design

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jardín Guardia Vieja by Ariel Jacubovich | Oficina de Arquitectura

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

New Future for an Outdated Office: Villa Stardust by MVRDV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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

City of Spreads and Densities, top down view of the City Center of São Paulo. Courtesy of Somatic Collaborative

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sebastián Adamo and Marcelo Faiden of Adamo-Faiden Ph. Javier Agustín Rojas.

adamo-faiden: Architecture as an Evolutionary Discipline

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.

La Vecindad Plaza Mafalda. From the podcast with Adamo-Faiden Ph. Javier Agustín Rojas.

Silent Revolutions: adamo-faiden Talk from (and About) Buenos Aires

adamo-faiden on how the design of all scales of buildings can transform the city. A conversation in Spanish with Florencia Rodriguez.

Courtesy of MDF Mexico Design Fair

A First for Mexico: The MDF Mexico Design Fair

Mexico is bringing its designs to the international stage in 2020.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

River Lab in the Critical Zone by Courtesy Alexandra ArènesFrédérique Aït-Touati, Alexandra Arènes, Axelle Gérgoire,  The Soil Map   (detail),  Terra Forma, manuel de cartographies potentielles,  2019. © the artists.

Critical Zones. Observatories for Earthly Politics.

An exploration of the Critical Zone with Bruno Latour and Alexandra Arènes.

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.

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.

Model for the Neotenic Exhibition. Courtesy of Jumbo.

Jumbo and Juan Garcia Mosqueda on the Warm, the Cute & the Chair

A conversation about Jumbo’s Neotenic design practice and its larger implications on consumerism and design.

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

Twin Houses by Extrastudio

Breathtaking views from this holiday house in Sesimbra, Portugal

De Río a Sur, 2019, a collection that represents Argentinian design. Courtesy Lafeliz.

Lafeliz: An Exploration of Argentinian Design

A peek at Lafeliz’s new collection De Río a Sur and their unique approach to design.