Christian Bauer suspends pedestrian and cycle path beneath Pont Adolphe in Luxembourg

A four-metre-wide path now hangs underneath the Pont Adolphe bridge in Luxembourg, with a lightweight steel system that acts like a “well-controlled spider’s web”. Local studio CBA Architects, led by Christian Bauer, designed the Passerelle Pont Adolphe. It creates a pedestrian and cycle path beneath the 153-metre-long bridge, which was built in 1903 and is one of Luxembourg City’s […]

Tree House by Aidlin Darling engages with wooded site in Silicon Valley

Interlocking volumes clad in zinc, cedar, stucco and glass form this family dwelling in northern California by US studio Aidlin Darling Design. Encompassing 5,870 square feet (545 square metres square metres), the Tree House is situated on a slender property in a dense, suburban neighbourhood in Silicon Valley’s Palo Alto. San Francisco-based Aidlin Darling Design was charged with creating a home […]

Vo Trong Nghia Architects builds Castaway Island Resort from bamboo

Thatched bamboo roofs shelter a beach hut resort built by Vo Trong Nghia Architects on a small island off the Cat Ba Archipelago on Vietnam’s northern coast. Castaway Island Resort can house around 150 tourists, and sits on a 3000-square-metre strip of private beach sandwiched between a green mountain range and Lan Ha Bay. A parabolic bamboo roof shelters a restaurant that sits […]

Veld turn former blacksmith’s workshop into home extension in Belgium

Veld has clad a former blacksmith’s workshop in zinc panels and whitewashed its blackened interior to convert it into a home extension in Belgium. For Brussels practice Veld’s first project they connected the old workshop to an existing house dating from the 1950s, extending the living area white maintaining both buildings’ distinctive characters. “We approached the existing structure as an opportunity rather than a […]

Wooden shutters shade Edificio Criba apartments in Ecuador by Rama Estudio

Rama Estudio has fronted this apartment block in Ambato, Ecuador with wooden louvres to encourage interactions between residents and passersby. Edificio Criba is located in the residential neighbourhood of San Antonio. Rama Estudio, an architecture firm with offices in Quito, designed the property to improve the area’s street life, which it says has been in decline […]

Delvendahl Martin Architects adds studio flat with jagged roof to artists’ workshop

A jagged corrugated metal-clad extension sits atop a brick base at 6 Broadway Market Mews, London, which Delvendahl Martin Architects built over an artist’s studio. London studio Delvendahl Martin Architects refurbished the ground-floor workshop and built a new living space above. 6 Broadway Market Mews is one of a series of projects that the practice is working on in the area to address […]