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ARCHITECTURE

8.2

Gando Primary School / Kéré Architecture

Diébédo Francis Kéré's first building, the Primary school in Gando was finished in 2001. The school is the result of a vision, initially verbalized by the architect and realised by the community. The final building combines passive solar design and cross-ventilation with the use of earth as the basic construction material; the use of concrete is minimized, and there is no wood. The roof was made in a light metal structure,...... Read More...
7.4

Len Lye Centre / Patterson Associates

Patterson Associates’ Len Lye Centre, a building of curved stainless steel and concrete, The new building features Lye’s work in kinetic sculpture, film, painting, drawing, photography, batik and writing, as well as related work by contemporary and historical artists. It also houses a state-of-the-art 62-seat cinema – a welcoming environment for audiences to experience Len Lye’s films,..... Read More...
7.6

Shinsegae International / Olson Kundig Architects

Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig designs his first high-rise, for fashion importer Shinsegae International, whose offices were previously spread across the city of Seoul, South Korea. The structure stands fifteen stories tall, and accommodates more than five hundred employees. The program includes staff offices and meeting spaces, design studios, a rooftop garden and sculpture park,...... Read More...
7.2

Torchy’s Tacos South Congress / Chioco Design

A new tacos restaurant in Austin, Texas, Designed by Austin-based Chioco Design, the location stands on the site of the iconic 70s burger chain Fran’s Hamburgers, and honors its legacy with an incredible new zig-zag structure, References mid-century American roadside buildings and signage with bright red columns and a distinctive roofline. Like a flashback to America in the 1950s and 1960s,...... Read More...
7.5

Devil’s Corner / Cumulus Studio

Devil’s Corner Cellar Door was designed as a contemporary interpretation of the traditional rural vernacular. Nestled within the lush grounds of Devil’s Corner vineyard sits the upgraded Cellar Door and Lookout for Brown Brothers. Reopened in December 2015, the project seeks to create a new tourism experience by combining a lookout, cellar door and complementary food experiences in the heart of the scenic East Coast of Tasmania...... Read More...
7.7

Torre BBVA Bancomer / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

A new urban landmark on the skyline of Mexico City, the tower marks the gateway to the Paseo de la Reforma from Chapultepec Park. The 50-storey office tower is the first completed building by LegoRogers, a collaboration between international architectural practice Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Mexican firm Legorreta + Legorreta. In bringing together their different architectural languages yet common values,...... Read More...
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Mellor Primary School / Sarah Wigglesworth Architects

Designed by Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, The extension for Mellor Primary School provides a series of new spaces based on the school’s ‘Forest School’ ethos, believing that learning through the outdoor environment is key to helping children build resilience, resourcefulness and an ability to work together. It is, in effect, a ‘tree house’: a cluster of pitched roof forms set on a deck extending out into the landscape...... Read More...
8.6

Stanford University Central Energy Facility / ZGF Architects

The 125,614 SF Central Energy Facility — designed by ZGF Architects — is located on the west side of the central campus, just outside the campus core. Its siting respects Olmstead’s original axial campus plan and functions to align the University’s founding and future quads. The energy complex is comprised of five distinct components: an Entry Court and Administrative/Teaching Facility serves as the knuckle between two major plant buildings...... Read More...
7.1

Three Capes Track Cabins / JAWSArchitects

Three Capes Track Cabins, a series of simple and elegant accommodation facilities along the Three Capes track - a four day walk - that takes in the magnificent scenery of the Tasman Peninsula on Tasmania's south-east coast. The Lonely Planet named the Three Capes Track “one of the world’s hottest new experiences”. Conceived by JAWSArchitects,...... Read More...
7.8

Löyly Public Sauna / Avanto Architects

Avanto Architects' Löyly Public Sauna has opened in spring 2016 just a short distance from the city centre on the southern tip of the Helsinki peninsula. The modern complex also house a restaurant serving the finest Finnish cuisine, which visitors can enjoy while admiring the stunning views from the large terrace that stretches out over the sea. Covering over 1,800 square metres including terraces and with a profile height of 9 metres,...... Read More...
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Housing development Rasu Namai / Paleko Arch Studija & PLAZMA

Paleko Arch Studija and Plazma Architekturos Studija completed Rasu Namai,The housing development comprises 18 contemporary homes. Located in Lithuania’s Pavilniai Regional Park north of Vilnius, Clad in timber planks of varying textures and topped with steeply pitched roofs, the dwellings combine traditional vernacular influences with a contemporary aesthetic. The 2 and 3-storey houses comprise apartments and houses ranging in size from 42 to 190 sqm...... Read More...
8.3

Arnhem Central – Transfer Hall / UNStudio

Arnhem Central - Transfer Hall, The project involves a complex geometrical, double-curved concrete shell roof design by UN Studio architects for a project in which many functions are combined, the Transfer hall being a merging point of passenger, commercial and social interchanges, a multi-use development integrating programme and flows of people and vehicles...... Read More...