New architecture projects by Architonic https://www.architonic.com/de/project-feed New architecture projects by Architonic https://www.architonic.com/de/project-feed https://image.architonic.com/arc_black.jpg en Mon, 18 Jun 2018 07:39:52 +0200 High Line von Diller Scofidio + Renfro | Parks https://www.architonic.com/en/project/diller-scofidio-renfro-high-line/5106071 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The High Line, in collaboration with James Corner Field Operations and Piet Oudolf, is a 1.5–mile long public park built on an abandoned elevated railroad stretching from the Meatpacking District to the Hudson Rail Yards in Manhattan. Inspired by the melancholic, unruly beauty of this postindustrial ruin, where nature has reclaimed a once vital piece of urban infrastructure, the new park interprets its inheritance. It translates the biodiversity that took root after it fell into ruin in a string of site–specific urban microclimates along the stretch of railway that include sunny, shady, wet, dry, windy, and sheltered spaces. Through a strategy of agri–tecture—part agriculture, part architecture—the High Line surface is digitized into discrete units of paving and planting which are assembled along the 1.5 miles into a variety of gradients from 100% paving to 100% soft, richly vegetated biotopes. The paving system consists of individual pre–cast concrete planks with open joints to enc… continue

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Glam Seamless von Sergio Mannino Studio | Shop interiors https://www.architonic.com/en/project/sergio-mannino-studio-glam-seamless/5106070 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Glam Seamless is a well-established online business dedicated to high-quality, high-end hair extensions founded by Alexandra Cristin. Until now, Glam has been an entirely online venture. In early 2018, Cristin contacted Sergio Mannino to create her first shop in Soho, NYC. A few months down the track, and Glam Seamless is up and running. As an online business, Glam is pink, white and - you guessed it - glam. We needed to translate this brand into a physical space; at Sergio Mannino Studio, this is our job, and we love it. Designing the ‘physical version’ of an online brand is always an interesting challenge – and we know how important it is to succeed at the first attempt. The salon is a smooth cream and millennial pink, with shimmering ombre string curtains defining and separating the two areas of the store. Together with the color scheme, the curtains contrast elegantly with the clean, modern-retro-inspired lines of the salon counters and displays. The displays are part glass… continue

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Gallery Pavilion von JQTS | Installations https://www.architonic.com/en/project/jqts-gallery-pavilion/5106069 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 GALLERY is placed in front of the building that hosted the previous editions of Walk & Talk which was recently sold, forcing the festival to move elsewhere. The title of the project is a reference to Walk & Talk’s own history. The pavilion’s basic element is a single frame with 3 openings (as the Ponta Delgada's monument "doors of the city"). It has no stability enough to stand by itself so the use of the triangular geometry created by the assembly of 3 frames generates the basic unity from where the project grows in and endless system. That repetition allows the creating of a space, a building or even a new reality. GALLERY is a about physical experience and haptic sensations. It's made of local Cryptomeria wood with a rough finishing that ask us to feel its texture. It has local bagacina on the floor that creates sounds and rhythms while walking inside. It has a translucent black net that creates different degrees of transparency/opacity along the spaces. It has a collection of… continue

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Forte Dei Marmi von Oppenheim Architecture + Design | Restaurant interiors https://www.architonic.com/en/project/oppenheim-architecture-design-forte-dei-marmi/5106068 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Housed within a classic, Mediterranean Revival-style building, originally constructed in 1938, Forte Dei Marmi is a new, elegant, two-story villa, Italian restaurant concept set to play a signifcant role in the renaissance of the swanky South of Fifth area. The 5,875 SF property, and former home of Cavalli Miami, required a complete interior redesign – one that would envisage an amalgam of the enduring spirit of classic Italian beach culture and a contemporary design aesthetic. Drawing inspiration from the Tuscan coast and the littoral Italian resort, Forte dei Marmi’s design reflects the beauty, elegance, and simplicity of its namesake Italian city, as well as the immutable modernist allure of South Beach. A palette of rich materials and textures combine to create a refned, yet comfortable interior – the perfect setting for enjoying the restaurant’s highly-crafted, culinary offerings. The concept for the lounge and bar on the second level was to create an intimate, fnely- furnished… continue

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Residence in the Galilee von Golany Architects | Detached houses https://www.architonic.com/en/project/golany-architects-residence-in-the-galilee/5106067 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Designed by Tel-Aviv based practice Golany Architects, the house overlooks the Sea of Galilee with a sweeping view of the Galilee from every room. The Generous openings facing the view to the south and east, require the provision of shading and filtering against the intense sun, which is provided by the wooden shutters. The shutters slide in adjustment to the position of the sun and privacy requirements. The shutter lattices, as typical of Mediterranean mashrabiya, block views inwards and maintain privacy, while allowing one to enjoy the scenery from the inside. The windows and doors behind the shutters are recessed to improve climate control, creating intermediate spaces of shaded outdoor areas. Even during the very hot days of summer, these measures keep the house cool and pleasant. The design of the elevations is a contemporary interpretation of the romantic notion of balconies with a view. The vertical proportion of the openings provides continuity between the nearby view an… continue

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Hyundai Pavilion von Asif Khan | Installations https://www.architonic.com/en/project/asif-khan-hyundai-pavilion/5106066 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 London-based architecture practice Asif Khan have unveiled their latest project, a super-black pavilion entirely coated in Vantablack VBx2 at the PyeongChang Winter Olym-pics 2018 in South Korea. The building’s exterior is illuminated by a field of stars that appear to float in mid-air. Hyundai Motor has commissioned the pavilion as part of a global mobility initiative. The structure’s 10-metre-high parabolic facades are coated with a super black material: Vantablack VBx2, a derivative of the original Vantablack, making it the world’s largest continuous nanostructure. The matt black material is able to absorb 99% of the light that hits its surface, diminishing its three dimensionality and creating the illusion of a startling black void in broad daylight. The facades of the pavilion are punctuated by thousands of tiny white lights which, during the day, simulate the view into space from that point on earth. Inside the 35m x 35m structure, Khan has designed a vast ‘water room’ – a… continue

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Jaú Building von Studio Arthur Casas | Office buildings https://www.architonic.com/en/project/studio-arthur-casas-jau-building/5106065 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Located in Jardins, a high-class neighborhood of São Paulo, the intervention in Jaú Building can be classified as a “retrofit”, or a requalification of its pre-existing structure. The original design dates back to 1965. Its was abandoned with just the structure and envelopment finished. Bauman, a construction company, bought the building and in 2012 proposed to Studio Arthur Casas a renovation of its façade and the interior completion, now adapted for a commercial use. The building has the ground floor, 16 typical floors and a rooftop terrace. The original layout remained almost the same, with only a few changes. The most drastic intervention was the addition of a new underground pavement (3, in total). Moreover, the toilets were brought near to the vertical circulation areas. Although those modifications are products of a change in the use of the space, it allows greater flexibility in the floor occupancy by other groups and offices. The main concern was to get away from the con… continue

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False Bay Writer’s Cabin von Olson Kundig Architects | Detached houses https://www.architonic.com/en/project/olson-kundig-architects-false-bay-writers-cabin/5106064 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 This five-hundred-square-foot cabin serves as a private writer’s retreat and guest cottage. The owners asked for a space that felt connected to its island setting—the mild climate, scenic views, and proximity to wildlife. At the same time, they needed a structure that could be easily secured when not in use. The cabin was designed as a glass house surrounded by three wooden slat decks that can be raised—through a system of hydraulic winches, wire rope, pivoting sheaves, and lead blocks—to serve as shutters. Open, the shutter decks are outdoor living space, connecting to the cabin’s interior through tall windows and sliding doors; closed, they secure the cabin. The fireplace rotates 180 degrees to be enjoyed indoors or out. An inverted roof with deep overhangs forces water to drain to the rear of the cabin. “It is intended to be a shelter of extremes, open or closed,” says Tom Kundig. “In order to feel cold, you have to feel hot; in order to feel safe, you have to feel at risk. Co… continue

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Serpentine Pavilion 2018 von Frida Escobedo | Installations https://www.architonic.com/en/project/frida-escobedo-serpentine-pavilion-2018/5106063 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Frida Escobedo, an architect celebrated for dynamic projects that reactivate urban space, has designed the Serpentine Pavilion 2018. Harnessing a subtle interplay of light, water and geometry, her atmospheric courtyard design draws on both the domestic architecture of Mexico and British materials and history, specifically the Prime Meridian line at London’s Royal Observatory in Greenwich. Escobedo (b. 1979, Mexico City) is the 18th and youngest architect yet to accept the invitation to design a temporary Pavilion on the Serpentine Gallery lawn in Kensington Gardens. This pioneering commission, which began in 2000 with Zaha Hadid, has presented the first UK structures of some of the biggest names in international architecture. In recent years, it has grown into a hotly anticipated showcase for emerging talent, from Sou Fujimoto of Japan to selgascano of Spain and Bjarke Ingels of Denmark, whose 2016 Pavilion was the most visited architectural and design exhibition in the world. Serpe… continue

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Pharmacy where healthy people gather von Tsubasa Iwahashi Architects | Doctors' surgeries https://www.architonic.com/en/project/tsubasa-iwahashi-architects-pharmacy-where-healthy-people-gather/5106062 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 From the time that the person is in good health, I am aiming for a place that gathers health themes. It is not the appearance of a common pharmacy just to receive medicine, but the image of places where we can get a lot of knowledge about health which is close to living is done. (I am imagining a concierge that can provide a lot of information about health related to living, not just the appearance of a common pharmacy such as receiving medicine.) As knowledge and wisdom, by talking through individual conversations and frequent lectures such as medicine, as well as food and dietary nutrition, care in everyday life, healthy living secrets, etc. I want to make it a place that I can return to a healthy life of people. The location is located in a residential area near the station of the regional station. This pharmacy was built on the first floor of the building, facing the road. People in the town have a small diameter leading to the station. As the building was a beautiful concrete continue

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The Bruges Pavilion von SelgasCano | Installations https://www.architonic.com/en/project/selgascano-the-bruges-pavilion/5106061 Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Selgascano pavilion is a swimming installation for Brugge Triennale. Commissioned by the city of Bruges and floating in the canal called Coupure it serves mainly as a platform for bathing and swimming, creating a new access to the canal water. It serves as well as a place for activities and reunion for all neighbours around. The installation consists of a steel rods structure covered by a pink-orange fluorescent vinyl, material that has never been used before in a building. Steel structure and plastic skin are just one thing, indissociable one from the other. They were formed on site in a completely hand made process, welding and stretching materials as needed to get the final shape. This waterproof structure is continued by a yellow wood floating platform for jumping in the canal water. Light passes through the skin creating a shambling atmosphere that changes the usual perception of the old city. SelgasCano continue

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Gries Deco Company GmbH von Vermund reference projects | Manufacturer references https://www.architonic.com/en/project/vermund-reference-projects-gries-deco-company-gmbh/5106060 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Gries Deco Company GMBH is a large German company specialised in interiour decoration located in Niedernberg, Germany. As a part of their brand new headquarter, Gries Deco decided for the VL15 Office chair from VERMUND as a perfect fit for all workspaces in the new HQ. The conference room, located in the centre of the floor, needed furniture that was great in comfort and beautiful to look at, so they turned to VERMUND. The VL118 chiar is elegant and fits the open room in space and organic lines, while still having armrests and providing good sitting comfort. The VL15 is a relatively new chair, that moves within the thin line between design and modern comfort in the work offices. The VL118 was originally designed by Vermund Larsen back in the 1960's and was recently relaunched to fit the modern Nordic design wave. continue

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Vino Y Pintxos von Vermund reference projects | Manufacturer references https://www.architonic.com/en/project/vermund-reference-projects-vino-y-pintxos/5106059 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Vino Y Pintxos is an exclusive and cosy Tapas bar & restaurant in Aalborg, North Denmark. The owner has decided, among many fine designer chairs, to use the VL118 dining chair from VERMUND for the restaurant. The VL118 is elegant and fits the atmosphere of the restaurant perfectly. Furthermore the comfort of the chair is outstanding and often (quote:) makes the customer stay for an extra glas of wine. The VL118 was originally designed by Vermund Larsen back in the 1960's and was recently relaunched to fit the modern Nordic design wave. continue

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China Fuzhou Jin Niu Shan Trans-urban Connector von LOOK Architects | Bridges https://www.architonic.com/en/project/look-architects-china-fuzhou-jin-niu-shan-trans-urban-connector/5106058 Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Commissioned as Design Architect and Urban Design Consultant for Fuzhou Forest Walkway, Singapore-based LOOK Architects has had the honor to share experience gained from local projects such as Alexandra Arch and Forest Walk with China, and in doing so extend the reach of our designers to the broader Asian region. A first-of-its kind elevated steel pedestrian walkway system weaving through forested areas in China, Fuzhou Forest Walkway (福州森林步道,or more intimately known as Fudao 福道) spans over 6.3 kilometres from end to end, threading through the full breadth of Jinniushan (金牛山) and covers about 19 kilometres along its winding path. A signature urban connector network that provides public accessibility to indigenous hinterland stretching northeast of Minjiang (闽江北港), Fudao signifies an awakened consciousness to improve lives of city dwellers by bringing nature within closer reach. One of the greenest cities in China, Fuzhou is capital of Fujian province, sometimes referred to as Rongch… continue

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Mono von Note Design Studio | Living space https://www.architonic.com/en/project/note-design-studio-mono/5106057 Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 <b>A unique building created through a unique collaboration</b> Mono by Glommen & Lindberg is a housing concept situated at the centre of the designerdense south-central Stockholm district of Södermalm. Mono stands out, in Sweden as a whole and in Södermalm, not only in terms of design and atmosphere, but also in the way it was conceived. The construction company Glommen & Lindberg have commissioned Note Design Studio and the architect firm Koncept Stockholm to design an entirely unique and select block of flats that makes the most of the space available in this listed part of Södermalm. Södermalm is a densely developed area. There is virtually no available land to build on. Mono is one of a select few innovative construction projects that will be realised over the coming period. This is an inspiring and unique opportunity. JAN ÅKE Glommen & Lindberg’s vision is to build desirable housing in attractive locations. Through this pioneering project they have encouraged architects and d… continue

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Office Environmental Design of Shiyue Media von CUN Design | Office facilities https://www.architonic.com/en/project/cun-design-office-environmental-design-of-shiyue-media/5106056 Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In recently years, CUN Design has won a number of gold awards globally because of its unique thinking in the creative office environment design, making it become an unexpected force in this field. Especially that one of its projects was the only creative office environment in the world that was awarded as "Best of Year" in US. Through this achievement, an Internet celebrity from the new media industry—Mi Meng asked CUN Design to create a new office for her! After several times of communication, CUN Design made friends with Mi Meng and her excellent team, and they found it was very interesting that most of Mi Meng's staffs are from the post-95s generation, and they don't treat their boss as a boss, but a friend. Therefore, we did not treat Mi Meng as our client, but instead, we took her friends' demands as hers. Nowadays, the Internet is developing extremely fast and mobile interconnection is penetrating through our lives! "Office" must not be a working space that just has several ta… continue

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Pavilion Martel von SelgasCano | Installations https://www.architonic.com/en/project/selgascano-pavilion-martel/5106055 Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Launched in October 2016, the Fondation d’entreprise Martell offers a rich and varied programme of events promoting local, national and international collaborations. Occupying a modernist building that is a landmark within the town of Cognac, the Foundation will ultimately extend over nearly 5,000 m2 and five floors, offering an array of different immersive, creative spaces, which will open to the public in several phases. The interior renovation, orchestrated by Bordeaux architects Brochet-Lajus-Pueyo, began in spring 2017, with a partial reopening (ground floor and rooftop terrace) scheduled for summer 2018, followed by a gradual roll-out of the other floors every year until the completion of the project in 2020/2021. In June 2017, the Fondation d’entreprise Martell will inaugurate an in situ commission, an original protean structure created by Spanish architects SelgasCano, which will occupy the entirety of the vast paved courtyard in front of the Foundation until autumn 2018.… continue

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Serpentine Pavilion Beijing von Jiakun Architects | Installations https://www.architonic.com/en/project/jiakun-architects-serpentine-pavilion-beijing/5106054 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 "Force" is the theme of this project. It is shapeless but exists everywhere. How to treat Force? - fight against it? comply with it or take advantage of it? - It is not only the attitude towards technology, but also about culture. The Pavilion is a minimalist mechanical installation, which is composed of a series of layered spring steels with a decreasing number from the bottom to top that are merely connected by bolts. Their tips are dragged down by strong steel cables and simultaneously balanced by the beams on the bottom. It is like a piece of bow, taking advantaging of elasticity and tension from material to form a unsupported self-stabilizing structure. The repetition of bow components forms the arcade. Because of the specific location of Wangfujing, Liu Jiakun used "Jin Zhuan" - a special floor tiles especially used for the Forbidden City in ancient China and fired in the southern region of Yangtze River - for the ground. This succinct and unique material hints the locati… continue

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Einfamilienhaus Zürichsee-Gemeinde von m3 Architekten | Detached houses https://www.architonic.com/en/project/m3-architekten-einfamilienhaus-zurichsee-gemeinde/5106053 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 This property has a prime location in a Lake Zurich community. The layout is the result of a comprehensive analysis taking into account location, view and topography. The living area is deliberately on the top floor with the best view of Lake Zurich. The angular building of 25 x 25m is in the northern part of the plot and has a room height of between 2.79 and 3.20m. Both sides of the building are shielded from sound and onlookers, creating the desired amount of privacy. Different terraces on the ground and first floor provide a light and bright area  depending on the time of day and position of the sun. The retaining walls close to the basement are next to a big garden with a play area. The position of the swimming pool and garden seating is ideal for the sun – morning, noon or evening. A skylight above the well hole brings light to the basement stairs. The materials used are discreet and have a pleasant touch. Big windows, setback between the floors and wooden planks under the jetty,… continue

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Trautenberk Microbrewery von ADR | Hotels https://www.architonic.com/en/project/adr-trautenberk-microbrewery/5106052 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Trautenberk Microbrewery is located in the Krkonoše mountains right on the border with Poland in the village of Horní Malá Úpa. The buidling was renovated by studio ADR from Czech Republic, most works consisted of stripping down many previous layers of refurbishments and modifications from the second half of the century. The building provides accommodation, the hotel restaurant has its own microbrewery in the basement. "The basement houses a microbrewery with max. production volume of 10,000 hectolitres of beer per year. The ground floor is a restaurant with restored original lamps from the pre-war years. The upper levels equipped to a functional mountain lodge standard have the combined capacity of 130 beds." ADR continue

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Cloud Pergola von Bruno Juricic | Installations https://www.architonic.com/en/project/bruno-juricic-cloud-pergola/5106051 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 At the Croatian pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale, visitors experience Cloud Pergola, a unique environment and one of the world’s largest and most complex 3D printed structures. The opening of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia unveiled the collaborative site specific environment of the Croatian Pavilion, curated by architect Bruno Juričić. The installation, that crosses the boundaries of architecture, art, engineering, robotic fabrication and computational models, won the favor of the public, by inviting to reflect on hospitality and climate change and shaping a new paradigm for architecture in the 21st century. The Mediterranean sea is a region full of history and past, of great conquests and culture. But is this a place we can picture our future in? Cloud Pergola / The Architecture of Hospitality, the Croatian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, surprised visitors with a exhibition curated and authored by architect Br… continue

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Loft Renovation In Font Honrada von Adrian Elizalde Architecture | Living space https://www.architonic.com/en/project/adrian-elizalde-architecture-loft-renovation-in-font-honrada/5106050 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The project presents the renovation of an apartment in a building of 1916 located in the old town of Barcelona. It has a surface of 46 sqm and originally presented a decayed image and excessively subdivided with rooms. The two windows of the façade are the only ones able to use for ventilation and natural illumination. It has a very small service yard that is closed and an elevator added later occupying most of it. The main goal has been to achieve the maximum use of natural light and ventilation in the apartment. Strategy, accumulate the servant area and storage in the opposite side of the facade to free the rest of the apartment and the living areas can enjoy the outside windows. We took advantage of a recessed wall of the perimeter wall to place the kitchen. <b>Loft</b> The structure walls of the building are in the perimeter of the apartment, which enabled us demolish all the interior partitions resulting in a diaphanous space. The dwelling is then considered as a loft, we s… continue

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The King´s Garden Pavilion von Krupinski/Krupinska Arkitekter | https://www.architonic.com/en/project/krupinski-krupinska-arkitekter-the-king-s-garden-pavilion/5106049 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The project is the winning proposal by Krupinski/Krupinska Arkitekter in the open international competition for a new pavilion in the King´s Garden in central Copenhagen. The competition had a total of 64 entries and the project was opened to the public in the late summer of 2017. To experience the long perspective of a tree-lined path, the rhythm of the trunks and the ray of sunshine is a sublime sensation. In the King´s Garden of the Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen one can experience this mystical power in several places but above all in the Damegangen and the Kavalergangen. The proposal for a new pavilion in the King´s Garden comes from the dramatic choreography of Otte Heiders renaissance garden and Johan Cornelius Kriegers more recent recreation of the park in a baroque style. The suggestive atmosphere of the tree lined pathways and the strict geometry of the garden, where paths most often meet orthogonally, have, through Pavilion +, been interpreted in a built structure. The… continue

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Svizzera 240 von Alessandro Bosshard, Li Tavor, Matthew van der Ploeg, Ani Vihervaara | Installations https://www.architonic.com/en/project/alessandro-bosshard-li-tavor-matthew-van-der-ploeg-ani-vihervaara-svizzera-240/5106048 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 «All right, fine, I’ll take the house tour.» Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm (S03 E08) The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is delighted to announce the presentation of «Svizzera 240: House Tour» at the Swiss Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. The exhibition focuses on the unfurnished interior of contemporary housing by celebrating a peculiar form of architectural representation — the «house tour». A house tour offers a meandering, eye-level view onto the apartment interior. This view consolidates into a series of images, which register the apartment according to the qualities and affects afforded by its quintessential architectural palette: a ±240 centimetre volume dressed with white walls, skirting board, wood or tile flooring and off-the-shelf components and fittings. Visitors to the Biennale Architettura are invited to come into the Swiss Pavilion and take a house tour of the ubiquitous apartment interior. What is built w… continue

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Polycarbonate Neverland - Aranya Kid’s restaurant von Wutopia Lab | Restaurants https://www.architonic.com/en/project/wutopia-lab-polycarbonate-neverland-aranya-kids-restaurant/5106047 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Wutopia Lab was commissioned by Aranya to renovate part of club house into a restaurant for kids. We hope to create a neverland for kids in this space of less than 1,000 square meters. By digesting the physical properties of materials, we hope to create a place that loses material texture and spatial orientation. The carbonate polymer material used in the “One person’s gallery” case was used in combination with light to create an experience of losing sense of size and texture. Bubbles, colorless and transparent, will refract the rainbow, and are fleeting and unpredictable, but kids love them. The kid's restaurant should be a polycarbonate neverland. We used polycarbonate panels to wrap the original facade, a mixture of prairie villa style and contemporary art deco-style, creating a new translucent facade. We put vertical greening and large staircases between the old and new façades. This hierarchical facade was regarded as a complete facade. We re-organized function and streamline.… continue

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Pine Park Pavilion von DnA Design and Architecture | Installations https://www.architonic.com/en/project/dna-design-and-architecture-pine-park-pavilion/5106046 Fri, 08 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The pavilion stands next to the village of Huangyu on a paved connecting path along the Songyin River as a tourism infrastructure that enables cyclists and hikers to experience the region. The wooden structure consists of prefabricated elements, which were assembled on site, and accommodates an art installation presenting the historical production of pine resin in the neighboring village of Huangyu. The elongated pavilion consists of four segments. The building elements are separated with glass surfaces, on which the production of resin is illustrated in an artistically alienated manner, thus giving rise to one picture in combination with the already existing group of trees around the pavilion. The simple wooden building with its clear constructive structure serves as a resting place at the dam on the river and provides information about a traditional method of producing resin. It consequently combines information about the location with a tourism infrastructure that links history continue

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Tonsley Innovation District, Main Assembly Building & Pods von Woods Bagot | Parks https://www.architonic.com/en/project/woods-bagot-tonsley-innovation-district-main-assembly-building-amp-pods/5106045 Fri, 08 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Tonsley Main Assembly Building and Pods is the centrepiece of a globally recognised urban redevelopment in Adelaide. It is one of 15 projects on exhibition in the Australian Pavilion at this year's Venice Architecture Biennale, where the focus is on urban repair through design. The Tonsley mixed-use redevelopment is Australia's first to be awarded the 6 Star Green Star – Communities certification by the Green Building Council of Australia. World class in its ambitions, it sets a new benchmark for sustainable urban regeneration and symbolises Adelaide's transition from a manufacturing to a knowledge economy. Against the backdrop of Australia's declining manufacturing economy, the site of the former Mitsubishi car factory has been transformed into a vibrant knowledge precinct supporting clean technologies, sustainable industries, advanced manufacturing, education, and research. The repurposing of the Main Assembly Building is the work of global architecture studio Woods Bagot, wi… continue

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Maitland Riverlink von CHROFI | Public squares https://www.architonic.com/en/project/chrofi-maitland-riverlink/5106044 Fri, 08 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 From Threat To Community Asset: Reviving a country town’s heart and linking it to the river Work has now completed on the Maitland Riverlink, a public project that will crystallise new value for the regional centre Maitland, both in terms of its identity and its assets. The project will support a revitalisation of the central business precinct, extending it beyond the main street to the river. The space acts as a kind of ‘public living room’ for the community, reactivating an unused part of town and drawing locals back to the river that is a fundamental part of Maitland’s heritage, whilst bringing tourists and visitors to the town. In recent years, rural Maitland’s town centre had turned its back on the river, disconnecting it from its main commercial and community activities. A series of devastating floods meant locals no longer see the river as an asset, but as a threat to the community. Working with McGregor Coxall, CHROFI identified an opportunity to help reframe that dynam… continue

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Chicago Riverwalk von Ross Barney Architects | Bridges https://www.architonic.com/en/project/ross-barney-architects-chicago-riverwalk/5106043 Fri, 08 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Utilizing derelict infrastructure, the Chicago Riverwalk is a one-and-a-half-mile-long civic space between Lake Michigan and the confluence of the main, north, and south branches of the Chicago River. This reinvention of urban life is at the heart of a new chapter for Chicago in which public space becomes a gathering ground for citizens from all walks of life. With sweeping views and new connectivity, this invaluable civic amenity returns the River to Chicago and Chicago to the River. <b>Concept</b> Conceptually, the park references the infrastructure that defines it by creating unique rooms between the bridges that cross the river. These new connections enrich and diversify life along the water with each block taking on a unique character and typology, from hardscaped civic space to naturally planted shoreline. <b>Design Challenges</b> There were many challenges in realizing the vision for the Riverwalk, both subtile and overt. Providing connectivity from room to room, without… continue

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Vallmora Park + Insect Hotel von Batlle I Roig Arquitectura | Parks https://www.architonic.com/en/project/batlle-i-roig-arquitectura-vallmora-park-insect-hotel/5106042 Fri, 08 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The Heart of the Park becomes a great equipped walkway and balcony-viewpoint of the city of Masnou. The Project’s aim is to guarantee the connection between the two sides of the city within the park by recovering the street track that was foreseen by the General Plan. The project recovers this idea and transforms the new street layout into a wide promenade aimed to be the new park center. The proposed landscape will run along the East and West direction of the city. This direction allows the design of a walk along the disposed topography creating two distinguished levels: the lower terrace and the higher terrace. The higher terrace, located on level +59.00, will have a sandstone plaza with an amphitheater, a kiosk and a garden filled with aromatic flowers. Moreover, further along the edge, trees will be placed with benches and streetlights to generate rest zones providing shading. The project foresees connections between the city and the new park along its perimeter. On the other… continue

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Somewhere Other von John Wardle Architects | Installations https://www.architonic.com/en/project/john-wardle-architects-somewhere-other/5106041 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Our installation for Biennale Architettura 2018, curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, invites visitors to look through a series of portals that will transport them from Italy to Australia and back again. On first sight an impressive concertina structure of timber, overlaid with delicate steelwork, draws visitors in to explore spaces in between mysterious passageways. Five different ‘portals’ invite closer inspection and transport the viewer to ‘somewhere other’. The installation becomes an instrument for seeing, it extends beyond the confines of its place, to connect Venice with Australia. This vast structure’s sensory nature comes alive in the darkened atmosphere of the Arsenale building. The scent, colour and grain of native Australian spotted gum hardwood evoke the bush, while ambient sounds from mesmerising films combine with landscapes created by the practice’s works. A series of five portals frame views, playing with perspective and reflection to extend the space… continue

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Garden Housing von Giuseppe Gurrieri | Detached houses https://www.architonic.com/en/project/giuseppe-gurrieri-garden-housing/5106040 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The architectural program of the building cooperative foresees the realization of sixteen residences within a plan of social housing in Marina di Ragusa in Sicily. The project origins from the analysis of the Sicilian natural and urban landscape, a land full of great contradictions: a beautiful and complex place, which lies in between cultural heritage and traditions, conservation and transformation, architectural experimentation and conventional living. Through design, we have explored the genesis of the Mediterranean built environment: a multidimensional representation in which it is hard to separate the natural landscape from the city, the city from the architecture, the architecture from people’s lives. The project of the single-family homes has a clear ambition: to invade the field of public residential construction - a private initiative supported by public institutions - with a proposal that puts research on the best conditions for comfort and quality of residential space in… continue

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M Social Auckland von Aedas | Hotel interiors https://www.architonic.com/en/project/aedas-m-social-auckland/5106039 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Kiwiana cool - Aedas Interiors transforms a 70s hotel into a hip hotspot for the second edition of M Social in Auckland, New Zealand . The downtown waterfront of Auckland has morphed in the past decade into a lively community and entertainment precinct, with activity concentrated around the revitalised Viaduct basin and Britomart station. At the heart of the downtown waterfront between these two sites is the 12 storey high Copthorne Harbour City Hotel. Owner Millennium & Copthorne Hotels (M&C) decided that it would be the perfect venue for its second M Social, a four star lifestyle brand first launched in 2016 in Singapore. For the Auckland location, it looked to Hong Kong based Aedas Interiors to continue developing its new brand aesthetic to reflect vibrant, young, socially engaging spaces aimed at targeted millennial and contemporary traveller markets. Collaborating closely with the Chairman of M&C and Executive Chairman of M&C’s parent company Hong Leong Group, Mr Kwek Leng Beng… continue

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Garage Headquarters von Architectural bureau FORM | Office facilities https://www.architonic.com/en/project/architectural-bureau-form-garage-headquarters/5106038 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The Garage Museum was moved from its original location at the Bahmetyevsky Bus Depot to Gorky Park in 2012. Its headquarters, were relocated to a seemingly anonymous building partly occupied by the park administration. Research into the history of the site revealed an architectural palimpsest, a building with many lives that was marked by crucial events in Moscow’s history. Built at the end of the 19th century as a shipyard, the building was reinvented several times, becoming a pavilion at the first All-Union Agricultural Exhibition, a cinema, a WWII trophy gallery, a bathhouse, and a shop of sanitary enquiment and ceramics. Several prominent architects were involved in its reconstructions, including Sergey Sherwood, Alexey Shchusev, El Lissitzky, Vasiliy Voinov, Rodrigo da Costa. By the 1990s, like many historic houses in the city centre, the building was taken over by small businesses and segmented into a labyrinth of cluttered offices. The project focused on opening up the space… continue

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Zaryadye Park von Diller Scofidio + Renfro | Parks https://www.architonic.com/en/project/diller-scofidio-renfro-zaryadye-park/5106037 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Centrally located steps from St. Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square and the Kremlin, Zaryadye Park sits on a historically charged site saturated by Russia’s collective past and evolving aspirations. As a historic palimpsest, the 35-acre site has been populated by a Jewish enclave in the 1800’s, the foundations of a cancelled Stalinist skyscraper, and the Hotel Rossiya— the largest hotel in Europe until its demolition in 2007. For five years, this central piece of Moscow real estate—encompassing a quarter of downtown Moscow— remained fenced as plans to extend its use as a commercial center by Norman Foster were underway. In 2012, the City of Moscow and Chief Architect Sergey Kuznetsov organized a design competition to transform this historically privatized, commercial territory into a public park. An international design consortium led by Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) with Hargreaves Associates and Citymakers was selected out of ninety submissions representing 27 different countries. As… continue

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Liquid Light von Flores & Prats Architects | Installations https://www.architonic.com/en/project/flores-amp-prats-architects-liquid-light/5106036 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 A workers cooperative, built in Barcelona in 1924, had been abandoned for about 30 years: rain, wind and pigeons were getting in, gradually destroying the building. The roof had a hole and the sunlight penetrated, a ray of light right at the centre of the old scenery. We read this not as a menace of destruction, but as an optimistic sign of a new possible future. The rehabilitation of the old workers cooperative turned it into the new Sala Beckett Theatre and Drama Centre, a place dedicated to promote new drama stories and to put them on stage for the first time. Now, a ray of natural light is kept inside the building, changing the atmosphere of its central circulation space throughout the year. Our proposal for Freespace is to bring this ray of natural light inside the show. A fragment of Sala Beckett is built in the Arsenale at real scale, a piece that can be inhabited, offering the spatial experience of something far away. The fragment is a replica of the Sala Beckett’s skylight in… continue

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The Morning Chapel von Flores & Prats Architects | Church architecture / community centres https://www.architonic.com/en/project/flores-amp-prats-architects-the-morning-chapel/5106035 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 <b>An island</b> To be on an island and then inside a garden, allows a state of being where one's mind can drift to a peaceful place of reflection. The garden in San Giorgio has a fan structure of walks, starting from Palladio's Cloister towards the Lagoon. The Morning Chapel is along one of these long paths, and sits right before this walking line meets the water. <b>The forest</b> The chapel is presented as a wall parallel to the path. This wall has a door, offering the option to step aside from the common route and move into the forest, abandoning the known destiny offered by these lineal paths in favour of the unknown, at risk of disorientation. The chapel becomes a door to the forest, to the grander entity to which it belongs: a natural dome made out of the adjacency of tree branches. The fragmentary condition of the chapel is thus complemented by the pine forest, and borrows its natural qualities from the trees in it: the smell, the fresh air, the noises and the light. Both continue

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The Line Lofts von SPF:architects | Hotels https://www.architonic.com/en/project/spfarchitects-the-line-lofts/5106034 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 SPF:architects (SPF:a) is excited to announce the completion of The Line Lofts, an 82-unit residential building located in one of Los Angeles’ most active development corridors. Situated along Las Palmas Avenue just steps away from Hollywood and Highland, the six-story project infills an 182-foot x 127-foot lot to become the tallest new construction in the neighborhood. Given the constrained dimensions of the site, which is closely flanked by three buildings, SPF:a needed to rethink the traditional floor plan. The architect worked closely with the client and Los Angeles-based developer Integrated Development to create a collection of well-lit and well-articulated apartment spaces. To do this, the building abandons the standard filing cabinet layout, taking on a C-formation and dispersing its circulation space in an unconventional, but far more fluid way. Vertical multi-floor connections are provided at various elevations, with the second and third floor linked, the fifth and six… continue

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The 360° View Tower von LAN | Apartment blocks https://www.architonic.com/en/project/lan-the-360-view-tower/5106033 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The 360° View Tower represents the end and the beginning of the Brossette block. Seen from the Loire River, its volume heralds all the elements that will be developed there after across the site. Conversely, when viewed from the south, this architecture will complete a succession of spaces and connections that will give the Brossette city block its character. The net volume imagined in the beginning very quickly had to be enlarged and adjusted. This involved a design that took into account the trees, the perspective from the main axis of the site, the dialog with the system of variable heights of the other buildings and its role as a signal. It contains 79 apartments as well as commercial space on the ground floor. It is located on the northern end of the lot at the corner of the Boulevard G.Doumergue and the Rue F. Albert. Located on the axis of the Brossette courtyards, the building is the northern edge of the Place Brossette. It stands parallel to the Boulevard G.Doumergue w… continue

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Emiliano RJ von Studio Arthur Casas | Hotels https://www.architonic.com/en/project/studio-arthur-casas-emiliano-rj/5106032 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The Emiliano hotel arrives at Rio de Janeiro, and like the one from São Paulo, it bares the signature of Studio Arthur Casas – the preliminary framework of the project has co-authoring of the American architect Chad Oppenheim. The contemporary architecture of the building, located in front of Copacabana beach, gives priority to natural light, valorizes the view and connects the guests to the Marvelous city. To meet the client’s expectations established in their briefing asking for a project that could satisfy the standards of a five-star hotel whose ground floor could be enjoyed by clients who were or were not guests, a bar was installed right at the entrance. Then, the flow of people was redirected in two different ways: one takes to the restaurant or to the business center and the other to reception, with a private area for guests. The hotel houses a spa as well, located on the 11th floor next to the saunas, special showers and gym, and offers a leisure area located on the roof… continue

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Animo South Los Angeles High School von Brooks + Scarpa | Schools https://www.architonic.com/en/project/brooks-scarpa-animo-south-los-angeles-high-school/5106031 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Located in one of the toughest areas in South Central Los Angeles this new public charter high school for 630 students is visually open but entirely secured. The area was a central trouble spot during the 1964 Watts and the 1992 Rodney King Riots. Fair Housing and school busing has plagued the area since the early 60’s where median family income is less than $35,000/year and 25% of the population lives below the poverty level. On July 22, 2014 a massive file broke out and destroyed half of the campus. This new replacement building contains eleven classrooms, two science labs, faculty lounge, new administrative and counseling offices and public courtyard space for student gatherings and activities. South Los Angeles High is a progressive, public charter high school known for its collaborative, curriculum and strong community connection. This building and addition to the 1950’s campus creates a flexible teaching environment that supports significant parental involvement and puts stud… continue

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Bulleen House von MODO Architecture | Detached houses https://www.architonic.com/en/project/modo-architecture-bulleen-house/5106030 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Bulleen residence is a 440m2 new house located in the lush green area of Bulleen, Victoria. The client’s brief was for a house which works with the site conditions to create a home which felt open, light filled, natural and connected to that garden. With a sloping site that has a length running East to West. We decided to position the main body of the house along the southern boundary, which then wraps around the end of the site to focus the view inwards, instead of the traditional house and rear backyard approach. By doing so, we are able to then take full advantage of the northern orientation, introducing passive solar design techniques, which allows the design to maximise its thermal efficiently. The thermal mass elements of the internal brick walls and polished concrete work together to moderate the internal comfort. To the front, the house is designed to rise up and proportionally the street is a narrower facade. This is designed specifically to balance out the street fro… continue

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Sony Music Berlin von CSMM – Architecture Matters | Office facilities https://www.architonic.com/en/project/csmm-architecture-matters-sony-music-berlin/5106029 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Analogous to the corporate culture of Sony the former spacial structure had to be changed towards an open, communicative office world. In order to develop the best possible result for the special requirements of a music company, the operational and office space concept was jointly developed with the users from the beginning. In the case of Sony, the specificity of the requirement profile consists of a mix of ‘normal’ work places with typical requirements for office tasks, as well as of a number of special work places that arise from the specific needs of the music business. The concept of the new office world is following the office of Sony Music in Munich, also designed by CSMM (former: conceptsud°). One of the most important structural changes, is the creation of a new reception space on the ground floor with a waiting area, communication areas and meeting areas, as well as multifunctional kitchens which are suitable as informal meeting and temporary workplaces. The signatur… continue

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Fox Island Residence von Olson Kundig Architects | Detached houses https://www.architonic.com/en/project/olson-kundig-architects-fox-island-residence/5106028 Fri, 01 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 A family home originally built over four decades ago, this Fox Island beachfront residence boasts unobstructed views of the Puget Sound and an island wildlife area to the west. Opening up these previously constrained views and integrating the family’s active coastal lifestyle into the home served as the primary directives for the new design. An elevated roofline and a new row of clerestory windows on the home’s water-facing side, along with wall-height windows replacing the original truncated glazing, brighten a previously darker and compressed living area. Hidden pivot points in several of these window walls open the west side of the home to the outdoors, extending the livable area out to the newly remodeled deck. “It’s a special opportunity to remodel a house that the clients have lived in for many years. They know the site so well: the best views, the direction of winds, and how the sun interacts with the site throughout the year.” –Jim Olson, Design Principal Inside, exposed… continue

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Courtyard House on a River von Robert Hutchison Architecture | Detached houses https://www.architonic.com/en/project/robert-hutchison-architecture-courtyard-house-on-a-river/5106027 Thu, 31 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Designed by Robert Hutchison Architecture, this 2-bedroom wooded residence is located just outside Seattle in the shadow of Mt. Rainier. Clad in custom-run Western red cedar, the 1,900 square foot home quietly blends into the surrounding forest on the banks of the White River. An entry courtyard serves as a smooth transition from the outdoors while forming a gentile periphery to keep the ubiquitous elk herds at bay. Designed as a zen-like retreat from the bustle of the city, the open living area uses large glass walls to create a sense of space and light even on the Northwest’s darkest, rainy days. A steel-clad fireplace mass serves as a central architectural feature and utility, complementing the natural wood interiors while separating the living room from the covered outdoor patio. Hutchison adhered closely to modern design principals with simple, clean lines and a unique artistic appeal. He achieved this by narrowing his focus to just a few architectural features. According… continue

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Slack Melbourne Office von Breathe Architecture | Office facilities https://www.architonic.com/en/project/breathe-architecture-slack-melbourne-office/5106026 Thu, 31 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The heart of this project is about providing a state of the art office for a 21st century tech company in the historically significant Maltstore. It is the intersection between a distinct past and an exciting future, where the digital, industrial and fabricated meets the natural, crafted and personal. Spatially, there are two distinct sides. Linked by a timber boardwalk and surrounded by an abundance of lush greenery, one side is for work and the other, for play. Throughout, an abundance of greenery runs wild; occupying the workspace and providing a connection to nature. Breathe Architecture and Tiny breathe continue

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Oxymoron von Sauerbruch Hutton | Installations https://www.architonic.com/en/project/sauerbruch-hutton-oxymoron/5106025 Wed, 30 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 <b>Oxymoron, Corderie dell'Arsenale, Venice-Mestre</b> Oxymoron is a small space enclosed by a timber framework placed amongst the monumental structure of the Corderie. While its lower part is opaque, its upper section, where a pattern of coloured weaves counters the strict geometry of the frame, radiates a seductive glow. Inside, the colour treatment seems to explode the physical confines and large black and white photographs below similarly appear to expand the space. The installation condenses the architectural themes of Sauerbruch Hutton’s M9 Museum District in Venice Mestre. Adding contemporary interventions to the palimpsest of Mestre’s centre, M9 offers a new type of curated public domain that inspires synergies between cultural, social and commercial activities. Primarily defined by volumetric composition, the spaces of M9 are informed through their material and chromatic presence, actively engaging the visitor in a play between visual perception and haptic reality. For… continue

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Kinderhaus St. Elisabeth von Schleicher Ragaller Architects | Kindergartens / day nurseries https://www.architonic.com/en/project/schleicher-ragaller-architects-kinderhaus-st-elisabeth/5106024 Wed, 30 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 With a sensitive and functional solution Schleicher Ragaller Architects manage to connect the existing buildings of the children's house St. Elisabeth, creating independent indoor and outdoor areas appropriate for children. The new building elements blend perfectly into the environment. The elaborated design was rewarded with a Hugo-Haering-Prize for Architecture 2017. Schleicher Ragaller Architects continue

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Unbuilding Walls The German Pavillion von Graft | Installations https://www.architonic.com/en/project/graft-unbuilding-walls-the-german-pavillion/5106023 Wed, 30 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 For 28 years, Germany has been united – exactly as long as the Berlin Wall existed (1961–1989). On the occasion of this parallel, GRAFT and Marianne Birthler are curating the exhibition “Unbuilding Walls” at the German Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. The exhibition responds to current debates on nations, protectionism and division. In the German Pavilion, GRAFT and Marianne Birthler will take the parallel as an opportunity to explore the effects of division and the process of healing as a dynamic spatial phenomenon. With reference to “Freespace,” the central theme of the Architecture Biennale proposed by Grafton Architects, special focus will be given to outstanding examples of urban and architectural design that address aspects of division and integration. By analyzing architectural projects on the former border strip, the question of what happened on this unprecedented void in the middle of a new capital will be examined. The heterogeneit… continue

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Noma von Studio David Thulstrup | Restaurant interiors https://www.architonic.com/en/project/studio-david-thulstrup-noma/5106022 Tue, 29 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Noma 2.0 is located near Christiania on a historic site next to a lake that was once part of Copenhagen’s ancient fortifications. An existing concrete building that had been used for munition storage was turned into prep kitchens, fermentation lab and staff rooms. Bjarke Ingels’s BIG designed a complex of 11 new buildings for the restaurant, test kitchen and greenhouses. Clustered like classic Norwegian farm buildings they will eventually be surrounded by trees and plants with expansive views of the lake. Studio David Thulstrup designed the interiors to be true to the structure, echoing the external materials and with an honest, simple and modern feel. The design concept emphasises a playful approach to materials – oak, brick, steel, concrete and tombac. Each building is made of one material and has a sole purpose, for example the dining room, entrance, lounge or private dining room. They’re expressive individually but make a more powerful statement grouped together. Noma 2.0 chef a… continue

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Tucson Mountain Retreat von D U S T | Detached houses https://www.architonic.com/en/project/d-u-s-t-tucson-mountain-retreat/5106021 Tue, 29 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 A dream to reconnect his roots into the awe inspiring Sonoran Desert, along with a deep seeded desire to indulge in a love of music as lifestyle, provided the initial instigation for Dr. David Francis to build the Tucson Mountain Retreat, an experiential rammed earth home that embraces engagement with the raw, living, desert landscape. The site, with over nine hundred feet abutting the pristine Saguaro National Park and three hundred and sixty degree views of endless towering Saguaro Cacti is an extremely rugged, lush and fragile expanse of land that exudes a sense stillness and permanency. It is at once a magical and mysterious landscape that beckons an architecture that is carefully situated and shaped by the immediate natural environment. The initial decision to use rammed earth to build the project informed the entire process and contributes to integration of the home into the landscape. The inherent poetic qualities of rammed earth appear native beside the rock out-croppings… continue

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Gaggenau Eurocucina 2018 von Einszu33 | Living space https://www.architonic.com/en/project/einszu33-gaggenau-eurocucina-2018/5106020 Tue, 29 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Gaggenau is delighted to announce its 5th participation at EuroCucina, Salone del Mobile. The brief was to create a design concept that would place a spotlight on the award winning* Vario cooling 400 series. Therefore, long-standing partners, architectural firm einszu33 led by Hendrik Müller and Georg Thiersch, deconstructed elements of grand architectural statements. The result of this process is the ‘Gaggenau Home’: a sequence of architectural gestures that correspond with the rituals of domestic culture. A full-scale representation of an aspirational domestic space: the’Gaggenau Home’ is focused around an open-plan kitchen. The home includes an entrance area, garage, living space and garden, all united and interconnected with authentic materials, light and details. Visitors to the booth will experience the true nature of Gaggenau; where appliances, consideration for the culture of living and contemporary architecture coalesce, to create the ultimate architectural statement. The… continue

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L’Oréal’s office von Fyra | Office facilities https://www.architonic.com/en/project/fyra-loreals-office/5106019 Tue, 29 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 When L’Oréal, a giant in the beauty industry, decided to move into new offices there were two wishes for the premises: to reflect company values as well as the aesthetics of the business while also supporting the development of a new, more open and flexible working culture. The company was hoping for a new space that would create natural interaction and enable people to work across teams. Interior Architects Fyra took on the challenge. They designed the two-storey premises consisting of 1490 m2 located by the sea in Espoo, Finland. The open office space with a sea view is a huge change from the previous crammed facilities located in an 1980s building with small rooms and corridors. “Fyra was quick to recognise our culture and work methods. We think on our feet when it comes to products and decisions, and we have many millennials working here. We needed to consider the services that generation is looking for in work life and the requirements digitalisation nowadays poses for a spa… continue

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Pavilions in the Science Museum of Valencia von Murad García Estudio | Showrooms https://www.architonic.com/en/project/murad-garcia-estudio-pavilions-in-the-science-museum-of-valencia/5106018 Mon, 28 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The interior space of the Science Museum will house these New Pavilions for the temporary exhibitions. The pavilions are placed inside the immensity of the building designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava. The white of the grandiose organic structures is bathed by the light that penetrates through the glass of its façades, oriented towards the city of Valencia and the Turia River Park. The New Pavilions, cladded with a steel skin, mixed with backlighting, are like chests that will guard the future exhibition elements, contrasting with the original building. The interior is equipped with the most advanced facilities for temperature control, humidity, lighting and video surveillance, to exhibit the most special objects in the best exhibition conditions, papyrus, dinosaur bones, robots, etc., in this space dedicated to Science and Technology. Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, S.A. Murad García Estudio: Málek Murad Mateu and María García Vallcanera continue

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Generali Tower von Zaha Hadid Architects | Infrastructure buildings https://www.architonic.com/en/project/zaha-hadid-architects-generali-tower/5106017 Mon, 28 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The “twisting” tower in Milano City Life, named today Generali Tower, Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects powerfully soars above the city, being anew landmark with a futuristic mood.The Architecture of the tower is visible, what we don’t see but makes such a peculiar building physically feasible, are the structures, visible only when the construction is growing. This is the result of the Structural Design by Redesco (Research-Design-Consulting), a true Italian excellence in the engineering sector that has authored the structures of some of the most important buildings of the recent modernisation of Milan. The Tower Conceiving and developing the structures for the Generali Tower has been the perfect example of Structure-Architecture interaction. Starting from a complex set of problems, Redesco team applied an holistic approach based on the premise that “simplicity is complexity resolved” (K. Brancusi), thus imagining and implementing a structural system that did match with Architectur… continue

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Liberty Hotel von Drapilux reference projects | Manufacturer references https://www.architonic.com/en/project/drapilux-reference-projects-liberty-hotel/5106016 Mon, 28 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 drapilux statt schwedischer Gardinen Wo früher Häftlinge hinter schweren Türen und Eisengittern ihre Strafe absaßen, herrscht heute Wohlfühlatmosphäre: Aus dem einstigen Offenburger Gefängnis wurde das Designhotel Liberty. Der Mix aus Original-Details, einem cleveren Lichtkonzept und hochwertigen Materialien verwandelte die ehemalige Strafanstalt in ein einzigartiges Objekt. Maßgefertigte Rollos und Dim Outs von drapilux erzeugen eine gemütliche Stimmung in verschiedenen Bereichen des Hotels. Mehrere Jahre Planungs- und Bauphase waren erforderlich, den ehemals tristen Ort in ein Luxushotel mit 38 Zimmern und Suiten sowie großzügigen Aufenthaltsbereichen umzubauen. Verantwortlich für Konzept und Planung, die Gesamtgestaltung, Bauleitung und Generalunternehmung des kompletten Vorhabens zeichnet die Konrad Knoblauch GmbH aus Markdorf am Bodensee. „Bei der Umplanung galt es vor allem, das historische und bedrückende Erbe des Knastgebäudes mit der richtigen Portion an Unbeschwertheit zu… continue

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Reale Mutua Assicurazioni von Gammastone reference projects | Manufacturer references https://www.architonic.com/en/project/gammastone-reference-projects-reale-mutua-assicurazioni/5106015 Fri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Elegance and simplicity are the results of meticulous and creative work. The facade of Reale Mutua Assicurazioni building, realized with GAMMASTONE Gres AIR panels Kerlite Bergen Base shows the great craftsmanship of the workforce and the incredible result in terms of lightness achieved by GammaStone AIR technology. This project consists in an external cladding characterized by large window areas with ornamental architectural elements. The alternation between the glass and porcelain gres and the variable proportion of the windows size give dynamism and modernity to the façade. These features harmoniously match with the traditional color of the ceramic, ensuring a functional and prestigious result. Architect: Iotti + Pavarani Architetti continue

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D&G Dubai von Gammastone reference projects | Manufacturer references https://www.architonic.com/en/project/gammastone-reference-projects-d-ampg-dubai/5106014 Fri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 NEW STORE DOLCE & GABBANA, product used GammaStone Gres AIR Florim Veined blackThe new D&G store at The Dubai Mall is a sophisticated and complex design project, which has allowed GammaStone to show its best once again in terms of lightness and versatility. A perfect union between innovation and aesthetic value, supported by glossy veined finish of extreme brilliance. GammaStone created monolithic panels of large dimensions, over 4200x1600mm, assembling a huge amount of different pieces in macro elements, devoting particular attention to make imperceptible the joint, thanks to the continuity of the vein finish. The result is a visual effect of absolute importance, which gives a tridimensional effect and dynamism to the entire façade in all its sides. Gammastone experiences a continuous industrial innovation, based on technical skills and specific technologies developed in the last years. Our production is also characterized by quality artisan finishing made possible by an expe… continue

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Centro Botín von Hisbalit reference projects | Manufacturer references https://www.architonic.com/en/project/hisbalit-reference-projects-centro-botin/5106013 Fri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Renzo Piano bets on Urban Chic by Hisbalit for the new Botín Centre The Botín Centre has become a great attraction to northern Spain since its inauguration in 2017. Thousands of visitors have enjoyed not only the prestigious exhibitions and works of art on display but also the architecture and interior design of this spectacular building which flies over the bay. This was one of the aims of the prestigious architect Renzo Piano when designing the centre, in collaboration with Luis Vidal Arquitectos. They wanted to lift it off the ground at the height of the treetops to simulate a pier extending into the sea. The elevation of the structure opens the building to the light and provides views over the bay, thus creating a connection between the city, the historics Jardines de Pereda and the sea. One of the hallmarks of Renzo Piano’s work, Pritzker Architecture Prize winner in 1998, is the ability to create buildings integrated into their surroundings. The building Con… continue

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HUNTER International GmbH von Febrü reference projects | Manufacturer references https://www.architonic.com/en/project/febru-reference-projects-hunter-international-gmbh/5106012 Sat, 26 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Hunter stands for brand size in the pet industry. ""We want to set the highest quality standards for animal accessories"" is the company philosophy. At the beginning of 2016, the family-owned company with 160 employees moved to its new headquarters in Bielefeld, Germany. A modern, three-storey administration building, a bright production hall, a showroom for business customers and a shop and outlet center for end customers were built on an area of ​​around 24,000 square meters. The administration building communicates the corporate mission statement ""We live quality in everything we do"". The Febrü design team took on the task of creating a working environment for Hunter employees that meets modern standards, reflects the brand's aspirations and feel-good ambience implements. The equipment includes desks of the Red Dot Award-winning Febrü product line ""Intero"" with matching containers and ""Purline"" cabinets. The color white and the design of the office furniture bring a lot of l… continue

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Open Space Office von Febrü reference projects | Manufacturer references https://www.architonic.com/en/project/febru-reference-projects-open-space-office/5106011 Sat, 26 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Long, narrow rooms with one-sided window front are a particular challenge for office space planning. Designed as an open space office, this example shows that the right solution creates a feel-good office. Team workstations, technology areas, communication and lounge zones are combined and arranged in such a way that concentrated work, meetings and project work are ideally suited. On the side of the window several teams, each with four workstations, are arranged so that the units are visually and acoustically separated from each other by half-height cabinets. Desks Active with electric height adjustment enable a healthy and varied working posture, high containers provide sufficient storage space. The varied design of the two office floors creates a modern working atmosphere that leaves plenty of room for creative work. The meeting islands realized by the Places lounge group provide enough retreats to conduct more intimate conversations. They also act as a space in space for small te… continue

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Tasta Brygge von Magu Design | Office facilities https://www.architonic.com/en/project/magu-design-tasta-brygge/5106010 Fri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Magu Design has renovated the office building Tasta Brygge, an office building which has an unique and amazing location just on the water. From your office or the waterside one can observe the life on the fjord. The building has 5000m2 of office space and was build in 1992. The owner today wished to upgrade the building so that the architecture could have an influence on the contemporary way of working. He wished to focus on increasing the cooperation and sharing within the building, not only intern, but also across the different professions. The 3rd floor, the ground floor; containing the entrance, and the public spaces was renovated. In addition; the fasade got renovated to have a more contemporary expression and to play along with the interior. Tasta Brygge exists of two volumes where a glass structure is combining the two. The middle glass structure, which contains the entrance and reception area, used to be too warm in summer and too cold in winter. To be able to keep the continue

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‘Human Rights’ sports centre in Strasbourg von Dominique Coulon & Associés | Sports arenas https://www.architonic.com/en/project/dominique-coulon-amp-associes-human-rights-sports-centre-in-strasbourg/5106009 Fri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Strasbourg has had the status of European capital since 1948; it is the seat of the European Parliament and of the European Court of Human Rights. The city’s authorities quite naturally decided to a propose an educational offer designed to meet the expectations of the European and international civil servants working in the city by creating a European school. The school’s educational model, based on a multicultural approach, wide use of different languages, and emphasis on both children’s autonomy and parents’ involvement, covers a full school curriculum, from nursery school right through to the European baccalaureate. The school is located in the leafy neighbourhood of the Robertsau, near the European and international institutions. The school has nearly one thousand pupils and, to meet its requirements and those of local residents, the municipal authorities in Strasbourg decided to build an open sports centre. The programme called for the creation of a multi-sport hall and a multi-pu… continue

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Belgica House von AMZ Architects | Detached houses https://www.architonic.com/en/project/amz-architects-belgica-house/5106008 Fri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Signed by AMZ Arquitetos, led by the architects Adriana Zampieri and Pablo Alvarenga; Belgica House is located in a green residential area in São Paulo, Brazil. The house program was organized in three blocks based on functions (service, sleeping and leisure spaces) piled up and arranged in a way that creates a constant indoor-outdoor integration. While the wall-less social area allows it full view and direct access to the garden, translucent sliding doors separate the service block from the living and pool spaces. When slid open, the service rooms (pantry, kitchen and barbecue area) are extended into the social area and garden creating an interior-exterior continuity as one expansive space. The sleeping and more intimate spaces are located in the upper block. They are covered by hinged and sliding pine wood panels that open up enabling the contemplation of the garden and green-roofed service block. The top block and third floor of the house consists of a leisure space. It… continue

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G’Day House von McLeod Bovell Modern Houses | Detached houses https://www.architonic.com/en/project/mcleod-bovell-modern-houses-gday-house/5106007 Fri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The G’Day House is a commission for an Australian ex-patriate family, who requested a home that would support a relaxed attitude toward daily life and would help them re-connect with a warm-weather lifestyle. Column-free sliding doors at the Southeast corner of the house effectively double the size of the living area when open; indoor and outdoor spaces hold equal priority. Materials, form, and spatial relationships are intended to evoke the feel of a beach house: simple, casual and flexible. The dining table and wood-burning fireplace can both be rotated to support a variety of arrangements depending on weather and number of guests. As avid hosts, the clients felt that the kitchen should anchor the primary living spaces at the upper floor. Combining the dining room and kitchen into a single long space allowed for a narrow floor-plate and resulted in a generous side-yard area, used for outdoor cooking. A reflecting pond and fence at the scale of house connect this space with an open… continue

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Minotti 70 von Migliore+Servetto Architects | Installations https://www.architonic.com/en/project/migliore-servetto-architects-minotti-70/5106006 Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Minotti has chosen Migliore+Servetto Architects to develop the exhibition concept of the event to celebrate its 70° anniversary, which took place at the Villa Reale di Monza on 18th May 2018. The project is an installation-event that develops as a multimodal narration around the heritage of the historical brand. With its prestigious past, Villa Reale in Monza pays tribute to the lengthy history of Minotti and, at the same time, to the furniture manufacturing expertise expressed with excellence in the surrounding Brianza district. Built between 1777 and 1780 by Empress Maria Theresa of Austria for her son, Ferdinand Karl, on plans by architect, Giuseppe Piermarini, it hosted the first Biennale of decorative arts in 1923 and 43 editions of the International Furnishings Exhibition. Today, it is the home of the Triennale Design Museum and hosts various fashion, art and design exhibits, establishing itself as an evocative expression of the for high-quality of Italian creativity. The… continue

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"Sanctuary" Chapel for Vatican Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale von Foster + Partners | Installations https://www.architonic.com/en/project/foster-partners-quotsanctuary-quot-chapel-for-vatican-pavilion-at-the-2018-venice-biennale/5106005 Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 For the first time in history, the Holy See will attend the Biennale di Architettura di Venezia with its own pavilion. The Vatican Chapels project, curated by Francesco Dal Co, comes to one of the Lagoon’s islands, San Giorgio Maggiore, penetrating the oasis of the woods not through visual representations or models, but with a series of ten genuine chapels designed by as many architects from all over the world. The number of chapels is symbolic as well, expressing almost a decalogue of presence, each set within the space: they’re like words “set in stone”, as it were, their spiritual harmony reverberating through the fabric of daily life. The project derives from a precise model, the “Woodland Chapel” built in 1920 by architect Gunnar Asplund in the Cemetery in Stockholm, to which a display space has been dedicated. Asplund defines the chapel as a place of orientation, encounter and meditation, formed by chance or nature within a wood understood as the physical evocation of the m… continue

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Edlund Offices von Magnus Olesen reference projects | Manufacturer references https://www.architonic.com/en/project/magnus-olesen-reference-projects-edlund-offices/5106004 Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Newly built office interiors in classic Copenhagen building. Edlund office spaces are furnished with Magnus Olesen furniture: Butterfly Swivel, Butterfly Wood and Butterfly Table in the meeting rooms - customized in different colours to match the different, individually designed meeting rooms. Meeting Table High is placed in several gathering areas. For more information view www.magnusolesen.dk/edlund-offices/ Visao (Flemming Puggaard, Henny Hafsteinsdottir, Rósa Bjarnadóttir) continue

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Tama’s Tee Home von Luigi Rosselli Architects | Detached houses https://www.architonic.com/en/project/luigi-rosselli-architects-tamas-tee-home/5106003 Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 <b>A Coastal Concrete Unipod</b> ‘Tama’ is short for Tamarama: a Sydney beach suburb, famous for its hedonistic surf culture, gradually being gentrified by a population that exchanges stock market tips while running barefoot to the ocean with a surfboard tucked under their arms. Geographically characterised by steep escarpments that surround the beach (far narrower than its near neighbours at Bondi and Bronte), the homes that cling to Tamarama’s hillsides are a mishmash of ticky-tacky boxes left by the previous generation of beach bunnies, now dwindled by skin carcinomas. Tama’s Tee Home was constructed on what was solid and reusable from the previous house. Approximately fifty-percent of the previous structure was kept, including the large sandstone retaining wall to the front of the home and the garage beneath. The new concrete ‘Tee’ structure to the front of the house was designed so that it would rest on the single point of the garage structure below that would bear the… continue

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Embolao von Mecanismo | Restaurant interiors https://www.architonic.com/en/project/mecanismo-embolao/5106002 Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Embolao’s origin is directly in the morphology of the base product, the ‘egg-waffle’ dough. The egg-waffle is cooked on a hot griddle, a special frying pan with small round cells. The griddle is set on hot coals in the fire, while the batter is poured over the special frying pan and heated; small ovals of egg waffles are formed. For this project, we directly transformed the dough ‘Embolada’ to the architectonic concept. Embolao is located in the Chueca neighborhood, in downtown Madrid. Embolao is based on the concept of ‘take-away’ street food. The surface of the local is 15m2 and it also has a utilities basement for personal use. Embolao, has an architectonic system that is applied to the surrounding of the local, creating a distinctive and recognizable area due to the resembling spheres that were easily placed. For this, we used a prefabricated type of object which is decontextualized and part of the mechanism. We were also looking for the interaction of the space as well as… continue

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Steel look pivot doors and fixed partitions von PortaPivot reference projects | Manufacturer references https://www.architonic.com/en/project/portapivot-reference-projects-steel-look-pivot-doors-and-fixed-partitions/5106001 Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Our local partner The Doors Brugge used Portapivot 6530 pivot doors & Portapivot 3030 fixed glass partitions in this beautiful villa by the sea at Knokke-Heist in Belgium to create "steel look" separations between the hallway and the downstairs living and home office areas. The client desired an elegant separation system that nicely matched the black lighting details in the home. Everything is installed in the final phase of construction. With Portapivot there's no need to pre-install anything in advance since the hinge technology is fully integrated inside the door panel. Portapivot 6530 pivot door system Portapivot might just be the ideal solution to make a unique design statement in your client’s interior. We offer our pivoting eye-catchers in a custom-made kit, designed for interior professionals and craftsmen! Our popular pivoting door is made with a minimal anodized aluminium frame, available in 3 colors. The frame can be fitted with any type of 6 or 8 mm thick tempered saf… continue

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Akelarre Hotel von Mecanismo | Hotels https://www.architonic.com/en/project/mecanismo-akelarre-hotel/5106000 Mon, 21 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Hotel Akelarre is the result of a more than forty years of identity and development. Is the blend between tradition and time with the obsession for investigation and innovation. It’s accurately the symbiosis in the integration of context and innovation that defines the spirit of Hotel Akelarre. In this ambiance, Mecanismo conceived a precise project of design and construction of the hotel. The accurate selection of materials, furniture and the detailed execution distinguishes Hotel Akelarre; the materials as the link between concept, form and function. The use of natural resources and whilst materials; stone, wood and linen respect the inner nature and properties in the process, as well as, contemplating the advances of investigation and new techniques for their manipulation and induction, that characterizes the project and studio itself. The avail of different materials in each volumetric construction and the thereon in the succession of materials that often, interfere and mod… continue

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Fuzzy House von SO | Detached houses https://www.architonic.com/en/project/so-fuzzy-house/5105999 Mon, 21 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 This private house is situated in a plot where the owner left empty for many years. The land had been used by the people around the area as a shortcut between 2 local roads, which has created a path/trace almost permanently. The house was considered to still let that path being in function even when the construction is finished, and to appear almost as nothing much happens from constructing this house. The result is a building fuzzily sits between privacy and public domain whereas the owner can live his private life within the double enclosed space. Even though one of the entrances shares the same path that run through the house from front to back, the separated little weed garden that can be seen before entering the house, can only be entered once going through the whole house to the 2nd floor and make the way out to the terrace then cross the small bridge over the pathway and go down to the garden where will be another terrace in the future. The rooftop terrace of this house i… continue

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Parish Church In Pueblo Serena von Moneo Brock Studio | Church architecture / community centres https://www.architonic.com/en/project/moneo-brock-studio-parish-church-in-pueblo-serena/5105998 Mon, 21 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The church “El Señor de la Misericordia” is located in the center of a new town-like urban development in Monterrey, Mexico, surrounded by an impressive mountain landscape. The most important factor in the siting and orientation of the church is its relationship to the largest open space of the development, a verdant plaza. Its main entry opens right onto the plaza, and with an unobstructed width of 11.5 meters (38 feet), this opening allows for the visual connection between the church’s interior space and the plaza. This entry is at once delineated and protected by a large trapezoidal canopy cantilevered off the main façade.   Above the entry canopy, the façade is a large flat wall without fenestration or ornament, an emphatic and nearly square plane, declarative of the otherness of the space behind and within: the sacred space of the church interior. Its blatant frontality toward the square is entirely intentional. It is thought that the plaza can function as an annex to the churc… continue

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RDM Innovation Dock von Groosman | Office facilities https://www.architonic.com/en/project/groosman-rdm-innovation-dock/5105997 Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 To fully exploit the huge space in the old industrial RDM halls, we have introduced a second useable level, at a height of 8 meters. Between the disused crane tracks we hung a floating Innovation Floor, forming an urban shelving unit. The office floor area can be increased or decreased as required in order to respond to future needs. The transformation has led to an extraordinary contrast of old and new, and resulted in a huge increase in value for the companies in the Innovation Dock. Groosman continue

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Defensie Eiland von Groosman | Apartment blocks https://www.architonic.com/en/project/groosman-defensie-eiland/5105996 Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Stripped of its original defensive function, a unique living environment has been created on the characteristic peninsular. Alongside our role as designer of five residential blocks, we are also the co-ordinating and delivery for the whole project. To the side of the town centre and Woerden Castle, Scala Architecten have designed dwellings inspired by the elegant townhouses and charming town park by the Oostdam, so that the island is read as part of the Woerden canal, which surrounds the compact town centre. Groosman continue

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Meyster's Buiten von Groosman | Apartment blocks https://www.architonic.com/en/project/groosman-meyster-039s-buiten/5105995 Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 On the former factory site, Cereol, we designed a unique architectural plan, which is in keeping with its industrial atmosphere. The new dwellings located around the protected monument are designed in an industrial style, as if they are part of a single factory complex. The synergy between the monument, the architecture and the design of the public realm ensures that the area maintains its historical character. Groosman continue

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Two Hulls House von MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Ltd | Detached houses https://www.architonic.com/en/project/mackay-lyons-sweetapple-architects-ltd-two-hulls-house/5105994 Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Two Hulls House is situated in a glaciated, coastal landscape with a cool maritime climate. The site’s geological make-up consists of granite bedrock and boulder till, creating pristine white-sand beaches and turquoise waters. Two pavilions float above the shoreline like two ship's hulls resting on cradles for the winter, forming protected outdoor spaces both between and underneath them. Like a pair of binoculars, Two Hulls House acts as a landscape-viewing instrument, effortlessly framing the environment. A concrete seawall on the foreshore protects the house from rogue waves. Two Hulls House touches the land lightly, resting on concrete fins, in order to have a minimal impact on the fragile land and flora. This is a permanent home for a family of four, consisting of a day pavilion and a night pavilion. One approaches the understated, abstract public façade on the land side, then proceeds through the foyer, turning right to the sleeping pavilion or left into the living pavilion. L… continue

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West Hotel von Woods Bagot | Hotel interiors https://www.architonic.com/en/project/woods-bagot-west-hotel/5105993 Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 <b>Sydney's newest city hotel turns inward for lush, moody experience.</b> The lushly vegetated central courtyard of Sydney's newest city hotel provides a welcome escape from the city bustle. Interior design by Woods Bagot. West Hotel offers discerning travellers a unique stay in the heart of the city. Tucked between two buildings in the emerging western corridor between Sydney Harbour and the CBD, the design intentionally amplifies the internal experience. At eight storeys high and open to the elements, the mini-rainforested courtyard atrium is a key element in the entire ground floor, connecting with the hotel lobby and Solander restaurant, and overlooked by guest rooms. "Open to the elements, sunshine streams into the courtyard on a sunny day. When it rains, faint scents of the plants emanate and it feels like nature," said Woods Bagot's hotel sector leader Jacqui Senior. Ms Senior explained that the hotel's siting and architecture are unusual for Sydney, qualities that were e… continue

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Scala Fondazione Vac - Palazzo Zattere von De Castelli | Manufacturer references https://www.architonic.com/en/project/de-castelli-scala-fondazione-vac-palazzo-zattere/5105992 Sat, 19 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The protagonist for this staircase is natural iron, simply oxidized by hand to obtain a ‘’spotted’’ effect. This project involved a kind of manufacture typical of heavy carpentry. Metal sheets were chosen with a thickness of 15 mm, using them as if they were sheets, cutting them with laser and joining one to the other. A game of grafts and joints in a structure almost welding free, composed as if it was a Meccano game. For the wall covering Boiserie, délabré Iron B was chosen, a De Castelli’s more homogeneous finishing compared to the staircase material. In this case, what is interesting is the solution for covering fire-fighting appliances with concealed doors. The internal glass of the staircase also acts as a support for iron handrails. Glass, iron and stone coexist and intersect to create a unitary structure. architetti Pedron/La Tegola continue

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Soroker-Agmon-Nordman Advocates & Patent Attorneys von De Castelli | Manufacturer references https://www.architonic.com/en/project/de-castelli-soroker-agmon-nordman-advocates-amp-patent-attorneys/5105991 Sat, 19 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The elongated structure of the building made possible for the firm’s owner to divide the office in two distinct areas – an area designated for the managing and senior partners and an area for junior lawyers and interns. One is more distinguished and luxurious, while the other one is characterized by a young and playful design, creating a formal yet contemporary environment. The look was achieved by using warm, industrial and raw materials. The ‘’Boiserie’’ wall covering system in wax treated COR-TEN is meticulously used to create a sophisticated prestigious look through a Mondrian-style grid. A wax treated COR-TEN desk completes the environment. Ori Halevy, Einat Lahav Avigor - Auerbach Halevy continue

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Pechersky Apartment von De Castelli | Manufacturer references https://www.architonic.com/en/project/de-castelli-pechersky-apartment/5105990 Sat, 19 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In the new PecherSKY Luxury Apartments in Kiev, YoDezeen architecture and interior design studio masterfully created an outstanding interior project. Copper, stone and wood are the basis for a refined and elegant space with a cozy and warm atmosphere. In this three-bedroom apartment precious satin copper details create a warm and cozy atmosphere. Outlines and boiseries entirely characterized by the pink and embracing shades typical of copper. A lot of glance and mat surfaces go through the whole apartment, together with a dozen pieces of luxury design furniture and lights, bringing everything together and creating a truly unforgettable high-end design image. Yo Dezeen Studio continue

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Disappear Retreat von Coulson | Detached houses https://www.architonic.com/en/project/coulson-disappear-retreat/5105989 Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Disappear Retreat is a transparent, stargazing, triple-zero building, dissolving the impact on the environment physically and aesthetically. This compact, prefabricated, off-grid dwelling offers an affordable, minimalist lifestyle in resources, cost, and design. The high-performance enclosure meets the Passive House Standard and will pursue Living Building Challenge certification, the two most rigorous environmental targets in the world. The 83 sqft building requires no active heating or cooling systems and has a peak heating load of just 100 watts (1 light bulb) in the extreme cold of northern Minnesota. It performs similarly well in cold climates from Seattle to Buffalo and Chicago to Calgary. This groundbreaking design by the architecture firm COULSON strives for a paradigm shift, inspiring the public and AEC industry that low-tech, sustainable building is attainable now without sacrificing aesthetic freedom. Scattered amongst the boreal forest near Grand Marais, Minnesota lik… continue

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RISE Restaurant at Marina Bay Sands von Aedas | Hotel interiors https://www.architonic.com/en/project/aedas-rise-restaurant-at-marina-bay-sands/5105988 Thu, 17 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In the grand hotel atrium at Marina Bay Sands sits the hotel’s international buffet restaurant, RISE. In order to meet the evolving (or growing) demands of guests, Aedas Interiors was commissioned to re-design the dining area of RISE, with an intent to create a fresh and new experience for guests. Whilst considering this cosmetic refurbishment, the team was also challenged to improve on the existing planning, function and operational areas, in particular waiter stations, and buffet. As always, creating a sense of place is at the core of any Aedas Interiors concept. Utilising the original bones of the previous design, including the important and significant ‘Rising Forest’ sculptures by renowned artist Chongbin Zheng, led the team to a concept and storyline merging inside and out. To meet the operational requirement, dining flexibility was maximised via bespoke, standalone service stations that were planned and detailed to reflect trellis-like partitioning within a natural rising fo… continue

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Missing chair von Regular Company | Prototypes https://www.architonic.com/en/project/regular-company-missing-chair/5105987 Thu, 17 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The Missing chair is the result of an attempt to create a chair that is stripped down to the bare minimum. A chair that has no unnecessary elements that stand out, a chair whos character and distinctive appearance come solely from subtle details and curves of its 3 basic elements - the legs, the seat and the backrest. It looks almost like a sketch, as if the seat and backrest were just framed by 4 clean lines, lines that are drawn and frozen in space. The subtle spatial curves and the position of the seat and backrest also make the chair stackable, which in combination with its lightness make it functional and suitable for the contract market. The Missing collection was presented at SaloneSatellite 2018, an exhibition showcasing young design talents taking place during Milan Design Week. Visuals: Jan Ruzic The Missing chair is free to edition. Regular Company continue

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The Murray von Foster + Partners | Hotels https://www.architonic.com/en/project/foster-partners-the-murray/5105986 Thu, 17 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The Murray is a luxury 336-room hotel located on the southern edge of Central with panoramic views of The Peak and the gardens to the south. This major transformation of the listed building aims to reinvent this unique urban quarter – stitching together the urban fabric by linking the large green spaces flanking the site to the east and west. A former government headquarters tower, the Murray Building was originally designed at a time when the city was planned around the car, and consequently stands on an island site, surrounded by roads making it impermeable for pedestrians. One of the central aims of the project is to reconnect the building with the city at ground level, creating a new street frontage on Garden Road, transparent and welcoming ground floor spaces, and enhancing and extending the landscaped grounds to incorporate a public tai chi area. At the tower’s base is a sequence of four-storey high arches intersected by a podium, and a vehicle ramp, which is a distinctive fe… continue

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Meininger Hotel am Postbahnhof, Berlin von Tchoban Voss architects | Hotels https://www.architonic.com/en/project/tchoban-voss-architects-meininger-hotel-am-postbahnhof-berlin/5105985 Thu, 17 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The new hotel building was completed in close proximity to the historical Postbahnhof in Berlin – located in a rapidly developing business and commercial area in the eastern part of the city, between the eastern hub Ostbahnhof and the Mercedes-Benz-Arena. Having an over ground footprint of approximately 7.280 square metres the new construction with 245 rooms on seven to ten floors is a solitaire. The tower part with 36 metres height is an urban dominant complemented by a lower part having 26 metres height. The underground floor provides a parking with 15 parking lots. The U-shaped footprint allowed integrating a representative inner court yard. While the façade of the ground floor and the first floor is mainly glazed and structured by pillars and pilasters, it is clad with the shell limestone Kohlplatter Muschelkalk from the second floor upwards. Fluted pilasters going over two floors give the building its vertical structure. Roomhigh narrow windows are placed irregularly within th… continue

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Boiler house Libčice nad Vltavou von Atelier Hoffman | Industrial buildings https://www.architonic.com/en/project/atelier-hoffman-boiler-house-libcice-nad-vltavou/5105984 Wed, 16 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The Brownfield (Drátovny a Šroubárny n.p. industrial estate) was established in 1872 by the Prague Association of Ironworks near the Prague – Dresden railway line by the Vltava river. It significantly influenced the development of the nearby municipalities and has left a considerable mark on this locality, giving it a unique character and ambience. In the past, more than 1600 people lived and worked here; nowadays it is less than a hundred, even though there is almost everything here: housing, railway, technical infrastructure, river, grown trees and, first and foremost, genius loci. The boiler house stands next to the already renovated Coal-Grinding Mill to which it was connected for operational reasons. It represents another important project of the gradual regeneration of the entire estate. The buildings in question are among the oldest parts of the estate and help to create its genius loci. That is why we made the decision to treat the project with respect and consideration, to… continue

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Substantial von goCstudio | Office facilities https://www.architonic.com/en/project/gocstudio-substantial/5105983 Wed, 16 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Seattle-based goCstudio, an architecture studio known for its innovative work and collaborations with artists and craftsmen, has completed the new office expansion for Substantial which occupies the upper floor of a historic building in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Substantial is a digital product studio that was founded in 2006 and moved into the 100-year-old building in 2013. goCstudio was brought on board to redesign the entire 14,000-square-foot upper floor of the building to create an open plan office that would accommodate the growing needs of the company. The upper floor at the corner of Pine and Broadway was the home of two office spaces of very different character. Substantial inhabited the smaller of the two and readily took the opportunity to expand into the rest of the floor when the previous tenant moved. The challenge was to create a cohesive open plan work space which retained the feel of the original Substantial space and would maximize the existing… continue

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Grasshopper Studio and Courtyard von Wittman Estes Architecture + Landscape | Detached houses https://www.architonic.com/en/project/wittman-estes-architecture-landscape-grasshopper-studio-and-courtyard/5105982 Wed, 16 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The Seattle housing shortage has increased pressure on single family neighborhoods to provide more usable space on limited single family lots. Normative new housing demolishes existing small buildings and replaces them with ‘Seattle Modern Boxes’ that maximize building size and density within zoning setbacks. Grasshopper Studio and Courtyard offers an alternative density called courtyard urbanism. Maintaining the small footprint of a 1940s house, a multifunctional studio was added along the rear alley. The resulting interstitial space formed a private terrace open to the sky. This courtyard urbanism tripled the usable square footage of the site by blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor space. A central Silk tree provides dappled shade in summer. The illusion of a much larger property is created through ‘borrowed landscape’ from adjacent trees and sky above.   Inspired by ancient Chinese south facing courtyard housing, the central paved terrace is a protected private area… continue

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Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center von LMN Architects | Concert halls https://www.architonic.com/en/project/lmn-architects-federal-way-performing-arts-and-event-center/5105981 Wed, 16 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 SEATTLE — The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center (PAEC) puts cultural arts at the heart of urban vitality, establishing a core identity and focal point for a rapidly growing, richly diverse community. This multi-functional 46,013-square-foot center and adjacent civic park are positioned to catalyze ongoing development and investment in the city for years to come, ensuring Federal Way’s vibrant future in the region. The PAEC opened to the community on August 19. Combining a 716-seat multipurpose performing arts theater, regional conference center, and future hotel co-development, the approximately $32.7 million project serves both public and private uses, leveraging market synergy and operational efficiency to provide a sustainable business model. The new Center’s design capitalizes on the prominent downtown location of its 4-acre site, introducing pedestrian connectivity to surrounding uses, as well as new public gathering areas for an active urban presence. Expansive w… continue

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Qianhai East Coast Garden 1C, 7B, 7D Show Flat von Dickson Hung Organization Design Consultants | Living space https://www.architonic.com/en/project/dickson-hung-organization-design-consultants-qianhai-east-coast-garden-1c-7b-7d-show-flat/5105980 Tue, 15 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 <b>Curves enlarge minimalist space|1C Show Flat</b> The construction area of this project is about 90 square meters. Fashion is an eternal topic, and it is also a manifestation of characteristic. Coco Chanel said, "In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." Through a new understanding of fashion, the designers used the principle of "less is more" to interpret a different kind of fashion. The whole space is unified with concise, smooth and fluent lines running through the interior, bringing a refreshing and natural breath. The minimalist furniture reflects the wisdom of design and humanistic spirit everywhere. By thinking differently, the designers embedded a tea table into the sofa, and applied irregular cabinets which have graceful arcs. The storage design is another highlight, the cabinets of the living room, the bed of the study room and the TV wall of the bedroom and others are ingenious. <b>Zen abstracts oriental charm|7B Show Flat</b> With a building area o… continue

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Key Center Lobby Reposition von SkB Architects | Office facilities https://www.architonic.com/en/project/skb-architects-key-center-lobby-reposition/5105979 Wed, 16 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 No longer merely pass-through spaces, lobbies have become destinations in their own right; hotelesque settings suitable for impromptu meetings and alternative work places for building tenants. Following the purchase of the 23-story Key Center, the new building owners quickly determined the need to update the common areas of the building which had grown tired since the building’s completion in 2000. To stay competitive in the market for tenants, a redesign of the guest and tenant experience was initiated to entice potential tenants, give existing tenants a reason to stay, and to realign the building within the marketplace. The existing lobby, a sprawling 8,100-square-foot series of contiguous spaces, lacked definition; seating was uncomfortable, and there was little reason to linger any longer than necessary. Transforming the space required reimagining how the space could be used. A survey of building tenants revealed an interest in alternative casual meeting and work spaces. The de… continue

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Case Inlet Retreat von mw works architecture + design | Detached houses https://www.architonic.com/en/project/mw-works-architecture-design-case-inlet-retreat/5105978 Tue, 15 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Nestled into a forested slope along the Case Inlet, this retreat opens to views of the Olympic Mountains and the Puget Sound. Anchored by a weathered cedar clad bedroom wing, a bold concrete cantilever projects the living and dining into the dense forest and toward the view. A broad flat roof hovers above the living areas, allowing access to the forest canopy, and creating the feeling that one is sitting outdoors amidst the trees. Small apertures penetrate the exterior of the bedroom volume, while one larger opening at the master bath provides the ritual of bathing within the forest. An ipe deck slips from inside the kitchen into an open meadow to the south, separated only by large, sliding glass doors extending the sense of interior directly to the outdoors. A balance of clean lines and natural materials, this modest retreat is a welcome sanctuary from urban living. mw works architecture + design: Eric Walter, Steve Mongillo, Suzanne Stefan continue

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Qingdao Wanda Victoria Bay Xifeng Bridge von PT Landscape | Bridges https://www.architonic.com/en/project/pt-landscape-qingdao-wanda-victoria-bay-xifeng-bridge/5105977 Mon, 14 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The concept of Xifeng Bridge is the spread-open wings of a phoenix, which is an auspicious bird and a symbol of peace and harmony. The ancients believed that phoenix would fly over if the world is in peace and prosperity. The oracle of "Feng" is like the oracle of wind, meaning the omnipresent and spiritual power of wind."Huang" is pronounced like the "Emperor" in Chinese, meaning the supreme power. Therefore, phoenix is also the symbol of Chinese imperial power, and is usually paired with dragon, which is a symbol of lucky and harmony. In the choice of colors, red and wood have been combined in the Xifeng Bridge. Red symbolizes energy, vitality, willpower, fire and power, while wood symbolizes calm and warm, giving an intimate feeling to people of returning to nature. The combination of polyline shape and red and wood material creates a simple, clean, conformable and stylish space atmosphere. As for the paving design, simple yet stylish dark gray and light gray granite are blend… continue

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House Philipp von Philipp Architekten | Detached houses https://www.architonic.com/en/project/philipp-architekten-house-philipp/5105976 Mon, 14 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The challenge of House Philipp was primarily determined by the striking location on a small mountain ridge, offering a splendid distant view to the north. To meet this specific situation, the cube of the main house was completely glazed with frameless windows. In this way, the fantastic surroundings and the desire for living in total harmony with nature as well as the longing for sun and light could be paid tribute to. There is a cube placed in this glass box as a key element, completely panelled with Elm Wood. It contains both the kitchen and the staircase and at the same time it forms the static backbone for the attic placed on it.  It's amazing how the cantilevered top floor seems to float above the fully glazed ground floor. It is characterized by a long hallway running across the entire width of the house, used for playing games. It features almost 15 meters of built-in closet and therefore provides generous storage space for everything a large family needs. Another useful devi… continue

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Jian Li Ju Theatre von MDO | Club interiors https://www.architonic.com/en/project/mdo-jian-li-ju-theatre/5105975 Mon, 14 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The Jianliju theatre company, in an interesting examination of typology, offers a unique spectator experience where the audience plays an integral part of their performances and productions, as such the brief for their new premises in Shanghai demands a careful architectural approach to the relationships between space, event and movement. MDO, the architects selected to take on this mantle, have addressed these conditions with a deliberate and exaggerated exploration of form, lighting and circulation. The practice has taken the cinematic expression of film noir and applied its heightened sense of drama to the atmosphere within to create a sequence of contrasting spaces that read as a montage of screenshots from a film reel. With work of this nature, the architectural theory of Tschumi, especially the 1976 Screenplays project, is never far away and many of the formal strategies employed by MDO directly reference the parallels with screen editing and the time-space nature of arch… continue

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Shekou Sea World Culture and Arts Center von GD-Lighting Design | Showrooms https://www.architonic.com/en/project/gd-lighting-design-shekou-sea-world-culture-and-arts-center/5105974 Fri, 11 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The Ode to Simplicity by Yue Ya Shan Ren seeks the path to purity and tranquility. Shekou Sea World Culture and Arts Center is just a shelter in town from complexity and into beauty. The building highlights openness and connectivity, so that people, space and nature can have quiet dialogues. The lighting coincides with them to hide among buildings and landscapes to give off soundless beauty. GD (GD-LIGHTINGDESIGN) practices simplicity all through to have all the lighting hidden among spatial levels, interfaces and constructs, creating an effect of landscape changing with every step among mountains and waters. Except for part of the floor-lamps for guiding, the overall façade lighting emphasizes artistic conception instead of depiction and outlining, echoing with the architectural style of plainness and low profile. The three huge window-style shapes facing mountain, sea and city only have their bottoms lightly decorated by light to leave appropriate space for the artistic conceptio… continue

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A home without boundary von Inspiration Group | Living space https://www.architonic.com/en/project/inspiration-group-a-home-without-boundary/5105973 Fri, 11 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 People often say that life is like a voyage. Then, home must be that only island floating on it. It is the place where you treasure the collectibles discovered, and keep all the joys and tears you have experienced during the voyage. You may also bring back a person who is willing to spend the rest of the life with you. Our designer Thomas Xie was invited to lead his team for a renovation of a one-hundred-year-old house in Guangzhou, in order to achieve the finest home-living experience. In the meantime, he wanted to evoke the family’s treasurable memory, as well as to re-narrate the memory in a more lively way. There are 4 residents living in the house to be renovated, Mrs. Feng, her fourth song and his wife, as well as the youngest grandson. Every holiday, Mrs. Feng’s other children (3 to 5 people) will stay for a brief period. The house was built in 1919. Mrs. Feng has lived here since the age of nine, coming back from Malaysia for education. This old house has an abundant of me… continue

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Twin Peaks Residence von Lim + Lu | Living space https://www.architonic.com/en/project/lim-lu-twin-peaks-residence/5105972 Fri, 11 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Lim + Lu announces the completion of a 46sqm bachelor pad hidden in Tseung Kwan O on Kowloon island, Hong Kong. The client, an eccentric fashion designer from Paris, commissioned Lim + Lu and hoped the interior design can reflect his whimsical personality. The limited space is planned with the client’s lifestyle in mind. The dining room merges with the living room and extends to the outdoor balcony, forming a public area for the client’s frequent social gatherings. From walls to furniture to small accessories, the palette of the apartment is a juxtaposition of colours and textures. Experimental colour combinations brighten the small flat and create a more expansive visual illusion. Red, yellow, blue and green hues collide in harmony and vitalize the space. Furnishings with simple and clean lines are consistent throughout. Cool metallic pieces contrast with warm fabric seating, revealing a sense of multi-layered beauty. Mirrored surfaces on cabinets and tables create the vibrant int… continue

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