Huangshan Mountain Village / MAD Architects

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  • Architects: MAD Architects
  • Location: Huangshan National Park, Huangshan Qu, Huangshan Shi, Anhui Sheng, China, 245800, China
  • Principals In Charge: Ma Yansong, Qun Dang, Yosuke Hayano
  • Associate In Charge: LIU Huiying
  • Area: 613200.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Shu He, Laurian Ghinitoiu, Fernando Guerra
  • Team: Philippe Brysse, Tiffany Masako Dahlen, Luke Lu, WANG Deyuan, Jakob Beer, ZHAO Wei, LI Guangchong, Kayla Lee, Geraldine Lo, Alejandra Obregon, Zeng Lingdong, Achille Tortini, Matthew Rosen, Gustavo Maya, ZHENG Fang, Sarita Tejasmit, Augustus Chan, Jeong-Eun Lee
  • Clients: Greenland Hong Kong Holdings Limited
  • Executive Architect: HSarchitects
  • Interior Design: Suzhou Gold Mantis Construction Decoration
  • Landscape Design: Broadacre Source Landscape
  • Curtain Wall Design: Xi'an Aircraft Industrial Decoration Engineering
  • Lighting Design: Shanghai Mofo Lighting
  • Mountain Village Site Area: 189,882 sqm
  • Mountain Village Building Area: 69,586 sqm
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Text description provided by the architects. Huangshan, located near the ancient villages of Hongcun

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Son La Ceremony Dome / VTN Architects

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  • Architects: VTN Architects
  • Location: Son La, Vietnam
  • Architect In Charge: Vo Trong Nghia
  • Design Team: Nguyen Duc Trung
  • Area: 1000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki
  • Client: Tien Doan Trading Co.ltd
  • Bamboo Construction: VTN Architects (Vo Trong Nghia Architects)
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Text description provided by the architects. The Son La Ceremony Dome project is located in Son La city, Vietnam, an ethnic highlands area. The site is surrounded by mountains and dense vegetation near the city center. As a part of the hospital complex designed by VTN architects; Son La Restaurant (2013) and a ceremonial hall (2015), this building is designed to create a new amenity space for adaption of increasing guests beside the ceremonial hall.

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Son La Ceremony Dome / VTN Architects

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  • Architects: VTN Architects
  • Location: Son La, Vietnam
  • Architect In Charge: Vo Trong Nghia
  • Design Team: Nguyen Duc Trung
  • Area: 1000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki
  • Client: Tien Doan Trading Co.ltd
  • Bamboo Construction: VTN Architects (Vo Trong Nghia Architects)
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Text description provided by the architects. The Son La Ceremony Dome project is located in Son La city, Vietnam, an ethnic highlands area. The site is surrounded by mountains and dense vegetation near the city center. As a part of the hospital complex designed by VTN architects; Son La Restaurant (2013) and a ceremonial hall (2015), this building is designed to create a new amenity space for adaption of increasing guests beside the ceremonial hall.

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki

Because bamboo is a familiar material for the local ethnic culture and easy to collect, Son La Restaurant, the first project of the complex applied bamboo for

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Tipperne Bird Sanctuary / Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter

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  • Client: The Danish Nature Agency
  • Site Analysis And Programme With: Christoffer Thorborg
  • In Collaboration With: Bertelsen & Scheving Arkitekter
  • Financially Supported By: Realdania - Stedet Tæller
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Text description provided by the architects. Introduction The bird sanctuary at the tip of the peninsula in the southern part of Ringkøbing Fjord is, with its unique nature, an important stopping point for migratory birds and home to Europe's oldest continuous bird counts. Previously, public access to the area has been very limited, but through establishing new facilities the area has now been opened to visitors. These facilities consist of simple instrument-like additions in the landscape: a bird hide, watch tower, workshop, walking routes and a conversion of the Tipper House research station. The new structures are imagined as free-standing objects in the landscape,

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RIJNSTRAAT 8 / Ellen van Loon / OMA

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  • Architects: OMA, Ellen van Loon
  • Location: Rijnstraat 8, 2515 XP Den Haag, The Netherlands
  • Architect In Charge: Ellen van Loon
  • Team: Bart Nicolaas, Anita Ernodi, Alex de Jong, Kees van Casteren, Airat Khusnutdinov, Alain Fouraux, Alexander Giarlis, Betti Ng, Jan Barta, Buster Christensen, Dominic Black, Edward Nicholson, Eric Lee, Lauren Potter, Hans Larsson, Hongchuan Zhao, Lei Mao, Gemawang Swaribathoro, Magdalena Stanescu, Mario Rodriguez, Matthew Davis, Nikki Mulder, Pawel Panfiluk, Saskia Simon, Sunkyu Koh, Yangwen Huo, Danny Rigter, Ido de Boer, Jasper van Amstel, Maya Turre, Paloma Bule, Stefan Wolf, Theodora Papanastasiou, Tjeerd van de Sandt, Vitor Oliveira, Will Hartzog
  • Area: 90913.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti, Nick Guttridge

8 Urban Elevators That Bring Connectivity and Continuity to Cities

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When working in an urban area with a complex topography, one of the biggest challenges is urban integration. Worldwide, many socially deprived neighborhoods are situated in complicated geographical locations surrounded by steep slopes. Such areas complicate mobility for pedestrians, cyclists, and the elderly, with a lack of accessibility often excluding them from taking part in city life effectively. In this context, urban elevators can be a novel solution which combine elements of both functional connectivity and sculpture. With some rising up to 30 meters in height, they become urban and touristic landmarks, creating new viewpoints and walkways. Additionally, in many cases, they can help to uphold the historic legacy of the city. Below we have collected some interesting examples of urban elevators that have been key in the spatial planning of the urban environment.

New Access to  Gironella's Historic Center / Carles Enrich

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula

Urbanization and Urban Elevator in Galtzaraborda
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8 Urban Elevators That Bring Connectivity and Continuity to Cities

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When working in an urban area with a complex topography, one of the biggest challenges is urban integration. Worldwide, many socially deprived neighborhoods are situated in complicated geographical locations surrounded by steep slopes. Such areas complicate mobility for pedestrians, cyclists, and the elderly, with a lack of accessibility often excluding them from taking part in city life effectively. In this context, urban elevators can be a novel solution which combine elements of both functional connectivity and sculpture. With some rising up to 30 meters in height, they become urban and touristic landmarks, creating new viewpoints and walkways. Additionally, in many cases, they can help to uphold the historic legacy of the city. Below we have collected some interesting examples of urban elevators that have been key in the spatial planning of the urban environment.

New Access to  Gironella's Historic Center / Carles Enrich

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Urbanization and Urban Elevator in Galtzaraborda
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© Santos Diez
© Roger Frei
© Antonio Vázquez
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8 Urban Elevators That Bring Connectivity and Continuity to Cities

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When working in an urban area with a complex topography, one of the biggest challenges is urban integration. Worldwide, many socially deprived neighborhoods are situated in complicated geographical locations surrounded by steep slopes. Such areas complicate mobility for pedestrians, cyclists, and the elderly, with a lack of accessibility often excluding them from taking part in city life effectively. In this context, urban elevators can be a novel solution which combine elements of both functional connectivity and sculpture. With some rising up to 30 meters in height, they become urban and touristic landmarks, creating new viewpoints and walkways. Additionally, in many cases, they can help to uphold the historic legacy of the city. Below we have collected some interesting examples of urban elevators that have been key in the spatial planning of the urban environment.

New Access to  Gironella's Historic Center / Carles Enrich

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula

Urbanization and Urban Elevator in Galtzaraborda
© Aitor Ortiz
© Santos Diez
© Roger Frei
© Antonio Vázquez
© Image2 visualization studio
© Boshua - Bohumil Kostohryz
Courtesy of VAUMM
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The Pavilion / The Norman Foster Foundation

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  • Local Collaborating Architect: Miguel Kreisler, Ángel Jaramillo - BAUproyectos SLP - Spain
  • Structural Engineering: Juan de la Torre - Euteca Proyectos y Estructuras SLP - Spain
  • Mep Engineer: Rafael Úrculo - R. Urculo Ingenieros Consultores SA - Spain
  • Quantity Surveyor: Javier Martín - Arquitec SL Spain
  • Façade Consultant: James O’Callaghan - Eckersley O’Callaghan Ltd - UK
  • Envelope Consultant: ENAR Envolventes Arquitectónicas SL - Spain
  • Lighting Consultant: Años Luz Iluminación de Vanguardia SL - Javier Martín - Spain
  • Builder: Empty SL and BAUobras SL - Spain
  • Structure Contractor: Betazul SA - Spain
  • Façade Engineering & Manufacture: Frener & Reifer Srl - Italy
  • Glass Manufacturer: Sedak GmbH & Co. KG - Germany
  • Roofing: Carbures Defense SA - Spain
  • Roof Nosing: Realize Srl - Italy
  • Stainless Steel Ceiling: Kikukawa Kogyo
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The Pavilion / The Norman Foster Foundation

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  • Local Collaborating Architect: Miguel Kreisler, Ángel Jaramillo - BAUproyectos SLP - Spain
  • Structural Engineering: Juan de la Torre - Euteca Proyectos y Estructuras SLP - Spain
  • Mep Engineer: Rafael Úrculo - R. Urculo Ingenieros Consultores SA - Spain
  • Quantity Surveyor: Javier Martín - Arquitec SL Spain
  • Façade Consultant: James O’Callaghan - Eckersley O’Callaghan Ltd - UK
  • Envelope Consultant: ENAR Envolventes Arquitectónicas SL - Spain
  • Lighting Consultant: Años Luz Iluminación de Vanguardia SL - Javier Martín - Spain
  • Builder: Empty SL and BAUobras SL - Spain
  • Structure Contractor: Betazul SA - Spain
  • Façade Engineering & Manufacture: Frener & Reifer Srl - Italy
  • Glass Manufacturer: Sedak GmbH & Co. KG - Germany
  • Roofing: Carbures Defense SA - Spain
  • Roof Nosing: Realize Srl - Italy
  • Stainless Steel Ceiling: Kikukawa Kogyo
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Centro Botín / Renzo Piano Building Workshop

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  • Design Team: E.Baglietto, M.Carroll (partners in charge), F.Becchi (associate in charge), S.Lafranconi, M.Monti, R.Parodi, L.Simonelli with M.Cagnazzo, P.Carrera, S.Ishida (partner), M.Menardo, A.Morselli, S.Polotti and I.Coseriu, P.Fiserova, V.Gareri, S.Malosikova, T.Wozniak, A.Zambrano; F.Terranova, F.Cappellini, I.Corsaro (models)
  • Project Manager: Bovis
  • Client: Fundación Botín
  • Consultants: Dýnamis, Arup, Typsa (structure); Arup, Typsa (MEP, façade); Müller-BBM (acoustics); artec3 Studio, Arup (lighting); Gleeds, Typsa (cost consultant); Fernando Caruncho (landscape)
© Enrico Cano © Enrico Cano

From the architect. The Centro Botín, a space for art, culture and education, projecting into the Bay of Santander, will restore to the city the immense dockland site of the Albareda

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In Progress: Amatrice Refectory / Stefano Boeri Architetti

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  • Structural Design: (School Refectory) Ing. Mirko Degano
  • Plant Design: Ing. Paolo Zuccolo
  • Urbanization And Services Planning: Arch. Sandro Stefanini
  • Project Appraisal: GAD srl
  • Contractor: Filiera del legno Friuli Venezia Giulia – ATI Domusgaia srl e Legnolandia srl
  • Promoter: Comitato Un aiuto subito terremoto centro Italia 6.0 – Corriere della Sera – TgLA7
  • Beneficiary: Comune di Amatrice
© Francesco Mattuzzi © Francesco Mattuzzi

From the architect. After a construction period of only 30 days, the new school refectory for Amatrice has been realized, thanks to the fundraising organized by Corriere della Sera and TgLa7 with the initiative “Un aiuto subito”. The school refectory, designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti, has been conceived as a multifunctional

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Let Light in: 17 Projects Using Polycarbonate

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Thanks to its strength, lightness, and easy installation, polycarbonate is fast becoming our generation's everyman material. Used to let light in with its translucent properties, buildings built with polycarbonate can appear permeable by day and glow from within by night. Its inherently prefab -nature makes it a strong contender in both small and large projects. Through its use in schools, offices, libraries and even museums, the man-made polymer has earned its place by being as efficient as it is expressive. Check out 17 of our favorite polycarbonate projects below:

L'Architecture est dans le Pré / Claas architectes

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Shed Roof House / Hiroki Tominaga-Atelier

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota

Miyagawa Bagel / ROOVICE

© Akira Nakamura © Akira Nakamura

Nest We Grow / College of Environmental Design UC Berkeley + Kengo Kuma & Associates

© Shinkenchiku-sha © Shinkenchiku-sha

COOOP3 / Domino Architects

© Gottingham © Gottingham

House of 33 Years / ASSISTANT

© Tadasu Yamamoto © Tadasu Yamamoto

House in
© Yuta Oseto
© Leonardo Finotti
© Katja Effting
© Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault
© Yohan Zerdoun
© Tom Bisig
© Mariela Apollonio
© José Hévia
© Spaceshift Studio
© Juan Durán Sierralta
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Clubhouse Mongkok Skypark / concrete

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  • Architects: concrete
  • Location: 17 Nelson St, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
  • Area: 687.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Concrete Project Team: Rob Wagemans - Maarten de Geus / Tom Ruijken - Sofie Ruytenberg - Julia Hundermark / Wouter Slot - Yoekie de Bree
  • Executive Architect: P&T architects & engineers Ltd.
  • Executive Landscape Architect: Adrian L. Norman Ltd.
  • Structural Engineer: CM Wong & Associates Ltd.
  • Mep Engineer: WSP Hong Kong Ltd.
  • Lighting Consultant: Pro-lit Ltd.
  • General Contractor: Junefair Engineering Co. Ltd.
  • Mechanical Contractor: Kai Chuen Engineering (H.K.) Co. Ltd.
  • Landscape / Planting Contractor: Asia Landscaping Ltd. (all softscape except vertical green), Midori / Creation International Ltd. (All vertical green)
  • Shopfitter Public And Com Spaces: Shopfitter public and com. spaces / Construction Ltd. (Residential Common Area)
  • Delivery Loose Furniture: New World Construction Co. Ltd. and K11 Design Store Ltd.
  • Transfer Floor Artworks: “a painting of thought – 52”
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13 Reasons Why We Love Millennial Pink

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Millennial Pink has broken into the design consciousness of more than its named generation. Though hugely successful in fashion and pop-culture (and Instagram), the playful color has established a presence across design products and the built environment like never before. Colour is a fundamental tool in our perception of architecture, with architects like Ricardo Bofill and Luis Barragan having baptized pink into a high-impact contributor through their works. With that in mind, check out these 13 projects showing why pink is here to stay: 

12,000 Pink-Painted Wooden Sticks / Ideo arquitectura

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LightPathAKL / Monk Mackenzie Architects + Landlab

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La Muralla Roja / Ricardo Bofill

Ricardo Bofill © Gregori Civera Ricardo Bofill © Gregori Civera

Kolmio+LIM / Yusuke Seki

Yusuke Seki © Takumi Ota Yusuke Seki © Takumi Ota

NGRS Recruiting Company HQ / Crosby Studios

Crosby Studios © Evgeny Evgrafov Crosby Studios © Evgeny Evgrafov

A Room / Salottobuono + Enrico Dusi Architecture

Salottobuono + Enrico Dusi Architecture © Moritz Bernoully Salottobuono
Dominique Coulon & associés © Eugeni Pons
 Elii © Miguel de Guzmán
Gonzalez Haase © Thomas Meyer
Laura Ortín © David Frutos
Schmidt Hammer Lassen architects © Adam Mørk
BoardGrove Architects © Haydn Cattach
Dominique Coulon & associés © Eugeni Pons
LEGORRETA + LEGORRETA + Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners © Roland Halbe
Stephane Maupin © Guillaume Clément
 MiAS Architectes © Adrià Goula
Luis Barragán © Flickr User: Steve Silverman, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
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Son Yang Won Memorial Museum / Lee Eunseok + Atelier K.O.M.A

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  • Structure Engineer: Sen Structural Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineer: Jusung ENG
  • Electrical Engineer: Hangil Engineering
  • Construction: Conerstone Construction
  • Landscape Design: Yun Youngjo
  • Client: Son Yang Won Memorial Society
© Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon

From the architect. This architectural project was commissioned as a monument to the national patriot Son Yang Won who was made a saint of the protestant church, for a life of holy sacrifice and devout Christian faith during Japanese Colonial Era. The project has been constructed as a ‘Symbolic space memorial’, in which the three guiding mentalities of Son Yang Won, ‘Resistance’, ‘Sacrifice’, and ‘Reconciliation’ are structured for view throughout the three exhibition spaces.

© Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon

The exposed concrete cylinder is a closed-off form divorced from the external space, and cleanly reveals the

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Napoli Afragola Station – Phase 1 / Zaha Hadid Architects

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  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Location: 80026 Casoria, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
  • Design: Zaha Hadid & Patrik Schumacher
  • Area: 30000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Jacopo Splimbergo
  • Client: Rete Ferroviaria Italiana S.P.A.
  • Project Director: Filippo Innocenti
  • Project Architects: Roberto Vangeli; Paola Cattarin (competition phase);
  • Design Team: Michele Salvi; Federico Bistolfi; Cesare Griffa; Paolo Zilli; Mario Mattia; Tobias Hegemann; Chiara Baccarini; Alessandra Bellia; Serena Pietrantonj; Roberto Cavallaro; Karim Muallem; Luciano Letteriello; Domenico Di Francesco; Marco Guardincerri; Davide Del Giudice.
  • Competition Team: Fernando Perez Vera; Ergian Alberg; Hon Kong Chee; Cesare Griffa; Karim Muallem; Steven Hatzellis Thomas Vietzke; Jens Borstelmann; Robert Neumayr; Elena Perez; Adriano De Gioannis; Simon Kim; Selim Mimita.
  • Structural Engineering And Geotechnics: AKT – Hanif Kara, Paul Scott / INTERPROGETTI – Giampiero Martuscelli
  • Environmental Engineering, M&E: MAX FORDHAM – Henry Luker, Neil Smith / STUDIO REALE – Francesco Reale, Vittorio Criscuolo Gaito
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Photographed: Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines’ Solar-Powered Seine Musicale

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© Luc Boegly & Sergio Grazia © Luc Boegly & Sergio Grazia Photographer duo Luc Boegly & Sergio Grazia have released a new photo series capturing the Seine Musicale, which recently opened its doors. Designed as a partnership itself between architects Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines, the mixed-use music and cultural center is located in Paris’ western Boulogne-Billancourt suburb. The project is the latest feature in the site’s Island Master Plan designed by Jean Nouvel. Features include a multi-purpose concert hall seating 4,000, a classical music call seating 1,150, rehearsal and recording rooms and an outdoor park area for visitors and practicing musicians.  At first glance, the Seine Musicale’s glass-clad form is a marked departure from Shigeru Ban’s wood-dominated style. However, the role of timber-led innovation remains firmly rooted in the hall’s shell-like hexagonal globe structure, and undulating beehive-like ceiling (photographed below). Surrounding the grid shell structure is a large triangular solar panel
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