Category: Architecture

Competition winner: West London School by Squire and Partners

Competition winner: West London School by Squire and Partners

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• July 13, 2013 • Comments (1)

Squire and Partners won the competition to design St James’ school in west London, UK. In response to the local building vernacular of grand roof expressions, the roof profiles articulate each element of the village cluster with a clay-tiled roof lantern. Glazed rooflights top each lantern, drawing natural light into every part of the building. […]

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FM Villa \ StudioArch

FM Villa \ StudioArch

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• July 11, 2013 • Comments (0)

StudioArch has designed the FM Villa located in Sommo (Pv) – Italy. The idea was to use the concept of sculpture starting from pure volume (the block of matter), work it and dig it up to get the final project. StudioArch + Statement from StudioArch Make a project of a private villa has completely different from […]

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Danchi Hutch \ YYAA

Danchi Hutch \ YYAA

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• July 10, 2013 • Comments (0)

Designed by Yoshihiro Yamamoto of YYAA, this small house is designed for a craftman and his mother. They had lived in a Danchi for a long time. Danchi is notorious Japanese housing complex. Since it is too narrow, it is often called “The rabbit hutch.” When the client consulted us to build their new residence, […]

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Xiang River Tower \ RRC Studio

Xiang River Tower \ RRC Studio

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• July 10, 2013 • Comments (0)

RRC Studio designed the Xiang River Tower located in Changsha, China. The tower comes from the idea of chinese boxes contained in a single bigger box: each of them, stacked on top of another, include several programs. RRC Studio + Statement from RRC Studio Xiang River Tower is an office and residential project in Changsha, […]

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Multifunctional Complex in Shanghai \ RRC Studio

Multifunctional Complex in Shanghai \ RRC Studio

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• July 10, 2013 • Comments (1)

Italian architectural firm RRC Studio designed a multifunctional complex with 3 mixed use towers in Shanghai, China. The transparent base ties three towers together both functionally and compositionally, providing an easily identified central entrance into the shared lobby. RRC Studio + Statement from RRC Studio The project involves the construction of 240,000 square meters of […]

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Sowwah Square wins CTBUH 2013 Best Tall Building Award, Middle East & Africa

Sowwah Square wins CTBUH 2013 Best Tall Building Award, Middle East & Africa

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• July 9, 2013 • Comments (1)

Designed by Goettsch Partners, the Sowwah Square project now competes as one of four regional winners for 2013 Best Tall Building Worldwide. We are very pleased to see Sowwah Square recognized at such a high international level. The CTBUH has done a great job to recognize a wide range of achievements in tall buildings that […]

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New Telus Sky Landmark Tower in Calgary \ BIG

New Telus Sky Landmark Tower in Calgary \ BIG

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• July 9, 2013 • Comments (0)

BIG unveils its design for the new Telus Sky Landmark Tower in Galgary, Canada. Downtown Calgary has developed as a typical North American city center with a cluster of corporate towers surrounded by a periphery of low density surburban homes. The Telus Sky is an attempt to create a lively mixture of living and working […]

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3XN wins university building in Stuttgart, Germany

3XN wins university building in Stuttgart, Germany

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• July 9, 2013 • Comments (0)

3XN wins university building in Stuttgart, Germany. 3XN’s vision to create an open, inspiring and social learning environment for a new technical faculty wins competition with 25 entries. Transparency and communication have been key concepts… which is designed as a “vertical campus” to support the university’s goals of self-awareness, innovation, functionality and profitability. 3XN + […]

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CSM Motors HQ \ Studio Lucio Serpagli architects

CSM Motors HQ \ Studio Lucio Serpagli architects

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• July 7, 2013 • Comments (0)

Studio Lucio Serpagli architects designed the CSM Motors HQ. + statement from Studio Lucio Serpagli architects The settlement of Borgo Val di Taro, integrated in the geographical reality of the mountains in Val di Taro, presents itself as a nucleus that, contained into a natural basin surrounded by the skyline of the Apennine mountains, lost […]

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Paläon Research and Experience Centre \ Holzer Kobler Architekturen

Paläon Research and Experience Centre \ Holzer Kobler Architekturen

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• July 6, 2013 • Comments (0)

Holzer Kobler Architekturen, in collaboration with pbr AG, Generalplaner and Topotek1, Landschaftsarchitektur, has completed the Paläon Research and Experience Centre. + Description from Holzer Kobler Architekturen The Schöningen Spears, approximately 300,000 years old, are the oldest preserved hunting weapons of mankind discovered until now. Visible from far away, the sculptural building of the PALÄON now […]

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