Steven Holl Architects

Queens Library . New York

Steven Holl Architects

The prominent site on the East River, facing a magnificent view of Manhattan, inspired the design, which cuts the lines of the main interior circulation route into the west façade. A “Manhattan view” stair rises up from the open arrival space, allowing the users a great view toward the city, flanked perpendicularly by reading tables in ascending sections backed with bookcases. While users may be on computers, the view from the entry is of books, and the view on the way up is of the East River and Manhattan. Continue reading Steven Holl Architects


Herzog & de Meuron

BBVA headquarters . Madrid

. BBVA . dezeen

BBVA’s new headquarters is located on the northern periphery of Madrid. The site faces the highway and is surrounded by newly built offices, commercial buildings, and residential developments. It is a “site without qualities”, a site that is nowhere and everywhere at the same time, a desert-like non-place. Continue reading Herzog & de Meuron


David Chipperfield Architects

‘Kaufhaus Tyrol’ Department Store . Innsbruck

David Chipperfield Architects . photos Ute Zscharnt © David Chipperfield  (1)

David Chipperfield Architects . photos: Ute Zscharnt © David Chipperfield

Maria-Theresien-Straße is a picturesque street in the historic centre of Innsbruck dating from the Middle Ages. The new Kaufhaus Tyrol integrates itself sensitively into the existing context while retaining a sense of confidence and individuality. The building occupies the space of the former Kaufhaus Tyrol and stretches from Maria-Theresien-Straße through the interior of the block to Erlerstraße. Continue reading David Chipperfield Architects


RCR Arquitectes

museo Soulages . Rodés

RCR Arquitectes . Passelac & Roques Architectes . photos: © Hisao Suzuki . + architectural review

The brief contains a variety of exhibitions spaces in order to show the variety in formats and techniques from the painter about 1.500 m2 and a temporary exhibition hall about 500 m2. The entrance hall is about 300 m2. Offices with the documentation center and pedagogic workshops are about 400 m2. Cafe and Restaurant with an independent entrance is about 650 m2. And for founds and restoration spaces the surface is almost 650 m2. And toilets, circulations, and MEP rooms are also required. Continue reading RCR Arquitectes


Herzog & De Meuron

TRANSFORMING Tate Modern . London

source: Tate Modern . guardian .  renders: © Hayes Davidson and Herzog & de Meuron

This new development will transform Tate Modern. An iconic new building will be added at the south of the existing gallery. It will create more spaces for displaying the Collection, performance and installation art and learning, all allowing visitors to engage more deeply with art, as well as creating more social spaces for visitors to unwind and relax in the gallery Continue reading Herzog & De Meuron