ARCHITECTURE

© Robert Lemermeyer

Glacier Skywalk / Sturgess Architecture

Designed by Sturgess Architecture with Read Jones Christofferson Engineering, Golder Associates, SMP Engineering and PCL Construction, the Glacier Skywalk is part of an immersive experience which enables visitors to the Jasper National Park to learn about glaciology, geology and the ecosystem of the Columbia Icefield area. Glacier Skywalk is one of those engineering feats that takes your breath away—mostly because it places you 280 m (919 ft) above Jasper National Park’s (Canada) Sunwapta Valley...
© Kyungsub Shin

Knot House / Atelier Chang

London-based Atelier Chang took inspiration from knots to design five residential structures on Geoje Island, which feature walls that fold up from the ground and across into the living rooms. The resort, called Knot House, was built for South Korean hospitality group House of Mind, and its five buildings have been staggered diagonally down the slope. Knot House gives each space its own prime views of the water and the hilly landscape on the horizon while also maintaining privacy for the owners and their guests...
© Alex de Rijke

Rundeskogen-The Tre Taarn / Helen & Hard and dRMM

Helen & Hard together with London based office DRMM is behind this project with Kruse Smith as the developer. The project is located at a major traffic intersection linking three bigger cities of the region. The three towers contain 113 units, with the highest tower reaching 16 stories. The flats range between 60m2 and 140 m2...
© Fernando Alda

Contemporary Art Centre Córdoba / Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

The Contemporary Arts Center "Córdoba/Espacio Andaluz de Creación Contemporánea de Córdoba’n" in southern Spain was built in 2008 – 2013. The architectural designer in the project was Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos S.L.P. The project is conceived as a self-similar geometric pattern, originating in a hexagonal shape. Like a combinatorial game, the permutations of three types of polygonal rooms generate sequences of different spaces that define a non-centralised organism for the production, research and exhibition of new media in contemporary arts...
© Andy Lee

Acoustic Shells / Flanagan Lawrence Architects

These Acoustic Shells were designed by London studio Flanagan Lawrence to facilitate community events and provide residents of the West Sussex town with a scenic resting spot on the edge of a sunken garden. Flanagan Lawrence developed the design after winning an architectural competition organised by Littlehampton Town Council in 2012. It called for a "Stage by the Sea" that would "provide a high quality landmark structure forming the focal point of Littlehampton's Greensward"...
© Schneider + Schumacher

Autobahn Church Siegerland / Schneider + Schumacher

Autobahn Church Siegerland by Schneider + Schumacher, The bright white, polygonal façade of the Siegerland Motorway Church catches the eye even from afar. A pictorial wooden structure, it defies the noisy surroundings of hotel, fast food restaurant and petrol station. Its interior welcomes visitors with a quiet room combining artificial light with daylight to create a warm and contemplative atmosphere...
© Beppe Giardino

25 Green (25 verde)-Urban Treehouse / architetto Luciano Pia

Amongst the city streets of Turin sits an oasis of green forest disguising a five-storey apartment building. Luciano Pia designed the building as an attempt to protect residents from noise and air pollution. There are 63 residential units in the building and they are all different and fitted with wide terraces of irregular shapes that surround the trees. The last floor is covered with private green roofs. The green is diversified: big vases on the terraces, court gardens, green walls and roof gardens just in front of the lofts...
© Niklaus Spoerri

Aarau Bus terminal and station Canopy / Vehovar & Jauslin Architektur

Situated between the busy Bahnhofstrasse and the new railway station in the center of Aarau, Switzerland, is a cushioned canopy that seems to float like a cloud. Designed by Vehovar & Jauslin Architektur, the bus terminal's ETFE membrane creates a striking entry to the region. The bus station covering consists of a sinuously formed steel table and a huge cushion with a random cable suspension on both sides. The upper blue and the lower clear ETFE-foil has been printed with a bubble pattern and is butt-welded without a visible repeat...
© Elmar Ludescher

Vineyard Schmidt at the Lake of Constance / Elmar Ludescher Architekt + Philip Lutz Architektur

Vineyard Schmidt at the Lake of Constance, by Elmar Ludescher Architekt + Philip Lutz Architektur, Vineyard Schmidt's orchards and vineyards have been under family ownership for many generations. The surrounding landscape passes from the old village in a basin below to the farmland that rises to the top of a hill and provides a view of Lake Constance and the Swiss mountains in the south...