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Illyrius was born by the request for a high-density residential project just outside the first urban circle, on an empty lot on the Rruga Dritan Hoxha artery, which connects the city center to Tirana International Airport, and to the coast of the Adriatic Sea.
Project name
ILLYRIUS
Architecture firm
GG-loop
Location
Tirana, Albania
Torres Blancas, the building designed by Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oíza for the Huarte company, was built between 1964 and 1972. Its powerful sculptural form, the expressive use of bare concrete and its experimental nature make it an iconic example of Madrid’s architecture.
Project name
Torres Blancas
Architecture firm
Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza
Location
Madrid, Spain
Photography
Ana Amado, Manolo Yllera
Throughout the years, Mexican cities had experimented urban and regulation changes -sometimes unplanned- due to the demand of living spaces, creating a void and density difference between the downtown neighborhoods and the outside suburbs.
Project name
Las Hadas
Architecture firm
REIMS 502
Location
Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico
Photography
Onnis Luque, Ariadna Polo
LuxeRivers is a new mixed-use development in Chongqing, a large city in southwest China, on a steep site at the confluence of the Yangtze and the Jialing Rivers. It comprises several blocks of luxury apartments, residential villas and commercial elements woven together with extensive infrastructure, including bridges and tunnels, landscaping, paths...
Project name
LuxeRivers
Architecture firm
SAOTA (Concept Design)
Location
Chongqing, China
Photography
PrismImage
Connection between outside and inside the building. The location of the site in front of a mosque on a neighborhood scale and several commercial sections, the presence and movement of passers-by, which apparently did not like the taste of the project residents.
Project name
Dar Too
Architecture firm
Barsav Office
Location
Seyyedrazi Blvd., Mashhad, Iran
Photography
Sahar Niknejad
Conceived as a 454‐unit project in 2019 and receiving site plan approval in 2021, the Arbour on Main multi‐family development in Ann Arbor, MI, is moving forward with design improvements. The design team added refinements and enhancements that make the project (formerly known as Valhalla) greener and incorporate local contextual cues.
Written by
Julie D. Taylor, Hon. AIA
Photography
McIntosh Poris Associates
“Design delves into the essence of things as deeply as possible to provide us with a different perspective of the world. First-rate designers cultivate balance and moderation. Subtle yet well-thought design elements brighten up our homes, as only an emotional atmosphere can make a space worth living in it.”
Project name
Home of Finance-Elites
Architecture firm
Rui Design
Location
Zhenmiaofu, Beijing, China
Photography
Gan Yuan, Mu Ye
After acquiring a 592 sq/m site on one of the most characteristic avenues in the city of Oporto, the clients approached us with the intention of designing a collective housing building for the upper middle class, with two basic premises: the valorization of the site, and that all apartments be complemented with generous terraces.
Project name
The Avenue
Architecture firm
Paulo Merlini Architects
Location
Porto, Portugal