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February 27 2014


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Garden Mausoleum by HGA features rough granite, white marble and gleaming onyx

Ornamental doors and windows sit within recesses that appear to have been carved away from the coarse granite walls of this mausoleum in Minneapolis by American architecture firm HGA (+ slideshow). (more...)

January 21 2014


Jewish cultural centre with an acutely angled corner by Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos

Lisbon office Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos has designed a Jewish cultural centre in the historic heart of Trancoso, Portugal, with a sharp corner that bisects two narrow cobbled streets (+ slideshow). (more...)

January 16 2014


Beijing art gallery by Penda features topsy-turvy archways

A sequence of arches creates topsy-turvy openings and curvy doorways through the spaces of this art gallery in Beijing by design collective Penda (+ slideshow). (more...)

January 07 2014


Cemetery complex by Andrea Dragoni contains public plazas and site-specific artworks

Italian architect Andrea Dragoni has extended a cemetery in an ancient Italian town by adding rows of monumental travertine walls with public plazas and artworks slotted in between (+ slideshow). (more...)

January 06 2014


Art and culture centre with bright red walls by Future Architecture Thinking

Bright red walls contrast with vivid green lawns at this art and culture centre in Portugal by Lisbon architecture firm Future Architecture Thinking (+ slideshow). (more...)

December 13 2013


COBE and Transform complete the zigzagging Porsgrunn Maritime Museum

Danish architects COBE and Transform have completed an aluminium-clad museum of maritime history in Norway with a zigzagging profile modelled on the shapes of local wooden buildings (+ slideshow). (more...)

November 15 2013


Schmidt Hammer Lassen wins competition for Danish theatre complex

News: Danish firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen has won a competition to design a theatre and cultural centre in Hjørring, Denmark, with plans for a series of buildings clad in Corten steel (+ slideshow). (more...)

November 05 2013


September 19 2013


Kemenes Volcanopark Visitor Centre by Foldes Architects

This volcano museum in western Hungary features walls of dark concrete and Corten steel designed by Budapest studio Foldes Architects to reference the colours of volcanic rock and lava (+ slideshow). (more...)

September 18 2013


Kaap Skil Maritime and Beachcombers Museum by Mecanoo

This maritime museum in the Netherlands by Dutch studio Mecanoo features reclaimed wooden cladding and a zig-zagging roof that reference the gabled houses of the surrounding hamlet (+ slideshow). (more...)

September 07 2013


GNRation by Carvalho Araújo

Portuguese atelier Carvalho Araújo has converted an old military police headquarters in Braga, Portugal, into an art and culture centre with plant pots covering its walls (+ slideshow). (more...)

August 05 2013


Cultural Centre of Viana do Castelo by Eduardo Souto de Moura

Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura has completed a cultural centre in Viana do Castelo, Portugal, which is designed to look more like a machine than a building (+ slideshow). (more...)

July 11 2013


Heydar Aliyev Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects

Here are the first photographs of Zaha Hadid's almost-completed Heydar Aliyev Centre, an undulating cultural centre in Baku, Azerbaijan. (more...)

May 15 2013


Centro Interpretação do Românico Paredes by Spaceworkers

Architecture studio Spaceworkers has inserted a house-shaped cultural centre inside a nineteenth-century schoolhouse in Parades, northern Portugal. (more...)


Leegkerk Church by AWG Architecten

Belgian studio AWG Architecten added pivoting golden cabinets and a golden platform to adapt an old church into a cultural centre in the Dutch village of Leegkerk (+slideshow). (more...)

July 30 2012


Clapham Library by Studio Egret West

A spiralling ramp encircles a corkscrew-like staircase inside this library by London architects Studio Egret West (+ slideshow). (more…)

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