anonym studio combines wood, concrete and metal in a family residence in bangkok

the new house for an extended family designed by bangkok-based studio anonym is located on the same property as the owner’s old home. the two residences stand in a parallel orientation and are separated...

the work of francis keré is currently on exhibition in madrid

  the work of architect francis kéré is deeply rooted in his native country, burkina faso in west africa. while he was raised in one of the poorest countries in the world, he received a scholarship...

interview with archi-union’s philip f. yuan

earlier this year, the ROB|ARCH conference returned to explore how robotic fabrication impacts the fields of architecture, art, and design. hosted by the swiss national centre of competence in research (NCCR) digital fabrication and ETH...

zaha hadid architects finalizes plans for aljada’s ‘central hub’ in the UAE

zaha hadid architects (ZHA) has finalized its plans for a major leisure and entertainment development in sharjah, a united arab emirates city on the arabian gulf. the first phase of the project’s ‘central hub’,...

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...