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© Laurian Ghinitoiu Earlier this month, Abu Dhabi’s much-awaited “universal museum,” the Louvre Abu Dhabi designed by Pritzker Prize-winner Jean Nouvel, was opened to the public. After several years of delays and problems including accusations of worker rights violations, revisions in economic strategies, and regional turmoil, the completion of the museum is a […]

Critical Round-Up: The Louvre Abu Dhabi by Jean Nouvel

© Jan Karol Gołębiewski Architects: BECZAK Location: Owczarnia, Poland Design Team: Magdalena Beczak, Maciej Beczak Area: 183.0 m2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs: Jan Karol Gołębiewski Visualizations: Jarek Borowski © Jan Karol Gołębiewski Text description provided by the architects. This house, located in Owczarnia, a village near Warsaw, to a large […]


© Celso Brando Architects: Gaudenzi Arquitetura Location: Gávea, Brazil Architect In Charge: Luiz Gaudenzi Landscape Design: Anelice Lober Area: 503.0 m2 Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Celso Brando Collaborator: Mário Esteves Lighting: Inês Benévolo – Studio Iluz Structure: Escritório Técnico Costa Santos Construction: CMN Engenharia LTDA © Celso Brando Text description […]

MKK House / Gaudenzi Arquitetura

© Toon Grobet Architects: Klaarcitectuur Location: Breendonkstraat 41, 3800 Sint-Truiden, Belgium Lead Architect: Gregory Nijs Area: 300.0 m2 Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Marc Scheepers, Flos&Beeldpunt, Toon Grobet © Toon Grobet Quality of life‘The waterdog’ is a state-of-the-art workspace where working almost becomes a spiritual experience. No more dull and unimaginative […]

The Waterdog / Klaarcitectuur

© César Bejar The use of stone is gaining popularity more and more in architectural design. Though it is an ancient construction technique, these days the texture that stone offers to spaces is having an undeniable impact on the many architects incorporating the material into their projects. For this reason, this week we present a second installment of stunning […]

Stunning Images of Stone Architecture, Take II: The Best Photos ...

In this extended interview from the Louisiana Channel, Japanese architect and experimentalist in sustainable architecture Hiroshi Sambuichi explains how he integrates natural moving materials—sun, water and air—into his architecture. A rare symbiosis of science and nature, each of his buildings are specific to the site and focus on the best orientation […]

Hiroshi Sambuichi: "I Take Something that People Already Like, and ...