Innovative architecture

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about innovative architecture

Project • By Collingridge And Smith ArchitectsNurseries

Tūrama, Kristin School Sports Hall

Tūrama, meaning ‘enlightenment’ or ‘to illuminate’, designed for Kristin School, is a beautiful multipurpose indoor sports facility. Mark Scowen The brief from the client was simple, design a sports hall that is not a sports hall! Having used PVC canopies to cover other sports courts, the school did not want to replicate them again due to issues of wind, water ingress, noise and condensation. But the budget was not high enough for a sports hall – hence the brief. Mark Scowen To resolve the issue, we proposed a beautiful lightbox made from lightweight materials that would let in natural daylight, stop wind, rain and condensation and absorb noise using acoustic lining. Mark Scowen The structure... More

Project • By A.J ArchitectsStudent Housing

Blend with Nature -Hostel

Bangalore being an educational hub, the organization “JITO”, Bangalore envisaged a modern approach hostel, for the girl students, in heart of city, with all necessary amenities, security and safety measures to provide comfortable living at affordable price. The hostel was proposed as a linear solid built mass as the hostel is located in densely populated, Central business district of Bangalore. The design team visualised to create a socially active and environmentally sustainable space. The design team planned for timeless, eco-friendly and sustainable architecture with brutalist style. Caption The key factor in the design process was to enhance student interaction, within the indoor spaces that percolates outward and inte... More

Project • By dhk ArchitectsBanks

Capitec Bank Headquarters

Capitec Bank, one of the largest and most progressive banks in Africa, has unveiled its innovative new headquarters, iKhaya, meaning ‘home’ in Xhosa. Designed by multidisciplinary studio, dhk Architects, the three-storey curvilinear building is defined by its dynamic interior architecture, which embodies the company’s progressive outlook and embraces the concept of agile working. Striking and otherworldly, dhk’s holistic architectural approach considers both the exterior and interior to optimise corporate expenditure, internal flow and sustainability - demonstrating that commercial offices can be innovative and cost-effective while driving operational efficiencies.   Capitec’s success and growth over tim... More

Project • By Basaltina® Natural StoneAirports

Hamad International Airport – Doha

Basaltina® makes every project unique and the new Hamad International Airport is one of the best examples. Our stone is used for the cladding of the vertical supporting structure and the base of the giant teddy bear that all the world can admire when arriving in the main hall of the airport. This project embodies the capacity of Basaltina® to enhance all kind of architectural creations: even structural elements can become design objects when cladded with the unique texture of Basaltina® stone. More

Project • By EGM architectsExhibition Centres


The 'Universal and International Exhibition of 1967' held in Montreal was the first Expo on the American continent after World War II. With more than 50 million visitors and 62 participating countries the EXPO67 is considered to be one of the most successful world exhibitions of the 20th century. Wout Eijkelenboom - co-founder of EGM architects – was responsible for the design of the Dutch pavilion.Innovative architectureSeen the industrial boom of the 1960s, the Dutch contribution had to express the image of The Netherlands as an industrial innovative country. In the architecture of the pavilion this is reflected in the ‘space frame’, constructed from industrially manufactured parts, which serves as a casing for a number of volumes at diff... More