Articles on Construction

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.

Casa Tumán by Studio Selva. Photos Nicolás Saieh
 

Studio Selva's hands-on experience reveals a new side of architecture

PUERTECILLO – Architects Johan Selbing and Alondra Paz Vargas spent five months on site in Chile, stripping eucalyptus branches, mixing mud and stacking straw bales.

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Solar Egg by Bigert & Bergström. Photos Jean-Baptiste Béranger
 

Bigert & Bergström's golden egg symbolises a change of seasons

KIRUNA – An egg-shaped sauna is making an impression on the local people of Sweden's northern-most town.

Brakel Police Station by ORGPERMOD. Photos Filip Dujardin
 

ORG's giant-scaled structure plays with aesthetic deception

BRAKEL – The new police station in a largely-agricultural community in Belgium isn't quite what it seems.

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.

The school created as part of the Re:Build project accommodates 125 students, located in Queen Rania Park.
 

Re:Build project provides a safeguard for Syrian refugees

AMMAN – Re-deployable building systems provide a safe shelter for displaced populations in Jordan.

Students from ISDA designed a small interactive infrastructure called the Urban SPA.
 

ISAD students revamp an abandoned fountain into a Mexican urban spa

CHIHUAHA – A small infrastructure in a city park is revitalised into an active space for the public to enjoy.

Situated outside a school, the viewing platform doubles as a playing space for children who wait to be picked up by their parents.
 

The Sweep by John Lin and Olivier Ottevaere

YUNNAN – Students and staff at the University of Hong Kong investigate the possibilities of timber construction in remote parts of China.

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Supported by a non-profit organisation, building of houses like this tries to help Mexico’s disadvantaged construction workers.
 

Casa Caja by S-AR

MONTERREY – At first glance, this concrete house could be confused for a humble weekend retreat of a modernist-minded, Mexican millionaire.