Self-Healing Concrete – Buildings Repair Themselves

When you break your leg, it eventually knits itself back together. Osteoblast cells produce minerals that create the structure of new bone, turning fragments back into a whole. Why, thought microbiologist Henk Jonkers, can’t buildings do the same thing? Inspired by the human body, Jonkers,...

Villa Saebin – Greg Wright Architects – South Africa

The property on which this house stands enjoys a unique position in a quite cul-de-sac in Tamboerskloof. Bounded on one side by a pedestrian stair and pathway it is this subtle factor that unlocks the potential within the property and the phenomenal vistas experienced from nearly all aspects...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Omnibus House – Gubbins Arquitectos – Chile

Omnibus House – Gubbins Arquitectos – Chile Architect: Gubbins Arquitectos Location: Cachagua, Chile Type: Residential – Single family residence Building status: built To break the typical areas of an urban house; kitchen, living–dining room and dormitories, this house has a...

Queen Alia International Airport – Foster + Partners – Jor...

Architects: Foster + Partners Location: Amman, Jordan Collaborating Architect: Maisam – Dar Al-Omran JV Year: 2013 Photographs: Nigel Young / Foster + Partners Design + Build Main Contractor: Joannou & Paraskevaides (Overseas) Ltd, J&P-AVAX S.A. Structural Engineer: Buro...

Tea Houses – Swatt Miers Architects – US

Tea Houses – Swatt Miers Architects – US Architect: Swatt Miers Architects Location: Silicon Valley, California, US Status: Completed in 2009 “The idea for the tea houses originated years ago, when the owner and his young daughter explored the remote hills surrounding their Silicon...

House In Machalí – HLPS Arquitectos – Chile

Architects: HLPS – Carolina Portugueis, Martín Labbé Location: Machalí, Chile Project area: 300 m² Project year: 2008 – 2011 Photographs: Marcos Mendizabal, Martín Labbé House In Machalí – HLPS – Chile House In...

Open Box 2 – Feldman Architecture – US

Feldman Architecture – a talented team of architects with offices in San Francisco – designed and constructed the Open Box 2 residential project. The existing volumetric 1940s stucco house featuring small, dark rooms, was transformed into an elegant two story contemporary home. This...

Modern and Dynamic Office Headquarters – Slovakia – Neopolis Dec30

Modern and Dynamic Office Headquarters – Slovakia – Neopol...

Neopolis completed the interior design for their headquarters, located in Zvolen, central Slovakia. Here are the photos and information they sent of the project: “The interior is divided into four functional zones. First zone (violet room) is separated from the other spaces through glass...

The Invisible Bridge – RO&AD Architects – Netherlands

Designed by RO&AD Architects of the Netherlands and Belgium, this pedestrian bridge is an access route to the Fort de Roovere, part of the 17th century defense structures. The concept behind the bridge is simple; to give people the illusion of being able to walk through water. Built with...

Bus Shelter – Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee – US

Architect: Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, US Client: Wake Technical Community College Project Team: Jeffrey Lee, Douglas Brinkley, Marni Rushing, David Hill Completion: 2007 Photographs: JWest Productions Completed in 2007, the bus shelter is a prototype...

Haack House – 4D-Arquitetura – Brazil

Architecture: 4d-Arquitetura Location: Guaíba, RS, Brasil Execution: 4d-Arquitetura Engeniaring: André Kreamer e LP engenharia Area: 442 m² Project year: 2009-2010 Execution: 2010 -2011 Photograph: Courtesy of 4d-Arquitetura Located in a gated community, where walls and fences are not...

Triose – Sanjay Puri Architects – India

Architect: Sanjay Puri Architects Location: Lonavala, India Photographs: Courtesy of Sanjay Puri Architects Angled spaces projected towards different directions encapsulated in an organically folded concrete skin create a two level building on this site in lonavala housing a few retail shops,...

The Emporio – Architects 49 – Thailand

Architect: Architects 49 Location: Sukhumvit 24 Street, Bangkok, Thailand Client: TCC Capital Land Structural Engineer: Tham & Wong , Qbic Engineers and Architect System Engineer: M & E Engineering49 Interior Architect: PIA Landscape Architect: P landscape Lighting Designer: Lightbox...

Concrete House – Simon Twose – New Zealand

  Architect: Simon Twose Location: New Zealand Client: Brett Mainey Builder: Brett Mainey Site Area: 251 m² House area: 300 m² Award: NZIA Photographer: Paul McCredie The key ambition of the client was to push the conventions of the New Zealand house. The client was also the builder and...

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