Eduardo Souto de Moura

Private House . Maia

+ fórum da casa

Imran Qureshi

And They Still Seek the Traces of Blood . 2013

Ikon Gallery

In And they still seek the traces of blood (2013) images from earlier works by Qureshi are printed on thousands of sheets of paper crumpled and gathered to form a mountainous heap.

Steven Holl


Steven Holl Architects . photos: © Paul Warchol . © Andy Ryan . model: © Reed Counts

Overlooking the expanse of Lake Champlain in the 19th Century town of Essex, this 1,200 sq. ft. house for a writer is sited on a former nail factory foundation. The owner has a collection of square head 19th Century nails gathered over the years on this site. Windows correspond to the 24 chapters of Homer's Odyssey and are organized to project "Fingers of Light" into the interior volume. The main northeast wall has 14 windows; the southeast and southwest walls contain 5 windows, while the northwest wall is blank. The largely open interior ascends counter-clockwise through a series of spaces pierced by the light of the windows. A "prow" thrust toward Lake Champlain completes this upward spiral of space.

Ateliers Jean Nouvel

National Museum . Qatar

Ateliers Jean Nouvel . photos: © Damon McDonald

Located at the beginning of the Doha Corniche, the Qatar National Museum will offer its 40 000 square meters in the neighbourhood of the historic palace belonging to the Al Thani family. Requesting the expertise of the Ateliers Jean Nouvel for designing the new museum, Qatar Museum Authority wants to replace the site of the old museum in the heart of an ambitious program of cultural development.


Culture and Art Center . Qingdao City

OMA . + architects journal

The port city of Qingdao, half way to Beijing and Shanghai and famous for its Tsingtao beer and hosting water sports during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, has one of the fastest growing economies in China. Meanwhile the city's cultural development lags behind.
The recent announcement that China's largest movie studio will be built in Qingdao represents that city's first deliberate insertion of culture into the urban fabric. The development of the Cultural and Arts Centre of Qingdao City (CACQ) will further accelerate the growth of the cultural sector.

Campo Baeza

Complete Works

+ Thames & Hudson

A monograph on one of Spain’s greatest contemporary architects, featuring projects spanning four decades of international practice.

BIG . Heatherwick

Mountain View Google HQ . California

BIG . Heatherwick Studio . Google

Big-Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studio to design Google HQ in Mountain View.

Ernesto Pereira

SilverWoodHouse . Mindelo

Ernesto Pereira . photos: © Joao Morgado - Architectural Photography

The clients showed me the house where they intended to live if it was transformed , and became pleasant while surprising them. They asked me to see what we could do with the building, with no budget limit, no time limit, they just wanted a piece of art, a product that fascinated them where it feel good to live.
The work was remodeling a depersonalized home with typical popular construction marked by its outside rural interpretation. I decided to take the beach to my clients, so that they could feel everyday the proximity of the dunes, sand and worn wood.
It was very important to meet them exhaustively, as well as their tastes and their foibles, routines and pleasures, and present a solution: the SilverWoodHouse.

Boltshauser Architekten

Haus der Gegenwart . Lenzburg

Boltshauser Architekten . + Stapferhaus

Competition entry. 6th prize.

Angela Deuber

Haus der Gegenwart . Lenzburg

Angela Deuber . Stapferhaus

Competition entry. 2nd phase.

Sou Fujimoto Architects

Apartment . Tokyo

Sou Fujimoto Architects . photos: © Rasmus Hjortshoj - COAST

Collective housing built in the residential section of the center of Tokyo. It consists of four dwelling units including owner’s dwelling unit. Each dwelling unit is made with two or three independent rooms of prototypical “house” shapes. And the two rooms exist, separated like combination of the room of the first floor, and the room of the third floor and they are connected by outside stairs.


Private Arts Building . New York


Located in a Brooklyn neighborhood, visually and spatially marked by its industrial past, a concrete mass houses the production, display, and storage of art. This arts' building is an exploration in soft form, where a cluster of shells acts to diffuse an exterior presence and shape the building's interior.

Martín Prieto . Morales . González Arboleya

Pasarela Puerto Ciudad . Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Domingo Martín Prieto . Samira Morales González. Nicolás González Arboleya

Las Palmas de G.C. se ha caracterizado siempre por ser lugar de encuentro de diferentes culturas, desde los primeros colonizadores europeos hasta la actualidad con visitantes de cualquier punto del globo. Y como entrada para todos ellos el Puerto de La Luz y de Las Palmas.

Enguita & Lasso de la Vega . Sánchez

Centro de conservación A6 Las Rozas . Madrid

Enguita & Lasso de la Vega . Rocío Sánchez . photos: © Miguel de Guzmán

El Centro de Mantenimiento A6 tiene como fin dar servicios de mantenimiento, control y seguridad vial a la red de carreteras de Madrid, en especial en lo relacionado con la vialidad invernal. El Centro de Mantenimiento está constituido por tres volúmenes principales: la nave de almacenamiento de sal y fabricación de salmuera, la nave de mantenimiento y maquinaria y el edificio de control y administración. El proyecto se resuelve gracias a una única pieza de gran escala, paralela a la autovía, en la que se encadenan todos los usos requeridos. Gracias a esta solución, el edificio adquiere una escala propia de las infraestructuras de carreteras.


Roskilde Swimming Hall . Copenhagen

COBE . Kjær & Richter . + Roskilde

Competition entry.


Farsta Centre . Stockholm


COBE, together with SLA, Tyrens, ICP and Yngve Andren selected for the further development of Farsta Centre.

Ryuji Fujumura

Apartment B . Tokyo

Ryuji Fujumura . photos: © Takumi Ota . + leibal

This is a project of the small apartment building project located in central Tokyo. While keeping away from the setback regulation, in order to obtain maximum private space, the building itself was concentrated on the south side, allowing for the emergence of a spacious balcony -continuous from the interior- on the north side.
By placing the water supply and drainage in the center and providing three windows to each room, natural lighting and ventilation can be achieved even when dividing the room into two parts.

Mecanoo architecten

LoB Library . Birmingham

Mecanoo architecten

Michael Maltzan Architecture

star apartments . los angeles

Michael Maltzan Architecture . photos: © Gabor Ekecs . + Skid Row Housing Trust

Alessandra Spranzi

Obsoleto #1 . 2013-2014

+ P420

Though she shows photographs, Alessandra Spranzi is not a photographer, but an artist who uses photography. This distinction might seem cavillous, or even obsolete: it dates back to the 1970s and has gradually lost its aptness to describe the evolution of the photographic language. But in Spranzi’s case, and that of this exhibition, in particular, it can be useful.

RJ-A / Robert Janson Arkitektur


RJ-A / Robert Janson Arkitektur

It’s first when you place an object next to it’s absolute contrast that you see the unique.

Mies van der Rohe Award

The ‪‎5 finalists‬

© simon menges . Estudio Barozzi Veiga . Philharmonic Hall Szczecin


The ‪2015 edition finalists‬ have been announced:
Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei . Ravensburg Art Museum, Ravensburg
BIG . Danish Maritime Museum, Helsingør
Archea Associati . Antinori Winery, San Casciano Val di Pesa, Florence
Estudio Barozzi Veiga . Philharmonic Hall Szczecin, Szczecin
O’Donnell + Tuomey . Saw Swee Hock StudentCentre LSE, London

Adjaye Associates

Aïshti Foundation . Beirut

Adjaye Associates

The juxtaposition of art and shopping presented the practice with the challenge to create a design an entirely new typology that would integrate two, often conflicting, worlds. The concept, has been to establish a lively architectural dialogue – via a celebration of views into the spaces (both gallery and retail) as well as a homogenising tiled design that presents a language throughout the building’s floor, façade and roof.

Tatiana Bilbao and Frida Escobedo

Seesaw: Piedra, Papel, o Tijeras


GutGut . Marko&Placemakers

Pohoda City on the River . Trenčín

GutGut architects . Marko&Placemakers

The aim of our proposal is to create a compact urban centre promoting diversity, inclusion, connectivity, spatial experience, as well as integrating the River Váh into the city environment. The phased process of transformation therefore begins with intensification of the core itself.

José Llorens

Caballerizas Reales . Córdoba

José Ignacio Llorens Gonzalez

El proyecto se desarrolla en las Caballerizas Reales de Córdoba, situadas en el centro histórico de Córdoba, junto al Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, donde actualmente desarrolla su actividad córdoba ecuestre, el entorno conserva aún vestigios de la influencia romana, árabe y cristiana de la zona. Diseñadas en sus inicios como lugar destinado a la crianza del caballo de pura raza española por orden de Felipe II. Su deteriorado estado actual, ha originado que en 2004 se redactase un plan especial para tratar de recuperarlo.

nsMoonStudio . Wizja

Museum of Tadeusz Kantor . Krakow

nsMoonStudio . Wizja . photos: © Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre . + baunetz

The Center of Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor “CRICOTEKA”, the symbol of artistic search for the individual path to creativity, crossing the border between the actor and the audience, between the creator and the and the recipient, engages everyone in an activity-game-collective play. The municipal public space constitutes both the stage and the audience; it is a venue for constant performance. Its value lies in effacing the borders between the inside and the outside, the space “flows”, it is shared. The creator, artist, residents and visitors all take part in the process, activity of creating space which can be shaped with selected objects, structures, means and methods. The Center of Kantor’s art should promote this message.

BJC . Fernández Rojas


BJC ARQUITECTOS . Ricardo Fernández Rojas Arqto . photos: © Albano García

NO LO LLAMEMOS MUSEO, la idea de museo les queda algo lejana o esquemática, éste tipo de centros de arte se vienen multiplicando. Se presentan como espacios más alternativos, donde los dueños ejercen el total control de la exposición. Las piezas salen a la luz, entran en diálogo, artistas conocidos, desconocidos y outsider que no suelen entrar en los museos, ferias o bienales. No es una galería pero recibe grupos de visitantes y está abierto a quienquiera con previa cita y no cobran entrada. Piensan que el arte no tiene que ver con el dinero, sino con aprender. Lo fascinante es interesarte por el trabajo de los artistas y sus obras, comprenderlos, seguirlos.

Juan Navarro Baldeweg

Edifici Mercè Rodoreda - UPF . Barcelona


Site Verrier . Meisenthal


Hidden in the magical Northern Vosges Natural Park, the Site Verrier de Meisenthal is an active cultural center situated on the premises of a former glass factory. The site is organized around three entities:
A glass museum – a living memory tracing the history of glass at the site; the CIAV – an international glass art center where traditional craftsmanship meets contemporary practices; and the Cadhame – a multidisciplinary cultural space hosting art installations, happenings and concerts.

Helmut Lang

at Sperone Westwater

+ Sperone Westwater

Lang’s artistic practice is characterized by his use of materials and textures, assembled from diverse sources and repurposed. Lang has stated he prefers materials “with a certain history, elements with irreplaceable presence and with scars and memories of a former purpose.”




OMA has designed a masterplan for a mixed-use project that will provide a new centralized facility for the growing, selling and distribution of food for local farmers and the community. Working in collaboration with the non-profit Seed Capital Kentucky for the City of Louisville, the Food Port will take significant steps towards rejuvenating a 24-acre vacant site into an active economic and community hub.


Bate Borisov


WWAA . 307 Kilo

Sluzewski Culture Centre . Warsaw

WWAA . 307 Kilo Design . photos: © Juliusz Sokolowski . + archdaily

The final form of the Cultural Centre design was determined by two elements: the first, the situation and an urban context of the object, the second, its function defined by the programme. The existing, original cultural centre was also a source of inspiration, together with the adjacent ecological, educational farm and a survived country house at 7 Tarniny Street. The whole programme consists of two, interconnected buildings, however, each of them can function separately.

RCR Arquitectes

museo soulages . rodés

RCR Arquitectes . photos: © Theo D. Coutanceau

Richard Long

at Faena Art Center

Richard Long . photos: © Nikolas Koenig . + Faena Art Center

At a time when the natural world is threatened by human intervention and negligence, Richard Long’s contemplative and organic meditations in nature and his installation for the historic Los Molinos room of the Faena Art Center, remind us of our own passages, the ephemeral and profound marks we leave upon the earth’s surface and the possibilities for future engagement with the environment.

David Chipperfield Architects

Laboratory Building . Basel

David Chipperfield Architects

The research and production site in Basel for the pharmaceutical company Novartis has been transformed and extended into a new campus. The masterplan for the area, situated between the Rhine and the French border, was developed by the architect Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani. The overall project comprises office buildings as well as research and production facilities.



CREUSeCARRASCO . fotos: © Héctor Santos-Díez / CREUSeCARRASCO

Se trata de un albergue situado en la localidad de Muxía, uno de los puntos emblemáticos y de referencia del Camino de Santiago, en su continuidad y relación con la costa de Galicia.

Tony Fretton Architects

Haus der Gegenwart . Lenzburg

Blättler Dafflon . Tony Fretton Architects . + Stapferhaus .

Competition entry. 2nd phase.


Signature Tower . Kuala Lumpur


The Signature Tower will anchor the Kuala Lumpur Financial District: a beacon announcing the area’s position and an addition to the skyline characterized by the twin silhouettes of the Petronas Towers.



BRUTHER . renders: Bruther@Olivier campagne . photos: Bruther@Studio numérique.

IMAGINING a new hub meeting all the flows, all the know, ideas, visitors, ... ALLOWING their convergence. CREATING an interdisciplinary multi-use and exchange place. PICTURING an architecture fed by a knowledge system and feeding it back. OPENING up disciplines and thinking up an open space to host them. A place to express, to accomplish, to feel free. The MRI will be what the researchers and visitors want it to be. The MRI will be the reflection of an culture state of mind, of an art attitude. The MRI will be the riot. The MRI will be the debate. The MRI will be energy, fate, pride, evidence, dream, roughness, sleep, frivolity, greed, tenacity, sarcasm, doubt, laziness, indifference, curiosity.


Villa Gug . Ålborg


Designing a home for a family is like painting a portrait. A portrait’s success lies not only in the artist’s ability to express himself – but rather in the artist’s ability to capture the expressions, character, personality, or even the soul of those being portrayed. As an architectural portrait, the home is about creating a framework for interests and needs, wishes and dreams, requirements and criteria – in short – the life the family wants to live.


Danish Recycling Center . Copenhagen

BIG . + archdaily

As a society, our investment in waste management usually ends up as utilitarian facilities of concrete boxes that constitute gray areas on our city maps. What if they could become attractive and lively urban spaces in the neighborhoods they form part of?

John Pawson


John Pawson

Buchner Bründler

Haus der Gegenwart . Lenzburg

Buchner Bründler . + Stapferhaus

Competition entry. 4th prize.


Haus der Gegenwart . Lenzburg

:mlzd . + Stapferhaus

Competition entry. 5th prize.

Estudio BaBO

Casa VIB . Benavídez

Estudio BaBO . fotos: © Estudio BaBO . + architizer

Vivienda Unifamiliar en Benavidez, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Terminada en 2013.

Gautschi Lenzin Schenker

House . Rombach

Gautschi Lenzin Schenker Architekten . photos: © Andreas Graber . + baunetz

The house lies at the foot of the Jura Mountains in the middle of a residential area at the boarder of Aarau, Switzerland.
One of the aims in the design was to create a large top floor. From there one can enjoy a fabulous view of the city with a backdrop of the Alps in the distance. The house can be divided into two separate living quarters, as was the client’s request. As it stands, the house is being used as a family home. The border margins and the interpretation of the strict Swiss laws on top floors were the leading criteria behind the shape of the building.

Esaú Acosta

Casa G . Tenerife

Esaú Acosta | Estudio SIC . fotos: © Esaú Acosta . + frame

TateShots: Marlene Dumas

Talks About Rejects


e2a Eckert Eckert

Apartment High-Rise . London

e2a Eckert Eckert architekten

In contrast to the conventional tower block with its central core, generic sequence of spaces, and peripheral load-bearing columns, a primary zone with a roughly structured space is created through the separation of these core functions; this serves as an expandable “residential base.” Because the individual cores connect to the façade, and as such directly access the exterior, it is possible to execute an extremely low-tech building. For example, the bathrooms are naturally ventilated and daylight reaches both the core zones and the open interior spaces. The four cores are comprised of the main entrance with support functions, two separate bathrooms, and a kitchen with an adjoining terrace. In between, the remaining space is free for the individual owners to shape as they wish.

Elmgreen & Dragset

Biography exhibition . 2014

Photos: Anders Sune Berg © Galerie Perrotin . + Contemporary Art Daily

Using humour, poetry, and spectacular visual devices, Elmgreen & Dragset create universes in which even familiar, mundane institutional spaces and banal domestic settings suddenly appear as magical. Through the artists’ alterations and displacements of ordinary designs, new realities start to unfold.

Foster + Partners

Apple Store . Hangzhou

Foster + Partners . photos: © Foster + Partners, Nigel Young

Foster + Partners has completed a major new Apple store close to Hangzhou’s West Lake, which combines an understanding of the local context with the philosophy of simplicity, beauty and technical innovation that characterises Apple’s products.


Living-Garden House . KATOWICE

KWK PROMES . photos: © jakub certowicz . + mies award edition 2015 nominee

Living-Garden Home attempts at redefining the single- family house to integrate architecture with nature. The classic household division into the living area, located in the ground floor and the sleeping area above was transformed into new typology. During the day, we should be able to interact with the environment, with the light (cognitive functions), whereas in the night, we appreciate separation from the environment (safety function).