Serpentine Gallery London
by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei
Photography: Yohan Zerdoun
Remarkable “Glass Cube” by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects in Copenhagen, Denmark
‘harpa concert hall’ by henning larson architects, reykjavik, iceland
all images © nic lehoux, courtesy of henning larson architects
the ‘harpa concert hall and conference center’ by danish practice henning larsen architects has just been announced the winner of the 2013 mies van der rohe award, one of the european union’s most prestigious honors in contemporary architecture.
The key element of the design is water and it has been melded with light and reflections for the project concept. When viewed from afar, the five buildings housing six different restaurants appear to float on the lake, which is the unique feature of the project by Palm Springs Real Estate Development.
Library of the University of Aberdeen in Scotland designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects.
The White Chapel by Danny Cheng Interiors.
The steeply-angled sides of The White Chapel pay homage to an architectural style that has been present through history. The A-frame structure is sharp, dramatic, and sculptural – and with the open rafters, Cheng was able to create a repetitive layering effect that hides all of the bulky technical equipment.
The architect used white in the chapel to create a contrast from the stunning aquatic surroundings. A still, shallow pool of water surrounds the chapel, reflecting its image perfectly at night.
(Source: The architect used white in the chapel to create a contrast from the stunning aquatic surroundings. A still, shallow pool of water surrounds the chapel, reflecting its image perfectly at night., via architectsblog)