A theatre in Belfast with a faceted timber interior is another of the six buildings shortlisted for the 2012 Stirling Prize and was designed by Irish architects O’Donnell + Tuomey (+ slideshow). More »

A theatre in Belfast with a faceted timber interior is another of the six buildings shortlisted for the 2012 Stirling Prize and was designed by Irish architects O’Donnell + Tuomey (+ slideshow). More »

Revolutionary Opera Theater in Vienna. "A concert hall, a panoramic restaurant and an opera theater, all come together in this bizarre space. Constructed in the middle of Karmelitermarket, this avant-garde piece of architecture will be the eye catcher for a very long time."

Revolutionary Opera Theater in Vienna. "A concert hall, a panoramic restaurant and an opera theater, all come together in this bizarre space. Constructed in the middle of Karmelitermarket, this avant-garde piece of architecture will be the eye catcher for a very long time."

formed of thin, flexible plywood which is given both structure and spatial character through bending/deformation. Skins, made of 2 layers of 3/16th inch thick flexible plywood, are cut in patterns and attached to a timber armature which consists of a triangular base, and wedge shaped spine and ridge members (the ridge is a line to negate the gravity loads of snow). Experiments with a full-scale prototype mapped the stresses of bending. Stress points were relieved by a series of cuts and…

formed of thin, flexible plywood which is given both structure and spatial character through bending/deformation. Skins, made of 2 layers of 3/16th inch thick flexible plywood, are cut in patterns and attached to a timber armature which consists of a triangular base, and wedge shaped spine and ridge members (the ridge is a line to negate the gravity loads of snow). Experiments with a full-scale prototype mapped the stresses of bending. Stress points were relieved by a series of cuts and…

Innovative, award-winning design—the Genexis Theater, Fusionopolis in Singapore used 400,000 timber beads that line the internally curved walls of an ovoid space, reducing the echo to a minimum. Designed by ARUP/WOHA architects, photos (this one of the front of house) by Patrick Bingham-Hall

Innovative, award-winning design—the Genexis Theater, Fusionopolis in Singapore used 400,000 timber beads that line the internally curved walls of an ovoid space, reducing the echo to a minimum. Designed by ARUP/WOHA architects, photos (this one of the front of house) by Patrick Bingham-Hall

2001-2 / Opening of the first Prada Epicenter on Broadway, New York, in December, designed in collaboration with Rem Koolhaas, winner of the Pritzker Prize. It is the first store of the “Epicenters” project, which purpose is to rethink the concept of shopping with a new approach, and to experiment innovative interactions with customers.

2001-2 / Opening of the first Prada Epicenter on Broadway, New York, in December, designed in collaboration with Rem Koolhaas, winner of the Pritzker Prize. It is the first store of the “Epicenters” project, which purpose is to rethink the concept of shopping with a new approach, and to experiment innovative interactions with customers.

Designed by Frei+ Saarinen Architekten, the aim of the Lignum Pavilion is to inform the public about the possibilities of wood applications in the construction field.

Designed by Frei+ Saarinen Architekten, the aim of the Lignum Pavilion is to inform the public about the possibilities of wood applications in the construction field.

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