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.
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.
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.
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.
Simple forms and noble, traditional materials make up the character of this passive house located in Devon, United Kingdom.
Spanish architect Jesus Meseguer addresses a critical ecology of materials by updating ordinary objects with debris
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.
The extension of the MACBA by the Swiss office Christ & Gantenbein, together with Barcelona-based…
Two Houses, one Hotel, and one Housing Project by this NY and Boston-based office.
A Short Questionnaire with a Promising Brazilian Designer
Architecture of Transitions is the project that BAAG presented at the latest edition of La Biennale.
Like most of their works, this hotel proposes a surreal staging, challenging the senses and perception through the use of atypical materials and forms.
Interview with Estefanía de Ros and Gustavo Quintanta, co-founders and creative directors of Agnes
Worrell Yeung designs an adaptive reuse project near Brooklyn Navy Yard together with a cluster of other four historic buildings.
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.
A traditional housing typology of the late 20th century in the suburbs of Buenos Aires is transformed into a modern house.
An old existing house is renewed and extended, through a new completely separate volume, creating a patio that frames the landscape’s immensity.
Like a mineral, the architecture of the Hillside Rock emerges from interactions with its environment, without attempting to recede into nature.
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.
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.
The Chinese landscape planning studio designed the courtyard for this newly renovated modern art museum designed by StudioBase Architects.
An exhibition of objects that exceed the physicality of its boundaries though the design process.
Timeless and contemporary languages coexist in this house in Lima, Peru, on a particular kind of lot.
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
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.
A renovation that grows up, reducing the footprint to its minimum expression, into one volume of three levels.
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.
A compact floor-plan and a symmetrical roof, optimize the energy performance on this cabin located in the woods near Quebec.
Meet this design and architecture office based in Santiago de Chile, dedicated to the research and experimentation of materials.
Portuguese office fala renovated a single family house in a very narrow lot in the city of Porto.
Based on the origami principle, AFA Group designed a playground on Salarievo, a neighborhood in the outskirts of Moscow.
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.
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.
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.
A conversation with the New York-based design studio, published in our latest printed issue of NESS.
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.
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.
This renovation of a small apartment in Taiwan multiplies the options to appropriate spaces.
A glass and metal structure that continues the market activities temporarily while the Shengli Market in Puyang City, China is being built.
A housing complex for married couples and children located in Aichi, Japan.
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.
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.
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.
A continuation of the feature published in the Documents section of NESS 3.
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.
A dialogue on how to build a Latin American posture.
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.
A look at the projects Rio Bonito House, Santa Teresa House, and Varanda House by the Brazilian architect.
The mixed used building combines eighteen residential units above first floor commercial space.
In NESS 3, we compiled an eclectic list of quotes about objects and this is its continuation.
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.
A design for a boutique Yoga studio in Berlin that incorporates flow.
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.
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.
The Belgian architectural firm designed its own office, a mirrored, elevated prism that reflects its natural environment and blends in with the landscape.
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.
Located in Silicon Valley, this single-family house has three patios that articulate fluid interior spaces by creating their own exterior landscape.
Held in the unused Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, the show brings the city to life.
Traditional lifestyles in a contemporary take for a house and orchard on a small lot in a village in Vietnam.
With a size of six thousand square meters, this is the largest public space of Guangzhou Vanke Cloud City in China.
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.
The new Lindt Home of Chocolate is more than a museum: this versatile project redefines what civic buildings can be.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Inside and outside of a creative hub, Lapalma proposes versatile and colorful furniture for Milano Design City.
In the middle of nature on Long Island, this cruciform house organizes different uses through wings and takes advantage of surrounding views.
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.
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.