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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

Mexico City concrete housing designed with undulating, irregular facade

Inspired by Mexican modernism, Young & Ayata collaborated with Michan Architecture to create an unexpected concrete apartment block

Buildings
15.01.21

Copper-clad rooftop volumes expand Berlin school

Sauerbruch Hutton's Berlin Metropolitan School extension includes a striking timber auditorium

Buildings
14.01.21

In Spain, a healthcare building with a civic presence

Designed by Estudio de Arquitectura Javier Terrados, the sleek health centre in Gibraleón overlooks an open-air arena and museum

Buildings
12.01.21

Scaffold ‘amphitheatre’ in Bogotá hosts open-air activities amid pandemic

Designed by Colab-19, La Concordia: Amphitheatre continues an initiative in the Colombian capital to support struggling businesses

Architecture
08.01.21

Dutch military fort turned into new ‘urban park’

The Hoofddorp Fort transformation aims to balance historic preservation with public amenity

Buildings
07.01.21

Kunsthaus Zürich museum expanded by David Chipperfield Architects

The new limestone building has made the Kunsthaus the largest art museum in Switzerland

Buildings
05.01.21

Jonathan Tuckey creates CLT theatre for Berkshire school

The David Brownlow Theatre provides a flexible space both for pupils and the local community

Buildings
31.12.20

CEBRA adds a new neighbourhood to Aarhus in Denmark

Comprising a new cobbled street and 146 homes, the project aims to create a community-focused 'shared space'

Cities
29.12.20

OLI Architecture designs pavilion for Richard Serra’s London Cross sculpture

In Bedford, NY, the LX Pavilion forms a new home for the sculptor's monumental work

Architecture
23.12.20

The WAYSS Youth Transition Hub in Melbourne is designed for young people on the brink of homelessness

Local practice Bent Architecture created a neighbourhood-like complex of accommodation and communal facilities for support

Buildings
21.12.20

Snøhetta designs new headquarters for Le Monde in Paris

The large-scale, glass-clad office building had its fair share of challenges before coming to fruition – but aims to make a statement

Buildings
17.12.20

MAD Architects creates Beijing kindergarten with colourful roof playscape

The new project wraps around an 18th-century courtyard and stimulates intergenerational integration

Buildings
15.12.20

‘Mishmash’ of industrial buildings transformed into new design studio by Pearson Lloyd and Cassion Castle

The Yorkton Workshops project involved the sensitive conversion of a Victorian block in east London 

Buildings
14.12.20

EID Architecture designs ‘floating gateway’ community centre in Xi’an

The sculptural building provides an inclusive landmark hub for a new neighbourhood

Buildings
10.12.20

Experimental brick bothy constructed using AR headset

The digitally designed structure is part of a project by Material Architecture Lab and Piercy&Company investigating mixed-reality fabrication

Buildings
09.12.20

A look at Ukraine’s (un)orthodox architecture

A new photography book showcases the surprising religious architecture of post-Soviet Ukraine

Architecture
08.12.20

Designed by Hassell and OMA, the WA Museum Boola Bardip opens in Perth

The jointly designed public museum aims to celebrate Western Australia’s diversity and culture

Buildings
02.12.20

Moxon Architects completes new studio nestled in the Scottish Highlands

The Quarry Studios project lies gently in the landscape to provide both workspace and a public cafe

Buildings
27.11.20

Editor's choice

AL_A completes two buildings for University of Oxford’s Wadham College

LAN designs multicoloured city block in Strasbourg

Emergency housing for homeless young people must be better designed

An organically shaped table with a modular design

Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s new Tianjin Juilliard School is a ‘finely tuned instrument’

London bridges lit up as part of Illuminated River project

TECLA is the world’s first 3D-printed house made from raw earth

Who is London building upwards for?

Breathing Pavilion by Ekene Ijeoma creates a space of sanctuary in Brooklyn


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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AL_A completes two buildings for University of Oxford’s Wadham College

LAN designs multicoloured city block in Strasbourg

Emergency housing for homeless young people must be better designed

An organically shaped table with a modular design

Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s new Tianjin Juilliard School is a ‘finely tuned instrument’

London bridges lit up as part of Illuminated River project

TECLA is the world’s first 3D-printed house made from raw earth

Who is London building upwards for?

Breathing Pavilion by Ekene Ijeoma creates a space of sanctuary in Brooklyn


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