International architecture firm Mario Cucinella Architects recently presented a new project for the city centre of Tirana in Albania: the Ekspozita Building. A mixed-use building characterised by an unusual shape, which seems to embrace a public green space. At the same time, the firm signed an agreement for another important project: the so-called City of Health and Research, a centre of excellence to be built in Sesto San Giovanni, in Milan.
The project by US firm, Clayton & Little for a small but elegant agricultural structure in California was recognised with a 2019 National Small Project Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The simple, off-the-grid structure features repurposed industrial commodity parts for its structural parts.
The final phase in construction of the Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Centre designed by MAD Architects, the studio of architect Ma Yansong, is now underway: a project on an urban scale that puts the architect’s concepts of the "Shanshui City" into practice.
NEST Unit Urban Mining & Recycling (UMAR), where all the resources required to construct a building must be fully reusable, recyclable or compostable, according to lifecycle principles is sending out a clear message to the world of sustainable building.
Canadian firm TBA/Thomas Balaban Architecte is behind the renovation and extension of a two-storey structure in Montreal, turning an abandoned photo studio into a mixed-use property comprising a veterinarian hospital and emergency clinic, and four residential units.
Parviainen Architects is the Production Energy and Recycling Completed Buildings category winner at the 2018 World Architecture Festival, its second prize this year after the Marigold Architecture Award.
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