Category: Architecture

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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Albizia House \ Metropole Architects

Albizia House \ Metropole Architects

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• October 2, 2013 • Comments (0)

Metropole Architects were commissioned to design a contemporary family home on a one acre site, situated at the end of a spur, in Simbithi Eco-Estate. The clients brief called for a home with an overriding sense of simplicity but with a high degree of sophistication. All the living areas and bedroom suites face onto a […]

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Totem House \ Reza Aliabadi [rzlbd]

Totem House \ Reza Aliabadi [rzlbd]

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• October 1, 2013 • Comments (1)

Robert and John are travellers. They collect sculptures by local artists and bring them home. They have a keen eye for modernism and minimal design and they don’t settle for ordinary. They love cooking and they avoid the unnecessary. In building their home, rzlbd respects their curiosity for style. A totem is sculptures within a […]

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Interior of Laucala Island Resort in Fiji \ Lynne Hunt London

Interior of Laucala Island Resort in Fiji \ Lynne Hunt London

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• September 28, 2013 • Comments (2)

Following years of secrecy as a hush-hush getaway for the rich and famous, Laucala Island, the idyllic, one-of-a-kind South Pacific resort, has been unveiled to the public and is currently being refreshed by its original interior designer, Lynne Hunt London. With 25 villas, five restaurants and bars, an 18-hole championship golf course, a chapel, a […]

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Laucala Island Resort in Fiji \ Scape Design Associates

Laucala Island Resort in Fiji \ Scape Design Associates

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• September 28, 2013 • Comments (0)

Resort Planning The fundamental success of the Laucala Island resort can be traced back to the highly detailed approach to the planning of the site at the outset of the project. Working closely with the lead architect, Scape Design Associates meticulously located all the architecture and resort facilities to maximise drama and the overall guest […]

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Vallvidrera House \ YLAB Arquitectos Barcelona

Vallvidrera House \ YLAB Arquitectos Barcelona

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• September 27, 2013 • Comments (0)

The project is situated in the Vallvidrera neighborhood, a residential area with views overlooking the city of Barcelona, surrounded by the Collserola natural park, in a very sloped and small plot situated between a valley and a pine forest. The objectives of the project were to get the maximum possible building area within a tight […]

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Modernisation House N in Moscow \ 4a Architekten

Modernisation House N in Moscow \ 4a Architekten

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• September 27, 2013 • Comments (9)

4a Architekten give character to residential house in Moscow. A house built in the 1990s, a client who openly welcomes change and a team of architects who are able to give a new identity to a building. House N in Moscow speaks a clear and autonomous architectural language inside and out – with form and detail […]

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Goettsch Partners wins two China competitions for Greenland Group

Goettsch Partners wins two China competitions for Greenland Group

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• September 27, 2013 • Comments (0)

Architecture firm Goettsch Partners (GP) has won two recent design competitions in China for the Greenland Group, one of the country’s largest real estate developers. Located in the cities of Foshan and Suzhou, the projects are both mixed-use, multi-building developments, together encompassing more than 650,000 square meters. In Foshan, the Chancheng Greenland Center involves a […]

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House on a Warehouse \ Miguel Marcelino

House on a Warehouse \ Miguel Marcelino

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• September 23, 2013 • Comments (0)

The briefing was to build a three-bedroom house on top of a warehouse built in the 80′s, where part of the roof was made with a flat slab and a small balcony, precisely with that idea of later building the house. Given the constraints of the existing warehouse, the house shape turns out to be […]

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TREE HUGGER \ Murali Architects

TREE HUGGER \ Murali Architects

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• September 21, 2013 • Comments (0)

The “TREE HUGGER” at chetpet is a contemporary house with exposed concrete, metal, steel, glass wrapping around the existing trees in the site. The designer aimed at giving a contemporary grammar to the house creating a sculptured mass by retaining the existing trees. The entry undulates into the stone gathering plaza which opens to the […]

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