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Emilio Ambasz donates to MoMA to establish a new green research institute

20-11-2020 - News

Emilio Ambasz donates to MoMA to establish a new green research institute

The Emilio Ambasz Institute for the Joint Study of the Built and the Natural Environment is to be located on MoMA’s Midtown Manhattan campus within the Department of Architecture and Design. It will be dedicated to understanding the interaction between architecture and ecology. It was founded thanks to the donation of the famous designer and architect Emilio Ambasz, a visionary in the field of green architecture.

Preserving culture in the Arctic World Archive

11-11-2020 - News

Preserving culture in the Arctic World Archive

To keep its invaluable artworks safe for the future, the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Norway has deposited a copy of its entire collection of 400,000 objects in the Arctic World Archive’s vault. The Arctic World Archive is situated in a former coal mine in the Svalbard archipelago.

Opening of BER, Berlin’s new airport by gmp

04-11-2020 - News

Opening of BER, Berlin’s new airport by gmp

Berlin’s new Brandenburg Airport (BER) was built to the designs of renowned German architecture firm gmp. At the time coined “Europe’s most modern airport”, it opened on 31 October 2020 with a delay of almost ten years.

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Figurr Architects Collective, eco-friendly prefab for the weekend

30-10-2020 - News

Figurr Architects Collective, eco-friendly prefab for the weekend

The designers from the Canadian firm, Figurr Architects Collective have designed a weekender made up of five prefabricated custom modules. This concept was intended to create an extremely low environmental footprint, and the house was built using sustainable and local materials, all geared towards achieving LEED Gold certification.

Austin Maynard Architects with Union House

27-10-2020 - News

Austin Maynard Architects with Union House

Union House in Brunswick, Melbourne by Austin Maynard Architects is the outcome of close collaboration between the clients – a family of five vibrant and dynamic people with diverse interests – and the architects. This is a case of taking home upwards in a playful embodiment of the spirit of its occupants.

Williamsburg by Hitzig Militello, hospitality in the time of COVID-19

15-10-2020 - News

Williamsburg by Hitzig Militello, hospitality in the time of COVID-19

Now that we all know that the pandemic is not going to disappear any time soon so we won’t be making a rapid return to our former habits, the Argentina-based architects Fernando Hitzig and Leonardo Militello from hitzigmilitello arquitectos, have completed the design for a restaurant that provides efficient and impressive responses to hospitality in the time of COVID-19.

Belles Échappées, wellness in the mountains

02-10-2020 - News

Belles Échappées, wellness in the mountains

The French studio, Chevallier Architectes designed a pair of alpine chalets with a spectacular view of Mont Blanc. The project is a combination of the vernacular building tradition and contemporary requirements, resulting in a warm, welcoming architecture that blends into the mountain context.

y.ad studio designs the Yuangping Meijing Bookstore

23-09-2020 - News

y.ad studio designs the Yuangping Meijing Bookstore

The creatives from y.ad studio worked in an existing shopping mall in Renqui, a city Hebei province, China, where they incorporated a bookshop. The Yuangping Meijing Bookstore acts as a catalyst to rethink the image and atmosphere of the existing retail area and brings a breath of culture to boost the attraction of the structure.

The Swedish firm Wingårdhs presents FRESHER

16-09-2020 - News

The Swedish firm Wingårdhs presents FRESHER

Seven years after they published their first book FRESH, the Swedish architecture firm Wingårdhs has released a new book. Taking up where FRESH left off, the Arvinius+Orfeus publication called FRESHER explores 50 new projects by the studio which has three offices in Sweden. Taking the form of interviews to guide the reader through the creative process that always sees sustainability from the social and ecological viewpoint.

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