When Loos raised the Villa Müller in a quiet suburb of the city of Prague, he blotted out all exterior expression with a severe white cube, preferring to keep all intricacy indoors. Not far away from the site, another residence has emulated this sobe
The Planning Exhibition Center of Liangjiang Collaborative Innovation Zone is located atop a hillock, enveloped in a natural environment. With a gross floor area of 5,190 square meters, the building disperses the different functions to minimize its v
A sinuous roof that merges with the lush vegetation of the historic Városliget crowns an exhibition center devoted to the rich musical tradition – cultivated and popular – of the Magyar country. The undulating disk of the roof, perforated in an irreg
The plaza is designed as a series of concentric circles which, inspired by the European Parliament’s Hemicycle, continue in the surrounding paving. The iconic roof structure of the central pavilion reflects the square and the people below...
The client – a prominent businessman from Foshan – wished to contribute to the cultural scene of his home city, and decided to promote the construction of a museum for his personal collection, ranging from traditional Oriental art to modern art. Fro
The H.C. Andersen Hus museum in Odense had a preliminary presentation in June 2021 and has now officially opened. The new facilities – all of 5,600 square meters – rise beside the house where Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), the Danish author of
Inspired in harvest rotations, an open system consisting of circles in the landscape resembling qochas – the old water dams – adapts to different users and activities: kitchen garden, stable, school, auditorium...
The commission contemplated the construction of a kindergarten inspired in the Reggio Emilia pedagogical philosophy and method, starting out from the idea that architecture can create alternative learning methods based on experience. The building con
Built with compacted earth, the hotel blends with the landscape and includes a set of amenities inspired by the ruins and by classical architecture; villas born form interconnected cubes that rotate on their axis; and hotel rooms that are pure cubes
Tondo is a footbridge in the center of Brussels that connects the offices of the Chamber of Representatives with its recent extension, the Forum building, on the other side of the street. The bridge was explicitly designed as a spatial element rather
Inspired in the worlds of nature and of music, the Japanese studio won in 2014 the competition to build the House of Hungarian Music, to be built in Budapest’s largest park. An undulated disc, pierced by random openings, is elevated on slender suppor
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.
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
In the center of Odense, the home city of fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen, a series of wood-clad cylindrical volumes are interconnected to create a continuous route from the gardens to the museum.
The circular shape of the Panda House solves the problems arising from the complex conditions of the site, at the intersection of walkways between Copenhagen Zoo’s elephant, monkey, and Nordic fauna sections. At the same time, the circularity present
Skolkovo is the Russian government initiative for a new urban community at the 3rd ring of Moscow, 17 km west from the Kremlin. Built ex nihilo, the aim of Skolkovo is to create a globally reputed center for innovative technology. The original master
Steered personally by Steve Jobs in tight collaboration with Norman Foster, Appes new headquarters, with its exact circular shape, evokes the perfection pursued by the Californian company.
The geometry of this house designed by the Belgian practice of Kersten Geers and David van Severen and located in Matarraña (Teruel) originates from the idea of maximizing enjoyment of the surrounding natural landscape through a panoptic, 360º view.
Located in the center of Berlin, Tempelhof Airport closed its doors to passengers in 2008 during the migratory crisis to offer emergency shelter to the more than 8,000 refugees escaping war in the Middle East and other global conflicts. The construct
Placed, on plan, on the sides of a pentagon, and protected with lattices and ventilated roofs, the pavilions of the school are laid out around an inner courtyard for the community.
With their simple thatched roofs and intricate bamboo structures shaped like baskets, the pavilions together evoke the image of a traditional Vietnamese village.
Located on the outskirts of Koudougou, the third most populated city of Burkina Faso, the new Lycée Schorge building draws inspiration from traditional settlements in this part of West Africa, offering reinterpretations of vernacular building materia
Inspired in Richard Long’s work, the buildings connect with the landscape by incorporating nature to the project and relying on the calm geometry of the circle to achieve harmony with the valley, while its scale turns it into a symbol of strength and
Un anillo blanco, minimalista y medioambiental, acogerá en 2015 a gran parte de la plantilla de Apple en Cupertino (Baja California). Fue el propio Steve Jobs quien, el pasado noviembre, anunció la noticia de que Foster + Partners, asociada a las ing
Dos vigas curvas de hormigón en T, dispuestas concéntricamente, definen la geometría circular de la nueva comisaría de la localidad madrileña de Villanueva de la Cañada, construida por Picado y De Blas. Los accesos se articulan alrededor del cilindro
El Centro de Tecnificación Deportiva en Guijo de Granadilla, en Cáceres, diseñado por el madrileño José María Sánchez García, ha abierto sus puertas. Emplazado en un entorno privilegiado, en la cuenca del Tajo, plantea dos círculos concéntricos de do
Por encima de los tejados inclinados del barrio de East Wall en Dublín, se alza un hito de chapa ondulada con perforaciones circulares a modo de ventanas. Se trata del Centro Comunitario Sean O’Casey, último edificio de los irlandeses O’Donnell y Tuo