Casa Caté by S-AR

The regulations of this corner lot prompted the construction of a house that develops vertically, taking off from the two short sides and stacking two simple prisms. The first floor is freed for the garage and the domestic program is distributed from the second floor.

House in Hakuraku / Tato Architects / Yo Shimada

Using the existing main house and a rental building composition, Yo Shimada designed this new house for a family that requested “to be able to feel the presence of each other regardless of where they are in the house”. The result is a fluid, continuous, interior open space that connects the different uses and levels of the dwelling.

House of Flowers, Flowers Vineyard & Winery / Walker Warner Architects, Maca Huneeus Design, and Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

Located near downtown Healdsburg, in the heart of Russian River Valley, and originally built as a winery in the mid-70s, the facilities on this 13.5-acre estate had deteriorated and become outdated. This transformation combine landscape and architecture to provide a quiet refuge, a place to celebrate community and friends through the experience of wine.

Swiss Consulate Chicago / HHF + Kwong Von Glinow

This project is a collaboration between Swiss Architecture office HHF and Chicago-based practice Kwong Von Glinow: the new Swiss Consulate Chicago, located at the Hancock Tower, was inspired by the Swiss-born Architect Otto Kolb.

Camp MINOH / William Kaven

Located near Charlevoix on the shores of Lake Michigan, Camp MINOH, designed by William Kaven, embodies the rugged ethos of Midwestern life.

Integral renovation RIV / Enric Rojo Arquitectura

To adapt this house to the new requirements of the family, a renovation was carried out based on a simple strategy: the location of the vertical circulation in the party wall, allowing the creation of more flexible, better ventilated, and illuminated spaces.

House in Ashiya / Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

This concrete house composed of two offset regular prisms is perforated at precise points, allowing the surrounding green scenery to invade the monochromatic interior.

Hill Country Wine Cave / Clayton Korte

Excavated into the face of a hillside, this private wine cave, design by Clayton Korte, offers a unique spatial experience in Texas, United States.

Aux Entrepôts / HHF Architects

Angular, shimmering brick veneer facades in green, yellow, aubergine, and red gives a strong identity to HHF Architects’ winning entry for part of the new master plan Parc du Simplon in Renens, Lausanne.

Co-Housing Denver / PRODUCTORA

Mexican office, PRODUCTORA, designed an experimental co-housing pilot project in Denver for individuals or couples. It provides centrally located, low-cost housing for small households, while integrating within the morphology of the surrounding suburban context.

Sideyard / Skylab

The goal for this social and urban activator building, designed by Skylab in Portland, was to provide a noble stage for community activity and future public-private uses. Creating a series of comfortable and inspiring spaces simply framed with a palette of masonry, wood, glass, and concrete.

House in Sonobe / Tato Architects / Yo Shimada

This house stands in a new residential district in the mountains. Its apparently traditional architecture, a rectangular prism with a gable roof, is interrupted by a cut in plan and section that introduces light and air through a greenhouse-style space.

Haus zum Pudel / Marazzi Reinhardt

Thanks to the resulting partnership between the municipality, the client and the architect, it was possible to realize a building that offers added value for the site and the community at large.

McNeal 020 / Atelier David Telerman

David Telerman built a pavilion in Southern Arizona: an inverted pyramid of reinforced concrete cast-in-place, sunk in the middle of the desert. It is a piece that blurs the boundary between art, landscape infrastructure, space and building.

San Luis reform / Manasseri Depetris

The renovation of this small apartment, located in the city of Rosario, Argentina, includes the addition of an unusual staircase that connects the two levels of the project and the design of large pieces of furniture that define the uses of spaces in a hyper-flexible manner.

Carrer de la Diputació / Heim Balp Architekten

The newly completed Carrer de la Diputació residential urban infill engage with the city’s rich architectural and cultural sphere, all-the-while responding to its dense urban environment.

Café Camaleón – Casa Camper / MVRDV + GRAS Arquitectos + Laura V Rave

Occupying the ground floor of the Casa Camper Berlin, Café Camaleón combines a hotel lobby, restaurant, and retail showcase in the same space. Using carefully selected material details, the design creates a color gradient that serves as a strong visual motif to organize the interior.

Ardmore House / Kwong Von Glinow

The reversal of the traditional arrangement of living spaces on the first floor and bedrooms on the upper floor, advocates for contemporary living, emphasizing common areas, interconnectivity, and flexible workspaces with plenty of natural light and engaging with the surrounding urban context of Chicago.

G1812 Industrial Building Lab 15/ GAFPA

Timber construction company Lab15 gets a new workplace. An industrial building of wooden slope girders on a concrete column structure is pushed against the side plot boundary, encased in a U-shaped fire wall made of prefabricated concrete panels.

Roche Multifunctional Workspace Building / Christ & Gantenbein

Swiss office Christ & Gantenbein completes interactive and multi-functional workspace building in Germany, a place to provide a generous, non-hierarchical space for Roche’s employees to meet and work.


The subtle extension on the south façade, which adds new interior spaces, made it possible to adapt this almost 300-year-old house in Sarnen, Switzerland, once again to today’s needs.

Music School of Bressanone / Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli

Located in the northern area of the city, close to its ancient core, the project represents the new gateway to the city, a focal point of the Priel area, hosting public facilities such as the Acquarena municipal swimming pool, and the Vertikale climbing wall.

The Tianjin Juilliard School / Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Designed by DS+R—the firm responsible for the 2009 expansion of Juilliard’s iconic NY home—the Tianjin Juilliard School is a center for performance, practice, research, and interactive exhibitions, with communal spaces that are designed to welcome the public into the creative process and musical performances.

The room hidden behind the wall / livni + (Architects Pedro Livni + Rafael Solano)

The project consists of a room that can also be used as a psychologist office. A wall, a roof and a gutter that gathers rainwater define the project.

Monopoli House / Fabrizio Pugliese

The articulation of two construction systems, one industrial and one handcrafted, defines the character of this periurban dwelling by architect Fabrizio Pugliese, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Cosmos House / S-AR

Cosmos is a small house placed nearby Puerto Escondido on the Pacific coast of the state of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Brugge Diptych by Jon Lott / PARA Project

Jon Lott / Para Project, completes the Brugge Diptych –a temporary pavilion for the 2021 Brugge Triennale, TraumA, Brugge, Belgium. The Diptych will serve as an event space for the Triennale’s programming, addressing issues in urban trauma, and is one of several international commissions open within the city through late Fall.

Ruby City / Adjaye Associates

Ruby City is a 14,000-square-foot contemporary art center located in San Antonio, TX, and dedicated to providing a space for the city’s thriving creative community to experience works by both local and internationally-acclaimed artists.

Reuse, Renew, Recycle: Recent Architecture from China at MoMA

The exhibition organized by Martino Stierli, Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, and Evangelos Kotsioris, Assistant Curator, Department of Architecture and Design highlights a new generation of Chinese architects and their commitment to social and environmental sustainability.

Neue Nationalgalerie refurbishment / David Chipperfield Architects Berlin

The Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin is an icon of twentieth-century architecture. Planned and built from 1963 to 1968, the steel and glass structure is the only building designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in Europe after his emigration to the USA. After almost fifty years of intensive use, the listed building required a comprehensive refurbishment.

El Gauchal House / Iván Bravo

The brief responds to the needs of four different families, 14 people in total, that decided to build a second home together. Therefore, multiple and divergent preferences of the different owners are congregated in one single volume.

Divine House / Landry Smith Architect

With a simple but effectively organized floor plan, this cabin located in a privileged natural environment takes advantage of the views and blends in with its surroundings through a robust construction that contrasts the black cedar siding exterior with the white oak forms the interior carpentry.

Rooftop Prim / PRODUCTORA

By incorporating a single large lightweight roof in total contrast to the historic building on which it sits, PRODUCTORA created a new terrace space –in addition to protecting the three existing courtyards from the rain– at this cultural center located in Mexico City.

Company Headquarters Küng Holzbau AG / SEILERLINHART ARCHITEKTEN

Seilerlinhart Architekten is an architecture studio based in Lucerne and Sarnen, and was commissioned by Küng Holzbau to design their offices. The four-story building combines tradition and innovation by using finely detailed works.

Ronda House / HANGHAR

This home is an exercise of limited resources, in which the reduction of spatial, material and technological solutions allows the maximum flexibility of use.

House with patio / Guillermo Hevia García, Catalina Poblete

On the shore of one of the largest lakes in South America, is located this vacation home, with a central courtyard, designed by Chilean architects Guillermo Hevia Garcia and Catalina Poblete.

3D3N TV Headquarters / zigzag arquitectura (David Casino y Bernardo Angelini) + Rodrigo Delso

Spanish office zigzag arquitectura, together with Rodrigo Delso, made the transformation of an old industrial building into the offices of an audiovisual production company in the city of Madrid.

Leonidas / studio AAAN

Rotterdam-based architecture firm, studio AAAN, designed a patio house in a new neighborhood in their city

Re-House. Farm-house refurbishment in the hinterland of Bilbao / AZAB

Re-House is the result of the reform of an agricultural house in the 80s for its conversion into a dual home for its owners, an older couple and their daughter.

Kunsthaus Zürich extension / David Chipperfield Architects Berlin

The new Kunsthaus Zürich extension, designed by David Chipperfield Architects Berlin, expands the existing Kunsthaus museum, situated between the Grossmünster church and the university.

Le Maison de Lile aux Oiseaux / LOCALARCHITECTURE

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

Tico RV Building / Terra e Tuma

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

Memphremagog Lake House / Nature Humaine

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

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

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

PIC / Enric Rojo Arquitectura

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

Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize Launches 4th Prize Program

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

Sprössling / Marazzi Reinhardt

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

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

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

Six Square House / Young Projects

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

MACBA extension / Christ & Gantenbein + H Arquitectes

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

EDEN / Heatherwick Studio

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

Ancram Barn / Worrell Yeung

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

Gare Maritime Brussels / Neutelings Riedijk Architects, Bureau Bouwtechniek

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

Michigan Lake House / Desai Chia Architects

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

Hutong Bubble 218 / MAD

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

Wohnregal / FAR frohn&rojas

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

Herbert-Wehner-Haus / JWA

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

daita2019 / Suzuko Yamada

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

Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art / ATTA

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

Haus D – Aretz Dürr Architektur

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

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

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

Restaurant building on Duke of York Square / Nex-

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

“A Garden of Work” / WOHA ARQUITECTURA

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

LEDGE HOUSE / Desai Chia Architecture

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

Cinémathèque Suisse / EM2N

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

Wooden Nursery Paris / Djuric Tardio

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

Devon Passivhaus / McLean Quinlan

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

The Waste Archive / Jesus Meseguer

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

Rhode Island School of Design North Hall / NADAAA

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

MACBA extension / Christ & Gantenbein + H Arquitectes

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

Of Possible Architectures

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

Atelier Gustavo Bittencourt

A Short Questionnaire with a Promising Brazilian Designer

Sonmei Hotel by X+Living

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

AGNES Studio in Guatemala

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

77 Washington by Worrell Yeung

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

Fazenda Mato Dentro by Acayaba + Rosenberg Architects

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

Hillside Rock by SILO

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

Chiayi Art Museum plaza by MOTIF

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

Where objects come from: Quick Tiny Shows #06 PN1

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

Casa Lava by Martín Dulanto Sangalli

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

Atelier by Stocker Lee Architetti

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

PH Scalabrini Ortiz by Kohan Ratto

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

Poisson Blanc by Nature Humaine

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

The Andes House

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

House in Fontaínhas by fala

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

Origami Playground by AFA Group

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

Stephen Burks Man Made

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

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

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

North Bondi House by James Garvan Architecture

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

Residence OW by ST Design Studio

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

Temporary Site for the Shengli Market by LUO Studio

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

House Surrounded by Hedges by Studio Velocity

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

La Doyenne by Nature Humaine

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

Cinéma Le Grand Palais in Cahors by Antonio Virga

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

CUBEND. C&P Corporate Headquarters by INNOCAD

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

Ingá-Mirim Chapel by messina | rivas

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

Gardenhouse by MAD Architects

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

The Fold by Atelier Scale

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

Original Feelings Yoga Studio by Some Place Studio

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

MIA’s Office by MIA architecture

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

United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

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

Roofless House by Craig Steely Architecture

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

The Red Roof by TAA DESIGN

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

Tetris Square by Atelier Scale

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

New Housing on Briesestraße by EM2N

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

Lindt & Sprüngli Headquarters by Christ & Gantenbein

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

La Fab. The agnès b. collection by SOA Architectes

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

Maggie’s Center Leeds by Heatherwick Studio

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

The Webster’s Flagship Store by Adjaye Associates

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

Color and Versatile Furniture for Creative Conversation

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

Mount Washington Studio by FAR frohn&rojas

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


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

Objects in Variation: Flower Vases

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

Monteiro Lobato Library Renovation by MMBB Arquitetos

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

Montauk House by Desai Chia Architecture

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

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

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

Casa Schendel by AR Arquitetos

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

Remise Immanuelkirchstrasse by JWA BERLIN with Ralf Wilkening Architect

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

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.



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.

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.

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.

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.