Apiacás Arquitetos designed a private home that maintains a profound relationship with the landscape in a protected nature reserve in Brazil. Leonardo Finotti’s beautiful photographs demonstrate how the building is embraced by its natural surroundings.
Jean Nouvel’s skyscraper in Doha, Qatar looks like a giant version of the mashrabiya, an element of traditional Arabian architecture. The building has been shortlisted for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
Gerber Architekten’s project expands the old national library building in Riyadh, built in 1980, giving the building a new skin and creating a new look for a key urban landmark in this part of the city.
One Central Park is a new sustainable housing complex designed by Atelier Jean Nouvel and PTW Architects in partnership with botanist Patrick Blanc. One Central Park consists of two towers joined by a base containing shops near Sydney harbour.
In Charleroi, Belgium, Atelier Jean Nouvel and MDW Architecture have renovated the historic Caserne Defeld cavalry barracks to house the police headquarters and Charleroi Danses centre. A new landmark for the city, designed by Jean Nouvel and MDW, containing the offices of the police force.
On June 18 SpazioFMGperl'Architettura presents a talk entitled “Looking Up. Highrise and Tradition in Qatar with South West Architecture”, and to mark the occasion this week's best of the week feature focuses on projects built in Qatar and presented in Floornature.
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