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Galileo Apartment Building, Mexico City, Mexico, Pedro Ramírez Vázquez

Galileo Apartment Building

The façade of Galileo Apartment Building that is located in Polanco achieves transparency and at the same time privacy by combining different crystal, wood and concrete opacities. A contrasted dialogue with the surrounding constructions takes place, setting as well a guideline towards […]

National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City, Mexico, Pedro Ramírez Vázquez

National Museum of Anthropology

National Museum of Anthropology that is located at the centre of Mexico City has the world’s largest collection of ancient Mexican art. Ethnographic exhibits about Mexico’s present-day indigenous groups are also included in the museum. Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, along with Jorge Campuzano […]

Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), New York, United States, Allied Works Architecture

Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) explores the blur zone between art, design, and craft today. Since 1991, the museum has been accredited by the American Association of Museums and focuses on contemporary creativity. It explores the ways in which artists and designers from around the world transform materials […]

Minnaert Building, Utrecht, Netherlands, Neutelings Riedijk Architects

Minnaert Building

One big hall on the “piano nobile” of the Minnaert Building concentrantes all circulation space. It constitutes the communal gathering place and living room for all staff and students in this part of the campus and gives access to the restaurant, the study centre and the laboratories. In the middle, […]

House Karlsson, Västerås, Sweden, Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

House Karlsson

At the northern coast of the lake Mälaren in central Sweden sits this one family house. In this former recreational area, most of the small weekend houses has been either extended or replaced by catalogue housing. The simple constructions of rural buildings and the architecture of Swedish barns and warehouses […]

National Library of China, Beijing, China, KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

National Library of China

The award among contestants taking part in the bidding competition in 2003 was given to KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten. The task to be fulfilled was to expand the existing library by adding a second tract to the building with a total space of 77,000sqm that was to house 12 million […]

Lowy Cancer Research Centre, Sydney, Australia, Lahznimmo Architects, Wilsons Architects

Lowy Cancer Research Centre

The new Lowy Cancer Research Centre at the University of NSW gain an award for the design of Lahznimmo architects and Wilson Architects through a short listed paid competition process. A joint venture between the University of NSW, Faculty of Medicine and the Children’s Cancer Institute Australia (CCIA) is this […]

Nicolás San Juan, Mexico City, Mexico, Taller 13 Arquitectos

Nicolás San Juan

Nicolas San Juan can be found at a central neighborhood in Mexico City. A corner site opens up to a structural façade that was co-designed with the structural engineers as a self carrying and seismic (earthquakes) performance in mind, inspired on local trees of the surroundings. Is a set of […]

Rio Papaloapan, Mexico City, Mexico, Taller 13 Arquitectos

Rio Papaloapan

Multi-family housing development of 8 apartments with 5 different typologies. Natural lighting and ventilation are in use in every space’s design to increase the joy and comfort in the interiors. Some “eco-technologies” were implemented like rainwater storage, recycling and cascading of […]

Tietgen Dormitory, Copenhagen, Denmark, Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter

Tietgen Dormitory

The meeting of the collective and the individual, a characteristic inherent to the dormitory building type was the principle inspiration for this project. An urban response to the context, providing a bold architectural statement in the newly planned area is the simple circular form of the Tietgen Dormitory. The building’s […]

Hotel City Garden, Zug, Switzerland, EM2N

Hotel City Garden

The Parkhotel in Zug planned to erect a temporary ancillary Hotel City Garden building on a public site that in 12 to 15 years time will be used as the services area for a road building project. Despite the limited life-span this hotel was to meet the requirements of a […]

Gazzano House, London, United Kingdom, GROUPWORK

Gazzano House

Located within the Rosebery Avenue Conservation Area, the building is positioned within a series of confident Grade II, listed 19th Century warehouses and offices. The vigorous qualities of this existing Victorian and Edwardian fabric are complimented by the simplicity of form of the new building, whilst the hard trafficked and […]

UNAM Library, Mexico, Mexico City, Juan O'Gorman

UNAM Library

Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) encloses the Olympic Stadium, about 40 faculties and institutes, the Cultural Center, an ecological reserve, the Central Library, and a few museums. Mario Pani and Enrique del Moral […]

Rivington Place, London, United Kingdom, Adjaye Associates

Rivington Place

London’s first new virtual arts venue backed by public funding in forty years, Rivington Place is a space dedicated to the practitioners of contemporary art from culturally diverse background. As well as containing galleries, a lecture theatre and cafe it also houses the Stuart Hall Library and provides a permanent […]

K5 Urban Apartments, Oslo, Norway, Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

K5 Urban Apartments

The block is a rare remaining example of the intimate blend of housing and small scale industry typical of the 19th century. Special appreciation of these environs was given to the new structure. It is characterized by a distinct architectonical form with functional solutions, thoughtful details and a contemporary overall […]

Linienstrasse 40, Berlin, Germany, Bundschuh Architekten

Linienstrasse 40

Sited amidst architect Hans Poelzig’s heritage-protected urban ensemble, L40 is a collaborative design by artist Cosima von Bonin and Roger Bundschuh, initiated by the Verein zur Förderung von Kunst und Kultur am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz e.V. Exposed black concrete is the expression of its monolithic, sculptural form.

Porsche Museum, Stuttgart, Germany, Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

Porsche Museum

The translation of the versatile and vivid brand into the language of architecture was the central draft concept. Specific conditions which the Porsche brand conveys both spatially and sensually to visitors are featured to the museum. Driving and speed, statics and logjams can be experienced both in the building’s configuration […]

Museum of Milk Conversion, Mese, Italy, ES-ARCH Enrico Scaramellini

Museum of Milk Conversion

The old social dairy in Mese (SO) was decided to be refurbished by its municipality, to realize in its spaces a museum of milk and a civic centre. The intervention, in addition to the rehabilitation of the existing building, includes an addition in the inner side of the plot, that […]

Evelyn Grace Academy, London, United Kingdom, Zaha Hadid Architects

Evelyn Grace Academy

The Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton, London Borough of Lambeth, offers an opportunity to broaden not only the educational diversity of this active and historic part of London, but also to augment the built environment in a predominantly residential area. This Academy is an open, transparent and welcoming addition to […]

Mornington Centre, Australia, Lyons

Mornington Centre

The conventional paradigm of a hospital is contested by this extended care facility. The whole building is encompassed by its large pitched roof and brings together the interior spaces. The building appears ‘timber-like’ – clad in oversized planks which are rendered in digitally embossed bricks giving the building a homelike […]

Guangzhou Opera House, China, Zaha Hadid Architects

Guangzhou Opera House

The Guangzhou Opera House sits in perfect harmony with its riverside location, reminding of pebbles in a stream smoothed by erosion. The Opera House is located at the centre of Guangzhou’s cultural development. The city is enhanced by its unique twin-boulder design with the opening to the Pearl River. In […]

Padre Pio Pilgrimage Church, San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Padre Pio Pilgrimage Church

The increasing number of pilgrims visiting San Giovanni Rotondo lead to the design of this church. It has a capacity of 6,500 people opposite to its small height of 16 metres. The vast external precinct can hold some 30,000 on a surface of 9,000 square metres. The structure has a […]

VitraHaus, Weil am Rhein, Germany, Herzog & de Meuron

VitraHaus

An architecture museum that features the work of the most renowned architects is what Vitra Campus has become over the years. Some of these architects are Frank Ghery, Zaha Hadid, Alvaro Siza, Tadao Ando, Jean Pruvé, Nicholas Grimshaw, Buckminster Fuller and […]

Vitra Fire Station, Weil am Rhein, Germany, Zaha Hadid Architects

Vitra Fire Station

A study of the overall factory site was the initiation of this design. Placing the elements of the commission in such a way that they would not be lost between the enormous factory sheds was the intention of the architect. These elements were also used to structure the whole site, […]

Casa Il Girasole, Rome, Italy, Luigi Moretti

Casa Il Girasole

At the age of 29, Luigi Moretti established his reputation with the design of the fencing hall at Mussolini’s heroic new sports center for Rome in 1936, the Foro Italico, an exercise in rationalist design during the Fascist period. Later work by this important Roman architect includes work with the […]

The Therme Vals, Switzerland, Peter Zumthor

The Therme Vals

The Therme Vals is built over the only thermal springs in the Graubunden Canton in Switzerland and it works as a hotel and spa in one which combines a complete sensory experience designed by Peter Zumthor. Peter Zumthor designed the spa/baths which opened in 1996 to pre date the existing […]

L'Umbracle, Valencia, Spain, Santiago Calatrava

L’Umbracle

L’ Umbracle, which consists of a promenade and a car park, is Santiago Calatrava’s latest contribution to the unique and comprehensive complex of the City of Arts and Sciences. It is located on the Southern facade of the complex. The upper part comprises a long panoramic promenade, with a tree-lined […]

Torre Velasca, Milan, Italy, BBPR Group

Torre Velasca

Italian modern architecture is the context in which Velasca Tower belongs to. It is also while still part of the Milanese context in which it was born, including the Milan cathedral and the Sforzesco Castle. The tower has a height of approximately 100 metres and a peculiar and characteristic shape. […]

European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany, Coop Himmelb(l)au

European Central Bank

The new premises of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt were contructed from a design which combines the horizontal structure of the landmarked Grossmarkthalle with a twisted double tower, rising to 185 meters, from the Viennese architectural studio Coop Himmelb(l)au. United by […]