All photos courtesy of the Fundació Mies van der Rohe
Of the 356 projects from 39 countries competing for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, we highlight some of the contending projects designed by World-Architects member firms.
Architects Advocate, which launched on the first day of September last year, has penned an open letter to President-elect Trump, who will be inaugurated on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, DC, tomorrow.
Keisuke Kawaguchi + K2-Design designed a house located in Imabari, Ehime Prefecture, whose name, WAFFLE, refers to the lattice pattern of huts and waffle-slab construction, here executed in wood rather than concrete.
Situated on a slight slope, the building is located in the center of a public park surrounded by several communal buildings. The image of the east entrance of the site has been requalified by the new construction whereas to the west, bleachers connect the building to the new esplanade.
In the tall pine forest of Northern Sweden, where the tricolored tree trunks stretch up to the soaring crowns, a new addition to the renowned Treehotel has opened. Hovering ten meters above the ground within the tree canopy, the Snøhetta-designed 7th room provides its guests with a breathtaking view of the Lapland treetops and the Lule River.
Partisans, the architecture and design "syndicate" of Alex Josephson and Teddy Shropshire, has created Gweilo, a "new family of visual LED lights" made from thin sheets of LED bulbs that have been molded into a flowing, sculptural shapes.