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Posts filed under 'Architecture'

Mon 16.1.

Bus Drivers Building by Benthem Crouwel Architects

Posted by Walter Phillips on 16.01.2017 - Tagged as:

Bus Drivers Building by Benthem Crouwel Architects

Photographer: © Jannes Linders

The striking white bus drivers building on the bus station at Amsterdam Central houses a workspace, pantry and a canteen for bus drivers on the first floor. Because the canteen is located on this higher level, the drivers have a lot of privacy, with 180 degree views of the bus platform, the river IJ and Amsterdam North. On the ground floor there is space for storage, a technical area and toilets. The bus drivers building can be built in just three months.

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Fri 13.1.

Loyly Sauna by Avanto Architects

Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.01.2017 - Tagged as:

Avanto Architects

Photographer: Kuvio / Anders Portman and Martin Sommerschield

Sauna bathing is an essential part of Finnish culture and national identity. There are only 5,4 million Finns but 3,3 million saunas. Public saunas used to be common in bigger cities but now that most new apartments have sauna of their own, public saunas have decreased dramatically in number. There are only a couple remaining. As a sense of community is becoming a more and more important part of new urban culture, many new public saunas are being planned. With Löyly (meaning the steam that comes when you throw water on hot stones in a sauna) Helsinki will offer foreign visitors a public sauna experience all year round – a must when visiting Finland. (more…)

Mills, The Toy Management House by Andrew Maynard Architects

Photographer: Peter Bennetts Studio

The brief was to design a light-filled home that could hide the mess typically made by a small child, so we devised a floor that was a giant toy box. Mills is an extension to a single-level weatherboard terrace, where only the original facade and front two rooms remain. One of those rooms has been altered to incorporate a study and a bathroom. A large lightwell separates the original structure from the new extension, which has two bedrooms and a bathroom above an open kitchen, living, dining space. (more…)

Casa Berazategui by Besonias Almeida Arquitectos

Photographer: Federico Kulekdjian

Casa Berazategui by argentinian practice estudio besonias almeida has recently broken ground, adding to a repertoire of three-dimensionally composed concrete structures. Conceived of as masses formed by a series of intersecting planes based on a regular orthogonal grid, the home exemplifies an almost sculptural composition of solid/void, interior/exterior relationships. Glass, concrete, wood, and light establish a language that compliments its green surroundings. (more…)

Mon 9.1.

Modern Side Extension by Coffey Architects

Posted by Walter Phillips on 09.01.2017 - Tagged as:

Modern Side Extension by Coffey Architects

Photographer: Tim Soar

A proto-typical solution that shows even the smallest architectural projects can be transformational.
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Wed 4.1.

Pavilion of Reflections by Studio Tom Emerson at ETH Zürich

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.01.2017 - Tagged as:

Pavilion of Reflections by Studio Tom Emerson at ETH Zürich

Photographer: Studio Tom Emerson

Studio Tom Emerson creates a floating pavilion for Manifesta 11.

 

A team of thirty architecture students from Studio Tom Emerson at ETH Zurich have designed and built a pavilion for Manifesta 11, the nomadic, European biennial of contemporary art. Floating in the lake against the backdrop of the city centre, the Pavillon of Reflections serves as the biennial’s public forum: as a meeting point, as a cinema for screening films produced as part of the biennial, reflected in the public swimming bath, open to the public during the day.

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The Ulma Family Museum of Poles Saving Jewish People in World War II by Nizio Design International Studio

Photographer: Lech Kwartowicz / © Nizio Design International

The Ulma Family Museum of Poles Saving Jewish People during World War II in Markowa is Poland’s first institution commemorating Poles who helped Jews. The museum’s ascetic architectural form that cuts into the ground, as well as the exhibition hidden inside, was designed by Nizio Design International. The museum was opened March 17, 2016.

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Fri 30.12.

Tower House by Andrew Maynard Architects

Posted by Walter Phillips on 30.12.2016 - Tagged as:

Tower House by Andrew Maynard Architects

Photographer: Peter Bennetts

S+P and their 8 year old twin sons asked for a home “for community, art and nature to come together”. We designed them a village.

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