Archive for July, 2011

Authorized Swimming | 2:pm architectures & dauphins architecture

Authorized Swimming | 2:pm architectures & dauphins architecture

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• July 26, 2011 • Comments (0)

Baignad_eau_torisée (Authorized Swimming), or how to swim in a pool that cross over the Garonne River? This is the project of a leisure facility which, thanks to its ingenious conception on an industrial barge, becomes a floating pool. It can be used by the city of Bordeaux and the Urban Community (CUB) or even on […]

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Pop-up Pirate Radio Tower | Adam Kalkin

Pop-up Pirate Radio Tower | Adam Kalkin

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• July 25, 2011 • Comments (1)

A ‘pop-up pirate radio tower’, designed by US artist and architect Adam Kalkin, has been installed at the Victorian College of the Arts’ Southbank campus. This project is ongoing until end October 2011. Renowned for elaborate designs utilising shipping containers, US artist and architect Adam Kalkin has created the “pop-up pirate radio tower” as a […]

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Breathtaking Nature Videos Transform Any Indoor Environment

Breathtaking Nature Videos Transform Any Indoor Environment

• July 25, 2011 • Comments (1)

LoungeV creative studio takes the concept of relaxing decor to a whole new level with their stunning, full HD nature videos. Anyone wanting to add a calming element to a room can download high-definition videos of beaches, waterfalls, forests, lakes, mountains, underwater life or other landscapes for an instant escape to a natural, serene setting. […]

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House in Suita | Naoko Horibe

House in Suita | Naoko Horibe

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• July 25, 2011 • Comments (3)

Big picture windows facing a vista of 50-year-old cherry blossom trees define this residence. A neighbor’s tall retaining wall borders the southern edge of the property, which meant that even if architect oriented ground floor rooms towards the south they would get little natural light. On the other hand, a broad road with excellent views […]

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House in Ina | Naoko Horibe

House in Ina | Naoko Horibe

• July 24, 2011 • Comments (1)

This three-story steel-framed residence for a pair of artists includes studios for both. Naoko Horibe paid particular attention to designing an exterior for the tall new structure that would blend seamlessly into the surrounding neighborhood, which was subdivided and developed several decades ago. The exterior color is close to the subdued shades of the surrounding […]

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House in Takatsuki | Naoko Horibe

House in Takatsuki | Naoko Horibe

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• July 24, 2011 • Comments (0)

This property is located in a crowded residential district, with a parking lot on the west that is likely to be developed and a newspaper distribution center to the north that operates from early in the morning. Given those circumstances, Naoko Horibe decided to design the house around a central courtyard and surround the property with […]

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House in Hatsugano | Naoko Horibe

House in Hatsugano | Naoko Horibe

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• July 24, 2011 • Comments (1)

This lot is bordered by a road on the west and boxed in by houses on the south, north, and east. Houses will also be built across the road to the west, so architect’s main challenge was securing adequate privacy and natural light. As a result, architect decided to design the building around a central […]

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adzuki | Naoko Horibe

adzuki | Naoko Horibe

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• July 24, 2011 • Comments (0)

Japanese architect Naoko Horibe has designed this adzuki house located in Himeji-Shi, HYOGO, Japan. This compact three-story residence is located on an 82m² lot bordered by roads on three sides. All the rooms look out on a courtyard planted with trees, bringing a sense of the changing seasons to the interior of the house. Even […]

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CLJ02: ZA11 PAVILION in Romania

CLJ02: ZA11 PAVILION in Romania

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• July 24, 2011 • Comments (0)

The project started out as an ambitious student-powered endeavor to design and fabricate at a 1:1 scale the flagship pavilion for the ZA11 Speaking Architecture event in Cluj, Romania. While at the same time integrating into its historically-charged context, the design boasts a strong representational power which was much needed in order to fulfill its […]

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DSSH Bridge | Sanzpont [arquitectura]

DSSH Bridge | Sanzpont [arquitectura]

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• July 23, 2011 • Comments (0)

DSSH Bridge is designed by sanzpont [arquitectura] for the Building to Building Pedestrian Bridge International Challenge. DYNAMIC SHAPESHIFTING HELIX BRIDGE DYNAMIC REACTION: Being a flexible tensile structure, by applying more tension to different points, a technological dynamic deformation can be achieved in response to the people crossing the bridge. It becomes a living element that […]

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