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Posts filed under 'Architecture'

Sat 9.7.

Stable in West Flanders by Studio Farris Architects (BE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 09.07.2016 - Tagged as:

Stable in West Flanders by Studio Farris Architects (BE)

Fotograf: Koen Van Damme

 

Studio Farris Architects transformed a small barn into an office with meeting room, library, office desks and a resting/reading area. The original façade was restored and new openings were created in a functional way. A new “box” was designed and inserted into the original volume, and consists of a new shell that accentuates the pure form. This box-in-box system allows to improve energy efficiency and avoid any chemical reactions with sulphates in the ground and walls of the original farm. (text by Studio Farris Architects)

 

 

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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre by Renzo Piano Building Workshop (GR)

Photographer: © Michel Denancé

 

The Stavros Niarchos Cultural Centre is located in Kallithea, 4 km south of central Athens. An important cultural and educational project, the site will comprise the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera in a 170,000 sq m landscaped park. Currently a parking lot left over from the 2004 Olympic Games, once the site of a racetrack, the project restore the site’s lost connections with the city and the sea. (text by Renzo Piano Building Workshop)

 

 

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The Park by !melk (US)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 08.07.2016 - Tagged as: ,

The Park by !melk - Architecture

Photographer: Hanns Joosten

 

An unprecedented and unique urban infill project in Las Vegas has just been completed. The notorious Las Vegas Strip, today, is the most visited tourist destination in the world. The Strip recently received its first-ever park, a spectacular public space designed by !melk, that is destined to become the most trafficked park in the world. What makes this project remarkable is the fact that private corporations, the owners of the properties along Las Vegas Boulevard, recently came to realize the value of investing in outdoor public space versus traditional (buildings) real estate development. (text by !melk)

 

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Town Hall by V + bureau vers plus de bien-être

Town Hall by V + bureau vers plus de bien-être; Photo © 354 Photographers (Maxime Delvaux)

The extension is built next to the old Town Hall on a lot with a generous view on the scenic Sambre valley. The ambitions were to amplify the public usage of the site and to preserve the ring of linden trees at its limits. Rather than to simply lay on the land, the building hovers thanks to an impressive cantilever structure – only the cafeteria is in contact with the ground and can therefore be used for events taking place in the park. (text by V + bureau vers plus de bien-être)

 

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Thu 30.6.

Pythagoras Museum by OBR Open Building Research (IT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 30.06.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Pythagoras Museum by OBR Open Building Research, photo: Mariela Apollonio

Pythagoras Museum by OBR Open Building Research, photo: Mariela Apollonio

The project for Pythagoras Museum and Gardens is the result of the international design competition held by Crotone Council with funding from the European Community in its role of encouraging development of urban community projects. (text by OBR Open Building Research)

 

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12,000 pink-painted wooden sticks by Ideo Arquitectura, photo: Miguel de Guzmán

12,000 pink-painted wooden sticks by Ideo Arquitectura, photo: Miguel de Guzmán

In order to achieve a contemporary design, which was our initial objective, we had to find an element with a strong character that would compete with the consistency of the 150-year-old-framed walls without eclipsing them. Therefore we created an artistic installation: more than 12.000 wooden magenta sticks that are hanging from the ceiling. (text by Ideo Arquitectura)

 

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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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