Colourful metal screens and plants cover factory and offices in Hanoi

Perforated metal screens and plants cover the facade of a factory and office complex in Hanoi, Vietnam, designed by Studio VDGA for electronics manufacturer Star Engineers. Studio VDGA designed Star Engineers‘ factory and administrative buildings, which is longlisted for a Dezeen Award, as a facility that would be pleasant to work at in hot weather. […]

AGo Architects builds skinny house in Indonesia on a 3.5-metre plot

A perforated metal facade covers the front of 3,500 Millimetre House, a wedge-shaped skinny house built on a 3.5-metre-wide site in Indonesia by AGo Architects.  Called 3,500 Millimetre House on account of the narrow plot size, AGo Architects designed the family house in South Jakarta to be as compact as possible. A mesh of perforated steel […]

Aluminium screens shield the interiors of Pitsou Kedem’s MA House

Pitsou Kedem Architects used patterned aluminium screens to create a ventilated outer skin for this house arranged around a courtyard in Bnei Ziom, Israel. Called MA House, the structure behind this perforated metal facade has been divided into three wings and sits on a site surrounded by greenery. Pitsou Kedem Architects borrowed a horse from […]

Architype builds eco-friendly archive for Imperial War Museum’s collection

The Imperial War Museum has a new archive in Cambridgeshire, England, called the IWM Paper Store, which is the most airtight building in the world. The IWM Paper Store in Duxford was designed by sustainability specialist Architype to hold the museum’s most sensitive collections and records. Wrapped in a weathering-steel facade, the 1,238-square-metre facility preserves […]

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