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Savioz Fabrizzi transforms a Swiss barn into a semi-detached house

MURAZ – The architects maintained the original layout of masonry and woodwork but synthesized it and clarified its relationship in a minimal architectural language.


House 33 by Marchi Architects lives out of the Symbioz car

FRANCE – Going past the point of mere admiration and infatuation, the architects design a residence where the car is fully-integrated in the day-to-day occupations of its inhabitants.


The inaugural Biennale d’Architecture d’Orléans gives you a chance to stroll into a dream

ORLÉANS – The Biennale d’Architecture d’Orléans begins Friday 13th October 2017 and will go on until then end of March 2018.


Mark A-to-Z: U is for Urbanization

Over half the world’s population now lives in urban settlements. Here are five projects that question and highlight urbanization and the issues that arise from it.


La Barquière by Pietri Architectes acts like two sides of the same coin

MARSEILLE – Pietri Architectes follows a motto of ‘romantic rationalism’ and this is duly noted in this project in Marseille. Seductive curves and a shining enamelled façade …


Kids are royalty in this village-like school by CEBRA

ODDER – Complete with a series of plazas in the interior, playful fenestration, and pitched roofs, the students are encouraged to run freely throughout the building and rule the day.

Out Now: Mark #70
Out Now: Mark #70

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Mark 70

Mark 70

As we head into fall, here comes a new issue of Mark to warm us up as the cold starts to seep in. Issue #70 brings us to LA where we can enjoy the last bits of summer just a little while longer as we stroll through the latest residential projects. Both Michael Maltzan and Brooks + Scarpa deal with the housing crisis by going straight to the root of the problem and designing homes for the homeless. To tackle the disparities of LA, Lorcan O’Herlihy focuses on the social aspects of architecture with the design of Mariposa1038.

We speak to SelgasCano, a Madrid-based duo, about their latest project in Plasencia and the cover project for this issue. A decade after the building was commissioned, it finally opened in May 2017. An ambivalent identity characterizes the project, owing to its situation at the edge of the city and the influence of an untamed landscape.

As the saying goes, ‘all roads lead to Rome’ and here we are with Labics’ take on Roman Baroque in the design of the mixed-use project just finished at the edge of the city. Francesco Isidori and Maria Claudia Clemente – the duo behind Labics – create a successful contribution to Rome’s public space by blurring the lines between social and market housing. In a time where the public dimension of the city is under pressure, they fight back.

In other news: Eric Owen Moss’s newest addition to the Hayden Tract sways like a twisted stack of paper; Blade Runner 2049, sequel to the famous science fiction film that was released in 1982, manipulates architecture to magical effect; and Society of Architecture transforms a former disconnected traffic island into an art installation.

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Out Now: Mark #70 - Oct/Nov 2017

As we head into fall, here comes a new issue of Mark to warm us up as the cold starts to seep in.

Dafne Schippers Bridge by NEXT architects. Photos by Jeroen Musch with aerial/drone footage by Maurice Iseger

NEXT Architects and Rudy Uytenhaak lead a bicycle bridge over the roof of a school

UTRECHT – NEXT architects, in partnership with Rudy Uytenhaak, continues to impress with its portfolio of infrastructure projects as the new Dafne Schippers Bridge and school are …


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Social Housing by Metek. Photo Didier Boy De la Tour, Irina Productions, and Metek

The city of light just got brighter with Metek’s social housing project

PARIS – Although the street-facing façade is maintained, it’s carte blanche behind it. 

Bayford Mews by pH+. Photo Agnese Sanvito

Brick-clad Bayford Mews by pH+ weaves itself into the urban fabric

LONDON – Eccentricity is toned down and replaced by order and ingenuity in the design of Bayford Mews, a three-unit residential building.

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Village au Pied du Courant organised by La Pépinière. Photo Lorenzo Saroli-Palumbo

An ephemeral village organised by La Pépinière animated disused urban spaces

MONTREAL – As summer came to a bittersweet end, so did the summer pavilions and festivals. We look back on one of Montreal’s yearly architectural villages.

The carpet is not be styled, but comes forth as a serene and plain construction. Photo Jiri Havran

A concrete flying carpet provides for a sky-high Norwegian outlook

GULARFJELL – Code has created a massive concrete viewing platform at the west coast of Norway.

From the ruins of the pleasure pier burnt down in 2003 has risen British Airways i360 tower. Photo Visual Air

British Airways i360 tower continues Brighton's theme park tradition

BRIGHTON – The beachfront town has a new entertainment icon added to its shores.

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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