Eight tenths Garden is an art museum dedicated to arts and crafts, which can also be used as a venue for the conference in the idle hours. It has a coffee shop, a library, offices, bed and breakfasts, as well as a restaurant, study rooms and chess rooms. It is a micro cultural complex in all.
With their design approach treating the site as a work of art, ’s proposal for a new in Fengxian District has been awarded 2nd prize in a recent competition. Located in the predominantly undeveloped Nangiao New City and part of the Yangtze River delta in south , the Wanda Jinhai Lake Hotel aims to garner new interest in the region through the creation of a new social, cultural, and economic landmark.
The steeply sloping site for this 7000sf house, orientated approximately east-west, falls by 11.5m from the road to the rear with rainforest views to the east of this 7000sf house. The house is designed to ‘float’ over the site – touching it lightly, and allowing the natural slope to remain, heightening our awareness to & informing us about the natural site contours.
has released the results of their Blue Clay Country Spa competition, which asked participants to design a non-urban ecotourism facility in . The competition invited students and professionals to “interrogate the inherent tensions between subject and object, [and] building and site,” as well as to “engage the agency of typological form—including, for instance, the courtyard, shed, garden, and pavilion.”
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has unveiled plans for the redevelopment of The Warehouse in , a property currently occupied by car parking and art galleries, which will be transformed into 100,000 square feet of rentable office and retail space designed by .
The renovation of an old 19th century photography studio in the heart of the Opera Madeleine haussmannian district, into two prestigious private apartments disrupted the uses of its distribution of the Second Empire.
A team of architects and engineers at the in have unveiled Atropos, a six-axis robotic arm capable of printing continuous . The one of a kind was developed by +Lab, the laboratory at the Politecnico, who have taken inspiration from fibres found in the natural world. Through a technology known as Continuous Smart Manufacturing, Atropos has the potential to create large, complex structures to aid the design and construction process.
According to the request of the clients, the house was planned with “Provence” characteristics. Since the time and age of these characteristics has long passed by, a few traditional details were adopted in the design but were given a modern twist. The main characters were the roof design and the simple geometry of the façades.
Located in the municipality of Grabs, Castle Werdenberg is a Swiss heritage site of national significance. In 2013-2015, the castle went through substantial renovations, including the reinforcement of the timber-framed ceiling to the replacement of electrical network as well as upgrading the fire-protection systems to meet the levels required by present codes. Various built-in fixtures inside the existing museum were demolished to allow for a complete redesign of the exhibition spaces.
University’s Urban Futures Studio have announced the 10 finalists for their , judged by a jury which included co-founder . Each of the successful submissions responded to the contest’s call for the design of a sustainable city no longer reliant on non-renewable energy sources. Designers and makers were invited to envision this new future, which “will reshape our cities and everyday lives so radically that it is hard to imagine what it might feel, taste, smell, and look like.”
designer Konstantin Kolesov has created a collection of finely-crafted souvenirs celebrating iconic architectural from around the globe. consists of 15 pieces, depicting landmarks from , , , and more. Crafted from solid , the souvenirs are accompanied by a natural walnut base engraved with a 2D emblem of the city in question. With the souvenirs currently being , Jsouv is also offering a t-shirt collection with unique prints of each city and landmark.
With the ever-expanding global population, cities around the world today are caught in the midst of mass ; the resultant problems are the topic of much of the current architectural discourse. From these trends stems the challenges of providing adequate amounts of both housing and , and by extension, providing adequate food production. In order to address this divide, will soon be home to The Plant – a community revolving around residential and social responsibility in the Queen Street West neighborhood.
In the recently concluded , in collaboration with Derek Pirozzi Design Workshop LLC, were awarded third prize for their proposed revitalisation of the city’s . In light of the vision of Bandirma as a new innovative hub, the proposal by the two practices combines the central Design Institute with excavated public spaces to minimize the architecture’s footprint on the and its context.
Concept of being an open house, the new Herz Jesu Parish Hall in replaces a post-war structure that was originally built as an emergency church before serving as the parish centre. The clearly structured building, designed by architects bodensteiner ∙ fest, is characterised by the use of the key materials glass, timber and concrete. The project results from a multi-phase competition won by the Munich based architects.
The architectural legacy of the Rockefeller family in is well-known, most obviously demonstrated in the slab-like Art Deco towers of the and the ever-expanding campus of the . But in a that is filled with landmarks and historic buildings, it's easy for even the most remarkable projects to go unrecognized. Rockefeller Guest House in was completed in 1950, just one year after the construction of his better known in . The Glass House is an obvious cousin to the later guest house: both feature largely empty glass and steel boxlike forms, where structural work is exposed and celebrated.