Category: Culture

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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MET Studio to design Environmental Education Centre in Hong Kong

MET Studio to design Environmental Education Centre in Hong Kong

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• November 17, 2013 • Comments (0)

MET Studio has been commissioned as the lead exhibition designer for a 2,000 sq m Environmental Education Centre to be housed within the new Sludge Treatment Facility in the Tuen Mun district of Hong Kong, which will be the world’s largest of its kind on completion. The project is being funded by the Environmental Protection […]

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Splash & Spa Tamaro \ formTL

Splash & Spa Tamaro \ formTL

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• October 18, 2013 • Comments (1)

The three white, variously formed domed structures at the foot of Monte Tamaro in Rivera, Switzerland (Tessin) are an awe-inspiring sight. However, the architectural design of the Splash & Spa Tamaro waterpark, which was officially opened on 15 June 2013, is not the only impressive aspect. The interiors of the three themed domes also offer […]

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Danish National Maritime Museum \ BIG

Danish National Maritime Museum \ BIG

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• October 18, 2013 • Comments (0)

BIG with Kossmann.dejong+Rambøll+Freddy Madsen+KiBiSi have completed the Danish National Maritime Museum in Helsingør. By marrying the crucial historic elements with an innovative concept of galleries and way-finding, BIG’s renovation scheme reflects Denmark’s historical and contemporary role as one of the world’s leading maritime nations. The new Danish National Maritime Museum is located in Helsingør, just […]

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Shanghai Fish Community Art Gallery \ Studio 7 of Urban Architecture China

Shanghai Fish Community Art Gallery \ Studio 7 of Urban Architecture China

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• October 10, 2013 • Comments (1)

The site is situated in the middle of an artificial lake in south-east Shanghai, China. Being the first to be completed and the focal point of the 5 commercial buildings planned, the showroom is intended to become a remarkable landmark for the new development. The circular shape of the floor plans was determined by the […]

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THE HUG - Alvar Aalto Campus Otaniemi \  MenoMenoPiu Architects & Paolo Venturella

THE HUG – Alvar Aalto Campus Otaniemi \ MenoMenoPiu Architects & Paolo Venturella

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• October 10, 2013 • Comments (0)

The rectangle is the neutral form par excellence, because its corners balance the two opposing forces of the line: the vertical and horizontal. Mondrian The project is a contemporary evolution of the classic courtyard tipology, unfolding the four sides of the courtyard along the axis of the main road,creating a central urban square facing south […]

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Casa das Artes in Miranda do Corvo \ FAT - Future Architecture Thinking

Casa das Artes in Miranda do Corvo \ FAT – Future Architecture Thinking

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• October 4, 2013 • Comments (1)

João Morgado shared with us his recent photography of House of the Arts in Miranda do Corvo designed by FAT – Future Architecture Thinking. The Casa das Artes (House of the Arts) in Miranda do Corvo expresses the meeting between two identities, rural and urban, in a landscape marked by the Lousã Mountains. The building […]

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The Blue Planet wins World Architecture Festival Award

The Blue Planet wins World Architecture Festival Award

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• October 4, 2013 • Comments (0)

Denmark’s new National Aquarium, designed by 3XN, has won the Display Award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) Inspired by the shape of water in endless motion, Denmark’s new National Aquarium, The Blue Planet is shaped as a great whirlpool, and the building itself tells the story of what awaits inside. The WAF judges […]

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Redtory Factory Silo \ Pelizzi Architettura

Redtory Factory Silo \ Pelizzi Architettura

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• September 7, 2013 • Comments (0)

The existing circular silo structure emerging form a pond triggers the idea of a water garden inhabited by aquatic plants. Circular as lotus leaves, four volumes are stacked up within the silo; circular isles and green areas define the external spaces. As in a natural pond where reeds emerge form the shallow water, the emerging […]

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Vanke Art Center  XuHui District \ Studio 7 of Urban Architecture China

Vanke Art Center XuHui District \ Studio 7 of Urban Architecture China

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• September 1, 2013 • Comments (1)

Designed by Studio 7 of Urban Architecture China, the project is located in Xuhui District, Shanghai South Railway Station North, at the junction of 3 major traffic and subway axes and also in the immediate vicinity of a gas station. This led to some special constraints regarding the landscape treatment, circulations and access points. The […]

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