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Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Friis & Moltke design “humane prison” in Greenland’s capital

July 27, 2021 Jon Astbury 0
Anstalten prison against the landscape

New photos show Danish studios Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Friis & Moltke’s Corten-clad prison overlooking a fjord in Greenland’s capital Nuuk. The facility, called Anstalten, is the first high-security prison in Greenland, which previously relocated all of those sentenced for serious crimes to Denmark. These relocated inmates will now be given the option to transfer back

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Moss designs home for microbrewery by customising a prefab rural barn

July 26, 2021 Jon Astbury 0
St Joe River Brewery by Moss

Chicago-based architecture and design firm Moss has completed a Corten-clad microbrewery in Buchanan, Michigan, created by modifying a prefabricated barn structure. Designed for Buchanan Craft, the St Joe River Brewery is a “unique agricultural experience” combining production facilities and an organic farm with a restaurant and tasting room. Responding to the rural site, Moss took

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Perkins&Will designs interiors with “sense of connectivity” for healthcare office in Texas

July 24, 2021 Jon Astbury 0
Signify office interior by Perkins&Will

Architecture firm Perkins&Will has completed an office interior in Dallas, Texas for healthcare provider Signify, centred around a large steel staircase and tiered wooden platform for meetings. The global practice, which has an office in Dallas, was approached to create a 13,700-square-metre workplace that would emphasise collaboration, connectivity and transparency while catering to a wide

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Olson Kundig completes Noah’s ark-informed children’s museum in Berlin

July 19, 2021 Jon Astbury 0
It has a rounded form

A doughnut-shaped timber “ark” filled with animal sculptures sits at the centre of the recently opened ANOHA children’s museum at the Jewish Museum in Berlin. Architecture studio Olson Kundig designed the museum, which is an addition to the Daniel Libeskind-designed Jewish Museum Berlin, to be a space for “discovery, exploration and play”. Set opposite the existing museum’s building, ANOHA

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Studio Puisto completes wellness centre that steps down towards a lake

July 17, 2021 Jon Astbury 0
A black timber wellness centre

Studio Puisto has designed a lakeside wellness centre in the town of Ähtäri, Finland, incorporating a large area of stepped wooden seating and jetties that aim to reconnect the local community with the waterfront. Saunaravintola Kiulu, which combines a sauna and a restaurant, grew out of a masterplan for year-round tourism that the Helsinki-based Studio

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Chicago’s Swiss Consulate interior is a nod to 1960s modernism

July 16, 2021 Jon Astbury 0
Chicago's Swiss Consulate

Swiss firm HHF and Chicago-based studio Kwong Von Glinow have collaborated on the interiors of the Swiss Consulate located in Chicago’s landmark John Hancock Center. Located on the 38th floor of the 100-storey supertall skyscraper, the 1,500-square-foot office is designed to pay homage to the shared architectural history of Chicago and Switzerland. HHF and Kwong

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KOS+A designs waterfront Hamptons home for watching the sunset

July 15, 2021 Jon Astbury 0
Sag Harbor 2 by KOSA

New York practice Kevin O’Sullivan + Associates has completed a waterfront house in the Hamptons with balconies for looking out at the sunset. The practice was approached after the clients had discovered the site in a small cove in the Hamptons village of Sag Harbor. Called Sag Harbor 2, the design prioritises northwest views of the

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René Pérez Gómez designs concrete retreat in Mexican forest

July 13, 2021 Jon Astbury 0
The home has a concrete construction

Mexican architect René Pérez Gómez has completed Casa Amapa, a pared-back concrete house nestled in the Primavera forest near Guadalajara in Mexico. The home has been designed to be a place for reflection and connection with nature, arranged around a series of existing trees to have as little impact on the woodland as possible. Built

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Fraher & Findlay creates “ghostly” row of terraces by mimicking neighbouring buildings

July 10, 2021 Jon Astbury 0
The white brick Ghost Houses by Fraher & Findlay

Stepped “gingerbread” gables and textured white brickwork animate the facade of Ghost Houses, a development of three slim terraced homes in Nunhead, London by Fraher & Findlay. London studio Fraher & Findlay acted as the client, architect and contractor for the project, which replaces a detached late Victorian house and an adjacent car park and

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Graux & Baeyens adds bright living areas to Belgian chalet

July 9, 2021 Jon Astbury 0
The building was clad in wood

Belgian practice Graux & Baeyens Architecten has renovated and extended a 1960s chalet in Destelbergen, adding a new series of light-filled living spaces raised atop a concrete plinth. Designed as a family home for one of the Ghent-based practice’s co-founders, Basile Graux, the new extension has been blended into the existing structure by wrapping everything

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