ARCHITECTURE

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Grace Farms-The River Building / SANAA

Grace Farms-The River Building designed by Japan's SANAA, the Pritzer Prize-winning duo of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa. The River building will include a sanctuary space for Grace Community Church, a library, a dining room, a gymnasium, and children’s spaces, and it will sit on the Foundation’s 75-acre site amid a landscape designed by Philadelphia’s OLIN...
© John Gollings

MPavilion 2015 / AL_A-Amanda Levete Architects

The 2015 MPavilion designed by British practice Amanda Levete Architects has opened in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens, opposite the city’s cultural hub of the The Arts Centre, the National Gallery of Victoria. A unique annual architecture commission and design event for Melbourne. The canopy be a series of three and five-meter wide petals made out of ultra-thin, translucent CFRP composites, translucent petals supported by impossibly slender columns that sway gently in the breeze...
© Benny Chan
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The Broad Museum / Diller Scofidio + Renfro

The Broad is designed by world-renowned architectural firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler. With its innovative “veil-and-vault” concept, the 120,000-square-foot, $140 million building features two floors of gallery space to showcase the Broad’s comprehensive collection and is the headquarters of The Broad Art Foundation’s worldwide lending library...
© Dennis Gilbert

DLR Lexicon / Carr Cotter & Naessens Architects

DLR Lexicon is the County Dublin town’s new wedge-shaped library and cultural centre (the DLR branding deriving from Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown council). It is an imposing, 29m-tall building, clad in pale granite, with its narrowest elevation situated right on the seafront. Unapologetically modern, its huge double-height window looks boldly out to sea, and its clean, straight lines stand out starkly from the busy complexity of the port town around it...
Arrival Pavilion South - © Velaa Private Island Maldives

Velaa Private Island Maldives / ADR s.r.o

Velaa Private Island is the realisation of a dream to create a ‘beyond luxury’ exclusive boutique hideaway in the Maldives. Designed by Czech architect Petr Kolar, the overall design concept is contemporary yet intimate, with Maldivian nuances. The elegant fusion of Maldivian culture with contemporary luxury captures the very essence of this unique archipelago, bathed by azure skies in the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean...
© Anders Sune Berg
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Cirkelbroen Bridge / Studio Olafur Eliasson

Cirkelbroen, a bridge for pedestrians and cyclists, crosses Copenhagen’s Christianshavns Kanal. Based on the historically and culturally defined local context, the bridge takes the sailing ship as a visual starting point. It consists of five staggered circular platforms of various sizes, each with their own ‘mast,’ rising up to between 17.5 and 25 metres above the platforms...
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Snoozebox The Portable Hotel / Tangerine

Snoozebox is the portable hotel that delivers on-site event & festival accommodation; putting guests close to the action. In order to attract a range of customers the team developed a flexible room that could offer an exceptional guest experience for a variety of accommodation uses...
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Pani Community Centre / SchilderScholte Architecten

The Netherlands-based Pani Foundation commissioned the Rotterdam office of Gerrit Schilder and Hill Scholte to design a community center for Rajarhat, a town in northern Bangladesh, near the Indian border. Realization of a regional vocational school, consisting of classrooms, a workshop and shop, a courtyard with collective toilets and water pump for local residents. The entire project is only realized with local builders and materials,...
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Turning Torso / Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers

The Turning Torso Tower is a high‐rise building for offices and dwelling designed by Santiago Calatrava in the city of Malmö. The shape of the tower is based on a sculpture called Twisting Torso, by Santiago Calatrava, which is inspired on a human body in a twisting motion...