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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.
OPEN Architecture

Tsinghua Ocean Center

Works20. March 2017
By: OPEN Architecture
Shenzhen, China - 2016
Photo: Iwan Baan
Tsinghua Ocean Center, a laboratory and office building for the newly established ocean deep-ocean research base of Tsinghua University, is located at the eastern end of the Tsinghua graduate school campus in Shenzhen Xili University Town, and right next to the main campus entrance.
Gardera-D Architecture

145 Student Housing in Bassins à Flot

Works20. March 2017
By: Gardera-D Architecture
Bordeaux, France
Photo: Jean François Tremege
Produced by Kaufman & Broad and located at the level of the Bassins à Flots in Bordeaux, the project is part of an urban development plan drawn up by ANMA (Agence Nicolas Michelin). The program totals 145 rooms and combines a series of 9 duplex townhouses.

ASLA-NY 2017 Design Awards

Headlines17. March 2017
By: John Hill
James Corner Field Operations: Navy Pier South Dock and Polk Bros. Plaza (Photo courtesy of ASLANY
The American Society of Landscape Architects, New York has annouced the honor and merit winners in its 2017 Design Awards.

Underdogs Win Aarhus Competition

Headlines17. March 2017
By: John Hill
Image: Vargo Nielsen Palle and ADEPT
The newly established practice Vargo Nielsen Palle, in collaboration with ADEPT and Rolvung og Brøndsted Arkitekter, has bested BIG, SANAA and Lacaton & Vassal in the restricted international competition for the new school of architecture in Aarhus, Denmark.
gus wüstemann architects

House Z22 and Warehouse F88

Works17. March 2017
By: gus wüstemann architects
Zurich, Switzerland
All photographs courtesy of gus wüstemann architects
This is a reconstruction of a multi-family house with workshop rooms in the Seefeld area of Zurich. The project is a contextual dialogue with history. The massive stone walls of the 170-year-old house were the starting point for applying new contemporary forms of living.