Housing No. 9, Harlem, New York
This six-story building is conceived as a collective place. A core of communications and kitchens/bathrooms divides the space in two. The ground level contains kitchen, dining room, a shared courtyard, and the bedrooms on the top floors...
Apartamentos Nº 10 + Pista de atletismo Nº 1, Oaxaca
Different linear elements configure the olympic area: paths, walls, corridors, a pavilion, athletic track... lines in motion that contrast with the mat-building in which small individual rooms are interspersed with communal spaces...
Mixed-Use No. 4, Mexico City
This bush-hammered concrete volume is organized around two spiral staircases ascending in opposite directions, located between two thick walls of services and storage; the rest of the dwelling becomes a flexible space...
Cabin No.1, Hudson, New York
Four features stand out in this series of cabins scattered within the woods: the folded weathering steel outside and the plywood interior, a slightly off-center stove, a large thick living roof landscaped like the surroundings, and their square windo
Studio No. 4, Hudson, New York
Resting on a slab, this studio with an accessible flat roof is configured according to the needs and budget available. Right now there are three volumes, but more could be added or subtracted, or they could all even be moved to a different place...
House No. 15, St. Louis
The house is surrounded by an open garden and by private walled ones, with all living spaces in one level to age in place. The chimneys are one of its repeated elements, and are differentiated here in that one is occupied by fireplaces and the other
House No. 16, Saratoga Springs, New York
The pitched roof extends 7.30 meters symmetrically covering the house’s two floors – the top one for parents, the lower one for children. Each space looks out to the lake through cutouts in the exterior cladding of corrugated cement panel with aggreg
House No. 17, Greensboro
Surrounded by ten trees, the house is clad in aluminum with interiors in stone and plaster or concrete and wood. Its organization is straightforward and efficient. Services, storage and circulation split the house in two: kitchen/living; bedrooms/ter
House No. 18, Columbus
The long and narrow volume is based on a 3-meter wide sheet of plywood. Following the site’s ridge, perched above, the house looks out through windows of different sizes. Bedrooms are on both ends, and a spiral staircase leads to the upper floor...
House No. 14 (location varies)
The house is an assembly of parts. The extra-large folded circle adjacent to it doubles as a roof and covers an outdoor firepit. Though the house was inexpensive to build and could also be transformed into a pop-up café, the project was finally rejec
House No. 19, Catskills, New York
All the spaces sit under a large sloped roof, almost a circle, that is supported by a grid of beams. The house is built into the slope for protection, with light flowing around and underneath. Space shifts horizontally and vertically through three l
Tuchkov Buyan Park, Competition in Saint Petersburg
Tuchkov Buyan Park, WEST 8 + Studio 44
The proposal for the park shows a ‘romantic garden’ with a topography of undulating hills that offer visitors beautiful views across the water and the city beyond. A series of grottos underneath bring a rich diversity of atmospheres to the site. To a
Tuchkov Buyan Park, Herzog & de Meuron + JV Vogt
Several historic maps were overlapped to reveal the gradual changes of the site’s identity and geometry. The new park retraces the former shoreline of the Neva River, reorganizes urban flows, integrates into the city, and connects green public spaces
Tuchkov Buyan Park, AB Chvoya + Karavan
The abundant vegetation and overlapping layers of meadows, bridges, and paths configure a variety of natural spaces that provide a gradual transition from the city, maximizing the site’s contemporary potential and bringing together the history and th
Kindergartens, Six Examples
Le Cheng Kindergarten, Beijing
A chromatic roof is the highlight in the conversion of a traditional siheyuan courtyard into a preschool center that is remarkable, too, in its openness to daylight and vegetation. The principal strategy of the project involved wrapping the preexisti
Yoshino Nursery School and Kindergarten, Mutsu
The building’s design adapts to the needs of children: the sloping ellipse prompts them to run in endless circles; the rubber roof prevents injuries, and the underfloor heating using warm air prevents burns that could occur with conventional systems.
Bang Nong Saeng Kindergarten, Dum Yai
The materials, technology, and available resources, along with the self-built architecture of the region determined the building methods used in this kindergarten, promoted by Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok and built by the local community...
La Ruche kindergarten, Perthes-en-Gatinais
The Paris firm Tracks Architectes, headed by Moïse Boucherie y Jérémy Griffon, designed this kindergarten as an orderly succession of timber constructions with gabled forms, reinterpreting the simple geometry of local architecture in Perthes-en-Gatin
El Til·ler School, Cerdanyola
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. Arran
Virolai Petit, Barcelona
The three terraced levels have a porch and a courtyard. The main elevation is a ceramic fabric reinforced with steel that makes it adaptable to three different functions: latticework, ventilated facade, and plinth with concrete panels...
Le Monde Headquarters, Paris
The Norwegian firm Snøhetta – headed by Craig Dykers and Kjetil Traedal Thorsen – in collaboration with the French office SRA designed new headquarters for the Le Monde Group in Paris. The 23,000-square-meter building brings the media company’s 1,600
Convinced that the ethical duty of every artist is to question the pillars of the dogma with the tools of uncertainty, ambiguity, and contradiction, William Kentridge (South Africa, 1955) has built a varied creative discourse that has turned him into
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