The house should interact not only with the surrounding mountains, but also with the neighbouring buildings, the course of the sun and the direction of the wind.
B+W Architects and Tekhne AG have created a pioneering work in the use of ultra-high-performance concrete in Swiss structural engineering.
Two requirements were made: it had to remain within the budget limits of a container solution and at the same time was to enable enlargement at a later point if required.
The globally active Institution of Structural Engineers has relocated its headquarters to a sixties office building, remodelled by Hugh Broughton Architects.
The oblong single-storey structure of a family house designed in a clear form language in Gordola, Switzerland, shows a sensitive approach to the topography of the plot.
This year’s Pritzker Prize has been posthumously awarded to the German architect and researcher Frei Otto, whose work was – and remains – groundbreaking for architecture in the post-war era.
Wishes on porcelain are thrown over the castle hill to shatter 25 metres below on a heap of shards.
»Design Build« is the name of a building process for which both planning and execution are carried out by the same team.
Why have walls when you can do without? This house, known as the Tent because of its shape, was built using local techniques and is self-supporting.
Precise mechanical engineering was necessary for the realisation of this single-family house in Tehran.