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Wolf Creek Red Tail / Johnston Architects

  • Architects: Johnston Architects
  • Location: Winthrop, WA, USA
  • Design Team: Johnston Architects, BTL Engineering, Lost River Construction
  • Designer: Ray, Mary Johnston
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Johnston Architects

Courtesy of Johnston Architects Courtesy of Johnston Architects Courtesy of Johnston Architects Courtesy of Johnston Architects

Germany Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / SCHMIDHUBER + Milla & Partner + Nüssli.

Courtesy of SCHMIDHUBER /+ Milla & Partner + Nüssli.
Courtesy of SCHMIDHUBER /+ Milla & Partner + Nüssli.
  • Architects: SCHMIDHUBER
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Overall Responsibility: German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, Bonn
  • Team: SCHMIDHUBER + Milla & Partner + Nüssli
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Courtesy of SCHMIDHUBER /+ Milla & Partner + Nüssli.

Courtesy of SCHMIDHUBER /+ Milla & Partner + Nüssli. Courtesy of SCHMIDHUBER /+ Milla & Partner + Nüssli. Courtesy of SCHMIDHUBER /+ Milla & Partner + Nüssli. Courtesy of SCHMIDHUBER /+ Milla & Partner + Nüssli.

OMSORG / GRAUX & BAEYENS architects

© Dennis De Smet © Dennis De Smet © Dennis De Smet © Dennis De Smet

MGA Proposes World's Tallest Wood Building in Paris

Michael Green Architecture (MGA) and DVVD has teamed up with REI France developments to propose the world's tallest wood building in Paris. The carbon-neutral proposal, developed as part of the city’s innovative Réinventer Paris competition, aims to alleviate the city's urban housing challenges.

“Our goal is that through innovation, youthful social contact and overall community building, we have created a design that becomes uniquely important to Paris,” said Michael Green, Principal of MGA. “Just as Gustave Eiffel shattered our conception of what was possible a century and a half ago, this project can push the envelope of wood innovation with France in the forefront. The Pershing Site is the perfect moment for Paris to embrace the next era of architecture.” 

AD Interviews: Mikko Summanen / K2S

We caught up with Mikko Summanen, one of the co-founders of Finnish firm K2S architects, during his recent trip to Chile for the Finland-Chile Architecture Marathon lecture series. K2S is known for their work designing public and cultural buildings, with projects including the Arctia Headquarters and the Kamppi Chapel in Helsinki, both of which follow the tradition of Finnish architecture (wood, light, craftsmanship, construction detail), while exploring new ways to materialize the tradition. K2S are especially known for their innovative use of traditional materials, as seen with the curved wooden walls of the Kamppi Chapel, with its interiors bathed in light; the use of brick on the Paasitorni Hotel, and the influence of the Finnish maritime industry on the floating Arctia Headquarters.

“In the case of the chapel in Kamppi, what we found really rewarding is that it’s a combination of really traditional techniques like carpentry and shipbuilding combined with the most contemporary technologies like 3D modeling … and even nanotechnology in the case of the treatment of the wooden facades,” Summanen told us.

AD Interviews: Mikko Summanen / K2S AD Interviews: Mikko Summanen / K2S AD Interviews: Mikko Summanen / K2S AD Interviews: Mikko Summanen / K2S

Far Sight House / Wallflower Architecture + Design

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Brazil Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Studio Arthur Casas + Atelier Marko Brajovic

  • Architects: Studio Arthur Casas, Atelier Marko Brajovic
  • Location: Ingresso EXpo, Via Giorgio Stephenson, 107, 20157 Milano, Italy
  • Architecture Author : Arthur Casas
  • Architecture Co Authors : Alexandra Kayat, Gabriel Ranieri, Alessandra Mattar, Eduardo Mikowski, Nara Telles, Pedro Ribeiro and Raul Cano
  • Architecture Project Coordination : Alexandra Kayat
  • Architecture Co Author And Interior Design Coordination : Renata Adoni
  • Architecture Studio Director: Marilia Pellegrini
  • Architecture Collaborators : Arnault Weber, Rodrigo Tamburus, Fernanda Müller, Daniel Vianna and Juliana Matalon.
  • Area: 3674.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Filippo Poli, Courtesy of Atelier Marko Brajovic, Raphael Azevedo França

© Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli

Rakafot School’s Grounds / BO-Landscape Architects

© Amit Haas © Amit Haas © Amit Haas © Amit Haas

CIM - Mouraria Creative Hub / DNSJ.arq

  • Architects: DNSJ.arq
  • Location: Rua dos Lagares 24, 1100-300 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Architect In Charge: Nuno simões
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

City of London Freemen’s School / Hawkins\Brown

  • Architects: Hawkins\Brown
  • Location: London, UK
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Tim Crocker

© Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker © Tim Crocker

Mixed Use 107 Apartement Units / Nunc Architectes

  • Architects: Nunc Architectes
  • Location: 122 Rue des Poissonniers, 75018 Paris, France
  • Design Team: Emilie Faivre, Adrienne Fabre, Guillaume Zilio, Pierre Beout, Julie Bourdin, Vincent Rey-Millet, Anne-Emanuelle Metivier, Melanie Passot, Julien Perrot, Marion Piot, Pauline Scherrer
  • Area: 7340.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly

NINO Restaurant / Jassim Alshehab Architects

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido

D House / Paz Gersh Architects

  • Architects: Paz Gersh Architects
  • Location: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
  • Area: 450.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Oded Smadar

© Oded Smadar © Oded Smadar © Oded Smadar © Oded Smadar

Filler Residence / PIQUE

  • Architects: PIQUE
  • Location: Bend, OR, USA
  • Contractor: High Timber Construction
  • Area: 4845.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Alan Brandt

© Alan Brandt © Alan Brandt © Alan Brandt © Alan Brandt

House in Crozon / Agence d'architecture Pierre-Yves Le Goaziou

© Pascal Léopold © Pascal Léopold © Pascal Léopold © Pascal Léopold

House in Almen / Barend Koolhaas

  • Architects: Barend Koolhaas
  • Location: 7218 Almen, Netherlands
  • Design Team: Aura Luz Melis, Reinier Suurenbroek
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Jeroen Musch

© Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch © Jeroen Musch

Juniper House / Murman Arkitekter

  • Architects: Murman Arkitekter
  • Location: 623 69 Katthammarsvik, Sweden
  • Architect In Charge: Ulla Alberts, Hans Murman architects SAR/MSA
  • Client And Builders: Ulla Alberts, Hans Murman
  • Area: 50.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Åke E-son Lindman, Courtesy of Hans Murman, Göran Uhlin

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Swarovski Kristallwelten / Snøhetta

  • Architects: Snøhetta
  • Location: Swarovski Kristallwelten, Kristallweltenstraße 1, 6112 Wattens, Austria
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Patrick Lüth, Swarovski Kristallwelten, Courtesy of Snøhetta

© Swarovski Kristallwelten Courtesy of Snøhetta © Patrick Lüth © Swarovski Kristallwelten