In memoriam: Zaha Hadid, 1950-2016

Zaha Hadid passed away unexpectedly, suffering a heart attack in a Miami hospital where she was being treated for bronchitis. She was 65.  It would be disingenuous for me to claim I was an admirer of Hadid’s oeuvre. Doubtless she was an important figure within contemporary architecture, and...

Ser Arquitecto es el Infierno

Era un día, como cualquier otro. Yo estaba pensando en mis cosas cuando fui asaltado visualmente por una ducha en este hotel. (Así es… asaltado.) La mayoría de la gente, probablemente no se habrían dado cuenta. Seguro se ducharon y continuaron a la siguiente parte de su día sin...

Being an Architect is Hell

Being an Architect is Hell his was a day, just like any other day. I was minding my own business when I was visually assaulted by a shower in this hotel. (That’s right … assaulted.) For most people, they probably wouldn’t have even noticed. They would have taken their shower and moved on...

Green Screen House – Hideo Kumaki Architect Office – Japan

Architects: Hideo Kumaki Architect Office Location: Saitama, Japan Design Team: Hideo Kumaki (Dir), Natsuko Mashimo Structure Engineering: Ohno Japan Area: 130 m² Year: 2012 Photographs: Yukinori Okamura, Courtesy of Hideo Kumaki Architect Office, Mayuko Ebina The green screen which is coved...

Bondi House – Fearns Studio – Australia

Architects: Fearns Studio Location: Sydney, Australia Project Team: Matt Fearns Area: 260 m² Year: 2012 Photographs: Tom Ferguson Builder: Promena Projects Structural Engineer: Andrew Derbidge – Partridge Partners Hydraulic Engineer: Michael Frost and Associates A renovation of an inner...

Kyushu Geibunkan (main building) – Kengo Kuma – Japan

  Kyushu Geibunkan (main building) – Kengo Kuma – Japan Architect: Kengo Kuma and Associates Location: Fukuoka, Japan ?Year: 2013 ?Type: Communication center, Cafe, Park ?Area: 4.157m2 In this project we propose a gate, or roof-centered cultural facility, which could replace...

Raul Diaz House – Mathias Klotz – Chile

Architects: Mathias Klotz Location: Laguna de Aculeo, Chile Project Architects: Mathias Klotz (KLOTZ y ASOC), Magdalena Bernstein Area: 180 m² Project Year: 2009 Photographs: Leonardo Finotti, Courtesy of Mathias Klotz Client: Raul Diaz Structural Engineer: Patricio Stagno Site Area: 6,000...

PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel – Woha – Singapore

PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel – Woha – Singapore Architect: WOHA Location: Singapore Client: Parkroyal Hotels & Resorts Area: 15.000 m² Park Royal Hotels has officially opened its latest property, the stunning PARKROYAL on Pickering in Singapore.  The new PARKROYAL is a masterpiece...

Daeyang Gallery and House – Steven Holl – Korea

Daeyang Gallery and House – Steven Holl – Korea Architect: Steven Holl Architects Location: Seoul, Korea Year: 2008-June 2012 Program: residential and art gallery Floor area (SQUARE): 10.703 sf Status: completed  The private gallery and house is sited in the hills of the Kangbuk...

CIPEA No.4 House – AZL architects – China

CIPEA No.4 House – AZL architects – China Architects: AZL architects Location: Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China Architect In Charge: Zhang Lei Design Team: Zhang Lei, Jeffrey Cheng, Wang Wang, Wang Yi Collaborator: Architectural Design & Planning Institute, NJU Area: 500 m² Year:...

“Golden Eye” – Zechner & Zechner, ZTGmbH – Austria...

“Golden Eye” – Zechner & Zechner, ZTGmbH – Austria Building Owner: Holding Graz Linien Architects: Zechner & Zechner ZTGmbH Location: Graz, Austria Traffic Planning: IKK ZTGmbH Construction: Steel: Zenkner & Handel, Concrete: Schimetta Consult Landscape building:...

Casa Olivi – Markus Wespi and Jérôme de Meuron – Italy

Casa Olivi – Markus Wespi and Jérôme de Meuron – Italy Architect: Markus Wespi and Jérôme de Meuron Location: Le Marche, Italy Year: 2010 Client: Paradizo, Casa Olivi Project Type: Renovation Floor Area: 260 m² Overview This three-storey, 18th-century farmhouse occupies an...

Guanabanos House – Taller Hector Barroso – Mexico

Guanabanos House – Taller Hector Barroso – Mexico Architect: Hector Barroso Location: Mexico, D.F. Year: 2009 Status: Built Area: 595 m² Collaborator: Rafael Montiel This stunning contemporary detached house has been designed by Taller Héctor Barroso in 2009 in Mexico City, Mexico. ...

Kauwi Interpretive Centre – Woodhead – Australia

Kauwi Interpretive Centre – Woodhead – Australia Architects: Woodhead Location: Port Stanvac, Australia Area: 800 m² Year: 2012 Photographs: Mark Zed Photography The Woodhead designed Kauwi Interpretive Centre is an integral part of the community engagement and education program for the...

Museum of the History of Polish Jews – Lahdelma & Mahlamaki...

Museum of the History of Polish Jews – Lahdelma & Mahlamaki Architects – Poland Architects: Architects Lahdelma & Mahlamäki (finland) with local firm Kurylowicz & associates in Warsaw Location: Warsaw, Poland Structural engineering: Arbo projekt, Poland Hvac engineering:...

Brasiliana Library – Eduardo de Almeida & Rodrigo Mindlin L...

Brasiliana Library – Eduardo de Almeida & Rodrigo Mindlin Loeb – Brazil Architect: Rodrigo Mindlin Loeb Arquitetura, Eduardo de Almeida Arquitetos Associados Ltda Type: Cultural- Library Location: Cidade Universitária, USP, Brazil Year: 2013 Area: 21.950 m² Status: built Eduardo...

Elena Garro Cultural Center – Arquitectura 911SC – Mexico

Elena Garro Cultural Center – Arquitectura 911SC – Mexico Architect: Arquitectura 911SC Location: Mexico City, Mexico Client: EDUCAL / CONACULTA Year: 2013 Project: Fernanda Canales + arquitectura 911sc Team: Iván Cervantes, Edgar Romero, Javier Juárez, Arturo Carreón This project...

UN City – 3XN Architects – Copenhagen, Denmark

UN City – 3XN Architects – Denmark Architect: 3XN Architects 3XN team: Kim Herforth Nielsen, Bo Boje Larsen, Gry Kjær, Christian Wamberg, Peter Feltendal, Rune Bech, Eva Hviid-Nielsen, Laila Fyhn Feldthaus, Thomas Lykke Nielsen, Pernille Uglvig Jessen, Umut Üsüdür Location:...

House on the Minho river – Quico Jorreto – Spain

House on the Minho river – Quico Jorreto – Spain Architect: Quico Jorreto Structure: Jorge Aragon Fitera Construction: construcciones Jorreto s.a. Kitchen: introset, bulthaup coruna Furniture: Quico Jorreto (oak table and stools, living room side tables, bed frame, study table and...

FECHAC Regional Office – Grupo Arkhos – Mexico

FECHAC Regional Office – Grupo Arkhos – Mexico Architect: Grupo Arkhos Location: Juarez, Mexico Client: FECHAC Building status: built in 2012 Site size: 5000 m2 Building area: 1450 m2 Budget: 2.000.000 USD In a time of uncertainty and crisis, the counselors of the Chihuahua’s...