Luxembourg Skatepark Design Pays Tribute to an Adjacent UNESCO Fortress

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[ By SA Rogers in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ]

Surely a contender for the title of ‘World’s Most Beautiful Skatepark,’ this stunning urban park project by Constructo Skatepark Architecture incorporates design elements abstracted from an adjacent 17th-century fortress. Set in Luxembourg’s Peitruss Valley at the foot of the old Vauban fortification that encircles the old city, the Luxembourg City Skatepark pays tribute to the region’s heritage while creating an awesome gathering spot for locals.

Measuring nearly 30,000 square feet, the skatepark adds a series of ramps, bowls, stairs and a plaza to a popular green space full of pathways, playgrounds, picnic areas and other recreational hotspots.

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Arturo House / Moirë arquitectos

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© Ramiro Sosa © Ramiro Sosa
  • Architects: Moirë arquitectos
  • Location: Mar del Plata, Argentina
  • Half Covered Area: 40.0 m2
  • Area: 200.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Ramiro Sosa
© Ramiro Sosa © Ramiro Sosa

Text description provided by the architects. The project is located in Mar del Plata, Argentina. This house responds to the requirements of a young family, who prioritizes the privacy and the relationship with the green areas.

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"Together and Apart": The Latvian Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale

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© Ansis Starks © Ansis Starks

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage, we present the completed Latvian Pavilion. To read the initial proposal, refer to our previously published post, "Latvian Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale to Highlight Turning Points in 20th Century Apartment Block Design.

Black walls and an exposed concrete floor create a mysterious and eerie backdrop for Together and Apart: 100 Years of Living—the Latvian Pavilion curated by urbanist Evelīna Ozola, architect Matīss Groskaufmanis, scenographer Anda Skrējānem and director Gundega Laiviņa.

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Oliver Christen

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Binder Single family house . Tegerfelden Oliver Christen Architekten . photos: © Valentin Jeck . © Oliver Christen Architekten . + world-architects Das moderne, pavillonartige Wohnhaus der Familie Binder befindet sich in der Ortsbildschutzzone der Gemeinde Tegerfelden. Das Haus wird gebildet durch ein Dach, das auf wenigen Stützen aufliegt. Dabei kragt das Dach, entsprechend den … Continue reading Oliver Christen
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Madroños 27 / Bueso-Inchausti & Rein Arquitectos

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© Alfonso Quiroga © Alfonso Quiroga
  • Architects: Sacha Bueso-Inchausti, Pablo Rein y Edgar Bueso-Inchausti
  • Location: Av. de los Madroños, 27, 28043 Madrid, Spain
  • Architecture Team: Fabricio Cordido, Gonzalo Nieto
  • Area: 7341.05 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Alfonso Quiroga
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Stephane Beel

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Secondary school ‘De Wingerd’ . Ghent STÉPHANE BEEL ARCHITECTS . photos: © Johnny Umans . + gentcement This new building fits into a larger school community and generates an open inner area between the newly-built school and the existing schools on the site, including the VIP School, the Art Academy, the Labyrint and the Wingerd. … Continue reading Stephane Beel
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PREMIOS FAD 2018

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Los premios FAD han cumplido sesenta años y descubren una arquitectura cercana y que responde con gran sensibilidad al entorno y a nuevas formas de vivir.

Así queda patente en la elección del primer premio de Arquitectura, y de Opinión de Arquitectura, otorgado al equipo de arquitectos balear formado por Carles Oliver, Antonio Martín, Joaquín Moyá, Alfonso Reina, Maria Antònia Garcías quienes han llevado a cabo una rehabilitación de 14 viviendas de protección oficial en San Ferrán, Formentera, con la confianza del conocimiento profundo de la arquitectura local y el reto de sin perder sus valores, adaptarla a las exigencias contemporáneas. El proyecto forma parte de un programa titulado Life Reusing Posidonia, nombrado por la planta marina tan valiosa para el ecosistema del Mediterráneo, que plantea recuperar técnicas tradicionales, reducir el consumo de nuevos materiales y ofrecer un modelo de construcción eficiente para alcanzar los objetivos de la estrategia Europa 20/20/20, que obliga a todas las administraciones públicas a que todos sus edificios sean de consumo casi cero a partir del 31 de diciembre de 2018, lo que se prevé se traducirá en que dispongan como mínimo de Calificación Energética A.

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Michael Maltzan Architecture's Inuit Art Centre Breaks Ground in Winnipeg

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Courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture Courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture

The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art Centre has broken ground in Winnipeg Manitoba. Designed by Michael Maltzan Architecture in collaboration with Cibinel Architecture, the 40,000-square-foot scheme is set to become the largest gallery space in the world devoted to Inuit art, culture, and history.

Arranged over four stories, the scheme is an addition to the 1971 museum designed by Gustavo Da Roza, and seeks to form a new cultural landmark for downtown Winnipeg.

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Fabbrica / GD Studio Arquitetura

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© Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi
  • Architects: GD Studio Arquitetura
  • Location: Rua Rafael Rossi, n°11. Bairro Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, Caxias do Sul / RS, Brazil
  • Architects In Charge : Carolina Onzi Giovanella, Cláudia Geremia, Mônica Randon Debortoli, Natália Molinari Viapiana, Sabrina Morais Monaretto
  • Area: 2390.69 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Marcelo Donadussi
  • Funnel: Funilaria JN
  • Structural Design: Ekman Engenharia
  • Lighting: Magnani luz e energia
  • Electrical Project: Engenheiro Paulo Bolson
  • Hydraulic And Electrical Installations: Hoffman Instalações
  • Architectural Design, Hydraulic Design And Interior Design: GD Studio Arquitetura
  • Wood Work: Móveis Nova Arte
  • Landscape Design: Gilberto Blume
  • Acoustics Consulting: Rafael Heissler

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PLANT’s two Everyone is King installations have hit the street!

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Both of PLANT’s winning entries in the City of Toronto’s Everyone is King Design Build Competition are now animating King Street. The City’s King Street Transit Pilot got underway earlier this year to test out whether one of Toronto’s busiest traffic arteries functions better with a ‘more streetcars, fewer cars’ approach to traffic management. Now the Everyone is King competition is adding art and amenity to the pilot stretch of King with a mix of ephemeral and relocatable curb lane installations – all of them just six feet wide.

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Fly Back in Time with These Brutalist Cuckoo Clocks

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© Guido Zimmermann © Guido Zimmermann

Coffee machines and garden gnomes aside, Brutalist fanatics have a new means of expressing their love for the controversial modernist style, with credit to Frankfurt-based artist Guido Zimmermann. His beautifully-crafted “Cuckoo Blocks” reinvent the traditional Black Forest cuckoo clock with a modernist Brutalism inspired by the architecture of the late 1960s.

More than an aesthetic centerpiece for Brutalist fanatics, the clocks are in fact a response to a decline in the middle class caused by increasing rent prices in modern metropolises. 

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Stovnertårnet by LINK Arkitektur Landskap

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LINK Arkitektur Landskap: Stovnertårnet is as a part of the Groruddalen project, built in collaboration with the district of Stovner and the Municipality of Oslo’s Agency for Urban Environment. The Groruddalen project, aims to improve services and local environments with the goal that residents will become more economically independent and participate more actively in their […]
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AYYA House / Estudio Galera Arquitectura

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© Diego Medina © Diego Medina
  • Architects: Estudio Galera Arquitectura
  • Location: Pinamar, Argentina
  • Architects In Charge: Ariel Galera, Cesar Amarante, Francisco Villamil, Diego Ballario
  • Area: 290.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Diego Medina
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