Musée du Louvre-Lens / SANAA

Louvre-Lens By SANAA - 01 Hufton & Crow

Situated on a former coal mine in Lens, a quiet town in northern France, the newly opened branch of the Musée du Louvre stands as a stunning essay in transparency and geometry. Designed by the Japanese firm SANAA in collaboration with the Manhattan studio Imrey Culbert…

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King’s Cross Station / John McAslan + Partners

King’s Cross Station By John McAslan & Partners - 01 - Hufton and Crow

The refurbishment of the Grade I Listed Western Range is a fundamental part of the overall King’s Cross redevelopment programme. The design and construction teams from Arup, John McAslan + Partners, and VINCI Construction, along with key external stakeholders English Heritage and Camden Council, have sympathetically restored the 150 year old building to reflect its heritage, meet the current operational needs of the station and its staff, and complement the new Western Concourse…

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Isbjerget – The Iceberg Dwellings / JDS, CEBRA, SeARCH and Louis Paillard

The Iceberg Dwellings By JDS Architects, CEBRA, SeARCH and Louis Paillard - 01

JDS Architects, Danish studio CEBRA, together with the Dutch firm SeARCH and French architect Louis Paillard are currently completing the Iceberg housing complex in the new Aarhus Docklands development area in Aarhus, Denmark…

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IGuzzini Ibérica Headquarters in Sant Cugat / Mias Arquitectes

IGuzzini Ibérica Headquarters in Sant Cugat By Mias Arquitectes - 01

The “il Cielo” iGuzzini lighting headquarters in Spain is the last of a series of constructions that have adopted sustainable energy and natural and artificial light management as the cornerstones of their design. The building, located in the Parque de Actividades Empresariales Can Sant Joan in Sant Cugat del Vallès, is the result of optimised energy efficiency, not just in terms of consumption but also in the way that energy is generated…

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Morerava Cottages in Easter Island / AATA Arquitectos Asociados

Morerava Cottages in Easter Island By AATA Arquitectos Asociados - 34 - Sergio Pirrone

Designed by AATA Arquitectos Asociados, Prefabricated Cottages that are put on the terrain with the aim of transforming the land as less as possible. In it`s design special attention was given to sun light and cross ventilation to avoid the usage of mechanical systems to achieve thermal and luminance comfort…

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Marseille Vieux Port / Foster + Partners

Marseille Vieux Port By Foster & Partners - 01 Nigel Young

Marseille’s Vieux Port is one of the grand Mediterranean ports, but over time the World Heritage-listed site has become inaccessible to pedestrians and has been cut off from the life of the city. The masterplan for its regeneration will reclaim the quaysides as a civic space, creating new informal venues for performances and events and removing traffic to create a safe, semi-pedestrianised public realm. Its transformation is one of a series of projects to be completed in time for the city’s inauguration as European Capital of Culture in 2013…

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Charles Smith Wines Tasting Room & World Headquarters / Olson Kundig Architects

Charles Smith Wines Tasting Room & World Headquarters By Olson Kundig Architects - 01 Benjamin Benschneider

Charles Smith Wines Tasting Room and World Headquarters , by Olson Kundig Architects (Walla Walla, Wash.): Olson Kundig took a 1917 Johnson Auto Electric building and outfitted it with a tasting room, offices, and retail store, including flexible spaces, such as a large unit that the firm calls the “armadillo.”…

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Areias do Seixo Charm Hotel & Residences / Vasco Vieira Architect

Areias do Seixo Charm Hotel & Residences By Vasco Vieira Architect - Gold Rooms 01

Discover the Dunes, the Atlantic at your feet… feel the PURE Breeze…Comfort & Warmth… Tranquility & Charm…Room with a Soul, at a candlelit, 18 rooms – Beachfront location – Eco-friendly hotel – Individually designed rooms – Luxury spa – Gourmet restaurant – Natural setting – Intimate atmosphere. Less than an hour away from Lisbon sits Areias Do Seixo Charm Hotel & Residences, a hotel that respects its natural surroundings while treating guests to a luxuriously sustainable experience…

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Peoples Meeting Dome / Bureau Detours – Kristoffer Tejlgaard & Benny Jepsen

Peoples Meeting Dome By Bureau Detours - Kristoffer Tejlgaard & Benny Jepsen - 01

The two Danish architects Kristoffer Tejlgaard and Benny Jepsen have recently completed a deconstructed geodesic dome, commissioned by BL, the interest organization representing about 700 housing associations, which manage almost 20% of Denmark’s dwellings. The architects wanted to create a unique structure not only for the event (which was intended to discuss the future of housing), but also offer an independent piece of work that would in itself be a contribution…

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