BBVA Headquarters / Herzog & de Meuron

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© Rubén P. Bescós © Rubén P. Bescós
  • Partners: Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Christine Binswanger, David Koch (Partner in Charge)
  • Project Team: Nuno Ravara (Associate, Project Director), Miquel Rodríguez (Associate), Stefan Goeddertz (Associate), Benito Blanco, Alexander Franz, Mónica Ors, Thomas de Vries, Alexa Nürnberger, Xavier Molina, Enrique Peláez, Nuria Tejerina, Manuel Villanueva, Ainoa Prats
  • Client: BBVA – Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A.
  • Design Consultant: Herzog & de Meuron SL, Barcelona, Spain
  • Executive Architect: CBRE FM Arquitectos, Madrid, Spain; Ortiz y León Arquitectos, Madrid, Spain General Planning: UTE Nueva Sede BBVA, Madrid, Spain (Drees & Sommer, CBRE FM Arquitectos, Herzog & de Meuron SL)
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At the Periphery of the Capital
BBVA’s new headquarters is located on the northern periphery of Madrid. The site faces the highway

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This Instagram is Dedicated to Stunning Walls From Across the World

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As architects, we all have a 'thing' for walls, windows, and everything in-between. The aptly named Instagram account @ihaveathingforwalls celebrates the beauty of walls—the peeling, the painted, the colorful, the dilapidated. As a curated selection of submissions from their followers, the page displays photographs of walls from Warsaw to Hong Kong; snapshots of beauty from everyday life.   Take a tour of walls across the globe below, and feel inspired to pay a little more attention to the surfaces around you:

Why the World Needs More Architecture Memes

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In the modern age of sensationalism, consumerism, and widespread fake news, it's easy to understand why we feel the need to express ourselves through memes—the abstract photographs, video clips, and gifs that are manipulated in various ways to express thoughts on certain matters or situations that are relatable to people across the globe. Memes often expound complex yet concise sentiments which, in a way, closely resemble the way that we communicate in real life.

In the world of architecture, communication is often represented through critical essays, stunning renders and photographs, and hand-drawn analytical diagrams. In fact, architecture communication as we know it has mostly been a literal representation of the thing itself: Ideas are translated into plans, sections, elevations, details, form diagrams. But with the rise of memes and abstract expressions, why aren’t
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Housing BO / LRARCHITECTES

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© Maxime Vermeulen © Maxime Vermeulen
  • Architects: LRARCHITECTES
  • Location: Belgium
  • Landscape Architect : Thomas Van Eeckhout
  • Area: 307.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Maxime Vermeulen
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Text description provided by the architects. A field, a volume, two houses. This project has the particularity of housing two families who bought a field together in a small Belgian village.

This project is inspired by the historic rural constructions in its implantation, in its volume and its materiality.

© Maxime Vermeulen © Maxime Vermeulen

A shelter, located near the street, allows the housing building to set up further back. The privacy of the living spaces on the ground floor is ensured as well. A private front garden for each house is created. In the back of their home, the two families share a common garden and an orchard.

Plans - Section Plans - Section

The distribution of the two entities is done through an outer covered central passage. A

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Shanghai Modern Art Museum / Atelier Deshaus

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© Fangfang Tian © Fangfang Tian
  • Client: Shanghai Pudong Waterfront Development and Construction Investments Co., Ltd.
  • Construction: China Construction Eighth Engineering Division Co., Ltd.
© Fangfang Tian © Fangfang Tian

Text description provided by the architects. In retrospect, the design of the Modern Art Gallery is a risky endeavor. Industrial civilization acts as a vital part of Shanghai’s own modernity development. With the renewal of urban functions in the post-industrial age, many industrial buildings are facing the destiny of being demolished or transformed in some way, which becomes a meaningful topic.

© Fangfang Tian © Fangfang Tian

In Shanghai, there are countless industrial buildings being temporary ruins

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Juraku Ro / GENETO

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  • Architects: GENETO
  • Location: Kyōto-shi, Japan
  • Lead Architect: Koji Yamanaka
  • Team: GENETO (Yuji Yamanaka, Mitsuteru Nakada, Shizuka Yoshimatsu), pivoto (Asako Yamashita, Keiji Tsujii, Eichiro Shiro)
  • Area: 685.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Yasutake Kondo
  • Structural Engineer: Eisuke Mitsuda
  • Lighting Design: Yuki Ogawa
  • Construction: Masaki Yamada
© Yasutake Kondo © Yasutake Kondo

Text description provided by the architects. Located in Nishijin, Kyoto, JURAKU RO is a mixed-use project that includes both residential apartment and a hotel. As the name indicates, this building is located in the site of Old Castle ‘JURAKU DAI’. Street in this area used to be lined with Machiya (Kyoto’s Old townhouse) where traditional waving industry flourished. There are only a few old townhouses remain, and most of the recent apartment building in this area doesn’t seem to contribute to surrounding scenery while their façade is the only element to follow the landscape regulation. In this project, we

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Floor Plans
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AIA Announces Winners of 2018 Housing Awards

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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the winners of their 18th annual Housing Awards, which recognize the best in housing design for new constructions, restorations, and renovations. This year the five-person jury selected eleven projects to receive awards in four categories: one- and two-family custom residences; one- and two-family production homes; multifamily housing; and specialized housing.

According to the AIA, the jury assessed each project for demonstrating design excellence, as well as sustainability, cost, durability, innovation, social impact, meeting client needs, and addressing the natural and built contexts. The following projects were selected as this year’s winners:

One/Two Family Custom Residences

The Bear Stand; Gooderham, Ontario, Canada / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
The Bear Stand; Gooderham, Ontario, Canada | Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Image © Nic Lehoux The Bear Stand; Gooderham, Ontario, Canada | Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Image © Nic Lehoux

Ghost Wash House; Paradise Valley, Arizona / Architecture-Infrastructure-Research

Ghost Wash House; Paradise Valley, Arizona | Architecture-Infrastructure-Research. Image © Bill Timmerman Ghost Wash House;
South 5th Residence; Austin, Texas | alterstudio architecture. Image © Casey Dunn
Underhill; Matinecock, New York | Bates Masi + Architects. Image © Michael Moran
3106 St. Thomas; New Orleans | OJT. Image © Will Crocker
Linea Residence G; Palm Springs, California | Poon Design Inc. and Prest Vuksic Architects. Image © Mark Ballogg
150 Charles; New York City | COOKFOX Architects, DPC and Alan Wanzenberg Architect & Design. Image © Frank Ouderman
Mariposa1038; Los Angeles | Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects . Image © Paul Vu
Navy Green; Brooklyn, New York | FXCollaborative and Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP. Image © Jeremy Bittermann
Benjamin Franklin College and Pauli Murray College, Yale University; New Haven, Connecticut | Robert A.M. Stern Architects. Image © Peter Aaron - OTTO
Crest Apartments; Van Nuys, California | Michael Maltzan Architecture. Image © Iwan Baan
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Archinect’s Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #180

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1u/1u4uknjk42z46ybn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />It's time for another Archinect Employer of the Day weekly round-up! Check out the latest firms profiled amid the thousands of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" >active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you don't already, get each day's Employer of the Day by following us on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" >Facebook</a>, showcasing a firm every day, along with a gallery of their work.&nbsp;
Here are the latest EOTD-featured firms: 1. Obra Architects (Facebook feature)
Currently hiring: Multiple listings

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2. JG Neukomm Architecture (Facebook feature)
Currently hiring: Junior Architect
Photo: Scott Frances.
3. School House (Facebook feature)
Currently hiring: Environmental Design Director
Photo: School House.
4. Alexander Gorlin Architects (Facebook feature)
Currently hiring: Junior Architect
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5. 4240 Architecture (Facebook feature)
Currently hiring: Project Architect/Project Manager
Photo: R. Benson.
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Smiljan Radic Receives the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize 2018

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Image © Iwan Baan Image © Iwan Baan Chilean architect Smiljan Radic was announced the winner of the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize 2018 Architecture Awards from The American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York. The academy's annual architecture awards program began in 1955 with the opening of the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize. The prize is given to an architect of any nationality who has made a significant contribution to architecture as an art. The program has since been expanded to include four Arts and Literature Awards for American architects that explore ideas in architecture through any medium of expression.
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This year’s winners were chosen from a group of 32 individuals and practices nominated by the members of the Academy. The jurors were: Annabelle Selldorf, Kenneth Frampton, Steven Holl, Thom Mayne, James Polshek, Billie Tsien and Tod Williams.
Smiljan Radic creates strong atmospheric spaces that resonate deeply and
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The Annex / Martin Fenlon Architecture

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Text description provided by the architects. Once a crowded property with an aging bungalow and a commercial storefront, this live/work complex accommodates the architect’s growing family and practice. The expansion to the recently remodeled bungalow includes a new family room, exterior courtyard and deck, an attic conversion and stair hall. The storefront building, with its several bootleg additions, previously took up half of the site, exceeding the allowable floor area for the property and leaving little open space. In order to make space for the new yard and the 620 square feet of additions to the house, over 600 square feet of the storefront was demolished. To keep costs down, the architect did all of the construction with the help of a two-man

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29 Winners Announced for 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

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The European Commission and Europe Nostra announced the winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/ Europa Nostra Awards. The 29 winners from 17 countries have been recognized for their achievements in four categories: conservation, research, dedicated services, and education, training and raising awareness. The winners will be honored at an award ceremony at the first ever European Cultural Heritage Summit on June 22.  Among the outstanding submissions that were awarded include the rehabilitation of a Byzantine church in Greece, the development of a method that will be implemented to preserve historic European homes, work performed to protect the city of Venice, and the establishment of an educational program for children in Finland to engage with their heritage. Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, commented on the winners saying, “Cultural heritage in all its different forms is one of Europe’s most precious assets.
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© Realdania By & Byg  Noah Boe-Whitehorn 2017
© Daniela Lorenz
© Roland Schulze
© Klimis Aslanidis, 2017
© CCA
© Wiliam Pereira
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© PZZSK Petrovaradin
© Baldomero Perdigón Puebla, 2017
© Pascual Mercé
© Mehmet Alper, 2017
© Danilo Forleo, 2017
© Raphael Arzumanov
© State Art Collection in the Royal Compound Belgrade, 2014
© Mihail Karshovski, 2017
© Frédéric Chéhu
© Association of the International Private Committees for the Safeguarding of Venice
© Pauline Dorhout
© Association of the International Private Committees for the Safeguarding of Venice
© Archive of the Heredamiento de las Haciendas de Argual y Tazacorte
© Ief Gilis
© Chidren's cultural center ARX
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© Alka knight's society of Sinj
© Gabriel Stabinger
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© GeoFort, 2017
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