Issue No.121 // 14 December 2007
 
Skin and bones...

Historic landmark extended into the 21st century

The Natural History Museum, one of London’s most treasured buildings is getting a bold new extension. Designed by Danish firm C. F. Møller Architects, the Darwin Centre phase two, is on site and is expected to be completed in 2009. The design features a compelling and strong architectural image communicating the vast and unparalleled entomological and botanical collections of the Natural History Museum. Darwin Centre phase two takes the form of an enormous cocoon in a glass covering. Museum guests will be able to explore the interior of the cocoon. The cocoon will house the museum’s .............more

Openess at Ørestad College
The project displays a visionary interpretation of openness and flexibility regarding team sizes, varying from the individual over groups to classes and assemblies, and reflects international tendencies aiming at achieving a more dynamic .............more

Endless architecture in Thiais
ECDN architects' french RATP Bus Centre starts with the deformation of the ground, the distortion of the existing concrete slab, and continues it with an apparently similar material Ductal ®, still concrete but a dazzling sheet of concrete .............more

Top prize for Sutherland Hussey
Sutherland Hussey Architects, in collaboration with Pansolution International Design, have been awarded first prize in the international competition for the design of the new City Museum for Chengdu, Sichuan, China. The Museum requirements .............more

Black Sea goes green
Foster + Partners has launched a masterplan for a carbon-neutral resort on the Black Sea coast in its first project in Bulgaria. A series of car free hill towns in an unspoilt setting of oak forests, meadows and river gorges, the development will create .............more

Restoration, additions and renovations
The church’s goals of universal access, security, and flexibility will be achieved by the addition of buildings that physically connect the three historic buildings: New Church, Old Church and Cody Hall. The internal renovations will clarify the plan and reveal .............more

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