ARCHITECTURE

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

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...
© Snoozebox

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...
© SchilderScholte Architecten
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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,...
© Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers

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...
© NAARO

Serpentine Pavilion 2015 / SelgasCano

Serpentine Galleries celebrates the 15 anniversary of the world-renowned Pavilion commission with a design by Spanish architects selgascano. Selgascano’s design for the 15th Pavilion reveals an amorphous, double-skinned, polygonal structure consisting of panels of a translucent, multi-coloured fluorine-based polymer (ETFE) woven through and wrapped like webbing...
© Quintin Lake

Livsrum – Cancer Counseling Center / EFFEKT

Livsrum - Cancer Counseling Center is designed as a cluster of seven small houses around two green outdoor spaces. Each house has its own specific function and together they form a coherent sequence of different spaces and functions such as a library, kitchen, conversation rooms, lounge, shops, gym, and wellness facilities...
Attic By Arjen Boerstra - © Urban Campsite Amsterdam

Art-Sleep-Experience Open-air Exhibition of Artworks 2015 / Urban Campsite Amsterdam

This outdoor exhibition where outdoor camping meets art was an enormous success. The exhibition attracted many national and international guests on a daily basis and was widely covered by the (international) media. This year, initiators Annette van Driel and Francis Nijenhuis return with UrbanCampsite. In June, July and August UrbanCampsite settles in the newest part of Amsterdam, the Centrumeiland of IJburg, surrounded by the IJ lake with a view of island Pampus and the village Durgerdam...
© public domain

Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) / Boeri Studio

Designed by Boeri Studio, Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) is the response to a contemporary demand: the desire to live in a natural ecosystem without sacrificing comfort, centrality and security. The towers are conceived to deliver outstanding environmental sustainability, to assure residents the highest comfort standards, to give those who live in them stunning views and to become an ever-changing landmark for Milan:...