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Competition winner: West London School by Squire and Partners

Competition winner: West London School by Squire and Partners

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• July 13, 2013 • Comments (1)

Squire and Partners won the competition to design St James’ school in west London, UK. In response to the local building vernacular of grand roof expressions, the roof profiles articulate each element of the village cluster with a clay-tiled roof lantern. Glazed rooflights top each lantern, drawing natural light into every part of the building. […]

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Generator Barcelona \ Anwar Mekhayech

Generator Barcelona \ Anwar Mekhayech

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• July 12, 2013 • Comments (0)

A Toronto based designer Anwar Mekhayech has completed the Generator Barcelona. + Description Award-winning hostel brand, Generator expanded its urban-design property portfolio in spring 2013 with the addition of its first venture into Spain in Barcelona. Widely regarded as Europe’s fastest growing hostel brand, Generator’s boutique-inspired hostels offer style-conscious travellers a unique retreat in some […]

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FM Villa \ StudioArch

FM Villa \ StudioArch

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• July 11, 2013 • Comments (0)

StudioArch has designed the FM Villa located in Sommo (Pv) – Italy. The idea was to use the concept of sculpture starting from pure volume (the block of matter), work it and dig it up to get the final project. StudioArch + Statement from StudioArch Make a project of a private villa has completely different from […]

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5 ways to decorate your conservatory

5 ways to decorate your conservatory

• July 11, 2013 • Comments (0)

A new conservatory is the perfect opportunity to inject some of your own personality into a property, or to give you a space that is a little different to the rest of the property. There are plenty of reasons for building a conservatory, so we have put together a list of 5 that are definitely […]

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Danchi Hutch \ YYAA

Danchi Hutch \ YYAA

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• July 10, 2013 • Comments (0)

Designed by Yoshihiro Yamamoto of YYAA, this small house is designed for a craftman and his mother. They had lived in a Danchi for a long time. Danchi is notorious Japanese housing complex. Since it is too narrow, it is often called “The rabbit hutch.” When the client consulted us to build their new residence, […]

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Xiang River Tower \ RRC Studio

Xiang River Tower \ RRC Studio

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• July 10, 2013 • Comments (0)

RRC Studio designed the Xiang River Tower located in Changsha, China. The tower comes from the idea of chinese boxes contained in a single bigger box: each of them, stacked on top of another, include several programs. RRC Studio + Statement from RRC Studio Xiang River Tower is an office and residential project in Changsha, […]

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New Town Masterplan in Pudong \ RRC Studio

New Town Masterplan in Pudong \ RRC Studio

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• July 10, 2013 • Comments (0)

RRC Studio designed the New Town Masterplan in Pudong, Shanghai, China. The choice of contemporary architectural configuration is integrated with the appeal to tradition through the use of wood coverings that work as shading systems for the apartments. RRC Studio + Statement from RRC Studio New Town Masterplan is a new residential district included in […]

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Multifunctional Complex in Shanghai \ RRC Studio

Multifunctional Complex in Shanghai \ RRC Studio

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• July 10, 2013 • Comments (1)

Italian architectural firm RRC Studio designed a multifunctional complex with 3 mixed use towers in Shanghai, China. The transparent base ties three towers together both functionally and compositionally, providing an easily identified central entrance into the shared lobby. RRC Studio + Statement from RRC Studio The project involves the construction of 240,000 square meters of […]

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Sowwah Square wins CTBUH 2013 Best Tall Building Award, Middle East & Africa

Sowwah Square wins CTBUH 2013 Best Tall Building Award, Middle East & Africa

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• July 9, 2013 • Comments (1)

Designed by Goettsch Partners, the Sowwah Square project now competes as one of four regional winners for 2013 Best Tall Building Worldwide. We are very pleased to see Sowwah Square recognized at such a high international level. The CTBUH has done a great job to recognize a wide range of achievements in tall buildings that […]

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New Telus Sky Landmark Tower in Calgary \ BIG

New Telus Sky Landmark Tower in Calgary \ BIG

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• July 9, 2013 • Comments (0)

BIG unveils its design for the new Telus Sky Landmark Tower in Galgary, Canada. Downtown Calgary has developed as a typical North American city center with a cluster of corporate towers surrounded by a periphery of low density surburban homes. The Telus Sky is an attempt to create a lively mixture of living and working […]

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