The Chinese architecture and design practice Wutopia Lab has raised this copper-clad cultural center in Shanghai’s Pudong district as a venue for exhibitions, conferences, and other events. The original vaulted construction, from which the project to
Berlin metropolitan School is housed in a pair of existing Plattenbau, or prefabricated, structures from the GDR era that were erected in 1987. Three building wings form part of a block and create a generous, protected school yard. The project extend
Amelia Tavella has renovated and extended a convent on her native island, Corsica, turning it into a cultural center for the town of of Sainte-Lucie de Tallano. Immersed in a mountainous landscape, the Convent of Sainte-François, built in 1480, was a
The London firm of Kevin Carmody and Andy Groarke designed this museum that harbors a boat collection on the shores of Windermere, England’s largest natural lake, in Cumbria County’s Lake District National Park. Outside the town of Windermere, the si
In a metropolis, towers are the result of an increase in urban density that is pushed to the limit. They are also tied to an expression of power. In Beirut, the unjustified race upwards is totally ill-suited to the city’s urban model. Thus, the const
La Marine is an old industrial wasteland at the edge of the boulevard Charles de Gaulle in Colombes, in the Hauts-de-Seine Department. Formerly occupied by the Navy, it is today part of a vast urban development project to revitalize the Petit-Colombe
The exterior facades, continuous and with modular configuration, are clad with burnished tombak, a brass alloy with a high percentage of copper, polished to obtain a shiny finish.
The copper-covered shutters that wrap the building’s facade open and close automatically, depending on the weather changes, adjusting daylight conditions and ensuring a comfortable indoor climate.
This building for office and retail spaces occupies the last free lot of phase one of Euralille, the urban project that Rem Koolhaas designed in the 1990s, coinciding with the French high-speed railway line’s arrival in the city, and which started to
The dense program of this house for a family with four children is fitted between a regular interior duct and the surface of the largest legally possible exterior wall. The prospect of a future division of the site adds to the decision of concentrati
The single-family houses reuse the demolition debris of the old agricultural building that previously occupied the plot (bricks and stone) as filler material for the new facades, made of copper mesh gabions.
Pre-oxidized copper is the solution adopted for the various elements of the building’s facade, from the mullions of the window frames to the lattices and the opaque panels that cover the edges of the slabs.
The new volumes of the building rest on preexisting granite constructions, maintain their original volumetric composition, and present a ventilated facade of copper sheets placed in cross seams.
Containing an auditorium, a theater, conference rooms, lecture halls, music and plastic arts rooms, and a cafeteria, this university building adapts to the irregular geometry of the site through a tiered profile, sharpening as the floor plans narrows
Located on the site of an old factory, this archive harbors a major collection of original documents and books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bavaria – including letters written by Martin Luther to the popes and emperors of his day – as well a
Expresada al exterior, la retícula estructural se ha recubierto con paneles plegados de cobre de gran formato cuyo despiece se ha cuidado en extremo, y con piezas más pequeñas colocadas a junta alzada.
The proposal is developed in two autonomous phases that constitute a coherent complex, and is designed as a series of terraced roofs that permit creating a rich spatial sequence inside the building, adapting to the different heights of the ruins.&nbs
The library forms an integral part of the new Des Moines Western Gateway Park. This area of the city is currently undergoing extensive redevelopment and the new library and park will become a centrepiece for the urban renewal of Des Moines. Located a
The residence is located between the precipitous mountain ranges parallel to the coast and the Andes, close to the Chilean town of Talca. The copper sheet covering the roof and the exterior walls – this is the second experiment carried out by the arc
The rural areas east of Linz, the capital of the state of Upper Austria, provide the site, delimited by masses of woods, where this cuboid with quadrate floor plan of 15 x15 meter rests. The house is enclosed with copper sheets pierced by openings pl
The busy life of the owner, an advertising creative who spends a significant amount of time travelling around the world, inspired the construction of an architectural form derived from his singular lifestyle. Instead of trying to counteract the circu
The city of Munich celebrates its beer festival in a large esplanade known as the Theresienwiese, west of the historic quarter. Every year these grounds, which extend at the feet of the allegorical monument of Bavaria, are filled with carps and welco
The M.H. De Young Memorial Museum houses numerous collections, representing a variety of cultures from all over the world. The works of art in these collections go from the present day all the way back to the beginnings of human history. The museum i
The use of copper dates back to 6000 BC, according to the first evidences of the smelting of this material. There is proof that it was already used as a construction element in Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt, where ingenious methods were developed usi
Since 7,000 years ago, when man managed to smelt and shape it into a wide range of utensils, tools, and weapons, putting an end to the Stone Age, and into the Industrial Revolution, when its fine threads made transmission of electric currents and tel
Following the competition for its extension, Madrid’s Reina Sofía will be a museum in its present building and an art center in its planned addition.