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The firm MVRDV, in collaboration with LLJ Architects, has built a fruit and vegetable market in the east part of the city of Tainan. Reinventing the typology of markets, the building gives views of the surrounding landscape from an undulating accessi
Through the Mexican government's Urban Improvement Program, implemented by SEDATU (Secretariat for Agrarian, Territorial, and Urban Development) and with the community participating, the project for the new Guadalupe Market was undertaken for the pur
The building takes advantage of its location in Logroño, at the point where the pilgrim route to Santiago enters the city, to create a public staircase connecting the street to a garden roof that serves as a deck for views of La Rioja's capital and t
Due to the poor condition of the existing buildings, the new design had to be based on tearing everything down and building from scratch. The architectural type of the industrial warehouse served as a programmatic premise for the complex. The warehou
The ground floor of the building is accessible to all and will become an attraction for the up-and-coming Nordhavn neighborhood. In this way the project underlines the client’s call for a friendly, transparent, and responsive dwelling. The facade des
Though each volume has its own character, the ensemble keeps a marked sense of unity thanks to the similarity of colors, details, and materials. The open ground levels, designed to offer a range of public services, connect the four buildings...
With vegetation-coated facades, this factory of the Swiss company Jakob Rope Systems, which specializes in rope and stainless-steel cable products, is located in an industrial area of the Vietnamese city of Thuận An, 50 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh C
At Consell de Cent 349, in the Eixample, the first Barcelona store of the Australian cosmetic firm Aesop, founded in Melbourne in 1987, has opened. The firm of the Italian Fabricio Barozzi and the Galician Alberto Veiga did the interiors. A large hig
In rural Niger, markets run on a weekly basis, but the fast demographic growth of the remote village of Dandaji led to building of a new marketplace for daily shopping, on the original site around the ancestral tree villagers have always gathered at.
The Groningen office of the firm De Zwarte Hond was commissioned to design a central building that would serve as a social space for Meerstad, an up-and-coming developing residential zone that falls under the jurisdiction of the northern Dutch city.
Europaallee is by far the largest real estate development in the heart of Zurich and lies just beyond the main train station. The site is the final of eight new constructions and is directly adjacent to the multicultural – and rather infamous – distr
The precision needed for traditional hand-crafted leather goods is reflected in the building’s making. Large brick arches shape both the outer perimeter and the facade onto the courtyard, creating generous windows that fill workshops with sunlight...
Semi-circular piers of red brick rhythmically order the facade in bays of various width that function as mediating elements between two urban realities: the traditional row of buildings and the modern, large-scale developments...
Located at the heart of a new real-estate development on Greenwich Peninsula, London’s Design District features 16 buildings. Each is assigned to a different architecture practice, and the invited teams drew up their respective projects knowing nothi
The Berlin firm Sauerbruch Hutton —Julia Knaak (project management)— was commissioned to build new headquarters for the international humanitarian medical organization MSF in the Morillon district of Geneva, Switzerland. Specialized teams from the fi
Developed for the Tyrolean crystal manufacturer, Swarovski Manufaktur is a progressive workshop for the 21st century, designed to facilitate innovative collaborations, inventive exchange, and fast implementation of ideas. The structure merges design,
Ombú, developed by Acciona, is the project to recover a Neo-Mudéjar industrial warehouse in Madrid, originally built in 1905 by Luis de Landecho. The historic envelope and the load-bearing structure that supports the pitched steel trusses have been p
The Valencia-based studio has a space in which to display the broad range of creative possibilities that this brand specialized in claddings offers, presented through the superposition of materials, plans, textures, and colors...
The new circular skylight is a unique addition that transforms an old and dark space into an atmosphere filled with natural light. Concentrating the program at the corners generates an open-plan space of squared proportions and symmetrical in section
‘Layers’ of industrial materials – aluminum and concrete – are added to the space that preserves the original walls, in contrast with the elegant and theatrical textures in an atmosphere of pastel colors that uses the curve as a sculptural element...
The firm of the Dutch architect Anna Holtrop took on the job of bringing back and enlarging the former Customs House at the harbor of Manama. Raised in 1937, what is one of the oldest public buildings in the capital of the Kingdom of Bahrein was tran
Located in 22@, an urban renewal area of Barcelona, Entegra presents a facade of carbonized wood and is designed to be near-zero in net energy consumption. The program is resolved through an open-plan ground level and eight floors above, providing 4,
In Sharq, the financial district of the city of Kuwait, this 300-meter-tall skyscraper by Foster+Partners uses passive and active measures to keep its water and energy consumption low. Through a combination of structural innovation and energy efficie
Google has announced a $1bn (£871m) deal to buy the London development Central Saint Giles, calling the move a show of confidence in the return to more office working. The US tech firm currently rents space in the brightly coloured development design
Alberto Campo Baeza has for the property developers Sumaida + Khurana y Bizzi & Partners designed an office building to go up in Miami's South Beach neighborhood. Combining white concrete, glass, and marble, it will rise around a large central atrium
Changes in the world of work are generating new reflections, and with this, a redesigning of workplaces. Aspects like space, materials, lighting, colors, all play a part in determining work efficiency. Are all kinds of light good for the workplace? L
It is to go up on what is currently a parking lot in front of the flagship store at Nuevos Ministerios. A property of the department store chain since 2014, this is one of the most coveted sites on Paseo de la Castellana. The building will have a tot
Facing the arcaded gallery at Nuevos Ministerios on Paseo de la Castellana in Madrid, the firms totem arquitectos and BETA.Ø have together come up with an efficient alternative to the conventional office building. The faceted volume has been expressl
The practice headed by the architect Enrique Álvarez-Sala recently completed the renovation of the General Insurance Directorate headquarters, an intervention which has involved consolidating the administrative building’s structure of post-tensioned
Seattle will be crowning downtown with a 361-meter tower containing 1,080 residential units in the higher floors and coworking and retail spaces in the lower levels. Assigned to ODA, the New York architecture firm headed by Eran Chen, the project bea
Located in the western Polish city of Wroclaw, which was the German Breslau, the Concordia Design building highlights the Dutch firm MVRDV’s capacity to deal with all kinds of situations. In this case the situation could hardly have been more complic
The list of Madrid works by the British architect Norman Foster – Cepsa Tower, Axis at Plaza Colón, the Hall of Realms at the Prado Museum – will soon be including an office complex for the Spanish sustainable infrastucture and renewable energy cong
The partial liberalization of the market for architectural projects in China has in past years led to a hatching of young practices bent on exploring paths other than those of official corporativism or the ‘weird architecture’ of international stardo
After the enormously successful architectural and corporate adventure that Apple was, the British firm Foster + Partners has won the bid to raise headquarters for another giant of our globalized world, Alibaba, a China-based leader in online retail a
A proposal by the British architect David Chipperfield has won for him the competition to erect a high-rise replacing a building at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 53rd Street in New York City, a site that has been the US headquarters of the Swiss lux
The firm of Rem Koolhaas, Office for Metropolitan Architecture, will be building a Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) department store, cum hotel, in Vienna’s historic center, right in the Museumsquartier. The project – OMA’s first in the Austrian capital
Shortly after being hired by the Art Institute of Chicago to enlarge its campus and give it a major makeover, the Barcelona-based firm Barozzi Veiga has won the competition to build the mountain sports brand Dynafit’s new managerial and administravi
Digitalization takes command of the world, and its thinning effects are increasingly felt in architectural types that once upon a time were solid and stable. A case in point is the library, whose mission of being a container of books is steep in cris
The firm of Thomas Heatherwick, known for the artistic stamp he is so good at giving his buildings and installations, has in London’s King’s Cross neighborhood just completed the Coal Drops Yard shopping center. This place was a complex of 19th-centu
Carrying the day over more modest buildings, such as the Tate Gallery in Cornwall, the Bushey Jewish Cemetery, and the Storey’s Field Community Center and Nursery in Cambridge, Norman Foster has for the third time landed the RIBA Stirling Prize throu
Promoted by the late Antonino Fernández, one of the principal proprietors of the Mexican business group Modelo (distributor of ‘Coronita’), the Fundación Cerezales Antonino y Cinia (FCAYC) has dedicated its new headquarters in the brewer’s native tow
The new Bloomberg headquarters in London, built on a site over the hidden course of the river Walbrook, adapts its powerful volume to the preexistent traces of the historical heart of the City.
Sometimes described as monotonous, the austere and elegant architecture of the British David Chipperfield invariably demonstrates a surprising capacity to adapt to very diverse contexts, from hypercivilized Berlin to the emerging globalized cities of
The Milanese firm Piuarch has transformed the final assembly plant of an abandoned Caproni aircraft factory in Milan into a new headquarters for the fashion brand Gucci. Exceeding 35,000 square meters in floor area, the complex restores the original
The Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas has inaugurated the tower that wraps up the Fondazione Prada in Milan. Intended to house the institution’s permanent collection of contemporary works of art, this building rises 60 meters and nine stories, cutting a f
The director of the Design Museum in London examines aspects of the new urbanism of Silicon Valley, associated with the construction of headquarters for the giant technology companies.