Category: Architecture

Groupe Scolaire \ Trévelo & Viger-Kohler architectes (TVK)

Groupe Scolaire \ Trévelo & Viger-Kohler architectes (TVK)

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• February 15, 2011 • Comments (1)

In Arcueil (Paris Suburbs, France), due to its site condition that surrounded by residential blocks, Trévelo & Viger-Kohler architectes (TVK) has maximized the accessibility and visibility, while giving an strong identity to this Groupe Scolaire school project. Considering the diversity of the surrounding architecture and other elements, we propose a continuous, homogeneous and calm form. […]

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Prodigy MSN Offices \ spAce arquitectura

Prodigy MSN Offices \ spAce arquitectura

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• February 15, 2011 • Comments (1)

spAce arquitectura has completed the new Prodigy MSN Offices in Santa Fe, Mexico City. + Project description by spAce arquitectura Prodigy MSN was looking for new spaces for its corporate offices, not only with the idea of changing spaces, but also to create a new laboral culture that in first place be aware with the […]

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Bikyoshoki \ Jae Kyung Kim of Counter-Design

Bikyoshoki \ Jae Kyung Kim of Counter-Design

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• February 14, 2011 • Comments (2)

In Seoul, Bikyoshoki is a 4 story mixe-used building designed by Jae K. Kim of Counter-Design (Architecture CODE) to accommodate a bar, café and apartment. The goal of this project is to make people to have a similar experience to climbing a small mountain through their movement in relation to architectural form and space. Jae […]

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School Center Paredes - Alenquer | André Espinho Arquitectura

School Center Paredes – Alenquer | André Espinho Arquitectura

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• February 12, 2011 • Comments (0)

Portuguese architectural firm André Espinho Arquitectura has designed the School Center Paredes – Alenquer. School Center Paredes is composed of a white volume resting on four black volumes, thus marking the separation between floors. The majority of the project works around the creation of three patios/playgrounds and the relationship of the building with the slope […]

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BIG wins competition to design Greenland's New National Gallery

BIG wins competition to design Greenland’s New National Gallery

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• February 11, 2011 • Comments (1)

Copenhagen architects BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, in collaboration with TNT Nuuk + Ramboll Nuuk + Arkitekti have won the competition to design Greenland‘s New National Gallery. The Danish functionalistic architecture in Nuuk is typically square boxes which ignore the unique nature of Greenland. We therefore propose a national gallery which is both physically and […]

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Alpes House | Garduño Arquitectos

Alpes House | Garduño Arquitectos

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• February 9, 2011 • Comments (0)

Mexico-based Garduño Arquitectos recently has completed the Alpes House in Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico. We decided to use concrete as our main language, dialoguing with the natural context as well as the different spatial, functional and mood necessities. The color of the concrete was made to match a sample of “tepetate” (a brittle volcanic rock), […]

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Antwerp cathedral’s second tower - TOWER 2.0 by PLANCONTROL

Antwerp cathedral’s second tower – TOWER 2.0 by PLANCONTROL

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• February 8, 2011 • Comments (0)

TOWER 2.0 designed by PLANCONTROL wins the first prize at the “A_TA 2010 Architecture Annual” with the contest solution for Antwerp cathedral’s second tower. Tower 2.0 is therefore very much present on its user’s minds, yet it remaining absent for those who chose not to look at it. Daniel Tellman, PLANCONTROL + Project description by […]

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West 57th Street Residential Building | BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

West 57th Street Residential Building | BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

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• February 8, 2011 • Comments (3)

Durst Fetner Residential selects BIG to design 600-unit residential building on W57th Steet in Manhattan, New York. The building is conceived as a cross breed between the Copenhagen courtyard and the New York skyscraper. The communal intimacy of the central urban oasis meets the efficiency, density and panoramic views of the tall tower in a […]

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Cherokee Mixed-Use Lofts | Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Cherokee Mixed-Use Lofts | Brooks + Scarpa Architects

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• February 2, 2011 • Comments (0)

Brooks + Scarpa Architects has designed the Cherokee Mixed-Use Lofts in Los Angeles, California, USA. The building is inspired by the series of paintings by the British artist Patrick Hughes titled, “Perspectivity”, whose paintings appear to be ever changing and physically moving while being viewed.  At Cherokee the main architectural feature of this project is […]

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Step Up on Fifth | Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Step Up on Fifth | Brooks + Scarpa Architects

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• February 2, 2011 • Comments (0)

The several awards winning project Step Up on Fifth by Brooks + Scarpa Architects was designed to accommodate 46 studio apartments, ground level retail space and subterranean parking. The building is loaded with energy-saving and environmentally materials/devices with 71% recycling rate achievement. The front facade is designed with a series of water jet cut aluminum […]

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