Cool offices and Conversions: Halle A in Munich, Germany

Halle A is the studio of the Designliga design agency and Form & Code, its strategic partner in web and application development. Until its conversion, Halle A was a metal-working shop for the Munich utilities company Stadtwerke München. The 10.4-metre-high hall is part of the Heizkraftwerk Süd CHP plant complex, located directly in the green […] Read more

Sustainable bamboo, earth and stone pavilion

The sustainably built art and cultural centre by Vietnamese H&P architects is directed towards community engagement and education. Located in Ha Tinh City, Vietnam the ‘BES (bamboo, earth and stone) pavilion’ was built using locally sourced materials and traditional building methods. The construction process focused around user interaction and participation – hoping to teach people […] Read more

Social Media Award Design District 2013 presented to Wonderwall Studios

Wonderwall Studios won the Social Media Award Design District 2013 #SMAdd in June, but even design sometimes needs a holiday. The Award and the prize – a one-year Better Partner Program on SoYouKnowBetter.com @EUR 1,390 – was presented to the winners at their premises in Venray, Netherlands, yesterday. Jan Swinkels, Founder of Wonderwall Studios, said: […] Read more

Largest timber construction building in Switzerland now completed

Sporting a large scale structural system made entirely of timber, the headquarters for Swiss media company Tamedia is now complete. See our previous post on the construction: Supersized Lego for new headquarters. While the Shigeru Ban design speaks to various traditions of meticulous Japanese carpentry, the impressive size of the interlocking wooden network–entirely devoid of […] Read more

The world’s most sustainable commercial building in Dubai, UAE

The Change Initiative Building (TCI) in Dubai, UAE, has been awarded 107 out of 110 LEED points from the US Green Building Council, which technically makes it the most sustainable building in the world. The 4,000-square-meter (43,056 square feet) retail shop, which provides sustainable solutions to customers, received a the world’s highest LEED Platinum rating […] Read more

Conversions: sawmill into arts center

Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos transformed a 1920s sawmill into the ambitious new Medialab-Prado Center in Madrid by renovating the existing structure with modular spaces inserted throughout the campus. This modern adaptive reuse project uses the industrial LA Serreria Belga building’s concrete walls as an exoskeleton for a flexible structure inside that can grow with the needs of […] Read more

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