House for Trees
CultureResidential

About from the Architect: Under rapid urbanization, cities in Vietnam have diverged far from their origins as sprawling tropical forests. In Ho Chi Minh City, for example, only 0.25% area of the entire city is covered with greenery. An over-abundance of motorbikes causes daily traffic congestion as well as serious air pollution. As a result, […]

Building on the Water
Multifunctional

About from the Architect: The inauguration of “The Building On the Water” of the Shihlien Chemical plant in Huai’An City, Jiangsu Province, will be held on August 30, 2014. This will be the first work unveiled in China by celebrated architect and 1992 Pritzker Prize winner Álvaro Siza. Located in the New Salt Industrial Park […]

Foundation-Louis-Vuitton-Buren
Editor's Arch reviewMuseums

Foundation Louis Vuitton in  Paris is an awesome project inaugurated last year and designed by Frank Gehry. Daniel Buren, Architect and Artist has recently realized the colorful art installation “L’Observatoire de la lumière”, work in situ. Now, the white glassy curved sails of the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris have been stained with 13 vibrant colors.  “It […]

Sancaklar Moschee
Religious

About from the Architect: Sancaklar Mosque located in Buyukçekmece, a suburban neighborhood in the outskirts of Istanbul, aims to address the fundamental issues of designing a mosque by distancing itself from the current architectural discussions based on form and focusing solely on the essence of religious space. Continue reading on archdaily.com Architects – Emre Arolat Architects […]

INTERNI OPEN BORDERS
Pavillions

This year at the l’università degli studi di milano, Interni Magazine has organized a collection of numerous installations driven by the theme “Open Borders”. For the occasion, the architectural studio MAD Architects creates an invisible border suspended in the Cortile d’onore of the university. The effect is very impactful, and the theme is fully achieved. […]

Office La Serenissima
Editor's Arch reviewOfficesRenovation/Reuse

The office La Serenissima was designed in 1962 for the Campari company by the Soncini Brothers in the heart of Milan – next to the historic building “Cà Brutta” by Giovanni Muzio. Park Associati, an architecture firm based in Milan, have dealt with the refurbishment of this LEED Gold Certified Building in 2012. “The aim of the new scheme […]