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WWF Netherlands Head Office, Zeist, Netherlands, RAU

WWF Netherlands Head Office

RAU has transformed with this design a former 1950’s agricultural laboratory into the first CO2-neutral and (almost entirely) self-sustaining office in the Netherlands. The rejuvenated building got a friendly and inviting appearance, by breaking through the rigidity of the existing structure and […]

Webb Bridge, Melbourne, Australia, Denton Corker Marshall

Webb Bridge

The Webb Bridge in Melbourne by Denton, Corker & Marshall (DCM) pedestrian/cycle bridge over the Yarra River as part of a public art project in Melbourne’s Docklands area. In collaboration with artist Robert Owen. The design received first prize in a limited design competition. The brief called for the re-use […]

Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, Washington, United States, Davis Brody Bond

Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library

The new Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library is part of DC Public Library’s Building Program and came from a series of new libraries in Washington that are designed to be flexible and open in order to meet the needs of the community now and in the future. This $12 million facility […]

Watervilla Weesperzijde, Amsterdam, Netherlands, +31ARCHITECTS

Watervilla Weesperzijde

Living on the river Amstel in Amsterdam is an experience within itself. At this special location the cream of the crop of houseboat design is situated close to each other. The residents of this villa are feeling evry day like they are on holiday forever. The clients wanted to build […]

Waterman's Place, Leeds, United Kingdom, CZWG Architects

Waterman’s Place

Leeds Canal Basin was regenerated through a masterplanned sequence of public spaces along side the canal and the River Aire, each defined by a series of buildings containing apartments, hotel and commercial spaces. The new quarter is now accessed from the east by using a replacement footbridge spanning the river […]

The Langham and Andaz Xintiandi, Shanghai, China, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

The Langham and Andaz Xintiandi

The Langham and Andaz Xintiandi Hotels are considered innovators in terms of design and also have a diverse program mix and connection to surrounding context, setting a new standard for modern, high-rise buildings in historic urban districts. Their develompent, luxury and innovative as it is, responds […]

Yale Arts Complex, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects

Yale Arts Complex

Yale University’s Rudolph Building, that used to be known as the Art and Architecture Building was designed in 1963 by the modern master and then chair of the School of Architecture, Paul Rudolph. It is considered one of Rudolph’s most serious works. It went under a complete renovation and expansion […]

Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan, Kenzo Tange Associates

Yoyogi National Gymnasium

Yoyogi National Gymnasium that sits in Yoyogi Park in Tokyo, Japan is an arena known for its suspension roof design. The gymnasium was designed by Kenzo Tange and the construction lasted from 1961 to 1964. It was meant to house swimming and diving events in the 1964 Summer Olympics. The […]

Garden of Fine Arts, Kyoto, Japan, Tadao Ando Architects & Associates

Garden of Fine Arts

This project was designed by Tadao Ando and completed in 1994. It is a museum presenting near-life sized reproductions of famous masterpieces on porcelain panels. The Garden of Fine Arts in Kyoto, Japan is considered to be a unique creation of European taste amidst the chaos of Japan’s ancient capital […]

Row House (Azuma House), Osaka, Japan, Tadao Ando Architects & Associates

Row House (Azuma House)

This is a house that was made entirely of exposed concrete and acted as a replacement to the middle unit of three row houses in a downtown district of Osaka. Ando, who is considered to be a fighter-architect, started by developing a number of bold proposals for small houses. Among […]

La Defense Offices, Almere, Netherlands, UNStudio

La Defense Offices

La Defense office complex in Almere manages to integrate well with the larger urban plan. The entrances into the inner courtyards and also its height can tie in with the larger site. The exterior façade of the building is a reflection of the larger urban condition. At the same time, […]

Keyhole House, Kyoto, Japan, EASTERN Design Office

Keyhole House

The facade of Keyhole House has the shape of a keyhole, along a narrow street of a crowded town. It is designed as a key itself on the façade of this house. A house can be called a key, which will open up your life happily. And it can be such a small key, like this house that is a key! The site is in Kyoto, Japan and […]

Heidi Weber Museum, Zurich, Switzerland, Le Corbusier

Heidi Weber Museum

The Heidi Weber Museum, also known as the Centre Le Corbusier, was completed after Le Corbusier died and it now works as a museum and gallery. The structure of the building was designed to have two parts. The first one is two cubes that have sides of enameled steel panels […]

West Vancouver Aquatic Centre, Canada, HCMA Architecture + Design

West Vancouver Aquatic Centre

Text description provided by the architects. Featuring a 37-metre lap pool, a large leisure pool, an accessible hot pool, sauna and steam room, the Centre is carefully designed to promote wellness, accessibility, and fun for the community. The leisure pool provides wheelchair-accessible ramp access and includes a tot area, lazy […]

West Vancouver Community Centre, Canada, HCMA Architecture + Design

West Vancouver Community Centre

Community centre design is represented through this project in an innovative and bold approach. The facility covers an area of 8,000 m² and integrates recreation, arts and social services with a full-service community health centre. A group of formerly disconnected community facilities is unified […]

Macau Science Centre, Pei Partnership Architects

Macau Science Centre

Text description provided by the architects. The Macau Science Centre is an educational and cultural facility considered to be a state-of-the-art that is located at the gateway of Macau situated along the Pearl River Delta within an hour of Hong Kong by ferry. The centre was completed in December 2009 […]

Maggie’s Nottingham, United Kingdom, CZWG Architects

Maggie’s Nottingham

Maggie’s assigned CZWG the design of a new cancer care centre in Nottingham to serve the East Midlands Cancer Network. The centre is located on a wooded slope in the grounds of Nottingham City Hospital Campus, between the Oncology Department and the Breast Unit. The two story building ‘floats’ above […]

Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, Lafayette, Louisiana, United States, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum

Text description provided by the architects. The new Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum that is part of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is located at the gateway to the main campus. From the campus it faces a sculpture garden and a Louisiana Plantation House reproduction that is […]

Xiayu Kindergarten, Shanghai, China, Atelier Deshaus

Xiayu Kindergarten

Text description provided by the architects. Xiayu Kindergarten lies on the edges of the Qingpu New Town. In large scale region character, Qingou is one of the several sub-districts around Shanghai, which still preserve some traditional buildings. Since Qingpu New Town was basically built up from farmland and it is […]

Z58, Shanghai, China, Kengo Kuma and Associates

Z58

Text description provided by the architects. Z58 is the second project done by the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma in China. It is known to be one of the most living works that he has ever done and it acts as the window of Zhongtai Lighting Group Shanghai company. The ivy […]

Zagreb Dance Centre, Croatia, 3LHD

Zagreb Dance Centre

When big movieplex cinemas opened in Zagreb that led to the dying out of old cinema theatres in the city centre. The City of Zagreb as the owner of the old cinema Lika made a decision then to reuse the space for new cultural facilities. In that scenario, the city transformed the old cinema Lika into a new […]

4x4 House, Kobe, Japan, Tadao Ando

4×4 House II

It was in 2003 that Tadao Ando completed a powerful and yet extremely simply concrete house on a beachfront site measuring just 65 m². Significantly for Tadao Ando, the house is only four kilometers from the Awaji Island epicenter of the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake that devastated Kobe. As the […]

Chamber of Commerce in Chapinero, Bogotá, Colombia, Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos

Chamber of Commerce in Chapinero

Text description provided by the architects. The collective value of this program to the city is calebrated by the urban reaction of the scheme celebrates while the ground floor space opens to the public in making a diagonal pass through the building. The tilted first floor plan creates a dynamic […]

Martin Luther Church, Vienna, Austria, Coop Himmelb(l)au

Martin Luther Church

Text description provided by the architects. The protestant church is consisted of four elements that are main for building: a sanctuary, a community hall, a sacristy, and a sculptural bell tower. The shape of the building was derived by Coop Himmelb(l)au from a huge “table”, with its entire roof construction […]

Westend Block 1, Munich, Germany, Fink+Jocher

Westend Block 1

The new construction of this residential and commercial building is an important gesture in Munich’s up-and-coming neighbourhood Westend. The building, with its bright red façade occupies a prominent urban location on a busy street. The building takes the place of five old buildings that used to stand in its area […]

Westerdals School of Communication, Oslo, Norway, Kristin Jarmund

Westerdals School of Communication

The project was awarded 1st prize in an invited competition. The building is constructed at the area of Vulkan that is an old industrial area, sitting next to Oslo’s picturesque Akers’s river and the popular public space Kuba. The concept is conceived as a “square peg in a square hole”, […]

Zlota 44, Warsaw, Poland, Studio Liebeskind

Zlota 44

Text description provided by the architects. Daniel Libeskind returned to Poland where he comes from to build this residential tower in central Warsaw. The tower gives to residents a living experience beyond match and provides them with world-class amenities and services that create a community and lifestyle. This iconic tower […]