August 03, 2009 /

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.

DR Concert Hall exterior by night
Photo: Bjarne Bergius Hermansen
July 21, 2009 /

DR Concert Hall
Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Copenhagen, Denmark

With DR Concert Hall, Denmark gets a national and international concert venue and a new architectural landmark for the capital. The complex, part of the TV network's new Headquarters in Copenhagen, contains all facilities for Danish Broadcasting Corporation's music production.

July 20, 2009 /

Blog: The Wånas Foundation
Knislinge, Sweden

Since 1987 Wanås has presented contemporary international art with a focus on sculpture and site-specific installations... By Kirsten Kiser, Editor-In-Chief.

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