Architecture has been shared with a wider public since the rise of reprography and the printed image for consumer publication in the early nineteenth century. The revolution of serial publication changed the way in which we absorbed and understood architecture, turning it from a physical form into a reproducible visual commodity in two dimensions.
Two seemingly incompatible buildings – a traditional 19th-century brewery and adjacent technical warehouse from 1970s – have been integrated by architecture and urban design practice Chybik + Kristof into a wine bar with tasting rooms.
Since winning the Turner Prize in 2015, multidisciplinary collective Assemble has become a well-known name in architectural design. It was a year earlier, however, that it won an open competition, held by Goldsmiths, University of London, to transform the service spaces of an 1898 bath house into a gallery for contemporary art.
A matryoshka is more commonly known as a Russian doll: hollow and split in two halves, with each layer containing a smaller figure. Local architecture studio Shift fixed up a run-down townhouse into two high-end apartments, stripping the shell to its bare bones before suspending smaller elements into the tall voids to create a matryoshka effect.
Less than 10 km north of the Danish capital, the educational attraction is located in a small town which is counted amongst the wealthiest areas in the country. Architecture firm CEBRA completed a three-year renovation of the former Tuborg bottling plant.
It is a prerequisite for an architect to consider aesthetics and structural integrity. Less often considered, perhaps, is phenomenology and tapping into the attachment of place. From his central Chile studio, architect Felipe Alarcón pondered this point for a residential commission in his home town.
It began as a playful idea. Supermachine Studio took the Hubba logo as a template and a network of lines was expanded and multiplied across the page. Take this into three dimensions and the network has the chance to grow, occupying the interior space.
An old paint factory has been renovated into a platform for innovation and social engagement at the University of Pennsylvania. The Pennovation Center ‘ideas factory’ has been given a new lease of life as a dedicated social environment for consultation, experimentation and investigation.