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Thursday, June 20, 2019
Serpentine Pavilion 2019 Designed by Junya Ishigami
19/06/2019

Serpentine Pavilion 2019 Designed by Junya Ishigami

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Junya Ishigami’s hillock of Cumbrian slate was meant to feel ‘primitive and ancient’. But British regulations – and the wind – dashed his dreams. Is it time to rethink the annual event?... (photo gallery)

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Haworth Tompkins, Battersea Arts Centre in London
18/06/2019

Haworth Tompkins, Battersea Arts Centre in London

The British firm of Graham Haworth and Steve Tompkins has completed the transformation of what in 1893 was built to be the town hall of Battersea, and in 1974 became the Battersea Arts Centre. The progressive renovation works that began in 2006 under the direction...

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Blázquez Palacios, Albaidas building in Madrid
17/06/2019

Blázquez Palacios, Albaidas building in Madrid

The Madrid practice of José Blázquez and Juan Manuel Palacios designed this apartment building in the Valdebebas neighborhood of northern Madrid. A plinth will offer spaces for stores and offices, and the residential block will rise on it. Every unit has a spacious terrace...

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Tezuka Architects, Muku nursery in Fuji (Japan)
14/06/2019

Tezuka Architects, Muku nursery in Fuji (Japan)

The Tokyo practice of Takaharu and Yui Tezuka designed this ensemble of circular structures of different sizes that make up the Muku nursery school in the city named after Mount Fuji nearby. The circular open plans provide 360º views from any point, facilitating child...

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Balcells + Rius + Tigges, Til-ler School in Sardañola del Vallés (Barcelona)
12/06/2019

Balcells + Rius + Tigges, Til-ler School in Sardañola del Vallés (Barcelona)

Edward Balcells, Ignasi Rius, and Daniel Tigges worked together on this new building housing the kindergarten and the communal spaces of El Til-ler, a Waldorf-Steiner school in Bellaterra, in the Catalonian municipality of Sardañola del Vallés. Arranged along a zigzagging...

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Facebook’s Possible 1,400-Foot ‘Penn15’ Supertall
11/06/2019

Facebook’s Possible 1,400-Foot ‘Penn15’ Supertall

New York Yimby

Designed by Rafael Viñoly, one of the largest potential office buildings in New York City has long been in the works on the site of the Hotel Pennsylvania, at 401 Seventh Avenue...

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Vázquez Consuegra, Casa A11 in Seville
11/06/2019

Vázquez Consuegra, Casa A11 in Seville

In the old quarter of Seville stands this house, a work of the local firm Vázquez Consuegra. The lot is very irregular, long and narrow. The project reuses a metal structure of floor slabs and pillars that addresses a different sort of program...

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EFFEKT, Camp Adventure tower in Haslev (Denmark)
07/06/2019

EFFEKT, Camp Adventure tower in Haslev (Denmark)

A work of EFFEKT, the Copenhagen firm headed by Tue Foged and Sinus Lyngeesta, this tower contains a spiral walk of oakwood from which to enjoy views over the treetops of Gisselfeld Klosters Skove, a forest 60 kilometers from the Danish capital. The 45-meter-tall...

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Ábaton, pantheon in Madrid
06/06/2019

Ábaton, pantheon in Madrid

The Madrid firm Ábaton – established in 1998 by Camino Alonso, Ignacio Lechón, and Carlos Alonso – has in collaboration with Marta Hombrados designed this funerary monument in a cemetery located in the northwestern part of the Autonomous Community of Madrid...

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University of Stuttgart builds BUGA pavilions
05/06/2019

University of Stuttgart builds BUGA pavilions

The Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and the Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart have collaborated in raising these two pavilions designed for the Bundesgartenschau (BUGA), the horticulture...

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Barozzi Veiga, Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts in Lausanne (Switzerland)
04/06/2019

Barozzi Veiga, Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts in Lausanne (Switzerland)

The practice established in Barcelona in 2004 by Fabrizio Barozzi (Rovereto, Italy, 1976) and Alberto Veiga (Santiago de Compostela, 1973) has completed the Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne, in the Swiss canton of Vaud, and is set to officially open early...

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FRPO Rodríguez & Oriol, Elcano housing in Madrid
03/06/2019

FRPO Rodríguez & Oriol, Elcano housing in Madrid

At Sebastián Elcano 14 in Madrid’s Arganzuela district stands this residential block built by the practice of Fernando Rodríguez and Pablo Oriol. Encompassing a total area of 2,630 square meters, the design adjusts to building codes by limiting the compact volume...

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Abalo Alonso, A Baiuca kindergarten in A Estrada (Pontevedra)
31/05/2019

Abalo Alonso, A Baiuca kindergarten in A Estrada (Pontevedra)

The Santiago de Compostela practice of Elizabeth Abalo and Gonzalo Alonso designed this school on the edge of the urban core of the Galician municipality of A Estrada. Wooden volumes are arranged in a row, connected by a play of pitched roofs, with double boards...

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Rama estudio, house in Lasso (Ecuador)
30/05/2019

Rama estudio, house in Lasso (Ecuador)

A rural environment in Lasso – in Ecuador's Cotopaxi province – is the location of this family home built by the Quito-based firm rama estudio, headed by Carla Chávez, Felipe Donoso, and Carolina Rodas. The 350-square-meter house was raised with vernacular...

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Herzog & de Meuron, 1111 Lincoln Road extension in Miami Beach
29/05/2019

Herzog & de Meuron, 1111 Lincoln Road extension in Miami Beach

Lincoln Road is a busy shopping and dining promenade in Miami Beach where bars and restaurants are open day and night. In 2010, the Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron completed a project at number 1111 that encompassed several elements: the preexisting...

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Eovastudio, installations for Scania in Huelva
27/05/2019

Eovastudio, installations for Scania in Huelva

A work of the Seville firm Eovastudio, headed by Juan José Baena, Marta Gómez, and Joanna Jedris, this construction is located in an industrial park of Huelva, on the right bank of the mouth of the Tinto River, on a plain beside the marshes of the Nicoba...

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Sean Godsell, House in the Hills (Australia)
24/05/2019

Sean Godsell, House in the Hills (Australia)

The site of the residence slightly slopes in both a northward and southward direction. A cyprus pine grove acts as a windbreaker, providing protection against the Australian region’s prevailing southwesterly winds. A 30x30- meter parasol, a light metal structure covered with...

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Rafael de La-Hoz, Oxxeo building in Madrid
23/05/2019

Rafael de La-Hoz, Oxxeo building in Madrid

In Las Tablas, an area within Madrid’s Fuencarral-El Pardo district, the Madrid practice of Rafael de La-Hoz has raised this freestanding construction with triangular floor plans where the loadbearing structure of the slabs is pushed outward, forming a huge lattice that gives...

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Colmenares Vilata, Ibiza Gran Hotel extension
22/05/2019

Colmenares Vilata, Ibiza Gran Hotel extension

For this hotel located on Paseo Juan Carlos I in the city of Ibiza, the Madrid practice of Silvia Colmenares Vilata renovated an existing 1,512-square-meter building and added a 1,945-square-meter construction. Various volumes are integrated into the rear zone...

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Wolter Navarro, Core Kensington pilates center in London
21/05/2019

Wolter Navarro, Core Kensington pilates center in London

The London practice of René Wolter and Almudena Navarro was commissioned to design Core Kensington, which features elements referring to the pwners' countries of origin (Mexico and Norway), such as lattices and wood. A small unit is fitted out to accommodate...

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Zaha Hadid Architects, Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah (Qatar)
20/05/2019

Zaha Hadid Architects, Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah (Qatar)

The coastal city of Al Wakrah, 20 kilometers south of Doha, has inaugurated the building designed by Zaha Hadid Architects – in collaboration with the engineering firm Aecom – which will be one of the venues of the FIFA World Cup of 2022. Among the new-build...

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Le Corbusier's Zurich pavilion is open again
17/05/2019

Le Corbusier's Zurich pavilion is open again

The Le Corbusier pavilion re-opened on May 11 after a careful renovation and some conflict between the former owner and the city over the branding of the new institution. The pavillon is open from May to November...

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Virgin Galactic is moving to New Mexico
17/05/2019

Virgin Galactic is moving to New Mexico

Virgin Galactic is taking its next step towards full commercial service by moving its operations to Spaceport America, desinged by Foster+Partners, in New Mexico this summer...

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Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, Kálida Sant Pau Center in Barcelona
17/05/2019

Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, Kálida Sant Pau Center in Barcelona

Designed by Benedetta Tagliabue and Joan Callís of the Catalan firm Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, this pavilion in Barcelona stands beside the Santa Creu i Sant Pau Hospital, a work of Lluís Domènech i Montaner. The building is part of an international network of centers...

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Álvaro Siza & Carlos Castanheira, Art Pavilion and Chapel in Saya Park (South Korea)
15/05/2019

Álvaro Siza & Carlos Castanheira, Art Pavilion and Chapel in Saya Park (South Korea)

Nestled in the dense woodlands of Gyeongsang Province, this refined complex of sculpture-like constructions explores the close relationship between architecture and landscape. The largest of the complex’s three buildings is the art pavilion...

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Foster + Partners, expansion of Tocumen International Airport in Panama
14/05/2019

Foster + Partners, expansion of Tocumen International Airport in Panama

In March 2013, 24 kilometers from the center of Panama City, construction of Tocumen International Airport's Terminal 2 began. Phase 1 of Norman Foster's expansion was completed and operations started at the end of April 2019. Containing 85,000 square meters...

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Izaskun Chinchilla, Coworking Utopicus Clementina in Barcelona
13/05/2019

Izaskun Chinchilla, Coworking Utopicus Clementina in Barcelona

In Barcelona, at Calle Bretón de los Herreros 9, this coworking office building opens out southward to a courtyard presided by a tree whose fruit, the clementine, gives the facility its name. For the design, the Madrid practice of Izaskun Chinchilla took inspiration from the rural...

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The Forest of the Trojan Women by Stefano Boeri
12/05/2019

The Forest of the Trojan Women by Stefano Boeri

The scenic project for the Euripide’s tragedy The Trojan women is an idea of a landscape rather than an architectural presence in the suggestive environment of Greek Theater of Syracuse...

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Tato Architects, house in Hokusetsu (Japan)
10/05/2019

Tato Architects, house in Hokusetsu (Japan)

The labyrinthine design of this dwelling pursues a geometric pattern of square rooms connected by circulation elements and communal zones shaped like rhombi. A work of Tato Architects, headed by Yo Shimada (Kobe, 1971), the house stands in a dense residential...

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Idom, Biocruces Institute HW in Baracaldo (Vizcaya)
09/05/2019

Idom, Biocruces Institute HW in Baracaldo (Vizcaya)

Located at Plaza de Cruces in Baracaldo, this new-build construction harbors laboratories and animal research facilities of the Biocruces Institute. The project drawn up by Idom under the direction of Gonzalo Carro presents eight floors, three of which are basements...

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