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An urban architecture project is the connection point between the urban scale and the architectural scale. The urban project has as its objective the improvement of urban quality, followed by the improvement of the life of those who live in the place. The designer works on the connecting spaces between the architecture and the public urban space in which city life takes place.

Run Run Run. Manifesto for a different use of space
Run Run Run. Manifesto for a different use of space

The "Run Run Run" project by Andrés Jaque/Office for Political Innovation encourages people to use the city in a different way by supporting the emancipation of domestic spaces and offering the possibility to meet up through activities that usually promote individuality

'Outside the Lines' at the Arcimboldi Theater. An immersive and refined place on an artist's terms
'Outside the Lines' at the Arcimboldi Theater. An immersive and refined place on an artist's terms

As part of the 'No Entry' initiative promoted by the theater designed by Gregotti, in which 17 architectural studios were invited to transform as many dressing rooms, DAP studio has created an enveloping space of great elegance that is ideal for the artist's concentration. The choice of warm and precious materials, scenographic modular lighting and graceful design made it possible to 'engrave a symbolic and almost sacred space' and make it unique

Felix Meritis Amsterdam painting ceiling
Interior for the Felix Meritis in Amsterdam. Distinguished and charismatic design inspired by art

The i29 Studio has created the interior design of Felix Meritis inspired by the history of the building where each space corresponds to a specific period. The starting point was to show the diversity of the five departments: Music, Commerce, Literature, Physics and Design

Huge wooden books create the space for the Lobby of the Philosophers Residence in Latvia
Huge wooden books create the space for the Lobby of the Philosophers Residence in Latvia

The land on which the Philosophers Residence stands with its new Lobby, designed by OpenAD, has a rich history that is directly related to philosophy

Folly KomEtenPlein. Lively triangular pavilion for outdoor meetings
Folly KomEtenPlein. Lively triangular pavilion for outdoor meetings

The SLA bureau studio designs Folly KomEtenPlein, the pavilion located near the Hoofddorp train station in the Netherlands, with a triangular shape, composed of four mobile segments offering different combinations

Art museum dedicated to the artist Mu Xin. An intersection of architectural volumes made of reinforced concrete
Art museum dedicated to the artist Mu Xin. An intersection of architectural volumes made of reinforced concrete

The museum, located in the historic and scenic seaside city of Wuzhen and dedicated to the famous artist and writer Mu Xin, is designed by OLI Architects and is inspired by the complexity of the artist's work, both his paintings and his writings

McGee Art Pavilion in New York. Large ceramic vessel containing art and light
McGee Art Pavilion in New York. Large ceramic vessel containing art and light

The McGee Art Pavilion is an expansion of the School of Art and Design at the New York State College of Ceramics by ikon.5 architects featuring a ceramic façade of unglazed terracotta tubes and a sun and rain screen

Blue cover and blue sky
School facility in France. Shades of blue interact with the blue sky

Architecture studio Dominique Coulon & associes designs the "René Beauverie" school group in Vaulx-en-Velin, which combines schools and neighborhood services, characterized by different shades of blue that vary depending on the solar angle

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Language school in Valencia. Design combining Colour, Identity and Tradition

Masquespacio designs a language school in Valencia where tradition and design blend with colours, including comfort, through the use of warm materials such as pine

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A gallery for Art and Architecture in Stockholm. A white box with many perspectives

The Dehlin Brattgård Arkitekter Studio designs a new centre for art and architecture in Stockholm, inside a cultural building from the 1950s. The Boxen, with its ramp that surrounds the structure and integrates the visitor into the exhibition.

Library Lafonce Maxone view stairs
Lafonce Bookshop - Maxone. The walls are covered with books and natural light for a unique cultural space

Located in the centre of China, Xi'an has been the capital of many Chinese dynasties, a place of great culture that continues to have the mission of "cradling" Chinese culture by incubating cultural and creative projects. On this basis, this bookshop is designed with walls covered with books on all four floors, creating a stunning and fascinating place

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Inclusive school in Tel Aviv. Learning, equality and flexibility through Design

Sarit Shani Hay Design Studio designs the first inclusive school in Tel Aviv which gives a new idea of what education for children should be like. The challenge was to create a pluralistic learning environment that encourages accessibility, equality and flexibility.

Interior for a dental clinic
Interior design for the Dental Clinic in Sydney. The wooden element combines aesthetics and functionality

The interior design created by the Portuguese studio Pedra Silva Arquitectos for a major dental clinic in Sydney solves problems and operational needs through the functional application of the aesthetic sense of the elements

Sasha Bikof - 305 Fitness facade and staircase
Dance school in New York. A mix of exciting colours and graphic wallpapers

The fitness studio Sadie Kurzban opens its third office, 305 GYM, in New York City and on that occasion the founders of the studio turn to the young designer Sasha Bikoff. The design is inspired by the iconic buildings of Miami's Ocean Drive, introducing strong colours and vivid patterns into the space.

Stained glass window and reading room with wooden seats
Bamboo and brick used for a library in China. A continuous changing of fairy tale scenarios

Zhongshuge Bookstore opens in Chengdu, a historical and cultural city which has been described in various poems since 1200. So Studio X+Living wanted to express the atmosphere of the stories in the library project, creating spaces that seem to have emerged from a fairy tale

Spiral for an exhibition center
Technological exhibition centre in China. An irregular spiral like a DNA

Exhibition Center, designed by WSP Architects studio for the Zhengzhou Linkong Biopharmaceutical Park, is the largest base for research, development and production of life sciences and biotechnology in Henan Province, China

Louny municipal swimming pool is like a sharp rock revealing its precious heart for the well-being of citizens
Louny municipal swimming pool is like a sharp rock revealing its precious heart for the well-being of citizens

The municipal swimming pool building in Louny, Czech Republic, with its sharp, angular exterior lines and sinuous, warm interior lines, is a surprise to passersby. Dynamically shaped facades conceal its interior on three sides, while toward the south they open up to create a large public space visible from the street

Super Adobe method for the construction of the Rong Cultural Center. In harmony with the land and hands-on design in Iran
Super Adobe method for the construction of the Rong Cultural Center. In harmony with the land and hands-on design in Iran

Hormoz Island is a salty, 42 km2, oval-shaped tongue of land extending into the Persian Gulf. The climate is hot and the region is economically depressed. The Rong Cultural Center, with its shape in harmony with the island but also iconic in its own way, is located in the main port of Hormoz

FYI Center in Bangkok. Multifunctional glass center with an undulating shape
FYI Center in Bangkok. Multifunctional glass center with an undulating shape

With the aim of densifying one of the peripheral areas of Bangkok, the Klong Toey area, the architectural studio Creative Crews created a mixed-use building with an undulating façade of insulating glass on a triangular plot

A glazed brick casket that is inspired by the reflections of the moon on the snow
A glazed brick casket that is inspired by the reflections of the moon on the snow

The Qaammat Fjeld Sarfannguit pavilion, located on the Sarfannguit UNESCO site in Greenland, celebrates and promotes Inuit intangible cultural heritage and traditional knowledge of the environment

The winning project of the UNESCO competition for the Bamyan Cultural Center, in Afghanistan. An architecture intended to emphasize the eternal presence of absence
The winning project of the UNESCO competition for the Bamyan Cultural Center, in Afghanistan. An architecture intended to emphasize the eternal presence of absence

Following the destruction in 2001by the Taliban of the world's two colossal Buddha statues, the world's largest dating back 1,500 years, UNESCO, with financial support from the government of South Korea, launched an international competition in 2014 for the Bamyan Cultural Center. A center to safeguard the existing heritage and promote the social and cultural development of the region

The new buildings at the Oregon Forest Science Complex for education in inspiring and evocative environments
The new buildings at the Oregon Forest Science Complex for education in inspiring and evocative environments

In 2020, Michael Green Architecture completed two new wood buildings for the internationally recognized College of Forestry at Oregon State University. Located on campus within the Oregon Forest Science Complex (OFSC), the new George W. Peavy Forest Science Center and the A.A. "Red" Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory (AWP) support the College's vision in providing dynamic learning, collaboration, and research venues aimed at managing and maintaining active forest ecosystems in the 21st century

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The "blue whale" which takes students on a journey into the ocean of knowledge

The Bibliotheater in Shanghai is the centerpiece of OPEN's latest project: a library, a theater and a black box weave together like a Chinese puzzle to form this distinctive building that some call "the blue whale" while others see it as an ocean liner

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Museum and urban square in Poland. Architecture follows the topography creating a third dimension

Solidarności Square in Szczecin has stood out over the years as a symbol of protest. Thanks to an urban plan, it has been redeveloped with new buildings, including the "Przełomy" National Museum designed by the KWK PromesKonieczny Studio.

Being reinvented and reborn for a more innovative and sustainable world: Aurora
Being reinvented and reborn for a more innovative and sustainable world: Aurora

Aurora is an installation that combines design, science and industry to collaboratively imagine and create sustainable innovations capable of harmonizing product, nature and life

Mi Casita, New York City's school with a turquoise interior
Mi Casita, New York City's school with a turquoise interior

Mi Casita Preschool and Cultural Center aims to be a "home away from home," fostering the coexistence of different cultures residing in Brooklyn through graphic elements referring to home and the city

Tribuna Pública, a project born from a spirit of inclusiveness
Tribuna Pública, a project born from a spirit of inclusiveness

Local government, cultural institutions and citizens gave birth to Tribuna Pública, a social and cultural activation facility whose goal is to create a space for reflection and debate on the future of the historic docklands

The Orchid Educational Pavilion and its tribute to plant diversity
The Orchid Educational Pavilion and its tribute to plant diversity

Within the walls of the 1600s former Santo Domingo de Guzman Monastery, now the Santo Domingo Botanical Garden, the Mexican artists Francisco Toledo and Luis Zarate, together with the anthropologist and biologist Alejandro de Avila, give life to a greenhouse capable of supporting the growth of species unable to survive the extreme climate of Oaxaca

Hankasalmi School Centre: the project focused on experiences and encounters rather than on a building
Hankasalmi School Centre: the project focused on experiences and encounters rather than on a building

The design of schools is not limited to the design of a simple building, but of well-being, of premises for activities, experiences and meetings aimed at growth: this is the case of Hankasalmi School Centre, the school of the small Finnish municipality that has become the pride of all its inhabitants

The iconic Soumaya Museum and its gleaming steel tiles
The iconic Soumaya Museum and its gleaming steel tiles

The iconic architecture of Museo Soumaya in the heart of Mexico City is a real catalyst for urban and community regeneration, which attracted more than 1 million visitors in the first year after opening thanks to its permanent and temporary exhibitions at all scales

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