Foster + Partners unveils plans for Madrid office with diamond-shaped facade

Foster + Partners has unveiled plans to turn a 1970s building in Madrid, Spain, into offices, which will feature a diamond-patterned exterior and a rooftop terrace. The four-storey building, which will be named Axis Madrid, is situated at one of the city’s key intersections, perched between the main north-south artery, Paseo de la Castellana, and Génova

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Estudio Carme Pinós reveals timber latticework design for 2018 MPavilion

Intersecting timber latticework frames make up Barcelona-based studio Estudio Carme Pinós’s design for this year’s MPavilion, which is set to open in Melbourne’s historic Queen Victoria Gardens this October. Commissioned by charity organisation The Naomi Milgrom Foundation as its fifth annual MPavilion, the newly unveiled origami-like design will be erected in the city’s historic Queen Victoria

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Lattice framework supports undulating roof at swimming pool by Brochet Lajus Pueyo

Brochet Lajus Pueyo has completed a swimming pool in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, France, with a roof informed by waves and the movements of manta rays. Bordeaux-based studio Brochet Lajus Pueyo won a public competition to design the aquatic centre for the local municipality in the Vendée region of western France. Positioned on the outskirts of

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Slatted shades keep house by the Sea of Galilee cool during hot summer days

Perched on the edge of a village by the Sea of Galilee in Israel, this house by Golany Architects features numerous balconies that can be shaded by rolling wooden screens. Set on the slopes of the Jordan Rift Valley, Golany Architects wanted to make the most of the potential views out over the Sea of Galilee

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White latticed screens encase apartment block in Kenya by Urko Sanchez Architects

White mashrabiya-style screens cover these apartments in Mombasa, Kenya, which Nairobi-based Urko Sanchez Architects designed to provide residents with privacy but also views out to sea. Tudor Apartments is located on a site overlooking the coast and flanked by a housing development on one side and a private residence on the other that may later be turned into

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Latticed framework incorporates seating around the edges of Shenzhen hotel and cultural centre

Shenzhen studio Aether Architects has transformed a derelict residence in the city’s Guanwu district into a hotel and cultural centre that is wrapped in a latticed framework of white cubes. Aether Architects designed the ARTINN building for an organisation called Shenzhen Yingyu Creative Culture, which was looking to establish a creative hub for the local community as

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