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Mon 24.2.

TechHub at 207 Old Street by Gensler (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.02.2014 - Tagged as: ,

TechHub at 207 Old Street by Gensler

TechHub at 207 Old Street by Gensler

With just 90 days to contract, design, build and move into a new space, Gensler London in collaboration with contractors TPS Interiors made it happen for TechHub, home to some of the fastest-growing tech businesses in London.

 

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'Krampon' by Shogo Aratani Architect & Associates, photo: Yutaka Kinumaki

‘Krampon’ by Shogo Aratani Architect & Associates, photo: Yutaka Kinumaki

‘Krampon’ by Shogo Aratani Architect & Associates is a house on a rocky slope in Hyogo, Japan. A residential area where vestiges of nature still remain, the site is situated on sloped land amid a natural forest.

 

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Thu 20.2.

Behind the green door: Oslo Architecture Triennial by Rotor

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.02.2014 - Tagged as:

ENDESA Pavilion a self-sufficient solar prototype installed at the Marina Dock, for International BCN Smart City Congress; photo Adria Goula

ENDESA Pavilion a self-sufficient solar prototype installed at the Marina Dock, for International BCN Smart City Congress; photo Adria Goula

“Sustainability” is a deflated term that includes everything and nothing. Its repeated use, almost ad nauseam, does not seem to have served it well. What is left behind is an empty shell, which is difficult to take seriously. (by Valentina Ciuffi)

 

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Tue 18.2.

‘House Halffloors’ by Sousa e Lopes (PT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.02.2014 - Tagged as: ,

'House Halffloors' by Sousa e Lopes

‘House Halffloors’ by Sousa e Lopes

A compact, energy efficient house in the beach resort of Espinho, Portugal, built on an 80 square meter infill lot, has 277 “useful” square meters inside thanks to half-floors. ‘House Halffloors’ has three bedrooms, a dining room, living room, office, three exterior areas (including a rooftop swimming pool) and a two car garage with car lift.

 

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Wed 12.2.

PORT X by S.A.D. Studio (CZ)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 12.02.2014 - Tagged as: ,

PORT X by S.A.D. Studio, seen here moored to the Rašín Embankment of the Vltava river

PORT X by S.A.D. Studio, seen here moored to the Rašín Embankment of the Vltava river

Architects Jerry Koza and Adam Jirkal of S.A.D. Studio have designed and built a modular houseboat that can also stand on solid ground and that combines wood, laminate and curves.

 

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Mon 10.2.

Belas House by Estúdio Urbano Arquitectos (PT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 10.02.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Belas House by Estúdio Urbano Arquitectos, photo: Joao Morgado

Belas House by Estúdio Urbano Arquitectos, photo: Joao Morgado

A house by Lisbon-based Estúdio Urbano Arquitectos located in nearby Belas Clube de Campo, a private residential development, uses topography to maximize exterior areas and offer privacy to the users.

 

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Apartment With Brass Cube by Claesson Koivisto Rune

Apartment With Brass Cube by Claesson Koivisto Rune

Swedish Architects and designers Claesson Koivisto Rune will be showing several new projects during Stockholm Design Week 2014 including this Apartment With Brass Cube city apartment (above) in Stockholm, Sweden. Here below, a few more to watch out for.

 

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The windows of Room Room, a house in Tokyo designed by Takeshi Hosaka, allow its owners, a deaf couple, to sign to their children through them – and give the building a feeling of permeability; photos Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners

The windows of Room Room, a house in Tokyo designed by Takeshi Hosaka, allow its owners, a deaf couple, to sign to their children through them – and give the building a feeling of permeability; photos Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners

Beyond their utilitarian function, windows and doors set up an emotional expectation on the part of visitors as to what they’ll encounter within a building, while, at the same time, negotiating the relation that users inside have with the exterior world. Little wonder that so many architects are engaged in a perennial experimentation with these fundamental structural elements. (by Dominic Lutyens)

 

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