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Carpediem Restaurant / Sidharta Architect

© Fernando Gomulya
Architects: Sidharta Architect
Location: Jalan Kemang Raya, South Jakarta City, Jakarta,
Architect In Charge: Marcello Sidharta
Design Team: Marcello Sidharta, Aryo Basuki
Main Contractor : Kontinum Studio
Area: 150.0 sqm
Year: 201423014
Photographs: Fernando Gomulya

Glass + Wood / Hamada Design

© Yohei Sasakura
Architects: Hamada Design
Location: Shiga,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Yohei Sasakura

d3 Natural Systems 2014 Winners Announced

Special Mention for Performative Landscape: Hydrophytic Urban Topography / Dustin Piercy, Xiomara Martinez (USA). Image ©
d3 has announced the winners of its Natural Systems Competition for 2014, an annual competition that offers architects, designers, engineers and students the chance to investigate natural processes from the microscopic to macroscopic scale and propose innovative, nature-based solutions in architecture, urbanism, interiors and product design for sustainable living.
The jury, a panel of architects and designers engaged in sustainable practices and computational explorations, has this year selected a top three as well as eleven special mentions. Join us after the break for images from all 14 designs.

Primary School Tanouan Ibi / LEVS architecten

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Architects: LEVS architecten
Location: Dogon Plateau,
Area: 360.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of LEVS architecten

Video: Bach Comes to Life within the Walls of Peter Zumthor’s Bruder Klaus Field Chapel

Take a moment to enjoy German-Korean musician Isang Enders play Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 within the sacred, charred interior of Peter Zumthor’s Bruder Klaus Field Chapel.

Inshopnia / Nan Arquitectos

© Iván Casal Nieto
Architects: Nan Arquitectos
Location: Rúa Velázquez Moreno, Vigo, Pontevedra,
Project Team: Wenceslao López, Vicente Pillado, Alberto F. Reiriz
Project Area: 95 sqm
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Iván Casal Nieto
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Diller, Scofidio + Renfro to Design Colorado Springs’ Olympic Museum

The US Olympic Museum committee has selected Diller, Scofidio + Renfro to design a $60 million museum in downtown Colorado Springs. The New York-based practice will collaborate with Anderson Mason Dale Architects of Denver and exhibit designer Gallagher & Associates to showcase the Olympic and Paralympic’s history through exhibits and artifacts. Once complete by early 2018, the museum will include a hall of fame, theater, a 20,000-square-foot exhibit hall and retail space. Designs are expected to be released by mid-2015. 

West Limerick Children’s Centre / SATA

© Kate Bowe O’Brien
Architects: SATA
Location: , Co. Limerick, Ireland
Design Team: Mark Thompson, Kristoffer Norrinder, Michael Pledge
Area: 765.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Kate Bowe O’Brien

The Color Inside / Overland Partners + James Turrell Skyspace

© Florian Holzherr
Architects: Overland Partners,
Location: The University of Texas at , 2201 Speedway, , TX 78712, USA
Architect In Charge: Rick Archer, FAIA, LEED AP
Design Team: James Lancaster, AIA, LEED AP; Michelle Stedman, AIA, LEED AP; Jim Taylor, AIA, LEED AP
Area: 520.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Florian Holzherr, Paul Bardagjy, Fernando Ortega

Guardian Invites Readers to Submit the Best City Ideas for World Cities Day

© NLÉ architects
With the first ever World Cities Day taking place on Friday, the Guardian is partnering with UN Habitat for the Cities Day Challenge, a day-long competition where representatives of 36 cities around the world will present their best city ideas, with the winner being selected for an in-depth article in the Guardian. Judged by Ivan Harbour of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Toronto City Planner Jennifer Keesmaat; Anna Minton, Dan Hill, Usman Haque and Adam Greenfield, the Guardian will be live-tweeting the entire day.
They are also reaching out to readers to “share your photos, videos and stories of something brilliant that your city does better than any other,” some of which they will feature throughout the day. You can follow this link to contribute - or read on after the break as we take the opportunity to round up some of the biggest city ideas that have passed through the pages of ArchDaily.

P.A.T.H. Houses / Philippe Starck + Riko

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Architects: Philippe Starck
Location: Montfort-l’Amaury,
Collaboration: Riko
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Philippe Starck

Grimshaw and Gruen’s LA Union Station Masterplan Gains Approval from Planning Board

Open Space View in Forecourt. Image © Grimshaw / Gruen Associates, Courtesy of the County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)
Update: The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors has approved approved the proposed masterplan by Grimshaw and Gruen; the scheme will now go ahead, subject to the availability of funding. The below article is from 22 September 2014.
The office of Grimshaw and LA based Gruen Associates were officially awarded the Los Angeles Union Station master plan in July of 2012 after six initial proposals for the project. Now the Metro Board has begun to finalize plans and move towards implementation, with their Planning Committee scheduled to discuss the proposals in early November. Read on to learn more about how the plan has developed over the past two years and the next steps towards its implementation.
RSH+P's Oxley Woods Development. Image © Flickr CC User Oxley Woods Photos

Developer Says Problems with Prefabricated Homes “Must Not Stop Innovation”

Developer Tom Bloxham has argued that problems with prefabricated homes or other unusual building techniques “must not stop innovation” in the UK housing sector. Bloxham, whose company Urban Splash was responsible for the Stirling Prize-nominated Park Hill regeneration and has worked with architects such as Norman FosterFAT and Will Alsop, was speaking at an Archiboo event titled “Housebuilding is Ripe for Disruption.” Discussing the problems that have befallen RSH+P’s Oxley Woods project, he said “Whenever we innovate something inevitably goes wrong. There are risks and it is difficult. But somebody has to take these risks for the industry to move forward,” reports the Architects’ Journal.

Football Stadium Arena Borisov / OFIS Architects

© Tomaz Gregoric
Architects: OFIS Architects
Location: , Belarus
Architect In Charge: Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik
Project Team: Janez Martincic, Rok Gerbec, Andrej Gregoric, Konstantine Bogoslavsky, Janja Del Linz, Katja Aljaz, Ana Kosi, Ieva Cicenaite, Grzegorz Ostrowski, Filip Knapczyk, Sergio Silva Santos

Area: 6108.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Tomaz Gregoric

The Question of Gentrification Along London’s Urban Waterways

In the second instalment of their new three-part micro documentary series on architecture and water (see the first part here), Ellis Woodman and a team at the Architectural Review (AR) have collaborated with architects, developers, urbanists and thinkers to examine the latent connections between and our built environment. Taking a journey by narrowboat through , the film explores the radical ideas which may offer the keys to unlocking the potential of the urban waterway. When London has an ever-increasing overwhelming need for growth, how does the densification and gentrification of the city relate to the rivers and canals?

House in the Landscape / Kropka Studio

© Maciej Lulko
Architects: Kropka Studio
Location: , Poland
Design Team: Małgorzata Łapaj & Kuba Kowalczyk
Area: 215.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Maciej Lulko

Renovation and extension of the Baths of Géronde / NAU Architecture + Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architekten

© Roger Frei
Architects: NAU Architecture, Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architekten
Location: Lac de Géronde, 3960 , Switzerland
Year: 2014
Photographs: Roger Frei

G-Tower / HAEAHN Architecture + Designcamp Moonpark dmp + Gyung Sung Architects + TCMC Architects & Engineers

© Young-chae Park
Architects: HAEAHN Architecture, Designcamp Moonpark dmp, , TCMC Architects & Engineers
Location: Art center-daero, Yeonsu-gu, , South Korea
Area: 86165.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Young-chae Park
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