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ARCHITECTURE

© Luke Hayes
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Serpentine Sackler Gallery Magazine Restaurant / Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid’s striking design for this gallery restaurant combines futuristic and organic elements, including stiletto-like columns and glass walls that look out onto Kensington Gardens. Creating a fully enclosed structure that achieves lightness through its materials and dynamic geometries...
© James Silverman

Åkrafjorden / Snøhetta

This mountain hunting lodge is situated on the edge of the Åkrafjorden fjord in western Norway and was a unique undertaking for Oslo-based firm Snøhetta. A tiny cabin dissolves into the rocky, heather-shrouded terrain. The shelter, built for prominent businessman Osvald Bjelland to use during hunting excursions...
© Martijn de Geus

The Screen / Li Xiaodong Atelier

The Screen is a building designed by Li Xiaodong Atelier, a study of the relationship between landscape and building, of architecture as a bridge for sharing spaces with nature and reducing our footprint on the land. In The Screen, the architecture is at the centre of a natural area which has no boundaries and blends in with the landscape to permit full enjoyment of it...
© flickr-Piotr Krajewski

Philarmonic Hall Szczecin / Estudio Barozzi Veiga

The Szczecin Philharmonic (Poland), designed by Barozzi Veiga, is presented as the new icon of the city and a landmark in and outside Poland. It consists of two concert halls with capacity for 951 and 192 spectators. Built in the city centre of Szczecin, this music hall is shaped like the city landscape. Its takes influence from the surrounding dropping roofs, and church towers. At the same time however, the building contrasts the industrial architecture of Szeczecin’s ship yard and harbour...
© Amanoi Resorts

Amanoi Resorts Vietnam / Denniston International Architects

Embraced by a national park on Vietnam’s spectacular coastline, Amanoi is a contemporary beachside resort. Named for the Sanskrit-derived word for ‘peace’ and noi meaning ‘place’, Amanoi is a tranquil retreat situated on a beautiful whitesand beach overlooking spectacular Vinh Hy Bay. This project consists of an Aman Resort of 30 guest pavilions, public facilities, beach club, spa and 27 four and five bedroom villas...
© Philip Vile

Everyman Theatre / Haworth Tompkins Architects

After 10 years of design led by Haworth Tompkins and Charcoalblue and two years of construction by Gilbert-Ash the new Everyman opened in March 2014. The building is the production base for both the Everyman and Playhouse theatres as well as the company’s extensive youth, education and outreach activity. Designed from the outset to meet high environmental and accessibility standards,...
© Ole Malling
7.1

The Bicycle Snake (Cykelslangen) / DISSING+WEITLING architecture

Cycle bridge Cykelslangen (The Bicycle Snake) of Dissing + Weitling architects guarantee cyclists a fun ride along the harbor. It meanders 6-7 m. above the water with 4 m. width and a 30-metre ramp providing an improved accessibility to the city from the Dybbolsbro Bridge to the Bryggebro Bridge...
Hotel exterior - © Cazu Zegers Arquitectura
7.6

Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa / Cazu Zegers Arquitectura

Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa was designed by Chilean architects-Cazu Zegers Arquitectura, is boutique hotels which feature architecture and design inspired by their surroundings, offer a warm atmosphere, personalized service and an "Adventure Spa" experience, where you can combine extraordinary adventures with ultimate relaxation and well-being. Inside, wood clad walls emanate warmth, safety and protection – a cozy hideaway after a day spent discovering the amazing Patagonian outdoors...
© Hufton + Crow
7.6

MUSE – Museo delle Scienze / Renzo Piano Building Workshop

The new science museum opened in July 2013 forms the heart of the new Trento quarter designed by Renzo Piano. MUSE tells fascinating stories about mountain environments, from the beautiful local Dolomites through to the tropical setting of the Tanzanian Eastern Arc. MUSE – The Science Museum of Trento is one of the most innovative museums in Italy. Mixing scientific information and practical experimentation, it launched a new way of interacting with the public...
© Hufton + Crow
7.9

Apple Store Stanford Shopping Center / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

A stunning new Apple Store. In collaboration with Apple Retail Development and a team of consultants, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson designed this two-room, pavilion-like store for a unique location within Palo Alto's Stanford Shopping Center. The store replaces and expands a mini-store nearby in the same mall that opened in 2004. The store's architecture is new for the chain, but will also appear next year at new stores in Portland (Ore.) and Aix-en-Provence (France)...
© Fender Katsalidis Architects
7.1

Museum of Old & New Art (MONA) / Fender Katsalidis Architects

Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Designed by renowned Melbourne architects Fender Katsalidis, the 9,000 sqm predominantly subterranean building appears to have been enveloped by the surrounding landscape. Conceived by its Tasmanian self-made millionaire and art collector-owner, David Walsh, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is located within the grounds of the Walsh-owned Moorilla Estate winery, 12km north of Hobart on the Berriedale Peninsula...
© SOM - Skidmore Owings & Merrill
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Pearl River Tower / SOM – Skidmore Owings & Merrill

Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, China by SOM - Skidmore Owings & Merrill, a 71-story building whose unique structural form is one of the most energy-efficient skyscrapers in the world, supertall buildings ever constructed. Its sculpted body directs wind to a pair of openings at its mechanical floors, where traveling winds push turbines that generate energy for the building. Other integrated sustainable elements include solar panels,...