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Tarabot by theOtherDada: Biodiversity and sustainability at the Jameel Arts Centre for COP28
Tarabot: Weaving A Living Forum, inspired by an idea by architect Adib Dada of studioOtherDada in Beirut, is a sustainable pavilion inaugurated during COP28 at the Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai. Made with locally sourced materials such as clay, mycelium, date palm waste and upcycled fabric, the pavilion incarnates a circular, ecological ethic and promotes biodiversity.
an entrance to a building with lots of plants and greenery on the outside wall
Westway Architects: From the "Reti 15" Recovery, to Iconic Projects in Italy and Ethiopia
Westway Architects has transformed a former industrial space in Rome's San Lorenzo district into "Reti 15", an innovative architecture studio and versatile events space. The project, led by Luca Aureggi, Maurizio Condoluci and Laura Franceschini, reflects the Studio's distinctive design philosophy, which preserves the traces of the place and favours unique future-oriented solutions.
people are standing in front of brightly colored columns
Not your usual Christmas lights
Changing from inside, renewing the urban dimension of Christmas: this is the goal of Christmas Design, a community event in Bergamo based on an idea by landscape architect Maurizio Vegini, in which nineteen light installations designed especially for the occasion by artists, architects and designers are funded by local businesses, lighting up the heart of the city.
two people are walking up and down the stairs in front of an empty soccer field
Huizhen High School: a campus that celebrates free thought
Huizhen High School, designed by the Approach Design Studio in collaboration with the Zhejiang University of Technology Engineering Design Group, is a campus that breaks the traditional mould of school buildings, allowing students to relax and "waste their time mindfully". The project was initially selected in the Completed Building School category of the World Architecture Festival, and went on to win the World Building of the Year title. Images courtesy of World Architecture Festival and v2com
the walkway is lined with trees and plants on both sides of the building, along with several windows
Transforming the Past into the Future by Vurpas Architectes
In the heart of Lyon's La Confluence district, a new school complex inserts itself into an old wholesale market building. The project, completed by the Vurpas Architectes studio, transforms a former logistics centre into an innovative educational institution, responding to the educational challenges of the future. Images courtesy of Vurpas Architectes Photos by © Vladimir de Mollerat du Jeu
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The Pyramid of Tirana: transforming a historic monument
Dutch architectural practice @mvrdv has completed an important project transforming an old monument in the Albanian capital. A facility opened in 1988 as a museum about the dictator Enver Hoxha has now been given new life as a vibrant cultural centre and educational facility in the heart of Tirana, demonstrating the great potential of historic constructions in Brutalist style. Images: Ossip van Duivenbode
a crane is hanging from the side of a building with metal bars and wires in front of it
Renzo Piano and RPBW: the Fil Rouge of contemporary architecture
Between 9 December 2023 and 13 January 2024 Galerie d'Architecture in Paris presents an extraordinary exhibition about Renzo Piano and Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) entitled "Fil Rouge", offering an overview of half a century of work by Renzo Piano and his studio, redefining the canons of contemporary architecture and revealing the fil rouge or common thread running through all their projects. Images courtesy of RPBW and La Galerie d'Architecture
people are walking up and down the stairs in an office building with glass walls on both sides
Montreal's new light rail system, the Réseau Express Métropolitain
The innovative design of the Réseau Express Métropolitain (REM)'s stations heralds an era of transformation for Montreal's cityscape. The inaugural Rive-Sud line, designed by the Lemay, Bisson Fortin and Perkins & Will consortium, is an important component of the REM, reflecting on the Canadian city's commitment to sustainable public transport as a symbol of its regeneration. Images: Adrien Williams
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Breath of an Architect exhibition
Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain presents an exhibition combining art and architecture in a unique blend of materials, space and human sensitivity. From 9 December 2023 until 21 April 2024, "Breath of an Architect" presents the visionary work of architect Bijoy Jain, founder of Studio Mumbai in India, establishing a dialogue with the emblematic building designed by Jean Nouvel that houses the French foundation.
a woman sitting on the ground in front of a building with a tree growing out of it
Architecture and resistance, the school complex designed by O-S and NAS in Béziers
Through the design of the school complex in Béziers, France, the O-S architectes and NAS architecture studios demonstrate, in a tangible way, how architecture can not only foster reconciliation with institutions, but also solve intricate and problematic urban nodes. Their vision fully embraces the idea, emphasized by O-S architectes, that it is the responsibility of architects not to abandon any urban area. Images courtesy of ateliers o-s architects and AHA, photo by © Cyrille Weiner
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The forests are amongst us
Our relationship with forests is incredibly intense, although we may well not even realise it. An innovative exhibition at the Circolo del Design in Turin - ‘May Contain Traces of Forest’ - explores how the relationship that our socio-economic system has established with tree communities can evolve, starting with the creation of new products and materials, then ending by inviting visitors to lend a more attentive ear to the plant world.
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Architecture for education: Henn designs Hangzhou’s Westlake University Campus
The innovative cultural atmosphere of Hangzhou, China has an important new driving force: the new Westlake University Campus designed by HENN Architecture. Images courtesy by HENN Photos by Simon Menges
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Vereda, a restaurant for sustainable conviviality
A SPACE ABOUT (ASA), the design studio founded by Laura Blanch and Noa Massanet, transformed a small empty shopfront into Vereda bar and restaurant. ASA’s spatial vision gives material form to the culinary concept of Vereda’s chef and owner, creating an authentic space appropriate for the community of Barcelona’s Eixample district. Design: A SPACE ABOUT Photography: Abel Bueno, Nuria Galí
the inside of a modern house with glass walls and wood ceilinging, overlooking a wooded area
Finding yourself in nature, the Center Parcs Cottage by Concrete
A living space where guests can disconnect from the frenzy of everyday life to "find themselves in nature" and connect with the beauty that surrounds them: this is the concept that guides the Center Parcs Cottage project created by Concrete multidisciplinary studio for Center Parcs. The prototype was constructed and installed at the Parc Bispinger Heide in Germany. #art #design #architecture
a person walking down a street with a bike in front of a building that has a birdcage on it
Helvetia, a sustainable home in Melbourne
Helvetia, a Victorian terraced home renovated by Austin Maynard Architects. After being converted into a boarding-house with a fragmented layout, Helvetia has undergone a new metamorphosis incarnating the ideals of sustainability, practicality and beauty. Images courtesy of Derek Swalwell