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Posts filed under 'Architecture'

Mon 30.7.

LaBiennale by Summary

Posted by Walter Phillips on 30.07.2018 - Tagged as:

LaBiennale by Summary

Photographer: Tiago Casanova

 

“From the infrastructure for basic services to the structure of open architecture”, Alejandro Aravena (about the SUMMARY’s work).

In the 15th edition of the Venice Biennale, Alejandro Aravena invited us to look at new fields of action, projects that intend to improve life quality and stories of success that are worth getting to know. Thus, Samuel Gonçalves, founder of the SUMMARY studio, the youngest studio invited, was selected to present his work “infrastructure-structure-architecture” with the purpose of showing the concept behind his project Gomos System. (more…)

Tue 24.7.

Cabin Kvitfjell by Lund Hagem Architects

Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.07.2018 - Tagged as:

Cabin Kvitfjell by Lund Hagem Architects

Photographer: Sam Hughes

 

Our design process was inspired by the client’s desire to have “a summer cabin in a winter landscape”. (more…)

Wed 18.7.

Coalimex by G8A Architecture & Urban Planning

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.07.2018 - Tagged as:

Coalimex by G8A Architecture & Urban Planning

The Coalimex building is an office building with an area of about 10’000m2 divided by 10 store and office storeys. Located at 33 Trang Thi Street, in the centre of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, this building stands amidst many commercial centres and historical places. The particular congested context coupled with the will to produce an eco-friendly building brings multiple concerns: noise management, direct view optimisation, natural ventilation principles and how to be an iconic building respectful of its neighbourhood. (more…)

Mon 16.7.

Cubic Houses by ADEPT

Posted by Walter Phillips on 16.07.2018 - Tagged as:

Cubic Houses by ADEPT

Photographer: Rasmus Hjortshøj | Coast Studio

ADEPTs recently completed Cubic Houses in Copenhagen, DK shows a playful residential complex that breaks down the scale of a large building volume while offering a generous variation to the in-progress development of a new neighbourhood.
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Fri 13.7.

Seashore Chapel by Vector Architects

Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.07.2018 - Tagged as:

Seashore Chapel by Vector Architects

Photographer: Chen Hao

We imagine the Seashore Chapel as an old boat drifting on the ocean long time ago. The ocean receded through time and left an empty structure behind, which is still lying on the beach. (more…)

Wed 11.7.

Waterside Buddhist Shrine by ArchStudio

Posted by Walter Phillips on 11.07.2018 - Tagged as:

Waterside Buddhist Shrine by ArchStudio

Photographer: Wang Ning, Jin Weiqi

This is a place for Buddhist mediation, thinking and contemplation as well as a place satisfying the needs of daily life. The building is located in the forest by the riverside. Along the river, here is a mound, behind which is a great stretch of open field and sporadic vegetable greenhouses. The design started from the connection between the building and nature, adopts the method of earthing to hide the building under the earth mound while presenting the divine temperament of nature with flowing interior space. A place with power of perception where trees, water, Buddha and human coexist is thus created. (more…)

ARCHITECTURE/NEW MODELS: DIÉBÉDO FRANCIS KÉRÉ

Serpentine Pavilion Photos: courtesy of Kéré Architecture

 

Diébédo Francis Kéré creates places of community.

 

The work of Diébédo Francis Kéré goes beyond the accumulation of glass, steel and bricks. The Burkina-Faso-born architect conceives buildings with local materials and open structures that correspond to the climate conditions of the African continent. That his design principles also apply to moderate climate zones, was revealed his 2017 pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery in London. (text by TLmag) (more…)

Mon 9.7.

Domus Aurea by Alberto Campo Baeza

Posted by Walter Phillips on 09.07.2018 - Tagged as:

Domus Aurea by Alberto Campo Baeza

Photographer: Javier Callejas Sevilla

For a Spanish architect, to build a house in Mexico is a privilege. To build a house in Monterrey is a gift. To build the TEC lottery house in Monterrey is amazing. And, logically, I did my utmost to ensure that this house would be the most beautiful in the world. That is my stated intent with every new project that falls into my hands. And of course, if Barragán is always present in all my architecture, he is even more in this case, which is why I decided that not only would my house be flooded with light, but that it would be the golden light of Barragán. (more…)