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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Architects: ALT Architects + Architecture Office Karsikas
- Location: Peuranpolku 3, Kuhmo, Finland
- Lead Architects: Antti Karsikas, Martti Karsikas
- Design Team: Antti Karsikas, Martti Karsikas, Ville-Pekka Ikola, Tuomas Niemelä, Kalle Vahtera
- Area: 6165.0 m2
- Project Year: 2018
- Photographs: Ville-Pekka Ikola, Mikko Auerniitty
- 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
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.
- Architects: Marshall and Kendon Architects
- Location: Thames Lido, Kings Meadow, Napier Rd, Reading, RG1 8FR, United Kingdom
- Lead Architects: Marshall and Kendon Architects
- Engineer: Structural Solutions
- Project Managers: Arne Ringer - Glassboat
- Contractors: Charlie Quinn & Marcos dos Santos - Design Workshop Bristol
- Area: 1500.0 m2
- Project Year: 2017
- Photographs: Jon Reid – Arch.Photos
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.
- Architects: PES-Architects
- Location: Mawei New Town, Fuzhou, China
- Lead Architects: Pekka Salminen (chief designer), Martin Lukasczyk (project architect), Samuel Hsuan-yu Shih (ceramic artist), Lai Linli (project manager)
- Design Team: Wei Li(project coordinator), Xiaojing Guang(project manager), Yizhou Zhao, Masahide Nakane, Matti Kankkunen, Anna Blomqvist, Clara Juan, Uros Kostic, Antonio Barquinha, Martin Genet, Jian Dou
- Area: 153000.0 m2
- Project Year: 2018
- Photographs: Marc Goodwin, Yong Zhang, Martin Lukasczyk
[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]
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.
- 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
- 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
At the Battlezone Between City and Countryside