Logements collectifs Puukuokka, Jyväskylä (FI)

OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture, Anssi Lassila, Helsinki (FI) Puukuokka, built at Kuokkala in Jyväskylä, is the first example of an eight-storey, woodbuilt residential block to be built in Finland since they were permitted, in 2011. The buildings are assembled from spatial elements which are prefabricated under factory conditions. The frame of the spatial elements […]

Löyly, Helsinki (FI)

Avanto Architects, Anu Puustinen and Ville Hara, Helsinki (FI) The idea was to offer city dwellers and cruise ship passengers a genuine Finnish sauna experience. Löyly is not a traditional building. It is more of an artificial terrain formation, a part of the landscape. When the wooden building turns grey with time, it will resemble […]

Brock Commons Tallwood House, Vancouver (CA)

Acton Ostry Architects Inc., Vancouver (CA) At 18 storeys and 53 meters, Brock Commons Tallwood House is a 404-bed student residence located on The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC that opened in July 2017. Brock Commons aspires to be a model for a future that features extraordinarily ordinary mass wood buildings that are […]

Artlab Building, Lausanne (CH)

Kengo Kuma and Associates, Tokyo (JP) The project combines three distinct spaces under a large sloping roof: one area for exhibitions, another one for artistic research and technical experiments and a café. The building follows the slope of the field, adapting its form and its protective roof. The roof line reminds old construction methods used […]

La Cité du Vin, BORDEAUX (FR)

XTU Architectes, Nicolas Desmazieres + Anouk Legendre, Paris (FR) Designed by the architectural firm XTU, Anouk Legendre and Nicolas Desmazières, La Cité du Vin is located on the former Forges site on the banks of the Garonne, in the Bassins à Flot district in northern Bordeaux. From the laying of the foundation stone in June […]