Beautiful Italian farmhouse is built around a 60-year-old tree

Influential Italian architect Carlo Scarpa once said “between a tree and a house, choose the tree.” With its recent renovation of a beautiful Italian farmhouse, Carlo Ratti Associatti decided to choose both, transforming the home and arranging its inte… Continue reading Beautiful Italian farmhouse is built around a 60-year-old tree

Generous glazing floods compact tiny house interior with daylight

When you’re dealing with the kind of small living space offered by a tiny house, maximizing glazing can really help make it feel less cramped. France’s Baluchon embraced this approach with its recently completed Ia Orana, and it really opens up the hom… Continue reading Generous glazing floods compact tiny house interior with daylight

ZHA’s energy efficient office adds some greenery to inner-city Prague

Work is underway on a new mixed-use office building designed by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA). Located in Prague, Czech Republic, the project will be covered in greenery and involve the creation of a new public park. It will also boast significant sustai… Continue reading ZHA’s energy efficient office adds some greenery to inner-city Prague

Ambitious supertall tower turns skyscraper design on its head

British/Ghanian architect Sir David Adjaye’s firm has revealed plans for a very ambitious new skyscraper for New York City. Named Affirmation Tower, it’s slated to become one of the Western Hemisphere’s tallest buildings and will feature a striking can… Continue reading Ambitious supertall tower turns skyscraper design on its head

Shenzhen center will host performances in large golden eggs

Shenzhen isn’t exactly lacking in eye-catching buildings, but an extraordinary new performance center is sure to make an impression even in this bustling Chinese megacity thanks to its two performance spaces that look like a giant goose has laid golden… Continue reading Shenzhen center will host performances in large golden eggs

Stunning pavilion shaded from Dubai sun with airplane-inspired facade

Carlo Ratti Associatti’s Italian Pavilion is one of several architectural installations at Expo 2020 Dubai. Another high-profile contribution comes from British firm Foster + Partners. Named Alif, it features a stunning exterior design that helps keep … Continue reading Stunning pavilion shaded from Dubai sun with airplane-inspired facade

Amazing water tower home wins 2021 Stephen Lawrence Prize

Following its unveiling of the 2021 Stirling Prize, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has revealed the winner of the 2021 Stephen Lawrence Prize. Tonkin Liu has received the award for its fantastic work transforming a dilapidated water t… Continue reading Amazing water tower home wins 2021 Stephen Lawrence Prize

“Warehouse of ideas” from Grafton Architects wins 2021 Stirling Prize

Out of the six superb projects shortlisted last month, an overall winner has finally been chosen for the most prestigious award in UK architecture, the 2021 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize. Grafton Architects has been given … Continue reading “Warehouse of ideas” from Grafton Architects wins 2021 Stirling Prize

Nautical pavilion promotes sustainability in Dubai

Dubai’s Expo 2020 event recently kicked off and Carlo Ratti Associatti (CRA) and Italo Rota have designed and installed a pavilion to represent Italy. Hoping to produce a temporary structure that wouldn’t eventually end up in landfill, the team used a … Continue reading Nautical pavilion promotes sustainability in Dubai

“Dancing” towers designed to keep shadow-casting to a minimum

Taking the overall form of a large V-shape, like a peace sign pointing at the Düsseldorf skyline, Snøhetta’s envisioned “dancing” towers are designed so they don’t cast too much shade on the immediate area. The pair of buildings will be situated above … Continue reading “Dancing” towers designed to keep shadow-casting to a minimum