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Omni Dallas Hotel Receives LEED Gold Certification

Omni Dallas Hotel Receives LEED Gold Certification

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• June 23, 2012 • Comments (0)

The City of Dallas, Matthews Southwest and Omni Hotels & Resorts appointed a team of leading experts in sustainability and green buildings to create a luxury convention center hotel for Dallas, designed with innovative features and constructed in a process to meet the highest industry certification standards possible. The fine work of the entire team […]

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OASE \ x architekten

OASE \ x architekten

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• June 23, 2012 • Comments (0)

Austria-based architectural firm x architekten designed the OASE located in Linz, Upper Austria. Task: The temporary centre of pastoral care in the diocese of Linz, located on the steel company voestalpine’s site, was built decades ago and had to be pulled down due to its poor condition. The new building is designed to create good […]

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Gymnasium and Town Hall Esplanade \ LAN Architecture

Gymnasium and Town Hall Esplanade \ LAN Architecture

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• June 21, 2012 • Comments (0)

In the Île-de-France region, the new gymnasium at Chelles is an exceptional example of a public building with a strong architectural identity. The town council’s aim was that this local amenity should play a key role in the harmonious redefinition of the urban landscape. Located in the town centre, the project enhances the surrounding architectural […]

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Courthouse Saint-Malo \ LAN Architecture

Courthouse Saint-Malo \ LAN Architecture

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• June 21, 2012 • Comments (1)

The major highlight of the Saint-Malo Courthouse project is certainly the opportunity to actively participate to an urban renewal condition in which the downtown is moved from the port to the new pole, following a grid in which Avenue Aristide Briand performs as the main axis. The organization of the new Courthouse demonstrates an example […]

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S Cube Chalet \ AGi architects

S Cube Chalet \ AGi architects

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• June 21, 2012 • Comments (1)

S Cube family chalet is made up of three intertwined beach houses. The owners -two brothers and their sister each with their own families- want to continue enjoying the same exceptional environment in which they grew up, but with complete independency and privacy from each other. For these reasons, the design of these three small […]

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BIG Wins a MÉCA TO CULTURE in Bordeaux

BIG Wins a MÉCA TO CULTURE in Bordeaux

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• June 20, 2012 • Comments (0)

Team BIG+FREAKS freearchitects, dUCKS scéno, Khephren Ingénierie, VPEAS, ALTO Ingénierie, Vincent Hedont, PBNL, Mryk & Moriceau, Ph.A wins the competition to design a new 12 000 m2 cultural center on the riverfront of Bordeaux, merging three cultural institutions into one single building. The new Maison de l’Économie Créative et de la Culture en Aquitaine, MÉCA, […]

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Virtual Engineering in the New Inventive Economy \ UNStudio

Virtual Engineering in the New Inventive Economy \ UNStudio

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• June 20, 2012 • Comments (0)

Ben van Berkel / UNStudio‘s Centre for Virtual Engineering (ZVE) realised and receives Gold certification from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). The Centre for Virtual Engineering (ZVE) is a prime example of what I like to refer to as ‘attainabilty’. The building combines the affordable with the sustainable through a combination of its compact […]

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New National Stadium for Football-loving Ethiopians \ Laboratory for Visionary Architecture

New National Stadium for Football-loving Ethiopians \ Laboratory for Visionary Architecture

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• June 19, 2012 • Comments (0)

Football and athletics-loving Ethiopians will have a new FIFA and Olympic-standard 60,000 seat stadium in Addis Ababa thanks to a competition winning design combining local identity with new technology. LAVA, the Laboratory for Visionary Architecture, and Designsport collaborated with local Ethiopian firm JDAW to win the international architecture competition for a national stadium and sports […]

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COODO Modular Units

COODO Modular Units

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• June 18, 2012 • Comments (0)

COODO has developed the group of the modular units which consists of multifunctional pavilion, pergola, summer kitchen, mobile living units and residential building. COODO MODULAR UNITS Nowadays we are noticing growing changes in people’s lifestyles that call for new forms of dwelling. The space is becoming more and more valuable and residential architecture is rapidly […]

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New Book by Thomas Heatherwick: Making

New Book by Thomas Heatherwick: Making

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• June 16, 2012 • Comments (0)

Thomas Heatherwick: Making is the first comprehensive monograph on one of the world’s most innovative designers. Only two decades into his career, Briton Thomas Heatherwick has been heralded as one of the most original creative talents in years. His retrospective solo exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum runs from May 31 – September 30 […]

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