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Fri 17.10.

MAPFRE Complex by TSM Asociados (PE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 17.10.2014 - Tagged as: , , ,

MAPFRE Complex by TSM Asociados, photo: Gonzalo Cáceres

MAPFRE Complex by TSM Asociados, photo: Gonzalo Cáceres

TSM Asociados’ MAPFRE Complex in Lima, Peru, for Spanish transnational insurance company Mapfre, is composed of a two story commercial office and medical center, a chapel, a six storey columbarium building, a wake area and two basements.

 

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Thu 16.10.

Stormy Castle, Wales Wins 2014 RIBA Manser Medal (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 16.10.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

Stormy Castle, Wales by Loyn & Co. Architects, photo: courtesy RIBA

Stormy Castle, Wales by Loyn & Co. Architects, photo: courtesy RIBA

Loyn & Co. Architects’ Stormy Castle, a contemporary private house atop a hillside on the Gower peninsula in Wales, has won the UK’s most prestigious housing design award, the 2014 RIBA Manser Medal.

 

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Science Hills Komatsu by Mari Ito / UAO (JP)

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Science Hills Komatsu by Mari Ito / UAO, photo: DAICI ANO

Science Hills Komatsu by Mari Ito / UAO, photo: DAICI ANO

On the former site of the Komatsu construction and mining equipment factory in Komatsu city, Ishikawa, Japan, Mari Ito / UAO has created the Science Hills science museum and communication center, a complex of four “low-rise waves”.

 

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Wed 15.10.

Fortress Brick House by Wise Architecture (KR)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 15.10.2014 - Tagged as: , , ,

Fortress Brick House by Wise Architecture, photo: Noh Kyoung

Fortress Brick House by Wise Architecture, photo: Noh Kyoung

Houses in Sindang-dong, a neighbourhood in Seoul, Korea, are built right up against each other at the foot of Hanyang City Wall which straddles a very narrow, steep hill overlooking the neighbourhood and the city.

 

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Mon 13.10.

House for Installation by Jun Murata (JP)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.10.2014 - Tagged as: ,

House for Installation by Jun Murata, photo: Jun Murata / JAM

House for Installation by Jun Murata, photo: Jun Murata / JAM.

Architect Jun Murata’s House for Installation in Osaka, Japan is a renovation of an “outmoded and dysfunctional residence” for an artist.

 

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Fri 10.10.

Housing at the old city wall of Berlin by Sohrab Zafari (DE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 10.10.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Housing at the old city wall of Berlin by Sohrab Zafari, photo: Aviel Avdar

Housing at the old city wall of Berlin by Sohrab Zafari, photo: Aviel Avdar

A house in the center of Berlin by Sohrab Zafari, opposite the old medieval city walls, has been created as a complex spatial structure and as a “labyrinth of light”.

 

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'A hut on the corridor' by Tsubasa Iwahashi Architects, photos: Takumi Ota

‘A hut on the corridor’ by Tsubasa Iwahashi Architects, photo: Takumi Ota

An office space renovation in Osaka, Japan by Tsubasa Iwahashi Architects deftly brings outdoor features inside: large wooden windows with oversized sills that look out onto the corridor, a wood shed for informal meetings and numerous carefully placed plants.

 

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Wed 1.10.

Markthal Rotterdam by MVRDV (NL)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 01.10.2014 - Tagged as:

Markthal Rotterdam by MVRDV, photo: Ossip van Duivenbode

Markthal Rotterdam by MVRDV, photo: Ossip van Duivenbode

MVRDV’s Markthal, officially opened today, is the first covered food market in the Netherlands and draws inspiration from food markets in Stockholm, Barcelona and Valencia.

 

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