Posts tagged as 'Concrete'

Fri 4.5.

House in Kaijin by fuse-atelier (JP)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 04.05.2012 - Tagged as: , , ,

House in Kaijin by fuse-atelier; photo courtesy of the architects

Located in a densely built-up centre of Funabashi, northwestern Chiba Prefecture, this sombre, minimalist residence was developed by a a Japanese architectural practice fuse-atelier in 2010. Supported by a reinforced concrete structure, the three storey 91-square-meters house comprises a large and airy open-plan living room and kitchen area, a light-flooded bathroom, as well as an office space and an adjacent outdoor terrace. (more…)

Sketch of the 'Swell' pen holder by Luca Nichetto

There seems to be no stopping the Venetian designer Luca Nichetto. At least judging by the recent edition of Milan’s Salone del Mobile where this acclaimed industrial designer who divides his time between his native Italy and Sweden, launched no less than 17 brand new products for 11 international labels such as Cassina, DePadova, Established&Sons and Foscarini to name just a few. Among those numerous tables, sofas, chairs or lamps, all of which bore Nichetto’s signature clean lines, bold colours and subtly witty and humorous character, there was also this gracefully simple and neat collection of concrete desk accessories. (more…)

Fri 16.3.

House in Abiko by fuse-atelier (JP)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 16.03.2012 - Tagged as: , , , ,

House in Abiko by fuse-atelier; photo courtesy of the architects

The stark, concrete interiors of this three-storey detached house fold and overlap creating a dramatic effect reminiscent of a three-dimensional greyscale cubist painting backlit by narrow streaks of sharp white light. Developed to echo a ‘gallery-like’, bare environment where the house’s inhabitants are able to display their taste for modern and contemporary furniture, the house rests on a reinforced concrete structure and the 101-square-meters residence was completed by a Japanese architectural practice fuse-atelier in 2011. (more…)

Townhouse Horgen by moos. giuliani. herrmann. architekten. photo by: Beat Bühler

Boasting panoramic views across the Lake of Zurich, this generous, four-storey family residence has recently been completed by a Swiss architectural practice moos. giuliani. herrmann. architekten.. Located near Zurich, in a small town of Horgen, the minimalist, 260-square-meters townhouse comprises a studio, two bedrooms, master bedroom, dressing room, dining room, kitchen, living room with fireplace, roof terrace, showers, bathroom, double garage with driveway, patio and air-conditioned wine cellar. (more…)

Haus Bold by Thomas Bendel Architekt; photo by Ludger Paffrath

Boasting picturesque views of lush green fields, this rather austere detached house has been developed by a Berlin-based architect Thomas Bendel. Made of precast concrete and featuring a minimalist, glass-and-aluminium façade, the two-storey building comprises a workshop and storage and sanitary facilities which are located on the first floor of the development while the living space in form of two apartments as well as two further office spaces are located on the upmost floor. (more…)

XiaoQuan Elementary School by Trace Architecture Office; photo by Yao Li

Replacing an old school building which has been severely damaged and, consequently, demolished following the disastrous 2008 Sichuan earthquake, this austere, labyrinthine XiaoQuan Elementary School has been realised by a Beijing-based practice Trace Architecture Office (TAO). Intended to accommodate nearly 1000 students, this 8900-square-meters development is formed from ‘a cluster of small buildings’ such as classroom buildings, teacher’s office, student dormitory buildings, and a dining hall, all of which ‘create a small city, giving diversified space so as to enrich the children’s experience and activities.’ (more…)

Tue 3.1.

Tenerife Centre of Dramatic Arts by GPY Arquitectos (ES)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 03.01.2012 - Tagged as: , , ,

Tenerife Centre of Dramatic Arts by GPY Arquitectos; photo by Miguel de Guzmán

GPY Arquitectos, the Spanish architectural practice established by Juan Antonio González Pérez and Urbano Yanes Tuña have completed this multifunctional, concrete-and-wood art centre located on the biggest island of the Canary Islands, Tenerife. Featuring a striking, zigzagging ‘system of ramps that relate the different scenic spaces of the building’, the multi-storey building has been developed with the intention of providing ‘a platform, an urban stage with the city and landscape as backdrop,’ where ‘the action determines the space of representation.’ (more…)

Clyfford Still Museum by Allied Works Architecture Denver, Colorado, United States  photo by Jeremy Bittermann

Clyfford Still Museum by Allied Works Architecture - West Elevation; photo by Jeremy Bittermann

The New York-based practice Allied Works Architecture have recently realised this austere concrete museum building dedicated to the late American painter Clyfford Still. Completed earlier last month, the two-storey development houses 94 percent of the acclaimed Abstract Expressionist’s creative work which is displayed in museum’s nine light-filled galleries. Situated in the heart of Denver’s Arts District (near the Denver Art Museum by Gio Ponti and Daniel Libeskind, the Denver Public Library by Michael Graves, and the Colorado History Museum) Clyfford Still Museum totals 2650-square-meters and encompasses number of additional facilities such as a library, educational and archival resources, a conservation studio, and collection storage. (more…)

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