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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)

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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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Mon 4.8.

Architonic Newsletter 07.2014

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Chongqing is one of China’s hottest, most humid cities in summer, but at Palm Island breezes blowing over the water and its buildings’ reflective facades help to reduce temperatures

Chongqing is one of China’s hottest, most humid cities in summer, but at Palm Island breezes blowing over the water and its buildings’ reflective facades help to reduce temperatures

This newsletter is devoted entirely to the element of water. Various urban projects are currently making use of its diverse aesthetic and psychological effects. Water surfaces sometimes serve as a mirror, in which the reflected buildings seem to float; at other times, they act as a link between nature and the built environment, or as a public attraction, but whatever use is made of water, it is always eye­­catching.

 

Here’s what you’ll find in our July Newsletter:

 

Creating an Urban Splash: Innovative Water Features in Cities
Heading into Virtual Worlds: Audio-visual Technologies
Inspiring Search Results N° 31: Bath taps for mounting onto bathtubs
Inspiring Spaces N° 23: Landscape design
Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

Architonic’s newsletter for July 2014 can be read (and subscribed to) here.

Closer Showerhead by Diego Grandi for Zucchetti

Closer Showerhead by Diego Grandi for Zucchetti

Reminiscent of an iconic lamp with a counterweight, Closer is certainly the most eclectic of Zucchetti’s recent creations, an iconic shower head that reinvents the movements associated with showering.

 

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