by Florian Heilmeyer | 12/19/2016
The three founders of Biotope architects share two great passions: architecture and birds. As a result they founded their own studio in north Norway, on an island in the Arctic Ocean that is ideal for watching rare birds.
by Florian Heilmeyer | 12/6/2016
A new concert hall now proudly stands in China’s coldest metropolis: the Harbin Opera designed by MAD Architects, in the middle of what was once a swamp. It defies the icy cold with its rounded shapes and warm interior.
by Florian Heilmeyer | 11/29/2016
Even in Iran a few people go skiing. A popular choice is Shemshak: the country’s second-largest skiing resort has been open since 1958, and lies north of Teheran. Ryra Studio designed a hotel there that recalls a mogul piste.
by Florian Heilmeyer | 11/21/2016
Building on peaks is a heroic act – and to date the buildings have pretty much reflected the fact. Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron have tried on the Chäserrugg to opt for an unobtrusively modest design.
by Florian Heilmeyer | 11/14/2016