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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Worrell Yeung designs an adaptive reuse project near Brooklyn Navy Yard together with a cluster of other four historic buildings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 building originally designed for the Brazilian postal company was transformed into a library with an open and democratic space.
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.
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.
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.
A renovation of a PH, a traditional typology, in Buenos Aires.
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.
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 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.
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.
Two new residential buildings propose a non-conventional typological variety in Basel.
A renovated house in the historic center of Lisbon that boldly occupies space.
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.
This building makes use of all available space providing generous collective and individual living areas.
An adventurous sliding attraction inside the Jewel Changi Airport.
MVRDV completes Tainan Spring, a lush lagoon and park in the preserved ruin of a mall in central Tainan.
This suburban house in Valencia, Spain is a prototype that integrates industrialized construction methods with traditional craftsmanship.
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.
A new take that moves away from the sterile atmosphere of a dental clinic.
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.
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 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.
An apartment in a historical building in Paris is renovated for a contemporary and active lifestyle.
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.
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.
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.
This hut introduces new open spaces that complement and expand the uses of the main house.
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.
A curated list of to read while on vacation or to give as gifts.
A childhood reference transforms a multi-use space in the outskirts of Santa Fe, Argentina.
The exhibition at Pavillon de l’Arsenal imagines and defines the Parisian hotel.
In the outskirts of Hanoi, this education facility aims to generate a relaxed environment.
A graphic designer and a spatial designer built a cabin, a sauna, and a workshop on a private Swedish island.
The expansion adds more than 40,000 square feet of gallery spaces and enables the Museum to exhibit more art in new ways.
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.
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.
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.
Brazilian office Terra e Tuma designed a house that merges with the surrounding landscape.
A new building in Zurich encourages the connection between the city and the river.
The Swiss architect built the entrance and museum for this cultural heritage site in Bahrain.
A single-family house in a eucalyptus forest in Argentina.
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.
A transformation of an existing building in the historic city center of Montevideo.
Gonzalo Casals speaks with Florencia Rodriguez about his multi-faceted career.
This young practice built their own office in Asunción, Paraguay.
A book that explores nature through architectural techniques of representation.
A single-family house located in Geneva, Switzerland.
A new type of hybrid urban infrastructure.
A new life for a 300-year old house in Saitama, Japan.
A single open space that completes an existing furniture store complex in São Paulo.
Exploring the role of design and architecture in how we imagine our waste system.
This expansion adds much-needed rehearsal, education, and flexible indoor and outdoor spaces.
French architects Manal Rachdi, Nicolas Laisné, and Dimitri Roussel joined Sou Fujimoto to design a multi-family, nature-inspired apartment building.
Buenos Aires-based studio adamo-faiden works on the problem of the city as well as the use, the program, and the scale of architecture—no matter the commission.
adamo-faiden on how the design of all scales of buildings can transform the city. A conversation in Spanish with Florencia Rodriguez.
A residential building in the outskirts of Malaga, Spain.
After twenty years of design and construction, the impressive James Simon Galerie finally opens its doors.
Alterations and additions to a wonderful two-story house originally constructed during the interwar period.
The Spanish architect transformed an old structure into a new wooden pavilion in New York.
Florencia Rodriguez speaks with Nic and Elliott about their platform that helps architects get published.
Collective, light-filled housing set along the river banks of the Rhine.
Japanese architect Kengo Kuma was selected by Camper to design their Barcelona store.
An upcoming public festival at Concrete Plant Park focusing on New Ecologies.
A community center and nursery Pontoise near Paris.
A single-family house in uptown Santiago de Chile.
Kéré Architects designs a wooden pavilion located at the Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana, USA.
SO – IL has been commissioned by Exhibit Columbus to create a temporary installation on the Bartholomew County Courthouse Lawn.
Jing Liu and Florencia Rodriguez talk about the practice, “cocooning,” and productive misunderstandings.
Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation releases the design of Reggio School in Encinar de los Reyes, Madrid.
The Brazilian Pavilion exhibition at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale was on view in New York City from June to August, 2019.
Chinese office MUDA Architects designs a restaurant in a lotus pond hidden in a eucalyptus forest.
A peek at some projects under construction and an extract of a conversation with Daniela Freiberg about the diversity of work produced in his office.
Luis Úrculo (un)veils ipiña+nieto’s project for the Brazilian Embassy in Santiago de Chile.
Breathtaking views from this holiday house in Sesimbra, Portugal
Ensamble Studio talks with Pablo Gerson about model-making, music, and videos.
An extract of a compelling conversation on photography and architecture.
A glimpse into their conversation on contemporary aesthetics.
A conversation circling around issues on the vernacular and typology.
Uncomfortable afterthoughts on continuity, autonomy, and history.
A shift from one scale to the other with subtle sophistication.