Category list : Timber
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Glass does not have a monopoly on transparency. Using the ancient and fiendishly complex Japanese joinery technique of jigoku-gumi, which literally means ‘interlocking hell’, Kengo Kuma enveloped this Tokyo bakery in a hectic cloud of wooden struts. The interior is not visible from the street, making display of the wares on sale impossible, but the building is instantly recognisable –from a distance, it is reminiscent of a wasp nest – making it a striking advertisement for the business. And ...
House in Morrillos, Chile, by Cristián IzquierdoSubscription
AR House Shortlist 2017: this house of doors transforms from an impenetrable fortress to a colonnaded viewing platform
AR House Shortlist 2017: this ‘three-in-one’ studio built on the cheap is far from bargain basement
Housing British Columbian coastal art, the Audain Art Museum melds seamlessly into the landscape and echoes the shadows of the trees
Allmannajuvet Zinc Mine Museum in Norway by Peter Zumthor: ‘The progeny of an artist-architect’Subscription
Paired with a client who indulged his investigations into context, culture and materials, Zumthor has brought new life to a once-dead landscape
The Sayama projects demonstrate how far architecture can go to help us make sense of our place in the world
Maggie’s Manchester by Foster + Partners: ‘What matters is not to lose that joy of living in the fear of dying’Subscription
AR Healthcare 2016 commended: architecture is deployed with great sensitivity to lift the spirits and help provide therapy
Making waves: Bath House in Gunma by Kubo Tsushima Subscription
AR_EA 2016 Finalist: Bringing an ancient tradition into the modern world
The bunker–like exterior of this inventor’s workshop for audiovisual design hides a light interior of wood and concrete
An atmospheric film of Architect of the Year Jeanne Gang’s award-winning building at Kalamazoo College, Michigan