Renovation of administrative building in Hamburg is completed according to design of Berlin based practice J. Mayer H. With a clear concept and architectural elements which became their trademark, architects gave a completely new identity to the whole building, and succeeded to create a new landmark.

Architecture, Hamburg, J Mayer H, Renovation, Urban renewal

The architecture world was saddened yesterday by the news of the death of Lebbeus Woods, esteemed architect, professor and theorist of architecture. He died in his sleep in his apartment in New York at the age of 72.

Architects, Architecture, Architecture theory, In memoriam, Lebbeus Woods, Paper architecture

Not so long ago hotel Topazz, a new spatial structure that reflects feelings and the atmosphere of its surroundings, enriched the city of Vienna, the capital of Austria. This sculptural form is a combination of bold ideas of BWM Architekten und Partner and interior designer Michael Manzenreiter.

Architecture, Design, Design hotel, Vienna

This summer a new design hotel was open in Ljubljana - Hotel Vander, whose design is the work of the famous Slovenian architecural office Sadar+Vuga. The hotel is located in the historic centre of Ljubljana, right next to the Ljubljanica river and on one of the busiest pedestrian paths in the town.

Architecture, Design, Design hotel, Ljubljana, Sadar+Vuga

For their fifth consecutive participation at the Venice Biennale, Luxembourg chose the authors of their pavilion through an open competition entitled Futura Bold – a term that illustrates the aim of this small European coutry to position itself through a project that analyzes and discusses the contemporary built environment on a national, european and global scale.

Architecture, Exhibition, Interview, Luxembourg, Venice Biennale

Ljubljana-based architectural studio OFIS architects has recently successfully completed a student housing complex in Paris. This was a rare opportunity for architects from this region to work in one of the most important world centers. OFIS architects won first prize at the invited competition for this location in 2008, and building started in 2009.

Architecture, Housing, OFIS arhitekti, Paris

Singapore's Gardens by the Bay has won the top prize, World Building of the Year, at the World Architecture Festival that was also held in Singapore this year.

Architecture, Award, Sustainable development, Urban landscape

Grafton Architects from Dublin, Ireland, received the Silver Lion award at this year’s Venice architecture Biennale, for their impressive presentation of the project for a university campus in Lima, Peru. The Silver Lion is awarded to emerging architects who raise expectations, and it is the first time a practice from Ireland won this prestigious award.

Architecture, Award, Exhibition, Venice Biennale

This book represents the first comprehensive framing and treatment of the most important new development in Danish architecture of the 2000s. In the first years after 2000, a young generation of architects hit Danish architecture with renewed energy.

Architects, Architecture, BIG, Book

The Polish pavilion at the Architecture Biennale in Venice received an honorable mention from the jury in the category of national pavilions. Curator Michał Libera, pavilion's author Katarzyne Krakowiak,  sound designer Ralf Meinz and acoustic engineer Andrzej Kłosak created an architeture of sound. The seemingly empty space of the pavilion is actually filled with sounds, which also affected the architecture of the pavilion itself.

Architecture, Exhibition, National pavilion, Venice Biennale