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Step Up on Fifth | Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Step Up on Fifth | Brooks + Scarpa Architects

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• February 2, 2011 • Comments (0)

The several awards winning project Step Up on Fifth by Brooks + Scarpa Architects was designed to accommodate 46 studio apartments, ground level retail space and subterranean parking. The building is loaded with energy-saving and environmentally materials/devices with 71% recycling rate achievement. The front facade is designed with a series of water jet cut aluminum […]

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YNH | yHa architects

YNH | yHa architects

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• February 1, 2011 • Comments (1)

Japanese architectural firm yHa architects has recently completed the YNH house located in Tokyo, Japan. The facade has “autonomously” opening system grid-like continuous pattern and its size are “heteronomously” translated in relation to views or surrounding environment or interior function. yujin HIRASE, founder of yHa architects + Project description by yHa architects I thought mainly […]

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Dojima River Forum CAFE | Terminal01

Dojima River Forum CAFE | Terminal01

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• February 1, 2011 • Comments (1)

Terminal01 has designed the Dojima River Forum CAFE located in Osaka Japan. + Design statemetn by Terminal01 The cafe is situated on the second floor of the recently opened Dojima River Forum in Osaka Japan. Osaka city used to be called a water-capital. Rivers and canals once crisscrossed the city. There is a big solid […]

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House in Kitasaya | Terminal01

House in Kitasaya | Terminal01

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• February 1, 2011 • Comments (0)

Japanese studio Terminal01 has completed a house in Kitasaya located in Ehime Prefecture, Japan. “void” was placed at the center of the house, which is the main space of the house. This space is open up to the sky…family can feel the cycle of the seasons, weather, light, and so on, through this void space, […]

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House in Jardim Pernambuco 2 | Progetto Arquitetura

House in Jardim Pernambuco 2 | Progetto Arquitetura

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• January 31, 2011 • Comments (1)

Brazil-based architectural firm Progetto Arquitetura designed the house in Jardim Pernambuco 2. + Architect’s statement by Progetto Arquitetura +What was the guideline of the project? The guideline was to promote a maximum integration between the internal and the external areas, using a contemporary language. +Please comment the implementation of the Project in the site area. […]

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House in Ise | Takashi Yamaguchi & Associates

House in Ise | Takashi Yamaguchi & Associates

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• January 30, 2011 • Comments (0)

Japanese architect Takashi Yamaguchi & Associates has designed a house in Ise,  Japan. The building is composed of two volumes arranged in parallel. A vertical void links the rooftop terrace and the light court on the first floor, drawing nature into the interior. Takashi Yamaguchi & Associates + Project description by Takashi Yamaguchi & Associates […]

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UPDATE of Bicycle Transit Center: More images, drawings & diagrams

UPDATE of Bicycle Transit Center: More images, drawings & diagrams

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• January 29, 2011 • Comments (0)

We’ve featured the Bicycle Transit Center by KGP Design Studio few days ago, here is supplemental information, including full project description, credits, images, drawings and diagrams shared by architect. If you missed our previous post, let’s check it out here. + Full description by KGP Design Studio Summary At the cusp of a livable cities […]

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L House | Progetto Arquitetura

L House | Progetto Arquitetura

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• January 28, 2011 • Comments (0)

This house, project by Progetto Arquitetura, is situated in a rich neighbourhood in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro. Its construction has been finished in 2010. The house is developed in an “L” shape, divided in 2 blocks, the smallest one housing only leisure activities, and support for outside activities, (swimming pool’s showers, barbecue, SPA, […]

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Spröjs House | Visiondivision

Spröjs House | Visiondivision

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• January 28, 2011 • Comments (0)

Sweden-based architectural firm Visiondivision has designed an extension to an old house on the Swedish countryside. + Description by Visiondivision Visiondivision was commissioned to design an extension to an old house on the Swedish countryside. The house should include a master bedroom, a room for clothing care, a work space and a space for coffee […]

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BIG wins the International Competition to design a new Waste-To-Energy Plant

BIG wins the International Competition to design a new Waste-To-Energy Plant

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• January 28, 2011 • Comments (2)

Denmark-based architectural firm BIG, in collaboration with realities:united, AKT, Topotek 1 & Man Made Land have won the the international competition to design a new Waste-To-Energy Plant in Copenhagen, Denmark. The new plant is an example of what we at BIG call Hedonistic Sustainability – the idea that sustainability is not a burden, but that […]

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