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M·Cube / MVRDV

16 October, 2018 - 14:00
© 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

16 October, 2018 - 13:00
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

16 October, 2018 - 12:00
© 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

16 October, 2018 - 11:00
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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Pure Ruben / Ard de Vries Architecten

16 October, 2018 - 10:00
© Kim Zwarts © Kim Zwarts

Greg Natale launches collection of marble, shell and brass decorative accessories

16 October, 2018 - 09:00

Greg Natale launches collection of decorative accessories made from marble, shell and brass

Australian interior designer Greg Natale has released a series of luxury objects for the home that celebrate pattern and form through precious materials. Read more

Reimagining Cities in the Face of Climate Change and Migration

16 October, 2018 - 09:00
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

16 October, 2018 - 08:00
© 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

Digital technology essential to success of co-living, says Space10

16 October, 2018 - 07:00

Digital technology is "essential" to success of co-living, says Space10

Blockchain, 3D printing and other digital technologies are key to making shared housing models take off, according to research by IKEA's innovation lab Space10. Read more

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Architecture Costumes For Halloween, Carnival and Office Parties

16 October, 2018 - 07:00
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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16 October, 2018 - 06:15
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

"Brixel" Reinvents Basic Bricks for the Digital Age

16 October, 2018 - 06:00

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

16 October, 2018 - 05:30
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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Rakova Jelša Town Park / Medprostor d.o.o.

16 October, 2018 - 05:00
© Andraž Keršič © Andraž Keršič
  • Architects: Medprostor d.o.o.
  • Location: Liubliana, Slovenia
  • Lead Architects: Klara Bohinc, abs.arh., Andraž Keršič, abs.arh., Martin Kruh, abs.arh., Aljoša Lipolt, abs. arh., Samo Mlakar, u.d.i.a., Dino Mujić, abs.arh., Tamara Németh, abs.arh., Rok Žnidaršič, u.d.i.a.
  • Area: 106000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Andraž Keršič, Tamara Németh
© Andraž Keršič © Andraž Keršič

Text description provided by the architects. Town park Rakova Jelša is intended for leisure activities and picnic grounds, but simultaneously acts as one of the entry points to the regional park Ljubljansko barje (Ljubljana Moors).

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Invisible Doors: How to Stylishly Hide the Doors In Your Projects

16 October, 2018 - 04:30
Linvisibile Alba Infinito Hinged Door, Microcement Finish. Image Courtesy of Linvisibile Linvisibile Alba Infinito Hinged Door, Microcement Finish. Image Courtesy of Linvisibile

Sometimes a door can be a huge headache in a project. Think of a continuous, clean facade... having a door in the middle of it can ruin the clarity of the design. But a door need not be the traditional wood-paneled, brass-knobbed portal most of us are used to, much less an eyesore. 

But what if they could disappear from sight entirely? We’ve all dreamed of hidden passages and secret rooms tucked away in our homes. But for these to work, the entry must be disguised or hidden itself. 

The Italian company Linvisibile makes these dreams possible, producing a patented high-end invisible flush to wall doors. Not only to provide a secret getaway but to also fit in the elegant, mystic, and private atmosphere of interiors in a functional space-saving way.

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Une maison pour surfer / Java Architecture

16 October, 2018 - 04:00
© CaroLine Dethier © CaroLine Dethier © CaroLine Dethier © CaroLine Dethier

Text description provided by the architects. This family home define a way of life.

The clients, a young couple living in Paris first contacted JAVA to build a vacation house.

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16 October, 2018 - 03:15
HOUSE C . Ziefen HHF In small town on the outskirts of Basel, Switzerland, where the weather is highly changeable and the views are impacted by rural sprawl, architect Tito Herlach designed a semi-transparent home to give a family of five access to, and protection from their surroundings.

Snail Shell Retreat / Rafati Associates

16 October, 2018 - 03:00
© Rafati Associates © Rafati Associates
  • Client: Ali Rafati
© Rafati Associates © Rafati Associates

Text description provided by the architects. The “Snail shell retreat” is built in countryside, 45 kilometers to the southwest of Shiraz, Iran. It is designed as a holiday home for relaxing, getting away from city life, and holding family gatherings. The house has a small courtyard and is designed for introvert/extrovert use. Its spaces are in a snail shell formation, which is why its residents have called it that.

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