Mon 23.5.

La Taule – Training center by Microclimat (CA)

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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)

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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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Fri 20.5.

La 3 Del Senpa by LiquenLAV / Valentín Sanz (ES)

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La 3 Del Senpa by LiquenLAV / Valentín Sanz, photo: © Luis Diaz Diaz

La 3 Del Senpa by LiquenLAV / Valentín Sanz, photo: © Luis Diaz Diaz

The proposed intervention by LiquenLAV/ Valentin Sanz is focused on the restoration of one of the units interior space reinforcing the sociocultural activities. The project is solved by a lamp, a tunnel and a wall, working with materials and forms, without looking to camouflage into the old building. (text by LiquenLAV / Valentín Sanz)

 

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Thu 19.5.

Salerno Maritime Terminal by Zaha Hadid (UK)

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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 18.5.

Back in Brooklyn

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.05.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Todd St John

Todd St John

The NYC design borough that’s still mixing things up. (text by Shonquis Moreno)

 

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Designing Detroit: How Motown rediscovered its Mojo

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Burn, baby, burn: the four architects and designers that make up Detroit-based studio Thing Thing (above) have one thing in common – a passion for collaboration, experimentation, and the occasional bout of combusiton

Burn, baby, burn: the four architects and designers that make up Detroit-based studio Thing Thing have one thing in common – a passion for collaboration, experimentation, and the occasional bout of combustion

Long the poster boy for industrial collapse and urban decay, Detroit is back on its feet, using design as one of the main drivers of its new self-imagining. (text by Shonquis Moreno)

 

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