The Debating Chamber in the Scottish Parliament effectively functions as a TV studio during parliamentary business. The new lighting uses specially designed LED light guide fittings to provide soft broadcasting light, with LED spotlights providing front fill.
Beulah International has selected "Green Spine," the design by UNStudio and Cox Architecture, for the Southbank development in Melbourne. The scheme includes two twisting towers, one of which would become Australia's tallest.
Cell Space Architects
The compact two-story villa is located in the grounds of an old villa at the foot of Mount Asama. The plane area, 6.2 m square is rotated by 45 degrees between the first floor and the second floor.
Earlier this month the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission selected the winning design in a competition for a permanent memorial that will honor the 26 children and adults who died as a result of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012.
b720 Fermin Vazquez arquitectos
The existing school was the result of additions of temporary buildings over many years around two villas of the early twentieth century. The new set brings forward a dialogue between the historical school and the new one.
OJT (Office of Jonathan Tate)
With USA's high rate of home ownership (approximately 2 in 3 Americans own their own homes), the "starter home" is seen as the first step in the process of upward mobility, between renting a home and owning larger and larger houses over one's lifetime. New Orleans' OJT...
As part of the 2018 Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale in Japan, MAD Architects has completed the restoration of the Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel with a series of artistic installations.
BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
The 96,000m2 office development for the state-owned Shenzhen Energy Company is designed to look and feel at home in the cultural, political and business center of Shenzhen, while standing out as a new social and sustainable landmark at the main axis of the city.
Itinerant Office's "Past, Present, Future: about being an architect yesterday, today and beyond" consists of interviews with eleven architects heading firms based in Italy and the Netherlands. Here we highlight Nanne de Ru of Rotterdam's Powerhouse Company.
University College Dublin (UCD) and Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) have announced that the team led by New York's Steven Holl Architects has won the two-stage Future Campus – University College Dublin International Design Competition.
Although "good bones" is an overused phrase (enough that it's the name of a reality TV show), it's a fitting argument for renovating a building rather than tearing down and starting anew. The Hollyridge House, in the shadow of the Hollywood Sign, is just such a residential...
AZL Atelier Zhanglei
AZL's Eshan practice has experienced its fifth year since being founded in 2013 -- House Lei is the project with the longest construction.
The six finalists for the third Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) were announced earlier this week at an event in Detroit, Michigan. Founded by the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in 2014, The Americas Prize awards "the best architectural work in the Americas realized...
The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has designated the AT&T Building, designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee in the early 1980s, as a city landmark. LPC described the building, later known as Sony Plaza and now 550 Madison Avenue, "as an icon of the...
Fronting Health Sciences Park in the middle of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center's campus, the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation cuts a striking profile -- literally, in a brick facade canted at the corner. Designed by Memphis's brg3s,...
The firm of Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron has been selected to expand the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Swiss architects will work with New York's Beyer Blinder Belle on the school's "significant transformation."
Itinerant Office's "Past, Present, Future: about being an architect yesterday, today and beyond" consists of interviews with eleven architects heading firms based in Italy and the Netherlands. Here we highlight Francine Houben of Delft's Mecanoo.
The official LEAF judging panel has announced its 2018 shortlist of entries, projects in 14 categories that "are setting the benchmark for the international architectural and design community."
Pre-engineered metal building systems are ubiquitous across the American suburban landscape, but most examples are, to put it mildly, architecturally uninspiring. Process Architecture took the system, exposed it outside and inside, made it an armature for solar panels, and in turn made a strong...
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DesignCurial and Looking4.com held an online poll to find the most amazing car park architecture. After thousands of votes they unveiled three winners from the shortlist of ten projects – from Amsterdam to Seattle.
Planar House is a radical exercise in horizontality, an aspect commonly explored in the projects of the studio. Discreetly inserted in the highest point of the plot and favoring the existing topography, its presence is most strongly felt in the footprint rather than volumetrically.
Rocco Design Architects Limited
The project is the master planning and comprehensive development of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) comprising five faculty building blocks.
The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced the six shortlisted buildings for the 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize, aka "the UK's best new building."
The Musée de la Romanité, designed by Elizabeth de Portzamparc, opened to the public last month. Located in the center of Nîmes, opposite the famous 2,000-year-old Roman Arena, the Museum of Romanity presents the city's extensive archaeological collection.
They all agree: Architecture deserves better dissemination. This is precisely why so many journalists met up in Barcelona on May 14th and 15th at the Fundació Mies van der Rohe for the 1st European Conference on Architecture & the Media.
New drone, Steadicam, and time-lapse footage by photographer HG Esch takes us over, around, and beneath the parametric roof of Zaha Hadid Architects' impressive King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (
The Dulwich Picture Gallery has announced that young architects Pricegore, teaming up with artist Yinka Ilori, have won the competition for the Dulwich Pavilion 2019 with "Colour Palace."
Portsoken Pavilion, a sculptural monocoque structure by Make Architects, has been unveiled as part of the City of London Corporation’s transformation of a former gyratory into a high-quality public space.
Beaver Country Day School is an independent school for grades 6-12 near Boston that boasts an innovative pedagogy based on student-centered design. A new Research + Design facility was commissioned to reflect the ambition of the faculty and students to expand the nature of their school.
French architect Christian de Portzamparc has been named a recipient of the Japan Art Association’s 2018 Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award, one of the world's most prestigious awards for architects and other artists.
A new statement from the Glasgow School of Art documents the dismantling of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's masterpiece damaged in a fire last month, while the Guardian quotes the GSA director's determination to rebuild.
Valle Architetti Associati
A new, majestic piece of architecture is added to the series of buildings that constitute the Fantoni Campus in Osoppo (Udine), in Northern Italy. It’s the manufacturing building “Plaxil 8” by Studio Valle Architetti Associati, designed by Pietro Valle together with architect...
2011 is considered the year when the urbanization rate in China exceeded the fifty per cent mark. Young people have been moving to cities because they cannot see a future in their rural places of their origin. As early as 2006, the National People’s Congress decided to introduce a...
Latitude Architectural Group
Beijing has a growing demand for places to host different kinds of events. As a city in rapid transformation from an industrial heritage into the service sector, it requires spaces to hold business meetings, product presentations and leisure activities.
Hamonic+Masson & Associés
In the history of architecture it is rare to find examples of roads built entirely by the same architect. During the buzz of Ré-inventer Paris, Inventons la Métropole and other international architecture competitions, the Camille Claudel project primarily poses the question of...
The relationship between architecture and music is a rich one, evident most famously in Goethe's assertion that "architecture is frozen music." Architects continue to find inspiration in music, especially when the building program aligns with music, as with this music hall for...