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
Italian activists RebelArchitette and VOW Architects, led by Louise Braverman, Caroline James, Arielle Assouline-Lichten and Francesca Perani, have launched a petition seeking equal recognition for Doriana Fuksas in the Lifetime Achievement Award recently given to her fellow partner and Director of Studio Fuksas, Massimiliano Fuksas.
“Enchanting Traces” o Trazos y Encantos” culmina un año de actividades y eventos que han celebrado los veinte años del estudio b720 con oficinas abierta en Barcelona y Madrid.
La galería Aedes de Berlín puede decirse que es una institución única. Fundada hace ya cuarenta años por Kristin Feireiss y Helga Retzer, y codirigida por Hans-Jürgen Commerell, nació con el objetivo de cubrir un vació que había en Berlín, el de la exposición y debate en torno a la arquitectura. Pronto su actividad captó el interés internacional y en la actualidad es un punto de referencia en cuanto a la reflexión sobre cómo evoluciona la arquitectura y, cada vez más, sobre el desarrollo de la ciudad. Y en esa búsqueda de respuestas apuestan por dar voz a ideas frescas, nuevos talentos, experiencias que ocurren fuera de Alemania, para enriquecer el debate y proponer procesos y caminos a seguir, tanto en Berlín como en otras grandes ciudades.
Either as singular outcroppings or as part of a bustling center, skyscrapers are neck-craning icons across major city centers in the world. A modern trope of extreme success and wealth, the skyscraper has become an architectural symbol for vibrant urban hubs and commercial powerhouses dominating cities like New York, Dubai, and Singapore.
While skyscrapers are omnipresent, 2018 introduced new approaches, technologies, and locations to the high-rise typology. From variations in materiality to form, designs for towers have started to address aspects beyond simply efficiency and height, proposing new ways for the repetitive form to bring unique qualities to city skylines. Below, a few examples of proposals and trends from 2018 that showcase the innovative ideas at work:
Text description provided by the architects. Located in Bairro da Lapa, Lisbon, the apartments were at different stages of conservation. One of the apartments had a recent renovation; the other one was practically at its original condition. The challenge of this project was to join the two apartments of small areas and spaces and transform them into one apartment, without losing their identity and giving them a contemporary functionality and experience.
A series of concave concrete panels hoisted on slender plank-like columns sit amongst the vast rural plains of Sweden, silently redefining the typology of an otherwise utilitarian structure. White Arkitekter's recent proposal for a water tower in Varberg is a slim horizontal structure, deviating from the typical, vertical and round design. Titled VÅGA, it features two tanks for storing water within its unique shape that may actually be better suited to its purpose.
Perkins + Will have revealed a design for an open-air museum along the Crenshaw light-rail line in Los Angeles. Dubbed Destination Crenshaw, the project will run 1.1 miles and feature outdoor art and cultural spaces that celebrate black thinkers, activists, and performers of Los Angeles. Featuring works of public art as well as streetscape upgrades by Studio-MLA, the design was conceived as a response to Metro’s decision to put a section of the Crenshaw/LAX Line at ground level.
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.
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.
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.
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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