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House of Wisdom designed by Foster+Partners seen through Shoayb Khattab’s lens

25-10-2021 - News

House of Wisdom designed by Foster+Partners seen through Shoayb Khattab’s lens

House of Wisdom, the large library designed by the Foster + Partners studio - and recalling Mies van der Rohe’s style - in Sharjah, Dubai, was the subject of the photographic project by director and photographer Shoayb Khattab, winning the prestigious Architizer+ 2021 award in the Photography + Video category.

TRACES exhibition designed by KANVA studio in the Canadian Pavilion at World Expo 2020 Dubai

08-10-2021 - News

TRACES exhibition designed by KANVA studio in the Canadian Pavilion at World Expo 2020 Dubai

A poetic vision of an uncertain future and a stimulating reflection on our present: the TRACES art installation, designed by the Montreal-based KANVA firm inside the Canadian pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, challenges visitors and raises awareness of the growing threat to ecosystems caused by climate change.

WOHA designs a truly green pavilion for Expo Dubai 2020

05-10-2021 - News

WOHA designs a truly green pavilion for Expo Dubai 2020

Singapore-based architecture firm WOHA, known for its green architecture many years before forests on towers became fashionable, has designed Singapore's pavilion for the World Expo 2020 in Dubai. The pavilion is a prototype that demonstrates how the built environment can coexist with nature.

RECENT PROJECTS

Suning Zhongshan Golf Resort, a CCD renovation in Nanjing

30-09-2021 - News

Suning Zhongshan Golf Resort, a CCD renovation in Nanjing

Cheng Chung Design, CCD, in Nanjing, has renovated China's first Golf Hotel, dating back to 1929. For the Suning Zhongshan Golf Resort, CCD has seamlessly linked the past and the future, emphasising the charm of the ancient Chinese capital through the new language characteristic of contemporary design.

Building for community, smartvoll in Großweikersdorf, Austria

27-09-2021 - News

Building for community, smartvoll in Großweikersdorf, Austria

In 2017 the Austrian architecture firm smartvoll won the competition to build the new civic centre in Großweikersorf, a small town in Lower Austria. The architecture completed in 2020 draws inspiration from local traditions and offers a physical meeting point for all citizens.

Hakka earthen houses on display at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale

23-09-2021 - News

Hakka earthen houses on display at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale

The exhibition Hakka Earthen Houses on Variation at pavilion 30 of Forte Marghera is a collateral event of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia in 2021, and investigates Co-operative Living, Art and Migration Architecture in China. Because migration and cultural identity are aspects that strongly influence “how we will live together”.

Duoyun bookstore in Taizhou designed by Wutopia Lab

16-09-2021 - News

Duoyun bookstore in Taizhou designed by Wutopia Lab

Chinese architecture firm Wutopia Lab has designed a new library on the banks of the Yongning River in the typical water city of Taizhou. A project that starts from the transformation of a complex of disused buildings which, thanks to a white aluminium cladding has become a point of attraction in the local urban context.

Beyond the convivial place, blocher partners for the Viessmann Group

06-09-2021 - News

Beyond the convivial place, blocher partners for the Viessmann Group

blocher partners interior designers have created the staff restaurant for employees of the Viessmann Group in Allendorf, Germany. A space that is much more than the classic convivial place. Indeed, the new multifunctional canteen becomes the tangible manifesto of the company’s progressive ideas and has been designed with a strong focus on the well-being of people and of the environment.

Modernist Brazilian architecture up for auction?

03-09-2021 - News

Modernist Brazilian architecture up for auction?

Palácio Gustavo Capanema, the seat of Brazil’s Ministry of Health and Education, is a government office building in Rio de Janeiro’s Centro district. Brazil’s first Modernist building, it has been tentatively listed as a UNESCO heritage site as, but it may now be sold into private hands.

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