Zigzagging white ramps encourage interaction at Huandou School in China

Trace Architecture Office designed zigzagging ramps running round Huandou School in Haikou, China, to encourage interaction and play between students outside the classroom. Monolithic white pillars surround the internal courtyard of the school, which sits within a dense residential area. Trace Architecture Office (TAO)  said the design is intended “create a nurturing environment that celebrates […]

Prison inmates help build cracked-open Church of the Penitent Thief in Italy

The Church of the Penitent Thief in Bologna, Italy, is housed in a gabled white volume cleaved in two by a glazed crack and was built with the help of inmates of La Dozza prison. INOUTarchitettura, LADO architetti and LAMBER + LAMBER were part of the architecture team that designed the church. Called Chiesa del […]

White concrete shutters front Brazilian university building

A covered street cuts through this new university campus building in northern Brazil designed by Rede Arquitetos, Croquis Projetos and Neudson Braga, providing a shaded and breezy area for students to socialise between classes. The building expands the Universidade Federal do Ceará‘s (UFC) campus in the Brazilian town of Crateús with classrooms, laboratories, offices and […]

Henning Larsen completes Iceberg-like opera house in Hangzhou

Henning Larsen designed tech white angular volumes of Hangzhou Yuhang Opera, which visitors can climb up, to look like “floes of ice” on a lake. The waterfront performance venue in Hangzhou, China, contains a 1,400-seat auditorium, a 500-seat black box theatre, and an exhibition centre. The white facade of the cultural centre in Hangzhou, China, is punctuated with […]

OJT completes affordable sculptural housing in New Orleans

American firm Office of Jonathan Tate has completed a cluster of sculptural white homes on an urban New Orleans site that are meant to attract buyers on a limited budget. The project, called Saint Thomas at Ninth, is part of the Starter Home initiative, which aims to create affordable housing within gentrifying urban neighbourhoods in […]

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