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Ando: The Hill of the Buddha

The aim of this project was to build a prayer hall that would enhance the attractiveness of a stone Buddha sculpted 15 years ago.

The site is a gently sloping hill on 180 hectares of lush land belonging to a cemetery. The statue is 13.5 metres tall and weighs 1500 tons. It is made of fine, highly selected solid stone. Until now, the Buddha statue has stood alone in the field, giving an unrestful impression. The client wanted to give... more


World Architecture Festival - shortlist

Atlas Hotel Hoi An by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Now in its 10th edition, the World Architecture Festival will celebrate the 2017 awards program in Germany later in the year. Receiving more entries than ever before with a total of 924 project submissions, the festival has finally released their shortlist. From a futuristic pharmacy in Japan to an automotive museum in Los Angeles, the projects selected truly represent a vast international collection of outstanding work from 51 different nations, based across 68 countries. more

Co-Op Kyosai Plaza by Nikken Sekkei


Serpentine, 2017

Kéré at the Serpentine, London

Diébédo Francis Kéré, the award-winning architect from Gando, Burkina Faso, has been commissioned to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2017, responding to the brief with a bold, innovative structure that brings his characteristic sense of light and life... more Kere

Gando Primary School, 2001

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Bartlett Summer Show

Over 650 students from The Bartlett School of Architecture will be exhibiting an incredible range of inventive, creative and visual work including models, drawings, films, multimedia installations and digital fabrications. This will be the first Summer Show to take advantage of the versatile new spaces in the School’s completely refurbished home at 22 Gordon Street. more


Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge

Spanning an awesome 1621 feet and rising as high as 279 feet, the newly opened Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge in Switzerland has broken the record for the world's longest pedestrian suspension bridge, according to Zermatt Tourism. The bridge offers hikers views of the...more


Call for entries: Integrated Solar Technology 

For the seventh time since 2000, the Bavarian Association for the Promotion of Solar Energy (SeV Bayern) is organising a competition for excellent building-integrated solar systems. The architectural award „Building-Integrated Solar Technology“ is... more


Featured Design School
Auburn University College of Architecture

Ranked in the top 20 programs in the nation 9 years in a row, the curriculum in architecture was established in 1907, making Auburn one of the first universities in the nation, and the first in the South, to offer architecture as a major.  Over the past century... more

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