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Isla Architects

Loggia Baseliana Pavilion . Basel

Isla Architects

For the inaugural edition of the Architekturwoche Basel, the Mallorca-based architecture studio isla -winner of the competition for the Basel Pavilion- proposes Loggia Baseliana, an urban passageway, and veranda that opens up to the former industrial district of Dreispitz, in the south of Basel, Switzerland. Envisaged as an open, democratic structure that invites passage or permanence, the pavilion simultaneously serves as a shelter, a stage, an exhibition space, and a materialization of circular economic practices, which connects the past, present and future of the Dreispitz area. Continue reading Isla Architects

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Sergison Bates

Craft Centre . Ruthin

Sergison Bates architects

The Ruthin Craft Centre is both an internationally renowned venue for contemporary crafts and an important focus of educational and leisure activities for the local community. The design concept enhanced the courtyard typology of the former building and its relationship with the surrounding landscape. The external form is a complex composition of sloping roofs, which shift in plan and section, quietly reminiscent of the Clywdian range above the site. Zinc panels of varying width wrap over roof and wall, with weave-like seam arrangements. The concrete walls were cast on the ground and then tilted up into place, and pigmented to reference the local red sandstone used on civic buildings nearby. Continue reading Sergison Bates

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MVRDV

Rooftop Walk . Rotterdam

MVRDV

Open for one month in which it plays a highlight role in both Rotterdam Architecture Month and the Rotterdam Rooftop Festival, the Rotterdam Rooftop Walk allows visitors to venture across a variety of the city’s rooftops at a height of 30 metres. Continue reading MVRDV