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Tamedia Office Building by Shigeru Ban in Zürich, Switzerland. Tamedia Office Building.  Exterior view. Photo © Didier Boy de La Tour
January 16, 2014 /

Tamedia Office Building
Shigeru Ban
Zürich, Switzerland

The use of wood in multi-storey buildings is an art form almost completely buried a hundred years ago. Reinforced concrete structures became the norm worldwide. In recent years, however, the sustainability debate has brought a renaissance to wood and an interest in large, urban, wooden structures has awakened. Shigeru Ban, well-known for his use of paper and paperboard, has built an office building in Zurich made entirely of wood, or to be more precise 2,000 m3 of Austrian spruce.

Serpentine Sackler Gallery by Zaha Hadid Architects in London, United Kingdom. 
Serpentine Sackler Gallery © 2013 Luke Hayes
September 26, 2013 /

Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Zaha Hadid Architects
London, United Kingdom

A former gunpowder store of severe Palladianism transformed for public use and adorned with pavilion of curvy splendor. Distinction rather than architectural assimilation at Zaha Hadid Architects’ Serpentine Sackler Gallery, opening up the existing listed building towards the surrounding lushness of Kensington Gardens.

Kolumba Museum by Atelier Peter Zumthor in Cologne, Germany. 
Exterior.  Photo by Yuri Palmin
July 01, 2013 /

Kolumba Museum
Atelier Peter Zumthor
Cologne, Germany

Built on the ruins of the Gothic Church of St. Columba in the old center of Cologne, not far from the city’s spectacular cathedral, revered Swiss architect Peter Zumthor’s Kolumba Museum stands as an equally uplifting and melancholic testament to the glorious and the bleak chapters of the city’s past.

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