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Sun 10.8.

SolarLeaf Bioreactive Façade by Arup (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 10.08.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

The bio-façade concept was developed by three partners: SSC Strategic Science Consult of Germany (Bioreactor Technology), the international design consultant, Arup (Concept Design, Coordination and Engineering) and Colt International (Reactor Design).

The bio-façade concept was developed by three partners: SSC Strategic Science Consult of Germany (Bioreactor Technology), the international design consultant, Arup (Concept Design, Coordination and Engineering) and Colt International (Reactor Design).

SolarLeaf, the world’s first bioreactive façade presented at the BIQ House (designed by Splitterwerk Architects of Graz, Austria), has been shortlisted for the Zumtobel Group Award 2014 in the “Applied Innovations” category.

 

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Thu 7.8.

Edison Student Residence by Kanva (CA)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 07.08.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

Edison Student Residence by Kanva, photo: Marc Cramer

Edison Student Residence by Kanva, photo: Marc Cramer

The historical context of the site for a student residence in Montreal, Canada lead to the exploration of an innovative concrete fabrication technique; photoengraved concrete panels that enable the building to tell a story.

 

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Wed 6.8.

Løgstør Sports Hall by CEBRA (DK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 06.08.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Løgstør Sports Hall by CEBRA, photo: courtesy CEBRA

Løgstør Sports Hall by CEBRA, photo: courtesy CEBRA

Denmark’s CEBRA used construction principles and elements typically used for industrial buildings and warehouses, standardised off-the-shelf components, to create an architecturally appealing, accessible and easily adaptable sports facility in Northern Denmark which was cheap to build and maintain.

 

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Tue 5.8.

Maritime Museum by C+D Architecture (FR)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 05.08.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Maritime Museum by C+D Architecture, photo: Marie Caroline Lucat

Maritime Museum by C+D Architecture, photo: Marie Caroline Lucat

Part of a wide choice of cultural visits offered in the Languedoc Roussillon region of France, the Maritime Museum in Sète celebrates the precious and rare legacy of shipbuilder André Aversa.

 

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Blood Center by FAAB Architektura (PL)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 05.08.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Blood Center by FAAB Architektura, photo: Bartłomiej Senkowski

Blood Center by FAAB Architektura, photo: Bartłomiej Senkowski

A three part project, Blood Center by FAAB Architektura includes the construction of a new Regional Blood Center building (completed), a shelter for a mobile blood center [bus] and the first specialized Center for Blood Cancer Diagnostics in Poland.

 

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Foo House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa

Foo House by Apollo Architects & Associates, photo: Masao Nishikawa

Located in a residential area on a plateau in Yokohama, Japan, the Foo House by Apollo Architects & Associates has a distinctive façade with exposed concrete and wooden lattices of Serangan batu wood.

 

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Tue 22.7.

Hub Creatic by Tetrarc (FR)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 22.07.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

Hub Creatic by Tetrarc, photo: Stéphane Chalmeau

Hub Creatic by Tetrarc, photo: Stéphane Chalmeau

70 startups, young companies developing new digital applications, are housed in Hub Creatic, a bright yellow clad building in Nantes, France designed by Tetrarc.

 

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Mon 21.7.

Hotel Vincci Gala Barcelona by TBI (ES)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 21.07.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Hotel Vincci Gala Barcelona by TBI, photo: José Hevia Blach

Hotel Vincci Gala Barcelona by TBI, photo: José Hevia Blach

Two requirements mark the design of the Hotel Vincci Gala Barcelona; first, the Monument Protection Department of Barcelona obligation to conserve both the facade and a large white marble staircase inside the building, and second, the name of the Hotel, ‘Gala’, referring to the wife and muse of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí.

 

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