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Dunrobin Shores / Christopher Simmonds Architect


Architects: Christopher Simmonds Architect Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada Year: 2014 Photographs: Doublespace Photography From the architect.

Master Plan Revealed for Binhai Eco City in Tianjin


Holm Architecture Office and AI have been named shared winners of the Eco City Binhai Master Plan. Located outside Tianjin in Northern China, the project will consist of a new Central Business District and five new cultural buildings.

Offices Business Incubato / bureau faceB


Architects: bureau faceB Location: Nanterre, France Associate Architects: Ateliers Area: 17541.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Vincent Fillon, Jonathan Alexandre From the architect.

MARK Magazine #51


Articles on China’s building boom often highlight the property bubble, megalomaniac planners, governmental corruption and private graft, substandard building practices and the destruction of the nation’s cultural heritage.

The Critics Speak: 6 Reasons why Hadid Shouldn’t Have Sued the New York Review of Books


For those that follow the ins and outs of architectural criticism, it will have been hard to miss the news this week that Zaha Hadid is suing the New York Review of Books, claiming that the critical broadside launched by Martin Fuller against Hadid in his review of Rowan Moore’s book Why We Build was not only defamatory but also unrepresentative of the content of the book.

Morvest Headquarters / Anthrop Architects


Architects: Anthrop Architects Location: Noordwyk, Midrand, South Africa Year: 2013 Photographs: Dewald van Helsdingen Structural Engineers: Hatch Goba Electrical Engineers: Hatch Goba Mechanical Engineers: Climatron Projects Landscapers: Servest Landscaping Quantity Surveyor: ACost Consulting Contractor: Murray & Dickson Construction From the architect.

UNESCO: Friend or Foe?


Earlier this week, two articles on Domus engaged each other in a debate over the affect of UNESCO World Heritage status on the cities they supposedly protect.

“Seoul: Towards a Meta-City” Exhibition Opens in Berlin


On Thursday, the Aedes Network Campus Berlin (ANCB) Metropolitan Laboratory hosted a symposium to mark the opening of the exhibition ”Seoul: Towards a New City,” in collaboration with the City of Seoul.

Lycée Louis Barthou / Pierre Marsan


Architects: Pierre Marsan Location: Pau, France Year: 2012 Photographs: Arthur Pequin Landscape: Pays Paysage From the architect.

Federal Criminal Court / Durisch + Nolli Architetti + Bearth & Deplazes Architekten


Architects: Durisch + Nolli Architetti, Bearth & Deplazes Architekten Location: Bellinzona, Switzerland General Planner: CDL Bearth & Deplazes AG, Durisch + Nolli Architetti Sagl, Lugano Jan Meier, Gesamtprojektleiter Year: 2013 Photographs: Tonatiuh Ambrosetti Constructor: Casada SA, Malvaglia Builders: Dipartimento Federale delle Finanze DEF, Ufficio Federale delle Costruzioni e della Logistica UFCL.

Uruguai Station / JBMC ARCHITECTS


Architects: JBMC ARCHITECTS Location: Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Jbmc Architects: Beatriz Pimenta Corrêa, Cecilia Pires, Cynthia Melo, Emiliano Homrich, Frederico Freitas, Gabriela Assis, João Batista Martinez Corrêa, Pedro Câmara and Sandra Morikawa Jbmc : Caio D´Alfonso, Carina Oshita, Diogo Luz, Mariana Nito, Nara Borges and Raffaella Yacar Area: 13774.0 sqm Year: 2012 Photographs: Nelson Kon Ventilation And Air Conditioning: Milton Coimbra Materials: Marco Pelaes, Flávio Baraboskin Contributors: Carlos Azevedo Arquitetura, Elcio and Yokoyama Arquitetura 3 D Rendering : Cassio Oba Osanai From the architect.

Sky Loft / KUBE architecture


Architects: KUBE architecture Location: Washington, DC 20008, USA Year: 2014 Photographs: Greg Powers Photography Contractor: Metrix Construction Project Designers: Janet Bloomberg, Andrew Baldwin From the architect.

House in Komae / architect cafe


Architects: architect cafe Location: Tokyo, Japan Area: 154.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Satoshi Asakawa Structure Engineer: LOW FAT structure (Taro Yokoyama, Masataka Sudo) Contractor: Daiko Construction (Shin Takahashi) Building Area: 101.75 sqm Site Area: 257.90 sqm From the architect.

Winners Named for 2013-2014 Steel Design Student Competition: Border Crossing


In Borders: A Very Short Introduction, Hagan Diener writes, “…every border has a story. Every line on a map, every maker in the landscape, was derived from some complex negation of power and culture.” It is this potency of meaning that makes the physical and conceptual border such a fascinating site.

Capco and Bold Rocket offices / D+DS architecture office


Architects: D+DS architecture office Location: London, UK Year: 2014 Photographs: Courtesy of D+DS architecture office From the architect.

3XN Designs Affordable Housing Tower in Denmark


The influx of students in Aarhus, Denmark is causing the city to rapidly expand. In response to the growing need for affordable housing close to the local university, 3XN teamed up with developer Jens Richard Pedersen to design a residential high-rise near the institution.

Widmi Building / am-architektur


Architects: am-architektur Location: Lenzburg, Switzerland Area: 8200.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Michael Haug, Fréderic Giger Landscaping: Fahrni Landschaftsarchitekten, Luzern Engineering: Schärli + Oettli Bauingenieure, Zürich Electrical Engineering: Schäfer Partner AG, Lenzburg From the architect.

The Architect’s Guide to Writing


The following is an excerpt from Bill Schmalz’s book The Architect’s Guide to Writing.  The architecture, design, and construction professions are seen, by ourselves and by those outside the professions, as visual and tectonic fields.

Room Factory / RoomConcept


Architects: RoomConcept Location: Bangkok 10330, Thailand Interior Designer: Pavin Supasri, Sirima Pliencharoen, Amanda Tonavanik , Surapak Intarakul, Kiattikhun Nimcharoenwan Year: 2014 Photographs: Ketsiree Wongwan Lighting Design: With Light Mechanical Engineering: Tann Engineering Consultant Construction Manager: Surapak Intarakul Constructor: TPD Engineering, Duriflex Furniture Gold Stainless Supplier: Duriflex From the architect.

Light Matters: Whiteness in Nordic Countries


The Scandinavian countries have developed great buildings that resonate with both the scarce light in winter and the long summer days.


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