Category list : Materials
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School in Tama, Tokto by Kengo KumaSubscription
In applying historic Japanese building techniques to contemporary projects, Kengo Kuma orchestrates a synthesis of modernity and tradition, but does this approach go beyond an aesthetic level?
Drawing on the richness of Islamic forms and geometries, Nieto Sobejano’s new art centre in Córdoba reinterprets ancient motifs through contemporary materials and spatial relationships
Porosity Block in Chengdu by Steven HollSubscription
The ‘sliced porosity’ of Steven Holl’s Chinese mega-project is a graphic presence implanted in the pulsating heart of Chengdu
Musée Du Louvre by Sanaa, Lens, FranceSubscription
Despite its trophy architecture, the Louvre’s new provincial outpost raises questions about its wider mission of decentralising high culture
Designed by Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA, this house of floating concrete planes and glass walls contrives an ascetic domesticity tempered only by nature
Residential Winner: WEAVE, Housing by Spridd And ETAT, Norrköping, Sweden
The short shelf life of this Dutch library’s collection enabled MVRDV to turn the spines out to face the town and invite in its inhabitants
Using banal materials to poetic effect, this dining marquee sits between architecture, landscape art and minimalist sculpture
Behind its austere concrete exterior, this university in Beirut recreates an idea of Lebanese public space in a city still healing after war
Market Values: Ghent’s historic urban realm assumes a new resonance through this thoughtful proposition about civic culture