13 Impressive Chapels from Around the World

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© Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc This week we present a selection of the best images of chapels which have been published on our site. These 13 projects from locations around the world reveal the many different ways available to designers to create sacred spaces such as chapels. Below is a selection of images by prominent photographers such as Adolf BereuterYao Li, and João Ferrand

Nicolás Campodónico

Capilla San Bernardo / Nicolás Campodonico

Cortesía de Nicolás Campodónico Cortesía de Nicolás Campodónico

Davide Perbellini

Saint Joseph in the Woods / Messner Architects

© Davide Perbellini © Davide Perbellini

STUDIO associates

Chapel of Silence / STUDIO associates

© STUDIO associates © STUDIO associates

Filip Dujardin

Reading Between the Lines / Gijs Van Vaerenbergh

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin

João Ferrand

Capela Creu / Nuno Valentim Arquitectura

© João Ferrand © João Ferrand

Yao Li

Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel / AZL Architects

© Yao Li © Yao Li

Chen Hao

Seashore Chapel / Vector Architects

© Chen Hao ©
© Adolf Bereuter
Cortesía de Bernardo Bader Architekten
© Joakim Borén
© RdsBrothers
© Milo Keller
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc
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10 Tiny Apartments Less Than 38 Square Meters and Their Axonometric Drawings

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Finding an efficient configuration for a small apartment is not an easy task. Basic housing programs should be distributed in minimal spaces without losing comfort. Below, we have made a selection of 10 apartments less than 38m2 to inspire you.

Appartement Spectral / BETILLON / DORVAL‐BORY

Cortesía de BETILLON / DORVAL‐BORY Cortesía de BETILLON / DORVAL‐BORY
Cortesía de BETILLON / DORVAL‐BORY Cortesía de BETILLON / DORVAL‐BORY

Urban Shelter / MYCC

© Elena Almagro © Elena Almagro
Cortesía de MYCC Cortesía de MYCC

076 Susaloon / elii

© Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal
Cortesía de elii Cortesía de elii

Biombombastic / elii

© Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal
Cortesía de elii Cortesía de elii

Darlinghurst Apartment / Brad Swartz Architect

© Katherine Lu © Katherine Lu
Cortesía de Brad Swartz Architect Cortesía de Brad Swartz Architect

Geneva Flat / FREAKS freearchitects

© Ilya Ivanov © Ilya Ivanov
Cortesía de Studio Bazi Cortesía de Studio Bazi

35m2 Flat / Studio Bazi

© David Foessel © David Foessel
Cortesía de FREAKS freearchitects Cortesía de FREAKS freearchitects

Little Flat Transformation in Lviv / replus design bureau

© Maksim Sosnov © Maksim Sosnov
Cortesía de replus design bureau Cortesía de replus design bureau

Apartment in Paris / UBALT

Cortesía de UBALT Cortesía de UBALT
Cortesía de UBALT Cortesía de
© Maíra Acayaba
Cortesía de Estúdio BRA
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The Lighthouse / Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects

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Courtesy of Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects Courtesy of Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects

Text description provided by the architects. The lighthouse is located by ‘Amerikakaj’ in Copenhagen’s free port, a newly developed quarter with very high density where new buildings are added to the area dominated by historical warehouses.

Courtesy of Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects Courtesy of Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects
Floor Plan Floor Plan
The development contains 89 residences and consists of an open block in 4-6 storeys and a 15 storey tower building, joined around an elevated courtyard plateau above the underground car park.

The unique view of the free port, the citadel and the entire central Østerbro is utilized, and at the same time the residences are shielded from the railway facilities and the heavily trafficked Kalkbrænderihavnsgade.

Courtesy of Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects Courtesy of Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects
Section Section

Distinctive attics and bay

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Hybrid Homes: Living and Working Collide in These 26 Projects

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Cortesía de Naoomi Kurozumi Architectural Photographic Office Cortesía de Naoomi Kurozumi Architectural Photographic Office Normally, houses are divided into common areas, rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. However, sometimes the client demands to add other programs related to their work or hobbies, making efficient design and daily spatial distribution more complex. As architects, we are faced with an interesting challenge: to merge the private life of its inhabitants with more public and open programs, generating exciting mixed-use spaces. If you are interested in designing hybrid homes, we have selected 26 houses with additions including shops, soccer fields, barns, greenhouses, and even skateparks.

Home - Ceramic Gallery

House for Pottery Festival / Office for Environment Architecture

© Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada

Home - Garden

Tree-ness House / Akihisa Hirata

© Vincent Hecht © Vincent Hecht

Home - Skate Park

Skate Park House / LEVEL Architects

© Kojima Junji © Kojima Junji

Home - Basketball Court 

Court House / KOIZUMISEKKEI

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano

Home - Library

Shelf-Pod / Kazuya
© Shinichi Watanabe
Cortesía de Naoomi Kurozumi Architectural Photographic Office
© Ookura Hideki
© Takumi Ota
© Hiroyuki Oki
© Charles Davis Smith
© Hey! Cheese
© Bruno Candiotto
© Tsukui Teruaki
© Tia Borgsmidt
© Joe Fletcher
© Cristina Beltrán
© Adrià Goula
© Kunal Bhatia
© Iwan Baan
© James Florio
© Agnese Sanvito
© Philippe Ruault
© Hiroyuki Kawano
© Pedro Kok
© Mike Sinclair
© Samuel Defourny
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Space-Saving Solutions: 33 Creative Storage Ideas

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© Federico Villa © Federico Villa

The lack of storage space is a recurrent problem in homes. In most cases, residual spaces or uncomfortable corners are used to solve the lack of shelves, drawers, and closets. To efficiently incorporate these type of spaces into your designs, here are 33 remarkable storage examples.

Block Village / HAO Design

© Hey! Cheese © Hey! Cheese

Ant-house / mA-style architects

© Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura

22m2 Apartment in Taiwan / A Little Design

© Hey! Cheese © Hey! Cheese

Doehler / SABO project

Cortesía de SABO project Cortesía de SABO project

Small and Sculpted Studio Apartment / Catseye Bay Design

© Kat Lu © Kat Lu

Ash London / Francesc Rifé Studio

© David Zarzoso © David Zarzoso

Flinders Lane Apartment / Clare Cousins Architects

© Lisbeth Grosmann © Lisbeth Grosmann

Casa Granero / Inês Brandão Arquitectura

© João Morgado © João Morgado

House FMB / Fuchs Wacker Architekten

© Patricia Parinejad © Patricia Parinejad

Design Republic Design Commune / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute

Studio Li / Anne Rolland
© Jérôme Fleurier
© Hey! Cheese
© Vladimir Sretenović
© José Hevia
© Hey! Cheese
© Daici Ano
Cortesía de Facet Studio
© Takumi Ota
© Tim Van de Velde
© Toshiyuki Yano
© Imagen Subliminal
© David Foessel
Cortesía de frontofficetokyo
© João Morgado
© do mal o menos
© José Campos
© Juan Carlos Quindós
© Wison Tungthunya
© Kenta Hasegawa (OFP)
© Gidon Levin
© Leonas Garbacauskas
© Roland Unterbusch
© Federico Villa
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Salt / MVRDV

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© Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode
  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Principal In Charge: Jacob van Rijs
  • Client: NIC Building Ambitions
  • Area: 3700.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Ossip van Duivenbode
  • Design Team: Gijs Rikken with Guido Boeters, Arjen Ketting, Ivo Hoppers and Victor Perez Equiluz
  • Project Managers: Firmus Vastgoed and Bulters & Bulters
  • Contractor: Barten Groep
  • Structural Engineer: Ikaabee
  • Mep Engineer: Denned
  • Mep Advisor: Hamel Regeltechniek
© Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode

Text description provided by the architects. Small and mid-size companies often have trouble finding suitable office space in Amsterdam. The creative industry has seemingly unrealistic demands when it comes to office locations: an incubator of ideas, which is spacious and inspiring, with a unique design at a great location with car access. Salt is a response to these needs, providing small, high quality offices, each with a unique identity. The building forms part of Amsterdam’s port redevelopment Minervahaven,

© Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode
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The House of Soviets: Why Should This Symbolic Work of Soviet Brutalism be Preserved?

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© Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez The House of Soviets is a Russian brutalist building designed by architect Yulian L. Shvartsbreim. Located in the center of Kaliningrad, the building has been abandoned since mid-construction. However, its inhabitants recognize it as the most important urban landmark in their city. They usually refer to the structure as "the face of the robot," since its strange shape conjures images of a robot buried up to its neck, only showing its face.
© Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez

Kaliningrad is a Russian city located in Eastern Europe, sharing borders with Lithuania and Poland. The city was German territory until 1945; then, after the Second World War, became part of the Soviet Union, changing its name from Königsberg to Kaliningrad.

© Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez

Its architecture is an exotic mixture of different historical and cultural periods, ranging from the Prussian legacy to German architecture and Soviet modernism.

© Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez

The House of Soviets

© Maria Gonzalez
© Maria Gonzalez
© Maria Gonzalez
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© Maria Gonzalez
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How to Make a Facade with Recycled Materials: 16 Notable Examples

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With the aim of supporting architects to become active agents of sustainable design, this week we present a selection of facades that incorporate different recycled materials. Beyond the typical uses of plastic and glass, in this article, you will find innovative materials such as mattress springs, ice cream containers, plastic chairs, and recycled waste from agricultural and industrial products. A look at 16 remarkable projects using recycled materials to create an attractive facade.

Gallery of Furniture / CHYBIK+KRISTOF

Recycled plastic seats
© Lukas Pelech © Lukas Pelech
© Lukas Pelech © Lukas Pelech

Ningbo Historic Museum / Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio

Recycled tiles

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan
Cortesía de Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio Cortesía de Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio

Naju Art Museum /  Hyunje Joo

Recycled semi-transparent plastic baskets

Cortesía de MAP Cortesía de MAP
Cortesía de MAP Cortesía de MAP

Capilla San Bernardo / Nicolás Campodonico

Recycled bricks from a rural house 

Cortesía de Nicolás Campodónico Cortesía de Nicolás Campodónico
Cortesía de Nicolás Campodónico Cortesía de Nicolás Campodónico

Bima Microlibrary / SHAU Bandung

Recycled plastic ice

© Sanrok Studio
© Sanrok Studio
© Matthew Millman
© Matthew Millman
Cortesía de Project.DWG + LOOS.FM
Cortesía de Project.DWG + LOOS.FM
© Nguyen Tien Thanh
© Nguyen Tien Thanh
© Quang Tran
© Quang Tran
© Eiichi Kano
© Eiichi Kano
© Nacasa and Partners Inc
© Nacasa and Partners Inc
Cortesía de Fahed + Architects
Cortesía de Fahed + Architects
© Lesley Chang
© Lesley Chang
© Danny Bright
© Danny Bright
Cortesía de S+PS Architects
Cortesía de S+PS Architects
© Ben Hosking
© Ben Hosking
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Small Cafe Designs: 20 Aspirational Examples in Plan & Section

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© Yu Cheng © Yu Cheng The interior design of a coffee shop can make-or-break an establishment. With an inviting design, you can transform drinking a simple cup of coffee into a wonderful experience. However, when you only have a few square meters and various machines and properties to distribute, finding an efficient configuration is not easy. To help you make better use of small spaces, below we have gathered a selection of 20 small cafe projects alongside their design drawings.

12,000 Pink-Painted Wooden Sticks / Ideo arquitectura

© Imagen Subliminal © Imagen Subliminal
Cortesía de Ideo arquitectura Cortesía de Ideo arquitectura
Cortesía de Ideo arquitectura Cortesía de Ideo arquitectura

Black Drop Coffee Shop / ark4lab of Architecture

© studiovd.gr © studiovd.gr
Cortesía de ark4lab of Architecture Cortesía de ark4lab of Architecture

Jury / Biasol

 

© Martina Gemmola © Martina Gemmola
Cortesía de Biasol Cortesía de Biasol
Cortesía de Biasol Cortesía de Biasol

DALLAH / Associated Architects Partnership

© Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado
Cortesía de Associated Architects Partnership Cortesía de Associated Architects Partnership
Cortesía de Associated Architects Partnership Cortesía de Associated Architects Partnership

Proti Proudu Bistro / Mimosa architekti

© BoysPlayNice © BoysPlayNice
Cortesía de Mimosa architekti
Cortesía de Mimosa architekti
© Dirk Weiblen
Cortesía de Alberto Caiola
Cortesía de Studio DiDeA + Dario De Benedictis
Cortesía de Studio DiDeA + Dario De Benedictis
Cortesía de Studio DiDeA + Dario De Benedictis
© Danyi Balázs
Cortesía de sporaarchitects
Cortesía de sporaarchitects
© Yu Cheng
Cortesía de Office AIO
Cortesía de Office AIO
© Paulina Sasinowska (smileUPyourself), Mateusz Wójcicki
Cortesía de xm3
Cortesía de xm3
© Miguel de Guzmán
Cortesía de Andrés Jaque
Cortesía de Andrés Jaque
© Moritz Bernoully
Cortesía de Cadena Concept Design
Cortesía de Cadena Concept Design
© Konstantinos Kontos
Cortesía de Georges Batzios Architects
Cortesía de Georges Batzios Architects
Cortesía de Una Arquitetos
Cortesía de Una Arquitetos
Cortesía de Una Arquitetos
© Soopakorn Srisakul
Cortesía de I Like Design Studio
Cortesía de I Like Design Studio
© MCA Estúdio
Cortesía de Tavares Duayer Arquitetura
Cortesía de Tavares Duayer Arquitetura
© Serena Eller Vanicher
Cortesía de Filippo Bombace
Cortesía de Filippo Bombace
© Peter Dixie
Cortesía de Lukstudio
© Gabriel Castro
Cortesía de PAA Arquitetura Comercial + Marina Garcia
Cortesía de PAA Arquitetura Comercial + Marina Garcia
© Lu Hengzhong
Cortesía de GOA
Cortesía de GOA
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Fjordenhus / Studio Olafur Eliasson + Sebastian Behmann

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© Anders Sune Berg © Anders Sune Berg
  • Artist: Olafur Eliasson
  • Project Architect: Caspar Teichgräber
  • Local Architect: Lundgaard & Tranberg Architecture
  • Landscape Architect: Vogt Landscape Ltd
  • Client: Kirk Kapital
  • Project Manager: Flemming Hoff Jakobsen, Hundsbæk & Henriksen A/S Construction
  • Manager: Jørn Andreasen, Hundsbæk & Henriksen A/S
  • Technical Supervision: Hundsbæk & Henriksen A/S
  • Engineering: Cowi A/S
  • Environmental Engineering: Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH
  • Consulting Engineeringvv: ArtEngineering GmbH
  • Acoustic Engineering: Gade & Mortensen Akustik A/S
  • Fire Counseling: Hundsbæk & Henriksen A/S
  • Safety: Eggersen Miljø & Sikkerhed APS
© Anders Sune Berg © Anders Sune Berg
Setting Vejle Fjord in Jutland stretches east from its head at the city of Vejle to its mouth at the Kattegat Sea. Fjordenhus stands in the water alongside Havneøen (The Harbour Island), a man-made is- land that was developed in response to
© Anders Sune Berg
© David de Larrea Remiro
© Anders Sune Berg
© Anders Sune Berg
© Anders Sune Berg
© Anders Sune Berg
© Anders Sune Berg
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15 Impressive Atriums (And Their Sections)

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© Tim Van de Velde © Tim Van de Velde Offices and cultural buildings both offer the perfect opportunity to design the atrium of your dreams. These central spaces, designed to allow serendipitous meetings of users or to help with orientation in the building, are spacious and offer a lot of design freedom. Imposing scales, sculptural stairs, eccentric materials, and indoor vegetation are just some of the resources used to give life to these spaces. To help you with your design ideas, below we have gathered a selection of 15 notable atriums and their section drawings.

B30 / KAAN Architecten

© Karin Borghouts © Karin Borghouts
Cortesía de KAAN Architecten Cortesía de KAAN Architecten

RIJNSTRAAT 8 / Ellen van Loon / OMA

© Nick Guttridge © Nick Guttridge
Cortesía de OMA Cortesía de OMA

Macquarie Bank / Clive Wilkinson Architects

© Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath
Cortesía de Clive Wilkinson Architects Cortesía de Clive Wilkinson Architects

Stuttgart City Library / Yi Architects

© Stefan Müller © Stefan Müller
Cortesía de Yi Architects Cortesía de Yi Architects

Parque Toreo / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo
Cortesía de Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos Cortesía de Sordo Madaleno
© Pedro Pegenaute
Cortesía de Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos
© Benjamin Benschneider
Cortesía de ZGF Architects
© Dirk Weiblen
Cortesía de Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
© Enrico Cano
Cortesía de Renzo Piano Building Workshop
© Tõnu Tunnel
Cortesía de Arhitekt 11
© Stijn Poelstra
Cortesía de Molenaar&Bol&vanDillen Architects
© Adam Mõrk
Cortesía de 3XN
© Michel Denancé
Cortesía de Renzo Piano Building Workshop + Payette
© Tim Griffith
Cortesía de Perkins+Will
© Tim Van de Velde
Cortesía de Paul de Ruiter Architects
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Natural Light and Ventilation: 17 Remarkable Interior Courtyards

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© Quang Dam © Quang Dam

This week we present a selection of 17 excellent images of interior courtyards. These spaces bring many advantages to a design such as increased natural light and improved ventilation conditions, while providing occupants with direct access to the outside and to nature. Below is a selection of images from prominent photographers such as Quang DamFran Parente, and Pablo Blanco

César Béjar

V House / COTAPAREDES Arquitectos

© César Béjar © César Béjar

Curro Palacios Taberner

Pedro House / VDV ARQ

© Curro Palacios Taberner © Curro Palacios Taberner

Fran Parente

Jardins House / CR2 Arquitetura

© Fran Parente © Fran Parente

Nguyen Tien Thanh

Brick Cave / H&P Architects

© Nguyen Tien Thanh © Nguyen Tien Thanh

Erieta Attali

Aloni / decaARCHITECTURE

© Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali

Luis Gordoa

Spa Querétaro / Ambrosi I Etchegaray

© Luis Gordoa © Luis Gordoa

Roland Halbe

Guerrero House / Alberto Campo Baeza

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe

Pablo Blanco

El Internado / Fantuzzi + Rodillo Arquitectos

© Pablo Blanco © Pablo Blanco

© Yoon Joonhwan
© Rafael Gamo
© Paul Warchol
© Rafael Gamo
© Nelson Kon
© Yousuke Harigane
© Fran Parente
© Quang Dam
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Bamboo Stalactite / VTN Architects

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© Inexhibit © Inexhibit
  • Architects: VTN Architects
  • Location: Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
  • Principals: Vo Trong Nghia, Nguyen Tat Dat
  • Architect In Charge: To Quang Cam, Thomas Boerendonk
  • Bamboo Construction Leader: VTN Architects
  • Area: 290.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Inexhibit, Francesco Galli
© Inexhibit © Inexhibit

Text description provided by the architects. Bamboo Stalactite is a Freespace, a community space, shared equally by everyone. It’s open and free to all. Because of this community sense, Freespace has to be a space that is easy to realize. This is characterized by simplicity in structure and low production costs.

© Inexhibit © Inexhibit
Here in this space, we use bamboo as the only material.

Bamboo, with its distinctive flexibility structurally speaking, allows us to realize this project with limited resources (8 Vietnamese workers, with the support of Vietnamese and Italian architects and students to build the pavilion within 25 days). This flexibility extends beyond

© Francesco Galli
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© Inexhibit
© Francesco Galli
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Tensile Structures: 11 Edgy Images Under Strain

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© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe

Capable of transforming a facade or shaping a sculptural roof form, tensile structures test the limits of our imagination (and understanding of geometry). This week’s photo set features structures that rely on cables, anchors, posts and membranes to create expansive, dramatic spans of open space bathed in natural light. Stark shadows and fair curves make tensile structures particularly photogenic, as captured in this set of images from Christopher Frederick Jones, Marie-Françoise PlissartYoshihiro Koitani and more.

Christopher Frederick Jones

Tent House / Sparks Architects

© Christopher Frederick Jones © Christopher Frederick Jones

Guei-Shiang Ke

Dadong Art Center / Cie + MAYU architects

© Guei-Shiang Ke © Guei-Shiang Ke

Tanja Milbourne

Devil's Corner / Cumulus Studio

© Tanja Milbourne © Tanja Milbourne

Woodruff/Brown

United Nations Porte Cochere / FTL Design Engineering Studio

© Woodruff/Brown Architectural Photography © Woodruff/Brown Architectural Photography

Yu-lin Chen

Dadong Art Center / Cie + MAYU architects

© Yu-lin Chen © Yu-lin Chen

Christopher Frederick Jones

Tent House / Sparks
© Christopher Frederick Jones
© Roland Halbe
© Archive ADR
© Christian Richters
© Marie-Françoise Plissart
© Yoshihiro Koitani
© Roland Halbe
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BBVA Headquarters / Herzog & de Meuron

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© Rubén P. Bescós © Rubén P. Bescós
  • Partners: Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Christine Binswanger, David Koch (Partner in Charge)
  • Project Team: Nuno Ravara (Associate, Project Director), Miquel Rodríguez (Associate), Stefan Goeddertz (Associate), Benito Blanco, Alexander Franz, Mónica Ors, Thomas de Vries, Alexa Nürnberger, Xavier Molina, Enrique Peláez, Nuria Tejerina, Manuel Villanueva, Ainoa Prats
  • Client: BBVA – Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A.
  • Design Consultant: Herzog & de Meuron SL, Barcelona, Spain
  • Executive Architect: CBRE FM Arquitectos, Madrid, Spain; Ortiz y León Arquitectos, Madrid, Spain General Planning: UTE Nueva Sede BBVA, Madrid, Spain (Drees & Sommer, CBRE FM Arquitectos, Herzog & de Meuron SL)
© Rubén P. Bescós © Rubén P. Bescós

At the Periphery of the Capital
BBVA’s new headquarters is located on the northern periphery of Madrid. The site faces the highway

© Rubén P. Bescós
© Rubén P. Bescós
© Rubén P. Bescós
© Rubén P. Bescós
© Rubén P. Bescós
© Rubén P. Bescós
© Rubén P. Bescós
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A45 / BIG

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  • Architects: BIG
  • Location: Lanesville, United States
  • Partners In Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen
  • Project Leader: Max Moriyama, Anton Bak (Klein)
  • Project Architect: Rune Hansen
  • Area: 17.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Team: Jian Yong Khoo, Tianqi Zhang
  • Collaborators: Soren Rose Studio, Dinesen, Morsø, Gagganau, Kvadrat, Carl Hansen & Søn, Suite New York, Københavns Møbelsnedkeri, XAL, Vola
  • Client: Klein House
Courtesy of BIG Courtesy of BIG

Text description provided by the architects. A45 is the first prototype constructed in upstate New York and will be customizable inside and out for future home-owners to purchase, tailor and have the tiny house built within 4-6 months in any location, for any purpose. The design evolves from the traditional A-frame cabin, known for its pitched roof and angled walls which allow for easy rain run-off and simple construction.

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To maximize the qualities of this classic structure, A45 creates more usable floor

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5 Winners Named in Russia’s Competition to Develop Standard Housing Concepts

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At the third meeting of the Living Environment Forum in Kaliningrad, Russia—this year centered on the theme "All About Housing"—the organizers presented the winning projects in the Open International Competition for Standard Housing and Residential Development Concept Design.

The competition, organized by the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities, the Russia Housing and Urban Development Corporation (DOM.RF), and Strelka KB, aimed to develop residential projects for three different urban models: low, medium and high-rise living environments.

A total of 299 projects were received from 39 different countries, including Russia, Italy, Spain, France, The Netherlands, and India. The most popular urban model among the proposals was for medium-rise development, consisting of buildings between 5 and 7 floors in height, with free recreational areas and local infrastructure development.

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The winning offices were TA.R.I-Architects (Italy), Grupo H d.o.o (Slovenia), Plan_B (Russia), Archifellows (Russia), and ESCHER

Cortesía de TA.R.I-Architects
Cortesía de GRUPO H.d.o.o.
Cortesía de Plan_B
Cortesía de Archifellows
Cortesía de ESCHER
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Winy Maas at Living Environment: “There Are Four Important Points for the Development of Contemporary Housing”

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© Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez With a presentation by Dutch architect Winy Maas (MVRDV), the third edition of "Living Environment," organized by Russian Ministry of Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities SectorDOM.RF and Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, was inaugurated today in the city of Kaliningrad, Russia. Also participating on the opening day are Martin Sobota (Holland), Elliot Eisenberg (United States), and Brian Mark Evans (United Kingdom). This year's edition of the forum, entitled "All About Housing," brings together architects, urban planners, businessmen, and government officials to discuss and reflect on trends in the housing market. The forum's main objective is to establish a dialog between the state, real estate developers, and designers to improve the quality of life in Russia.
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During the day Winy Maas, founder of the Dutch office MVRDV which is known for its variety

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Cortesía de Living Environment Forum
Cortesía de Living Environment Forum
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