The multifunctional building designed by the international KAAN Architecten firm for Bottière Chénaie, a new district in Nantes, was recently inaugurated. The project is part of a larger urban project designed by urban planner Jean-Pierre Pranlas Descours, in collaboration with landscape architecture firm Atelier Bruel-Delmar.
The American Institute of Architects has announced the eight projects that have won the 2020 Architecture Awards. Eight contemporary architecture projects, chosen independently of the size, style and type of building to represent the best architects can create for improving life for everyone.
In the Argentinian part of Patagonia, on the southern border with Chile, Swiss firm RDR architectes designed Estancia Morro Chico, a ranch where sheep for wool and meat production are bred. Architects were asked to complete the existing settlement integrating new sustainable constructions, able to preserve the natural heritage while significantly improving the conditions of those who live and work on the property, including the animals.
With RaeRae House, the team from Australian firm Maynard Architects have crafted a house that conceals a practical, functional and sustainable structure behind an iconic appearance. It incorporates two terrace houses, reinterpreted with a fresh approach and attention to the context.
The Danish architecture studio 3XN designed the Renngasse 10 apartment building in Vienna’s first district. A contemporary design that adapts to the surrounding historic buildings in a way that complements its neighbours, at the same time retaining its own identity.
With its 13,000 square metres and more than 300 apartments, the Curial project in the 19th arrondissement of Paris by architects Cédric Petitdidier and Vincent Prioux (Petitdidierprioux) address the issue of urban density and wellbeing for inhabitants.
Rotterdam is a Mecca for fans of contemporary architecture, with impressive buildings and landmarks. But this Dutch city hides some of its oldest treasures, magnificent examples of industrial architecture that include the De Esch waterworks, turned into a residential zone in the 1970s.
Architecture firm Mikhail Riches designed a highly energy-efficient social housing development project in the centre of Norwich in the UK. A complex of terraced houses that offer a valid alternative to high-density apartment buildings. The project won the Riba Stirling Prize 2019.
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