School in Founex

A lightweight structure on the roof calls attention to the main entrance. The arrangement of aluminium elements provides structure to the triple-glazed facade.

Conference Centre in Cartagena

Translucent plastics in bright colours predominate. LED spotlights mounted along the the building’s entire length make it glow like a lantern at night.

Subsidised Housing in Paris

The different shapes of the balconies dissolve the silhouette and camouflage the building massing. Although the interiors of the apartments stacked atop one...

Children’s Hospital in Basel

With its animated facade, this new clinic on a busy street literally turns heads. Passers-by experience a surpising phenomenon: from a distance the ribbon-like...

Adhesive Bonding in Ventilated-cavity Facade Elements

For decades adhesive bonds have played a major role in the tooling and automotive industries, as well as in aeronautics. But does it make sense to use adhesives...

Breathing Facades: Facade Technology toward Decentralised, Natural Ventilation

The German firm Josef Gartner Ltd. has been developing facades with different versions of double-shell systems since the 1980s – and these are now increasingly...

There’s no Future without Tradition – Interview with Wang Shu

Wang Shu is an exceptional figure in China’s architecture scene. In 2012 he received the Pritzker Prize. Since 2001 he has been dean of the architecture faculty...

Luxembourg City Art Museum

Seen from the street, the single-storey building massing allows the original building to continue to occupy centre stage. The new structure’s inclined roof...

Flats in London

The structure contains six apartments and two small retail units – a higher density than the buildings surrounding it. The openings are distributed freely...