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Okasolar S at Mariners Branch Library

Products26. November 2014
By: John Hill
Visitors to the library are greeted by large, transparent glass façades, which can be looked through from both sides. (Photo: Naho Kubota)
At the end of 2013 the Mariners Harbor Library, a branch of the New York Public Library system, opened its doors to the public on Staten Island. A key feature of A*PT Architecture's design is a long glass skylight over the central circulation spine.
Winner Animated Architecture: Energy Tower Façade Lighting (Denmark). Photo: Tim Van De Velde
At the close of the Media Architecture Biennale 2014 in Aarhus, Denmark, five projects in as many categories were acknowledged as "the world’s most outstanding accomplishments in the intersection between architecture and technology."
MANO Arquitectura

Casa Aiguablava

Works26. November 2014
By: MANO Arquitectura
Begur, Costa Brava, Spain - 2014
Photo: © Luis Carbonell
Aiguablava is a small beach on the Catalonian Costa Brava, embraced by low mountains, where houses overlook the sea between the pine tree forests.

International 2014 Piranesi Award

Headlines25. November 2014
By: John Hill
Piranesi Award: Wine Terrace and Spa by Gereben / Marián / Építészek (Photo: David Luk)
The recipients of the 26th Piranesi Awards were announced last week at the conclusion of the Piran Days of Architecture in Slovenia.

Harvard Art Museums Time Lapse

Film25. November 2014
By: John Hill
Photo: © Harvard Art Museums
The Harvard Art Museums – consisting of the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum – opened their new Renzo Piano-designed home on 16 November 2014. Take a look at the 4-year construction in a 4-minute time-lapse.
Peter Feeny Architects

House In Oxfordshire

Works25. November 2014
By: Peter Feeny Architects
Oxfordshire South East England, Great Britain - 2012
Photographs: Rafael Dubreu, Ondrej Mundl, courtesy of Peter Feeny Architects
Situated on the outskirts of a village, an existing house was demolished to allow for a new build in order to maximize the relationship between the architecture and surrounding landscapes.
Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

Kolla School

Works24. November 2014
By: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture
Kolla, Kungsbacka , Sweden - 2014
Photo: Mikael Olsson
The Kolla School is a playful, inspiring and sustainable school environment centered around the students, with a building volume that is well suited to its purpose and context.
FAAB Architektura

Foundation for Polish Science Headquarters

Works24. November 2014
By: FAAB Architektura
Warsaw, Poland - 2013
Front elevation detail of green wall and window rhythm. Photo: Bartłomiej Senkowski © FAAB Architektura (all photos courtesy of v2com)
The vertical garden, covering front and side elevations, is a tool which allows to integrate the building with its green context.
Field Operations' models of precast paver layouts for the High Line. Photo: John Hill/World-Architects
World-Architects recently visited the Manhattan office of James Corner Field Operations to get a tour of their office space, speak with Mr. Corner about the firm's philosophy, and see where the landscape architecture and urban design firm is heading.
Studio Prototype

House W

Works21. November 2014
By: Studio Prototype
Duiven, Netherlands - 2013
Photo: Jeroen Musch (All images courtesy of Studio Prototype)
A charming, small house from last century stands on the old village road of Duiven. Recently passed on to the third generation of a family living there, the decision was made by them to thoroughly renovate the house and add a new volume on the rear.