Nebel bar by Focketyn Del Rio Studio | Bar interiors

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Expanding the existing with sleek insertions, focketyn del rio studio designs a playground for late night revelers. The collectively designed Nebel Bar has become a new beacon for late-night culture in an already vibrant scene. A union of the existing and the novel, this bar was recently renovated and extended with an annex. Nebel Bar is situated in Kleinbasel, the energetic and hip neighborhood of Basel, Switzerland. Initially inaugurated in 2016, it has recently been extended to include an annex featuring an intimate dance-floor. Reopening in the Fall of 2018, Nebel has established itself as one of the prime late night spots for creative professionals of Basel and beyond. FOCKETYN DEL RIO Studio was approached to create and develop a new spatial identity together with Hofmacher, the cultural collective behind Nebel. Active in the city's nightlife scene for many years, the client found a space corresponding with their reputation for producing unique and intimate events and col… continue

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AD Classics: Salk Institute / Louis Kahn

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© Liao Yusheng © Liao Yusheng

This article was originally published on August 27, 2017. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

In 1959, Jonas Salk, the man who had discovered the vaccine for polio, approached Louis I. Kahn with a project. The city of San Diego, California had gifted him with a picturesque site in La Jolla along the Pacific coast, where Salk intended to found and build a biological research center. Salk, whose vaccine had already had a profound impact on the prevention of the disease, was adamant that the design for this new facility should explore the implications of the sciences for humanity. He also had a broader, if no less profound, directive for his chosen architect: to “create a facility worthy of a visit by Picasso.” The result was the Salk Institute, a facility lauded for both its functionality and its striking aesthetics – and the manner in which each supports the other.[1,2]

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Visitor Center of the Grand-Canal in Hangzhou / The Architectural Design& Research Institute of Zhejiang University

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port terminal for water bus. Image © ZYARCH Photographer Studio port terminal for water bus. Image © ZYARCH Photographer Studio
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Sivantos Singapore / PLH Arkitekter

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© Owen Raggett © Owen Raggett
  • Architects: PLH Arkitekter
  • Location: 18 Tai Seng St, Singapore
  • Lead Architects / Workplace Design Architect: PLH Arkitekter A/S, Denmark
  • Area: 13260.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Owen Raggett
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MOLE CHHA / INFINITY MIND

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© Haochang Cao © Haochang Cao
  • Interiors Designers: Infinity Mind
  • Location: 1st Floor, Hongfa Building, Tianhe South 2nd Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, China
  • Lighting Design: Infinity Mind
  • Furniture Design: BENTU
  • Material Supply: BENTU
  • Area: 120.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Haochang Cao
© Haochang Cao © Haochang Cao

Text description provided by the architects. Talking about the definition of China’s bustling commercial environment in recent decades, either the mode of traditional retail or the mode of new retail , the economic and technological means keep changing, but never the most fundamental thing, psychological need of human. For a modern tea shop like MOLE CHHA, being adaptive isn’t about creating the so-called new mode, but returning to the consumption that follows our hearts, what the mode of new retail is all about.

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"Humans are clever. They can solve problems. There is hope"

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Good Design for a Bad World

We are entering a new geological era: the anthropocene, in which human activity is a dominant influence on earth's geology and environment. At Dutch Design Week, a special edition of our Good Design for a Bad World series will ask if design can harness this phenomenon to prevent global catastrophe, writes Marcus Fairs. Read more

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Ramsey County Shoreview Library / HGA

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© Paul Crosby Architectural Photography © Paul Crosby Architectural Photography
  • Architects: HGA
  • Location: Shoreview, Minnesota 55126, United States
  • Principal In Charge: Mia Blanchett, AIA
  • Design Principal: Victor Pechaty, AIA
  • Project Manager: Jennifer McMaster, AIA
  • Area: 38500.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Paul Crosby Architectural Photography
  • Interior Designer And Library Planner: Jane Dedering, IIDA
  • Project Architects: Jesse Zeien, AIA; Tom Clark, AIA; Ben Nilsson, AIA; Mike Collins, AIA
  • Civil Engineer: Erik Hansen, PE
  • Structural Engineer: Kevin Borth, PE
  • Mechanical Engineering: Sara Berserh, PE
  • Electrical Engineering: Benjamin Gutierrez
  • Lighting Designer: Kayla Molkenthin, LC
  • Landscape Architect: Stephen Himmerich

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Nomadic Futures: Self-Driving Cars Could Change How We Interact with Cities

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[ By SA Rogers in Technology & Vehicles & Mods. ]

“Location, location, location” might be the mantra of the real estate industry, but that mindset could change radically with the advent of autonomous vehicles. It may take a while, but once driverless cars are adopted by consumers on a wide scale, everything from land usage to property values could shift as parking space is freed up and workers become more mobile. Some experts say we could see fleets of driverless cars on the roads by 2022, others predict that it’ll be closer to 2030, but either way, they’re almost certainly coming.

Autonomous electric vehicles are expected to reduce travel costs, commute time and congestion while boosting safety, and experts believe they’ll also free up millions of parking spaces and allow people to live longer distances from their workplaces. Automobile manufacturers are reflecting these expectations with designs that incorporate zero-emissions electric cars right into the home or double as mobile spaces for working, dining, shopping or even as a new form of housing on wheels.

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Remington YMCA / GEC Architecture

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© David Troyer © David Troyer
© David Troyer © David Troyer

Text description provided by the architects. The Remington YMCA is among the newest and most striking wellness facilities in western Canada, serving the citizens of Calgary and the surrounding area as a polestar for health, wellness, and community spirit. The YMCA’s expansive glazing and bright, open spaces invoke a sense of connection, sparking interest and encouraging participation. As a bustling hub in a new urban community, the facility embodies the City of Calgary’s strategy to build vibrant communities, and features leisure and competition pools, a hot tub and sauna, a gymnasium, running track, fitness area, daycare, childminding, and public library.

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CAB ARCHITECTES

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CAB ARCHITECTES
Institut de la mer . Villefranche-sur-Mer CAB ARCHITECTES . photos: © Aldo Amoretti Nested at the foot of a limestone cliff, under the low cornice that connects Nice to Monaco, partially concealed and enclaved, the building uses constraints to draw its infrastructural architecture. This generates a cloister deformed by the slope, deconstructed in the three … Continue reading CAB ARCHITECTES
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AD Classics: Yokohama International Passenger Terminal / Foreign Office Architects (FOA)

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© Satoru Mishima / FOA © Satoru Mishima / FOA

This article was originally published on ArchDaily in 2014.

The triumphant critical reception of the Yokohama International Passenger Terminal was the product of inventive architectural methodology and socially conscious thinking. Designed by Foreign Office Architects (FOA) in 1995, the futuristic terminal represented an emergent typology of transportation infrastructure. Its radical, hyper-technological design explored new frontiers of architectural form and simultaneously provoked a powerful discourse on the social responsibility of large-scale projects to enrich shared urban spaces.

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Book Review: The Divided City

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The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in America by Alan Mallach
Island Press, 2018
Paperback, 326 pages



Although I live in New York City, I haven't lived here all my life and therefore I like to think I'm more aware of some biases held by New Yorkers. With twelve years now as a NYC resident, following decades in Chicago and half a decade in Kansas, I've grown to understand, for instance, why people here are so focused on the city, as if blinders shut out the world – or at least parts not deemed worthwhile – beyond the shores of the five boroughs.

Not as cliché or hyperbolic is the way the media in NYC shapes issues well beyond the city, something natives might not be so aware of. Take gentrification, a very real issue for residents of lower-income neighborhoods that witness rezonings, public works improvements, widespread development, and then displacement. With rising rents, stagnant wages for working classes, and rising inequality, gentrification is eating into New York City's supply of affordable housing and turning parts of the city into rich enclaves lacking in diversity. But outside of NYC, San Francisco, and a few other large metropolitan centers in the US, is gentrification that big of an issue? Not  according to Alan Mallach, author of The Divided City.

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Siza . Castanheira

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Siza . Castanheira
International Design Museum of China . Hangzhou Álvaro Siza . Carlos Castanheira . photos: © FG+SG | architectural photography . + dezeen The China Academy of Art (CAA) in Hangzhou unveils a dedicated design museum, The China Design Museum, opened on 8 April with five exhibitions, including a retrospective of Alvaro Siza. _ Architect: Álvaro … Continue reading Siza . Castanheira
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Lacroix Chessex

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Lacroix Chessex
Nicolas Bogueret Foundation . Geneva Lacroix Chessex The Nicolas Bogueret Foundation wishes to construct 10 housing units incorporating an activity space on Rue de la Coulouvrenière in Geneva. The competition brief includes a 4-storey building of approximately 1300 m2, that will also house the Galiffe workshop. The project proposed here seeks to fit into the … Continue reading Lacroix Chessex
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ADUnB Cultural Center / Nonato Veloso

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© Joana França © Joana França
  • Architects: Nonato Veloso
  • Location: Darcy Ribeiro Campus - University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil
  • Executive Project: Bruno Campos, Bruno Damasceno, Fernanda Angelis, Renata Brazil, Marcelo Aquino
  • Area: 15500.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Joana França
  • Construction: CCI – Campolina Construções e Incorporações
  • Structure: Edison Machado
  • Air Conditioning: Eletrofrig
  • Lighting: Carlos Cauchick
  • Electrical Installations: Carlos Cauchick
  • Hydraulic Installations: Carlos Cauchick
  • Landscape Design: Quinta Arquitetura Design Paisagismo
  • Acoustics: Síntese Acústica Arquitetônica
  • Frames: Vidratto

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