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Contaminar Arquitectos Texugueira House residential project

13-03-2015

Contaminar Arquitectos Texugueira House residential project

Contaminar Arquitectos design a home that dialogues with its natural rural surroundings in Texugueira, Portugal.

Amangiri Resort, Utah. Face to face with nature.

12-03-2014

Amangiri Resort, Utah. Face to face with nature.

Its architecture and opportunities to spend leisure time in a unique natural setting have won Utah’s Amangiri Resort several awards.

Events at WDC2014 Cape Town

10-03-2014

Events at WDC2014 Cape Town

Cape Town has been designated World Design Capital of 2014, and the calendar of cultural events continues in March with lots of initiatives in the city’s streets and squares.

Zaha Hadid: Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku

05-02-2014

Zaha Hadid: Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku

The Heydar Aliyev Center in new Baku is one of Zaha Hadid’s boldest and most amazing projects. It makes a strong mark on the city and optimises use of the vast size and great complexity of its site, a hill in the urban area of the capital of Azerbaijan. The plastic form of a building designed to be photographed is silhouetted at the top of the hill. The materials used to make the panels covering the building also become the pavement of the plaza outside it, creating semi-public spaces where people can stop and enjoy their city.

A+Architecture: Jean-Claude Carrière Theatre in Montpellier

15-01-2014

A+Architecture: Jean-Claude Carrière Theatre in Montpellier

The monuments in Domaine d’O in Montpeiller include Jean-Claude Carrière Theatre designed by A+Architecture. Built in a 23 hectare park, the project is intended to be a visual landmark, a work of contemporary architecture inspired by Harlequin’s mask. Built entirely out of recyclable materials of certified origin, it is an outstanding example of a sustainable building.

Kuma: Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center

03-10-2012

Kuma: Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center

Kengo Kuma goes back to the soul of Tokyo’s Asakusa district to design a tower building that seems to be the product of overlapping a series of traditional houses. Wood is the material which defines the façades, alluding to the Japanese building tradition in a contemporary way.

Andrea Oliva: Former water towers in Budrio

01-08-2012

Andrea Oliva: Former water towers in Budrio

In projects for conversion of abandoned areas and buildings, Andrea Oliva stands out for his project for the former water towers which transform a site of industrial archaeology in Budrio (Bologna) into a work of contemporary architecture for use by the community. Traditional materials and forms are interpreted in a contemporary spirit in a project which has already become a new landmark in the town.

TAO: riverside club house in Yancheng (China)

13-06-2012

TAO: riverside club house in Yancheng (China)

There are some interesting similarities and differences between Mies van der Rohe’s important Farnsworth House project and the clubhouse recently built by Chinese architect Hua Li. If we look at the design and the choice of structural and cladding materials, we can see how the contemporary project stands out from the masterpiece of the past to which it pays homage.

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