Articles tagged Glazing

Casa Kwantes by MVRDV. Photos Ossip van Duivenbode
Residential

MVRDV sculpts a back-to-front villa around an olive tree

ROTTERDAM – Dutch homes have a reputation of transparency, with curtain-less glazing. At Casa Kwantes, the request for privacy lends itself to the concept of a two-faced residence.

Culture

Float around inside Studio Fuksas’ the Cloud

ROME – The Rome Convention Centre and hotel, which opened to the public at the end of October 2016, now invites you to a 360-degrees experience of the interior.

Leaderboard: Clerkenwell
Leaderboard: Clerkenwell
ADNOC tower by HOK. Photos [awaiting name]
Office

HOK’s high-rise tower stands out eccentrically against the urban landscape

ABU DHABI – The design for the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company tower in the United Arab Emirates capital is motivated by the attitude ‘less is more’.

Roberts Pavilion by JFAK. Photos Benny Chan (Fotoworks)
Sport

JFAK sheds light on the importance of transparency

CLAREMONT – JFAK partner John Friedman explains how the firm’s new sports centre at Claremont McKenna College introduces light without compromising the building’s function.

Vagelos Education Center by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Gensler. Photos Iwan Baan
Mark Magazine

Students receive vertical learning in Manhattan

NEW YORK – The Vagelos Education Center by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Gensler features a 14-storey cascade for informal study.

Grove at Grand Bay by Bjarke Ingels Group. Photos Rasmus Hjortshoj
Residential

Two twisting towers turn eyes to the Florida coast

MIAMI – BIG's residential high-rise in Coconut Grove, the oldest and greenest neighbourhood in Miami, is the first to be built for over a decade.

Lima Convention Centre by Idom. Photos Antonio Serrentino
Mark Magazine

Idom's tough concrete cube makes a bold brutalist statement

LIMA – In a location that is locally referred to as the ‘Cultural Centre of the Nation’, the Lima Convention Centre in Peru caters to the urban business population in both a functional and …

Headquarters for Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger by MVSA Architects. Photos Albert Bakker/Ronald Rilleman
Office

MVSA designs European HQ for fashion giant as a shining beacon in the harbour

AMSTERDAM – The new European headquarters for Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger has docked in the former ‘port-turned-creative hub’ district of Houthavens in the Dutch capital.

Leaderboard: Clerkenwell
Leaderboard: Clerkenwell
Montmartre housing by Ateloier Kempe Thill. Photos Ulrich Schwarz
Residential

A sliced façade for Atelier Kempe Thill’s winter garden-inspired urban villas

PARIS – A modern interpretation of the classical urban villa is the starting point for desirable social housing in the district of Montmartre, northern Paris.

Nieuwdok is a mixed-use building comprising a school at the base and student flats across the upper five floors
Residential

Up-and-coming hotspot for urban regeneration gets a Moke Architecten makeover

AMSTERDAM – Student accommodation with angled double windows becomes the latest contribution to urban development plans in the north of the city.

The project’s architect has paid careful attention to respect the natural landscape
Culture

Stone-clad museum harmonises with its rural backdrop

SARS-POTERIES – W-Architectures ensured careful attention was paid to respect the natural landscape surrounding the new museum for contemporary glass – MusVerre – in northern France.

The building form is squeezed inward at points to avoid existing trees. Photo Takuji Shimmura
Office

Architecture that claims to disappear but is vividly present and considered

LES HERBIERS – Atelier du Pont uses massing to design offices aware of their own surroundings.