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...

takeshi hosaka architects extrudes the balconies of this tokyo house towards the interior

takeshi hosaka architects has built a house for a couple and their child in downtown tokyo where windows’ balconies are reversed and extruded towards its interior. the large and small platforms create a feeling of...

new video documents dafne schippers bicycle bridge by NEXT architects

this new video documents a bridge in the netherlands that opened to the public last year. designed by NEXT architects, the structure combines a cycle and pedestrian crossing with a school and a public...

zaha hadid architects to build new sverdlovsk philharmonic concert hall

zaha hadid architects has been selected by the jury of an international design competition to build the new sverdlovsk philharmonic concert hall in yekaterinburg, russia. echoing the physical aspects of sound waves, the design...

the work of francis keré is currently on exhibition in madrid

  the work of architect francis kéré is deeply rooted in his native country, burkina faso in west africa. while he was raised in one of the poorest countries in the world, he received a scholarship...

interview with ‘brothers in arms’ ian gillespie and bjarke ingels

bjarke ingels, together with friend and patron ian gillespie, knew early on that their 2016 serpentine pavilion would have a traveling life. as both ian — founder of development firm westbank — and bjarke both find...