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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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Restaurant Avocado Gang in Prague by Mimosa architekti

10-01-2020 - Materials

Restaurant Avocado Gang in Prague by Mimosa architekti

Czech firm Mimosa architekti has designed Avocado Gang, the first “avocado” restaurant in Prague. The intense colour of the avocado and food made here inspired the venue’s interior design, with the multicoloured dining table standing in the middle underscored by the shades of grey in the rest of the restaurant.

Sabine Marcelis at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, Barcelona

01-01-2020 - Materials

Sabine Marcelis at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, Barcelona

Dutch designer Sabine Marcelis crafted No Fear of Glass, a site-specific art installation in one of the most iconic spaces of the 20th century, the German Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition. A material connection between art and architecture.

Connecting with the history of Vienna, Renngasse 10 by 3XN

24-12-2019 - Materials

Connecting with the history of Vienna, Renngasse 10 by 3XN

The Danish architecture studio 3XN designed the Renngasse 10 apartment building in Vienna’s first district. A contemporary design that adapts to the surrounding historic buildings in a way that complements its neighbours, at the same time retaining its own identity.

DAS Lab designs Lost Villa Boutique Hotel in Zhongwei, Ningxia

19-12-2019 - Materials

DAS Lab designs Lost Villa Boutique Hotel in Zhongwei, Ningxia

On the banks of the Yellow River, not far from the desert heading towards Mongolia, the Lost Villa Boutique Hotel designed by the Chinese studio DAS Lab has been built in Zhongwei, Ningxia, China. The project strives to blend in with nature to avoid disturbing the landscape it invites you to enjoy.

Fogon, a restaurant in Riyadh by Hitzig Militello Arquitectos

06-12-2019 - Materials

Fogon, a restaurant in Riyadh by Hitzig Militello Arquitectos

The Argentine studio, Hitzig Militello Arquitectos led by Fernando Hitzig and Leonardo Militello has designed the Fogon Restaurant inside the Saedan shopping mall in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The architects paired the typical materials of a British pub with a contemporary aesthetic to match the context.

Casa Nivana, a desert hideaway by RED Arquitectos

28-11-2019 - Materials

Casa Nivana, a desert hideaway by RED Arquitectos

The Mexican studio RED Arquitectos headed by Susana López Gonzalez has completed a house that looks as if it was born from the land, in a harmonious symbiosis with its natural context in Baja California.

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