Articles on Steel

 

Mark A-to-Z: S is for Steel

Hidden away as structure or proudly put out for the world to admire, steel is an established favourite for architecture lovers.

Patzcuaro courthouse by Taller de Arquitectura Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo. Photo Onnis Luque & Rafael Gamo
 

A new complex by TALLER Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo brings order in the court

PÁTZCUARO – Tired of the same old drab courtrooms you see in Suits or old re-runs of Law & Order? Fear not, TALLER Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo designed a judicial …

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.

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.

Skissernas Museum Extension by Elding Oscarson. Photos Åke E:son Lindman
 

Elding Oscarson builds rough yet refined museum extension

LUND – Elding Oscarson's museum extension employs Corten steel to create a distinctive contrast.

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 Murray Music by Carazo Arquitectura. Photos Roberto D’Ambrosio
 

Carazo Arquitectura interprets a house of experimentation and adventure

HEREDIA – Casa Murray Music is not a simple house in which its occupants simply exist. Instead, it is a place of exploration and discovery.

White Clouds by More Architects and Poggi Architecture. Photos Javier Callejas
 

More Architects' cloud clusters promote heavenly living

SAINTES – With the French government demanding that at least 20 per cent of every city is offered as social housing, many new developments are being built.

Ajiroen Shop by Tyrant Inc. Photos Tomoki Hirokawa
 

Tyrant Inc challenges anxiety by creating tension

TOKYO – A shop for specialist tea brand Ajiroen adds the final piece to a five-part puzzle in a city 50-km west of Tokyo.