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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.

RUNDHERUM by mia2/ARCHITEKTUR ZT KG Ph. Kurt Hoerbst

From Inside Out: RUNDHERUM by mia2/ARCHITEKTUR ZT KG

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Covered Market and Exhibition Space in Schiltigheim by Dominique Coulon & associés © Eugeni Pons

Heritage and Community: Covered Market and Exhibition Space by Dominique Coulon & associés

A restoration in the historical center of Schiltigheim brings back to life a building that was closed over a decade ago.

Casa João de Barro by Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados

Close to Nature: Casa João de Barro by Brazilian Firm Terra e Tuma

Brazilian office Terra e Tuma designed a house that merges with the surrounding landscape.

Redefining the Riverbank: Tanzhaus Zurich by Barozzi Veiga

A new building in Zurich encourages the connection between the city and the river.

Stanley Tigerman Rides Again Courtesy of Volume Gallery

Undulating Spaces in the Exhibition Stanley Tigerman Rides Again

The exhibition of late artist and architect Stanley Tigerman takes place at Volume Gallery in Chicago until November 2nd.

Museum and entrance to the UNESCO Pearling Site by Valerio Olgiati © Archive Olgiati

A New Dimension: PEARLING SITE, museum and entrance to the UNESCO Pearling Path by Valerio Olgiati

The Swiss architect built the entrance and museum for this cultural heritage site in Bahrain.

The House Between the Trees by Diego Arraigada Architects © Gustavo Frittegotto

The House Between the Trees by Diego Arraigada Architects

A single-family house in a eucalyptus forest in Argentina.

Lounge room at the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial. Ph. Pablo Gerson

NESS Picks from the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial

The importance of constructing other narratives through architectural thinking.

The Enrico Fermi School by BDR bureau © Simone Bossi

Built for Community: the Enrico Fermi School by BDR Bureau

The school in Turin, Italy embodies a cultural, pedagogical, and architectural reflection on educative spaces.

Guayacan Pavilion by Ambrosi Etchegaray © Jaime Navarro

A Place for Nature: Guayacan Pavilion by AMBROSI ETCHEGARAY

A nursery for the care and reproduction of the Guayacan tree in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Roskilde Festival Folk High School by MVRDV and COBE © Ossip

Spirited Learning in the Roskilde Festival Folk High School by MVRDV and COBE

Dutch office MVRDV joined Danish firm COBE to design a non-formal adult education building.

Sede CAF Región Sur by LAPS Arquitectos Ph. Javier Agustín Rojas

A New Public Space for the City: CAF Región Sur by LAPS Arquitectos

A transformation of an existing building in the historic city center of Montevideo.

Caja de Tierra by Equipo de Arquitectura © Federico Cairoli

An Atmospheric Office: Caja de Tierra by Equipo de Arquitectura

This young practice built their own office in Asunción, Paraguay.

From the book Architecture in Nature / Nature in Architecture. Section of Kure Island and the relationship between coral polyps and sea level change due to climate change over the past thirty million years. Section of Kure Island and the relationship between coral polyps and sea level change due to climate change over the past thirty million years. Hancheng Chen

Abstract Metrics in “Architecture of Nature. Nature of Architecture” by Diana Agrest

A book that explores nature through architectural techniques of representation.

Casa CCFF by Leopold Banchini © Dylan Perrenoud

An Alternative to Concrete: Casa CCFF by Leopold Banchini

A single-family house located in Geneva, Switzerland.

Run Run Run by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation © José Hevia

An Interhuman Playground: Run Run Run by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation

A new type of hybrid urban infrastructure.

Higashimatsuyama House by Kohei Kudo & Associates Ph. Kai Nakamura

Old and New Adjoin in the Higashimatsuyama House by Kohei Kudo & Associates

A new life for a 300-year old house in Saitama, Japan.

MiCasa Vol.C by Studio MK27 ph. Fernando Guerra

Open and Flexible: MiCasa Vol.C by Studio MK27

A single open space that completes an existing furniture store complex in São Paulo.

Sea Things by Sam Jacob Ph. Ed Reeve

Rethinking Plastic: Sea Things by Sam Jacob in the London Design Festival

Exploring the role of design and architecture in how we imagine our waste system.

The REACH at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts by Steven Holl Architects ©Richard Barnes

A Living Memorial: The REACH at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts by Steven Holl Architects

This expansion adds much-needed rehearsal, education, and flexible indoor and outdoor spaces.

L’Arbre Blanc by French architects Manal Rachdi, Nicolas Laisné, and Dimitri Roussel with Sou Fujimoto © Cyrille Weiner / SFA+NLA+OXO+DR

L’Arbre Blanc: A Bold Design that Embraces the Outdoors in Montpellier, France

French architects Manal Rachdi, Nicolas Laisné, and Dimitri Roussel joined Sou Fujimoto to design a multi-family, nature-inspired apartment building.

Residential Building in Málaga by Alejandro Muñoz Miranda ph. Javier Callejas Sevilla

Seaside Housing that Dialogues with an Industrial Past by Alejandro Muñoz Miranda

A residential building in the outskirts of Malaga, Spain.

James Simon Galerie Berlin by David Chipperfield Architects Ph. Ute Zscharnt for DCA

James Simon Galerie Berlin by David Chipperfield Architects

After twenty years of design and construction, the impressive James Simon Galerie finally opens its doors.

Tudor Revival residence by Warc Studio Ph. Aaron Pocock

Tudor Revival Residence by Warc Studio

Alterations and additions to a wonderful two-story house originally constructed during the interwar period.

Central Square of Naberezhnye Chelny / DROM Ph. Evgeny Evgrafov

A Fresh Look at Public Space in Russia by DROM

The architects created a sustainable design for the soviet city Naberezhnye Chelny.

Installation image, FOOD Bigger than the Plate at V&A ©Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Community and Resilience: “FOOD: Bigger than the Plate” at the V&A

An exploration of the future of food in this London exhibition.

Wooden Pavilion by Miguel Quismondo ph. ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzman + Rocio Romero)

Wooden Pavilion by Miguel Quismondo

The Spanish architect transformed an old structure into a new wooden pavilion in New York.

Gordon Matta-Clark, “(Étant d’art pour locataire),” Conical Intersect, 1975. Black ink on grid paper. Gordon Matta-Clark Collection, Canadian Centre for Architecture. Gift of Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark © Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark. Photo © CCA Out of the Box

Active and Tangible Tools: Gordon Matta-Clark at The Canadian Centre for Architecture

An exhibition series that explores the collection of architect and conceptual artist Gordon Matta-Clark through the eyes of three curators.

Housing for the Elderly in Huningue by Dominique Coulon & associés © Eugeni Pons

Housing for the Elderly by Dominique Coulon & associés

Collective, light-filled housing set along the river banks of the Rhine.

Camper Paseo de Gracia by Kengo Kuma & Associates ph. ImagenSubliminal (Miguel de Guzman + Rocio Romero)

Camper Paseo de Gracia by Kengo Kuma & Associates

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma was selected by Camper to design their Barcelona store.

Cover Vivienda ¿Qué viene? De pensar la unidad a construer la ciudad. (Cover Housing What's Next?)

Housing in the Global South: Vivienda ¿Qué Viene?

A peek inside this comprehensive book on the potential of housing in building better cities.

Concrete Plant Park. Photo: Nathan Kensinger

Community and Climate Change: IdeasCity Bronx

An upcoming public festival at Concrete Plant Park focusing on New Ecologies.

Les Cordeliers by ateliers o-s architectes. © Cyrille Weiner

Les Cordeliers by ateliers o-s architectes

A community center and nursery Pontoise near Paris.

Chicureo House II by Cristian Izquierdo. © Roland Halbe

Chicureo House II by Cristian Izquierdo

A single-family house in uptown Santiago de Chile.

Xylem by Kéré Architects. ©Iwan Baan

Xylem by Kéré Architects

Kéré Architects designs a wooden pavilion located at the Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana, USA.

eggio School by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation. © Courtesy of Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation

Reggio School by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation releases the design of Reggio School in Encinar de los Reyes, Madrid.

Olafur Eliasson: In real life. Ph. Pablo Gerson

Olafur Eliasson: In real life

Danish/Icelandic artist amazes in his return to the Tate Modern.

Garden Hotpot Restaurant by MUDA-Architects. © Arch-Exist - MUDA-Architects

Garden Hotpot Restaurant by MUDA-Architects

Chinese office MUDA Architects designs a restaurant in a lotus pond hidden in a eucalyptus forest.

Twin Houses by Extrastudio. © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Twin Houses by Extrastudio

Breathtaking views from this holiday house in Sesimbra, Portugal

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Aquí Vive Gente at Storefront for Art and Architecture

The exhibition Aquí vive gente marks a new direction for Storefront Art and Architecture under the lead of José Esparza Chong Cuy.