Posts filed under 'Architecture'

Tue 4.4.

Nestlé Headquarters by Park Associati

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.04.2017 - Tagged as:

Nestlé Headquarters by Park Associati

Photographer: Andrea Martiradonna

In the month of April 2014, Nestlè Italy inaugurated its new headquarters in the building called U27, completed two years from construction start in the Milanofiori Nord area, Assago (MI) . The architectural project was committed by society Milanofiori 2000 to Park Associati while executive project and management work have been taken in charge by the engineering firm General Planning.

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Tue 21.3.

offSET Shed House by Irving Smith Architects

Posted by Walter Phillips on 21.03.2017 - Tagged as:

offSET Shed House by Irving Smith Architects

Photographer: Patrick Reynolds

From a context of accrued simple shed-esk dwellings in an isolated and south facing New Zealand coastal surf community, a strategy of sequencing building ‘sets’ (aka surf) was generated to scale new form to its surrounds. New ‘shed’ sets are then offset to allow seasonal living, circulation, and privacy options and for variations in wind and sun exposure.

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Mon 20.3.

Stranded House by WHALE!

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.03.2017 - Tagged as:

Stranded House by WHALE!

Photographer: Hugo Bertolotto

A stranded whale
Dry his back under the sun of a breezeless summer
Opaque as an ancient ash
Pale gray as a collected stone,
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Mon 13.3.

F.LOT by Studio Toggle

Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.03.2017 - Tagged as:

F.LOT by Studio Toggle

Photographer: Gijo Paul George

The F.LOT house can be described as a minimal composition of 2 seemingly floating masses intersecting at right angles. A 5m cantilever adds drama and gives the composition its unique character. The house features a 15m long pool which appears to float above the parking. The pool bisects the longitudinal volume which houses the main social spaces and the living quarters.

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Fri 10.3.

Grimsel by nachtaktiv

Posted by Walter Phillips on 10.03.2017 - Tagged as:

Grimsel by nachtaktiv

Photographer: Tom Bisig

As antithesis to the regional compacted village with simple detached houses, an L-shaped space continuum constitute the center of Innertkirchen. The floor to ceiling windows are a welcoming generosity which continues in the interior. Round downlights are spread over the multiply folded ceiling and mingle with recessed spotlights and round skylights on the upper floor. For temporary exhibitions tracks are inconspicuous integrated into the wall and can be fitted with spotlights. In the evenings, the interior remains readable afar thanks to the glare free lighting. The transition to the village square is fluent. (more…)

Tue 7.3.

Yangzhou Zhongshuge by Li Xiang / X+Living

Posted by Walter Phillips on 07.03.2017 - Tagged as:

Yangzhou Zhongshuge by Li Xiang  X+Living

Photographer: Shao Feng

Water, the cradle of everything, and the breeding ground of culture. Yangzhou was born near water. In the past,guiding by water, many literati and poets visited and gathered here. Also, this was a place loved by wits and beauties. In the book “A Dream of Red Mansions”, when Lin Dai-Yu is missing her hometown, the verses“Spring flower and autumn moon, green hills and clear water; twenty-four bridges, relics of the Six Dynasties”will come to her mind; this verses had raised so many people’s imagination about twenty-four bridges. In 2016, Zhongshuge was attracted by this beautiful and ethereality place, and hoped to enrich the beauty of Yangzhou with its own charm! (more…)

Mon 6.3.

Mineral Springs by superkül

Posted by Walter Phillips on 06.03.2017 - Tagged as:

Mineral Springs by superkül

Photographer: Shai Gil

Mineral Springs is a story of a farmhouse saved from demolition and bolstered by a very different addition. Built on 16 acres of land in the Niagara Escarpment – a working countryside and UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve –this house extension makes a strong connection to its natural environment and the existing century farmhouse on the site. (more…)

Fri 3.3.

Villa Z by Mohamed Amine Siana

Posted by Walter Phillips on 03.03.2017 - Tagged as:

Villa Z by Mohamed Amine Siana

Photographer: Doublespace

This striking structure draws its inspiration from Moroccan cultural roots, while opening up to new horizons. The intention was – working closely with the client’s lifestyle in mind – to build a house with discretion and introversion. The design centers on the opacity of the main facade, combining the principles of traditional architecture with a strong contemporary identity. (more…)