A rich variety of natural-stone facades
Water Temple in Northwestern India by NilaA
With their river shrine in the State of Gujarat, the architects have combined traditional stone building with expressive symbolism.
New underworlds in the northwest of the capital
Metro Stations in Paris by Atelier Zündel Cristea
Tunnels extending 5,8 km, and four new stations, comprise the extension of Paris’ metro line 14 to Saint-Ouen. The design by Atelier Zündel Cristea adds sprinklings of history to contemporary subway architecture.
Climate-adapted postsecondary school
University Building by Ignacio Urquiza Arquitectos
The new campus of the Escuela Bancaria y Comercial (EBC) by Ignacio Urquiza Arquitectos, which represents the second location of Mexico’s university of economics, has now been erected north of Mérida.
Nursery school inside a monument
Bâtiment Victoire Tinayre in Geneva by Lacroix Chessex Architectes
In Geneva’s Eaux-Vives district, Lacroix Chessex have transformed an old industrialist’s mansion into a nursery school. The opening of the vaulted cellar was a real tour de force in this project.
A delicate facade
The Line by Orange Architects in Amsterdam
This building with 72 rental flats stands in a residential and working district in Amsterdam. Its identity is determined by a grid of slender balcony railings and narrow concrete supports.
Industrial tradition continued
Fine Arts Academy in Helsinki by JKMM
For the Helsinki University of the Arts, JKMM Architects has created a multi-faceted conglomerate of historical and new elements in the same sober-industrial style. A spectacular atrium connects its various levels together.
Culture and City Marketing
In 1997, the Guggenheim Museum opened in Bilbao, and Frank Gehry’s eccentric new building transformed the Basque city into an overnight hotspot for international tourism. Many places and cultural institutions have since emulated this model. The so-called Bilbao effect became a recipe for city marketing success, and starchitect Frank Gehry its guarantor.
In this concept issue of Detail, we bring you theatre and museum buildings that do not rely on the Bilbao effect but derive the significance of their architecture from their context. Large and small, these structures in Tyrol, Schleswig-Holstein, Geneva, and Aragon integrate well with their urban environment or natural landscape, becoming a part of it. Our process documentations take a deep dive into the extension of Kunsthaus Zurich by Chipperfield Architects Berlin and the Volkstheater in Munich by LRO Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei. Enjoy the issue! Sandra Hofmeister
Theatre Hall in Nykøbing
Theatre Extension by Christensen & Co. and Primus Architects
A team comprising Christensen & Co. Architects, Primus Architects, STED and Oluf Jørgensen A/S has turned a former supermarket in Nykøbing, Denmark into a modern theatre.
Residential and Commercial Building in Jesolo by ElasticoFarm
More than just a touch of extravagance characterizes the apartment and supermarket block erected by ElasticoFarm at the centre of the Jesolo seaside town near Venice.
More on the Topic Building Simply
Low budget refurbishment
Saltholme Bird Hide by Child Graddon Lewis
Child Graddon Lewis has refurbished a bird watching station at Saltholme nature reserve near Middlesbrough, England, with a minimum of means.
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.
Best of Digital Lab
Habitat capsule in St. Gallen
The World’s Largest 3D-Printed Polymer Structure
Currently the world’s largest 3D-printed polymer structure, the Rosenberg Space Habitat (RSH) – a.k.a. Rosie – was developed by Saga Space Architects with and for the pupils of St. Gallen’s Institut auf dem Rosenberg school. Nearly 7 m tall, the habitat capsule offers three levels for two space travellers.
Latest results in computational design
Stuttgart Week of Advancing Architecture, Engineering & Construction
From 10 to 14 October 2022, the IntCDC Excellence Cluster will be holding the Stuttgart Week of Advancing Architecture, Engineering & Construction at Stuttgart University. The specialist lectures in in English are aimed at a wide section of the public and will be easily comprehensible.