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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 intimacy, surprise and liveliness with the density, ecology, light and comfort of the modern city. “The [Ilot Queyries] building fills the site to its boundaries, lending an […]
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
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
The Brunnsparken ‘party memorial’ in Gothenburg by Bornstein Lyckefors
The teams were asked to present their “utopian visions” through the traditional means of a plan drawing, a model, a manifesto and inspirational objects. Offering a material manifestation that recalls something we all long for after the pandemic – the public party – the proposal by Sweden-based architects Bornstein Lyckefors is described as a “party memorial”.  […]
Architecture
August 19, 2021
Aranya Art Centre in the northeast of China by Neri&Hu
Drawing inspiration from the nearby seasonal ocean waters (described by the architects as “azure and calm in the summers, splintered ice though winter”) the design of the Aranya Art Centre attempts to encapsulate the wonder of water at its core. The scheme maximises its outer footprint but carves out a pure conical geometry at the […]
Architecture
August 4, 2021
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The Arc at Green School in Bali by IBUKU
The Arc required many months of research and development and fine-tuning of tailor-made details. It employs one of nature’s greatest strategies for creating large spaces with minimal structure. “The Arc operates like the ribs of a mammal’s chest, stabilised by tensile membranes analogous to tendons and muscles between ribs,” explains Jörg Stamm, design conceptor at […]
Architecture
July 23, 2021