“Under One Roof” Kengo Kuma’s new building for the EPFL Campus

Kuma’s signature-style roof joins together the different programs hosted by the building, which was built by the Japanese architect in collaboration with Swiss office Holzer Kobler Architekturen.

 

Kengo Kuma and Associates "Under One Roof" EPFSL Campus building © Photo: Michel Denancé

Kengo Kuma and Associates “Under One Roof” EPFSL Campus building © Photo: Michel Denancé

 

Back in 2012, Kengo Kuma and Associates, together with Holzer Kobler Architekturen, won the architectural design competition to develop Cosandey Square at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. The project was named “Under One Roof“, in reference to a Japanese saying that regards many different peoples collaborating.

The building has been recently opened to the public after four year’s work. The Arts & Sciences space designed by KKAA is joined to a exhibition pavilion via a single, long roof that connects all the programs together. (more…)

Theatre at Llinars del Vallès, by Alvaro Siza and Aresta architects

The compact, red brick building’s design attends to the demands of the town hall’s masterplan for the construction of new cultural equipment in the century-old park of Can Marquès, surrounded by forest vegetation and natural streams of water.

 

Theatre at Llinars del Vallès (2016) Alvaro Siza + Aresta © Fernando Guerra

Theatre at Llinars del Vallès (2016) Alvaro Siza + Aresta © Fernando Guerra

 

Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza Vieira has recently completed, in partnership with the Spanish team of architects Aresta (Manuel Somoza and Manuel González), a+u, and SLP architects, a compact, red brick theatre building in Llinars del Vallès, a small town in Catalonia, Spain.

The site of the new building, just outside the urban fabric of Llinars del Vallès, is located in an estate’s house park surrounded by trees and a natural stream of water.

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“Arquipélago”: new Centre for the Contemporary Arts in Ribeira Grande, Portugal

Portuguese office Menos é Mais and João Mendes Ribeiro have transformed a formed tobacco factory in Azores into a building complex for the dissemination of local contemporary arts.

Arquipélago. Menos é Mais Arquitetos Ⓒ Jose Campos Architectural Photographer.

Arquipélago. Menos é Mais Arquitetos Ⓒ Jose Campos Architectural Photographer.

 

An archipelago is said to be “a large group or chain of islands” or “a large body of water with many islands“. The Azores Islands, for example, form an archipelago. On the island of San Miguel lies Ribeira Grande, a small town where last spring, portuguese architects João Mendes Ribeiro and Menos é Mais Arquitectos (Cristina Guedes and Francisco Vieira de Campos) started works for a new center for the contemporary arts.

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