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Plassen Cultural Centre \ 3XN

Plassen Cultural Centre \ 3XN

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• October 2, 2012 • Comments (0)

3XN recently has completed the Plassen Cultural Centre in Norway. The Norwegian city of Molde has just 25,000 inhabitants, but every July the biggest stars of jazz and about 100,000 jazz enthusiasts flock to the town’s world famous international jazz festival. In designing the city’s new cultural center, the challenge faced by 3XN was to create […]

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University Library Marne-la-Vallée \ Beckmann-N’Thepe Architects

University Library Marne-la-Vallée \ Beckmann-N’Thepe Architects

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• September 29, 2012 • Comments (1)

Beckmann-N’Thepe Architects recently has completed the University Library Marne-la-Vallée. The Beckmann-N’Thépé agency chose an audacious strategy for the design of the new Marne-la-Vallée university library, which resembles a mound of earth ‘torn from its natural environment,’ in harmony with its surroundings. ‘Between naturalism and terror, ‘the Marne-la-Vallée Library puts us in touch with our dreams – active, joyous, […]

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Oslo's Astrup Fearnley Museum reopens

Oslo’s Astrup Fearnley Museum reopens

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• September 29, 2012 • Comments (0)

The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Contemporary Art is to reopen on 29 September in Tjuvholmen, the newest arts district of Oslo. Daylight in Norway, particularly in the winter months, is precious. With this in mind, we designed a roof system that allows as much winter sun in as possible and, through a series of layers, […]

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Minnesota Fallen Firefighter Memorial \ LEO A DALY

Minnesota Fallen Firefighter Memorial \ LEO A DALY

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• September 26, 2012 • Comments (0)

In 2011, the Minnesota Fire Service Foundation launched an initiative to move the Minnesota Fallen Firefighter Memorial from the baggage claim area at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport and create a larger, more accessible and interactive memorial on the grounds of the State Capitol. The fire service foundation commissioned LEO A DALY, an international architecture/engineering firm, […]

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Network connections \ Complex City

Network connections \ Complex City

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• September 25, 2012 • Comments (0)

A media library, space which preserves and gives access to audio-visual contents, sound documents and video recordings, material considered as cultural testimony with the same value than written documents. Divided between paper and virtual information, it characterizes a reality of a modern way to use space, these places will evolve in a parallel manner to […]

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WATER VILLAGE- SHARJAH \ Office of Architecture

WATER VILLAGE- SHARJAH \ Office of Architecture

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• September 24, 2012 • Comments (2)

Introduction: At the northern edge of the emirate of Dubai, lies the neighboring emirate and city of Sharjah. Historically one of the wealthiest towns in the region and an important trading centre due to its strategic location in the gulf. While Dubai’s economy is mainly focused on free trade, finance, and tourism, Sharjah plays an […]

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The Alemdag Housing \ Baraka

The Alemdag Housing \ Baraka

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• September 23, 2012 • Comments (0)

The 6.000 m² plot is located on the edge of the city of Istanbul on the exact interface between the city and the surrounding forest. The first input for the housing complex was the location itself. This spot has been an important dynamic. It is where the urban texture starts to dissolve and the built environment […]

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Evry's project \ Beckmann-N'Thepe Architects

Evry’s project \ Beckmann-N’Thepe Architects

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• September 23, 2012 • Comments (0)

This project is part of the scheme to reconsider urban identity in the Centre Urbain, the new neighbourhood that is the emblem of the future Evry. Rows, set back buildings, an interplay of terraces, and “urban windows” create an openness towards the heart of the small island. The heart of the development is a landscaped […]

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Single Family House in Rue de Nice \ Beckmann-N'Thepe Architects

Single Family House in Rue de Nice \ Beckmann-N’Thepe Architects

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• September 23, 2012 • Comments (0)

Designed by Beckmann-N’Thepe Architects, this is a three-storey private house with basement, facing east/north-east on the rue de Nice and west/sout-west across its courtyard. It is clad in puttycoloured concrete from top to bottom, which makes it look as if it is cut from a single block. Its colour, echoing that of the stone or […]

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Stedelijk Museum opened by the Queen Beatrix

Stedelijk Museum opened by the Queen Beatrix

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• September 23, 2012 • Comments (0)

The new levitated superstructure contains exhibition space, a restaurant, a shop and the new entrance. Arup is responsible for the structural design and the lighting design. Designed by Benthem Crouwel Architects, the new building, popularly called ‘the Bath Tub’, adds over 9,000m2 to the historic museum building. This includes programme space as well as 3,400m2 […]

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