Category: Culture

Taizhou City Cultural and Creative Industry Building \ Miliy Design

Taizhou City Cultural and Creative Industry Building \ Miliy Design

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• July 26, 2012 • Comments (0)

Taizhou city is a hilly area. The natural mountain landscape is the very unique backdrop of the city. From ancient time, natural mountain and river is the inspiration of Chinese painter. Culture and landscape has the mutual connection from then. Chinese painting prefers the abstract way to express the more real images in their mind, […]

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Platform of Arts and Creativity in Guimaraes \ Pitagoras Arquitectos

Platform of Arts and Creativity in Guimaraes \ Pitagoras Arquitectos

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• July 11, 2012 • Comments (1)

The buildings that make up the Municipal Market and the space defined by them, commonly referred to as “the square”, a name inherited from market square are, as a unit, characteristic elements of the urban landscape of the city of Guimarães. The grounds of the old municipal market boasted a privileged and very central location […]

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Floating Eternity - Offshore cemetery \ BREAD studio

Floating Eternity – Offshore cemetery \ BREAD studio

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• July 8, 2012 • Comments (1)

Hong Kong-based architectural firm BREAD studio has designed the “Floating Eternity” – Offshore cemetery. The proposal resolves the cemetery shortage problems the over dense city of Hong Kong is currently facing. Death is an inevitable stage which everyone needs to go through. Yet, they become the two major social challenges now in Hong Kong. With […]

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Buddhism Temple \ Miliy Design

Buddhism Temple \ Miliy Design

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• July 5, 2012 • Comments (3)

It’s a contemporary Buddhism temple based on the concept of reincarnation. The essence of Buddhism’s Sutra is so called “formlessness”. Based on this, the form searching of the architecture becomes the path from the beginning to the end. The prototype of Buddhism’s temple is from ancient time and based on ancient tectonic and space defining […]

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OASE \ x architekten

OASE \ x architekten

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• June 23, 2012 • Comments (0)

Austria-based architectural firm x architekten designed the OASE located in Linz, Upper Austria. Task: The temporary centre of pastoral care in the diocese of Linz, located on the steel company voestalpine’s site, was built decades ago and had to be pulled down due to its poor condition. The new building is designed to create good […]

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BIG Wins a MÉCA TO CULTURE in Bordeaux

BIG Wins a MÉCA TO CULTURE in Bordeaux

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• June 20, 2012 • Comments (0)

Team BIG+FREAKS freearchitects, dUCKS scéno, Khephren Ingénierie, VPEAS, ALTO Ingénierie, Vincent Hedont, PBNL, Mryk & Moriceau, Ph.A wins the competition to design a new 12 000 m2 cultural center on the riverfront of Bordeaux, merging three cultural institutions into one single building. The new Maison de l’Économie Créative et de la Culture en Aquitaine, MÉCA, […]

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Proposal of Architecture Pavilion \ Ubicuo Diseño + Deriva Colectivo

Proposal of Architecture Pavilion \ Ubicuo Diseño + Deriva Colectivo

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• June 12, 2012 • Comments (0)

Ubicuo Diseño + Deriva Colectivo proposed the Architecture Pavilion for the competition of Arhitekton magazine. + Project statement Our intention was to forget about formal aspects of the skin of the pavilion, we were interested more in what could happen inside of that relatively small container (12.0 x 3.60 x 4.0 mts), in their surroundings […]

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Kokaistudios wins competition to design Tsinghua Law Library Building

Kokaistudios wins competition to design Tsinghua Law Library Building

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• May 17, 2012 • Comments (0)

Kokaistudios has been announced as the winner competition for the new Tsinghua University Law Library located in Beijing, China. The proposal stands out amount the final 5 competing firms including ECUC, RTKL, Zaha Hadid Architects and Zhubo Design Group. The project proposes a reflection on the role of void in structuring functions and programs within […]

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The Arch in Mandal \ 3XN Architects

The Arch in Mandal \ 3XN Architects

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• May 3, 2012 • Comments (0)

Elegance and conviviality merge under The Arch in Mandal, Norway Historic white wooden houses, charming narrow streets, a river running though the center and beach and forest nearby. The town of Mandal is the essence of southern Norwegian idyll. Danish practice, 3XN, has designed the town’s new cultural center, a project which required great sensitivity […]

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Conversion and Extension of Hambacher Castle \ Max Dudler

Conversion and Extension of Hambacher Castle \ Max Dudler

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• April 28, 2012 • Comments (0)

Historically significant Hambach Castle has been modernised and extended for restaurant use by architect Max Dudler. Max Dudler’s idea was to turn the accessible castle wall into a usable space. This he achieved through his choice of building material – using the same type of stone for the facades as had been used for the […]

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