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Pini@Pigneto in Rome, Italy by GOMMAdesign

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Article source: GOMMAdesign

The goal of the PontèPigneto competition was to gather ideas for a public space which could be energetically self-sufficient (through an intelligent use of form and technology) and elastic (capable to respond to fast urban transformations). The pedestrian bridge in Pigneto neighborhood – Rome, already an important node for the area, was chosen as the project’s location for his capability to become one of the iconic symbols of the neighborhood through a careful redevelopment.


  • Architect: GOMMAdesign
  • Name of Project: Pini@Pigneto – GOMMAdesign’s proposal for a sustainable urban space under photovoltaic Pinetrees
  • Location: Pigneto, Rome, Italy
  • Type: Public square
  • Year: 30 january, 2010
  • Status: competition entry
  • Design Team: Francesco Bagni, Vittorio Menna, Gabriele Settimelli
  • Software used: Rhino + Grasshopper for modeling and Fryrender for renderings


Rio Olympic Port in Brazil by JDS Architects

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Article source: JDS Architects

When looking at the creation of any new neighbourhood we need to identify qualities and clarify what its identity and attractiveness will be both for the city and for its inhabitants. For Porto Olympico we want to bring a new life to the area by creating a development which is turned inside out. Rather than making a simple series of towers with all the life on the interior, we have made a project which is defined by a thousand parks, balconies, and plateau’s of life and vitality.


  • Architects: JDS Architects
  • Project: Olympic Media & Sport Housing, Hotel
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Size: 700.000 m2
  • JDS Partner in Charge: Julien De Smedt, Andrew Griffin
  • Budget: Confidential


Zurich AirSpace in Switzerland by Asymptote Architecture

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Article source: Asymptote Architecture

Zurich AirSpace by Asymptote integrates elegance in design with a sense of timelessness, engineered precision, housing a a wide range of programmatic functions. The basic premise of AirSpace is the interplay of a wide range of functions centered on luxury commerce, state-of-the-art medical facilities, cultural venues and higher education facilities, all in close proximity to the active hub of the Zurich Airport.

Night View

  • ARCHITECT: Asymptote Architecture
  • NAME OF PROJECT: Zurich AirSpace
  • LOACTION: Zurich, Switzerland
  • SIZE: 115,000 sq. m
  • DATE: 2009 – Ongoing


Sign System For Industrial Parks in Madrid, Spain by Brut Deluxe Architecture + Design

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Article source: Brut Deluxe Architecture + Design

The sign system for industrial parks totem de/dos has been conceived in order to guide visitors who are not familiar with the site visually to their destiny in clear and evident way. Therefore, the system employs two types of posts. The objective of the design of the first is to give a recognizable and distinctive image to all industrial parks of the city, to visualize and identify them from long distance and any angle of approximation and mark the main accesses. Once located the industrial district, the posts facilitate more detailed graphic information – a map of the area and business listings of all companies. This information is repeated on the smaller sized secondary posts located strategically in the interior of each industrial park.

Images Courtesy Miguel de Guzmán, estudio BD

  • Architect: Brut Deluxe Architecture + Design
  • Name of Project: Sign System For Industrial Parks
  • Location: totem de/dos, Madrid, Spain
  • Date: 2009
  • Construction: December 2010 (industrial districts Villaverde, Vallecas and Aguacate)
  • Client: City Council Madrid
  • Constructor: Disval S.A.
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzmán, estudio BD


“we made this” by ctrl+n arkitektur

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Article source: ctrl+n arkitektur

In order to engage the youth of today with art and cultural exhibits we first have to take ourselves back to those times and understand what it was that captured our imaginations or what in fact disengaged us with our cultural surroundings and opportunities. in order to attract teenagers to art, they themselves must feel part of the creative process. We are all guilty of, at times, only half acknowledging our surroundings. self involvement with our immediate context allows our minds to absorb and expand.

Images Courtesy ctrl+n arkitektur

  • Architect: ctrl+n arkitektur
  • Project name: we made this
  • Project status: in progress
  • Image credit: ctrl+n arkitektur
  • Project team: johnathon lloyd little – arkitekt, prosjektleder, erik brett Jacobsen – arkitekt, formgiver, torger wendelbo arkitekt, tone emblemsvåg – visuell kunstner /  kommunikasjonsrådgiver, maren wedøe – dansekunstner / koreograf


House with a capsule in Poland by KWK PROMES

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Article source: KWK Promes arch. Robert Konieczny

The building is situated in an industrial area of Poland. It’s been designed for an indigent family, which appreciates its functionality, as well as low maintenance and construction cost.

Font View


Chapel of Rest in Lanzarote, Spain by MPC Architectos

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Article source: MPC Architectos

This project provides for the extension and reform of the existing Chapel of Rest in the town of San Bartolome of Lanzarote Island (Spain) in order to resolve functional deficiencies:

  • Lack of shelter spaces along the main existing building to avoid the persistent winds of the Island.
  • Deficient current space layout.
  • Inaccessible design for Disabled people.
  • Non-existent cooling & heating infrastructure.
  • Need for closing gates in the site.


© Jin Taira

  • Architects: MPC Architectos
  • Project: Chapel of Rest
  • Location: San Bartolomé. Lanzarote Island (Spain)
  • Construction: 2009-2010
  • Architect Team: MPC/ Vicente Mirallave+ Flora Pescador+ Ángel Casas+ Jin Taira
  • Structure: Antonio Cárdenas
  • Construction Company: Guadayca
  • Client: Municipality of San Bartolomé of Lanzarote
  • Built Surface Area: 616M2
  • Budget: 161796,79 Euros
  • Photographer: Jin Taira
  • Software used: Designed in Autocad; final diagram renders used FormZ


Social housing in Elmas, Italy by 2+1 officina architettura

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Article source: 2+1 officina architettura

2+1 officina architettura has recently completed a housing project in Elmas, a small town in the south of Sardinia, Italy. The office, which finds its field of action between artistic design and architecture, seeks for experimentation within contemporary design thinking, ‘aiming for the development of contemporary art and architecture and direc­ting their own intellectual, professional and human resources for the improvement of society and ethics’. Amid a building context fully regulated to prevent and constrain rather than experiment with new architectural solutions, 2+1 has demonstrated how to make the best of it, turning those constrictions upside down.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Pierluigi dessì/Confinivisivi)


Bath Spa University, Newton Park Campus in UK by Hopkins Architects

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Article source: Hopkins Architects

Residential accommodation and associated spaces for 600 students improves facilities at the Newton Park Campus. Bath Spa University has appointed Hopkins Architects to consolidate its student housing at the historically important Newton Park Campus, 4 miles from Bath.  The scheme will involve the construction of residential accommodation for 600 students and the associated common spaces.

Bath Spa University, Newton Park Campus

  • Architects: Hopkins Architects
  • Project: Bath Spa University, Newton Park Campus
  • Location: UK
  • Completion: 2013
  • Value: Confidential
  • Size: Approx 9,000m2
  • Client: Bath Spa University


Ideas on Edge in Parramatta, Australia by Tyrrell Studio with Daniel Griffin

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Article source: Tyrrell Studio with Daniel Griffin

Sydney based Tyrrell Studio has collaborated with Daniel Griffin to create a first prize winning entry to the 2011 international design competition Ideas on Edge Parramatta. The competition received over 150 entries, 40% international and the remainder from around Australia. There were 3 equal winners.

Drawing showing the natural processes of the river, it’s species diversity and how this is translated into an architecture which is ‘of’ the river. View over raingarden edge and into ‘The Birdshell’

  • Architect: Tyrrell Studio with Daniel Griffin
  • Name of Project: Ideas on Edge
  • Location: Parramatta, Australia
  • Status: Competition Entry
  • Winner: Parramatta Architecture Competition Winner


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