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Creative EIFS

Products12. February 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: Courtesy of GG-loop
GG-loop's renovation of a corner building in Altamura, Italy, features a bold, faceted red facade made from EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finishing System), a system associated otherwise with bland, run-of-the-mill buildings.

Hôtel de Ville de Bezons

Works11. February 2016
Ville de Bezons, France - 2015
Photo: Benoit Fougeirol
The immediate proximity of the future heart of the city constituted of businesses and dwellings forces us to sanctuarize the square of the City Hall and to distinguish an external extension, a place which offers dignity and readability to the City Hall.

citygate tower

Works11. February 2016
By: querkraft
Vienna Vienna, Austria - 2015
(c) querkraft architekten - lukas dostal.
a residential high-rise in vienna offering a “vertical street “ for the people living there colourfully designed by the austrian artist heimo zobernig.

BBVA Bancomer Tower

Works10. February 2016
By: LegoRogers
Mexico City, Mexico - 2016
The tower is one of the tallest buildings in Mexico City, acting as a marker at the top of Pasea de la Reforma, and the entrance to Chapultepec Park (Photo: Lourdes Legorreta / LegoRogers)
The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, has officially opened a new urban landmark on the skyline of Mexico City - BBVA Bancomer’s new headquarters today. The 50-storey office tower is the first completed building by LegoRogers, a collaboration between international architectural practice Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Mexican firm Legorreta + Legorreta. The architecture brings together both practice’s different architectural languages yet common values to create a building that is both contextual and distinctive. 
BIG: The Mountain, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007 (Photo: Iwan Baan)
London's Serpentine Gallery has announced the selection of Denmark's BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group to design the 16th pavilion in Kensington Gardens, to be accompanied by four summer houses designed by architects from Europe and Africa.

AMO's SS Prada Real Fantasies

Film10. February 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: Screenshot
As part of its ongoing collaboration with Italian fashion house Prada, AMO (a research and design studio within OMA - Office for Metropolitan Architecture) has created a short film that takes place within "an artificial landscape where fiction and collection collide."
Jacques Ferrier Architectures, chartier dalix architectes

Porte des Ternes – The Multi-Layered City, a New Urban Landscape

Works 9. February 2016
By: Jacques Ferrier Architecture, chartier dalix architectes
Paris, France - 2016
Image: Jacques Ferrier chartier dalix architectes / image SPLANN
The new metropolitan landscape of Paris: This project offers a unique opportunity to transform the metropolis at a highly strategic spot: the Boulevard Périphérique (ring road).

BIG's 'Spiral' at Hudson Yards

Headlines 9. February 2016
By: John Hill
Image: Courtesy of Tishman Speyer
BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group and developer Tishman Speyer have unveiled renderings for a supertall skyscraper with a spiral of terraces overlooking the High Line and Hudson Yards in Manhattan.
OPEN Architecture


Works 9. February 2016
By: OPEN Architecture
Guangzhou, China - 2015
Photo: Zhang Chao
The idea for this flexible and reusable building prototype came about as our reaction to the unique Chinese phenomenon in the recent decades’ building frenzy – the production of vast amount of flamboyant but short-lived temporary buildings, especially those sales pavilions for real estate developments. 
pape + pape architekten, BLUE WORKS Architects

Two Bus Station Canopies

Works 8. February 2016
pape + pape architekten: Gummerbach Bus Station (Photo: Lukas Roth)
Here are a couple recently completed bus stations with distinctive canopies, both designed by World-Architects member firms.