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Kindergarten for Active Children

Kindergarten for Active Children

Japanese architectural firm HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro, specializing in the design of preschool institutions, rebuilt an old decrepit kindergarten located at Izumi city in the south of Osaka. Izumi is a city which manufactures the textile as the main industry from long time ago.

The Shelter of Peace and Tranquility

The Shelter of Peace and Tranquility

In the heart of the Northern California wine country sits a charming small town Sonoma surrounded for miles by the quintessential landscape of rolling, golden hills and rows of grapevines. Climb a nearby winding country road and one finds a scenic survey of the entire region.

House on… a Stalk

House on… a Stalk

At first glance, this house in Prague may look like a fanciful and whimsical work of art with little regard for practicality, but a deeper inspection reveals that careful computer modeling and budgeting actually informed its unusual design.

Library in Maple Dress

Library in Maple Dress

Murado & Elvira Architects transforms an old 17th century hospital into a municipal Library, enveloping the inner structure in maple wood to accommodate readers while offering a sense of coziness and domesticity.

A Globe for Our Times

A Globe for Our Times

Hardelot Elizabethan Theatre by Studio Andrew Todd revealed as the winner of the prestigious Wood in Architecture Award. Designed Paris-based British office Studio Andrew Todd, the Elizabethan theatre is located in the grounds of the historical castle Chateau d’Hardelot near Calais on the Cote d’Opal, northern France. The Elizabethan Theatre is France’s first permanent neo-Shakespearean theatre, its first naturally-ventilated complex arts building and the world’s first all-curved, exposed CLT building

Speed at Height

Speed at Height

This July marks the 25th annual Festival of Speed at Goodwood House in West Sussex, United Kingdom. The Festival of Speed is a major event in the world motorsport calendar, featuring the latest racers, championship drivers and incredible displays of classic cars. For these 25 years, British artist and designer Gerry Judah, has been commissioned to create the spectacular centerpiece sculpture for the event.

Comfort on Wheels

Comfort on Wheels

They are known for their expertise in housing construction, office buildings and open space design – AllesWirdGut, the architecture firm based in Vienna and Munich. In keeping with the travel season, we present today a project of completely different scale: NILS – the Motorhome by AllesWirdGut. 

Go Outside and Play!

Go Outside and Play!

The International Garden Festival in Grand-Métis, Canada, opens its 19th edition, and is having some fun. It’s fun for the designers – but mostly fun for visitors. The Festival continues its exploration of play with Playsages II – Go Outside and Play! Landscape architects, architects, artists and designers from across Canada and around the world responded to the call for proposals to imagine creative spaces. 

Faster than a Plane

Faster than a Plane

Cleantech pioneer and billionaire Elon Musk wants you to drive a Tesla electric car or truck, power your home with SolarCity solar panels and store renewable electricity with Tesla Powerwall battery packs. Oh yeah, he also wants to zip you from DC to NYC in less than 30 minutes via Hyperloop pods that can reach speeds of more than 600 miles per hour racing through evacuated tubes. 

Pushing the Boundaries of the Possible

Pushing the Boundaries of the Possible

Stadium specialist Populous is planning to build large-scale spherical music and entertainment venues for the Madison Square Garden Company on both sides of the Atlantic, in Las Vegas and London. The distinctive venues will be branded MSG Spheres and will “feature an iconic design and will be equipped with game-changing technologies that push the limits of connectivity, acoustics, video, and content distribution”.

A New Look at Tirana

A New Look at Tirana

Albania’s controversial Tirana Pyramid – a former monument to the country’s communist leader – will finally be repurposed after years of decay. MVRDV has officially unveiled designs to transform the pyramidal structure into a large green technology education center. The pyramid will be opened up to the surroundings and filled with natural light and greenery, ultimately making the interior more welcoming to the public.

The Nest... on “The Stick”

The Nest... on “The Stick”

Tikku (“The Stick”) is a micro-apartment building with a foot-print of one car parking place 2,5 x 5 meters. It is assembled out of CLT cross-laminated timber spatial modules and can be erected on site overnight at any car-city of the world. Where ever a car can go, Tikku can grow. Tikku is a safe-house for neo-archaic biourbanism, a contemporary cave for a modern urban nomad. It will offer privacy, safety and comfort. All the rest of the functions can be found in the surrounding city.

The Library, or the Temple of Knowledge

The Library, or the Temple of Knowledge

Dutch firm Molenaar&Bol&van Dillen Architecten breathed new life into a 19th-century Church of Saint Peter in Vught by turning the space into a vibrant library and community center “De Petrus”. The renovation focused on retaining the original layout of the church, which dates back to 1884. The result is a beautiful, wide-open interior converted into a breathtaking library with sliding bookshelves. The multi-functional space also includes exhibition halls, meeting spaces, and a restaurant.