All posts tagged: Light

Herzog & De Meuron’s “Helvetia” HQ | mirrors and chinese shadows

The whole project consists of 4 new buildings arranged on a pre existing cruciform complex, creating four new courtyards around the headquarters.


Matadero cineteca & contemporary art centre, Madrid

Innovation in Detail.

A 1908-built slaughterhouse and livestock market of Arganzuela transformed into an art centre / cinema.

The fragile balance among the different finishes, materials, lights, spacious volumes and their industrial scale make up for a seductive place, especially for them vintage-lovers, and a spectacular effect.

Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku | ZAHA HADID

Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku | ZAHA HADID


J. and W. Grimm Zentrum’s library, Berlin | Max Dudler

J. and W. Grimm Zentrum’s library in Berlin | Max Dudler.
With its wooden hall, rhythmic interior and progressive setback of the reading platforms… With its combination of natural lighting and personal spotlights, this library is an austere yet comforting place that encapsulates the nature of its program and function.


Kolumba Museum | Atelier Peter Zumthor

Continuity between present and past in the main theme of the project: the competition annuncement clearly stated that the museum had to be settled in the recently discovered archeological site. The city of Cologne (Germany) needed a museum that could be both a box for a permanent attractions, the remnants, but also an adaptable space for temporary exhibitions. Learn more about history and project: The PRE-EXISTING | Building within history    Project by Atelier Peter Zumthor Photos by  Jose Fernando Vazquez, Jörn Schiemann, Marina López Salas, Yuri Palmin GRAPHICS BY ARCHISCAPES Advertisements

Fo-Shou house - Mansilla & Tuñón3

Fo-Shou house | Mansilla & Tuñón, in Nanjing – China.

A glowing lantern in a see-through wrapping.
Fo-Shou house by Mansilla & Tuñón. In Nanjing, China.

James Turrell – Skyspace – Section

Looking at the sky >> A magical experience in James Turrell’s “Skyspace” installation

A magical experience in James Turrell’s Skyspace installation:
“The Color Inside” is a milestone in The University of Texas at Austin’s Landmarks public art collection.


25 years later | Remembering the Berlin Wall through landscaping and design

In Berlin, a light installation to commemorate the tearing down of the wall which separated the city.

Universiad Sports Center, Shenzhen | GMP Architekten - Sunset View

Universiade Sports Center >>> GMP ARCHITEKTEN land an origami-folded spaceship in Shenzhen

Origami-folded spaceship in Shenzhen: A glow-in-the-dark cityscape made of translucent prisms.

Zumthor Field chapel - panoramic view(dawn)

Zumthor’s Field Chapel >>> Landmark with a surprise interior

A monolithic architectural landmark hides a surprising mystical and sculptural interior, where light, matter and form create a unique architectural experience