Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville by OMA

A crisscrossing library in France marks the spot for a regional center along a redeveloping riverfront. By Josephine Minutillo – Books are over,” Rem Koolhaas asserted slyly at the opening of the Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville in Caen, France, on January 13. “That’s what everyone kept saying. Happily, on the contrary, books will probably exist forever.” Read […]

Palestinian Museum by Heneghan Peng Architects

North of Jerusalem, reached by roads that are often narrow and winding, the Palestinian Museum first appears as a low-lying beacon set amid the surrounding hills. Composed of two shardlike limestone volumes joined above a low, triangular expanse of glass, the building crests a cascade of landscaped terraces. With its crisp geometries and its integration […]

Barbican presents The Japanese House: Architecture and life after 1945

The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945 at Barbican Art Gallery is the first major UK exhibition to focus on Japanese domestic architecture from the end of the Second World War to today, a field which has consistently produced some of the most influential and extraordinary examples of modern and contemporary design. Read the […]

Second Home by SelgasCano

SelgasCano designed a coworking space at the Mercado de Ribeira in Lisbon, which uses more than 1,000 plants to create natural privacy between teams. Read the complete article in Domus… More news coverage: Architectural Record, March 1, 2017

Lycée Schorge by Kéré Architecture

When Susanne Pertl, a board member at the Stern Stewart Institute in Munich, first saw the work of Diébédo Francis Kéré, she knew he would be the ideal architect for an organization that promotes education and entrepreneurship in West Africa. Kéré had grown up in a remote village in Burkina Faso before earning his architecture […]

25 Masterpieces That Prove 2016 Was an Incredible Year for Architecture

By Sam Lubell – In 2016, the best architects rethought everything. They transformed familiar building types like skyscrapers, offices, and museums. They resurrected once-neglected materials like brick and plywood. They tweaked expected features like skylights and balconies. And they found novel ways to fuse structures with their surroundings, carving out new public spaces, inserting contemporary forms […]