Category: Civic

Aurora Borealis Arctic Observatory - The wings of the dawn goddess \ Jensen Liu and Sally Hsu

Aurora Borealis Arctic Observatory – The wings of the dawn goddess \ Jensen Liu and Sally Hsu

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• April 16, 2013 • Comments (2)

Jensen Liu shared with us his work of Aurora Borealis Arctic Observatory. Siivet aurora, the Aurora Borealis Arctic Observatory is an architectural project situated in argument between the historic mystic of the northern lights and the urban landmark of Rovaniemi. The stories of the aurora phenomenon may now have a scientific explanation, this has not […]

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Fire Station in Portugal \ Álvaro Siza Vieira

Fire Station in Portugal \ Álvaro Siza Vieira

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• February 22, 2013 • Comments (0)

Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira has completed the Volunteer Firefighters Barracks of Santo Tirso. The Firefighters barracks matches the CB1 Type program and is located in Quinta de Geão, at the lot 28, of 4770 m2. The building comprises a total gross area of 1173 m2 and lodges the support functions to the fire brigade. […]

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Luftfartstilsynet Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority HQ \ Space Group Architects

Luftfartstilsynet Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority HQ \ Space Group Architects

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• June 23, 2012 • Comments (0)

BUILDING a new headquarter for Luftfartstilsynet is a challenge in creating a place for an uprooted organization, transplanted from Oslo to Bodø, and in doing so, BUILDING a new office CULTURE. The site, a compact waterfront property, is hidden from its street address by the recently completed NAV building. Exploiting the one story difference between […]

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Gymnasium and Town Hall Esplanade \ LAN Architecture

Gymnasium and Town Hall Esplanade \ LAN Architecture

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• June 21, 2012 • Comments (0)

In the Île-de-France region, the new gymnasium at Chelles is an exceptional example of a public building with a strong architectural identity. The town council’s aim was that this local amenity should play a key role in the harmonious redefinition of the urban landscape. Located in the town centre, the project enhances the surrounding architectural […]

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Courthouse Saint-Malo \ LAN Architecture

Courthouse Saint-Malo \ LAN Architecture

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• June 21, 2012 • Comments (1)

The major highlight of the Saint-Malo Courthouse project is certainly the opportunity to actively participate to an urban renewal condition in which the downtown is moved from the port to the new pole, following a grid in which Avenue Aristide Briand performs as the main axis. The organization of the new Courthouse demonstrates an example […]

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Female Prison in Iceland \ OOIIO Architecture

Female Prison in Iceland \ OOIIO Architecture

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• June 11, 2012 • Comments (1)

OOIIO Architecture recently has designed the Female Prison in Iceland. How to build a prison that doesn’t look like a prison? For designing this project we decided to start asking to people that lives and work on real prisons. That was the first step on the design process!. And we end up with the conclusion […]

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Swiss Clockwork Embassy \ Matteo Cainer Architects

Swiss Clockwork Embassy \ Matteo Cainer Architects

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• May 12, 2012 • Comments (0)

This is the competition entry by Matteo Cainer Architects for the Swiss Clockwork Embassy in Cameroon. The design of the new Swiss Embassy in Yaoundé pays tribute to its renewed presence in the Cameroon and a respect for the uniqueness of the site. The resulting proposal is an elegant ensemble that encapsulates the identity and self-image […]

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499.SUMMIT \ Andreas Tjeldflaat + Gregory Knobloch

499.SUMMIT \ Andreas Tjeldflaat + Gregory Knobloch

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• April 6, 2012 • Comments (1)

499.SUMMIT is the competition entry designed by 2 architectural students Andreas Tjeldflaat & Gregory Knobloch. Our prison system has failed to see advancements throughout the past century and desperately requires innovation and re-imagination. While recent literature begins to question the sociological status of prisons, there has be little exploration of the physical apparatus in which inmates […]

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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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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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