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Knut Hamsun Center by Steven Holl Architects in Hamaröy, Norway. 
Exterior view.
Photo: Nordland County Council / Tore Schöning Olsen Features
August 17, 2009 /

Knut Hamsun Center
Steven Holl Architects
Hamaröy, Norway

Knut Hamsun, Norway's most inventive twentieth-century writer, fabricated new forms of expression in his first novel Hunger. He went on to found a truly modern school of fiction with his works Pan, Mysteries, and Growth of the Soil.

August 12, 2009 /

Bernard Tschumi Architects

Features
August 03, 2009 /

MahaNakhon
OMA
Bangkok, Thailand

Soaring towers have become increasingly common wherever land is scarce, allowing cities to stack life ever taller, denser and more dynamic.

Hoshakuji Station by Kengo Kuma & Associates in Takanezawa, Japan. Photo courtesy Kengo Kuma & Associates Features
August 03, 2009 /

Hoshakuji Station
Kengo Kuma & Associates
Takanezawa, Japan

Hoshakuji Station is located in Takanezawa, in the Tochigi Prefecture, 80 miles north of Tokyo. To connect the east and west sides of the town of Takanezawa, which had been divided by the railroad, Kuma opened the east exit of the station giving access to Chokkura Plaza and Shelter, also designed by Kuma, on the eastern side.

Musee Hergé by Atelier Christian de Portzamparc in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Entrance exterior.
Photo: © Nicolas Borel Features
July 29, 2009 /

Musee Hergé
Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

An elongated prism floats in the forest while a footbridge connects it to the city. Vast bay windows seem to suggest comic strips spaces, while the prism offers a colorful, fantasy like circulation space. This large reception area accommodates the four exhibition volumes, also linked via footbridges.

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