My commitment to pavilions—to the idea of making constructional follies—is connected with needing to develop prototypes and carry out constructional research away from the normal practice of architecture. Without being subject to a client’s brief, the pavilions give me an opportunity to develop and test different methodologies, which is something that has always interested me about teaching. They are investigations into various kinds of context, dealing with urban scenarios and landscapes—they are about making something in space for its own sake, when the guiding idea comes from a reading of place. The pavilions fine tune my engagement with a specific situation, allowing me to see what is essential in terms of an action or construction. I did not set out with the idea of working in series, but as different opportunities came up, the process of designing them became more organic, the language seemed to make sense, and as one thing reinforced another, they took on a life of their own.
Advances in technology have changed the way people work and move around congested cities. Since free space in these urban areas has become scarce, people have shifted their perspective upwards and are now looking to the sky for new means of mobility, transporting their goods via cargo drones and flying ‘taxis’.
- Architects: Shanghai ZF Architectural Design
- Location: Linggang Road, XiaLi Road, Pudong District, Shanghai, China
- Category: Shopping centers
- Lead Architects: Zhen Lu, Hai Jiang, Jorge Bressel Mateo
- Design Team: Jiajie Dong, Chuyang Shang, Wenjin Zhang, Teng Ma, Wu Xu, Li Zhang, Juan He, Qing Wei, Rui Ding, Xiaolan Qian, Yufei Zhang, Rui Wang, Xiang Wang, Xiaohai Shi, Jingxin Wei, Xuyi Wu, Yangang Fu, Moyan Cheng, Yong Wei, Jia An, Jie Huan, Danying Yang, Xing He, Daian Feng, Dongmei Zhao, Shenglei Yu
- Area: 47353.0 m2
- Project Year: 2019
- Photographs: Yong Zhang
- Architects: MOZHAO ARCHITECTS
- Location: Quanzhi Technology Innovation Park, Bao an District, Shenzhen, China
- Category: Community
- Lead Architect: Guansheng Zeng
- Architecture Design Team: Wenguo Luo, Jiayuan Shen, Fan Zhang | Yanlun Zhu, Fenglian Hong, Xun Chen
- Area: 2080.0 m2
- Project Year: 2018
- Photographs: Chao Zhang
- Architects: spaceworkers
- Location: Penafiel, Portugal
- Category: Houses
- Principal Architects: Henrique Marques & Rui Dinis
- Collaborating Architects: Rui Rodrigues, Sérgio Rocha, Rui Miguel, Vasco Giesta, Pedro Silva
- Project Area: 1177 sqm
- Project Year: 2014
- Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
- Architects: Wendell Burnette Architects
- Location: Scottsdale, United States
- Category: Houses
- Architect In Charge: Wendell Burnette
- Design Team: Thamarit Suchart (lead design collaborator), Jena Rimkus, Matthew G. Trzebiatowski, Scott Roeder, Brianna Tovsen, Chris Flodin, Colin Bruce
- Area: 7200.0 ft2
- Photographs: Bill Timmerman
Competing in this year’s 15th annual Multi Comfort Student Contest, Saint-Gobain had over 2,200 students from 199 universities worldwide. The final was narrowed down to 60 competing teams from 34 countries, all of whom traveled to Milan to present their designs to an international panel of experts from the Municipality of Milan. This year’s brief was to design a project to rehabilitate and reconnect the urban area around Crescenzago subway station in Milan in line with the city’s #milano2030 development plan. The competition also focuses on Saint-Gobain’s concept of Multi Comfort: thermal, visual, and acoustic comfort, as well as good indoor air quality.
NASA has created an online library of 140,000 high-resolution photos, videos, and sound clips, all free and available for download. Here is a selection of images for your dose of interstellar inspiration.
Nothing is ordinary about the Italian city of Venice. Whether it is the vividly-colored architecture that dates back to Gothic and Byzantine eras, or the fact that the city is floating on water, culturally-rich Venice is an intriguing destination for people of all backgrounds and interests.
With every visit to Venice, London-based architect and photographer Mayank Thammalla found himself discovering new scenic views of the city, ones that are often tucked beneath its architecture. In his recent photographic series ‘Echoes of Venice’, Thammalla used the canal ripples as his canvas and displayed the deteriorating architecture of Venice from a unique, inverted perspective.
- Architects: PH Alpha Design
- Location: Chongqing City University City, Chongqing, China
- Category: Library
- Chief Architect: Ziping Xu
- Design Team: Ziping Xu, Jianzhao Wu, Xu Li, Leixin Luo, Jiachen Wang, Junda Xiang
- Area: 28064.29 m2
- Project Year: 2015
Architecture Building of Inner Mongolia University of Technology / Inner Mongolia Grand Architectural Design Co
- Architect: InnerMongolia Grand Architectural Design Co.Ltd.
- Location: Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China
- Category: Schools
- Lead Architect: Pengju Zhang
- Design Team: 范桂芳、薛剑、苍雁飞、郭彦
- Client: Inner Mongolia University of Technology
- Area: 5200.0 m2
- Project Year: 2009
- Photographer: Courtesy of Courtesy of Inner Mongolia Grand Architectural Design Co.Ltd., Haocheng Li