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Nieuwegein City Hall and Cultural Center \ 3XN Architects

Nieuwegein City Hall and Cultural Center \ 3XN Architects

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• March 28, 2012 • Comments (1)

From Growing Pains to Growing Commitment The new City Hall and cultural center in the Dutch city of Nieuwegein, is designed to create cohesion and the foundation for a stronger local community. A modern participatory democracy requires transparency and communication at eye level in the encounter between citizen and authority. These elements have been the […]

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Branson School Student Commons \ Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

Branson School Student Commons \ Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

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• March 28, 2012 • Comments (0)

This is a new student commons at an independent high school in Marin, California. Designed by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects, the Branson School Student Commons gives students a much-needed gathering space with an unusual degree of connection to the outdoors. Sited in a narrow glen between upper and lower campuses, the structure includes a dining […]

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Sushi Dining Matsu \ JAM

Sushi Dining Matsu \ JAM

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• March 28, 2012 • Comments (0)

The site faces the main street of the busy shopping district in Osaka Central City. The outer wall which faces the corner lot of the existing building is covered with glass, and has drawn the attention from the circumference. After calculating the efficient degree of lighting of daytime, and the height of eyes of walkers […]

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Cafe KBT \ JAM

Cafe KBT \ JAM

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• March 28, 2012 • Comments (0)

The site is located at the foot of Mt. Wakakusayama in northern Nara. Here, in a region of a historical area including Machiya – traditional wooden townhouses -, Shin-Yakushi-Ji Temple and Buddhist temples. The Intention was to create a rich relaxation place for tourists and neighbors. The building which should be repaired is an old […]

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70°Sud project \ LAN Architecture

70°Sud project \ LAN Architecture

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• March 27, 2012 • Comments (0)

The 70°Sud project, an apartment building recently completed by LAN in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. In this operation we have let aside exhaustive studies on urbanity and potential grabbing –costly and previously explored methods at the agency–, to pivot back around an essential postulate: a space exists only if it is built. Simplification, substraction and timeless values […]

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Cité municipale de Bonneuil-sur-Marne \ ECDM

Cité municipale de Bonneuil-sur-Marne \ ECDM

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• March 27, 2012 • Comments (0)

Paris-based architectural firm Emmanuel COMBAREL Dominique MARREC Architects (ECDM) has recently designed the Cité municipale de Bonneuil-sur-Marne. + Project facts Owner: SADEV 94 on behalf of the City Council Bonneuil sur Marne Project manager / Architect: ECDM Consulting firm structure: EIFFAGE Val de Seine Engineering and design fluid: SNC Lavalin Contractor: EIFFAGE Val de Seine […]

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Atelier Bardill \ Valerio Olgiati

Atelier Bardill \ Valerio Olgiati

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• March 25, 2012 • Comments (0)

The Bardill Studio building has replaced an old barn in the protected centre of the village of  Scharans. Building permission was granted by the local authorities on the condition that the new building would have exactly the same volume as the old barn. The client, Linard Bardill, who lives in a house a very short […]

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HOUSE 804 \ H arquitectes

HOUSE 804 \ H arquitectes

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• March 25, 2012 • Comments (0)

Located in a pleasant residential neighbourhood, the house is a compact building (almost a cube) surrounded by a 3 meters wide perimeter necessary courtyard, which is the minimum mandatory gap based on current regulations. The pre-existing yard, the swimming-pool and the shed set at the back of the plot are preserved by the express wish […]

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Exhibition of Tom Sheehan

Exhibition of Tom Sheehan

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• March 25, 2012 • Comments (0)

Tom Sheehan Sketches and Collaborations exhibition from April 20 to May 19.2012 Excerpts of his sketchbooks, Tom Sheehan exhibits a selection of drawings from 1997 to 2012. Sketches as notes, as research or as a condition, are the datum of the carrier of a Parisian creator open to the world. The sketch is the irreducible […]

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Winners of [AMSTERDAM] Iconic Pedestrian Bridge

Winners of [AMSTERDAM] Iconic Pedestrian Bridge

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• March 23, 2012 • Comments (0)

Last year, we introduced the calling of [AMSTERDAM] Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Competition. Recently the result is announced, we’re here to publish the top 3 winners and 7 honorable mentions out of 324 proposals. + Judge’s report 1st Place _Nicolas Montesano _Victor Vila _Boris Hoppek Country: Spain Team Type: Architect Registration Number: 039578 The winning project […]

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