The Luxelakes Floating Headquarters office complex, which was designed by Vector Architects, represents the latest addition to the Eco City in Chengdu. It consists of eleven structures arranged around three inner courtyards.
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.
The primary school extension in Riaz, Switzerland by FAZ Architectes has a cosy and sheltered feel inside and demonstrates presence on the outside. The architects used unfired clay bricks for interior walls.
Little Island – a structure about 1 ha in size in the Hudson River – is undoubtedly the most extravagant park in New York. Three-dimensional parametric models were indispensable for the planning of the 132 tulip-shaped concrete piles that support it.
"Measure twice, dig once” –Attila Béres and his client kept this motto in mind as they considered how to build the little cabin in a way that would protect the roots of the old trees at the woodland site.