Balenciaga Flagship Store By Gonzalez Haase AAS

Balenciaga’s flagship boutique on the upscale Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris, France, has been given a sharp, industrial redesign by Berlin-based architects Gonzalez Haase AAS.
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Sculpting Light In Álvaro Siza’s Off-Grid Chapel

In Barão de São João Portugal, Álvaro Siza Viera has designed a place of worship and warmth—the minimal, off-grid hillside chapel ‘Capela do Monte’.
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The Concrete Monoliths Of Yugoslavia Explored In MoMA’s Latest Exhibition

In the first exhibition of its kind in America, ‘Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980’ explores the push and pull of capitalist West and socialist East through the prism of architecture in the former republic.
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The Opulent Public Toilet On A Norwegian Scenic Highway

Oslo studio Morfeus Arkitekter has completed a mirrored toilet block on the Norwegian coastline of Andøya, a magnificent rest break for road trippers passing by.
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Inside The Pavilions At This Year’s Venice Architecture Biennale

The theme for this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale is ‘Freespace’, a neologism that was read in vastly different ways by the curators of national pavilions. For Germany, it was an opportunity for reflection on the wall which once divided the nation. In ‘Unbuilding Walls’ they looked at not only the inner German wall but also […]

Not Vital’s Bataan Chapel

Situated in a remote town just 50 kilometers west of Manilla, Swiss artist Not Vital has completed a chapel that expertly blends the lines between art and architecture.
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David Chipperfield Designs Ssense’s Flagship Store

British architecture practice David Chipperfield has renovated a 19th-century building in Montreal, creating an avant-garde concept fashion store that is to be the first physical store for Ssense, the leading e-commerce platform which stocks luxury bra…

Pedevilla Architects Completes A Cooking Showroom At Bad Schörgau

Italian studio Pedevilla Architects has completed a brand new cooking academy showroom for Bad Schörgau, a hotel in northeast Italy.
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HZA Designs A Rest Stop Overlooking The Norwegian Sea

Oslo-based studio Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter’s latest addition to the Norwegian coastline proves that public toilets don’t have to be an eyesore.
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Pinecone-shaped pavilion can be used for outdoor classes and campfires

Czech designers Atelier SAD and Mmcité1 collaborated on the design of this mobile gazebo, which is covered in plywood scales that lend it the appearance of a pinecone. Fittingly called Pinecone, the portable structure provides a shaded spot for public places. It is designed to be used as a place for children to play, as an outdoor

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Yin And Yang Inform The Design Of Tianjin University Gallery

Yin and Yang, the Chinese belief that opposing forces are actually inextricably connected, was the starting point for Tianjin University Gallery, designed by Chinese studio Zhanghua Architects.
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Copenhagen Harbor’s Floating Islands

Australian architect Marshall Blecher and Danish designer Magnus Maarbjerg have joined forces in the creation of their latest project: a man-made wooden island, complete with a linden tree, that is currently floating in Copenhagen’s harbor.
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Ausstellungshaus By Matt Innauer Architekten

In Austria’s Bregenz Forest, Innauer-Matt Architekten has designed a mobile exhibition house for Kaspar Greber, a timber construction company.
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A Glittering Ovoid Sports Hall

This silver-scaled, ovoid building was designed by Sporadical as a sports hall for a primary school in Dolní Břežany, a town in the south of the Czech Republic.
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Álvaro Siza Designs A White-Concrete Modernist Church

Famed Portuguese architect, Álvaro Siza Vieira, has designed a modernist church whose poetic, sculptural form folds gently into the surrounding neighborhood in Rennes.
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Honeycomb-patterned towers by Büro Ole Scheeren frame gardens in Singapore

A pair of skyscrapers with concave, honeycomb-patterned facades bracket planted plazas at Büro Ole Scheeren’s Duo development in Singapore, Malaysia. The architecture firm headed up by German architect Ole Scheeren designed the pair of glass skyscrapers to frame interlocking public spaces in the city-state’s Kampong Glam neighbourhood. At 186 metres, the tallest of the towers is entirely residential, comprising 660 apartments

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Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin Chapel

The late artist Ellsworth Kelly’s first and last work of architecture, the Austin Chapel, has been completed by the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas.
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A Boutique Hotel in Yangzhou Connected By Courtyards

Chinese architecture firm Neri&Hu have designed the Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat, a boutique hotel crafted from reclaimed brick, and built around a series of small lakes.
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A Cultural Center Inspired By The Spirit Of Shanghai

Eight Tenths Garden, the art museum and cultural complex designed by Shanghai-based Wutopia Lab, brings together natural and urban environments. Dedicated to revealing the spirit of Shanghai, the space has been designed as an architectural interpretati…

A Resting Place In Wukalina: Krakani Lumi

Wukalina/Mt William National Park sits on the north-eastern tip of Tasmania, the island 240km south of Australia. Here,  beyond the beach and amongst the banksias, you’ll find ‘krakani lumi’. Designed by Taylor and Hinds, this standing camp…

Casting A Red Glow Across Tasmanian Waters

On the edge of the Derwent River, a gestural structure rises from the Tasmanian earth, casting a red glow across its water. GASP! (Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park) is a public space whose creation was part of the re-imagination of an area of shoreline…

A Mountain Stage For Songhua Lake, China

Created by META-Project, the ‘Stage of Forest’ is a triangular platform whose dark wood and concrete exterior extends from the mountain that overlooks the picturesque Songhua Lake in the Jilin Province of China.
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DL Atelier Design The SanBaoPeng Museum

Designed to appear as if emerging from the earth, Beijing-based studio DL Atelier has used the unique clay-heavy soil of Sanbao village for the continuous loam walls of the SanBaoPeng Art Museum in China.
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Winning design chosen for Norwegian government headquarters following 2011 terrorist attack

Haptic and Nordic Office of Architecture have won the competition to redesign the Norwegian government headquarters after it was damaged during a fatal terrorist attack six years ago. The winning proposal called Adapt was developed by Nordic Office of Architecture and Haptic under the same Team Urbis. The architects are working with engineering firm Ramboll, landscape studios SLA and Bjørbekk & Lindheim, and consultants Asplan Viak, COWI, Aas-Jacobsen, Per Rasmussen,

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Transformation By Moriyuki Ochiai Architects

Japanese firm Moriyuki Ochiai Architects transformed a botanical garden in Hakone area into a museum’s multi-purpose space and named the project “Waterscape/Memory of Spring“.
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Our 10 Favorite Ancient Indian Stepwells

Water source, meeting place, architectural wonder: The ancient Indian stepwell – a man-made, subterranean well also known as ‘vav’ or ‘baori’ – has been capturing the imagination of pilgrims and travelers for centuries.
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Reading The Wait Away

For our iGNANT Issue: The ‘Art of Waiting’ week, we’ve been keeping an eye out for spaces and structures that offer both physical and psychological spaces conducive to passing the time well. Our appreciation for reading as a favorite way …

Estonian National Museum By DGT Architects

Situated in a reappropriated former Soviet military base, Estonian National Museum pays homage to the country’s painful past, cultural history and the revival of national pride.
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Estonian National Museum By DGT. Architects

Situated in a reappropriated former Soviet military base, Estonian National Museum pays homage to the country’s painful past, cultural history and the revival of national pride.
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Reinvented Reading Spaces by Atelier Kastelic Buffey

Canadian architecture firm Atelier Kastelic Buffey reinvigorated Toronto’s public spaces with their Story Pods – small structures serving as sites for open air reading spaces and book exchanges. Inside the pods, visitors can take and leave literature, or spend time immersed in a novel on inbuilt seating. On the outside, the structures are sealed in […]