Foster + Partners explain their major project to transform the experience for visitors to Munich’s Lenbachhaus Museum, where a golden copper alloy intervention enhances the distinctive, ochre coloured facades of the original building.
In this new museum, Staab Architekten introduce modulation and complexity with a profiled brass covering – a contemporary take on reed thatched roofs – enveloping a cluster of distinctive forms, reminiscent of local rural buildings.
The second project designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects featured here is The Forum, a new campus entrance and hub for students at the University of Exeter, characterised by a soaring timber-framed, ETFE and copper roof - as the architects explain.
Completed in a cubic form, the building breaks free of its restrictions and plays with the falling lines of the facade sections. Clusters of trees grow around the building, sometimes producing shadow, accentuating the verticality of the design. The façade is divided in non-parallel sections that continue the lively interplay with the surrounding trees.
The Finnish town of Seinäjoki hosts the most extensive cluster of buildings designed by Alvar Aalto in the world. Asmo Jaaksi of architects JKMM explains his practice’s approach to designing a new addition to this hallowed Aalto Centre
This design by C + S won an international competition. The new building is grafted into the complexity of the Venetian urban system facing Piazzale Roma, the car-entrance space to the city of Venice. At the same time it becomes the 'infrastructure' which brings an existing 19th century factory (Ex-Manifattura Tabacchi) into a contemporary use: in fact it houses the technical building systems.
The buildings that make up the Municipal Market and the space defined by them, commonly referred to as "the square", a name inherited from market square are, as a unit, characteristic elements of the urban landscape of the city of Guimarães. The grounds of the old municipal market boasted a privileged and very central location with excellent accesses, very close to the Toural Square and the historic center.
Gathering around a single set of equipment, dedicated to culture and education functions, comes from the desire to create unifying public facilities to initiate urban renewal. The educational and cultural center consists of seven entities organized around the same spatiality: a school with kindergarten and elementary school, building restoration, a nursery, a library and a function room.
Etter å ha stått tomt i 20 år, har det sentrale Drottningtorget Post Kontorbygg i Göteborg blitt forvandlet til et 500-roms Clarion-hotell, med moderne tillegg som gjenspeiler ambisjonene i denne pulserende byen.
En skjemmende sovjetisk bygning fra midten av det 20. århundre omgjøres fullstendig med en perforert kobberfasade, og gjenoppdager en arkitektonisk hyllest til bilen. Først forklarer Pavel Khegay og Amir Idiatulin fra IND Architects designkonseptet sitt.
Dette nye kultur-og mediesenteret i den landlige byen Gournay en Bray i det franske Normandie tar sin inspirasjon fra de lokale bygningene som er omgjort til moderne verk, preget av skiferoverflater og glassvinduer omkranset av en trådnetting i kobber.
Completed in 2010, the Victor Hugo hub – a 9,615 m2 multiplex – is located in the Saint Raphaël town centre. The impetus for this project was the town’s desire to revitalise the railway district: a gamble that has now paid off! The hub – which houses seven cinema auditoria with 1,350 seats, a bus station and a two-level car park – has shown itself to be a key tool for urban regeneration.
The 'Capanna Osservatorio Regina Margherita' is the highest building in Europe, located at an altitude of 4554m above sea level, on the Punta G.Gnifetti, one of the peaks of the Monte Rosa Massif. Almost all shelters/alpine huts serve as the departure point for those wishing to 'conquer' a summit, while the Capanna Regina Margherita is at the summit. The uniqueness of the location creates interesting opportunities in the field of medicine research, earth science and meteorology: for this Hut (as a shelter for mountaineers) and Observatory (as a support structure for scientific research).