Modesty is rare amongst global architectural practices, yet Dutch firm Mecanoo is an exception. With major projects under way from New York to Taiwan, Mecanoo has recently completed a surprisingly understated railway station and municipal offices in its hometown of Delft that also helps repair a torn urban fabric.
Garden of Hidden Delights: Architect Marcio Kogan tucks a studio devoted to food photography within an industrial-style shell and expands its possibilities with a wall that opens to a secret courtyard.
Can London oust the ghosts of Olympics past and find ways to reuse its venues? Photo courtesy Olympic Delivery Authority Click the image above to view slide show. Click the image above to view slide show. Assuming the dreams of London's Olympic planners come true, London 2012 will be as much a regeneration project as a global athletic event. From the outset, its defining mantras have been regeneration and 'legacy''East London's future. The location of the Olympic Park, straddling four of the city's poorest boroughs in East London's Lea River Valley, is far removed from the royal palaces and leafy