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Monday, September 28, 2020
LOT-EK, Drivelines Studios in Johannesburg (South Africa)
25/09/2020

LOT-EK, Drivelines Studios in Johannesburg (South Africa)

Part of a large-scale urban transformation project, this intervention is a response to the post-apartheid generation’s desire to introduce and adopt new models for living. Rising on a triangular plot of land, the building is formed by 140...

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Ricardo Yslas Gámez Arquitectos, office buidling for Anteus Constructora in Zapopan (Mexico)
23/09/2020

Ricardo Yslas Gámez Arquitectos, office buidling for Anteus Constructora in Zapopan (Mexico)

Located on the outskirts of the city of Zapopan, in the state of Jalisco, this building by the Mexico City-based firm headed by Ricardo Yslas is integrated into the manufacturing plant of the construction company Anteus. With the aim of creating a corporate space truly...

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Twobo + Luis Twose, renovation of Aigües de Vilajuïga industrial plant
22/09/2020

Twobo + Luis Twose, renovation of Aigües de Vilajuïga industrial plant

The Catalan team of Twobo arquitectura + Luis Twoso worked on the hundred-year-old plant that extracted mineral waters coming from a 70-meter-deep aquifer in Vilajuïga, a municipality of the Girona comarca of Alt Empordà, located near the Cap de Creus natural park...

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Guallart Architects, Rec House in Igualada (Barcelona)
18/09/2020

Guallart Architects, Rec House in Igualada (Barcelona)

In Igualada’s Rec neighborhood, once an industrial area focused on leather tanning and now becoming a cultural hub, the Barcelona practice of Vicente Guallart (Valencia, 1963) has turned two late-19th-century buildings that hosted a residence and a small textile...

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Sharon Davis Design, Bayalpata Hospital in Achham (Nepal)
17/09/2020

Sharon Davis Design, Bayalpata Hospital in Achham (Nepal)

The New York practice of Sharon Davis worked with the NGO Possible Health and the Nepalese government in raising new medical facilities in Achham, one of Nepal’s poorest and most remote regions. Surrounded by mountains in the Seti River Valley, the complex...

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OOIIO Arquitectura, terraced houses in Madrid
16/09/2020

OOIIO Arquitectura, terraced houses in Madrid

The Madrid firm established by Joaquín Millaìn Villamuelas, OOIIO Arquitectura, built these two houses in the Montecarlo residential area of Madrid’s Fuencarral-El Pardo district. Adapted to the particular needs of two different families, the designs present personalized...

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Estudio Cavernas, Koh Kong Mangrove Lodging (Cambodia)
15/09/2020

Estudio Cavernas, Koh Kong Mangrove Lodging (Cambodia)

Based in Mae Sot (Thailand), Estudio Cavernas – founded by the Cuevas Durán brothers from Spain, Juan (1984) and Yago (1989) – built these shelters amid mangrove forests in the southwestern Cambodian province of Koh Kong. Drawing inspiration from traditional...

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Barkow Leibinger, Fidelio Opera Set in Vienna (Austria)
11/09/2020

Barkow Leibinger, Fidelio Opera Set in Vienna (Austria)

The only opera that Ludwig van Beethoven wrote, Fidelio, has not ceased to attract music connoisseurs since it premiered in Vienna in 1805. For the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth, the Theater an der Wien has presented – with set designs by the architect...

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MVRDV, Concordia Design building in Wroclaw (Poland)
09/09/2020

MVRDV, Concordia Design building in Wroclaw (Poland)

Located in the western Polish city of Wroclaw, which was the German Breslau, the Concordia Design building highlights the Dutch firm MVRDV’s capacity to deal with all kinds of situations. In this case the situation could hardly have been more complicated. The task at...

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Guillermo Hevia & Catalina Poblete, courtyard house in Lago Ranco (Chile)
08/09/2020

Guillermo Hevia & Catalina Poblete, courtyard house in Lago Ranco (Chile)

En la región chilena de Los Ríos se sitúa esta vivienda de madera con 400 metros de superficie construida, destinada a acoger a una familia numerosa. Con un sistema basado en pilares, puntales y vigas, la estructura se encuentra por delante del revestimiento...

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OMA, Prince Plaza building in Shenzhen (China)
07/09/2020

OMA, Prince Plaza building in Shenzhen (China)

This mixed-used skyscraper designed by OMA / David Gianotten contains 60,000 square meters of offices over a 40,000-square-meter podium mall. Built by the real estate developer China Merchants Shekou Holdings in Shenzhen’s Shekou economic zone, the 200-meter...

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Basel’s Stadtcasino reopens
04/09/2020

Basel’s Stadtcasino reopens

The firm Herzog & de Meuron recently completed the renovation and new extension of the Stadtcasino Basel. Built in 1876, this concert hall is one of Europe’s oldest, world-renowned for its acoustics. What started as an urban study in 2012 has resulted... (video)

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Hugo Mompó Architecture, house in Bétera (Valencia)
02/09/2020

Hugo Mompó Architecture, house in Bétera (Valencia)

On the outskirts of the city of Valencia, in the municipality of Bétera, located east of the comarca Campo de Turia, stands this residence built by Hugo Mompó and Juan Grau. Applying local codes and a maximum economy of means, a distilled rectangular block...

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MAD Architects, ‘Gardenhouse’ in Beverly Hills (Los Angeles County)
01/09/2020

MAD Architects, ‘Gardenhouse’ in Beverly Hills (Los Angeles County)

This mixed-use building is the first project carried out by MAD Architects, the firm of Ma Yansong (Beijing, 1975), in the United States. Located in Beverly Hills, at 8600 Wilshire Boulevard, the 4,460-square-meter complex named Gardenhouse presents a shopping...

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GLA Design, Visitor Center in Xikeng (China)
28/08/2020

GLA Design, Visitor Center in Xikeng (China)

Among the thousands of cultural facilities that have enriched China’s tourist infrastructure in the course of the past years, the Wencheng Forest Visitor Center in Xikeng, near the city of Wenzhou, stands out. Carried out by GLA Design, the building is located between a...

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Tokyo Now Has Transparent Public Toilets
27/08/2020

Tokyo Now Has Transparent Public Toilets

The New York Times

Using “smart glass,” Shigeru Ban created colorful toilet stalls to allay fears about safety and hygiene. The toilets were set up in two public parks...

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ACROS Fukuoka 25 years' anniversary
26/08/2020

ACROS Fukuoka 25 years' anniversary

Situated in Fukuoka City (Japan), ACROS Fukuoka Prefectural International Hall is a center of cultural and information exchange, designed by Emilio Ambasz, a pioneer of ecological architecture...

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Ferrier Marchetti Studio, Huaxin Tiandi Campus in Shanghai (China)
25/08/2020

Ferrier Marchetti Studio, Huaxin Tiandi Campus in Shanghai (China)

The Paris practice of Jacques Ferrier and Pauline Marchetti built this complex of office buildings in Shanghai. Interconnected by spaces covered with vegetation, the sober blocks were designed according to their positions on the site. In spite of their varying heights...

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Space Popular, Brick Vault House in Valencia (Spain)
24/08/2020

Space Popular, Brick Vault House in Valencia (Spain)

Located in Nueva Santa Bárbara (Valencia), the Brick Vault House was carried out in collaboration with the local architects Alberto Burgos and Javier Cortina. It is the result of combining two fundamental strategies: a spatial grid and a construction solution of ceramic vaults...

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MAD Architects, Le Cheng Kindergarten in Beijing (China)
21/08/2020

MAD Architects, Le Cheng Kindergarten in Beijing (China)

A chromatic roof is the highlight in the conversion of a traditional siheyuan courtyard into a preschool center that is remarkable, too, in its openness to daylight and vegetation. The principal strategy of the project involved wrapping the preexisting building with a tapestry...

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OHLAB, Casa Palerm in Lloret de Vistalegre (Mallorca)
20/08/2020

OHLAB, Casa Palerm in Lloret de Vistalegre (Mallorca)

In a rural part of the island of Mallorca, in the municipality of Lloret de Vistalegre, stands this residence built by the firm OHLAB, which Paloma and Jaime Oliver run from offices in Palma de Mallorca and Madrid. Elongated, stretching perpendicular to the site’s steep...

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Esrawe Studio, Tori Tori Santa Fe in Ciudad de México
19/08/2020

Esrawe Studio, Tori Tori Santa Fe in Ciudad de México

This is the fifth branch, in Mexico City, of the famous Tori Tori chain of Japanese restaurants. It is located on the ground floor of a corporate building in the modern business district that gives it its name, Santa Fe, and in addressing the culinary program the design of the space...

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Roldán + Berengué, Refurbishment of Rambla 124 (Barcelona)
18/08/2020

Roldán + Berengué, Refurbishment of Rambla 124 (Barcelona)

The commission involved turning Hotel Montecarlo into a retail, office, and residential building, adapting its historical elements to the new uses and in the process upgrading them. Presenting two fronts of different urban character, the building sews up the...

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Ryue Nishizawa, Ochoquebradas House (Chile)
14/08/2020

Ryue Nishizawa, Ochoquebradas House (Chile)

Spreading like a membrane of concrete that evokes the form of a wave, the house seeks to engage in dialogue, through contrast and metaphor, with the powerful context of the location. The residence is part of an initiative taken in the wake of Chile’s last major...

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BuroLandschap, Cycling amid Trees, Bosland (Belgium)
13/08/2020

BuroLandschap, Cycling amid Trees, Bosland (Belgium)

Bosland is the largest forest of Belgium’s Flanders region, and it now features an elevated pathway blended into the landscape yet clearly distinct from it. The idea was to give hikers and bikers an unprecedented, ever dynamic view of the trees around...

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Firma Arquitetura + Oficina Aberta, Catavento pavilion in São Paulo (Brazil)
12/08/2020

Firma Arquitetura + Oficina Aberta, Catavento pavilion in São Paulo (Brazil)

Designed by the Brazilian studios Firma Arquitectura and Oficina Aberta, this simple volume was annexed to a preexisting preschool to accommodate extracurricular activities. Translucent sliding doors open up to the exterior. The construction uses industrialized materials...

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Nendo, Shanghai Times Square (China)
11/08/2020

Nendo, Shanghai Times Square (China)

Shanghai Times Square within the Pudong district is the result of working on a nine-floor commercial building containing over 53,000 square meters of space. The objective was to accommodate 170 establishments, mostly fashion and lifestyle stores but also several...

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Lacol Arquitectura, 28 Cooperative Dwellings in Barcelona
10/08/2020

Lacol Arquitectura, 28 Cooperative Dwellings in Barcelona

The project arose from an initiative of neighbors to collectively address their need for access to housing through a cooperative organized on a right-of-use basis. Large communal spaces within the building serve to foster goodwill among the inhabitants, encouraging...

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Cobe + NORD Architects Copenhagen, Kids’ City in Copenhagen (Denmark)
07/08/2020

Cobe + NORD Architects Copenhagen, Kids’ City in Copenhagen (Denmark)

Designed to take in 750 children in the heart of Copenhagen, the school is envisioned as a city in itself, with its own neighborhoods, squares, parks, houses, and public buildings. Involving a combination of types and solutions, diverse and fun, the project took off...

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Manuel Cervantes Estudio, house in Amatepec (Mexico)
06/08/2020

Manuel Cervantes Estudio, house in Amatepec (Mexico)

A work of the Mexican firm Manuel Cervantes Estudio, this residence  seeks to optimize light and engagement with the outdoors. Wrapped in a ceramic skin, the composition of interlocking volumes adapts to the slope of the site, diluting the boundaries between inside and out...

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