Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has completed a hotel in Miyazaki where guest rooms and dining areas surround a central courtyard and wedding chapel (+ slideshow).
Barcelona’s new design museum is an angular metal-clad structure designed by local studio MBM Arquitectes (+ slideshow).
News: British firm Wilkinson Eyre Architects has won a competition to design a $1.5 billion hotel skyscraper on the harbourfront in Sydney, Australia.
This glazed garden hideaway by Italian studio act_romegialli is disguised inside a dense thicket of bushy plants and blossoming wildflowers. The little building previously functioned as a garage for a weekend retreat in the Raethian Alps, but act_romegialli was asked to convert it into a space where the owner can keep gardening tools, prepare meals [...]
News: work has begun on the OMA-designed headquarters of Denmark’s national centre for architecture in Copenhagen. Scheduled for completion in early 2017, the 27,000-square-metre Bryghusprojektet is a mixed-use development on the site of an old brewery, which will include residential units, community spaces and a playground.
News: British inventor James Dyson has donated £4 million towards building a new cancer centre in Bath, UK, based on the principles underlying his successful redesign of a neonatal ward at the same hospital. Dyson, who lives and works near to the Royal United Hospital, said he hoped the new centre would be able to replicate [...]
News: Zaha Hadid Architects has won a competition to design a metro station for Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital.
French practice AWP has remodelled a water-treatment plant outside Paris to reveal its industrial processes to the public. Located beside the Seine to the south of the city, the ívry Water-Treatment Plant was first established in the 1970s. Following a design competition in 2003, AWP developed a new masterplan for the site, adding four new buildings [...]
Two commercial buildings in Winnipeg have been converted into an apartment block with mirrored balconies that stick out like open drawers.
Dutch firm OMA’s proposal to place a hotel on top of the Miami Beach Convention Center is going head-to-head with Danish firm BIG’s plan for the site (+ slideshow + movie). Both Rem Koolhaas’ firm and rivals BIG are presenting their proposals to the Miami Beach City Commission today.