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The Twilt Tower \ Paolo Venturella

The Twilt Tower \ Paolo Venturella

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• December 6, 2013 • Comments (1)

Italian architect  Paolo Venturella has designed the Twilt Tower. + Statement by Paolo Venturella A building in a modern area in the outskirts of Rome, in the “E.U.R.” (Esposizione Universale Roma, in 1942), known as the “Eurosky tower” by Franco Purini, in our point of view is not realized according to the principles of “integration” […]

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AA Rome Visiting School - January 2014

AA Rome Visiting School – January 2014

• December 5, 2013 • Comments (0)

Michelangelo Buonarroti said ’I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free’. Through the use of material he could represent at least three immaterial substances: his subconscious, the negative mass surrounding the sculpture and a parallel world where material is forbidden. Has architects’ engagement with virtual space meant a vanishing […]

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Vaulted Cork Pavillion \ Pedro de Azambuja Varela, Maria João de Oliveira & Emmanuel Novo

Vaulted Cork Pavillion \ Pedro de Azambuja Varela, Maria João de Oliveira & Emmanuel Novo

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• December 4, 2013 • Comments (1)

The Vaulted Cork Pavillion was built for Amorim Isolamentos Lda., to demonstrate its cork building materials at Concreta 2013, a biennial building fair held at Exponor, Porto. This architecture and research project was developed by Pedro de Azambuja Varela, Maria João de Oliveira and Emmanuel Novo, who were sponsored by Amorim Isolamentos Lda. while studying […]

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Library and Entities Hotel \ Santamaria Arquitectes

Library and Entities Hotel \ Santamaria Arquitectes

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• December 3, 2013 • Comments (0)

The 3.773 m² plot, is depressed in relation to the streets that configure it. The remaining part of the block is occupied by the Auditorium-Theatre and School of Music, located in a two storey building built in 2003. The Cultural Center extension is concentrated in a 3 storey compact volume and it contains a public […]

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F.3 Fellbach Aquatic Centre \ 4a Architekten GmbH

F.3 Fellbach Aquatic Centre \ 4a Architekten GmbH

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• November 29, 2013 • Comments (1)

A place for the whole family to come and bathe – the new F.3 family and recreational aquatic centre in Fellbach has something to offer everyone. The combined baths were opened on 15th September 2013. 4a Architekten have transferred the three separate areas – the sports area with indoor pool and open-air pool, the adventure pool […]

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ZAC Port Marianne Montpellier \ ecdm

ZAC Port Marianne Montpellier \ ecdm

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• November 27, 2013 • Comments (0)

ecdm architects recently has completed the dwelling project in Montpellier, France.   + Project facts Program: 40 units housing project Client : Nexity Architect : ECDM Photographer : Benoit Fougeirol Location: ZAC Port Marianne Les Jardins de la Lironde lot J2A, Montpellier (34) Area: 2997 m2 Completed: 2013 + All images and drawings courtesy ECDM, […]

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New City Development - Al Dhakira \ RRC Studio

New City Development – Al Dhakira \ RRC Studio

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• November 24, 2013 • Comments (2)

RRC Studio presents the new development for the coastal city of Al Dhakira, a proposal for a 275.000 sqm intervention including residential and commercial settlements. The expansion of Al Dhakira, city built on an inlet of the Persian Gulf, only 60 km away from the capital Doha, is set as the correct mix between the […]

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BIG wins the competition to design Museum of the Human Body in Montpellier

BIG wins the competition to design Museum of the Human Body in Montpellier

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• November 21, 2013 • Comments (2)

BIG + A+Architecture + Egis + Base + L’Echo + Celsius Environnement + CCVH have been announced winner of the international design competition for the new Cité du Corps Humain (Museum of the Human Body) in Montpellier, France. The Museum of the Human Body, which will be part of the newly developed area Parc Marianne, […]

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BLÅVAND BUNKER MUSEUM \ BIG

BLÅVAND BUNKER MUSEUM \ BIG

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• November 20, 2013 • Comments (0)

The A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation will be donating the necessary funding to build BIG’s BLÅVAND BUNKER MUSEUM in Varde, on the west coast of Denmark. Transforming a former German WWII bunker, within the protected shorelands of Blåvand in Denmark, the 2,500m2 (ca. 27,000 ft2) new museum will be composed of four main […]

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Enlargement National German Library \ Gabriele Glöckler

Enlargement National German Library \ Gabriele Glöckler

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• November 17, 2013 • Comments (1)

The fourth extension of the German National Library in Leipzig is bold and unconventional. According to the architect, Gabriele Glöckler: “The concept ‘envelope – cover – contents’ translates the function of the building into architecture. “Function creates form”, is the architect’s motto. “The contents are protected by a compact cover around the repository area. A […]

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