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3XN wins architecture competition for university building in Uppsala, Sweden

3XN wins architecture competition for university building in Uppsala, Sweden

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• February 24, 2012 • Comments (1)

The new university building unites the past and the future by extending the lines from the historical surroundings into an innovative structure pointing towards future study and work life Uppsala University has more than 500 years’ of history and thus is one of Sweden’s most established institutions, complete with traditions and an esteemed regard. At […]

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Museum Santiago Ydanez \ Matteo Cainer Architects

Museum Santiago Ydanez \ Matteo Cainer Architects

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• February 23, 2012 • Comments (0)

The fractured tectonic of the Santiago Ydañez Museum, in the town of Puente de Génave expresses the relationship between the work of the artists, the site and the building program. Conceptually a jazz improvisation, the intersection of the integrated and sculpted grids is conceived as a musical rhythm where the new museum becomes a reactive […]

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House in a Hungarian Town \ Bauer Polla & ZOA architects

House in a Hungarian Town \ Bauer Polla & ZOA architects

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• February 22, 2012 • Comments (0)

The house was built in the recently parcelled suburb area of a provincial town, intersected by vineyards. Designed by Polla Bauer and András Ónodi, this building with its sharp contour and discrete elegance at the same time stands out immediately from the neighbourhood. Intercepted into the slope the house constitutes a two-storey elevation towards the […]

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AALBORG Waterfront \ C. F. Møller Architects

AALBORG Waterfront \ C. F. Møller Architects

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• February 19, 2012 • Comments (0)

AALBORG WATERFRONT – LINKING PORT & CITY The master plan for Aalborg Waterfront links the city’s medieval centre with the adjacent fjord, which has previously been difficult for citizens to access due to the industrial harbour and the associated heavy traffic. By tying in with the openings in the urban fabric, a new relationship between […]

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Kindergarten In Jiading New Town \ Atelier Deshaus

Kindergarten In Jiading New Town \ Atelier Deshaus

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• February 16, 2012 • Comments (0)

The kindergarten is located in the Jiading new town of the northern suburb in Shanghai, it is neither countryside nor urban in the traditional sense. Face to the ambiguous and uncertain surrounding, the architecture emphasizes the self-improvement, directly intervening into the site, and making a very clear juxtaposition of the architecture and the site. Compare […]

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House at the Edge of a Forrest \ HILBERINKBOSCH architects

House at the Edge of a Forrest \ HILBERINKBOSCH architects

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• February 16, 2012 • Comments (1)

The house, situated on a beautiful lot at the edge of the forest, consists of two different volumes: an L-shaped base on which an oblong volume balances. Together they form a sculpture which resembles a fallen tree on a pile of earth. The public functions of the house are situated in the L-shaped base. The […]

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BIG + Architectural Nexus win the competition for the Kimball Art Center

BIG + Architectural Nexus win the competition for the Kimball Art Center

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• February 14, 2012 • Comments (0)

BIG + Architectural Nexus + Dunn Associates + VBFA + Envision Engineering + Big D design the winning proposal for the renovation and expansion of Kimball Art Center in Park City, projected for completion by Mid-2015. The Kimball Art Center, home to Sundance House during the Annual Sundance Film Festival, invited an international group of […]

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Dalian Library \ 10 Design

Dalian Library \ 10 Design

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• February 12, 2012 • Comments (0)

AIA JURORS’ Comments: The jurors found this design engaging and dynamic. The central vortex was described as creating a focal area for an interesting series of spaces for the community. The building section illustrated for the jurors, the attention for both an urban and internal connectivity. The various adjoining spaces spiral inward in celebrating how […]

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HBA Designs the Best Hotel Bathrooms for Valentine's Day

HBA Designs the Best Hotel Bathrooms for Valentine’s Day

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• February 12, 2012 • Comments (0)

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and what better way to turn up the romance than with a dip in the tub with your precious loved one? Leading design firm HBA / Hirsch Bedner Associates has designed some of the most amazing hotel bathrooms that are sure to impress on the most romantic day of the […]

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 CS House \ AH Asociados

CS House \ AH Asociados

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• February 11, 2012 • Comments (1)

This house is located in an area dotted with residential buildings. Building a house that creates an isolated world for its inhabitants requires a simple but determined execution. It has been necessary to make the most of the views by making use of the elevated position of the plot to protect it from the impact […]

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