Culture Buildings Strategies
4 Projects 
Ruins as Collective Monuments
3 Projects 
Changing Office Interior
9 Projects 

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Alternatives Strategies for Culture Buildings
Alternatives Strategies for Culture Buildings _ Douglas Murphy
Confluences Museum _ Coop Himmelb(l)au
Mons International Congress Xperience
_ Studio Libeskind + H2a Architecte & Associés
Utrecht Music Palace _ architectuurstudio HH + NL Architects
+ Jo Coenen Architects & Urbanists + Thijs Asselbergs
Vegas Altas Congress Center and Auditorium
_ Pancorbo + de Villar + Chacón + Martín Robles

Ruins as Collective Monuments
Ruins as Collective Monuments _ Nelson Mota
DOMunder _ JDdVarchitects
Space Transmitter of the Mound _ Estudi d’arquitectura Toni Gironès
Coverage of Archaeological Ruins of the Abbey of St-Maurice
_ Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

Changing Landscape of the Office Interior
The Changing Landscape of the Office Interior _ Heidi Saarinen
Airbnb Dublin Office _ Heneghan Peng Architects
Soundcloud Headquarters _ KINZO
Kashiwanoha Open Innovation Lab _ Naruse Inokuma Architects
Crosswater’s Office _ Threefold Architects
Cultural Factory in Matadero Madrid _ Office for Strategic Spaces
IBC Innovation Factory _ Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
Lowe Campbell Ewald Headquarters _ Neumann/Smith Architecture
1305 Studio Office _ 1305 Studio
CDLE Office _ R-Zero Arquitectos

Alternatives Strategies for Culture Buildings


The demand for bold, exciting, visually striking buildings continues to be the driving force behind a whole stream of contemporary architecture. The biggest budgets and the greatest fame are afforded to the creation of cultural buildings at the heart of remade or newly made cities. But if this kind of formal experimentation is no longer the cutting edge, are there other ways in which architects can approach these commissions?
The cultural building lends itself to formally expressive architectural approaches. Its functions are often large interiors such as galleries and auditoria that require disconnection from the outside, allowing for much formal manipulation of the external envelope. The buildings also, thanks to their intense public usage, encourage being considered as outgrowths of public spaces such as parks and plazas, and these open vistas often accentuate the singularity of the buildings, creating images whose boundaries are clearly separated off from the city.
But within this typology there is still variation, indeed more so than there has been for some time. The established names continue to practice and develop their digitally influenced experiments, while other approaches include functional and material innovations in the service of architectural boldness. written by Douglas Murphy
Changing Landscape of the Office Interior


Today’s positive office interior strives for individualism, openness and spatial inclusivity. Workplace environments have changed along with the evolution of business and industry – demand and supply. Today we see open plan, company and product specific, cleverly designed and communicated office and workspaces. Arriving at an innovative, fun, bright, smart and well-organised office as an employee, director, client, supplier, cleaner, caterer or courier should be a welcoming, exciting and memorable experience.
Design can make or break the workplace environment, reputation and productivity. Wellbeing and consequent effort of the people occupying the office space goes naturally hand in hand. Including practical scenarios on a holistic level will lead to an enjoyable, interesting and productive space. Juxtapositions between informal and formal office environments, adventurous spatial topography and spaces within spaces; hubs, pods, pockets, boxes and even sleeping or power napping areas are becoming more and more common. written by Heidi Saarinen