Posts tagged as 'Concrete'

Villa préfabriqué in Collonges by Pierre-Alain Dupraz; photo courtesy of the architect

Geneva-based architectural practice Pierre-Alain Dupraz have recently realised this single family residence overlooking the Salève mountain. Composed of prefabricated concrete modules stacked atop of each other to form the minimalist residence, ‘Villa préfabriqué’ was completed earlier this year. (more…)

Château Cheval Blanc by Atelier Christian de Portzamparc; photo © Erick Saillet

A Parisian architectural practice Atelier Christian de Portzamparc, led by the Pritzker Prize-winning Christian de Portzamparc, have realised this dynamic, concrete-clad winery located in the historical southwestern French commune of Saint-Émilion. A new home to the producer of one of the region’s finest wines, Château Cheval Blanc, the 5250-square-meters building blends seamlessly with its hilly surroundings and boasts 52 concrete vats, a wine barrel cellar, a tasting room, several workshops and office spaces as well as a beautifully lit, adjacent terraced garden. (more…)

Selvika National Tourist Route by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter; photo courtesy of the architects

Overlooking the Arctic Ocean and surrounded by the spectacular, coastal scenery of Havøysund, north Norway, this winding concrete structure has been developed by Oslo-based practice Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter. One of the 18 National Tourist Routes in Norway, it was realised ‘to single out and magnify the experience of walking from the roadside down to the seaside at this very special place.’ The striking, serpentine path has been officially inaugurated less than a month ago, on 22 June. (more…)

Holiday house Vitznau by Lischer Partner Architekten Planer AG; photo by Roger Frei

A Swiss architectural practice Lischer Partner Architekten Planer AG have completed this concrete-clad, minimalist holiday residence located in Vitznau. Boasting spectacular views of Lake Lucerne, Switzerland’s fourth largest lake, the interior of this two-storey house has been lined with larch wood block panels following ‘the clients’ desire was to live in a timber house.’ (more…)

‘Akita’ desk accessory collection by Tatsuya Akita for Plant & Moss

A young Japanese designer and recent Northumbria University graduate Tatsuya Akita has recently realised this collection of desktop accessories for the British design brand Plant & Moss. Stemming from Akita’s ongoing ‘Scars of Production’ project which explores the manufacturing process and how it ‘leaves the ‘scars’ [on products] as identities rather than obliterating any indication as to how they were made,’ the ‘Akita’ collection comprises three bold pieces: a desk lamp, tape dispenser and a pen stand. (more…)

Wed 20.6.

Plantahof Auditorium by Valerio Olgiati (CH)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 20.06.2012 - Tagged as: , , ,

Plantahof Auditorium by Valerio Olgiati; photo by Javier Miguel Verme

This sombre, monolithic auditorium located in Landquart District, Switzerland, was completed by a Swiss architect Valerio Olgiati in 2010. Encompassing a 270-square-meters hall with a capacity of more than one hundred seats, the anthracite concrete structure ‘stretches over the pillars and beams’ which are supported by abutments located outside of the building. (more…)

Braga’s House by Atelier Nuno Lacerda Lopes; photo by Nelson Garrido

This angular, white concrete-clad detached house has been developed by an interdisciplinary Atelier Nuno Lacerda Lopes. Specialising not only in architecture, but also in engineering, stage design, design, urban planning, landscape architecture, media and editing, the Portuguese practice have based the project on ‘an idea of a concrete box with a strong geometric complexity’. Composed of three floors, one of which serves as a parking space, the single family residence is located in the northwestern Portuguese city of Braga and it was completed in 2011. (more…)

Widlund House by Claesson Koivisto Rune; photo courtesy of the architects

Equally, or perhaps even more known for their furniture and product design rather than architectural projects, the prominent Swedish practice Claesson Koivisto Rune have recently completed this crisp-white, minimalist, seafront villa. Located on the second largest Swedish island of Öland, the development is made of solid white, precast concrete which enabled the architects to achieve ‘the ultimate precision in manufacturing tolerance and colour/finish.’ (more…)