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Raffles City Beijing, China, SPARK Architects

Raffles City Beijing

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 heart of Beijing’s business district and sits on one of the […]

Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, SPARK Architects

Starhill Gallery

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 public realm and the pedestrian is the concept of SPARK’s proposal. […]

Hackney Picturehouse, London, United Kingdom, Fletcher Priest Architects

Hackney Picturehouse

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 which includes the refurbishment of the UK’s largest cinema in South […]

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

Liverpool Interlomas Department Store

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 have become a magnet for social encounters and even cultural exchanges. […]

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

Tori Tori Restaurant

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 in Polanco that has seen changes in its zoning, houses have […]

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 of patient care, research, and […]

On the Corner, Higashiōmi, Japan, EASTERN Design Office

On the Corner

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 this town. Among the local people, there are many immigrants from […]

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 this 55m high tower. This […]

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 beachfront. However, in order to […]

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 which is located in close […]

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 controlled natural ventilation of the […]

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 103 storeys. A luxury brand […]

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 that reflect the changing light, […]

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 […]

Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Reykjavík, Iceland, Henning Larsen Architects

Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre

The Centre sits on the border between land and sea, standing out as a large, radiant sculpture reflecting both sky and harbour space as well as the vibrant life of the city. Henning Larsen Architects, the artist Olafur Eliasson with Danish-Iceland roots and the engineering companies Rambøll and ArtEngineering GmbH from Germany collaborated to design […]

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 colors: light green, dark green. […]

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

Ewha Womans University

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 and the city of Shinchon to the south.  A new topography […]

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 foil generating a mother-of-pearl effect […]

Astir Palace Gate, Vouliagmeni, Greece, SPARCH SakellaridouPapanikolaou Architects

Astir Palace Gate

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 Gate The gate acts like a border and its design allows […]

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 removal of the existing hotel, […]

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

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 the building were organized around three walls made of local stone, […]

Water Temple (Shingonshu Honpukuji), Awaji, Japan, Tadao Ando Architect & Associates

Water Temple (Shingonshu Honpukuji)

The Water Temple in Awaji Island can be reached from long uphill path traversing the original temple compound and cemetery. The temple was originally constructed for the Shingon Buddhist Sect. One is then directed, indirectly, through a simple series of two gesturing white-washed concrete walls of light and shadow that eventually lead one to what […]

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain, Gehry Partners

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

The museum of Guugenheim in Bilbao had already begun to make news long before it opened its doors on October 19, 1997. The previous four years of its construction, the museum was visited by numerous artists, architects, journalists, politicians, filmmakers, and historians that […]

Four Houses in Porto Rafti, Greece, MOB Architects

Four Houses in Porto Rafti

This complex of four house is located in Porto Rafti, an area by the sea in a distance of approximately 40 km from Athens. The recently new roads that have been constructed led an increasing number of population chooses to live here permanently, despite the area has been used for vacation housing for many decades. […]

Villa Savoye, Poissy, France, Le Corbusier

Villa Savoye

Many consider Villa Savoye to be the seminal work of the Swiss architect Le Corbusier. International Style has found to this Villa one of its most recognisable architectural presentations. The Five Points The house was emblematic of Le Corbusier used to work in a system that he addressed “The Five Points”, his basic tenets of […]

Maison La Roche, Paris, France, Le Corbusier

Maison La Roche

Maison La Roche in Paris is a classic work from Le Corbusier that was built as a home for Raoul La Roche, a Swiss banker and collector of avant-garde art. Among other things, The house was designed to serve as a private gallery to display La Roche’s extensive art collection, among other of its functions. […]

Mulini Beach, Rovinj, Croatia, 3LHD

Mulini Beach

In an attractive area of Rovinj, Mulini Beach lies on the exit from the central part of the city and in the continuation of the promenade. It is in front of hotels Monte Mulini, Lone and Eden, wrapped in a rich green public park and green forest protective areas. The city’s public area and the […]

Walker Art Centre Expansion, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, Herzog & de Meuron

Walker Art Centre Expansion

With chunky massing and silvery, lightly crumpled aluminum cladding, Herzog & de Meuron’s Walker Art Center expansion hovers over the sidewalk. It acts as a striking counterpoint to its adjoining neighbor, the center’s original brick-clad structure, decisively grounded, by Edward Larrabee Barnes. The 1971 […]