dimanche 31 juillet 2016

Structural Awards 2016

The Structural Awards 2016, Global Engineering Contest, London Event, Architect Prizes

The Structural Awards 2016

Global Engineering Prize Shortlist Announced: Innovative Built Environment

1 Aug 2016

Structural Awards 2016 Shortlist

The Structural Awards 2015 Shortlist News

The Structural Awards 2016 shortlist celebrates world engineering

1st August 2016 – The Institution of Structural Engineers today released the shortlist for The Structural Awards 2016, featuring 47 entries drawn from 14 nations. The annual awards are held to celebrate the role of structural engineers as innovative design professionals and the guardians of public safety in the built environment.

Shortlisted projects are in two sections:

– Gallery 1 – Beautiful Structure – where the beauty of engineering is given expression through the ingenious use of materials and great design.

– Gallery 2 – Wonderful Wood – where wood has been used by engineers to create attractive, interesting structures, from a dinosaur museum to a treetop walkway.

This year the shortlist showcases the dazzling range of innovative projects which structural engineers help create, including major infrastructure like railway stations, airports and bridges; urban landmarks like skyscrapers and concert halls; plus smaller scale projects of all kinds.

Especially striking is the superb range of timber engineering included with this year’s submissions, which sees wood used to striking effect in a Canadian dinosaur museum, a Scottish art studio and accommodation for patients undergoing treatment for cancer.

Institution Chief Executive, Martin Powell, said:

“If a building is a human body, then the structural engineer is responsible for the skeleton –ensuring that structures stand up under all kinds of stresses and strains, whether from wind, earthquakes or their own weight.

“This year’s shortlist well illustrates the engineer’s crucial role, with all kinds of structure represented – from treetop walkways and mega-tall skyscrapers to floating stairways and football stadia. Our congratulations to all those who entered, providing us with another wonderful Structural Awards shortlist.”

Structural Awards Gallery 1: Beauty of Structure

Blavatnik School of Government
photo : Eddie Jump

The Blavatnik School of Government – Oxford, United Kingdom

Structural Designer: Pell Frischmann

A new home for Oxford University’s School of Government, where world-class academics and practitioners pursue excellence through teaching and research in leadership and public policy education.

This striking building features high quality exposed concrete throughout. Its unusual form, established through a series of stacked, off-set cylindrical and square volumes, creates a variety of different spaces. The whole building is designed to encourage openness and communication.

Expo2015 Hive Milan
photo Courtesy UK Trade & Investment

Expo2015 Hive – Milan, Italy

Structural Designer: Simmonds Studio

A highly complex sculptural structure that was the centrepiece of the UK Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015. Using a geometry inspired by the honey bee, the Hive underwent four complete redesigns and 21 design iterations in five months, yet was delivered on time.

The Hive consists of 60,000 unique aluminium parts, formed in a structural system of 31 stacked layers of alternating radial and circumferential trusses.

Torre BBVA Bancomer building
photo : LegoRogers

Torre BBVA Bancomer – Mexico City, Mexico

Structural Designer: Arup

The Latin American headquarters of the bank, BBVA Bancomer, and the tallest completed building in Mexico. The architecture clearly expresses the engineering of the structure.

Engineers designed for Mexico City’s low frequency earthquakes by placing the structural frame on the exterior of the envelope. This Eccentrically Braced Megaframe acts as an external protective skeleton, carrying all the building’s lateral wind and seismic loads, and is designed to avoid excessive earthquake damage through ductile connections.

JTI Headquarters Geneva structure
photo : Hufton + Crow

JTI Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland

Structural Designer: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Inc.
A 10-storey building framed in structural steel, forming a triangular shape around a central courtyard, this stunning landmark building, with its impressive cantilever, establishes a strong identity amongst its prestigious neighbours and surrounding parklands.

Each of the three perimeter and three courtyard building elevations are sloped, full-depth, nested Pratt trusses, tied together by moment connections in the spandrel beams, which together resist all gravity and lateral loads.

The Serpentine Gallery Summer Pavilion 2015
photo : Jim Stephenson

The Serpentine Gallery Summer Pavilion 2015 – London, United Kingdom

Structural Designer: AECOM

The 2015 Pavilion by Spanish architects SelgasCano is an amorphous, double-skinned, polygonal structure consisting of panels of translucent, multi-coloured fabric.

The engineers employed a steel frame draped in unreinforced, prestressed EFTE, a fabric with the requisite structural and fire performance, and high level of translucency that helped realise the Pavilion’s coloured and mirrored finish.

MPavillion 2015 Melbourne structure
photo : John Gollings

MPavillion 2015 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Structural Designer: Arup/ ShapeShift.Tech

Founded in 2014, ‘MPavilion’ is a unique annual architecture and design event which commissions a design for a temporary pavilion for Queen Victoria Gardens, in the centre of Melbourne’s Southbank Arts Precinct.

The 2015 MPavilion featured three and five metre diameter composite laminate petals, with integrated LED strip lighting and in-built amplifiers, supported by slender carbon fibre columns. The structure was designed to gently sway under wind loads, creating a forest canopy effect.

5 Martin Place Sydney structure
photo : Aurecon

5 Martin Place – Sydney, Australia

Structural Designer: Aurecon

A renovated 1916 heritage building, nicknamed the ‘Money Box’, with a new office tower extension, featuring a cantilevered 10-storey section projecting 22 metres over the heritage buildings.

The new building’s efficient structural steel frame, featuring V-shaped bracing and suspended columns in tension, has allowed the existing buildings to be free of any structural intervention. The new building also incorporates sustainable features such as rainwater harvesting and high-performance glazing.

Structural Awards Gallery 2 – Wonderful Wood

Image A/B

Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum – Wembley, Alberta, Canada

Structural Designer: Fast + Epp

This palaeontology museum rests on the ancient Pipestone Creek dinosaur bone bed in Northern Alberta. Its geometrically-complex roof is supported by expressed timber beams creating a visual reference to dinosaur bones.

Prefabricated modular timber panels are supported on angled glulam beams, tied
together with intricate, custom-made connections constructed using laminated CNC-milled Douglas fir plywood.

(Image credits – Fast + Epp)

Image C/D

Midden Studio – Kintyre, Scotland, United Kingdom

Structural Designer: Webb Yates Engineers

An artist’s studio located on the Kintyre coast. Due to its remote location it is designed to withstand extreme weather conditions, such as very high wind and snow loads. The building sits on top of a Victorian midden wall, formerly the depository for dung from nearby stables.

Both the walls and the roof are formed from stressed skin panels, enabling the corner of the building to cantilever over the stream without using any structural steel members. There is also a window in the underside of the cantilever which allows the artist to peer down to the flowing water below.

(Image credits – Webb Yates Engineers)

Image E/F

Maggie’s Centre – Manchester, United Kingdom

Structural Designer: Foster + Partners

Maggie’s Centres provide a welcoming ‘home from home’ for people affected by cancer. The Manchester Centre establishes a domestic atmosphere in a garden setting a short walk from The Christie Hospital’s leading oncology unit.

The centre’s structure was constructed entirely in laminated veneer lumber, a sustainable harvested softwood which minimises the carbon footprint of the building. The frames were fabricated using computer-controlled cutting that minimised the total amount of material used.

(Image credits – Foster + Partners)

Image G/H

STIHL Treetop Walkway – Westonbirt, United Kingdom

Structural Designer: BuroHappold

BuroHappold

The UK’s longest treetop walkway at 280m, this project is the crowning glory of redevelopment at Westonbirt Arboretum, opening up new vistas and helping visitors learn more about trees.

The structure consists of 57 crossing timber legs, machined to a gently tapering cigar shape from solid larch and Douglas fir sections. The legs support a flowing timber and steel walkway.

(Image credits BuroHappold)

Image I/J

Woodchip Barn – Dorset, United Kingdom

Structural Designer: Arup

Located in Hooke Park, a woodland which serves as a test ground for experimental timber structures, the barn was part of a student competition to design a storage barn. The structure would use Beech trees harvested from the local forest.

A prime concept of the project was to use “Y” shaped tree fork junctions structurally, so that the natural strength of these joints was exploited. The timbers were 3D scanned, enabling fabrication using a seven-axis robotic arm.

(Image credits: Valerie Bennett)

Image K/L

The Cube – London, United Kingdom

Structural Designer: Engenuiti

A ten-storey residential development that provides 50 homes on a unique rotated cruciform plan. An innovative, cost effective and environmentally efficient development in the heart of London.

The Cube pushes the boundaries of hybrid buildings and timber engineering through its novel twisted design and complex geometry. The interfaces between concrete, steel and timber required the development of a new suite of details and connections.

(Image credit: Engenuiti)

About The Institution of Structural Engineers

• The Institution of Structural Engineers is the world’s largest membership organisation dedicated to the art and science of structural engineering. It is a leading source of expertise on all structural engineering and public safety issues in the built environment.
• The Institution of Structural Engineers has 27,000 members in 105 countries around the world and was founded in 1908.
• www.istructe.org

The Structural Awards 2016 information / images from Institution of Structural Engineers

Structural Awards 2015 Winners

The Structural Awards 2015 Winners

The Structural Awards 2015
Award for Arts or Entertainment Structures: The Vegas High Roller, Las Vegas, USA (by Arup)
The Vegas High Roller
photo © Arup

The Structural Awards 2014

The Structural Awards 2013
Taizhou Bridge, China – The Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence:
Taizhou Bridge
photo from Structural Awards 2013

For more information about The Structural Awards 2015 visit: http://ift.tt/Re6Hh8


To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.




Stirling Prize

European Architecture

Contemporary Interiors

European Architecture Competition




Europe 40 Under 40

European Prize Architecture

American Architecture Awards

Pritzker Prize

European Hotel Awards

Comments / photos for the The Structural Awards 2016 page welcome

The Structural Awards 2016 : page

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Structural Awards 2016

The Structural Awards 2016, Global Engineering Contest, London Event, Architect Prizes

The Structural Awards 2016

Global Engineering Prize Shortlist Announced: Innovative Built Environment

1 Aug 2016

Structural Awards 2016 Shortlist

The Structural Awards 2015 Shortlist News

The Structural Awards 2016 shortlist celebrates world engineering

1st August 2016 – The Institution of Structural Engineers today released the shortlist for The Structural Awards 2016, featuring 47 entries drawn from 14 nations. The annual awards are held to celebrate the role of structural engineers as innovative design professionals and the guardians of public safety in the built environment.

Shortlisted projects are in two sections:

– Gallery 1 – Beautiful Structure – where the beauty of engineering is given expression through the ingenious use of materials and great design.

– Gallery 2 – Wonderful Wood – where wood has been used by engineers to create attractive, interesting structures, from a dinosaur museum to a treetop walkway.

This year the shortlist showcases the dazzling range of innovative projects which structural engineers help create, including major infrastructure like railway stations, airports and bridges; urban landmarks like skyscrapers and concert halls; plus smaller scale projects of all kinds.

Especially striking is the superb range of timber engineering included with this year’s submissions, which sees wood used to striking effect in a Canadian dinosaur museum, a Scottish art studio and accommodation for patients undergoing treatment for cancer.

Institution Chief Executive, Martin Powell, said:

“If a building is a human body, then the structural engineer is responsible for the skeleton –ensuring that structures stand up under all kinds of stresses and strains, whether from wind, earthquakes or their own weight.

“This year’s shortlist well illustrates the engineer’s crucial role, with all kinds of structure represented – from treetop walkways and mega-tall skyscrapers to floating stairways and football stadia. Our congratulations to all those who entered, providing us with another wonderful Structural Awards shortlist.”

Structural Awards Gallery 1: Beauty of Structure

Blavatnik School of Government
photo : Eddie Jump

The Blavatnik School of Government – Oxford, United Kingdom

Structural Designer: Pell Frischmann

A new home for Oxford University’s School of Government, where world-class academics and practitioners pursue excellence through teaching and research in leadership and public policy education.

This striking building features high quality exposed concrete throughout. Its unusual form, established through a series of stacked, off-set cylindrical and square volumes, creates a variety of different spaces. The whole building is designed to encourage openness and communication.

Expo2015 Hive Milan
photo Courtesy UK Trade & Investment

Expo2015 Hive – Milan, Italy

Structural Designer: Simmonds Studio

A highly complex sculptural structure that was the centrepiece of the UK Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015. Using a geometry inspired by the honey bee, the Hive underwent four complete redesigns and 21 design iterations in five months, yet was delivered on time.

The Hive consists of 60,000 unique aluminium parts, formed in a structural system of 31 stacked layers of alternating radial and circumferential trusses.

Torre BBVA Bancomer building
photo : LegoRogers

Torre BBVA Bancomer – Mexico City, Mexico

Structural Designer: Arup

The Latin American headquarters of the bank, BBVA Bancomer, and the tallest completed building in Mexico. The architecture clearly expresses the engineering of the structure.

Engineers designed for Mexico City’s low frequency earthquakes by placing the structural frame on the exterior of the envelope. This Eccentrically Braced Megaframe acts as an external protective skeleton, carrying all the building’s lateral wind and seismic loads, and is designed to avoid excessive earthquake damage through ductile connections.

JTI Headquarters Geneva structure
photo : Hufton + Crow

JTI Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland

Structural Designer: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Inc.
A 10-storey building framed in structural steel, forming a triangular shape around a central courtyard, this stunning landmark building, with its impressive cantilever, establishes a strong identity amongst its prestigious neighbours and surrounding parklands.

Each of the three perimeter and three courtyard building elevations are sloped, full-depth, nested Pratt trusses, tied together by moment connections in the spandrel beams, which together resist all gravity and lateral loads.

The Serpentine Gallery Summer Pavilion 2015
photo : Jim Stephenson

The Serpentine Gallery Summer Pavilion 2015 – London, United Kingdom

Structural Designer: AECOM

The 2015 Pavilion by Spanish architects SelgasCano is an amorphous, double-skinned, polygonal structure consisting of panels of translucent, multi-coloured fabric.

The engineers employed a steel frame draped in unreinforced, prestressed EFTE, a fabric with the requisite structural and fire performance, and high level of translucency that helped realise the Pavilion’s coloured and mirrored finish.

MPavillion 2015 Melbourne structure
photo : John Gollings

MPavillion 2015 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Structural Designer: Arup/ ShapeShift.Tech

Founded in 2014, ‘MPavilion’ is a unique annual architecture and design event which commissions a design for a temporary pavilion for Queen Victoria Gardens, in the centre of Melbourne’s Southbank Arts Precinct.

The 2015 MPavilion featured three and five metre diameter composite laminate petals, with integrated LED strip lighting and in-built amplifiers, supported by slender carbon fibre columns. The structure was designed to gently sway under wind loads, creating a forest canopy effect.

5 Martin Place Sydney structure
photo : Aurecon

5 Martin Place – Sydney, Australia

Structural Designer: Aurecon

A renovated 1916 heritage building, nicknamed the ‘Money Box’, with a new office tower extension, featuring a cantilevered 10-storey section projecting 22 metres over the heritage buildings.

The new building’s efficient structural steel frame, featuring V-shaped bracing and suspended columns in tension, has allowed the existing buildings to be free of any structural intervention. The new building also incorporates sustainable features such as rainwater harvesting and high-performance glazing.

Structural Awards Gallery 2 – Wonderful Wood

Image A/B

Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum – Wembley, Alberta, Canada

Structural Designer: Fast + Epp

This palaeontology museum rests on the ancient Pipestone Creek dinosaur bone bed in Northern Alberta. Its geometrically-complex roof is supported by expressed timber beams creating a visual reference to dinosaur bones.

Prefabricated modular timber panels are supported on angled glulam beams, tied
together with intricate, custom-made connections constructed using laminated CNC-milled Douglas fir plywood.

(Image credits – Fast + Epp)

Image C/D

Midden Studio – Kintyre, Scotland, United Kingdom

Structural Designer: Webb Yates Engineers

An artist’s studio located on the Kintyre coast. Due to its remote location it is designed to withstand extreme weather conditions, such as very high wind and snow loads. The building sits on top of a Victorian midden wall, formerly the depository for dung from nearby stables.

Both the walls and the roof are formed from stressed skin panels, enabling the corner of the building to cantilever over the stream without using any structural steel members. There is also a window in the underside of the cantilever which allows the artist to peer down to the flowing water below.

(Image credits – Webb Yates Engineers)

Image E/F

Maggie’s Centre – Manchester, United Kingdom

Structural Designer: Foster + Partners

Maggie’s Centres provide a welcoming ‘home from home’ for people affected by cancer. The Manchester Centre establishes a domestic atmosphere in a garden setting a short walk from The Christie Hospital’s leading oncology unit.

The centre’s structure was constructed entirely in laminated veneer lumber, a sustainable harvested softwood which minimises the carbon footprint of the building. The frames were fabricated using computer-controlled cutting that minimised the total amount of material used.

(Image credits – Foster + Partners)

Image G/H

STIHL Treetop Walkway – Westonbirt, United Kingdom

Structural Designer: BuroHappold

BuroHappold

The UK’s longest treetop walkway at 280m, this project is the crowning glory of redevelopment at Westonbirt Arboretum, opening up new vistas and helping visitors learn more about trees.

The structure consists of 57 crossing timber legs, machined to a gently tapering cigar shape from solid larch and Douglas fir sections. The legs support a flowing timber and steel walkway.

(Image credits BuroHappold)

Image I/J

Woodchip Barn – Dorset, United Kingdom

Structural Designer: Arup

Located in Hooke Park, a woodland which serves as a test ground for experimental timber structures, the barn was part of a student competition to design a storage barn. The structure would use Beech trees harvested from the local forest.

A prime concept of the project was to use “Y” shaped tree fork junctions structurally, so that the natural strength of these joints was exploited. The timbers were 3D scanned, enabling fabrication using a seven-axis robotic arm.

(Image credits: Valerie Bennett)

Image K/L

The Cube – London, United Kingdom

Structural Designer: Engenuiti

A ten-storey residential development that provides 50 homes on a unique rotated cruciform plan. An innovative, cost effective and environmentally efficient development in the heart of London.

The Cube pushes the boundaries of hybrid buildings and timber engineering through its novel twisted design and complex geometry. The interfaces between concrete, steel and timber required the development of a new suite of details and connections.

(Image credit: Engenuiti)

About The Institution of Structural Engineers

• The Institution of Structural Engineers is the world’s largest membership organisation dedicated to the art and science of structural engineering. It is a leading source of expertise on all structural engineering and public safety issues in the built environment.
• The Institution of Structural Engineers has 27,000 members in 105 countries around the world and was founded in 1908.
• www.istructe.org

The Structural Awards 2016 information / images from Institution of Structural Engineers

Structural Awards 2015 Winners

The Structural Awards 2015 Winners

The Structural Awards 2015
Award for Arts or Entertainment Structures: The Vegas High Roller, Las Vegas, USA (by Arup)
The Vegas High Roller
photo © Arup

The Structural Awards 2014

The Structural Awards 2013
Taizhou Bridge, China – The Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence:
Taizhou Bridge
photo from Structural Awards 2013

For more information about The Structural Awards 2015 visit: http://ift.tt/Re6Hh8


To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.




Stirling Prize

European Architecture

Contemporary Interiors

European Architecture Competition




Europe 40 Under 40

European Prize Architecture

American Architecture Awards

Pritzker Prize

European Hotel Awards

Comments / photos for the The Structural Awards 2016 page welcome

The Structural Awards 2016 : page

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Stunning Tournesol swimming pool in France opens up like a futuristic flower

This dome-shaped swimming pool located near Strasbourg, France, has received several extensions of the years, but the latest one by design studio Urbane Kultur and manufacturer Hi-Macs makes the most of its interior space. The team has refurbished and extended the facility while preserving the simplicity of the original design. The swimming pool is one among several dome-shaped swimming pools, named Tournesol, built in France during the 1970s and 1980s. Designed by architect Bernard Schoeller,...

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Sao Paulo Architecture Walking Tours

São Paulo Walking Tours, Brazilian Architectural Walks, Building Guides Brasil, Architects

São Paulo Architecture Tours

Brazilian Architecture Guides – Exclusive SP Building Walks tailor made for Groups

São Paulo Walking Tours

Contact e-architect to arrange your walking guide: isabelle(at)e-architect.co.uk / +44 1620 825722

São Paulo Architecture Tour: Exclusive Guided Walks

Our Sao Paulo guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking, we do not allow for bookings to be joined. Our Brazilian guided tours are all exclusive to each client.

Should you be planning an office trip, a conference, or university trip in Brazil please contact us and we would be happy to take your booking.

Porto Seguro Cultural Centre Building in São Paulo, designed by São Paulo Arquitetura, completed in 2016:
Porto Seguro Cultural Centre
photography: Fabio Hargesheimer – Foto G, Courtesy of São Paulo Arquitetura & Teixeira Duarte SA a

São Paulo – Introduction

São Paulo is located in the south east of Brazil. It is the largest city in the country.

Nestle Factory Cacapava San Paolo building:
Nestle Factory Cacapava San Paolo building
photograph : Leonardo Finotti

Key contemporary buildngs to visit in the city include the new furniture store called Decameron, the multi-coloured Brasil Building and the delightful Café Estação Ciência. Older structures include São Paulo Cathedral, São Paulo Museum of Art and Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge. All these buildings can be visited on our São Paulo Architecture Tours.

Decameron San Paolo building:
Decameron San Paolo building
photograph : Pedro Vannucchi

Famous architects with buildings in São Paulo include studio mk27 / Marcio Kogan Arquitetos, Isay Weinfeld arquiteto, METRO Arquitetos, biselli+katchborian, Rosenbaum, Andrade Morettin Arquitetos, Königsberger Vannucchi Arquitetos and Una Arquitetos.

São Paulo Architecture
photograph : Fernando Guerra

São Paulo Architecture Walking Tours

São Paulo Architectural Tours normally take groups to see the best and most interesting contemporary buildings in São Paulo.

São Paulo Architecture
photo : Leonardo Finotti

We are happy to accommodate your group’s needs and interests on our Brazilian Architecture Tours.

Sao Paulo Architecture Tours : key buildings in this city

São Paulo Walking Tours

Contact Isabelle Lomholt to arrange your São Paulo architectural tour:
+44 (0) 1620 825722 / mob. +44 (0)7952 149814 or isabelle(at)e-architect.co.uk

São Paulo Architecture
photograph : Nelson Kon

Architecture Tours

e-architect also organise architecture walking tours in other American cities such as Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City and New York.

Architecture Tours

Map of this Brazilian city:


To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.

American Building Tours

Rio de Janeiro Architecture Walking Tours

New York Architecture Walking Tours

Mexico City Architecture Walking Tours

Sao Paulo Architecture Designs – chronological list

Major São Paulo Buildings

Nestle Factory, Caçapava
Design: METRO Arquitetos
Nestle Factory Building Brazil
photo : Leonardo Finotti

Factory Building Sao Paulo

CEU Pimentas
Design: biselli+katchborian
CEU Pimentas São Paulo
photo : Nelson Kon

CEU Pimentas São Paulo

Decameron
Design: studio mk27 – m. kogan + m, simas
Decameron San Paolo
photo : Pedro Vannucchi

São Paulo Furniture Store

São Paulo Architecture

Numero Bar, Jardins
Design: Isay Weinfeld arquiteto
Numero Bar
image : Leonardo Finotti

Numero Bar

Guarulhos – São Paulo TPS3
Design: biselli+katchborian
Guarulhos Airport San Paolo
picture from biselli+katchborian

São Paulo Airport Building

Brasil Building
Design: Rosenbaum, architects
Brasil Building Sao Paulo
image from architect

São Paulo Tower Building

Brazil Architecture

Brazilian Architect Studios

South American Buildings

Comments / photos for the São Paulo Building Tours – Brazilian Architecture Guides page welcome

São Paulo Architecture Walking Tours

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Sao Paulo Architecture Walking Tours

São Paulo Walking Tours, Brazilian Architectural Walks, Building Guides Brasil, Architects

São Paulo Architecture Tours

Brazilian Architecture Guides – Exclusive SP Building Walks tailor made for Groups

São Paulo Walking Tours

Contact e-architect to arrange your walking guide: isabelle(at)e-architect.co.uk / +44 1620 825722

São Paulo Architecture Tour: Exclusive Guided Walks

Our Sao Paulo guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking, we do not allow for bookings to be joined. Our Brazilian guided tours are all exclusive to each client.

Should you be planning an office trip, a conference, or university trip in Brazil please contact us and we would be happy to take your booking.

Porto Seguro Cultural Centre Building in São Paulo, designed by São Paulo Arquitetura, completed in 2016:
Porto Seguro Cultural Centre
photography: Fabio Hargesheimer – Foto G, Courtesy of São Paulo Arquitetura & Teixeira Duarte SA a

São Paulo – Introduction

São Paulo is located in the south east of Brazil. It is the largest city in the country.

Nestle Factory Cacapava San Paolo building:
Nestle Factory Cacapava San Paolo building
photograph : Leonardo Finotti

Key contemporary buildngs to visit in the city include the new furniture store called Decameron, the multi-coloured Brasil Building and the delightful Café Estação Ciência. Older structures include São Paulo Cathedral, São Paulo Museum of Art and Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge. All these buildings can be visited on our São Paulo Architecture Tours.

Decameron San Paolo building:
Decameron San Paolo building
photograph : Pedro Vannucchi

Famous architects with buildings in São Paulo include studio mk27 / Marcio Kogan Arquitetos, Isay Weinfeld arquiteto, METRO Arquitetos, biselli+katchborian, Rosenbaum, Andrade Morettin Arquitetos, Königsberger Vannucchi Arquitetos and Una Arquitetos.

São Paulo Architecture
photograph : Fernando Guerra

São Paulo Architecture Walking Tours

São Paulo Architectural Tours normally take groups to see the best and most interesting contemporary buildings in São Paulo.

São Paulo Architecture
photo : Leonardo Finotti

We are happy to accommodate your group’s needs and interests on our Brazilian Architecture Tours.

Sao Paulo Architecture Tours : key buildings in this city

São Paulo Walking Tours

Contact Isabelle Lomholt to arrange your São Paulo architectural tour:
+44 (0) 1620 825722 / mob. +44 (0)7952 149814 or isabelle(at)e-architect.co.uk

São Paulo Architecture
photograph : Nelson Kon

Architecture Tours

e-architect also organise architecture walking tours in other American cities such as Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City and New York.

Architecture Tours

Map of this Brazilian city:


To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.

American Building Tours

Rio de Janeiro Architecture Walking Tours

New York Architecture Walking Tours

Mexico City Architecture Walking Tours

Sao Paulo Architecture Designs – chronological list

Major São Paulo Buildings

Nestle Factory, Caçapava
Design: METRO Arquitetos
Nestle Factory Building Brazil
photo : Leonardo Finotti

Factory Building Sao Paulo

CEU Pimentas
Design: biselli+katchborian
CEU Pimentas São Paulo
photo : Nelson Kon

CEU Pimentas São Paulo

Decameron
Design: studio mk27 – m. kogan + m, simas
Decameron San Paolo
photo : Pedro Vannucchi

São Paulo Furniture Store

São Paulo Architecture

Numero Bar, Jardins
Design: Isay Weinfeld arquiteto
Numero Bar
image : Leonardo Finotti

Numero Bar

Guarulhos – São Paulo TPS3
Design: biselli+katchborian
Guarulhos Airport San Paolo
picture from biselli+katchborian

São Paulo Airport Building

Brasil Building
Design: Rosenbaum, architects
Brasil Building Sao Paulo
image from architect

São Paulo Tower Building

Brazil Architecture

Brazilian Architect Studios

South American Buildings

Comments / photos for the São Paulo Building Tours – Brazilian Architecture Guides page welcome

São Paulo Architecture Walking Tours

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This tiny home houses a family of four plus their great dane

If you’ve ever looked at a tiny house and thought “this could never work for someone with children or pets,” think again. This mother from Boise, Idaho built her own tiny house along with her partner from scratch – and as their family has expanded to include two children and one large dog, they’ve found some creative ways to make the arrangement work. READ MORE >

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Floating solar-powered Waternest eco-home is nearly 100% recyclable

The 100-square-foot floating pod-shaped home measures 12 meters in diameter and 4 meters tall. Its curved body is constructed from recycled glued laminated timber and a recycled aluminum hull. The rounded wooden roof is topped by a 60-square-meter photovoltaic

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6 Beautiful and eco-friendly offices that make work seem like a dream

Those of you who work or have worked in an office are probably familiar with the lifeless 9-5 routine, stress and sedentarism, which are obviously very bad for anyone's health and also, creativity. But architects all over the place are tackling the issue with

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6 Hard-to-kill plants for the recovering brown thumb

ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) Sorry for using morbidity to illustrate our point, but the ZZ plant is so hardy, it will most likely outlive you. This cockroach of the plant world thrives in almost all conditions and few pests or diseases could bring it

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Your future clothing could be made from cow manure

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National Eisteddfod of Wales’ Gold Medal for Architecture

National Eisteddfod of Wales’ Gold Medal for Architecture Shortlist, Welsh Architectural Award, Building Contest

National Eisteddfod of Wales’ Gold Medal for Architecture

Welsh Architectural Prize 2016 Winner News + shortlist of seven building projects

31 Jul 2016

National Eisteddfod of Wales’ Gold Medal for Architecture 2016 Winner

National Eisteddfod of Wales’ Gold Medal for Architecture Winner in 2016

Llandegfedd Visitor and Watersports centre near Pontypool designed by Hall + Bednarczyk

Gold Medal for Architecture awarded to designers behind south Wales reservoir and visitor centre

Saturday 30th of July 2016 – A visitor and watersports centre on the banks of one of south Wales’ largest reservoirs, has won its architects the prestigious Gold Medal for Architecture at the National Eisteddfod of Wales.

Llandegfedd Visitor and Watersports centre building Wales

Photos: James Morris

Llandegfedd Visitor and Watersports centre near Pontypool was among a strong short list of seven building projects across Wales to be awarded the Gold Medal, which is supported by the Design Commission for Wales and awarded in association with the Royal Society of Architects in Wales.

The 550m2 visitor centre and the 320m2 watersports centre have transformed public access to and enjoyment of this Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water reservoir site – its largest body of water in close proximity to the population centres of south Wales.

The visitor centre, which houses a café and display area, has an asymmetrically curved zinc clad roof that appears to float over the first floor café, mirroring the hills that enclose the reservoir. The café itself opens on to a cantilevered balcony that provides panoramic views across the water.

The watersports centre is clad in cedar, intended to weather to a silver finish complementing the setting. However, detailing in the gables and eaves means that the timber building is crisp rather than rustic in its appearance.

The winning design, by Chepstow based Hall + Bednarczyk, was revealed at the National Eisteddfod today (30 July), and comes hot on the heels of the project winning a 2016 RIBA Wales award for Building of the Year.

Llandegfedd Visitor and Watersports centre

Hall + Bednarczyk has attracted attention in previous years at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, having twice been awarded the Plaque of Merit – an award given to smaller projects of a value of up to £750,000 – in 2015 and in 2012.

All seven shortlisted projects for the Gold Medal will be included in the Architecture in Wales exhibition at the Monmouthshire and District National Eisteddfod of Wales in Abergavenny from 29 July – 6 August.

Selector and architect, Alan Francis, said of the winning design: “Of all the projects we visited, this was the most fully resolved architecturally from the initial idea of sitting two buildings on the shore of the reservoir through to the high standard of construction that was achieved.

Llandegfedd Visitor and Watersports centre building Pontypool

“These exceptional buildings have settled into their surroundings and prove themselves in use. We expect them to remain fine works of architecture throughout their working life, and to be recognised as such by future generations.”

Also revealed at the National Eisteddfod was the winner of this year’s Architecture Scholarship of £1,500, also supported by the Design Commission for Wales. The scholarship went to 21-year old Efa Lois Thomas from Aberystwyth, who is currently a student at the Liverpool School of Architecture at the University of Liverpool.

Carole-Anne Davies, chief executive of the Design Commission for Wales, said: “There was a healthy mix of very good projects in the shortlist this year, many of which were commissioned with public sector clients or partnerships. Achieving very high quality across a range like this is an important indicator of the recognition of the long-term value that can be captured through really good design.

“We are particularly pleased this year to see Wales’ own non-profit utility company put their faith in home-grown talent by commissioning a Wales based design practice and follow through by protecting construction quality. The public access and enjoyment of these facilities at the reservoir is enhanced immeasurably as a result of the shared vision of the client and design team.

“Nurturing talent is a priority for the Commission and we’re doubly pleased to see the Architecture Scholarship 2016 being awarded to Efa Lois Thomas. We need a more diverse industry too and it’s entirely fitting that we’re able to play a small part in developing the potential of a talented young woman. We very much hope to see Efa play her part in strengthening the future of design talent in this country.

“Wales is increasingly making a name for itself in terms of design quality. Together with the projects highlighted through the Gold Medal for Architecture, We’re delighted that Penarth based Loyn & Co Architects have are included in this year’s extremely competitive RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist.”

31 Jul 2016

National Eisteddfod of Wales Architecture Scholarship 2016 Winner

National Eisteddfod of Wales Architecture Scholarship Winner in 2016

Architecture student from mid Wales is awarded national scholarship

Saturday 30th of July 2016 – An architect student from mid Wales has won a scholarship for her ambitious design for a centre that would remember Welsh emigrants who set sail for Patagonia.

Architecture student, Efa Lois Thomas

Architecture student, Efa Lois Thomas, from Aberystwyth, beat eight other competitors to win the National Eisteddfod of Wales Architecture Scholarship of £1,500, which is supported by the Design Commission for Wales.

The scholarship, which was open to under 25 year olds from Wales or with a Welsh link, aims to give the most promising young architect an opportunity to further their understanding of creative architecture.

She was awarded the scholarship for her concept of creating a Welsh Cultural Centre within a new building on Maryland Street, Liverpool. Her design incorporated patterns in the building’s façade inspired by traditional Welsh blankets, including those from quilts that were carried by Welsh emigrants who sailed to Patagonia from Liverpool in 1865.

Efa Lois Thomas said: “Getting the phone call telling me I was being awarded the scholarship was a complete shock as I really didn’t expect it.

“I am passionate about Welsh history and myth and I often design things that are derived from my own experiences of being Welsh.
“The scholarship will allow me to further my knowledge of architecture and to pursue my next level of training to achieve a Master of Architecture.”

The 21-year-old has just completed her Bachelor of Arts at the Liverpool School of Architecture at the University of Liverpool. She will undertake a placement with architectural company Austin-Smith:Lord, before returning to university.

When fully qualified Efa hopes to put her skills to use in Wales, with ambitions to look at unused buildings and the potential of renovating them.

Scholarship selector, Trevor Skempton, said: “Efa Lois Thomas is young, still an undergraduate, but has tackled the long-standing and sometimes awkward issue of the Welsh diaspora in Liverpool, with her proposal.

“The simple architectural clarity of her vision for a cultural centre, with relevant symbolism, together with an idea for a small exhibition of ceremonial chairs, tucked into the corner of a Georgian square, persuaded us to award her this year’s scholarship.”

Carole-Anne Davies, chief executive of the Design Commission for Wales, added: “Nurturing talent is a priority for the Commission and we’re pleased to see the Architecture Scholarship 2016 being awarded to Efa Lois Thomas.

“As ever, there was a competitive range of proposals submitted for the scholarship, and we are proud to be able to play a small part in developing the potential of this talented young woman. We very much hope to see Efa play her part in strengthening the future of design talent in Wales.”

27 Jul 2016

National Eisteddfod of Wales’ Gold Medal for Architecture 2016

National Eisteddfod of Wales’ Gold Medal for Architecture in 2016

Former chicken shed in the running for the National Eisteddfod of Wales’ Gold Medal for Architecture

An abandoned former chicken shed in Monmouth, south Wales, which has been converted into a stylish holiday home, is just one of the buildings shortlisted for this year’s National Eisteddfod of Wales’ Gold Medal for Architecture, supported by the Design Commission for Wales and Royal Society of Architects in Wales.

The Chickenshed, Monmouth:
The Chickenshed, Monmouth
photograph : Michael Sinclair

The 140m2 rundown barn has been transformed by Chepstow-based Hall + Bednarczyk Architects into a contemporary holiday home that sleeps eight people in four double bedrooms. A floor to ceiling glass wall, which runs the length of the one-storey building, floods the living spaces with natural light and provides guests with views over the Black Mountains on the Wales-England border.

The Chickenshed combines a utilitarian, chic interior with an exterior clad in timber and black corrugated sheeting as a sophisticated nod to its humble beginnings, and demonstrates how the building’s agricultural identity has been retained, but translated into something contemporary.

The shortlist of seven building projects, located across Wales, which are in the running for the Gold Medal is being unveiled today (Thursday 30 June) at a reception hosted by the National Eisteddfod of Wales and supported by Design Commission for Wales and Royal Society of Architects in Wales at The Chapel, Abergavenny.

The Gold Medal recognises the importance of architecture in the nation’s culture and to honour architects achieving the highest design standards.

Supported by the Design Commission for Wales, and awarded in association with the Royal Society of Architects in Wales, the Medal recognises architectural excellence in buildings completed between 1 January 2013 and 14 March 2016 and recommended to the Eisteddfod as being of the greatest merit.

National Eisteddfod of Wales’ Gold Medal for Architecture 2016 Shortlist

The full shortlist includes:

Burry Port Community Primary School, Carmarthenshire:
Burry Port Community Primary School, Carmarthenshire
photo : Leigh Simpson
A primary school designed to unite the town’s once separate infant and junior schools using innovative Welsh materials. Designed by Hereford-based Architype.

City centre community campus, Cardiff and Vale College, Cardiff:
City centre community campus, Cardiff and Vale College, Cardiff
photo from award organisers
A modern wedge-shaped campus in the heart of the city that aims to engage students and the local community. Designed by BDP Architects throughout the UK and worldwide

Caernarfon Castle Entrance Pavilion, Gwynedd:
Caernarfon Castle Entrance Pavilion, Gwynedd
photo : Andy Marshall
A glass structure to welcome visitors to the castle, as well as improve accessibility and visitor traffic at peak times. Designed by Donald Insall Associates’ Conwy office. (Offices throughout the UK)

Cardigan Castle, Ceredigion:
Cardigan Castle, Ceredigion
photo : Phil Boorman
A multi-discipline project that focussed on restoring aspects of the castle and its amenities. Designed by Purcell with offices throughout the UK and Asia.

Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre, Bangor, north Wales:
Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre, Bangor
photo from award organisers
A contemporary building to bridge the gap between the university’s main arts building and the lower city. Designed by Grimshaw Architects practising in London and worldwide.

Llandegfedd Visitor & Watersports Centre, Pontypool, south Wales:
Llandegfedd Visitor & Watersports Centre, Pontypool
photo : James Morris
A visitor centre and watersports centre to improve public accessibility and experience of the popular reservoir. Designed by Hall + Bednarczyk of Chepstow, Wales.

The Chickenshed, Monmouth:
The Chickenshed, Monmouth
photo : Michael Sinclair

The Chickenshed, Monmouth
photo : Michael Sinclair
A former abandoned poultry barn that was transformed into a versatile holiday home. Designed by Hall + Bednarczyk of Chepstow, Wales.

Gayna Jones, chair of the Design Commission for Wales, said: “The broad range of projects this year is encouraging as is their ingenuity. Learning, heritage and cultural life feature strongly in a range of settings, with the common factor being that each project demonstrates the skill of designers and the transformational impact of very good design. Given the range of setting, scale and disciplines of the projects however, we do not envy the selectors in their task this year.”

The shortlist was drawn up by selectors Alan Francis, former chairman of the Design Commission for Wales and co-founder of Gaunt Francis Architects, and Jonathan Vining, head of urban design at WYG Group in Cardiff. After further deliberation over the coming month, just one of the shortlisted buildings may be awarded the Gold Medal for Architecture on 30 July at the Monmouthshire and District National Eisteddfod of Wales 2016 at Abergavenny.

Alan Francis said: “We were delighted this year to receive a diverse and high quality selection of entries from a much wider range of work sectors and clients than has been the case in recent years. Both the private and public sectors were represented, and the excellent submissions ranged from large corporate headquarters to much smaller infill commissions.

“The difficulty for any judge in that scenario is in defining the selection criteria, and in determining how high to raise the bar for what is Wales’ foremost architectural award. We decided that whilst innovation, sustainability, materiality and a creative response to the brief were all important, they should be minimum criteria and that crucially, if the Gold Medal was to be awarded, it should be granted to a project that demonstrated an unwavering conviction to deliver that project rationally and beautifully, from the original concept right through the smallest of details, so as to provide an exemplar solution.”

The Gold Medal for Architecture may be awarded together with the Plaque of Merit, which is given to smaller projects of a value of up to £750,000, achieving high design quality.

All seven shortlisted projects for the Gold Medal will be included in the Architecture in Wales exhibition at the National Eisteddfod of Wales from 29 July – 6 August. Supported through the partnership between the Eisteddfod, Design Commission for Wales and the Royal Society of Architects in Wales, the exhibition aims to raise the profile of architecture in Wales and convey the valuable contribution that the built environment makes to Wales as a beautiful and distinctive place.

Robert Firth, president at Royal Society of Architect in Wales (RSAW), said: “Of all the architecture awards, it’s often the National Eisteddfod Gold Medal shortlist that means the most to Welsh architects. The Medal has a fine pedigree with many distinguished winners over the years; RSAW members are always happy and proud to see their work exhibited in the show. The Medal is a wonderful snapshot of the best architecture being produced every year in Wales.”

The National Eisteddfod of Wales’ Gold Medal for Architecture was established through the efforts of architect and town planner, Thomas Alwyn Lloyd (1881 – 1960). It was first offered in 1954 but never awarded during his lifetime. The first accolade was awarded in 1960 to Grenfell Baines & Hargreaves of Preston for the Warehouse and Offices of H J Heinz Ltd, Western Avenue, Cardiff. The Award, along with the Plaque of Merit, has been supported by the Design Commission for Wales since 2009.

National Eisteddfod of Wales’ Gold Medal for Architecture Shortlist 2016

National Eisteddfod of Wales’ Gold Medal for Architecture Shortlist 2016

The full shortlist includes the following projects:

– Burry Port Community Primary School, Carmarthenshire.
Architype, Hereford and London

The project unites the previously separate infant and junior schools to one central site using sustainable Welsh materials and an abundance of wood in the design. Evoking a setting of an inspiring, uplifting and healthy place to learn and work, it demonstrates that using locally-sourced materials in a sustainable manner can benefit the architectural design, as well as add value.

– City centre community campus, Cardiff and Vale College, Cardiff.
BDP Architects, UK and worldwide

The contemporary wedge-shaped campus building is located on a two-hectare site offering state-of-the-art amenities and learning facilities, topped off with a fine-dining restaurant on the sixth floor. Drawing inspiration from the characteristic Cardiff arcades, while incorporating a spacious and sleek design, BDP Architects has created a campus that adds vitality to its urban site.

– Caernarfon Castle Entrance Pavilion, Gwynedd.
Donald Insall Associates, Conwy

A glass structure that aims to welcome visitors to the castle, improve accessibility and address the volume of visitors at peak times. The design incorporates a freestanding glass and stainless steel structure to best reduce impact on the historic fabric, while also allowing visibility for the visitor. The transparent structure uses glass which was treated to be self-heating, resistant to glare and less likely to have condensation, minimising any energy demands.

– Cardigan Castle, Ceredigion.
Purcell Architects, Cardiff, London and worldwide

The multi-disciplinary restoration of the 12th century Cardigan Castle paid close attention to detail and even reopened a local slate quarry to provide the correct stone for repairs to the castle walls. The end result is a design that involved the local community and historical governing bodies to create a renewed visitor attraction.

– Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre, Bangor, north Wales.
Grimshaw Architects, London and worldwide

A contemporary building to bridge the physical and cultural gap between the university’s main arts building and the lower city of Bangor. This ambitious ‘infill’ scheme features a flexible performing arts auditoria, a cinema, rehearsal studio and ‘white box’ space. Located on a sloping hillside, the building offers a neutral backdrop to its users punctuated by external views of the city and seascape.

Bangor University Pontio

– Llandegfedd Visitor & Watersports Centre, Pontypool, south Wales.
Hall + Bednarczyk Architects, Chepstow

The visitor centre and water sports centre were created to improve public accessibility and experience of the popular Llandegfedd reservoir area, as well as serve a number of community groups. In order to blend with the natural landscape, the design and structure of the buildings were carefully considered to create a welcoming environment.

– The Chickenshed, Monmouth
Hall + Bednarczyk Architects, Chepstow

A former abandoned poultry barn that was transformed into a contemporary holiday home. The floor to ceiling glass wall running the length of the one-storey building floods the living spaces with natural light and overlooks the Black Mountains. The Chickenshed combines a utilitarian, chic interior with an agricultural exterior as a sophisticated nod to its humble beginnings.

Gold Medal for Architects include Recent Winners

Recent winners of the Gold Medal for Architects include

2015 Loyn & Co for Milbrook House, a home that floats and overlaps itself in Cardiff

2014 Loyn & Co for Stormy Castle, a Code 5 family home in Gower

2013 John Pardey Architects for Trewarren, a five-bedroom house in the Pembrokeshire
Coast National Park

2012 HLM Architects, Cardiff for Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School, Bridgend

2011 Ellis Williams Architects, Warrington for Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno

2010 Medal withheld, Plaque of Merit Awarded to Hyde & Hyde Architects, Swansea for
Pennard House

2009 Ray Hole Architects, Croydon for Hafod Eryri, Snowdon

2008 Purcell Miller Tritton, Bristol for Blaenavon World Heritage Centre

2007 Loyn & Co., Penarth for the Water Tower, Cyncoed, Cardiff

2006 Richard Rogers, London for the Senedd, National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff

The Design Commission for Wales

The Design Commission for Wales was established in 2002 by the Welsh Government and has four strategic aims:

 To champion high standards of design and architecture to the public and private sector in Wales by promoting wider understanding of design issues and the importance of good standards in enhancing the built environment across all sectors.
 To promote design practice that is compatible with the Welsh Government Sustainable Development Scheme, promoting best practice in energy efficiency, waste disposal and public transport.
 To promote design practice compatible with the highest standards in relation to equal opportunity and promoting social inclusion.
 Give due regard to promoting excellence in day to day developments, like housing estates and industrial units, as well as promoting excellence in prestige projects.

The Design Commission for Wales is a wholly controlled subsidiary of the Welsh Government.

2016 Shortlist for the National Eisteddfod of Wales Gold Medal for Architecture images / information from NE

Shortlist for the National Eisteddfod of Wales Gold Medal for Architecture – 2015, excerpts below

3 Jul 2015

The National Eisteddfod Award

Wales Gold Medal for Architecture Shortlist Announced

A primary school, a mountain bike visitor centre and a host of private dwellings including an ‘upside down’ house are among the buildings shortlisted for this year’s National Eisteddfod of Wales’ Gold Medal for Architecture, supported by the Design Commission for Wales.

The shortlist of eight building projects, located across Wales, was unveiled at a reception hosted by the Design Commission for Wales at Oriel Davies, Newtown on Friday 3 July.

The Gold Medal aims to draw attention to the importance of architecture in the nation’s culture and to honour architects achieving the highest design standards.

Supported by the Design Commission for Wales, and awarded in association with the Royal Society of Architects in Wales, the Medal recognises architectural excellence in buildings completed between 1 January 2012 and 14 March 2015 and recommended to the Eisteddfod as being of the greatest merit.

The full shortlist includes:

Cliff House, Gower. A three-bedroom family home with uninterrupted views of the Bristol Channel. Designed by Wales based Hyde + Hyde Architects, with offices in Swansea and Cardiff.
Cliff House, Gower
photo from award organisers

Cefn Castell, Criccieth, north Wales. A new contemporary home in an outstanding cliff top location overlooking Cardigan Bay. Designed by Manchester-based Stephenson Studio.
Cefn Castell
photograph : Andrew Wall

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre, Snowdonia. An extension to the Coed y Brenin visitor Centre, to enhance the experience of the 140,000 visitors it receives each year. Designed by Hereford-based Architype.
Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre
photos © Leigh Simpson photography

Upside down house, Vale of Glamorgan. An ‘upside down house’ with a rooftop garden affording outstanding views. Designed by Wales -based Loyn & Co Architects practicing in Penarth.
Upside down house
photo © Charles Hosea

The Nook, Monmouthshire. A new four-bedroomed family home set in a secluded valley. Designed by Hall + Bednarczyk of Chepstow, Wales
The Nook
photo © Simon Maxwell

Private House, Cardiff. A new family home designed for 21st Century living. Designed by Loyn & Co Architects

Great House Farm, St Fagans, Cardiff. A small development of nine dwellings and apartments build on the site of derelict farm buildings. Designed by Cardiff-based Gillard Associates Ltd.

Ysgol Craig y Deryn, Llanegryn, Gwynedd.
A primary school designed to accommodate 110 pupils designed to respond to the character of its landscape setting. Designed by B3 Architects with offices throughout the UK.


To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.




Welsh Architecture

Merthyr Learning Quarter, southeast Wales
RMJM architects
Merthyr Tydfil Building
image from architects

Welsh Further Education College
Planning permission has been granted for the Merthyr Learning Quarter Project (MLQ), which is being designed by RMJM’s London studio.

Welsh Building Photos

North Wales Building Photos
Conwy Castle Wales
photo © Adrian Welch
North Wales Buildings Photos




Welsh Architecture – Recent Projects

Purple House, Pembrokeshire, southwest Wales
Antonino Cardillo
Purple House Wales
picture © Antonino Cardillo

New Welsh House

Ty Hedfan, Brecon, south Wales
Featherstone Young
Ty Hedfan
picture © Featherstone Young

Brecon house

University of Wales, Newport – City Campus, Newport, southeast Wales
BDP
Newport City Centre Campus
photo © Martine Hamilton Knight

Newport City Campus

Bangor University Pontio, northwest Wales
Architect: Grimshaw
Pontio Bangor University
image : Grimshaw

Bangor University Pontio

Newport Station, Newport, southeast Wales
Architects: Grimshaw with Atkins
Newport Station
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Newport Station

Welsh Architecture Competition – Recent Contests

Welsh Building Competition, Glyndwr University, Wrexham, northeast Wales
Welsh Building Competition
image © 1AX Architetti Associati
Welsh Building Competition

Welsh Housing Competition – RIBA
Welsh Architecture Competition : Lawrenny village, Pembrokeshire

Cardiff Architecture

Swansea Architecture

Eisteddfod

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