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VIΛ 57 Manhattan

VIΛ 57 West, designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group for the Durst Organization, introduces a new typology to New York City: the Courtscraper. VIΛ occupies nearly a full city block at the corner of West 57th Street and the West Side Highway, with uninterrupted views towards the Hudson River Park and the waterfront. The Courtscraper is… Read more »

Series “Zelfbouw”

Zelfbouw, meaning ‘self-build’ in Dutch, is a current planning trend in The Netherlands. While there have always been people building their own homes, zelfbouw has been actively promoted over the past few years. Responding to the financial and real estate crises, large developers are being kept out of the loop in urban expansion plans all… Read more »

ENOUGH house

Enough House is built to accommodate architectural interns at the studios of renowned Canadian architect Brian MacKay-Lyons. The core-ten building explores the idea of both providing and using just “enough” for responsible living in the modern age. ©James Brittain    enough                

WEEK 3 sliders

FAITH IN ARCHITECTURE An eclectic selection of buildings that support one faith or another. The first is a collection of priests and church officials at a new monastery in the Czech Republic by John Pawson.

Koepel op de Overplaats

Located in a 17th century estate close to Haarlem (The Netherlands) this dome (Literally theekoepel= tea dome) was the winning entry of a design competition to replace the original dome that had been burnt down by vandals. It is designed as a space for quiet and contemplation. ©Sonia Mangiapane tea dome