The Beijing-based firm Crossboundaties – founded by Binke Lenhardt and Dong Hao – designed this urbanscape featuring perforated brick walls, panels of core-ten steel, and mirror surfaces, with the color yellow unifying the ensemble. In the Xiaopu are
The residence presents two central spaces, which receive overhead light in order to curb the excessive shade cast by the trees, and are conceived in bioclimatic terms so that they serve as extensions of the garden. The monolayer solution of the ceram
Located in a development called Somo-Boo, in the Cantabrian capital, this house adopts the classic L arrangement to obtain a protected outdoor space. Rooms interweave under a horizontal lid that acts as a tray for the main volume with its pitched roo
The city of Moreno, in Buenos Aires province, is the location of this residential complex built by MCL Studio, a firm headed by Juan Micieli. With a built area of 7,200 square meters, the building is organized around a central cloister, which, integr
The office building links up with its context, the old Can Batlló industrial complex, through a facade of large ceramic louvers that give the ensemble a unified and distinctive image, and are also the main control system for the building’s energy nee
The versatility of exposed ceramic brick – used on walls, pavings, and enclosures – permits its use in all the different volumes of the ensemble and establishes a dialogue between the historic building and the new extension with the garden...
The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation – in partnership with the non-profit organization Le Korsa – has funded the construction of the new maternity and pediatric clinics of the hospital of Tambacounda, Senegal. The scheme by Manuel Herz – a German arc
Through a strategy of constellations and consolidations, the project seeks to integrate the museum in the city with a new set of galleries specific to the collection, complementing the spaces of the existing MACBA building...
The proposal wishes to blend with the chapel and the Clotet building to create a unitary ensemble, generating with its facade a representative space that shows the activity taking place in the museum and connects it with the plaza and the Meier build
The volumes designed for the museum extension, built with timber structures and facades of local stone, are respectfully integrated into the square, creating new exhibition galleries, and an inner courtyard corridor around the historic apse...
The new volume is placed opposite the current venue, the Meier building, with the purpose of including the convent and chapel on Plaça dels Angels, which will become the MACBA’s new center of gravity and a symbolic axis connecting the whole public s
Peter Barber’s work offers a chance for a meeting of minds. On mcgrath road, a side street in Stratford, east London, a 26-dwelling modernist terrace in mustard-coloured brick surrounds a square. The development (pictured) is hard to pigeonhole. Pete
In the capital of the Indian state of Odisha, the New Delhi-based firm Studio Lotus has built new offices for the Department of Agriculture. As a government building it was conceived at the outset strictly for official use, but the architects propose
On marshland where lotus plants abound, a pair of mid-20th-century granaries that were in disuse have been brought back to life as a 2,448-square-meter art exhibition gallery, thanks to a project carried out by the Shanghai-based firm Roarc Renew, wh
The Beijing studio Zhu-Pei has built a museum adjacent to what is left of the thousand-year-old imperial pottery-making complex of the prefectural city of Jingdezhen, a porcelain capital of the world, China’s Sevrès. The building is composed of a ser
In 2020, six winners were awarded in five categories: Sharing Public Spaces (University of Silesia, Faculty of Radio and Television, by BAAS Arquitectura), Feeling at Home (Can Jaime I nIsabelle, by TEdA arquitectes), Living Together..
Libraries have been one of the symbols of bourgeois society. Originally confined to monasterios and palaces, distant havens of elitist knowledge, libraries eventually became quintessential public spaces in the capitalist and increasingly democratic c
Empty the building, leave its sculptural brick enclosure exactly the way it is, and implant in it a massive heart of concrete. This was the strategy followed by Tadao Ando when he transformed an old residential block in the city of Chicago into the n
In the work of Eladio Dieste, whose birth has been one hundred years, technical ingenuity was placed at the service of the social program and Catholic fervor.
Architecture is moving from bling to bareness. The economic devastation left by the crisis and the symbolic decay of emblematic works have favored the rise of a new attitude. In contrast to the dazzling glare of the architectures of social-opulence –
The firm Paredes Pedrosa – founded and headed by Ángela García de Paredes and Ignacio Pedrosa and based in Madrid – was announced the winner of the contest to build The Spanish Institute in the campus of Mohammed V University in Rabat. The project, c
The expressionist dream of the glass pavilion drawn by figures like Bruno Taut, Wenzel Hablik, or the Luckhardt brothers has had to wait a hundred years to come true, but at least it has come true in Germany, and big time. After a decade of construct