Stunning timber maritime center stands up to harsh wind and high tide

Snøhetta recently completed an attractive timber maritime center in Esbjerg, Denmark. Inspired by wooden boat construction, the building is designed to withstand punishing local conditions, including high winds and potential flooding.Continue ReadingCa… Continue reading Stunning timber maritime center stands up to harsh wind and high tide

Expansive library channels avid readers into a “canyon of books”

Much of MVRDV’s architectural output lately has drawn inspiration from the natural landscape, including its recently completed Valley project. Having been commissioned to create one of China’s largest new libraries, the firm continues this trend and ri… Continue reading Expansive library channels avid readers into a “canyon of books”

Glowing green library draws inspiration from the Bronx’s leafy parks

Commissioned to create a new library in the Bronx, Snøhetta has drawn inspiration from the New York City borough’s relative abundance of trees and park space to design an eye-catching building that will sport a green exterior and significant sustainabi… Continue reading Glowing green library draws inspiration from the Bronx’s leafy parks

Top 10 sustainable architecture projects of 2022

With growing concerns about the construction industry’s contribution to climate change, sustainable design is more important than ever. As the year comes to a close, we toast the best, most interesting, and most innovative examples of sustainable archi… Continue reading Top 10 sustainable architecture projects of 2022

Swedish eco-retreat suspends guests amid the treetops

Renowned Swedish architect Gert Wingårdh is the creative force behind a new eco-retreat that is suspended in the treetops of a Swedish pine forest. Located in Sällehägnad, approximately four miles (6.5 km) outside the center of the Holsbybrunn localit… Continue reading Swedish eco-retreat suspends guests amid the treetops

Energy efficient science center takes an angular approach to learning

High-profile UK firm Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has been commissioned to create a new science center in Singapore. The building will take the form of five interlocking rectangular volumes and will reduce its grid-based power use with solar panels and … Continue reading Energy efficient science center takes an angular approach to learning

Solar-powered art gallery incorporates WWII-era naval bunker

The Art Gallery of New South Wales has received an ambitious new extension, courtesy of Pritzker Prize-winning architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA. The project features significant sustainable design and incorporates a World War II-era… Continue reading Solar-powered art gallery incorporates WWII-era naval bunker

Zaha Hadid Architects looks to Ukraine’s future with Odesa Expo 2030

Once the war with Russia is over, Ukraine will need to rebuild. As a small part of this effort, Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has revealed plans to host a global trade fair in the country’s port city Odesa. Assuming it goes ahead, the event will be cente… Continue reading Zaha Hadid Architects looks to Ukraine’s future with Odesa Expo 2030

Foster + Partners embraces timber for sustainable London development

Foster + Partners continues its growing interest in using modern engineered timber with an ambitious new project in London, England. The mixed-use development will feature significant sustainable design and, according to the high-profile UK firm, will … Continue reading Foster + Partners embraces timber for sustainable London development