Hopkins’ Portcullis House demonstrated that high-tech could be adapted to historic settings

Next up in our high-tech architecture guide, we look at Portcullis House in London, which demonstrated how the style could be used in historically sensitive locations. Built opposite the Palace of Westminster, Portcullis House is an office building designed by Michael and Patty Hopkins’ studio, now called Hopkins Architects, as offices for the UK Parliament. The […]

BIG reveals visuals of gateway building for Milan’s CityLife district

BIG has unveiled visuals of The Portico that will mark the entrance to CityLife, a district in Milan that has buildings deigned by Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind and Arata Isozaki. Distinguished by its giant sweeping rooftop, The Portico will fill the final two plots of the residential and commercial development that is located on the site […]

Oficinas Gifan Internacional / taller paralelo

Oficinas Gifan Internacional / taller paralelo © Luis Young + 18 AreaArea of this architecture projectArea: 290.0 m2 YearCompletion year of this architecture projectYear: 2017 PhotographsPhotographs: Luis Young ManufacturersBrands with products used in this architecture project © Luis Young Text description provided by the architects. Gifan International main center is located in the industrial area […]

Herman Miller Factory was a flexible, non-monumental high-tech factory

We continue our high-tech architecture series by looking at the highly flexible and adaptable Herman Miller Factory in Bath, which was designed by Terry Farrell and Nicholas Grimshaw in 1976. The factory for the furniture company was one of many high-tech buildings, including the Park Road Apartments completed by Farrell Grimshaw Partnership six years earlier, which was designed […]

SelgasCano’s sprawling Second Home Hollywood revealed in Dezeen video

Second Home Hollywood, the first US location from the British co-working company, is revealed in this captioned video produced by Dezeen for Second Home. Spanish architecture practice SelgasCano transformed a former Hollywood parking-lot into a sprawling co-working complex that will house 250 companies. It has previously worked with Second Home to create other spaces in […]

Mim Design uses perforated metal to brighten Melbourne construction office

Perforated metal screens, glass walls and an open-plan layout help to maximise light throughout this Melbourne office, which has been overhauled by Mim Design. Located in the small inner-city suburb of Cremorne, this office interior was created by Mim Design for Melbourne building company Cobild. The construction specialists asked the local design studio to create […]

Restored plasterwork and paintings adorn Aires Mateus’ self-designed studio

Ornate paintings and decorative stucco ceilings appear inside the self-designed studio of architecture practice Aires Mateus, which occupies an 18th-century building in Lisbon, Portugal. Aires Mateus‘ four-storey studio, which has been named Atelier Cecílio de Sousa after the street it’s located on, contains working and meeting spaces, two model-making areas and a multipurpose room. Existing […]

Antivilla / Brandlhuber+Emde, Burlon

Antivilla / Brandlhuber+Emde, Burlon © Erica Overmeer + 27 © Erica Overmeer Text description provided by the architects. Antivilla, the refurbished former German Democratic Republic lingerie factory „Ernst Lück“ at the Krampnitzsee, southwest of Berlin, questions the relationship between building regulations and standards, energy efficiency together with the idea re-use and adaptive living. © Erica […]

FREAKS wraps French warehouse conversion in corrugated steel

Architecture studio FREAKS has clad an old printing warehouse in France shiny corrugated metal cladding and converted it into a research centre for lighting company Sammode. Located in Lamotte-Beuvron close to Orléans, the converted offices combine highly controlled testing areas and well lit work spaces. To achieve this, four wooden boxes clad with spruce house […]

2022 The Winter Olympics Plaza / CCTN

2022 The Winter Olympics Plaza / CCTN N3-3 forwarding station. Image © He Chen + 59 AreaArea of this architecture projectArea: 87000.0 m2 YearCompletion year of this architecture projectYear: 2017 PhotographsPhotographs: He Chen ManufacturersBrands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: 东方绿林, 华美, 和平铝型材, 大黄蜂, 奥瑞星, 广新, 泽瑞祥业, 甘力, 硅宝, 福斯特, 福盈门, 立邦, 西门子, […]

Lever Architecture transforms Portland industrial buildings into creative workspace

American firm Lever Architecture used weathering steel and original timber in the adaptive reuse of two factories built over 70 years ago for a hay bale manufacturer. Photograph by Lara Swimmer The project, called Redfox Commons, is located in an evolving industrial district in Northwest Portland. Encompassing 60,000 square feet (5,574 square metres), the project […]

Works Progress Architecture creates triangular Portland Flatiron building for unusual site

Protruding corner windows that are set at different angles front this timber-framed, three-sided building in northern Portland designed by American firm Works Progress Architecture. The Portland Flatiron building is located on a sloped, triangular site in the city’s Boise Eliot neighbourhood. Rising five storeys, the building contains retail space on the ground level and offices […]

Office within a Block / Sol89

Office within a Block / Sol89 © Fernando Alda + 18 AreaArea of this architecture projectArea: 250.0 m2 YearCompletion year of this architecture projectYear: 2019 PhotographsPhotographs: Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda Text description provided by the architects. The urban center of Córdoba is made up of dense blocks drilled by infinity of patios that give […]

Field of Idea Office / MIA Design Studio

Field of Idea Office / MIA Design Studio © Trieu Chien + 28 © Trieu Chien Text description provided by the architects. From the early day of humankind, our ancestors used drawings as a way to communicate with the surrounding entities. It is considered one of the first activities for human beings to express desires […]

Acne Studios taps into fashion-school cool for interiors of Stockholm HQ

A 1970s brutalist-style building in Stockholm is now home to Acne Studios‘ headquarters, which is decked out with furnishings by Max Lamb and huge wall-hangings by Daniel Silver. Acne Studios‘ headquarters – which has been monikered Floragatan 13 after the street it’s located on – takes over Stockholm’s former Czechoslovakian embassy. The building was erected […]

Kaji Offices / HW-STUDIO

© Dane Alonso + 18 AreaArea of this architecture projectArea: 80.0 m2 YearCompletion year of this architecture projectYear: 2019 PhotographsPhotographs: Dane Alonso ManufacturersBrands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: BOSE, Interceramic, Pure Epoxy, Tecnolite © Dane Alonso Text description provided by the architects. HW Studio’s office is located where just recently were the […]

Second Home Hollywood Office / Selgascano

Second Home Hollywood Office / Selgascano © Iwan Baan + 37 Architects: selgascano AreaArea of this architecture projectArea: 3747.7 ft2 YearCompletion year of this architecture projectYear: 2019 PhotographsPhotographs: Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan Text description provided by the architects. The new Second Home in Hollywood, holLA, is a collection of several recipes and ingredients of […]

Zaha Hadid Architects completes Leeza Soho skyscraper with world’s tallest atrium

The 45-storey Leeza Soho skyscraper, designed by the late Zaha Hadid in Beijing, China, contains the world’s tallest atrium twisting through its centre. Designed by the late founder of Zaha Hadid Architects before her death in 2016, the skyscraper is located in the Fengtai business district. Commissioned by Soho China, the developer of Galaxy Soho and Wangjing Soho, the Leeza […]

Leeza SOHO / Zaha Hadid Architects

Leeza SOHO / Zaha Hadid Architects © Hufton+Crow + 37 AreaArea of this architecture projectArea: 172800.0 m2 YearCompletion year of this architecture projectYear: 2019 PhotographsPhotographs: Hufton+Crow ManufacturersBrands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: B&B Italia, Beijing Huaxin Ocean, Boon Edam, Elmes, Gretsch­-Unitas, HAY, Hitachi, Hong Fa, Jiangsu Huatong, Kin Long, Kohler, Nippon Paint, […]

The Lloyd’s building is Richard Rogers’ first high-tech office block

Continuing our high-tech architecture series, we take a look at the inside-out Lloyd’s building in London, Richard Rogers‘ second major building following Centre Pompidou. One of the 1980s most recognisable pieces of architecture, the Lloyd’s building demonstrates many of the key traits of the high-tech architecture style that emerged in the UK in the late 1960s. The […]

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