Paramount to the design strategy is the integration of the building into the surrounding open, park landscape.
The project is Foster + Partners first winery and was an opportunity to look afresh at the building type, using the natural topography of the site to aid the winemaking process and create the optimum working conditions, while reducing the building’s energy demands and its visual impact on the landscape.
Universal Design Studio has accentuated the three-dimensional appearance of the facade by using small and large-scale perforations to produce tonal contrast and visual depth to the pleated cladding.
Emulating a Morpho-mechanical system with sensors, actuators, computational and control firmware embedded in a fibre composite skin was the core of this research.
A volumetric landscape within the greater airport landscape.
This 5-star contemporary restaurant is an award winning project completed in 2009 in Shenyang, China.
Its new building, designed by Foster + Partners, doubles the exhibition area and pioneers an innovative approach to vertical movement within a gallery setting.
The purpose of this architecture is to construct a new urban space combining the private and public, the vertical and horizontal. The building’s envelope is conceived as an apparatus for the city’s constant visual reinvention.
Carved from the confines of an existing structure beneath the High Line, this installation envelops visitors within a glacial cavern excavated from a single material.
The stadium will have its own, distinctive modern character and will be based on environmental and user friendly approach.
The structure orchestrates the three surrounding streets, into a coherent urban space-a new public square for the rejuvenated city centre of Jerusalem.
The scheme has a progressive environmental agenda and is designed to mitigate the effects of the area’s high levels of humidity using a low-energy, desiccant wheel.
An escape place from the busy streets of Tokyo.
The design unites the evident impact of a sculptural architectural object with the efficient functionality of commercial buildings.
Four stacked villas, orientated towards a small river that crosses the site. The houses all have a private garden, and no fences. Privacy is achieved by strategically positioning green elements between family houses.
The staircase as a compressed spatial motion element of a former free field.
A bathroom where mutually alternating fragmentary mirror surfaces and lighting fixtures form a jigsaw puzzle of an image and a reflection.
A 7m glass structure in the shape of a sword’s tip pays tribute to the Camelot and Excalibur myth.
The h2o bench thanks to games of assemblage, flipping and inversion becomes a game of correlations: instant stool, chair, bench, and meeting place.