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THE ARCHITECTURE DRAWING PRIZE AT THE SIR JOHN SOANE’S MUSEUM IN LONDON

13-02-2024

THE ARCHITECTURE DRAWING PRIZE AT THE SIR JOHN SOANE’S MUSEUM IN LONDON

From the 31st of January to the 3rd of March, the works of the finalists and winners of the 7th edition of the Prize celebrating architectural drawing, will be displayed at the Sir John Soane’s Museum in London

Westway Architects: From the

22-12-2023

Westway Architects: From the "Reti 15" Recovery, to Iconic Projects in Italy and Ethiopia

Westway Architects has transformed a former industrial space in Rome's San Lorenzo district into "Reti 15", an innovative architecture studio and versatile events space. The project, led by Luca Aureggi, Maurizio Condoluci and Laura Franceschini, reflects the Studio's distinctive design philosophy, which preserves the traces of the place and favours unique future-oriented solutions

Huizhen High School: a campus that celebrates free thought

18-12-2023

Huizhen High School: a campus that celebrates free thought

Huizhen High School, designed by the Approach Design Studio in collaboration with the Zhejiang University of Technology Engineering Design Group, is a campus that breaks the traditional mould of school buildings, allowing students to relax and "waste their time mindfully". The project was initially selected in the Completed Building School category of the World Architecture Festival, and went on to win the World Building of the Year title

Architecture and materials

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Tarabot by theOtherDada: Biodiversity and sustainability at the Jameel Arts Centre for COP28

27-12-2023

Tarabot by theOtherDada: Biodiversity and sustainability at the Jameel Arts Centre for COP28

Tarabot: Weaving A Living Forum, inspired by an idea by architect Adib Dada of studioOtherDada in Beirut, is a sustainable pavilion inaugurated during COP28 at the Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai. Made with locally sourced materials such as clay, mycelium, date palm waste and upcycled fabric, the pavilion incarnates a circular, ecological ethic and promotes biodiversity.

The Pyramid of Tirana: transforming a historic monument

13-12-2023

The Pyramid of Tirana: transforming a historic monument

Dutch architectural practice MVRDV has completed an important project transforming an old monument in the Albanian capital. A facility opened in 1988 as a museum about the dictator Enver Hoxha has now been given new life as a vibrant cultural centre and educational facility in the heart of Tirana, demonstrating the great potential of historic constructions in Brutalist style.

Montreal's new light rail system, the Réseau Express Métropolitain

06-12-2023

Montreal's new light rail system, the Réseau Express Métropolitain

The innovative design of the Réseau Express Métropolitain (REM)'s stations heralds an era of transformation for Montreal's cityscape. The inaugural Rive-Sud line, designed by the Lemay, Bisson Fortin and Perkins & Will consortium, is an important component of the REM, reflecting on the Canadian city's commitment to sustainable public transport as a symbol of its regeneration.

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Design&Trends

Not your usual Christmas lights

20-12-2023

Not your usual Christmas lights

Changing from inside, renewing the urban dimension of Christmas: this is the goal of Christmas Design, a community event in Bergamo based on an idea by landscape architect Maurizio Vegini, in which nineteen light installations designed especially for the occasion by artists, architects and designers are funded by local businesses, lighting up the heart of the city.

THE ARCHITECTS SERIES

The Architects Series – A documentary on: TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten

The Architects Series – A documentary on: TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten

The Architects Series, now up to its 33rd episode, will feature international architecture studio TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten on Thursday, November 16, with a video screening followed by a lecture by Sergei Tchoban. Beginning at 7 pm (CET) / 6...

PROJECTS

Founding a rural community in Yongchun County

06-07-2023

Projects

Founding a rural community in Yongchun County

What is happening in the Chinese countryside of Fujian province? The government has appointed ten architectural practices to come up with a pilot project for the development of pioneering residential neighbourhoods in rural areas.

Creative freedom and customised design: DYS - Design Your Slabs

27-12-2022

Inspiring Spaces

Creative freedom and customised design: DYS - Design Your Slabs

The latest new technological solutions and the versatility of ceramic materials have allowed decoration to return to a role of prominence in interior design.

The roots of a new housing model for Vietnam

22-06-2023

Projects

The roots of a new housing model for Vietnam

Just like a bird’s nest, a new prototype house for Vietnam’s cities - proposed by H&P Architects - is a model that prioritises protection and lightness, constructed by assembling traditional local bricks in an unprecedented way.

In search of Escher in Beijing

08-06-2023

Projects

In search of Escher in Beijing

In an adaptive reuse project aimed at creating the new ZIIN store in Beijing, Atelier tao+c explores the relationship between container and contents.

Aspiring to transparency by pivoting away from the past

25-05-2023

Projects

Aspiring to transparency by pivoting away from the past

It immediately stands out from the dense building curtain first and foremost because it allows room to breathe.

Aspiring to transparency by pivoting away from the past

25-05-2023

Projects

Aspiring to transparency by pivoting away from the past

It immediately stands out from the dense building curtain first and foremost because it allows room to breathe.

Sapienstone: design ideas for the kitchen of 2023

06-12-2022

Inspiring Spaces

Sapienstone: design ideas for the kitchen of 2023

Kitchens featuring black and white high-tech ceramic surfaces are setting the trend for the new year.

Biographies

Architect

Mansilla+Tunón Arquitectos

Spanish architects Luis Mansilla (1959-2012) and Emilio Tuñón (1959) founded the studio that bears their name in Madrid in 1992. Alongside the studio’s theoretical and practical work, they teach at the Architecture School in Madrid and lecture frequently as visiting professors in Princeton, Harvard, Lausanne, Frankfurt and Barcelona.  Educated in the methodological canons of ....

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Santiago Calatrava

Spanish-born, naturalized Swiss, architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava (1951) attended Valencia School of Art and graduated from the Polytechnic University, Valencia, in 1974. Subsequently he also graduated in Civil Engineering from the Federal Polytechnic School in Zürich. His engineering thesis entitled "Foldability of Space Frames”, focused on the compression of geometric models in space and marked a significant starting point in his career. He ....

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Schneider + Schumacher office

Founded in 1988, the German architectural practice Schneider + Schumacher has its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main with a further two offices in Vienna and Tientsin. The founders of the design studio, Till Schneider (Koblenz, 1959) and Michael Schumacher (Krefeld, 1957), graduated in architecture from the University of Kaiserslautern. Continuing their studies, they obtained post-graduate diplomas from Städelschule in Frankfurt on a course headed by Sir Peter Cook. ....

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