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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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Material of the Year exhibition at the London Design Fair

19-09-2018 - Materials

Material of the Year exhibition at the London Design Fair

During the annual London Design Festival running in September 2018, the London Design Fair presents its second Material of the Year event.

Scenic Advisement Offices by Feldman Architects

06-09-2018 - Materials

Scenic Advisement Offices by Feldman Architects

The design team from Californian firm Feldman Architects are behind the conversion of the 1909 Bricca stables on Battery Street, San Francisco, now home to the offices of an investment bank.

Taller Héctor Barroso, Entre Pinos, Valle de Bravo

27-08-2018 - Materials

Taller Héctor Barroso, Entre Pinos, Valle de Bravo

Mexican architectural firm Taller Héctor Barroso has built a complex of five houses in the Bravo Valley, a region much loved by the inhabitants of Mexico City for out-of-town trips, as a destination for escaping from the metropolis.

Living in Potsdam and respecting the historical context

22-08-2018 - Materials

Living in Potsdam and respecting the historical context

Architect Ingo Andernach has built a single-family house in Potsdam near Berlin, Germany, which combines contemporary materials like concrete with full respect for the UNESCO World Heritage site of Potsdam's castles and parks.

Hangzhou Neobio Family Park by Li Xiang

21-08-2018 - Materials

Hangzhou Neobio Family Park by Li Xiang

In the wake of the resounding success of the Neobio Family Park in Shanghai, Chinese designer Li Xiang, head of X+Living, has designed a new indoor theme park, this time in Hangzhou.

Wutopia Lab designs an all-white bookstore in Xi’an, China

23-07-2018 - Materials

Wutopia Lab designs an all-white bookstore in Xi’an, China

Shanghai-based architecture studio, Wutopia Lab recently completed a bookstore of the Zhongshu chain in Xi'an, one of China's oldest cities, and the capital of thirteen dynasties.

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