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King-Fahad National Library by Gerber Architekten, © Gerber Architekten, photo: Christian Richters
After five years of construction Gerber Architekten has completed the conversion and extension of the national library of Riyadh, The King Fahad National Library, one of the most important cultural buildings in Saudi Arabia. The delicate textile facade, a defining element that provides protection from the sun, was inspired by traditional Middle Eastern design and consists of fabric triangles held in place with tension loaded steel cable.
Villa Kogelhof by Paul de Ruiter Architects, photo: Jeroen Musch
Paul de Ruiter Architects’ Villa Kogelhof has been awarded the ARC13 Architecture prize, given to projects wherein the usage and the technology are aligned in an innovative manner, aiming to strengthen sustainability as an integral part of architecture. Villa Kogelhof was nominated alongside three other projects out of a record 110 entries.
‘Shoffice’ by Platform 5
Platform 5′s ‘Shoffice’ (shed + office) is a garden pavilion containing a small office alongside garden storage space located to the rear of a 1950′s terraced house in St John’s Wood, London.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.11.2013 - Tagged as: Fuksas
Shenzhen Airport Terminal 3 by Studio Fuksas, photo © Fuksas
The first airport by renowned architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Terminal 3 at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport in Guangdong, China, is now operational.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 21.11.2013 - Tagged as: OMA
De Rotterdam by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture. Image courtesy of OMA; photography by Charlie Koolhaas.
The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) today marked the completion the largest building in the Netherlands, the De Rotterdam, a mixed-use, 160,000m2 slab-tower conceived as a ‘vertical city’ on the river Maas.
Three Cusps Chalet by Tiago do Vale Architects, photo: João Morgado
Three Cusps Chalet is a compact house renovation in the historical city center of Braga in Portugal in what was once the spartan kitchen, laundry, larders and personnel quarters of a small palace built by wealthy Brazilian emigrants in the second half of the 19th century.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.11.2013 - Tagged as: chalet, Peter Zumthor
The rooms in Peter Zumthor’s wooden holiday homes in Leis are structured as block-like units. Full-height windows offer generous views out into Alpine landscape of the sparsely populated Vals valley, photo: Ralph Feiner
The mountain chalet has always been closely linked with the dream of a simple, rustic home in pristine natural surroundings. However, a number of projects throughout the world show that a holiday home in the mountains does not necessarily need to conform to the romantic picture of ‘Gemütlichkeit’ and accordingly to an outdated stereotype of the log cabin with a projecting pitched roof. (by Sophie Loschert)
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‘Atsushi Kitagawara Architects’ (2013) from Jovis Publishers
Thanks to our friends at Jovis Publishers, we’re giving away three copies of ‘Atsushi Kitagawara Architects’. This beautiful and richly illustrated book is the first monograph outside of Japan to present prominent projects by Atsushi Kitagawara.