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Posts filed under 'Architecture'

Mon 8.2.

Kata Rocks by Original Vision (TH)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 08.02.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Kata Rocks by Original Vision

Kata Rocks by Original Vision

Sloping up from massive slabs of granite at the shoreline, each of the ten blocks are carefully positioned in three dimensions to ensure all Sky Villas have a clear, unobstructed view over the Andaman Sea. This has been aided by extensive computer modeling which has been used to prove our assumptions and fine-tune the design. (text by Original Vision)

 

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House CP by Alventosa Morell Arquitectes, photo: Adrià Goula

House CP by Alventosa Morell Arquitectes, photo: Adrià Goula

The most dominant architectural feature is the access of natural light inside the different spaces and rooms. This is due to a system of folding shutter blinds, that protect from the extra solar radiation; and a succession of vertical spaces and zenithal skylights. The fact of living in such a space in the middle of a big city can be considered a big challenge; if we have in mind that the length of the site is 17 m. (text by Alventosa Morell Arquitectes)

 

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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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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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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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Sun 31.1.

Sandwich by atelier st (DE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 31.01.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Sandwich by atelier st, photo: Bertram Bölkow

Sandwich by atelier st, photo: Bertram Bölkow

The location and the characteristics of the site could not be more beautiful. The steep hillside plot with its old, protected pine trees arises from the waterside of the Groß Glienicke Lake and offers a divine view. Due to the topographical hillside of the property with the lake situated in the northwest, the architecture deduces its primary functional and design attributes from this special situation. (text by atelier st)

 

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