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The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, or MACBA) is situated in the Plaça dels Àngels, in El Raval, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Spain. The Gothic Quarter is a historically sensitive district of Barcelona and this museum played a major role in regeneration of..

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House NA

Tokyo, Japan
by Sou Fujimoto

Designed for a young couple in a quiet Tokyo neighborhood, the 914 square-foot transparent house contrasts the typical concrete block walls seen in most of Japan’s dense residential areas. Associated with the concept of living within a tree, the spacious interior is comprised of 21 individual..

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The Jubilee Church, formally known as Chiesa di Dio Padre Misericordioso (Italian for Church of God the Merciful Father), is a church and community center in Tor Tre Teste in Rome. According to Richard Meier, its architect, it is "the crown jewel of the Vicariato di Roma's (Archdiocese of Rome)..

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The Atheneum

New Harmony, USA
by Richard Meier

New Harmony's Atheneum is the visitor center for New Harmony, Indiana. It is named for the Greek Athenaion, which was a temple dedicated to Athena in ancient Greece. Funded by the Indianapolis Lilly Endowment in 1976, with the help of the Krannert Charitable Trust, it was opened on October 10,..

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Bodrum Houses

Yalikavak, Turkey
by Richard Meier

Composed of twenty-one houses located just outside the village of Yalikavak on Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula, the residential project occupies a dramatically steep hillside site featuring views to Yalikavak Bay. The site’s dramatic topography makes each 1-acre parcel unique and will provide privacy..

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The most satisfying part of the Rachofsky House is that it is not a museum. There is no real reason why it shouldn’t be, considering the multitude of visitors and school fieldtrips that frequent the 11,000 square-foot, three-story building week in and week out. But the House remains a 100%..

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The site is on the outskirts of Leiria, in a high position overlooking the city.
The functions are banal: a house divided in private area with bedrooms, and social area with living-rooms. The private areas are at street level under the plot, around a central courtyard with rooms opening to..

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Origami House

Barcelona, Spain
by Carlos Ferrater

AA House by Carlos Ferrater and Xavier Marti is one of the most unique and intense single-family homes that has been built in recent times. It establishes a relationship with houses by Louis Khan, Alison and Peter Smithson, and Ray and Charles Eames.

Located in Sant Cugat, next to a forest..

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White O House

Marbella, Chile
by Toyo Ito

The site for this weekend house slopes gently down to the north-east, and has attractive views in the same direction. This proposal is intended to make dynamic use of the whole site, taking advantage of the special qualities created by this slope.

The house and site are composed together as a..

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The project is based on a attentive reading of the life of a very specific kind of community, a sort of a micro-society with its own rules. It is a program, somewhere in between a hotel and a hospital, that seeks to comprehend and reinterpret the combination social/private, answering to the needs..

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Since the 4th edition in 1957, the São Paulo Biennial takes place at the Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo in the Parque do Ibirapuera. The pavilion was designed by a team lead by Oscar Niemeyer and Hélio Uchôa, and named after Francisco (Ciccillo) Matarazzo Sobrinho (1898-1977), the Biennial's..

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This is an atelier for a doll artist and a residence of the couple. The request was an atelier that can be used as a gallery at the same time functioning as a doll-making studio. Additionally, it should be a space where her friends, who are often invited, can be gathered around pleasantly. In the..

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CIPEA No.4 House

Nanjing, China
by AZL architects

Situated in Laoshan Forest to the west of central Nanjing city, China International Practical Exhibition of Architecture (CIPEA) began in 2003 to bring twenty-four renowned international & domestic architects together onto one site. CIPEA consist of four public buildings and twenty small houses,..

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The building is located in the elite and very quiet part of Belgrade (Dedinje), known as the most beautiful and greenest part of town with both recently built and pre-war villas.

The building is free standing, surrounded by a garden. It consists of three lamellas. In the central lamella there..

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Caminha Apartment

Caminha, Portugal
by Tiago do Vale

A Graphical Refurbishment by the Sea. Built in the 80’s, this apartment was in dire need of refurbishment. Both its infrastructures and organization were dated, so the intention was to make the most of its potentialities while bringing its living experience to contemporary standards. With just..

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University College North

Aalborg, Denmark
by ADEPT

UCN Campus in Aalborg (DK) is a vision of an educational hub bringing together several specialized study programs under one roof. Faced with the demands for an alternative and sustainable learning environment, ADEPT and Friis & Moltke have worked closely with both staff and students to design a..

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Baldrufa Townhouse

Ponte de Lima, Portugal
by Tiago do Vale, ...

This is a pure, enigmatic object, seemingly with no other function beyond the contemplations of its abstract surfaces and the way light evolves over them. Behind these surfaces, though, dissimulated doorways reveal unexpected spaces, new uses, while always suggesting the latent potential of new..

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