- Architects: Palma Estudio
- Location: Escandón I Secc, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
- Author Architects: Ilse Cardenas, Regina de Hoyos, Diego Escamilla, Juan Luis Rivera
- Design Team: Tonatiuh Armenta
- Area: 35.0 m2
- Project Year: 2018
- Photographs: Luis Young
Text description provided by the architects. The project seeks to provide a shadowed space for the terrace of an apartment in the Escandon neighborhood in Mexico City.
- Architects: La Mirateca
- Location: Murcia, Spain
- Authors: Emilia Ruipérez Bastida, Raúl Latorre Luna
- Area: 165.65 m2
- Project Year: 2011
- Photographs: Patricia Forcen Scheu
'Small house for a large family' is a project that tries to respond to numerous conditions given by the owners, a mother, and her daughter. The house is positioned on a small piece of land left by a house from the 50s, a landscaped enclave characterized by the agrarian structure that leaves the Segura River passing through the city of Murcia.
The NYC Department of Sanitation, Van Alen Institute, and the Industrial Designers Society of America / American Institute of Architects New York have announced the three finalists in their BetterBin competition. The competition offered designers an opportunity to reimagine New York City’s iconic green wire litter basket. The three finalist design teams are Group Project (Colin P. Kelly), IONDESIGN GmbH Berlin, and Smart Design. Each team will now produce 12 full-size prototypes that will be tested in New York City neighborhoods in summer 2019.
- Architects: SILO AR + D
- Location: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
- Lead Architects: Marc Manack and Frank Jacobus
- Area: 100.0 m2
- Project Year: 2015
- Photographs: Pease Photography
- Structural Engineer: IA Lewin PE and Associates
- Competition Team : Jared Wierman, Carla Chang, Kyle Heflin, Kyle May, Kelley Reed, Ethan Werkmeister, Juan Alvarez
- Installation Team: Kurt Weaver – Project Manager, David Purpera, Schirmer Construction
Utzon UNBUILT Competition to Shed New Light on the Danish Master's Works - and Invites the Public to Take Part
Jorn Utzon’s name is, for most people, tied inextricably to his most famous work: the Sydney Opera House. Completed in 1973, the project was named a World Heritage Site in 2007, making Utzon only the second architect (after Oscar Niemeyer) to receive such an honor in his lifetime. The project is arguably the most recognizable and significant works of architecture of the 20th century and remains a work ahead of its time. But the uncompromising detail and futuristic design of Utzon’s work left many of his projects unrealized or unknown by the time of his death in 2008.
No longer. A new international competition, Utzon UNBUILT, aims to rectify this by sharing his unbuilt designs and inviting the public to reinterpret his ideas.
- Architects: brro arquitetos
- Location: Ubatuba, Brazil
- Architect In Charge: Bruno Rossi
- Area: 190.0 m2
- Project Year: 2017
- Photographs: André Scarpa
- Interior Designer: Manaa arquitetura
- Wooden Structure Assembly: Ita Construtora
- Structural Project: Gil Chinellato
- Electrical And Hydraulical Project: RR Engenharia de instalações
- Lightning Consultant: Ricardo Heder
- Construction: Empreiteiro Adonias
- Interior Production: Zacche Home
Stefano Boeri has used his guest speech at the New York Times Cities of Tomorrow forum to focus on the role that green and urban forests can have in improving the quality of life and air in cities around the world. Speaking at the event in New Orleans, the acclaimed architect highlighted the impact of carbon emissions produced by buildings, while also stressing the potential for architects to use the built environment as a vehicle for positive social and environmental change.
Drawing from experiences such as the Tirana 2030 masterplan and the Bosco Verticale in Milan, Boeri suggested that “cities have the resources and the potential to become protagonists of a radical change aimed at countering the dramatic effects [of carbon emissions] becoming greener, healthier, and more integrated.”
- Architects: Valentina Ceballos Fuentealba
- Location: Reserva Nacional Federico Albert Faupp, Chanco, Región del Maule, Chile
- Area: 46.0 m2
- Project Year: 2018
- Photographs: Germán Valenzuela Buccolini
- Professor Guide: Germán Valenzuela Buccolini
- Collaborators: Mirta Fuentealba, Irlanda Ceballos, Eduardo Arzola, Fernando Campos, Jose Parra, Aliro Ceballos, Adliro Ceballos
- Client: CONAF (Corporación Nacional Forestal)
- Financing: Fondo VDE - Universidad de Talca, Donaciones Privadas, CONAF, Municipalidad de Chanco
- Cost: $ 943.485 CLP
“A drawing should be a key to the understanding of architecture – what is there to like or dislike, where do architects’ ideas come from, how do these ideas make it to paper, and what is important in this process.” - Sergei Tchoban
For the past month the Russian-German architect, artist, and collector Sergei Tchoban has been the focus of the exhibition, Sergei Tchoban: Drawing Buildings/Building Drawings, bringing together fifty of the architect’s large-scale urban fantasy drawings. These drawings, while intriguing for their technical and artistic value, also reflect Tchoban's deeply personal contemplations about the past, present, and future of his favorite cities - Saint Petersburg, Rome, Amsterdam, Venice, Berlin, New York – along with in-depth documentation of five realized projects (two museums, two exhibition pavilions, and a theater stage design.)
The Fundació Mies van der Rohe and European Commission have revealed the 383 projects nominated for the 2019 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. The projects, which hail from 36 countries across the European Continent represent a wide range of typologies and office types. Of the countries included, the most projects come are located in Spain and Belgium (27 and 21 nominees, respectively.) London, home to 12 nominees, boasts the most nominated projects of any single city followed by Vilnius (9) and Paris (8).
“The 2019 nominees highlight metropolitan areas as the location of most of the works, but the map also reveals the generation of axes such as the Dublin-Brussels-Ljubljana-Tirana one, where 100 million Europeans live and a third of the total number of nominated works have been built," explained prize coordinator Ivan Blasi.
This article was originally published on CommonEdge as "When Buildings Are Shaped More by Code than by Architects."
Architects are often driven by forces which are stronger than aesthetics or even client whims and desires. To some extent we’re captive to the tools and materials we use, and the legal limitations placed on us as architects. Today a new code definition has changed one type of building in all of the ways architects usually control.
- Architects: CREA
- Location: Porto, Portugal
- Lead Architect: André Camelo
- Collaborator: Bruno Soares
- Area: 2561.8 ft2
- Project Year: 2018
- Photographs: António Ataide
- Construction: Atlantinível — Engenharia e Construção
- Engineering: DAJ — Estudos e Projetos
Text description provided by the architects. The house in Rua Heróis de África integrates a lot within the urban rehabilitation area of Leça da Palmeira, Oporto district, and was originally built during the 30´s, therefore reflecting with sobriety the constructive and formal options of that time.
Studio Fuksas has won the competition to design the new Gelendzhik Airport in Gelendzhik, Russia. Gelendzhik is considered the third most popular resort city on the Black Sea coast. Prioritizing the landscape and an interior garden of local pine trees, the project is set to become the new gateway into the city. Inspired by the flight of birds when they change direction, the airport was made to be a new landmark for Gelendzhik.
The holiday season may be one of joy, but there's always a little panic involved as well. You want to treat your loved ones to a gift they'll treasure and appreciate, but where to start?
Readers, ArchDaily has you covered. This year we've separated our choices in sections to help you find that perfect gift for the picky (budding) architect in your life. Our choices - and links to where you can find them - after the break:
For the Traveler:
City Guides / CITIx60
These fantastic city guides are as beautiful as they are informative. Perfect for the traveling architect, the small books uncover the best cultural and architectural spots in a city. With an expanded list of cities and new places to discover, this is an ideal gift for the designer on the move.
3D Architecture Models