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Why timber shouldn't be overlooked as a building material

With the 200-year anniversary of the end of the Industrial Revolution on the horizon, we are reminded that mass production…
05 May 2020

The Lollipop Ideal Garden is a kindergarten with a human face

All buildings have facades, but almost none have literal faces. The Lollipop Ideal Garden — a kindergarten in Yunnan, southwest…
10 Apr 2020

Japanese architects build a temporary teahouse with a single material

Katagiri Architecture + Design have collaborated with Akinori Inuzuka Design on Shi-An: a movable teahouse using a single material.  Inspired…
08 Apr 2020

Studio Zhu-Pei complete fortress-like cultural centre

Studio Zhu-Pei has completed work on the Shou County Culture and Art Center, in China’s Anhui Province. The centre has…
07 Apr 2020

Tank Shanghai promotes open access to the arts

In recent decades, adaptive reuse - the process of converting a disused structure into what is effectively a new building…
06 Apr 2020

Stanton Williams associate Kalpesh Intwala discusses the art of research centre design

OnOffice: Please tell me how Stanton Williams came to design the Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children.…
31 Mar 2020

OMA's Galleria might be the department store of the future

Resembling an upturned block of soil studded with glittering rock crystals, OMA’s new department store might be the most eccentric…
30 Mar 2020

NHS England set to transform ExCel London into new makeshift hospital

In an unprecedented move, ExCeL London, an East London exposition centre, is currently being re-fitted with hundreds of beds and…
26 Mar 2020

Neri&Hu's Junshan Cultural Center blurs interior and exterior

Shanghai—based architects and designers Neri&Hu have transformed an administrative office building into a community centre and clubhouse. The refurbished building…
24 Mar 2020

MVRDV transforms a shopping mall into an urban lagoon

Tainan Spring, in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan, sees the former China Town Mall converted into a public pool…
19 Mar 2020

IDIN Architects transform two Bangkok shophouses into a hostel and cafe

Bangkok-based IDIN Architects has completed work on Pa Prank, a hostel and cafe in the Thai capital’s historical Phraeng Saphasat…
17 Mar 2020

SOA architekti's Elementary School Amos creates a learning landscape

Prague-based architecture studio SOA architekti have completed a new elementary school in the village of Psáry, some 20 km to…
11 Mar 2020

At MoMA, Neri Oxman proposes sustainable futures for design

Since the turn of the century, the American-Israeli architect, computational designer, academic, inventor and artist Neri Oxman has stood at…
05 Mar 2020

Barozzi Veiga’s Tanzhaus Zürich is a balletic synthesis of industrial concrete and natural light

Barozzi Veiga has completed the Tanzhaus Zürich, a workshop and performance venue for contemporary dance that aims to be one…
27 Feb 2020

Ground breaks on Hugh Broughton Architects' Antarctic research facility

In 1820, the British naval officer Edward Bransfield became the first recorded person to behold the continent of Antarctica.  To…
25 Feb 2020

Container Atlas provides an invaluable primer to an architectural phenomenon

Consider the shipping container. In an astonishingly brief period of time, the humble steel intermodal container has grown from being…
21 Feb 2020

OMA's Potato Head Studios attempts to bridge private hotel and public space

Located in the beach resort of Seminyak in the island’s south, Potato Head Studios aims to be the first hotel…
14 Feb 2020

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