Studio Mumbai recently has completed the Pavilion at MOMAT (The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo).
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Valerio Olgiati recently completed an installation for the 2012 Venice Biennale (Commond Ground, curated by David Chipperield). + Pictographs – Statements of contemporary architects For the installation I asked 41 contemporary architects to select images that refer to something important for their work or for them as practitioners. Architects whom I consider to be the most unique working [...]
Leading experiential design agency MET Studio has created an exciting 3D brand experience exhibit for EDF, the official partner of and electricity supplier to the Olympic and Paralympic Games, housed in a purpose-built Pavilion (designed by architects Schmidhuber) within the London 2012 Olympic Park. MET Studio joined a team of leading European creatives on the [...]
The monumental, abstract shape of the wall, which is made of local oak wood, separates fantasy from reality. When the audience enters the building, they move from a natural landscape into the realm of the perform-ing arts. ALA Architects The Kilden Performing Arts Centre in Kristiansand by the young Finnish office ALA Architects represents this [...]
Nestled at the foot of a wooded hillside, the two-story, 30,250-square-foot Los Gatos Library provides a visual connection between the Town’s historic Pageant Park and the adjacent Civic Center. The design concept is based on the lantern, which in architectural terms suggests an open, light-filled structure. Daytime illumination optimizes the use of natural daylight, with [...]
The Crabills bought the five-acre property near Hillsborough, NC, with the intention of building a simple, modern home in a clearing amidst a lush forest. They wanted the house to disturb the natural environment as little as possible and accommodate local wildlife. Our clients asked us to design a unique live/work house that inspire [...]
A Single-family residence with garden. 150 m2 living area, terrace, office, carport. House with controlled living space ventilation (passive house). The residence was designed for doing-it-yourself. Shape, geometry and internal organisation are inspired by the movement of the inhabitants, the sun and the moon. The body and shape of the house are designed on one [...]
In 1972, a group of El Cerrito residents decided to create a recycling center and asked the city council for a small patch of land that had previously housed a rock quarry and then a landfill. The operation was so successful that it outgrew its volunteer roots, and the city took over operations in 1977. [...]
When SunPower Corporation, a provider of solar cells and panels, chose three existing single-story concrete tilt-up buildings in San Jose to house its new headquarters, Valerio Dewalt Train Associates was called on to transform the grounds and buildings with photovoltaics and cutting-edge product development technology while enhancing opportunities for creative interaction among employees—all on a [...]
Dutch architect Serge Schoemaker has revealed his design for the redevelopment of Fort near Hoofddorp (1907) in the Netherlands. With a redevelopment of the historical site local authorities aspire to make the world heritage monument more known and open to the public. Schoemaker’s conversion design transforms the 8’100 m2 large fort island into an open [...]
Seamless waves flowing on the landscape and flowing on the façade are the focal point of the design proposal for this full service five star property. Designed as an iconic building the proposal looks at interweaving the concepts of waves in nature, fold lines as movement trajectories and perception along with programmatic requirements. The idea [...]
GOETTSCH PARTNERS DESIGNS NEW COMMERCIAL TOWER FOR AL HILAL BANK IN ABU DHABI 24-storey flagship development provides contemporary office space for leading global companies. Architecture firm Goettsch Partners (GP) has designed the flagship commercial development for Al Hilal Bank in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Island, formerly known as Sowwah Island. The new [...]