Jamie Fobert’s Kettle’s Yard extension echoes “calm aesthetic” of existing gallery

Jamie Fobert Architects has completed an extension to Kettle’s Yard gallery in Cambridge, England, adding a series of new exhibition and education spaces that complement the intimate and relaxed rooms of the original converted house. Kettle’s Yard is the University of Cambridge’s modern and contemporary art gallery. It occupies the former home of collector and

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Stanton Williams completes contemporary extension to historic Cambridge university campus

Stanton Williams has completed a four-storey addition to a business school at the University of Cambridge, England, which features social and circulation areas that adjoin an existing historic building and are illuminated by large roof lights. The expansion of Cambridge Judge Business School provides a hub for postgraduate and executive business education, incorporating flexible teaching

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Hufton + Crow photographs MAD’s Huangshan Mountain Village in the dawn light

Photographer Allan Crow battled treacherous terrain, high humidity and swarms of insects to capture these images of MAD’s latest project – a group of topography-inspired housing blocks in China’s Huangshan mountain range. Officially unveiled earlier this month, Huangshan Mountain Village is a housing complex on the shore of Taiping Lake, designed by MAD to mimic the granite contours of

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Zaha Hadid Architects reveals honeycomb-like oil research centre in Riyadh

Hexagonal pods interlock like honeycomb to form the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre, built by Zaha Hadid Architects in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh. The huge building was designed by London-based Zaha Hadid Architects to provide facilities for researchers investigating the transition towards more sustainable power sources in one of the most oil-rich countries in the world. With a mission

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Richard Meier’s Cittadella Bridge separates traffic and pedestrians as they cross an Italian river

American architect Richard Meier has completed an arching single-span bridge across a river in the Italian city of Alessandria, which provides lanes for traffic and pedestrians separated by a central void. The 185-metre-long Cittadella Bridge connecting the city in northwest Italy with the 18th-century citadel on the opposite bank of the Tanaro River is the

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Feilden Clegg Bradley creates barn-inspired art building at Bedales School in Hampshire

A building with a row of pitched roofs forms Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios’ art and design block at Bedales School – a liberal independent school on the edge of the South Downs National Park in Hampshire, England. Clad in rough-sawn Siberian larch, the Bedales School Art and Design Building is constructed around a 300-year-old oak tree

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Royal Mail’s latest stamp collection celebrates the UK’s “renaissance of contemporary architecture”

Zaha Hadid’s London Aquatics Centre, EMBT’s Scottish Parliament and Haworth Tompkins’s Stirling-Prize-winning Everyman Theatre are just some of the landmark buildings featured on a new set of UK stamps dedicated to contemporary architecture. Designed by London design agency GBH, the Royal Mail Special Stamps Collection features 10 of the most famous public buildings from the last two decades. The buildings

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Stanton Williams completes renovation of Beaux-Arts museum in Nantes with stone and marble extension

London firm Stanton Williams has renovated and extended the Musée d’arts de Nantes, adding a series of extensions including a monolithic structure wrapped in stone and translucent marble to the Beaux-Arts building. Stanton Williams was awarded the project to oversee the modernisation of the museum in 2009, with a proposal that involved introducing several contemporary interventions alongside

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AL_A completes tile-covered entrance and subterranean gallery for London’s V&A museum

Stirling Prize-winning architect Amanda Levete and her firm AL_A have completed a new porcelain-tiled entrance and underground exhibition hall at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The V&A Exhibition Road Quarter comprises an alternative entrance to the museum, as well as extra gallery space and a courtyard. The £54.5 million scheme by Levete’s London-based firm, which was first announced back in

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RIBA North architecture centre opens on Liverpool’s Mann Island

The new Broadway Malyan-designed RIBA North has opened its doors on the Liverpool Waterfront in northern England, with an exhibition of architectural drawings of unbuilt proposals for the city.  The London-based studio created the Mann Island centre as a space for the public to discover more about architecture through an exhibitions, talks and tours programme, and it also hosts a café and

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UNStudio completes Shanghai shopping centre covered in diamond shapes

Tessellating diamonds create an intricate grid of solid and void across the facade of this shopping centre that Dutch firm UNStudio has completed in Shanghai. Called Lane 189, the seven-storey shopping centre is located in the heart of the Chinese city, in the Putuo District – an area with a diverse mix of old and new buildings.

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Ole Scheeren’s pixellated MahaNakhon tower photographed by Hufton + Crow

British duo Hufton + Crow visited Bangkok to capture these images of Thailand’s tallest tower, which was designed by Ole Scheeren and features modular cutaways spiralling around its facades. The 77-storey MahaNakhon tower topped out in 2015, becoming the tallest building in the Thai capital at 314 metres. As the project neared completion last year,

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AL_A completes aluminium-plated tower block in central Bangkok

Swathes of aluminium tiles wrap around this sharply pointed tower by Amanda Levete’s studio AL_A, which is set in the former gardens of the British embassy in Bangkok. London-based AL_A worked with local architects Pi Design on the 37-storey tower named Central Embassy, which hosts a luxury shopping centre at podium-level and the five-star Park Hyatt hotel across its

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Hufton + Crow’s new photographs capture Sweden’s Treehotel at sunset

British photography studio Hufton + Crow has visited the Treehotel in northern Sweden to capture its seven unusually themed woodland suites. Among the themed cabins architectural photography duo Hufton + Crow shot is a flying saucer-shaped cabin and a mirror-covered box designed to reflects its forested setting. Husband-and-wife team Kent and Britta Lindvall set up Treehotel in 2010 to cater to tourists visiting the Arctic Circle in search

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Richard Meier models all-white Oxfordshire residence on English manor houses

American architect Richard Meier has completed his first project in the UK, a characteristically bright white house perched on a hill overlooking the Oxfordshire countryside. Initiated in 2007, the project known simply as the Oxford Residence has taken a decade to complete and has just been shortlisted for a RIBA Regional Award. Meier, 82, designed the home and

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Daniel Libeskind completes larch-clad cosmology centre for Durham University

Daniel Libeskind has revealed his latest project – an £11.5-million centre for cosmology and astronomy researchers at Durham University in England. New York-based Studio Libeskind designed the Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics to host office and events space for the university’s Institute for Computational Cosmology, the Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy and the Centre for Advanced Instrumentation.

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Herzog & de Meuron’s Jenga-like 56 Leonard skyscraper photographed by Hufton + Crow

The stacked-blocked form of Herzog & de Meuron’s residential tower in Tribeca, New York, is shown in these images by photographers Hufton + Crow. The Swiss architecture firm’s 60-storey skyscraper at 56 Leonard Street towers over the comparatively low-rise neighbourhood. Hufton + Crow’s photos present the building as complete from the outside, after Instagram users

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BIG’s VIA 57 West skyscraper captured at sunset by Hufton + Crow

British duo Hufton + Crow have become the latest photographers to shoot BIG’s first contribution to the Manhattan skyline, capturing the building’s dramatic silhouette from across the Hudson River. The tetrahedral shape and metallic cladding of the VIA 57 West residential tower clearly stand out against neighbouring skyscrapers in Hufton + Crow’s images. BIG founder,

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Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt completes angular youth centre in Hampshire

Recessed windows set into the facades of this youth centre in the English town of Tadley feature faceted timber-lined frames that contrast the building’s dark fibre-cement cladding. Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt, an architecture practice based in nearby Basingstoke, designed The Point to provide the local community with facilities including multipurpose halls, a music room and recording

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First photographs revealed of Amanda Levete’s MAAT museum in Lisbon

Photos have been released of the undulating, tile-covered Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology by Amanda Levete’s firm AL_A, ahead of its opening in Lisbon next week (+ slideshow). The MAAT is set to open 5 October 2016 – coinciding with the start of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale. The building is the first phase of a new contemporary art gallery designed More

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Calatrava’s Oculus at the World Trade Center photographed by Hufton + Crow

Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava’s vast ribbed structure that soars over the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York is captured in these images by British photography duo Hufton + Crow (+ slideshow). Known as the Oculus, the building is designed to bring light down into the subterranean rail station and shopping centre that quietly More

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Zaha Hadid’s D’Leedon complex in Singapore features towers with petal-shaped plans

Seven skyscrapers with flower-shaped plans are dotted across this residential complex in Singapore, which was completed by Zaha Hadid’s firm before her untimely death last month (+ slideshow). Finished at the end of 2015, D’Leedon is one of the last projects to be delivered by the Iraqi-born British architect, who passed away last month after suffering a heart attack in a More

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Zaha Hadid’s best buildings photographed by Hufton + Crow

Following the sudden death of architect Zaha Hadid, photographers Nick Hufton and Allan Crow have shared their favourite images of her buildings, which the pair have been documenting for the last six years (+ slideshow). Hufton + Crow first caught the attention of Zaha Hadid Architects in 2010, when the pair sent the studio a set More

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SOM builds new Geneva headquarters for Japan Tobacco International

Architecture firm SOM has completed a major new headquarters for Japan Tobacco International in Geneva, Switzerland, featuring an innovative facade of glass triangles and a huge central courtyard (+ slideshow). The new JTI Headquarters provides an open-plan workplace for 1,200 employees of the company, which has been based in Switzerland for nearly 50 years, and which More

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UNStudio’s new station for Arnhem photographed by Hufton + Crow

These new pictures by photography duo Hufton + Crow reveal the curvaceous form of UNStudio’s new transport terminal in Arnhem, the Netherlands (+ slideshow). The £27 million Station Arnhem opened to the public last month, nearly 20 years after Amsterdam-based UNStudio won the competition to both design the new building and overhaul the surrounding public More

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Henning Larsen Architects bases Microsoft headquarters on Bill Gates’ ideas

Microsoft employees have moved into a new metal-clad headquarters in Denmark, designed by Henning Larsen Architects but based on a paper written by the tech company’s founder Bill Gates (+ slideshow). The 18,000-square-metre facility called Microsoft Domicile is located in the city of Lyngby and was designed by the Copenhagen firm to house two previously separate More

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen completes headquarters for the International Criminal Court

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has completed a new building for the International Criminal Court in the Hague, featuring chequerboard facades that create shifting patterns of light and shadow (+ slideshow). The new permanent premises for the International Criminal Court (ICC) is located on a former military barracks at the edge of the Meijendel Dunes to the […]

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Henning Larsen’s grass-roofed Moesgaard Museum photographed by Hufton + Crow

These new shots by photography duo Hufton + Crow show visitors climbing the grass-covered sloping roof of the Moesgaard Museum near Aarhus, designed by Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects (+ slideshow). Completed in 2014, the wedge-shaped museum contains a collection dedicated to prehistory and ethnography, while its hill-like roof is used as a picnic site […]

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FaulknerBrowns Architects adds weathering steel facade to new Hebburn Central community centre

The oxidised-steel walls and prefabricated construction of this community library and sports centre near Newcastle, England, are influenced by the region’s ship-building heritage (+ slideshow). Hebburn Central was designed by local firm FaulknerBrowns Architects to provide the town of Hebburn in South Tyneside with facilities including a library, dance studios, events spaces, a swimming pool, a fitness […]

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Zaha Hadid completes Moscow office block with jutting floors and monochromatic atrium

Zaha Hadid has created a seven-storey office block in Moscow for the city’s growing IT and creative sectors, with off-set floor plates and a dramatic black-and-white atrium (+ slideshow). Designed by the London-based architect to provide offices for startup companies, the Dominion Office Building stands in a residential and industrial area near Dubrovka metro station in the south-east of the city. […]

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Zaha Hadid’s Messner Mountain Museum photographed by Hufton + Crow

Zaha Hadid’s mountain museum at the top of Alpine peak Mount Kronplatz is captured in these new images by British photography duo Hufton + Crow (+ slideshow). Hadid – who hit the headlines this week after a radio interview went sour – designed the Messner Mountain Museum in northern Italy for Reinhold Messner. It is […]

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Studio RHE converts three historic buildings into “London’s first cycle-in office”

Staff at this converted office complex on London’s Finsbury Circus can cycle straight into the building and down a ramp that leads to a storage space for 250 bikes (+ slideshow). The Alphabeta development is a multi-occupancy workplace located between the trendy Shoreditch neighbourhood and the financial district of the City of London. Studio RHE […]

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro releases first official photos of The Broad

This first set of official images shows Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s The Broad art museum in Los Angeles ahead of its opening later this month (+ slideshow). The photographs – including sets from Iwan Baan and Hufton+Crow – show the three-storey museum’s honeycomb exterior, cave-like lobby and a gallery space with a view of the latticed facade. The 120,000-square-foot […]

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Shanghai art museum by Atelier Deshaus brings together vaulted columns and an industrial relic

These new shots by photography duo Hufton + Crow depict the Long Museum West Bund – a contemporary art gallery in Shanghai built around an industrial structure once used for unloading huge quantities of coal (+ slideshow). The museum – one of 15 architecture projects shortlisted for the Design Museum’s 2015 Designs of the Year awards – was […]

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Daniel Libeskind unveils his “handcrafted dragon” at the Milan Expo

Milan Expo 2015: Daniel Libeskind has completed his dragon-inspired pavilion at the Milan Expo, which features a sinuous body and a scaly red and gold skin (+ slideshow). The Vanke Pavilion, for China’s largest property developer, is a spiralling structure with staircases wrapping around its perimeter and a “forest of bamboo” contained inside. Speaking to […]

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Architectural photography was “staged and contrived” before digital, say Hufton and Crow

Interview: Nick Hufton and Allan Crow are the photographers of choice for designers including Zaha Hadid and Thomas Heatherwick. With their first exhibition now open in London, the pair spoke to Dezeen about the advantages of digital photography, and why retouching is just as important as shooting (+ slideshow). The Hufton + Crow pair, aged 39 and […]

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Szczecin Philharmonic Hall in Poland captured in new photographs by Hufton + Crow

These new shots by Hufton + Crow provide an in-depth look at the pointy profile and expansive interiors of the Polish concert hall that was recently shortlisted for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2015 and this year’s Designs of the Year (+ slideshow). The Szczecin Philharmonic Hall by Spanish studio Barozzi Veiga was one of 40 projects named […]
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Gundry and Ducker’s Slate House is an extension clad with hexagonal tiles

Hexagonal slate tiles cover this extension to a west London home designed by architects Christian Ducker and Tyeth Gundry to create a bright and spacious new kitchen (+ slideshow). London-based Gundry & Ducker extended the rear of the Victorian property in Kensal Rise, replacing a dark and narrow kitchen and bathroom with a large cooking and dining […]
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MVRDV’s Markthal Rotterdam photographed by Hufton + Crow

MVRDV’s huge horseshoe-shaped market hall and housing development in Rotterdam is captured in these new images by photographers Hufton + Crow (+ slideshow). Completed last month, the Markthal Rotterdam features the Netherlands’ first covered market, sheltered beneath a 40-metre arch that contains 228 apartments, and is protected by glazed end walls. Related story: MVRDV’s zigzagging […]

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Thomas Heatherwick’s Bombay Sapphire distillery photographed by Hufton + Crow

These new images by photographers Hufton + Crow reveal the curving details of the two glasshouses at Thomas Heatherwick’s visitor facility for British gin brand Bombay Sapphire (+ slideshow). Located at an old Victorian paper factory in Hampshire, Laverstoke Mill houses a new distillery within renovated brick buildings, while a pair of curved glass greenhouses […]

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