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Sona Reddy Studio draws on vernacular architecture for restaurant in Hyderabad

Sona Reddy Studio draws on vernacular architecture for restaurant in Hyderabad

Traditional materials and building techniques "celebrate the essence" of south Indian architecture at Telugu Medium, a restaurant in Hyderabad by local practice Sona Reddy Studio. Telugu Medium is located in the Jubilee Hills neighbourhood and housed in a vaulted structure of exposed brick and concrete, designed to suit the area's arid climate and reference…

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Foster + Partners tops out China Merchants Bank skyscraper in Shenzhen

Foster + Partners tops out China Merchants Bank skyscraper in Shenzhen

The China Merchants Bank Headquarters by British architecture studio Foster + Partners has topped out in Shenzhen, with progress on a decorative ribbed steel and glass facade. Images of the skyscraper's construction progress show the height of its structural core and facades made from steel and triangular glass panels taking shape around it. The China…

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<div>“Italo Rota’s all-encompassing definition of architecture is needed today more than ever”</div>

“Italo Rota’s all-encompassing definition of architecture is needed today more than ever”

Architects should learn from Italo Rota's desire to constantly learn and evolve his view of architecture, Carlo Ratti writes following the Italian architect's death last week. What is architecture? Every designer has his own definition. For Le Corbusier, it was "the skilful, rigorous, and magnificent play of volumes under light", while for Gio Ponti…

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<div>Fire engulfs Copenhagen’s old stock exchange causing spire to collapse</div>

Fire engulfs Copenhagen’s old stock exchange causing spire to collapse

A fire has broken out at the 17th-century Børsen building in Copenhagen, Denmark, causing its iconic dragon tail-shaped spire to collapse. The fire at the building, which was once the city's stock exchange, began early this morning with the 56-metre-tall spire collapsing around 8:30am local time. Built in 1615, the Renaissance-style building is one…

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<div>Heatherwick’s Vessel set to reopen with “floor-to-ceiling steel mesh”</div>

Heatherwick’s Vessel set to reopen with “floor-to-ceiling steel mesh”

The Vessel viewpoint by Thomas Heatherwick is expected to reopen in New York this year, shrouded by steel netting to prevent people from jumping from its platforms. It follows the closure of the structure in Hudson Yards in August 2021, after a 14-year-old boy became the fourth person to die there by suicide. Related…

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HGX Design creates house that “flows like music” in the Hudson Valley

HGX Design creates house that “flows like music” in the Hudson Valley

New York architecture studio HGX Design has created a linear, glass-fronted home in the Hudson Valley informed by the "individual notes of a music composition". Located in Germantown, New York, the Hudson Valley Residence spans  7,300 square feet (678 square metres) and is comprised of interconnected rectangular volumes with courtyards inserted between them. HGX…

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Spaceworkers marries concrete with green ceramic tiles at Pavilion in the Garden

Spaceworkers marries concrete with green ceramic tiles at Pavilion in the Garden

Portuguese studio Spaceworkers has completed a geometric garden pavilion near Porto, featuring an overhanging roof and monolithic walls of concrete and green ceramic tiles. Pavilion in the Garden is a multipurpose event space that sits on a former parking lot in the green outskirts of the Portuguese village of Sobrado. Spaceworkers has completed a…

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Red accents enliven social housing block on triangular plot in Barcelona

Red accents enliven social housing block on triangular plot in Barcelona

Movable metal shutters reveal bright red balconies at this social housing block in Barcelona, created by local architecture studios MIAS and Coll-Leclerc Architects. Located on a triangular plot to the south of the city, the building provides 72 apartments across seven storeys and is clad with vertical panels of terracotta-coloured glass-reinforced concrete. MIAS…

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Detroit skyscraper becomes city’s second-tallest building

Detroit skyscraper becomes city’s second-tallest building

A skyscraper designed by New York studio SHoP Architects at Detroit's Hudson's Detroit development has topped out, making it the second tallest building in the city. Named the Tower, the 685-foot-high (207 metre) skyscraper forms part of a larger development in Downtown Detroit called Hudson's Detroit. It reached its full height this week. When…

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