Preston Hollow Residence / Bodron+Fruit

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© Scott Frances © Scott Frances
  • Architects: Bodron+Fruit
  • Location: Dallas, United States
  • Lead Architects: Svend Fruit AIA, Jason Trevino
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Scott Frances
  • Interior Design: Mil Bodron, Dustin Penney
© Scott Frances © Scott Frances

Text description provided by the architects. The Preston Hollow residence was designed for a couple seeking a new home for their growing art collection. Located on an unusually shaped lot of just over 1 acre in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas, the home is sited to maximize the views from the home and create a vanishing point to the horizon from the primary living spaces.

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen Designs Earthquake-Resistant Library in Christchurch

1 day 9 hours ago
Tūranga Library, Christchurch. Image © Adam Mørk Tūranga Library, Christchurch. Image © Adam Mørk

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects have announced the opening of Tūranga, the new central library for Christchurch, New Zealand. Built to address the earthquakes that damaged Christchurch in 2010 and 2011, the library is one of the first public buildings to open downtown after the disasters. Working with Architectus and the indigenous Māori people of New Zealand’s South Island, the design was made to celebrate rebirth in Christchurch.

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National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts / Mecanoo

1 day 10 hours ago
© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan
  • Architects: Mecanoo
  • Location: Fengshan District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
  • Local Architect: Archasia Design Group
  • Client: Preparatory Office of The Wei-Wu-Ying Center for the Arts of the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan
  • Founding Partner & Creative Director : Francine Houben
  • Artistic And Executive Director: Chien Wen-Pin
  • Area: 141000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Iwan Baan
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M·Cube / MVRDV

1 day 10 hours ago
© Seth Powers © Seth Powers
  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Lead Architect: Jacob van Rijs
  • Responsible Partner: Wenchian Shi, Fokke Moerel
  • Design Team: Jose Ignacio Velasco Martin, Aser Giménez, Marta Pozo, Cai Zheli, Wing Yun, Helen Tai, Arjen Ketting, Antonio Coco, Leo Stuckardt, Jonathan Schuster, Bowen Zhu and Rune Veile
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Seth Powers
  • Co Architect: Xinjiyuan Construction Company Engineering Design LTD.
  • Landscape Architect: Urbis Landscape
  • Facade Consultant: Meinhardt Facade Technology, Beijing, CN
  • Tile Manufacturers: Hunter Douglas Architectural Terracotta
  • Lighting: LPA, Tokyo, JP
  • Interior Architect: AGC Design, HK
  • Contractor: Gartner (Permasteelisa Group), Shanghai, CN

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Edoardo Tresoldi's Basilica di Siponto awarded the Gold Medal for Italian Architecture

1 day 11 hours ago
Courtesy of Roberto Conte Courtesy of Roberto Conte

The Basilica di Siponto by Edoardo Tresoldi has been awarded the “Gold Medal for Italian Architecture – Special Prize to Commission,” considered the most prestigious award in Italian architecture.

The wire mesh sculpture reinterprets the volumes of an Early Christian basilica which formerly sat on the site of the sculpture, adjacent to an existing Romanesque church. The scheme serves as a “bridge towards the memory of the place” allowing the public to contemplate time and history.

Courtesy of Roberto Conte Courtesy of Roberto Conte

The Basilica was inaugurated in March 2016, and has since captivated worldwide attention, provoking discussions on new scenarios for the preservation and enhancement of archaeological heritage.

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Studio in Jardim Paulista / grupoDEArquitetura

1 day 12 hours ago
© Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok
  • Architects: grupoDEArquitetura
  • Location: Pdte. Prudente - Estado de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: Cristiana Pasquini
  • Area: 200.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Pedro Kok
  • Collaborators: Lana Mika Ota, Jayne Lopes, Leandro Mendes
  • Structural And Hydraulics: Alfredo Penha
  • Electrica: Antônio Alves
  • Cobogó: Evandro Fiorin
© Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok

A building that needed to be quick and affordable.

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Tonkin Liu Create Innovative Medical Device using their Signature Shell Lace Structure

1 day 13 hours ago
Courtesy of Tonkin Liu Courtesy of Tonkin Liu

Anna Liu and Mike Tonkin of London-based Tonkin Liu have developed an innovative medical device for use in patients’ windpipes. The prototype stent is based on the firm’s signature Shell Lace Structure, a “single-surface structural technology designed and developed through a decade of research for architectural and engineering applications.”

The 3D-printed prototype is 500 times smaller than those used by the firm for their architectural applications and was developed in collaboration with Arup and the Natural History Museum.

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Reimagining Cities in the Face of Climate Change and Migration

1 day 15 hours ago
Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut proposes recycling ocean trash as building materials for his futuristic floating cities. Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut proposes recycling ocean trash as building materials for his futuristic floating cities.

Migration as a result of changing climate has already begun. And while this poses enormous challenges for governments - particularly at a global moment that seems indisposed towards immigration and immigrants - there is also the concern that heritage will inevitably be lost. In places like Scotland, rising sea levels have put ancient sites at risk; the same is the case in island nations in the Pacific. As mounting environmental risks become more inevitable day by day, cities around the world are turning to more resilient forms of architecture and urban planning to combat both short term shocks and longer term pressures as a means of ensuring their future.

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Palit House / roth&čerina

1 day 16 hours ago
© Marko Mihaljević © Marko Mihaljević
  • Architects: roth&cerina
  • Location: Palit, Croatia
  • Lead Architects: Mia Roth and Tonči Čerina
  • Area: 260.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Marko Mihaljević
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Architecture Costumes For Halloween, Carnival and Office Parties

1 day 17 hours ago
The Original Whitney by Lina Bondarenko The Original Whitney by Lina Bondarenko

This was originally posted on October 17, 2017.

When it's time to dress up for Halloween, Carnival or theme parties, people often choose costumes that resonate with their interests. This is especially true for architects, who are particularly well-suited to designing and building head-turning outfits. For students and young architects, the yearning to construct (and destruct) stems from the will to create elaborate headpieces and ingenious appendages.

We recently polled ArchDaily readers from across the world, asking them to share their architecture-themed costumes with us. Want to submit yours? We'll be updating this post so send us your photo on Facebook or via the comments below!

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Linazasoro&Sánchez

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Palazzo Massari . Ferrara Linazasoro&Sánchez Arquitectura The intervention at Palazzo Massari consists in the reinstatement of the original type of the building, rebuilding a disappeared wing in the inner courtyard. This wind is materialized using brick walls similar to those of the old palace, only with no tectonic purpose, and supporting them on a visible … Continue reading Linazasoro&Sánchez
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"Brixel" Reinvents Basic Bricks for the Digital Age

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Many contemporary design innovations have embraced the growth and expansion of new technologies. BREAKFAST, a Brooklyn-based rapid product and prototype company, has released ‘Brixel’ a product that combines the customizability technology can provide with the most fundamental building block of architecture - the brick.

The Brixel is an infinitely rotating brick controlled by a software app on your phone. The sleek design and variety of available shapes provide the designer or architect with the tools needed to create a 3-dimensional, interactive installation. Brixel’s design flexibility allows it to be used in many applications, such as dynamic wall installations, railings, facades, and sculpture. Andrew Zolty, BREAKFAST's Co-Founder and Head of Design described Brixel:

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Call for Submissions: 2018 Wood Design & Building Awards

1 day 19 hours ago
Audain Art Museum (Whistler, British Columbia) / Patkau Architects Audain Art Museum (Whistler, British Columbia) / Patkau Architects

The design and construction community is revolutionizing the way we think about wood in construction. Growing pressure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, coupled with a desire for aesthetically appealing designs, have resulted in a wood momentum that is being celebrated by architects and engineers around the world.

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