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6.5

Ordos Museum / MAD Architects

The futuristic curved metal Ordos Museum in China’s Inner Mongolia Region is finally complete. Designed in 2005 by MAD Architects, the undulating building houses the regions’ cultural relics. Clad in a space age facade made from metal louvers, the building utilizes passive methods for lighting and climate control...... Read More...
6.9

Decameron / Studio MK27-Marcio Kogan

The showroom of the Decameron furniture store is located on a rented site in the furniture commercial alley in São Paulo.To make the quick and economic construction viable, the project worked with the premise of a light occupation of the lot, basically done with industrial elements, which could easily be assembled...... Read More...
7.7

Bill & Melinda Gates Hall, Cornell University / Morphosis Architects

Designed by world-renowned architecture firm Morphosis and its design director, Pritzker Prize-winner Thom Mayne, the new 100,000-square foot Gates Hall will provide a base for more than 60 core CIS faculty members, The building, which is on track to be LEED Gold certified, features open workspaces and abundant natural light, intended to inspire collaboration and creativity...... Read More...
7.3

The Waterfront Pavilion – Australian National Maritime Museum / FJMT studio

Architect Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp - FJMT studio designed a unique, poetic building. The Waterfront Pavilion is a state of the art $12 million waterfront attraction located at Darling Harbour. It showcases the danger and drama of military life at sea, through a high-tech immersive journey that reveals the inner workings of the navy like never before. To the general public, this experience is called Action Station...... Read More...
7.1

Partners In Health Rwandan Share Houses / Sharon Davis Design

Rwandan Share Houses, This building is actually housing for the workers of the hospital in Rwinkwavu, Rwanda. It was designed by Sharon Davis, whose company was approached by NGO Partners in Health to design low-cost housing for their medical staff and the staff of the Rwandan Ministry of Health. Aimed at creating a sensible, sustainable, affordable building attuned to its hot, dry hillside site,...... Read More...
7.8

Colorado Outward Bound School Micro Cabins / Colorado Building Workshop

A group of architecture students from the Colorado Building Workshop recently constructed 14 attractive small cabins near Leadville, Colorado. Participating in a design-build programme, the students designed the cabins for the Colorado Outward Bound School – 14 cabins provide more than just shelter. They are sustainable micro-dormitories devised to connect students with nature, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains...... Read More...
6.7

Rocas House / Studio MK27 + 57STUDIO

Rocas House by Studio MK27 and 57 Studio is Chile’s Valparaíso Region. Sitting on a stony hillside that gently slopes into the sea, the house is built in tiers to make the most of the coastal views. Sitting on a stony hillside that gently slopes into the sea, the house has been fashioned by lead architect Marcio Kogan into a drawer-like design that renders it into horizontal boxes and trays that “slide” into the hillside, creating multiple levels from which the magnificent view can be taken in...... Read More...
6.8

HOUSE house / Andrew Maynard Architects

HOUSE House by Andrew Maynard Architects has linked two terraced homes in the Richmond suburb of Melbourne, Australia, by adding a periscope-shaped extension with a special area for two generations of the same family who live next door to each other. The red cedar-clad extension sits at 90 degrees to the original Victorian terrace and includes a house-shaped graphic at street level to encourage graffiti artists to leave the timber alone...... Read More...
7.7

Oak Pass Main House / Walker Workshop

This 8,000-square-foot house in Beverly Hills, California, does not appear to be nearly as large as its size indicates. This stems from the fact architect Noah Walker and his design-build Walker Workshop placed two-thirds of the house below-grade, in order to protect trees on the site and reduce the scale of the house, all the while maintaining views of its surroundings...... Read More...
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A House for Essex / FAT Architecture and Grayson Perry

The development of a twobedroom guesthouse on the site of an existing derelict farmhouse near the Stour Estuary in Essex. It was designed by the London-based FAT Architecture practice with Britain’s best-loved cross-dresser, Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry, as a holiday rental for the Living Architecture company, the idea of Alain de Botton...... Read More...
7.3

Zumbo Cafe Melbourne / Elenberg Fraser

The second project completed by the designers saw them undertake the design and (where possible) assembly of the Front of House fit out for the first Adriano Zumbo store in Melbourne, creating a delectable fantasy world with a slightly kinky twist - classic designer. First venture into Victoria! Hundreds of mirrored panels and pink neon dominate the modern interior, reflecting Adriano's own style of patisserie - quirky, innovative and appealing to the eye...... Read More...
7.2

A Cantina / Estudio Nomada

The interior design of the restaurant “A Cantina” in Galicia (Spain) reminds of a forest, with several long, wooden bars that look like trees growing from the chairs and tables up to the ceiling. The architects of Estudio Nomada won the International Restaurant & Bar Design Award 2012 for their creation...... Read More...
7.5

The Jane Antwerp Restaurant / Studio Piet Boon

Herman, with The Jane co-founder and fellow Michelin-starred chef Nick Bril, spent three years working with artists and designers to create the restaurant. They worked with Dutch architects Piet Boon on the interiors, G-Star on custom-designed uniforms and Studio Job, which delivered the painted windows. No detail was left undesigned: knives, leather pouches, dishes and cups were all created by a collaboration of designers based in Tel Aviv...... Read More...
6.4

Stadsmissionen School / Codesign

Architects Codesign have converted a Stockholm warehouse into a school with clusters of recycled-glass classrooms inside a former storage facility, filled with colourful chairs and carpets...... Read More...
7.4

Glamping in Korea / ArchiWorkshop

The project is cleverly called Glamping Architecture and it's the brainchild of Seoul-based ArchiWorkshop studio, whose aim was to show how comfort, design and sustainability, combined comfort and tradition to make "tents" that give a camper a sense of home...... Read More...

Prizeotel Bremen / Karim Rashid

“Prizeotel was a project in ‘Designocrasy’, something I have believed in all my life: high design affordable to all. I don’t think design is for the elite or the rich. Design is for everybody and is every aspect of our human existence...... Read More...
6.8

The Waterhouse at South Bund / Neri&Hu

The Waterhouse at South Bund designed by Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, is a unique boutique hotel that prides itself on its intimacy while offering guests the most contemporary, internationally oriented vision of design yet to grace the streets of Shanghai...... Read More...

Art-Sleep-Experience Open-air Exhibition of Artworks 2015 / Urban Campsite Amsterdam

This outdoor exhibition where outdoor camping meets art was an enormous success. The exhibition attracted many national and international guests on a daily basis and was widely covered by the (international) media. This year, initiators Annette van Driel and Francis Nijenhuis return with UrbanCampsite. In June, July and August UrbanCampsite settles in the newest part of Amsterdam, the Centrumeiland of IJburg, surrounded by the IJ lake with a view of island Pampus and the village Durgerdam...... Read More...
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i Resort / a21 studio

The I resort designed by a21 Studio is built to meet the increasing demand for mud bath. The combination of traditional architecture and innovation in space/structures gives tourists a new experience. By using wood, rock and local coconut leaf, lively material I resort is filled with harmony and native feelings, in addition to the lotus ponds, gourd and flower gardens have softened typical sun in this tropical city...... Read More...
6.7

Oturakast / Rianne Koens

Inspired by the hospitality of my Turkish in-laws, I came up with this cabinet, which is an elegant replacement for the stackable stools in western households...... Read More...
7.1

Nuki coffee table / Beller

Nuki is a minimalist coffee table made from natural, solid materials that unite Scandinavian craftsmanship with the basic principles of Japanese architecture. The result is a timeless and sturdy coffee table with a simple design stripped of unnecessary details...... Read More...

Animal – Vegetable – Mineral / Yaron Hirsch

Animal - Vegetable - Mineral by israeli designer Yaron Hirsch. In this project, the damage of the caterpillars to the tree is translated to functional and aesthetic elements. The life of the tree, the caterpillars behavior and the filler material are all foundations in creating the group of objects...... Read More...

Tull-Metal Cage Ceiling Lamp / Tommaso Caldera for Incipit lab

Tull is a lamp designed by Tommaso Caldera for Incipit. Of simple and refined design, it is available in two models, table/floor or pendant. Its design is a contemporary reinterpretation of the old lamps that are usually found in workshops. Thanks to the metal cage, the light creates spectacular shadow effects...... Read More...

DOLL Table Lamp / Ionna Vautrin for Foscarini

Doll is the new table lamp by Parisian-based designer Ionna Vautrin for Foscarini, A warm, friendly and round presence to always keep nearby. A new, luminous habit to adopt in life. An object that tells a fascinating, intimate story, with a simple, direct style...... Read More...

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7.6

Stranden – Aker Brygge Oslo Norway / LINK Landskap

Aker Brygge is situated in the former dockyard of Akers Mekaniske Verksted, which shut down in 1982. Today, Aker Brygge is a vital, pulsating part of Oslo’s harbour promenade, with 12 million visitors annually. LINK Landskap was commissioned to revitalise the outdoor areas in order to create a more dynamic and diverse district accessible to everyone. An important goal of the project was to clear, activate and create diversity...... Read More...
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WeWork Weihai Lu – Coworking Office Space / Linehouse Designs

Shanghai studio Linehouse presented how they have transformed a former opium factory with green-painted metalwork and pastel-coloured terrazzo to create the Chinese flagship for co-working company WeWork. The site is to be considered the Chinese flagship for the company. It is called ‘WeWork Weihai Lu’ and is located in Shanghai’s Jing’An District. The 5,500 square-metre WeWork Weihai hosts more than 1,300 members of WeWork,...... Read More...
6.8

Northeastern Illinois University – El Centro / JGMA

JGMA was selected by Northeastern Illinois University from over 30 entrants to design this new El Centro urban campus in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. Due to the growing needs of its students, Northeastern Illinois University has worked to expand and modernize its academic programming by opening its new El Centro location in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood...... Read More...
6.5

ODDSSON – Hotel & hostel / Dodlur

ODDSSON is a new establishment in Reykjavík, Iceland, launching its first hotel/hostel project in May 2016. Located in one of the most famous buildings in Iceland? JL HÚSIÐ (JL HOUSE). ODDSSON´s accommodation is on the 4th and 5th floors and the reception is on the ground level. The noticeable warehouse building is an architectural monument from the 1940s,...... Read More...
7.4

BE friendly space / H&P Architects

H&P architects has completed a zigzagging structure in vietnam made from bamboo and earth. Location of the land in the center of Mao Khe town, BE friendly space is made up of local friendly materials and simple construction methods with the participation of community construction...... Read More...
7.2

Antica Pizzeria E Cucina / Genesin Studio

Antica Pizzeria e Cucina is a modernist Italian pizzeria & restaurant based on influences from the owner’s family heritage from Napoli. Inspiration was drawn from the old gated laneways, vaulted ceilings and hidden piazzas, creating a brick-on-brick narrative for the space...... Read More...
8.1

Denny – bike of the future / TEAGUE & SIZEMORE

The DENNY bike, 'an everyday bike that removes the barriers to becoming an everyday rider'. Meet DENNY. TEAGUE X Sizemore Bicycle's final bike design for Oregon Manifest's 'Bike Design Project', a pioneering design competition that partners five high-level design firms with American bicycle craftsmen to create the Ultimate Urban Utility Bike...... Read More...
8.1

Creates temporary drawings on sand, earth, and ice / Jim Denevan

Anyone can write their name in the sand, but Jim Denevan uses the beach to create stunning large-scale art. What started as a hobby over 20 years ago has resulted in worldwide recognition, and he's created masterworks from Russia to Chile to Australia. At the end of the day, though, Jim's just happy to find a new beach to make his canvas...... Read More...
7.8

Ivanhoe Grammar School – Science & Senior Years Centre / McBride Charles Ryan Architects

Ivanhoe Grammar’s new Science and Senior Years Centre by MCR - McBride Charles Ryan. This outstanding building has been designed to signify the importance and focus of the senior years as students transition to Tertiary education. There are 10 new classrooms including breakout and private study areas, three specialist Senior Years science laboratories including Physics, Chemistry and Biology laboratories, as well as a Primary and a Middle Years Science laboratory...... Read More...
7.2

King – Sveavägen 44 / Adolfsson & Partners

This is an office that reflects King – what they create and what they believe in. It is out of the ordinary, just like King. The gaming company King asked Adolfsson & Partners to develop their workplace concept. Adolfsson & Partners procured and delivered all interior design including the AV solutions and created an extraordinary experience-based office...... Read More...
8.1

Naoshima Hall / Hiroshi Sambuichi

Designed by architect Hiroshi Sambuichi and completed in November 2015, Naoshima Hall is a public hall built in the Honmura district for the residents of Naoshima Island. The Naoshima Hall project, places a beautifully nuanced building in Honmura, an old castle town on the island’s eastern edge. It is known to many for its impressive collection of art and architecture - as a part of the Benesse Art Site...... Read More...
7.9

Unique Design Style Combines Splatter Painting / Devon Almarinez

Devon Almarinez, an artist that combines his background in graphic design and graffiti to create an abstract documentation of celebrity icons. As a self-taught painter and screen printer, Almarinez aims to document their societal contributions, and create an homage to the icon thus, inciting the audience to explore and learn about them...... Read More...