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Thu 6.3.

Private Residence by Giopato & Coombes (IT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 06.03.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Private Residence by Giopato & Coombes

Private Residence by Giopato & Coombes

Design duo Cristiana Giopato and Christopher Coombes have designed a residence in Veneto, Italy where internal and external areas contribute to create a single unique and harmonious space.

 

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Thanks to our friends at Gestalten Publishers, we’re giving away three copies of the extremely covetable ‘Our House in the City. New Urban Homes and Architecture’. This richly illustrated book lays the foundation for a contemporary, dynamic relationship between the city and potential homeowners. It proves that adventurous urban living can also mean home sweet home. (more…)

Tue 4.3.

‘Rotunda’ garden by Citylaboratory (ES)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.03.2014 - Tagged as: ,

'Rotunda' garden by Citylaboratory

‘Rotunda’ garden by Citylaboratory

Spanish architects Citylaboratory, Aurora Armental Ruiz and Stefano Ciurlo Walker, have designed a basin-shaped garden called ‘Rotunda’ for the 2014 edition of the International Garden Festival (IGF).

 

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TreeIT Project by nITro, photo: Rosamaria Faralli (FaRo Image)

TreeIT Project by nITro, photo: Rosamaria Faralli (FaRo Image)

Rome-based nITro, the New Information Technology Research Office, has created an installation in the historic city of Ronciglione in central Italy, a social/political call-to-action to promote the cleaning and reclamation of nearby lake Vico.

 

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DC Tower I in Vienna by Dominique Perrault Architecture, photo: © DC Towers / Michael Nagl

DC Tower I in Vienna by Dominique Perrault Architecture, photo: © DC Towers / Michael Nagl

Dominique Perrault Architecture has inaugurated the tallest building in Austria, the iconic DC Tower 1 in Vienna, with an undulating “folded façade”.

 

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Wed 26.2.

Tadao Andō: Journey from the islands of Naoshima to Venice

Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.02.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Palazzo Grassi Teatrino. Concrete and natural light, two elements that are omnipresent in the works of Tadao Ando; photo ORCH orsenigo chemollo

Palazzo Grassi Teatrino. Concrete and natural light, two elements that are omnipresent in the works of Tadao Ando; photo ORCH orsenigo chemollo

Since establishing his design studio in 1969, Tadao Andō has surprised with raw concrete constructions and clean geometric forms, that have become symbols of his success. The Japanese architect has left his mark on the global landscape, from the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in Texas to the Armani Teatro in Milan, and Shanghai Opera House, scheduled for spring 2014. (Interview by Keiko Sumino-Leblanc and Silvano Mendes)

 

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Catalan Economists Institute Headquarters by Roldán + Berengué, arqts., photo: Jordi Surroca

Catalan Economists Institute Headquarters by Roldán + Berengué, arqts., photo: Jordi Surroca

The façade of the new Catalan Economists Institute Headquarters in Barcelona by Roldán + Berengué is a “vertical square” with the foyers of each floor superimposed.

 

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Tue 25.2.

Mediatheque Mont de Marsan by archi5 (FR)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.02.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Mediatheque Mont de Marsan by archi5, photo: courtesy Communauté d’agglomération du Marsan

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.

 

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