the greenland center by nikken sekkei forms shanghai’s largest urban park

located above a two-line subway station, the shanghai greenland center by architecture office nikken sekkei forms the city’s largest urban park at approximately 20,000 m2. merging nature with human activity, the complex encloses various commercial...

MVRDV breaks ground on ‘radio tower & hotel’ in new york

MVRDV has broken ground on its first project in the US, a colorful 22-story building conceived as a ‘vertical village’. located at 2420 amsterdam avenue in new york’s washington heights neighborhood, the project combines...

herzog & de meuron-designed skolkovo institute opens in moscow

‘skolkovo’ is a new urban community initiated by the russian government. located in moscow, 17 kilometers (10.5 miles) west of the kremlin, the community will offer residents a vibrant and diverse mix of uses...

jardin robinson, a geometrical community center in geneva by SMA

recently built recreational center ‘jardin robinson’ designed by geneva-based stendardo menningen architectes (SMA) occupies a strategic position surrounded by the wooded banks of the rhone river on one side and the public facilities of the lignon...

paulo moreira creates a contemporary living space in 1980s residential building

pontinha is a peripheral district of lisbon characterized by anonymous residential buildings, built mostly in the 1980s. the pontinha apartment by paulo moreira architectures transforms an apparently uninteresting space into a contemporary living area....

fifteen hudson yards includes the highest outdoor residential space in NYC

designed by diller scofidio + renfro in collaboration with rockwell group, ‘fifteen hudson yards’ is a residential tower currently under construction in new york. the building, which topped out earlier this year, forms part of...

françois blanciak designs outdoor exhibition for architecture graduates in sydney

françois blanciak architect has completed an indoor-outdoor scheme for the university of sydney‘s 2017 architecture graduate exhibition.  the site specific intervention is designed to extend beyond architectural limits and towards the city as it moves...

yoshimasa tsutsumi’s restaurants in chengdu draw from traditional japanese typologies

japanese architect yoshimasa tsutsumi‘s new project is located on the ground floor of shangri-la hotel, chengdu, china, with a street frontage. the venue features two essentially different restaurants with a shared kitchen — one is...

studio mutt designs vibrant store for universal works in coal drops yard, london

studio mutt has designed a new store and visual identity for british menswear brand ‘universal works’ at coal drops yard, london. the architects were appointed in late 2017 as architect and creative partner for...

cca designs concrete structure as a safe space for mexico’s marginalized youth

the ‘boys and girls club’ by centro de colaboración arquitectónica (cca) is a project in ecatepec, that aims to provide after-school activities to children and teenagers in marginalized communities in the state of mexico. cca investigated the failed...