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Posts tagged as 'Architecture'

Tue 18.2.

‘House Halffloors’ by Sousa e Lopes (PT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.02.2014 - Tagged as: ,

'House Halffloors' by Sousa e Lopes

‘House Halffloors’ by Sousa e Lopes

A compact, energy efficient house in the beach resort of Espinho, Portugal, built on an 80 square meter infill lot, has 277 “useful” square meters inside thanks to half-floors. ‘House Halffloors’ has three bedrooms, a dining room, living room, office, three exterior areas (including a rooftop swimming pool) and a two car garage with car lift.

 

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‘Stephan Maria Lang. Architecture – A Journey to the Soul’ (2012) from Hirmer Publishers

‘Stephan Maria Lang. Architecture – A Journey to the Soul’ (2012) from Hirmer Publishers

Thanks to our friends at Hirmer Publishers, we’re giving away three copies of the extremely covetable ‘Stephan Maria Lang. Architecture – A Journey to the Soul’. This richly illustrated book is an impressive introduction to the work of architect Stephan Maria Lang. The volume presents six selected projects which Lang has built between 2004 and 2011. Lang’s work is, among others, inspired by Japanese thought and the Californian modernism. The quality of his state-of-the-art houses lies in the surprising views, the play of light and shadow, and in the integration of landscape, garden, and interior into a gesamtkunstwerk.

 

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Tue 15.10.

RAFAEL MONEO Theory through Practice

Posted by Walter Phillips on 15.10.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Los  Angeles, California, EEUU, 1996-2002 Madera  Rafael Moneo, courtesy Fundación Barrié, photo: Aurofotoz

Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles, California, 1996-2002 by Rafael Moneo, photo: Aurofotoz, courtesy Fundación Barrié

The Fundación Barrié in A Coruña, Spain will be presenting ‘RAFAEL MONEO Theory through Practice’, the first comprehensive retrospective of the work of architect Rafael Moneo on October 24, 2013.

 

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'MVRDV Buildings' (2013) from nai010 publishers

‘MVRDV Buildings’ (2013) from nai010 publishers

Thanks to our friends at nai010 publishers, we’re giving away three copies of the extremely covetable ‘MVRDV Buildings’ (2013), the first monograph on the legendary Rotterdam architectural office’s realised projects.

 

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The ARC - River Culture Multimedia Theater Pavilion by Asymptote Architecture

The ARC – River Culture Multimedia Theater Pavilion by Asymptote Architecture

The architecture of Asymptote’s River Culture Pavilion (ARC) in Daegu, South Korea is a powerful formal statement that combines nature, technology and space. The bold curved form of the ARC, perched on a peninsula that juts into a river surrounded by an awe inspiring natural environment, makes the building a strong focal point set against this panoramic landscape.

 

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Mon 2.9.

Smart student flat by Tengbom Architects (SE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 02.09.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

Smart student flat by Tengbom Architects

Smart student flat by Tengbom Architects

A student flat designed by Tengbom Architects, only 10 meters square, is currently being exhibited at the Virserum Art Museum in the county Småland, Sweden.

 

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Kö-Bogen office and retail complex by Daniel Libeskind

Kö-Bogen office and retail complex by Daniel Libeskind, photo: (c) Murphy Facade Studio

Currently under construction and scheduled to open later this year in October (2013), Kö-Bogen is a six-story 432,300-square-foot office and retail complex designed by Daniel Libeskind for downtown Düsseldorf that marks an important transition between urban space and landscape.

 

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Centre for Group Dynamics and Institutional Analysis by Dethier Architectures, photo: Serge Brison

Centre for Group Dynamics and Institutional Analysis by Dethier Architectures, photo: Serge Brison

Belgian architects Dethier Architectures were chosen to design a training facility for the Centre de dynamique des groupes et d’analyse institutionnelle (CDGAI) in Liège, a specialized training organization for professionals.

 

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