After winning first prize in an open competition to design a new building for Norwegian energy producer Statoil, Oslo-based architectural practice a-lab found it had little time to celebrate.
Images courtesy of Luis Fonseca, a-lab and Ivan Brodey
Architect a-lab (Arkitekturlaboratoriet) Location Oslo - Norway Company involved Elval Website http://www.elval.gr
How do you house students at a new university? This was the dilemma that faced architects Te Kiefte Architecten when asked to provide temporary student accommodation for a new university that was founded at The Hague in the Netherlands. Eventually the university will build permanent accommodation but for the present it needed studio rooms for 122 students – plus some common facilities – with a planned lifespan of five years.
Architect Te Kiefte Architecten Borne Location The Hague - The Netherlands Company involved Grupo Andalucia Website http://www.grupoandalucia.org
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