Eighteen storeys for health
Cadix Hospital in Antwerp by Robbrecht en Daem
The new central hospital in the old port district of Cadix overwhelms with its size, but also offers its users quality of stay.
Energy-plus building with a terracotta shell
Lycée Simone Veil near Montpellier by Hellin Sebbag
A wooden construction, power generated by a photovoltaic system and heating and cooling with geothermal pumps make the Lycée Simone Veil, a high school in the southwestern French town of Gignac, an ecological showcase.
A new building for Gropiusstadt
The TLW Residential Ensemble in Berlin by Eike Becker Architekten
The three-part TLW residential ensemble in the Gropiusstadt quarter of Berlin-Neukölln is complete: the first tenants have moved into their apartments. The design was prepared by Eike Becker Architekten.
An inhabitable steel bridge
Bundanon Art Museum by Kerstin Thompson Architects
This newly built complex by the Shoalhaven River, which is located south of Sydney, connects an art museum and a guest house in two very different structures.
Learning in the green
Primary School in Valais by Office Oblique
Against the backdrop of the Bernese Alps, the Zurich architecture studio have added an expandable primary school in a raiment of green to the existing school campus in Naters.
Señor de Tula Church in Jojutla by Dellekamp/Schleich
The Tree, My Roommate
Especially in big dense cities, roofs and facades are the only places left to make things greener. Figures show that governments and developers taking action. For example, nearly 8 km2 of green roofs – the equivalent of about 1,100 soccer fields – were installed in Germany in 2020. It seems the question is no longer whether greenery on buildings is the future, but how much and what form it should take. Our selection of projects related to green cities shows the diverse forms that green buildings can take. Enjoy the issue! Jakob Schoof
From farm to artists’ residence
Güldenhof in Stechlin by Heim Balp Architekten
In the Brandenburg town of Stechlin, Heim Balp Architekten have refurbished an old four-sided farm complex as a communal living and working space for conceptual artist Danh Võ and his colleagues.
Urban living and working
Renovated Residence by Jonathan Tuckey Design
With the Urban Barn in London, British studio Jonathan Tuckey Design has united an old carpentry workshop, a main house and three garages into a charming residence with an atelier.
Creative platform in the sea
Floating Music Hub in Cap Verde by NLÉ
How can coastal cities adapt to rising sea levels? Nigerian architect Kunlé Adeyemi, who works in Lagos and Amsterdam, seeks answers to climate change.
Creativity in a bamboo grove
A Day at Mia Design Studio
Plants in the workplace promote creativity and contribute to employee satisfaction. This is why Mia Design Studio created their new office with a clear focus on a green environment.
Nature on the roof
Maggie’s Centre Leeds by Heatherwick Studio
A lush, walkable garden is flourishing on the three cascade-like, layered roofs at Maggie’s Leeds. The supporting structure is formed with radially arranged fins made of glulam timber.
Best of Digital Lab
LivMats Pavillon in Freiburg
As the first building with a load-bearing structure to be made entirely of robotically wound flax fibre, the livMatS Pavilion in the Botanical Garden of the University of Freiburg is an important milestone towards sustainability in architecture.
Produced using a 3D printer
Oregon Dragon Bench by Joris Laarman
The Dutch designer Joris Laarman has devised a 10 m sculptural bench for the Nike Campus in the U.S. state of Oregon. The object was produced in stainless steel with the help of a 3D printer.
Vines of corten steel
The Vanished House in Wuhan by Field Conforming Studio
In the beginning was the sketch, at the end the laser cutter. For this delicate house sculpture of Corten steel, the architects from Field Conforming Studio used the entire palette of analog and digital design methods.