Posts filed under 'Architecture'
Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.02.2014 - Tagged as: archi5, library
Mediatheque Mont de Marsan by archi5, photo: courtesy Communauté d’agglomération du Marsan
Montreuil, France based architects archi5 have created a modern library, la Mediatheque Mont de Marsan, for the Marsan urban community in southwestern France. A large square with a transparent facade and a planted roof, the Mediatheque features a unique open patio at its centre, “the volumes of which recall Alvar Aalto’s vases” – the first patio used by a Media Library as an open reading room.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.02.2014 - Tagged as: Gensler, London
TechHub at 207 Old Street by Gensler
With just 90 days to contract, design, build and move into a new space, Gensler London in collaboration with contractors TPS Interiors made it happen for TechHub, home to some of the fastest-growing tech businesses in London.
‘Krampon’ by Shogo Aratani Architect & Associates, photo: Yutaka Kinumaki
‘Krampon’ by Shogo Aratani Architect & Associates is a house on a rocky slope in Hyogo, Japan. A residential area where vestiges of nature still remain, the site is situated on sloped land amid a natural forest.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.02.2014 - Tagged as: sustainable architecture
ENDESA Pavilion a self-sufficient solar prototype installed at the Marina Dock, for International BCN Smart City Congress; photo Adria Goula
“Sustainability” is a deflated term that includes everything and nothing. Its repeated use, almost ad nauseam, does not seem to have served it well. What is left behind is an empty shell, which is difficult to take seriously. (by Valentina Ciuffi)
read this article in full on Architonic
Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.02.2014 - Tagged as: Architecture, Portugal
‘House Halffloors’ by Sousa e Lopes
A compact, energy efficient house in the beach resort of Espinho, Portugal, built on an 80 square meter infill lot, has 277 “useful” square meters inside thanks to half-floors. ‘House Halffloors’ has three bedrooms, a dining room, living room, office, three exterior areas (including a rooftop swimming pool) and a two car garage with car lift.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 12.02.2014 - Tagged as: Czech Design, houseboat
PORT X by S.A.D. Studio, seen here moored to the Rašín Embankment of the Vltava river
Architects Jerry Koza and Adam Jirkal of S.A.D. Studio have designed and built a modular houseboat that can also stand on solid ground and that combines wood, laminate and curves.
Belas House by Estúdio Urbano Arquitectos, photo: Joao Morgado
A house by Lisbon-based Estúdio Urbano Arquitectos located in nearby Belas Clube de Campo, a private residential development, uses topography to maximize exterior areas and offer privacy to the users.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 03.02.2014 - Tagged as: Claesson Koivisto Rune
Apartment With Brass Cube by Claesson Koivisto Rune
Swedish Architects and designers Claesson Koivisto Rune will be showing several new projects during Stockholm Design Week 2014 including this Apartment With Brass Cube city apartment (above) in Stockholm, Sweden. Here below, a few more to watch out for.