freitag opens store in kyoto, complete with DIY workshop

following its first store in japan, which opened in 2011 in tokyo, freitag has now opened a second outlet, setting up a new tarpaulin distribution center in an 80-sq.m space in kyoto. the zurich-based...

christophe benichou plans sliding shelter for snowy slopes

christophe benichou, the designer of the vertigo inducing ‘tip-box’ pavilion and the balconies for climbers suspended above a canyon, has now presented another conceptual design. the ‘sliding shelter’ is described as an isolated refuge...

archstudio renovates a traditional siheyuan residence in beijing

within a historic quarter of beijing, archstudio has completed the renovation of a small siheyuan and its adjoining three courtyards to create a living space that blends traditional architecture with contemporary design. the project has...

foster + partners to design alibaba’s new HQ in shanghai

foster + partners has won a competition to design the new headquarters for ‘alibaba’ — the world’s largest online retailer and e-commerce company — in shanghai. situated at xuhui riverside, with views towards the...

FADD studio designs the ash abode in india with block green walls

characterized by simplicity, clean lines, and sumptuous blocks of color, FADD studio has realized the ‘ash abode’ in bengaluru, india. the design of the new duplex residence takes inspiration from the japanese art of...

santiago calatrava’s greek orthodox church to restart construction at WTC

after years of delay, it has been announced that construction will resume on the santiago calatrava-designed greek orthodox church at the world trade center site in new york. the project will be driven by...

reyes rios + larrain completes pink residential complex in mexico

located in tulum, a town on the caribbean coastline of mexico’s yucatán peninsula, this medium density apartment complex has been designed to foster a sense of community among residents. completed by reyes ríos +...

bjarke ingels group + WXY plan to pedestrianize downtown brooklyn

bjarke ingels group (BIG), working alongside WXY architecture, has revealed conceptual plans to overhaul brooklyn’s downtown core with public realm, streetscape, and green infrastructure improvements. largely focused on the pedestrian experience, the vision has...

KS arquitetos builds a stacked container house for a metalworker in brazil

in the brazilian city of porto alegre, KS arquitetos has realized ‘container house RD’ for a metalworker and his passion for metal structures. designed and built alongside the client, the new residence reuses and...

chile-based zerocabin offers kit of off-grid, zero impact cabins

based in frutillar, chile, zerocabin offers a kit of entirely self-sustaining off-grid cabins for those who seek to escape into the natural environment without leaving a negative impact. while zerocabin was developed by a...