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Cotton Lab, China

‘Cotton Lab’ is an offline store created to focus on the aesthetics of life by experiencing clothes and catering consumption in the environment of new retail format. The architect chose a ‘House in House’ design strategy which aims to build a complete new-type independent structure inside the main factory building. […]

Dendrites, Montreal

Commissioned by the City of Montréal Situated at the core of the recently developed Interna­tional Civil Aviation Organization Plaza (ICAO), Dendrites is the newest monumental public work by the artist Michel de Broin. The word dendrite refers to the branched projections of a neuron, which propagate cerebral stimulation; the term […]

Shanghai Modern Art Museum, Shanghai

In order to organize better the space and minimize the damage to the existing bunker structure, the suspension structure is adopted in the design, using the top frame column left after the roof demolition to support a set of huge trusses and then to hang down layer by layer. One […]

Sleek Tinman House, Bangkok

JunS ekino Architect & Design is a name to reckon in architecture from Thailand. His recent design of a 3-storeyed building in the heart of Bangkok which is an adaption of the Tinman from ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ have caused quite a stir. Set in the centre of the […]

Lattice Apartment Towers, Manhattan

New York architecture studio DFA has imagined a series of latticed apartment towers for Manhattan’s Pier 40, which would be able to remain above water in the event of rising sea levels. The conceptual proposal involves constructing a complex of housing, recreational and commercial facilities on the square-shaped Pier 40. […]

US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis

America’s most popular sporting event, the Super Bowl, will take place at a new stadium in minneapolis, featuring angular protrusions, zinc cladding and a roof partly made of plastic film. Located in downtown Minneapolis, the US Bank Stadium is home to the Minnesota Vikings, a member of the National Football […]

Statoil Regional and International Office, Norway

After 20 months of construction, the Statoil regional and international offices at Fornebu outside Oslo, Norway is now complete. A-lab received the commission after winning first prize in an open competition in 2008. Statoil is a Norwegian energy producer, the 57th largest company in the world by revenue, with about […]

Bicentennial Pavilion, Indianapolis

RATIO Architects recently completed the Bicentennial Pavilion, an open-air events space modeled after a lush rainforest with 11 steel-framed “tree canopies.” Built primarily from natural materials, the pavilion is a beautiful example of multifunctional and sustainable design that provides 40,000 square feet of weather-protected events space while collecting and filtering […]

Hywind World’s first floating wind farm

With the world’s population growing and its demand for energy increasing, it’s more important than ever to explore new forms of sustainable energy. International energy company Statoil has taken note of this situation and, just off the Scottish coast, the company is building Hywind: the world’s first floating wind farm. […]