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Conversion & extension | Innsbruck Congress Centre A by Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekten

Conversion & extension | Innsbruck Congress Centre A by Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekten

The new building, which adds an exhibition hall, restaurant and function rooms to a restored 1896 hall, is the new centrepiece of Innsbruck Congress Centre, and a key component of the complex’s reorganisation programme. The historical building was restored to its original size and volume, which were then replicated in the new addition. (text by Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekten)

 

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Mon 25.5.

Slice by Saunders Architecture (NO)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.05.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Slice by Saunders Architecture, photo: © Bent René Synnevåg

Slice by Saunders Architecture, photo: © Bent René Synnevåg

As a consequence of the global economic recession and increase of centralization, architects worldwide take on the challenge of designing small houses. The design ideas are often proportionally inverted by the sizes. A small building on just 15m2 is just as likely to give the architect a pleasurable task than a ginormous building on 5000 m2. (text by Saunders Architecture)

 

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Thu 21.5.

Fondazione Prada by OMA*AMO (NL)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 21.05.2015 - Tagged as:

'Fondazione Prada' by OMA*AMO, photo: Bas Princen © Fondazione Prada

Fondazione Prada by OMA*AMO, photo: Bas Princen © Fondazione Prada

The new Milan venue of the Fondazione Prada, seven years in the making and designed by OMA, opened to the press and on May 9 to the public. The project, led by Rem Koolhaas, Chris van Duijn and Federico Pompignoli, is a milestone in OMA’s long-term collaboration with Prada, delivering a 19,000 m2 campus dedicated to art. (text by OMA*AMO)

 

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Mon 18.5.

OVD 919 House by SAOTA (ZA)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.05.2015 - Tagged as: ,

OVD 919 House by SAOTA, photo: Adam Letch

OVD 919 House by SAOTA, photo: Adam Letch

The brief for OVD 919, a house by SAOTA, was to create a spectacular home which encapsulated the expansive 360 degree mountain and sea views of the site, the Cape Town mountain ridge below Lions Head with views of Robben Island to the North and Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles to the South.

 

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Wed 13.5.

‘Curtain Wall House’ by Shigeru Ban Architects (JP)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.05.2015 - Tagged as:

'Curtain Wall House' by Shigeru Ban Architects, photo: Hiroyuki Hirai

‘Curtain Wall House’ by Shigeru Ban Architects, photo: Hiroyuki Hirai

The client of this house has long enjoyed an open and free “downtown-culture” lifestyle in this formerly Japanese-style house. The house is intended to be opened up as much as possible to the exterior so that the owner can maintain this kind of attitude in contemporary life with the use of contemporary materials. (text by Shigeru Ban Architects)

 

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Mon 11.5.

The Edges Apartments by Studio Toggle (KW)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 11.05.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

The Edges Apartments by Studio Toggle, photo: Gijo Paul George

The Edges Apartments by Studio Toggle, photo: Gijo Paul George

With its articulated brick cladded façade, Studio Toggle’s ‘Edges Apartments’ lights up one of the back-streets of the predominantly expat neighborhood of Salmiya, in Kuwait.

 

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Sam’s Creek by Bates Masi + Architects LLC, photo: Bates Masi + Architects

Sam’s Creek by Bates Masi + Architects LLC, photo: Bates Masi + Architects

We live in a time where smart phones and tablets are in everyone’s hands and multitasking is the normal way of life. Influenced from the client’s multitasking lifestyle, a diverse set of requirements developed for a new home. The clients, one of whom is the owner of a public relations company, requested that multiple activities could take place throughout the house without interruption; a dinner party could take place while simultaneously entertaining a group of children, or guests could come and go without disturbing the rest of the family. (text by Bates Masi + Architects)

 

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Mon 4.5.

Light+Light House by Studio TonTon

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.05.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Light+Light House by Studio TonTon

Light+Light House by Studio TonTon

Louvres and glass create a light ambience that blends indoor and outdoor space in this light and open house in Jakarta, Indonesia, bringing nature inside the building and blending it into one. (text by Studio TonTon)

 

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