Henning Larsen builds town hall that bridges a river on the Faroe Islands

The Eysturkommuna Town Hall, designed by Scandinavian firm Henning Larsen, bridges across a river to physically and symbolically connect two formerly separate municipalities on the Faroe Islands. Designed to serve the municipality of Eystur, the town hall is located in the small town of Nordragota on the eastern coast of the Faroe Islands – a self governing archipelago in the North

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COS looks to Mies and Mondrian for first Chicago store

The works of architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and artist Piet Mondrian influenced the geometric and pared-back design of this shop for fashion brand COS. The first COS store in Chicago occupies a new four-storey building on East Oak Street, designed by the company’s in-house team of architects. Sandwiched between two existing structures, the

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Vibrant street furniture creates sociable square in south London

Central Saint Martins graduates Fiona Hartley and Ellie Fox Johnson have introduced blocky, brightly-hued outdoor furnishings to a public square in Croydon to foster interaction among locals. The project titled College Square, was developed by Hartley and Johnson while completing the final year of their architecture degrees at Central Saint Martins (CSM), during their Spatial Practices

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Denizen Works designs “abstracted tree” viewing tower for Scottish botanical gardens

London-based architects Denizen Works has submitted planning for a observation tower containing a vertical gallery and bird hide at Inverewe Garden in Scotland. The design has been created in response to an open brief set for Denizen Works by the garden’s owners – the National Trust for Scotland – to create a viewing tower to draw more

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Basalt Architects completes hotel at Iceland’s Blue Lagoon resort

Guests at The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland can look out onto the turquoise water of the famous lagoon from hotel suites nestled into the lava formations. The Blue Lagoon is situated within the UNESCO Global Geopark and comprises a series of pools containing geothermal seawater rich in minerals like silica and sulphur that are

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Will Alsop’s only African project to be fun-filled shopping centre

The late Will Alsop’s first project built in Africa, a shopping centre in Nairobi, Kenya, will feature a monorail with “jellybean” carriages and a “piano staircase”. All Design has won planning permission for The Beacon, which was designed by studio founder Alsop before he passed away earlier this year. It is the first new project revealed by the London-based

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OOPEAA’s floating sea pools offer new swimming facilities to waterside cities

Architecture studio OOPEAA plans to introduce waterborne swimming pools to coastal and riverside cities around the world, with the first set to be built in Oulu, Finland. Finland-based OOPEAA, short for Office for Peripheral Architecture, won a competition to develop the global concept for the Allas Sea Pool. The studio’s vision is to create a worldwide family of public saunas, spas,

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Hugo Correia creates elliptical concrete church in Portugal

This oval-shaped church in the Portuguese town of Vila Nova de Famalicão is surrounded by rings referencing the crown of thorns placed on Jesus’ head. Architect Hugo Correia designed the Church of San Tiago de Antas for a site overlooking the town and the wooded countryside of the Braga district in northern Portugal. According to the

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Explore Olafur Eliasson’s Fjordenhus in 360-degree video

Take a tour of Olafur Eliasson’s first building, a castle-like office in a fjord in Denmark, in this 360-degree video filmed by Dezeen. The Danish-Icelandic artist designed the fortress-like structure, called Fjordenhus, to stand on the water in the harbour Vejle. The building opened last month. The upper floors serve as the headquarters of holding and investment company

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Kaan Architecten’s Utopia combines music school and library

Kaan Architecten has extended a 19th century school to create the Utopia building in Aalst, Belgium, which contains a music school and library. Utopia, the Library and Academy for Performing Arts, is named after the book by Thomas Moore, which was first printed in Aalst. Kaan Architecten won a competition to overhaul an existing block

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UNStudio references luxury yachts with marina and clubhouse on China’s Xi River

UNStudio’s Keppel Cove Marina and Clubhouse provides a hub for maritime activities in Zhongshan, China. The waterfront clubhouse is located on the banks of the Xi River. Designed by UNStudio’s Asian office, which is based in Hong Kong and Shanghai, it is styled to replicate the look and experience of a luxury yacht. “The concept for the clubhouse was

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Eduardo Souto de Moura teams up with Meta to design Bruges exhibition hall

Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura and Belgian practice Meta have unveiled plans for an exhibition hall and conference centre in Bruges, which can be opened up to a public square. Souto de Moura and Meta’s 4,480 square-metre hall will serve as a space for trade fairs, concerts, and other events. The Beursplein & Congresgebouw

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Former military lookout in Gibraltar transformed into glazed viewpoint

Arc Designs has created a cantilevered viewing platform, and walkway with a glazed floor, perched on one of the highest points of the Rock of Gibraltar. Named Skywalk, the viewing platform is built above an existing WWII military platform in the Upper Rock Nature Reserve that once served as a base for anti-aircraft Bofors guns. Arc Designs wrapped

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Thomas Schütte creates log cabin on Vitra Campus

German artist Thomas Schütte has added a log cabin topped, with an asymmetric shingled roof, to the array of buildings on the Vitra Campus, in Weil am Rhein. The design of Schutte’s Blockhaus is based on one of 20 small-scale architectural models that the artist displayed in Düsseldorf’s Konrad Fischer gallery in 2016. The exhibition

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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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Lake Flato creates pavilions with concrete “petals” for San Antonio’s Confluence Park

American firm Lake Flato has designed a riverfront park in southern Texas, with sculptural pavilions that provide shade on sunny days and help collect rainwater during storms. Confluence Park is located on a bluff overlooking the point where the San Pedro Creek merges with the San Antonio River. Covering three acres (1.2 hectares), the public

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Polycarbonate Dock Building by Michael Green Architecture glows on Vancouver beachfront

Vancouver firm Michael Green Architecture has built a boathouse for storing racing shells and sails and monitoring maritime activity, with translucent walls and garage doors. The Dock Building was built for the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club on a modest budget by the local architecture studio. The private recreational facility is formed of two connected masses, joined

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Eero Saarinen’s Gateway Arch museum undergoes revitalisation in St Louis

A subterranean museum below architect Eero Saarinen’s iconic arch in St Louis has been renovated and expanded by three architecture firms, as part of an effort to rejuvenate the area around the monument. Formerly known as The Museum of Westward Expansion, the new Gateway Arch Museum was led by New York firms Cooper Robertson and

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12 stadiums that will host matches at the World Cup 2018 in Russia

With the FIFA World Cup 2018 kicking off today in Russia, here’s a look at all 12 of the stadiums that will be hosting games over the next month. Starting today, 14 June 2018, and continuing until 15 July 2018, the contest will see 32 national football teams compete for the coveted World Cup trophy. Matches will take

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Moscow’s historic Luzhniki Stadium refurbished for World Cup 2018

The opening game of the FIFA World Cup 2018 takes place today inside Russia’s national stadium, which has been overhauled by Moscow studio Speech. Built in 1956, Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow hosted key events during the Olympic Games in 1980 and is home to the Russian national football team. Speech has renovated the structure to meet FIFA standards, required for

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Morfeus Arkitekter completes mirrored toilet block on Norwegian coastline

Drivers cruising along one of Norway’s Scenic Routes can take a break at this mirrored toilet that reflects the surrounding landscape. The facility designed by Oslo studio Morfeus Arkitekter is the latest architectural addition to the series of 18 driving routes, which provide access to Norway’s natural highlights. The Norwegian Scenic Route Andøya in the north

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Westminster Abbey extended with “steampunk gothic” tower by Ptolemy Dean Architects

Ptolemy Dean Architects has added a star-shaped tower to London’s Westminster Abbey, the most significant addition to the building since 1745. Standing at seven stories tall, the £23 million Weston Tower is a modern take on gothic, which has been been described as “sci-fi gothic” by Guardian critic Olly Wainwright, and “steampunk gothic” by broadcaster and

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Willow Tea Rooms is Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s most complete interior design

To mark 150 years since the birth of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, we’re looking back at five influential projects that defined his career. We round off our celebration with the Willow Tea Rooms in Glasgow. Regarded as Mackintosh’s most complete interior design, Willow Tea Rooms is the best surviving example of a tea room designed by

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Winning concepts revealed in competition to design observation deck on Turkish volcano

A helium balloon tethered to a cantilevered track is among the winners in a competition to design a conceptual observation deck to overlook a volcano’s crater in eastern Turkey. The Volcano Eyes competition, which was held by Bee Breeders, set entrants the challenge of designing a 20 square-metre observation platform to perch at the top of Nemrut,

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Chelsea FC shelves plans for Herzog & de Meuron-designed stadium

Herzog & de Meuron’s plans to update Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge stadium have been put on hold indefinitely amid an “unfavourable investment climate”. Chelsea Football Club released a statement today saying the £500 million renovation plans by the Swiss firm had been put “on hold”. “No further pre-construction design and planning work will occur. The

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Kengo Kuma to convert Porto slaughterhouse into cultural centre

Kengo Kuma and OODA have paired up to transform a disused slaughterhouse in Porto into a cultural centre, which will feature art galleries and a library beneath a sweeping ceramic-clad roof. The Matadouro slaughterhouse is situated in the parish of Campanhã and was previously considered as one of the area’s major economic contributors. However since its

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MVRDV to convert communist monument in Albania into technology centre

Dutch studio MVRDV has unveiled plans for a new technology education centre in the Albanian capital of Tirana, which will be housed within a pyramidal monument to communism. Set within the city centre, The Tirana Pyramid was first erected in 1988 but has since undergone a variety of uses. First opening as museum dedicated to Albania’s long-serving

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Donald Insall Associates restores Victorian glasshouse at London’s Kew Gardens

The Temperate House conservatory at Kew Gardens in Richmond upon Thames, London has reopened to the public following a five year restoration by Donald Insall Associates. The London-based firm, which specialises in consulting on historic buildings, was appointed as conservation architects by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 2012. A masterpiece of 19th-century design, the Grade

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Shipping container village by Julius Taminiau offers space for startups in Amsterdam

Dutch architect Julius Taminiau has created a temporary startup hub using shipping containers in an Amsterdam science park. Taminiau was with Carl Turner Architects during the design and build process for the practice’s south London container park, Pop Brixton, which turned an disused plot into a base for events and independent business. Back in his native Netherlands and having founded Julius Taminiau Architects,

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Amanda Levete and Junya Ishigami among shortlist for Eiffel Tower overhaul

Four teams including architects Amanda Levete, Carlo Ratti and Junya Ishigami are vying to improve facilities at the Eiffel Tower, in time for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The teams including architects, landscape designers and urban planners have been selected to draw up ideas that would improve facilities for the six million tourists that

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CoRe Architects converts Korean tank bunker into community arts centre

South Korean studio CoRe Architects has transformed a former military bunker in Seoul into the Peace and the Culture Bunker, a creative hub for the local community. Located in the northern suburb of Dobong-gu, which is on the route from North Korea to Seoul, the building was built in 1970 as a defensive shelter for tanks.

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Multi-storey park concept aims to give inhabitants a break from urban stress

Graduate Lilach Borenstein has proposed creating a multi-storey tower with varied topographies as a monument to tranquility and antidote to hectic urban living. Monument of Void was created as part of Borenstein’s graduation project from the architecture programme at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. Borenstein developed the project in response to a lack of

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Guggenheim successor opens tropical-influenced IK Lab art gallery in Tulum

The great-grandson of art collector Peggy Guggenheim has opened a gallery at an eco-resort in Tulum, where wave-like cement walls and undulating vine floors provide an unusual backdrop to artwork. Opened last month, IK Lab is located in the luxurious eco-friendly Azulik resort in the popular vacation town located on the coast of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.

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Paris stadium to be covered with greenery in bid to become Olympic venue

SCAU is set to cover the Clamart stadium in Paris with verdant foliage, as part of a renovation that will be completed in time for the Olympic Games in 2024. The French architecture practice has won the competition to overhaul the stadium in Clamart, which backs onto the Meudon Forest in the Parisian suburbs, in a bid to

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Jean Nouvel’s National Museum of Qatar nears completion

These new images by Dutch photographer Iwan Baan show the almost-complete National Museum of Qatar, designed by architect Jean Nouvel. The new national museum is currently being built in the country’s capital Doha, and is expected to open in December 2018. It will be formed from a pile of interlocking disks of various dimensions made from steel clad in glass-reinforced

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Copper screen stretches across front of Memphis ballet school by Archimania

A metal brise-soleil and a sculptural rooftop block allow a new performing arts centre by Tennessee studio Archimania to stand out in a revitalised district in Midtown Memphis. The project, called Ballet Memphis, is situated on a corner site in Overton Square – a neighbourhood that has been rejuvenated in recent years. The building was

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Porthole openings connect community centre and kindergarten in Cambridge

Porthole windows with brightly coloured frames, a soaring spiral staircase and waterfall gutters are among the playful touches MUMA Architects has included in this community centre in Cambridge, England. The London-based practice arranged the community centre and nursery school around a landscaped courtyard, which provides a secure playground for the children without the need for fences. With

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OMA’s Qatar National Library opens in Doha

Dutch architecture firm OMA has completed its Qatar National Library building in Doha, which features tiers of marble bookcases set within a single open-plan space. The OMA-designed building, which opened earlier this week, houses several collections of Qatar’s most important texts and manuscripts on Arab-Islamic civilisation. Initial images of the library’s angular concrete exterior emerged on social media as

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Pedevilla Architects lines cookery school with perforated timber panels

Wooden surfaces perforated with a pattern of intersecting circles decorate this cookery school and showroom at a spa in South Tyrol. Local studio Pedevilla Architects designed the new building as part of the Bad Schörgau spa and hotel complex. It is located on a site on the banks of the Talfer river, where natural springs have

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Heritage building in Uruguay houses new bakery and cafe by Pedro Livni Arquitecto

Extending this historic home in the capital of Uruguay has allowed architect Pedro Livni to reconfigure living spaces into a cafe, and place a bakery in the courtyard. La Linda is an artisanal cafe and bakery built within a 1927 garden house in the country’s capital Montevideo. The bakery spaces required did not fit into

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MVRDV reveals plans for sinuous viewing platform on Dutch coast

Dutch firm MVRDV has won a contest to create a wave-like viewpoint that will sit on the northernmost point of Holland, providing vistas out towards the Wadden Sea. MVRDV won a competition organised by urban redeveloper Zeestad to create the public landmark for the municipality of Den Helder with its proposal SeaSaw. The brief called for a

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Kengo Kuma to build aquatics centre and harbour bath in Copenhagen

Japanese studio Kengo Kuma and Associates is designing an aquatics centre on Copenhagen’s harbour, featuring indoor pools framed by brick pyramids and outdoor baths that terrace down to meet the sea. Kengo Kuma’s office won a competition to design Water Culture House. It forms part of COBE’s regeneration of Chistriansholm – an artificial landmass also known as Paper Island,

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AE Arquitectos builds stable in Mexico from grey volcanic rock

Mexican studio AE Arquitectos has built a gabled stable from volcanic rock for a community ranch in Jalisco. The ranch is designed with grey walls and black roofs, to create a neutral palette that contrasts with the lush mountainous landscape. The buildings’ grey walls were constructed from cut and moulded volcanic rock, while the gable ends are clad with

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Gabled tombs sit within serene courtyards at Italian cemetery

Mirco Simonato Architetto has added white-walled courtyards and simple gabled tombs to a cemetery in Megliadino San Vitale, northern Italy. The local architecture studio was employed by the council to discretely redesign the burial ground to create a place for quiet contemplation. As part of the brief the architects changed the layout of the cemetery, which sits surrounded

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10 key projects by Sydney Opera House architect Jørn Utzon

To celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of Danish architect Jørn Utzon, we’ve collaborated with the Utzon Center in Denmark to highlight 10 of his most important projects, including the one everyone knows. The Pritzker Prize-winning architect is best known for his design of the iconic Sydney Opera House. The building was declared a UNESCO

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Le House fills An’garden Cafe with plants to create an oasis in bustling Hanoi

Plants, trees and a pond introduce greenery into this cafe in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, designed by local studio Le House as a relaxing place to escape from the city’s busy streets. An’garden Cafe is located in the recently redeveloped Van Quan urban area, which is part of Hanoi’s densely populated Ha Dong district. The building

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Populous unveils plans for America’s largest dedicated esports arena

Venue specialist Populous has proposed “North America’s first esports stadium” in Arlington, Texas. The arena being designed for the City of Arlington and developer Esports Venues will be “the largest and most flexible esports stadium in the country” according to Populous. Along with the main competition arena, the venue will contain a broadcast studio, hospitality suites, shops, gaming spaces and team

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First visuals revealed of Populous’ spherical London arena

The first images of Populous’ MSG Sphere venue, which is planned for a site near the Olympic Park in east London, have been released. Populous is designing the 18,000-seat spherical arena to host both music and esport events for the Madison Square Garden Company (MSG). Plans for the venue emerged earlier this year, alongside images of an

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SCAU to design stadium for Africa Nations Cup in Ivory Coast

SCAU has won a competition to design a 20,000-seater football stadium in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast, to host matches at the 2021 Africa Nations Cup. The £50 million Stade de Yamoussoukro, which will be built in Ivory Coast’s administrative capital, is one of six stadiums that will host games during the tournament. The Paris-based architecture firm’s proposal sinks three

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Welcome centre for Quebec heritage site rises from the landscape

A stone-filled gabion wall runs along one side of this green-roofed visitors pavilion by architect Anne Carrier, which emerges from a slope at a heritage site in Canada. The Welcome Pavilion is for Seigneurie des Aulnaies – a Quebec cultural heritage site notable for its Victorian estate with a manor house, mill and gardens. Located

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Dinosaur fossil park in Texas gains rust-coloured visitor centre by Lake Flato

American firm Lake Flato used tough materials like weathering steel to create an off-grid educational facility for Big Bend National Park, known for its dinosaur skeletons. The Fossil Discovery Exhibit building was constructed on a flat site within the federal park, which stretches along the Mexico border in southwest Texas. Encompassing 801,163 acres (324,219 hectares),

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Allies and Morrison’s Qatar National Archive references traditional coastal watchtowers

The Allies and Morrison-designed National Archive in Doha, Qatar, is informed by the layout and materiality of the Middle Eastern country’s vernacular architecture. The archive facility was built as part of the Msheireb Downtown Doha masterplan, which was developed by Allies and Morrison in collaboration with Arup and Aecom. The National Archive building is designed both

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Pitched-roof structure revitalises public space at Veracruz port

An underused public space in Veracruz, Mexico, has been given new life by Rozana Montiel and Alvin V Wallach, who built a canopy over the plaza to protect it from the elements. The Court project sought to accommodate a range of activities on an existing plaza at the port of Veracruz, which lies east of

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen reveals plans to revitalise former brewery in Riga

Danish practice Schmidt Hammer Lassen has won a competition to repurpose a derelict brewery in the Latvian city of Riga, introducing offices, a hotel and a public plaza. The Kimmel Quarter occupies almost an entire city block of Riga’s Central District and takes its name from the nearby Brewery Kimmel, a beer manufacturer that operated throughout

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HZA adds wave-shaped toilet facility to scenic Norwegian lay-by

The latest architectural addition to Norway’s scenic tourist routes is a rest area featuring a toilet facility that sweeps upwards from a poured-concrete viewing terrace. Oslo-based studio Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter (HZA) designed the Ureddplassen rest area for a site along the Helgelandskysten Norwegian Scenic Route in the northern region of Gildeskål. Ureddplassen is popular with tourists

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NORD Architects creates angular timber-clad sports centre in Copenhagen

Danish studio NORD Architects has completed a multipurpose sports facility in Copenhagen’s developing Ørestad City area. Featuring a cluster of timber volumes that fan out from a central point to define different functional zones, the building is located alongside Bjarke Ingels’ iconic Mountain Dwellings complex. In comparison to its neighbour, the sports facility designed by NORD

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Rabih Geha Architects recreates shipping container aesthetic in Beirut nightclub

Rabih Geha Architects has used layers of perforated steel to divide up the interior of a nightclub on the waterfront of Beirut, Lebanon. The local architecture studio collaborated with Lebanese entertainment company Add-Mind Group to design  a bar and club in downtown Beirut named 2 WEEKS. Rabih Geha Architects  had only two months to turn the location,

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Twisting band of copper-hued steel encircles sports centre in The Hague

A ribbon of bright, polished steel wraps around the curving roof of this sports centre by British practice Faulkner Browns in The Hague, Netherlands. Faulkner Browns designed the €50 million (£44,336,025) Sportcampus Zuiderpark to offer 33,000-square-metres of sports facilities, including a gymnastics hall, a beach sports hall with real sand, and a range of sports science

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Zaha Hadid Architects wins contest for water-inspired cultural hub in UAE

Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed plans for a vast cultural hub at the heart of a new masterplan in the United Arab Emirates city of Sharjah, which will comprise a series of droplet-shaped buildings set around a tapered observation tower. The project known as the Central Hub will cover a 17.5-hectare site at the centre of the new mixed-use

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David Adjaye unveils plans for National Cathedral of Ghana in Accra

British architect David Adjaye has revealed designs for a new cathedral in Ghanaian capital Accra, which will host a 5,000-seat auditorium beneath a dramatic concave roof. The cathedral will be Adjaye Associate’s first major project in Accra, where it has previously only worked on private residential projects. The practice is planning to open its own office

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Populous unveils renovation plans for modernist Seattle stadium

A glazed atrium will be used to expose the sloped roof of a multi-purpose arena in Seattle, as part of architectural firm Populous’ plans to update the 1960s structure. Populous is teaming with stadium design and development specialists Oak View Group (OVG) on the $600-million (£432 million) transformation of the venue, which is located in the Seattle Center

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Peter Veenstra to build dome of plants at Design Indaba venue in Cape Town

Dutch landscape architect Peter Veenstra has revealed plans to build a plant-covered bamboo sphere in Cape Town’s Luthuli Plaza, providing an extra venue for next year’s Design Indaba conference. Veenstra, co-founder of Rotterdam-based LOLA Landscape Architects, was invited by Design Indaba founder Ravi Naidoo to develop a proposal to transform the elevated plaza, which connects the Artscape Theatre Centre – where

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Geometric bas-relief patterns decorate monolithic Egyptian Embassy in Lisbon

Portuguese studio Promontorio Architects has completed the new Embassy of Egypt in Lisbon, which features robust concrete walls covered with bas-relief patterns that recall traditional Egyptian motifs. The embassy is located in Lisbon’s affluent Restelo district, where many of the neighbouring detached villas from the 1940s and 1950s have been converted for diplomatic use. With

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Waterfalls, forests and kayaks among proposals for Park Avenue centreline

Architects and designers have imagined ways to transform the central reservation along New York’s Park Avenue for an ideas competition, including an underground rock-climbing wall, a huge cascading waterfall and a route for kayaking commuters. An aquarium, elevated walkways and a putting green are also among the schemes for Park Avenue’s central reservation that architects,

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Renzo Piano unveils new courthouse for Toronto

Renzo Piano Building Workshop has revealed its first project in Canada: a Toronto courthouse elevated on columns to expose tall glazed walls and a 20-metre-high atrium. Italian architect Piano and his firm will build the Toronto Courthouse in the Downtown area – close to the city’s current major courthouse, which was completed in 1967, and the

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Spiralling memorial by Kimmel Eshkolot Architects is dedicated to Israeli soldiers

Israeli practice Kimmel Eshkolot Architects has created a memorial dedicated to Israel’s fallen soldiers at the country’s national cemetery in Jerusalem. The memorial incorporates more than 23,000 commemorative bricks, each engraved with the name of a soldier and the date of their death. Creating a “wall of names”, the bricks form a 250-metre long corridor that spirals

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Canopies and porticos shade outdoor spaces at Albert Frey’s Palm Springs City Hall

Our series covering modernist architecture in Palm Springs continues with the city’s municipal building, designed by Swiss architect Albert Frey to include large canopies over its entrances – one with palm trees growing through its centre. Frey – who was prolific in the city – completed the Palm Springs City Hall in 1952, in the modernist

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Snøhetta revamps The French Laundry restaurant with fritted glass extension

Design studio Snøhetta has expanded a Michelin-star restaurant in California’s Napa Valley with a glazed annex, and renovated its kitchen and grassy courtyard. Snøhetta redesigned The French Laundry in collaboration with San Francisco firm Envelope A+D, and chef Thomas Keller – who has earned three stars for the eatery from the Michelin Guide to the world’s

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Tapered colonnade fronts Coachella Valley Savings and Loan bank by E Stewart Williams

Scooped white columns resembling upturned arches provide a decorative facade for the Coachella Valley Savings & Loan bank designed by E Stewart Williams, which is next up in our series spotlighting Palm Springs’ mid-century architecture during the city’s Modernism Week. The Palm Springs-based architect – who founded his firm Williams, Williams & Williams with his

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OMA unveils plans for coloured glass courthouse in Lille

Dutch firm OMA has revealed its design for a six-sided courthouse in Lille, France, which will features sheer facades of coloured glass. Commissioned by the Ministry of Justice, the Palais de Justice will play host to Lille’s high and district courts. It will be situated west of the city centre, a short distance from a historic fortress.

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