In Ambato, a city located in the central Andean valley of Ecuador, the architects from RAMA Estudio have designed a house that is an open, joyous response to the growing trend for gated communities in the township.
The House for Architectural Heritage in Muharraq, Bahrain, designed by Noura Al Sayeh and Leopold Banchini Architects, houses the archives of architect John Yarwood, who ran the Urban Renewal Department at the Ministry of Housing of the island state in the 1980s.
China and Shenzhen in particular are the country and the city with the largest number of supertall buildings, defined as taller than 300 m. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates’ 528 m tall CITIC Tower in Beijing is the tallest building of 2018 and the sixth tallest skyscraper in the world.
"CUBE" is a new Education and Self Study Centre at Tilburg University (the Netherlands) designed by KAAN Architecten, a project that blends into the surrounding landscape and the urban context of the Dutch campus.
Following an international design competition, Cuboid Architeckti, the studio founded by Aleš Papp, Milan Vít and Magdalena Pappová, designed the City Sports Hall in Kuřim, in the Czech Republic. The new sport hall is only the first of a series of projects for the city’s new sports complex.
The gymnasium at Blaise Pascal High School in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, designed by Koffi & Diabaté Architectes, founded by Guillaume Koffi and Issa Diabaté, won the award for the best sports building built at the 2018 World Architecture Festival.
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