sculptural staircase connects the MSGSSS-renovated museum of modern art in buenos aires

argentinian studio MSGSSS architects has completed the renovation of the buenos aires museum of modern art (MAMBA), unifying two existing buildings with the aim of improving the experience of visitors and increasing the space...

carlo ratti develops low-cost prefab housing system for india

carlo ratti associati has developed livingboard, a flexible prefab housing system to improve housing conditions in rural parts of india, made of low-cost materials that can be flat-packed and easily transported. working together with indian...

ahsa farmstay by creative crews uses vernacular building techniques in thailand

bangkok based practice, creative crews, has designed the ahsa farmstay in the maechan district of chiang rai, thailand. in chiang rai, vernacular building techniques are not passed down from generation to the next. this lack of...

foster + partners designs skyscraper for china merchants bank in shenzhen

foster + partners has revealed the designs for china merchants bank’s new global HQ in shenzhen, china. the 350-meter skyscraper is the first building approved in the city’ new super headquarters district, aiming to...

studio PKA builds ‘5 element house’ to the contours of the land in india

studio PKA has designed the ‘5 element house‘ atop a hill in pavana, india. the concept behind the project is rooted in the idea of combining the five elements of earth, sky, air, water and...

lumen museum of mountain photography sits on top of the dolomites

located at the summit of the region kronplatz in south tyrol, the newly-opened lumen museum offers 1,800 sqm dedicated to mountain photography. spanning four floors, exhibitions include a permanent display of the work of...

osaka metro plans large-scale redevelopment with futuristic skyscraper station in yumeshima

osaka metro has announced the redevelopment of its underground network and a new station for the man-made island of yumeshima in light of the 2025 world expo. the large-scale plan, which begun in 2018...

solar-powered maldives island resort highlights sustainable tourism

although featuring hundreds upon thousands of beautiful beaches, the madlives also has the lowest average ground level of any nation. this makes their landscape very sensitive to the change of sea levels caused by...

silp architects converts a former warehouse into office building in bangkok

the est 64 by silp architects is a 1000 sqm office building project, converted from a 40-year-old warehouse on sukhumvit 64, punnawithi railway station in bangkok. the former warehouse building was built as a...

sasaki masterplans chengdu panda reserve in central china

boston- and shanghai-based design firm sasaki has presented a masterplan for a panda reserve in chengdu, the capital of china’s sichuan province and one of the world’s fastest growing cities. the plan provides a...