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didier fiúza faustino builds community shelter pro bono for earthquake-struck mexican city

October 20, 2018 macnadusa 0

following the september 2017 earthquakes, which severely shook the town of juchitán in southern mexico, didier fiúza faustino has volunteered to build pro bono a new gathering space for collective use, to be completed in the spring of 2019. a public site of exchange and conviviality, cloud shelter has a capacity of approximately 50 people, […]

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steven holl opens lewis arts complex at princeton university

October 20, 2018 macnadusa 0

steven holl architects has designed a major new addition to princeton university’s growing campus in new jersey. the ‘lewis arts complex’ significantly expands the site’s performance, rehearsal, and teaching spaces with a suite of new facilities. the project also serves as a new gateway for the school, helping delineate the campus while maximizing pedestrian traffic. […]

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MOS architects’ house no.12 is a babylonian temple built from foam blocks

October 19, 2018 macnadusa 0

new york firm MOS architects has developed an experimental prototype using EPS foam blocks to produce a house. the tetris-like formation can be assembled within a few days, offering an economical solution in areas suffering from housing issues. as per the studio’s usual format of labelling the prototype has been titled house no.12, a foam […]

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álvaro siza and carlos castanheira design buildings for korea’s saya park

October 19, 2018 macnadusa 0

álvaro siza has worked with fellow portuguese architect carlos castanheira to design a complex of three buildings surrounded by woodland in south korea’s north gyeongsang province. the largest of the three structures developed as part of the ‘saya park’ project is a concrete art pavilion that comprises a variety of exhibition galleries. visitors enter the […]

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álvaro siza and carlos castanheira design buildings for korea’s saya park

October 19, 2018 macnadusa 0

álvaro siza has worked with fellow portuguese architect carlos castanheira to design a complex of three buildings surrounded by woodland in south korea’s north gyeongsang province. the largest of the three structures developed as part of the ‘saya park’ project is a concrete art pavilion that comprises a variety of exhibition galleries. visitors enter the […]

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formwerkz incorporates nature in singapore residence through porous layout

October 18, 2018 macnadusa 0

 located on a long, narrow lot in singapore, open house lives up to its name with a porous layout that incorporates nature through various indoor plants, and a tall, thin tree which extends towards the ceiling. the house is designed by gwen tan, partner at local firm formwerkz architects, for herself and her family, with a succession […]

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pivoting bookshelves turn this office in paris into a gallery, by hugoo and brillet

October 18, 2018 macnadusa 0

french architects nicolas hugoo and florian brillet have turned a former shop into a flexible and multipurpose space — the new project allows for several configurations of the office. a set of revolving bookcases divides the room in question in two, providing a separate gallery, while the users can move them and create a big workplace with a […]

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tūranga christchurch central library by schmidt hammer lassen opens in new zealand

October 17, 2018 macnadusa 0

danish architecture firm schmidt hammer lassen has completed tūranga, a new, earthquake-resistant library in christchurch, new zealand. located at the center of the earthquake-damaged city’s redevelopment, the five-story building provides a 9,500 sqm public space that strengthens the local community and aims at drawing people back to the historic city center. photos by adam mørk […]

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proarh envisions family retreat as artificial grotto on the croatian island vis

October 16, 2018 macnadusa 0

architecture office proarh has completed the issa megaron, a family retreat on the croatian island of vis that exists in complete symbiosis with its surrounding topography. envisioned as a residential ‘pocket’, an artificial grotto, or a memory of a primitive shelter, the house combines reinforced concrete with stone from the site for the cladding of […]

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mecanoo taiwan weiwuying performing arts center hosts inagural concert

October 16, 2018 macnadusa 0

a ceremony and inaugural concert marked the official opening of taiwan’s national arts centre, the ‘national kaohsiung centre for the arts, weiwuying’. the undulating structure was designed by dutch architects mecanoo and incorporates a 2,236-seat opera house, a 1,981-seat concert hall, a 1,210-seat playhouse, a 434-seat recital hall, and an outdoor theater. the colossal project […]

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