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Golden Gate Valley Branch Library \ Tom Eliot Fisch + Paulett Taggart Architects

Golden Gate Valley Branch Library \ Tom Eliot Fisch + Paulett Taggart Architects

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• December 7, 2012 • Comments (0)

As part of the San Francisco Public Library’s Branch Library Improvement Program, Tom Eliot Fisch and Paulett Taggart Architects renovated the historic Golden Gate Valley Branch Library in the city’s Cow Hollow neighborhood. Completed in 1918 as a Carnegie library, the two-level brick and terra cotta Beaux-Arts structure was designed by Ernest Coxhead in the […]

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1 Bligh Street wins the The International Highrise Award 2012

1 Bligh Street wins the The International Highrise Award 2012

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• December 7, 2012 • Comments (0)

This elliptical-shaped office in the heart of Sydney set new standards for sustainability and innovative high-rise design in Australia. 1 Bligh Street, Sydney’s first 6 Star Green Star high-rise building, won the International Highrise Award 2012 during a ceremony which took place in Paulskirche in Frankfurt. Designed by Germany’s Ingenhoven Architects and Australia’s Architectus, the […]

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Three Courtyards House \ Miguel Marcelino

Three Courtyards House \ Miguel Marcelino

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• December 1, 2012 • Comments (0)

The plot is located in the middle of a Santo Estevao, being the best views to the north with a lake and the skyline punctuated by cork oak trees. The house is organized in a compact volume of two floors, complemented by three courtyards all different in size and features. A first large courtyard, enclosed, […]

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Keelung Harbor Service Building \ PAR

Keelung Harbor Service Building \ PAR

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• December 1, 2012 • Comments (0)

The site is located at the very end of Keelung’s harbor master plan, where the mountain meets the sea. Keelung is a gateway that through its history, climate and the customs of its inhabitants, is predestined to make use of its exterior space. For this reason, we decided instead of planning the building as an […]

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House in Travessa Do Patrocinio \ Luís Rebelo de Andrade, Tiago Rebelo de Andrade & Manuel Cachão Tojal

House in Travessa Do Patrocinio \ Luís Rebelo de Andrade, Tiago Rebelo de Andrade & Manuel Cachão Tojal

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• November 29, 2012 • Comments (1)

From a small lot with it’s unique implantation, this project has raised early on a couple of challenges… and along with them, ideas emerged. The box housing deviates from the gable to create a vertical yard (glass box), with a straight ladder connecting all floors, an allusion to the famous stairs of Alfama, running between […]

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Competition Entry: The Helsinki library \ PAR

Competition Entry: The Helsinki library \ PAR

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• November 27, 2012 • Comments (1)

The cityscape in all its variety—the idyllic Baltic Sea, the broad expanse of skyline dotted with spires, and the urbanized plane of Töölönlahti was the incentive to design a building that concentrates on the vertical. In contrast to the other buildings in the Töölönlahti District, an essential component of the design involved creating a public […]

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Competition Entry: Light Forest - The Helsinki library \  MenoMenoPiu Architects

Competition Entry: Light Forest – The Helsinki library \ MenoMenoPiu Architects

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• November 27, 2012 • Comments (0)

The Helsinki library will be situated in the new green heart of Helsinki. The project will occupy 4500m² of the site. The intention is to replace the existing green that MenoMenoPiu Architects subtract to the park in a indoor environment perfectly controlled. MenoMenoPiu Architects decided to conceive the building as a tree forest enclosed in […]

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Roundkick House \ Le 2 Workshop

Roundkick House \ Le 2 Workshop

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• November 27, 2012 • Comments (0)

Le 2 Workshop has designed the Roundkick House. Clients Designed for a family of four, parents and two children. Investors like classic motorcycles and love “cruising”. Location Entirely covered with tall spruces with the drive entry located on the north side. Form House is located in a certain distance from the site border. Its characteristic […]

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Brick Wall House \ 123DV architecture

Brick Wall House \ 123DV architecture

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• November 26, 2012 • Comments (0)

Designed by 123DV architecture, this house is the result of the exceptional conditions of the context. It is squeezed between a five story apartment block and a semi classical house with a gabled roof. An abstract wall guarantees privacy towards the neighbouring apartment. The stacking of blocks is an abstract metaphor for the layered composition […]

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Competition Entry: Daegu Library / Holm Architecture Office

Competition Entry: Daegu Library / Holm Architecture Office

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• November 23, 2012 • Comments (0)

The Daegu Library site is situated in the heart of city of Daegu, the 3rd largest city in South Korea. With the design of the Daegu library we wanted to fully embrace the expanding role of the modern library as a center of both knowledge and community. By reversing the traditional library layout, moving the […]

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