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Cliffs Impasse by Ziegler Antonin Architecte, photo: Antonin Ziegler

Cliffs Impasse by Ziegler Antonin Architecte, photo: Antonin Ziegler

A small, traditional country house near the ocean in the Haute-Normandie region of northern France gains a contemporary light-filled extension for an ever expanding library in Ziegler Antonin’s Cliffs Impasse project.

 

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Sun 26.4.

Die Grüne Welle by SUPERBLOCK (AT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.04.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Die Grüne Welle terraced houses by SUPERBLOCK, photo: © SUPERBLOCK

Die Grüne Welle terraced houses by SUPERBLOCK, photo: © SUPERBLOCK

Our cities are growing, and their limits are increasingly expanding. The project “Grüne Welle” (“Green Wave”) by architects SUPERBLOCK and housing developer WBV GÖD is now completed, featuring an exemplary residential complex on the periphery of Vienna – between the city and the countryside – in which it could gain the first prize in the developer competition 2010. (text by SUPERBLOCK)

 

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Thu 23.4.

The Santai by Studio TonTon

Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.04.2015 - Tagged as: ,

The Santai by Studio TonTon

The Santai by Studio TonTon

The Santai, located in Bali, is a boutique resort complex by Studio TonTon with just 11 pool villas tucked away in a tranquil corner of the sought-after neighbourhood of Umalas. The complex, which represents the natural atmosphere of a traditional Balinese village, includes a lobby/ main entrance which greets visitors with a row of 6-meter tall totems and restaurant facilities covered with wooden lattice and local “Kerobokan” stones randomly spread over the roof that unite the lobby and restaurant roof.

 

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Tue 21.4.

Textile roofs: State of the art at Techtextil 2015

Posted by Walter Phillips on 21.04.2015 - Tagged as: ,

The Konya Torku Arena offers more than 42,000 spectators covered seating. The roof and wall surfaces form a uniform shell of green and white triangles

The Konya Torku Arena offers more than 42,000 spectators covered seating. The roof and wall surfaces form a uniform shell of green and white triangles

Techtextil in Frankfurt, Germany, is the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and non-wovens. The complex industry, with its countless products for industrial-manufacturing processes, will once again be taking the stage from 4 to 7 May 2015, offering architects the best chance to learn about the application of high-tech textiles in building construction. Roofs are the classic area of application.

 

Particularly large coverings demonstrate the range offered by the manufacturers and processors of these textiles. Besides numerous design advantages, textile construction also offers a huge amount of individuality. Textile components are always custom-made – which is what makes them so interesting for architects. Goal-oriented collaboration with the respective companies also guarantees the best possible results. (by Ulrich Büttner)

 

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Mon 13.4.

Esquimalt House by Mcleod Bovell (CA)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.04.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Esquimalt House by Mcleod Bovell

Esquimalt House by Mcleod Bovell

The Esquimalt House by architects Mcleod Bovell is located on a steep, wide property with views of downtown Vancouver, the Lion’s Gate Bridge and Burrard Inlet in British Columbia, Canada.

 

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Tan’s Garden Villa by Aamer Architects, photo: Sanjay Kewlani

Tan’s Garden Villa by Aamer Architects, photo: Sanjay Kewlani

Back in 2001, the Owner, Mr Adrian Tan, commissioned Aamer to design his house(s) at No 42. There a large bungalow plot was divided into two to accommodate separate but identical houses which won the prestigious Singapore Institute of Architects’ Design Award in 2004. Some ten years later Adrian acquired the plot next door, No 40, with the intention of building another home and thus having three houses; one for themselves and one for each of their two grown up sons with their future families. (text by Aamer Architects)

 

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Mon 30.3.

St-Philippe Residence by Atelier Général (CA)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 30.03.2015 - Tagged as: ,

St-Philippe Residence by Atelier Général, photo: Atelier Général

St-Philippe Residence by Atelier Général, photo: Atelier Général

Atelier Général have transformed the small, dark and enclosed rooms of a 150-year-old Montreal, Quebec home into a bright and fluid space.

 

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Wed 18.3.

Grotto, Bernyk Island by Partisans (CA)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.03.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Grotto, Bernyk Island by Partisans

Grotto, Bernyk Island by Partisans

The blue waters of Lake Huron, located north of Toronto, complement its majestic surroundings and offer a dream-like location for a retreat. A sensual environment, its serene landscape reminds the temporary dwellers of the harmony that exist beyond human possibilities. When Partisans team met on site, with a new client for designing and constructing a potential Sauna, they knew that their most prominent challenge was to make a free-standing structure that not only respected, but also matured from the context.

 

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