Ledroit Pierret Polet

5 hours 47 minutes ago
Ledroit Pierret Polet
Jourdan . Brussels Ledroit Pierret Polet Architectes . photos: © Ludmilla Cerveny On the site of a former garage, this contemporary building takes on the challenge of performing a transition between a 4-storey building and a corner plot with only the ground floor. The building follows the row of houses and then pivots to reveal … Continue reading Ledroit Pierret Polet
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Owl's House / estudio GonzaloGA

8 hours 2 minutes ago
© Luis Díaz Díaz © Luis Díaz Díaz
  • Architects: estudio GonzaloGA
  • Location: Benahavís, Spain
  • Author Architects: Gonzalo Gutierrez Araujo
  • Area: 400.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Luis Díaz Díaz
  • Collaborators: Adrià Escolano Ferrer, José Gómez Villarrubia
  • Kitchen Design: Lauren Boulay
  • Structure: Miguel Rueda
  • Wooden Carpentry: Bonoso S.A.U
  • Metallic Carpentry: Aluminios del Sur S.L.
  • Installations: G.Codora S.L
  • Acknowledgments: Premio Especial Obra Joven. Premios de Arquitectura de Málaga; Obra Nominada. Premio Arquia/Próxima 2018

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Modern as Metaphor: Where the Tate Stands in a Post-Brexit World

10 hours 2 minutes ago
© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on 30 June, 2016. While the debate surrounding the terms of the UK's exit from the European Union continues to rage, the Tate remains a steady icon for London and the UK. But the building has also become a symbol in a new fight: one between the capital's elites and the general public. As the political sands in Britain continue to shift, it may be interesting to see how - and with whom - the building aligns in the future. - Katherine Allen, Managing Editor

Architects in the United Kingdom have been subjected to a month of monumental highs and lows. After Herzog & de Meuron’s Tate Modern extension (known as Switch House) opened Friday, June 17, the following Thursday, June 23, the country proclaimed its (ill-planned) desire to leave the European Union. It would be easy to see the two events as separate, with no obvious overlap. But in fact the Tate seems to have an odd symbiosis with the Brexit decision - if in no other way than by promoting a vision emphatically against it.

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HASSELL Envisions a Restorative Redesign For San Francisco's Crumbling Waterfront

11 hours 2 minutes ago
Courtesy of HASSELL Courtesy of HASSELL

With its historic but dilapidated waterfront, San Francisco has decided to restore the shoreline that could greatly influence the future of the city both environmentally and economically. The Port, contemplating between a piecemeal rebuilding pier-by-pier and a singular comprehensive construction of the waterfront, invited architecture and landscape firms to submit the reimagined proposals.

Global design firm HASSELL, known for their innovative recreational projects, envisioned an approach to preserve the significant history and culture of the pier while creating a sustainable green corridor in a playful manner. In order to activate the Embarcadero as an "interconnected greenway," HASSELL plans on developing the ecological areas along the waterfront as well as improving the accessibility between the recreational land with the surrounding transit hubs.

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Sol Plaatje University Student Resource Center / Designworkshop

12 hours 2 minutes ago
© Roger Jardine © Roger Jardine
  • Architects: Designworkshop
  • Location: Bishops Avenue, Kimberley Northern Cape, South Africa
  • Area: 6364.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Roger Jardine
  • Contractor: Murray & Dickson
  • Engineer Structural: Aurecon
  • Engineer Mechanical: Element
  • Engineer Electrical: Aurecon
  • Engineer Wet Services: Aurecon
  • Fire Consultant: Aurecon
  • Quantity Surveyor: KDM
  • Environmental: PJ Carew Consuting
  • Acoustic Consultant: LinSpace
  • Landscape Architect: Insite Group
  • Concept Initiation: Andrew Makin, Paul Wygers
  • Concept Design Development: Mark Horner, Janine Beauchamp, Andrew Makin

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Vezelka Embankment in Belgorod / Strelka KB + Strelka Architects

15 hours 2 minutes ago
© Maria Gonzalez © Maria Gonzalez
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SPV29 / ALL in STUDIO LTD

18 hours 2 minutes ago
© Dian Stanchev © Dian Stanchev
© Dian Stanchev © Dian Stanchev

“There’s nothing absolutely new, but there is an endless amount of connections and relations between forms, materials and technologies that are not yet made. Innovation means discovering them.” This is how we developed the project about Villa #29.

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Seven Benefits Of Minimal Bedroom Décor

18 hours 25 minutes ago

A minimalistic design is not just a trend but a way of life for many people. It is about appreciating things that matter and removing objects that distract you. You can still have things in your life, but it is a collection of belongings that add value to you. Many people believe living a minimalistic life is hard, improbable tasks in a world that is so materialistic but those who try it, often, find the freedom exhilarating.

“Minimalism is not subtraction for the sake of subtraction. Minimalism is subtraction for the sake of focus.”

One of the biggest misconceptions of minimalism is that it restricts you. Ironically, the purpose of a minimalistic life is freedom. The minute you stop giving importance to materialistic possessions, you reject the idea of happiness all the advertisements and the media has forced upon you. You are free from worry, guilt, captivity, burden and depression. In fact, most religious scriptures emphasize not placing material possessions over the actual important things in life.

The idea of minimalism can be put into various aspects of our lives. With a minimalistic approach in your home, you intentionally promote the space. With the approach on architecture, you intentionally make the best use of the space. In photography, fashion and art, minimalism focuses on the core rather than the superfluous.

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Durable Self-Balancing Scooter Boasts Better Battery Life & Higher Speeds

23 hours 1 minute ago
[ By WebUrbanist in Technology & Vehicles & Mods. ]

A combination of rugged and road-worthy, this self-balancing electric scooter boasts quick-start functionality and speeds of up to 25 mile per hour, perfect for scooting through (and around) traffic in congested cities for hours on a single charge. For those already into Bird, Lime or other private scooter share programs (but frustrated with hunting for them in the wild), this device represents a potential leap up in durability, maneuverability, customizability, acceleration and speed.

Developed by California-based product designer Nathan Allen, the Stator has oversized wheels connected to a single-tube frame and a single, wraparound handlebar with an electronic control unit (turned on by a wireless RFID tag or standard key.

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Casa La Perouse / elton_léniz

1 day 4 hours ago
© Marcos Mendizabal © Marcos Mendizabal
  • Architects: elton_léniz
  • Location: Santiago, Chile
  • Lead Architects: Mirene Elton, Mauricio Léniz, Rodrigo Fernández
  • Photographs: Marcos Mendizabal
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