Dutch firm Mecanoo has completed the construction of a large cultural centre in the city of Shenzhen in China. It is a complex of four buildings with sloping façades that play with full and empty spaces to great dramatic effect, creating public spaces of transit and gathering capable of adjusting the flow of people. They also provide cutout views of the skyscrapers in the nearby commercial district.
The building recently completed in Paris by architects Lobjoy-Bouvier-Boisseau for Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson and Fondation François Sommer was presented at the Surexpotion exhibition which closed on February 20 at Galere d'Architecture.
The architecture of Fjordenhus, the new landmark built in the port of Vejle and designed by Olafur Eliasson + Sebastian Behmann with Studio Olafur Eliasson, appears to be inspired by the eternal erosion of the boundary between land and sea.
The new Can Bisa is the result of a delicate restoration project on a nineteenth-century villa and an abandoned area converted into homes by Catalonian studio Batlle i Roig in Vilassar de Mar, near Barcelona.
A project at the service of science, recently created by Kaan Architecten in Paris. The Dutch studio has designed the new building of the Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d’Orsay, which will be part of the future campus of the Université Paris-Saclay.
Niall McLaughlin Architects studio designed a new structure for the Worcester College, a garden provided with a theatre, learning spaces and a dance studio. For this project, the architects took in great account the design of Freespaces, i.e. the open spaces among the different structures of the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre.
UNStudio’s Asia division, which includes its Shanghai and Tokyo offices, recently unveiled the new Keppel Cove Marina & Clubhouse in Zhongshan, on the Xi River in China’s Guandong province. The project is part of an ambitious masterplan including a marina with direct access to the river.
Dorte Mandrup has built a social and cultural centre which serves a variety of functions, from study to theatre, from one-on-one basketball court to climbing gym and skateboard rink, all concentrated in a pocket-sized building
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