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Atelier Peter Zumthor to present the foundation Beyeler’s extention project

Atelier Peter Zumthor to present the foundation Beyeler's extention projectImage courtesy of Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partner

Atelier Peter Zumthor to present the foundation Beyeler’s extention project

 

A new public park will be created in the heart of Riehen

I want to create buildings that are loved” says Peter Zumthor, adding “Having the chance to do so in Basel, the city of my youth, is a particular honor for me.”

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Steven Holl Architects break ground on Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Nancy and Rich Kinder building

Steven Holl Architects break ground on Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Nancy and Rich Kinder buildingImage courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Architects break ground on Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Nancy and Rich Kinder building
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas
Planned for completion in late 2019

 

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has broken ground on the Nancy and Rich Kinder building for modern and contemporary art, designed by Steven Holl Architects.
“This is indeed an exciting day!! It’s my first groundbreaking in 40 years of practice with the first third of the campus design already built up to the second floor – instead of a parking garage, it’s a new Glassell School of the Arts beautifully crafted by a great team. They will build the Kinder Pavilion breaking ground today!” – Steven Holl

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Jean Nouvel’s rosewood tower: an oasis in the middle of São Paulo

Jean Nouvel's rosewood tower: an oasis in the middle of são pauloImage courtesy of Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Jean Nouvel’s rosewood tower: an oasis in the middle of São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil
Open to the public in 2019

“Like a tree, a tower should have roots. It is part of a geography, a terrain, a topography, the soil, a specific geology. As an expression of the built environment, it is the easiest to read at a distance.” Jean Nouvel

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Leeza SOHO Tower by Zaha Hadid Architects housing world’s heighest Atrium

Leeza SOHO Tower by Zaha Hadid Architects housing world's heighest AtriumImage courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

Leeza SOHO Tower by Zaha Hadid Architects housing world’s heighest Atrium

 

Construction of Leeza Soho, a 46-storey (207m) mixed-use tower with the world’s tallest atrium, has reached level 20.

Anchoring the financial district, the 172,800m² Leeza Soho design has evolved from its specific site conditions. Straddling the new subway tunnel that diagonally divides the site, the tower rises as a single volume divided into two halves on either side of the tunnel. A central atrium – the world’s tallest – extends 190m through full height of the building, connecting the two halves together.

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Now and Here – Chengdu

Now and Here - ChengduImage courtesy of Aedes Architecture Forum

Now and Here – Chengdu
Liu Jiakun: Selected Works
Location: Aedes Architecture Forum, Christinenstr. 18/19, 10119 Berlin
Exhibition: 22 July – 31 August 2017

 

With a focus on social reality and a respect for local context and vernacular craftsmanship, Liu Jiakun‘s work shows a rare attempt to translate and transfer traditional Chinese cultural ethos into contemporary architectural language, and represents a fine quality of intertexture between individual and collective memories. Many of these projects throw light on the reciprocal relation between Chinese people’s public life and urban cultural space.

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World’s Greenest Terminal Launches at Oslo Airport

Worlds Greenest Terminal Launches at Oslo AirportImage courtesy of Nordic Office of Architecture

World’s Greenest Terminal Launches at Oslo Airport

Designed by Nordic Office of Architecture, the 115,000 sqm expansion to Oslo Airport sets new standards in sustainability. The competition-winning design, which uses snow as a coolant, has achieved the world’s first BREEAM ‘Excellent’ sustainability rating for an airport building.

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VILLA YPSILON Finikounda, Greece

VILLA YPSILON Finikounda, GreeceImage courtesy of LASSA Architects

VILLA YPSILON Finikounda, Greece
LASSA architects

 

Located in an olive grove in southern Peloponnese, this summer residence is characterized by an Ypsilon shaped green roof that acts as both an accessible extension of the terrain, while framing the most significant views from the inside out. The project was designed by London and Brussels based architects Theo Sarantoglou Lalis and Dora Sweijd from LASSA architects.

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