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  • Mustapan Coffee Shop / Estudio Chávarro
    by Pilar Caballero on December 2, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    Café Mustapan has been around for over 60 years, located right in the main square of Chipaque, Colombia. The place prides itself of serving the best of traditional and local bakery and attracts clients of all types.  From local farmers to tourists, take a sit  everyday to have a arepa and a cup of coffee.

  • Narbonne Arena / Marc Mimram
    by Pilar Caballero on December 2, 2020 at 10:00 AM

    This new sports and cultural facility announces the entrance to the city from the East. To inscribe the geometry of the room, detached from the ground and thus signal the new equipment on a distant scale, we have created a base from which emerges the recognizable geometry of the theater. A vast inverted dome with vibrant and continuous materiality.

  • Europe's Brutalist Churches and Chapels, by Stefano Perego
    by Belén Maiztegui on December 2, 2020 at 7:30 AM

    Rich in symbolism and tradition, religious architecture has always been marked by the grandiosity and extravagance of its interior spaces. For the architects and designers who created these spaces, everything from the scale, to the materials, to the lighting were tools to be used in optimizing their form and function and creating a place for users to connect with their faith.

  • House in Higashi-Gotanda / CASE-REAL
    by Hana Abdel on December 2, 2020 at 7:00 AM

    This is a two floor wooden house in a quiet residential area in the city center. The client requested us to provide two parking spaces, to build the structure to the maximum, and to create a courtyard while ensuring security.

  • RIBA Announces Winners of 2020 President’s Medals, World’s Best Student Architecture Projects
    by Christele Harrouk on December 2, 2020 at 6:30 AM

    The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has just announced the winners of the 2020 President’s Medals. The annual awards for the world’s best student architecture projects, gathered in this edition, the highest number ever of entries with 336 nominations from 118 schools of architecture located in 32 countries.

  • SOS Children's Village In Djibouti / Urko Sanchez Architects
    by Cristian Aguilar on December 2, 2020 at 6:00 AM

    Djibouti is located in the Horn of Africa, which suffers from persistent droughts and severe scarcities. We were approached by SOS Kinderdorf to design a residential compound of 15 houses where to run their family-strengthening programmes.

  • Alberto Campo Baeza and Miguel Quismondo Design New Magazzino Museum Expansion
    by Eric Baldwin on December 2, 2020 at 5:30 AM

    The Magazzino Italian Art museum is expanding its campus in Cold Spring, NY with a new pavilion by Spanish architects Alberto Campo Baeza and Miguel Quismondo. Following the museum's public opening in 2017, the new pavilion will be dedicated to special exhibitions and public and educational programs. The free-standing structure will feature flexible programming to enable the nonprofit museum to support its growing program and better serve its visitors.

  • ArchDaily Selects the Best Young Practices of 2020
    by Nicolás Valencia on December 2, 2020 at 5:00 AM

    ArchDaily is proud to announce the 2020 Young Practices selection. This premier edition highlights emerging offices that are providing innovative approaches, proposals, and solutions to some of the main challenges Humankind is facing right now. From climate crisis to racial and gender issues. From technological disruption to social cohesion. These challenges are shaping the evolution of architecture, leading the discipline towards a new society and a new economy.

  • "Frozen Music" Video Series: an International Tour of Exceptional Buildings and Architects
    by Rene Submissions on December 2, 2020 at 4:30 AM

    Today more than ever, architects are facing high expectations for the design, function and performance of a project. Careful building design takes the regional influences of climate into account, material origin, perhaps cultural building traditions. These are ways to lower the ecological footprint. But what do architects do to further enhance the building performance? That is an exciting element to explore. Finding out that today digital technologies are implemented in buildings in every region of the world is an interesting fact to discover! During this unprecedented era of social distancing and working from home, ABB with Katrin Förster have launched a video series called “Frozen Music” to give architects a platform to both see and share successful building design around the globe. Below is Episode #6, the VIETTEL Headquarters in Hanoi, Vietnam, designed by Gensler.

  • Cracks Threaten Oscar Niemeyer's National Library in Brasília
    by Equipe ArchDaily Brasil on December 2, 2020 at 4:00 AM

    The Leonel Brizola National Library, designed by Oscar Niemeyer —a building that integrates the Cultural Complex of the Republic, a cultural center located along the Eixo Monumental, in the city of Brasília, Brazil— is covered in cracks. The lack of preventive maintenance has caused several cracks throughout the building, according to an article published in the newspaper Metrópoles.