Rombout Frieling Lab creates interactive Arctic bus stop

Architecture studio Rombout Frieling Lab has created the Station of Being as a prototype bus stop for use in the Arctic region, which uses sound and light to alert passengers to approaching buses. The bus stop in Umeå, Sweden, was designed to improve the waiting conditions for passengers using public transport in cold weather conditions within […]

Bambow Bridge / Atelier Lai

Bambow Bridge / Atelier Lai west side. Image © Yilong Zhao + 37 east side. Image © Xuguo Tang Text description provided by the architects. Bridge, in traditional Chinese culture, is a sign full of “emotion” and “will”. On one hand, building a bridge in the countryside is a kind of merit or commemoration; on […]

Prison clad in perforated weathering steel has pastel-coloured sports court

Local Architecture Network has built a minimum security prison with a perforated metal facade of weathering steel in Nanterre that has a sports court in pastel hues. The minimum security prison is also the headquarters of the Penitentiary Services for Integration and Probation (SPIP) – which monitors those under arrest. Local Architecture Network (LAN) built […]

Pedestrian Bridge over Shanghai Taitong Ferry Station / Scenic Architecture Office

Pedestrian Bridge over Shanghai Taitong Ferry Station / Scenic Architecture Office eastern aerial view. Image © Shan Liang + 36 aerial view. Image © Shan Liang Text description provided by the architects. The connectivity of the waterfront spaces along Shanghai Huangpu River has been launched since 2016. To link the waterfront spaces along the East […]

Østre Havn Parking House G2 / SANBERG Architects

Østre Havn Parking House G2 / SANBERG Architects © Rasmus Hortshøj – COAST + 38 © Rasmus Hortshøj – COAST Text description provided by the architects. A Parking house is primarily a rational construction with the purpose of getting as many cars as possible parked in the least space possible: a construction that often ends […]

New Services For Boaters On The Port Of Cannes / Heams et Michel

New Services For Boaters On The Port Of Cannes / Heams et Michel © Aldo Amoretti + 15 © Aldo Amoretti Text description provided by the architects. The port of Cannes is situated between Suquet Hill and the Palais des Festivals. It borders the dike to the south and the Allées de la Liberté-Charles-De-Gaulle to […]

Rivas-Futura Station / Mª Antonia González-Valcárcel Sánchez-Puelles + Francisco Landínez Gutierrez + LANDÍNEZ+REY | equipo L2G arquitectos + Rocío Landínez González-Valcárcel

Rivas-Futura Station / Mª Antonia González-Valcárcel Sánchez-Puelles + Francisco Landínez Gutierrez + LANDÍNEZ+REY | equipo L2G arquitectos + Rocío Landínez González-Valcárcel © Imagen Subliminal + 21 AreaArea of this architecture projectArea: 29407.56 m2 YearCompletion year of this architecture projectYear: 2012 PhotographsPhotographs: Imagen Subliminal ManufacturersBrands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: ALCALAGRÉS, BASF, BEKAERT, […]

Renzo Piano’s Kansai airport has a mile-long high-tech terminal

Next in our high-tech architecture series is Renzo Piano‘s Kansai International Airport, which was built on an artificial island in Osaka Bay. The high-tech architecture movement, of which the Italian architect Piano was a key proponent, was defined by buildings that utilised the latest developments in technology and industrial design. Japan‘s Kansai International Airport, with its asymmetrical clear-span […]

Norman Foster’s Stansted Airport “challenged all the rules of terminal design”

Thirty-six structural trees support the roof of Stansted Airport by Norman Foster‘s studio, which is the next project in our high-tech architecture series. At London’s Stansted Airport, British firm Foster Associates, which is now Foster + Partners, turned the typical airport layout upside-down by placing all of the heavy environmental services underground, instead of on the rooftop. […]

Zaha Hadid Architects unveils plans for high-speed train station in Tallinn

Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed visuals for a multimodal Ülemiste terminal in Tallinn, Estonia, which will form part of the Rail Baltica high-speed rail network. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects in collaboration with local studio Esplan, the Ülemiste terminal will be the starting point for Rail Baltica – an electrified 540-mile-long railway that will connect […]

Pavilion on Europaplatz / J. Mayer H

Pavilion on Europaplatz / J. Mayer H © David Franck + 30 AreaArea of this architecture projectArea: 250.0 m2 YearCompletion year of this architecture projectYear: 2019 PhotographsPhotographs: David Franck Partners in Charge Juergen Mayer H., Hans Schneider, Andre Santer Project Team Mi Na Bae, Max Margorskyi, Fabrizio Silvano, Ana Alonso de la Varga Cooperation Partner […]

Parking Garage Facade P22a / wulf architekten

Parking Garage Facade P22a / wulf architekten © Tobias Vollmer + 12 © Tobias Vollmer Text description provided by the architects. The objective was to design a facade for the parking garage that not only seems light and transparent, but also surrounds the S-shaped curved structure with a poetic-organic shell that gives it a light […]

Kenitra Train Station / Silvio d’Ascia Architecture

Kenitra Train Station / Silvio d’Ascia Architecture © Takuji Shimmura + 28 © Takuji Shimmura Text description provided by the architects. The Kenitra station was imagined as a jewel case framing the renewed identity of traditional Moroccan architecture in an urban context, in particular, thanks to its facade, a reinterpretation of a moucharabieh expanded to […]

New Access to Gironella’s Historic Center / Carles Enrich

New Access to Gironella’s Historic Center / Carles Enrich © Adrià Goula + 36 ArchitectsAuthors of this architecture projectCarles Enrich Project YearBrands with products used in this architecture project 2015 PhotographerCreated with Sketch. Adrià Goula Text description provided by the architects. Gironella is a municipality that has grown, during the last decades, divided by the […]

Sidewalk Labs advances plans for Toronto smart city

Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs is moving forward with its ambition to create a smart neighbourhood in Toronto, after addressing a number of “critical issues” in its initial scheme. Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto, which enlisted the Alphabet subsidiary to oversee the development, released new details of the conditions for the scheme yesterday. The update follows […]

Zaha Hadid Architects and Cox Architecture reveal visuals of Sydney airport

Zaha Hadid Architects and Cox Architecture have unveiled the design of an airport in Sydney that is modelled on traditional Australian architecture and natural landscapes. Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, named after a famous Australian pilot, has been designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and Cox Architecture for a rural 1,780-hectare site in the city’s […]

Christopher Herwig photographs opulent details of Soviet-era metro stations

The Soviet Metro Stations photography series by Christopher Herwig documents the most unusual details of the Soviet-era metro network built between the 1930s and 1980s. Christopher Herwig has photographed stations including Nizhny Novgorod Intended to give an insight into the “closest realisation of a Soviet utopia”, the photography collection features stations in 15 cities across seven […]

Parking Building IMEC / Stéphane Beel Architects

Parking Building IMEC / Stéphane Beel Architects © Luca Beel + 17 ArchitectsAuthors of this architecture projectStéphane Beel Architects AreaArea of this architecture project 20000.0 m2 Project YearBrands with products used in this architecture project 2018 PhotographerCreated with Sketch. © Luca Beel Text description provided by the architects. There is a new multi-story car park […]

Puerta de Moguer Bus Stop / Ahaus arquitectos

Puerta de Moguer Bus Stop / Ahaus arquitectos © Jesús Granada + 19 ArchitectsAuthors of this architecture projectAhaus arquitectos AreaArea of this architecture project Project YearBrands with products used in this architecture project 2019 PhotographerCreated with Sketch. Jesús Granada, Henar Herrero ManufacturersBrands with products used in this architecture project Artesolar, Cándido Valverde, Graphisoft, Islamar, Modekons […]

Stefano Boeri unveils Smart Forest City covered in 7.5 million plants for Mexico

Italian architect Stefano Boeri has unveiled plans to create a forested smart city in Cancun, Mexico, that is designed to be a “pioneer” of more eco-efficient developments. Smart Forest City Cancun is intended to be built on a 557 hectare site near the Mexican city. According to the architect it will contain 7.5 million plants, […]

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