Hempcrete is making waves
Designer Antony Gibbon has a taste for the unconventional. After creating cliff houses and capsule dwellings in trees, he has now come up with a vision for a “wave house”: the “Twine” made of hempcrete is designed as an artistic frame to accentuate the masterpiece of mother nature.
Play area and social meeting place on top, cultural institution down below: Helsinki’s Amos Rex art museum is an extraordinary building that has scooped up multiple architectural awards.
The Azure Window on the island of Gozo was Malta’s most famous landmark. This natural arch sadly collapsed in a storm in 2017, but there are now stunning plans for its reconstruction.
“Cultural powerhouse” à la Renzo Piano
The future of Moscow’s former power station GES-2 remains full of energy. Star architect Renzo Piano is transforming the complex into a “cultural powerhouse” that is second to none.
Europe’s largest green facade is shooting skyward in downtown Düsseldorf. No fewer than 30,000 young hornbeams are currently flourishing on the roof and sloping walls of the “Kö-Bogen 2” complex. The major project is setting new standards in climate protection and urban planning.
The Danish architecture firm BIG has a real knack for spectacular design. Its recently constructed building “The Twist”, which opened in 2019 in the Sculpture Park of the Norwegian Kistefos Museum, fascinatingly bridges the gap between art and architecture – quite literally.