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Sustainable architecture: a straw house

11-04-2011

Sustainable architecture: a straw house

By combining “canonic” materials such as brick and glass with straw, architect Arjen Reas meets the needs of sustainability while permitting interaction between the environment and the landscape, between the private and the public. His plan for a home in Zoermeer (the Netherlands) is a work of contemporary form and content.

Punta della Dogana contemporary art centre, Tadao Ando, Venice, 2009

01-07-2009

Punta della Dogana contemporary art centre, Tadao Ando, Venice, 2009

After fourteen months of restoration work supervised by architect Tadao Ando, Punta della Dogana, the François Pinault Foundation’s new contemporary art centre, is now open.

Daniel Libeskind's Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco

10-03-2008

Daniel Libeskind's Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco

Late this spring the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco will officially open the doors to 6 thousand square metres of new display space.

Long House. Keith Williams Architects. London. 2007

23-11-2007

Long House. Keith Williams Architects. London. 2007

Building a house that looks as much like a secret refuge as possible: this seems to have been Keith Williams Architects' primary goal in designing the private residence known as Long House.

Montessori College Oost, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Herman Hertzberger

16-02-2007

Montessori College Oost, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Herman Hertzberger

Project: Herman Hertzberger Location: Amsterdam East, The Netherlands. Purpose: senior secondary school for 1200-1600 students Construction dates: 1993-1999 Awards received: School Building Prize 2000

Mario Botta, Werner Oechslin Library<br /> Mario Botta. Einsiedeln (Switzerland). 2006

16-01-2007

Mario Botta, Werner Oechslin Library
Mario Botta. Einsiedeln (Switzerland). 2006

It took 10 years to get through the red tape before building this complex building, made practically by two men as a home for culture and memory.

Grafton Architects<br>Office accommodation and shop for Dublin City University, 2003

20-02-2006

Grafton Architects
Office accommodation and shop for Dublin City University, 2003

In their project for offices and shops for Dublin City University, Grafton Architects effectively and perspicaciously demonstrate that it is possible to employ a contemporary vocabulary in an established urban and architectural context.

Mario Botta, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, 2004

06-02-2006

Mario Botta, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, 2004

Built by the Samsung Foundation, designed by Ticino architect Mario Botta: the Seoul Museum of Traditional Art is a building that will not go unnoticed, not only because of its prominent hilltop position, but above all because its clean lines contain clear symbols and historical references.

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