All articles

A Natural Stone Wave

Products27. March 2017
By: John Hill, Thomas Geuder
A new building with a three-dimensional natural stone façade decorates Mainzer Landstraße in Frankfurt am Main. (Photo: Andreas Stimpert)
The Mainzer Landstraße, a major roadway in Frankfurt am Main, has been characterized by some pretty sober commercial architecture. A new eight-story office building designed by TEK TO NIK Architekten features a complex natural stone façade that adds some movement to the street.
Image: Pier55/Heatherwick Studio
A federal court has vacated the permit for the $200 million Pier 55, designed by Thomas Heatherwick for a site in the Hudson River, leading The Architect's Newspaper to report that "Heatherwick’s pier on the Hudson is a no-go."
Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

Headquarters Veolia

Works24. March 2017
By: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
Aubervilliers, France - 2016
Photo: Hertha Hurnaus
Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes has completed the new headquarters for Veolia in Aubervilliers, in Paris's northeastern suburbs.

Renzo Piano's Box for the Arts

Headlines23. March 2017
By: John Hill
Lenfest Center for the Arts (left) and Jerome L. Greene Science Center (right). (Photo: @ Columbia University/Frank Oudeman)
Yesterday Columbia University opened up the doors of the 60,000-square-foot Lenfest Center for the Arts on its new Manhattanville campus for a press preview. Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the building is set to open next month with an exhibition of student work.
H3T Architekti

Black Flying House

Works23. March 2017
By: H3T Architekti
Pardubice, Czech Republic - 2016
Photo: BoysPlayNice / Martin Tůma and Jakub Skokan
Black Flying House hovers under the arch of the old railway bridge.

A Hadid in Midtown Manhattan?

Headlines22. March 2017
By: John Hill
Image: Kushner Companies/Zaha Hadid Architects via WSJ
A rendering for the conversion of 666 Fifth Avenue in New York City by Kushner Companies – the former firm of Jared Kushner, aka Donald Trump's son-in-law – has been released, revealing a supertall design by the late Zaha Hadid.
JUNG Architectures & Simon Buri

Conversion of the Former Hospital of Meursault

Works22. March 2017
By: JUNG Architectures & Simon Buri
Meursault, Côte-d'Or, France - 2015
Photo: Martin Argyroglo (All photographs courtesy of v2com)
The municipality of Meursault is located in the heart of the Burgundy vineyards of Côte de Beaune, in the department of Côte-d'Or. Meursault, a flagship of Burgundy great wines, has an undisputable world-wide reputation, and its "Climats" have been classified as World Heritage by the UNESCO since 2015. The former Hospital is a showpiece of Meursault’s rich architectural heritage.
NOMOS - Groupement d'Architectes

Jolimont - Housing

Works21. March 2017
By: NOMOS - Groupement d'Architectes
Genève, Switzerland - 2015
Photo: Miguel De Guzmán
The building is located on the higher grounds of Geneva’s Mervelet neighbourhood. At the heart of a rapidly changing residential area, the site has the remains of a garden-city with scattered century-old houses and trees.

Rain on a Tin Roof

Film21. March 2017
By: John Hill
Photo: Screenshot
Artist Matthew Mazzotta's Cloud House in Springfield, Missouri, consists of an open-air pavilion, a sculptural cloud, two rocking chairs, and a rainwater collection system that are meant to illustrate the water cycle and "our fragile dependence on the natural systems that grow the food we eat."
NORD Architects

Urban Hospice

Works21. March 2017
By: NORD Architects
Copenhagen, Denmark - 2016
Photo: Adam Mørk, courtesy of NORD Architects
'A Good Place to Die': NORD Architects has designed a new type of hospice located in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Urban Hospice is designed to reflect and support the notion that architecture can have a positive effect on palliative patients.