Symbiosis of house and landscape
Hourglass Corral on Milos by Deca Architecture
The building erected by Deca Architecture on the Cycladic island of Milos is in continuation of a long-term project. For almost ten years, the studio has been designing a coastal site for residential and agricultural purposes.
Collective design for a new village centre
School Complex in La Neuvecelle
The school complex at Lake Geneva is the result of a joint project by three up-and-coming architectural practices. Atelier PNG, Julien Boidot and Emilien Robin designed a complex made up of six buildings that forms a focal point in the fragmented village structure.
Day-Care Centre in Stuttgart by Lima Architekten
The Mariä Himmelfahrt day-care centre in Stuttgart, which was designed by Lima Architekten, shares its plot with a hospice. Together, the two buildings form an ensemble with angles of view and shared outdoor areas.
1:0 for the village of Neutal
Timber-Hybrid Sports and Culture Hall in Neutal by Solid Architecture
By involving the local population in its design of a multi-purpose hall in Neutal, Solid Architecture has achieved public recognition of the architecture far beyond the Lower Austrian village itself.
Revitalized industrial building
Base4Work Coworking Centre by Studio Perspektiv
In Bratislava, Studio Perspektiv have revitalized an old heating plant, transforming the cultural monument for Base4Work – a provider of flexible working spaces – into a coworking centre.
David Chipperfield's Projects with Construction Details
The third edition of the monograph on David Chipperfield Architects has been expanded with documentations on current projects.
“Doing away with everything superfluous creates the potential for an architectural quality all of its own,” says Florian Nagler about “simple building” in an interview with Frank Kaltenbach. Even traditional buildings often show that a simple and sensible design can be sustainable and cost-effective. Large sloping roofs drain rainwater and protect from the sun, while thick walls provide insulation with their high thermal mass. Conversely, many so-called premium residential buildings vividly demonstrate that big budgets do not automatically yield better results. In our June issue, we show six international projects that were clever in cutting costs. Enjoy the issue! Sabine Drey
Extravagant multi-purpose complex
Kaohsiung Pop Music Center in Taiwan
The Pop Music Center in Kaohsiung, a port city in southern Taiwan, is not only in architectural terms an unusual project, the 100-million-euro complex being the result of a competition won by a team of up-and-coming Spanish architects in 2012.
Best of Living
A wooden house on stilts
Yonder Planning Single-Family Home in Oberreute
Haus S represents a plan by Stuttgart’s Studio Yonder for a single-family home in Oberreute. Initial objections from the local council mean that the wooden structure may be lower than planned, but is no less sophisticated.
Five storeys in the back yard
Rooftop Addition in Paris by Java Architecture
On the foundation walls of a dilapidated previous building, Java Architecture have erected a five-storey tower house using wood techniques in the 15th arrondissement of Paris.
An inexpensive classic
Home Near Osaka by Yasuyuki Kitamura
For a client couple with a limited budget, Yasuyuki Kitamura has created a house that includes many elements of traditional Japanese residential architecture.
Best of Digital Lab
BIM strategies in architectural offices
It Also Depends on the Client
BIM can bring about transparency and productivity in the construction process, but this requires clients to also be professionally equipped, says Alexander Kramer of Burckhardt+Partner.
Robot-Assembled Wooden House by Auar
Engineered houses are currently experiencing a boom. Many are modular and produced with a great degree of prefabrication, but few are automated to this extent or made locally. At Auar (Automated Architecture Ltd – pronounced like “our” – industrial robots do the assembly work. A flexible, modular wood-building system such as this should keep construction and costs under control.
An immersive exhibition
The Digital Spanish Expo Pavilion in Dubai
Spain’s Expo pavilion by architects Amann-Cánovas-Maruri concentrated on high-tech, immersive experiences and extensive interaction with visitors. Two Catalan offices were expressly responsible for the project: External Reference and Onionlab.