Archive for 2012

Nieuwegein City Hall and Cultural Center \ 3XN Architects

Nieuwegein City Hall and Cultural Center \ 3XN Architects

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• March 28, 2012 • Comments (1)

From Growing Pains to Growing Commitment The new City Hall and cultural center in the Dutch city of Nieuwegein, is designed to create cohesion and the foundation for a stronger local community. A modern participatory democracy requires transparency and communication at eye level in the encounter between citizen and authority. These elements have been the […]

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Branson School Student Commons \ Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

Branson School Student Commons \ Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

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• March 28, 2012 • Comments (0)

This is a new student commons at an independent high school in Marin, California. Designed by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects, the Branson School Student Commons gives students a much-needed gathering space with an unusual degree of connection to the outdoors. Sited in a narrow glen between upper and lower campuses, the structure includes a dining […]

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Sushi Dining Matsu \ JAM

Sushi Dining Matsu \ JAM

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• March 28, 2012 • Comments (0)

The site faces the main street of the busy shopping district in Osaka Central City. The outer wall which faces the corner lot of the existing building is covered with glass, and has drawn the attention from the circumference. After calculating the efficient degree of lighting of daytime, and the height of eyes of walkers […]

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Cafe KBT \ JAM

Cafe KBT \ JAM

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• March 28, 2012 • Comments (0)

The site is located at the foot of Mt. Wakakusayama in northern Nara. Here, in a region of a historical area including Machiya – traditional wooden townhouses -, Shin-Yakushi-Ji Temple and Buddhist temples. The Intention was to create a rich relaxation place for tourists and neighbors. The building which should be repaired is an old […]

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70°Sud project \ LAN Architecture

70°Sud project \ LAN Architecture

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• March 27, 2012 • Comments (0)

The 70°Sud project, an apartment building recently completed by LAN in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. In this operation we have let aside exhaustive studies on urbanity and potential grabbing –costly and previously explored methods at the agency–, to pivot back around an essential postulate: a space exists only if it is built. Simplification, substraction and timeless values […]

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Cité municipale de Bonneuil-sur-Marne \ ECDM

Cité municipale de Bonneuil-sur-Marne \ ECDM

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• March 27, 2012 • Comments (0)

Paris-based architectural firm Emmanuel COMBAREL Dominique MARREC Architects (ECDM) has recently designed the Cité municipale de Bonneuil-sur-Marne. + Project facts Owner: SADEV 94 on behalf of the City Council Bonneuil sur Marne Project manager / Architect: ECDM Consulting firm structure: EIFFAGE Val de Seine Engineering and design fluid: SNC Lavalin Contractor: EIFFAGE Val de Seine […]

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House in Grodzisk Mazowiecki \  WAMHOUSE

House in Grodzisk Mazowiecki \ WAMHOUSE

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• March 26, 2012 • Comments (2)

The house interior design has been created with a young, modern family in mind. The building has a lot of glazing, which made it easier to achieve the effect of spaciousness. An additional factor which influences reception of space are bright colours. An element which joins all interiors is whiteness and wood – bleached oak […]

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Rieteiland House \ Hans van Heeswijk

Rieteiland House \ Hans van Heeswijk

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• March 26, 2012 • Comments (0)

We all occasionally fantasize about our dream home, but few of us ever manage to make it a reality. And how does the architect himself live? In this case, the private home of architect Hans van Heeswijk led to a spacious and light-filled house full of special details. The client and architect Van Heeswijk was […]

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Toby's Estate \ nemaworkshop

Toby’s Estate \ nemaworkshop

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• March 26, 2012 • Comments (0)

Over the last decade, coffee shops have been serving up more than a cup of coffee to loyal patrons. From a friendly meeting place to a quiet study room, coffee shops have become an extension of our living room, a place we feel safe to harbour for a few hours while incessantly checking our email, […]

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Amagalma Apartment \ Kois Associated Architects

Amagalma Apartment \ Kois Associated Architects

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• March 25, 2012 • Comments (0)

The design is the renovation and the union of two separate neighbouring apartments located in the seaside suburb of Alimos in south east Athens metropolitan area. The design process initiated with extensive talks with the client regarding his life style habits, desires, goals and attitude. The client is an Athenian bachelor with many professional obligations […]

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