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Fremont DADU / Robert Hutchison Architecture

14 December, 2018 - 22:00
© 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

The Pavilia Bay / LWK & Partners (HK) Limited

14 December, 2018 - 21:00
© 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

14 December, 2018 - 20:54
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

Subterranean Seashore Museum Buries Art Beneath the Dunes in China

14 December, 2018 - 20:00
[ 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

14 December, 2018 - 19:00
© 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

14 December, 2018 - 18:08
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

Headquarters and Logistic Centre of the Plural Pharmacy Cooperative / ORANGE arquitectura

14 December, 2018 - 18:00
© 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

1A Earl's Court Square / Sophie Hicks Architects

14 December, 2018 - 16:00
© 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

14 December, 2018 - 15:00
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

14 December, 2018 - 14:00
© 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

14 December, 2018 - 13:00
© 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

14 December, 2018 - 12:00
Cortesía de Miel Arquitectos Cortesía de Miel Arquitectos
  • Architects: Miel Arquitectos
  • Location: Costa d'en Blanes, Spain
  • Area: 654.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018

COBE

14 December, 2018 - 11:06
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

Petition Calls for Equal Recognition for Doriana Fuksas in Lifetime Achievement Award

14 December, 2018 - 11:00
© Gianmarco Chieregato © Gianmarco Chieregato

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.

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Boxhagener Straß / Tchoban Voss Architekten

14 December, 2018 - 10:00
© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe
  • Architects: Tchoban Voss Architekten
  • Location: Boxhagener Str. 79-82, 10245 Berlin, Germany
  • Lead Architect: Sergei Tchoban
  • Team: Anja Schroth, Katharina Stranz, Katja Redmann, Virginie Mommens
  • Landscape Architecture: Frank von Bargen, Berlin
  • Area: 20991.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Roland Halbe

b720 en la sala Aedes de Berlín

14 December, 2018 - 09:32

“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.

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Skyscrapers of 2018: Soaring Beyond the Archetypal Crystal Tower

14 December, 2018 - 09:00
© Viktor Sukharukov © Viktor Sukharukov

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: 

Huamo Lot 10 / Kohn Pederson Fox Associates (KPF)

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Apartment in Lapa / Manuel Cachão Tojal

14 December, 2018 - 08:00
© Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira
  • Construction: Betalist
  • Carpentry: Carpinventosa
© Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira

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.

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Morris + Company

14 December, 2018 - 07:15
Morris + Company
Mews . Sevenoaks Morris + Company . photos: © Jack Hobhouse . + AJ Wildernesse Estate is a contemporary extra-care housing scheme designed as part of a holistic retirement community in the grounds of Wildernesse House in Sevenoaks. The Sylvan Heritage element of the Wildernesse Estate development is the ensemble of five villas in the … Continue reading Morris + Company

White Arkitekter Reinvents the Water Tower Typology with Horizontal Concave Facade

14 December, 2018 - 07:00
Courtesy of White Arkitekter Courtesy of White Arkitekter

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.

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