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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Italian architects convert Ettore Sottsass sketch into pavilion for French architecture festival

Italian architecture office 2A+P/A has bought an Ettore Sottsass painting to life to create a black barrel-roofed pavilion for an architecture festival in Orléans, France. The Rome-based architects took the axonometric watercolour painting of an arched building with irregular windows made by Sottsass and used it as a basis for their structure. Sottsass, the renowned Italian

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Archimania creates tall family home overlooking train tracks in Memphis

This four-storey dwelling in Tennessee by US studio Archimania consists of rectilinear forms clad in an array of materials, including weathering steel and charred wood. The Woodard Residence is located on an urban site in Memphis, near the South Main Historic Arts District and a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. The compact, triangular site sits

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