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Frozen glaciers, floating mountains and sailing ships - these are some of the visual metaphors for the new Elbphilharmonie by the Swiss architecture firm, Herzog & de Meuron. Located in Hamburg's industrial waterfront, the concert hall is set to become the social and cultural heartthrob of...

The 2010 Pritzker Prize laureates, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, the architects behind SANAA, have been praised for designing buildings that seem deceptively simple. At the core of their work is an architectural vision that views a building as a seamless whole, where the physical presence retreats...

Family-owned Marchesi Antinori is arguably the most famous house in Italian wine, having been in the business since 1385. Its famous winery in Chianti Classico region in Bargino Italy was designed by one of Italy’s leading architects, Marco Casamonti, founding partner of the Archea firm.  This Temple...

How do buildings become places? The newly transformed King's Cross Station offers a few clues into the secret sauce that is required to tap into the ever elusive genius loci that is often captured in successful architectural projects. Here, for example, the Western Concourse of...

The Expo ’98 Portuguese National Pavilion is a monumental piece of architecture, imposing itself like a sculpture of stature on the banks of the Tagus River in Lisbon, Portugal. Designed by Álvaro Siza, and coupled with the engineering ingenuity of artist Cecil Balmond, the pavilion...

Via 57 West is set to be BIG’s inaugural project in New York. As a hybrid between the European perimeter block and a traditional Manhattan high-rise, the development has a unique shape which combines the advantages of both: the compactness and efficiency of a courtyard building providing density, a...

Tudor Apartments is a high-rise residential project consisting of 14 intimate apartments in Tudor Creek, Mombasa. Enveloped in a mashrabiya structural shell, the building is distinctive in its creative design – ensuring privacy and optimizing natural ventilation and lighting. © Javier Callejas Urko Sanchez Architects took the...

Forming a barrier between the northern and southern parts of Norway is Dovrefjell – a scenic mountain range that holds an indispensable place in Norwegian consciousness. It is here, at Hjerkinn, located within the outskirts of the Dovrefjell National Park; that Snøhetta was commissioned by the...

At the heart of Beijing, four volumes coalesce to create an internal world of flowing open spaces - a reinterpretation of the classic Chinese courtyard that succeeds in imbuing an immersive and enveloping architectural experience. This new office, retail and entertainment complex designed by Zaha Hadid...

Overlooking the 686-hectare Chapultepec Park is a three-sided 57-storey skyscraper situated on Paseo de la Reforma Avenue in Mexico City. Around it, a metropolitan bursting with growth and a lot of seamless vegetation features several high standing modern buildings. Along the wide Paseo de la...

The World Trade Centre Transportation Hub may as well be the most important architectural project by Spanish starchitect Santiago Calatrava. The design that was unveiled in January of 2004 brought with it the promise to be a worthy replacement of the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rail...