Architecture Lab Latest News, Events, Competitions Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:49:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 District Water Board Brabantse Delta, The Netherlands / KAAN Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:49:38 +0000 The project shows a design where new and old meet each other in an ensemble of conservation and innovation. The representative and timeless modular office building enriches the existing Bouvigne estate composed already of a castle, a chapel and a gatehouse. The new building inserts itself in a natural, appropriate and monumental way and divides […]]]> 0 Zaha Hadid’s Sleuk Rith Institute re-imagines the meaning of memorial Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:59:22 +0000 How can architecture help a nation cope with traumatic history? A Cambodian institute designed by Zaha Hadid attempts to find a new answer to the question. Due for construction in 2015, the Sleuk Rith Institute, designed by Pritzker-winning Hadid, will be a landmark genocide memorial for Cambodia, breaking away from stereotypes of commemorative architecture. It […]]]> 0 UNIQLO window installations – thin thin thin / emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:07:54 +0000 2014 fall – emmanuelle has created an installation for the launch of UNIQLO’s autumn item, “extra fine merino”. The thickness of merino wool is about fifth of the human hair, resulting with the smooth and delicate texture. Its long fiber and the delicate nature are represented as thin weightless lines. These lines create three dimensional […]]]> 0 The International Highrise Award for Bosco Verticale Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:31:23 +0000 Designed by Boeri Studio and developed by Hines, this vertical forest in the heart of one of Europe’s most polluted cities includes two residential towers which are 110m and 76m high. In total, 900 trees measuring between 3m and 6m have been planted, along with 5,000 shrubs and 11,000 floral plants on terraces up to […]]]> 0 Call for Submission – Design modern prefabricated houses Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:23:01 +0000 Estonian web-based architecture marketplace start-up, in cooperation with prefabricated house builders Nurban and Kodumaja, is announcing a competition for the design of modern prefabricated houses for sites in Stavanger, Norway and Ülenurme near Tartu, Estonia. The prize fund for the competition is 19 200€. In addition to that, participating architects and architecture offices are […]]]> 0 Concrete Experience: Bakema’s TrouwAmsterdam Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:40:45 +0000 This year’s Dutch pavilion at the Venice Biennale celebrated the architect Jaap Bakema and his visions of the open society. One of his designs is the former printing presses of Trouw, a prominent Dutch Newspaper. The building was later converted into a club, cultural venue and restaurant: TrouwAmsterdam. By looking at the current use and […]]]> 0 Whitney announces opening date of its new home in Chelsea Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:20:47 +0000 The Whitney Museum of American Art announced today that it will open its new home in Chelsea on 1 May 2015. With double the exhibition space of its “old” Marcel Breuer-designed building, the museum will be able to show far more of its collection of Modern and contemporary American art in its Renzo Piano-designed new […]]]> 0 The Rise of China’s Design Generation Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:55:02 +0000 When Daniel and Sonja Gross were looking for an architect to design their home in Bellmund, Switzerland, the couple considered a few local firms in neighboring towns. But they ultimately chose someone nearly 6,000 miles away: Zhang Xi, a Chinese architect and co-founder of EXH Design in Shanghai. “We were impressed by the diversity of […]]]> 0 In a City Wary of Skyscrapers, a New Tower May Rise Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:07:40 +0000 The last skyscraper built in Paris opened in 1973, an unadorned dark block, rising 59 stories — the Montparnasse Tower. It was considered a disaster. To this day, Parisians joke that the tower offers the best views in the city, because it is the only place from which you cannot see it. City officials went […]]]> 0 Istanbul’s Taksim Square features sculptural gate by GAD Architecture Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:44:28 +0000 A modular sculptural installation, designed by Istanbul and New York based architectural practice GAD Architecture, has been recently featured in Istanbul’s famous Taksim Square during Istanbul Design Week. Being the site of the Gezi Park protests in May 2013, Taksim Square is considered as one of the most political places in Turkey’s modern history and […]]]> 0