Brick Observation Tower - Elephant World / Bangkok Project Studio

The Observation Tower seems to sprout from the ground. At the top, poles of varying heights give an illusion of the building disappearing into the air. Image © Spaceshift StudioThe steel mesh staircases at the centre of the tower attenuate the sunlight from above. Image © Spaceshift StudioWind is an integral part of the tower. Wooden floors allow the wind to pass through and ventilate the building. Visitors can feel the wind as they stand on the floor. Image © Spaceshift Studio© Spaceshift Studio+ 14

Adjaye Associates Designs the New Princeton University Art Museum

Sir David Adjaye has created an inclusive new vision for Princeton University Art Museum’s new building. Located at the heart of the campus, the project will replace and roughly double the square footage of the existing facility. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2021 with an anticipated opening in late 2024.

A walk along the north-south “art walk” provides views into the Grand Hall, as well as encounters with works of art embedded in the floors and glimpses into the galleries above.. Image © Adjaye AssociatesA singular “lens” moment at the complex’s northeast corner creates an intimate viewing and reading room, affords views onto the campus, and shapes a display opportunity for unique works from the collections.. Image © Adjaye AssociatesFour pavilions located at each corner of the new complex will feature expansive 18-foot-high ceilings, daylighting, hardwood floors, and a Glulam ceiling system that integrates many of the space’s systems.. Image © Adjaye AssociatesThe double-height Grand Hall sits at the heart of the Museum complex and will function as a lecture hall and performance space and will host many of the Museum’s larger events.. Image © Adjaye Associates+ 7

Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum / MVRDV

© Ossip van Duivenbode© Rob Galastra© Ossip van Duivenbode© Ossip van Duivenbode+ 16

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

Shigeru Ban and Ole Scheeren to Create New Art and Cultural Destination in Hangzhou

Shigeru Ban, Pritzker Prize-winner, and Ole Scheeren, RIBA silver medalist, were appointed for the Hangzhou Wangjiang New Town master plan. Creating new art and cultural destination in the historical city, the project in collaboration with New World Development and K11 Group seeks to build a landmark that meets the needs of the new generation.

Three Finalists Selected for Nova Scotia's New Waterfront Art Gallery

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia has announced three finalists in the competition to create a new gallery along the Halifax waterfront. As a central component of a new arts district, the design will be part of a larger public gathering place along the Salter Block that showcases contemporary art and public programs. The design aims to increase opportunities to access and experience art, celebrate diverse stories through the arts, and enhance the waterfront experience.

Courtesy of KPMB Architects with Omar Gandhi Architect, Jordan Bennett Studio, Elder Lorraine Whitman (NWAC), Public Work and TranssolarCourtesy of Architecture49 with Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Hargreaves JonesCourtesy of KPMB Architects with Omar Gandhi Architect, Jordan Bennett Studio, Elder Lorraine Whitman (NWAC), Public Work and TranssolarCourtesy of DIALOG, Acre Architects, Brackish Design Studio and Shannon Webb-Campbell+ 10

Back To Campus - Opportunities Rather Than Obstacles

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Despite the ongoing pandemic, IE University has found a way to welcome 7,000 students from 140 different nationalities back to their physical and digital campuses. Since the start of the crisis, the institution has been working to protect the health of their community of students, professors and staff. They guaranteed the continuity of academic activity through online platforms during the weeks of confinement by incorporating new methodologies and interactive solutions.

Arquitectura Libre: Capturing Mexico's Self-Built Custom Works of Architecture with Adam Wiseman

© Adam Wiseman© Adam Wiseman© Adam Wiseman© Adam Wiseman+ 34

In Mexico, self-construction has been a topic heated debate between its advocates and opponents; however, this doesn't diminish its prevalence throughout Mexico and the world. Over the past few years, initiatives on the part of architects have driven the creation of instruction manuals for do-it-yourself builders as a way to promote health and safety in self-construction and to also provide insight into building materials and techniques. In many ways, the initiative has improved the self-construction process, a fact evident in the increasingly visible creations seen throughout Mexico.

Why Don’t We Teach Chinese Architecture in the United States?

This article was originally published on Common Edge as "Why Don’t We Teach Chinese Architecture?"

How many U.S. architecture professors know that there is a Chinese treatise equivalent to Vitruvius’ Ten Books of Architecture? Very few, I suspect. I taught architectural history for more than 20 years before I discovered the marvelous Yingsao Fashi, a Song Dynasty book by a prominent court official who, as far as we know, was not an architect or builder. In fact, prior to the Ming Dynasty no prominent temple, palace, or shrine in China was designed by an architect because the concept of a single mastermind in charge of a building project was foreign to the East Asian way of designing environments of any kind.

Strasbourg Zoo's Pedagogical Farm and Visitor Center / FREAKS Architecture

© David Foessel© David Foessel© David Foessel© David Foessel+ 34

Strasbourg, France
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  490
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

Gusto Cake Cafe / Inco Group

© Milot Tafili© Milot Tafili© Milot Tafili© Milot Tafili+ 17

  • Architects: Inco Group
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  230
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Kare Design, Brunes, Graphisoft

Tole House / H2

© Quang Dam© Quang Dam© Quang Dam© Quang Dam+ 23

Thành phố Vũng Tàu, Vietnam
  • Architects: H2
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  103
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Toto, Hoa Phat, Kelvin&Lux, Moc Gia Phat, +3

Copyright Cloud Headquarter / HDD

© Yong Zhang© Yong Zhang© Yong Zhang© Yong Zhang+ 57

  • Architects: HDD
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  9767
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

Dai An Apartment / H.2

© Quang Dam© Quang Dam© Quang Dam© Quang Dam+ 27

Thành phố Vũng Tàu, Vietnam
  • Architects: H.2
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  112
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Toto, Kelvin&Lux, Moc Gia Phat, TOA, +2

Nowon Women's Education Center / The Place_Design Lab

© Rohspace
© Rohspace

© Rohspace© Rohspace© Rohspace© Rohspace+ 50

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  398
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

Vanke Nantou Gallery / Various Associates

© Bruce Zhen© Bruce Zhen© Bruce Zhen© Bruce Zhen+ 31

  • Interior Designers: Various Associates
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  500
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Topciment

Villa Jakaranda_04 / Sophia Sebti Architecte + 212/Conception

© Alessio Mei
© Alessio Mei

© Alessio Mei© Alessio Mei© Alessio Mei© Alessio Mei+ 29

Casablanca, Morocco

Tas's Church / Garmendia Cordero Arquitectos

© Carlos Garmendia Fernández© Carlos Garmendia Fernández© Carlos Garmendia Fernández© Carlos Garmendia Fernández+ 29

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