travertine building in mahallat, iran, is decorated by brick patterns, by caat studio

caat studio’s project is located on a residential periphery of mahallat, iran, 262 kilometers southwest of tehran with the hot and dry climate. the area surrounding the city is rich with travertine which is...

OMA completes first phase of ‘park grove’ development in miami

OMA has finalized the first phase of ‘park grove’, a luxury residential scheme in miami overlooking biscayne bay. the first two of the development’s three towers are now complete, with work on the final...

vincent callebaut to transform luxembourg’s ‘hotel des postes’

architect vincent callebaut has won an international competition to transform a historic building in luxembourg city. the planned renovation of ‘hôtel des postes’, which was completed in 1910 by architect sosthène weis, involves the...

mix architects transforms old chinese country house into library and teahouse

located in gaochun of nanjing, china, a small fishing village called jiangshan commissioned mix architects to meet the basic needs of indigenous people for modern functions and cultural life. the renewal plan proposed by the...

10 NYC buildings to explore during the month-long festival

the eighth-annual ‘archtober’, a month-long celebration of architecture and design, is set to take place in new york throughout october 2018. organized by the center for architecture, this year’s edition features events ranging from...

omar gandhi completes ‘treow brycg’ house in nova scotia

canadian architect omar gandhi has built a fortress-like residence on the south shore of nova scotia, canada. sited in the wild landscape of kingsburg beach, the dark-silhouetted property emerges above the terrain’s tall grasses...

ICD aggregate pavilion comprises 120,000 star-like ‘particles’

the institute for computational design and construction has built an enclosed pavilion, which comprises nothing more than star-like ‘particles’. the ‘ICD aggregate pavilion 2018’ is the result of a decade of research by the...

MVRDV to renovate WWII surviving building in poland

rotterdam-based architecture studio MVRDV has released its proposed design for the renovation of a 19th-century building located on the słodowa island in wrocław, poland. the design preserves the façade of the existing building while...

es devlin to design UK pavilion for expo 2020 dubai

artist and designer es devlin has been chosen to complete the UK pavilion for expo 2020 dubai. titled the ‘poem pavilion’, the scheme features a glowing communicative LED façade as well as an illuminated...

knitknot completes el jicarito school in a tiny nicaraguan village

in april 2016, knitknot — an international collective of architects, urban planners, artists, and thinkers — unveiled plans for a low-cost school via designboom’s reader submissions. the design team were crowdfunding the project, and...