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Kambra / Lucija Penko + Medprostor d.o.o.

© Janez Marolt © Janez Marolt
  • Structure: Franc Pezdirc s.p.
  • Electrical: Elektro Komunikacije Janez Mežnar s.p.
  • Mechanical: Instalacije Aleš Abram s.p.
  • Landcaping: Matevž Kopitar
  • Main Contractor: Štolfa, gradbeno podjetje d.o.o.
  • Ironmongery: Ključavničarstvo Marjan Golob s.p.
  • Joinery: Piskar Henrik s.p.
  • Landscaping: Propepa d.o.o.

"Architecture Will Change Completely in the Next Ten Years": Fran Silvestre of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

House on the Cliff / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos. Image © Diego Opazo House on the Cliff / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos. Image © Diego Opazo

Spanish architect Fran Silvestre is well known for his portfolio of nuanced, clean, and decidedly modern works. Each project is as stunning as the next, the type of home that shows up in Bond films and populates the Pinterest boards of aspiring homeowners.

Silvestre began his architectural career in earnest at the office of Alvaro Siza, an experience he cites as the foundation of his approach. "It was an incredible time, I learned all about architecture there," explains Silvestre. "I was impressed by his style of work....for me, he is a genius." Silvestre left Siza's office in the early 2000s to open his own practice, which itself took off in 2005.

Amanzoe Luxury Hotel & Villas / Edward Tuttle | Designrealization

© Pygmalion Karatzas © Pygmalion Karatzas
  • Mechanical Engineer: LDK
  • Structural Engineer: KION
  • Lighting Engineer: FOSS
  • Construction: Domotechniki
  • Collaborators: Denniston International Architects & Planners Ltd
  • Associates: Tsoulos & Associates / architect Konstantinos Gregoriadis
  • Design Date: 2008 - 2010
  • Completion Year, Phase One (Main Hotel Facilities & Pavilions): 2012

Hotel in Coimbra / depA

© José Campos © José Campos
  • Architects: depA
  • Location: Alta de Coimbra, Portugal
  • Authors: Carlos Azevedo, João Crisóstomo, Luís Sobral, Miguel Santos, Sara Pontes, Margarida Leitão
  • Engeneering: CPX, Ncrep, Mse
  • Consultant: Financertus
  • Area: 23680.6 ft2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: José Campos
© José Campos © José Campos

Text description provided by the architects. The three pre-existing buildings around a mediterranean courtyard are located Coimbra, in the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Protection Zone.

Breeze House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

© Diego Opazo © Diego Opazo
  • Interior Design: Alfaro Hofmann
  • Collaborators: María Masià, Estefanía Soriano, Pablo Camarasa, Sandra Insa, Santi Dueña, Ricardo Candela, David Sastre, Sevak Asatrián, Álvaro Olivares, Eduardo Sancho, Esther Sanchis, Vicente Picó, Ruben March, Jose Manuel Arnao, Rosa Juanes, Gemma Aparicio, Giuseppe Felici, Luiz Eduardo Lupatini, Silvia Bonet, Carmela Martí
  • Structure: Josep Ramon Solé | Windmill
  • Quantity Surveyor: Carlos Garcia
  • Builder: Construcciones Hugo Pérez

Casa Moreira / César Machado Moreira

© José Campos © José Campos
  • Engineering: 2MP
  • Contractor: Weplan
© José Campos © José Campos

Text description provided by the architects. Located on a site facing a narrow street characterized by small houses from different times, the building is a house in the classic sense. The plan is a square with 12x12m. The volumetry of the building was defined by regulatory impositions.

Into the Forest / Openfabric

© Jacopo Gennari Feslikenian © Jacopo Gennari Feslikenian
© Jacopo Gennari Feslikenian © Jacopo Gennari Feslikenian

Text description provided by the architects. Openfabric has been selected to design the public spaces of Mantova city center in occasion of the first World Forum on Urban Forest (WFUF 2018) by FAO. The aim of the design is to engage with the two different levels of the forum: the academic one and the broad public. The project wants to critically represent a number of forest typologies rising both awareness on the importance of nature in urban environments and on the dramatic effects of climate change.

Island Conference Hotel / gad

Islamic yard. Image © Jinrong Huang Islamic yard. Image © Jinrong Huang
  • Architects: gad
  • Location: Zhujiajian Nanshajiari road no.666, Putuo district, Zhoushan, Zhejiang province, China
  • Design Team: Wei Zhang, Shouqing Wu, Kelun Su, Xinpei Song, Weijie Jiang, Chuqian Chen, Jun Wan, Ye Su
  • Area: 30780.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Jinrong Huang
  • Structure : Kaiming Yao, Wei Zhu, Fan Hu, Fei Han
  • Water Supply: Bing Zhang
  • Hvac : Baojun Yang, Guocai Yao
  • Electrical: Zuhang Zhuo, Chuanpu Liu, Shurong Sun
  • Interior Dsign: CHENTAO INTERIOR DESIGN, Huacheng Boyuan (Beijing) Architectural Planning and Design Co., Ltd.
  • Landscape Design: Green Townscape Design Ltd.,

WORKac Selected to Design the New Beirut Museum of Art

BeMA: Beirut Museum of Art. Image Courtesy of WORKac BeMA: Beirut Museum of Art. Image Courtesy of WORKac

Architect Amale Andraos and her firm WORKac have been selected to design BeMA, the new Beirut Museum of Art in Lebanon. Centrally located in the heart of Beirut, the project will be positioned on a site that once marked the dividing line in the Lebanese civil war. The museum’s permanent collection will include modern and contemporary artworks from Lebanon, the Lebanese diaspora and the wider region. The new project will feature 70 balconies arrayed as a vertical promenade that blends indoor and outdoor spaces to create an open museum for the city.

Salicos House / STUDIOARTE

© Da Cruz Photo © Da Cruz Photo
  • Architects: STUDIOARTE
  • Location: Lagoa, Portugal
  • Architect In Charge: João Carriço
  • Area: 379.0 m2
  • Porject Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Da Cruz Photo
  • Development, Project Management And Design Concept: Arnold Aarssen
  • Construction: J.A. Duarte & Filho, Construções Lda. (Lagos)
  • Engineering: VERITATE – Projectos e Fiscalização de Engenharia, Lda. (Portimão)
  • Landscaping: ECOSSISTEMAS – Construção de Espaços Verdes
  • 3 D Rendering: Arquimagem – Arq. Bruno Silva
  • Interior Styling: Claudine Cullimore (Designer) - England