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Nigel Lea joins Gensler as a Design Director
Architect appointed for next building at Coventry’s Friargate
Duravit launches third annual Designer Dream Bath competition
Amsterdam - Crash Course & Tour along the Waterfront
Every Friday (3, 10, 17, 24 April and continuing)
Crash Course & Tour along the Waterfron
What is Luxury?
The exhibition What is Luxury? interrogates ideas of luxury today. It addresses how luxury
Berlin - Radically Modern: Planning and construction in 1960s Berlin
The Museum of Modern Art, Photography and Architecture, Berlinische Galerie, will reopen a
MAISON & OBJET PARIS
The key meeting place for professionals in the art of living brings together a 360° offer
Zürich Zoo’s new elephant house features a striking wooden roof which blends into the landscape
The new elephant house in Zürich Zoo is embedded in the extensive landscape of the newly designed Kaeng Krachan Elephant Park.
The characteristic element of the new elephant house is its striking wooden roof which blends into the landscape as a shallow free-form shell-structure. The roof dissolves into a transparent mazelike structure that establishes an organic relationship with the surrounding forest. In the interior the roof unfolds its atmospheric effect: as if through a canopy of trees the sunlight filters through the intricate roof structure generating constantly changing light atmospheres.
The roof is designed as a shallow, free-spanning wooden shell. Prefabricated triple-layer panels were bent on-site into their form and nailed into position. The openings were cut out on-site from the massive wooden shell. The continuously changing façade structure consists of lamel