IV House / MESURA

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute + 34

Matola, Spain
  • Architects: MESURA
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015

OMA's New Film Explores the Hospital of the Future

A new film by OMA / Reinier de Graaf titled “The Hospital of the Future” has been released as a part of the exhibition, Twelve Cautionary Urban Tales at Matadero Madrid Centre for Contemporary Creation. Dubbed a “visual manifesto”, the 12-minute short film questions the long-standing conventions in the field of healthcare architecture in terms of the methodology behind how hospitals are built and also why they are built in certain ways. Through an exploration of the role that disease has played in shaping cities, the film offers a lens into the future of what we might expect for healthcare design, especially as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sierra Allende Ranch / fabián m escalante h | arquitectos

© Jorge Succar© Jorge Succar© Jorge Succar© Jorge Succar+ 61

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

FCBStudios Unveils Design for Manchester Piccadilly Hotel

The new Piccadilly Hotel in the United Kingdom by FCBStudios has received planning approval from the Manchester City Council. Designed for Pestana’s Cristiano Ronaldo CR7 brand, the hotel is sited at the corner of Piccadilly and Newton Street with a lounge bar and rooftop terrace. The scheme reuses a Grade II listed building with an 11-story new build to mark the gateway to the Northern Quarter and city center.

Courtesy of FCBStudiosCourtesy of FCBStudiosCourtesy of FCBStudiosCourtesy of FCBStudios+ 8

Transparent Buildings and the Illusion of Democracy

Somewhere between 1914 and 1915, Le Corbusier designed the Maison Dom-Ino, a groundbreaking modular structure that replaced the heavy load-bearing walls with reinforced concrete columns and slabs. The open floor plan with minimal thin elements, coupled with large glass facades, would ensure healthy natural daylight for the interior spaces as well as desirable architectural transparency that could blur the boundaries between interior and exterior —at least metaphorically.

Reichstag, Berlin. Photo by Moritz Lüdtke, via UnsplashParis Courthouse / Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Photo: © Sergio GraziaNew City Hall in Buenos Aires / Foster + Partners. Courtesy of Foster + PartnersMOdA Headquarters of the Paris Bar Association / Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Photo: © Sergio Grazia+ 9

Timber Takes the Heat: What Every Architect Should Know About Wood Construction and Fire Protection

Since immemorial time, humans have constructed their shelter and homes using wood. Gradually these structures grew more complex, but wood has continued to play a fundamental role in architecture and construction. Today, especially due to growing concerns about climate change and carbon emissions, wood has been regaining significance as an important building material for the future, if used consciously and sustainably. Wood’s structural performance capabilities make it appropriate for a broad range of applications—from the light-duty repetitive framing common in low and mid-rise structures to the larger and heavier, often hybrid systems, used to build arenas, offices, universities and other buildings where long spans and tall walls are required.

Serious Question: How Will Our Future Cities Look Like?

From climate crisis to How Will We Live Together, as we face the current and accentuated global challenges many of our ideas about the cities of tomorrow are changing. So how will the city of the future be?

Pamela Conrad on Climate Positive Design, Landscape Architecture, and Carbon Sequestration

In 2019 CMG Landscape Architecture founder Pamela Conrad launched Climate Positive Design in an effort to help landscape architects design and build projects that can become climate positive. In this interview originally published on The Dirt, Jared Green talks with Conrad about how this approach can make a big difference.

"It’s my hope that things like this can give the next generation hope that there are solutions out there," states Conrad, a recipient of the 2018 Landscape Architecture Foundation Fellowship for the development of the award-winning Pathfinder landscape carbon calculator app and the Climate Positive Design Challenge.

Fisksätra Folkets Hus Community Center / Sandellsandberg

© Stena/Pixprovder© Stena/Pixprovder© Stena/Pixprovder© Stena/Pixprovder+ 21

Fisksätra, Sweden
  • Architects: Sandellsandberg
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  550
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: SSAB

Pushe Tea Room / Jiejie studio

© Zhi Xia© Zhi Xia© Zhi Xia© Zhi Xia+ 35

  • Architects: Jiejie studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  80
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

Knowledge Quest: Submit Your Proposal for a Great High Density Environment

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Do you know a great example of high density living environments built within the last 30 years? Share your knowledge and contribute to the creation of an open repository via Crowd Creation. To be truly exemplary, the area should include a mixture of functions (at least some of them high-rise) where the physical fabric retains a human scale at street level despite the high density.

House in Nidau / Jan Kinsbergen

© Georg Aerni© Georg Aerni© Georg Aerni© Georg Aerni+ 16

Humboldt Forum / Franco Stella

© Stefan MüllerCourtesy of Humboldt ForumCourtesy of Humboldt ForumCourtesy of Humboldt Forum+ 18

  • Architects: Franco Stella
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  100000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

Dhaka International University Administrative Building / Archeground

© Maruf Raihan© Maruf Raihan© Maruf Raihan© Maruf Raihan+ 22

  • Architects: Archeground
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1120
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, BSRM, KAI Aluminum, Nasir Glass, Omni Light, +1

Hishiya Hotel / Fumihiko Sano Studio

© Yuna Yagi© Yuna Yagi© Yuna Yagi© Yuna Yagi+ 25

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  213
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: NEW LIGHT POTTERY, JIMBO ELECTRIC, Panasonic, Sanwa Company, Yoshino Chuou Mokuzai Company

Leilo Restaurant / Arti Design Studio

© Jonathan Raditya© Jonathan Raditya© Jonathan Raditya© Jonathan Raditya+ 21

  • Architects: Arti Design Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  480
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Toto, Mulia Ceramic, mulia glass

Augusta Vin Winery / Texas Timber Frames

© Cody Wortmann© Cody Wortmann© Cody Wortmann© Cody Wortmann+ 26

Fredericksburg, United States
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  8980
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Hundegger, Texas Timber Frames, hsbcad

La Inesita Housing / Andrés Alonso Arquitecto

© Gonzalo Viramonte© Gonzalo Viramonte© Gonzalo Viramonte© Gonzalo Viramonte+ 41

Villa Allende, Argentina
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  550
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Hierros S.A., JM Aberturas

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