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TR Residence by Vincent Van Duysen Architects, photo: Koen Van Damme

TR Residence by Vincent Van Duysen Architects, photo: Koen Van Damme

The basic volumes are of a utilitarian typology where the function is reduced to a minimum and openings are limited to large sliding gates. The design omits any ornament by the application of the façade materiality – gutters, drains, and ridgelines are abstracted to the point that they become almost invisible. (text by Vincent Van Duysen Architects)

 

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Tue 24.5.

Going Ape: New Zoo Architecture

Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.05.2016 - Tagged as: ,

The giraffe shelter at the Auckland Zoo by Monk Mackenzie and Glamuzina Patterson pays attention to the collision of human and giraffe scales

The giraffe shelter at the Auckland Zoo by Monk Mackenzie and Glamuzina Patterson pays attention to the collision of human and giraffe scales

Building for zoo animals is no easy task. It means designing complex facilities to ensure that diverse species are appropriately housed, while also creating an attractive, immersive experience for visitors. (by Katharina Sommer)

 

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Mon 23.5.

La Taule – Training center by Microclimat (CA)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.05.2016 - Tagged as: ,

La Taule - Training center by Microclimat, photo: Adrien Williams

La Taule – Training center by Microclimat, photo: Adrien Williams

The new sports centre, La Taule, designed by the architectural firm Microclimat, embodies the vision of a former Olympic athlete; the design is focusing on the users: the mezzanine’s structure that supports the horizontal bars, and the wide stairway can also be used for training, the 25 feet high roof allows the athletes to train on the gymnasts’ rings. (text by Microclimat)

 

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Harcombe by forresterarchitects, photo: Adam Scott

Harcombe by forresterarchitects, photo: Adam Scott

Forrester Architects excavate to create a more generous room volume. The roof provides an enlivened architectural language to the rear gardens of this mid-terraced house in North London. The ‘butterfly’ roof is expressed internally as exposed timber rafters and provides a dynamic architectural feature and natural warmth to the living room. (text by forresterarchitects)

 

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Sun 22.5.

Casa CM by Paolo Carlesso (IT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 22.05.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Casa CM by Paolo Carlesso, photo: Simone Bossi

Casa CM by Paolo Carlesso, photo: Simone Bossi

The project by Paolo Carlesso follows the orientation of the existing farm, with the long side in the direction East-West. This approach is taking advantage of the direct contribution of the sun: few windows facing North and more openings on the south side. (text by Paolo Carlesso)

 

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Thu 19.5.

Salerno Maritime Terminal by Zaha Hadid (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 19.05.2016 - Tagged as:

Salerno Maritime Terminal by Zaha Hadid, photo: Helene Binet

Salerno Maritime Terminal by Zaha Hadid, photo: Helene Binet

The new Salerno Maritime Terminal by Zaha Hadid Architects is integral to the city’s urban plan. Like an oyster, the terminal’s hard, asymmetric shell protects the softer elements within; sheltering passengers from the intense Mediterranean sun during the popular tourist season. (text by Zaha Hadid)

 

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Haus Stein by Jan Rösler Architekten, photo: Simon Menges

Haus Stein by Jan Rösler Architekten, photo: Simon Menges

Haus Stein is the result of the conversion of an unused barn from the 1930’s into a holiday home. The particular character of the barn in its rural setting was preserved through minimal interventions on its outer shell. In the absence of its users, the building’s new function remains concealed. (text by Jan Rösler Architekten)

 

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Wed 11.5.

VDA Building by Vazio S/A (BR)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 11.05.2016 - Tagged as: ,

VDA Building by Vazio S/A, photo: Gabriel Castro

VDA Building by Vazio S/A, photo: Gabriel Castro

Vazio S/A designed a residential building with apartments that make up a carved and irregular volume. The shape is the result of small lateral swings designed as overlapping diagonals. (text by Vazio S/A)

 

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