Articles on Aluminium

Experimentarium by CEBRA. Photos Adam Mørk
 

CEBRA's lavish copper staircase is a beacon for sparking curiosity

HELLERUP – An intervention of Experimentarium in Denmark has doubled the size of the science museum, changing the design from an introverted building to an engaging attraction.

Under Magnitude by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY. Photos THE VERYMANY
 

Marc Fornes' structural stripes demonstrate the strength of wafer thin materials

ORLANDO – Marc Fornes talks to Mark about how the design for Under Magnitude evolved from his past research and why strength relies on geometry, not in materials.

iHouse Dormitory by Studio Sumo. Photos Kawasami Kobayashi Photograph Office
 

A louvered façade infiltrates light into Studio Sumo's student accommodation

TOGANE – With the latest census showing a worrying decline in Japan's population, universities must adapt in order to attract international students to take up study opportunities.

Platform-L by Joho Architecture. Photos Namgoong Sun
 

Joho Architecture on what to do with space you're not allowed to use

SEOUL – It's what's on the outside that counts. At least, that's what the building regulations in the Korean district of Gangnam would have you believe.

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

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.

ETOILE by Block Architectes. Photos Phillippe Pirron
 

Conflicting structures by Block Architectes find common ground

EVRY – An exciting new multipurpose facility at the joint campus of Télécom SudParis and Télécom School of Management operates as a centre for research, innovation and technology.

Montmartre housing by Ateloier Kempe Thill. Photos Ulrich Schwarz
 

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.

The main volume cantilivers over the street, balancing on a concrete wall which surrounds three sides of the building
 

Aluminium-clad residential build respects its neighbours

MÄNNEDORF – Hurst Song Architekten stacks three apartments around a central staircase in Switzerland.

The form of the building follows the Motala Ström River with its shimmering zinc aluminium façades. Photo Laila Reppen
 

Arkitektur + Development exploits the raw beauty of abandoned factories

NORRKÖPING – Anyone used to the image culture in contemporary architecture can pinpoint this project as a former industrial area that is now undergoing gentrification.

The shelter repeats the pitched-roof motif of the village’s rural architecture.
 

Bonaventura Visconti di Modrone brings hope to a Haitian village

ANSE-À-PITRES – An Italian architect offers a shelter for Haitian homeless children informed by the local architectural context.

The elements of the intervention form a grand portal to the southern part of the city.
 

JKMM accelerates the dynamic of a transportation hub

LAHTI – A historic rail station in southern Finland gets a polished update to form a closer link to the city.

An outer layer of terraces offers each apartment a private balcony.
 

Tham & Videgård's new apartments balance urban and lakeside contexts

JÖNKÖPING – A Stockholm-based firm creates iconic, sustainable housing for a scenic site in a southern Swedish town.