STEEL APPLICATION

NEW TRAIN STATION FOR PÄRNU

Estonian practice Arhitektuuribüroo PLUSS has been selected as the winner of a competition to design a new train station for Pärnu. Organized by the Union of Estonian Architects (UEA), the competition was inspired by the Rail Baltic project, a joint effort by the governments of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to connect the three Baltic countries […]

Folded Steel Staircase Inside London Home

A folded steel staircase runs alongside an exposed brick wall to connect the two levels of this east London flat by architecture studio Bell Phillips. Located in Hackney, the home is one of several created through the conversion of a Victorian school building characterised by walls of yellow-hued London stock […]

Secret Operation 610, Netherlands

Whether it’s a bisected war bunker, an office space that forbids sitting down or a hulking yet, ultimately purposeless machine of war, the chances are that if you’ve seen a project by RAAAF, it provoked some questions. But, while their work may appear merely idiosyncratic, it is informed by a […]

Urban Skyfarm, South Korea

So far, most existing vertical farms look like big greenhouses or plant factories all of the action happens on the inside. Warehouses in Chicago, Kyoto, Singapore, and a handful of other cities grow plants with ultra-high-efficiency systems under artificial light, and a recent skyscraper in Sweden, built by the urban […]

2015 MPAVILION

An event hub, a meeting place and an invitation to experiment, each MPavilion brings creative collaborators together to present a free, four-month program of talks, workshops and performances from October to February. The 2015 MPavilion has been designed by AL_A, the studio of Stirling Prize–winning architect Amanda Levete. The temporary […]

GB House supported by Steel Pillars

A large decked balcony raised on branching steel piloti provides views towards the Pacific Ocean from this house near the Chilean city of Concón by Santiago studio emA Arquitectos. GB House was designed by emA Arquitectos for a family who wanted to move out of the capital and enjoy a […]

LOG Rhythm House

Huge steel beams with I-shaped profiles were stacked to form the framework of this Tokyo house by Mount Fuji Architects Studio, which features a red spiral staircase winding between its floors. Local firm Mount Fuji Architects Studio – whose past projects include a house centered around a tree-like column – […]

IMPROVING ACCESSIBILITY AT HERNANI

The glass-encased lift and elevated walkway have been created by architecture studio Vaumm to improve access between the new and historic centers of Spanish town Hernani. The old and new parts of Hernani’s town center are separated by a steep grassy bank, dividing the historic center at the top from […]