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 Sat, 27 Aug 2016 10:32:49 +0200 headline.browser-titleBaoismLinehouse https://www.architonic.com/en/project/linehouse-baoism/5103764 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Baoism is a new food concept originated in Shanghai, making a modern version of the traditional Chinese street food guabao, served in a clamshell-like bun. Although the flavours are a modern interpretation, the age-old process of cooking in a traditional woven bamboo steamer is a prime focus of display in the kitchen. Linehouse took this traditional handicraft notion of weaving and applied it in a spatial way with a non-traditional material; perforated raw metal panels are woven between the structure that frame the dining area and the service area. The branding for Baoism stemmed from the concept of I Ching, an ancient divination text and the oldest of the Chinese classics. The text of I Ching is called Zhou yi. The basic unit of this is the hexagram, a figure composed of six horizontal lines, each line is either broken or unbroken. Linehouse used this concept of stacked and directional lines to create two structures that frame the dining and the kitchen / service area. Custom ligh

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headline.browser-titleV13K05 - private housepasel kuenzel architects https://www.architonic.com/en/project/pasel-kuenzel-architects-v13k05-private-house/5103763 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Home to a patchwork family and space for a living and working environment, this house serves several ambitions. With just one façade facing the narrow alley, zenith daylight is directed through a central light well reaching all spaces of the residence. The spacious atrium is the core element of the building, providing a space of specific neutrality and merging the living areas on the ground floor with the home office of the client photographer on the top floor. From the outside the house hides its spacious qualities, from the inside it unfolds a world of visual connections and provides a framework for social diversity. Under the Dutch skies, natural daylight creates an ever-changing ambience of light and space, being the essential elements of the photographer to work with. A hidden roof terrace connects the home with the stars… Area: 180 m2 pasel kuenzel architects

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headline.browser-titleElegant ProsperStudio David Thulstrup https://www.architonic.com/en/project/studio-david-thulstrup-elegant-prosper/5103762 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Elegant prosper is a high-end womenswear brand in Asia. They wanted their stores to become more international and have a sense of Scandinavian simplicity. After we had created their store in Hangzhou, the concept was implemented in more than 500 retail spaces in Mainland China. EP Hangzhou was an architectural project which required completely new multi-level floor planning and circulation including custom made furniture design and material selection. Our aim was to create a feeling of air, light and space. To achieve this we worked with bright materials such as Italian white marble stucco and natural light wood combined with RAW concrete flooring. Customers are welcomed by brand identifying LED screens and intrigued by a sea of glass discs on the ceiling, leading them inside the store and up to the higher floors. Elegant Prosper Studio David Thulstrup

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headline.browser-titleViridianASH NYC https://www.architonic.com/en/project/ash-nyc-viridian/5103761 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The Viridian project was done on behalf of the client, The Abbey Group. ASH NYC designed and furnished the property’s lobby, common lounges, roof decks, corridors, gym, leasing & management offices, as well as a one bedroom model unit and a two bedroom model unit. Bruner Cott was the architect of record, who designed the residential unit interiors, back of house, general layouts and building exteriors. While ASH NYC completed the elements previously listed. Custom furniture includes pieces by ASHY NYC, Ana Karlin, Le Corbusier, Hans Wegner, James Devlin, as well as many others. Light fixtures include work by designs such as Rich Brilliant Willing, Gabriel Scott, Alvar Aalto and more. The project also features a magnificent custom stone accordion wall located behind the property’s reception desk. ASH NYC

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headline.browser-titleUNLTDNordes Design Group https://www.architonic.com/en/project/nordes-design-group-unltd/5103760 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The house is located in the village Borovliany, not far from Minsk, and belongs to a young family with two children. The main wish of the customers was to create a modern and stylish interior, which does not lose its relevance in a few years. Simple at first sight, the task required a special approach, which, as it turned out, met the eye. The fact is that starting work on the project designer, as a rule, is guided by vector, specified by a style. But there are a lot of styles and fashion for them changes. So, how should we create an interior that will not bother? The answer, as often happens, is contained in the question: it is necessary to refuse the styling, make the design without design. Sometimes the best way to win - is just to get out of the race. Telling customers about our ideas and received profound support - we, inspired, began to start doing sketches. To embody the idea of "invisible design", it was necessary to create a sense that the space formes itself, furnis

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headline.browser-titleMusée des Confluences in Lyon, FranceCoop Himmelb(l)au https://www.architonic.com/en/project/coop-himmelblau-musee-des-confluences-in-lyon-france/5103759 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Right from the 2001 international competition for a natural history museum in Lyon, the museum was envisioned as a "medium for the transfer of knowledge" and not as a showroom for products. The building ground of the museum is located on a peninsula that was artificially extended 100 years ago and situated in the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers. Even though it was apparent that this site would be a difficult one (536 piles had to be securely driven 30 meters into the ground), it was clear that this location would be very important for the urban design. The building should serve as a distinctive beacon and entrance for the visitors approaching from the South, as well as a starting point for urban development. In order to build a museum of knowledge, a complex new form had to be developed as an iconic gateway. A building that truly stands out can only come into being through shapes resulting from new geometries. It was important to the concept that the flow of visitors arr

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headline.browser-titleN STRIPSJun Murata / JAM. https://www.architonic.com/en/project/jun-murata-jam-n-strips/5103758 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

With a facade of white fins to conceal two stores within its base. The renovation of the 39 year old structure yields tenants, offices and dwellings which harmonize with its urban surroundings while forming an iconic presence. This is the renovation of the multi-tenant building located in the suburb of Osaka. It contains small tenants and dwellings. The outer wall had debased, the public area has not maintained, and each tenants and dwellings has not used and unventilated. It was necessary to repair everything mostly because the existence condition was too squalid. There are office buildings, factories and housings near the site. To the north, there is the beautiful view of green park. Though there is no buildings of parking of opposite side of south side, it was necessary to keep privacy for new architecture. Because a new apartment is planned to build in this parking site in the near future. After part of the cement was peeling that has been removed, the surface has been care

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headline.browser-titleHouse HABIBOO Architecture https://www.architonic.com/en/project/abiboo-architecture-house-h/5103757 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

House H is located in an exclusive area in Madrid. The house has a floor area of 14,000 sq. ft. (1.300 m2) and is the answer to the broad and diverse functional needs of the client, a well-known international sportsman. In the residence, growth occurs in a non-hierarchical order, each space has different characteristics but similar importance. The villa is designed as a sponge, with multiple micro-spaces designed especially in relation with sensorial experiences and inter-related to each other. The ground floor has the typical program associated with a villa along with many patios that make the house look bigger due to its integration with the site. The first floor includes spaces like office, guest rooms and play area. The basement includes spaces associated with oneself (meditation rooms, gym, spa) and with others (party areas and lounges). The discontinuity expands from the inside to the materiality of the facades. The secondary areas are built with a façade in exposed concrete,

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headline.browser-titleDusak Hodinar & ZlatinikDOBAS AG https://www.architonic.com/en/project/dobas-ag-dusak-hodinar-amp-zlatinik/5103756 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

For Dusak Hodinar & Zlatinik, Prague, Dobas created a new watch and jewellery flagship store on the prestigious shopping street Na Příkopě in the centre of Prague. On over 220m2 the customer is welcomed to a world of luxury. The ambition of Dobas was to create a corporate design language for the company Dusak, allowing to host famous brands in a posh atmosphere. The front section of the boutique is dedicated to high end jewellery brands, accordingly more feminine colour compositions were chosen, finalizing in a secluded lounge corner with an impressive chandelier designed by Lasvit, a renowned Czech glass company. The back section of the boutique is dedicated to watch brands. This section of the boutique is treated in a more masculine manor, based on the clientele for mens watches. Each brand was provided with a specific space following certain guidelines to assure a harmonious appearance. The watch hall is enriched with decorative ceiling elements, created by Lasvit to loosen

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headline.browser-titleFumiAlberto Caiola https://www.architonic.com/en/project/alberto-caiola-fumi/5103755 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Celebrating coffee’s intangible pleasures, Alberto Caiola translates coffee’s aromatic vapors into a sculptural ceiling that is the centrepiece for this café in Shanghai. Gently sloping away from the counter, the striking installation becomes at once canopy and stage for baristas to perform their art. Rich and dark in color, the ceiling’s ‘fumes’ evoke the depth of the drink itself, winding up and beyond the venue’s glass façade. Lending a sense of movement to the entire space, the installation creates a partially covered area for attractive outdoor seating in warmer weather. An eye-catching wall installation comprises an explosion of iconic Moka coffee pots in various sizes. Their presence is intensified by a large mirror spanning the space, amplifying the objects to a kind of love letter to Italy’s signature brew. To create the illusion of a larger space, furniture is finished with a reflective surface. The design approach sees fittings effectively blend in to their surroundings,

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headline.browser-titleKlinikum KlagenfurtArchitects Collective ZT GmbH https://www.architonic.com/en/project/architects-collective-zt-gmbh-klinikum-klagenfurt/5103754 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

<b>A modern, innovative and trend-setting hospital</b> The new project for the Provincial Hospital in Klagenfurt is innovative in many ways. The latest Medical Technology along with an enhanced cross-utilization of medical equipment and facilities (operating rooms, examination and treatment rooms and wards in the logistics field) give this new hospital a pioneering status in Europe. Even before completion, it served as an example to future developments. The architectural concept is an important part of this modern definition of a hospital. The flat, two-storey building fits well into the landscape on a site where the wetlands of the Glan River close off the land to the north. The footprint of the building is largely determined by landscaped courtyards which open the building up to the site as well as carefully form more private areas for its users. The horizontality of the building is reinforced by the two main access routes: the curved corridor to the north, and the straight corrid

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headline.browser-titleBlurring BoxesArchitensions https://www.architonic.com/en/project/architensions-blurring-boxes/5103753 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The evolution of living in our cities more and more tries to embrace nature, almost negating the urban character of neighborhoods. The design for a renovation and additions to a townhouse in Brooklyn is generated from the idea of fusing the interior space with the outdoor landscape through the creation of ground-up pavilions with specific experiential qualities. Two main pavilions have been juxtaposed to the existing building-in a way to have an unobstructed view of the garden through the windows and also blurred views-obtained from the partial over imposing of a wooden screen to the addition facades. The exterior cladding is achieved layering vertical wooden slats of Shou Sugi Ban (or Yakisugi), an ancient Japanese exterior siding technique that preserves wood by charring. The two volumes are devoted to sound/vision and smelling/tasting activities and they complement the existing functions with natural light being the main component of the white bare interiors minimally furnished.

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headline.browser-titleHUBIAtelier Peekaboo https://www.architonic.com/en/project/atelier-peekaboo-hubi/5103752 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Emblematic symbol of the work of a designer, a chair represents a big challenge when it comes to rethink it. The merging of our two offices naturally brought us to the wish of rising up this challenge. The technical and aesthetic complexity of a chair allowed us to improve the abilities of each member of l'Appartement. Each part of the Hubi chair was first individually developped and then assembled with a harmonious and coherent language. The simplicity of the different wood pieces allows this chair to be assembled efficiently and to be made with low production costs. The feet and the base are made of solid oak, and the back is made of plywood, in order to give to the chair a perfect comfort. The powder-coated piece is the central part of this composition, allowing the different wood pieces to be connected. This steel element insure a subtile stability to the ensemble and gives to this chair its asethetic and particular personality. Finally, thanks to their flared design a

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headline.browser-titleCasa CC58Lucas y Hernández-Gil Arquitectos https://www.architonic.com/en/project/lucas-y-hernandez-gil-arquitectos-casa-cc58/5103751 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The apartment is set in a small building of the expansion district of Madrid, in Claudio Coello street where a law firm was settle before. We found a really compartmentalized space with a little more than 120 square meters. In this place, all the original elements had disappeared, remaining only the protected facade woodworks. With this starting point, we designed a contemporary home, both bright and clear, acclimatized with heating and cooling floor and illuminated completely with LED. There is a dialogue with the original architecture through the use of material, but avoiding the copy of false original elements. The use of wood and stone with different quarterings give the space part of the character and the comfort of and old upper-class house. The warm and comfortable atmosphere is emphasized with the furniture selected and our own designs. Classic furniture by Carlo Mollino, Mendes da Rocha and Saarinen match with other contemporary pieces. Following the whole design idea

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headline.browser-titleBagh e JannatBracket Design Studio https://www.architonic.com/en/project/bracket-design-studio-bagh-e-jannat/5103750 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Bagh-Janat alley on Abbasabad district is one of the oldest wealthy neighborhoods in Isfahan. Nowadays it is really hard to trace the old big green gardens and palaces there as all of them have disappeared and turned into modern apartments during the past 50 years of modernization only producing a mixture of heterogeneous buildings with different styles, heights, and densities. Among these dense buildings, it is hard to find a single housing or a small lot to develop and Bagh-Janat is one of the few. This three-level building complies with the height limit of 7 meters and appears one story high above the ground. The mass of the building is shaped according to the design codes, regulations and constraints, in order to provide desirable light and privacy. The setback on the upper stair -as a response to regulations - defines the entrance on the ground floor and enhances the continuity of the building façade in the alley. The building receives proper daylight from northern and western

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headline.browser-titleCity roomsKUEHN MALVEZZI Architects https://www.architonic.com/en/project/kuehn-malvezzi-architects-city-rooms/5103749 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Kuehn Malvezzi designed the Collectors Lounge at this year's Design Miami/ Basel, commissioned by the Finnish design company Artek and the Danish textile manufacturer Kvadrat. The Collectors Lounge is a strong graphic landscape of multiple textures and bright colours based on Raf Simons’s Kvadrat collection. Like inside-out rooms, cubic volumes positioned in the space create different environments where visitors may gather and rest. The volumes define a space for the display of Artek’s Kiki sofas. As in an exhibition, visitors can experience the numerous variations of Kvadrat’s fabric collection applied on the furniture and on horizontal and vertical surfaces, with colors that are at times contrasting and at times homogeneous. KUEHN MALVEZZI Architects

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headline.browser-titleVICE TorontoDesignAgency https://www.architonic.com/en/project/designagency-vice-toronto/5103748 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

When VICE Media - the world’s preeminent youth media company - needed a new Toronto bureau - having expanded from 50 to over 150 people in over a year - they engaged DesignAgency because the two companies share a common core: both are cross disciplinary, collaborative and creative. VICE asked for a space that reflects their strong brand, and exudes the youthful energy that they are famous for. Attuned to the needs of its client, DesignAgency infused a decommissioned factory with the informal, relaxed vibe of a classic cigar lounge, then stealthily layered technology, lighting and sound equipment throughout. The results are instrumental for the VICE team to produce their multi-platform content, while allowing the open-plan space to play triple duty as a day-to-day working environment, a film and recording set and a showpiece that speaks to the personality and values of the company. As visitors enter, they are immediately immersed in the world of VICE. The hard-edged, industrial lobb

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headline.browser-titleRepossi Place VendomeOMA/AMO https://www.architonic.com/en/project/oma-amo-repossi-place-vendome/5103747 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Architecture and jewelry are not as far apart as one might imagine. They are distant relatives, operating at different resolutions. They both investigate the human body, whether it is about housing it or vesting it. The exchange between the two disciplines is surprisingly natural and it is not coincidental that jewelry design has been pursued by several masters of our practice. The collaboration with Repossi has lead OMA into a new micro-landscape – one made of small fragments, microscopic observations, ancient traditions, patient rhythms, bodily intimacies - a whole ecosystem of knowledge now confronted with the impact of technology. Starting in 2014 as an open ended investigation on the family owned brand and its recent global development, the work of OMA for Repossi has generated a series of projects, from temporary installations to display design, and ultimately the new flagship store on Place Vendome. Each has been an experimentation on microscale design and the staging of jewe

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headline.browser-titleCerrado HouseVazio S/A https://www.architonic.com/en/project/vazio-s-a-cerrado-house/5103746 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The Cerrado House was built at the foothills of the Sierra da Moeda, a mountain range in the state of Minas Gerais. The three-bedroom house has a rooftop pool and a wide staircase that leads to the rooftop terrace. The rooms are right under the swimming pool and have views of the sierra, the Cerrado and its twisted trees. Louvers on the northern and western faces protect against the inclement sun.  The play between function and form here is spontaneous and undogmatic: the ramps and stairs of the swimming pool are stamped irrepressibly onto the façades and shape the internal space. The employment of the programmatic source is made directly manifest: it is a generative strategy that explores the programme/form relationship as an absolute and inevitable correspondence. Seeking the plasticity of basic architectural elements, the project also exalts this underestimated and threatened biome: the Cerrado. There is no landscape design: the house sits on natural terrain, whose immensity a

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headline.browser-titleThe S HousePitsou Kedem Architects https://www.architonic.com/en/project/pitsou-kedem-architects-the-s-house/5103745 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The skyline - the meeting of earth and heaven - is the Archimedean point in every swath of architecture that orients the building in its surrounding. Whether it be built in a dense urban fabric, on a high mountain or a narrow, deep canyon - each building is measured by its sky. Classical architecture that developed within the bosom of the church, aspired toward the sublime, the dimensions were propelled upwards by way of vertical windows and tall columns. In contrast, however, modern architecture, particularly residential constructions, see the skyline as a backdrop of human creativity, a horizontal emphasis on the buildings’ dimensions or even as a mere tool serving human needs. In both the ancient and modern cases, the skyline is the simplest element required to place the building in a concrete context, even an imagined one. Second to that is the presence of another building and then trees and so on down the list of elements in the environment. Perhaps because of this, the archit

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headline.browser-titleBoro HotelGrzywinski+Pons Architects https://www.architonic.com/en/project/grzywinski-pons-architects-boro-hotel/5103744 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The Boro is a 108 room hotel in the rapidly evolving neighborhood of Dutch Kills in New York City’s borough of Queens. While there are several existing flagged hotels in the area, the Boro is the first design-led bespoke offering that we hope will both further catalyze and respond to the exciting changes that are already evident. When Grzywinski + Pons were commissioned to design the Boro Hotel, we (and our clients) inherited an already complete superstructure to define a massing and accept a building envelope that were not of our design. We had a small window of time and modest means within which we could make some minor changes before we focused on the interior so we concentrated those efforts on the glazing which would have the most impact on the interior architecture that was within our scope. The building’s interiors were not so restrictive. By treating the unfinished structure like a found object, we approached the program almost as though we were converting a disused industri

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headline.browser-titlehERZberg Residential Complexfeld72 https://www.architonic.com/en/project/feld72-herzberg-residential-complex/5103743 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Working from concepts of urban development and architecture, hERZberg has created a structure combining a great number of different living options for singles, for (patchwork) families and also for supervised flat-sharing for young people – a neighbourhood catering for the most diverse ways of life. In terms of urban development it acts as intermediary between the different criteria affecting the neighbourhood and offers multifaceted sequences for freedom of scope. The colour scheme ensures that this diversity is nevertheless conflated into a unified neighbourhood. Area: 20 212 m² EGW Heimstätte + ÖVW Österreichisches Wohnungswerk feld72 Cooperation Partner: AllesWirdGut Landscape Partner: DnD

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headline.browser-titleBambaPedro Paulo Venzon https://www.architonic.com/en/project/pedro-paulo-venzon-bamba/5103742 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Bamba is a flirtation with sculpture and with balance. Brimming with movement, it is table whose focal point is the production of a discourse about ornamentation from its minimalist, repeated and iterated lines. A work about boundaries (and the illusion of boundaries), it is a syncretism between harsh lines and docility, between the economy of shapes and the ubiquity of senses. Dimensions LARGE - 58 W X 58 D X 53 H SMALL - 49 W X 49 D X 46 H Materials SATIN BLACK | Powder coated carbon steel GOLD | Solid brass Pedro Paulo Venzon

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headline.browser-titleSopwell House HotelKaza reference projects https://www.architonic.com/en/project/kaza-reference-projects-sopwell-house-hotel/5103741 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Sopwell House Hotel

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headline.browser-titleGraafjansdijk HouseGovaert & Vanhoutte Architects https://www.architonic.com/en/project/govaert-amp-vanhoutte-architects-graafjansdijk-house/5103740 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

In the 9th century, the Graafjansdijk (dike) protected parts of France and Belgium agaist the storm tides from the North Sea and the Western part of the river Schelde. Currently only a short strip of this dike remains in the rural surroundings of the seaside village of Knokke, near the border with Holland. Across the road from the Graafjansdijk is the narrow plot, enclosed by an adjacent moat on the north side. The terrain overlooks an open meadow. This geographical context has a major impact on how the design of the villa was perceived. the ground level of the villa fully occupies the narrow terrain, apart from a small inner garden on the north side. It is completely wrapped in barnwood alongside the road, hiding the garage and creating a private atmosphere for the bedrooms. This materialization produces a solid plinth contrasting with the transparent volume on upper floor. This subordinate upper volume, containing the living room and kitchen, is made completely out of glass an

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headline.browser-titleGrimselnachtaktiv https://www.architonic.com/en/project/nachtaktiv-grimsel/5103739 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

As antithesis to the regional compacted village with simple detached houses, an L-shaped space continuum constitute the center of Innertkirchen. The floor to ceiling windows are a welcoming generosity which continues in the interior. Round downlights are spread over the multiply folded ceiling and mingle with recessed spotlights and round skylights on the upper floor. For temporary exhibitions tracks are inconspicuous integrated into the wall and can be fitted with spotlights. In the evenings, the interior remains readable afar thanks to the glare free lighting. The transition to the village square is fluent. nachtaktiv Architect: Gschwind Architekten AG

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headline.browser-titleBridge StudioSaunders Architecture https://www.architonic.com/en/project/saunders-architecture-bridge-studio/5103738 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

As with all the Fogo Island Arts Corporation’s Art Studios, Bridge Studio is paired with a traditional Newfoundland Saltbox house, this one is located in Deep Bay, the smallest community on Fogo Island with a population of one hundred and fifty people. The Bridge Studio’s Saltbox House is a freshly painted, in sharp contrast to its dilapidated condition, only a few months previous. A local carpenter who is putting the finishing touches on the house, points out the project’s double-hung, wood frame windows that were crafted at the local woodshop, initiated and operated by the Shorefast Foundation. The trek to the Bridge Studio from the Deep Bay House looks short on a map. Of course, on the ground is a different matter as the topography enters the equation and one navigates the rocky landscape of the lichen clad granite outcroppings on this sublimely beautiful stretch of coastline leading to Bridge Studio, an art studio, completed in June 2011 by the Fogo Island Arts Corporation. A

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headline.browser-titleVilla MMFelix Held Architekt https://www.architonic.com/en/project/felix-held-architekt-villa-mm/5103737 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The client asked for a house that blends into the landscape, with outstanding rooms and a sophisticated interior design. We studied historical residential architecture, to understand the idiosyncrasies of long–lasting structures. Situated in an winery landscape, this compact and elegant grey building is characterized by strong vertical grills, and a combination of concrete and painted wood. A large column-free garage on the street level is the main access when entering the building by car. A far more romantic access for pedestrians leads through the magnificent garden, over the cast-concrete terrace. The entrance door and the large glass are part of the main façade element in untreated Douglas Fir that has a furniture-like quality. The quite impressive hall is six metres high. The wide stairway in oak is hung between the concrete walls and white steel railings. A Scarpa lamp contrasts with the exposed concrete, that gives the building in its center a sense of weight and solidity

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headline.browser-titleCascais P272Fragmentos de Arquitectura https://www.architonic.com/en/project/fragmentos-de-arquitectura-cascais-p272/5103736 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The restoration of this pre-existing home aimed to create architectural harmony and open up its interior and connecting spaces. Full advantage was taken of natural light and the relationship between different spaces by giving them new uses and maximizing the potential of the surrounding garden. Previously, the main entrance area was semi-circular with a roof that sloped towards the main living room. The space was surrounded by a semi-circular pergola of round pillars, none of which were related in any way to the concept of the new project. The main entrance is now marked on the outside by a large refection pool, (which mirrors the form of the bedrooms), and highlights the new façade rendering (grooved slate), in this area. Inside, the entrance hall has been transformed into a large, double-height, open space; its ceiling lifted and windows inserted all around the edge, flooding the atrium with natural light. At the intersection between the two perpendicular sections of the house

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headline.browser-titleNentrys officeCanuch https://www.architonic.com/en/project/canuch-nentrys-office/5103735 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Nentrys manages the commercial vehicle sales company, "King Truck." Their market extends across the whole of Japan, and they have locations in the North Kantou, Chuubu, and Kansai regions. They recently engaged in an moving project, merging two locations in the Tokyo area. The office they have moved into spans four floors. The building is in a residential area, with no obstacles and a good view, and the entrance room exploits that view to the fullest. Nentrys hosts many in-house events and activities, and intra-departmental relations are already strong. Their corporate culture is one of transparency, where each of their employees is given the opportunity to be seen and heard. In order to heighten this sense of community, the center of the office is occupied by a relaxation space, counter bar, and seminar space, with a flowing and coordinated layout. The building's lighting reaches all areas, and as time passes employees who have finished their work for the day naturally come togeth

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headline.browser-titleLow/Rise HouseSAW // SPIEGEL AIHARA WORKSHOP https://www.architonic.com/en/project/saw-spiegel-aihara-workshop-low-rise-house/5103734 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Located on a half-acre lot in the heart of Silicon Valley, the house reimagines the suburban housing type through interlocking bars of shared and private program. The composition re-appropriates the traditional forms of the California ranch house and farm tower as tools of environmental performance and social interaction, deployed to create variable density, natural ventilation, solar energy generation, day-lighting, and immersion into the site. The clients, two professors with grown children, sought a house that could accommodate varying use patterns, creating an intimate environment for their own use as a couple, yet allowing for a spacious and integrated configuration for ten or more family members, and several hundred party guests. This complex programmatic request inspires the specific massing and siting of the building. The first floor consists of two long and narrow structures that intersect in an open kitchen, providing distinct programmatic areas and settling into the tr

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headline.browser-titleUniprix Kieu TruongJean de Lessard https://www.architonic.com/en/project/jean-de-lessard-uniprix-kieu-truong/5103733 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Advertising campaigns are enhancing the image of closeness of the family pharmacist. Still, insists Jean de Lessard, who is known for his radical experimentations, it must be demonstrated: “We wanted the space to reflect the human side of the profession, that it becomes an empathetic place, simple and collective, unpretentious, allowing the pharmacists to be more accessible and be seen by their patients.” To heighten the social dimension of the act, the designer thus chose to make of the laboratory the focal point, and consequently, a place for socializing amongst neighbours. <b>Harmony in roundness</b> The design was modulated by some feng shui principles, such as organizing the space to promote a smooth circulation of the energy flow (Ch’i). The laboratory consists of a grouping of circles around which one can walk, including a magistral medicine side room and the pharmacist’s favorite, an ergonomic pillbox, which she finds has a retro look; there is also a storage room and a ci

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headline.browser-titleTower HouseAndrew Maynard Architects https://www.architonic.com/en/project/andrew-maynard-architects-tower-house/5103732 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

S+P and their 8 year old twin sons asked for a home “for community, art and nature to come together”. We designed them a village. What? Tower House is a renovation and extension to a weatherboard home in Alphington, Victoria, Australia. We restored the original, where we have two kids’ rooms, a bathroom and living spaces. A studio, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and dining occupy the new part of the house. Tower House is the result of endless conversations with a trusting, enthusiastic, patient and encouraging client. Who? Mum, dad and twin boys live at Tower House. The family have keen interests in the environment, outdoor recreation and the arts. We first met to discuss Tower House just days before a federal election. Fear that in two days we would have a new, particularly nasty, negative and destructive Prime Minister loomed heavily in the air. Our discussion on that first day was not about kitchens and bathrooms. Our discussions were about life, art, politics, charity, the univ

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headline.browser-titleOlympia 66 DalianAedas https://www.architonic.com/en/project/aedas-olympia-66-dalian/5103731 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Olympia 66 is a statement of innovative design as a landmark in the city of Dalian, China. The design respects Chinese culture and urban context, with the thoughtful approach to its relationship to the street providing generous community space and plazas with integrated landscape. This 7-storey shopping mall grasps the fine balance between complex form and function, responding to the immediate surroundings and local community and providing the largest shopping, lifestyle and leisure complex in Dalian. SITE DETAILS Olympia 66 is located at Wusi Lu, a prominent avenue in the heart of commercial and residential district in Dalian. The 63,400-squaremetre site is adjacent to the Olympia Square, a sequence of squares along the main avenue of Zhongshan Lu. To the east sits People’s Square, the home of the municipal government, whilst to the west is Xinghai Square. With great visibility from Zhongshan Lu and Wusi Lu, the project has good road transport connections and a link to the new un

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headline.browser-titleLe Port Francsavioz fabrizzi architects https://www.architonic.com/en/project/savioz-fabrizzi-architects-le-port-franc/5103729 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

In 1956, an American road haulage operator invented the container. Today, containers transport 80% of goods (by value), and around 1.6 million of them are constructed each year. In 2010, there were over 18 million containers in use worldwide for transport. A container gives great flexibility in the arrangement of the contemporary music centre. The performance space can be organised according to the activities taking place there and the different types of ambiance required. Extra rooms can be added, supplementing the rehearsal rooms required by the project specifications. The new contemporary music centre of sion is south of the city, in a former industrial hall. The concert hall called “le port-franc” enjoys a particularly favourable situation to its nocturnal activities: the industrial area chosen is ideal for the noise problem. The building contains two different and complementary programs: a 400 people concert hall and rehearsal spaces for local bands. The use of second-hand ship

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headline.browser-titleArk Putney AcademyHawkins\Brown https://www.architonic.com/en/project/hawkinsbrown-ark-putney-academy/5103728 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Hawkins\Brown has completed the refurbishment of the grade II listed Elliott School, now renamed the Ark Putney Academy, in Wandsworth. Hawkins\Brown was appointed by Lendlease to redevelop the school into a new academy which would meet the requirements of 21st century teaching in a grade II listed building. The works included the restoration of the facade, remodelling the teaching facilities and building a new community sports hall. The internal layout has been rationalised to modern teaching standards and has improved the building’s accessibility and people flow. The original Elliott School was designed by G. A. Trevett of London County Council and was opened in 1956. Inspired by Scandinavian welfare state design, the campus provided a modern comprehensive facility for the post-war era. The Grade II listed building features 3 main Terrazzo circulation stairs, with hardwood balustrades and spiral stairs to the concrete roof pavilion. The Assembly hall has a distinctive C

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headline.browser-titleEuropean Central Bank (ECB)Coop Himmelb(l)au https://www.architonic.com/en/project/coop-himmelblau-european-central-bank-ecb/5103727 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The design of the Viennese architectural studio Coop Himmelb(l)au for the new premises of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt combines the horizontal structure of the landmarked Grossmarkthalle with a twisted double tower, which rises to 185 meters. United by an entrance building, these two elements form an ensemble of special architectural significance. Featuring bridges, pathways and platforms, the glass atrium between the two highrises creates a vertical city. The semi-public and communicative functions are located in the former Grossmarkthalle. The exceptional atrium and visible steel support structure show that the ECB building belongs to an entirely new typology of skyscrapers. <b>The hyperboloid cut </b> From the beginning it was an explicit request of the ECB to create a unique, iconic building as a symbol for the European Union. A distinctive and unique building can only be achieved by a completely different kind of Geometry. The design concept of the ECB is to vertic

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headline.browser-titleShell HouseLenz Architects https://www.architonic.com/en/project/lenz-architects-shell-house/5103726 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Damir Ussenov and his architectural firm "Lenz Architects" designed a villa in the foothills of Almaty. The main aim of the architect was to create a separate, isolated and safe space, while making it possible to enjoy the wildlife. The unique metal framework allows natural light to enter the interior, bypassing the dense thickets and difficult terrain. The facade consists of dynamic aluminum panels which using an electronic mechanism can close windows and isolate the house from the environment, providing security and soundproofing. Panels are treated with white plaster EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finishing Systems) which have thermal insulation properties and sanitizers. The house, which resembles a shell, includes a large studio with a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and a relaxation room. A spiral staircase leads to an open and comfortable guest bedroom. Area: 600 sq m Lenz Architects Chief Architect: Damir Ussenov

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headline.browser-titleThe Barrow StreetASH NYC https://www.architonic.com/en/project/ash-nyc-the-barrow-street/5103725 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The Barrow Street residence is the home of Ari Heckman (of ASH NYC) and Ethan Feirstein. The project was a complete renovation and overhaul of a home that had not been touched in decades. Featured artwork includes pieces by famed photographer, Terry Richardson as well as artist and sculptor, Bradley William Duncan. Furnishings were done by a variety of designers including: Milo Baughman, Radboud van Beekum, Edward Wormley, Paolo Piva, Pierre Jeanneret, Hermes, and of course, ASH NYC. ASH NYC

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headline.browser-title16 social housing unitsAtelier Gemaile Rechak https://www.architonic.com/en/project/atelier-gemaile-rechak-16-social-housing-units/5103724 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

For this project of sixteen social housing units, the Atelier Gemaile RECHAK offers intuitive thresholds which address all levels of perception as well as the urban, intimate and landscape levels of the site. Exploration. <b>Threshold</b> The first threshold is the confrontation between a violent and noisy main road and a project which fulfils its urban function. The establishment of the construction and the dimensions of the two facades visible from the road maintain the link between a network of small houses and (closer to the town centre) buildings of up to five storeys. The variations of full and empty are thus reminiscent of the universe of a house and garden, all the while connecting the different urban scales of the site, from individual to collective dwelling. The assembly of this construction is part of the transformation of this urban network. As such, in opposition to the current austerity of the street, the wooden façade invites you warmly to come home, the woven

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headline.browser-titleIsartalwerkstättenHolzrausch GmbH https://www.architonic.com/en/project/holzrausch-gmbh-isartalwerkstatten/5103723 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

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headline.browser-titleÜber den DächernHolzrausch GmbH https://www.architonic.com/en/project/holzrausch-gmbh-uber-den-dachern/5103722 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

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headline.browser-titleDrunt in der grünen AuHolzrausch GmbH https://www.architonic.com/en/project/holzrausch-gmbh-drunt-in-der-grunen-au/5103721 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

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headline.browser-titleBunkerHolzrausch GmbH https://www.architonic.com/en/project/holzrausch-gmbh-bunker/5103720 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

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headline.browser-titleCucina biancoHolzrausch GmbH https://www.architonic.com/en/project/holzrausch-gmbh-cucina-bianco/5103719 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

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headline.browser-titleV5Holzrausch GmbH https://www.architonic.com/en/project/holzrausch-gmbh-v5/5103718 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

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headline.browser-titlePythagorasHolzrausch GmbH https://www.architonic.com/en/project/holzrausch-gmbh-pythagoras/5103717 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

A Kitchen like a Graphic Art Perfectly fitted into the pitch of the roof the small kitchen does not only offer maximum storage space, but also shows at first sight how to find the best solution for a difficult room situation with the help of a kitchen individually manufactured by the carpenter's craftmanship.

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headline.browser-titleEstúdio PrettoArquitetura Nacional https://www.architonic.com/en/project/arquitetura-nacional-estudio-pretto/5103716 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Estudio Pretto specializes in Functional training and Sports Conditioning. They hired Arquitetura Nacional to design their new - and much larger- space. Located in the same neighborhood - Moinhos de Vento - the studio now occupies an entire floor of a newly built commercial space, featuring original concrete slab that was kept intact and aparent. The proposal sought maximum visual integration of spaces - as the training requires constant communication between teachers and students. However, compartmentalization of the respective areas was necessary: the reception and lounge area, the locker rooms, warm-up area and training - achieved through changes in the floors designs. The lounge and reception area received a stronger marking: floors, walls and ceiling were painted yellow. The idea was to create a living space - previously non-existent in the old space - an area where the students can rest and, more importantly, socialize out of training hours. The training area divides in s

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headline.browser-titleAm Englischen GartenHolzrausch GmbH https://www.architonic.com/en/project/holzrausch-gmbh-am-englischen-garten/5103715 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Hochwertiger Innenausbau mit Küche einer geräumigen Wohnung in( astiger) Eiche, Corian ,Schleiflack, schwarzem Fenix , Naturstein ( Virginia Black ) und Spiegel. Während im geschlossenen Zustand ein ruhiger monolithischer Eindruck entsteht finden sich zahlreiche Details und exklusive Sonderanfertigungen im Inneren der Einbauten.

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headline.browser-titleLoyly SaunaAvanto Architects https://www.architonic.com/en/project/avanto-architects-loyly-sauna/5103714 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

<b>Sauna culture</b> Sauna bathing is an essential part of Finnish culture and national identity. There are only 5,4 million Finns but 3,3 million saunas. Public saunas used to be common in bigger cities but now that most new apartments have sauna of their own, public saunas have decreased dramatically in number. There are only a couple remaining. As a sense of community is becoming a more and more important part of new urban culture, many new public saunas are being planned. With Löyly (meaning the steam that comes when you throw water on hot stones in a sauna) Helsinki will offer foreign visitors a public sauna experience all year round - a must when visiting Finland. <b>Process</b> The project started from the city of Helsinki initiative. Hernesaari is a former industrial area on the Helsinki seashore that is being developed into a residential area. New uses are being developed for the area, while waiting for future changes to come. There is a cruise ship harbor in Hernesaa

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headline.browser-titleCasa Campestre 107DCPP arquitectos https://www.architonic.com/en/project/dcpp-arquitectos-casa-campestre-107/5103713 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Campestre 107 is a residence located in San Angel Inn District inside Mexico City. It has around 325 built square meters, which are distributed into two levels. The house’s terrain has got a rectangular proportion. Its dimensions are 11 meters width per 33 meters long. The understanding of this proportion was what guided the house´s design. The built environment only represents a third part of the terrain´s area and it is arranged around two patios which divide the public from the private spaces. Furthermore, the necessity of generating a house able to be inhabited entirely in one level existed. Therefore, the main spaces of it remain on the ground floor. With a “T” shaped floor plan, the regular public spaces are located around the first patio. A hall, a living room, a dining room and a kitchen form the first body of the residence. Whereas the private spaces, such as the master bedroom and a family room, can be found at the back. On the other side, the spaces whose inhabitant

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headline.browser-titleRestaurant in FiskarsPoiat reference projects https://www.architonic.com/en/project/poiat-reference-projects-restaurant-in-fiskars/5103712 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

In the winter 2016 Poiat studio completed an interior design for a restaurant space in Fiskars village, Finalnd. The chairs of the restaurant are from Poiat´s own Lavitta furniture collection. The tables and fixtures are custom design and crafted by the local carpenters. Poiat studio

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headline.browser-titleCKK JordankiFernando Menis https://www.architonic.com/en/project/fernando-menis-ckk-jordanki/5103711 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

<b>Location</b> Set in a green ring around the centre of Torun, an UNESCO protected Polish town, that borders the new development of the city. The project site is designed to cover the half of the area of the site. This is to give the remaining area to the park. A green arc is created to create views onto the Auditorium as well as to make the park appear larger. The views to the river stay untouched by having kept the building’s height the smallest possible. The small height, on the other hand, allowed the building to blend with the neighbourhood and the site, the visual effect achieved is that of a natural object, a rock. <b>Outside</b> The exterior is made of almost white concrete. As the concrete shell is cut and carved away, shades of red appear as the lining in its holes. The building’s use of material is a reinterpretation of the traditional use of brick, establishing a parallel between the tectonics of the city and the location of the plot. The interplay of colours, red an

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headline.browser-titleConcerthall Blaibachpeter haimerl . architektur https://www.architonic.com/en/project/peter-haimerl-architektur-concerthall-blaibach/5103710 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The concert hall represents the heart of the urban development to revitalize the new centre of Blaibach. It is located next to the new community centre and complements the space of a new village square that was realized with funds of the state urban development support. The concert hall is a solitaire of concrete with an inclination above the slope in the village centre following the topography and linking with its granite facade to the stone carver tradition of Bailbach. The monolithic tilted building opens itself to the visitors at the new village square and guides them by a staircase to the foyer below the surface. The foyer provides not only the functional areas like wardrobe, sanitary rooms and bar, but also leads the visitor excitingly around the auditorium into the inner concert hall. The hall unfolds its acoustics within the seemingly light building. While the precised light slits illuminate the space. The building body is made of pre-cast concrete and only a highly

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headline.browser-titleT Weekend ResidenceProcess5 https://www.architonic.com/en/project/process5-t-weekend-residence/5103709 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

This is a plan for a weekend residence in a certain place in Western Japan easily accessible from within Osaka city. The owner purchased a long and narrow sloping land with 13m of difference in elevation on a small hilltop overlooking the sea in the distance and wished to spend time playing various activities and relaxing at this place which are not possible in the city. In this lot of sloping land we have proposed a plan with four floors and a voluminous stairwell of over 10m in order to connect them through the center of the building that directs light and wind into the structure and allows the presence of each floor to be felt temperately. Each floor that is connected through this volume, which deviates from the scale of a living room, provides different view, light and wind environment. One can enjoy a breakfast sitting on a swing, have a BBQ with friends in summer, read books covered in a blanket in autumn or take a nap with a fire going in a wood-burning stove in winter. A tim

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headline.browser-titleThe Elbphilharmonie HamburgHerzog & de Meuron https://www.architonic.com/en/project/herzog-amp-de-meuron-the-elbphilharmonie-hamburg/5103708 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Hamburg has a new cultural landmark: the Elbphilharmonie, which opens its doors on January 11 and 12, 2017 in Hamburg’s HafenCity. On the banks of the river Elbe on approx. 1,700 reinforced concrete piles a building complex has emerged, which, in addition to three concert halls, will encompass a hotel, 45 private apartments, and the publicly accessible Plaza with a 360° panoramic view of the city. The centrepiece of the Elbphilharmonie is also one of the most exciting structural challenges in Europe at the moment: A world-class concert hall at a height of 50 metres with seating for 2,100, which is decoupled from the rest of the building for soundproofing reasons. The Elbphilharmonie is the perfect symbiosis of architecture and music at a unique site within the historic city port. <b>The building</b> The interplay between the archaic appearance of the former warehouse known as the Kaispeicher A and the bold curve of the dazzling glass corpus is the architectural calling card of t

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headline.browser-titleOrang+Utan vegetarian barAKZ Architectura https://www.architonic.com/en/project/akz-architectura-orang-utan-vegetarian-bar/5103707 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Artem Vakhrin and Katya Zuieva (architectural studio AKZ Architectura, Kiev, Ukraine) were requested to design a new veggie bar. The client, Yulia Savlepova, got strong vision on the conception of future place. This has created a perfect tandem in which everyone is trying to overall result. The final destination was to create a place that should show costumers an idea of Orang+Utan bar: the city is a new "jungle" and people who live there is new "smart animals" and they need a place to fill energy. White tile and dark "net" with green zone create a feeling that you are in natural habitat. AKZ Architectura Architects: Artem Vahrin, Katya Zuieva and Yulia Savlepova

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headline.browser-titleFukumasu Base / Fukumasu Kindergarten AnnexYasutaka Yoshimura Architects https://www.architonic.com/en/project/yasutaka-yoshimura-architects-fukumasu-base-fukumasu-kindergarten-annex/5103706 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

An extension project for the kindergarten in Ichihara, Chiba. It is aimed to be a community center not only for children but also for their families and graduates. We provided huge air volume to enables children to run around in the building by ready-made tent warehouse, which reminds of the existed warehouse stood in the same site. The tent warehouse also covers the freely folded wooden walls that forms place-like thing. We also tried to stimulate children's imagination by leaving the things like front side and backside of the walls, and even the confliction of the brace structure. Building area: 512.42sq.m Total floor area: 684.81sq.m Max height: 8,470 mm Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects Structural engineer: Eisuke Mitsuda Structural Consultants (wooden) / Sanwa-kigyo Corporation / Hasegawa Sogo Sekkei (Steel) Adviser for kindergarten: HIBINOSEKKEI, Inc + yoji no shiro General contractor: Hirai Kensetsu

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headline.browser-titleThe Ulma Family Museum of Poles Saving Jewish People in World War IINizio Design International studio https://www.architonic.com/en/project/nizio-design-international-studio-the-ulma-family-museum-of-poles-saving-jewish-people-in-world-war-ii/5103705 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The Ulma Family Museum of Poles Saving Jewish People during World War II in Markowa is Poland's first institution commemorating Poles who helped Jews. The museum's ascetic architectural form that cuts into the ground, as well as the exhibition hidden inside, was designed by Nizio Design International. The museum was opened March 17, 2016. Within the museum's layout composition it is not only the form, but all the other elements, too, such as texture and material, that are to express the content related to the museum's message. The minimalist, abstract architectural forms that have been applied here trigger certain feelings in visitors. The ascetic shape of the building is reminiscent of a house. The symbolic vision of home, which is associated with love and security, was confronted by the designers with compositional forms that express anxiety and threat. The building of reinforced concrete has facades clad in weathering steel sheets which develop a rust-like appearance indicative o

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headline.browser-titleJ HousePitsou Kedem Architects https://www.architonic.com/en/project/pitsou-kedem-architects-j-house/5103704 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The story of the J House originates from its surroundings. The view from the street to the entrance reveals a resolute stone path, a sidewalk, asphalt and an outdoor wall, all forming one complete composition. After a moment, tension is created by the realization of the slope downward from the street and the ambitious reach of the roof upwards - a roof noted by its whiteness, long window and sense of levity. The contrasting lines of the ascending roof and descending land foreshadow the inner scheme of the home. For example the iron white lattice whose hollow spaces serve the light pouring in from diagonal roof - shadowy shapes appear to swim amidst reflections of light. An iron white staircase lends itself to the general atmosphere of the home- prismatic, multi-dimensional, exposing its occupant to the light and air wafting about the home. A frozen dance full of play - transparency and her opposite - are always picture perfect. Ripples of water, the lines of glass, cable rails,

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headline.browser-titleThe Poetry of Shadows22quadrat https://www.architonic.com/en/project/22quadrat-the-poetry-of-shadows/5103703 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Development of "the poetry of shadows", a communication and exhibition concept, reflecting both, the quality of light and the philosophy of the company. Based on this concept 22quadrat designed the exhibition booth as well as the whole communications strategy for the fair. Where there is light, shadows originate - they structure spaces. During the concept-finding process it became clear, that the most important criterion for a sensible and intelligent illumination isn't the light alone, but the resulting shadow. It creates a natural and atmospheric mood - enhancing attention and concentration. Spaces compatible with human nature are the results. Spaces that enable experiences about oneself as well as the company alteme. The exhibition architecture of 64sqm is based on these approaches. Black-anodized aluminium struts are the main element of the design. They only allow minimal glances inwards and create a deep, intimate atmopsphere of quietness. Placed in separate zones the products

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headline.browser-titleÇelebi YalısıSOTO lab https://www.architonic.com/en/project/soto-lab-celebi-yals/5103702 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Celebi Yalisi, is a roof duplex that has 250 sq m interior and 25 sq m exterior space, was designed for a four person family, and located on the Fenerbahçe coast. The distinguishing feature of this project is the usage of a railing formed by two reversed triangles and the variety of the color palettes and materials. The combination of three elements, including products designed by SOTO, modern and antique objects, and art pieces, substantiate the design and become the main components of this dynamic and multi-layered space. SOTO lab

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headline.browser-titleRC HouseHuukei-Design https://www.architonic.com/en/project/huukei-design-rc-house/5103701 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Is a RC of 3F housing. Site is the Okayama Japan. To four families live in is very narrow grounds. It covers an area of 81.79㎡. We have designed this narrow grounds for the advantage of the fact. So, the bathroom was to 3F. The ceiling of the bathroom was in the glass. ... So starry sky is visible. And, ... so that the blue sky is visible. It was a place to heal fatigue of the day to make the sky a balcony. Efforts were made in order to show a small space widely. The staircase was to paste glass. It is a technique for to feel a wide space. Warmth of concrete Tomos in old dense town of Japan. Huukei-Design

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headline.browser-titleKOYA no SUMIKAmA-style architects https://www.architonic.com/en/project/ma-style-architects-koya-no-sumika/5103700 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

This is an extension plan for a young couple's house next to the main house. The main house is a one story Japanese style house with about 200m2, which is commonly seen in rural areas. It is a big house with many rooms and mainly consists of large spaces for people to gather and to provide hospitality. However, the young couple desired feelings of ease and spaces that ensure quiet and comfortable times. A simple extension may enable each of the house's residents to live completely separated, but the relationship between the families and the connection with the main house might be lost. Therefore, by utilizing the functions for living in the main house, the extension is designed as a minimum living space, and pursues both maintaining distance and retaining fertile relationships. 
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headline.browser-titleThe Swiss Embassy in Ivory CoastLOCALARCHITECTURE https://www.architonic.com/en/project/localarchitecture-the-swiss-embassy-in-ivory-coast/5103699 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Until the summer of 2015, the Swiss Confederation was represented in Côte d’Ivoire by an embassy located in Abidjan’s Plateau district, in an upper storey of an office building. And then in 2013 the Office Fédéral des Constructions et de la Logistique (OFCL – Swiss Federal Office for Buildings and Logistics) decided to acquire the former residence of the Norwegian ambassador in the city’s attractive Cocody district, planning to renovate and extend the existing building in order to house its new embassy there. The building stands on a generous plot with magnificent trees. The existing villa, dating from the 1960s, was sturdy and well laid-out, its horizontal design divided into regular structural units and opening onto the grounds. The project therefore involved converting a private residence into a workplace fulfilling a representative function, one that would host the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs mission, with its diplomatic and consular sections, as well as an offi

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headline.browser-titleNacréeKengo Kuma https://www.architonic.com/en/project/kengo-kuma-nacree/5103698 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Nacrée is a French restaurant run by a Japanese chef who had worked for Astrance, a restaurant with Michelin’s 3-star rating in Paris. The feature of this space is flowers arranged in cylinders made of wooden bar and acryl. Our aim to cast the artistic flowers at center was to create obscure and gentle air in the space by using an unconventional element of architecture. Kengo Kuma

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headline.browser-titleDos Verandasnachtaktiv https://www.architonic.com/en/project/nachtaktiv-dos-verandas/5103697 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The house " dos verandas " is a volume of concrete which forms a large living area. A patio is connecting the subsoil with the dormitories. Indoor and outdoor is fluently. The elements from raw materials such as concrete, travertine stone and wood are accented with indirect light. The light draws the room and makes the atmosphere. nachtaktiv Architect: gus wüstemann architects

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headline.browser-titleApartment SPSADAR + VUGA https://www.architonic.com/en/project/sadar-vuga-apartment-sp/5103696 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Apartment in the 19th century townhouse in Ljubljana is a place of opposites: it is both warm and cold, both soft and orthagonal. It is equally open and closed against its surroundings and both in contact and in conflict with it's past. It is an interpolation of two different but visually connected ambients with contrasting identities and materialities: the loft and the salon. Living room, furbished in textured and warm materials, reinterprets an Art Nouveau salon. Its layered materiality – ranging from an open fireplace in onyx stone to vintage hardwood floors – is reflected in the round ceiling mirror that acts as an illusionist fresco. The room is ambientally lit: apart from the contemporary chandelier, whose light is reflected in the ceiling mirror and polished stone, the fireplace itself, with light fixtures behing the thin onyx stone, can become a source of light. The loft, on the other hand, is defined by a grid of aluminium beams, suspended from the ceiling. The grid stru

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headline.browser-titleWeinblickMarch Gut https://www.architonic.com/en/project/march-gut-weinblick/5103695 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

In our approach to the design of Weinblick we focused on the themes of wine-tasting and lingering. The formerly simple and classic architecture of the building on the side of the garden was radically changed, so that a landscape of seating steps now offers the perfect place to look out into the vineyards while relaxing and tasting wine. This architectural detail has thus provided the name for the project: “Weinblick”, wine-view. The step form outside is continued inside the building, winding as a staircase or in the form of shelves into the cellar. Arriving in the cellar, visitors find themselves on an illuminated presentation bridge. The loess clay typical for this region was left in its unfinished state – the cellar offers an insight into the ground soil and the deeply rooted grapevines. For the presentation of the wines we created surroundings that are elegant without being aloof. We wanted to highlight the production character of a vineyard and we focused here too on earthy

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headline.browser-title133 Wai Yip StreetMVRDV https://www.architonic.com/en/project/mvrdv-133-wai-yip-street/5103694 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

With floor area at a premium in Hong Kong MVRDV aimed to create an office space which offered maximum attractiveness and perceived spaciousness in order to provide as pleasant working environment as possible. The building is stripped down to its beautifully raw and butch primary structure, with all unnecessary trimmings being taken out. Infill was only then added to the building in the form of white paint, glass and stainless steel in order to maintain and highlight the purity of the bare structure. Old and new are easily distinguished, whilst the inner workings of the building are on display for all to see. But how to create an office environment that also brings with it the purity and simplicity of the building design? The answer, glass tables, shelves, floors, speakers, computers, walls – an entirely glass office, free from visible clutter. The model office stands as an example for tenants to install in their work spaces if they desire. “We are moving into a transparent society,

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headline.browser-title15th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Veneziastudio razavi architecture https://www.architonic.com/en/project/studio-razavi-architecture-15th-international-architecture-exhibition-of-la-biennale-di-venezia/5103693 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

studio razavi architecture has been invited by the Global Art Affairs Foundation to exhibit at Time Space Existence, a collateral event of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. Peter Eisenman, Denise Scott Brown, Curtis Fentress, WOHA are amongst some of this year’s guests at Time Space Existence. studio razavi architecture built a life size mock-up for a building structure currently under design for a London house. The installation introduces not only a layout for the exhibition but also a spatial experience for visitors as parabolic arches of varying height, create a series of vistas and paths to the works shown: a concrete townhouse in New York and a single family building in London. The exhibition is titled The Palaver Tree as a reference to the ancestral African tradition of mediation, dialogue and decision making. An all-encompassing interaction process applied to architectural design and through which underlying emotions take center stage

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headline.browser-titleClamp ChairAndreas Kowalewski https://www.architonic.com/en/project/andreas-kowalewski-clamp-chair/5103692 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The design of the Clamp Chair was driven by the idea to create comfortable yet light furniture, that emphasizes the beauty of the wood material and modern craftsmanship. Its appearance is characterized through the seamless transitions between all parts. The upholstered seat and backrest are supported by a very slim wooden frame which comes either in ash, oak or walnut wood. The chair is manufactured with a combination of traditional handcraft and sophisticated CNC machinery. Each chair is assembled by hand and the carefully selected wood is finished with 100% natural beeswax oil. Material: ash, oak or walnut, & fabric upholstery Dimensions: H 815 x W 490 x D 540 Winner ICFF Studio Award, New York/ USA Manufactured by: MIYAZAKI Andreas Kowalewski

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headline.browser-titleBuzzi JungleJonas Van Put https://www.architonic.com/en/project/jonas-van-put-buzzi-jungle/5103691 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

BuzziJungle blurs and questions the boundaries between the natural aspects of the earth and the artificial aspect which has been added by mankind and which now dominates. Then conversation tower is inspired by the vertical cross-section of a tropical forest. It challenges the users to take up temporary residence in a construction of steel, woven loungers where they can enjoy the sunlight which filters through the layers, similar to the way it streams through the foliage of the forest. BuzziJungle is BuzziSpace’s reflection of their vision for the social office and further pushing the traditional boundaries of the workplace. Various elements within the structure provide an opportunity for different interactions within the “jungle”. You can climb, lounge and meet in the elevated work-lounge space made from lacquered steel. The BuzziJungle creates an urban footprint in large and small spaces. Jonas Van Put

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headline.browser-titleMills, The Toy Management HouseAndrew Maynard Architects https://www.architonic.com/en/project/andrew-maynard-architects-mills-the-toy-management-house/5103690 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The brief was to design a light-filled home that could hide the mess typically made by a small child, so we devised a floor that was a giant toy box. Mills is an extension to a single-level weatherboard terrace, where only the original facade and front two rooms remain. One of those rooms has been altered to incorporate a study and a bathroom. A large lightwell separates the original structure from the new extension, which has two bedrooms and a bathroom above an open kitchen, living, dining space. We like to give corridors dual functions. The kitchen at Mills occupies the original corridor. Therefore the substantial space the kitchen would have occupied in a standard terrace house has been used as living space. Upstairs the master bedroom wall can slide away entirely, so that the room can increase almost 2 metres in length when open. The toy-box floor is 450 millimetres deep. A typical seat is roughly 450 millimetres high. The open floor is not only storage space, it is also p

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headline.browser-titleSanta TeresaPedro Ferreira Architecture Studio https://www.architonic.com/en/project/pedro-ferreira-architecture-studio-santa-teresa/5103689 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Santa Teresa is a street located in the heart of the reborn Oporto downtown, A big urban area that slowly got abandoned and grew older in the last thirty years, but has recently been subject of a radical change, either social, cultural, economic and architectural consequently. Within this dynamic, very driven by tourism, we were invited to refurbish the Santa Teresa building: a house of the nineteenth century, on a typical batch built into many of the quarters of Oporto. The plant is a rectangle (5.50 x 20,00m) with centred but asymmetric stairs, which has undergone several use changes over the century. XX, coming to us in a state of pre-ruin. The challenge: create the largest possible number of small apartments for temporary lease, city breaks. The proposal is assumed in response to this program, in which the existing guide serves us for a timelines dialogue, and based on a simple principle: re-inhabit the space respecting the two moments: the past and the present, the existing and

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headline.browser-titleSina Plaza BeijingAedas https://www.architonic.com/en/project/aedas-sina-plaza-beijing/5103688 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Sina Plaza is the principal office in China for Sina Corporation, a Nasdaq listed company that operates Sina.com and Weibo social platform and has more than 85 million unique users per day. The project has an above-ground and below-ground gross floor areas of 76,500 square metres and 48,000 square metres respectively. It houses approximately 55,000 square metres of open office/R&D space, conference and meeting areas, corporation exhibition area, staff amenity areas which include entertainment and leisure facilities, canteens and a supermarket. The design also caters for maximum flexibility. SITE DESCRIPTION The project is located in Zhongguancun Science Park, a technology hub often referred as ‘China’s Silicon Valley’ in the northwestern part of Beijing. Situated at the corner of Zhongguancun West Road and Zhongguancun South Street, the project site is adjacent to many top tiers IT and internet/web-based companies. The area is well connected with public transport and is pla

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headline.browser-titleHouse KYDS Architects https://www.architonic.com/en/project/yds-architects-house-k/5103687 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

This house is situated in a town surrounded by mountains. The image was shining white box in which they would live feeling the transition of light and shadow while letting go of their mind. We intended to design interior spaces where they would feel natures such as light,wind, and rain. We inserted an outer terrace into the white box to bring nature to the inner spaces. Light from the terrace would go through rooms in the 2nd floor and living room in the 1st floor via T-shaped void. Top light and light from the terrace crushed by the walls would pour into the living room. These light would express transitional beauty. Stair would become a tower of light taking light from the terrace. I put the terrace between rooms for children and corridors, so these spaces have migratory. In this space with migratory children would run around and they would grow happily feeling nature. By extending the terrace it also became entrance hood, and they enjoy the view of the mountains around the site.

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headline.browser-titleThe Living FoodMiriam Barrio https://www.architonic.com/en/project/miriam-barrio-the-living-food/5103686 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The intention from the beginning was to escape the stereotypes that today are associated with this types of business, and create a unique identity for a project that would clearly make a big difference in the market. The space is split on two floors. The ground floor was square with an open floor plan with a single section ladder leaning against one of the longitudinal walls. This was to be located in the store and above would be private areas. Our commitment to divide the ladder in two perpendicular sections, got an interesting division of space in different areas, and more wealth in the path. The volume of the ladder is integrated into a large cabinet where the counter with exhibiting shelves are located. Life and health as the main engine and identity, they are represented in the interior conceptually through their colors and materials. White is very present, it brings the space closer to an almost aseptic clinical side, making it a very cool space. It has been applied on walls a

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headline.browser-titleR ART of COFFEEiks design https://www.architonic.com/en/project/iks-design-r-art-of-coffee/5103685 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

This cafe with a roastery of specialty coffee beans, is located in a commuter town in Aichi prefecture. This shop, converted from a warehouse, is designed to provide a cozy, pleasant space where customers can enjoy the atmosphere of a barista roasting coffee beans, or brewing coffee by hand drip, while talking with a shop staff to find the coffee of their preferences. The shop uses specialty coffee beans whose places of origin and farms are clearly identified, and provides the best possible coffee by paying particular attentions to the handling of beans, such as the roasting duration. In order to produce a space to match the essential nature and quality of this shop, we carefully sorted out the interior finish elements and materials, and selected copper and brass as the mate rials to accentuate the space for their gradual transformation of textures and feelings by usages. The entrance with 5-meter height and 3.5-meter width is built with a steel frame composed of H-beams,

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headline.browser-titleSaint Bernard's ChapelNicolás Campodonico https://www.architonic.com/en/project/nicolas-campodonico-saint-bernard-039s-chapel/5103684 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Located in the Pampa plains, in the east of the province of Cordoba, Saint Bernard´s Chapel (the local patron saint) rises in a small grove, originally occupied by a rural house and its yards, both dismantled in order to reuse their materials, especially its one-hundred-year-old bricks. The site does not have electricity or any other utilities; nature imposes its own conditions. In the limit between the trees and the open country, the chapel´s volume opens up towards the sun, capturing the natural light of the sunset in the interior. Outside, a vertical and a horizontal poles are placed separately and projected towards the interior. As a result, every day all year round, the shadow of these, slides along the curved interior, finishing its tour overlapping with each other. Currently we all know Jesus Christ only carried the transverse pole on his back on his way to Gólgotha. The crucifixion is conceptually completed with the reunion of both poles, recreating the cross. Every day,

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headline.browser-titleThe Dean HotelASH NYC https://www.architonic.com/en/project/ash-nyc-the-dean-hotel/5103683 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Located in the heart of historic downtown Providence, The Dean is a 52­‐room hotel housed in an early 20th century brick building that has been thoughtfully restored by Brooklyn­‐based owner and designer ASH NYC. This picturesque 5-­story hotel sits in the center of a vibrant culinary and cultural scene, and is located just a few blocks from Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. The property features unique interiors that give a fresh take on comfort and simplicity, while retaining many of the building’s handsome original features, including its mosaic tile flooring and brick façade. ASH gave the hotel a timeless look that marries old and new, blending custom-­designed furniture and fixtures with fine European and American antiques, sourced from dealers and homes around the globe. Few of the 52 rooms or suites are alike – all include vintage pieces and artwork, custom-­designed fixtures, local handcrafted furniture, and custom­‐blended soaps and linens. There

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headline.browser-titleFitzroy LoftArchitects EAT https://www.architonic.com/en/project/architects-eat-fitzroy-loft/5103682 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Fitzroy Loft is located inside the 125 years old MacRobertson Chocolate Factory in Fitzroy, adapted for mostly residential use in the early 90s. With original concrete floor and sawtooth roof structure, the space that our project occupies is a strata title on the first floor, with its own entry door at street level. We approached the conversion mindful of its context and historical significance. Up keeping the integrity of the original factory bones was vital. Walls and floors that were built in more recent years, where torn down to expose charred beams and remnant paint, scares of its past. This was left untouched. Within this, the architectural strategy was to devise a series of spaces linked by 3 internal voids: these vertical emptiness not only allow us to highlight the original factory heights, but more importantly let light and air deep inside, allowing it to breathe. The first void is the Courtyard. Enclosed by the Northern boundary wall and terminated at the ridge of

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headline.browser-titleEmployment BuildingDaroca Arquitectos https://www.architonic.com/en/project/daroca-arquitectos-employment-building/5103681 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The building, try to solve the existing urban void, while giving continuity public relationship between the headspace of the Alcazaba and Plaza de la Cava Alta, by the provision of a side to the projected building staircase linking these levels. The main entrance of the three-storey building is from the Plaza de la Cava Alta, while on the top floor has an access on the opposite end of the plant, which provides a record tangentially on the high plane of the Alcazaba. The projected building of longitudinal plant, is concentrating its circulation in the bottom dug into the ground, so that stairs and elevator, supported by the retaining wall that indicate clearly marked longitudinal stripes layout skylight on their decks, from the natural light to invade all the space on the three floors and circulations each. The facade of a plant on the Alcazaba, presents an overhang that protects the inner glass and the decline in public stairway. It is expected in the future that this lodge may h

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headline.browser-titleMill Table LampEarnest Studio https://www.architonic.com/en/project/earnest-studio-mill-table-lamp/5103680 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Inspired by the dexterity of the basic sphere, “Mill” is a movable table lamp that maintains its position using balance. Just two components–a ball, balanced on a cone–combined with gravity, afford the lamp an exceptionally wide range of motion. Mill uses energy efficient LEDs and is powered by a low-voltage USB connection. Free to Edition Earnest Studio Concept: Rachel Griffin Design and Development: Rachel Griffin and Camille Fraslin

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headline.browser-titleEVE-MonthouxChristian Dupraz Architects https://www.architonic.com/en/project/christian-dupraz-architects-eve-monthoux/5103679 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

A lightweight modular construction for early childhood childcare, the EVE-MONTHOUX responds to the call for tender launched by the town of Meyrin to address the real and urgent daycare needs for a hundred young children. At the heart of project lie essential constraints: the speed of implementation, a multi-age pedagogy based on decompartmentalisation and openness to the outside requiring specific spatial management, both scalable and secure, and the assurance of achieving high energy performance. The submitted project, of a modular type, is based on the development of a constructive system made of carefully fashioned prefabricated wooden elements laid on a metal frame. A wide walkway, reachable from the access ramp, surrounds the childcare centre. Accessible from all living spaces, all equipped with large windows, the walkway serves as a prime sheltered outdoor extension, a playground with direct access to large grassy area and an escape route. The choices made are radical, cohe

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headline.browser-titleHouse in S. Félix da MarinhaNelson Resende https://www.architonic.com/en/project/nelson-resende-house-in-s-felix-da-marinha/5103678 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The proposal is drawn in a very conditioned and rigid plot, traducing the only possible location and implantation area. It has also a very restrict budget that accurate a extreme rationalization. In consequence of all this major conditions, we had to do an optimization, in several fields, such as areas, volume(s) and program – this house in mainly the result of all this “impositions” and my work was mainly directed to solve very objective questions. However, the project was developed far beyond this effort of going until the edge, because we knew that the initial conditions couldn’t be all our achievements – we had to promote all this to a different level creating a good balance between the form, the function, image and construction, program and uses. The plot gave as the conditions to solve the project with relatively simplicity, creating a construction with two different levels, dividing the social uses in the ground floor from the private uses in the first floor, reducing to the

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headline.browser-titleJ HouseDomino Architects https://www.architonic.com/en/project/domino-architects-j-house/5103677 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

I renovated a room of an old Japanese apartment into a flat for new lifestyle by inserting several simple wooden boxy volumes. The room is located in a boundary between an old town and a developing district around Tokyo. From this room on the top floor of the building, we see a scenery like Rear Window from Hitchcock below. This flat was planned for a young family with a 2 year-old child. Considering the change of lifestyle due to child's growth within a limited floor space, I installed corners, blind spots and niches with boxy volumes in order to enrich a variety of space. Boxy Volumes No new walls were installed. The boxy volumes which contain storage and bathroom are partitioning the room loosely and fluidly into areas. The volumes are layouted off the grid and the fluidity of space can be controlled flexibly by the sliding doors between volumes. Textures and Colors We used a variety of textures and materials in tangible areas to give a rich, tactile sensation t

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headline.browser-titleMayfair ApartmentFrancis Sultana https://www.architonic.com/en/project/francis-sultana-mayfair-apartment/5103676 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

From the walls to the furniture – this apartment epitomises Sultana’s soft touch when it comes to combining often major and uncompromising pieces of bold and colourful art and furniture designs within a working and liveable residential space. Walls and curtains are kept to neutral palettes whilst the furniture and visual art is allowed to take precedence yet without becoming dominating. Featured artwork includes Richard Prince and Josh Prince, objets by Jean Cocteau and Constance Spry, furniture from Fredrikson Stallard, Mattia Bonetti and Garouste & Bonetti as well as Sultana’s long term collaborator the late Zaha Hadid as well as the designer’s own pieces. Francis Sultana

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headline.browser-titleVertical Itaimstudio mk27 https://www.architonic.com/en/project/studio-mk27-vertical-itaim/5103675 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Vertical Itaim is a small building with 10 apartments in São Paulo designed by studio mk27. Its simplicity and the search for generous spaces in a careful composition of material oriented the architectural project. The façade of the building is done in exposed reinforced concrete and wooden panels, conceived to shade the inner environments and which the residents can move according to their desires. In this way, the users can optimize their comfort depending on their use and the incidence of the sun. The wood in the elements have perforated squared patterns and do not block the wind, just as the Arabian muxarabis, brought over for Brazilian colonial architecture and then was later used as well by the modernists. This solution results in very pleasant temperatures. The exposed concrete refers to the brutalist-type buildings of São Paulo. The material done in the shape of wood has its own life, “a living organism” as Architect Lina Bo Bardi, the master of Brazilian modernism said. Th

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headline.browser-titleDialogue in the Dark BukchonWise Architecture https://www.architonic.com/en/project/wise-architecture-dialogue-in-the-dark-bukchon/5103674 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Dialogue in the Dark Bukchon is designed for a worldwide exhibition, Dialogue in the Dark. The exhibition in which a visitor experiences everyday life in the complete darkness is an unusual experience. However, as it turns off sense of sight, it turns on other senses. When it ends, each visitor recalls different spaces through its own experiences and memories. Site is located in traditional Hanok village Bukchon and faced Bukchon-ro which used to be a waterway/stream. Although the exhibition needs a large dark room, it is unease to place it underground due to the 16m level difference and the rock bed. Naturally it is placed over ground. The exterior stairway (alongside the floating dark room) along the south boundary of the site floats over a vertical garden. The garden resembles old topography consisting of dry valley and tiny mountain linking old waterway/stream to the east and stone retaining wall to the west. The stair gets wider as coming down while it gets narrower as going

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headline.browser-titleSawmill HouseArchier https://www.architonic.com/en/project/archier-sawmill-house/5103673 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The Sawmill House is a regional dwelling in an industrial setting. It uses 270 large reclaimed one tonne blocks of reclaimed concrete which anchor it into the landscape and a dynamic active building envelope to regulate the internal environment. The dwelling is a hand crafted upgrade from an existing rather rustic, bohemian abode, befitting a regionally based sculptor. <b>Innovation </b> The ‘operable envelope’ describes a sliding roof and wall which can transform the space seamlessly from indoor to outdoor. These mechanisms were designed and made by client and architect. All joinery, fittings, furniture and lighting were also designed and made by client and architect. <b>Sustainability </b> Comprised of 270 one-tonne concrete blocks, the project explores the possibility of positively leveraging the thousands of tonnes of concrete that go to waste each year in the building industry. <b>Features and Finishes </b> Brass wrapped joinery, reclaimed concrete, locally sourced a

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headline.browser-titleLSD ResidenceDavidov Partners Architects https://www.architonic.com/en/project/davidov-partners-architects-lsd-residence/5103672 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

LSD Residence was designed for a couple of soon to be empty-nesters. A significant driver behind the came about from the irregular sized lot on which the residence was built. The aim was to make both inhabitants and visitors unaware of the change in width reducing from 12m to 8m wide. The perceived width of the property is maximised through the careful consideration in the programming of both levels. As the site is fairly linear, the design was conceived as 3 blocks punctuated by 2 glazed interstitial zones which contain the staircase/entry and kitchen/bar/alfresco areas. The kitchen’s design proves to be a novel element in LSD Residence. The clients required a public kitchen or bar to be presented in such a way for it to be a natural hub when visitors and family are around, however also wanted another private kitchen for the real cooking and cleaning to take place. This resulted in a butler kitchen designed in close proximity to the central island of the now communal kitchen area.

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headline.browser-titleBeing ÇözümSOTO lab https://www.architonic.com/en/project/soto-lab-being-cozum/5103671 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

SOTO provided in-depth creative consultancy services to Being Cozum, a TBWA company, by designing the interior of their common spaces and private offices. Colored sections and clear geometries were used to define volumes, and achieved a brave and vibrant space. 90cm concrete parapet, based on a particular need, was designed to match the new design's language, acting as the background for the installation. Installation; Large multi-purpose surfaces are created with the rhythmic use of timber cylinders inside the grid system. The coming and going of colouring the cylinders within the space provides a complacent and wholesome feeling between the interior architecture and the installation. The wooden hands are in turn used to break the harmony of the cylinders and to reflect the dynamic and personal culture of the company. Being Çözüm Advertising Agency SOTO lab

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headline.browser-titleAdaption III22quadrat https://www.architonic.com/en/project/22quadrat-adaption-iii/5103669 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The conceptual work is created as an exhibition and stretches. Throughout the whole staircase. It’s an invitation to immerge into the World of unconventional philosophers and mystics. Alongsode the Thoughts, sentiments and ideas of scientists, artists, designers, writers, Film makers etc. The visitor is accompanied through all levels by 22quadrat’s graphical interpretations. The journey it’s supposed to raise Questions and to encourage dialogues. It addresses the structural order of nature: the flexible principals of selforganisation And how they are revealed in the micro- and macrocosm. Humankind was once part of this system, but with the awakening of Consciousness the segregation started. Humans considered themselves No longer as element of the system but as observer, shaper and Dominator of nature. The work attempts to portray the development of our comprehension of Nature; how we moved through the system since the awakening of our Consciousness, how we move today and how we migh

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headline.browser-titleModern Side ExtensionCoffey Architects https://www.architonic.com/en/project/coffey-architects-modern-side-extension/5103668 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

A proto-typical solution that shows even the smallest architectural projects can be transformational. The existing large three storey terraced property, with double height rear outrigger extension are typical throughout Queens Park and much of London. Light can struggle to penetrate into these buildings, particularly with this north facing rear façade. The client’s brief, further to improving the quality of light was to consolidate the disparate internal ground floor layout to accommodate large social gathering of friends and colleagues, which until now were split between the rear kitchen and front living zones. An enhanced connection to the rear garden and utilisation of the unloved side alley space were further key client objectives. Coffey Architects have avoided both the typical glass side infill solution and the intrusive projecting rear extension by reversing the infill condition. Built from contextually apt London Stock brick, this essentially involves a structural solutio

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headline.browser-titleCasa EnseadaArquitetura Nacional https://www.architonic.com/en/project/arquitetura-nacional-casa-enseada/5103667 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The project was born from the request of a young family for a beach house to rest on the weekends and holidays. Xangri-lá is a famous destination for many people during the summer in southern Brazil. Therefore, as a vacation destiny, the project aimed the maximum integration between the family and their visitors. Once the lot is located in a condo, no gates were necessary. This, combined with the nice view of a lake, drove the architects to make the most of the surrounding landscape. The creation of shaded and fluids open spaces was the solution adopted in this project. As for the volumetry of the building, the choice was for pure materials with little interferences. The house has two main volumes made of different materials - wood and concrete. They are stacked, creating two large structural overhangings. Taking advantage of these shaded areas, the living spaces can be expanded according to the season. The connection between these volumes is made through the staircase, which is

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headline.browser-titleAudi Central Launch Training (CLT)Designliga https://www.architonic.com/en/project/designliga-audi-central-launch-training-clt/5103666 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

As part of Audi’s Central Launch Training in Winter 2015, Designliga, the Munich-based bureau for visual communication and interior design, designed a multi-sensory product show for AUDI AG’s Trade Marketing employees. Designliga developed the idea, script and scenography for “Audi Secret Labs” and was responsible for realization of the cross-disciplinary presentation, in which architecture and graphic design, multimedia elements, moving images and acting blend into a fully integrated brand experience. <b>Central Launch Training</b> With around 12,000 attendees from 40 countries, CLT is AUDI AG’s core market launch training element for national and international trade marketing staff. It is conducted in groups of 200 participants per day over a period of almost three months. The culmination of the two-day training, held in Munich, is an emotion-driven product presentation of previously unreleased vehicles. <b>Idea</b> Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol, a monumental building complex at an

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headline.browser-titleMendeleyalign https://www.architonic.com/en/project/align-mendeley/5103665 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Workspace specialists align have completed a 20,000 sq ft suite of offices that respond to a complex technical brief, at the same time as prioritising staff’s ergonomic needs, for technology company Mendeley. The offices are located in the landmark AlphaBeta development in Finsbury Square, part of London’s burgeoning Tech City and just across the road from the Google Campus and Amazon’s new European HQ. Mendeley is a fast-growing, global, collaborative research and knowledge-sharing platform with over 3m global users. At the core of the business offer are cloud-based tools, platforms and services, designed to help scholars all over the world discover content, organise their papers and connect with other researchers, with the overall aim of making science more open, social and accessible. In 2013 Mendeley was acquired as a start-up – with just 40 employees - by Anglo-Dutch publishing and information giant Elsevier. Thanks to successful expansion and integration with existing Else

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headline.browser-titleUrca PenthouseArthur Casas https://www.architonic.com/en/project/arthur-casas-urca-penthouse/5103664 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

This penthouse in Rio is in a remarkable location between two carioca landmarks: the Sugar Loaf Mountains and the Guanabara Bay. The client bought an apartment in dire conditions but seized its extraordinary potential. The renovation was so intense that it could be compared to the construction of a new house floating above the city. Two ideas add up to guide the project: the creation of surprising paths that contemplate landscapes on opposite sides, and meanings for bringing light and views within the apartment, including to the most retreated spaces. The duplex underwent a complex legal approval process for building a third floor. It was imperative to do so in order to reorganize the program in three layers, through an original solution where the access is made via the now intermediate floor. An extensive engineering work reinforced the structure to gain maximum openings and integrate the spaces both within the apartment and towards the landscape. No element incorporates this idea

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headline.browser-titleMaria macht HaareMarch Gut https://www.architonic.com/en/project/march-gut-maria-macht-haare/5103663 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0200

With her hairdressing salon ‘Maria macht Haare’, the proprietor Maria Marckhgott has finally found a perfect contact point in Linz, which the design studio MARCH GUT was happy to design. The large, elongated space is the starting point for the interior, of which the central component is a long, especially constructed wooden table made of maple wood. It is divided into a reception and waiting area on one side, and a washing and cutting area on the other. A special feature is the differently sized round mirrors inserted into the milled channel in the middle of the table top, which can be rolled into the desired position. Maria Marckhgott March Gut

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