Studio Gang and SCAPE Reveal Plans for Tom Lee Park on the Memphis Waterfront

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In the park’s wildest reaches, a dramatic tower stretches into the sky. An immediate landmark at the southern edge of Tom Lee Park, the Habitat Tower provides an attractive structure for birds to nest and rest and a memorable gathering space where park visitors can feel as if they’re hovering above the Mississippi. Image © Studio Gang In the park’s wildest reaches, a dramatic tower stretches into the sky. An immediate landmark at the southern edge of Tom Lee Park, the Habitat Tower provides an attractive structure for birds to nest and rest and a memorable gathering space where park visitors can feel as if they’re hovering above the Mississippi. Image © Studio Gang

Studio Gang and SCAPE has unveiled further details of their plans to transform the Memphis waterfront with the new Tom Lee Park.

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The Trends that Will Influence Architecture in 2019

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© Alberto Cosi. ImageBamboo Sports Hall for Panyaden International School / Chiangmai Life Construction © Alberto Cosi. ImageBamboo Sports Hall for Panyaden International School / Chiangmai Life Construction

It is, once again, the time of year where we look towards the future to define the goals and approaches that we will take for our careers throughout the upcoming year. To help the millions of architects who visit ArchDaily every day from all over the world, we compiled a list of the most popular ideas of 2018, which will continue to be developed and consolidated throughout 2019.

Over 130 million users discovered new references, materials, and tools in 2018 alone, infusing their practice of architecture with the means to improve the quality of life for our cities and built spaces. As users demonstrated certain affinities and/or demonstrated greater interest in particular topics, these emerged as trends. 

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Happy New Year of the Pig 2019!

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This Monday brings with it not just a new week, but a new year. 2019 is the year of the Pig, and as the New Year starts ArchDaily is committed to furthering its mission of fostering knowledge and inspiration for architects, helping them build better cities, and becoming a professional tool. Since Archdaily China was founded in 2015, the team has been dedicated to serving Chinese architects and promoting their works worldwide. 

To celebrate the New Year, we have collected greetings from a number Chinese architects. Through this call, we hope to extend their blessing to all architecture lovers.

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Why Norman Foster Scoops Daylight into his Buildings

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Reichstag New German Parliament / Foster + Partners. Image © Nigel Young Reichstag New German Parliament / Foster + Partners. Image © Nigel Young

While many architects consider windows for brightening interior spaces, Norman Foster is intrigued by natural light from above. The British star architect has long held Louis Kahn and Alvar Aalto in high esteem for how they handled daylight - especially with regard to the roof. In particular large public buildings benefit from this strategy creating enjoyable spaces. Therefore, Foster regards daylight from above as indispensable when he develops megastructures for airports on the ground or tall skyscrapers for work. But daylight from above is much more than an aesthetic dimension, remarks Foster: "Quite apart from the humanistic and poetic qualities of natural light there are also energy implications."

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Flexform Explores 'Good Design' with the Best Furniture Designs of 2018

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Courtesy of Flexform Courtesy of Flexform

Interior spaces are a constellation of multiple elements framed by a building’s architecture. Furniture, in particular, plays a key role in defining a space, affecting the uses, comfort level, and feel of the space. Creating a coherent design that maximizes function and activates a living space requires furniture pieces that are not only aesthetically pleasing to begin but are also timeless - creating a dialogue between furniture and architecture.

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Escola Massana, Art and Design Center / Estudio Carme Pinós

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© Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba
  • Architects: Estudio Carme Pinós
  • Location: Plaza Gardunya Nº 9, Barcelona, Spain
  • Category: University
  • Lead Architects: Carme Pinós Desplat
  • Architects Director Project: Samuel Arriola
  • Collaborating Architects: Elsa Martí, Roberto Carlos García, Holger Hennefarth, Blanca Perote, Ana Isabel Rodríguez, Inés Senghour, Francisco Olivas
  • Area: 118510.65 ft2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Duccio Malagamba

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9 Lessons For Post-Architecture-School Survival

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We’ve already talked about this. You’re preparing your final project (or thesis project). You’ve gone over everything in your head a thousand times; the presentation to the panel, your project, your model, your memory, your words. You go ahead with it, but think you'll be lousy. Then you think just the opposite, you will be successful and it will all be worth it. Then everything repeats itself and you want to call it quits.  You don’t know when this roller coaster is going to end. 

Until the day arrives. You present your project. Explain your ideas. The committee asks you questions. You answer. You realize you know more than you thought you did and that none of the scenarios you imaged over the past year got even close to what really happened in the exam. The committee whisper amongst themselves. The presentation ends and they ask you to leave for a while. Outside you wait an eternity, the minutes crawling slowly. Come in, please. The commission recites a brief introduction and you can’t tell whether you were right or wrong. The commission gets to the point.

You passed! Congratulations, you are now their new colleague and they all congratulate you on your achievement. The joy washes over you despite the fatigue that you’ve dragging around with you. The adrenaline stops pumping. You spend weeks or months taking a much-deserved break. You begin to wonder: Now what?

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Kiyoaki Takeda

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Kiyoaki Takeda
House with 6 annexes . Nagano KIYOAKI TAKEDA ARCHITECTS . photos: Masaki Hamada (kkpo) The site is located in a town surrounded by rich nature in Nagano, Japan. It is a project to renovate a historic residence for an elderly couple. Large enclosure of existing building was decomposed and each part has been scattered to … Continue reading Kiyoaki Takeda
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017: Quitting Your Job

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It happens to almost all of us eventually, and for pretty much everybody, the experience ranges from unpleasant to downright panic-inducing … so get your moving box ready because “Quitting Your Job” is today’s topic, something that I, unfortunately, know a lot about.
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Anne Sofie Hald

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Anne Sofie Hald
Trellick Tower . London Anne Sofie Hald Trellick Tower (part of the Cheltenham Estate) is a social housing scheme in London. The tower was built by Hungarian architect Ernö Goldfinger in 1972 and is with its bare, in situ cast concrete, exaggerated building parts and smaller window openings an example of the Brutalist architectural style. … Continue reading Anne Sofie Hald
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Corpo Atelier

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Corpo Atelier
ARCHITECTURAL (DIS)ORDER . Vilamoura CORPO ATELIER . photos: © alexander bogorodskiy Inside a white box of 7.6 x 3.9 x 2.55m, three differently configured yellow objects are individually placed. As an immediate consequence, one´s physical experience of the previously empty white box has been dramatically altered. The perception of one’s movement, of the box´s limits … Continue reading Corpo Atelier
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Hannae Forest of Wisdom / UnSangDong Architects

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© Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone
  • Architects: UnSangDong Architects
  • Location: 1-1 Wolgye-dong, Nowon-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Category: Community center
  • Lead Architects: Jang Yoon Gyoo , Shin Chang Hoon
  • Design Team: Choi Soohoon
  • Site Area: 14,382.0 m2
  • Building Area: 359.37 m2
  • Gross Floor Area: 359.37 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Sergio Pirrone

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House of Sweeping Shadows / Abin Design Studio

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© Samya Ghatak © Samya Ghatak

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