Articles on Aluminium

INET School by AZC and MSA. Photo Sergio Grazia
 

INET School by AZC and Michel Spitz shows off its smooth curves

STRASBOURG – Two seamless and smooth volumes are stacked one on top of the other, distinguishing themselves as a public mixed-use building at the corner of a busy crossroad.

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.

Out Now: Mark #69
Out Now: Mark #69
Offices by Brenac & Gonzalez. Photos Sergio Grazia / Stefan Tuchila
 

Brenac & Gonzalez et Associés personifies three urban objects with a strong identity

PARIS – Three metallic offices adhere to an underlying theme, with elevations clad in repeated patterns of aluminium and stainless steel.

Megalithic Museum by CVDB Arquitectos. Photos Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
 

CVDB repurposes a train station as a home for stones

MORA – A disused train station and accompanying warehouse have been renovated into a museum for megaliths and prehistoric monuments in central Portugal.

Caixaforum Seville by Vázquez Consuegra. Photos Jesus Granada
 

Two worlds inspire Vázquez Consuegra's subterranean cultural centre

SEVILLE – In March 2017, Seville became the eighth Spanish city to inaugurate a Caixaforum. The project repurposes a space that previously existed as a subterranean car park.

15 Residential Units by Metaform. Photos Steve Troes Fotodesign
 

Metaform coils 15 residential units around a curve on a slope

LUXEMBOURG CITY – No sane architect has grand dreams of building on a curved site with an aggressively-steep topography.

Mark A-to-Z: A is for Aluminium
 

Mark A-to-Z: A is for Aluminium

The versatility of this sheet material is what makes it an excellent way to kick-start the Mark A-to-Z, with five projects that incorporate aluminium into their design.

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.

Out Now: Mark #69
Out Now: Mark #69
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.