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Casa Forbes, Costa d'en Blanes, Spain, Miel Arquitectos

Casa Forbes

A hillside of Costa d’en Blanes is the location of this house which has views over the entire Bay of Palma. In the way in which the hanging gardens of Babylon built a domesticated natural environment, the Casa Forbes provides the necessary horizontality in this seemingly impossible terrain. The outer enclosure of oblique steel slats […]

Casa Forbes, Can Pastilla, Spain, Miel Arquitectos

Casa es Carnatge

The materiality and formal logic of this single house are drawn from its location. Casa es Carnatge sits in front of the abandoned stone quarries of Son Mosson at the Palma Bay. Through a double stone skin facade we abstract inhabiting of the noise pollution from the neighboring airport and search into the Marés a […]

Piso Pere IV 44

The idea of Piso Pere IV 44 was to use it as a tourist apartment for short but vibrant stays. Built-in wardrobe-desks are included in each one of the two, white and calm, double bedrooms. The bathroom has a burgundy technical floor. It is separated from the rest of the apartment by a mirrored wall. […]

Piso Parlament 19, Barcelona, Spain, Miel Arquitectos

Piso Parlament 19

The begining of this project, named Piso Parlament 19, was two windows looking at a party wall as the point of inflection, the time when serendipity arises, changes and directs everything. The architects decided to add to their usual strategy of ergonomic dodges a mirror in foreshortening getting the Platanus trees of Parlament Street to […]

Hotel Steigenberger Krems, Krems an der Donau, Austria, GERNER GERNER PLUS.

Hotel Steigenberger Krems

The current expansion of the Hotel Steigenberger in Krems, which encompasses 32 rooms and indoor and outdoor renovations, is a good example of the high-quality, sustainable architecture for which GERNER GERNER PLUS. has stood for over 20 years. The spectacular landscape of the vineyards surrounding the hotel was presented in the best possible fashion through […]

Dokk1, Aarhus, Denmark, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Dokk1

Completed in June 2015, Dokk1 opened as the largest public library in Scandinavia housing a citizen service centre, office space, automated parking for 1,000 cars and new harbour-side public squares. Situated at the mouth of the Aarhus River in one of the most prominent sites of the city centre of Aarhus, the 35,600m2 building is […]

Katuaq Cultural Centre, Nuuk, Greenland, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Katuaq Cultural Centre

In 1992, an international design competition with 226 proposals gave Schmidt Hammer Lassen the first prize. Their concept was inspired by the dramatic Greenlandic landscape that includes winding fjords, moving glaciers, icebergs and in winter the inspiring, undulating northern lights. These elements are reflected by Katuaq Cultural Centre. The northern […]

ArchiTravel Interviews Thomas Holtkötter

ArchiTravel Interviews Thomas Holtkötter

ArchiTravel interviews the architectural photographer Thomas Holtkötter. Interview by : Maria Anagnostou Maria Anagnostou: What is the importance of architectural tourism? Thomas Holtkötter: In my opinion it’s very important. If people are talking about their holidays they are always mentioning buildings – the roman cathedral […]

Two Family Vacation House, Porto Rafti, Greece, MOB Architects

Two Family Vacation House

The house is located in Porto Rafti at the eastern part of Attica, in a beautiful seaside area that lacks urban planning. The need to create internal views in order to avoid the anarchy of the surroundings was substantial in the design approach. On the other hand though, the first floor volume was opened to […]

NMR Facility, Utrecht, Netherlands, UNStudio

NMR Facility

Located on the Uithof Campus of Utrecht University, the NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) Facility is a small pavilion-like laboratory building. Eight spectrometers (high-frequency magnets) are included at the two-floor column free laboratory. The spatial layout of the building is decisively influenced by this, because the […]

Haus Jauch, Munich, Germany, Gruber + Popp Architekten

Haus Jauch

This house, built by the architects Bernhard Gruber and Doris Popp, is a remarkable paradox. It is as restrained as generous, it is as comfortable as sheltering-representative-open. The past and present, the great with the kids, the individual with the community is the meaning of house Jauch that true architecture always reconciled. What sounds like […]

Mountain and Openings, Takarazuka, Japan, EASTERN Design Office

Mountain and Openings

The concept of this design was based in the idea of a house that acts as a mountain and an office that has a large opening. In other words, a topography without topography. The location of the building is an exclusive residential area on slanted ground.  The architects built a new topography there, as high-class […]

Galileo Apartment Building, Mexico City, Mexico, Pedro Ramírez Vázquez

Galileo Apartment Building

The façade of Galileo Apartment Building that is located in Polanco achieves transparency and at the same time privacy by combining different crystal, wood and concrete opacities. A contrasted dialogue with the surrounding constructions takes place, setting as well a guideline towards […]

National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City, Mexico, Pedro Ramírez Vázquez

National Museum of Anthropology

National Museum of Anthropology that is located at the centre of Mexico City has the world’s largest collection of ancient Mexican art. Ethnographic exhibits about Mexico’s present-day indigenous groups are also included in the museum. Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, along with Jorge Campuzano […]

Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), New York, United States, Allied Works Architecture

Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) explores the blur zone between art, design, and craft today. Since 1991, the museum has been accredited by the American Association of Museums and focuses on contemporary creativity. It explores the ways in which artists and designers from around the world transform materials through processes ranging from the […]

Minnaert Building, Utrecht, Netherlands, Neutelings Riedijk Architects

Minnaert Building

One big hall on the “piano nobile” of the Minnaert Building concentrantes all circulation space. It constitutes the communal gathering place and living room for all staff and students in this part of the campus and gives access to the restaurant, the study centre and the laboratories. In the middle, the hall has a large […]

House Karlsson, Västerås, Sweden, Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

House Karlsson

At the northern coast of the lake Mälaren in central Sweden sits this one family house. In this former recreational area, most of the small weekend houses has been either extended or replaced by catalogue housing. The simple constructions of rural buildings and the architecture of Swedish barns and warehouses have been a starting point. […]

National Library of China, Beijing, China, KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

National Library of China

The award among contestants taking part in the bidding competition in 2003 was given to KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten. The task to be fulfilled was to expand the existing library by adding a second tract to the building with a total space of 77,000sqm that was to house 12 million books. The existing old building […]

Lowy Cancer Research Centre, Sydney, Australia, Lahznimmo Architects, Wilsons Architects

Lowy Cancer Research Centre

The new Lowy Cancer Research Centre at the University of NSW gain an award for the design of Lahznimmo architects and Wilson Architects through a short listed paid competition process. A joint venture between the University of NSW, Faculty of Medicine and the Children’s Cancer Institute Australia (CCIA) is this research facility that brings together […]

Nicolás San Juan, Mexico City, Mexico, Taller 13 Arquitectos

Nicolás San Juan

Nicolas San Juan can be found at a central neighborhood in Mexico City. A corner site opens up to a structural façade that was co-designed with the structural engineers as a self carrying and seismic (earthquakes) performance in mind, inspired on local trees of the surroundings. Is a set of 7 apartments in 2 and […]

Rio Papaloapan, Mexico City, Mexico, Taller 13 Arquitectos

Rio Papaloapan

Multi-family housing development of 8 apartments with 5 different typologies. Natural lighting and ventilation are in use in every space’s design to increase the joy and comfort in the interiors. Some “eco-technologies” were implemented like rainwater storage, recycling and cascading of […]

Tietgen Dormitory, Copenhagen, Denmark, Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter

Tietgen Dormitory

The meeting of the collective and the individual, a characteristic inherent to the dormitory building type was the principle inspiration for this project. An urban response to the context, providing a bold architectural statement in the newly planned area is the simple circular form of the Tietgen Dormitory. The building’s circular form – symbol of […]

Hotel City Garden, Zug, Switzerland, EM2N

Hotel City Garden

The Parkhotel in Zug planned to erect a temporary ancillary Hotel City Garden building on a public site that in 12 to 15 years time will be used as the services area for a road building project. Despite the limited life-span this hotel was to meet the requirements of a four-star facility and to have […]

Gazzano House, London, United Kingdom, GROUPWORK

Gazzano House

Located within the Rosebery Avenue Conservation Area, the building is positioned within a series of confident Grade II, listed 19th Century warehouses and offices. The vigorous qualities of this existing Victorian and Edwardian fabric are complimented by the simplicity of form of the new building, whilst the hard trafficked and aggressive street environment is reflected […]

UNAM Library, Mexico, Mexico City, Juan O'Gorman

UNAM Library

Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) encloses the Olympic Stadium, about 40 faculties and institutes, the Cultural Center, an ecological reserve, the Central Library, and a few museums. Mario Pani and Enrique del Moral […]

Rivington Place, London, United Kingdom, Adjaye Associates

Rivington Place

London’s first new virtual arts venue backed by public funding in forty years, Rivington Place is a space dedicated to the practitioners of contemporary art from culturally diverse background. As well as containing galleries, a lecture theatre and cafe it also houses the Stuart Hall Library and provides a permanent home for Iniva and Autograph […]

K5 Urban Apartments, Oslo, Norway, Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

K5 Urban Apartments

The block is a rare remaining example of the intimate blend of housing and small scale industry typical of the 19th century. Special appreciation of these environs was given to the new structure. It is characterized by a distinct architectonical form with functional solutions, thoughtful details and a contemporary overall expression. Contributed by Reiulf Ramstad […]

Linienstrasse 40, Berlin, Germany, Bundschuh Architekten

Linienstrasse 40

Sited amidst architect Hans Poelzig’s heritage-protected urban ensemble, L40 is a collaborative design by artist Cosima von Bonin and Roger Bundschuh, initiated by the Verein zur Förderung von Kunst und Kultur am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz e.V. Exposed black concrete is the expression of its monolithic, sculptural form.