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Friday, July 19, 2019
Kéré Architecture, Xylem Pavilion in Fishtail (Montana)
19/07/2019

Kéré Architecture, Xylem Pavilion in Fishtail (Montana)

The Burkinabè architect Francis Kéré designed this permanent pavilion for the Tippet Rise Art Center in Fishtail, on the edge of Yellowstone National Park in Montana. The building joins a series of unique pieces that engage in dialogue with nature on the...

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Nomo Studio, stone house in Menorca
16/07/2019

Nomo Studio, stone house in Menorca

On a slope with views of the north coast of the island of Menorca sits this one-family residence built by Nomo Studio, the Barcelona firm of Alicia Casals and Karl Nyqvist. The composition of the facade pursues a reinterpretation of the Menorcan custom of framing windows...

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Avella taller de arquitectura, two cabins in Nirgua (Venezuela)
15/07/2019

Avella taller de arquitectura, two cabins in Nirgua (Venezuela)

Scattered on a 40-hectare estate in Nirgua, a city in Venezuela’s State of Yaracuy, 245 kilometers from Caracas, are these camping faciities for children, including installations for recreational activities. With Ricardo Avella at the helm, the project involves adding two...

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Studio QI, Annso Hill Hotel in Heshun (China)
12/07/2019

Studio QI, Annso Hill Hotel in Heshun (China)

The firm of Shanshan Qi, working out of offices in New York and Hangzhou, designed this hotel in Heshun (in Tengchong County), once a staging post along the southern Silk Route. The stepped construction is adapted to the 13-meter-wide plot that slopes to form...

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David Chipperfield Architects, James Simon Galerie in Berlin
11/07/2019

David Chipperfield Architects, James Simon Galerie in Berlin

In continuity with Friedrich August Stüler’s forum architecture, the James Simon Galerie serves as the new entrance building for Museum Island, occupying the site where Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s Neuer Packhof building used to stand. A mostly underground ‘archaeological...

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SelgasCano’s Serpentine Pavilion in LA
09/07/2019

SelgasCano’s Serpentine Pavilion in LA

Built in 2015 for the Serpentine Gallery in London, the pavilion designed by the Spanish firm SelgasCano will until 24 November be an events venue for the company Second Home, located in La Brea Tar Pits, in the heart of Los Angeles.

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Pablo Muñoz Payá Arquitectos, full renovation of a house in Petrer (Alicante)
09/07/2019

Pablo Muñoz Payá Arquitectos, full renovation of a house in Petrer (Alicante)

The local firm headed by Pablo Muñoz Payá renovated this single-family home in Petrer, a municipality located in the interior of Alicante province. The regulations did not allow enlarging the existing surface area of the one-level house – 138 square meters...

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Herzog & de Meuron, Meret Oppenheim Tower in Basel (Switzerland)
05/07/2019

Herzog & de Meuron, Meret Oppenheim Tower in Basel (Switzerland)

SBB is one of the largest landowners in Switzerland. This national railway company owns land in prime locations of the urban centers across the country. This previously underutilized potential of real estate has been increasingly developed in the last years...

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John Lautner’s curvilinear Louise Foster house hits the market
05/07/2019

John Lautner’s curvilinear Louise Foster house hits the market

Curbed

One of the architect’s earliest residential commissions, the eye-catching home is up for sale for the first time ever...

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EM2N, WIN4 sports center in Winterthur (Switzerland)
04/07/2019

EM2N, WIN4 sports center in Winterthur (Switzerland)

Working out of offices in Zurich, Berlin, and Brussels, the firm EM2N -- headed by Mathias Müller and Daniel Niggli – has designed three independent volumes that form the shared open-air space of new sport facilities for the city of Winterthur. Construction is planned...

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Alfredo Payá Benedito, Playa Flamenca Seconday School in Orihuela (Alicante)
03/07/2019

Alfredo Payá Benedito, Playa Flamenca Seconday School in Orihuela (Alicante)

This public high school has garnered the 2019 FAD Award for Architecture for Alfredo Payá Benedito and his Alicante-based practice, noname 29. Besides addressing an educational program, the design creates a rich inner passage that helps withdraw the school...

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Arquitectura G, House in San Cugat del Vallés (Barcelona)
02/07/2019

Arquitectura G, House in San Cugat del Vallés (Barcelona)

Halfway between Barcelona and Sant Cugat, La Floresta is a low-density residential neighborhood in the Collserola mountain range. Located on a plot with a deep slope, the house replaces a small dwelling that was self-built by the client’s parents in the 1960s...

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Oppenheim Architecture, Ayla Golf Clubhouse in Aqaba (Jordan)
29/06/2019

Oppenheim Architecture, Ayla Golf Clubhouse in Aqaba (Jordan)

Drawing inspiration from the dunes of the surrounding desert and the tents of the Bedouins, this sinuous concrete construction is the Ayla Golf Clubhouse, a work of the firm of Chad Oppenheim. It is the heart of Ayla Oasis, a 44-square-kilometer development that includes...

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Rojkind + DOSA, Rosario House in Ocuilan de Arteaga (Mexico)
26/06/2019

Rojkind + DOSA, Rosario House in Ocuilan de Arteaga (Mexico)

In collaboration with the non-profit organization PienZa Sostenible, the Mexican firms Rojkind Arquitectos and DOSA Studio undertook the reconstruction of this one-family residence, damaged by the earthquake that shook the area in 2017. Using the topography...

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3XN, International Olympic Committee HQ in Lausanne
25/06/2019

3XN, International Olympic Committee HQ in Lausanne

Olympic House has officially opened in Lausanne, Switzerland, in a public park that is home to the 18th-century Château de Vidy, on the shore of Lake Geneva. Seeking the highest level of integration with the natural and historical setting, the Danish firm 3XN...

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Carquero arquitectura, dwelling in Ubrique (Cádiz)
24/06/2019

Carquero arquitectura, dwelling in Ubrique (Cádiz)

With its white facades and sloping tiled roofs, the municipality of Ubrique is part of a tourist route through white villages of the provinces of Cádiz and Málaga. A work of the Cádiz firm Carguero arquitectura – led by Carlos Quevedo Rojas – in collaboration with Carlos Peinado...

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Aether Architects, Air Mountain inflatable pavilion
21/06/2019

Aether Architects, Air Mountain inflatable pavilion

This 520-square-meter multipurpose pavilion was designed for the Phoenix Flower Carnival – to be held in October 2019 in Shenzhen, China – by Aether Architects, a local firm led by Zelin Huang. During the event, the interior will be a venue for concerts...

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Serpentine Pavilion 2019 Designed by Junya Ishigami
19/06/2019

Serpentine Pavilion 2019 Designed by Junya Ishigami

The Guardian / Oliver Wainwright

Junya Ishigami’s hillock of Cumbrian slate was meant to feel ‘primitive and ancient’. But British regulations – and the wind – dashed his dreams. Is it time to rethink the annual event?... (photo gallery)

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Haworth Tompkins, Battersea Arts Centre in London
18/06/2019

Haworth Tompkins, Battersea Arts Centre in London

The British firm of Graham Haworth and Steve Tompkins has completed the transformation of what in 1893 was built to be the town hall of Battersea, and in 1974 became the Battersea Arts Centre. The progressive renovation works that began in 2006 under the direction...

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Blázquez Palacios, Albaidas building in Madrid
17/06/2019

Blázquez Palacios, Albaidas building in Madrid

The Madrid practice of José Blázquez and Juan Manuel Palacios designed this apartment building in the Valdebebas neighborhood of northern Madrid. A plinth will offer spaces for stores and offices, and the residential block will rise on it. Every unit has a spacious terrace...

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Tezuka Architects, Muku nursery in Fuji (Japan)
14/06/2019

Tezuka Architects, Muku nursery in Fuji (Japan)

The Tokyo practice of Takaharu and Yui Tezuka designed this ensemble of circular structures of different sizes that make up the Muku nursery school in the city named after Mount Fuji nearby. The circular open plans provide 360º views from any point, facilitating child...

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Balcells + Rius + Tigges, Til-ler School in Sardañola del Vallés (Barcelona)
12/06/2019

Balcells + Rius + Tigges, Til-ler School in Sardañola del Vallés (Barcelona)

Edward Balcells, Ignasi Rius, and Daniel Tigges worked together on this new building housing the kindergarten and the communal spaces of El Til-ler, a Waldorf-Steiner school in Bellaterra, in the Catalonian municipality of Sardañola del Vallés. Arranged along a zigzagging...

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Facebook’s Possible 1,400-Foot ‘Penn15’ Supertall
11/06/2019

Facebook’s Possible 1,400-Foot ‘Penn15’ Supertall

New York Yimby

Designed by Rafael Viñoly, one of the largest potential office buildings in New York City has long been in the works on the site of the Hotel Pennsylvania, at 401 Seventh Avenue...

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Vázquez Consuegra, Casa A11 in Seville
11/06/2019

Vázquez Consuegra, Casa A11 in Seville

In the old quarter of Seville stands this house, a work of the local firm Vázquez Consuegra. The lot is very irregular, long and narrow. The project reuses a metal structure of floor slabs and pillars that addresses a different sort of program...

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EFFEKT, Camp Adventure tower in Haslev (Denmark)
07/06/2019

EFFEKT, Camp Adventure tower in Haslev (Denmark)

A work of EFFEKT, the Copenhagen firm headed by Tue Foged and Sinus Lyngeesta, this tower contains a spiral walk of oakwood from which to enjoy views over the treetops of Gisselfeld Klosters Skove, a forest 60 kilometers from the Danish capital. The 45-meter-tall...

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Ábaton, pantheon in Madrid
06/06/2019

Ábaton, pantheon in Madrid

The Madrid firm Ábaton – established in 1998 by Camino Alonso, Ignacio Lechón, and Carlos Alonso – has in collaboration with Marta Hombrados designed this funerary monument in a cemetery located in the northwestern part of the Autonomous Community of Madrid...

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University of Stuttgart builds BUGA pavilions
05/06/2019

University of Stuttgart builds BUGA pavilions

The Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and the Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart have collaborated in raising these two pavilions designed for the Bundesgartenschau (BUGA), the horticulture...

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Barozzi Veiga, Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts in Lausanne (Switzerland)
04/06/2019

Barozzi Veiga, Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts in Lausanne (Switzerland)

The practice established in Barcelona in 2004 by Fabrizio Barozzi (Rovereto, Italy, 1976) and Alberto Veiga (Santiago de Compostela, 1973) has completed the Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne, in the Swiss canton of Vaud, and is set to officially open early...

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FRPO Rodríguez & Oriol, Elcano housing in Madrid
03/06/2019

FRPO Rodríguez & Oriol, Elcano housing in Madrid

At Sebastián Elcano 14 in Madrid’s Arganzuela district stands this residential block built by the practice of Fernando Rodríguez and Pablo Oriol. Encompassing a total area of 2,630 square meters, the design adjusts to building codes by limiting the compact volume...

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Abalo Alonso, A Baiuca kindergarten in A Estrada (Pontevedra)
31/05/2019

Abalo Alonso, A Baiuca kindergarten in A Estrada (Pontevedra)

The Santiago de Compostela practice of Elizabeth Abalo and Gonzalo Alonso designed this school on the edge of the urban core of the Galician municipality of A Estrada. Wooden volumes are arranged in a row, connected by a play of pitched roofs, with double boards...

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