Peace Bridge Derry-Londonderry / Wilkinson Eyre Architects

Peace Bridge Derry-Londonderry By Wilkinson Eyre Architects - 01

The 235 metre bridge was designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects. The Peace Bridge is a cycle and footbridge bridge across the River Foyle in Derry, Northern Ireland, which opened on 25 June 2011, connecting Ebrington Square with the rest of the city centre. It is the newest of three bridges in the city, the others being the Craigavon Bridge and the Foyle Bridge…

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Buddhist Meditation Centre Metta Vihara / Bureau SLA

Buddhist Meditation Centre Metta Vihara By Bureau SLA - 01

The Buddhist Meditation Centre Metta Vihara is located in Hengstdijk – a small village near the Belgian border – in a remote area of the Netherlands. The new accommodation provides 22 beds in 13 one and two person bedrooms, a meditation hall, library, and dining hall. Form and materials used in the centre relate to the rural vernacular building, but used in a new and fresh way…

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Stadshuis Nieuwegein City Hall / 3XN

Stadshuis Nieuwegein City Hall By 3XN - 01

The ‘Stadshuis’ – City Hall – of Nieuwegein designed by 3XN, mix traditional city hall features of offices and service with a library, a multi-cultural centre, and commercial facilities. In this way, the city hall becomes a part of the everyday life of the town…

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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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