Posts filed under 'Architecture'

Sun 19.6.

Skinning Up: Old Buildings, New Facades – Part I

Posted by Walter Phillips on 19.06.2016 - Tagged as: ,

The new Corten-steel box within which the old Saarhaus sits affords the building two additional storeys. Photo: sop architekten, krischerfotografie

The new Corten-steel box within which the old Saarhaus sits affords the building two additional storeys. Photo: sop architekten, krischerfotografie

Be it for functional, aesthetic or energy-saving reasons, architects internationally are getting superficial and wrapping up existing structures or reworking facades. (text by Bettina Krause)

 

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House in Leiria by Aires Mateus e Associados, photo: SG+FG

House in Leiria by Aires Mateus e Associados, photo: SG+FG

The house is a recognisable archetype emptied of its centre by the light designed by a three height courtyard that opens horizontally at the garden level. Scale and volume are controlled in a chaotic context, with a clear identity that from its core relates with the historical legacy far away: the Leiria Castle. (text by Aires Mateus e Associados)

 

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Thu 16.6.

Landmark by Monadnock (NL)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 16.06.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Landmark by Monadnock

Landmark by Monadnock

Monadnock has created a cladding structure with a combination of green and red bricks. The intention of the design is to be optimistic and approachable: it aims to be accessible and touchable. The building is conceived as a small object: abstract from a distance and intimate upon closer inspection.

 

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Apartment in Ambergate Street by Francesco Pierazzi Architects

Apartment in Ambergate Street by Francesco Pierazzi Architects

The client is a publicist for Channel 4 and is responsible for the press campaigns for flagship shows such as Grand Designs and George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces. As he has a passion for design he decided that he wanted to see if he could create a smaller ‘Grand Design’ of his own. (text by Francesco Pierazzi Architects)

 

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Heathdale Residence by TACT Architecture and Design, photo: David Giral

Heathdale Residence by TACT Architecture and Design, photo: David Giral

66 Heathdale is a custom single-family residence located in Toronto. This house project has expansive windows allow the owners to dwell amongst the ravine’s tree canopy while the lower family area spills into the shaded rear yard.

 

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Mont-Blanc Base Camp by Kengo Kuma (JP)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 09.06.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Mont-Blanc Base Camp by Kengo Kuma, photo: Kengo Kuma

Mont-Blanc Base Camp by Kengo Kuma, photo: Kengo Kuma

The site looks up the peak of Mont-Blanc. In order for the architecture and its surrounding forests to dissolve in the environment the façade of the building is almost like the trees in the wood, as it consists of thick, unskinned panels of oak. The roof is also composed of the unskinned planks. (text by Kengo Kuma)

 

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Wolfson Tree Management Centre Mess Building by Invisible Studio, photo: Andy Matthews

Wolfson Tree Management Centre Mess Building by Invisible Studio, photo: Andy Matthews

Invisible Studio was commissioned to build a new tree management centre, the architects used the timber from the arboretum – as the client had an extraordinary resource which they hadn’t exploited previously for the building. As a result, all the timber was grown and milled on site and used untreated for the construction with no further processing. (text by Invisible Studio)

 

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Open elementary and primary school project in Boom by Areal Architecten, photo: © Tim Van De Velde

Open elementary and primary school project in Boom by Areal Architecten, photo: © Tim Van De Velde

This project is a new school building and environment for an existing primary school on a narrow building site. The aim of Areal Architecten was to create an open school with a generous message to the neighbourhood and one of the important elements of the design was the search for an appropriate balance between built and open space. (text by Areal Architecten)

 

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