Archive for May, 2011

BIG Wins the Competition to Design a Major Cultural Center in Albania

BIG Wins the Competition to Design a Major Cultural Center in Albania

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• May 5, 2011 • Comments (0)

BIG, Martha Schwartz Landscape, Buro Happold , Speirs & Major, Lutzenberger & Lutzenberger, and Global Cultural Asset Management are today announced as the winning team of the international design competition for a new 27.000 m2 cultural complex in Albania, consisting of a Mosque, an Islamic Centre, and a Museum of Religious Harmony. The capital Tirana […]

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Public spaces for the Grünewald Kirchberg | OKRA Landscape Architects

Public spaces for the Grünewald Kirchberg | OKRA Landscape Architects

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• May 5, 2011 • Comments (1)

A fragmented orchard, Kirchberg, Luxemburg OKRA won the competition to design a public space between office buildings in the Gruenewald area of the Luxemburg city borough of Kirchberg. OKRA thought of how to give the fragmented neighbourhood a consistent identity of its own. As the area lacked a clear programme, OKRA chose to come up […]

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Holstebro Storaa Stream | OKRA Landscape Architects

Holstebro Storaa Stream | OKRA Landscape Architects

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• May 4, 2011 • Comments (0)

Holstebro, Denmark: If it is outstanding, celebrate it twice The city of Holstebro has celebrated the completion of the public realm project around the Storaa stream and new cultural facilities, designed by OKRA and Schul Landskabarkitekter, in collaboration with Åsa Frankenberg from Berlin, Germany for the lighting design. The project is funded by the City […]

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Xintiandi Factory Hangzhou | Peter Ruge Architekten

Xintiandi Factory Hangzhou | Peter Ruge Architekten

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• May 4, 2011 • Comments (0)

German architectural firm Peter Ruge Architekten proposed renovation and reconstruction of an old factory into a high quality hotel and office building in Hangzhou, China. The site is the historical Hangzhou Machine factory, the building concept aims to create a harmony of the sites inherent industrial character with a modern interior aesthetic. The Xintiandi old factory […]

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Boschkens Noise Barrier | Buro Lubbers

Boschkens Noise Barrier | Buro Lubbers

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• May 3, 2011 • Comments (0)

Living next to the forest with a view over the highway at Boschkens Huge trees in containers on pillars form a catchy landmark along the highway near the Dutch city of Tilburg. Here a noise barrier connects the green and quiet inner world of the forest to the hectic world of the 24/7 dynamics of […]

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Mathildeplein | Buro Lubbers

Mathildeplein | Buro Lubbers

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• May 3, 2011 • Comments (0)

Mathildeplein As green square, Mathildeplein offers peace and quiet in the hectic city centre of Eindhoven. The amorphous form of the planning area demanded an exacting structure that brings serenity and also guarantees an optimal view of the Light Tower. The design concept is therefore based on rigid lines that run counter to the building. […]

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Maaskade Cuijk | Buro Lubbers

Maaskade Cuijk | Buro Lubbers

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• May 3, 2011 • Comments (0)

Maaskade Cuijk is a spectacular meeting place near the river Meuse in Cuijk designed by Dutch landscape architect firm Buro Lubbers. The design concept of the river bank is inspired on the scale and atmosphere of the river. The sturdy wall of steel has become the link between village and river, not by separating the […]

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h2hotel | David Baker + Partners

h2hotel | David Baker + Partners

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• May 3, 2011 • Comments (2)

In Healdsburg, California, h2hotel, is a new eco-conscious hotel designed by David Baker + Partners, the hotel has recently opened its doors to guests. A glimpse of the undulating green roof of this sustainable inn signals your arrival in historic downtown Healdsburg. The sister property to an acclaimed luxury hotel down the street, h2hotel offers […]

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Santiago 603 | A-001 Architectural Workshop

Santiago 603 | A-001 Architectural Workshop

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• May 3, 2011 • Comments (1)

Mexico-based architectural firm A-001 Architectural Workshop has designed a private housing project Santiago 603. During the last decade, the rapid population growth in Mexico City has forced an accelerated production of residential spaces. This task has being left  in hands of private investment, creating a boom in the developing business, that competes more and more […]

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Perfect Ten nail bar | Interior Art Kuwait

Perfect Ten nail bar | Interior Art Kuwait

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• May 2, 2011 • Comments (0)

Interior Designer Farah Al Humaidhi recently has completed the Perfect Ten nail bar. Located in one of Kuwait‘s landmarks, CRC tower, Perfect Ten nail bar is one of the Latest nail bars to open.  A high end exclusive nail bar compromising of 4 pedicure station, 2 manicure station, drink bar and reception. The usage of […]

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