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photo 1: Johnny Umans, photo 2: Lucas Blair Simpson, photo 3: Tahmineh Monzavi, Soroush Majidi, Payman Barkhordari

Our Readers’ Favourites: The Most Popular DETAIL-Online Articles in May

In May, our readers were particularly enthusiastic about the following three contributions: a renovated multi-generational house in Brussels, the transformation of an old post office into a railway station hall and a colourful hotel complex on the Iranian island of Hormuz.

Two Out of One: House by Edouard Brunet in Brussels

In Forest near Brussels, Edouard Brunet demonstrates how to remodel a small single-family home into a spaciously-proportioned multigenerational building with the aid of an annex and skilful use of natural light.

Client: private
Architecture: Edouard Brunet Architecte
Structural engineering: Neuf81
Location: Forest/Vorst, Brüssel (BE)

A Return to the Age of Railway: Moynihan Train Hall in New York

In Manhattan, SOM have transformed the former James A. Farley Post Office building into a characteristic railway station hall for Pennsylvania Station. The delicate cable-net domes are the work of Stuttgart engineers Schlaich Bergermann Partner.

Client: Empire State Development
Architecture: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Structural engineering: Severud Associates, schlaich bergermann partner
Location: between 8th and 9th Avenue, 31st and 33rd Street, Manhattan, New York (US)

A Blaze of Colour in the Strait of Hormuz

The colourful landscape of the Iranian island of Hormuz is impressive. Although the island is suited to tourism, it has hardly been developed. However, since 2020 a hotel complex comprising about 200 small, brightly coloured domes offers comfortable overnight accommodations. Local people were involved in the building project.

Client: Ehsan Rasoulof
Architecture: ZAV Architects
Structural engineering: Behrang Baniadam, Rouhi Touski
Location: Hormuz Island (IR)

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