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Frederick Tang Architecture transforms New York loft into light-filled wellness studio

May 28, 2022 Alice Finney 0
A green archway at Moxi wellness studio

Interior architecture and design studio Frederick Tang Architecture (FTA) has updated Moxi, a wellness studio and acupuncture centre in Soho, New York by re-arranging its interiors around an expansive oval skylight. Frederick Tang Architecture, based in Brooklyn, was tasked with reordering and redesigning the open-plan, top-floor studio into a space that accommodates a reception area,

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DesignAgency creates Ontario wellness retreat for psychedelic therapy

May 12, 2022 Ben Dreith 0
cabins by lake in Ontario

DesignAgency has released plans for a “psychedelic healing retreat” in Ontario called Dimensions Algonquin Highlands. DesignAgency, an international design studio, will work with psychedelic wellness company Dimensions to create the retreat on a 45-acre plot three hours north of Toronto, Canada. The retreat will be a collection of buildings arranged around a woodland lake meant

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“Smog-eating” ceramic fins cover hospital in Milan by Mario Cucinella Architects

April 26, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Exterior image of the San Raffaele Hospital

Large ceramic fins with a titanium dioxide coating that can break down smog particles cover the wave-like form of this hospital building in Milan, designed by local practice Mario Cucinella Architects. The 40,000-square-metre San Raffaele Hospital, nicknamed the Iceberg, combines university teaching and research spaces with an emergency room and 284-bed inpatient facility across its 10

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Norm Architects designs spa-like dental clinic modelled on art galleries

April 12, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
Dentology+

Warm oak and smooth concrete are among the materials that Danish studio Norm Architects used to create the interiors for this Antwerp dental surgery, which aims to defy traditional, more clinical designs. The clinic, called Dentology+, is spread over a cavernous basement area and a ground-floor level. Both have been clad in a neutral material

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Leth & Gori transforms Danish farm into contemporary supportive housing

April 4, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Stubberupgaard is a brick-clad building by Leth & Gori

Architecture studio Leth & Gori has modernised a care facility situated on a former farm in Stubberupgård, Denmark, adding brick-clad accommodation buildings that support the needs of vulnerable residents. Leth & Gori oversaw the expansion of the existing facilities near the town of Borup, which has been used by the Copenhagen municipality as an institution for

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BIG designs Danish neuroscience centre to “mimic” the human brain

March 18, 2022 James Parkes 0
The centre will have a red hue exterior

Architecture studio BIG has designed a six-storey neuroscience centre in Aarhus, Denmark, with an undulating form derived from the human brain. Named Neuro, the building for The Danish Neuroscience Center (DNC) will be shaped like a 2D scan of folding and undulating Gyri – curving ridges of grey matter on the outermost layer of the human brain. The

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Ten architecturally impressive hospitals that aim to redefine healthcare

February 4, 2022 Nat Barker 0
Tambacounda Maternity and Paediatric Hospital, Senegal, by Manuel Herz Architects

Following The Friendship Hospital in Bangladesh being named the world’s best building, we have rounded up 10 other architecturally impressive medical facilities from across the globe. Tambacounda Maternity and Paediatric Hospital, Senegal, by Manuel Herz Architects Characterised by its lattice-like brickwork, this maternity and paediatric clinic designed by Swiss studio Manuel Herz Architects, is an extension to an existing

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Unemori Architects and Teco Architects create “park-like” health and childcare centre

January 27, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
Child playing in Kitakami childcare centre by Unemori architects

Japanese studios Unemori Architects and Teco Architects have turned a commercial building in Kitakami, Japan, into a health and childcare support centre, adding a new facade as well as undulating floors and ceilings. The two studios gutted and converted the first two floors of the eight-storey building using materials including corrugated polycarbonate, wood, and textile

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Rural hospital in Bangladesh named world’s best building by RIBA

January 25, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Brick hospital building in Bangladesh

The Friendship Hospital in Bangladesh by local architecture studio Kashef Chowdhury/URBANA has been awarded the RIBA International Prize 2021. The hospital is the latest winner of the RIBA International Prize, which is awarded biennially to a project “that demonstrates design excellence and social impact”. The Friendship Hospital is a low-cost and remote medical institution in Bengal, southwest

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Xiamen pilates studio by Wanmu Shazi resembles a light-dappled cave

January 25, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Woman sitting crosslegged on floor of T.T. Pilates studio in Xiamen by Wanmu Shazi with light streaming in through rounded windows

Amorphous windows illuminate the cavernous interior of this pilates gym, which designer Wanmu Shazi has created in the Chinese port city of Xiamen. The interior of TT Pilates, which is set inside a high-rise office building, was designed to distance visitors from the hustle and bustle of their urban surroundings. “Pilates is a unique exercise

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