Posts tagged as 'Foster + Partners'

Thu 20.3.

Foster + Partners: The Art of Architecture

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.03.2014 - Tagged as:

Foster + Partners: The Art of Architecture, photo: Globe Creative

Great Court at the British Museum by Foster + Partners, photo: Globe Creative

‘Foster + Partners: The Art of Architecture’ is a touring exhibition of the practice’s work arranged around the themes of infrastructure, high-rise, urban design, history and culture.

 

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Mon 16.9.

Atrium Champagne Bar by Foster + Partners (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 16.09.2013 - Tagged as:

Atrium Champagne Bar by Foster + Partners, image courtesy Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

Atrium Champagne Bar by Foster + Partners, image courtesy Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

Foster + Partners’ design for the Atrium Champagne Bar at London’s ME Hotel has won the top award for bar design at the 2013 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.

 

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Thu 6.6.

‘Teso’ low table by Foster+Partners for Molteni & C (IT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 06.06.2013 - Tagged as: ,

'Teso' low table by Foster+Partners for Molteni & C

‘Teso’ low table by Foster+Partners for Molteni & C

A low table design by architects Foster+Partners for Italian design brand Molteni & C uses an exclusive technology to create a highly unusually shaped table. The ‘Teso’ table is formed by a robotic arm, which is used to press and twist a perforated disc of steel into a tough, tapered cylinder.

 

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The tallest bridge in the world - Norman Foster's Millau Viaduct; photo by Valentin Alvarez

While he is the man behind some of the most iconic landmarks of 21st-century architecture: the breathtaking Millau Viaduct in France, London’s The Gherkin, Beijing Airport, the pioneering zero-carbon, zero-waste Masterplan for Masdar City in Abu Dhabi or the just-unveiled £50bn Thames Hub project, Norman Foster, alike many of his confrères, is known to be a very private person. Recently however, we were all given a rare glimpse into the half-century-long career of this Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect, thanks to the beautifully shot and hugely inspiring feature-length documentary, How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?. (more…)

Stadsbiblioteket Stockholm by Gunnar Asplund, 1928

The development of writing in ancient Egypt also gave rise to the first libraries as places of storage for these witnesses to a new, revolutionary cultural technology. However, the library was not just a collection of cultural treasures but also a place where the entire knowledge of the state was concentrated, a central collection of important information. (more…)

Foster + Partners' showpiece stadium for Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid; image © courtesy Foster + Partners

As the cost of hosting major sporting events continues to rise, the need for something positive to be left behind once the fun and games are over becomes ever more vital. Architonic examines past and future events and the differing approaches to planning, designing, adapting and repurposing venues and infrastructure in order to create a medal-winning sporting legacy. (by Alyn Griffiths)

 

to Alyn Griffiths’ article on Architonic

Mon 13.12.

Faustino Winery by Foster+Partners (UK)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 13.12.2010 - Tagged as: , ,

Faustino Winery by Foster+Patners

You could imagine a bald supervillain called Ernst Stavro Blofeld caressing his white Persian cat and telling a smart Roger Moore his plans of conquering eternal power over the universe – no we are not on a futuristic James Bond film set, we are in the new, giant winery of the Spanish label Faustino, recently completed by Foster+Partners.

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CircleBath by Foster + Partners, photo by Nigel Young

CircleBath by Foster + Partners, photo by Nigel Young

Foster + Partners recently unveiled the CircleBath. It is the first hostpital the London based practice designed. CircleBath is expected to open to patients in February.

CircleBath by Foster + Partners, photo by Nigel Young

CircleBath by Foster + Partners, photo by Nigel Young

“The compact design encourages a sense of community and well-being with facilities more comparable to a luxury hotel rather than a traditional hospital. The three-storey hospital is set into the hills on the edge of protected green belt nine kilometres south east of Bath. It is planned around a central light filled atrium, promoting a sense of orientation and intimacy that is commonly lacking in larger hospitals.

Public entry is from the road on the north directly into the atrium on the ground level floor. The northern façade comprises dark panelling at the lower levels, while on the south, extensive glazing opens out to views over the surrounding rolling countryside. Appearing to float above this recessive skirting, the rectangular upper volume and roof, enclosing all twenty-eight bedrooms, is clad in a reflective lattice of aluminium shingles.”

CircleBath by Foster + Partners, photo by Nigel Young

CircleBath by Foster + Partners, photo by Nigel Young

“The double-height atrium forms the focus for patients, staff and visitors, with private consultation rooms leading from it at ground level and in-patient bedrooms arranged around it above. The main reception point, café and nurses’ station occupy the atrium where daylight, drawn through the circular sky lights, is softened by a translucent fabric ribbon tracing the shapes. The colour palette is a warm and friendly mix of ochre and rust, with natural wood acoustic panels above, interspersed with glass panels providing a visual connection to the atrium from the bedroom floor.”

CircleBath by Foster + Partners, photo by Nigel Young

CircleBath by Foster + Partners, photo by Nigel Young

“Throughout the building, there is an emphasis on natural light and views: operating theatres and recovery spaces on the lower level are fully glazed to the south, looking out on to a private garden. The bedrooms on the upper floor look out onto balconies, planted with herbs and shrubs, lining the building’s perimeter and oriented to maximise views across the countryside. Sympathetic landscaping emphasises the therapeutic natural environment to create the opposite of an institutional atmosphere.

Divisions between departments are minimal, easing the stress involved in consultation, treatment and recovery for patients and reducing walking distances for staff.”

CircleBath by Foster + Partners, photo by Nigel Young

CircleBath by Foster + Partners, photo by Nigel Young

CircleBath by Foster + Partners, photo by Nigel Young

CircleBath by Foster + Partners, photo by Nigel Young

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