A small selection of flower vases from designers around the world that redefine the many faces of the same object.
A building originally designed for the Brazilian postal company was transformed into a library with an open and democratic space.
A curved roof generates unexpected interior spaces and a unique terrace for this office building in Japan.
A single-family house designed to promote family interaction and a relationship between interior and exterior.
The iconic design at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago has been transformed to reflect student housing needs today.
A slim, existing house in São Paulo was transformed within a translucent volume that combines wood and glass.
A new building was built on old foundations to house the new offices of the start-up REMISE in Berlin, Germany.
Jouw, the store of the experimental gastronomy project Steinbesser, has invited forty designers and artists to re-think plates and utensils.
Noble materials, simple forms, and a lush courtyard make up this single-family home located in Mexico City.
A house that reinterprets Swiss vernacular architecture and is developed on a steep slope.
A single-family house in Wyoming that overlays traditional construction methods with a contemporary way of living.
A book that explores public space within the complex dialogue of planned and unplanned settlements in Latin America.
The transformation of a heritage building into a dynamic creative hotspot.
An autonomous and rigorous volume that makes use of the local archetypical figure, a barn.
A 150-year-old house in an alfalfa orchard is renovated and extended to give a contemporary character to the traditional.
A conversion and a new construction for a mixed-use building in Gmunden, Austria.
Located in Switzerland, this residential building highlights the potential of the existing area with its simple and light grey volume.
The transformation and extension of the new Arts campus in the Karel de Grote Hogeschool in Antwerp.
This project transformed an old accountancy office into a café in Valls, Spain.
A single-family house that takes advantage of the sloped terrain and generates a low impact on the natural surroundings.
A project that studies the possibilities within the use of public space with a series of temporary-inflatable devices.
The former farm outside Rotterdam has been extended and renovated into a care home.
Open questions juxtaposed with the studio’s projects continues the dialogue that emerged in The NESS Podcast episode.
We talk with, Ondřej Chybík and Michal Krištof, the founders of the Czech Republic-based studio.
Experience Ca’n Terra in a virtual reality exhibition commissioned by ‘T’ Space.
A renovation of a PH, a traditional typology, in Buenos Aires.
This design for Casa Decor 2020 is worth revisiting as it asks us to question our current moment.
Join us for the first ever NESS talks on July 30th.
The design transforms a former commercial building into a private home.
Three projects by the Argentinian Landscape architect Stefano Romagnoli.
Romagnoli talks with our editor Lisa Naudin about his current research project.
This new educational facility for the Limburg region demanded a new typology that combines theoretical and practical spaces together.
A familiar sculptural form becomes the shape of this family house located in Goshen, Arkansas.
A design that rethinks co-living in Seoul.
A thoughtful look at classic designs.
A house in Ibiza that fuses with the exterior with a quiet all-white design.
A former garage is organized by the inclusion of a new wall in an existing multi-family building in Porto.
A conversation about the importance of making a show during the process of the total relocation of an arctic town.
Ikea teams up with designers to develop a free open-source Bee Home design that can be built worldwide.
From your living room, you can experience this online exhibition that raises important questions.
A multi-purpose space for a middle school that considers the shifts from wet to dry periods in Thailand.
The renovation of a typical Buenos Aires chorizo house through the design of an intelligent envelope.
A total renovation of an old apartment that distributes space through the use of incorporated furniture.
A handblown glassware collection that captures matter in a unique and organic state.
Two new residential buildings propose a non-conventional typological variety in Basel.
A list of what is inspiring us as we #stayhome.
A renovated house in the historic center of Lisbon that boldly occupies space.
A very personal “species of spaces” that became our starting point for Out of Focus Domesticity.
A two-story fire station whose bright-red façade dialogues directly with the building’s inner structure and functional nature.
A puzzle-like series of setbacks and terraces generates units with their own unique configurations.
An exhibition at ArkDes curated by James Taylor Foster that explores design and ASMR.
An installation within a park in Santiago that invites people to disconnect from the daily rush and dive into different narratives.
This building makes use of all available space providing generous collective and individual living areas.
In the existing urban landscape, a Convention Center is placed on a lower level and a park is created on its roof.
An adventurous sliding attraction inside the Jewel Changi Airport.
A restoration of a plaza located in an informal settlement in Venezuela developed together with the community.
Making use of a small space and budget, this project uses a traditional Japanese building method.
MVRDV completes Tainan Spring, a lush lagoon and park in the preserved ruin of a mall in central Tainan.
A masterplan for the city of São Paulo that re-signifies the existent urban landscape in a project that speaks of both form and functionality.
This suburban house in Valencia, Spain is a prototype that integrates industrialized construction methods with traditional craftsmanship.
A project that connects Chilean five hills.
The new gallery in Chelsea is a flexible space that maintains continuity with the High Line.
This project subtly combines contemporary architecture, an existing building, and ruins into a single-family house.
An urban scale recovery process in Mexico that aims to regain the city’s natural landscape while improving its hydrological management.
A new take that moves away from the sterile atmosphere of a dental clinic.
A memorial park in Mexico City that reflects on the process of creating a dynamic and sensitive public space in an urban context.
The project responds to the Yangtze River, creating new connections and circulations for this city in China.
This compact unit is expanded through a balcony, façade device, and multi-functional furniture.
A building in Colombia that explores the relationship between eco-friendly devices and the social and cultural practices of its inhabitants.
This new apartment building takes advantage of the local landscape.
Reformulating the relationship between a park and its surroundings, this project reactivates a forgotten public space in Buenos Aires.
An exploration of Manthey Kula’s post-potential drawings, site-specific projects, and an email conversation with lead architect Beate Hølmebakk.
A bold concrete building wraps public space with sinuous curves.
A mirroring scenario invites visitors to a Chilean Park to experience public space in new and unexpected ways.
A collective research that proposes critical solutions to encourage public spaces and social interaction.
Questions (re)emerge around landscape and nature in this exhibition at Bureau Europa.
How can we present and represent this mad and uneasy to synthesize world?
A staircase that allows for different user experiences and that engages with the built heritage of the city of Salvador de Bahia in Brazil.
Memorial Space and Monument to the 100th Anniversary of the Alcorta Farmers Revolt.
A historic avenue in Santiago is updated to keep up with the cultural necessities of today’s citizens.
Parasite 2.0 has done the exhibition design for a show on the archive of the Italian architect Giancarlo De Carlo.
An apartment in a historical building in Paris is renovated for a contemporary and active lifestyle.
Heidegger, technological control, and the artistic perspective meet to explore California’s rivers.
A play hub designed to redistribute activities between the courtyards and public spaces in a Moscow neighborhood.
Artist-Designer Ryan L Foote reinvents chocolates for the digital age—and architects.
Two brothers share identical weekend houses on a single concrete prism.
This intervention transforms a former industrial site into a new urban park for the HafenCity quarter in Hamburg, Germany.
The extension of this coastal house in the United Kingdom takes on the existing house’s prototypical elements.
This solo exhibition at Sean Kelly in New York features polar landscapes and explores how humans and the natural are inextricably linked.
A transformation of parking spaces into an animated—and concentrated—parklet.
A mixed-use facility that combines a historic façade with a contemporary public space.
An exploration of landscape that opposes the formalistic, closed, stable, and objective.
Four programmatic cores define the boundaries of the empty space that forms the heart of this Parish hall.
This month, a series of design events highlight both established and upcoming designers.
A contemporary ruin is transformed to generate a new cultural space for the city of Torredembarra in Spain.
With void and light as the protagonists, the design for these offices brings new life to an old shed.
This school in Denmark takes inspiration from the surrounding forest.
We highlight a few ideas that stood out in this book that explores performance as a critical tool to rethink architecture.
This wine bar rethinks renovation and acts as a witness to the region’s multifaceted architectural history.
This compact house prioritizes a relationship with nature through a courtyard at its heart.
This multi-unit private housing in Amsterdam is flexible and takes into account different generational needs.
The Dutch office completed a new mixed-used building located in a former industrial site.
This renovated house distills and continues the archaic and brutalist aesthetic of the time in which it was built.
Located in an Austrian forest, this renovation uses the existing structure as the programmatic core and combines it with a panoramic external layer.
In a historical enclave in Lisbon, this renovation features maximum material austerity and an atypical formal game.
Featuring a site-specific lighting installation and views of the city’s landmarks, this project encourages the revitalization of Brno’s post-industrial district.
This small but distinguished coffee shop is a bright and attractive space with geometric curves.
This building is a model of sensitive but stridently contemporary historic preservation and adaptive reuse.
A small house located in the forest of the Stockholm Archipelago with three cabins and a diversity of outdoor spaces.
The school in Croatia shapes a sense of community through the inclusion of new social facilities.
KUBE at K11 MUSEA is an installation designed to create a distinctive and intimate place for encounters in Hong Kong.
Four projects by Uruguayan architects Gualano + Gualano.
In this episode, we talk with Marcelo and Martín Gualano about their Uruguayan practice.
A former locomotive shed in Tilburg, The Netherlands has been transformed into a public meeting place with a distinct railway theme.
This experimental project allows inhabitants to freely arrange and combine their home.
Located in Muharraq, the building showcases the collection of architect John Yarwood.
A conversion of a former winery into a single-family house.
A new urban space for the University of Copenhagen that is adapted for climate change.
Located on the outskirts of Beijing, this is an efficient passenger terminal that is ready for future growth.
Wrapping up our calendar is this eco-friendly and quirkily designed gift wrap.
These designs balance between the archetypal and the organic and are created with a 3D software.
These sculptures explore architectural constructions and the Anthropocene.
These playful napkins encourage a return to the reusable for everyday dining.
These textures explore the limits between reality and abstraction.
Day 18 brings a powerful and emotional experience of light.
This hut introduces new open spaces that complement and expand the uses of the main house.
Day 17 brings robotic garments that react to the chromatic spectrum.
These practical designs take the sand dunes formed by the wind as inspiration.
This art gallery is located on the Shanghai Corniche and is one of the main buildings of the West Bund Masterplan, a new cultural district.
This cradle for adults brings a bit of comfort to our hectic lifestyles.
This object is an exploration of expert material handiwork.
These ceramics are deformed through the reappropriation of an object from the fitness industry.
The playful side of design abounds in this site-specific installation created for Trienniale Milan.
A curated list of to read while on vacation or to give as gifts.
This brutalist-inspired design explores material imperfection and minimal lines.
Day 10 is a portable and temporary Jewish structure built in Australia on Aboriginal land that raises important questions.
These ceramic sculptures are a contemporary take on the tradition of pottery in Japan.
A childhood reference transforms a multi-use space in the outskirts of Santa Fe, Argentina.
In this FestiveNESS pick, Daniel Arsham builds a kunstkammer and reimagines classic archetypes.
A design-filled creative retreat to collaborate and build structures for camping and relaxing.
Our sixth pick is a gadget that harnesses the power of the sun and promotes the sustainable.
The exhibition at Pavillon de l’Arsenal imagines and defines the Parisian hotel.
These limited-edition ornaments are made from unused liquid resin.
Day four brings a chocolate that includes a very special ingredient.
In the outskirts of Hanoi, this education facility aims to generate a relaxed environment.
The third FestiveNESS item explores the materiality of meteorites.
A graphic designer and a spatial designer built a cabin, a sauna, and a workshop on a private Swedish island.
The second item in our FestiveNESS Design Advent Calendar is a scalable lamp that dialogs with gravity.
A daily celebration of an eclectic mix of design objects and ideas.
First up in our advent calendar is a performative look at a cultural and flexible plastic chair by Objects of Common Interest.
The expansion adds more than 40,000 square feet of gallery spaces and enables the Museum to exhibit more art in new ways.
The inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial is now on view until February 8, 2020.
The 17th Buenos Aires Architecture Biennial mixed, showed, promoted, and advertised contemporary architecture with the same impulse that characterized it from the beginning.
A renovation of this existing library, a key institution for the Kew Gardens Hills community neighborhood in Queens.
This house, located in the outskirts of Moscow, explores the dissolution of the boundary between interior and exterior.
An extension and adaptation of an existing home in Palma using a modular and lightweight plywood system.
A conversation about architecture in the expanded field of cultural production.
The transformation and extension of a traditional Victorian house into a new and contemporary domestic space.
The fifth edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale is now on view until December 2.
Belogolvosky discusses architecture as problem-solving instead of aesthetics.
The Japanese studio’s design hybridizes cultures and influences.
The Mexican studio designed this single-family house around a courtyard composed by a concrete structure.
The new building is built especially for the acquisition, study, exhibition, storage, and conservation of modern and contemporary drawings.
The expansion of the center drove an integral renovation that combines new and existing spaces.
A young Brazilian studio whose practice orbits around producing and discussing architecture.
The building offers a new meeting point for the Agordo community in Italy.
Explore new forms of collectivity in this immersive installation at the Graham Foundation.
An exhibition, a book, a house, and a table corroborate architecture’s role as a critical mediator.
Felipe Correa and Devin Dobrowolski in conversation with Florencia Rodriguez about the singularity of their practice.
A restoration in the historical center of Schiltigheim brings back to life a building that was closed over a decade ago.
Oslo Architecture Triennale explores new ways of shaping our society by experimenting with radical alternatives to economic growth.
Brazilian office Terra e Tuma designed a house that merges with the surrounding landscape.
The fifth edition of the Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB), Beauty Matters: The Resurgence of Beauty, is on view until November 11th.
A new building in Zurich encourages the connection between the city and the river.
The exhibition of late artist and architect Stanley Tigerman takes place at Volume Gallery in Chicago until November 2nd.
The Swiss architect built the entrance and museum for this cultural heritage site in Bahrain.
The 12th São Paulo Architecture Biennial encourages observation and performance in urban daily life.
A single-family house in a eucalyptus forest in Argentina.
A tribute to the influential thinker and author of The Language of Post-Modern Architecture.
The importance of constructing other narratives through architectural thinking.
The school in Turin, Italy embodies a cultural, pedagogical, and architectural reflection on educative spaces.
A nursery for the care and reproduction of the Guayacan tree in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Notes from the Ada Louise Huxtable and the Formation of the Architecture Critic Workshop.
Dutch office MVRDV joined Danish firm COBE to design a non-formal adult education building.
A transformation of an existing building in the historic city center of Montevideo.
A round-up of the event held at the Leslie-Lohman Museum on September 23rd.
Gonzalo Casals speaks with Florencia Rodriguez about his multi-faceted career.
This young practice built their own office in Asunción, Paraguay.
A book that explores nature through architectural techniques of representation.
A single-family house located in Geneva, Switzerland.
A new type of hybrid urban infrastructure.
Collective City: Reclaiming The City, Redefining Architecture is on view until November 10th.
A new life for a 300-year old house in Saitama, Japan.
A single open space that completes an existing furniture store complex in São Paulo.
Exploring the role of design and architecture in how we imagine our waste system.
This expansion adds much-needed rehearsal, education, and flexible indoor and outdoor spaces.
French architects Manal Rachdi, Nicolas Laisné, and Dimitri Roussel joined Sou Fujimoto to design a multi-family, nature-inspired apartment building.
Buenos Aires-based studio adamo-faiden works on the problem of the city as well as the use, the program, and the scale of architecture—no matter the commission.
adamo-faiden on how the design of all scales of buildings can transform the city. A conversation in Spanish with Florencia Rodriguez.
Mexico is bringing its designs to the international stage in 2020.
A book that explores solutions for contemporary urban problems in mid-size cities.
A residential building in the outskirts of Malaga, Spain.
Join us in New York City for a cocktail reception and learn more about our project!
After twenty years of design and construction, the impressive James Simon Galerie finally opens its doors.
Alterations and additions to a wonderful two-story house originally constructed during the interwar period.
The architects created a sustainable design for the soviet city Naberezhnye Chelny.
An exploration of the future of food in this London exhibition.
The Spanish architect transformed an old structure into a new wooden pavilion in New York.
Florencia Rodriguez speaks with Nic and Elliott about their platform that helps architects get published.
Collective, light-filled housing set along the river banks of the Rhine.
Japanese architect Kengo Kuma was selected by Camper to design their Barcelona store.
A peek inside this comprehensive book on the potential of housing in building better cities.
An upcoming public festival at Concrete Plant Park focusing on New Ecologies.
A community center and nursery Pontoise near Paris.
A single-family house in uptown Santiago de Chile.
An exploration of the Critical Zone with Bruno Latour and Alexandra Arènes.
A profile on this liminal design enterprise investigating the status of human habitats.
Kéré Architects designs a wooden pavilion located at the Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana, USA.
SO – IL has been commissioned by Exhibit Columbus to create a temporary installation on the Bartholomew County Courthouse Lawn.
Artists Sayler / Morris photograph fragments of climate change in Peru.
Jing Liu and Florencia Rodriguez talk about the practice, “cocooning,” and productive misunderstandings.
Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation releases the design of Reggio School in Encinar de los Reyes, Madrid.
The Brazilian Pavilion exhibition at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale was on view in New York City from June to August, 2019.
Architecture office elii designs two contiguous exhibitions that address climate change in Madrid.
Danish/Icelandic artist amazes in his return to the Tate Modern.
Chinese office MUDA Architects designs a restaurant in a lotus pond hidden in a eucalyptus forest.
Artist and scholar Pablo DeSoto on building a critical cartographic imagination to protect the commons.
A peek at some projects under construction and an extract of a conversation with Daniela Freiberg about the diversity of work produced in his office.
A conversation about Jumbo’s Neotenic design practice and its larger implications on consumerism and design.
Luis Úrculo (un)veils ipiña+nieto’s project for the Brazilian Embassy in Santiago de Chile.
Breathtaking views from this holiday house in Sesimbra, Portugal
The exhibition Aquí vive gente marks a new direction for Storefront Art and Architecture under the lead of José Esparza Chong Cuy.
A peek at Lafeliz’s new collection De Río a Sur and their unique approach to design.
Ensamble Studio talks with Pablo Gerson about model-making, music, and videos.
An extract of a compelling conversation on photography and architecture.
A glimpse into their conversation on contemporary aesthetics.
A conversation circling around issues on the vernacular and typology.
Uncomfortable afterthoughts on continuity, autonomy, and history.
A shift from one scale to the other with subtle sophistication.