The surrounding hills, with their pleasant scenery and colors, were the cornerstone of the entire creative process around which developed the project. The decision to base the morphology of the house on a residential primary archetype, was in fact created by the conceptual abstraction of forms in the local urban morphology, according to the principle [...]
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The butterfly house is located near green hills, in the country of Gapyeong (50 km north east from Seoul), which cultural and environmental context has deeply influenced the concept of the building. A building is considered sustainable according to how well it integrates with the natural elements of the surrounding landscape and with the habits [...]
HHF and BURCKHARDT+PARTNER are delighted to present their input to the competition “Zoo Basel Ozeanium”. AN OZEANIUM IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CITY Zoo Basel is embedded in the city and used as a park by residents and visitors. The redesigning of the green area Nachtigallenwäldeli and the construction of the new Ozeanium, an ocean [...]
MERVAU BY TETRARC: A WELL THOUGHT-OUT URBAN RENOVATION In Saint-Gilles Croix de Vie, a well known Atlantic port, Tetrarc is undertaking a social housing project with Vendée overtones, Mervau. After having reviewed the housing site (Arborea), its classification (Playtime) and its services (Boreal), and its construction using the wood option (Rosa Park), Tetrarc is giving [...]
Situated in southern France, Nîmes is well known for its exuberant character, its fashionable artists and….. its tumultuous/spectacular storms. Tetrarc has fed on Nîmes’ special identity in order to create the complex dedicated to contemporary music that has just been opened at the entrance to the town between a flying club and a district made [...]
DigiVision Productions shared with us their production of Herzog & de Meuron‘s raw and sexy parking garage in Miami Beach. The parking garage has transformed a utilitarian structure into art & mix use. It also has ignited world wide conversations about it’s design & use.
The clients wanted a new house but not a new neighborhood. On one of their daily walks they found a 40-year-old structure for sale. The house, beyond repair, occupied a promising lot with a southeast exposure to a small lake. This gave the couple the idea to build their “home and vacation home at the [...]
Joao Morgado shared with us one of his latest architectural photography. Designed by Vitor Vilhena Architects, this house is located in South of Portugal, Algarve, Tavira. Here the ocean peeks, while the 400 olive trees surround the house. An old building has to give place to a new one, keeping the two volume-footprint in the soft [...]
Designed by C+S Associati, LCV: Law-Court Offices in Venice is the winning entry of an international competition and awarded with the Special Prize of the Gold Medal of Italian Architecture 2012. Inhabited infrastructure The project is a winning entry of an international competition. The building is a graft in the complexity of the Venetian urban [...]
The geometry of the Festival Hall developed from the topographical conditions, placing it in an adequate relationship with the existing Passionsspielhaus. The building’s form and positioning both relate to the impressive landscape setting defi ned by the rock formations in the back, and to the dynamic presence of its neighboring historical counterpart. This existing building [...]
Australia’s sixth largest city – the Gold Coast – has announced a global design competition to develop it’s ‘cultural heart and soul’. Designers are being invited for form multi-disciplinary teams ready for the two-stage competition, to be launched in March 2013. Shortlisted teams will each receive $A250,000 to develop their designs. + Summary of steps [...]