Thu 23.6.

Skinning up: Old Buildings, New Facades – Part II

Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.06.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Triptyque have revamped the street-facing facade of the RB12 office block in Rio de Janeiro with a green, bioclimatic facade. Innovative, folding glazing and slats function as brises-soleil

Triptyque have revamped the street-facing facade of the RB12 office block in Rio de Janeiro with a green, bioclimatic facade. Innovative, folding glazing and slats function as brises-soleil

It’s a wrap. More projects that demonstrate how covering up is the new way to gain exposure. (text by Bettina Krause)

 

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Architonic Newsletter 06.2016

Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.06.2016 - Tagged as:

Gould Evans Architects have applied a striking orange skin to an existing 1970s brutalist library building in downtown Lawrence, Kansas, turning it into a civic meeting point

Gould Evans Architects have applied a striking orange skin to an existing 1970s brutalist library building in downtown Lawrence, Kansas, turning it into a civic meeting point

Call us superficial, but we’re looking at facades in this, our latest issue of the Architonic Newsletter. In particular, projects where existing structures have been impressively wrapped in striking new skins or where old facades have been innovatively reworked – creating exciting new functional, aesthetic or energy-saving value and relevance.

 

Let’s go under cover.

 

Contents in brief:

 

Event Agenda July 2016
Skinning Up: Old Buildings, New Facades
Material Tendencies N° 20: Marcel Wanders
Further articles from the Architonic Magazine
Inspiring Search Results N° 54: Facade Systems
Inspiring Spaces N° 45: Office buildings
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

Architonic’s newsletter for June 2016 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Wed 22.6.

The Bridge by Threefold Architects (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 22.06.2016 - Tagged as: ,

The Bridge by Threefold Architects, photo: Charles Hosea

The Bridge by Threefold Architects, photo: Charles Hosea

The Bridge is a new typology of work environment. A long, undulating, multi level structure spanning two floors in a double height office and recreational spaces. Conceived as a continuous folded surface, Threefold Architects designed a prefabricated cross-laminated timber and is a structurally dynamic form.

 

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Peter's House by Studio David Thulstrup, photo: Peter Krasilnikoff

Peter’s House by Studio David Thulstrup, photo: Peter Krasilnikoff

The design is focused around a central mirror-clad atrium, which floods all three floors of the residence with natural light. The atrium is lush with specially selected grasses, plants and a feature tree which is visible from all floors – creating a central and bright oasis. (text by Studio David Thulstrup)

 

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Tue 21.6.

CASA CUBO by Isay Weinfeld (BR)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 21.06.2016 - Tagged as: ,

CASA CUBO by Isay Weinfeld, photo: Fernando Guerra

CASA CUBO by Isay Weinfeld, photo: Fernando Guerra

Casa Cubo, the initiative of a couple of art collectors, was conceived to house a lodging and support center to artists and the development of the arts, but with all necessary facilities to serve as a home. The program was solved within a cubic block, split vertically into three levels and a mezzanine. (text by Isay Weinfeld)

 

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Marine Base Amsterdam Building 27E by bureau SLA

Marine Base Amsterdam Building 27E by bureau SLA

The Marine Base in Amsterdam has been a restricted military area for centuries, the main windows are fronted with solid timber screens of Accoya wood, an acetylated wood with excellent sustainable properties. The pattern of the blinds is an interpretation of all the national flags of the countries of the European Community. (text by bureau SLA)

 

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Mon 20.6.

SEAM CENTER by Urban Society (KR)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.06.2016 - Tagged as: ,

SEAM CENTER by Urban Society, photo: Namsun Lee

SEAM CENTER by Urban Society, photo: Namsun Lee

Urban Society has built an internal staircase for a co-working space and 2nd & 3rd floor of a shared house, the feature staircases resolving the vertical moving line matter. With this conceptive thinking and actualization, we could extend the boundary of architecture. (text by Urban Society)

 

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Blairgowrie 2 by InForm (AU)

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Blairgowrie 2 by InForm, photo: Hilary Bradford & Derek Swalwell

Blairgowrie 2 by InForm, photo: Hilary Bradford & Derek Swalwell

Inform Architect designed a long linear roof plane that caps the entire building, protecting the loggia and deck. A full height vertical timber screen protects the loggia from the west and creates a dynamic front façade.

 

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