Posts filed under 'Architecture'

Wed 10.1.

Qiandao Lake Cable Car Station by Archi-Union Architects

Posted by Walter Phillips on 10.01.2018 - Tagged as:

Qiandao Lake Cable Car Station by Archi-Union Architects

Photographer: Su Shengliang and Lin Bian

In 2013, Professor Zhang took initiative persuading several Shanghai architects to take part in the “Hualian Group Qiandao Lake Development at Jinxianwan East Resort Planning and Architecture Design Project.” At that time the lottery results often turned up planning and architecture design opportunities. What floated up for us was a cable car station design and construction project, giving the project to us at that time produced quite a disturbance among the staid Shanghai architecture community. (more…)

Tue 9.1.

Holiday House F At Garda Lake by bergmeisterwol

Posted by Walter Phillips on 09.01.2018 - Tagged as:

Holiday House F At Garda Lake by bergmeisterwol

Photographer: Gustav Willeit

The existing building, the extension and the garden come together as one. Vertical sliding windows can be moved downward and disappear, transforming intimate into wide open spaces. A canopy becomes a house and then a canopy again. A terrace on the canopy can be reached through an outdoor stairway connecting the existing structure to the garden. Dyed concrete surfaces build a complementary relationship with the existing plastered stone façade. The extension drifts away from the existing building and comes to light through some interstitial spaces. The pool is located in the garden, between a lemon orchard and 100-year-old palm trees. (more…)

Mon 8.1.

Kew House by McLaren Excell

Posted by Walter Phillips on 08.01.2018 - Tagged as:

Kew House by McLaren Excell

Photographer: Simone Bossi

 

Kew House involved the complete re-structuring of a Victorian London house and former stable yard in Richmond, turning a house of many small rooms into a series of orchestrated spaces that allow the house to breathe and flow. The project principally involved the building of a rear extension, comprising of two chamfered forms nestling together. Externally, the extension sits in sharp contrast to the background of the painted-out rear façade of the original house – standing proud and distinct, with walls of pale and pitted masonry bedded down on lime mortar applied roughly and heavily brushed across the brick face. (more…)

Fri 5.1.

Alta Chalet by Atelier Kastelic Buffey

Posted by Walter Phillips on 05.01.2018 - Tagged as:

Alta Chalet by Atelier Kastelic Buffey

Photographer: Shai Gil

Alta Chalet is designed as a year-round weekend retreat for a family of five, comprising 3,000 square feet of efficiently planned living space spread over two storeys. Located near the end of a cul-de-sac in a private ski club development, the chalet optimizes the scenic and recreational opportunities afforded by the Blue Mountains, a town in Grey County located two hours northwest of Toronto. Tucked between a protected ravine and the Niagara Escarpment, the site is characterized by an abundance of deciduous and coniferous trees which, in summer, offer welcome shade and privacy. (more…)

Thu 4.1.

Snaroya Church by Hille Melbye Arkitekter

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.01.2018 - Tagged as:

Snaroya Church by Hille Melbye Arkitekter

Photographer: Teigen

Traditionally churches have been a big part of our firm’s portfolio. Snarøya church, finished in 1968, is situated outside Oslo on the Snarøya peninsula. The church is designed by Harald Hille and Odd Østbye. The church’s close proximity to Fornebu airport, closed in 1998, influenced the design, by requiring the tower’s height be lowered and extra noise isolation. (more…)

Tue 2.1.

Saint Joseph In The Woods by Messner Architects

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Saint Joseph In The Woods by Messner Architects

Photographer: Davide Perbellini

 

The church in Stella is an appreciated spiritual place for people from far and wide, not least because it is located along the popular Sigmund Freud path in the alpine woods at 1300 m.a.s.l. (more…)

Fri 29.12.

Apple Orchard Road by Foster + Partners

Posted by Walter Phillips on 29.12.2017 - Tagged as:

Apple Orchard Road by Foster + Partners

Photographer: Nigel Young

Apple Orchard Road is the first Apple Flagship in Singapore, highlighting its role as a global centre for creativity. Its design reflects the vibrancy and innovative spirit of the city-state. The project is another example of the close collaboration between Foster + Partners and the design team at Apple led by chief design officer, Sir Jonathan Ive and Angela Ahrendts, senior vice president of Retail and Online Stores. Located along the tree-lined avenue, Orchard Road – at the heart of the garden city – the flagship aims to create a new social focus, while working with nature. It blurs the boundaries between inside and outside. (more…)

Thu 21.12.

Lane 189 by UNStudio

Posted by Walter Phillips on 21.12.2017 - Tagged as:

Lane 189 by UNStudio

Photographer: Eric Jap

Lane 189, located in the Putuo district in central Shanghai – opposite Chang Shou Park and close to the Jade Buddha Temple – is designed to provide a lifestyle destination for Shanghai’s young professionals. Lane189 combines retail, restaurant and office spaces in an organisation that rearranges the typical mall into a vertical city centre and provides opportunities for shopping, strolling, eating, gathering and relaxing. The design incorporates elements of ‘old Shanghai’ through geometry, pattern and materialisation and combines these with a contemporary urban experience, thereby creating a destination with a distinctly Shanghai feel (more…)