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Saturday, October 31, 2020
PPAA, Carrizal housing in Mexico City
29/10/2020

PPAA, Carrizal housing in Mexico City

South of Mexico City, in Lomas Quebradas, stands this ensemble of eight houses built by the Mexican firm Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados (PPAA). The slope of the site allows access to six of them from Calle Pino, and both pedestrian and vehicular access...

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heltwerk architekten, House WW in Caan (Germany)
27/10/2020

heltwerk architekten, House WW in Caan (Germany)

The local fim heltwerk architekten, headed by Henrike Elsner and Lucas Fernández-Trapa, has restored a house in Caan, a community of 700 inhabitants located between Frankfurt and Cologne, in the Westerwaldkreis district of the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate...

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Richard Neutra's Iconic Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs is for Sale
26/10/2020

Richard Neutra's Iconic Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs is for Sale

The Guardian / Vivian Ho

Built in 1946 to the designs of Richard Neutra, the house first became famous in Julius Shulman’s twilight black-and-white frame, the misty San Jacinto Mountains in the background...

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De Lapuerta + Campo, Brains School – Maria Lombillo, Madrid
26/10/2020

De Lapuerta + Campo, Brains School – Maria Lombillo, Madrid

This secondary school on Calle María Lombillo in Madrid is a work of the local practice of José María de Lapuerta and Paloma Campo. The design is focused on the Passivhaus strategy. Aside from diaphanous and extendable classrooms, it creates points of contact...

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noa* network of architecture, Ötzi Peak 3251m (Italy)
26/10/2020

noa* network of architecture, Ötzi Peak 3251m (Italy)

At the top of the Schnals Valley glacier, at an elevation of more than 3,000 meters, an observation deck invites excursionists to climb and take in some breathtaking views of the Tyrolean Alps and abrupt landscape. Following the natural topography of the ridge, a light structure...

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David Chipperfield Architects, Jacoby Studios in Paderborn (Germany)
23/10/2020

David Chipperfield Architects, Jacoby Studios in Paderborn (Germany)

The former St. Vincenz hospital, situated in the medieval town center of Paderborn, has been converted by the firm of David Chipperfield into a new headquarters for the company Jacoby Studios. Originally a 17th-century Capuchin monastery, the ensemble was used...

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Studio Zhu-Pei, Imperial Kiln Museum in Jingdezhen (China)
16/10/2020

Studio Zhu-Pei, Imperial Kiln Museum in Jingdezhen (China)

Considered the cradle of pottery and porcelain, the city of Jingdezhen – in northeastern China's Jiangxi province – has been tied to the ceramic industry since the 5th century, when the first craft workshops cropped up that would become the kilns of the emperors...

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Javier de las Heras Solé, music school in Amorebieta-Etxano
14/10/2020

Javier de las Heras Solé, music school in Amorebieta-Etxano

The scheme drawn up by the Catalan architect Javier de las Heras Solé that placed first in the 2015 ideas competition for a school of music in Amorebieta-Etxano, a municipality in the Basque comarca of Duranguesado, presents a compact box cutting a singular figure...

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Muñoz Miranda Arquitectos, Residential Building in Málaga
13/10/2020

Muñoz Miranda Arquitectos, Residential Building in Málaga

This is a project that appears on the seashore, near a preexistence of a protected smokestack from the beginning of the 20th century, that informs us of the industrial activity in that area, at that time the industrial outskirts of Málaga. Pairs of identical buildings were...

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KAAN Architecten, Crematorium Siesegem in Aalst (Belgium)
12/10/2020

KAAN Architecten, Crematorium Siesegem in Aalst (Belgium)

The building is conceived as an oasis of calm that manifests itself exteriorly through few but sculptural openings striking a contrast with the lines of the surrounding landscape. Affixed to the terrain, the crematorium is an ode to order and peace, characterized by high spaces...

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Axel Springer building in Berlin, by OMA
09/10/2020

Axel Springer building in Berlin, by OMA

In 2013 the German publishing group Axel Springer called a competition to expand its Berlin headquarters with a new building that would be both a symbol and a setting for its shift from traditional printing to digital media. Containing 52,000 square meters of work space...

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Estudio Lamela, Canalejas Center in Madrid
06/10/2020

Estudio Lamela, Canalejas Center in Madrid

The project carried out by Carlos Lamela’s firm involved revamping seven of Madrid’s historical buildings, located at Alcalá 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14, at Plaza de Canalejas 1, and at Carrera de San Jerónimo 7. All had been in disuse for over a decade, since the day the...

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Bangkok Project Studio, Elephant World in Thailand
02/10/2020

Bangkok Project Studio, Elephant World in Thailand

The firm founded by Boonserm Premthada, Bangkok Project Studio, has in the Thai province of Surin completed what is to be known as Elephant World, consisting of a ‘cultural courtyard,’ an observation tower, and a museum. This is a local government initiative...

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MVRDV, Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
01/10/2020

MVRDV, Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam (Netherlands)

The Dutch firm MVRDV has completed the building in which the art collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen – over 151,000 objects – will be stored in one same place for the first time since 1935. The ‘depot’ will open to the public in the autumn of 2021...

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B + M + L, Aniceto House in Seville
30/09/2020

B + M + L, Aniceto House in Seville

The young Málaga architects Eugenia Álvarez Blanch, Elena Sánchez Montero, and Enrique Bravo Lanzac have turned an old retail space in Seville’s central neighborhood of San Luis – at Calle Aniceto Sáenz 1, close to Plaza de Pumarejo – into a home and workshop...

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OMA, MEETT exhibition and convention center in Toulouse
29/09/2020

OMA, MEETT exhibition and convention center in Toulouse

With its 155,000 square meters, Toulouse’s new exhibition and convention center, known as MEETT, rises on agricultural land on the edge of the French city, close to the airport and the huge Airbus factories that are an engine of the regional and national economies...

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LOT-EK, Drivelines Studios in Johannesburg (South Africa)
25/09/2020

LOT-EK, Drivelines Studios in Johannesburg (South Africa)

Part of a large-scale urban transformation project, this intervention is a response to the post-apartheid generation’s desire to introduce and adopt new models for living. Rising on a triangular plot of land, the building is formed by 140...

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DJ arquitectura, University of Málaga Fine Arts School courtyard
24/09/2020

DJ arquitectura, University of Málaga Fine Arts School courtyard

The Granada practice of Diego Jiménez López and Juana Sánchez Gómez, DJ arquitectura, has been commissioned to eliminate obsolete structures and refurbish installations of the Fine Arts Faculty of the University of Málaga, in its El Ejido campus...

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Ricardo Yslas Gámez Arquitectos, office buidling for Anteus Constructora in Zapopan (Mexico)
23/09/2020

Ricardo Yslas Gámez Arquitectos, office buidling for Anteus Constructora in Zapopan (Mexico)

Located on the outskirts of the city of Zapopan, in the state of Jalisco, this building by the Mexico City-based firm headed by Ricardo Yslas is integrated into the manufacturing plant of the construction company Anteus. With the aim of creating a corporate space truly...

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Twobo + Luis Twose, renovation of Aigües de Vilajuïga industrial plant
22/09/2020

Twobo + Luis Twose, renovation of Aigües de Vilajuïga industrial plant

The Catalan team of Twobo arquitectura + Luis Twoso worked on the hundred-year-old plant that extracted mineral waters coming from a 70-meter-deep aquifer in Vilajuïga, a municipality of the Girona comarca of Alt Empordà, located near the Cap de Creus natural park...

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Guallart Architects, Rec House in Igualada (Barcelona)
18/09/2020

Guallart Architects, Rec House in Igualada (Barcelona)

In Igualada’s Rec neighborhood, once an industrial area focused on leather tanning and now becoming a cultural hub, the Barcelona practice of Vicente Guallart (Valencia, 1963) has turned two late-19th-century buildings that hosted a residence and a small textile...

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Sharon Davis Design, Bayalpata Hospital in Achham (Nepal)
17/09/2020

Sharon Davis Design, Bayalpata Hospital in Achham (Nepal)

The New York practice of Sharon Davis worked with the NGO Possible Health and the Nepalese government in raising new medical facilities in Achham, one of Nepal’s poorest and most remote regions. Surrounded by mountains in the Seti River Valley, the complex...

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OOIIO Arquitectura, terraced houses in Madrid
16/09/2020

OOIIO Arquitectura, terraced houses in Madrid

The Madrid firm established by Joaquín Millaìn Villamuelas, OOIIO Arquitectura, built these two houses in the Montecarlo residential area of Madrid’s Fuencarral-El Pardo district. Adapted to the particular needs of two different families, the designs present personalized...

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Estudio Cavernas, Koh Kong Mangrove Lodging (Cambodia)
15/09/2020

Estudio Cavernas, Koh Kong Mangrove Lodging (Cambodia)

Based in Mae Sot (Thailand), Estudio Cavernas – founded by the Cuevas Durán brothers from Spain, Juan (1984) and Yago (1989) – built these shelters amid mangrove forests in the southwestern Cambodian province of Koh Kong. Drawing inspiration from traditional...

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Barkow Leibinger, Fidelio Opera Set in Vienna (Austria)
11/09/2020

Barkow Leibinger, Fidelio Opera Set in Vienna (Austria)

The only opera that Ludwig van Beethoven wrote, Fidelio, has not ceased to attract music connoisseurs since it premiered in Vienna in 1805. For the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth, the Theater an der Wien has presented – with set designs by the architect...

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MVRDV, Concordia Design building in Wroclaw (Poland)
09/09/2020

MVRDV, Concordia Design building in Wroclaw (Poland)

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 complicated. The task at...

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Guillermo Hevia & Catalina Poblete, courtyard house in Lago Ranco (Chile)
08/09/2020

Guillermo Hevia & Catalina Poblete, courtyard house in Lago Ranco (Chile)

En la región chilena de Los Ríos se sitúa esta vivienda de madera con 400 metros de superficie construida, destinada a acoger a una familia numerosa. Con un sistema basado en pilares, puntales y vigas, la estructura se encuentra por delante del revestimiento...

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OMA, Prince Plaza building in Shenzhen (China)
07/09/2020

OMA, Prince Plaza building in Shenzhen (China)

This mixed-used skyscraper designed by OMA / David Gianotten contains 60,000 square meters of offices over a 40,000-square-meter podium mall. Built by the real estate developer China Merchants Shekou Holdings in Shenzhen’s Shekou economic zone, the 200-meter...

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Basel’s Stadtcasino reopens
04/09/2020

Basel’s Stadtcasino reopens

The firm Herzog & de Meuron recently completed the renovation and new extension of the Stadtcasino Basel. Built in 1876, this concert hall is one of Europe’s oldest, world-renowned for its acoustics. What started as an urban study in 2012 has resulted... (video)

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Hugo Mompó Architecture, house in Bétera (Valencia)
02/09/2020

Hugo Mompó Architecture, house in Bétera (Valencia)

On the outskirts of the city of Valencia, in the municipality of Bétera, located east of the comarca Campo de Turia, stands this residence built by Hugo Mompó and Juan Grau. Applying local codes and a maximum economy of means, a distilled rectangular block...

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