An Architect’s school by Tadao Ando #architecture

In 2013, Tadao Ando, the celebrated Japanese Architect, created a new art, design and architecture school for the University of Monterrey in Mexico. The Centro Roberto Garza Sada, christened the “gate of creation” during design, provides the school with amphitheatres, studio and workshop spaces together with two galleries that display the lauded designer’s work. The […]

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London’s new pavilion #architecture

Make Architects have used aircraft and yacht technology to create a striking pavilion for a downtown public space in London, UK. Set in the Square Mile, the Portsoken Pavilion is a cafe space for social-enterprise and community uses. The pavilion’s structure is formed from a prefabricated monocoque (see definition below) and is cladded in Corten […]

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Architecture that sings – a choir school #delight

Palassis Architects have crafted this exquisite sculptural architecture for the St.Georges Cathedral choir at the Cadogan Song School in Perth, Australia. The lightweight structure is constructed from white pre-cast concrete enabling slender columns that support a series of arches to form an arcade over a sinuous spiral stair. The school sits within the foundations of […]

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A contemporary Gaudi ? #architecture

Located on the Vejle Fjord, HavneĂžen is a Gaudi styled building. Fjordenhus (Fjord House) is Studio Olafur Eliasson’s first building and houses Kirk Kapital’s company HQ. The building is as much a work of art as the crafted pieces it contains. Craftsmanship The organic architecture is formed from a series of masonry curves with geometric […]

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The Trailer Home reinvented #architecture #innovation

Invisible Studio have developed an affordable “house” using locally sourced timber and construction waste. The structure is relocatable using a trailer. Simplicity The Envelope is simply constructed using corrugated fibreglass and steel with the interior faced with plywood previously used for concrete shuttering. Natural light is provided to the interior via polycarbonate sheeting. The Architects […]

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