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Lemay redesigns open-air theatre in Montreal’s La Fontaine Park

December 1, 2023 Jenna McKnight 0

Local architecture studio Lemay aimed to rethink the relationship between “the built and the natural” in its revamp of Théâtre de Verdure, which consists of a stage on an island and a fan-shaped seating area. The open-air theatre is located within La Fontaine Park, which encompasses 34 hectares in Montreal’s Le-Plateau-Mont-Royal neighbourhood. The Théâtre de

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The Sandbox / Peter Braithwaite Studio

December 1, 2023 Andreas Luco 0

The site presented horizontal driving rain and harsh southeastern winds upon our first visit which gave our design team a keen awareness of the extreme weather that the Gulf of St. Lawrence could offer. After a very brief introduction to our new client, we were invited to find cover within the harshly weathered seasonal cottage that previously existed on the site. This strongly weathered structure gave further insight into the dramatic climactic conditions of this location along the Bay of Chaleur in Bathurst, New Brunswick.

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Redefining Refuge: A Creative Approach to Bunker Living in Lviv

December 1, 2023 HD Staff 0

In response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, architects are reinventing the concept of bunkers, transforming them from stark reminders of war into havens of hope and multi-functionality. The latest project by O.M. Shumelda from Lviv showcases a bunker designed not only as a sanctuary during tumultuous times but also as a vibrant space for […]

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CHINGU Restaurant / Worc Arquitectos

December 1, 2023 Andreas Luco 0

It’s a restaurant that opens its doors in the Condesa neighborhood, designed by the Mexican firm WORC, whose concept arises from recreating the authentic flavors of Seoul’s street food in Mexico City. It is a space that serves as a stage for friends to share, immersing visitors in Korean culture through design and gastronomy. Upon entering, a red neon sign welcomes diners with the inscription “KDMX AUTHENTIC STREET FOOD,” inviting them to experience a space where a small lobby, long tables, and a kitchen island and restrooms for the restaurant are located.

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Rua da Saúde Glass Roof / schlaich bergermann und partner

December 1, 2023 Pilar Caballero 0

Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre is an important institution that manages a complex of several hospital buildings, whose layout configures an internal street called “Rua da Saúde”. Due to the established structure, there was previously no contiguous connection between the buildings. The client’s desire was thus to have a connecting roof, which would harmoniously span over the buildings and define a new iconic outside space.

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World Building of the Year and Interior of the Year revealed at 2023 World Architecture Festival

December 1, 2023 Diego Hernández 0

The ultimate accolades of World Building of the Year, World Interior of the Year, Future Project of the Year and Landscape of the Year were announced today as hundreds of delegates from across the world convened at a grand finale Gala Dinner at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. A host of Special Prizes, including the International Building Beauty Prize, Best Use of Colour Prize and Small Project of the Year were also announced at the closing event, to celebrate the sixteenth edition of the festival. The announcement follows the final day of WAF, in which prize winners across all 44 categories competed for the winning titles.

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The biggest architecture and design stories of 2023

December 1, 2023 Tom Ravenscroft 0

To kick off our review of 2023, Dezeen editor Tom Ravenscroft takes a look back at this year’s top architecture and design stories. January – Energy savings from home insulation “vanishing” after four years The year began with news that a University of Cambridge research study had found that energy savings initially achieved by insulating UK homes

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MVRDV completes yellow office retrofit with zigzagging outdoor staircase

December 1, 2023 Kate Donaldson 0

Dutch studio MVRDV has unveiled Haus 1, a bright yellow workplace adapted from a 1990s office building in Berlin with local studio Hirschmüller Schindele Architekten. Located south of Tempelhof Field, it is the second project completed for Atelier Gardens – the redevelopment of a 23,800-metre-square film and media campus into a hub for social entrepreneurship

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