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....

mamm design’s kindergarten concentrates around a lush green courtyard

tomonoki-himawari, located in tokyo’s arakawa ward, is a newly established private kindergarten with a capacity of 175 people. seeing that the surrounding environment was densely populated by houses and factories, mamm design aspired to...

travertine building in mahallat, iran, is decorated by brick patterns, by caat studio

caat studio’s project is located on a residential periphery of mahallat, iran, 262 kilometers southwest of tehran with the hot and dry climate. the area surrounding the city is rich with travertine which is...

vincent callebaut to transform luxembourg’s ‘hotel des postes’

architect vincent callebaut has won an international competition to transform a historic building in luxembourg city. the planned renovation of ‘hôtel des postes’, which was completed in 1910 by architect sosthène weis, involves the...

10 NYC buildings to explore during the month-long festival

the eighth-annual ‘archtober’, a month-long celebration of architecture and design, is set to take place in new york throughout october 2018. organized by the center for architecture, this year’s edition features events ranging from...