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Mon 25.8.

London – Generator of Architectural Impulses for the Modern World?

Posted by Walter Phillips on 25.08.2014 - Tagged as:

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) opened its renovated gallery with ‘The Brits who Built the Modern World’ (exhibition poster)

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) opened its renovated gallery with ‘The Brits who Built the Modern World’ (exhibition poster)

London is not only the capital of Great Britain, it’s also the largest city in Europe and one of the strongest economical powerhouses worldwide, attracting more than 30 million visitors annually (2008). Many of them no doubt visit Tate Modern (Herzog & de Meuron) – some probably by crossing the Thames via the Millennium Bridge (Foster + Partners). Considering all the first-class tourist attractions it has to offer, one wonders if visitors will remember London as a future-oriented city, or if most of them identify it primarily with the glory days of a bygone empire – with Queen Victoria and Victorian buildings, or Harrods and Selfridges. They may, with some irony, reach the conclusion that while they’re grateful for the wonderful time they’ve had thanks to intelligent and long-term investments made in architecture 150 years ago, it remains to be seen, when looking at some of the newer buildings, whether their grandchildren will still want to visit London. (by Klaus Leuschel)

 

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Tue 19.8.

250 Bowery by AA Studio with MA Architects (US)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 19.08.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

250 Bowery by AA Studio with MA Architects, photo: Razummedia

250 Bowery by AA Studio with MA Architects, photo: Razummedia

The design of 250 Bowery, a 40,000 square foot condominium building in the Bowery, New York’s newest hub of art, fashion, restaurants, and design, reflects the industrial character of the neighbourhood.

 

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Mon 18.8.

Cassell Street Residence by B.E Architecture (AU)

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Cassell Street Residence by B.E Architecture

Cassell Street Residence by B.E Architecture

Referential of an ancient Byzantine building, Cassell Street Residence by B.E Architecture, with a strong rectilinear form, made from natural stone, has a quality of looking older than it is.

 

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Sun 17.8.

ABC Building by Wise Architects (KR)

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ABC Building by Wise Architects, photo: Chin Hyosook

ABC Building by Wise Architects, photo: Chin Hyosook

A narrow exterior stair allows visitors to climb to the top of the five storey, black brick ABC Building by Seoul-based Wise Architects. The climb provides views to Seoul’s Sunjung-Reung park and its royal tombs of the Chosun dynasty.

 

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The city elevation of the Sir Paul Reeves Building is layered to create a welcoming gesture onto the campus, photo: Simon Devitt

The city elevation of the Sir Paul Reeves Building is layered to create a welcoming gesture onto the campus, photo: Simon Devitt

A landmark building by Jasmax marks a paradigm shift in student-centric space. (Text by Andrea Stevens)

 

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Résidence Roy-Lawrence by Chevalier Morales Architectes, photo: Chevalier Morales Architectes

Résidence Roy-Lawrence by Chevalier Morales Architectes, photo: Chevalier Morales Architectes

The iconic Swiss chalet, representing a lost ideal of country living, was the starting point for the conceptual development of the Roy-Lawrence residence located outside the village of Sutton, in Quebec’s eastern townships.

 

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Tue 12.8.

Casa AL by Studio Arthur Casas (BR)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 12.08.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Casa AL by Studio Arthur Casas, photo: Fernando Guerra

Casa AL by Studio Arthur Casas, photo: Fernando Guerra

Located in the hills of Rio de Janeiro near São Conrado beach, Casa AL by Studio Arthur Casas enjoys astounding views of Rio’s mountains and sea.

 

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Mon 11.8.

Australia Post NSW Headquarters by Carr Design Group (AU)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 11.08.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Australia Post NSW Headquarters by Carr Design Group

Australia Post NSW Headquarters by Carr Design Group

For the past two years, Carr Design Group has worked closely with Australia Post to optimise its Cleveland Street headquarters, one of Sydney’s most iconic buildings.

 

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