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Editorial Office and TV Studio Addendum, Vienna, Austria, Berger+Parkkinen

Editorial Office and TV Studio Addendum

Text description provided by the architects. Addendum is an Austrian media project and research platform. Addendum’s editorial team has grown steadily, so an expansion of office space was necessary. Former premises of a Volksbank branch in Vienna were chosen as the new location. The concrete building from the late 70s […]

Mariposa1038, Los Angeles-California, United States, Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects (LOHA)

Mariposa1038

Text description provided by the architects. As one of the densest neighborhoods in the country, Los Angeles’ Koreatown is at the forefront of changing modes of contemporary urban living. LOHA’s design for Mariposa1038 plays with this burgeoning area’s density with a pure cube extruded to fit tight on its lot, […]

Navyas, Bengaluru, India, Cadence Architects

Navyas

Text description provided by the architects. The client brief was to design a naturopathy center with a yoga hall in a tight urban site. The fact that the center was meant for therapy and wellness but had to be designed in a busy, noisy, polluted node in the city was […]

Urania Cinema, Zagreb, Croatia, 3LHD

Urania Cinema

Text description provided by the architects. Urania Cinema/Theatre is one of numerous old cinema buildings built in the city of Zagreb in the early 20th century. Those cinemas were spread within the urban blocks across Zagreb’s Downtown. With the opening of new and modern multiplex theatres 20 years ago, the […]

Hospital Dornbirn, Dornbirn, Austria, Gohm Hiessberger Architekten

Hospital Dornbirn

Text description provided by the architects. Actually two projects with separately masterful achievements. The addition first created new space through the use of a nearly undevelopable plot. First reduced down to the load-bearing reserves of an existing parking garage, two elegant levels of office space were created as eight-meter-tall steel […]

Kaleidos House, Mérida, México, Taller Estilo Arquitectura

Kaleidos House

Text description provided by the architects. “How to create a single-family home, comfortable, functional and out of the ordinary, in a lot with dimensions of 4 x 69 meters without dying in the attempt”. This was our challenge when designing “Kaleidos House”. The ratio of 1 to 17 between the […]

Diaphanous House, Mérida, México, Taller Estilo Arquitectura

Diaphanous House

Text description provided by the architects. The revitalization Mérida’s historic center has brought with it a new value for built heritage, whether it be partial or total and the interventions we see today are very diverse. Diaphanous House  is an anonymous dwelling on its exterior that adapts to the contextual […]

Casa Lupita, Mérida, Mexico, Binomio Taller

Casa Lupita

Located in Merida, Yucatan’s Historic Center, Casa Lupita pays tribute to the classic colonial architecture of its historic neighborhoods. This project involved restoration as well as architectural, interior, furniture and landscape design. The conceptual premise of the project is the juxtaposition of colonial and contemporary architecture. The nineteenth […]

Door to Mérida House, Mérida, Mexico, Taller Estilo Arquitectura

Door to Mérida House

Text description provided by the architects. The trees stay! This was the initial phrase in the interview with the owners of the property, a pair of preexisting galleries, the first one with a shed covered in soot, barely noticeable the color of the clay roof tiles, and the second one […]

Colibrí House, Mérida, Mexico, Taller Estilo Arquitectura

Colibrí House

Text description provided by the architects. Located in the Barrio de Santiago, Colibrí House in a Casona (Old House) at Merida historic center with colonial chacateristics that had different architectonic restoration actions, going by a rehabilitation process to consolidate the damaged physical areas from the building; also restructuring some elements […]

The Falkirk Wheel and Visitor Centre, Falkirk, Scotland, RMJM

The Falkirk Wheel and Visitor Centre

Text description provided by the architects. The Falkirk Wheel is the world’s first rotating boat lift designed to connect the Union Canal with the Forth and Clyde Canal 25 metres below and forms part of the Millennium Link Project – a £74 million investment to link the west and east coasts of Scotland with an inland […]

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore, RMJM

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Text description provided by the architects. Alexandra Hospital in Singapore, established in 1938, was renowned as one of the most modern hospitals in southeast Asia up through the 1970s. Today, RMJM’s design for the new 550-bed institution recreates the charm and ambiance of the pre-war facility while providing the highest […]

Becton Dickinson Campus Center, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States, RMJM

Becton Dickinson Campus Center

Becton Dickinson selected RMJM Hillier for the design of their new 38,000-square-foot Campus Center. Located on Becton Dickinson’s corporate headquarters campus, the building houses the cafeteria, café, company store and other retail amenities. The sensitivity of the sitting of the first buildings almost 20 years ago is still evident […]

St Peter's Catholic Primary School, Gloucester, United Kingdom, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

St Peter’s Catholic Primary School

Text description provided by the architects. St Peter’s Catholic Primary School in Gloucester is a state school for 420 pupils aged from 4 to 11. The scheme also includes a 26-place nursery, which sits adjacent to the main school building. The existing school was in a poor state of repair when […]

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, Mnchester, United Kingdom, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

Manchester Metropolitan University’s Business School and Student Hub was its most significant real estate investment since the 1960s. The spectacular new building replaces an outdated business faculty at its Aytoun site. The new 23,000 metre square facility accommodates 5,000 students and 250 staff and is innovative […]

Tudor Grange Academy in Worcester, Worcester, United Kingdom, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Tudor Grange Academy in Worcester

Text description provided by the architects. Tudor Grange Academy is a new build, with 30% part refurbishment, academy for 500 11-16 year olds and 200 16-18 year olds; with a specialism in science and enterprise. The academy is a dynamic form that knits into the existing buildings with a central double […]

ArchiTravel Interviews Marilena Skavara

ArchiTravel Interviews Marilena Skavara

ArchiTravel interviews the architect and interaction designer Marilena Skavara. Interview by : Maria Anagnostou Maria Anagnostou: What is the importance of architectural tourism? Marilena Skavara: Architectural tourism is definitely one of the driving forces of global tourism. Ranging from the popular landmarks visited by most tourists […]

Highfield Humanities College, Blackpool, United Kingdom, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Highfield Humanities College

Text description provided by the architects. Highfield Humanities College is a state secondary school of 1,200 pupils between the ages of 11 and 16. It forms part of Blackpool’s Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme and has replaced what was the dilapidated existing college with its long, forbidding corridors. In […]

Drapers' Academy, Romford, United Kingdom, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Drapers’ Academy

Text description provided by the architects. Specialising in Science and Mathematics, the Drapers’ Academy is decorated with brick patterns devised using an ancient mathematical principle. It is sponsored by one of London’s oldest Guilds, and is set in parkland once occupied by an Elizabethan manor house. The 1100 place school is on the […]

The Hive, Worcester, United Kingdom, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

The Hive

Text description provided by the architects. The Hive was conceived as a truly accessible building (that would not preclude any potential visitor or staff member using all the facilities) within a built form that would be innovative in operation with low carbon impact. It is a testament to the strength of […]

Manchester School of Art, Manchester, United Kingdom, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Manchester School of Art

Celebrating its 175th birthday in 2013, Manchester School of Art is one of the oldest institutions of its kind in the UK. The school was established in the 19th Century to help keep the region competitive in an international market and support regional industry in a wider marketplace. Now a faculty of Manchester Metropolitan University […]

PCA Agency, Paris, France, PCA - Philippe Chiambaretta Architecte

PCA Agency

Text description provided by the architects. 56-58 rue Vieille du Temple is located in the heart of the Marais, in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris – a popular neighborhood of boutiques and galleries. PCA’s new agency replaced an old printing office that was located in a courtyard of a 1950’s […]

SPARK Beijing Office - The Swivel Space, Beijing, China, SPARK Architects

SPARK Beijing Office – The Swivel Space

Text description provided by the architects. The Liang Dian Design Centre on Dongsishitiao is home to the new SPARK Beijing office; occupying 500 square meters on the second floor of a three story office building form the late 1980’s. An annex glass box had been added to second floor of […]

House C and House D in Terra Panonica, Mokrin, Serbia, Studio AUTORI

House C and House D in Terra Panonica

Text description provided by the architects. House C and House D are a part of the Terra Panonica estate, located in Mokrin, a settlement in the municipality of Kikinda, in Vojvodina region, in Serbia. Terra Panonica estate is a cultural and tourist complex for various creative and leisure activities. With […]

House A in Terra Panonica, Mokrin, Serbia, Studio AUTORI

House A in Terra Panonica

Text description provided by the architects. House A is a part of the cultural and tourist complex “Terra Pannonica” in the village of Mokrin, in northern Serbia. The estate is planned to consist of five houses of different functional and architectural characteristics, of which two have been completed until now. […]

Jing Mian Xin Cheng, Beijing, China, SPARK Architects

Jing Mian Xin Cheng

SPARK’s ‘pleated’ and ‘woven’ façade for the award-winning mixed-use development Jing Mian Xin Cheng in Beijing demonstrates that depth of experience need not be forgotten despite the speed of the central city’s expansion. ‘Pleats’ of perforated aluminium sheeting and a ‘weave’ of rippling windows resolve a variety of practical issues while […]

Amarin Apartment Village, Rovinj, Croatia, 3LHD

Amarin Apartment Village

Text description provided by the architects. Amarin Apartment Village is located north of the city of Rovinj, surrounded by lush vegetation. Next to the existing 272 apartments, the old substandard ones were removed from the site and 190 new were built in their place. The new buildings location is partly determined […]