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Otto Bock Science Center Medical Technology | Gnädinger Architekten

Otto Bock Science Center Medical Technology | Gnädinger Architekten

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• May 23, 2010 • Comments (2)

The Otto Bock Science Center Medical Technology by German architectural firm Gnädinger Architekten was started from the idea of human muscle fibers, a metaphor for the simulation of complex biological processes and structures. Gnädinger created an amorphous, abstract façade, which wraps dynamically around the six-storey, reinforced concrete frame, encompassing around 1,000 square meters of floor […]

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Groundbreaking of the new premises of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt | Coop Himmelb(l)au

Groundbreaking of the new premises of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt | Coop Himmelb(l)au

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• May 22, 2010 • Comments (0)

Austrian architects Coop Himmelb(l)au won a competition to design the new headquarter for European Central Bank in 2003 with double-towered proposal. North tower comprises 45 floors with 185 meters, and South tower 43 floors with 165 meters. This year May, the groundbreaking takes place in Frankfurt, Germany. The project is scheduled to complete in 2014. […]

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Zhongguancun Christian Church | gmp architekten

Zhongguancun Christian Church | gmp architekten

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• May 22, 2010 • Comments (1)

Hamburg-based architectural practice gmp architekten has designed the Zhongguancun Christian Church located in Beijing, China. The project features vertical fins running along the building’s perimeter that forming an unique homogeneous skin. It creates a special lighting atmosphere inside the church hall, matching the ecclesiastical function of the space. The shape of the church body does […]

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Hydroelectric Power Station | monovolume architecture + design

Hydroelectric Power Station | monovolume architecture + design

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• May 22, 2010 • Comments (2)

Italian architectural firm monovolume architecture + design designed this hydroelectric power station located at 800m above sea level, near Winnebach brook in Dörfl (Italy). It is a two storeys building comprising a ground floor and a the basement. Due to its site condition, it is partly built into the slope, and the polygonal form is […]

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108 Housing in Madrid | A-cero

108 Housing in Madrid | A-cero

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• May 21, 2010 • Comments (0)

The spanish architecture firm A-cero recently has completed the 108 housing in Madrid. It has been designed from a clear sculptural inspiration; the blocks appear dressed in marble travertino and create curved shapes and edges. These elements emphasize the project’s wings and contribute to give weightlessness to the building. A-cero + Project description courtesy of […]

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Agriculture Museum | a10studio

Agriculture Museum | a10studio

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• May 21, 2010 • Comments (0)

Mexico-based firm a10studio, collaboration with Carlos Marín from lab07 and Hugo Sanchez from ENTORNO (landscape architecture consultant) designed this Agriculture Museum competition entry for the city of Culiacan (Sinaloa, Mexico). The proposal finally has been chosen as one of the finalist proposals by the government of the city. The project is an ambitious intervention for […]

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s.Oliver Headquarters | KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

s.Oliver Headquarters | KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

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• May 20, 2010 • Comments (2)

s.Oliver Headquarters by German firm KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten is a winning project in 2006 and built in 2008. The design aims to give the new building an identity and reflect the s.Oliver Group’s dynamism and zeitgeist. + Project description courtesy of KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten The new building housing the headquarters of the s.Oliver […]

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Strips | EASTERN Design Office + HOJO Structure Research Institue

Strips | EASTERN Design Office + HOJO Structure Research Institue

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• May 18, 2010 • Comments (3)

Japanese studio EASTERN design office has designed the sculptural facade – Strips in Shiga Japan. The form of this construction is the dancing light and the shadow. They dance slowly over one day. They dance slowly like a Noh performance. This has a sculpturesque solidity in its expression. EASTERN design office + Project description courtesy […]

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574 Swan Street | NH Architecture

574 Swan Street | NH Architecture

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• May 17, 2010 • Comments (0)

Australian architectural practice NH Architecture has completed the 574 Swan Street mixed use building located in the inner Melbourne suburb of Richmond. It is a building to house a restaurant and two retail outlets at ground level and two floors of office accommodation above. + Project description courtesy of NH Architecture 574 Swan Street is […]

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Drevviken House | Claesson Koivisto Rune

Drevviken House | Claesson Koivisto Rune

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• May 16, 2010 • Comments (4)

In Sweden, Claesson Koivisto Rune recently has completed a house near the Drevviken lake with its own little cove. + Project description courtesy of Claesson Koivisto Rune Only ten minutes from Stockholm centre lies this piece of surprisingly un-touched natural landscape hidden. The lot is directly on the Drevviken lake with its own little cove. […]

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