learning

Massimo Iosa Ghini

" Following his recent solo show at MAMbo, Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, architect Massimo Iosa Ghini talks about his thirty-year career and his contribution to the evolution of Italian society. From fashion to Bolidismo, from the first chain stores to IBM briefing centres, from the Oko Office Building in Moscow to the recent Linea di Luce project for Iris-FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti’s showroom. "

housing

House for trees by Vo Trong Nghia Architects in Ho Chi Minh City

" The innovative young studio Vo Trong Nghia Architects has built a House for trees on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam. Particularly aware of the importance of building sustainable constructions, Vo Trong Nghia attempts to enrich an area where intense urbanisation has left no room for greenery with his House for Trees. "

commerce

Daniel Libeskind’s Kö-Bogen office complex in Düsseldorf

" Daniel Libeskind’s architectural studio designed Kö-Bogen office and retail complex in Düsseldorf. The architectural project establishes an urban link between the Hofgarten, Düsseldorf’s central park, and the Königsallee, creating a large pedestrian-friendly area. Daniel Libeskind’s Kö-Bogen takes the form of 2 buildings with 6 floors and inner courtyards, linked by a raised walkway and containing offices and shops. "

buildings and public places

Early Childhood Development & Family Centers by ASA for UNICEF

" The finalists in Next Landmark 2014, the architecture contest held by Floornature, include ASA studio’s Early Childhood Development & Family Centers. ASA or active social architecture designed and built Early Childhood Development & Family Centers sponsored by UNICEF in 9 districts of Rwanda. The first two centres were built by the local people under ASA studio’s guidance. "

Infrastructure

free time

Ventilated Facades

interior design

Raised floors