OPEN architecture conceives ‘MARS case’ prototype for the red planet

founded and curated by kenya hara, ‘house vision’ is a multidisciplinary innovation platform in which architects and companies work together to use the ‘house’ as a medium for reflecting on the future direction of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

tadao ando-designed ‘wrightwood 659’ art space set to open in chicago

a new art space designed by pritzker laureate tadao ando is set to open in the city of chicago on october 12, 2018, with an inaugural show dedicated to the japanese architect and le corbusier....