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Curving roof connects historic building with red-brick office by 3XN

June 13, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The building has a curved roof

Danish architecture firm 3XN has designed a sweeping roof to connect a renovated 19th-century building with a new brick-clad office block in central Stockholm. 3XN oversaw the renovation of the Astoriahuset building in Stockholm’s historic Östermalm district, along with the design of the connected office building at Nybrogatan 17. The multi-storey Astoriahuset building dates from

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Jean Nouvel unveils bright red covered shopping street in Shanghai

June 12, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The building has red internal facades

Ateliers Jean Nouvel has completed a mixed-use building in Shanghai’s Huangpu district with a covered shopping street flanked by bright red offices adorned with earthenware planters. The studio headed by Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel designed the Henderson CIFI Tiandi building for property development and investment company CIFI Holdings. The building is located on Jian Guo

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Schemata Architects completes South Korean hotel where all furniture is for sale

June 11, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The store has exposed concrete walls

Tokyo studio Schemata Architects has converted an industrial building in Jeju, South Korea, into a new location for retailer D&Department, featuring a store, restaurant, gallery and hotel in which all of the furniture and even the plants are for sale. D&Department is a lifestyle brand founded by designer Kenmei Nagaoka, which focuses on sourcing and

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Undulating bamboo canopy by LLLab evokes its mountainous surroundings

June 9, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The pavilion is located near mountains

Chinese architecture studio LLLab used woven bamboo to create a canopy and a group of pod-like pavilions to shelter visitors to a light show set amongst the dramatic limestone mountains of Guilin. Shanghai-based firm LLLab designed the bamboo canopy and pavilions for the site of the Impression Sanjie Liu light show, which takes place at

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Presicci + Pantanella D’Ettorre Architetti creates minimal Tuscan farmhouse

June 5, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The home is located on a country road

Architects Valeria Presicci and Carlo Pantanella D’Ettorre have completed a house in Orbetello, Italy, featuring a simple stone exterior and pared-back interiors. The Casamanda residence is located in the coastal Maremma area of Tuscany and aims to make the most of its rural setting with views of the surrounding wetlands. The house was designed by

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Delugan Meissl completes Taiyuan Botanical Garden with giant domed greenhouses

June 2, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
Domed greenhouses were built by an artificial lake

Austrian firm Delugan Meissl Associated Architects has completed a botanical garden complex in Taiyuan, China, featuring three domed greenhouses positioned on or alongside an artificial lake. The Taiyuan Botanical Garden occupies the site of a former coal mine in the Jinyuan district of Taiyuan in northern China, which the client wanted to transform into a

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Nomo Studio carves curved patios and terraces into Menorcan holiday home

May 30, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0

Curved walls and arching ceilings enclose indoor and outdoor living spaces arranged over several stepped levels at this villa in Menorca by architects Nomo Studio. Curved House’s elevated setting in the high-end residential area of Coves Noves provides it with views towards the sea and the nearby town of Port d’Addaia. The client bought an

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Key Operation clads Kannai Blade Residence with narrow concrete fins

May 29, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The building has a gridded exterior

Tokyo studio Key Operation has completed an apartment building in Yokohama covered with thin concrete panels that create a random pattern of light and shadow across the facades. Key Operation designed the Kannai Blade Residence to replace a four-storey office block on a corner site close to Yokohama’s Kannai Station. The 11-storey building contains 94

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Javier de las Heras Solé wraps Spanish music school in perforated metal skin

May 29, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The school has a glass and steel exterior

Architect Javier de las Heras Solé has completed a music school building in the northern Spanish town of Amorebieta-Etxano, featuring a concrete podium and facades clad in weathering-steel mesh that allows partial views of the interior. Javier de las Heras Solé won a competition to design the Zubiaur Musika Eskola, which adjoins the Basque town’s

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Paulo Merlini Architects perches gabled volumes on top of stone plinth at Casa Rio

May 23, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
Gabled volumes form Casa Rio by Paulo Merlini

Local architect Paulo Merlini has completed a house in the Portuguese city of Gondomar featuring three gabled volumes and a roof garden set on top of a ground-floor structure formed of thick stone walls. Casa Rio was designed by Paulo Merlini’s studio for a site previously occupied by a farmhouse in the city to the east

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