design society, china’s first dedicated cultural design hub, opens in shenzhen

the building designed by fumihiko maki, and houses a new V&A gallery – a collaboration that is the first of its kind between a UK museum and a chinese partner.

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vector architects transforms sugar mill into hotel complex in southern china

named ‘alila yangshuo’, the hotel’s existing structures – the mill and an industrial truss – are flanked by larger buildings used for guest accommodation.

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new images of shigeru ban’s hybrid timber tower in vancouver unveiled

planned for vancouver’s coal harbour neighborhood, the project will be constructed next to the listed ‘evergreen building’, designed by the late arthur erickson.

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makoto takei + chie nabeshima / TNA completes ginza natsuno building in tokyo

the façade of the building, which contains a variety of different retail outlets, comprises a steel grid that offers varying degrees of transparency.

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villa V by baranowitz + kronenberg features a mirrored bridge that spans a sunken courtyard

the design pays homage to the ‘white city’, tel aviv’s more than 4,000 buildings built in the bauhaus or international style.
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depA hides reflective pavilion within the grounds of porto’s serralves foundation

the concave polygonal configuration provides the ideal projection space, where ‘o peixe’ a short film by brazilian artist jonathas de andrade is on view.

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‘the 78’ will extend the chicago loop with a vast riverside neighborhood

the development has been masterplanned by SOM, and will host contributions from other established architecture firms, notably 3XN and hollwich kushner.

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lily jencks + nathanael dorent transform 17th century ruins into contemporary country home

the design team carefully selected a sequence of materials and geometries highlight the building’s storied history.
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bjarke ingels group is working on a major sports and entertainment destination in texas

the masterplan’s individual buildings are arranged as a checkerboard of different functions, which appear as a latticed roofscape from above.
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ICA miami opens permanent home designed by aranguren + gallegos arquitectos

the 37,500-square-foot building provides double the gallery space compared to its previous venue and also includes an outdoor sculpture garden.
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MAD architects completes beijing’s chaoyang park plaza complex

the development is shaped by smooth, curved surfaces that seek to evoke the emotion and aesthetic resonance of a traditional chinese ink painting.

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ryue nishizawa’s moriyama house in tokyo explored in new film by bêka & lemoine

MORIYAMA-SAN is billed as ‘the first film about noise music, acrobatic reading, silent movies, fireworks and japanese architecture’.

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julien lanoo discusses architectural photography and the role of people and place

designboom spoke with the photographer who explained how he approaches his assignments and the effect social media has had on his work.
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contemporary clay-clad country house crowned UK’s best new residence

a contemporary vision of the english country house has been crowned RIBA house of the year 2017. the title is awarded annually to the best new residence or extension designed by an architect in the UK. completed by james macdonald wright and niall maxwell, the dwelling is located in the english county of kent and […]

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tetrarc embeds monolithic convention center into the landscape of southwestern france

the brief for the project called for a design that would express the ‘dynamic nature of the region’, while establishing a bold and distinctive public presence.

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