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One London Wall, London, UK, Foster + Partners

One London Wall

The site, located at the West end of London Wall, accommodated an existing unoccupied office building which sat over an operational Livery Company premises. The development opportunity was to put back a much larger office building whilst retaining the Livery Company accommodation […]

Tokyo International Forum, Japan, Affonso Eduardo Reidy

Tokyo International Forum

Squeezed onto a 21,000-square-meter site in the heart of Marunouchi, the Tokyo International Forum stands as a lasting reminder of Japan’s boom years which abruptly came to an end in the early 1990’s. New York architect Rafael Vinoli designed the TIF which was commissioned during the last years of the […]

Museum of Modern Art (MAM), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Affonso Eduardo Reidy

Museum of Modern Art (MAM)

Rio’s Museum of Modern Art was founded in 1948 by a group of art enthusiasts headed by Raimundo Castro Maia (see Museu do Açude and Chácara do Céu). In 1958 the Museum was transferred to another building that made its permanent headquarters. It is impossible to miss the impressive main […]

30 Saint Mary Axe, London, UK, Foster and Partners

30 Saint Mary Axe (The Gkerkin)

30 Saint Mary Axe (The Gkerkin), previously named Swiss Re Headquarters, is a landmark 40-storey office building in the heart of London’s financial centre, developed by Swiss Re and designed by architects Foster and Partners. Located on the former site of the Baltic Exchange, the distinctive form of the building […]

Gavroche Centre for Children, Saint-Ouen, France, SOA Architectes

Gavroche Centre for Children

Text description provided by the architects. A cultural and educational facility situated in the heart of the Victor Hugo development has been realized with the completion of the Gavroche Centre for Children. The latter is part of a large urban renewal scheme consisting principally of housing, offices and commercial buildings […]

Store Reform in Granada for Camper, Granada, Spain, A-cero

Store Reform in Granada for Camper

Text description provided by the architects. A-cero has renovated a a little store of 50 m² on Mesones street, one of the best known, commercial and important streets of Granada, Spain. The customer is the Spanish leading brand Camper, devoted to the exhibition and sale of trendy shoes. It will […]

Lolita, La Almunia de Doña Godina, Spain, Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos

Lolita

Roadside restaurants are not found very often within the increasingly prestigious restaurant world. Such places have a superposed condition as an infrastructure adapted to the commercial, informational and social […]

Raffles City Beijing, China, SPARK Architects

Raffles City Beijing

Text description provided by the architects. CapitaLand, a global, brand, owns Raffles City Beijing and managed its development and operation to make it an award-winning key component of it. Raffles City Beijing is located at the junction of Dongzhimen Neidajie and Beijing’s 2nd Ring Road. The site is at the […]

Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, SPARK Architects

Starhill Gallery

Text description provided by the architects. Kuala Lumpur’s Starhill Gallery is one of the city’s premier shopping malls featuring an extraordinary array of luxury branded goods and fine dining restaurants. Spark’s proposal deals with The reinvention of the façade of Starhill facing Bukit Bintang as urban sculpture engaging with the […]

Hackney Picturehouse, London, United Kingdom, Fletcher Priest Architects

Hackney Picturehouse

Text description provided by the architects. UK based Fletcher Priest Architects have completed a cinema in the heart of London which has been transformed from a run-down music venue in East London, into a vibrant cinema for the local community. The UK practice is renowned for their bespoke cinema design […]

Liverpool Interlomas Department Store, Mexico City, Mexico, Rojkind Arquitectos

Liverpool Interlomas Department Store

Text description provided by the architects. Rojkind Arquitectos was commissioned to design a façade for the new 18,000m2 department store as part of a new era in the company’s pursuit for re-branding itself, in the concext of the new role that shopping centers play in today’s society, in which they […]

Tori Tori Restaurant, Mexico City, Mexico, Rojkind Arquitectos, ESRAWE Studio

Tori Tori Restaurant

Text description provided by the architects. Tori Tori Restaurant is considered one of the best Japanese restaurants in Mexico City with remarkable success. Rojkind Arquitectos and Esrawe Studio teamed up to move the restaurant to a bigger location in the same area of Polanco, Mexico City. At the residential area […]

Hans Otto Theatre, Potsdam, Germany, Gottfried Böhm

Hans Otto Theatre

Architect and Pritzker Prize winner Gottfried Böhm sketched a 5-storey theatrical building with bowl-shaped, cantilevered roofs. Concrete and glass are the prevailing materials. A listed gasometre was integrated into the construction body. On the side of the deep lake an also listed former chicory […]

Lou Ruvo Centre for Brain Health, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, Gehry Partners

Lou Ruvo Centre for Brain Health

The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Centre for Brain Health sits at the area of downtown Las Vegas at the corner of Central Parkway and Bonneville Avenue. Thta is a prominent “gateway” site of the 61 acre Symphony Park development. The center is intended to provide facilities that bridge All aspects […]

On the Corner, Higashiōmi, Japan, EASTERN Design Office

On the Corner

Text description provided by the architects. On the Corner is a castle where the boys and girls of the story of Michael Ende could be entering. Square elements configure this triangular castle! The site is a manufacturing area in Youkaichi City in Shiga Prefecture. There are many big factories in […]

Marco Polo Tower, Hamburg, Germany, Behnisch Architekten

Marco Polo Tower

The Marco Polo Tower sits on the Elbe, on a prominent position in the HafenCity, right beside the Unilever headquarters, also by Behnisch Architekten. The end of the route from the inner city out to the new attractions, the Cruise Ship Terminal and the Promenade on Strandkai are punctuated by […]

South Pointe Park, Miami Beach, Florida, United States, Hargreaves Associates

South Pointe Park

The City of Miami Beach hired Hargreaves Associates to provide design and master plan services for 19 acre South Pointe Park, opened in March 2009. Substantial assets of the existing park included expansive views across Government Cut, adjacency to lively residential neighborhoods, and direct access to both the bayfront and […]

Metal Shutter Houses, New York, United States, Shigeru Ban Architects, Dean Maltz Architect

Metal Shutter Houses

A Residential Condominium with a Gallery Retail space on the ground floor is the concept of Metal Shutter Houses. The building is located in the newly re-zoned West Chelsea district of Manhattan just west of the High Line. Both light and surrounding views are in maximum use of the project […]

KfW Westarkade, Frankfurt, Germany, Sauerbruch Hutton

KfW Westarkade

KfW Westarkade on his opening was touted as one of the most energy-efficient office buildings in the world. It was projected to use approximately half the energy of an average European office building, and one-third of a US-based one. The building addresses the prevailing wind direction to exploit it for […]

Guangzhou International Finance Center, China, WilkinsonEyre

Guangzhou International Finance Centre

WilkinsonEyre won the first prize in an international design competition for this 440m tower in Guangzhou which is one of China’s tallest buildings. A mixture of uses including office space, a luxury Four Seasons hotel with a top floor high floor high end restaurant and bar consist this tower with […]

New York by Gehry, United States, Gehry Partners

New York by Gehry

New York by Gehry has conquered the place of a residential tower that is the tallest in the Western Hemisphere being a singular addition to the iconic Manhattan skyline, standing at 870 feet tall. The design language of the classic Manhattan high-rise was reinterpreted with undulating waves of stainless steel […]

Eduard-Wallnöfer-Platz (Landhausplatz), Innsbruck, Austria, LAAC Architekten, Stiefel & Company Architects

Eduard-Wallnöfer-Platz (Landhausplatz)

Even though Eduard-Wallnöfer-Platz was the largest but neglected public square in the centre of the city of Innsbruck in Tyrol, Austria, managed to keep a symbolic significance with the four memorials positioned there. A subterranean garage was built in 1985. Before the transformation took place, the […]

Fukoku Life Osaka, Japan, Dominique Perrault Architecture

Fukoku Life Osaka

The tower looks like a great tree, whose base is widening as the roots, while the body remains straight and vertical. The façade of the building shell is covered with scales larger and more marked at the bottom than the top. The color of the plant turn inspired by the […]

Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea, Dominique Perrault Architecture

Ewha Womans University

Text description provided by the architects. A larger than site response, an urban response, a global landscaped solution which weaves together the tissue of the EWHA campus with that of the city was necessary in regards to the complexity of the immediate site through its relationship to the greater campus […]

Galleria Department Store, Seoul, South Korea, UNStudio

Galleria Department Store

The Galleria Department Store design evolved around two main goals. The first goal was for the Gallery to have a new façade that projects a lively, ever changing surface. In total 4330 glass discs are mounted on the existing concrete skin of the building. The glass discs include special dicroic […]

Astir Palace Gate, Vouliagmeni, Greece, SPARCH SakellaridouPapanikolaou Architects

Astir Palace Gate

Text description provided by the architects. During a renovation of Astir Palace, a luxury resort 25kms away from the centre of Athens, the architects were asked to design an entrance Gate and to upgrade the entrance of the Nafsika Hotel (the Canopy). In both cases they designed an interface. The […]

Estoril Sol Residential Complex, Cascais, Portugal, Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos

Estoril Sol Residential Complex

The intervention proposal for replacing the existing Hotel Estoril Sol in Cascais, a new building complex comprising a residential program with an area equal to 28.800m² and has 1,200 sqm of area for trade and services. The study is part of the awareness of the collateral issues relating to the […]

Hollenbeck Replacement Police Station, Los Angeles, California, United States, AC Martin

Hollenbeck Replacement Police Station

The design of LAPD Hollenbeck Replacement Station in Boyle Heights exemplifies the station efforts to create an open, community-serving police force. Strengthening the neighborhood’s civic center and highlighting the community’s distinct tradition of artistic expression was the intention of the […]

Vacation House on Syros Island, Ermoupoli, Syros, Greece, Katerina Valsamaki

Vacation House on Syros Island

Text description provided by the architects. This small house for vacation of 130sqm sits at the eastern part of Syros Island in the area of Manna, Sklipi, and was designed for a three-member family. The design focused on integrating the building with the landscape and thus the three volumes of […]