Reigate Grammar School / Walters & Cohen Architects

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© Dennis Gilbert/VIEW © Dennis Gilbert/VIEW
© Dennis Gilbert/VIEW © Dennis Gilbert/VIEW

Text description provided by the architects. A new, competition winning building at Reigate Grammar School, designed by London-based firm, Walters & Cohen Architects, has been opened.

© Dennis Gilbert/VIEW © Dennis Gilbert/VIEW

With the generous benefaction and support of the Peter Harrison Foundation, the ‘Harrison Centre’ (a library and sixth form centre) at Reigate Grammar School in Surrey will provide new facilities for the co-ed independent school of about 900 pupils.

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10 Brazilian Apartments Under 65 Square Meters

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Apartamento Viadutos / Vão © Rafaela Netto Apartamento Viadutos / Vão © Rafaela Netto

Due to the rising demand for housing, apartments around the world are becoming smaller and smaller. In addition, these plans for housing units do not always provide functional and comfortable living arrangements for its residents, challenging architects to think of ways to turn this situation into something desirable. Below, we've selected ten Brazilian projects that find creative solutions for small-scale housing. 

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The Go-To Guide for Bamboo Construction

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© Lucila Aguilar © Lucila Aguilar

Bamboo is an ancient building material that has been used in a variety of countries and building types. A sustainable material with a unique aesthetic, it is arguably one of the greatest architectural trends of the moment.

This material's structural and sustainable qualities demonstrate that bamboo can be three times more resistant than steel and grow about 4 feet (1.22 meter) in just one day.

© Lucila Aguilar © Lucila Aguilar

The Mexican firm led by Lucila Aguilar has developed a manual with the intention of documenting the construction process used while building a bamboo structure designed for UMMBAL.

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Timber School in Kuhmo / ALT Architects + Architecture Office Karsikas

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© Ville-Pekka Ikola © Ville-Pekka Ikola
  • Structural Engineer: Suunnittelu Laukka / Heikki Ainasoja
  • Hvac: Sitowise / Mikko Mäkelä
  • Electrical Engineer: Engineer office Varpiola / Sami Itkonen
  • Acoustics: Helimäki Akustikot / Erno Huttunen
  • Fire Consultant: Markku Kauriala
  • Av Design: AV-Kolmio / Teemu Karsikas
  • Construction Company: Rakennusliike Kuoma
  • Head Of Construction: Mauri Pulkkinen

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AHMM Designs 'Earthy and Autumnal' Block for City of London Campus

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1-2 Broadgate. Image Courtesy of AHMM 1-2 Broadgate. Image Courtesy of AHMM

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects have released plans for a mixed-use shopping and office block to replace 1-2 Broadgate on the City of London campus. The multi-colored block design will include 74,000 square meters of commercial space as part of the revitalization of the iconic 1980s office complex. Linked to Liverpool Street station, the new development would include retail and leisure as part of the new shopping center.

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MOS Architects

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MOS Architects
House No. 12 MOS Architects An experimental prototype using EPS foam blocks structurally to produce a house. A house made of insulation, and nothing else. It could be assembled within a few days. It would be economical. The foam would be coated with a rough cement/stucco as the finish. _ House, No. 12, A Foam … Continue reading MOS Architects
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Thames Lido / Marshall and Kendon Architects

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© Jon Reid – Arch.Photos © Jon Reid – Arch.Photos
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Jäger Zäh

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Jäger Zäh
Schaffhauserstrasse housing . Glattbrugg Jäger Zäh Architekten . photos: © Beat Bühler Das Projekt liegt, dreiseitig gefasst von der Schaffhauser- und Fabrikstrasse sowie der Glatt, prominent im Zentrum von Glattbrugg. Für die neuen Wohnbauten wurde eine bestehende Bebauung aus den 50er Jahren bis auf den Hauptbau an der Schaffhauserstrasse zurückgebaut. Zwei Neubauten, platziert entlang der … Continue reading Jäger Zäh
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Ozgol Apartment / Hooba Design Group

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© Deed studio © Deed studio
© Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff

Text description provided by the architects. The new urban development of Tehran in the recent decades has imposed alterations to the ratio of open and semi-open spaces to the closed spaces in residential units. These changes has enormously affected the lifestyle of Tehranians in the recent years to such and extend that smaller apartment units have minimum access to open or semi-open spaces. The research focus of this project was to explore the urgent need for new residential models in Tehran.

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The Fuzhou Strait Culture and Art Centre / PES-Architects

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Birdseye. Image © Marc Goodwin Birdseye. Image © Marc Goodwin
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Liberty's New Museum; a Hard Hat Tour

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[All photographs by John Hill, unless noted otherwise]

Twelve years I've lived in New York City and Wednesday morning was my first visit to Liberty Island, home to the most famous statue in the world. I didn't go to walk up the 350-plus steps to the crown of the Statue of Liberty though. I was there for a hard hat tour of the Statue of Liberty Museum. Designed by FXCollaborative, with exhibitions by ESI Design, the building is expected to open in May 2019.


[Rendering of Statue of Liberty Museum by FXCollaborative]

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AD Classics: Vitra Design Museum / Gehry Partners

2 days 15 hours ago
© Liao Yusheng © Liao Yusheng

This article was originally published on April 27, 2017. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

Even at the Vitra Campus in Weil-am-Rhein—a collection of furniture factories, offices, showrooms, and galleries, many of which are the products of iconic architects—the Vitra Design Museum stands out as exceptional. With its sculptural form composed of interconnected curving volumes, the museum is the unmistakable work of Frank Gehry – an architect who has built a legacy for himself upon such structures. What may not be immediately apparent is the crossroads that this serene white building represents: it was in this project at the southwestern corner of Germany (close to the Swiss border) that Gehry first realized a structure in the vein of his now signature style.

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Casa de Montana / Studio Lawang

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© Mario Wibowo © Mario Wibowo
  • Architects: Studio Lawang
  • Location: Babakan Madang, Indonesia
  • Lead Architect: Patrisius Marvin Dalimartha
  • Team: Pamela Jouwena, Anna Silalahi
  • Area: 500.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Mario Wibowo
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Luoyuan Anglican Church / INUCE • Dirk U. Moench

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Service hall nearly completed. Image © Shikai, Dengxie Xiang, INUCE Service hall nearly completed. Image © Shikai, Dengxie Xiang, INUCE
  • Architects: INUCE·Dirk U. Moench
  • Location: Luoyuan, China
  • Architect In Charge: Dirk U. Moench
  • Design Team: Joshua Cubero, Yuanquan Gao, Shenming Lü, Jason Chen
  • Structure & Engineering: CCBA DI
  • Area: 5950.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Shikai, Dengxie Xiang, INUCE
North view from creek. Image © Shikai, Dengxie Xiang, INUCE North view from creek. Image © Shikai, Dengxie Xiang, INUCE

At the Battlezone Between City and Countryside

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