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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Arch Daily

Fellows Pavilion – American Academy Berlin / Barkow Leibinger

© Stefan Müller
Architects: Barkow Leibinger 
Project Architect: Tobias Wenz
Area: 85.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Stefan MüllerSimon Menges

Wanda Movie Park / Stufish Entertainment Architects

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Architects: Stufish Entertainment Architects
Location: Wuhan, Hubei, 
Area: 100000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Stufish Entertainment Architects

Hair Salon Slundre / BHIS

© Toshiyuki Azuma
Architects: BHIS
Location: Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, 
Architect In Charge: Cohta Asano
The Main Manufacturers: KEYTEC
Area: 137.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Toshiyuki Azuma
Livingston Ambulatory Center. Image © NBBJ

NBBJ to Design $85 Million Livingston Ambulatory Center in Columbus

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has selected NBBJ to design their $85 million Livingston Ambulatory Center in ColumbusOhio. The six-story, 200,000-square-foot center will serve more than 100,000 patients annually. It will feature modular and flexible units centered around shared employee workspaces. Construction will begin in February. 

Magaldi and Unamuno Squares / Galpón Estudio

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Architects: Ramiro Gallardo, Gustavo Nielsen, Max Zolkwer
Location: Pedro N. Arata, , Ciudad Autónoma de , Argentina
Photographs: Javier Agustín Rojas Courtesy of Galpón Estudio 

Nature Guides Kengo Kuma’s House of Hungarian Music Proposal for Liget Budepest

Museum Shop and Cafe Entrance. Image © 
The Liget Budapest Competition has recently announced its winners, and Kengo Kuma and Associates has taken home honorable mention for their House of Hungarian Music design. Conceived as a house in the woods, the proposal seeks to embed itself in the landscape, having a low impact on the natural environment while becoming a focal point of Budapest’s urban environment.

Archiculture Interviews: Shigeru Ban

“An earthquake doesn’t kill people, the collapse of a building kills people.” In Arbuckle Industries’ latest interview released following their world premiere of Archiculture, architect humanitarian Shigeru Ban clearly delineates “natural” disasters as a product of mankind, rather than nature. Hear the Pritzker laureate’s thoughts on designing for minorities, disasters, and the importance of travel in the video interview above.

Adamant / Mayer Hasbani

© Hector Velasco
Architects: Mayer Hasbani
Location: Via Atlixcayotl, Reserva Territorial Atlixcáyotl, , PUE, 
Project Area: 20550 sqm
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Hector Velasco, Paul Czitron, El Hartista
School of Ballet by Vittorio Garatti . Image © Adrián Guerra Rey via

Ricardo Porro, Architect of Cuba’s National Art Schools, Dies at 89

Ricardo Porro, the leading architect behind Cuba’s National Art Schools - one of the largest architectural achievements of the Cuban Revolution – has died of heart failure in Paris at the age of 89. After spending nearly a half a century in exile, Porro lived long enough to see his two arts schools reemerged on the world stage as “crown jewels of modern Cuban architecture.” 
“When I received this commission, I thought there had not been a good expression of revolution in architecture,” Porro said in a 2011 interview with The Atlantic. “I wanted to create in that school the expression of revolution. What I felt at that moment was an emotional explosion.” Read the full New York Times obituary, here

Corredor House / Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos

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Architects: Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos
Location: Huelquén, Paine, Región Metropolitana, 
Architect In Charge: Rodrigo Chauriye, Beatriz Stäger
Area: 1000.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Pablo Blanco 

Top 20 Most Read Articles of 2014

From Frank Gehry giving the finger and claiming that today’s architecture is 98% “pure shit,” to the Guggenheim Helsinki competition receiving 1,715 entries and becoming the most popular architecture competition in history, 2014 has been an eventful year. The following 20 stories were the most read of the year, generating discussion among readers and provoking interesting comments. Ranging from lighthearted lists (25 Free Architecture Books You Can Read Online) to articles analyzing how future  might look (Hamburg’s Plan to Eliminate Cars in 20 Years), here are the top 20 stories of 2014.

Football Museum / Mauro Munhoz Arquitetura

Architects: Mauro Munhoz Arquitetura
Location: Estádio Municipal Paulo Machado de Carvalho, São Paulo – São Paulo, 01234-010, Brasil
Project Architect: Mauro Munhoz
Co Authors: Daniel Pollara e Paula Bartorelli
Project Team: Laércio Monteiro, Guilherme Zoldan, Paula Thyse, Vivian Santinon, Mariane Bona, Renata Swinerd, Lais Delbianco, Luiz Henrique Ferreira, Eloise Amado, Suzana Barboza, Sarah Mota Prado, Carolina Maihara, Pedro Simonsen e Luis Felipe Bernardini
Project Area: 6900.0 m2
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Nelson Kon
Haus-Rucker-Co, Ballon für Zwei, Apollogasse, Wien, 1967. Image © Haus-Rucker-Co, Gerald Zugmann

Haus-Rucker-Co: Architectural Utopia Reloaded

When fears regarding environmental pollution and potential catastrophe were at a high in the 1970s, Haus-Rucker-Co set out to develop a “new concept of architecture.” Based in Vienna, the group was known for their interactive exhibitions and their development of utopian architectural ideas, which showed how people could affect their own environment. Now, their work between 1967 and 1977 is the theme of “Architectural Utopia Reloaded,” the latest exhibition on display at the Haus am Waldsee in Berlin.

hk+b Architecture Designs Winning Competition Entry for Tunisian Office Building

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With a site defined by its varied and abundant trees, hk+b Architecture made preserving the scenic landscape and greenery a conscious decision in designing the CPSCL Regional Agency in Tunisia. The choice to maintain as much of the context of the site as possible allows future employees in the building the opportunity to work in an environment seemingly embedded in the countryside. Another important choice in defining the building’s exterior form was the characteristic sloping roofs of the city of Béja.

The POP-UP House / TallerDE2 Arquitectos

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Architects: Arantza Ozaeta Cortázar, Álvaro Martín Fidalgo
Project Area: 68.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán
The housing crisis facing London has now become the primary concern of the capital's voters. Image © Flickr CC User mariusz kluzniak

Oliver Wainwright’s 2015 Wish List for British Cities

In the UK, urban issues are starting to see something of a renaissance, with problems such as the nation’s housing shortage increasingly being subjected to scrutiny in ever more public arenas – in fact earlier this year housing overtook transport as the biggest concern among London voters. All of this means that 2015 will be “a golden opportunity to fix some of the worst city problems,” according to the Guardian Cities, who have asked their architecture critic Oliver Wainwright to offer up a wishlist of positive changes that could benefit the nation’s urban centres. From councils building more council housing to a tax on empty homes, Wainwright’s four-point list offers straightforward policy advice that could truly transform the lives of British urbanites – and perhaps most promisingly, in three of these cases he explains how there are nascent movements already being made to bring his recommendations to fruition. You can read the full article here.

Gumno House / Turato Architects

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Architects: Turato Architects
Location: Risika, 
Design Team: Idis Turato and Marko Liović
Area: 930.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Ivan Dorotić, Igor Crnković, Sandro Lendler, Maja Bosnić

Sommarhus Akenine / Johan Sundberg

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Architects: Johan Sundberg
Location: , Sweden
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Project Architects: Daniel Gerse, Max Germundsson
Year: 2014
Photographs: Peo Olsson