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arbol’s family house in takarazuka is covered with corrugated aluminum

October 22, 2018 macnadusa 0

designed by osaka-based studio arbol, the family house in takarazuka city aims at providing a sense of natural beauty throughout the spaces. the monolithic structure’s sloped roof descends from north to south, where an open courtyard fenced with metal pillars is located.  all photos by yasunori shimomurae     the L-shaped plan of arbol’s one-story house is very simple — […]

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stefano boeri architetti to construct urban forest in treviso, northern italy

October 21, 2018 macnadusa 0

stefano boeri architetti signs its residential ‘urban forest’ entitled ‘cà delle alzaie’ to be constructed in the northeastern italian city of treviso. integrated into the facades of the three residences is an immense amount of lush vegetation including both trees and bushes. the research and design of the studio of stefano boeri focuses on a […]

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jenny sabin LUSTER photoluminescent installation opens in new york

October 21, 2018 macnadusa 0

the third annual pop-up experience ‘house of peroni’ debuts jenny sabin’s immersive installation LUSTER in new york city’s west village. the installation event is presented by italy’s premium lager peroni nastro azzurro and non-profit organization, art production fund. the photoluminescent canopy structure integrates a full service bar to offer a luminous and engaging space. the […]

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didier fiúza faustino builds community shelter pro bono for earthquake-struck mexican city

October 20, 2018 macnadusa 0

following the september 2017 earthquakes, which severely shook the town of juchitán in southern mexico, didier fiúza faustino has volunteered to build pro bono a new gathering space for collective use, to be completed in the spring of 2019. a public site of exchange and conviviality, cloud shelter has a capacity of approximately 50 people, […]

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steven holl opens lewis arts complex at princeton university

October 20, 2018 macnadusa 0

steven holl architects has designed a major new addition to princeton university’s growing campus in new jersey. the ‘lewis arts complex’ significantly expands the site’s performance, rehearsal, and teaching spaces with a suite of new facilities. the project also serves as a new gateway for the school, helping delineate the campus while maximizing pedestrian traffic. […]

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MOS architects’ house no.12 is a babylonian temple built from foam blocks

October 19, 2018 macnadusa 0

new york firm MOS architects has developed an experimental prototype using EPS foam blocks to produce a house. the tetris-like formation can be assembled within a few days, offering an economical solution in areas suffering from housing issues. as per the studio’s usual format of labelling the prototype has been titled house no.12, a foam […]

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álvaro siza and carlos castanheira design buildings for korea’s saya park

October 19, 2018 macnadusa 0

álvaro siza has worked with fellow portuguese architect carlos castanheira to design a complex of three buildings surrounded by woodland in south korea’s north gyeongsang province. the largest of the three structures developed as part of the ‘saya park’ project is a concrete art pavilion that comprises a variety of exhibition galleries. visitors enter the […]

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álvaro siza and carlos castanheira design buildings for korea’s saya park

October 19, 2018 macnadusa 0

álvaro siza has worked with fellow portuguese architect carlos castanheira to design a complex of three buildings surrounded by woodland in south korea’s north gyeongsang province. the largest of the three structures developed as part of the ‘saya park’ project is a concrete art pavilion that comprises a variety of exhibition galleries. visitors enter the […]

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formwerkz incorporates nature in singapore residence through porous layout

October 18, 2018 macnadusa 0

 located on a long, narrow lot in singapore, open house lives up to its name with a porous layout that incorporates nature through various indoor plants, and a tall, thin tree which extends towards the ceiling. the house is designed by gwen tan, partner at local firm formwerkz architects, for herself and her family, with a succession […]

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pivoting bookshelves turn this office in paris into a gallery, by hugoo and brillet

October 18, 2018 macnadusa 0

french architects nicolas hugoo and florian brillet have turned a former shop into a flexible and multipurpose space — the new project allows for several configurations of the office. a set of revolving bookcases divides the room in question in two, providing a separate gallery, while the users can move them and create a big workplace with a […]

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luciano kruk applies trademark concrete finish in buenos aires residence

October 17, 2018 macnadusa 0

located in la esperanza, a gated community of buenos aires, the rodríguez house by luciano kruk arquitectos is built for a young couple, with a pure external image, an uncomplicated inner distribution, and a close contact with nature. the residence sits in a corner lot surrounded by willow trees, and features an austere, exposed concrete finish, […]

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tūranga christchurch central library by schmidt hammer lassen opens in new zealand

October 17, 2018 macnadusa 0

danish architecture firm schmidt hammer lassen has completed tūranga, a new, earthquake-resistant library in christchurch, new zealand. located at the center of the earthquake-damaged city’s redevelopment, the five-story building provides a 9,500 sqm public space that strengthens the local community and aims at drawing people back to the historic city center. photos by adam mørk […]

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proarh envisions family retreat as artificial grotto on the croatian island vis

October 16, 2018 macnadusa 0

architecture office proarh has completed the issa megaron, a family retreat on the croatian island of vis that exists in complete symbiosis with its surrounding topography. envisioned as a residential ‘pocket’, an artificial grotto, or a memory of a primitive shelter, the house combines reinforced concrete with stone from the site for the cladding of […]

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mecanoo taiwan weiwuying performing arts center hosts inagural concert

October 16, 2018 macnadusa 0

a ceremony and inaugural concert marked the official opening of taiwan’s national arts centre, the ‘national kaohsiung centre for the arts, weiwuying’. the undulating structure was designed by dutch architects mecanoo and incorporates a 2,236-seat opera house, a 1,981-seat concert hall, a 1,210-seat playhouse, a 434-seat recital hall, and an outdoor theater. the colossal project […]

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kos architects and atelier zerebecky design cloud villa in shanghai

October 15, 2018 macnadusa 0

named so for its central staircase, the ‘cloud villa’ in shanghai is a three-story private house designed by kos architects and atelier zerebecky. concentrated around the sculptural white piece, the space is as airy and bright as the skies, accompanied by a stylish kitchen and kids’ room featuring a pink slide. all photos by highlite images taipei     the villa’s […]

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pygmalion karatzas photographs grimshaw and arup’s fulton center transit hub in new york

October 15, 2018 macnadusa 0

inagurated in 2014 and designed by grimshaw and arup, the fulton center transit hub has since been serving 300,000 commuters every day, connecting eleven of new york‘s busiest subway lines. on this occasion, greek photographer pygmalion karatzas has photographed the extensive complex, highlighting the architects’ central concept of redirecting ample natural light into the transit environment through the […]

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noodle soup by office ca is an interactive, architectural playscape

October 14, 2018 macnadusa 0

‘noodle soup,’ winning entry to the 2018 ragdale ring competition, is an architectural scale interface. office ca conceived as an interactive playscape pavilion, flexible enough for a range of outdoor performances, and picturesque enough for it to seamlessly integrate into the wooded scenery of lake forest. it features a set of fuzzy, fixed structures (walls) […]

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georgian house turns into a science gallery of king’s college london, by LTS architects

October 14, 2018 macnadusa 0

a significant new addition to the cultural landscape of the UK’ s capital, science gallery london is an extraordinary project that fuses the innovative programme of science gallery international with the research strengths of king’ s college london. LTS architects has been appointed by the client, the college, to design the new venue and unlock […]

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piero lissoni’s luxury ‘ritz-carlton residences, miami beach’

October 13, 2018 macnadusa 0

in 2015, italian architect and designer piero lissoni presented plans for his first architectural project in the united states — a seven-acre waterfront development in florida. the ‘ritz-carlton residences, miami beach’ feature gardens, pools, entertainment spaces and 36 private boat dockages for 111 condominium residences and a limited collection of 15 lissoni-designed standalone villa residences. […]

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