One of the most anticipated cultural venues in , the 35,000 m2 Royal Arena, opened with four sold out concerts by Metallica. Specially designed for concerts and international level sporting events, this new venue combines two key ambitions: to create an attractive and highly flexible multi-purpose arena that can attract spectators locally as well as internationally, while ensuring that the building’s presence will be a catalyzer for growth for the entire district as well as . With a podium that offers different public areas for social meetings and daily activities with a warm timber façade allowing spectators to look out and the curious to look in, the arena is designed to catalyse urban life, thereby adding value and fitting into the surrounding neighbourhood.
The Athletic's have hired four firms to lead the design and urban planning for their new ballpark on the Peralta site, near the heart of Oakland. will be collaborating with Snohetta on the design of the ballpark. will also be working on the masterplan along with and Oakland-based Studio T-Square.
Bold, innovative and set to become the largest botanic garden in the world, images of ’s future light-filled oasis in the desert have been revealed. A collaboration between , , and delivers the architecture, engineering, landscaping, and interpretive design in a scheme of over 420 hectares for the Botanic Garden.
This house, located in , a village near Warsaw, to a large degree owes its form to its owners, who, wanting a personalized, unique look, agreed to a spatial composition that departed from that of the archetypal home. The result was a building they came to call "the sarcophagus," "the battleship" or "the crystal."
Libraries are in transition. Once a point of knowledge dissemination and quiet introspection, they are becoming places to meet, socialize, study, hang out and plug in. Historically, we have seen a library’s civic value shift from a place for things, now, to a place for people. Its unique nature is that it maintains the tenants of a public service institution, while embracing the increasing proclivity of people to seek environments to carry out activities that blur the line between research, socialization, knowledge-seeking and play.
Situated in Chelsea, London, the store’s design is inspired by the contextual relevance of the location combined with an influence of futuristic elements. The result is an interior characterized by classic architypes, a pale red color palette, and stainless-steel elements.
has unveiled the 2017 edition of the “Architect 50,” their list of the 50 best architecture firms in the United States. The 2017 rankings are based on scores from three categories: business, design and sustainability. This year saw more entrants than ever before, with several first-time entrants making notable impressions, including the number 1 ranked design firm, . Topping the overall list was , who also ranked in the top 10 in both design and sustainability.
The Visitor Center along Tantau Avenue, designed as an exclusive public gateway to Park, it features an expansive roof terrace with stunning views of the main building that offers a unique glimpse into Park.
This article was originally published on the of the , the largest platform for contemporary architecture in North America. The 2017 Biennial, entitled , will be free and open to the public between September 16, 2017 and January 6, 2018.
Earlier this month, Abu Dhabi’s much-awaited “universal museum,” the designed by Pritzker Prize-winner , was opened to the public. After several years of delays and problems including accusations of worker rights violations, revisions in economic strategies, and regional turmoil, the completion of the museum is a feat in itself. Critics, supporters, naysayers, artists, economists, and human rights agencies, have all closely followed its shaky progress, but now that it’s finally open, reviews of the building are steadily pouring in.
The of New Campus of Tianjin University is located in the north of the front zone of the campus. The main buildings include an indoor sports center and a natatorium. The public spaces of these two buildings are linked by a large arch bridge which encloses an entrance plaza and connects the entire building.
The Østfold cabin is located in the Oslofjord archipelago, with great views of the sea and the adjacent coastal landscape. The cabin consists of two volumes - the main building and an annex, connected by an outdoor terrace. The foundation of the building and the angle of the pitched roof stems from a previous building on the site and creates the natural boundaries of the project.
The existing house, which had to be converted, is situated in an interesting urban context close to the historical core of . It’s accessible by car and by foot directly from the village and it has a romantic palm tree garden with a spectacular view over the roofs towards the Lake Maggiore and the mountains.
With its massive, intricate roof and man-made pools and canals, was a project 10-years in the making before finally debuting to the public earlier this month. But even if the project missed it's original completion date, it certainly wasn't for lack of trying – and that's proven in this new timelapse from .