Articles tagged Community


Luxembourg’s national library shows how institutions can build communities

Luxembourg – Designed by German firm Bolles+Wilson, the National Library of Luxembourg brings a vital community space to an otherwise isolated district.


Can exhibition design help promote cross-cultural creative dialogue?

Shenzhen – A Shenzhen exhibition designed by Döppel Studio and Désormeaux/Carrette speaks of the future of transnational design collaborations. 


With a roving food truck, a Californian design studio gives and gains urban insight

San Francisco – Food for Thought Truck is a mobile design studio by Studio O+A, on the road to help communities across the Golden State with site-specific projects.


Coffee and architecture lovers: COBE’s Copenhagen studio has just the (public) café for you

Copenhagen – COBE’s in-studio Depanneur café is a cosy meeting ground to connect and get a behind-the-scenes look at the architects’ work.


A youth project helped LGA Architects understand the value of privacy

Toronto – Eva’s Phoenix is transitional housing for at-risk and homeless youth that provides residents with a sense of ownership.

Chengdu Zhongshuge by X+Living. Photos Shao Feng

X+Living's fanciful bookstore is a wonderland for all ages

CHENGDU – Part bookstore, part library; the magical world of literature has been brought to life in a unique setting in a shopping mall in central China.


Could a sneaker-head community space in Scoop (86) safeguard against physical retail’s decline?

LUXEMBOURG – Sneaker club Scoop (86) rethinks the role of the sports store by turning shoe shopping into social bonding.

New'R by Hamonic+Masson & Associés. Photos Takuji Shimmura

Hamonic+Masson stratifies a metaphor for the city

NANTES – The design of the New'R building is all about bringing people together to create a community. A simple proposition, perhaps, but in practise not quite so easy.

Skypark by Concrete Architectural Associates. Photos courtesy of the architect

Residents can escape the city chaos on the Skypark roof terrace by Concrete

HONG KONG – A new clubhouse has opened 28-storeys above the densely-populated district of Mongkok – an area known for its high concentration of bars, clubs and restaurants.

56 Leonard Street by Herzog & de Meuron. Photos Alexander Severin Architectural

The raw interior of Herzog & de Meuron's jenga building has been revealed

NEW YORK CITY – Sparkly and shiny domestic properties are very nice for living in but often don't make the most interesting of subjects to critique.

Kellogg Global Hub by KPMB Architects. Photos Tom Arban

Undulating glazing defines KPMB Architects' lakeside education hub

EVANSTON – The sheer number of students on any given university campus can be quite daunting and it is not difficult to walk past hundreds of people each day.

Media Library [Third-Place] by Dominique Coulon et Associés. Photos Eugeni Pons

A collection of bubbles gives Dominique Coulon & Associés free movement

THIONVILLE – With a fluid façade wrapping around the building like an unfurling ribbon, Media Library [Third-Place] has recently opened in the north east of France.