MVRDV

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MVRDV
M·Cube . Beijing MVRDV . photos: © Seth Powers . + archdaily The Beijing KWG·M·CUBE, a 40,000-square-metre shopping centre designed by MVRDV, has completed construction in Beijing. Asked by the client to make the building a visual statement, MVRDV created a multifaceted volume that responds to its surroundings with a pearlescent ceramic façade, which shimmers … Continue reading MVRDV
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Walkable Rooftop: Vaulted Bricks Cover Library & Connect Campus in India

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[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Public & Institutional. ]

Unlike other arts, architecture is generally limited by practical matters, including what materials can do, how things stand up, and in most cases (but not so much this one) an array of challenging local building codes.

A firm in Mumbai, India called sP+a developed this vaulted brick library roof with a playful purpose in mind, allowing people to walk up and over it like a bridge to cross the school grounds it sits in the middle of.

The idea is conceptually simple: the ground simply extends up and over the top. In most places, a railing would be required, if the steepness didn’t stop the design in its tracks, but not here.

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Starr Atrium / LPA

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© Costea Photography, Inc. © Costea Photography, Inc.
  • Architects: LPA
  • Location: Irvine, CA, United States
  • Design Principal: Rick D’Amato, FAIA
  • Project Architect: Damon Dusterhoft, AIA
  • Design Lead: Keith Hempel, AIA
  • Design Team: Brenda Beza, Erik Holliday, Jack Li
  • Area: 25286.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Costea Photography, Inc.
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BAST

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BAST
T10 . Toulouse BAST . photos: © BAST _ murs en briques enduits existants conservés bruts, dalles actives béton surfacées, verre collé sur acier galvanisé, laine de bois, pare vapeur aluminium, panneaux de contreplaqué bouleau_existing plastered brick wall left rough, concrete heating/cooling slabs, bonded glaze to galvanised seel frame, wood wool, aluminium vapour barrier, birch … Continue reading BAST
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Christensen & Co

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Christensen & Co
Life Science & Bioengineering B202 . Kongens Lyngby Christensen & Co Architects . photos: © Adam Mørk . + DETAIL Christensen & Co wins DETAIL special inside Prize 2018. _ The new building for Life Science and Bioengineering is the largest project since the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) was inaugurated in the 1960s. In … Continue reading Christensen & Co
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A High-End Golf Clubhouse / Architecture49

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© Stéphane Brügge © Stéphane Brügge
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Mecanoo

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Mecanoo
National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts . Kaohsiung Mecanoo . photos: © Iwan Baan . + domusweb The National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts symbolizes the transformation of Kaohsiung, once a major international harbour, into a modern, diverse city with a rich cultural climate. Mecanoo designed the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, located on … Continue reading Mecanoo
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Preston Hollow Residence / Bodron+Fruit

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© Scott Frances © Scott Frances
  • Architects: Bodron+Fruit
  • Location: Dallas, United States
  • Lead Architects: Svend Fruit AIA, Jason Trevino
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Scott Frances
  • Interior Design: Mil Bodron, Dustin Penney
© Scott Frances © Scott Frances

Text description provided by the architects. The Preston Hollow residence was designed for a couple seeking a new home for their growing art collection. Located on an unusually shaped lot of just over 1 acre in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas, the home is sited to maximize the views from the home and create a vanishing point to the horizon from the primary living spaces.

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen Designs Earthquake-Resistant Library in Christchurch

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Tūranga Library, Christchurch. Image © Adam Mørk Tūranga Library, Christchurch. Image © Adam Mørk

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects have announced the opening of Tūranga, the new central library for Christchurch, New Zealand. Built to address the earthquakes that damaged Christchurch in 2010 and 2011, the library is one of the first public buildings to open downtown after the disasters. Working with Architectus and the indigenous Māori people of New Zealand’s South Island, the design was made to celebrate rebirth in Christchurch.

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National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts / Mecanoo

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© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan
  • Architects: Mecanoo
  • Location: Fengshan District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
  • Local Architect: Archasia Design Group
  • Client: Preparatory Office of The Wei-Wu-Ying Center for the Arts of the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan
  • Founding Partner & Creative Director : Francine Houben
  • Artistic And Executive Director: Chien Wen-Pin
  • Area: 141000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Iwan Baan
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M·Cube / MVRDV

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© Seth Powers © Seth Powers
  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Lead Architect: Jacob van Rijs
  • Responsible Partner: Wenchian Shi, Fokke Moerel
  • Design Team: Jose Ignacio Velasco Martin, Aser Giménez, Marta Pozo, Cai Zheli, Wing Yun, Helen Tai, Arjen Ketting, Antonio Coco, Leo Stuckardt, Jonathan Schuster, Bowen Zhu and Rune Veile
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Seth Powers
  • Co Architect: Xinjiyuan Construction Company Engineering Design LTD.
  • Landscape Architect: Urbis Landscape
  • Facade Consultant: Meinhardt Facade Technology, Beijing, CN
  • Tile Manufacturers: Hunter Douglas Architectural Terracotta
  • Lighting: LPA, Tokyo, JP
  • Interior Architect: AGC Design, HK
  • Contractor: Gartner (Permasteelisa Group), Shanghai, CN

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