Al Bahar Towers – Abu Dhabi Investment Council Headquarters / Aedas Architects

Al Bahar Towers - Abu Dhabi Investment Council Headquarters By Aedas Architects-01-Christian Richters

Al Bahr Towers, the headquarters of the Abu Dhabi Investment Council designed by Aedas Architects, it has designed one of the first dynamic facades in the world. Based visually on the concept of a mashrabiya screen, this secondary facade has elements that open and close in response to the position and strength of the sun, to form a vital part of the solarshading strategy of the building…

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FRAC Centre – Les Turbulences / Jakob + Macfarlane Architects

FRAC Centre - Les Turbulences By Jakob & Macfarlane Architects-01-Roland Halbe

The Regional Fund for Contemporary Art in the Centre region (FRAC Centre) opened its doors in Orleans, France in September, with a striking public reception piece designed by progressive architects Jakob + MacFarlane. The Turbulences, the public entrance area, features a cafeteria, book shop and auditorium…

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Louis Vuitton Matsuya Ginza Facade / Jun Aoki & Associates

Louis Vuitton Matsuya Ginza Facade By Jun Aoki & Associates-01-Daici Ano

This new Louis Vuitton store in Tokyo’s fashionable Ginza shopping district, designed by Jun Aoki & Associates, with a patterned and perforated shell based on the brand’s monogram. The panels mask the steel-framed reinforced concrete structure of the building beneath…

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Harvard Art Museums renovation and expansion / Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Harvard Art Museums renovation By Renzo Piano Building Workshop-01-Nic Lehoux

Harvard Art Museum’s renovation and expansion of the historic Fogg Museum of Art in Boston will unite the Arthur M. Sackler, Fogg, and Busch-Reisinger Museums and their collections into one building. Designed by architect Renzo Piano, the transformative facility will bring the three museums and their collections together under one roof for the first time…

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Lune de Sang – Shed 1 & Shed 2 / CHROFI

Lune de Sang Shed 1 By CHROFI-04-Brett Boardman

The concrete roofs of two agricultural sheds by Sydney studio CHROFI jut out of stone and gravel banks in a clearing cut into a forest in northern New South Wales Australia. The buildings, part of a venture named “Lune de Sang”, will transform a former dairying property into a sustainably harvested forest. The design is a close collaboration with the client, bound in collective understanding of the site…

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Fuel Station + McDonalds By Giorgi Khmaladze Architects

Fuel Station & McDonalds By Giorgi Khmaladze Architects-01-Giorgi Khmaladze

Designed by Georgian architect Giorgi Khmaladze, a contemporary fuel station and a McDonald’s restaurant with an indoor garden opened recently to the public. The project is located in one of the newly urbanized parts of the seaside city of Batumi, Georgia. It includes also recreational spaces and a reflective pool…

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Heydar Aliyev Centre / Zaha Hadid Architects

Heydar Aliyev Centre By Zaha Hadid Architects-01-Hufton & Crow

The Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center in Baku includes a new national museum, a library and a concert hall. Central element of the architectural design is the unity between plaza, landscape design and double-curved building envelope. The complex geometry of the building as well as the remoteness of the building site were two specific challenges of this particular project…

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The Masonic Amphitheatre & The Pedestrian Bridge at Smith Creek Park / design/buildLAB

The Masonic Amphitheatre at Smith Creek Park By design-buildLAB-01-Jeff Goldberg-ESTO

The Pedestrian Bridge and the Masonic Amphitheatre at Smith Creek Park were designed and built by architecture students at Virginia Tech, within the design/buildLAB headed by Keith and Marie Zawistowski. The projects at Smith Creek Park, in Clifton Forge…

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Bill & Melinda Gates Hall, Cornell University / Morphosis Architects

Bill & Melinda Gates Hall, Cornell University By Morphosis Architects-01-Roland Halbe

Designed by world-renowned architecture firm Morphosis and its design director, Pritzker Prize-winner Thom Mayne, the new 100,000-square foot Gates Hall will provide a base for more than 60 core CIS faculty members, The building, which is on track to be LEED Gold certified, features open workspaces and abundant natural light, intended to inspire collaboration and creativity…

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