Hangzhou Yuhang Opera / Henning Larsen

Hangzhou Yuhang Opera / Henning Larsen © Philippe Ruault + 10 © Philippe Ruault Text description provided by the architects. Nestled between the bustling city of Hangzhou and the calm shores of East Lake, the Hangzhou Yuhang Opera cuts a distinctive profile in the skyline, its landscaped peaks appearing to dip beneath the water’s glassy […]

The Renovation of Lianhua Mountain Bus Terminal / MOZHAO ARCHITECTS

The Renovation of Lianhua Mountain Bus Terminal / MOZHAO ARCHITECTS Closed space between new curtain wall and original building. Image © Chao Zhang + 30 Architects MOZHAO ARCHITECTS Location The Intersection of the Xinzhou Road and Hongli Road Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China Category Renovation Lead Architect Guansheng Zeng Design Team Wenguo Luo, Ziyun Mai, […]

Pierhouse & 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge / Marvel Architects

Pierhouse & 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge / Marvel Architects © David Sundberg | Esto + 34 © Marvel Architects Text description provided by the architects. Pierhouse, located in the heart of Brooklyn Bridge Park between Furman Street and the East River, comprises a 106-unit condominium, 300-car below-grade parking garage, 17,000 SF event space, and 195-key […]

Minimal black and white Brazilian home by Estúdio BG draws on Bauhaus concepts

Chunky black steelwork frame the sparsely furnished spaces inside this house in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil designed by architecture firm Estúdio BG. Called RP House, the simple, two-storey residence comprises black steelwork and simple white volumes that are stacked atop each other with a roof terrace at the top. São Paulo studio Estúdio BG came up with […]

Robert McKinley creates Hotel Kinsley from four historic buildings in Upstate New York

New York’s Studio Robert McKinley aimed to avoid the typical aesthetic of “antlers or plaid and reclaimed wood” when creating this boutique hotel from four buildings in Hudson Valley. Hotel Kinsley marks the first destination hotel in Kingston, a town located about 160 kilometres north of New York City in the Hudson Valley. The boutique […]

Kutz House / CPDA Arquitectos

Kutz House / CPDA Arquitectos © Tamara Uribe + 25 © Tamara Uribe Text description provided by the architects. CASA KUTZ is a single-family project located within the Yucatán Country Club in Mérida, Yucatán. Designed to function as a holiday home and as a second home for the client and his extended family, the concept […]

House in New Zealand sits on a concrete plinth surrounded by trees

Herbst Architects has raised a house in Piha, New Zealand, on a concrete plinth and steel stilts to give views through the dense woodland to the beach. Called Kawakawa House, Auckland-based practice Herbst Architects designed the building to be open to its dramatic natural site, which includes a canopy of pōhutukawa trees. “Being overhung by […]

Tropical plants cover villas at Wyndham Garden Phú Quốc resort in Vietnam

Plant-covered rooms surround private swimming pools at Wyndham Garden Phú Quốc, a holiday resort that MIA Design Studio is building on Vietnam’s largest island. Ho Chi Minh City-based MIA Design Studio has completed the first of more than 150 villas that are being constructed on the seven-hectare site, which is located to the south of […]

Citizen Service Center of the City of Ulm / Bez+Kock Architekten

Citizen Service Center of the City of Ulm / Bez+Kock Architekten © Bez+Kock Architekten + 19 Architects Bez+Kock Architekten Location Olgastrasse 66. 89073 Ulm, Germany Category Municipal Building Project Team Volker Eisele, Jonas Lenz, Jan Elsenhans, Meredith Atkinson, Maria Dallinger, Christopher Horn, Erik Bossog, Annika Heise Area 0.0 m2 Project Year 2019 Photographs Bez+Kock Architekten […]

Conceiving Present Day of Future: A Talk with Zeng Qun

Theme Pavilion of World Expo. 2010 Shanghai. Image © Zeng Qun Arc Lab When architecture has been evolving within the context of “Chinese characteristics”, Shanghai as one of the national creative centers provides us with a glimpse of the transformations and the prospects of Chinese contemporary architecture. As a matter of fact, corporations are the […]

This week, Pornhub launched a dirty campaign to clean up beaches

This week on Dezeen, Pornhub launched its Dirtiest Porn Ever campaign to remove plastic from the oceans, and BMW released a Vantablack version of its X6 coupe. Adult video website Pornhub released a movie titled Dirtiest Porn Ever, which is filmed on a beach covered with litter in a bid to raise money to remove […]

Photographic Series Captures The Hyper-dense Vertical Graveyards of Hong Kong

Photographic Series Captures The Hyper-dense Vertical Graveyards of Hong Kong © Finbarr Fallon Hong Kong is considered to have one of the most exceptional skylines and urban schemes in the world: contemporary skyscrapers stand amidst the mountains and harbour, ancient houses nestled between futuristic structures, neon lights, landscapes… But among Hong Kong‘s numerous remarkable architectures, […]

Kirkby Design creates fabric collection based on London Underground seats

Textile brand Kirkby Design has collaborated with Transport for London to recreate seven heritage moquette designs featured on the city’s Underground tube seats. The Underground Vol. II collection saw Kirkby adapt the scale and colour of various designs found in the London Transport Museum archives to create a series of velvet upholstery fabrics patterned with […]

Frame Residential Building / Frits van Dongen Architecten en Planners + Koschuch Architects

Frame Residential Building / Frits van Dongen Architecten en Planners + Koschuch Architects © Luuk Kramer + 40 Design Team Ralph van Mameren, Casper de Heer, Joran Velsink, Maikel Super Clients Synchroon bv, Zoetermeer Contractor ERA Contour bv, Zoetermeer Building Physics DPA bv, Amsterdam Installations Advisor DPA bv, Amsterdam Structural Advisor Van Rossum bv, Amsterdam […]

Stefano Boeri on His Methodology and How Success is Sometimes a Problem

Stefano Boeri on His Methodology and How Success is Sometimes a Problem [embedded content] One of the leading Italian architects Stefano Boeri spoke with us in his Milan office — Milano Arch Week curator, designer of multiple Verticle Forests all around the world, Boeri is also a Professor at one of the best Europian architecture […]

Conservatory Room / David Leech Architects

Conservatory Room / David Leech Architects Courtesy of David Leech Architects + 21 Courtesy of David Leech Architects Text description provided by the architects. The character of this modest garden extension is created from the expression of a simple structural construction. Standard timber joists, at 600mm spacings, cross in both directions to allow for a […]

HEYTEA Day Dreamer Project / MOC DESIGN OFFICE

HEYTEA Day Dreamer Project / MOC DESIGN OFFICE © ArchiTranslator + 23 © ArchiTranslator “Lighthouse”. Not far from the Fort Canning Hill, Clarke Quay was once the most bustling wharf in Singapore. Now it no longer serves as a dock for the loading and unloading of cargoes and its original godowns were transformed into a […]

Folding Courtyard / ARCHSTUDIO

Folding Courtyard / ARCHSTUDIO Staircase. Image © Ning Wang + 30 Architects ARCHSTUDIO Location Qianliang Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China Category Renovation Chief designer Wenqiang Han Design Team Tao Huang, Tonghui Wang, Fuhua Zhang, Baowei Zheng, Yan Yu Site Area 308 m2 Area 410.0 m2 Project Year 2019 Photographs Roof. Image © Ning Wang Text […]

Eight São Paulo apartment renovations that make the most of their Brazilian heritage

We’ve rounded up eight overhauled São Paulo apartments that show off Brazilian architecture talent, including a home for an illustrator and a renovated 1950s residence. Oscar Freire Apartment by Claudia Bresciani and Júlia Risi A clear folding door inside this apartment by architects Claudia Bresciani and Júlia Risi allows the client, an illustrator, to enjoy […]

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