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Festival Hall in Amriswil, photo by Thomas Enz

Festival Hall in Amriswil, photo by Thomas Enz

The Zurich based practice Müller Sigrist Architekten realised this festival hall, a crystalline, copper cladded volume, in Amriswil, close to Lake Constance.

Festival Hall in Amriswil, photo by Thomas Enz

Festival Hall in Amriswil, photo by Thomas Enz

“With its loosened-up shape, the large volume fits into a rurally determined city. Seemingly introvert, a – from roof top to base level – integrated front conceals its inner workings. Only the main entrance is accentuated by breaking up the uniform façade. The complex shape arises from the combination of the present parameters: the specific interpretation of the programme, the locations of the small town and the desired identification effect from the festival.”

Festival Hall in Amriswil, photo by Thomas Enz

Festival Hall in Amriswil, photo by Thomas Enz

“The primary demand to provide a suitable framework for the celebration in the interior is met by the erection of a five-cornered central festival hall. A free polygonal outer shape allows an onion-shaped arrangement of the serving rooms around its core. Spatial tension is created by the concentric order around the main room. A central space highlights the importance of the celebration with people at the centre of attention. Leaving a strong mark on the external perception, the roof also unfolds its effect in the interior reaching its zenith high above the heads of the visitors. The roof bend itself centres the room and the house in a non-concentric location.”

Festival Hall in Amriswil, photo by Thomas Enz

Festival Hall in Amriswil, photo by Thomas Enz

Festival Hall in Amriswil, photo by Thomas Enz

Festival Hall in Amriswil, photo by Thomas Enz

Festival Hall in Amriswil, photo by Thomas Enz

Festival Hall in Amriswil, photo by Thomas Enz

to the Müller Sigrist Architekten profile @ Architonic

'Fujitsubo' by Yoshihiro Hirotani and Yusaku Ishida

'Fujitsubo' by Yoshihiro Hirotani and Yusaku Ishida

This copper cladded house in Tokyo’s trendy Omotesando neighborhood was designed by Yoshihiro Hirotani and Yusaku Ishida of Archivision. It was finished this year.

'Fujitsubo' by Archivision

'Fujitsubo' by Archivision

'Fujitsubo' by Archivision

'Fujitsubo' by Archivision

'Fujitsubo' by Archivision

'Fujitsubo' by Archivision

seen at What We Do Is Secret

to the Archivision website

Writing Studio and Library by Andrew Berman Architect, photo by Michael Moran

Writing Studio and Library by Andrew Berman Architect, photo by Michael Moran

The New York based practice Andrew Berman Architect realised this copper cladded library and writing studio for a historian in Long Island in 2008.

Writing Studio and Library by Andrew Berman Architect, photo by Michael Moran

Writing Studio and Library by Andrew Berman Architect, photo by Michael Moran

Here is what the architects explain:

“The site is adjacent to the client’s home, and is approached on foot through a stand of trees. There is no drive or path. The library sits at the threshold of an open field and a wood. A tidal stream is visible through the woods, at the rear of the site.

The building was conceived as a simple structure with a mutable presence in the landscape. It maps a path from the open field, through a doorway at the edge of the woods, to a light filled space set in the tree canopy.

The interior is defined by douglas fir, books, and light. The exterior, clad in copper, shifts in apparent form and color depending on the light of the day, the viewing angle, and the seasons. The copper can appear reflective and bright, as well as matte and dark. The velvety browns and violets will slowly give way to green.”

Writing Studio and Library by Andrew Berman Architect, photo by Michael Moran

Writing Studio and Library by Andrew Berman Architect, photo by Michael Moran

Writing Studio and Library by Andrew Berman Architect, photo by Michael Moran

Writing Studio and Library by Andrew Berman Architect, photo by Michael Moran

Writing Studio and Library by Andrew Berman Architect, photo by Michael Moran

Writing Studio and Library by Andrew Berman Architect, photo by Michael Moran

Writing Studio and Library by Andrew Berman Architect, photo by Michael Moran

Writing Studio and Library by Andrew Berman Architect, photo by Michael Moran

Project architect: Andrew Berman AIA

Project manager: Julia Neubauer

Project team: Dan Misri Dario Oechsli

Landscape Design: Eleanor McPeck Landscape Design

Structural Engineer: Ramon Gilsanz

Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP

Mechanical Engineering: CGM Engineering

Daylight Consultant Carpenter Norris Consulting

Acoustical Consultant: Robert F Mahoney & Associates

General Contractor: R.B. Hartwell and Sons

Cabinetmaker: Jim Ledger / Fineline Custom Cabinet

to the Andrew Berman Architect website

St. Henry’s Ecumenical Art Chapel by Sanaksenaho Architects, photo by Jussi Tiainen

St. Henry’s Ecumenical Art Chapel by Sanaksenaho Architects, photo by Jussi Tiainen

The Helsinki based Sanaksenaho Architects realised this copper cladded church on an island close to Turku / Finland.

St. Henry’s Ecumenical Art Chapel by Sanaksenaho Architects

St. Henry’s Ecumenical Art Chapel by Sanaksenaho Architects, photo by Jussi Tiainen

“In the landscape of the island of Hirvensalo, forested hills rise from the flat fields. The chapel is aligned east west atop one of the hills. Its siting focuses the landscape. The surrounding existing buildings, which are parts of the service center meant for cancer patients, form a village from which the chapel rises. The copper surface of the chapel will become green by time and so the building will be in harmony with the colour of the surrounding trees. The form of the chapel speaks quietly. The intention was to create a large landscapesculpture and a small building. The path to the chapel rises up the hill. The entrance to the chapel is through a small foyer.”

St. Henry’s Ecumenical Art Chapel by Sanaksenaho Architects, photo by Jussi Tiainen

St. Henry’s Ecumenical Art Chapel by Sanaksenaho Architects, photo by Jussi Tiainen

“The foyer leads to the large hall, the stomach of the fish. The fish was a symbol of first Christians. The early symbol fits to the chapel, because it is ecumenical, i.e. meant for all Christians despite of their congregation. The gallery and the chapel are one space. The gallery is to the rear of the space and the chapel to the front. The altar is at the end of the axis. In the rear space the benches are taken away when there is an art exhibition.

The interior is of pinewood. The contrasting play of light and shadow powerfully articulates the interior of the space. The wooden pine ribs of the construction are lit by spotlights. Strong indirect light enters from both ends of the chapel. The altar window is an art work created by artist Hannu Konola.”

Copper cladding, photo by Jussi Tiainen

Copper cladding, photo by Jussi Tiainen

“The exhibition of art and religious ceremonies coexist within the same space. The symbiosis of art and ceremony is well known from Renaissance churches, which are still used in this way. Visitors view the art at the rear of the space, while religious ceremonies are occurring in the front of the chapel.”

St. Henry’s Ecumenical Art Chapel by Sanaksenaho Architects, photo by Jussi Tiainen

St. Henry’s Ecumenical Art Chapel by Sanaksenaho Architects, photo by Jussi Tiainen

St. Henry’s Ecumenical Art Chapel by Sanaksenaho Architects, photo by Jussi Tiainen

St. Henry’s Ecumenical Art Chapel by Sanaksenaho Architects, photo by Jussi Tiainen

Location: Seiskarinkatu 35, Turku, Finland
Surface area: 300 m2
Building Volume: 2400 m3
Costs: 1 600 000 euros
Investor/Client: St. Henry’s Chapel Association
Design Year: 1995 competition, 1997
Building period: 2004-2005
Glass artist: Hannu Konola
Structural engineer: Kalevi Narmala
Hvac engineer: Juhani Lehtonen
Electrical engineer: Taneli Mussaari
Constructor: Hartela Oy, Turku, Finland (total contract)

to the anaksenaho Architects website

more architecture projects @ Architonic

'Stars Cubo' side table by Laurameroni

'Stars Cubo' side table by Laurameroni

The North Italian manufacturer Laurameroni presented this family of minimalist metallic furniture this year. Inspired by the 1960s Op Art the well established Italian studio Bartoli Design created these cubic, almost radical pieces with surfaces divided into increasing and decreasing sequences of rectangles. There are four different finishes: Polished steel, natural brass, burnished copper and natural copper.

'Stars Cubo' by Laurameroni

'Stars Cubo' by Laurameroni

'Stars Consolle' console table by Laurameroni

'Stars Consolle' console table by Laurameroni

'Stars tavolino' coffee table by Laurameroni

'Stars tavolino' brass coffee table by Laurameroni

'Stars Madia 2' sideboard by Laurmeroni

'Stars Madia 2' copper sideboard by Laurmeroni

more Laurameroni products @ Architonic

Tue 6.10.

‘Habibi’ by Philipp Mainzer for E15

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 06.10.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , , ,

'Habibi' by Philipp Mainzer for E15

'Habibi' by Philipp Mainzer for E15

Inspired by the typical oriental tea tables the German designer Philipp Mainzer created this family of metal side tables – made in brass, copper or steel. The delicate tables are the combination of a filigree base and a tray which can be removed from the base and used as such on its own.

'Habibi' in brass

'Habibi' in brass

“The ornate tables extend the collection of side tables around the sofa system SF03 SHIRAZ and demonstrate again e15’s examination of the oriental culture.”

'Habibi' by E15

'Habibi' in copper by E15

'Habibi' by E15

'Habibi' by E15

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