Brain matters: Danish Neuroscience Center by BIG

When seeking forms for buildings, look no further than Nature—including our own body parts—for inspiration. In the design for the Danish Neuroscience Center (DNC) of Aarhus University Hospital, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) mimics gyrification—the folding of brain matter to achieve a larger surface area—in order to utilise the site efficiently and create new connections. BIG’s […]

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Kengo Kuma uses Bamboo to Weave a Symphony of Lightness and Form

Japanese maestro Kengo Kuma has created a multisensory 3D installation called Bamboo (竹) Ring :|| Weaving a Symphony of Lightness and Form, a collaboration with smart device manufacturer OPPO, which was designed in line with the theme of Creative Connections by combining architecture with music, design innovation and user experience. This project is an evolution […]

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Paris Courthouse


Europe’s largest law complex, the 160-metre-tall Paris Courthouse skyscraper by Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) that opened last April, has reunited the various activities of the French capital’s judiciary system under one roof. They had previously been dispersed throughout the city due to a shortage of space in its historic seat on Île de la […]

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Urban Rigger


With an important increase in the number of higher education student applicants in Denmark in recent years and a shortage of comfortable, conveniently located and reasonably priced student accommodation, Copenhagen housing start-up Urban Rigger came up with an ingenious idea in 2013 of how to meet the demands of this growing student body on a […]

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