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Liyuan Library, Vogau, Austria, Li Xiaodong Atelier

Liyuan Library

This project is modest addition to the small village of Huairou on the outskirts of Beijing, just under a two hour’s drive from busy Beijing urban life. On the one hand it forms a modern programmatic complement to the village by adding a small library and reading space within a setting of quiet contemplation. On […]

Traungasse 12, Vienna, Austria, BWM Architekten

Traungasse 12

An office building designed by architect Harry Glück in the 1960s has been transformed into a modern residential building with a sculptural façade design. Conversion and extension of an office building in Vienna’s central 3rd district into a modern residential building. Two new storeys will be added to the building, which was originally designed by […]

Hotel Topazz, Vienna, Austria, BWM Architekten

Hotel Topazz

The new Topazz design hotel by BWM Architekten und Partner in Vienna’s city centre can be likened to a glistening, dark-colored gemstone. Its brown mosaic façade, which absorbs and reflects the natural light, ensures that this building – on one of Vienna’s smallest building sites – is a real eye-catcher. The design, created by BWM Architekten und […]

ArchiTravel Interviews Maria Aslam-Hyder

ArchiTravel Interviews Maria Aslam-Hyder

ArchiTravel interviews the architect, writer and publisher Maria Aslam-Hyder. Interview by : Maria Anagnostou Maria Anagnostou: What is the importance of Architectural Tourism? Maria Aslam-Hyder: I think it’s the key importance of any country because you are showcasing your heritage, your culture, your buildings, your dynamics through […]

25hours Hotel Vienna, Vienna, Austria, BWM Architekten

25hours Hotel Vienna

A hotel is a hotel just for tourists. Wrong! The new 25hours Hotel, located near Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier, is by no means just a pretentious structure offering accommodation for a well-heeled foreign clientele. Since opening its doors in early 2013, this centrally located hotel has become a popular spot for all – especially for the locals, who […]

Hotel Caroline, Vienna, Austria, BWM Architekten

Hotel Caroline

Hotel Caroline enjoys a central location near Vienna’s main train station. The new building connects the two existing parts of the hotel dating back to the 19th century by means of a central corner building with five floors. The new façade is clad with bricks, a nod to the history of Vienna’s 10th district, which […]

Koala House, Mérida, Mexico, Taller Estilo Arquitectura

Koala House

The aim of Casa Koala is to unify two concepts across varied elements achieving a sense of cohesion and logic, which translates into a whole that meets the needs of the users. The challenge was to obtain a contemporary space, without the loss of original features and elements. Casa Koala is a project in which […]

RC 80 House, Mérida, Mexico, Taller Estilo Arquitectura

RC 80 House

The historic background of the building and the cultural and social value were the characteristics that inspired us for the interpretation and intervention of Casa RC 80. An irregular lot and some pre-existing elements give this home a unique character. The arrangement of spaces allows us to create a harmonious […]

Residential Care Centre Sint-Jozef Woumen, Diksmuide, Belgium, B2Ai

Residential Care Centre Sint-Jozef Woumen

The new residential care centre offering around 100 beds replaces the existing, outdated St. Jozef facility in Woumen, a submunicipality of Diksmuide. Based on an urban development, historical, ecological and social analysis, B2Ai opted for a contemporary monastery typology that clearly refers to the site’s past. This configuration provides […]

Renovation House Lendenmann, Regensberg, Switzerland, L3P Architekten

Renovation House Lendenmann

The medieval township of Regensberg represents a place of unparalleled quality with its unique location, history and urban clarity. The historic town center consists of the rounded “Oberburg” with the town’s castle dating back to the foundation of the town in 1244 and the adjacent “Unterburg”.  With its unique location on the eastern foothills of […]

House ML+M+R, Pordenone, Italy, Caprioglio Associati Architects

House ML+M+R

The project House ML+M+R in Pordenone, in the north east of Italy, involves the expansion and recomposition of all four facades without altering the current outline of the previous building except for the south elevation, where the facade is conceived an extrusion through a bow window façade on three levels. The project is the result […]

Trübel Wohnhaus, Dielsdorf, Switzerland, L3P Architekten

Trübel Wohnhaus

After the removal of border limit clearances only 5m x 9m are left over in this small steep lot at the vineyard at Dielsdorf. With a maximum of 83m2 above-ground level living, this lot has long been considered unbuildable. A classical residential house with solid outer walls, conventional access staircase and traffic area has no […]

Mineta San José International Airport, California, United States, IDOM

Mineta San José International Airport

Terminal B at the Mineta San Jose International Airport by Fentress Architects fits right in to its Silicon Valley Home. Fentress Architects created a building that takes advantage of available technology to assure a safe building with state of the art amenities for its users. Terminal B was a challenging piece in the San Jose […]

CEIBS Beijing Campus, Beijing, China, IDOM

CEIBS Beijing Campus

CEIBS (China Europe International Business School) is the Business School leader in Asia. As part of its growth has taken the decision of building a new Campus in Beijing contracting AXCT-IDOM Group as design architect. The new Campus occupies about 19.000m2 in a three floors building and a basement floor in a plot 33.000m2 in […]

Epsilon Euskadi Centre, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, IDOM

Epsilon Euskadi Centre

Epsilon Euskadi is a Motor Racing Innovation and Technology Research Centre that integrates three activities: 1) Design: R&D&I and production of state-of-the-art racing cars; 2) Racing team management: team competitors in the Le Mans 24 Hours, World Series by Renault, Formula Renault 3.5, Eurocup Formula Renault […]

Refurbishment of Huesca City Archives, Huesca, Spain, IDOM

Refurbishment of Huesca City Archives

The project deals with the Refurbishment of the West Tower of the Huesca City Hall in order to turn it into City Archives. Due to its position and volume, the Archives round off the set of buildings that make up the Huesca City Hall which gives the impression of being an unfinished construction, for the […]

Institute for Vehicles Research, Alcañiz, Spain, IDOM

Institute for Vehicles Research

The building is located next to the road from Zaragoza to Castellon, in the area of ​​the new circuit Motorland. The plot, on which it is located, is rectangular, 130 meters wide by an average of 116 meter long. Its total area is 13,351 sqm. It’s located on the eastern edge of the technological park […]

Data Centre in Cerdanyola, Cerdanyola del Valles, Spain, IDOM

Data Centre in Cerdanyola

The Data Centre program includes more than 6.000m² of processors distributed into 18 IT rooms as well as parking places, contingency offices, operation, coupling facilities, testing rooms, suppliers and workshops. The building typology requires the highest technological functionality, prioritizing: flexibility, scalability and energy […]

BBK Sarriko Centre, Bilbao, Spain, IDOM

BBK Sarriko Centre

The BBK Sarriko Centre is a residential building that combines two different uses: retirement homes and social flats for young people. The design had to be flexible and able to accommodate changes throughout the life of the building, since the client wants accommodation for young people to be the predominant use of the building in […]

Bilbao Arena, Bilbao, Spain, IDOM

Bilbao Arena

Bilbao, Miribilla neighborhood, built on ancient iron mines adjacent to the old part of town. A very hilly solar (46 m from one corner to another, just 200m) in which the building was caught in the neighborhood park. Limestone rocks sticking out between the banks and trees in the park gave us the key to […]

242 Social Housing Units in Salburúa, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, IDOM

242 Social Housing Units in Salburúa

Development of 242 affordable units located in the expansion area to the east of Vitoria-Gasteiz, specifically in Sector 11, plot M3, Salburua. The building consists of a 20-storey tower in the south-west and a continuous U-shaped block, of 4 to 7 floors, covering alignments west, north and east of the plot. Entrances to the flats […]

112 Reus, Reus, Spain, IDOM

112 Reus

The new 112 Building in Reus is the model for the new emergencies management and service system in Catalonia, and the first public facility in the country to have a LEED certification. It is a new architectonic typology that brings together all the bodies in charge of managing emergencies in Catalonia. Before, these bodies were […]

The Waterfront, Stavanger, Norway, AART Architects

The Waterfront

AART Architects have created the Waterfront (in Norwegian ‘Vannkanten’) – one of the largest wooden residential developments in Europe. Located on the edge of Stavanger harbourfront, the 19,500 m2 development transforms the former industrial area into a recreational part of town. Stavanger is the third largest metropolitan area […]

Wajek Walk, Singapore, Aamer Architects

Wajek Walk

A house in Singapore with a modern interior design by Aamer Architects. The house has a terrace and sits at a corner on a trapezium shaped land with lines. These lines wrap and fold towards distance views while providing privacy from close neighbours. They also achieve a distinctive form that is futuristic and indeed tropical. […]

Tan’s Garden Villa (Merryn Road 40ª), Singapore, Aamer Architects

Tan’s Garden Villa (Merryn Road 40ª)

Back in 2001, the Owner, Mr Adrian Tan, commissioned Aamer to design his house(s) at No 42. There a large bungalow plot was divided into two to accommodate separate but identical houses which won the prestigious Singapore Institute of Architects’  Design Award in 2004. Some ten years later Adrian acquired the plot next door, No […]

Jalan Remis (The Railway House), Singapore, Aamer Architects

Jalan Remis (The Railway House)

As a typology, the semi-detached house is often perceived as a Siamese twin, reluctantly conjoined to its symmetrical other via a single party wall. The desire to challenge such a notion drives the parti of this single- family house. By separating and pulling the main building block away from the party wall, a semi-detached house […]

13 Cove Grove, Singapore, Aamer Architects

13 Cove Grove

The site is narrow and long, with a small frontage to the waterfront. To maximize the view to the waterfront, Aamer designed the house to curve like a boomerang so that all the bedrooms could have views of the waterfront. The geometry also allowed a twenty-five metre lap pool to be incorporated on one side […]

Total Test Offices, Monterrey, Mexico, AaC+V Arquitectos

Total Test Offices

The three-story office building is located near Monterrey downtown, at one of the commercial points of the city. Most buildings within this area are old houses that were adapted into offices or new buildings that replaced the old constructions. The design of this project started from the necessity to merge and rehabilitate two existing old […]

Refurbishment at C_Galera 43, A Coruña, Spain, CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos

Refurbishment at C_Galera 43

The project aims to transform a four-storey office building placed between  dividing walls  in a residential building with offices for lease.  The new building must optimize the number of flats in relation to the investment demand for housing and the small chances of regulations. The narrowness of the street and the proximity of neighboring facades […]