A curved house in Madrid, a colorful school in Denmark and community-oriented living in Minneapolis

This week we’re sharing projects from Madrid to Gladsaxe, Denmark, and Minneapolis to Kigali, Rwanda, with several stops in between. In addition to the projects that we cover in more detail, we would like to highlight some of the work that architectural firms share with us on a daily basis through the project gallery – the user-generated part of our website. So far we have more than 14,000 projects, most of which have been uploaded directly by companies to share with us and our readers.

In this weekly roundup, we’re showcasing some of the coolest new projects added to the gallery thanks to architects like you.

AQSO Arquitectos office

K house
United States

“The facade of the house features large floor-to-ceiling windows between the curved white rendered walls, while the upper floor is wrapped in a series of delicate wooden slats. This permeable skin becomes a protective layer that provides privacy to the master bedroom while its materiality emphasizes the curved contours of the flat roof . “

Courtesy of OMA

Feyenoord Stadium
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Metropolitan Architecture Office (OMA)

“The bowl-shaped steel structure – a diagrid that uses less structural steel than a traditional steel frame – is the primary structure that supports the grandstand and its roof. Functional rooms were designed for specific users such as players, guests and the media and also accommodate hospitality offers such as restaurants and multifunctional rooms. “

Kim Wendt

Buddinge school
Gladsaxe, Denmark
Rosan Bosch Studio

“The learning landscape offers differentiated zones in which the students can work in large groups, individually or in smaller teams. A new connection to the existing craft and design workshop enables students to design their projects in a creative and practice-oriented manner. “

Plompmozes, courtesy of UNStudio

Delft, the Netherlands

“Echo is an educational building with multifunctional rooms that goes beyond current learning environments. The design supports the contemporary culture of ‘Everything Anywhere’, in which the space in between is also of great importance. In addition to excellent learning spaces, Echo therefore offers space for unstructured time: diverse platforms for reflection, inspiration and communication. “

Mark Wickens

Raft loft
new York
Dash Marshall

“Raft Loft combines two separate units into a single home for a growing family. We have renovated the entire ground floor, made limited interventions on the second floor and added a new staircase to connect the two rooms with a series of mezzanine levels in the center of the On the ground floor is the “raft”, a raised platform that divides the ground floor into three different zones. The raft creates large open spaces at both ends of the ground floor. “

Nyarutarama residences
Kigali, Rwanda
Salim is yours

The building with 61 apartments concludes with a penthouse on the roof. The curvilinear shape of the penthouse differs from the rational design of the entire building. Spread over the entire terrace, the penthouse defines invisible terrace areas and creates intimate open spaces for the users of the house. When the guests and friends of the residents arrive, they can use the terrace in their private areas without meeting other residents.

Lucian R

The plus
Bangor, Norway
Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

“Designed as a village for a community committed to the cleanest, climate-neutral production of urban and social furniture, The Plus aims to be a global destination for sustainable architecture and highly efficient production. As Norway’s largest single investment in furniture in decades The 6,500 square meter open manufacturing facility will serve as a 300 acre public park for hiking and camping, while serving as a landmark in line with the region’s mission to establish a green manufacturing industry. “

Headquarters of the Capitec Bank
Stellenbosch, South Africa
dhk architects

“The shape of the building optimizes the shape and size of the site and at the same time refers to the brand’s characteristic curved logo. The three-story superstructure is self-contained, creating a unique “donut” shape and forming a central atrium with three volumes – an internal “social” spine “in the heart of the building. White aluminum panels clad the curved shape of the building through continuous ribbon windows are further accentuated and contribute to the contemporary appearance. “

courtesy of 4RM + ULA

Great river landing

This project is located in the Minneapolis North Loop and provides shelter and support for 72 adult men. With amenities such as classrooms, meditation rooms, meeting rooms, and lounges to promote community growth, Great River Landing is “a place of stability for people committed to positive change after recovering from the trauma of unemployment, homelessness and incarceration.” This is just one of many community-oriented projects developed by 4RM + ULA in St. Paul, Minnesota. Listen to the firm’s managing partner and co-founder, James Garrett Jr., AIA, discuss his experiences as a black architect, and read his suggestions for action the architecture community can take to combat systemic racism.

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