Radical #architecture from around the world #thinkdifferently #sustainability

The range of design ideas and concepts is in itself impressive… Architecture platform Rethinking the Future (RTF): to create a “new window on international trends in architecture and design” by considering “radical solutions for the present day problems facing the domain.” RTF has announced the winners for their annual “Rethinking the Future Awards.” The competition was…

Buddhist serenity

Walters & Cohen were competition winners to refurbish and extend the Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre for London Buddhist Centre (LBC) in Suffolk, UK. Yet again W&C demonstrate expertly executed architecture with their attention to detail and choice of materials. The client’s vision was for a serene, beautiful centre that improves health and wellbeing, and enhances the…

The world’s #tallestbuilding … in #wood !

Shigeru Ban Architects, working for the developer PortLiving, have designed the world’s tallest hybrid timber building in the Coal Harbour district in Vancouver, Canada.   This design had to attain a design standard worthy of its location next to the Arthur Erikson “Evergreen Building” which is landmark listed. ArchDaily have more images here…World’s Tallest Hybrid…

transparent barn

This contemporary take on the living barn is elegant and well crafted. The projecting glass gable sliding from under traditional thatch is a wonderful interplay of modern and traditional materials. Architect_Mass Architecten

Visit Gaudi’s first house

Gaudi’s first residential project will open to the public as a museum later this year. The house, in Barcelona, is classed as a Word Heritage Site. Casa Vicens was built as a summer home between 1883 and 1885 1 ; it was designed by the 31 -year-old Gaudí for Manel Vicens i Montaner (1836-1895), a…

The concrete ark

The simplicity of the form, the standard of the concrete finish and then the contrast between this “brutal” material and the landscape context, makes this an exemplary house design. Robert Konieczny, the Architect of the Szczecin museum that won the 2016 World Building of the Year, designed this elegant house for his family. His design provides…