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.

Frame awards
Frame awards
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.

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