Yonge Street is said to be the longest street in North America. At one end it meets Lake Ontario, and at this junction a new development is proposed of 6.4million square feet. Read more
The pioneering industrial city of Manchester, long past its prime as the capital of cotton, is rediscovering its mojo through interesting and sustainable architecture.
This head quarter office building, part of a mixed use development that includes retail and residential, sits squat and powerful next to a tower in a defiant kind of way; something like an ugly, powerful, but lovable bull dog might sit at its master’s feet.
That is not to say the building is ugly, far from it, but it is powerful and it exudes a kind of attitude that is entirely appropriate for its setting and its client, The Co-operative. They hang their hat on their sustainability and ethical credentials. Read more
Photos: Jorge López-Conde.
Carved by human hand from the living rock of a Spanish hill, is a network of tunnels and galleries that form the cellars of the winery known as the Castle Winery, Calle Las Bodegas, “Camino de Santiago”. This network of tunnels is ancient, and in local lore, has always been there.
Called upon to develop this working winery, Moral Arquitectura wanted to connect into this ancient world to unveil it as a series of spatial experiences that tell not just a history of the winery, but a history of the very lives and ways of the people, the wine and the rock that are so inextricably linked to this place. Read more
Photo: Jiri Havan.
Part of the well known MVRDV Barcode masterplan for Oslo, DNB’s new bank headquarters has recently been completed. The building has 17 unique floors and is described by the architect as “pixelated”. It is planned around small scale working units of 6m x 6m considered by the bank to be the ideal size for a project team. This unit of space also gives the massing of the building volume an opportunity to respond to the varying urban context. Read more
Jean Prouvé’s vision was to see how his material of choice, steel, could be used to produce cheaper, better, more elegant solutions to architectural and product design questions. Willing to follow his vision down whatever path it led him, without encumbrance from established aesthetic norms, Prouvé produced some truly innovative and original work.
Photos: Sériès et Sériès Agency.
Sériès et Sériès, were the architects called upon to design an extension for an existing office building designed by Prouvé. As they say in the rock music world… not an easy gig to play. Read more