Articles on Concrete

People’s Pavilion by bureau SLA and Overtreders W. Photo Jeroen van der Wielen
 

Bureau SLA & Overtreders W build a pavilion with only borrowed materials

EINDHOVEN – Here, the entirety of the People’s Pavilion – a central piece at this year’s Dutch Design Week – is borrowed and will be returned to the owners, including …

Conservatoire by Jakob+MacFarlane. Photo Judith Bormand.
 

Jakob+MacFarlane coordinates a love triangle between dance, music and architecture

NOISY-LE-SEC – The Conservatoire, in the vicinity of the media centre and the theatre, opens up to the city centre and starts a dialogue about the cultural future of the area.

Frame awards
Frame awards
Stratum House by stpmj. Photo Song Yousub
 

A concrete medley by stpmj is cast as a residential façade

ICHEON – A 1:1 ratio of geologic inspiration and architecture amounts to an interesting façade aesthetic.

House Ship by ANA Architecten. Photo Luuk Kramer
 

ANA Architecten convinces a boat to become a house

AMSTERDAM – ANA Architecten appropriated a Belgian cargo boat and created an idyllic family boathouse.

Cottage in Fontanars by Ramon Esteve. Photo Mariela Apollonio
 

Ramon Esteve blends concrete and pine within a Spanish landscape

FONTANARS – When approaching the new building designed by Ramon Esteve, the first word to pop into the mind has to be ‘archetypal’.

Morechon School by rk Studio. Photo Dominique Uldry
 

Rk Studio blankets a school extension in a metal cloak

SAVIÈSE – Atop the vineyards of Savièse in Switzerland and overlooking the Rhône valley, rk Studio built an extension to the Moréchon educational centre.

Tirpitz Blavand Bunker Museum by BIG. Photo Rasmus Hjortshoj / Rasmus Bendix
 

BIG buries a sanctuary of light into the sand of a former war zone

BLAAVAND – The Tirpitz bunker is the biggest and heaviest of 200 bunkers along the Danish coast and has been turned into collection of museums.

Nobu Hotel by Ben Adams. Photos Nicholas Worley
 

Ben Adams pierces through the Shoreditch scene

LONDON – The striking front of the building punctures into the public scene with open-ended beams.

Out Now: Mark #70
Out Now: Mark #70
House for a photographer by FORM/Kouichi Kimura. Photo Norihito Yamauchi & Yoshihiro Asada
 

There’s more than meets the eye in FORM’s new house

SHIGA – In his hometown and apparently his architectural playground, Kouichi Kimura designed a residence for a photographer.

Naiipa Art Complex by Stu/D/O. Photo Pirak Anurakyawachon
 

Stu/D/O hides the architecture in plain sight

BANGKOK – On one of the main business streets of Bangkok, comes a mixed-use art complex playing hide and seek with the trees.

Solid Concrete by ASWA. Photos Ketsiree Wongwan
 

ASWA proves it’s what’s inside that counts

BANGKOK – The client, a Thai artist, preferred privacy in the lively neighbourhood and the architects delivered just that.

Sprzeczna 4 by BBGK Architects. Photos Juliusz Sokolows & Marcin Czechowicz
 

BBGK highlights Polish prefabrication in brick-red concrete

WARSAW – Proclaiming itself as the embodiment of all things prefabricated, Sprzeczna 4 stands out in the heart of the Praga neighbourhood in Warsaw.