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Maritime Youth House, Copenhagen, Denmark, BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, JDS Architects

Maritime Youth House

Text description provided by the architects. Maritime Youth House is located on the island of Amager, in Copenhagen. In 2002, PLOT (BIG + JDS) was invited to design a new building for two user groups with different requirements: a sailing club that needed most of the site to moor their […]

Howard House, Halifax, Canada, MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

Howard House

Text description provided by the architects. The Howard House was conceived as a landscape installation for an art historian and his family of four. It is a 12’x110’ wall that distinguishes the cultural landscape of the fishing cove to the east, from the natural landscape of the wild ocean to […]

CopenHill, Copenhagen, Denmark, BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group

CopenHill

Text description provided by the architects. Located in an industrial area near Copenhagen city center, CopenHill, also known as Amager Bakke, is an exemplary model in the field of waste management and energy production, as well as an architectural landmark in the cityscape of Copenhagen. The building replaces the 50-year-old […]

Copenhagen Harbor Bath, Copenhagen, Denmark, BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, JDS Architects

Copenhagen Harbor Bath

Text description provided by the architects. Copenhagen’s harbor has transformed from an industrial port and traffic junction to being the cultural and social heart of the city. The Copenhagen Harbor Bath has been instrumental in this evolution. It extends one of the city’s most popular parks over the water by […]

8 House, Copenhagen, Denmark, BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group

8 House

Text description provided by the architects. 8 House is located in Ørestad South on the edge of a canal with a view of the open spaces of Kalvebrod Fælled in Copenhagen. The mixed-use building has three different types of residential housing and 10,000 m2 of retail and offices, comprising Denmark’s […]

VM Houses, Copenhagen, Denmark, BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, JDS Architects

VM Houses

Text description provided by the architects. The VM Houses – shaped like a V and an M when seen from Google Earth – are the first residential buildings in Copenhagen’s Ørestaden neighborhood. Through a series of transformations, BIG opened the block up and turned it to ensure maximum views of […]

The Mountain, Copenhagen, Denmark, BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, JDS Architects

The Mountain

Text description provided by the architects. The Mountain is located in Copenhagen’s Ørestad City neighborhood and offers the best of two worlds: a close proximity to the buzzing city life in the center of Copenhagen, and the tranquility of suburban life. The Mountain is the second generation of the BIG-designed […]

Superkilen, Copenhagen, Denmark, BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, Topotek 1

Superkilen

Text description provided by the architects. Superkilen is a park conceived as a giant exhibition of urban best practices. The park wedges through the Nørrebro area just north of the Copenhagen city center, creating a contrasting yet unifying space in one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in Denmark. The […]

Danish National Maritime Museum, Helsingør, Denmark, BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group

Danish National Maritime Museum

Text description provided by the architects. The Danish Maritime Museum is located in a unique historic and spatial context: between one of Denmark’s most important and famous buildings, the Kronborg Castle, and a new, ambitious cultural center – the Culture Yard. BIG was invited for a competition to design a […]

Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium, Copenhagen, Denmark, BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group

Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium

Text description provided by the architects. The Gammel Hellerup School just north of Copenhagen is a well-preserved piece of architecture and a good example of building on a human scale. BIG was asked to design two new buildings, a new multi-purpose hall and a new arts building for the growing […]

Villa Lóla, Akureyri, Iceland, Arkís arkitektar

Villa Lóla

Text description provided by the architects. The design of Villa Lóla was an especially enjoyable dialogue process between client and architect. Various ideas of materials, concepts and techniques where discussed in the process. Inspirations range from Swiss mountains cabins, a sea ranch in Sonoma County in California, and Japanese solutions in […]

Snaefellsstofa Visitor Center, Egilsstaðir, Iceland, Arkís arkitektar

Snaefellsstofa Visitor Center

Text description provided by the architects. Visitor´s Center Snæfellsstofa Visitor Center communicates the dignity of the surrounding nature and is closely connected to its immediate surroundings. It attracts visitors to its unique appearance and simultaneously works as an attractor for indoor and outdoor activities. The building is divided into three […]

Reykjavík University, Reykjavík, Iceland, Arkís arkitektar, Henning Larsen Architects

Reykjavík University

Text description provided by the architects. “UniverCity” The new Reykjavik University is seen as a town rather than a building. Laying out the University as a classic, closekniturban structure with streets, squares, recesses and courtyards creates a place with urbanity, dynamism and community at its centre. The main central space […]

Icelandic Institute of Natural History, Reykjavík, Iceland, Arkís arkitektar

Icelandic Institute of Natural History

Text description provided by the architects. The Institute The Institute of Natural History is a public institution, carrying out diverse research and monitoring of nature. Research is especially focused on botany, ecology, taxonomy geology and zoology. The new building for the Icelandic Institute of Natural History houses research facilities and […]

Park Ranger‘s Cabins Blágil, Reykjavík, Iceland, Arkís arkitektar

Park Ranger‘s Cabins Blágil

Text description provided by the architects. Ranger cabin in Blágil Ranger cabins in Vatnajökull National Park both serve as the ranger’s workplace and home, during the period of duty. The cabins are designed in three different sizes as they have the capacity to be inhabited by 1 – 4 employees. […]

Residential Care Center H. Hart, Kortrijk, Belgium, B2Ai

Residential Care Center H. Hart

Text description provided by the architects. Zorggroep H. Hart is dedicated to offering high-quality, contemporary residential care. This means that the care must be able to respond to changing demand, and that as a senior citizen you can live there without the stigma of needing help, just as you would […]

Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Support Facility, Portland-Oregon, United States, Skylab Architecture

Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Support Facility

Text description provided by the architects. The Columbia Building supports the City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services. Housing workspace, a visitor reception area, and public meeting spaces, the 11,640-square-foot building not only supports the engineering department of the wastewater treatment facility but also functions as an immersive educational experience, […]

Yogananda Library, Solan, India, Archohm Consults

Yogananda Library

Text description provided by the architects. ‘To rebel with a cause’; The big blank concrete central library-the Yogananda library of the Shoolini University in Solan, overlooks a beautiful green valley. Sitting in the landscape as an impassive built piece, peacefully positioned, the building stands out reflecting the nature of its […]

Sense of the Sea Café, Busan, South Korea, JOHO Architecture

Sense of the Sea Café

Text description provided by the architects. Site context and design prototype EL 16.52 is a coffee shop located off the coast of Songdo, Busan, South Korea. EL stands for altitude above sea level, and 16.52 signifies an altitude level of the underground floor where the main building was built. The […]

School Campus Saint Michel Molenbeek, Brussels, Belgium, B2Ai

School Campus Saint Michel Molenbeek

Text description provided by the architects. From tabaco depot to school. There is no bigger contrast. September 1st the students moved in on the historical site of former tabaco depot Saint Michel. The new campus should, in the first place, partially solve the shortage in Dutch education in Brussels, but […]

Circet Benelux in Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium, B2Ai

Circet Benelux in Antwerp

Text description provided by the architects. During the lockdown period in 2020, B2Ai architects paired up with general contractor Engepar were given the opportunity to participate in a Design&Build procedure commissioned by Esas, now Circet Benelux. Circet Benelux, part of the Circet Group, is a European market leader in telecoms […]

Lakeside at Black Butte Ranch, Sisters-Oregon, United States, Hacker Architects

Lakeside at Black Butte Ranch

Text description provided by the architects. Black Butte Ranch – an iconic resort community located near Sisters, Oregon – sits at the gateway to Oregon’s high desert. First planned in the early 1970s, the Ranch is a vacation destination for many, and a year-round home for some. The new 15,000-square-foot […]

Louny Municipal Swimming Hall, Louny, Czech Republic, DKarchitekti

Louny Municipal Swimming Hall

Text description provided by the architects. The swimming building is closed on three sides so that it can open widely to the south into a public space – a small park – and thus allow a random passer-by to view its interior. This dynamically shaped, on all sides barely open […]

Ice Cream Shop Ještě Jednu, Brno, Czech Republic, Holky Rády Architekturu

Ice Cream Shop Ještě Jednu

Text description provided by the architects. Interior of an ice cream shop Ještě Jednu in the centre of Brno. The ice cream shop is situated in the centre of Brno on the Minoritská street in one of the old apartment buildings in the city centre. The space is made by […]

Tamdeen Square, Kuwait City, Kuwait, AGi Architects

Tamdeen Square

Text description provided by the architects. The plot is situated within a new urban development in the south of Kuwait City, off the Fahaheel highway that runs southward along the seashore all the way to the Arabian border. This is a mix-use area combining low-to-medium-rise residential and retail complexes at […]

Restoration of Medieval Bridge of Furelos, Melide, Spain, AGi Architects

Restoration of Medieval Bridge of Furelos

Text description provided by the architects. The medieval bridge of Furelos is one of the most outstanding works of civil architecture of the ‘Camino de Santiago’, that is why this project of intervention draws from an architectural perspective intimately linked to the village of Melide and its landscape. The proposal‘s […]

House with In-law Suite, Nový Jičín, Czech Republic, KLAR

House with In-law Suite

Text description provided by the architects. New-build of a single-family house with an in-law suite. Place Located on the south edge of the Rybí village, Moravian-Silesian Region, the building site is marked out by the edge of the access road, the local stream and neighboring property fencing. It is a […]

The Ultima(te) Residence, Gurgaon, India, Storey Tellers Design Studio

The Ultima(te) Residence

Text description provided by the architects. The rose-tinted glasses in this Gurugram residence offer charming views on both sides… A mix of luxury and simple colour-play formulate an elegantly quirky ensemble in the heights of Gurgaon city. Situated on the twenty-fifth floor of DLF The Ultima, this three-bedroom residence belongs […]

Vegas Sports Showroom, Gurgaon, India, The Picturesque Studio

Vegas Sports Showroom

Text description provided by the architects. The new Vegas Sports showroom creates a quirky, exploratory shopping experience for sports lovers. The new showroom for Vegas Sports, located in Sector 29, Gurgaon, is a play haven for kids and sports lovers alike. Crafted by The Picturesque Studio using a product-first design […]