Snøhetta revamps The French Laundry restaurant with fritted glass extension

Design studio Snøhetta has expanded a Michelin-star restaurant in California's Napa Valley with a glazed annex, and renovated its kitchen and grassy courtyard.

Snøhetta redesigned The French Laundry in collaboration with San Francisco firm Envelope A+D, and chef Thomas Keller – who has earned three stars ...read more

dRMM's Stirling Prize-winning Hastings Pier up for sale as charity goes under

Hastings Pier has been put up for sale less than four months after winning UK architecture's top accolade, following the charity behind the project going into administration.

Hastings Pier Charity, which was responsible for the dRMM-designed renovation of the pier on the south coast of England, suffered ...read more

Here's What the Alphabet Looks Like When Converted into Baroque Palace Designs

Johann David Steingruber was a German architect and designer with over 100 buildings to his name, including many churches, town halls, school buildings and even breweries. However, perhaps what he is best known for today are the intricate illustrations of his 1773 Architectural Alphabet, in which he converted ...read more

Fundamental Sciences Division Building / METRO Arquitetos

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  • Architects: METRO Arquitetos
  • Location: Praça Marechal Eduardo Gomes, 50 - Vila das Acacias, São José dos Campos - SP, 12228-900, Brazil
  • Author Architects: Martin Corullon, ...read more

Oak trees inform design of northern California home by Field Architecture

American studio Field Architecture has created a spacious house for a wooded site near San Francisco, where preserving conditions for local flora and fauna was a guiding concern for the architects.

Called Forty-One Oaks, the residence is named after the precise number of oak trees found on the property – ...read more

UNStudio plans new cultural centre with rooftop cinemas for Paris

UNStudio has won a competition to design a new cinema and cultural centre with weathering steel walls and green roofs as part of BIG's EuropaCity masterplan on the outskirts of Paris.

The three intertwined volumes of weathering steel comprising the Centre Culturel dédié au 7è Art will ...read more

How Microsoft Is Making Data-Driven Decisions to Craft its New Workplace Design Language

The “Design Language for Place” guidelines emphasize craftsmanship, authentic materials, and locally inspired design details. In Buildings 31 and 32 on Microsoft's Washington Redmond campus, this means evoking the outdoor culture and woodsy aesthetic of the Pacific Northwest. Image © Aaron ...read more

Grove at Grand Bay / BIG

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  • Architects: BIG
  • Location: Coconut Grove, Miami, FL, United States
  • Area: 58900.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • ...read more

Why African Vernacular Architecture Is Overdue for a Renaissance

Wikimedia user Ruud Zwart licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 NL" title="The Great Mosque of Djenné, Mali. Image © Wikimedia user Ruud Zwart licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 NL"> The Great Mosque of Djenné, Mali. Image © Wikimedia user Ruud Zwart ...read more

Pompejus / RO&AD Architecten

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  • Architects: RO&AD Architecten
  • Location: 4661 Halsteren, The Netherlands
  • Design Team: Ad Kil, Ro Koster, Martin van Overveld
  • Project Year: 2017
  • ...read more

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