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Renzo Piano unveils replacement for collapsed motorway bridge in Genoa

August 5, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Genoa San Giorgio Bridge by Renzo Piano

Renzo Piano’s Genoa San Giorgio Bridge, which is the replacement for the Morandi Bridge that collapsed in a storm almost two years ago, has opened in Italy. Built in Piano’s home town of Genoa, the 1,100-metre-long motorway bridge was inaugurated by the Italian prime minister almost exactly two years after the previous bridge collapsed on 14

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The New Apple Store In Thailand Looks Like A Vortex Of Wood

August 4, 2020 Erin 0

Tech giant Apple has unveiled ‘Apple Central World’, their newest location in Bangkok, Thailand. Designed by architecture firm Foster + Partners, the store has a cylindrical glass facade which is housed under a cantilevered Tree Canopy roof. An eye-catching sculptural timber core is made from 1,800 pieces of oak that can be seen from any […]

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Matsui Archmetal Maizuru Factory / Kenzo Makino & Associates

August 4, 2020 Hana Abdel 0

Kenzo Makino & Associates’ steel roofing factory in Kyoto showcases the company’s diverse products on its eight monitor roofs with various textures. For the relocation and expansion of galvanized steel roofing factory in the harbor of Northern Kyoto, programs such as exhibition space and a factory tour route are incorporated into its production space and a sales office. This new factory’s roofs and walls are made of building materials manufactured or handled by the company, as if it replicated itself on its own. Standing just 500 m away from the coastline, the factory shows its weathering quality over years, like product samples, exposed against salty sea breeze.

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Gabled cedar structures form Lone Pine Residence in Wyoming

August 4, 2020 Kristine Klein 0
Lone Pine Residence by CLB Architects

US architecture firm CLB Architects has wrapped two gabled structures with dark cedar planks to form this house in Wyoming situated to face the mountains. Lone Pine Residence is located in Wyoming’s Teton Range, a mountainous region known for its ski resorts and other outdoor sports. CLB Architects, formerly Carney Logan Burke, built the residence

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Makers Quarter Block D Office Building / BNIM

August 4, 2020 Andreas Luco 0

As part of Makers Quarter—new art, culture, and innovation district in downtown San Diego’s East Village—Block D has been designed to upend workplace conventions and establish high benchmarks for future development within the district. Providing more than 50,000 SF of office and retail space, Block D evolves current notions about the workplace.

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“It’s good to see architects build up leverage towards software companies” say commenters

August 4, 2020 Karen Anderson 0
Architects criticise "lack of development"of Autodesk's BIM software

In this week’s comments update, readers are discussing criticism of Revit from some of the UK’s largest architecture practices and sharing their views on other top stories. American software company Autodesk has come under fire for its Building Information Modelling (BIM) software Revit. In an open letter to Autodesk’s president Andrew Anagnost, 17 architecture studios

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John Pawson and David Chipperfield design houses for Ibiza community Sabina

August 4, 2020 Bridget Cogley 0
Sabina development in Ibiza

A number of leading architects and designers such as John Pawson, David Chipperfield and Marcio Kogan have unveiled residential designs for a development in Ibiza. Called Sabina, the private community is currently under construction on Ibiza’s west coast. The project spans 17 hectares and is led by British developer Anton Bilton, who is the co-founder

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