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McCann Worldgroup with Studio Banana created a new activity-based environment and workplace culture

The result is a new home for 600 employees in a former jeans factory in Madrid where Studio Banana designed the architectural layout, detailed fitout and execution, furnishings, wayfinding and acted as strategic consultant to optimize facility management and organization and to provide a change-enabling environment.

Recycling plastic and rubber waste to build houses in Colombia

The plastic waste they recycle is melted and poured into a mould to produce plastic blocks that work like Lego pieces, allowing whole communities and families to play a part in the easy constructing of their own homes.

Sean Collier Memorial by Howëler + Yoon Architecture

Situated on MIT’s campus in honor of Officer Sean Collier who was shot and killed on April 18th 2013, the Collier Memorial marks the site of tragedy with a timeless structure—translating the phrase “Collier Strong” into a space of remembrance through a form that embodies the concept of strength through unity.

“Peine del Viento” and Eduardo Chillida

The most emblematic work of Eduardo Chillida. It is designed to be manufactured in corten steel in order to stand the test of time and the strong erosion of the sea and wind. The “Peine del viento” is presented as a monumental set of three solid steel shapes, powerfully fixed to the rocks, opened like huge claws defying the laws of nature. “It took me 25 years to `hit´ with the design, from 1952 with the first comb, until 1977 with `Peine del viento´ in Donostia.”

Crease, Fold, Pour: Advancing Flexible Formwork

Crease, Fold, Pour is an exploration into the processes of casting concrete within flexible formwork. Aided by digital fabrication tools and algorithmic modeling, their research proposes a new method of casting freeform reinforced concrete geometries with the use of folded thingauge plastics as semi-rigid formwork.

IST—Family House in Slovakia by JRKVC. Budget, 75.000 €

“I want to live in a small house on a small plot at a reasonable price. Budget was fixed at € 75.000. I am still remembering last summer on the countryside. Could we recycle the typology, morphology, even decor of Slovakian rural architecture?”

432 Park Avenue, NYC’s tallest residential tower in 2015

Manhattan’s staggering skyline is about to be transformed once again, when in 2015 a new tower will pierce the sky. 432 Park Avenue is set to be the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere.

Papabubble at Daimaru Tokyo by Schemata Architects / Jo Nagasaka

Schemata Architects / Jo Nagasaka designed a shop for Papabubble, a world-famous brand of artistic hand-made candies based in Barcelona. This is their first shop to be opened at major department stores in Japan.

ShapeShift, architectural materialization – CAAD and EAP

ShapeShift is an experiment in future possibilities of architectural materialization. This project explores the potential application of electro-active polymer (EAP) at an architectural scale.


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