MVRDV has revealed the design for a new exhibition and visitors centre for the Port of Rotterdam located at the harbour’s western-most point. Called Harbour Experience Centre, the new building, comprising a stack of five rotated exhibition spaces, stands out from its flat, is opened to its surroundings, while offering spectacular views in all directions of the coastline, the port, and the ocean
Sustainability is a core tenet of how Google does business. In addition to our Google-wide sustainability commitments, when it comes to building hardware we’ve made specific commitments to integrate sustainability into our products. It was important that our first store continue this work, and our commitment to sustainable design began on day one.
Built in the vast territory of Alentejo, the house emerges from the figure of an extensive water tank attached to a wall, facing south, as if it was a resonance box of the entire landscape. On the other side of the wall the social spaces and two fresco rooms are kept, places of transition between interior and exterior, considered as foundational for the daily life of the house.
Whether for the core, shell or anything in between, there’s always a lot of discussion surrounding the search for optimal building construction materials. For over a century now, we’ve been relying on steel and concrete to carry out the load-bearing duties in skyscrapers, but could wood possibly do the job just as well, or is it just too weak and flammable? And what’s the next big thing for building shells?
Kengo Kuma’s architectural evolution is traced in a new illustration book by Hiroshima miyazawa, a painter and former editor-in-chief of ‘nikkei architecture’ magazine. the architectural guide features 50 major projects by the globally acclaimed Japanese architect.
Architects Patrick MacLeamy, FAIA, and Mark R. LePage, AIA, host the new “Build Smart” podcast. Debuting April 12, this 14-episode series is based on MacLeamy’s Book, "Designing a World-Class Architecture Firm." The podcast will discuss recession-proofing tips derived from MacLeamy's 50-year career at HOK.
Charles and Ray Eames are most famous for their iconic chairs, which transformed our idea of modern furniture, but this was merely one facet of their work. They were graphic and textile designers, architects and film-makers. If they’d confined their efforts to just one of these genres, we’d still be talking about them today.