Arhitecture

Gus Wüstemann creates affordable apartment block almost entirely from concrete

Concrete-lined living spaces extend out onto angular balconies at this low-cost housing block in Zurich, designed by locally based studio Gus Wüstemann. The monolithic block is surrounded by 1950s housing in the suburb of Albisrieden. It was designed by the Swiss architecture studio for the Baechi Foundation and contains nine apartments. The new block is slotted in among its linear neighbours, […]

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Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion informs minimal Quebec pool house

Canadian studio MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects used concrete, glass and wood to form an austere pool house in southern Quebec that references Mies van der Rohe’s seminal Barcelona Pavilion. The Pool House is located in Sainte-Marthe, a village just west of Montreal. The building is situated at the base of a wooded slope, at the point where the hillside meets the Saint […]

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Mecanoo completes giant red cultural centre in China

The Longgang Cultural Centre in Shenzhen, China, occupies a row of four angular red buildings designed by Mecanoo. Located on a long and narrow site in the Longgang district, the 95,000-square-metre complex comprises an art gallery, science museum, youth centre and bookshop. Described by Mecanoo as an “urban connector”, the row of four-storey blocks join at roof level to create a […]

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Iker Gil and Luftwerk emblazon Barcelona Pavilion with laser grid

Luftwerk and designer Iker Gil have projected a grid of red lasers onto Mies van der Rohe’s seminal Barcelona Pavilion to create the Geometry of Light installation. Media-artist duo Luftwerk collaborated with Mas Studio’s Iker Gil to create the light show, which took place during of Barcelona’s Llum BCN and Santa Eulàlia festival. Named Geometry of Light, the installation was intended to animate and […]

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Robot Science Museum in Seoul will be built by robots and drones

Melike Altınışık Architects has unveiled plans for a Robot Science Museum in Seoul, which will be built using robotic construction techniques and drones. Robots will be used to construct the curving metal facade of the building in the South Korean capital, which the Seoul Metropolitan Government has commissioned to educate the public about robots. Parts of the structure will be moulded, welded, […]