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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.

Amidst Romanticism and Baroque

Amidst Romanticism and Baroque

The famous international flower show in Genoa, Italy, hosts, in its new location at the Parks of Nervi, the installation “Locus Amoenus” by ENTER Studio and OBR: composed of more than a thousand pinwheels surrounding a circular patio, the installation of 100 sqm interacts with the landscape and with visitors who considered the intervention a great success. 

Balkrishna Doshi: ‘Life Celebrates’

Balkrishna Doshi: ‘Life Celebrates’

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Pritzker Prize, and the first time that the international award was presented in Canada this March. The Pritzker Prize purpose is to honor annually a living architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture. 

The Green Heart of Singapore

The Green Heart of Singapore

At the International Real Estate Exhibition MIPIM in Cannes, the multi-functional Marina One complex in Singapore, designed by ingenhoven architects, was named the “Best Innovative Green Building”.

Zaha Hadid Building in New York

Zaha Hadid Building in New York

Photographers Hufton+Crow have presented photo report about project 520 West 28th, also known as the Zaha Hadid Building, her first project in New York City and one of the last projects before her death. There is a powerful urban dynamic between the streets of New York and the High Line, a layered civic realm that has developed over generations and in much iteration. 520 West 28th conveys this contextual relationship, applying new ideas and concepts to create the latest evolution of the site’s rich history.

Little Sovereign Harbours a Great Soul

Little Sovereign Harbours a Great Soul

Sovereign by Tony Owen Partners consists of 23 town houses in Sylvania. The site has direct water frontage and panoramic views on the Georges River, Sothern Sydney. Half off the site has not been developed and remains bushland. This area contains dramatic native sandstone escarpments. 

Apartment as a Captain’s Cabin

Apartment as a Captain’s Cabin

The project Riviera Cabin consists in the renovation of a studio apartment in a Ligurian coastal town La Spezia. The client’s request was to reorganize the 35 square meters in order to divide the environment into living and sleeping areas. The nautical culture that characterizes this region in Italy was fundamental to the development of this project. The optimization of storage spaces inside sailboats and the minimum dimensions within these spaces were the inspiration for the development of the project.