Articles on Nature

Villa X by Barcode Architects. Photo by Christian van der Kooy
 

Villa X by Barcode Architects marks the spot

BRABANT – Barcode Architects brings simplicity, material quality, and a contemporary appearance to a villa in Brabant, the Netherlands.

Butterfly Houses by Gerner Gerner plus. Photo Matthias Raiger
 

An apartment complex by Gerner Gerner plus emulates butterflies in a park

VIENNA – The architects describe it as ‘brimstone butterflies in a paradise garden’ in Vienna on Hohe Warte.

NRT Heritage Home by SeARCH Office. Photo iP inProductions
 

A heritage house extension by SeARCH Office lets the trees do the talking

BANGKOK – SeARCH Office designed two additions to the Nai Lert Heritage Home with a new pavilion that lets the existing trees define its architecture.

Pavilion of Reflections by Tom Emerson's ETH students. Photo Studio Tom Emerson
 

Mark A-to-Z: P is for Pavilion

Intricate temporary structures designed by students to practical extensions produced by starchitects, pavilions never cease to impress us with the broad spectrum of what makes architecture.

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.

Elgtarn Tower by Ram Arkitektur. Photos Sam Hughes
 

Beds cantilever into the wild in Ram Arkitektur's log tower

ESPEDALEN – The tower provides accommodation in its most basic form, stripping back to the bare bones of hospitality with neither running water nor electricity.

Hello Wood Project Village. Photos Tamás Bujnovsky
 

Work hard and play hard in the Hello Wood Project Village

CSÓROMPUSZTA – In this year’s edition, the participants finalised a series of pavilions to create a viable village structure.

Fordypningsrommet Fleinvær by TYIN Tegnestue and Rintala Eggertsson Architects. Photos Pasi Aalto
 

TYIN Tegnestue and Rintala Eggertsson Architects build upon the wild

FLEINVAER – Tucked away quietly in the northern-most parts of Norway, an intriguing composition of buildings sits gently atop the awe-inspiring nature of Fleinvaer island.

Administration Building by Conm + Kallesø. Photos Jacob Hoffmann
 

CONM + Kallesø's elongated form tilts to accentuate the verticality of nature

STAARUP – From the side, the administration building looks as if it has sunk into the ground overnight and might continue to collapse into the soil if you bump into it.

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.

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.

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.