Sun 10.8.

SolarLeaf Bioreactive Façade by Arup (UK)

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The bio-façade concept was developed by three partners: SSC Strategic Science Consult of Germany (Bioreactor Technology), the international design consultant, Arup (Concept Design, Coordination and Engineering) and Colt International (Reactor Design).

The bio-façade concept was developed by three partners: SSC Strategic Science Consult of Germany (Bioreactor Technology), the international design consultant, Arup (Concept Design, Coordination and Engineering) and Colt International (Reactor Design).

SolarLeaf, the world’s first bioreactive façade presented at the BIQ House (designed by Splitterwerk Architects of Graz, Austria), has been shortlisted for the Zumtobel Group Award 2014 in the “Applied Innovations” category.

 

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Fri 8.8.

K1 Sideboard by Nils Holger Moormann (DE)

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K1 Sideboard by Nils Holger Moormann

K1 Sideboard by Nils Holger Moormann

Narrow and broad, closed and open elements provide a wide variety of planning options for the K1 Sideboard by Nils Holger Moormann.

 

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'Breath Box' installation by NAS Architecture, photos: Paul Kozlowski ©photoarchitecture

‘Breath Box’ installation by NAS Architecture, photo: Paul Kozlowski ©photoarchitecture

The main wall of ‘Breath Box’, an ephemeral installation created by NAS Architecture for the 2014 edition of the Festival des Architectures Vives in La Grande Motte, France, is reflective and faces the horizon.

 

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Edison Student Residence by Kanva (CA)

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Edison Student Residence by Kanva, photo: Marc Cramer

Edison Student Residence by Kanva, photo: Marc Cramer

The historical context of the site for a student residence in Montreal, Canada lead to the exploration of an innovative concrete fabrication technique; photoengraved concrete panels that enable the building to tell a story.

 

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Wed 6.8.

Løgstør Sports Hall by CEBRA (DK)

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Løgstør Sports Hall by CEBRA, photo: courtesy CEBRA

Løgstør Sports Hall by CEBRA, photo: courtesy CEBRA

Denmark’s CEBRA used construction principles and elements typically used for industrial buildings and warehouses, standardised off-the-shelf components, to create an architecturally appealing, accessible and easily adaptable sports facility in Northern Denmark which was cheap to build and maintain.

 

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A sequence of pendulum-like elements throughout the 90-m-long Curve Gallery, in London’s Barbican Centre, creates a sensory spectacle with light and sound

A sequence of pendulum-like elements throughout the 90-m-long Curve Gallery, in London’s Barbican Centre, creates a sensory spectacle with light and sound

Without realising it, we’re on autopilot almost all of the time, filtering information aurally, physically and visually at an amazing rate. Our nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 250 miles per hour, faster than a Formula 1 car!

 

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Tue 5.8.

Maritime Museum by C+D Architecture (FR)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 05.08.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Maritime Museum by C+D Architecture, photo: Marie Caroline Lucat

Maritime Museum by C+D Architecture, photo: Marie Caroline Lucat

Part of a wide choice of cultural visits offered in the Languedoc Roussillon region of France, the Maritime Museum in Sète celebrates the precious and rare legacy of shipbuilder André Aversa.

 

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Blood Center by FAAB Architektura (PL)

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Blood Center by FAAB Architektura, photo: Bartłomiej Senkowski

Blood Center by FAAB Architektura, photo: Bartłomiej Senkowski

A three part project, Blood Center by FAAB Architektura includes the construction of a new Regional Blood Center building (completed), a shelter for a mobile blood center [bus] and the first specialized Center for Blood Cancer Diagnostics in Poland.

 

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