ARCHITECTURE

© Christoph Bonke

Städel Museum / Schneider + Schumacher

This spectacular extension of the Städel Museum in Frankfurt inserts huge new galleries for contemporary art beneath the 19th-century museum’s courtyard garden, lit by 195 large round windows embedded in the lawn. Local architects schneider+schumacher simply excavated the inner courtyard and covered it again with a slightly bulged grass roof that can be walked on and now defines the topography of the garden...
© Roland Halbe

MuCEM Museum / Rudy Ricciotti Architecte

This is this first national museum to be entirely dedicated to the art of Mediterranean Civilizations was designed by innovative architecture Rudy Ricciotti. The first structure on this scale built of ultra high performance fibre reinforced concrete (UHPFRC), a new material that can be cast without reinforcement and has outstanding strength, ductility and durability characteristics...
© Jens Lindhe

Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium Multi-Purpose Hall / BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

The Gammel Hellerup High School Gymnasium, designed by the BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, is a response to the local high school’s request for a multifunctional space in which its students could engage in physical activities and socialize. Wishing to have the facility placed in its existing courtyard while maintaining sight lines and connectivity with the 1950’s-era school building, BIG’s solution was to build the gymnasium sixteen feet below ground...
© June Young Lim

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...
© Jeremy Bitterman

Sokol Blosser Winery Tasting Room / Allied Works Architecture

Sokol Blosser’s tasting room. Designed by Allied Works Architecture, the building will feature 4,870 s.f. of indoor and outdoor hospitality areas and aims to be a highly sustainable project. Featuring 5,000 square feet of space, including eight uniquely designed tasting areas, the new tasting room offers a level of hospitality and service that is outstandingly Oregon...
© Hufton + Crow

Court Of Justice in Hasselt Belgium / J. Mayer H. Architects

The new fourteen- storey court of justice building alongside the railway line, designed by the temporary twins organisation (consisting of jurgen mayer H. architects, a2o architects and lens°ass), is the new home for all the judicial services formerly spread throughout the city. the Hasselaar is a feel-good building with colours reminiscent of the 1970s and a façade pattern that evokes the veins of a leaf and the structure of a tree...
© Hufton + Crow

Blue Planet – National Aquarium Denmark / 3XN

Blue Planet was conceived and designed by architectural design firm 3XN. The aquarium is shaped like a whirlpool and is 10,000 square meters in size. 3XN creative director Kim Herforth Nielsen told Architects Journal that the design is to bring people to the fish in a way that is unique. More than 3,000 fish and other animals from the old aquarium were transferred to the new aquarium to join the more than 17,000 animals that were purchased from around the world to stock the new aquarium...
© Hufton + Crow

Cidade Das Artes / Christian de Portzamparc

Cidade Das Artes was designed by the French architect Christian de Portzamparc, The Cidade das Artes is the largest modern concert hall in South America, with 1,780 seats. The complex spans approximately 90 thousand square metres and also features a chamber music hall, three theatres, and 12 rehearsal rooms...