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Timber and stone form the public shelter by Behark in northern Spain
Herriko Plaza is perhaps the area of greatest public importance in Larrabetzu, predominantly due to its location – a central spot from which the township radiates. The quaint, open-air square sees the coming together of residents and tourists for social, celebratory and recreational activities. But the lack of covered public space in the urban centre […]
Architecture
October 7, 2021
La Galilée portico by Kengo Kuma safeguards future of medieval stonework
The sudden need to shelter the portal and its intricate stonework follows the discovery of precious polychromatic sculptures that date back to medieval times, as well as examples from more modern periods, up to the 17th century. “The uniqueness of this portal, dating from the 12th century, is represented by these multi-coloured stone relics typical […]
Architecture
October 1, 2021
Qinchang Village Town Hall in rural China by Studio 10
Mirroring the approach of the project’s first phase, the Qinchang Village Town Hall precinct has played with the geometry and motif of arches, “which is a typical component in the local, traditional semi-underground dwellings,” the architects say. The cluster of buildings adopt “cast-in-place” concrete to achieve a series of fluid archways which have been extruded […]
Architecture
September 24, 2021
Ilot Queyries apartments in Bordeaux by MVRDV
The Ilot Queyries project is envisaged as a “test-bed” for the principles of the neighbouring Bastide-Niel masterplan, also designed by MVRDV, which aims to combine the virtues of Bordeaux’s UNESCO World Heritage historic city – intimacy, surprise and liveliness – with the density, ecology, light and comfort of the modern city. Ilot Queyries adopts the […]
Architecture
September 17, 2021
Kvadrat textile showroom in Milan by Vincent Van Duysen
Designed by Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen, the new Kvadrat showroom was unveiled during this year’s Milan Design Week. It was inspired by the cocooning qualities of library spaces; an influence that is recognisable by the towering shelves that line the walls of the lofty rooms – and the ladders that are used to access product […]
Architecture
September 9, 2021
Bitossi celebrates centenary in Florence with new museum and 7000-piece display
Designed by architect Luca Cipelletti, founder of Milan-based firm AR.CH.IT, the Bitossi Archive Museum covers an area of over 1500 square metres at the brand’s historical headquarters in Montelupo Fiorentino. Occupying space once utilised for production, the museum preserves the original structure of the premises. The architect leant into existing industrial features to organise the […]
Architecture
September 6, 2021
Marsk Tower by BIG offers spectacular views of Denmark’s west coast
Surrounded by the flourishing marshlands of Denmark, the lookout has been given the name Marsktårn or Marsk Tower (translating to Marsh Tower). The spiralling steel monolith provides visitors with wildlife encounters and elevated 360-degree views, expanding visibility from nearly 4 kilometres in each direction at ground level to more than 18 kilometres from the top […]
Architecture
September 4, 2021
Stoney Rise Wine’s cellar door in Tasmania by Cumulus Studio
Given the awe-inspiring landscape, and the character of the client’s business, the materiality of the project was deeply considered. The team at Cumulus Studio wanted to ensure that the selected material palette for the cellar door was durable and hard-wearing, and that its patina would develop beautifully over time, adding more texture and character to […]
Architecture
September 2, 2021
Concrete bird-watching pavilions in Stockholm by Andrén Fogelström
In recent times, the fabricated character of the landscape and its clear geometry was a source of inspiration for Andrén Fogelström, the local architects responsible for designing a suite of lookout points, bird towers, signs and play equipment for the refurbished parkland.  Concrete bird-watching pavilions in Stockholm by Andrén Fogelström The work marks a new […]
Architecture
August 26, 2021
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Hainan Science and Technology Museum by MAD Architects
MAD’s design for the museum draws from the site’s dual urban and natural context; one where a “primeval rainforest and technology of the future meet,” explains the architects. Set against the backdrop of verdant tropical rainforest, the museum’s main pavilion is shown to be shaped like a cloud in dialogue with nature. MAD Architects: Hainan […]
Architecture
August 20, 2021