This week, we have projects to share with you from Amsterdam to Guangzhou, Spain to Texas, with multiple stops in between. As always, in addition to the projects we choose to give more detailed coverage to, we like to showcase some from the architecture firms that share their projects with us directly—each and every day. The Project Gallery is a user-generated portion of our site where firms upload their latest projects. So far, we have more than 14,000 projects, making it a wealth of great design information.
In this space, each week, we give thanks to the firms who share their work with us by sharing a handful of the coolest new projects to join the gallery with you.
Masterplan Marktkwartier Amsterdam, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, by Mecanoo
“The Food Center terrain, a long quay bounded by two canals, will be renewed and more efficiently organized by developing the series of harbour basins that were filled in and reclaimed during the seventies. As part of this reorganization, the footprint of the Food Center will be halved and a large part of it moved to the northern end of the quay.”
Poly Skyline Plaza, in Guangzhou, China, by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
This set of towers “is a mixed-use complex that embraces the spirit of its place in Pazhou, an emerging commercial district in Guangzhou. ... Two towers are distinguished by their aerodynamic forms, an interplay of convex and concave curves oriented to maximize views and improve wind performance.”
YS+2 House, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, by OTROestudio Arquitectos
“The exterior view is formed by a visible, large, reinforced concrete structure with geometric shapes and inclined lines that interrupt and move floating in the air, like a hard skin that shelters an interior space that breaks and dilutes its limits. Two irregular volumes that shelter an intimate and infinite patio.”
Shenzhen Ruiwan Tower, in Shenzhen, China, by Aedas
“Facing the scenic outlook of Qianhai Bay, the Ruiwan Building is met with a peerless view of the balmy sea and hugged by luscious greenery along the easterly central green axis of Bao’an District. The three programs of the building are independent to one another. Located on the apex of the building is a luxurious hotel that overlooks the magnificent oceanic view. Office buildings below are galvanised by the hustle and bustle of the vibrant city below, while the commercial retail spaces along the link bridges offer amble attraction to commuters and passersby.”
Health and Wellness Center | Suffolk County Community College, in Riverhead, N.Y., by Ikon.5 Architects
“Inspired by the East End Long Island Pine Barrens where this campus is set, the Center for Health and Wellness’s custom-fabricated precast concrete panels and glass façade are modeled after abstracted representations of pine bark to highlight the importance of the natural environment in establishing the unique architectural character of Suffolk Community College and to create a building that evokes the neighboring stand of pine trees along the southern edge of campus.”
The Lynd Company Headquarters, in Shavano Park, Texas, by RVK Architects
The firm’s “design utilizes concrete tilt-up wall and steel framing, and expansive windows providing an abundance of natural light. An all glass curtainwall elevator faces the main highway to the north acting as a wayfinding beacon element with the company logo and color changing LED lighting.”
Haw River House, in Chatham County, N.C., by Arielle Condoret Schechter, AIA
“In form, footprint, and materials, [this house] defers to the natural terrain and the towering deciduous trees and evergreens that rise among craggy rocks and boulders along the riverbank. In fact, the architect was inspired by specific trees that angle out over the riverbank as if floating above it. The house echoes these forms by hovering out over the knoll toward the western view of the river.”
The Poolhouse Addition, in Portland, Ore., by Propel Studio
“The client wanted a contemporary addition that added work space off the garage, a large family room, and a covered outdoor kitchen for entertaining. To address the various program elements [the firm] floated a large box over the existing garage.”
Small Lots, by SomePeople
A project from our highlighted monthly emerging practice, Brooklyn, N.Y.–based SomePeople, this is a “low-cost sustainable solution that takes advantage of new technological advances to create an adaptable building system that celebrates residents’ diversity while providing a dignified solution to their needs.” Learn more about SomePeople and see more of their projects in our Next Progressives series.
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