La Cartoucherie | Parcel 1.3 / Taillandier Architectes Associés

3 days 14 hours ago
© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe
  • Clients: Bouygues Immobiler (« L’Empreinte » & « L’Eclat ») – CARLE Promotion (« MSA Headquarters »)
© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe

Text description provided by the architects. The overall project consists of the construction of two office buildings and a multifamily residential building on parcel 1.3 of the newly developed “La Cartoucherie” eco-district in Toulouse, France.

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Oodi Helsinki Central Library / ALA Architects

3 days 15 hours ago
© Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo
  • Architects: ALA Architects
  • Location: Töölönlahdenkatu, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
  • Lead Architects: ALA Architects
  • Main Contractor: YIT
  • Area: 17250.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo

Text description provided by the architects. Oodi occupies a hugely significant site in central Helsinki: facing the steps of the Finnish parliament building, the Eduskuntatalo across the Kansalaistori square, a public space flanked by major civic institutions. 

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McLaren Excell

3 days 16 hours ago
McLaren Excell
DOWNSHIRE HILL . London McLaren Excell . Photos © Simone Bossi This project involved the restoration of, and extension to, a Listed semi-detached early 18th century Hampstead village ‘cottage’, in London. The original cottage footprint was modest, and the house had been extended to the side in the 1950s. The unusual layout resulted in two … Continue reading McLaren Excell
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House H / HHF Architects

3 days 16 hours ago
© Jonathan Sage © Jonathan Sage
  • Architects: HHF Architects
  • Location: Starnberg, Germany
  • Lead Architects: Herlach Hartmann Frommenwiler with David Gregori y Ribes
  • Area: 480.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Jonathan Sage
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Elbbrücken Underground Station / gmp

3 days 17 hours ago
© Marcus Bredt © Marcus Bredt
  • Architects: gmp
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Design: Volkwin Marg, Jürgen Hillmer, Stephanie Joebsch
  • Area: 3750.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Marcus Bredt
  • Competition Project Management: Stephanie Joebsch
  • Competition Design Team: Bernd Kottsieper, Achim Wangler, Katja Mezger
  • Detail Design Project Management : Stephanie Joebsch
  • Deputy Project Management, Detail Design: Bernd Kottsieper
  • Detail Design Team : Hendrik Winter, Renata Dipper, Bendix Fulda, Nicola Jeppel
  • Construction Management: Raimund Kinski, Christian Kleiner, Andreas Schulz, Torsten Hinz, Katja Poschmann
  • Structural Design: Schlaich Bergermann Partner (Sbp)
  • Lighting Design: Conceptlicht
  • Client: Hamburger Hochbahn AG
  • Construction Period : 2016–2018
  • Roof Area Approx: 5,985 m²

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NIO House / SHL

3 days 18 hours ago
© SchRAN © SchRAN
  • Architects: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
  • Location: NO.18, Hubin Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou,China
  • Architecture And Interior Design: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
  • Area: 1221.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: SchRAN
  • Client : NIO
  • Competition: Direct commission
© SchRAN © SchRAN

Text description provided by the architects. Located on the scenic West Lake waterfront in Hangzhou, China, the new flagship automotive gallery and clubhouse for car manufacturer NIO blends the company brand with West Lake culture, giving consumers a multi-sensory understanding of NIO’s environmentally-rooted brand philosophy.

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The Lobby Reconstruction of Shaoxing Hotel / UAD

3 days 20 hours ago
The quiet black and white “ink color” gives a misty artistic conception to the ordinary sight. Image © Qiang Zhao The quiet black and white “ink color” gives a misty artistic conception to the ordinary sight. Image © Qiang Zhao
  • Architects: UAD
  • Location: No. 8, Huanshan Road, Yuecheng District, Shaoxing, China
  • Architect In Charge: Huifeng Hu, Bing Li
  • Design Team: Rongbin Peng, Chenfan Zhang, Lanlan Jiang, Ning Lv, Yun Qin, Fan Zhang
  • Area: 3080.64 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Qiang Zhao, Chenfan Zhang
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Wespi de Meuron Romeo

3 days 20 hours ago
Wespi de Meuron Romeo
Barn conversion . Scudellate Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects . photos: © Albrecht Schnabel le norme molto restrittive per i rustici, impongono, nel limite del possibile, il mantenimento dell’aspetto esteriore allo stato originale. il progetto, proprio per mantenere le murature allo stato attuale, prevede di costruire una casa nella casa. l’appartamento principale, creato nella parte … Continue reading Wespi de Meuron Romeo
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The Waterfront Retreat / Koichi Takada Architects

3 days 21 hours ago
© Tom Ferguson Photography © Tom Ferguson Photography
© Tom Ferguson Photography © Tom Ferguson Photography

Text description provided by the architects. The Waterfront Retreat is the epitome of an Australian dream home, adorned with a private beach, garden and open-plan living.
Responding the clients’ brief - a house offering sanctuary and entertainment, the Waterfront Retreat is designed to allow nature to lead, offering maximum seclusion and connection to its surrounds and outlook.

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Umi-Play Children’s Dramatic Arts Center / AntiStatics Architecture

3 days 22 hours ago
Theater. Image © Zhenyong Yang Theater. Image © Zhenyong Yang
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Swim BIG: Artificial Island Supports World’s Largest Saltwater Pool Complex

3 days 23 hours ago
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Public & Institutional. ]

Now open on the edge of Aarhus, Denmark’s second-largest city, the Harbor Bath project features a main 150-foot-long pool as well as diving and children’s pools, plus a pair of saunas. Naturally, the water is drawn directly in from the surroundings.

Designed by architects from Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) — images by Rasmus Hjortshøj — the complex can support up to 650 bathers at one time. Various pool sizes are elegantly integrating into the tapering form, creating poolside areas as well as swimming and lounging spaces.

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David Chipperfield

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The James Simon Galerie . Berlin David Chipperfield Architects . + wallpaper The James Simon Galerie, which serves as the new entrance building to Berlin’s Museum Island, is nearly complete. On 13 December, the building has been officially handed over to the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Over the coming months the interiors will be fitted … Continue reading David Chipperfield
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Durisch+Nolli

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federal center for asylum seekers . Novazzano / Balerna Durisch+Nolli Architetti . renders: © Onirism Durisch+Nolli wins a competition for a new Federal Center for asylum seekers in Novazzano / Balerna, in the canton of Ticino, Switzerland. _ Di Passaggio Passaggio ‹pas·sàg·gio› s.m. (pl. -gi) 1 Nozione relativa alle implicazioni spaziali e temporali riferibili ai … Continue reading Durisch+Nolli
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HOOP Dance Gathering Place / Brook McIlroy

4 days 1 hour ago
© Tom Arban © Tom Arban
  • Architects: Brook McIlroy
  • Location: 135 Fennell Ave W, Hamilton, ON L9C 0E5, Canada
  • Lead Architect: Calvin Brook
  • Architecture: Brook McIlroy – Paul Gorrie, Chris Chan, Heather Gibbons
  • Area: 180.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Tom Arban
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The Lake House / Suyama Peterson Deguchi

4 days 3 hours ago
© Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott
  • Architects: Suyama Peterson Deguchi
  • Location: United States
  • Design Team: George Suyama, Ric Peterson, Chris Haddad, Alex Rhodes, Greg Gartrell, Davis Hammer, Jessie Kingsley
  • Area: 1841.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Kevin Scott
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Moscow Launches New Smart City District as a Living Lab

4 days 4 hours ago
Moscow. Image via Creative Commons Moscow. Image via Creative Commons

The government of Moscow has begun developing an existing district in the city to test nearly 30 new ‘smart’ technologies for urban development. Home to over 8,000 people, the district is testing ideas on smart lighting, smart waste management, and smart heating. The city intends to evaluate what impact technologies bring to residents and adjust its urban renewal plan once the pilot is complete.

When creating a smart district, cities tend to choose new, empty or even abandoned areas to build a district from a scratch, which is faster, easier and more cost-efficient. However, Moscow authorities made the decision to create one in an already existing neighborhood to bring top tech solutions. In April 2018, authorities began implementing technologies in selected buildings situated in Maryino district on the southeast of Moscow. The district includes seven apartment buildings with different years of construction from 1996 to 1998. Each residential building has a different construction type that gives an advantage to pilot the technologies under various conditions.

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GG House / sommet

4 days 5 hours ago
© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti
  • Architects: maria ines saavedra, mariano donoso, diego frias, yazmin lara
  • Location: Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
  • Architect In Charge: Sebastian Fernandez de Cordova Frerking
  • Area: 747.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographer: Leonardo Finotti
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Architects and the New iPadPro: Should You Buy One?

4 days 6 hours ago
Max Mekhovnikov, The Walls Technology. Moscow, Russia. @thewallstechnology. Image via Morpholio Max Mekhovnikov, The Walls Technology. Moscow, Russia. @thewallstechnology. Image via Morpholio

Can tablets help architects better conceive and execute their designs? If you’re skeptical, you’re not alone. To a certain extent, architects are still unsure if meaningful work can be created on an iPad. As the novel of virtual reality wears off, it’s worth asking if portable augmented reality is the push forward that will combine the best of traditional and digital architectural technology. So beyond their utility as lightweight, untethered screens, what can tablets offer the professional architect?

The iPad is an endless clean slate that appeals to creatives’ desires to sketch or illustrate in a way befitting of our time. Until 2015, with the launch of the first Apple pencil, users of Apple’s products could employ a third-party stylus but the inaccuracy and discomfort of these tools proved hopeless as practical or useful architectural drawing implements. As a result, there was no industry-wide surge in the adoption or demand of iPads for architects.

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