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Major new contemporary art museum opens in Spain

Designed by Tuñón Arquitectos, the Museum of Contemporary Art Helga de Alvear cuts a striking presence in the historic Spanish city of Cáceres

Buildings
25.02.21

Vallet de Martinis designs two brick schools for French town of Noyon

The Weissenburger and Saint-Exupéry school complexes comprise low-rise buildings carefully integrated with the surrounding townscape

Buildings
24.02.21

FRPO designs new cultural hub in Mexican city of Toluca

Clad in shimmering perforated metal, the Estación San José project aims to be a centre of activity connecting disparate parts of the city

Buildings
22.02.21

Tokyo public toilet designed as ‘floating’ concrete block

The structure at Sendagaya Station was designed by Suppose Design Office ahead of the Olympics

Architecture
18.02.21

DK-CM turns old laundry house into dance studios

The first phase of Harrow Arts Centre’s redevelopment sees underused historic outbuildings become a dance school, events space and artists’ studios

Architecture
17.02.21

Lithuanian bus station designed as tree-filled social hub

The Vilkaviškis Bus Station by Balčytis Studija blends transport infrastructure with playful public space

Architecture
16.02.21

High-tech in a French vineyard: RSHP completes the Richard Rogers Drawing Gallery

The last project Rogers began before retirement celebrates the architect's high-tech legacy in a verdant setting

Architecture
15.02.21

New exhibition showcases cartoons of city life

Big City Life at Cartoonmuseum Basel displays diverse visions of urban experience – from disconnected city planning to overwhelming buildings

Cities
12.02.21

Disused outdoor pool in Shanghai turned into new community garden

Local practice PRA filled the former pool with sunken gardens and transformed the adjacent pool house to create an urban oasis

Architecture
11.02.21

In Brussels, a 19th-century railway station becomes a new cultural centre

B-architecten sensitively transformed the disused Station of Laeken into a multi-purpose public centre

Buildings
10.02.21

Swiss architecture students build Digital Bamboo Pavilion

The experimental pavilion combines lightweight bamboo construction with 3D-printing technology

Architecture
09.02.21

Atelier Poem creates wooden chapel in the French Alps

Winner of The Hut Festival, the studio's burnt spruce chapel aims to give hikers a spiritual engagement with the natural landscape

Architecture
05.02.21

Single-person ‘refuge’ designed for urban public spaces

First installed in Mexico City, Zeller & Moye's Halo is intended to provide a mirrored sanctuary away from city crowds in the Covid-19 pandemic

Architecture
03.02.21

Italian music academy rebuilt in post-earthquake renewal

Following the 2016 earthquakes in central Italy, one town has finally got back its music academy, with a new design thanks to Alvisi Kirimoto

Buildings
02.02.21

A new community centre in West Bengal is covered in intricate brickwork

Inspired by local terracotta temples, Abin Design Studio's Gallery House provides a small but mighty hub for the residents of Bansberia

Buildings
29.01.21

OPEN Architecture designs blue Bibliotheater in Shanghai

The ship-like building features unusual design touches to celebrate reading and performing

Buildings
28.01.21

Bell Phillips completes new school building in Kent

The extension to The Skinners' School complements surrounding Victorian red-brick architecture

Buildings
27.01.21

Learning in the landscape: House of Grain by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

In northern Denmark, a new educational building blends vernacular architecture with contemporary design to help explore agricultural heritage

Buildings
25.01.21

Radical architecture of the future – in five projects

A new book from Beatrice Galilee demonstrates architecture's potential to effect change

Architecture
22.01.21

Kyoto chapel renovated with immersive cedar wood lattice

Katori archi+design associates’ renovation and earthquake retrofit of the Japanese chapel is dominated by a striking wooden insertion

Buildings
20.01.21

A new community centre by Mæ Architects combines local history with sustainable design

The Sands End Arts and Community Centre in south-west London aims to be an inclusive space for locals

Buildings
18.01.21

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Logomotive: a history of American railroad graphics

Major new contemporary art museum opens in Spain

Public space restored in Albanian village with carpet-inspired design

Vallet de Martinis designs two brick schools for French town of Noyon

FRPO designs new cultural hub in Mexican city of Toluca

Amid a climate crisis, what does the ‘ideal city’ look like?

Tokyo public toilet designed as ‘floating’ concrete block

DK-CM turns old laundry house into dance studios

Lithuanian bus station designed as tree-filled social hub


Architects

RIBA goes digital-only with new wave of architect lectures

Architect David Chipperfield is known for his minimal designs

Tatiana Bilbao is one of Mexico’s most creative designers

The high-tech, inside-out design of Richard Rogers

Robert Venturi: a postmodernist pioneer

A look at the life of designer-inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller

Norman Foster is one of the early pioneers of high tech architecture

Bangladeshi architect Marina Tabassum is sensitive to tradition and culture

America’s architect: Frank Lloyd Wright


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Logomotive: a history of American railroad graphics

Major new contemporary art museum opens in Spain

Public space restored in Albanian village with carpet-inspired design

Vallet de Martinis designs two brick schools for French town of Noyon

FRPO designs new cultural hub in Mexican city of Toluca

Amid a climate crisis, what does the ‘ideal city’ look like?

Tokyo public toilet designed as ‘floating’ concrete block

DK-CM turns old laundry house into dance studios

Lithuanian bus station designed as tree-filled social hub


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