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Kulturbau 'Forum Confluentes'  \ Benthem Crouwel Architects

Kulturbau ‘Forum Confluentes’ \ Benthem Crouwel Architects

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• June 23, 2013 • Comments (0)

Benthem Crouwel Architects has completed the Kulturbau ‘Forum Confluentes’ in Koblenz, Germany. The project consists of the Mall Forum Mittelrhein and the Koblenz. The Forum Mittelrhein is a shopping mall and the Kulturbau houses the public library, the Mittelrhein Museum and the tourist information of Koblenz. + Architect’s statement from Benthem Crouwel Architects The project […]

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Competition Entry: Daegu Library / Holm Architecture Office

Competition Entry: Daegu Library / Holm Architecture Office

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• November 23, 2012 • Comments (0)

The Daegu Library site is situated in the heart of city of Daegu, the 3rd largest city in South Korea. With the design of the Daegu library we wanted to fully embrace the expanding role of the modern library as a center of both knowledge and community. By reversing the traditional library layout, moving the […]

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SCHOLLGLAS: The Crystal by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

SCHOLLGLAS: The Crystal by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

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• May 19, 2012 • Comments (0)

Highly insulating. Crystal clear. Safe. Copenhagen’s new architectural highlight ‘The Crystal’ creates intricate light effects with SCHOLLGLAS products In Copenhagen, while industrial and logistics companies are increasingly relocating to suburban areas of the city as a result of economic change, the attractive city-centre areas around the harbour are becoming service sector hubs. The Danish Nykredit […]

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Hotel in Kvosin \ OOIIO Architecture

Hotel in Kvosin \ OOIIO Architecture

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• May 6, 2012 • Comments (0)

In Reykjavik, Iceland capital they wanted to build a big new hotel in Ingolfstorg, a public existing plaza in Kvosin, the city historical center, very close to the Iceland Parliament. The program was asking for a way too big building that couldn’t work well with the existing city pattern. There are no big buildings on […]

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La Fabrique Cultural Center \ Tetrarc architects

La Fabrique Cultural Center \ Tetrarc architects

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• April 16, 2012 • Comments (0)

On the “île de Nantes”, La Fabrique takes place on one side of the previous Dubigeon warehouse, near the Alstom warehouse ( the upcoming centre of the “Quartier de la Création”) and the old shipyard turned to great gardens. This context gave Tétrarc the opportunity to gather the recalls of a place abandoned by History […]

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Kindergarten In Jiading New Town \ Atelier Deshaus

Kindergarten In Jiading New Town \ Atelier Deshaus

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• February 16, 2012 • Comments (0)

The kindergarten is located in the Jiading new town of the northern suburb in Shanghai, it is neither countryside nor urban in the traditional sense. Face to the ambiguous and uncertain surrounding, the architecture emphasizes the self-improvement, directly intervening into the site, and making a very clear juxtaposition of the architecture and the site. Compare […]

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Indigo Tower \ 10 Design

Indigo Tower \ 10 Design

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• November 12, 2011 • Comments (0)

With a focused look at sustainability, the Hong Kong-based architecture firm lO has been developing a series of research projects aimed at improving the quality of the built environment. One project, the Indigo Tower, takes an active stance and addresses the problem of urban pollution by helping purify the air of our cities through a […]

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Galleria Centercity | UNStudio/Ben van Berkel

Galleria Centercity | UNStudio/Ben van Berkel

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• April 2, 2011 • Comments (0)

Ben van Berkel / UNStudio’s Galleria Centercity in Cheonan – “If museums are turning into supermarkets, why then should department stores not turn into museums?” The Galleria Cheonan responds to the current retail climate in Asia, where department stores also operate as social and semi-cultural meeting places. Because of this, the quality of the public […]

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The Open Parliament of Albania | Coop Himmelb(l)au

The Open Parliament of Albania | Coop Himmelb(l)au

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• March 29, 2011 • Comments (0)

The world-renowned architect Wolf D. Prix/ COOP HIMMELB(L)AU presented The New Parliamentary Complex of the Republic of Albania in Tirana which incorporates fundamental democratic values such as openness, transparency and public co-determination. The building, located on a site area with approximately 28,000 m², is going to be the first project in Albania for the Viennese headquartered […]

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The new Gerngross! | LOVE archi­tec­ture & urban­ism

The new Gerngross! | LOVE archi­tec­ture & urban­ism

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• March 17, 2011 • Comments (0)

Austrian architectural practice LOVE architecture & urbanism has completed the refurbishment project – the new Gerngross! located in Styria. 1. Restructuring the Existing Centre The layout of the store was not intuitive. Walkways were complex and confusing, and it was difficult to navigate. To improve this, the layout of the indoor levels (G, 1st, 2nd, […]

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