Learning Hub, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Designed by Heatherwick Studio, this educational building is part of Nanyang's Technological University’s campus re-development plan. The structure interlinks social and learning spaces, while rooms have no corners, no obvious front or back and open into a shared circulation space.
Nan Tien Buddhist Institute & Cultural Centre, Australia
Located opposite the largest Buddhist temple in the Southern Hemisphere, Nan Tien Institute is inspired by the Humanistic Buddhist teachings of Fo Guang Shan. Created by Woods Bagot, the structure avoids hierarchy, is of the now, values the void and provides a neutral environment - free from excess and materialism.
Hotel and thermal spa, Eskisehir, Turkey
Gad Architecture's boutique hotel was inspired by natural thermal water resources and is built around the spa itself, which makes up the core of the building. Taking advantage of the site's geothermal features, the building uses a geothermal heat pump system to heat it during cold seasons.
Tower House, Australia
Andrew Maynard Architects created this family home in Victoria, which looks like a village externally. Using new materials, fibreglass grating, netting and polished concrete, it features a strong connection between the inside and outside.
Ribbon Chapel for Weddings, Japan
This wedding chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP overlooks the Inland Sea of Japan with views of the ocean and islands. The chapel is configured as a double spiral formed by two stairways, which slowly spiral up to become one, symbolising the coming together of two people in marriage.
Hiroshi Senjyu Museum café and shop, Japan
Origami-inspired, this café and shop is on the site of the museum of Hiroshi Senjya, a famous Japanese painter and artist. Hideo Yasui and AIT created a curved form that contrasts with the mountainous scenery surrounding the structure.
The Interlace, Singapore
The Interlace by OMA/Buro Ole Scheeren turns the typical vertical housing of Singapore horizontal, with 31 apartment blocks stacked in hexagonal arrangements around eight large-scale courtyards as well as communal gardens and spaces.
Grotto Sauna, Lake Huron, Canada
Cutting edge software and fabrication technology was used by PARTISANS to create this unique building inspired by an Italian grotto - a secret, water-filled cave hidden within unsuspecting rock formations.
Fulton Center, New York, USA
Located in Lower Manhattan, this transport hub by Grimshaw caters for 300,000 daily transit passengers. It is organised around a large-scale atrium of 120 feet and is topped by a conical dome centred on the concourse below to redirect natural light into the transit environment.
Glowing Lantern building, Little India, Singapore
Singapore's first Indian Heritage Centre is a sustainable contemporary building featuring small-scale museum facilities, community and educational spaces. At night, the building comes to life with light, showing the colours of the mural wall and using colour changing LED light fixtures, all set to classical Indian music.
New North Zealand Hospital, Copenhagen
Herzog & de Meuron Architects and Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects are creating an innovative, organic hospital in the form of a four-leaf clover, connecting the components to provide a feeling of safety. Nature and daylight will be fully integrated and the wards at the top levels will have a view of the surrounding landscape or the roof garden in the centre of the hospital.
Gammel Hellerup High school, Denmark
Bjarke Ingels Group have combined two projects; a new multi-purpose hall and a new classroom building with sports fields on top. The gymnasium's signature curve is inspired by the physics of a handball being thrown.