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TS01 Interior Refurbishment / Alventosa Morell Arquitectes

17 September, 2018 - 07:00
© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula

A' Design Awards & Competition - Call for Submissions

17 September, 2018 - 05:30
© A' Design Awards © A' Design Awards

The A’ Design Award was "born out of the desire to underline the best designs and well-designed products." It is an international award whose aim is to provide designers, architects, and innovators from all design fields with a platform to showcase their work and products to a global audience. This year's edition is now open for entries; designers can register their submissions here.

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Villa Swallow / Studio Ante Murales d.o.o.

17 September, 2018 - 05:00
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Wall of Knowledge Middle School / Tarik Zoubdi Architect + Mounir Benchekroun Architect

17 September, 2018 - 04:00
© Doublespace photography © Doublespace photography © Doublespace photography © Doublespace photography

“Wall of knowledge” is a construction project of a middle school in the city of El Jadida (100 km south of Casablanca). The school was built for the OCP employees' children.

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Benguela Cove / SAOTA

17 September, 2018 - 03:00
© Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch

Text description provided by the architects. Nature pervades the house –the seamless flow of internal floors and ceilings out into external living spaces is mirrored by the fynbos planting which stalks the edges of the internal envelope, enfolds the terraces and decks and seeps into the garden courtyard. The setting for this house within Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate, on the Botrivier Lagoon south-east of Cape Town is spectacular – a slope of indigenous fynbos vegetation runs into the broad waters of a tidal estuary bordered by mountains. The considered architectural design by SAOTA and Interiors by ARRCC of this holiday house in negotiate the inherent paradox of such exposure to nature – how to shackle the extreme elements – sun, salt, rain and, in particular, high winds - whilst allowing the exceptional natural beauty of the site to pervade every space.

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008: Top Ten Reasons to be an Architect

17 September, 2018 - 02:21

If there is one moment I can look back and single out the moment when everything change, it was February 22, 2010. That was the day I decided to write the post “Top Ten Reasons to be an Architect” and nothing has been the same for me ever since.

Top Ten Reasons to be an Architect - Life of an Architect

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Backyard / CCDI

17 September, 2018 - 02:00
© Lu Fei © Lu Fei
  • Architects: CCDI
  • Location: China
  • Creative Design: Li Zhiyu
  • Project Planning: Zhang Peng, Xu Wenfeng
  • Area: 200.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Lu Fei

Peter Zumthor

17 September, 2018 - 01:42
Peter Zumthor
Secular Retreat . Devon + Living Architecture Living Architecture releases some images of the soon to be revealed Secular Retreat by Peter Zumthor. _ Ver esta publicación en Instagram Una publicación compartida por Living Architecture (@livingarchitectureuk) el 26 de Jun de 2018 a las 9:18 PDT

sanaa

17 September, 2018 - 01:16
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museum of modern art . Shiga sanaa . + BTCompany Some renders of Shiga Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, now at hold due to budgetary constraints. _

MASS Lab

17 September, 2018 - 01:01
MASS Lab
PINHEIRO MANSO APARTMENT . Porto MASS Lab The apartment is located in the center of Porto in an uncharacterized building. It was an obsolete fragmented 2 floor typology, with a series of small rooms, a basement with almost no light and and courtyard that was unused in its full potential. The intervention aimed to clarify … Continue reading MASS Lab

Le Corbusier

17 September, 2018 - 00:45
Le Corbusier
Neelam Cinema . Chandigarh photos: © Edmund Sumner . + archdaily Neelam Cinema shot by Edmund Sumner. _

Guelmim Airport by Groupe 3 Architectes | Airports

17 September, 2018 - 00:00

The new Guelmim airport is integrated in an existing military infrastructure located 3km north of the city. The stakes of the project were simplicity, efficiency, environmental control and extensibility, which is a prerequisite for the durability of an airport. It is with this objective that the construction of the building was designed in 2 phases, resulting in a linear design parallel to the runways. The terminal building consists of 2 double height halls, that hold the waiting areas which open onto the landscape on one side and on the runways on the other, protected by wide overhangs and a light-filtering façade. The low-emissivity metal filter is a patchwork of perforated panels that draw the shade and color the light, subtly evocating the decorative themes of the region. The linear main building located between the bonded zone and the duty free zone is topped with a patio that provides natural light to the heart of the building. The main issue of the project was providing… continue

Elderly Care Skärvet by Kjellander & Sjöberg | Apartment blocks

17 September, 2018 - 00:00

The elderly care is a part of the city block Skärvet, which is the starting point of Bäckaslöv, a new urban district in Växjö being developed along the railway connecting the city centre to the lake Norra Bergundasjön. The L- shaped building is the first phase and the cornerstone of the city block, offering mixed forms of tenure around a spacious, shared courtyard. <b>Common areas with good light conditions</b> The layout organisation is based on arranging all common and neutral areas into a central hub with individual departments located in each respective wing. The core of each department is its dining and living room, an open space reaching from façade to façade. Its large windows and tall ceiling heights provide great daylight conditions. <b>Spaces for social interaction</b> The common functions comprise an assembly hall, a conservatory, physiotherapy facility and a greenhouse on the rooftop with a view over the shared courtyard and the green recreation space. <b>Lively… continue

New Next Level for Ledvance by Bachmannkern GmbH | Trade fair stands

17 September, 2018 - 00:00

For LEDVANCE Studio Bachmannkern developed a groundbreaking approach that ultimately set the brand's claim to leadership at the Light + Building 2018. The multilevel stand concept based on the brand value proposition and designed by Studio Bachmannkern led the guest through 1,300 product innovations. With the ascent through the imposing brand gate, the journey began according to the motto "New Next Level". High-format cubes served as a space for the diverse theme worlds of the brand and as a connecting element between the two levels. In the center of the trade fair appearance´s heart, the plaza ("Winning together") created the possibility for intensive conversations between guests and staff. Therefor the ground floor was designed to be open and free. Each guest was able to find his own access to the brand and its products. Many interaction possibilities, such as Smart Home experiences, emotional image films, or the cozy lounge completed the extraordinary journey sustainably. Bac… continue

Welcome Pavilion Museum Clemenceau / Titan

17 September, 2018 - 00:00
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UNStudio releases Hilversum Media Park 2030 – a new social ecosystem

16 September, 2018 - 22:00

In 2017 UNStudio was selected by the Hilversum Municipality and Media Park Enterprise to develop an urban vision which could offer a roadmap for the transformation of Hilversum’s Media Park into a vibrant and leading destination for future media content creation.

The urban vision that resulted from a collaborative process between all three parties was borne out of the need to adapt to new technologies and shifting consumer demands and includes potential programmatic, spatial and infrastructural development models that will fully prepare the Hilversum Media Park for the future. In the vision, the phased transformation of existing areas, as well as new interventions, respond to the already present shifts in the media landscape, while short and long-term strategies for future scenarios offer solutions for those that have yet to occur. Wimar Jaeger, Vice Mayor, Economic, Media and culture portfolio: “Our goal is to create a media park that is vibrant and affordable, an international magnet, a place where talent can grow.”

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Site Observations | Grand Park, Los Angeles, USA

16 September, 2018 - 22:00

Site Observations is a new feature of WLA. Seeking to provide a first-hand experience of landscape architecture projects. These are not design critiques but seek to provide observations, impressions, perceptions of a the site and experiencing the space. 

Grand Park is a large park situated in downtown Los Angeles which is spread over three city blocks with several level changes from the top at North Grand Ave down to Los Angeles City Hall. I visited the site at two different times to experience the site at differing times in a hope to observe how the park is used on a weekend and weekday at different times of the day. My experience of the site on serene Saturday morning with few visitors was a stark contrast to that of a lively Monday afternoon when there was a school group, city hall workers and tourists.

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