Contemporary architecture

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about contemporary architecture

Projet • By BergmeyerRestaurants

Shake Shack

Like an ideal dining experience, an ongoing design partnership thrives on delivering fresh, high-quality menu offerings with consistent service. Caption Shake Shack's restaurant expansion has been a savory opportunity to introduce the Shake Shack brand experience and serve up its delicious menu items to a growing list of locations all over the USA. Our collaborative project approach and trusted partnership with the fast-casual chain has allowed us to take on many roles with their internal team over the years, including prototype design, implementation, interior design, and project architect, to name a few. Caption While every location consistently delivers on Shake Shack's brand and food service standards, the experiences are un... En savoir plus

Projet • By Sanja PremrnMaisons privées


An architect’s own family home is often an insight into their design ethos. Balancing the simplicity of rectilinear forms and raw materials such as stone, steel and glass with elegant, detailed interiors, it is a contemporary family home designed to stand the test of time.  Caption This modern home is located between typical single-dwelling houses from the 1970s and 1980s, which are mostly of two displaced volumes, all covered with gabled roofs. Rather than mimicking the existing surroundings, the new construction is slightly separated from them, without standing out. In fact, it is almost imperceptible.  Caption The project has 170 square meters on two floors and a terrace. The building location is an important... En savoir plus

Projet • By APS - Pablo SenmartinMaisons privées


"Categorical / right angle of the character, / of the spirit, of the heart. / I looked at that character / and I found myself " The house is located in the western area of ​​the city of Córdoba, in an urban neighborhood that has large green areas, such as La Costanera del Río Suquía, the Botanical Garden, the Arroyo El Infiernillo, and several ravines.  In a minimum plot of 12.5m x 21m in front of Infiernillo, a 200m2 house was built for a family of young professionals. Gonzalo Viramonte The land had a natural slope of one meter ten (1.10m) descending towards the corner, given this characteristic it was decided to work on two levels, one yard (plus 1.50mts) and another access (plus 0.10mts). To give the pro... En savoir plus

Projet • By Tagir Fattori ArquiteturaPaysage commercial

Pier 31

Pier 31 is a multi-family residential building worthy of a small, thriving and growing city. The building is located in a high point of the city of Flores da Cunha, in the interior of Rio Grande do Sul - Brazil, a municipality that stands out for its wine production and furniture manufacturing, balancing innovation and tradition. Marcelo Donadussi Marcelo Donadussi Therefore, Pier 31 could not be much different: the building was conceived on a relatively narrow site, with contemporary design and only four floors intended for apartments with generally traditional floor plans. The project's differential lies precisely in the contemporary design: unusual for the region, but still respecting the urban scale and occasionally bringing... En savoir plus

Projet • By Cotaparedes ArquitectosMaisons privées

La Piedad

The name of La Piedad alludes to the city of La Piedad, Michoacán and pain like Michelangelo's Pietà. On a plot of 10 meters wide by 35 meters deep, equal to the proportion of the Gilardi house by Luis Barragán, and with a topography with a drop of 3 meters, the house is articulated through patios that emerge from the basement dividing the areas public and private house. César Béjar The piece, stereotomic, raises its walls wrapping itself in an introspective architecture, where the relationship between the interior and the exterior exists, but is not completely evident. The project arises from the basement, due to the owners' interest in having a social area so that their children can enjoy convivi... En savoir plus

Projet • By VM ArchitectsMaisons privées

Axial House in Vadakara, Kerala by VM Architects

The Axial House is one of the best examples of contemporary architecture designed and executed by VM Architects under the helm of Architect Vinay Mohan. Mr. Vinay Mohan is the Founder and Principal Architect at VM Architects is known for his out-of-the-box contemporary architecture style, with more emphasis on Nature and Green Architecture. His latest project The Axial House too follows the same pattern. Caption The Axial House is the result of functional and innovative architectural techniques combined with eco-friendly designs. When it came to building his dream home, the client, Dr.Libin Balan, the now owner of the Axial House had a clear image in mind – he wanted to have a soothing habitable space with all the modern ameniti... En savoir plus

Projet • By Barault ArchitectsHôtels

A twisted prismatic approach of a boutique hotel

The Ampia Vista retreat is located on a steep longtitudinal plot at the southern part of Meganisi island offering breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea. Additional to the 34 double rooms, 8 triple rooms and 6 luxurious suites, the complex includes high standard food and beverage facilities as well as a wellness  center.    The name derives from the Italian meaning of the phrase “ample view”, which is the key element of the hotel. A prerequisite for the design team was that all rooms and facilities have unique unhindered views of the mesmerizing blue of the nearby bay.    As Greek villages are anchored on mountainsides and have their public square located at the center, the retreat is deployed on a sta... En savoir plus

Projet • By MosaCentres d'information

Audi Quattro Festkogl Alm Hut

Project Audi Quattro Festkogl Alm, published by Mosa. Location: Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, Austria Category: Housing, Restraurant Connect with Mosa for more information En savoir plus

Projet • By BEGAMusées

EYE Film Museum, Amsterdam

L‘afflux de visiteurs généré par l‘ouverture médiatisée du musée du cinéma donne une nouvelle vie stimulante à ce quartier nord d‘Amsterdam, proche du centre-ville. Conjuguée à un programme d‘animations riche et varié, l‘architecture elle-même invite à l‘expérience.Majestueusement dressé sur la rive du fleuve IJ, ce bâtiment à la fois attrayant et dynamique multiplie les perspectives en fonction des points de vue. Côté sud, l‘édifice s‘ouvre sur un vitrage panoramique. Côté nord, les murs aveugles du bâtiment abritent des salles de cin&eacu... En savoir plus
The metal rafters with a wave kind of pattern broken with the trapezoidal boxes impart the bold and brutalist look to the entire façade.

Projet • By A.J ArchitectsBureaux

Rhythmic screened Façade

The commercial complex planned in Jigani, an industrial and marble trader’s hub, in the suburbs of Bangalore. The program of the structure was clear in client’s brief. The structure was primarily made with the objective to earn rental income in the fast-growing area and they wanted the lower floor to be used for retail or restaurant and office space in the upper floors. The typology of the structures prevailing in the area are box type industrial shed type. The design team planned to make a building to complement and stand out of the otherwise box type industrial shed look.   The team planned the structure with placing the core of the building on the right-hand side corner of the structure facing the main road. The side ro... En savoir plus

Projet • By Phaedrus StudioMagasins


While designed for a specific client and a site with opportune zoning and planning, Hi-Lo Hybrid tackles a prevailing narrow lot condition along Toronto's main streets. Despite the demand for increased density and housing options on these existing transit and mixed-use corridors, they remain largely underdeveloped, including an estimated 250km composed of existing single-family homes reinforced by low-rise residential zoning and planning. Outdated zoning and current planning policies limit the range of infill opportunities, driving homogenous stacked townhouse forms, as well as outsized mid-rise developments and retail spaces requiring long term lot assembly. Over time these development models become further entrenched. Hi-Lo Hybrid demonst... En savoir plus

Projet • By OB Architecture LtdAppartements

Greyfort House

Achevé en décembre 2019, la maison Greyfort est un développement résidentiel de 8 unités sur une parcelle d'angle bien en vue à South Croydon. Le défi consistait à créer un design qui répondrait avec succès aux différentes conditions urbaines autour du site. Le bâtiment agit comme une interface entre les différentes échelles et modèles de développement qui l'entourent, tout en abordant la jonction d'angle très fréquentée de manière cohérente et composée. Sa forme a évolué grâce à une analyse contextuelle de l'échelle, des proportions, des lignes de c... En savoir plus

Projet • By OB Architecture LtdMaisons privées

Chelsea Townhouse

Extension and complete refurbishment of a 5-storey Georgian townhouse En savoir plus

Projet • By HBOA (HB Ong Architect)Maisons privées

Impian Residence

The site is situated on a higher ground between a peaceful residential road access with approximately 1.3m difference in level at front and approximately 0.6m at the back, facing a beautiful golf course.   The design intends to encourage owner to enjoy and engage with: Semi-outdoor & outdoor spaces Greenery surroundings Tropical climate The house is designed to experience tropical modern living with a series of indoor, semi-outdoor spaces and outdoor spaces of different functions. It is generally planned with 2 main wings with a swimming pool in between with the intention to break the building mass yet increasing the building perimeter for the vistas facing the golf course. By doing that, it also encourages more visual li... En savoir plus

Projet • By Declerck-Daels, ArchitectenHôtels

Hotel Tafelrond – The Fourth

À partir de 1479, le bâtiment a été le lieu de rencontre de différentes guildes de la ville de Louvain. Les rhétoriciens ont laissé la plus grande marque sur le bâtiment, où ils se réunissaient pour réciter des poèmes et boire. Après sa démolition et sa reconstruction, la musique et le théâtre ont redonné vie au bâtiment en 1817. Le Tafelrond était un théâtre pour un public de près de mille personnes où se déroulaient des spectacles semblables à ceux que nous considérons aujourd'hui comme des concerts de salon.   Le Tafelrond a été bombardé... En savoir plus