An ambiguous sacred space
Señor de Tula Church in Jojutla by Dellekamp/Schleich
A large roof of vaulted brick, a half-sunken nave – no more was needed for the architects from Dellekamp/Schleich and Agenda to rebuild the Señor de Tula Sanctuary in southern Mexico.
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.
Stopover on the Way of St. James
Restoration of a Hermitage in Aragon by Sebastián Arquitectos
Refurbishment of the San Juan de Ruesta Hermitage is the latest project by Sebastián Arquitectos. The architects consolidated the building with care, in the process making it once again a resting place for pilgrims on the St. James Way.
Renovation of a parkland library
Pingtung Public Library by Mayu Architects
For Mayu Architects, transparency and accessibility were particularly important in their renovation and expansion of the nearly 40-year-old Pingtung Public Library in Taiwan.
Attic Enlargement Carried out by Piertzovanis Toews in Basel
The Piertzovanis Toews practice has enlarged the attic of a house in Basel. The architects went for a structurally unconventional solution in creating space for a studio and a guestroom.
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
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.
A wooden framework provides flexibility
Koning Willem I College in 's-Hertogenbosch
Modular, recyclable and flexible – the wooden skeleton framework by Nieuwe Architecten in the Dutch city of ’s-Hertogenbosch demonstrates many qualities that are vital to operating a modern postsecondary institution.
Best of Climate & Resources
Trudo Tower in Eindhoven by Inbo + Stefano Boeri
In Eindhoven, the Trudo building society along with Stefano Boeri and the local studio Inbo has devised the first vertical forest for social housing along with.
Best of Digital Lab
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.
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.