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Architects: Apiacás Arquitetos Location: São Paulo, Brasil Project Architects: Acácia Furuya, Anderson Freitas, Pedro Barros Collaborators: Accácio Mello, Ana Lúcia Santana, Bárbara Francelin, Cibele Mion, Daniela Santana, Fábio Teruia, Francisco Veloso, Gabriela Campos, Leonor Vaz, Maria Wolf, Marcelo Otsuka, Otávio Filho, Pedro Parede Project Area: 200.0 m2 Project Year: 2012 Photographs: Pregnolato e Kusuki Estúdio Fotográfico Construction: Apiacás Arquitetos Incorporation: Apiacás Arq




Architects: Patkau Architects Location: Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada Design Team: John Patkau, Patricia Patkau, and David Shone with Mike Green, Dimitri Koubatis, and Greg Boothroyd, James Eidse, Marc Holland, Tony Mah, Henry Murdock, Ben Raimes, Thomas Schroeder, Craig Simms, Tony Wai. Area: 4350.0 ft2 Year: 2012 Photographs: James Dow, Courtesy of Patkau Architects Structural Engineers: Peterson Galloway Mechanical Engineering: Hirschfield Williams Timmins Contractor: J Toe




In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Francine Houben of Mecanoo writes on behalf of Christian Richters.  Christian has an excellent eye for spatial environments and, most importantly, how to capture and unfolding spatial experiences. Mecanoo has had a long, fruitful worki




Architects: Santiago Calatrava Location: Lakeland, FL, USA Architect Of Record: Alfonso Architects Year: 2014 Photographs: Courtesy of Santiago Calatrava Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti Mep Engineer: TLC Civil Engineer: Anderson Lane, Inc From the architect. The Master Plan, in response to the principles listed above, consists of a central lake, located on a northwest-southeast axis through the site. The lake affords dramatic views from within the campus and into the campus from




A new study has found that cities need to make big infrastructural changes, rather than small ones, in order to become more bike friendly. As this article from Fast Company explains, small increases in bicycle usage lead to more accidents, which in turn makes others afraid to make the switch from driving to riding. However, the study found that heavy investment in cycling infrastructure brings an economic benefit to cities in the long run, largely thanks to savings from reduced healthcare cost




Architects: Narges Nassiri-Toosi Location: Mazandaran, Iran Structure Engineer: Babak Behboodi Area: 405.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Shahriyar Mazaheri From the architect. This building is one of the public buildings of Dashte noor residential complex in north of Iran which provides body building facilities for the resident. The client’s main demands were two separate halls, being coordinated with the other parts of the complex while being a unique mass.  As a result the concept wa




As the tide of urban migration sweeps across the developing world, cities experience an overpowering pressure to provide basic services such as electricity and sewage treatment to an enormous amount of people building illegal shacks on city outskirts. When they fail, the slum is born – but is it possible for a city to expand without slums? In Hanoi, Vietnam, officials hope to answer this question, with a number of tactics that have led to a “culture of semi-legal construction.R




Architects: RCR Arquitectes Location: Carrer Comte Borrell, 44, 08015 Barcelona, Spain Project Architects: RCR Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, Ramón Vilalta Arquitectes Project Area: 4171.0 m2 Project Year: 2007 Photography: Eugeni Pons Collaborators: O.Gallez, G.Tregouët, C.Marzo (Proeixample), A.Sáez , C.Carrasco, Blázquez-Guanter, arquitectes, Grau-Del Pozo enginyers, M.M.Guaragna, M.Braga Construction: Vias y Construcciones, SA From the architect. The library, as a door and chill-out spa




How has the advancement of the Modernist design ethos, through geo-political expansion from the Western world, challenged the cultural foundation and aesthetic heritage of Asia? The 13th International Docomomo Conference, hosted in Asia for the first time, seeks to explore the powerful complexities of expansion and conflict. Examining the effects of the expansion of a Eurocentric design philosophy into distinctly individual, pre-existing yet violently colonized cultures, the organization decla




Architects: Bianco + Gotti Architetti Location: 24030 Palazzago Bergamo, Italy Project Team: Angelo Bianco, Mara Gotti Area: 1598.0 sqm Year: 2005 Photographs: Luca Santiago Mora Structural Engineer: Alessandro Caneva Zanini Service Engineer: Faletti e Zenucchi associati From the architect. The orthogonal layout of the two elementary volumes accounts for the rationale behind this residential design for a single family house. The building is located at the center of a rectangular all




Architects: ADX Architects Location: Singapore Area: 253.0 sqm Year: 2012 Photographs: Edward Hendricks Contractor: Soon Kon Construction Pte Ltd Client: Mr & Mrs Wong From the architect. The house is an inter terrace house in the lush verdant surrounds of Thomson suburbs, facing the fields of James Cook University. Our clients were a couple who had bought the old single storey house as their matrimonial home. The intention was to demolish and rebuild a new house. Typical of interm




Architects: Stephenson&Turner Location: Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand Client: Ministry of Education Area: 860.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Paul McCredie From the architect. The Board of Trustees and Principal at Clayton Park School wanted to create a building that would welcome people to the site and give students, staff and the community alike, a sense of pride in their local school. The task was to replace the existing hall and administration blocks with a single building, hous



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