ARCHITECTURE

Playtower and Playground - © David Schreyer
7.2

Swarovski Kristallwelten / Snøhetta

The famous Swarovski Kristallwelten (Swarovski Crystal World) is a breathtaking escape into a world of magic. With every corner that you will turn, your eye will capture sparkles and absoulte luxury. It is set within in the most prominant location in Austria. After a major expansion that has involved some of the most dynamic minds in the fields of architecture, art and design,...
© Sam Noonan
7.6

Tonsley Main Assembly Building and Pods / Woods Bagot +Tridente Architects

Designed by Woods Bagot and Tridente Architects, the Tonsley Main Assembly Building (MAB) and Pods is an interconnected and intelligent mixed use precinct. Whilst respecting the structure of the MAB in its current form, Woods Bagot worked closely with Renewal SA and a number of consultants to create a comprehensive design for the adaptive re-use which celebrates the industrial heritage of the building and creates a unique destination and contemporary public space...
© The Harris Partnership
7.4

Blackburn Wing at Bowcliffe Hall / The Harris Partnership

New build treehouse including conference / banqueting facilities, bar & meeting room, situated in the grounds of Bowcliffe Hall. Designed and built with meticulous attention to detail, the copper and glass masterpiece pays tribute to aviation hero Robert Blackburn,..
© Joe Fletcher
6.3

Amangiri Resort Utah / Rick Joy + Wendell Burnette + Marwan Al-Sayed

The Amangiri Resort and Spa, located on a spectacular 600+ acre site in southern Utah, is a unique collaboration between three well-established architects: Marwan Al-Sayed, Wendell Burnette and Rick Joy. The three architects were brought onto the project by Bernt Kuhlmann, one of the current owners of Amangiri, and then the managing partner in the development of the lands that now include Amangiri...
© Nina Vidic
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UC Innovation Center / Alejandro Aravena-ELEMENTAL

UC Innovation Center – Anacleto Angelini, 2014, San Joaquín Campus, Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile. this unique architectural type prompted a design, by architecture office ELEMENTAL, A space of inspiration, connection and orchestration. A bridge among the University, the business world and the public sector...
© Duccio Malagamba

Musée des Confluences / Coop Himmelb(l)au

In 2001, the Austrian architects Coop Himmelb(l)au, Wolf D. Prix & Partner, internationally famous for their deconstructed architecture, were commissioned to design the Musée des Confluences, their first project in France. According to its mixed use the spectaculous Musée des Confluences combines two contrary building shapes: a crystal and a cloud...
© Jeroen Musch
6.7

McDonald’s Coolsingel 44 / Mei architects and planners

McDonald’s invited Mei architects and planners to design a new pavilion on this spot with a character in keeping with the (renewed) Coolsingel and the rich historical surroundings. After a very fast construction time of two months a spectaculair new pavilion now shines in the heart of Rotterdam. Use of perforated screens are an adaptable and durable way of creating a distinctive visual identity or dramatic design element...
© Hufton + Crow
7.7

Messner Mountain Museum Corones / Zaha Hadid Architects

MMM Corones on Kronplatz – between the Gader Valley, Olang and the Puster Valley – is the final act in the Messner Mountain Museum project (which comprises a total of six facilities). On the edge of South Tyrol’s mountain plateau with the most spectacular views, in the unique museum architecture created by Zaha Hadid Architects...
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners

Sayama Forest Chapel / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP

On the boundary between the forest and cemetery Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP designed a tree shrouded chapel for offering prayer to the forest. They created a plan for the Chapel on a triangular plot of ground and surrounded it with trees through which the visitor has a glimpse of the deep forest beyond. The upper edges of the walls tilt inward to avoid tree branches and the two main pillars lean toward each other like praying hands to form a gassho‐style roof...