Explore Peter Zumthor’s 1986 Shelter for Roman Ruins in Quiet Solitude

In 1986, Peter Zumthor completed one of his first projects: a shelter over an Ancient Roman archaeological site in Chur, (Graubünden, Switzerland). Now over three decades old, this film by ArcDog captures the building and the preserved excavations that it sits around with a quiet sophistication. With only timber lamella to allow in light and ventilative air, the project stands as a testament to Zumthor’s sensitive architectural approach.

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Foster + Partner’s Apple Park Visitor’s Center Opens to the Public

The Visitor’s Center at Apple’s new Cupertino campus has opened to the public. As the public face of a vast complex designed by Foster + Partners, the independent building is “a uniquely designed architectural extension” of the company’s new headquarters. “With similar aesthetics in staircases, stone walls, and terrazzo floors,” the center’s “cantilevered carbon fiber roof appears to float,” supported only “by stone clad cores and no other extraneous columns for support.”

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Marina Abramovic Responds to Allegations of Misuse of Funds over Scrapped OMA-designed Museum

Following her decision to abandon plans for an OMA-designed, upstate New York museum, artist Marina Abramovic has spoken out in response to allegations that her institute may have improperly utilized funds raised through a crowdsourced fundraising campaign.

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How to Build a Home in a Hurricane Zone

If you live in a hurricane zone, how can you construct a home which can withstand and survive some the strongest winds on Earth? In this film, presented by The Verge’s “Home of the Future” series in collaboration with Curbed, designs drawn up by North Carolina-based prefabricated home builder Deltec show a house specifically able to deal with extremely hostile weather conditions. This film demonstrates how it fared against Hurricane Harvey.

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How to Build a Home in a Hurricane Zone

If you live in a hurricane zone, how can you construct a home which can withstand and survive some the strongest winds on Earth? In this film, presented by The Verge’s “Home of the Future” series in collaboration with Curbed, designs drawn up by North Carolina-based prefabricated home builder Deltec show a house specifically able to deal with extremely hostile weather conditions. This film demonstrates how it fared against Hurricane Harvey.

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AOR Present Proposals for a Church Which Doubles as a Pedestrian Bridge, Spanning a Finnish River

Helsinki-based practice AOR have presented designs for a church in the Finnish town of Ylivieska which also doubles as a bridge spanning the Kalajoki River. The proposal, which was awarded a shared third prize in an open competition, intends to “revive the historical role of the church as a dominant building in the river landscape.”

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Marina Abramovic Ends Plans for OMA-Designed Art Institute After $2.2 Million Fundraising Campaign

Performance artist Marina Abramovic has ended plans for her OMA-designed upstate New York art institute, leaving questions about what happened to the $2.2 million she raised from a slate of celebrity patrons and nearly 5,000 Kickstarter donors.

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These Drawings Use Just 5 Lines to Create Beautiful Compositions

DailyDose—one of ArchDaily’s five favorite daily newsletters of 2017—have published a collection of drawings submitted as part of an open competition to sketch a composition of just five lines. To celebrate the milestone of their 1000th newsletter which has, over the course of the last five years, delivered 34,297 collected images to inboxes around the globe, one work (by Roberto de Oliveira Castro) will be made available as a limited edition framed artwork by Desplans.

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Free Business Card Templates for Architects

Designing a business card might seem to be a straightforward endeavor but if you’ve ever tried your hand at designing one from scratch, you’ve probably wished there was a graphic design consultant around. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up some classy minimalist templates that will help you take the guesswork out of what to include on your calling card. From ace border spacing and text placement to snazzy (and free!) font recommendations, these downloadable business card templates are ready for you to plug in your information. These templates also serve as an invaluable jumping off point if you’re looking for some inspiration for your own designs.

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Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu

The much-anticipated Louvre Abu Dhabi, designed by Jean Nouvelopens this week in the United Arab Emirates. The project has enormous significance as a transnational partnership between the French and Emirati governments, and is set to become a center for art and learning in the Gulf region. Located on Saadiyat Island and surrounded by the sea, the museum comprises twenty three permanent galleries and exhibition spaces, a Children’s Museum, an auditorium, and a research center – all connected together by waterfront promenades and a vast, shimmering dome.

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Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi Opens To The Public Following a Decade in Development

Following ten years of multinational collaboration between France and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi opens this week to the public. Located on Saadiyat Island and surrounded by the sea, twenty three permanent galleries and exhibition spaces, a Children’s Museum, an auditorium, and a research center are connected by waterfront promenades which weave beneath the building’s iconic dome.

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These “Potemkin Villages” Expose a World of Architectural Fakery

According to Russian legend, “Potemkin Villages”—entirely fake urban conurbations made to appear real—can be traced to it’s namesake, Field Marshall Aleksandrovich Potemkin. In 1787, this soldier faced an unusual request: Catherine the Great demanded the construction of swathes of artificial settlements along her route to the Crimea in order to disguise, or veil, the run-down face of the region.

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Herzog & de Meuron Unveil Designs for a Flagship Building in the Royal College of Art’s New London Campus

London’s Royal College of Art (RCA) have submitted proposals by Herzog & de Meuron to Wandsworth Council for a new £108 million ($141 million) building in Battersea. The “flagship” project will form part of the RCA’s ongoing transformation into a ‘STEAM’ (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) postgraduate university, facilitating the provision of ten new programmes focusing on computer and materials science, the impact of the digital economy, advanced manufacturing, and intelligent mobility.

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12 Architects Design Shelters to Raise Money for LA’s Homeless Cats

With somewhere between one and three million cats, Los Angeles is home to one of the United States’ largest populations of homeless felines. For the “Giving Shelter” exhibition in Los Angeles, 12 architects designed and built 13 small, one-of-a-kind shelters for these cats. The shelters, which are being sold through an online auction until 9pm PST tonight, will raise money for FixNation, a non-profit which provides a free service to spay or neuter homeless cats. Read on to see all 13 shelters.

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1,500 Semi-Transparent Plastic Baskets Form a Lightweight Facade

Hyunje Joo‘s design for a façade in South Korea is a proposal that addresses the separation between the interior and exterior with the construction of a flexible, light, and recyclable architectural element.

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Ice Cold Ornament: Here Are Some Great Reads Paired With Frozen Desserts

Ice Cream Books is a conceptual art project with a rather predictable, if not delightful, output: “great reads paired with frozen desserts.” The work is beguilingly simple and stunningly direct – wafer cones act as columns and space frames, ziggurats and buttresses, all supporting popular tomes.

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Irish Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale to Explore the “Free Market” Towns of Ireland

The Irish Ministry for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht have announced Free Market as the theme of the Irish Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. A team of curators—including Laurence Lord (AP+E), Orla Murphy (Custom), Jeffrey Bolhuis (AP+E), Jo Anne Butler (Culturstruction), Tara Kennedy (Culturstruction), and Miriam Delaney (DIT)—will present an exhibition which explores the common space of market towns in Ireland.

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Sir David Adjaye and Ron Arad Architects Selected to Design UK’s New Holocaust Memorial in Central London

A proposal by Adjaye Associates and Ron Arad Architects, with Gustafson Porter + Bowman, has been announced as the successful design for the UK’s new Holocaust Memorial and Learning Center. The landmark will be located on the banks of the River Thames and adjacent to the Palace of Westminster, and will honor the six million Jewish men, women and children who were murdered in the Holocaust, and all other victims of Nazi persecution, including Roma, gay, and disabled people.

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London’s Architectural Association Seeks New Director

London’s Architectural Association (AA) have announced that they are seeking a new Director, to be appointed by March 2018. The call comes following the departure of former Director Brett Steele, who has since taken up the Deanship of UCLA.

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