David Adjaye designs Sydney Plaza canopy to evoke Aboriginal paintings

David Adjaye has unveiled visuals of a multifunctional building and public square in Sydney that will be shaded by a perforated metal canopy, designed with Aboriginal artist David Boyd. The scheme, named Sydney Plaza, will be built by Adjaye Associates in the city’s central business district where the Circular Quay Tower by Foster + Partners […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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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