Arch Daily

  • Fourth Wall House / SAW // Spiegel Aihara Workshop
    by Paula Pintos on August 10, 2022 at 4:00 PM

    For The Fourth Wall, Spiegel Aihara Workshop (SAW) renovates and expands a 1907 home in Bernal Heights, repositioning the house as a stage. Rather than inward-facing and endlessly interior, rooms are reoriented towards a new rear facade, enabling scenes of domesticity to play out across large windows facing the backyard. Referencing theater, this design breaks through the “fourth wall” as a performance of the daily routine.

  • The West Residence Club / Concrete
    by Paula Pintos on August 10, 2022 at 2:00 PM

    The West Residence Club is located in Hell's Kitchen, one of Manhattan's most sprouting neighborhoods. The neighborhood is known for its industrial character and its rich, colorful history, which combined, create an unmistakable mystique. Today it offers varied urban architecture from brick warehouses and low-rise showrooms to open parking lots and original townhouses. Its unique mix of residents, companies, independent shops, and small restaurants has made it into a dynamic neighborhood.

  • Beacon Clinic / 5468796 Architecture
    by Andreas Luco on August 10, 2022 at 12:00 PM

    Beacon is a health-oriented commercial building that centers around a purpose-designed skin clinic. The building features three clinics [medical dermatology, aesthetic, and rheumatology] at the second story level, retail units at grade, on top of underground parking. Selected for its more robust qualities, concrete is used for the building base [underground and above ground], while wood is used as a primary inspiration to create a warm and welcoming space.

  • Asa de Borboleta Residence / VOO® Arquitetura e Engenharia
    by Pilar Caballero on August 10, 2022 at 10:00 AM

    Above the city level, located on top of one of the central neighborhood's hills, a sloping terrain gives way to the Asa de Borboleta Residence. Adopting the lifestyle and preferences of the family, the project approached the contemporary applied to the location and the direction of the land to the city related to the path of the sun.

  • What Will the Furniture of the Future Be Made From?
    by Matthew Maganga on August 10, 2022 at 7:30 AM

    In the architectural conversations we are having in today’s world, conversations on materials are widespread. There is discussion on the viability of concrete in the contemporary context, how timber can be more sustainably sourced, and on how biodegradable materials such as bamboo should be more common sights in our urban environments.

  • Kindergarten Campo Verde / DARP
    by Pilar Caballero on August 10, 2022 at 7:00 AM

    The Campo Verde Kindergarten is an important piece within what has been consolidated as a new educational center at an urban level, in the town of Bosa, south of Bogotá.

  • Request for Proposal: Design Competition for the Marine, Business, Research and Innovation Center (MBRIC) in Ceiba, Puerto Rico
    by Valeria Montjoy on August 10, 2022 at 6:45 AM

    Puerto Rico’s Local Redevelopment Authority for Roosevelt Roads (LRA) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP #2022-004) through a Design Competition. The objective for this RFP is to obtain proposals from qualified architectural and engineering firms able to provide a full range of services – including studies, design, sustainability design, permits procurement and other services – for the development and construction of the Marine Business, Research and Innovation Center (MBRIC). Located in the eastern region of the island - specifically in the former Coast Guard Pier in Roosevelt Roads, Ceiba, municipality - the project will be developed in conjunction with Bluetide Puerto Rico, Inc., which collaborated with the LRA in the development of the program, as well as in establishing the needs and requirements necessary for the development of MBRIC. Bluetide will be responsible for overseeing the operation and maintenance of the facilities.

  • Rome to Undergo an Ecological Transition by 2050 Through an Initiative Led by Stefano Boeri
    by Dima Stouhi on August 10, 2022 at 6:30 AM

    In line with the United Nations agenda of climate neutrality by 2050, the Rome City Council has announced the establishment of a Laboratory titled “Laboratorio Roma050 – il Futuro della Metropoli Mondo", a project proposed and led by Italian architect Stefano Boeri, which aims to draw up an ecological vision for Rome in 2050. The urban regeneration project consists of 12 young architects and urban planners under the age of 35, along with 4 renowned architects as mentors, who collectively have specific experience in terms of studies and research regarding the Italian capital.

  • Chia Ching House Taifong Golf Club / Álvaro Siza Vieira + Carlos Castanheira
    by Susanna Moreira on August 10, 2022 at 6:00 AM

    The principal movement in the Game of Golf is a mix of power and elegance, and perfect balance. Expressing the entire process of design and construction of a Building is a common problem. There is something else, beyond the simple technical gesture or response to a brief, be that brief more or less complex. A Project cannot be measured by the first move, even though it is the fundamental move. It has to carry a great deal of energy, a great elegance, even if doing so discretely. An “a posteriori” analysis allows us to discern just how important that first move is, or the attitude, or concept, or something which we don’t find easy to explain.

  • Sick Architecture: CIVA Exhibition Explores the Relation between Architecture and Disease
    by Maria-Cristina Florian on August 10, 2022 at 5:30 AM

    “Sick Architecture” opened on May 5th at CIVA in Brussels. Co-curated by Beatriz Colomina, the exhibition investigates the intrinsic relation between architecture and sickness. The architectural discourse always weaves itself through theories of body and brain, constructing the architect as a kind of doctor and the client as the patient. Architecture has been portrayed as a form of prevention and cure for thousands of years. Yet architecture is also often the cause of illness, from the institution of hospitals to toxic building materials and sick building syndrome. The outbreak of the COVID-15 pandemic further highlighted this topic.