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An exhibition in Munich explores eco-friendly construction

15-09-2020 - Materials

An exhibition in Munich explores eco-friendly construction

The Holz Bau Stadt München exhibition at Architekturgalerie München showcases one of the largest eco-friendly building projects in Munich. The idea of a pilot housing estate on the site of a former barracks was born more than 10 years ago as an example of sustainable urban development with timber constructions and hybrid solutions for the residential buildings.

Belarusian Memorial Chapel by Spheron Architects

10-09-2020 - Materials

Belarusian Memorial Chapel by Spheron Architects

The first wooden house of worship built after the great fire in London in 1666 is a small chapel designed by Spheron Architects for the Belarusian community in North London to commemorate the victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. This intimate, inviting architecture is a thoughtful blend of traditional and contemporary design.

A glass bridge in China by UAD

08-09-2020 - Materials

A glass bridge in China by UAD

The glass bridge in the Huangchuan Three Gorges Scenic Area designed by the Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University Co. Ltd. (UAD) has set the local benchmark for high-tech engineering, and at the same time looks as if it has sprung forth from the natural environment.

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Anna and Eugeni Bach behind a sweet transformation in La Bisbal

31-08-2020 - Materials

Anna and Eugeni Bach behind a sweet transformation in La Bisbal

The architects, Anna and Eugeni Bach, are the team behind a transformation that we could call sweet both because of their approach and because the object of the conversion was originally a chocolate factory in the centre of the small town of La Bisbal in Catalonia.

Sustainable, award-winning commercial architecture by 3deluxe

26-08-2020 - Materials

Sustainable, award-winning commercial architecture by 3deluxe

The high-tech logistics centre for the globally active HARTING Technology Group by German architects 3deluxe is the winner of the German Brand Award - Gold. A success owing to the congenial transposition of the brand image into an innovative, sustainable architecture.

Paluska Residence in Mill Valley by Feldman Architecture

20-08-2020 - Materials

Paluska Residence in Mill Valley by Feldman Architecture

Feldman Architecture has designed a house in Mill Valley, California that tells the story of the client’s busy life. The environments and atmospheres of Paluska Residence mirror the personality of the occupants, all while limiting the footprint and making room for a large garden.

y.ad studio, a new textile hub in Cangzhou

12-08-2020 - Materials

y.ad studio, a new textile hub in Cangzhou

The young Chinese architecture firm, y.ad studio is behind the project for a professional cluster of the garment industry with a new business model that integrates each part of the process - encompassing design, R&D, production, wholesale and retail, financial services, logistics, marketing, branding and exhibition services. It is located in Cangzhou, a city in the Hebei province in north-eastern China.

ORA and a house inside a ruin

03-08-2020 - Materials

ORA and a house inside a ruin

The young designers from the architecture firm, ORA based in Znojmo, Czech Republic, completed a house inside the remains of an old building in Zadní Arnoštov, a village in the Moravia region. A project for the grand architecture that respects its layers of history without creating a historical fake.

The Shuyang Art Gallery by UAD a showcase for traditional calligraphy

20-07-2020 - Materials

The Shuyang Art Gallery by UAD a showcase for traditional calligraphy

The Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University (UAD) has designed an art gallery which focuses on traditional Chinese calligraphy in Shuyang, China, the birthplace of this art. The striking materiality of this architecture is set off by the three fundamental colours of Chinese calligraphy - black, white and red.

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