Steven Holl designs zinc-clad concert hall for Czech Republic

A zinc-clad concert hall by Steven Holl Architects and Architecture Acts will cantilever over the 1960s modernist House of Culture in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The competition-winning design features a curving irregular form covered in part with panels of zinc, opening in places with glazed walls that reveal maple-wood interiors. The House of Culture was built […]

Stacked zinc boxes form multi-generational house in Melbourne

Australian architect Matt Gibson has created a multi-generational home from a stack of zinc-clad boxes on a narrow infill site in Melbourne. According to the architect multi-generational living, which is becoming increasingly prevalent in Australia, lent itself to the thin site on Wellington Street. The irregularly stacked boxes that form the house allow it to be segmented vertically to cater […]

Marte Marte Architekten builds distorted metal cube to house Austrian art gallery

A twisted cube clad in zinc armour forms the State Gallery of Lower Austria, designed by Marte Marte Architecten in the town of Krems. The art gallery’s form is created by a stack of square floor plates that have been rotated around two concrete cores as they move up the building, twisting to face both […]

Veld turn former blacksmith’s workshop into home extension in Belgium

Veld has clad a former blacksmith’s workshop in zinc panels and whitewashed its blackened interior to convert it into a home extension in Belgium. For Brussels practice Veld‘s first project they connected the old workshop to an existing house dating from the 1950s, extending the living area white maintaining both buildings’ distinctive characters. “We approached the […]

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