Alventosa Morell

AA house . Ullà

Alventosa Morell . AA house . Barcelona (1)

Alventosa Morell Arquitectes . photos: © Adrià Goula

The AA house is a building thought to be a holiday’s house. It is situated at the end of the centre, in a small village in the Baix Empordà region, where the common houses are made of stone and bricks. The site is next to the old road that connects Ullà with l’Escala and Torroella de Montgrí. It is the only access to the plot. Continue reading Alventosa Morell


KAAN Architecten

Crematorium Siesegem . Aalst

© Simone Bossi

KAAN Architecten . + archdaily

Located in the countryside bordering the western ring road of the Belgian city, the crematorium, with its 74 x 74-meter footprint, merges with trees and shrubs that line the perimeter of the surrounding park, which was conceived by landscape architect Erik Dhont. Approaching the entrance at Blauwenbergstraat, a sense of calm pervades the site and upon arrival, visitors are subtly persuaded to slow down by the undulating gentle green mounds. To the north, a pond serves as a reservoir for rainwater, while small adjacent hills are dedicated to scattered ashes and to an urn garden. At the eastern end, there is a service road for the hearses that is entirely hidden from view so that families are not disturbed during the mourning ceremony, and so that privacy is respected. Continue reading KAAN Architecten


Gijs Van Vaerenbergh

Six Vaults Pavilion . Hooglede

Gijs Van Vaerenbergh  . Six Vaults Pavilion . Hooglede (1)

Gijs Van Vaerenbergh . photos: © Matthijs van der Burgt . + archdaily

In the frame of the centennial commemoration of World War I, the architect duo Gijs Van Vaerenbergh was commissioned by the municipality of Hooglede (BE) to realize a reception pavilion for the German Military Cemetery. More than eight thousand German soldiers who fell in the region during the Great War are buried at the German Military Cemetery. The cemetery dates from 1917 when the area was in still German hands. Today, the cemetery is located in a typical Flemish suburban context, surrounded by agricultural lands and traditional allotments. Continue reading Gijs Van Vaerenbergh


meck architekten

Community Center . Markt Schwaben

meck architekten .  Community Center . Markt Schwaben (1)

meck architekten . photos: © Florian Holzher

Der Neubau des Gemeindehauses ordnet die Beziehung von öffentlichem Raum und Kirche neu: er lässt Räume mit differenzierten Qualitäten entstehen und inszeniert Sichtachsen sowie Blickbeziehungen. Die bestehende Philippuskirche, welche durch die bauliche Entwicklung der Nachbarschaft immer mehr in den Hintergrund gedrängt wurde, kann sich jetzt im städtebaulichen Gefüge wieder angemessen behaupten. Ihre Präsenz und Wahrnehmung stärkt die evangelische Kirchengemeinde an ihrem Standort. Das markante Dach der Kirche überragt das Gesamtensemble und wird weithin von allen Seiten wieder sichtbar. Die Traufe der Kirche bildet den Horizont für den Neubau, welcher sich als horizontal angelegte, eingeschossige Baumasse in seiner Höhe im Ensemble zurücknimmt und der bestehenden Kirche mit ihrer eigenständigen Dachform die Rolle des prägenden und dominierenden Elementes der Anlage überlässt. Continue reading meck architekten


Mies van der Rohe

Unbuilt – House with Three Courts


Unbuilt is a tribute to the architecture of Mies van der Rohe and to all those projects that were never built. An exercise in imagination about the lives not lived in a house never built, the House with Three Courts. An internal reflection on the effect that our decisions, however insignificant they may seem, have on our own lives and other people.