Schalker Verein by Planergruppe Oberhausen

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Planergruppe Oberhausen: Due to the long fallowing time there was some ‘second-hand nature’ available on the site of the former steel mill Schalker Verein. In the course of an urban development competition, these natural areas were identified as great potential of the location from which the motto ‘Investor Green’ derived. The free and open spaces […]
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Robots will Construct Melike Altınışık' Robot Museum in Seoul

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© Melike Altınışık Architects © Melike Altınışık Architects

Turkish practice Melike Altınışık Architects (MAA) has won an international competition for the design of a Robot Science Museum in Seoul, South Korea. Hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the competition called for a “world first” museum to support public education in robotics, and increase public interest in robots.

The principles of robotics, science, technology, and innovation have shaped all aspects of the scheme’s design, from form and structure to material and operation. The main character of the museum is to “create its own universe for robots and their visitors,” manifesting as a non-directional, fluid, spherical structure.

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University of Mpumalanga / GAPP Architects & Urban Designers

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“A Building Created Just to Perform a Particular Function is a Dead Building”: Pei Zhu of Studio Zhu-Pei

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Minsheng Museum of Modern Art / Studio Zhu Pei. Image Courtesy of Studio Zhu Pei Minsheng Museum of Modern Art / Studio Zhu Pei. Image Courtesy of Studio Zhu Pei

Since the early 2000s, China consistently has been surprising the world as the playground for international superstar architects’ most daring creations. It still does so, but the element of surprise is gone, and with increased concern for building more pragmatically, resourcefully, and overall responsibly, we are much more critical of these spectacular buildings. The script has been flipped: it is the architecture that is produced locally, with humility and social relevance, that attracts attention these days. Nowhere is this process more evident than in China, where the projects led by homegrown talent are by far the most relevant and meaningful architecture that is being built in the country today.

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Solve Complex Architectural Details With This 'Contour Duplicator Gauge'

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Most of the materials that we use in the construction of our projects have shapes and dimensions that seek to facilitate their storage, transfer, and installation, being constituted in its majority by orthogonal modulations. These straight angles don't always fit with the irregularity of our designs, nor do they coincide exactly when encountering more organic materials or other specific elements such as ducts, pillars, or furniture.

This simple tool allows you to copy, duplicate, and measure complex contours so that the materials adapt perfectly to other elements. Its mobile 'teeth' must be pressed against the profile to obtain a mold of its shape, generating templates that will allow cutting and adjusting the original material with precision. Thus, the tool could even be useful for replicating or repairing unique details in restorations or refurbishments.

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OPEN Architects' Chapel of Sound Reimagines the Concert Hall

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Cross section. Image © OPEN Architects Cross section. Image © OPEN Architects

Nestled in a valley north of Beijing, a building will soon be completed that may appear to have always been there, or to have emerged from and grown out of the surrounding stony landscape. OPEN Architects’ Chapel of Sound in Chengde, China was recently recognized in the 66th annual Progressive Architecture (P/A) Awards, chosen as one of ten projects to receive the commendation. The P/A Awards focus on innovative, ongoing work that promotes new ways of thinking about architecture. The Chapel of Sound was noted for its creation of a new, progressive type of environment and its reimagining of an established typology.

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Eric Lapierre Experience

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Eric Lapierre Experience
Chris Marker student housing . Paris Eric Lapierre Experience . photos: © Filip Dujardin . + espazium The largest Parisian students housing residence is built upon a public buses amenities : a 200 buses parking lot and a maintenance warehouse. It intends to define a new standard for student housing by improving dramatically spaces dedicated … Continue reading Eric Lapierre Experience
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The Beauty in the Imperfections of Ruins in Architecture

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© José Hevia © José Hevia

If walls could speak, they would have the most stories to tell - stories of antiquity, war, scandal, and reconciliation. Approaches to preservation are as varied as the architects behind them, but many take on the challenge with flair and restraint in equal measure. It is common to see preservation that combines ancient structure with contemporary features, creating beautiful combinations of old and new.

Take a look at some architectures from our projects database that highlight the beauty in the imperfections of ruins and great combinations of used and new materials.

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AFGH

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Extension Grieder-Swarovski . Küsnacht AFGH Architects . photos: © valentin jeck In 2015 the clients decided to build an underground extension and undertake a rearrangement of the house, whereby the building was divided into two independent apartments. The clients’ main apartment covered the ground and the first floor orientated both towards the garden encompassed by … Continue reading AFGH
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MVRDV

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MVRDV
PEARL BANK TOWER . Singapore MVRDV The MVRDV project team led by Winy Maas and Jacob van Rijs replied to the competition call with an efficient design of unique identity; a simple, multiplied floorplan composed of five apartment types rotates around one single core. The new tower is sensitive to its context, reminiscent of the … Continue reading MVRDV
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Casa De Masi / Toti Semerano

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© Stefano Zanardi © Stefano Zanardi
  • Architects: Toti Semerano
  • Location: Casarano, Italy
  • Category: Residential
  • Lead Architects: Toti Semerano
  • Design Team: Stefano Antonello, Giuseppe Apollonio, Mauro Aschedamini, Carolina Bozzi Colonna, Valeria Crasto, Luigi Cremonesi, Ludovica Fava, Iride Filoni, Clémentine Gautreau, Joao Loureiro, Marta Montinari, Andrea Piscopo, Sergio Rollo, Simone Romaro, Giuseppe Scarabello, Gunar Thom, Caterina Zaccaria, Stefano Zanardi, Salvatore Musarò, Stefano Sabato
  • Area: 4042.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Stefano Zanardi, Nicolò Gandolfi, Carossio

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LAGI 2019: Design the Future of Renewable Energy

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Light Up, by NH Architecture, Ark Resources, John Bahoric Design, and RMIT architecture students is the winner of the 2018 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Melbourne, and generates 2,220 MWh of clean energy. Light Up, by NH Architecture, Ark Resources, John Bahoric Design, and RMIT architecture students is the winner of the 2018 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Melbourne, and generates 2,220 MWh of clean energy.

The LAGI 2019 competition offers designers and creatives the opportunity to re-imagine energy infrastructure and demonstrate the beauty of a 100% renewable world.

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Emerson . pucp Lima

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Emerson . pucp Lima
A Room for Archaeologists and Kids . Pachacámac Studio Tom Emerson . pucp Lima Some forty-five students from t5 Juillerat/Manrique at the Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, pucp Lima and Studio Tom Emerson at eth in Zurich under the guidance of Guillaume Othenin-Girard collaborated on a six-month investigation that culminated in a design and build … Continue reading Emerson . pucp Lima
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Institute at School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada / MO-OF

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© Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner
  • Architects: MO-OF
  • Location: Survey No.4, 4, ITI Rd, Krishna Nagar, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh 520008, India
  • Category: University
  • Lead Architects: Shantanu Poredi, Manisha Agarwal
  • Design Team: Shivani Shedde, Shweta Sethi, Richa Raut, Pathik Joshi, Akshay Surana, P Vijay, Rushabh Chheda, Vatsal Upadhyaya, Chintan Shah, Vamsee Janardhan, Tanuj Jain , Nidhi Kacholia, Kunal Mokasdar
  • Area: 38588.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Edmund Sumner

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