Articles on Structure

Keukenhof by Mecanoo. Photos courtesy of the architect
 

Mecanoo frames the Dutch skies with timber triangles

LISSE – Keukenhof is one of the largest flower gardens in the world. In time for this year's opening, a gatehouse was realised to give the attraction a proper entrance.

Ajiroen Shop by Tyrant Inc. Photos Tomoki Hirokawa
 

Tyrant Inc challenges anxiety by creating tension

TOKYO – A shop for specialist tea brand Ajiroen adds the final piece to a five-part puzzle in a city 50-km west of Tokyo.

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Saint Caralampio’s Shed by Arturo Franco. Photos courtesy of the architect
 

Arturo Franco describes his latest project as 'a catalogue of solutions'

Cáceres – Arturo Franco is perhaps most famously known in the industry for realising multiple interventions in the Matadero warehouse complex (former slaughterhouse) in Madrid.

Terada House by Yoshiyasu Mizuno. Photos Yoshiharu Hama / Studio Melos
 

Yoshiyasu Mizuno disguises the full scale of a timber house on a confined site

FUJIEDA – Being considerate to the neighbours was a prerequisite for a residential commission where the client's plot was on the vacant land next to his parents.

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.

Avant-garde shapes made from modern materials.
 

Matthew Butcher and associates designs a mobile cabin for writers' residency

An unconventional structure will be travelling along Hadrian's Wall in the north of England over the next few months to host writers, poets and thinkers.

Four units are stacked to form a spacious apartment with two offices below.
 

Finch Buildings crafts modular boxes as a flexible solution with durability

AMSTERDAM – A Dutch company designs standardised units that are made from wood and could set new standards for sustainable construction.

The addition invites the grandeur of the post-modern structures to characterise the atrium space.
 

De Resident maintains a pair of postmodern towers in The Hague

THE HAGUE – A multidisciplinary team of Dutch practices – Cepezed and HofmanDujardin – transforms and connects two 1990s towers to invigorate ministry offices.

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The perforated pleats of Marc Fornes' permanent installation showers students with ornate shadows.
 

Theverymany formulates a self-supporting amphitheatre with 990 aluminium shingles

ARGELÈS-SUR-MER – Using a computational process, Marc Fornes created a permanent installation which forms an energetic addition to a high school in southern France.

123 social housing units designed by Christian de Portzamparc.
 

Fifteen architecture firms gave Paris' longest building a new lease of life

PARIS – A large-scale urban renewal project in Paris is nearing completion with various architecture firms collaborating on the renovation.

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.

The installation was designed to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the C-mine arts centre in Genk, Belgium.
 

Gijs Van Vaerengerh breaks down the logic of the labyrinth

GENK – Gijs Van Vaerengerh – a collective of young Belgian architects and artists – completed its latest installation, aptly named Labyrinth.