COSTALOPES

4 hours 38 minutes ago
COSTALOPES
building for epal . lisbon COSTALOPES The proposal consists in an object composed by a set of elements that respond to the required program. Four basement levels intended for parking create a public square surrounded by commercial units, projected over the landscape. A single volume over the base composed by a service ring constitutes the … Continue reading COSTALOPES
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So You Want to Learn About: Roberto Burle Marx

6 hours 23 minutes ago
The "So You Want to Learn About" series highlights books focused on a particular theme: think "socially responsible architecture" and "Le Corbusier," rather than broad themes like "housing" or "modern architects." Therefore the series aims to be a resource for finding decent reading materials on certain topics, born of a desire to further define noticeable areas of interest in the books I review. And while I haven't reviewed every title, I am familiar with each one; these are not blind recommendations.

About one year ago my book 100 Years, 100 Landscape Designs came out. There were a number of landscape designers that just had to be in the book, one of them being Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994), the great Brazilian landscape designer and artist who single-handedly defined landscape architecture in South America, not just Brazil. (A couple of his landscapes worked their way into my book, both carrying his influential name: Sitio Roberto Burle Marx, 1949, and Parque da Cidade Roberto Burle Marx, 1950.) The research for my book led me to obtain a few relevant old titles that I came across, some hard to find. But a couple books released this year, both compiling the landscape designer's own words, prompted me to put together this SYW2 post about Burle Marx. These are not all of the books devoted to Burle Marx, but they're more than I ever anticipated I'd have in my library, especially given how few English titles exist on the influential figure.

In-print:

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Øvre Vollgate 9 / Pushak

6 hours 53 minutes ago
© Ivan Brodey © Ivan Brodey
  • Architects: Pushak
  • Location: Dronningens gate 4, 0152 Oslo, Norway
  • Area: 3000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Ivan Brodey
© Ivan Brodey © Ivan Brodey

Text description provided by the architects. The project is a transformation and complete refurbishment of a listed office building from 1892. The front building toward the street is completely rehabilitated, and the wings surrounding the inner courtyard are demolished and replaced with a new structure.

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Studio Montagnini Fusaro

7 hours 2 minutes ago
Studio Montagnini Fusaro
Salle de gymnastique “Tatironne” . Bussigny Studio Montagnini Fusaro . photos: © Adrien Barakat . © Alessandra Chemollo . © Matthieu Gafsou The building houses a double gym equipped with stands, a judo room and a wood-fired district heating plant. Taking advantage of the slope of the site, the sports structure dialogues with the residential … Continue reading Studio Montagnini Fusaro
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Flat in Black / HEIMA architects

9 hours 53 minutes ago
© Darius Petrulaitis © Darius Petrulaitis
© Darius Petrulaitis © Darius Petrulaitis

Text description provided by the architects. Originally 2-bedroom apartment was converted into a single bedroom flat. The extra space was given to the living room. A complex geometry of living room was simplified by introducing a diagonal wall. This diagonal direction became the main feature of the living room. Floor direction, furniture and lighting are all aligned to the given diagonal angle. The diagonal wall also allowed the wardrobe layout in the bedroom to be more functional – more depth was given to the walk-in wardrobe and less depth was used for a regular wardrobe.

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Platform Tower / OFIS Architects

11 hours 53 minutes ago
© Tomaz Gregoric © Tomaz Gregoric
  • Architects: OFIS Architects
  • Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Project Team: Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Andrej Gregoric, Janez Martincic, Tomaz Cirkvencic, Alexandra Volkov, Aliaksandra Dalmateva, Alvaro Ramos, Anastasia Barasheva, Chiara Girolami, Joanna Basek, Lucas Blasco Sendon, Marta Kulawik, Nicola Delre, Perrine Chabance, Sam Eadington, Zhonghui Zhu, Viktoria Dimitrova, Filomena Zegarelli, Mariangela Fabbri, Arancha García-Quijada García, Andrea Capretti, Grzegorz Ostrowski
  • Area: 23415.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Tomaz Gregoric, Will Pryce
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Fremont DADU / Robert Hutchison Architecture

12 hours 53 minutes ago
© Mark Woods © Mark Woods
  • Architects: Robert Hutchison Architecture
  • Location: Seattle, United States
  • Rha Design Team: Robert Hutchison, Scott Claassen, Wenjing Zhang, Siyu Qu, Sean Morgan
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Mark Woods
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The Pavilia Bay / LWK & Partners (HK) Limited

13 hours 53 minutes ago
© Kerun Ip © Kerun Ip
  • Developer: New World Development Company Limited
  • Clubhouse Interior Design: Philippe Briand
  • Civil & Structural Engineer: WSP Hong Kong Ltd
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: WSP Hong Kong Ltd
  • Quantity Surveyor: WT Partnership (HK) Ltd
  • Lighting Consultant: Isometrix Lighting + Design Ltd
  • Landscape Architect: LWK & Partners (HK) Limited
  • Green Building Consultant: Ramboll Hong Kong Limited
  • Main Contractor: Hip Hing Construction Co Ltd
  • Interior Fit Out Contractor: Alpha Contracting Ltd

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Pablo Pita

13 hours 58 minutes ago
Pablo Pita
Forja House . VILA DE MUROS Pablo Pita Architects . photos: © José Campos Forja House is a small vacation dwelling, set in a Portuguese village inside the outskirts of the Douro River. The house is defined by a simple gesture, embedded in the slope and facing the privileged valley landscape. The surroundings are defined … Continue reading Pablo Pita
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Subterranean Seashore Museum Buries Art Beneath the Dunes in China

14 hours 53 minutes ago
[ By SA Rogers in Architecture & Public & Institutional. ]

Like the chambers of a seashell eroded over time by sand and water, the white hollows of this subterranean museum offer a series of organically shaped spaces tucked beneath the dunes. The UCCA Dune Museum by OPEN Architecture draws inspiration from both children digging in the sand at the beach and the caves that housed humanity’s earliest artworks to create an intriguing complex that interacts with the natural setting.

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Phenomblue / TACK architects

15 hours 53 minutes ago
© Tom Kessler © Tom Kessler
  • Architects: TACK architects
  • Location: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
  • Lead Architects: Jeff Dolezal, Rebecca Harding, Chris Houston
  • Area: 5568.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Tom Kessler
  • Other Participants: Noddle Companies, AOI Corporation
© Tom Kessler © Tom Kessler

“Funky, fun, hip, and a rad space.” That’s what the client, a young website and branding company, asked for. They needed a combination of open work areas, collaboration spaces, enclosed offices, and conferencing space. The typical office layout features a grid of cubicles surrounded by private management offices. This floor plan layout emphasizes collaboration and active workspaces, so employees are constantly drawn to what’s going on around them.

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Carmody Groarke

16 hours 45 minutes ago
Carmody Groarke
House and Studio Lambeth . London Carmody Groarke . photos: © Gilbert McCarragher A mixed use residential and office development is landlocked on all sides by Victorian housing, with only two existing entrances for access. Its previous use was industrial and the project proposes rebuilding a large area of office space across the entire ground … Continue reading Carmody Groarke
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Headquarters and Logistic Centre of the Plural Pharmacy Cooperative / ORANGE arquitectura

16 hours 53 minutes ago
© do mal o menos © do mal o menos
  • Architects: ORANGE arquitectura
  • Location: Coímbra, Portugal
  • Architect In Charge: Alexandre Saraiva Dias, Maria Amália Freitas
  • Area: 11288.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographer: do mal o menos
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1A Earl's Court Square / Sophie Hicks Architects

18 hours 53 minutes ago
© Annabel Elston © Annabel Elston
  • Lighting Design: Arup Lighting, Andy Sedgwick
  • Executive Architect: BB Partnership
  • Quantity Surveyor: Corrigan Street
  • Structural Engineer: MLM Group
  • M&E Services Engineer: Libra Services
  • Groundworks And Structure Contractor: GMP UK Ltd
  • Finishing Contractor: Advent Developments Ltd
  • Glazing Contractor: Graham Welding Construction Ltd
  • Joinery: Manning Bespoke and Benchworks Ltd

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Minneapolis to Become First Major U.S. City to End Single-Family Zoning

19 hours 53 minutes ago
Minneapolis. Image Courtesy of Creative Commons Minneapolis. Image Courtesy of Creative Commons

Minneapolis will become the first major U.S. city to end single-family home zoning. City Council passed Minneapolis 2040, a plan to permit three-family homes in the city’s residential neighborhoods. This significant zoning change will also allow high-density buildings along transit corridors and abolish parking minimums for all new construction. Hoping to combat high housing costs, segregation and sprawl, the plan is set to become a precedent for cities across the United States.

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Reconstructed Past / MABIRE REICH Architectes

20 hours 53 minutes ago
© Guillaume Satre © Guillaume Satre
  • Engineers: Otéis
  • Acoustics: Acoustibel
  • Companies: CHARIER TP, terrassements voiries réseaux divers. JOUSSELIN, maçonnerie. GALLARD, charpente métallique. SOGEA ATLANTIQUE, serrurerie-métallerie. SOPREMA, couverture, bardage acier, étanchéité. SECOM’ALU, menuiseries métalliques. PINARD, cloisons sèches-isolation. PLAFISOL, plafonds suspendus. DUPRE, menuiseries intérieures. ROLLAND, bardage bois. MARIOTTE, revêtements de sols-faïences. VOLUMES ET COULEURS, ravalements de façades, peinture. MONNIER SARL, plomberie, chauffage, ventilation. POSSEME, paillasses enseignement. S3A, électricité CFO/CFA

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen's First U.S. Project Breaks Ground in Detroit

21 hours 53 minutes ago
© Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects © Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has broken ground on its first U.S. project, a mixed-use tower and associated masterplan in Detroit, Michigan. “Monroe Blocks” will stitch together the heart of one of America’s most storied cities with a mix of modern office space, residential units, restaurants, retail, and outdoor public areas.

The 12,500-square-meter site in Detroit’s Campus Martius Park, vacant for a generation, will be activated by 4,800 square meters of outdoor space, with the design team drawing on historical influences for the form and materiality of the new masterplan.

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Casa Forbes / Miel Arquitectos

22 hours 53 minutes ago
Cortesía de Miel Arquitectos Cortesía de Miel Arquitectos
  • Architects: Miel Arquitectos
  • Location: Costa d'en Blanes, Spain
  • Area: 654.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
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COBE

23 hours 47 minutes ago
COBE
Danish Red Cross . Copenhagen COBE . + dezeen As an extension to the headquarters of Danish Red Cross, the Volunteer House is directly connected to the existing main entrance, thus creating a common entrance to the entire Red Cross. Shaped as a triangle with a spectacular accessible roof surface, the Volunteer House is designed … Continue reading COBE
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