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Thu 4.2.

WorkOf x Architonic – Greenpoint Studio Tours: Bower

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.02.2016 - Tagged as: , ,

© Melissa Walbridge

© Melissa Walbridge

Tammer Hijazi and Danny Giannella, the design duo behind acclaimed Brooklyn studio BOWER, are doing their own thing. In a day and age when everyone has access to everything it’s a tall order to find truly original design and they deliver time and time again. (by Isaac Friedman-Heiman for WorkOf)

 

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Woodview Mews by Geraghty Taylor Architects

Woodview Mews by Geraghty Taylor Architects

Woodview Mews is the first realisation of GTA’s ‘LivinHome’ Housing typology. Borne out of ongoing R&D, LivinHome makes a strong contribution to the role of housing in creating and maintaining sustainable communities. It does this by offering pre-designed flexible accommodation that can be changed at any time from house, to duplex, to single apartments or even offices and shops with minimum physical intervention, resulting in reduced displacement for individuals and communities. (text by Geraghty Taylor Architects)

 

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Cloaked in Bricks by Admun Design & Construction Studio, photo: Mostafa Karbasi

Cloaked in Bricks by Admun Design & Construction Studio, photo: Mostafa Karbasi

A key characteristic of Iranian vernacular residential architecture was providing privacy for the residents which in the past was achieved through an introverted architecture often formed around a central private garden with all the openings oriented so that windows were rarely exposed on the outer faces. (text by Admun Design & Construction Studio)

 

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Photo: © Melissa Walbridge

Photo: © Melissa Walbridge

Swiss born, but undeniably a New Yorker, Patrick Weder operates at the highest level of craftsmanship. A tenured designer with an enviable and growing list of dedicated clients his work is all about materials, precision and time. (by Isaac Friedman-Heiman for WorkOf)

 

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Tue 2.2.

Family Box Qingdao by Crossboundaries (CN)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 02.02.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Family Box Qingdao by Crossboundaries, photo: Xia Zhi

Family Box Qingdao by Crossboundaries, photo: Xia Zhi

As early childhood education progresses rapidly in China, Family Box recently opened its 6th branch in Qingdao, China. Crossboundaries’ design for the two-level 4400sqm facility offers the enterprise’s usual functions such as a children swimming pool, classrooms, open play areas and a cafe. Situated at the corner of a shopping mall, Family Box opens to the public with a transition zone, holding functions such as library, shop and try-out classes for potential customers and directs its member to the pool and member-only areas. (text by Crossboundaries)

 

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Photo: © Melissa Walbridge

Photo: © Melissa Walbridge

In a sun-filled loft on the Greenpoint waterfront, Farrah Sit and her team are quietly building the business that she always aspired to work at. This required a decisive returning to making and culminated with the launch of her eponymous brand Light + Ladder. (by Isaac Friedman-Heiman for WorkOf)

 

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Mon 1.2.

Tres Picos Tower by LBR&A Arquitectos (MX)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 01.02.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Tres Picos Tower by LBR&A Arquitectos, photo: Alfonso Merchand

Tres Picos Tower by LBR&A Arquitectos, photo: Alfonso Merchand

Situated in one of Mexico City’s most important areas, Tres Picos responds to its urban condition of a complex triangular plot of only 167 square meters enclosed by three streets. Its architectural design consists of two structural steel plate walls supporting a glass prism of 10 levels, thus clearing the floor space of columns. In combination with the thin steel walls, the tridilosa, a three-dimensional structure slab system, made a 7 meter span possible in the glass façade directed towards the Chapultepec Park. (text by LBR&A Arquitectos)

 

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Las Nieves Technical Vocational School by WRL Arquitectos

Las Nieves Technical Vocational School by WRL Arquitectos

The project corresponds to the reconstruction of a heritage building. It is part of the educational infrastructure from Protectora de la Infancia in the town of Puente Alto, Santiago, that welcomes vulnerable minors in extreme poverty. The building is part of a set of Modern Architecture buildings from the 1930s-40s, which suffered serious damage in the 2010 earthquake. The commission was to restore the operative capacity of the school for 800 students, destroyed by the earthquake, and to modernize the old facilities. (text by WRL Arquitectos)

 

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