Posts filed under 'Architecture'

Balmain Houses by Benn + Penna Architects, photo: Tom Ferguson

Balmain Houses by Benn + Penna Architects, photo: Tom Ferguson

Benn + Penna Architects’s material choice is quiet and refined, and the spaces are united through a variety of different timber selections. Balmain Houses double height volumes and seamless connections to external spaces create a surprising spaciousness within a relatively compact building envelope.

 

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Paddington Project by cm studio (AU)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 29.06.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Paddington Project by cm studio, photo: Caroline McCredie

Paddington Project by cm studio, photo: Caroline McCredie

Cm Studio designed the house to be light filled and reflect the simplicity of the original terrace, sympathetic to the heritage neighbourhood. This was achieved by creating highly flexible spaces, and maximising the functionality of every square mm of space.

 

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Tue 28.6.

Baan Kanom Chan by Anonym (TH)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.06.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Baan Kanom Chan by Anonym, photo: Chaovarith Poonphol

Baan Kanom Chan by Anonym, photo: Chaovarith Poonphol

Baan Kanom Chan’s design allows the natural light to penetrate the inner space. Natural light plays a leading role in this area when it cast a shadow through the glass louvers. At the front of the house, the architect designed a double volume balcony that creates an inviting main entrance. It is a multifunction area where the owners and office staffs can use for any special events.

 

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Mon 27.6.

The Tate Modern by Herzog & de Meuron (CH)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.06.2016 - Tagged as:

The Tate Modern by Herzog & de Meuron, photo: Iwan Baan

The Tate Modern by Herzog & de Meuron, photo: Iwan Baan

Tate Modern’s new building brickwork reacts to the inclined faces of the form by stepping to approximate a pure geometry. With both of these simple actions, texture and perforation, the brickwork is transformed from a solid and massive material to a veil that covers the concrete skeleton of the new building.

 

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House in the Woods by Officina29 Architetti, photo: Joao Morgado

House in the Woods by Officina29 Architetti, photo: Joao Morgado

The House in the Woods project site was an interesting challenge for the working team Officina29 Architetti, where the strong, powerful presence of oak trees and the sloping terrain imposed the design that blurs the boundary between building and landscape. A suspended, simple orthogonal form of the house fits perfectly into the oak forest, a striking setting where the majestic trees surround and touch the building with its branches. (text by Officina29 Architetti)

 

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Thu 23.6.

Skinning up: Old Buildings, New Facades – Part II

Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.06.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Triptyque have revamped the street-facing facade of the RB12 office block in Rio de Janeiro with a green, bioclimatic facade. Innovative, folding glazing and slats function as brises-soleil

Triptyque have revamped the street-facing facade of the RB12 office block in Rio de Janeiro with a green, bioclimatic facade. Innovative, folding glazing and slats function as brises-soleil

It’s a wrap. More projects that demonstrate how covering up is the new way to gain exposure. (text by Bettina Krause)

 

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Wed 22.6.

The Bridge by Threefold Architects (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 22.06.2016 - Tagged as: ,

The Bridge by Threefold Architects, photo: Charles Hosea

The Bridge by Threefold Architects, photo: Charles Hosea

The Bridge is a new typology of work environment. A long, undulating, multi level structure spanning two floors in a double height office and recreational spaces. Conceived as a continuous folded surface, Threefold Architects designed a prefabricated cross-laminated timber and is a structurally dynamic form.

 

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Tue 21.6.

CASA CUBO by Isay Weinfeld (BR)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 21.06.2016 - Tagged as: ,

CASA CUBO by Isay Weinfeld, photo: Fernando Guerra

CASA CUBO by Isay Weinfeld, photo: Fernando Guerra

Casa Cubo, the initiative of a couple of art collectors, was conceived to house a lodging and support center to artists and the development of the arts, but with all necessary facilities to serve as a home. The program was solved within a cubic block, split vertically into three levels and a mezzanine. (text by Isay Weinfeld)

 

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