Articles on Colour

Tower of Power by Göbl Architektur. Photos Bruno Klomfar
 

Göbl Architektur installs a self-sufficient power source for electric vehicles

VIENNA – The Tower of Power is a direct consequence of contemporary society's increased interest in electric vehicles.

House with Blue Doors by Fala Atelier. Photos Ricardo Loureiro
 

Fala Atelier makes one plus fun equal five

PORTO – A 20th-century home in the centre of the Portuguese city has been adapted into five small studio flats of approximately 35 sq-m.

Out Now: Mark #68
Out Now: Mark #68
Waiting for water by Stefanie Rittler & Sascha Henken. Photos courtesy of the architect
 

A duo of designers takes a humoristic approach to climate change

AMSTERDAM – Stefanie Rittler and Sascha Henken knew each other from school but had never collaborated on a project before. That changed with the third edition of UrbanCampsite.

Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital by Sheppard Robson. Photos Tristan McLaren
 

Sheppard Robson's domestic-scale hospital puts children at ease

JOHANNESBURG – The official opening of the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital is the realisation of a dream to improve the facilities available to treat seriously ill children.

Vendsyssel Theatre by Schmidt Hammer Lassen. Photos Adam Mørk
 

Schmidt Hammer Lassen's composition of cubes opens visual connections

HJØRRING – Vendsyssel Theatre is already famous as ‘Denmark’s first newly-built theatre in over a century (outside of Copenhagen).'

Copenhagen School by C.F. Møller Architects. Photos Adam Mørk
 

C.F. Møller Architects' pixelated façade generates a powerful secret

COPENHAGEN – There is an influx of new architecture in the Danish capital right now and, in the midst of the building rampage, the city's largest school was inaugurated last month.

Matryoshka House by Shift. Photos Noortje Knulst
 

Shift's Matryoshka House questions the relationship between living spaces

Rotterdam – A run-down townhouse has been fixed up into two high-end apartments, stripped down to its bare bones with smaller elements suspended in the tall voids.

Paris School by Ameller, Dubois & Associés. Photos Guillaume Guérin
 

Ameller & Dubois' school building counteracts the faux-neoclassicism of its famous surroundings

Serris – Completed at the end of 2016, a timber-clad educational complex sits 40-km east of Paris and a 30-minute walk from Disneyland.

Out Now: Mark #68
Out Now: Mark #68
Common Ground by Urbantainer. Photos Kyungsub Shin / Young Kim
 

Urbantainer breaks down the negative stereotypes of modular building

SEOUL – Built from 200 shipping containers over a 5300-sq-m area, Common Ground is the world’s largest retail platform made of container modules.

A fabric façade of brightly coloured vertical stripes in Aubusson references the town’s tapestry-making tradition. Photo Daniel Rousselot
 

Tapestry traditions influence a striped façade for a re-used building

AUBUSSON – Terreneuve clads a 1960s building in a coat of many colours.

Vibrant surfaces inspired by 1970s super graphics bring brutalist interiors back to life. Photo Brett Boardman
 

Super-duper bright and brutal graphics connect space for education

BRISBANE – M3 Architecture has employed vibrant super graphics inspired by Pancho Guedes to create an environment for chance meetings, shared ideas and joy.

 

Jean Verville facilitates a family's everyday life in the brightest colours

QUEBEC CITY – Fahouse is a modern version of the cabin in the woods which ticks all the boxes without being too square.