Perched on a narrow mountain plateau in Nepal, this radio station rocks. As in it is made of rock. As in it is made of the very rock that surrounds and is part of the site. Except for a few concrete columns, nearly everything is very craftily made of rock.
But this is no simple pile of rubble! It’s got plenty of great design and detail work. For one, it uses light in exquisite ways, from atriums and courtyards (that also provide protection from the strong mountain winds) to slot windows that lets shafts of illumination play out dramatically across the rough rock surface. For two, with great fun and impressiveness it even uses the same natural rock for various bits of furniture.
It is always important to design your buildings to suit their context. This one does so in spades while going even further to build itself out of the context in which it sits. Very neat and great work.