Amstelveen Theater tower
While both bigger and better - in terms of functionality - than the original 1975 edifice it replaces, the newly restored Amstelveen Theater tower is perhaps most remarkable for its shimmering golden façade, which is pimpled with regularly positioned, 13cm-deep hydroformed hemispheres.
Images courtesy of Jannes Linders
Architect Benthem Crouwel Architects Location Amstelveen - The Netherlands Company involved Elval Website http://www.elval.gr
Chatterley Valley Blue Planet Distribution Centre
If you think you know what a warehouse looks like, even a quick glimpse at the Chatterley Valley Blue Planet distribution warehouse in Newcastle-under-Lyme, North Staffordshire, will confound your expectations. Where most warehouses are rectilinear this one is sinuously curved; where most are of a single dull colour, this one is clad in stripes and different shades of green.
Architect Chetwood Architects Location Newcastle-under-Lyme - UK Company involved Tata Steel Website http://www.colorcoat-online.com
An unusual undulating facade has been retrofitted to a building in Bottrop, west central Germany, as part of a complete energy-efficiency overhaul by architectural practice Oliver Helmke in cooperation with Bayer Material Sciences and Innovation City Bottrop.
Architect Anna Vering Location Bottrop - Germany Company involved ThyssenkruppSteel Website http://www.thyssenkrupp-steel-europe.com