In the wake of a devastating earthquake, architecture students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong updated traditional building technologies to support Guangming villagers to build anti-seismic and sustainable homes with affordable materials.
Manta rays, whale sharks and shells from the reefs inspired WOW Architects’ St. Regis Maldive Vummuli Resort which aims to raise awareness on sustainability and pays homage to local craftsmanship.
Grimshaw Architects’ expansion and renovation project for Duke University’s West Campus Union was designed starting from millennials’ lifestyle.
Suzhou Chapel by Neri and Hu features undulating brick walls leading to a floating white box which glows at night.
A butterfly pavilion, Airbnb headquarters and fancy hotels from the Maldives to Singapore. 2017 World of Interiors announces the finalists for this year awards.
Tetsuya Matsumoto’s Cutting Edge Pharmacy in Japan reflects patients’ trust in advanced medicine with a welcoming and essential architecture and linear interiors.
WAF 2017: Projects by Amanda Levete, BIG, Zaha Hadid Architects and Grimshaw have been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival Awards. Completed and Future projects based across 68 countries span from chapels to equestrian centers, exotic resorts and students housing.
Binh House by Vo Trong Nghia Architects brings tropical vegetation into Vietnamese urbanscape allowing breeze to whisper sustainably through a three generations-family building.
MAAT Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology by Amanda Levete blends Lisbon waterfront with the city’s urban landscape and welcomes guests with a undulating arch made of custom-designed 3D glazed tiles.
BIG’s Urban Rigger is the first floating housing solution for students in search of a cozy and an affordable place not far from Copenhagen’s city centre.
British studio Alison Brooks Architects designed The Smile, a habitable rectangular mega-tube bent in the shape of an upside down arch.
Studio Farris Architects emptied a small barn and created an office space defined by a sculptural wooden structure.