New Antwerp Law Court / Stirk Harbour + Partners
The Antwerp’s New Law Courts, designed by Stirk Harbour + Partners, was conceived both as a gateway to the city and as a link across the motorway between the city centre and the Schelde River. It aims to reconnect the urban tissue, broken by a massive motorway interchange that cuts off the boulevard that leads into the city.

New Antwerp Law Court / Stirk Harbour + Partners

The Antwerp’s New Law Courts, designed by Stirk Harbour + Partners, was conceived both as a gateway to the city and as a link across the motorway between the city centre and the Schelde River. It aims to reconnect the urban tissue, broken by a massive motorway interchange that cuts off the boulevard that leads into the city.

UN Studio Designs New UIC Building ‘V on Shenton’ in Singapore
The part-residential, part-office tower in Singapore was designed by UN Studio. In line with their consistent preocupation with responsive cladding systems, the ’V on Shenton’ tower has a facade that comprises several varying textures that depend on program and Singapore’s climatic conditions. 

UN Studio Designs New UIC Building ‘V on Shenton’ in Singapore

The part-residential, part-office tower in Singapore was designed by UN Studio. In line with their consistent preocupation with responsive cladding systems, the ’V on Shenton’ tower has a facade that comprises several varying textures that depend on program and Singapore’s climatic conditions. 

Vortex Chandelier / Zaha Hadid Architects
The Vortex Chandelier is in line with the series of furniture pieces, which is also a collaboration of designers Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher and Sawaya & Moroni. The Chandelier’s Opaque surface etches two transparent acrylic light spirals and a recessed LED light strip provides animated and programmable light sensations.

Vortex Chandelier / Zaha Hadid Architects

The Vortex Chandelier is in line with the series of furniture pieces, which is also a collaboration of designers Zaha HadidPatrik Schumacher and Sawaya & Moroni. The Chandelier’s Opaque surface etches two transparent acrylic light spirals and a recessed LED light strip provides animated and programmable light sensations.

Constructive Geometry Pavilion Investigates Dome Structures Through Mass-Customization
The Constructive Geometry Pavilion is an investigation of dome structures through use of computational design processes. Designed and constructed by the students of the Faculty of Architecture, University of Porto, the structure is made of corrugated cardboard.

Constructive Geometry Pavilion Investigates Dome Structures Through Mass-Customization

The Constructive Geometry Pavilion is an investigation of dome structures through use of computational design processes. Designed and constructed by the students of the Faculty of Architecture, University of Porto, the structure is made of corrugated cardboard.

A Ski-Jump in Norway
Holmenkollen Ski-jump in Oslo, Norway is a speculative design project based on a collaboration between Argentine architects Estudio BaBo and Norwegian designers R21 Arkitekter. This project, submitted for consideration as part of an international competition, is programmatically rather simple. 

A Ski-Jump in Norway

Holmenkollen Ski-jump in Oslo, Norway is a speculative design project based on a collaboration between Argentine architects Estudio BaBo and Norwegian designers R21 Arkitekter. This project, submitted for consideration as part of an international competition, is programmatically rather simple. 

Repurposed Wood Used To Create Light-Filled Furniture
Italian designer Marco Stefanelli infuses natural objects with a delicately abstracted presence of the human hand. These chairs, made for the 2012 Fuorisalone Milano exhibition contemporary intervention through rustic materials.  His small incisions of light, cut, filled and sculpted from and into these existing blocks of tree stumps represent the designer’s meticulous sensibility.

Repurposed Wood Used To Create Light-Filled Furniture

Italian designer Marco Stefanelli infuses natural objects with a delicately abstracted presence of the human hand. These chairs, made for the 2012 Fuorisalone Milano exhibition contemporary intervention through rustic materials.  His small incisions of light, cut, filled and sculpted from and into these existing blocks of tree stumps represent the designer’s meticulous sensibility.

Connecting Rooftop/ Evgeni Leonov Architects
Connecting Rooftop by
Evgeni Leonov Architects is the winning proposal for the Tablet ‘Rethinking Hotels Ideas Competition,’ which asks entrants to challenge the notion of what it means to be an ‘exclusive’ hotel and to do so with an eye towards human psychology and physical experience. 

Connecting Rooftop/ Evgeni Leonov Architects

Connecting Rooftop by

Evgeni Leonov Architects is the winning proposal for the Tablet ‘Rethinking Hotels Ideas Competition,’ which asks entrants to challenge the notion of what it means to be an ‘exclusive’ hotel and to do so with an eye towards human psychology and physical experience. 

A Group of Towers Joined At A Strong Base Take Flight in Busan’s World Business Center
Upon completion, the 490 meter tall Solomon Tower, part of South Korea’s World Business Center in Busan (WBCB) designed by New York-based Asymptote Architecture, is poised to become one of the tallest buildings in Asia.

A Group of Towers Joined At A Strong Base Take Flight in Busan’s World Business Center

Upon completion, the 490 meter tall Solomon Tower, part of South Korea’s World Business Center in Busan (WBCB) designed by New York-based Asymptote Architecture, is poised to become one of the tallest buildings in Asia.

Undulus Lighting System / Scott Jarvie
Undulus is a modular lighting system designed by London-based artist Scott Jarvie. It’s inspired by the beauty of cloud formations. It can be installed individually, in groups or in rows depending on the lighting requirements of the space.

Undulus Lighting System / Scott Jarvie

Undulus is a modular lighting system designed by London-based artist Scott Jarvie. It’s inspired by the beauty of cloud formations. It can be installed individually, in groups or in rows depending on the lighting requirements of the space.

Pedestrian Bridge Intensifies Tourist-Local Interactions in Amsterdam
Designed for the [AMSTERDAM] Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Competition, the project offers more than just a possibility of crossing the Amstel river. Branching into several pedestrian trajectories, the bridge prioritizes on being an extension of the public space in front of the Hermitage Museum. 

Pedestrian Bridge Intensifies Tourist-Local Interactions in Amsterdam

Designed for the [AMSTERDAM] Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Competition, the project offers more than just a possibility of crossing the Amstel river. Branching into several pedestrian trajectories, the bridge prioritizes on being an extension of the public space in front of the Hermitage Museum. 

A Cut and Fold Brise-Soleil for the Peace Pentagon in New York
The ‘Peace Pentagon’ by New York-based architects Axis Mundi is part of a small scale competition to rebuild the famed ‘Peace Pentagon’ of 339 Lafayette Street in New York City. The proposal by Axis Mundi, one of the 339 invited architecture firms asked to submit proposals, acts as a modified brise-soleil.

A Cut and Fold Brise-Soleil for the Peace Pentagon in New York

The ‘Peace Pentagon’ by New York-based architects Axis Mundi is part of a small scale competition to rebuild the famed ‘Peace Pentagon’ of 339 Lafayette Street in New York City. The proposal by Axis Mundi, one of the 339 invited architecture firms asked to submit proposals, acts as a modified brise-soleil.

Biomorphic Abstractions Made from Tracing Paper / Mary Burton Durell
Designed by San Francisco-based artist Mary Burton Durell, this body of work uses only tracing paper and wheat paste as material.  At first glance these pieces appear to be built onto a rigid wire frame, however, the process is much more organic and the structure is created from hand building. 

Biomorphic Abstractions Made from Tracing Paper / Mary Burton Durell

Designed by San Francisco-based artist Mary Burton Durell, this body of work uses only tracing paper and wheat paste as material.  At first glance these pieces appear to be built onto a rigid wire frame, however, the process is much more organic and the structure is created from hand building. 

Piazza d’Armi Urban Park / Modostudio
Designed by Modostudio, Piazza d’Armi Urban Park approaches the issue of context through two major aspects: the artificial and the natural. The edges of the site, influenced by the surrounding urban structure and by the condition of these spaces, create a series of artificial and anthropological areas, that serve as a filter between the surrounding urban design and the area of the urban park.

Piazza d’Armi Urban Park / Modostudio

Designed by Modostudio, Piazza d’Armi Urban Park approaches the issue of context through two major aspects: the artificial and the natural. The edges of the site, influenced by the surrounding urban structure and by the condition of these spaces, create a series of artificial and anthropological areas, that serve as a filter between the surrounding urban design and the area of the urban park.

An Environmental Screen That Promotes Social Interaction Through Commerce
The Intercity Project, by Slovenian architects Sadar+Vuga, is part of a competition entry for the redevelopment of the Houptbahnof in central Vienna. Meant to act as a tourist’s first interaction with the city of Vienna, the complex will consist of several ‘hybrid buildings,’ comprising the city’s first ‘hybrid district.’

An Environmental Screen That Promotes Social Interaction Through Commerce

The Intercity Project, by Slovenian architects Sadar+Vuga, is part of a competition entry for the redevelopment of the Houptbahnof in central Vienna. Meant to act as a tourist’s first interaction with the city of Vienna, the complex will consist of several ‘hybrid buildings,’ comprising the city’s first ‘hybrid district.’

A 3-D Printed ‘Noize’ Chair From Brazil
The Nóize Chair, by Brazilian designers Estudio Guto Nequena combines an appreciation for the past with a contemporary method for making. Estudio Guto Nequena begins with  a digitized model of greatBrazilian Modernist architect Lina Bo Bardi’s ‘Girafa Chair’ from 1987 as a starting point for design. 

A 3-D Printed ‘Noize’ Chair From Brazil

The Nóize Chair, by Brazilian designers Estudio Guto Nequena combines an appreciation for the past with a contemporary method for making. Estudio Guto Nequena begins with  a digitized model of greatBrazilian Modernist architect Lina Bo Bardi’s ‘Girafa Chair’ from 1987 as a starting point for design.