Tag: architecture

freiburg’s pavilion on europaplatz by j.mayer h. is a tram stop and restaurant combined

j.mayer h. has designed a freestanding structure that functions as a tram station, a bus stop, and a restaurant. located in freiburg, a city in the south-west corner of germany, also serves as an urban marker — signifying the entrance to the city center. ‘in re-planning this former traffic hub from the 1970s as part […]

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ZXC studio applies crushed red concrete and rattan weave to renovate clothing store in bali

combining reclaimed construction waste with traditional indonesian craftsmanship, ZXC studio has renovated the escalier clothing store in potato head beach club, bali. situated at the front of the leisure complex, the existing retail space has been transformed to showcase the collection of brands on offer using a simple layout and a material palette to reflect […]

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adam nathaniel furman finishes nagatacho apartment with pastel colors + patterns in tokyo

adam nathaniel furman has completed an apartment in tokyo‘s nagatacho district, instilling his colorful pop style throughout the 160 square-meters of its interior spaces. combining color, texture, material, and form into a theater of everyday domestic life, the residence is designed to elevate the client’s daily rituals and communal activities into a space of continuously […]

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acne studios’ brutalist new headquarters open in floragatan 13, stockholm

acne studios has opened its new headquarters, floragatan 13, in the former czechoslovakian embassy in stockholm. conceived by the label’s creative director, jonny johansson, and the in-house design team in collaboration with johannes norlander arkitektur, the project celebrates the character of the existing building – a classic example of brutalist architecture from the 1970s – […]

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joe bruschy proposes a semicircular school around a vast playground in haiti

architect joe bruschy proposed the design of a school in the rural area of cabaret, haiti. built out of locally-sourced materials, the project aims to provide the children of the town with a suitable space to learn and grow. joe bruschy created the school around a vast playground. the horizontal, continuous structure houses four classrooms […]

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The Trees and the Forest of New Towers

This article is part of our November Design special section, which focuses on style, function and form in the workplace. Michael Green has seen the future of the building industry, and that future is wood. Lots of wood. The Vancouver-based architect is among the most ardent proponents of what is known as mass timber, prefabricated […]

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curtain wall of studio gang’s twisting tower completes in san francisco

in april 2019, ‘MIRA’ — a 40-story tower designed by studio gang — topped out in san francisco. the project, which was first unveiled in 2018, will offer a range of luxury condominium residences with occupancy slated for early 2020. the building is defined by its distinctive bay windows, which twist up the façade of […]

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enso ango hotel spreads across five buildings scattered throughout central kyoto

enso ango, kyoto‘s first dispersed hotel, connects travelers with the city’s daily life and authentic culture through its five distinct properties, scattered in five different locations. with a name and core philosophy rooted in zen, the hotel has been spread across several sites in order to adapt to the existing cityscape and coexist harmoniously with […]

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WERK + snøhetta win competition to design a new maritime center in denmark

with a proposal that takes inspiration from the shape and craftsmanship of boats, WERK arkitekter and snøhetta has won a competition to design a new maritime center for the coastal town of esbjerg in denmark. the winning project – called lanternen – has been developed to provide a number of functions including water sports facilities […]

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bourgeois / lechasseur clads artists’ residence outside a québec village in white cedar

bourgeois / lechasseur architects has completed an artists’ residence in the quiet village of saint-jean-port-joli, québec, which, known for its longstanding woodcarving tradition, has been a rallying point for artists from various locations around the world. the result of a an architectural competition launched in 2017, centre est-nord-est serves as a new facility open to artists […]

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silvio d’ascia architecture covers high-speed train station in traditional arabian pattern in morocco

silvio d’ascia architecture in association with the moroccan firm omar kobbité architectes, recently designed the new kenitra TGV station, north of rabat, morocco. the station, part of the ‘royal’ construction project of africa’s first high-speed train line, which connects the mediterranean with the atlantic, is also conceived as a lively transition zone for kenitra, linking […]

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selgascano’s design for second home hollywood sees 60 oval-shaped offices set in nature

second home, the co-working business for entrepreneurs and innovators, has opened its first U.S. location in los angeles. ‘second home hollywood’, also known as ‘holLA’, is described by its architect selgascano as ‘a collection of several recipes and ingredients of a california cocktail’. prior to the project, which has been photographed here by iwan baan, […]

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OMA’s greenpoint landing towers break ground on the brooklyn waterfront

OMA has designed a pair of residential towers in greenpoint, brooklyn that simultaneously lean into and away from one another. the two towers, in conjunction with a lower seven-story building, will bring 745 units of housing — 30% of which will be deemed ‘affordable’ — and more than an acre of new public open space […]

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zaha hadid architects completes ‘leeza SOHO tower’ in beijing

‘leeza SOHO tower’, designed by zaha hadid architects (ZHA), has opened in china with the world’s tallest atrium. the project — previously featured on designboom here — anchors beijing’s new fengtai business district — a growing financial and transport hub between the city center and the recently opened international airport to the south. the new […]

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wulf architekten designs perforated metal façade for cologne’s parking garage P22A

wulf architekten has designed a perforated metal façade for the P22A parking garage of koelnmesse, cologne‘s trade fair center, which is located at the zoobrücke bridge, and offers 3,260 parking spaces on 5 levels. developed as a lightweight transparent shell, the uniformly-designed façade wraps around the S-shaped curved structure, resembling a big organic surface that […]

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LOCALARCHITECTURE adds geometric extension to lausanne’s new apostolic church

LOCALARCHITECTURE has extended lausanne’s new apostolic church, conceiving the new addition in a way that honors and preserves the spatial concepts of the existing building, while at the same time adds a contemporary quality of lightness and openness. the extension, which took place alongside a renovation of the existing structure in order to combine the […]

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francisco pardo develops an adaptable social housing prototype for rural mexico

as part of a research program to explore housing types for rural mexico, francisco pardo arquitecto has designed the ‘apan prototype’. the initiative, which is called ‘del territorio al habitante’ (from the territory to the inhabitant), invites proposals from various local architects on a site located in the city of apan. realized among 32 other […]

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LOPO China’s glazed terracotta cladding adorns hunan art museum

located on the west bank of the xiangjiang river, a new landmark opened in the city of changsha, china at the end of september 2019. the hunan art museum is the largest public art center in the hunan province, combining awe-inspiring architecture with diverse cultural exhibitions. built by the huajian group, the multi-dimensional complex reflects […]

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kooo architects adds wooden finish to exposed concrete interiors in chinese guesthouse

after remodelling their first chinese guesthouse, kooo architects designed a second hotel far&near in xinyuqingli st in guangzhou, china. the existing four-story guesthouse became to small to host the increasing number of guests. so the architects kept some aesthetically appealing elements and reconstructed the rest to maximize the use of the space. kooo architects modified the […]

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heatherwick studio’s mixed-use ‘1000 trees’ development takes shape in shanghai

first unveiled in 2015, ‘1000 trees’ is a mixed-use development spanning 300,000 square metres on the outskirts of shanghai. designed by heatherwick studio, the project is located in a residential area 20 minutes from the city center, in close proximity to the M50 arts district and a public park. the development is split over two […]

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bjarke ingels group to complete milan’s citylife district with ‘the portico’

citylife, the mixed-use district currently under construction in milan, is set to welcome a major new project designed by bjarke ingels group (BIG). the ambitious development — already home to towers by zaha hadid, arata isozaki/andrea maffei, and daniel libeskind, broke ground in 2007 and is expected to complete in 2023. named ‘the portico’, BIG’s […]

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stefano boeri’s solar-powered train station doubles as public piazza in matera, italy

a train station designed by stefano boeri architetti has opened in southern italy, featuring 696 solar panels to eventually power a public piazza that is incorporated into the design. linking the old town of matera, a troglodyte city on a rocky outcrop in the region of basilicata, with the surrounding post-war and modern districts, the […]

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u.lab carefully renovates a former rice mill to create a softly-lit office in seoul

for a project to create their own office in seoul, u.lab has delicately transformed a 90-year-old rice mill that was built during japanese colonial rule in south korea. the design focuses on retaining the features of the existing architecture where possible. by carefully restoring the building, which was constructed in 1931, the team has preserved […]

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