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Posts filed under 'Architecture'

5 Houses by Carlos Alejandro Ciravegna, photo: Viramonte Gonzalo

5 Houses by Carlos Alejandro Ciravegna, photo: Viramonte Gonzalo

Simplicity, formal synthesis and material are the foundation of the project. This minimalistic modular system sits in the midst of a lush vegetation altering the natural soil as little as possible and joining the landscape through the views. (text by Carlos Alejandro Ciravegna)

 

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Casa La Cañada by Ricardo Torrejón, photo: Cristobal Palma

Casa La Cañada by Ricardo Torrejón, photo: Cristobal Palma

Instead of remodeling, we decided to build a house from scratch. The relationship to the garden, particularly to the existing trees, should be in the foreground. (text by Ricardo Torrejón)

 

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Wed 13.4.

Ko Shan Theatre New Wing by Ronald Lu & Partners (HK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.04.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Ko Shan Theatre New Wing by Ronald Lu & Partners, photo: Kalson Ho | Over and Over Studio

Ko Shan Theatre New Wing by Ronald Lu & Partners, photo: Kalson Ho | Over and Over Studio

The project aims to create additional public facilities within an existing public park with minimum impact on its environment, while enhancing the theatre’s identity as Hong Kong’s hub for Cantonese opera. The project consists of a 600-seat auditorium, exhibition hall, rehearsal rooms, resource centre, restaurant and other ancillary facilities. (text by Ronald Lu & Partners)

 

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PM & Vänner Hotel by Jonas Lindvall (SE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.04.2016 - Tagged as: ,

PM & Vänner Hotel by Jonas Lindvall, photo: Åke E:son Lindman

PM & Vänner Hotel by Jonas Lindvall, photo: Åke E:son Lindman

Taking the “forest, lake and meadow” philosophy of the gastronomy of PM & Vänner as the starting point, the ambition was to work with this concept to create a destination that felt cosmopolitan, while remaining deeply rooted in its surroundings. (text by Jonas Lindvall)

 

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Shepherdess Walk by Jaccaud Zein Architects

Shepherdess Walk by Jaccaud Zein Architects

Situated at the corner of Shepherdess Walk and Wenlock Street, the project mediates between the different historical conditions and formal qualities of the site to propose an unapologetically contemporary project for a terrace of houses and an apartment building with a strong sense of place. (text by Jaccaud Zein Architects)

 

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Sun 10.4.

House 1014 by HARQUITECTES (SE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 10.04.2016 - Tagged as: ,

House 1014 by HARQUITECTES, photo: Adrià Goula

House 1014 by HARQUITECTES, photo: Adrià Goula

The plot is located in the historical city centre of Granollers and placed into an urban fabric of dwellings between party walls. The available space is narrow and elongated, only 6.5 m wide; and accessible from two streets. Owing to the dilapidated state of the existing building, only the main façade, reasonably well preserved offering a certain heritage value, could be maintained. (text by HARQUITECTES)

 

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The House for Markétka by Mjölk architekti, photo: BoysPlayNice

The House for Markétka by Mjölk architekti, photo: BoysPlayNice

The house for Marketka is a few months old and it evokes feelings. Visitors of the generous interior space find it difficult to understand. They don’t understand a nine meter high living room, always saying why not rather add more rooms and why are there are so many stairs in the house. It’s hard to explain because the feeling is not transferable. It’s just because of beauty. (text by Mjölk architekti)

 

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Thu 7.4.

Zaha Hadid (1950–2016)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 07.04.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Zaha Hadid (1950–2016); photo Brigitte Lacombe

Zaha Hadid (1950–2016); photo Brigitte Lacombe

Respected design critic and curator Klaus Leuschel pays a personal tribute to the Baghdad-born architect who, despite her non-establishment profile, would go on to become one of industry’s most influential and paradigm-shifting grandees.

 

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