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Charred wood and greenery conceal IDIN Architects' Office in Thailand. Thai firm IDIN Architects has slotted a studio it designed for itself into a narrow site in Bangkok and obscured it from view using tall trees and blackened wood.

Charred wood and greenery conceal IDIN Architects' Office in Thailand

IDIN Architects' Office is designed to have an "invisible presence" that is overlooked by passersby, offering the studio's employees privacy and respite from the city. It is among the five projects shortlisted for business building of the year at Dezeen Awards 2020. "Unlike the other stand-alone office designs, IDIN Architects decided to walk away from creating an iconic appearance for its office," the studio explained. "The key idea unfolds from creating a creative working place with high privacy and then develops towards an idea about the invisible presence of the building in an urban context. " Grey shades permeate interiors of Austria's Clemens Strobl winery. Design studio Destilat drew focus to the art of winemaking by applying a "reduced colour language" inside Clemens Strobl winery in northeast Austria.

Grey shades permeate interiors of Austria's Clemens Strobl winery

Clemens Strobl is located in the Kirchberg am Wagram municipality of Lower Austria, a region recognised for producing a rich variety of wine cultures. The winery, which is shortlisted in the large workspace category of this year's Dezeen Awards, is composed of two gabled barns that are connected by a ribbon of gridded glass. One of the barns has been restored, and still boasts its original brick facade. Minimalism in the Middle East: explore design destinations taking root in the desert - The Spaces.

The UAE is known for its opulent and maximalist approach to design and architecture, with the tallest building and the largest shopping mall in the world both located in Dubai.

Minimalism in the Middle East: explore design destinations taking root in the desert - The Spaces

But for those seeking clean lines and simplicity, there are plenty of sophisticated gems to be discovered. From converted clinics to secluded art galleries, desert retreats to design hotels, the UAE has plenty to offer those with a minimalist sensibility. Form Hotel Dubai. Production designer Mark Digby explains the locations of sci-fi series Devs. Production designer Mark Digby explains why he selected an inconspicuous 1960s university library as the location for sci-fi series Devs, which was created by Ex Machina and 28 Days Later writer Alex Garland, instead of ultra-futuristic buildings in Silicon Valley like the Apple Park.

Production designer Mark Digby explains the locations of sci-fi series Devs

Devs explores the sinister goings-on at a fictional quantum computing company called Amaya, so finding the right building was essential to fostering the dark mood of the show. Digby initially looked to replicate the feel of technological corporations like Facebook, Apple and Google, but he decided that this wasn't quite right. "But then two things came along – one is that it's very hard to get access to those buildings for filming, the other is that they are very well known and recognised," he told Dezeen.

"So we started thinking around that, and therefore you go to look for buildings that are one level less exclusive – and actually some of the most interesting. " AIA Gold Medal winner John Wardle names 12 key projects from his career. The Australian Institute of Architects has awarded John Wardle its 2020 Gold Medal.

AIA Gold Medal winner John Wardle names 12 key projects from his career

Here he picks 12 key projects that have defined his career. Wardle was awarded the Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal, the highest accolade in Australian architecture, for creating buildings that restore "faith in what architects do best" for more that 30 years. "John Wardle is an outstanding Australian architect who maintains an exemplary practice," said the Gold Medal jury. Safdie architects' horizontal skyscraper opens to visitors in china. After eight years of planning, design and construction, the 250-metre-high glass-bottom exploration deck at raffles city chongqing is welcoming visitors in china. designed by safdie architects for capitaland and featuring a 270-degree panorama of chongqing’s skyline, guests to the glass-bottom deck are treated to the thrills of walking in mid-air while admiring views of the yangtze river’s brown merging with jialing river’s blue below their feet. all images courtesy of capitaland unless otherwise noted image courtesy of safdie architects project info:

safdie architects' horizontal skyscraper opens to visitors in china

Arii irie architects tops light-filled warehouse in ageo, japan, with exposed timber roof truss. Arii irie architects has completed ‘warehouse in ageo’, a light-filled space in japan topped with an exposed timber roof truss. located in a suburban context along a highway connecting tokyo and gunma, the project comprises a warehouse and office for a trading company that deals with machinery parts. the two-story building encloses the warehouse on the ground level, complete with adequate height in the front for forklifts, while the office space is placed in the rear of the second floor for protection from noise coming from the highway. all images by kai nakamura project info: name: warehouse in ageo architect: arii irie architects / atsuo arii, kako irie location: ageo, saitama prefecture, japan.

arii irie architects tops light-filled warehouse in ageo, japan, with exposed timber roof truss

Cobe designs "chamber of secrets" to develop Lynk & Co subscription car. Danish architecture studio Cobe has revealed its Uni3 design centre for Chinese car manufacturer Geely in Gothenburg, which will include a hidden laboratory for electric car brand Lynk & Co.

Cobe designs "chamber of secrets" to develop Lynk & Co subscription car

Designed with a eye on corporate espionage, Cobe describes the development centre for Geely as a "chamber of secrets". Set to be built on the harbourside in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, the four-storey building for Chinese automaker Geely, which owns brands including Volvo and Lotus, will be used to develop the company's Lynk & Co cars. Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven builds red Fire Station Wilrijk in Antwerp. Dutch studio Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven has used red glazed bricks to make a new Antwerp fire station stand out.

Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven builds red Fire Station Wilrijk in Antwerp

Fire Station Wilrijk is located on a main road, in a neighbourhood to the south of the Belgian city. Happel Cornelisse Verhoeven wanted to make a statement, to help the building quickly develop its own identity, so chose to clad the entire exterior in bright red bricks. How the Covid-19 Pandemic May Reshape U.S. Hospital Design. As Covid-19 cases fill emergency rooms and intensive care units across the U.S., local officials have been rushing to convert hotels, convention centers, and city parks into new hospital spaces.

How the Covid-19 Pandemic May Reshape U.S. Hospital Design

Amid the scramble, many physicians, architects, and health care consultants are already talking about how modern hospital designs could change to avoid a repeat of the current national crisis. One clear lesson: Modern hospitals often lack the flexibility to accommodate a sudden surge of patients. In particular, many hospitals have been running out of space and resources to treat Covid-19 patients with severe symptoms, while at the same time handling those with mild symptoms and the asymptomatic who may infect health care workers and other patients. “We set up beds in the lobbies, set up beds in conference rooms, and in cafeterias,” says Terry Lynam, senior vice president and chief public relations officer at Northwell Health, the largest health care provider in New York state.

Roberto Conte captures Chandigarh's iconic modernist buildings. OMA wraps glass walkway around Galleria department store in Gwanggyo. Architecture firm OMA has completed the Galleria department store in Gwanggyo, South Korea, with a stone facade that has a multifaceted-glass passage cut into it. Built in the town of Gwanggyo, south the capital Seoul, the Galleria department store has been designed to be a landmark for the area's housing district. "The first time we came to Gwanggyo the entire city felt as one big temporary condition, missing any sense of permanence, explained OMA partner Chris van Duijn.

Oval-shaped room is centrepiece of granite Office 543 in Chandigarh. Indian architecture studio Charged Voids has designed Office 543 around an elliptic meeting room with granite walls, which is a private space among the glass-walled offices. Designed for construction company Khullar Builders, the office is located in the Mohali district of Indian city Chandigarh, which was planned by modernist architect Le Corbusier. The two-storey building was conceived by the local studio as a series of small spaces that branch off a central double-height atrium. Within this space Charged Voids designed an oval meeting room that contrasts with the otherwise linear office spaces. Angular white roof covers Mexico City baseball stadium by FGP Atelier. Eight gabled forms jut out over the stands of this Mexico City baseball stadium, which Mexican architects Francisco Gonzalez Pulido and Alonso de Garay designed for local team Los Diablos Rojos.

Chicago studio FGP Atelier led by Gonzalez Pulido collaborated with Taller ADG led by Alonso de Garay to complete the facility for the Los Diablos Rojos sports team. Rhomboid roof brings light into COBE's Halftime building on the Adidas campus. COBE has completed the Halftime building at the Adidas headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany, which is distinguished by a giant rhomboid-shaped roof. The 15,500-square-metre Halftime building was designed by COBE as a multifunctional venue that provides staff, brand ambassadors and visitors to Adidas' World of Sports campus with an array of formal and informal meeting spaces.

Its facilities are unified by its giant flat roof, which is made from V-shaped concrete beams and dedicates a third of its footprint to skylights that maximise natural light inside. "To accommodate the many internal and public functions that Halftime includes, we designed a versatile, multi-purpose building that brings as many of the company's activities and functions as possible together under one roof," says COBE's founder, Dan Stubbergaard. Inside, Halftime contains 12 workshops and a large event hall for 1,500 people, alongside meeting rooms, a conference centre and a large canteen. Stansted Airport "challenged the rules of terminal design" Thirty-six structural trees support the roof of Stansted Airport by Norman Foster's studio, which is the next project in our high-tech architecture series.

At London's Stansted Airport, British firm Foster Associates, which is now Foster + Partners, turned the typical airport layout upside-down by placing all of the heavy environmental services underground, instead of on the rooftop. Beneath the roof, which is supported by structural trees, the airport's main concourse is a large, flexible, naturally-lit space. The layout places all the building services including the baggage and handling and a railway station, on the lowest floors.

All passenger services, such as check-in, security and departure, are arranged across the top level – a feature it says harks back to the simple, earlier terminal designs. "Stansted Airport challenged all the rules of airport terminal design," Foster + Partners said. Studio gang's MIRA tower reveals full façade in san francisco. Unsung architecture in the American Midwest spotlighted in new book.

A Brutalist school, an Art Deco church and soaring grain silos are among the diverse array of buildings featured in the new tome, Midwest Architecture Journeys. Book editor Zach Mortice discusses five highlights. Released in October, Midwest Architecture Journeys is a 287-page, hardcover book from Belt Publishing that explores under-recognised buildings, places and spaces in the American Heartland. The book primarily focuses on work in the following states – Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Zaha Hadid Architects completes Leeza SOHO tower with world's tallest atrium. Wulf architekten designs perforated metal façade for cologne's parking garage P22A. Wulf architekten has designed a perforated metal façade for the P22A parking garage of koelnmesse, cologne‘s trade fair center, which is located at the zoobrücke bridge, and offers 3,260 parking spaces on 5 levels. developed as a lightweight transparent shell, the uniformly-designed façade wraps around the S-shaped curved structure, resembling a big organic surface that gives the impression that it breathes.

Camille walala transforms vintage gas station into a colorful landmark in arkansas. For the past five years, creative house justkids has been curating and producing art in unexpected places across the cityscape of fort smith, arkansas, enriching the community and urban area. now, french artist camille walala has joined ‘the unexpected’ project by turning a disused, vintage gas station into a thrilling piece of public art. Freaks architecture uses corrugated stainless steel to clad office in france. For a project commissioned by french lighting company sammode, freaks architecture has designed a new research and development center in lamotte beuvron, south of orléans. built within an old printing warehouse, the outline of the renovation was to create a space that meets the technical requirements of the program by providing generous office spaces, both open-plan and more isolated. image © david foessel freaks has delineated the large warehouse space using four timber boxes covered with spruce. within these closed volumes, which are sometimes completely airtight and light-proof, numerous tests of sammode‘s luminaires are carried out, including thermal shock, waterproofness with talc, longevity, vibration and electromagnetic measurement. the surrounding spaces that are generated as a result of the boxes provide open offices and shared spaces, a zone of assembly and a zone for prototyping.

Four key projects by high-tech architecture practice Team 4. As Team 4, Su Brumwell, Richard Rogers, Wendy Cheesman and Norman Foster began to develop high-tech architecture. Continuing our series on the style we look at four key projects. BIG opens CopenHill power plant in Copenhagen with rooftop ski slope. House of Many Vaults "kneels down" towards shrine in Lebanese mountains.

LEFT Architects has built a house with a giant vaulted roof in the mountains of the village Niha that is designed to kneel down to one of Lebanon's most visited religious sites. Zaha Hadid Architects completes Beijing Daxing International Airport. SO&CO completes an ultra-thin, L-shaped, concrete building in tokyo. A 12-Stop Road Trip of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Most Surprising Designs - Atlas Obscura Lists.

Elevated concrete pathway on stilts shade Viettel training centre in Hanoi. Guy Says African Architecture Isn’t Showcased Compared To European And Asian, Posts 44 Of Its Gorgeous Examples. Chinese Construction Workers Moved a 30,000 Ton Bus Terminal in One Piece. aD9 architects clads vietnamese office building in dynamic façade and greenery. Virgin Galactic pulls back curtain on "Gateway to Space" Bennetts Associates completes HQ for Royal College of Pathologists. Zaha Hadid Architects' Beijing Daxing International Airport interiors revealed.

Henning Larsen Architects awarded European Prize for Architecture 2019. Greenhouse by wamhouse studio is a modern cottage covered in grass. Archismith creates secret garden within The Glass Fortress. Uber plans skyports to enable aerial ridesharing with uber air by 2023. AZL architects completes kiln building in china with concrete arches and brick.

30 Beautifully Designed Embassies From All Over The World. Colliding gables form Hannae Forest of Wisdom community centre. Bernardo Bader Architekten design stone-clad Alpin Sport ski centre. Kaunitz yeung architecture builds two aboriginal health clinics in the australian desert. Belzberg architects clads mexican office building in perforated carbon-steel façade. Articles - The Moscow Times. Moscow's 'Gloomiest Building' Demolished, 26 Years After Being Abandoned. Photos: PHOTOS: Trump's Mar-a-Lago Through the Years, Inside and Out - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL. Striking supertall set to rise in the city of skyscrapers. Giant Insect, Burning Man or a Futuristic City? Look Closer. 21 'Ugly' Buildings That Aren't Ugly at All.

Palassis architects expresses vaults and pointed arches in the song school. Dezeen. Dezeen. Downton Abbey in the Bronx. Dezeen's top 10 Mexican architecture projects of 2018. Belvedere tower by rené van zuuk architekten widens upwords. Jean-Paul Viguier completes high-security Banque de France building. Dezeen Awards 2018 architecture winners and project of the year revealed. Thanksgiving Travel: Why America’s Airports Suck Compared to Asia’s. Traditional Korean house installed above busy London street by Do Ho Suh. Dezeen. 30 hudson yards: NYC neigborhood's tallest tower tops out. Dezeen. Dezeen. Dezeen. Dezeen. Roeoesli & maeder completes new swiss embassy in nairobi, kenya.

Dezeen. Department of Radio and Television is wrapped in "net curtain" of blocks. VTN's bamboo stalactite installation at the venice architecture biennale. Pine pavilion offers a poetic reading of resin production in china. XTU Architects proposes algae-covered towers for Hangzhou. OMA adds white concrete gallery tower to Fondazione Prada in Milan. Culture - Saving Brutalism: The campaign to preserve concrete icons. 3andwich renovated shang ping village into a modern public space. Staggered glass walls front visitor centre at Louisiana plantation house. Bengal stream: discover the vibrant architecture scene of bangladesh. Studio Air Putih combines brick, steel and concrete at Jakarta offices.

Cream of the crop: The 62 buildings in the running to be named world's best. Gai-Kodzor Winery is a concrete and glass building on a hilltop in Russia. Lille school extension by LT2A has porthole windows and golden details. For 20 Years The French Have Been Building A Medieval Castle Using Medieval Techniques, And The Result Is Incredible. Nursery school welcomes students into learning space with colorful facade. Atlasobscura. Richard Meier completes Bauhaus-inspired tower in Tel Aviv. Dezeen. BIG expands WWII bunker to form TIRPITZ, a 'hidden' museum sunken into the danish coast. A.D. German Warehouse – Richland Center, Wisconsin - Atlas Obscura. Atlasobscura. New photographs offer look inside theatre in Le Corbusier's Chandigarh. Trevor Horne Architects completes 12-sided art gallery in south London park. NIKE's unlimited stadium in manila is the 'world's first LED running track'

Angled louvres shade glass skyscraper in Guadalajara by Sordo Madelano Arquitectos. "Feather-like" screens front church in Taiwan by MAYU Architects. ADR places small white fruit distillery among 19th-century farm buildings in Bohemia. The Endless Runway. Wonderwall embeds concrete winery into hillside in japan. Bartlett students propose self-supporting pavilion made from felt. Counting the days: Our five most anticipated upcoming buildings.