Le Maison de Lile aux Oiseaux / LOCALARCHITECTURE

Ideally located opposite the “Bird Island” at Préverenges, the new Maison de l’Île aux Oiseaux aims to raise awareness among the public and the region’s schoolchildren of issues around nature protection, the climate and the impact of human activities on the loss of stopover sites for migratory waders.

Tico RV Building / Terra e Tuma

The São Paulo office Terra e Tuma built a two-room apartment building that seeks to have differential values such as cross ventilation, double facade, privacy and also expansion spaces.

Memphremagog Lake House / Nature Humaine

The latest single family house of Montreal´s office Nature Humaine, is located on a steep lot on the shores of Lake Memphremagog. The project, composed of three volumes topped by sculptural roofs with diagonal ridge, takes full advantage of its surroundings through the views and the lighting that floods every space.

Local yet Global: Visit the Alcova and Columbus exhibitions in Milan and Columbus, Indiana

Two active exhibitions that address local and global interests while reconciling with their cities heritage.

PIC / Enric Rojo Arquitectura

The building, located in the old town of Badalona, is made up of four flats of 60 m2, with outdoor spaces of patios, terraces and intermediate spaces.

Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize Launches 4th Prize Program

Works realized in North and South America between January 2018 and June 2021 will be eligible for the prize.

Sprössling / Marazzi Reinhardt

Two organizations initiated a daycare for children and an exhibition space, designed by Marazzi Reinhardt and located in the Swiss city of Winterthur.

La Samaritaine / SANAA + SRA Architectes, Lagneau Architectes, François Brugel Architectes Associés, Peter Marino and OAL, Maison Edouard François, Yabu Pushelberg, Agence de création Malherbe Paris, Studio Ciguë

The iconic department store La Samaritaine in Paris has a new chapter in a history of more than 150 years. The restoration and renovation project results in a mixed-use building that houses a department store, offices, residences, a gallery, a nursery, and a hotel

Six Square House / Young Projects

Rigid geometry and undulating lines fuse in Six Square House, a new residence by Young Projects

MACBA extension / Christ & Gantenbein + H Arquitectes

The Extension of the MACBA by swiss office Christ & Gantenbein, together with Barcelona-based H Arquitectes will transform Barcelona‘s preeminent cultural institution into a permeable and participative cultural campus.

EDEN / Heatherwick Studio

Located in the historic Orchard Road Neighborhood of Singapore and commissioned by Swire Properties, the 104.5 meters-high building offers a unique response to its location that entwines nature with city apartment living.

Ancram Barn / Worrell Yeung

Located in Ancram, New York, this barn functions as garage and storage space but also as a semi-covered recreation area with beautiful views of the landscape.

Gare Maritime Brussels / Neutelings Riedijk Architects, Bureau Bouwtechniek

The monumental Gare Maritime on the Tour & Taxis site in Brussels has been transformed into a new city district by Neutelings Riedijk Architects in cooperation with Bureau Bouwtechniek. Once Europe’s largest railway station for goods, Gare Maritime is now turned into an inspiring place for companies, ranging from start-ups to renowned brands, and a public space for all kind of events.

Michigan Lake House / Desai Chia Architects

The house, composed of three volumes defined by a concrete base and wooden elevations, opens to the surrounding landscape of Lake Michigan.

Hutong Bubble 218 / MAD

MAD’s Second Hutong Bubble emerges out of one of Beijing’s historic neighborhoods. This project is part of an ongoing investigation of the office whose objective is to give new life to the historical centers.

Wohnregal / FAR frohn&rojas

Using pre-cast concrete elements, Santiago and Los Angeles-based office FAR frohn&rojas, design a 6-story building in Berlin housing live/work ateliers.

Herbert-Wehner-Haus / JWA

Joint building ventures are a good innovation: a number of occupants band together to collectively acquire a property to execute a design according to their common interests but these can vary widely. Most joint building ventures simply want good-quality and affordable housing. Others want to jointly establish commercial and creative areas. The task of JWA was to design a building for a joint building venture composed of various social-democratic institutions, their roots stretching back over decades, indeed in part over centuries.

daita2019 / Suzuko Yamada

Inspired by a forest, Suzuko Yamada designed this very complex house in Tokyo, which has a scaffolding-like metal structure on the outside and wood on the inside.

Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art / ATTA

Atelier Tsuyoshi Tane Architects won the competition to transform two brick warehouses into the Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art. The intervention preserved the spirit of the original building, but the addition of a new golden roof generates a whole new contemporary dimension.

Haus D – Aretz Dürr Architektur

The archetype of a house is combined with low-cost construction for a sustainable dwelling in Germany, resulting in a project of great spatiality, constructive simplicity and extreme care in the details.

Winter Visual Arts Building, Franklin & Marshall / Steven Holl Architects

On the historic campus of Franklin & Marshall College, the new Winter Visual Arts Building takes shape as a raised pavilion formed by the site’s 200-year old trees, the oldest elements of the campus. A new campus destination for all students, the building’s spaces aim to evoke the creative energy involved in teaching and making art.

Restaurant building on Duke of York Square / Nex-

London-based architects Nex- unveil a new restaurant and roof garden in Chelsea’s Duke of York Square. Designed for Cadogan, the building forms the final element in the redevelopment of the square.

Barclay & Crousse. Landscapes of Intimacy

“Landscapes of Intimacy” on Barclay & Crousse, recently published by Arquine and IIT is the latest book of the MCHAP series. It brings together five essential aspects of the Peruvian-French practice: landscapes and microcosms, ambiguous space, indoor exteriors, matter and the map, and the thickness of intimacy, explored through a selection of twelve projects.

“A Garden of Work” / WOHA ARQUITECTURA

The workspace of the Spanish architectural office WOHA ARQUITECTURA is located on a storefront on the ground floor of a building in Alicante, and proposes a special working atmosphere composed of a garden combined with materials such as bricks, wood and pieces of terracotta.

LEDGE HOUSE / Desai Chia Architecture

Located in an unbeatable environment, this cabin takes inspiration from the classic barns to reinterpret it in a contemporary home that takes advantage of every view and every space.

Cinémathèque Suisse / EM2N

This third phase of the works for the Cinémathèque Suisse completes the project that EM2N began more than ten years ago for one of the most important film archives in the world.

Wooden Nursery Paris / Djuric Tardio

French office Djuric Tardio explored the prefabricated design with wooden modular structure whose program is a kindergarten. It was first installed in the Luxembourg Gardens, one of the most popular neighborhoods in Paris. The building can be dismantled and transferred for new uses and locations.

Devon Passivhaus / McLean Quinlan

Simple forms and noble, traditional materials make up the character of this passive house located in Devon, United Kingdom.

The Waste Archive / Jesus Meseguer

Spanish architect Jesus Meseguer addresses a critical ecology of materials by updating ordinary objects with debris

Rhode Island School of Design North Hall / NADAAA

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) celebrates the opening of North Hall, the college’s first newly constructed residential facility to open in 34 years.

MACBA extension / Christ & Gantenbein + H Arquitectes

The extension of the MACBA by the Swiss office Christ & Gantenbein, together with Barcelona-based…

Of Possible Architectures

Two Houses, one Hotel, and one Housing Project by this NY and Boston-based office.

Atelier Gustavo Bittencourt

A Short Questionnaire with a Promising Brazilian Designer

Meet or Divide? How Materiality Becomes Political

Architecture of Transitions is the project that BAAG presented at the latest edition of La Biennale.

Sonmei Hotel by X+Living

Like most of their works, this hotel proposes a surreal staging, challenging the senses and perception through the use of atypical materials and forms.

AGNES Studio in Guatemala

Interview with Estefanía de Ros and Gustavo Quintanta, co-founders and creative directors of Agnes

77 Washington by Worrell Yeung

Worrell Yeung designs an adaptive reuse project near Brooklyn Navy Yard together with a cluster of other four historic buildings.

Table Mannerisms by Penelope Dean

Architecture critic Penelope Dean picks the tables in Hideyuki Nakayama’s 004 House in Matsumoto, Junya Ishigami’s Tables for a Restaurant, and Go Hasegawa’s House in Sakuradai to explore their becoming something else.

Casa Martínez by BHY arquitectos

A traditional housing typology of the late 20th century in the suburbs of Buenos Aires is transformed into a modern house.

Fazenda Mato Dentro by Acayaba + Rosenberg Architects

An old existing house is renewed and extended, through a new completely separate volume, creating a patio that frames the landscape’s immensity.

Hillside Rock by SILO

Like a mineral, the architecture of the Hillside Rock emerges from interactions with its environment, without attempting to recede into nature.

Abalos + Sentkiewicz: New Primitivism

The recently published book by Arquine on Iñaki Abalos + Renata Sentkiewicz shows their projects according to the evolutionary state of the ideas that surround them.

UGG Flagship Store by Florencia Pita & Co + Quezada Architecture

Los Angeles-based architecture studio Florencia Pita & Co., in partnership with San Francisco-based Quezada Architecture, designed the new Fifth Avenue flagship store for UGG in New York City.

Chiayi Art Museum plaza by MOTIF

The Chinese landscape planning studio designed the courtyard for this newly renovated modern art museum designed by StudioBase Architects.

Where objects come from: Quick Tiny Shows #06 PN1

An exhibition of objects that exceed the physicality of its boundaries though the design process.

Casa Lava by Martín Dulanto Sangalli

Timeless and contemporary languages coexist in this house in Lima, Peru, on a particular kind of lot.

At The Luss House Exhibition

New and site-specific contemporary art and design in the architecturally significant midcentury home of Gerald Luss. Organized by Blum & Poe, Mendes Wood DM and Object & Thing

Atelier by Stocker Lee Architetti

Stocker Lee Architetti’s new workplace is a retreat and shelter, where members of the studio can work with their gaze on the near horizon.

PH Scalabrini Ortiz by Kohan Ratto

A renovation that grows up, reducing the footprint to its minimum expression, into one volume of three levels.

Catching Up With Life

The CCA embarks on a one-year exploration of architecture’s ability
(or lack of) to evolve in dialogue with society, engaging various collaborations and curatorial formats.

Poisson Blanc by Nature Humaine

A compact floor-plan and a symmetrical roof, optimize the energy performance on this cabin located in the woods near Quebec.

The Andes House

Meet this design and architecture office based in Santiago de Chile, dedicated to the research and experimentation of materials.

House in Fontaínhas by fala

Portuguese office fala renovated a single family house in a very narrow lot in the city of Porto.

Origami Playground by AFA Group

Based on the origami principle, AFA Group designed a playground on Salarievo, a neighborhood in the outskirts of Moscow.

CCA’s new publications of its Singles Collection

CCA Singles are short printed one-offs that present one voice, one object, or one event. Here the latest publications by Robert J. Kett and Stefano Graziani.

MoMA’s Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America

The Museum of Modern Art in New York has presented this exhibition as his fourth installment of the Issues in Contemporary Architecture series, that focuses in timely topics in contemporary architecture.

JOOKI: design from Colombia in Zurich

Two couples with the purpose of bringing back meaning to the things around us and connecting with the people, the stories and the roots behind design objects.

Stephen Burks Man Made

A conversation with the New York-based design studio, published in our latest printed issue of NESS.

Brave New World: LAGI 2020 Fly Ranch Design Challenge for a sustainable future.

Sustainable systems for energy, water, food, shelter, and waste management into works of art in the landscape in the latest design challenge by Burning Man and the Land Art Generator Initiative.

North Bondi House by James Garvan Architecture

The project advances the traditional semi-detached housing type to better reflect the contemporary social and cultural context of Bondi, Sydney’s most iconic area.

Residence OW by ST Design Studio

This renovation of a small apartment in Taiwan multiplies the options to appropriate spaces.

Temporary Site for the Shengli Market by LUO Studio

A glass and metal structure that continues the market activities temporarily while the Shengli Market in Puyang City, China is being built.

House Surrounded by Hedges by Studio Velocity

A housing complex for married couples and children located in Aichi, Japan.

Biennale Architettura 2021 in memoriam: Lina Bo Bardi.

The Italian architect, designer, scenographer, artist and critic is the recipient of the Special Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in memoriam of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.

La Doyenne by Nature Humaine

A renovation and expansion project for a Victorian house built in 1887 that is located a few steps away from Square Saint-Louis in Montreal, Canada.

Cinéma Le Grand Palais in Cahors by Antonio Virga

A cinema with seven rooms and a maximum capacity of 1051 people that is integrated in a global development plan for a pedestrian square in the historic center of Cahors, France.

MOS: Two Projects and A Book

A continuation of the feature published in the Documents section of NESS 3.

CUBEND. C&P Corporate Headquarters by INNOCAD

A real estate company’s corporate headquarters, located at Graz’s highest traffic entrance, brings clarity and conciseness as a new landmark to a transitioning industrial area.

LIGA: Exposing Architecture

A dialogue on how to build a Latin American posture.

Ingá-Mirim Chapel by messina | rivas

The third work built by the young studio takes advantage of an existing construction to refurbish it and create a new chapel in the outskirts of Itupeva, Brazil.

Carla Juaçaba: Three Houses

A look at the projects Rio Bonito House, Santa Teresa House, and Varanda House by the Brazilian architect.

Gardenhouse by MAD Architects

The mixed used building combines eighteen residential units above first floor commercial space.

What’s an Object? A List of Answers to Open New Questions

In NESS 3, we compiled an eclectic list of quotes about objects and this is its continuation.

The Fold by Atelier Scale

The Fold, a small community playground in Changzhou, China, seeks to challenge children through the landform and leaves total freedom to the imagination and possible uses.

Original Feelings Yoga Studio by Some Place Studio

A design for a boutique Yoga studio in Berlin that incorporates flow.

Editorial Letter

We decided to keep our playful theoretical spirit and reverse the rhetoric of the iconic quiz show Jeopardy by making the answer “What’s an Object?” as the title of this issue’s Dossier.

Daniels Building at One Spadina Crescent by NADAAA

The merger of an existing old building located on a circular lot with the new addition revitalizes the educational spaces and the teaching at the University of Toronto.

MIA’s Office by MIA architecture

The Belgian architectural firm designed its own office, a mirrored, elevated prism that reflects its natural environment and blends in with the landscape.

United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

The US Olympic and Paralympic Museum is a tribute to the Olympic and Paralympic movements with Team USA athletes at the center of the experience.

Roofless House by Craig Steely Architecture

Located in Silicon Valley, this single-family house has three patios that articulate fluid interior spaces by creating their own exterior landscape.

Living the City. An exhibition About Cities, People, and Stories.

Held in the unused Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, the show brings the city to life.

The Red Roof by TAA DESIGN

Traditional lifestyles in a contemporary take for a house and orchard on a small lot in a village in Vietnam.

Tetris Square by Atelier Scale

With a size of six thousand square meters, this is the largest public space of Guangzhou Vanke Cloud City in China.

New Housing on Briesestraße by EM2N

The Swiss office designed a new housing project in Berlin that is composed of several parts and unites the different scales and typologies of the slab and the courtyard that characterize its surroundings.

Lindt & Sprüngli Headquarters by Christ & Gantenbein

The new Lindt Home of Chocolate is more than a museum: this versatile project redefines what civic buildings can be.

La Fab. The agnès b. collection by SOA Architectes

In the heart of the 13th arrondissement, this mixed-use program includes social housing , a nursery, and La Fab., home of the new agnès b. contemporary art collection.

David Brown Appointed As Artistic Director for the 2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial

The designer, researcher, educator will take on the theme of the fourth edition, The Available City.

Maggie’s Center Leeds by Heatherwick Studio

This design is for a charity center that provides free practical and emotional support for people with cancer in the campus of St. James’s University Hospital in Leeds.

The Webster’s Flagship Store by Adjaye Associates

A bold, completely pink space full of texture and volumes that challenges the retail tradition of The Beverly Center in Los Angeles and creates a sensory experience.

Behind the Scenes of TomorrowAnew.org

Talking with founder Gabriel Kozlowski, we get to know this initiative that is addressing the pandemic by reflecting on the future and offering help on the ground.

Color and Versatile Furniture for Creative Conversation

Inside and outside of a creative hub, Lapalma proposes versatile and colorful furniture for Milano Design City.

North Fork House by SO–IL and Shenton Architects LLP

In the middle of nature on Long Island, this cruciform house organizes different uses through wings and takes advantage of surrounding views.

Mount Washington Studio by FAR frohn&rojas

The architects added a studio and a spacious deck facing the silhouette of the Angeles National Forest to the home of an LA-based artist.


A renovated apartment in Beijing that bets on open spaces, unevenness, strident colors, and textures to create a space full of details.

Objects in Variation: Flower Vases

A small selection of flower vases from designers around the world that redefine the many faces of the same object.

Monteiro Lobato Library Renovation by MMBB Arquitetos

A building originally designed for the Brazilian postal company was transformed into a library with an open and democratic space.

Office in Sanno by Studio Velocity

A curved roof generates unexpected interior spaces and a unique terrace for this office building in Japan.

Montauk House by Desai Chia Architecture

A single-family house designed to promote family interaction and a relationship between interior and exterior.

Dirk Denison Architects Renovate a Mies Van der Rohe-designed Residential Building

The iconic design at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago has been transformed to reflect student housing needs today.

Casa Schendel by AR Arquitetos

A slim, existing house in São Paulo was transformed within a translucent volume that combines wood and glass.

Remise Immanuelkirchstrasse by JWA BERLIN with Ralf Wilkening Architect

A new building was built on old foundations to house the new offices of the start-up REMISE in Berlin, Germany.

AMEND: Chris Emile Moves, Heals, and Opens Dialogues in Schindler House

An exhibition and performance series exploring Black male identity through movement, cinema, and sound in the iconic modern house.

Useable Tableware Designs That Go Beyond Usability

Jouw, the store of the experimental gastronomy project Steinbesser, has invited forty designers and artists to re-think plates and utensils.

Casa Sierra Fría by Esrawe Studio

Noble materials, simple forms, and a lush courtyard make up this single-family home located in Mexico City.

House in “La Place” by Deschenaux Architectes

A house that reinterprets Swiss vernacular architecture and is developed on a steep slope.

Ishawooa Mesa Ranch by Lake|Flato Architects

A single-family house in Wyoming that overlays traditional construction methods with a contemporary way of living.

Pure Space by Elisa Silva

A book that explores public space within the complex dialogue of planned and unplanned settlements in Latin America.

Concordia Design Wrocław by MVRDV

The transformation of a heritage building into a dynamic creative hotspot.

School Extension in Lugrin by ateliers O-S architectes

An autonomous and rigorous volume that makes use of the local archetypical figure, a barn.

Casa en la Huerta by WOHA Arquitectura

A 150-year-old house in an alfalfa orchard is renovated and extended to give a contemporary character to the traditional.

Karen Kubey on Spatial Justice Through Social Housing

This episode explores bridging the gap between politics and design in affordable housing.

Haus Salzkammergut by INNOCAD

A conversion and a new construction for a mixed-use building in Gmunden, Austria.

Cà Ospiti by Stocker Lee Architetti

Located in Switzerland, this residential building highlights the potential of the existing area with its simple and light grey volume.

Sint-Lucas School of Arts Antwerp by Atelier Kempe Thill

The transformation and extension of the new Arts campus in the Karel de Grote Hogeschool in Antwerp.

Café Roquet by NUA arquitectures

This project transformed an old accountancy office into a café in Valls, Spain.

Pam and Paul’s House by Craig Steely Architecture

A single-family house that takes advantage of the sloped terrain and generates a low impact on the natural surroundings.

Infinite Scrolls and Touching Keys

Can digital exhibitions be laboratories for rethinking bodies in space?

This is My Square by Conjuntos Empáticos (Sálvora Feliz + Marta Benito + Tomás Pineda)

A project that studies the possibilities within the use of public space with a series of temporary-inflatable devices.

Hospice de Liefde by studio AAAN with De Kovel Architecten

The former farm outside Rotterdam has been extended and renovated into a care home.

Let the Building Talk: An Exploration of Chybik + Kristof’s Practice

Open questions juxtaposed with the studio’s projects continues the dialogue that emerged in The NESS Podcast episode.

Chybik + Kristof On Working Theory Through Experience and Buildings Getting Old

We talk with, Ondřej Chybík and Michal Krištof, the founders of the Czech Republic-based studio.

Reading Space in Ca’n Terra by Ensamble Studio

Experience Ca’n Terra in a virtual reality exhibition commissioned by ‘T’ Space.

Jardín Guardia Vieja by Ariel Jacubovich | Oficina de Arquitectura

A renovation of a PH, a traditional typology, in Buenos Aires.

A World of Many Worlds by Elii Architecture and María Jerez

This design for Casa Decor 2020 is worth revisiting as it asks us to question our current moment.

You’re Invited to the Online Launch of NESS.docs 2!

Join us for the first ever NESS talks on July 30th.

New Future for an Outdated Office: Villa Stardust by MVRDV

The design transforms a former commercial building into a private home.

Fracking Landscapes, Regenerative Empathy, and Ocean Energy Landscapes

Three projects by the Argentinian Landscape architect Stefano Romagnoli.

Stefano Romagnoli on Landscape and Researching Ocean Energy in Patagonia

Romagnoli talks with our editor Lisa Naudin about his current research project.

A Learning Factory: T2-campus Thorpark Genk by Atelier Kempe Thill

This new educational facility for the Limburg region demanded a new typology that combines theoretical and practical spaces together.

Sculpted Forms: Heads House by SILO

A familiar sculptural form becomes the shape of this family house located in Goshen, Arkansas.

Composing Community: Treehouse by Bo-DAA

A design that rethinks co-living in Seoul.

Design as Project: Tibu and Sequoia Bar Stools

A thoughtful look at classic designs.

Clear and Pure: Carmen House by Carles Faus Arquitectura

A house in Ibiza that fuses with the exterior with a quiet all-white design.

Ambiguous Room: House Along a Wall by FALA

A former garage is organized by the inclusion of a new wall in an existing multi-family building in Porto.

Carlos Mínguez Carrasco. Ph. Courtesy of ArkDes

Carlos Mínguez Carrasco on ArkDes’s current show Kiruna Forever

A conversation about the importance of making a show during the process of the total relocation of an arctic town.

Wholesome Design: Bee Home by SPACE 10, Bakken & Bæck, and Tanita Klein

Ikea teams up with designers to develop a free open-source Bee Home design that can be built worldwide.

On the Screen: “Bodybuilding Architecture and Performance”

From your living room, you can experience this online exhibition that raises important questions.

Pylonesque by Pareid Ph. Beer Singnoi

Playful and Efficient: Pylonesque by Pareid

A multi-purpose space for a middle school that considers the shifts from wet to dry periods in Thailand.

Casa Bamba by CCPM Ph. Javier Agustín Rojas

Contemporary Solutions: Casa Bamba by CCPM

The renovation of a typical Buenos Aires chorizo house through the design of an intelligent envelope.

A Luminous Solution: First House by Hanghar

A total renovation of an old apartment that distributes space through the use of incorporated furniture.

One of a Kind: Fuso, the Crystal Collection by Ries

A handblown glassware collection that captures matter in a unique and organic state.

Erlenmatt Ost by Abraha Achermann Ph. Rasmus Norlander

Practical Flexibility: Erlenmatt Ost by Abraha Achermann

Two new residential buildings propose a non-conventional typological variety in Basel.

NESS Reads, Watches, Explores, Listens, and Shares

A list of what is inspiring us as we #stayhome.

Dodge House by Leopold Banchini and Daniel Zamarbide Ph. Dylan Perrenoud

Eluding Dream: Dodged House by Leopold Banchini and Daniel Zamarbide

A renovated house in the historic center of Lisbon that boldly occupies space.

Illustration by Daniel De León Languré, architect.

Playing with Architecture: Boxing Boxes / Caixas de Boxe by Daniel De León Languré and Carlos Ortega Arámburo

Boxing becomes a spatial tool for body movement and empowerment in this community in Portugal.


A very personal “species of spaces” that became our starting point for Out of Focus Domesticity.

Brandweerpost Antwerpen (B) by Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven Ph. Karin Borghouts

From Inside Out: Brandweerpost Antwerpen (B) by Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven

A two-story fire station whose bright-red façade dialogues directly with the building’s inner structure and functional nature.

251 1st by ODA New York Ph. ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzmán)

Neighborhood Personality: 251 1st Street by ODA New York

A puzzle-like series of setbacks and terraces generates units with their own unique configurations.

Weird Sensations Feels Good

An exhibition at ArkDes curated by James Taylor Foster that explores design and ASMR.

The Garden of Forking Paths by Beals Lyon Arquitectos Ph. Cristóbal Palma

An Invitation to Explore: The Garden of Forking Paths by Beals Lyon Arquitectos

An installation within a park in Santiago that invites people to disconnect from the daily rush and dive into different narratives.

Ph. José Hevia. Courtesy estudio Herreros

Sant Boi Mixed Housing Building by estudio Herreros

This building makes use of all available space providing generous collective and individual living areas.

Parque del Centro de Exposiciones y Convenciones, by Bullan Ph. Fernando Schapochnik

Functional Landscape: Parque del Centro de Exposiciones y Convenciones by Bulla

In the existing urban landscape, a Convention Center is placed on a lower level and a park is created on its roof.

The Discovery Slides at Jewel Changi Airport complex by CARVE and Playpoint Ph. Playpoint (SINGAPORE) Pte Ltd

The Discovery Slides at Jewel Changi Airport complex by CARVE and Playpoint

An adventurous sliding attraction inside the Jewel Changi Airport.

Courtesy of Enlace Arquitectura

The Meeting Place: Plaza Jorge Somaca, Chapellín by Enlace Arquitectura

A restoration of a plaza located in an informal settlement in Venezuela developed together with the community.

Small But Mighty: Togo House by Tomoaki Uno Architects

Making use of a small space and budget, this project uses a traditional Japanese building method.

Tainan Spring by MVRDV Ph. Daria Scagliola

A Peaceful, Urban Jungle: Tainan Spring by MVRDV

MVRDV completes Tainan Spring, a lush lagoon and park in the preserved ruin of a mall in central Tainan.

Overview. Dom Pedro II Park by FUPAM / LUME, H+F Arquitetos, Metrópole Arquitetos, UNA Arquitetos

Breaking Dichotomies: Dom Pedro II Park by FUPAM / LUME, H+F Arquitetos, Metrópole Arquitetos, UNA Arquitetos

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.

Brick Vault House by Space Popular Ph. Mariela Apollonio

A Flexible Canvas: Brick Vault House by Space Popular

This suburban house in Valencia, Spain is a prototype that integrates industrialized construction methods with traditional craftsmanship.

Kasmin Gallery by Studio MDA Ph. Roland Halbe

Extending the Visual Field: Kasmin Gallery by Studio MDA

The new gallery in Chelsea is a flexible space that maintains continuity with the High Line.

The Parchment Works by Will Gamble Architects Ph. Johan Dehlin

Modern Intervention: The Parchment Works by Will Gamble Architects

This project subtly combines contemporary architecture, an existing building, and ruins into a single-family house.

Aerial view of the park Nabor Carrillo Lake, Courtesy PELT

Green and Bold: Lake Texcoco Ecological Park by Iñaki Echeverría Guitiérrez

An urban scale recovery process in Mexico that aims to regain the city’s natural landscape while improving its hydrological management.

Impress Dental Studio by Raúl Sánchez Architects Ph. José Hevia

Young and Fresh: Impress Dental Studio by Raúl Sánchez Architects

A new take that moves away from the sterile atmosphere of a dental clinic.

Memorial to Victims of Violence in Mexico by Gaeta Springall Arquitectos Ph. Sandra Pereznieto Courtesy of Gaeta Springall Arquitectos

To Design, To Remember: Memorial to Victims of Violence in Mexico by Gaeta Springall Arquitectos

A memorial park in Mexico City that reflects on the process of creating a dynamic and sensitive public space in an urban context.

Jiangyin Greenway Loop by BAU Ph. Pavel Shubskiy - Egghead Photo

Flowing Paths: Jiangyin Greenway Loop by BAU

The project responds to the Yangtze River, creating new connections and circulations for this city in China.

El Camarín by IR arquitectura Ph. Fernando Schapochni

Visual Functionality: El Camarín by iR arquitectura

This compact unit is expanded through a balcony, façade device, and multi-functional furniture.

Host and Nectar Garden Building by Husos ph. Manuel Salinas

Sensitive and Efficient: Bioclimatic Prototype of a Host and Nectar Garden Building by Husos

A building in Colombia that explores the relationship between eco-friendly devices and the social and cultural practices of its inhabitants.

Sloped Simplicity: Residential Building Gapont by Uli Mayer and Urs Hüssy

This new apartment building takes advantage of the local landscape.

Plaza Houssay by RDR Arquitectos ph. Javier Agustín Rojas

Architecture for the Community: Plaza Houssay by RDR Arquitectos

Reformulating the relationship between a park and its surroundings, this project reactivates a forgotten public space in Buenos Aires.

It Has to Do With Time

An exploration of Manthey Kula’s post-potential drawings, site-specific projects, and an email conversation with lead architect Beate Hølmebakk.

TreeHugger by MoDusArchitects © Oskar Da Riz

Culture Magnet: TreeHugger by MoDusArchitects

A bold concrete building wraps public space with sinuous curves.

Your reflection by Guillermo Hevia García and Nicolás Urzúa Ph. Adrian Aleson

Architecture as Experience: Your Reflection by Guillermo Hevia García and Nicolás Urzúa

A mirroring scenario invites visitors to a Chilean Park to experience public space in new and unexpected ways.

Urban Geographies by Pedro Correa

Contemporary Strategies: Common Places by Plan Común

A collective research that proposes critical solutions to encourage public spaces and social interaction.

Landscape as Cult. Courtesy Bureau Europa

Romantic Nature, Raw Cultivation, and Verticality in “Landscape as Cult”

Questions (re)emerge around landscape and nature in this exhibition at Bureau Europa.

NESS 2 Mad World Pictures Cover

Mad World Pictures

How can we present and represent this mad and uneasy to synthesize world?

Ladeira da Barroquinha by Metro Arquitetos Associados Ph. Ilana Bessler

Innovative Connections: Ladeira da Barroquinha by Metro Arquitetos Associados

A staircase that allows for different user experiences and that engages with the built heritage of the city of Salvador de Bahia in Brazil.

Grito Alcorta by Opera Publica Ph. Gustavo Esmoris

How to Remember: El Grito de Alcorta by Opera Publica

Memorial Space and Monument to the 100th Anniversary of the Alcorta Farmers Revolt.

To Rebalance the Landscape: Paseo Civico Metropolitano – Alameda Providencia Corridor by Groundlab

A historic avenue in Santiago is updated to keep up with the cultural necessities of today’s citizens.

The Notebooks of Giancarlo De Carlo, Triennale Milan, Exhibition design by Parasite 2.0 Ph. Gianluca Di Ioia

Beyond the Diary

Parasite 2.0 has done the exhibition design for a show on the archive of the Italian architect Giancarlo De Carlo.

Chaptal Residence by Nathalie Eldan Architecture Ph. Loreno Zandri

Feels like Home: Chaptal Residence by Nathalie Eldan Architecture

An apartment in a historical building in Paris is renovated for a contemporary and active lifestyle.

What is a River in California?

Heidegger, technological control, and the artistic perspective meet to explore California’s rivers.

Pyramids Playground. Courtesy AFA Group.

Urban Reliefs: Pyramids Playground by AFA Group

A play hub designed to redistribute activities between the courtyards and public spaces in a Moscow neighborhood.

Courtesy Ryan L Foote

Architectural Bites

Artist-Designer Ryan L Foote reinvents chocolates for the digital age—and architects.

House for Two Brothers by Ana Smud and Daniel Zelcer Ph. Fernando Schapochnik

Cubed Privacy: House for Two Brothers by Ana Smud and Daniel Zelcer

Two brothers share identical weekend houses on a single concrete prism.

Baakenpark by Atelier Loidl © Mark Pflueger

Urban Excursion: Baakenpark by Atelier Loidl

This intervention transforms a former industrial site into a new urban park for the HafenCity quarter in Hamburg, Germany.

Over the Edge by Jonathan Burlow Ph. Simone Bossi

Updated Granary: Over the Edge by Jonathan Burlow

The extension of this coastal house in the United Kingdom takes on the existing house’s prototypical elements.

Installation view of Julian Charrière: Towards No Earthly Pole at Sean Kelly, New York
 January 31 – March 21, 2020
 Photography: Jason Wyche, New York
 Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York

Shapes and Voids: “Towards No Earthly Pole” by Julian Charrière

This solo exhibition at Sean Kelly in New York features polar landscapes and explores how humans and the natural are inextricably linked.

Face to Face/Tête à Tête by PLANT Architect Inc. Ph. Steven Evans Photography

Conversation Piece: Face to Face/Tête à Tête by PLANT Architect Inc.

A transformation of parking spaces into an animated—and concentrated—parklet.

Freight Station Hannover by AFF architekten & TOPOTEK 1 landschaftsarchitekten Ph. Hanns Joosten

Open Expression: Freight Station Hannover by AFF Architekten & TOPOTEK 1

A mixed-use facility that combines a historic façade with a contemporary public space.

Ph. Pablo Gerson

Landscapes of the Unstable

An exploration of landscape that opposes the formalistic, closed, stable, and objective.

Parish Hall Herbolzheim by Kuhn und Lehmann © Achim Birnbaum

Graceful yet Functional: Parish Hall Herbolzheim by Kuhn und Lehmann Architekten

Four programmatic cores define the boundaries of the empty space that forms the heart of this Parish hall.

OBJECT Rotterdam, Aleksandra-Gaca, Ph. Jan Willem Kaldenbach

Moving Designs, Exploring Fresh Theater: NOMAD St. Moritz, OBJECT Rotterdam, and Madrid Design Festival

This month, a series of design events highlight both established and upcoming designers.

A New Cultural Space in the Torredembarra Theater by NUA arquitectures & NAM arquitectura Ph. Jose Hevia

Strategic Repurposing: A New Cultural Space in the Torredembarra Theater by NUA arquitectures & NAM arquitectura

A contemporary ruin is transformed to generate a new cultural space for the city of Torredembarra in Spain.

Offices Soler by Estudio Ana Smud Ph. Fernando Schapochnik

Luminous Potential: Offices Soler by Estudio Ana Smud

With void and light as the protagonists, the design for these offices brings new life to an old shed.

Skovbakke School by CEBRA Ph. Adam Mørk

Active and Welcoming: Skovbakke School by CEBRA

This school in Denmark takes inspiration from the surrounding forest.

Bodybuilding cover: film still from Esquizo (1970) by Taller de Arquitectura/Ricardo Bofill, graphic design by Riley Hooker (2019).

Off the Page: A Reading of “Bodybuilding. Architecture and Performance”

We highlight a few ideas that stood out in this book that explores performance as a critical tool to rethink architecture.

House of Wine by CHYBIK + KRISTOF Architects & Urban Designers Ph. Laurian Ghinitoiu

Architectural Treasures: House of Wine by CHYBIK + KRISTOF Architects & Urban Designers

This wine bar rethinks renovation and acts as a witness to the region’s multifaceted architectural history.

House in Takarazuka by arbol Ph. Yasunori Shimomura

Modern Nature: House in Takarazuka by arbol

This compact house prioritizes a relationship with nature through a courtyard at its heart.

Three Generation House by BETA office for architecture and the city Ph. Ossip van Duivenbode

Flexible and Living Together: Three Generation House by BETA office for architecture and the city

This multi-unit private housing in Amsterdam is flexible and takes into account different generational needs.

WERK12 by MVRDV Ph. Ossip van Duivenbode

Comic Transformation: WERK12 by MVRDV

The Dutch office completed a new mixed-used building located in a former industrial site.

Casa Morgana by J. MAYER H. und Partner Architekten Ph. David Franck

Out of Context: Casa.Morgana by J. MAYER H. und Partner Architekten

This renovated house distills and continues the archaic and brutalist aesthetic of the time in which it was built.

Private and Social Housing Units and Nursery by MAO - MOBILE ARCHITECTURAL Ph. Nicolas Grosmond

A Rare Parisian Gem: Private and Social Housing Units by MAO – Mobile Architectural Office

This project reinterprets the porch of the Parisian courtyard.



Located in an Austrian forest, this renovation uses the existing structure as the programmatic core and combines it with a panoramic external layer.

Casa do Monte by Leopold Banchini Architects and Daniel Zamarbide Ph. Leopold Banchini Architects

Fluent Living: Casa do Monte by Leopold Banchini Architects and Daniel Zamarbide

In a historical enclave in Lisbon, this renovation features maximum material austerity and an atypical formal game.

Urban Infill Lofts Project by CHYBIK + KRISTOF Ph. Alex shoots buildings

Industrial Meets Residential: Urban Infill Lofts by CHYBIK + KRISTOF

Featuring a site-specific lighting installation and views of the city’s landmarks, this project encourages the revitalization of Brno’s post-industrial district.

Coffee shop in Strasbourg by Dominique Coulon & associés ©Eugeni Pons

Geometric Serenity: Coffee shop in Strasbourg by Dominique Coulon & associés

This small but distinguished coffee shop is a bright and attractive space with geometric curves.

Stealth Building by WORKac Ph. Bruce Damonte

Contemporary Injections: Stealth Building by WORKac

This building is a model of sensitive but stridently contemporary historic preservation and adaptive reuse.

Kaggeboda by AndrénFogelström and KolmanBoye Ph. James Silverman photography

Connected Through the Outside: Kaggeboda by AndrénFogelström and KolmanBoye

A small house located in the forest of the Stockholm Archipelago with three cabins and a diversity of outdoor spaces.

Mary Mattingly, Desert Deployment 2, 2011. Image courtesy of the artist and Artworks for Change.

Circular, Portable, Visionary, and Resilient: Survival Architecture

Housing solutions for Climate Change are explored in this exhibition at the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco.

School Žnjan - Pazdigrad by X3M Ph. Bosnic+Dorotic

Common Space: School Žnjan – Pazdigrad by X3M

The school in Croatia shapes a sense of community through the inclusion of new social facilities.

KUBE by OMA © Kevin Mak, Courtesy of OMA

Spontaneous Encounters: KUBE by OMA

KUBE at K11 MUSEA is an installation designed to create a distinctive and intimate place for encounters in Hong Kong.

Calera del Rey House, 2015. Ph. Federico Cairoli. Courtesy of Gualano + Gualano arquitectos

Poetry and scales. Managing Scales between the Territory and the Project.

Four projects by Uruguayan architects Gualano + Gualano.

Martín Gualano from Gualano Gualano Architects. Ph. Grupo Mass International Architecture Biennial of Buenos Aires

Gualano + Gualano on how to Negotiate with Scales and Territories

In this episode, we talk with Marcelo and Martín Gualano about their Uruguayan practice.

LocHal Tilburg by Civic Architects, Braaksma & Roos Architectenbureau, Inside Outside/Petra Blaisse Ph. Stijn Bollaert.

Producing Knowledge: LocHal Tilburg by Civic Architects, Braaksma & Roos Architectenbureau, Inside Outside/Petra Blaisse

A former locomotive shed in Tilburg, The Netherlands has been transformed into a public meeting place with a distinct railway theme.

La Quadrata Residence, UNITÉ(S) by Sophie Delhay Architecte ©Bertrand Verney Photographe

Modules to Play, Spaces to Live: La Quadrata Residence by Sophie Delhay Architecte

This experimental project allows inhabitants to freely arrange and combine their home.

House for Architectural Heritage by Noura Al Sayeh and Leopold Banchini Architects Ph. Dylan Perrenoud

House for Architectural Heritage by Noura Al Sayeh Holtrop and Leopold Banchini Architects

Located in Muharraq, the building showcases the collection of architect John Yarwood.

Red house by EXTRASTUDIO Ph. Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Old and New Mortars Meet: Red House by EXTRASTUDIO

A conversion of a former winery into a single-family house.

Karen Blixens Plads by COBE Ph. Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST

Undulating Innovation: Karen Blixens Plads by COBE

A new urban space for the University of Copenhagen that is adapted for climate change.

Beijing Daxing International Airport by Zaha Hadid Architects © Hufton+Crow

A New Connection Point: Beijing Daxing International Airport by Zaha Hadid Architects

Located on the outskirts of Beijing, this is an efficient passenger terminal that is ready for future growth.

Courtesy Wrappy Paper

Gift Giving Inside-Out: Wrappy Paper

Wrapping up our calendar is this eco-friendly and quirkily designed gift wrap.

PillowPillow by Schimmel & Schweikle. Courtesy Schimmel & Schweikle

Digital Aesthetics: PillowPillow by Schimmel & Schweikle

These designs balance between the archetypal and the organic and are created with a 3D software.

New Primitives by Bram Vanderbeke 2019 Inside/Outside Expo ©FranziskaKrieck

Present-Day Relics: New Primitives by Bram Vanderbeke

These sculptures explore architectural constructions and the Anthropocene.

Fold-by-number Napkins by Julia Lindpaintner

Small Gestures: Fold-by-Number Cloth Napkins by Julia Lindpaintner for the MoMA Design Store

These playful napkins encourage a return to the reusable for everyday dining.

Textured Imaginations: Material Exploration by Vincent Schwenk and Vitaly Grossmann for Imat-uve

Texturized: Material Exploration by Vitaly Grossmann and Vincent Schwenk for Imat-uve

These textures explore the limits between reality and abstraction.

Passages of Light by James Turrell Ph. Florian Holzerr

Powerful Effects: Passages of Light by James Turrell

Day 18 brings a powerful and emotional experience of light.

Hut House by Takayuki Kuzushima and Associates Ph. courtesy Takayuki Kuzushima and Associates

Enriched Functionality: Hut House by Takayuki Kuzushima and Associates

This hut introduces new open spaces that complement and expand the uses of the main house.

Flowing Water, Standing Time by Ying Gao Ph. Malina Corpadean

Mirror Effect: Flowing Water, Standing Time by Ying Gao

Day 17 brings robotic garments that react to the chromatic spectrum.

Design by Olivier Bacin (LABO) for David Lange , pictures by VIA , le French design

Levitating Lines: Formes du Vent by Olivier Bacin of LABO Architecture

These practical designs take the sand dunes formed by the wind as inspiration.

West Bund Museum by David Chipperfield Architects Berlin & Shanghai © Simon Menges

Interstitial Public Spaces: West Bund Museum by David Chipperfield Architects Berlin & Shanghai

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.

Feeling Shell by Hye Seomoon

Cocoon Time: Feeling Shell by Hye Seomoon

This cradle for adults brings a bit of comfort to our hectic lifestyles.

Perturbation by Gaëtan Didier, Derudet, and Ausseresse Jonathan

Expert Traces: Perturbation by Gaëtan Didier, Derudet, and Ausseresse Jonathan

This object is an exploration of expert material handiwork.

BTM Ceramics by Philipp Schenk-Mischke

DIY Deformations: BTM Ceramics by Philipp Schenk-Mischke

These ceramics are deformed through the reappropriation of an object from the fitness industry.

OooOoO a Skatepark by Koo Jeong A Ph. Gianluca Di Ioia

Playing Again: OooOoO by Koo Jeong A

The playful side of design abounds in this site-specific installation created for Trienniale Milan.

Spread from X-Ray Architecture by Beatrice Colomina

Books for Architects and Designers

A curated list of to read while on vacation or to give as gifts.

Chabanel II Collection by Foraine by Atelier Barda

Brutalist Imperfections: Chabanel II Collection by Foraine by Atelier Barda

This brutalist-inspired design explores material imperfection and minimal lines.

A Portable Territory by Urtzi Grau & Guillermo Fernández-Abascal (GFA) with Charlotte Haywood

No Occupation: A Portable Territory by Urtzi Grau & Guillermo Fernández-Abascal with Charlotte Haywood

Day 10 is a portable and temporary Jewish structure built in Australia on Aboriginal land that raises important questions.

Ceramic Sculptural Forms by Shozo Michikawa

Encapsulated Time: Ceramic Sculptural Forms by Shozo Michikawa

These ceramic sculptures are a contemporary take on the tradition of pottery in Japan.

Treehouse by Paschetta + Cavallero Architects Ph. Federico Cairoli

Caught in Changing Nature: Treehouse by Paschetta + Cavallero Architects

A childhood reference transforms a multi-use space in the outskirts of Santa Fe, Argentina.

Courtesy of Friedman Benda and Daniel Arsham. Ph. by Daniel Kukla

Distorted Futures: Daniel Arsham for Friedman Benda

In this FestiveNESS pick, Daniel Arsham builds a kunstkammer and reimagines classic archetypes.

Courtesy Designers On Holiday

Collective Making: Designers On Holiday

A design-filled creative retreat to collaborate and build structures for camping and relaxing.

Sharing the Energy: Sammanlänkad by Little Sun, Olafur Eliasson, and Ikea

Our sixth pick is a gadget that harnesses the power of the sun and promotes the sustainable.

Un voyage, pas une destination (A journey, not a destination) Nicolas Dorval-Bory Architectes + VORBOT (Sammy Vormus, and Clément Talbot) in Hotel Metropole

Futuring Hotels in the Exhibition “Hotel Metropolis – Since 1818”

The exhibition at Pavillon de l’Arsenal imagines and defines the Parisian hotel.

XMAS Donuts by Studio Sabine Marcelis

Waste Not: XMAS Donuts by Studio Sabine Marcelis

These limited-edition ornaments are made from unused liquid resin.

Future Chocolates by Jisun Kim

Insect Aesthetic: Future Chocolates by Jisun Kim

Day four brings a chocolate that includes a very special ingredient.

Viettel Academy Educational Centre by VTN Architects Ph. Courtesy VTN

Studious Tranquility: Viettel Academy Educational Centre by VTN Architects

In the outskirts of Hanoi, this education facility aims to generate a relaxed environment.

Astral Bodies by Enorme Studio Ph. Ph. Javier de Paz García

Material Cuts: Astral Bodies by ENORME Studio

The third FestiveNESS item explores the materiality of meteorites.

Project Ö by Aleksi Hautamaki and Milla Selkimaki Ph. Archmospheres

Compact Island Living: Project Ö by Aleksi Hautamaki and Milla Selkimaki

A graphic designer and a spatial designer built a cabin, a sauna, and a workshop on a private Swedish island.

The Sainte Collection Ph. by Arseni Khamzin for Lambert & Fils © November 2019

A Sleek Suspension: The Sainte Collection by Lambert & Fils in Collaboration with Rachel Bussin

The second item in our FestiveNESS Design Advent Calendar is a scalable lamp that dialogs with gravity.

Homage by Objects of Common Interest Ph. Stefanos Tsakiris

FestiveNESS. A Design Advent Calendar

A daily celebration of an eclectic mix of design objects and ideas.

Homage by Objects of Common Interest Ph. Stefanos Tsakiris

The Plastic Monobloc Chair Sets its Own Stage: Homage by Objects of Common Interest

First up in our advent calendar is a performative look at a cultural and flexible plastic chair by Objects of Common Interest.

The MoMA Expansion and Renovation by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Gensler Ph. Brett Beyer

Natural Circulation: The MoMA Expansion and Renovation by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Gensler

The expansion adds more than 40,000 square feet of gallery spaces and enables the Museum to exhibit more art in new ways.

Sharjah Architecture Triennial 2019 – Rights of Future Generations

Sharjah Architecture Triennial 2019 – Rights of Future Generations

The inaugural edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial is now on view until February 8, 2020.

International Architecture Biennial of Buenos Aires

International Architecture Biennial of Buenos Aires

The 17th Buenos Aires Architecture Biennial mixed, showed, promoted, and advertised contemporary architecture with the same impulse that characterized it from the beginning.

Paul Andersen and Paul Preissner Ph. Chris Strong

Paul Andersen and Paul Preissner to curate the US Pavilion Exhibition at the 17th International Architecture Biennale in Venice

The exhibition American Framing will run from May 23 to November 29 2020.

Kew Gardens Hills Library by WORKac Ph. Bruce Damonte

Valuing Knowledge: Kew Gardens Hills Library by WORKac

A renovation of this existing library, a key institution for the Kew Gardens Hills community neighborhood in Queens.

N.N. Residence, by J.MAYER H und Partner Ph. Ilya Ivanov

Landscape and Architecture: N.N. Residence by J.MAYER H und Partner

This house, located in the outskirts of Moscow, explores the dissolution of the boundary between interior and exterior.

Plywood House by SMS Architects Ph. Luis Diaz Diaz

Atmospheric Variety: Plywood House by SMS Architects

An extension and adaptation of an existing home in Palma using a modular and lightweight plywood system.

Photo of the The Mile-Long Opera, 2018. A project by Agustin Schang. Credit: DSR + Iwan Baan, Liz Ligon, Timothy Schenck

Agustin Schang on Being a Cultural Instigator

A conversation about architecture in the expanded field of cultural production.

Albion Terrace Extension by Outpost London Ph. French + Tye

Contrasting Composition: Albion Extension by Outpost London

The transformation and extension of a traditional Victorian house into a new and contemporary domestic space.

Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2019. Ph. Ana Guedes

Lisbon Architecture Triennale – The Poetics of Reason

The fifth edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale is now on view until December 2.

Criticism question Vladimir Belogolovsky

If I say that architectural criticism is dead would that surprise anyone today?

Belogolvosky discusses architecture as problem-solving instead of aesthetics.

House in Ohasu by arbol Ph. Yasunori Shimomura

A Peaceful Combination of Styles: House in Ohasu by arbol

The Japanese studio’s design hybridizes cultures and influences.

Casa ocho vigas by Covachita Ph. Onnis Luque: Arquitectura Vista

In the Search of Shade: Casa Ocho Vigas by Covachita

The Mexican studio designed this single-family house around a courtyard composed by a concrete structure.

The Menil Drawing Institute by Johnston Marklee Ph. Richard Barnes

Quietly Innovative: The Menil Drawing Institute by Johnston Marklee

The new building is built especially for the acquisition, study, exhibition, storage, and conservation of modern and contemporary drawings.

Naturalis Biodiversity Center by Neutelings Riedijk Architects ScagliolaBrakkee / © Neutelings Riedijk Architects

Integration and Growth: Naturalis Biodiversity Center by Neutelings Riedijk Architects

The expansion of the center drove an integral renovation that combines new and existing spaces.

CLUBE at Monte, Buenos Aires. Courtesy of Flora, Architecture Office

Thoughts in Architecture: CLUBE

A young Brazilian studio whose practice orbits around producing and discussing architecture.

Congress and Exhibition Center by Studio Botter + Studio Bressan © Simone Bossi

Between Village & Nature: A New Exhibition Center by Studio Botter + Studio Bressan

The building offers a new meeting point for the Agordo community in Italy.

Tatiana Bilbao Estudio, from "Unraveling Modern Living," digital collage, 2019. Courtesy of Graham Foundation

Tatiana Bilbao Estudio Transforms Domestic Space in Unraveling Modern Living

Explore new forms of collectivity in this immersive installation at the Graham Foundation.

A Trans-Scalar Approach to Architectural Design by Somatic Collaborative

An exhibition, a book, a house, and a table corroborate architecture’s role as a critical mediator.

Felipe Correa and Devin Dobrowolski at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, 2019. Ph. Pablo Gerson

Somatic Collaborative on Scales, Research, and Activism

Felipe Correa and Devin Dobrowolski in conversation with Florencia Rodriguez about the singularity of their practice.