Tag: architecture

MoMA exhibits organic design and digital fabrication with neri oxman: material ecology

the museum of modern art presents neri oxman: material ecology, an exhibition featuring the work of architect, designer, and inventor neri oxman. the exhibition includes seven major projects that oxman has created in the course of her 20-year career. through her work, oxman has pioneered not only new ideas for materials, objects, buildings, and construction […]

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OMA to complete belgium’s railway headquarters with ‘sheer, cliff-like façade’

OMA / reinier de graaf, together with jaspers-eyers architects, has won a competition to design the new headquarters of the national railway company of belgium (SNCB) in brussels. with a total area of 75,000 square meters, the project brings together all SNCB departments under one roof, creating work space for 4,000 employees. the design preserves […]

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marchi architects’ woodhouse 2.0 coils through the forests of long island, new york

paris-based design studio marchi architects nestles its proposed woodhouse 2.0 amongst the dense pin oak forests of long island, new york. the figural residential project is integrated elegantly into the gently sloping topography, shielded from the natural elements by the surrounding trees. the interior offers a comfortable and welcoming space with the careful selection of […]

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airbnb’s latest listing is a double-glazed airship-like cabin in scotland

airbnb has listed a one-of-a-kind property in drimnin, scotland. Airship002 is a unique and secluded home with breathtaking highland views, designed by roderick james architects. this robust aluminum living pod is everything you would ever need to live, as its small space has been perfectly optimized for pleasurable living. all images by nigel rigden located in […]

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zeltini studio’s wooden ‘temple of poop’ is a compost toilet with a view

designed by latvian studio zeltini, the ‘z-temple of poop’ is a compost toilet that features a roof garden and a picture-window view of the great outdoors. conceived of as a place to rest, recharge and do one’s business, the small timber structure aims to celebrate the natural human act. the concept behind the project is to […]

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experience the fjords and mountain ranges across norway in a birdbox

among the fjords and mountain ranges of norway’s great wilderness, design studio livit introduces birdbox — creating a unique atmosphere of calmness and freedom for travelers. with a minimalist design and small footprint, birdbox brings its occupants close to nature both physically and experientially, offering comfort and framed views across the sweeping natural context. each […]

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interview: jeannette kuo on the ‘crash bang silence of space’ at the engadin art talks

at the 2020 engadin art talks, architect jeannette kuo — co-founding partner of karamuk kuo architects (KKA) and assistant professor-in-practice of architecture at harvard GSD — took to the stage to present a talk titled ‘the crash bang silence of space’. the topic, which responds to ‘silent — listen’, the event’s overall theme, is particularly […]

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the winemaker’s house by SAGRA architects builds on local traditions in rural hungary

situated amid a vineyard in the hunagrian village of mindszentkálla, SAGRA architects has realized the winemaker’s house. designed as a contemporary interpretation of the region’s vernacular architecture, the new intervention reacts to the character of the place, while building on local traditions.  the volume of the building is rooted in the local traditions all images […]

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nextoffice proposes modular urban-scale ‘sadra civic center’ in the iranian vernacular

nextoffice evisions its rammed-earth sadra civic center to elevate the urban fabric of iran’s newly-built town of sadra. with its close proximity to the megacity shiraz, the town seeks to highlight its cultural relevance with the construction of iconic and monumental projects which celebrate the rich heritage of the country with forward-thinking design. the growth […]

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julien lanoo captures jean nouvel’s national museum of qatar as series of rich compositions

known for his documentation of architecture across the world, photographer julien lanoo pays homage to jean nouvel in his photo series of the national museum of qatar. the photographer captures the building’s monumental form which expresses inspiration by the naturally-occurring ‘desert rose.’ the museum, which opened its doors to the public on march 28, 2019, […]

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marià castelló’s breezy dwelling ‘ca l’amo’ overlooks terraced landscape of ibiza

spanish architect marià castelló introduces a breezy residential retreat entitled ‘ca l’amo’ along the north end of the san mateo plain on the spanish island of ibiza. the site is defined by a pronounced, terraced topography fanned by stone walls that generate the iconic landscape of the ibiza countryside. the progressive abandonment of agricultural activities […]

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toledano + architects adds curved wooden ‘ribbon’ to haussmanian apartment in paris

toledano + architects has renovated a typical haussmanian apartment in paris for a young family of three, adding a curved wooden ‘ribbon’ that doubles as an inhabitable wall and sculptural installation. this lightweight spatial element allows for the preservation of all existing historical elements that confer a strong character to the house, while unveiling new […]

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barozzi veiga clads tanzhaus zürich in façade of repetitive triangular openings

barozzi veiga has reactivated the promenade along the limmat river in zürich, switzerland, with tanzhaus zürich, a new cultural center for contemporary dance performances, workshops, and lessons. the building is defined as a simple and tiered volume clad in a façade of repetitive triangular openings which enables it to be integrated into the limmat’s urban […]

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designboom interviews dutch designer petra blaisse of inside outside

with a career that began in exhibition design, petra blaisse has become renowned for working across a spectrum of textiles, interiors, landscapes and gardens. since founding the multi-disciplinary studio inside outside in 1991, the dutch designer has gone on to leave her mark on a huge range of projects, from smaller interior interventions to large-scale […]

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alison brooks architects plans terra cotta ‘cadence’ residences for king’s cross, london

an urban landmark set to open in late february 2020, the alison brooks architects-designed ‘cadence’ will introduce 103 private residences to london’s re-energized king’s cross neighborhood. prominently positioned at the top of lewis cubitt park, the tower’s distinctive terra cotta facade and dramatic arches will introduce a counterpoint to the nearby coal drops yard. its […]

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shushi architects revitalizes traditional kamiyama ‘omoya’ house for sansan workers

tokyo-based studio shushi architects revitalizes and reprograms a traditional omoya house as a residential office space ‘kamiyama lab’ for japanese tech company sansan. this project marks the third addition to the company’s satellite lab in kamiyama, an endeavor which began in 2010. the collection of three spaces are comprised of the naya (barn), koya (cowshed), […]

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bjarke ingels group plans ‘no. 1 quayside’ office building for newcastle

following structures by foster + partners and wilkinson eyre, a third landmark is set to appear on newcastle’s skyline in the north east of england. designed out of the london office of bjarke ingels group (BIG), ‘no. 1 quayside’ is a curved 12-story office building that includes private gardens on every floor. topped with a […]

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AMO designs graphic piazzas for prada 2020 fall/winter womenswear show

for the 2020 fall/winter prada womenswear show in milan, AMO — OMA’s research and design studio — has transformed the grand hall of the deposito, the multifunctional venue for performances that is part of the fondazione prada complex, into a set of imaginary piazzas. after ascending a grand staircase, guests enter the show space on a raised platform overlooking […]

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MAD architects’ lucas museum takes shape in los angeles

construction is beginning to take shape on MAD architects‘ lucas museum of narrative art (see previous coverage here) in los angeles. four cranes tower tall above the exposition park site as work on the building’s steel framework begins to rise above the ground. envisioned as something otherworldly – like a cloud floating over the city […]

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tato architects wraps house in takatsuki, japan, in charred wood exterior

tato architects has wrapped this family house in takatsuki, japan, in a charred wood exterior while attempting to create a simple yet complex, geographical, and cave-like labyrinth inside. the small residence is designed with a continuous floor arrangement that extends gradually over a series of sixteen different stepped floors. rather than using walls and different […]

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BLACKhome applies a concave façade to brewery turned art gallery in shenzhen

as part of a renewal program to turn a former brewery into a new cultural hub in shenzhen, BLACKhome architects has completed the renovation project of the buildings façade. now standing as YUE art gallery, the place intends to become one of the most culturally important spots in the city, and the scope of BLACKhome’s […]

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kengo kuma’s museum for tokyo’s meiji jingu shrine disappears into its forested setting

kengo kuma has completed a museum building on the approach to meiji jingu, one of japan’s most famous shrines. located in shibuya, tokyo, the shinto shrine is dedicated to the deified spirits of emperor meiji and his wife, empress shōken. the museum not only displays art and treasures preserved in the shrine, but also explains […]

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arii irie architects divides gym interiors with an orange vinyl strip curtain in tokyo

the number of fitness gyms have been rapidly increasing over the last few years, so arii irie architects got challenged with proposing an innovative interior design concept. unlike the normal casual workout place, the programmatic concept of the ‘cell’ gym, located in tokyo, is a professional personal training center that approaches training from the cellular […]

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