Atelier Kaiser Shen
At first glance, the Micro Courtyardhouse seems out of place. Perched between four sets of stoplights, it stands upon a traffic island in Ludwigsburg, a city near Stuttgart. On a given day, thousands of vehicles pass by and pedestrians walk hurriedly across the intersection.
Famed Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto founded the Odawara Art Foundation in 2009 to "foster the advancement of Japanese culture while adopting an international perspective." He sited the Foundation's Enoura Observatory overlooking Sagami Bay and designed the buildings and...
The new Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC, is located just two blocks from the National Mall, in an old warehouse from 1922. Designed by SmithGroupJJR, the museum features channel-glass walls from Bendheim that illuminate parts of the renovated building.
Skorba is a small village in the vicinity of Ptuj, Slovenia's oldest town. Once a typical village with a clustered settlement pattern, the passage of years and the proximity of the city caused it to grow out of turn, transforming it into a commuter suburb without a clear structure. The...
For six days, the gates in Frankfurt am Main were once again open for players in the fields of lighting, electrical engineering as well as home and building automation. It was six fabulous days that caused satisfaction among almost all visitors and exhibitors. This is not least due to digital...
Multiple sources are reporting that the team of KPF, Heatherwick Studio, James Corner Field Operations, Architects 61, and Lead 8 has been selected to design Terminal 5 at Changi Airport in Singapore.
Three short films highlight the same number of recently completed buildings by Zaha Hadid Architects: King Abdullah Petroleum Studies And Research Centre in Saudi Arabia, 520 West 28th Street in New York City, and the Capital Hill Residence in Russia.
Compagnie O. Architects
One could expect that the image of the Topsportschool would be sublime, prominent, like a trophy, so everyone could see it. However, this is not the case. The Topsportschool is not an image, it creates image: an incubator, a machine à exceller.
In a statement on Monday, Apple "announced its global facilities are powered with 100 percent clean energy," an achievement that includes retail stores, offices, data centers and co-located facilities in 43 countries.
BowWow Haus London features around 70 custom dog kennels designed by architects, artists and designers to raise funds for charity. Here we highlight a half-dozen kennels made from wood.
Luigi Rosselli Architects
A Calligrapher handed three books to his wife, she placed them in a random stack on the table… “We want The Books House”… they said.
As one of the most popular websites providing tourism services in China, Mafengwo advocates freedom and exploration of the unknown. On the occasion of its upcoming 10th anniversary, a decision has been made to terminate the team's long-term scattered form of office works, thus improving its...
Tishman Speyer has announced that construction of The Spiral, designed by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, will commence in June, after the developer finalized a lease with Pfizer for 800,000 square feet in the 2.8-million-sf tower.
Three "forest rooms" — pavilions inspired by nature — were set up in the Saar forest as walk-in art and exhibition pavilions.
Schwartz and Architecture
Lichen prevalent on the Oaks on an 8.5-acre site in Glen Ellen, north of San Francisco, inspired the design of the aptly named Lichen House. Schwartz and Architecture (S^A) designed a T-shaped plan to fit the site and roof overhangs with metal fins that create lichen-like shadows. The architects...
Today, 9 April 2018, marks the 100th anniversary of Jørn Utzon's birth. The famed Danish architect, who died in November 2008 at the age of 90, is being celebrated with exhibitions at the Utzon Center in Aalborg and a series of interviews with architects from Denmark and elsewhere.
Daniel Libeskind, architect of the Jewish Museum Berlin and World Trade Center Master Plan, spoke with PLANE—SITE in the seventh video of a series leading up to the GAA Foundation's Time-Space-Existence exhibition, planned as a collateral exhibition of the 2018...
The Casa TEC 205 is located very close to the Chipinque ecological park in Monterrey. This house is the first prize in a raffle organized every year by the Technological University of Monterrey to raise funds for its students.
Christo's first major outdoor public artwork in the UK will be a temporary sculpture, The Mastaba, that will float on Serpentine Lake in London's Kensington Gardens this summer.
The Frick Collection has unveiled the design by Selldorf Architects for the expansion and enhancement of the institution's Upper East Side landmark.
bureau SLA & OvertredersW
The People's Pavilion is a design statement of the new circular economy, a 100% circular building where no building materials are lost in construction.
Developer Crown Group has selected the Japanese architecture firm Kengo Kuma & Associates, working with Australia's Koichi Takada Architects, to design a 19-story residential tower in Sydney's Waterloo.
The exhibition Kengo Kuma: a LAB for materials in Tokyo reveals the goals and failures of contemporary Japanese avant-garde architecture.
As architects, ARCHETONIC are inspired to make the most of the pre-existing infrastructure of Mexico city. This led them to design U-125, which recycles a house located in Lomas de Chapultepec and was originally built in the 1950s.
Using color to negotiate from the urban scale to the human, the renovation of Future School endorses a campus life that facilitates continuous learning around every corner.
James Carpenter Design Associates
The transformation of a disused elevated railway on Manhattan's West Side into the popular High Line has sparked development in the form of attention-getting architecture by the likes of Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, and Jean Nouvel. But relatively sedate gems also parallel the park, such as 860...
On the first day of June, the Kunsthalle Mannheim will celebrate its grand opening, with a new extension designed by Hamburg's gmp. The architects conceptualized the extension as a "city in the city," using the metal panels and metal mesh on the facade to express it.
The Wilshire Boulevard Temple has released OMA’s design for the Audrey Irmas Pavilion. Shohei Shigematsu's design "will serve as a multi-purpose gathering place, forging new connections within the existing campus and creating a new urban presence to engage Los Angeles."
LICHT KUNST LICHT
The exceptional exhibition concept of Sichau & Walter Architects BDA frees itself from the building envelope of Erbach Palace and presents the collection in blacked-out rooms painted in anthracite.
Christopher Hawthorne, the former LA Times architecture critic recently appointed as chief design officer for the City of Los Angeles, takes on the mantle of writer/director for a one-hour documentary on Frank Lloyd Wright's patterned concrete-block houses in LA.
The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) has announced the twenty finalists for the OAA Design Excellence Awards.
Anne Carrier architecture
The concept for the siting and construction of the new visitor center for Seigneurie-des-Aulnaies, a registered Quebec cultural heritage site, is grounded in the characteristic elements of the surrounding landscape: the river, bridges, forest and stone buildings. The architects opted for a Land...
The Gold, Silver and Bronze winners of the 5th Global LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction have been selected for projects in Mexico City, Niger, and Detroit, respectively.
Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes
After five years of work, the inauguration of the new Webster Library at Concordia University took place on March 23rd.
The team of noAarchitecten, EM2N and Sergison Bates architects has been selected to convert the former Citroën Yser garage into KANAL - Centre Pompidou, a new cultural hub for Brussels.