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...

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...

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...

Bombay Sapphire commissioned Heatherwick Studio to design a distillery in England's Hampshire. The gin maker had acquired a water-powered paper mill that had once been used to produce the bank notes for the then British Empire. The site had over forty derelict buildings that comprised...

Architects have for a long time interrogated the possibility of "a city in the sky." With the continual densification of cities, it won't be long before architects, urban planners and city authorities will consider housing a mini-city in a single building the norm and not...

Great devastations always come with them the opportunities for fresh starts. As the first blossoms of spring breathe in life to the different shades of white that characterize winter - so a new and good building can reinvigorate hope after the despair that disasters leave in their...

Ken Yeang is one of the most renowned environmentally conscious architects today. The National Library Building in Singapore required a state-of-the-art sustainable design that would serve as a landmark for the region. The requirements from the client needed a facility that would also act as...

Where do people organising a protest meet? In a forlorn church basement? In a student's hall in the wee hours of the night? Around an aggravated member's kitchen island? From the days of Martin Luther Jr. until now, social justice conversations have always occurred in hushed tones. Addressing...

The Sleuk Rith Institute, a new institute and genocide memorial in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, brings together a museum, research centre, graduate school, document archives and research library. As a vision of Youk Chhang, a human rights activist and investigator of the Khmer...

This has to be one of the best places for any architects, planners, ecologists and landscape architects to learn and teach their arts. Melbourne Design school in the University of Melbourne has long been lacking an ideal space to learn and teach architecture and planning...

Vietnam, historically an agricultural country is facing changes as it moves to a manufacturing based economy. This has taken a huge toll on the environment. Increased droughts, floods and salinization jeopardize food supplies, while numerous motorbikes cause daily congestion and air pollution in the cities....