seattle-based landscape architect Daniel Winterbottom.

Why Aravena's Open Source Project is a Huge Step Toward Better, Cheaper Housing for Everyone. Why Aravena's Open Source Project is a Huge Step Toward Better, Cheaper Housing for Everyone This article by Paperhouses founder Joana Pacheco was originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "Aravena's Small Step, Open Source's Big Leap. " Penn station 3.0 Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Penn Station 3.0 | Diller Scofidio + Renfro Four teams of architects presented plans Wednesday for a reimagined Penn Station that would be a spacious, welcoming gateway to New York City instead of the crowded, confusing and dark transportation hub now used by hundreds of thousands of daily commuters. Courtesy of Diller, Scofidio + Renfro Designed as a “city within a city, a porous and light-filled civic structure” by Diller, Scofidio + Renfro Penn Station 3.0 turns the train station into a destination for a variety of programming on “a gradient of decelerating speeds from tracks to roof.”

Watch The Practice of Architecture: Visiting Peter Zumthor Online. 10 places to watch Architecture/Design Lectures Online. Watch Architecture/Design Lectures Online Searching online for inspirational lectures in one place is impossible. It is extremely hard to locate a good source website which has a series of lectures from renowned architects, designers, thinkers, scientists or philosophers.

Hours are wasted just filtering through the search results. And when you do find it, you are exhausted and want to procrastinate, exactly just what I ended up doing when I was assigned to make a list of the top 10 places to watch Architecture/Design Lecture videos. If you have missed a lecture at your university this could actually help you out. 1. The 10 Most Inspirational TED Talks for Architects.

The 10 Most Inspirational TED Talks for Architects. A Brief History Of Modern Architecture Through Movies. Just visiting the new Architizer for the first time? Students at UIC Barcelona Create 1:1 Plans of Famous Buildings. Students at UIC Barcelona Create 1:1 Plans of Famous Buildings. 9 Architects Reflect on the Homes That Most Inspired Them. Where do you receive inspiration? Nalina Moses asked the question to nine contemporary residential architects, asking each to choose one residence that had left an impression on them. The following answers were first published on the AIA’s website in the article “Homing Instinct. " When nine accomplished residential architects were asked to pick a house—any house—that has left the greatest impression on them as designers, most of their choices ran succinctly along the canon of American or European Modern architecture. 10 Extraordinary Urban Regenerative Strategies for Public Open Space.

Article by Rosa di Gregorio. Gallery: Herzog & de Meuron's Tate Modern Extension Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu. Unfinished. After the incredible drive witnessed at the end of the last century followed by a couple of decades of huge ferment, in 2008 Spain entered an overwhelming and paralysing slump that seriously affected its architectural world. The abrupt change in the status quo – from a total lack of resources to changing prospects while works were in progress and even a sudden collapse in the need for the works under construction – transformed extraordinary design opportunities into crippled and unexpressed projects placed on hold.

The recession left many works of architecture unfinished, contemporary ruins awaiting a fate partially already sealed and partially still to be rewritten and flamboyant but incomplete works along with small abandoned masterpieces rising on the horizon. Your Very Own Mobile ThinkTank — for the Road or the Office.

Glass Farm. Glass Farm Schijndel’s market square suffered badly from damages during the Second World War and has been subjected to numerous enlargements and refurbishments. A Brutalist Paradise: Explore Ricardo Bofill’s Home and Workshop in a Transformed Cement Factory.