Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012 / Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012 By Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei - 01

The Serpentine Gallery’s 2012 pavilion designed by Herzog & de Meuron and dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been unveiled in London last year. The much-anticipated ‘pop-up’ structure takes visitors beneath the gallery’s lawn to explore the subterranean remains of past pavilion’s foundations…

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Starbucks Tukwila, Washington / Global Store Development In-House Architects

Starbucks Tukwila, Washington By Global Store Development In-House Architects - 01

Starbucks “Reclamation Drive-Thru” in Tukwila, Washington, has opened a drive-thru location built out of recycled shipping containers. The store opened in December in Tukwila, Wash., and features four shipping containers. Three of the containers are 40 feet long and one is 20 feet long…

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The Pinnacle@Duxton / ARC Studio Architecture + Urbanism

The Pinnacle@Duxton By ARC Studio Architecture & Urbanism - 02

The Pinnacle @ Duxton redefines by ARC Studio Architecture + Urbanism, high-rise high-density living and challenges the conventions of public housing as an architectural typology. The project addresses pragmatic, financial, social issues, and responds sensitively to a myriad of planning constraints. It boldly demonstrates a sustainable and liveable urban high-rise high-density living and initiates an innovative typology of public communal spaces that are metaphorically reclaimed from the air…

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Diane Middlebrook Writers’ Cabins / CCS Architecture

Diane Middlebrook Writers' Cabins By CCS Architecture - 01

CCS Architecture completed The Middlebrook Studios, consisting of four new studios for The Djerassi Resident Artists Program. The property consists of over 582 acres of rolling hills, forests and meadows high in the coastal hills of Woodside, CA. The project was conceived as a memorial to Diane Middlebrook…

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Busan Cinema Center & Busan International Film / Coop Himmelb(l)au

Busan Cinema Center & Busan International Film By Coop Himmelb(l)au - 01

The Cinema Center in Busan, South Korea, designed by Wolf D. Prix – COOP HIMMELB(L)AU. The annual Busan International Film Festival (PIFF) has established itself as a prominent and representative film festival for Asia. Aiming to create a multi-functional event location which permanently houses the PIFF and also provides an attractive public institution for the region, an international architectural competition was launched in 2005. The team of Coop Himmelb(l)au was awarded the first prize…

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Xiangshawan Desert Lotus Hotel / PLaT Architects

Xiangshawan Desert Lotus Hotel By PLaT Architects - 01

Prefabricated Lotus Hotel by PLaT Architects, located in Xiangshawan Desert, in the middle of Ordos and Baotou 800 kilometers west to Beijing. Lotus Hotel is comprised of a series of prefabricated steel elements that are fixed in the fluid sands, which provide a kind of stabilizing element…

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WISA Wooden Design Hotel / Pieta-Linda Auttila

WISA Wooden Design Hotel By Pieta-Linda Auttila - 01

The WISA Wooden Design hotel is an architectural gem of wood situated in the maritime heart of Helsinki. The work was designed by interior architect Pieta-Linda Auttila. She hopes to spark interest in wood and highlight its role in building and design…

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Pierres Vives Library & Sports Department Building in Montpellier / Zaha Hadid Architects

Pierres Vives Library & Sports Department Building in Montpellier By  Zaha Hadid Architects - 01

Pierres Vives, The new sports and library building in Montpellier uses dynamic window frames. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, was inspired by nature and created a “Tree of knowledge”. The archive represents the solid base – the trunk, followed by the library, which has a more open and porous design…

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NEO Bankside / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

NEO Bankside By Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners - 01

Designed by the international, award-winning architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. An innovative, award winning and iconic new residential development located next to Tate Modern on the cultural South Bank of the River Thames, and just a short walk to the City of London via the Millennium Bridge…

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