TAO converts huge Beijing warehouse into moody office and exhibition space

Towering steel bookcases divided up this warehouse building in Beijing, which Trace Architecture Office converted into an office for a local magazine publisher. The office designed by Trace Architecture Office (TAO) for Lens Magazine is located in a warehouse previously operated by the Beijing Municipal Commission of Transportation. The building was constructed in 1958 and

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Studio MK27 creates minimalist pavilion for Micasa campus in São Paulo

Brazilian firm Studio MK27 has used timber, polycarbonate panels, and white metal sheets to form an austere building for Micasa, a contemporary furniture retailer based in São Paulo. The project, called Micasa Vol C, is located in the city’s Jardins neighbourhood, known for its tree-lined streets and upscale shops. The pavilion is the third building

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Rolling wildflower roof covers Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners-designed Scottish distillery

Undulations in the green roof of the Macallan Distillery by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners hint at the bulbous whiskey stills situated below. Cut into the hills of Speyside, the new distillery sits on the Easter Elchies estate in Scotland, which has been home to the single malt whiskey since 1824. Costing £140 million, the

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SOM converts century-old Chicago firehouse into Optimo hat factory

Architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has paired blackened steel with warm-toned wood at a new headquarters for hat maker Optimo, created inside a historic firehouse in Chicago. The offices and production facilities are situated within a 100-year-old decommissioned firehouse in the Beverly neighbourhood on Chicago’s South Side. Founded 25 years ago, Optimo has developed

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Minimalist black warehouse by Moarqs occupies triangular site outside Buenos Aires

Black-painted steel panels give this warehouse by Argentinian architecture firm Moarqs a stark and monotonous appearance. The Caseros Depot is located on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, on a tight urban lot that is triangular in plan. Measuring 1,542 square feet (470 square metres)
, the building is made from corrugated frames made of laminated steel,

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Factory with pitched roofs designed to complement terraced housing

Local architecture studio TRANS has rebuilt a factory in a residential neighbourhood of Ghent, with pitched roofs referencing nearby housing. TRANS oversaw the project for local food packaging business Ryhove, which has been based in central Ghent, Belgium, since the 1980s. After decades of ad-hoc expansion, Ryhove’s facilities had become outdated and no longer provided the sort of

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Corn factory in Mexico by Atelier Ars includes memorial garden for facility’s founder

A memorial to the founder of a corn-processing facility in Jalisco sits at the heart of this complex designed by Mexican architecture firm Atelier Ars. The Novasem factory complex in the western Mexican state includes several buildings that the architecture studio designed to have very different appearances. The facility controls everything from harvesting to sorting,

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Paul Raphaelson photographs Williamsburg’s derelict Domino Sugar Factory ahead of redevelopment

American artist Paul Raphaelson has published photographs of Brooklyn’s dilapidated Domino Sugar Factory, revealing the eerie rust-covered spaces along the East River that were abandoned in 2004 and demolished a decade later. The photographs were taken by Raphaelson in August and October of 2013, just months before most of the complex was demolished by real-estate

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Oil-spill recovery unit in Finland is illuminated by angled clerestory window 

Alt Arkkitehdit has completed a bright red storage shed for oil-spill equipment in northern Finland, featuring a full-width clerestory window that projects from the facade to protect it from damage by forklift trucks. The oil-spill recovery unit is situated in the Kello district to the north of the city of Oulu, and was designed by local

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Barkow Leibinger clads Rust Belt factory in oxidised steel

German architecture firm Barkow Leibinger has wrapped an angular showroom and office building on the outskirts of Chicago in weathering steel. The building is for Trumpf, a German manufacturer of high-tech machinery, laser technology and other electronic tools. Named Smart Factory, the structure combines office spaces with production facilities and a showroom in two rectangular

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Sunday Sanctuary: Times Two

On the island of Zhoushan in rural China lies a house that can only be described as extraordinary, with a story to match. Laying abandoned for over 70 years, two neighbouring houses have received the ultimate makeover by being combined into one, despite a 4 metre difference in elevation. The architects & designers of such a […]

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Concrete machinery depot by Deamicisarchitetti is submerged in a hillside at La Raia estate

This shed for storing heavy machinery at an estate in Italy’s Piedmont region is cut into a hillside and sheltered beneath a concrete overhang that swoops upwards to follow the site’s topography. The machinery depot designed by Milanese architecture studio Deamicisarchitetti is located on the estate of La Raia – a biodynamic farm and winery

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Benthem Crouwel adds stripy tower surrounded by a moat to Amsterdam data centre

Brightly coloured circulation spaces contrast with the slick metal exterior of this data centre in Amsterdam, which Benthem Crouwel Architects designed as a more attractive take on high-security infrastructural architecture. The new AM4 tower was developed by local studio Benthem Crouwel Architects to slot in alongside the smaller AM3 data centre, which it completed in 2012 for

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Slatted-steel facade allows partial views into jewellery workshop by DSDHA

Local firm DSDHA has completed a workshop building for jeweller Alex Monroe near London’s Tower Bridge, featuring a facade covered by horizontal metal slats that allows passers by a glimpse of the jewellers at work. DSDHA previously designed a studio and boutique for Monroe that was completed in 2012 in the same area of Bermondsey on the

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Garciagerman Arquitectos’ Desert City centre is dedicated to cactus and succulent aficionados

Spanish architect Jacobo García-Germán has designed an experimental garden centre for exhibiting, breeding and growing cacti near Madrid. García-Germán’s firm Garciagerman Arquitectos designed the Desert City research and development centre for a a stretch of former wasteland set between a motorway and the foothills of the Upper Manzanares Basin Regional Park in San Sebastián de los Reyes. The 16,000-square-metre facility includes both

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MVRDV unveils plans for Sri Lankan office building with stepped terraces

Work has begun on an office building designed by Rotterdam studio MVRDV for the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, which will feature a gridded facade based on local weaving patterns. Rising eight storeys high, the 12,000-square-metre Veranda Offices building will include a mix of office spaces, as well as a restaurant, a cafe and an events pavilion. Stepped terraces will interlock with

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Munarq Arquitectes uses sandstone, cork, ceramic bricks and wicker to build solar-powered winery in Majorca

Cork-insulated roofs help create a stable temperature for wine production inside this solar-powered winery in Majorca by Munarq Arquitectes, which also features a sandstone exterior and wicker sunshades. Pau Munar and Rafel Munar of Mallorca-based Munarq Arquitectes were asked to design the 1,300-square-metre space for the Son Juliana wine company, which needed a facility that could produce 40,000 litres of wine each year.

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Qingdao Cruise Terminal’s angular facade references boats’ sails

The folded steel facade and roof structure of this terminal for cruise liners in the Chinese city of Qingdao is informed by the sails of boats that set out from nearby harbours. Shenzhen firm Mozhao Atelier and Jing Studio designed the Qingdao Cruise Terminal for a site on the pier lining the entrance to the city’s main

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Sewage plant by Padilla Nicás Arquitectos features asymmetric pitched roofs

Buildings with irregular profiles and juxtaposing cladding materials help to break up the volumes and reduce the visual mass of this sewage treatment facility in the Spanish town of San Claudio. Madrid studio Padilla Nicás Arquitectos developed a design for the facility near Oviedo that comprises a series of structures with different uses and corresponding forms

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Marc Koehler Architects’ House With Eleven Views

“House with Eleven Views” is an industrial, essentialist home designed by Marc Koehler Architects and located in Almere, The Netherlands.
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Arup Associates completes enormous day-lit factory for Jaguar Land Rover in England

Giant saw-tooth sections containing north-facing windows channel daylight into the machine and assembly halls of this car manufacturing factory for Jaguar Land Rover in England’s West Midlands. The new £900 million facility designed by Arup Associates is located on a brownfield site near the city of Wolverhampton and was developed to accommodate approximately 1,400 staff. Arup Associates was

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Sunday Sanctuary: Open Living

Welcome to my latest interior obsession… Just when you thought you’ve seen all the loft apartments your heart could desire, along comes this space by interior design agency, The Loft. No stranger to warm colour palettes, natural materials and furnishings, The Loft agency is renowned for partnering talented artists and craftsmen to create a space that […]

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Sasaki designs hydroponic vertical farm for Shanghai

Architecture firm Sasaki has designed this hydroponic vertical farm for Shanghai, where leafy greens will be grown on rotating loops housed in a huge greenhouse. The local studio designed the urban farm as part of the Sunqiao Urban Agricultural District, which will be built on a site between Shanghai’s main international airport and the city centre, and divided by a canal.

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GoCstudio designs low-lying winery to blend with Washington’s natural terrain

American firm goCstudio has created a small winery complex in rural Washington, with a subtle profile and earthy material palette that demonstrate the project’s “reverence for the landscape”. The COR Cellars winery is located on the outskirts of Lyle, in a region known for its rolling hills, windsurfing beaches and boutique wineries. Encompassing 23 acres (nine hectares), the complex

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Cylindrical headquarters for motorcycling federation features dramatic sweeping staircase

Slender metal columns support the offset concrete roof of this cylindrical office block designed by Local Architecture for the International Motorcycling Federation on the outskirts of Geneva. Swiss studio Local Architecture was appointed to oversee the design of the new headquarters, which is located between a railway line and a main road in the canton of Vaud.

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ADR places small white fruit distillery among 19th-century farm buildings in Bohemia

Architecture studio ADR has added this gabled fruit distillery to a farm in the Czech Republic, featuring white-painted brick walls, small square windows and a black spiral staircase. The architects added the detached distillery to the outbuildings of the farm located near an apple orchard in Jarvonice – a village in South Bohemia – creating a partially enclosed

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1540 Arquitectura adds cosy cellar and events terrace to tequila distillery

Tequila-fuelled parties can be held at this social venue, created by Mexican firm Quince Cuarenta Arquitectura for a distillery in Jalisco, while quieter sampling sessions take place underneath. The Terraza Destilería is tucked away within a distillery complex in the town of Tequila, from which the popular alcoholic drink made from the local agave plant

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Arqmov Workshop converts Mexico City auto shop into retail centre with patterned facade

Mexican architecture studio Arqmov Workshop has overhauled a V-shaped industrial building by adding a patterned facade, windows that angle outward and a prominent entrance on the pointy corner. Triangulo Corona is located in Naucalpan, on the outskirts of Mexico City. It is situated within an industrial area dotted with warehouses, street markets and modest homes.

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Interlocking timber planks form Workshop Andelfingen by Rossetti + Wyss Architekten

A+Awards: it took just 18 minutes to regrow the timber used to build this entirely wooden warehouse in Switzerland, according to Rossetti + Wyss Architekten, which won a 2016 Architizer A+Award for the project. The Zurich firm designed the Workshop Andelfingen for the regional government’s waterways engineering operations centre to house vehicles and machines, and

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BIG wins contest for San Pellegrino bottling factory in Italy

Bjarke Ingels has been announced the winner of a competition to design a new headquarters and bottling plant for the soft drinks company San Pellegrino in northern Italy. BIG was announced the winner of the San Pellegrino Flagship Factory contest at an event held in the Herzog & de Meuron-designed Feltrinelli Foundation in Milan earlier

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Tunnel links half-buried winery building in Girona with owner’s house

Spanish architects Jorge Vidal and Victor Rahola have partially submerged this Catalonian vineyard building in the ground, and linked it to the owner’s house by a narrow tunnel. The Mont-Ras Winery in Girona is built into the slope of the vineyard terrain, leaving just one facade and the top of its flat roof fully on show. The side

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Beijing lingerie factory by Crossboundaries encourages workers to spend time outside

A+Awards: Architizer A+Award-winning studio Crossboundaries has created a canyon through the middle of this production facility for a Chinese lingerie brand, which employees can enjoy on their breaks. Aimer, which specialises in underwear and negligees, first approached the firm to design a 14,000-square-metre factory in 2004. However, the company grew rapidly into a fully fledged

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Valdemonjas Winery by Agag+Paredes projects from a hillside in Spain

A+Awards: this wine production and tasting facility emerges from the vine-planted landscape of northern Spain, and was a recipient of a 2016 Architizer A+Award. The family-run Valdemonjas Winery needed a new space to make their product and attract visitors, so architects Ana Agag and Silvia Paredes teamed up to design a landmark that would be

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Progetto Domestico

You guys, I’ll take one of everything… Architect Vincenzo De Cotiis has always created dream like spaces that have to be seen to be believed.  With an Aesthetic that is described as ‘both lavish and spare, rich and raw with primacy of material over form’, De Cotiis is one of  kind and an artist in […]

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Sunday Sanctuary: Progetto Domestico

You guys, I’ll take one of everything… Architect Vincenzo De Cotiis has always created dream like spaces that have to be seen to be believed.  With an Aesthetic that is described as ‘both lavish and spare, rich and raw with primacy of material over form’, De Cotiis is one of  kind and an artist in […]

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Organic food plant by Arch Studio references China’s hutong housing

This organic food-processing plant in China’s Hebei Province has been designed by Beijing practice Arch Studio as a series of individual buildings set around courtyards. Arch Studio designed the 1,720-square-metre facility as a series of independent blocks – a store, a mill, an oil pressing workshop and packing area – all linked by courtyards. This formation of pitched-roof buildings

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BIG, MVRDV and Snøhetta unveil competing designs for San Pellegrino headquarters

Architecture studios BIG, MVRDV, Snøhetta and Architetto Michele De Lucchi have all unveiled proposals for the new San Pellegrino Flagship Factory in northern Italy (+ slideshow). The four firms were shortlisted to design a new home for the Italian soft drinks company San Pellegrino in July 2016. But their proposals have just been revealed, ahead of a winner being announced later this More

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Dandelion farm and visitor centre completed by Archihood WXY in South Korea

Dandelions are used to make medicine within this timber and concrete complex that architects office Archihood WXY has built in South Korea (+ movie). Called Korean Dandelion Farm, the small complex is located on the edge of a forest. It combines a production centre for herbal remedies with a peaceful visitor retreat. As well as a flower garden and manufacturing area, it accommodates More

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Lloyd Architects builds community-oriented farmhouse in Utah

US firm Lloyd Architects has completed a new barn in Utah for a family that has been farming the same land since the 1800s (+ slideshow). The building is located on a three-acre (1.21-hectare) estate in the community of Pleasant Grove. It was passed down within the same family from the time it was first More

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Le Corbusier’s Claude et Duval Factory demonstrates his Modulor proportion system

World Heritage Corb: French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier’s humble hosiery factory in France was one of the first buildings designed with proportions based on his innovative Modulor system, and has recently been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List (+ slideshow). Located in the town of Saint-Dié, France, near the German border, the factory has been listed More

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An Industrial Modular Office In Belgium

The Antwerp-based architecture practice Vincent Van Duysen was commissioned to convert an old weaving factory in Waregem, Belgium, into an industrial office space.
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Philippe Starck and Luc Arsène-Henry build steel wine cellar for Château les Carmes Haut-Brion

French designer Philippe Starck has teamed up with architect pal Luc Arsène-Henry to create a cellar for a Bordeaux wine estate, designed to to look like a “raw metal blade plunged in the terroir” (+ slideshow). Starck and LA/HAT Architectes co-founder Arsène-Henry were approached by Château les Carmes Haut-Brion to create the new cellar for its Bordeaux estate, which is More

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Joanne Chen designs factory for London artisans based on the teachings of William Morris

Graduate shows 2016: Bartlett graduate Joanne Chen has designed a factory that includes leisure and education facilities, based on the Socialist ideals set out by designer and activist William Morris in the late 19th century. In Chen’s Reimagined Factory concept, furniture, weaving, stained glass and wallpaper workshops are placed around scenic gardens, lily ponds and education facilities on the banks More

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Zaha Hadid’s BMW Central Building is “a radical piece of thinking,” says Amanda Levete

Zaha Hadid 1950-2016: British architect Amanda Levete explains why the BMW Central Building in Leipzig, Germany, is her favourite Zaha Hadid project in the next movie in our exclusive video series. Hadid’s BMW Central Building, which was completed in 2005, connects three separate production buildings on the German car brand’s manufacturing complex in Leipzig. The building hosts offices More

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Hemsworth creates all-wood Passivhaus factory in a mountainous region of Canada

Canadian firm Hemsworth Architecture has completed a factory in British Columbia that utilises the products created within the facility: prefabricated wall panels intended for eco-friendly Passivhaus construction (+ slideshow). Called the BC Passive House Factory, the building is located in Pemberton, British Columbia — a small town situated within a vast mountain range. Encompassing 1,500 More

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Sunday Sanctuary: Jielde

There are many who believe that the Jielde lamp belongs in the ‘cult’ furniture category… And I have to say, I’m definitely one of those people. Since production of this piece began in the 1950’s, this lamp has been a staple in style forward interiors across the globe. Designed by Jean-Louis Domecq as a way […]

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ZGF wraps Stanford University power plant in metal screens

Oregon-based ZGF Architects has used a variety of design elements to help minimise the visual impact of a new energy facility on Stanford University’s scenic campus (+ slideshow). Called the Central Energy Facility, the building encompasses 125,600 square feet (11,700 square metres). It is located on the west side of Stanford University’s main campus in More

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Kengo Kuma anchors Japanese textile showroom to the ground with carbon-fibre threads

Kengo Kuma’s firm has converted a concrete office building into a showroom for a Japanese textile company, and tethered it to the ground with carbon fibres to provide earthquake protection (+ slideshow). The rods are made from thermoplastic carbon-fibre composite, which has a high tensile strength that rivals traditional building materials like steel and iron, and could help to More

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Sogokagu furniture showroom by Kengo Kuma features wavy translucent walls

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has built a showroom and production facility for a Japanese furniture manufacturer, which features both translucent undulating walls and a simple rectangular roof. The second project unveiled this week by Kengo Kuma and Associates, the building was designed for manufacturer Sogokagu, which specialises in products made from moulded urethane – a type of plastic foam. Named Sogokagu Design More

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Casey Brown builds metal-clad house and stables in an Australian national park

Corrugated iron and pre-weathered steel clad this shed-like house and stables, completed by Casey Brown Architects in the bushland of Australia’s Kosciuszko National Park (+ slideshow). Located close to the village of Thredbo in the Snowy Mountains, Crackenback Stables was designed by Sydney-based Casey Brown to provide five stables, accommodation for the stable manager, plus a self-contained two-bedroom property. The architects More

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Sunday Sanctuary: Gold Digger

Proving that gold hardware isn’t just for fashion lovers, this house shows us how it’s done. The clever minimalist styling throughout this space allows the perfect mix of textures and earthy tones to take centre stage… And if you ask me,  I think that bedroom steals the show.. x Auhaus Architecture  .  Derek Swalwell  .  Pinterest […]

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Sunday Sanctuary: She’s Electric

This space is the perfect example of less is more, sometimes the more you let a space breathe, the bigger the impact… And just one glance at this to die for Parisian apartment tells me so much about the people living inside. They have me hooked and now I want to know more, I think this […]

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Enzo Eusebi builds sunken prosciutto factory in the Italian countryside

Haunches of ham are displayed in rows behind the glazed facade of this semi-underground prosciutto factory, which sits beneath a grassy roof in Italy’s hilly Umbrian countryside (+ slideshow). Italian architect Enzo Eusebi wanted the Opificio Salpi prosciutto production facility to fit “intelligently in the panorama” so he partially submerged the bulk of the 7,000-square-metre building in the terrain. The green roof More

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Sunday Sanctuary: Extracarricular

Believe it or not, we are all welcome to stay in this incredible place anytime we like… Well, at least anytime we are in Belgium looking for a place to rest our weary feet. You see, in addition to being a design lovers delight, this space is a Bed and Breakfast immaculately styled by Bea Mombaers, a collector […]

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World’s largest waste-to-energy plant proposed for Shenzhen

Danish firms Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and Gottlieb Paludan Architects have won a competition to design the world’s largest waste-to-energy power plant in China (+ movie). Proposed for the mountainous region on the outskirts of Shenzhen, the waste-to-energy plant is expected to incinerate 5,000 tonnes of rubbish per day – approximately one third of the waste generated by the city’s 20 million inhabitants each year. More

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Alves de Sousa winery is a black brick box that emerges from its hillside site

Perched on a hillside overlooking the vineyards of Portugal’s Baixo Corgo region, this wine-making facility and visitor centre is clad entirely in black brick to minimise its visual impact on the surrounding landscape (+ slideshow). Situated next to a road that winds its way north from the Douro River towards the city of Vila Real, the More

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Grimshaw Architects completes third UK manufacturing facility for Herman Miller

Nicholas Grimshaw has completed a factory in the English town of Melksham for American furniture brand Herman Miller, 40 years after designing the company’s first UK production facility (+ slideshow). The PortalMill factory is located on an industrial park in the Bowerhill neighbourhood to the south of the Wiltshire town, and is the third building designed More

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NAPUR Architect creates circuitboard pattern on facade of Super Computer Centre

The facade of this computer research centre at Hungary’s University of Debrecen has been designed to reflect its function, with a grooved pattern inspired by a circuitboard (+ slideshow). Budapest studio NAPUR Architect designed Super Computer Centre to house Hungary’s largest and fastest supercomputer – a machine with thousands of processors that can perform complex tasks, […]

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Ribeiro de Carvalho updates century-old Portuguese winery with new metal-clad building

Portuguese firm Ribeiro de Carvalho Arquitectos has completed a winery at an estate in Alentejo, featuring a wide balcony facing out over the vineyards (+ slideshow). Located approximately six miles from the coastline, near the city of Santiago do Cacém, the 23-hectare Herdade do Cebolal wine estate has been in operation for over 100 years. But the original […]

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Ffbk Architects completes “most advanced data storage centre in Switzerland”

This data storage centre in Basel has a ridged shell of both perforated and solid steel panels, designed by Ffbk Architects to offer fragmented reflections of the sky and surroundings (+ slideshow). The Datacube was designed by local studio Ffbk Architects for communications and entertainment firm Quickline and is situated in the Münchenstein district to the south […]

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Sunday Sanctuary: Streetwise

Skate and luxe aren’t usually two words you see together, and it’s even harder to imagine them combining to create an interior that feels warm and sophisticated… But that’s exactly the scenario we are seeing here in this refreshingly original Manhattan loft, which doubles as an art studio for it’s pro-skater owner. They say that your home should reflect your personality, if […]

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Umwelt creates perforated concrete bunker for a television channel in Chile

A grid of concrete encases this television transmission centre on the summit of San Cristóbal Hill in Santiago, Chile, which has recently been renovated by architecture studio Umwelt. Working with a limited budget, Santiago-based Umwelt teamed up with architect Juan Manuel Sepúlveda to renovate and extend the transmission centre in the city’s Parque Metropolitano. By adding a second storey to house the television […]

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Warehouse in Portugal by João Mendes Ribeiro used to exhibit Andy Warhol artwork

Portuguese architect João Mendes Ribeiro designed this corrugated steel and concrete warehouse for a components manufacturer, but prior to moving in its art collector-owner filled the space with work by Andy Warhol, John Baldessari and Antony Gormley (+ slideshow). João Mendes Ribeiro was commissioned to design the Adémia office and warehouse building by António Albertino in an industrial area […]

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AA Studio transforms industrial building in Tribeca into creative hub

New York firm AA Studio has converted a telephone exchange building in Tribeca into a creative services venue, with loft-style areas for photo shoots, film production and fashion shows (+ slideshow). Named after its tenant, Spring Studios, the commercial building is located on a prominent site in the Tribeca neighbourhood, next to the venue for […]

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Archipl-Architects converts former washing machine factory into light-filled workplace

Archipl-Architects has converted a 19th-century factory into the regional headquarters for a care home in Ghent, Belgium (+ slideshow). The local studio was asked to refurbish the old brick warehouse to provide administrative offices for the Flemish organisation White Yellow Cross. The building was originally established in 1895 as a sulphuric acid factory, and was later taken over by the […]

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Heroic Food Farm in rural New York will provide housing and training for military veterans

A masterplan by Ennead Architects and RAFT Landscape Architecture for a nonprofit farm in New York aims to address two problems in the US: high unemployment among military veterans and a shortage of agricultural workers.  Called Heroic Food Farm, the facility will include eight micro-housing units for veterans and a community building for living, dining and […]

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BAR Architects nestles a winery into a hilly California landscape

San Francisco-based BAR Architects has completed a California winery designed to match the colours and textures of its natural surroundings (+ slideshow). The Law Winery is situated on a 55-acre (22 hectare) estate near Paso Robles, California. Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the region is known for its hot springs, wineries, almond orchards and […]

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Prefab blocks used to build cafe at a modular construction factory in the Czech Republic

Chybik+Kristof Associated Architects stacked prefabricated construction modules horizontally and vertically to create this staff cafeteria at the factory where they are produced (+ slideshow). Located on the outskirts of Czech town of Vizovice, the facility provides a showroom for KOMA Modular, a firm that specialises in prefabricated modular construction. Prefabrication involves creating the parts of a building […]

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Perforated metal sheets concertina across the facade of an office extension in Lund

Swedish firms Johan Sundberg Arkitektur and Blasberg Andréasson Arkitekter used sheets of perforated metal to create a faceted facade for this office extension on a Lund industrial estate, helping to “break up the area’s mediocrity” (+ slideshow). The extension by Johan Sundberg Arkitektur and Blasberg Andréasson Arkitekter provides five new offices and a meeting space for Lund construction firm Byggom, which is located […]

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Pop Up Luggage Space by TomDavid has walls that recede like an “inverted umbrella”

Curtain-like walls can be drawn up to the ceiling of this luggage-sorting space in Rotterdam’s port, minimising its impact on the 1940s cruise terminal building behind (+ movie).  The white sailing canvas walls enclose all four sides of the red steel and concrete structure, which was designed by Dutch studio TomDavid Architecten to help deal with a growing number […]

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