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CSS DE FERROL in Ferrol, Galicia, Spain by Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos and Antonio Desmonts Sierra

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

As the prow of a ship ready to weigh anchor and set sail, on the hammer of the main dock of the Outer Harbour of Ferrol, opened to the views of the estuary.

See View

  • Arquitects: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos [Lucas Díaz Sierra, Gustavo Díaz García] and Antonio Desmonts Sierra
  • Name of Project: CSS DE FERROL
  • Location : Ferrol, Galicia, Spain
  • Project : CCS Control and Servicies Center for the Port Authority of Ferrol in colaboration with Antonio Desmonts Sierra.
  • Date: 2010
  • Typology: Infrastructure
  • Client: Port Authority of Ferrol – San Cibrao
  • Area: 2 130 m²
  • Photographer: Eloy Taboada

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City Municipality Ljubljana in Ljubljana, Slovenia by OFIS architects

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Competition 2009, third prize

Competition entry for a new Ljubljana administration centre of 60.000m2. The brief proposed several departments to move to the same site but occupy different buildings. The heart of the centre is the main hall where citizens could also arrange all the documents. The site is just on the edge of Ljubljana city centre, by the river and is already occupied by some existing protected buildings.

City Municipality Ljubljana

  • Architect: OFIS architects
  • Name of Project : City Municipality Ljubljana
  • Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Type: Offices with public program
  • project leaders: Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik
  • Project team: Andrej Gregoric, Janez Martincic, Magdalena Lacka, Katja Aljaz
  • Software used: 3DS Max

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Poloxigen Pavilion in Designex Sydney, Australia by LAVA Architect

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

The Pavilion is inspired by the relationship of man, nature and technology.
SENSUAL, GREEN and DIGITAL, the pavilion captures some of the key visions of the design team, which has over the past 6 months established offices in Sydney, Abu Dhabi and Stuttgart.

POLOXIGEN Pavilion

  • Architects: Laboratory for Visionary Architecture
  • Project: Poloxigen Pavilion
  • Location: Designex Sydney, AUS
  • Client: POLOXIGEN
  • Architect Team: Chris Bosse, Tobias Wallisser, Alexander Rieck
  • Completion Date: April 2008
  • Volume: 100 m3
  • Weight: 10 kg

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Abu Samra House in Dabuq, Jordan by Symbiosis Designs Ltd

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

The first impression with which the Abu Samra house receives the viewer relates to its use of materials and color. By rejecting the conventional use of stone in Amman, and by extending both its textures and the whitish tones associated with most examples of this material in Amman.

Abu Samra House

  • Architects: Symbiosis Designs Ltd
  • Project: Abu Samra House
  • Location: Dabuq, Amman, Jordan
  • Client: Mr. Ma’rouf Abu Samra
  • Project team: Khalid Nahhas, Nisreen Alfar, Daad Musa, Raad Sawalha
  • Structural engineer: Marwan Ghanem
  • Software used: 3DS Max

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Area 8 on the bella island in Italy by studio KUADRA

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

To mark the bicentenary of the death of Giuseppe Piermarini, ( Foligno, 18th July 1734 – 18 February 1808), the architect of the Scala opera house in Milan, the Minister for Art and Culture and the “ National Committee for the Celebration of the Bicentenary of the Death of Giuseppe Piermarini” have organised a workshop to honour the work of the architect.

Aerial View

  • Architect: studio KUADRA
  • Name of Project: The church an the bella island
  • Location: The Bella island, Italy

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The Church in Italy by studio Kuadra

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

As befits its central role in the community, this Church is a Landmark and point of congregation for all in the area of Piacenza. The aim of this project is to keep the religious function of the building to the fore while incorporating the necessary space and facilities for other, everyday, activities.

The Church by Studio KUADRA

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Milano Stadt Krone 2030 in Milano, Italy by Studio Shift Architects

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Commissioned by the Architectural and Urban Forum (AUFO) of Milano with support from the Comune di Milano, this is one of twelve proposals located on the periphery of the historic city center offering conceptual solutions for the densification of Milano. Each proposal injects 25,000 inhabitants into the existing fabric of Milano for a total population increase of 300,000. The exhibition opens June 16, 2010 at the Politecnico di Milano.

Milano Stadt Krone 2030

  • Architects: Studio Shift Architects
  • Project: Milano Stadt Krone 2030
  • Location: Milano, Italy
  • Project Team: Mario Cipresso (Principal), Andrew Kim, Alex Fishman, Dana Mangahis, Marisol Mejia, Stephen Morton, Keely Colcleugh

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ArtsQuest Center @ SteelStacks in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

The Architecture Behind the Arts

SteelStacks is a dynamic arts, culture and education campus located on 4.5 acres of former Bethlehem Steel Corporation brown field in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Anchoring the campus at the foot of the historic blast furnaces is ArtsQuest Center, designed by Spillman Farmer Architects.

Cantilevered porch with views of the blast furnaces in the background

  • Architect: Spillman Farmer Architects
  • Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Structural Engineering: Barry Isett & Associates
  • Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineering: Brinjac Engineering
  • Civil Engineering: French & Parello Associates
  • Acoustical Consultant: Acoustic Dimensions
  • Branding and Environmental Graphics Consultant: Westlake, Reed, Leskosky

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Container Guest House in San Antonio, Texas by Poteet Architects

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

This project originated in our client’s wish to experiment with shipping containers.  She lives in a small warehouse on a former industrial site just south of downtown.

Front View (Images Courtesy CHRIS COOPER)

  • Architect: Poteet Architects
  • Name of Project: Container Guest House
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas
  • Area: 320 square feet
  • Project Team: Jim Poteet, Brett Freeman, Isadora Sintes, Shane Valentine
  • Contractor: Poteet Architects
  • Cost: Withheld by owner’s request.
  • Year Completed: 2010

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Transforming Landscapes in Paris by Reiulf Ramstad Architects

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Reiulf Ramstad Architects are showing an exhibition in Paris with an emphasis on new projects with architecture in dialogue with the Norwegian landscape. Common for the projects shown is that they represent the agency’s desire to create an innovative, contemporary and timeless architecture with the landscape as the contextual raw material. The office has recently worked on several challenging assignments in this field, with architecture in landscapes ranging from wild magnificent scenery to cultivated land.

Transforming Landscapes

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