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Macau Science Centre, Pei Partnership Architects

Macau Science Centre

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 and dedicated by President Hu Jin Tao on the occasion of […]

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 the ground on a semi […]

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

Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum

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 the work of the noted architect A. Hays Town. The exterior […]

Xiayu Kindergarten, Shanghai, China, Atelier Deshaus

Xiayu Kindergarten

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 far away from the old town, Xiayu Kindergarten can hardly be […]

Z58, Shanghai, China, Kengo Kuma and Associates

Z58

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 hanging down covers the facade of the building in order to […]

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 […]

National Museum of Modern Art (MOMAK), Kyoto, Japan, Maki and Associates

National Museum of Modern Art (MOMAK)

The National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, commonly reffered to as MOMAK opened on the site that is now present on March 1, 1963 as the Annex Museum of The National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo. Its building that used to be the auxiliary facility of The Kyoto Municipal Exhibition Hall for Industrial […]

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 architect says, “The landscape framed […]

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

Chamber of Commerce in Chapinero

Tthe 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 both interesting and additional to that of the traditional platform space […]

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

Martin Luther Church

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 resting on the legs of the “table” that are four steel […]

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 whose conservation was no longer […]

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”, and that translates into a […]

Zlota 44, Warsaw, Poland, Studio Liebeskind

Zlota 44

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 has 52 storeys (192 meter /629 ft.) and it is the […]

The Wohl Centre, Ramat Gan, Israel, Studio Libeskind

The Wohl Centre

The new convention center for Bar-Illan University in Ramat-Gan, Israel creates space for the university to hold performances, lectures, special events and conferences. The project has been generously funded by Maurice Wohl. The two essential components of the Bar-Ilan University are bringed […]

Barking Central, London, United Kingdom, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Barking Central

Barking Central managed to become one of the most successful regeneration projects in the UK. It is a revitalization for Barking town centre, including a large mixed-use scheme of seven new buildings with a new Learning Centre, over 500 residential apartments along with a 66 bed hotel, a bicycle shed that fits 250 bikes, nine […]

Westminster Academy, London, United Kingdom, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Westminster Academy

The Academy is located in a gritty urban context, dominated by the Westway, 1960s tower blocks and the Harrow Road. The physical complexities of the site are matched by the cultural and social challenges of working in one of the poorest areas in London where 95% of students are bilingual. The aspiration was to create […]

Sports Hall Bale, Croatia, 3LHD

Sports Hall Bale

Bale (Valle in Italian) is a small village in Istria peninsula of Croatia that has in majority an agricultural population of 1000 people. The project for the new sports hall was faced faced from the architects with the rich historical, cultural and social Mediterranean context. Therefore any new architectural interpolation was chosen to have a […]

House of Dior in Seoul, South Korea, Christian de Portzamparc

House of Dior in Seoul

This innovative and unique building that is nestled in the heart of the city’s elegant Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu district has been designed by the French architect Christian de Portzamparc, winner of architecture’s prestigious Pritzker Prize. The interiors of the building are the work of the internationally renowned architect […]

Campos Elíseos 104, Mexico City, Mexico, Pascal Arquitectos

Campos Elíseos 104

Campos Elíseos 104 is a residential building that was constructed in one of the most beautiful roundabouts in Polanco neighborhood, Campos Elíseos and Schiller. The intention of this project was to retake and restore the same quality of life; so difficult to find today in Mexico City. The building has three small towers and each […]

Spa Area for a Hotel, Porto Cristo, Majorca, A2arquitectos

Spa Area for a Hotel in Majorca

Hotel Castell dels Hams was established on the island of Majorca amid the Mediterranean vegetation in 1967. It is a small hotel that, over time, went and through subtle improvements and extensions and now it has become one of the most distinctive hotels in the eastern part of the island. The last of the alterations […]

Indoor Pool for a Hotel, Porto Cristo, Majorca, A2arquitectos

Indoor Pool for a Hotel

Hotel Castell dels Hams is a small hotel that was established in 1967 on the island of Majorca amid the Mediterranean vegetation. Over time, the hotel completed subtle improvements and extensions. The last of the alterations turned the hotel into much more than just a holiday destination as it was meant to celebrate the Mediterranean […]

Bar in the Caves of Porto Cristo, Majorca, Spain, A2arquitectos

Bar in the Caves of Porto Cristo

A lush botanic garden is housed at the great natural entrance to the Caves of Hams in Mallorca. It is at this entrance that the bar is situated and made up of a piece of backlit glass of 10 meters in length. The most important element of the project is the counter of the bar that fits into a concrete cavity made up of straight lines […]

Youth Centre Amsterdam-Osdorp, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Atelier Kempe Thill

Youth Centre Amsterdam-Osdorp

The final building is consisted of the simple stacking of two – diametrically opposed – concepts of space. The ground floor level is designed to have a flat sandwich-space that opens up completely to the surroundings thanks to the glazing on all sides. The public green and its dominated tree canopy has the ability to […]

Zhongguancun Christian Church, Beijing, China, Gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg and Partners

Zhongguancun Christian Church

The largest Christian church in China has a design characterized by a Chinese type of “triple p”. That means public-private partnership with commercial spaces on the ground floor, and by its striking facade rod system. The building forms a solitaire in the open space between Zhongguancun Cultural Tower and “city of books” with its free, […]

Bodegas Ysios Winery, Laguardia, Spain, Santiago Calatrava

Bodegas Ysios Winery

The building is conceived as an element completely integrated in the surrounding landscape and, at the same time, as an autonomous site-specific sculpture. The Bodegas and Bebidas group asked for a building to house its prestigious new wine “la Rioja Alavesa” and to stand as an icon. At the same time, they wanted to accommodate […]

Community Center in Zimmern, Seckach, Germany, Ecker Architekten

Community Centre in Zimmern

This community centre was built in order to house cultural events in a town with active club membership. The hall can also host sporting events and seasonal festivals. A composite use required flexibility, durability, and safety. Seating 500, the project houses a youth club, offices for local officials, and the town doctor. The space is […]

Seagram Building, New York, USA, Mies van der Rohe

Seagram Building

The Seagram Building was designed by Mies van der Rohe and epitomizes elegance and the principles of modernism, located in the heart of New York City. This was Mies’ first attempt at tall office building construction, a 38-story building on Park Avenue. His solution set a standard in the design of the modern skyscraper and […]

TWA Flight Center, New York, USA, Eero Saarinen

TWA Flight Centre

Saarinen’s design originated in a futuristic way and featured a prominent wing-shaped thin shell roof, constructed over the main terminal (head house). It also had tube-shaped departure and arrival corridors, originally wrapped in red carpet that were quite unusual. An other aspect of the design and very critical to its’ spirit was the expansive windows […]