fleur pavilia offers a lush oasis of tranquil city living in hong kong

amidst the city’s hustle and bustle, a residence of hidden serenity is rising in north point, an eastern district of hong kong island. ‘FLEUR PAVILIA’ continues the spirit of THE ARTISANAL MOVEMENT that creates...

watch rem koolhaas discuss digital age, recent projects and politics at world architecture festival

this year’s edition of the world architecture festival in amsterdam saw world-renowned dutch architect rem koolhaas give the closing keynote. the festival’s theme was identity and the world’s most influential architects, designers and commentators discussed...

versatile SIMES brick light brightens up any architectural project

with the SIMES ‘brick light’, light becomes architecture itself. the luminaire revolutionizes the structural material by replicating and bettering its versatile, economical, robust, refractory and aesthetic characteristics. the result brings a new materiality to the...

‘digital’ skin clads undulating timber structure in china community center

shanghai-based firm challenge design completes the multi-purpose ‘yuanlu community center’ in chongqing, china. the project, sited near the ancient town of longxing, faces the yulin river and mirrors distant rolling hills.   image by prism images while each building...

nooyoon’s app-controlled façade for korea pavilion at expo 2020 dubai

nooyoon’s proposal for korean pavilion at expo 2020 dubai provides a space that is both physical and virtual. as a physical space, the box inflates in all directions. this reflects the inability of a physical...

UNStudio presents the ‘city of the future’ as a new vision for urban environments

UNStudio, in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of experts, – has created ‘socio-technical city’ as a new urban vision for the ‘central innovation district’ (CID) test site in the hague. the CID test site covers...

oyapock architectes completes ‘bar da laje’ in rio de janeiro

this entertainment venue is perched at the summit of a favela in rio de janeiro, overlooking the brazilian city’s dramatic coastal landscape. designed by oyapock architectes, the project involved the extension and renovation of an...

limerick house by solomon troup architects refers in australia

inspired by the shape of the sheds that inhabit the local area, the limerick house by solomon troup architects is an addition to an existing building in eganstown, victoria, australia. clad in black spotted gum...

TOP 10 towers and skyscrapers of 2018

see designboom’s TOP 10 stories archive:  rising high above the ground, towers are the most prominent structures of modern cities. extending life from the urban streets into the sky, they reveal creative ways to solve...

winning proposal for brazil pavilion expo 2020 dubai encloses water square

the winning proposal for the brazil pavilion at the expo 2020 dubai focuses on the country’s waters, its rivers and its mangroves. a collaboration of three architecture studios, ben-avid, JPG.ARQ, and MMBB arquitetos, the project...