Portuguese cities are abound with characteristically narrow and colorful tiled buildings, and having skimmed through the mandatory guidebooks before my visit, I was expecting this. But on my architectural sightseeing, it struck me as odd how relatively few modern buildings I encountered.
Download images of the Sinclair Garden Pavilion by Hodgetts + Fung. The Sinclair Garden Pavilion is the first finished building of the Master Plan, a collaboration between Frank Gehry and Alvaro Siza, to expand the Pasadena campus. Photographed by Kirsten Kiser.
Danish architects Lundgaard & Tranberg’s circle-round, award-winning dormitory is a gentle and refined addition to the newest borough in the Danish capital Copenhagen, Orestad. An area largely dominated by square-shaped, glass and steel structures.
Download images of the Langen Foundation by Tadao Ando. The Langen Foundation is located at the Raketenstation Hombroich, a former NATO base. Visitors enter through a cut-out in the semicircular concrete wall, opening up the view to the glass, steel and concrete building. Photographed by Kirsten Kiser.
MVRDV has printed a full farmhouse in Schijndel, a medieval village in the southern Netherlands and the hometown of MVRDV co-founder Winy Mass. Or at least left the skin of the town centres' glass façade in the hands of a well-equipped fritting machine before wrapping the whole body in printed glass with motives from the best of the average from local history.