Glass Farm by MVRDV

The building is located in the market square of small Dutch town Schijndel, where MVRDVpartner Winy Maas grew up. The town suffered damages during World War II, and Maas has been campaigning since the 1980s to replace a destroyed structure in the space between the church and the town hall. Thirty years and six failed proposals […]

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Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion  by Snøhetta

The rippled timber core of this reindeer observation pavilion by architects Snøhetta mirrors the curves of the surrounding Dovre Mountains in Norway. Above: photograph is by diephotodesigner Named the Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion, the building is used as an education centre by charity the Wild Reindeer Foundation. A rectangular steel frame contains the pavilion and a glazed wall […]

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Music Hall and House in Algueña  by Cor & Asociados

Spanish architects Cor & Asociados have completed a pearlescent music hall in a village near Alicante. Shimmering porcelain tiles clad the multi-purpose auditorium, which adjoins converted civil guards quarters to comprise the new two-storey music centre. Staircases encased within glass boxes link the existing U-shaped building to the extension. The new block encloses a central courtyard for […]

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University of Nottingham Gateway Building  by Make

Small windows offer glimpses of the straw used to construct this university building in Nottingham, England, by architects Make. Straw bales from the University of Nottingham‘s farm just 200 metres from the agriculture campus are sandwiched inside the four-storey-high panels of the building’s exterior wall. Straw is compacted inside these panels, which are covered with a breathable render […]

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Phenomenon by Tokujin Yoshioka for Mutina

In recent years, japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has aimed to incorporate the law of nature into his designs and pursued the elements of sensation in human beings. His new project ‘Phenomenon’ is a collection of ceramic tiles for italian ceramic design company Mutina, consisting of the series ‘Snow’, ‘Honeycomb’ and ‘Rain’ that draws on natural phenomena, […]

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Quadro curve luce panels by Raffaello Galiotto for Lithos Design

Lithos Design is specialised in wall panels and decorative elements made from marble and stone. Together with the industrial designer Raffaello Galiotto, who has already realised various objects and surfaces for Lithos Design, the North Italian company developed ‘Quadro curve luce’ a system of wall panels which is composed of two different tiles – a flat connecting […]

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