The Chapel

a21 Studio

10 Jul 2014

Designed by Vietnamese firm a21 Studio, The Chapel is a community space in the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City which evolved as a solution to the lack of community centres in the area. It was intended as a space in which people, especially youth, could congregate for events such as weddings, conferences, exhibitions or social occasions. The project, located on a 10 x 20 m rented plot of land, The

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'Vim' Health & Sport Centre

Nir Portal Architects

20 Jun 2014

‘Vim' Health & Sport Centre is a fitness lover's dream, situated on the main road to the sea in Rishon LeZion. The 4400 sq. m health and sports complex has high design in each and every corner, inspired by the rules and standards of yacht design. Nir Portal Architects treated the huge space as if it were a luxury ship, using a ‘no edge design' to achieve soft interiors. The main

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Polish Ministry of Labour and Social Policy

FAAB Architektura

29 May 2014

FAAB Architektura has recently completed an interior refurbishment of The Polish Ministry of Labour and Social Policy in Warsaw, Poland. The design was determined by the pursuit of two main goals. One was the creation of a space which, thanks to the means of architectural expression, would bring out the gravity of the central government office as well as create an impression of the government's

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Clienia Lino Castle, Berlin

Dan Pearlman

23 Apr 2014

A castle offers protection, every kid knows that! This is especially true for ‘Lino Castle', because in this case it concerns the psychiatric child and adolescent clinic at the Clienia clinic village in Littenheid in Eastern Switzerland. Here children and adolescents with depression, fear of school, ADHS, borderline disorders and traumas are treated - here they find help, safety and

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Raheen Library


23 Apr 2014

The Raheen Library for the Australian Catholic University (ACU) underwent a redesign in response to a dramatic rise in student numbers at the St Patrick's Melbourne campus.  The existing space was redesigned and a third level was added to the original two-storey library building, also designed by Woods Bagot in 2002. The project brief included increasing the size of the existing library,

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