Archive for 2012

OASE \ x architekten

OASE \ x architekten

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• June 23, 2012 • Comments (0)

Austria-based architectural firm x architekten designed the OASE located in Linz, Upper Austria. Task: The temporary centre of pastoral care in the diocese of Linz, located on the steel company voestalpine’s site, was built decades ago and had to be pulled down due to its poor condition. The new building is designed to create good […]

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Fireworks \ ARUP

Fireworks \ ARUP

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• June 23, 2012 • Comments (0)

Fireworks above the Amsterdam motorway Love in the City introduces Aphrodite of Amsterdam, a piece of art by Leonard van Munster in the public space. The declaration of love on the rooftop of a building will be visible for the next few years. Overlooking the city’s A10 ring road, the 10m high LED-installation simulates fireworks […]

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Albertina Passage \ Söhne & Partner Architects

Albertina Passage \ Söhne & Partner Architects

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• June 21, 2012 • Comments (1)

The main challenge at Albertina Passage was to recreate an abandoned pedestrian underpass at the very center of Vienna into a modern dinner club for up to 300 persons. Our target was to design a club that is suitable for an elegant dinner as well as for a big party night. Hence, the design includes […]

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Gymnasium and Town Hall Esplanade \ LAN Architecture

Gymnasium and Town Hall Esplanade \ LAN Architecture

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• June 21, 2012 • Comments (0)

In the Île-de-France region, the new gymnasium at Chelles is an exceptional example of a public building with a strong architectural identity. The town council’s aim was that this local amenity should play a key role in the harmonious redefinition of the urban landscape. Located in the town centre, the project enhances the surrounding architectural […]

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Courthouse Saint-Malo \ LAN Architecture

Courthouse Saint-Malo \ LAN Architecture

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• June 21, 2012 • Comments (1)

The major highlight of the Saint-Malo Courthouse project is certainly the opportunity to actively participate to an urban renewal condition in which the downtown is moved from the port to the new pole, following a grid in which Avenue Aristide Briand performs as the main axis. The organization of the new Courthouse demonstrates an example […]

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UTS Alumni Green in Sydney \ ASPECT Studios

UTS Alumni Green in Sydney \ ASPECT Studios

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• June 21, 2012 • Comments (0)

Alumni Green, the most significant outdoor space on the UTS City Campus, will be transformed into a vibrant, tree-lined city space in the latest design to be unveiled under its City Campus Master Plan. The proposal by ASPECT Studios won the design competition recently held by the university. Inspired by some of the world’s great […]

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S Cube Chalet \ AGi architects

S Cube Chalet \ AGi architects

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• June 21, 2012 • Comments (1)

S Cube family chalet is made up of three intertwined beach houses. The owners -two brothers and their sister each with their own families- want to continue enjoying the same exceptional environment in which they grew up, but with complete independency and privacy from each other. For these reasons, the design of these three small […]

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BIG Wins a MÉCA TO CULTURE in Bordeaux

BIG Wins a MÉCA TO CULTURE in Bordeaux

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• June 20, 2012 • Comments (0)

Team BIG+FREAKS freearchitects, dUCKS scéno, Khephren Ingénierie, VPEAS, ALTO Ingénierie, Vincent Hedont, PBNL, Mryk & Moriceau, Ph.A wins the competition to design a new 12 000 m2 cultural center on the riverfront of Bordeaux, merging three cultural institutions into one single building. The new Maison de l’Économie Créative et de la Culture en Aquitaine, MÉCA, […]

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Virtual Engineering in the New Inventive Economy \ UNStudio

Virtual Engineering in the New Inventive Economy \ UNStudio

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• June 20, 2012 • Comments (0)

Ben van Berkel / UNStudio‘s Centre for Virtual Engineering (ZVE) realised and receives Gold certification from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). The Centre for Virtual Engineering (ZVE) is a prime example of what I like to refer to as ‘attainabilty’. The building combines the affordable with the sustainable through a combination of its compact […]

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Tube Bench \ Peter Donders

Tube Bench \ Peter Donders

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• June 20, 2012 • Comments (0)

This latest bench design by Peter Donders is nothing less than spectacular. Like much of his work it is graceful and curvaceous. Like a sculpture it lures us in to examine it from all angles and each view presents a new and extraordinary aspect of the design. To create the bench a simple tube has […]

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