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Posts filed under 'Architecture'

Mon 1.2.

Tres Picos Tower by LBR&A Arquitectos (MX)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 01.02.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Tres Picos Tower by LBR&A Arquitectos, photo: Alfonso Merchand

Tres Picos Tower by LBR&A Arquitectos, photo: Alfonso Merchand

Situated in one of Mexico City’s most important areas, Tres Picos responds to its urban condition of a complex triangular plot of only 167 square meters enclosed by three streets. Its architectural design consists of two structural steel plate walls supporting a glass prism of 10 levels, thus clearing the floor space of columns. In combination with the thin steel walls, the tridilosa, a three-dimensional structure slab system, made a 7 meter span possible in the glass façade directed towards the Chapultepec Park. (text by LBR&A Arquitectos)

 

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Las Nieves Technical Vocational School by WRL Arquitectos

Las Nieves Technical Vocational School by WRL Arquitectos

The project corresponds to the reconstruction of a heritage building. It is part of the educational infrastructure from Protectora de la Infancia in the town of Puente Alto, Santiago, that welcomes vulnerable minors in extreme poverty. The building is part of a set of Modern Architecture buildings from the 1930s-40s, which suffered serious damage in the 2010 earthquake. The commission was to restore the operative capacity of the school for 800 students, destroyed by the earthquake, and to modernize the old facilities. (text by WRL Arquitectos)

 

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Sun 31.1.

Sandwich by atelier st (DE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 31.01.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Sandwich by atelier st, photo: Bertram Bölkow

Sandwich by atelier st, photo: Bertram Bölkow

The location and the characteristics of the site could not be more beautiful. The steep hillside plot with its old, protected pine trees arises from the waterside of the Groß Glienicke Lake and offers a divine view. Due to the topographical hillside of the property with the lake situated in the northwest, the architecture deduces its primary functional and design attributes from this special situation. (text by atelier st)

 

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Fri 29.1.

Wood in the sky by group8 (CH)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 29.01.2016 - Tagged as: , ,

Wood in the sky by group8, photo: Régis Golay

Wood in the sky by group8, photo: Régis Golay

The project, located in a district listed by the Loi sur les Surélévations (Law on Raised Buildings) as being capable of being raised, aims to create an additional level on an existing attic. Its major challenge was to raise the three stairwells of the building while maintaining the existing part in operation throughout the duration of the works, all in the midst of an urban area. (text by group8)

 

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Wed 27.1.

Architecture Iran – geometry, light, space

Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.01.2016 - Tagged as: ,

The decorative, polychrome exterior of industrial glass company Kaveh’s Tehran office, which was completed in 2015, also broadcasts what the firm manufactures

The decorative, polychrome exterior of industrial glass company Kaveh’s Tehran office, which was completed in 2015, also broadcasts what the firm manufactures

With Iran coming in from the cold, as it were, the heat is definitely on in terms of its architectural scene. Then again, many argue that the straitened era of sanctions has itself provided fertile creative ground for young Iranian architects. (by Dominic Lutyens)

 

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Thu 21.1.

Villa N1 by Lindvall A&D (SE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 21.01.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Villa N1 by Lindvall A&D, photo: Åke E:son Lindman

Villa N1 by Lindvall A&D, photo: Åke E:son Lindman

The single-family summerhouse is situated on the west coast of Sweden in an area that was once a popular holiday region but is now inhabited year-round. Drawing on the vernacular of the region, which is renowned for its wooden barns with horizontal planks, the 190 m2 single-storey house is built entirely of wood, including the façade and roof. (text by Lindvall A&D)

 

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Wed 20.1.

Duplex in Gracia by ZEST architecture (ES)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.01.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Duplex in Gracia by ZEST architecture, photo: Lluis Casals

Duplex in Gracia by ZEST architecture, photo: Lluis Casals

In a building in Gracia, where the owners owned two apartments one on top of the other, ZEST was asked to create a spacious, welcoming family home. The brief included the creation of both a dedicated music room, suitable for small concerts of chamber music, and a library and study. (text by ZEST architecture)

 

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Linear House by Roberto Benito Arquitecto, photo: Gonzalo Viramonte

Linear House by Roberto Benito Arquitecto, photo: Gonzalo Viramonte

The setting is a dense grove, gravel streets, birds migrating from the countryside, neighborhood / oasis, a typical in the city, as if it were elsewhere. Upon entering the field, it appears there, with his camouflaged righteousness, subjected almost unconditionally. As if it had always been there, it seems pertinent, with a respectful height, introverted, concealed … (text by Roberto Benito Arquitecto)

 

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