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Vertical Villages for European Snowbirds in Calabre, Italy by OFF Architecture

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Article source: OFF Architecture

Every consideration on viaduct redevelopment must start with particular attention to the largest sense of its context1 as well as its components, both visible and invisible. It is of course essential to consider the site’ potential in order to integrate the project within its landscape; furthermore, to gain a deep understanding of every single component representing the milieu2, appears as a fundamental task for the development of such a project. We also have to be aware of the current international climate that goes far beyond the Calabre region, as it can influence, and maybe even develop the local scale of the Project.

Vertical Villages for European Snowbirds

  • Architects: OFF Architecture
  • Project: Vertical Villages for European Snowbirds
  • Location: Calabre, Italy
  • Team: OFF architecture associated with PR architect( Philippe RIZZOTTI) and Samuel NAGEOTTE.
  • OFF Architecture Team competition: Tanguy Vermet, Manal Rachdi, Ute Rinnebach, Marina Daviu, Clement Gerard.
  • Engineer: Anton SAWICKI, Director Structural Engineering, Buildings & Design, RAMBOLL UK


Twirl in Milan, Italy by Zaha Hadid Architects

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Article source: Zaha Hadid
More projects by Zaha Hadid


This project is a contemporary interpretation of the architecture of the 16th-century courtyard of the State University of Milan,translated and transformed from rigid Cartesian geometries into the linear fluidity of dynamic space. Adapting to the natural contours of the courtyard and the forces that converge towards its center, the project emphasizes the slope of the arches, creating a powerful vortex of spatial distortion that favors dialogue with the surrounding colonnade.

Images Courtesy Andrea Martiradonna



  • Architect: Zaha Hadid architects
  • Name of Project: Twirl
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Photography: Andrea Martiradonna, Luke Hayes




Harrods Shoe Salon in London by Shed Design

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Article source: Shed Design

With a portfolio that includes luxury retail brands Vertu, Prada, Spencer Hart and Hunter. Interior architects Shed had all the right credentials when approached by Kurt Geiger to re-design the prestigious Harrods Shoe Salon.

Harrods Ladies Shoe Hall

  • Architects: Shed Design
  • Project: Harrods Shoe Salon
  • Location: London


Linda a Velha Primary School in Oeiras, Portugal by CVDB Arquitectos

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Article source: CVDB Arquitectos

The goal is to develop public space through the integration of the different parts of the program and its relation with topography.

Linda a Velha Primary School

  • Architects: CVDB Arquitectos
  • Project: Linda a Velha Primary School
  • Location: Oeiras, Portugal
  • Architect Team: Cristina Veríssimo, Diogo Burnay, João Falcão, Joana Barrelas, Tiago Santos, Luís Cruz, André Barbosa, Hugo Nascimento, Allison Gonsalves, Marcin Sztaba


Art and Archeological Museum in Vale do Coa, Portugal by CVDB Arquitectos

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Article source: CVDB Arquitectos

The project celebrates the territory character through a strong relation between landscape and built elements. The building is sited near the slope highest point. The Museum is a large stone body that inhabits the site as it projects itself above the landscape.

Exterior View

  • Architect: CVDB Arquitectos
  • Name of Project: Art and Archeological Museum
  • Location: Vale do Coa, Portugal
  • International Public Competition: 2nd Prize
  • Client: Portuguese Archaeological Institute
  • Construction Area: 6,000 sqm
  • Estimated construction cost: 15,000,000 euros


HUIS-JCMZ in Chevy Chase, MD by Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Article source: Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

Building on the foundations of a former brick Colonial residence demolished to realize this new pavilion, Studio27 worked collaboratively with owner Johannes Zutt to create a 2,500-square-foot house they envisioned as “a city in the garden.” Zutt, a peripatetic Dutch national, desired a modern domestic space with open plan living and minimalist detailing recalling the European architecture of Luigi Snozzi, Rem Koolhaas, and Pierre Chareau. Rooms are arranged within the house to form public and private spaces in the same manner that buildings are arranged in an urban setting to create streets, plazas, and alleys. The result is a contemporary dwelling designed using rigorous programming and critical logic to carefully evaluate the function and efficiency of every element within the home.


  • Architects: Studio Twenty Seven Architecture
  • Project: HUIS-JCMZ
  • Location: 3513 Woodbine Street, Chevy Chase, MD
  • Design Team: John K. Burke, AIA, Todd Ray, AIA, LEED-AP, Raymond Curtis, Assoc. AIA, Amy Krosnowski, Alexander S. Coll, Jonathan Chung


Backbone village houses in Podpec, Slovenia by OFIS arhitekti

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Article source: OFIS arhitekti

Ljubljana is surrounded by numerous dense rural formations of different scales. Together by branching with the main urban core it forms the city. As the city is expanding outwards from the inner core,  the urban and rural formations are slowly dissolving together. With uncontrolled urban growth historical rural typologies are slowly losing their patterns, character and qualities. The village of Podpec is becoming a typical suburban area. Although surrounded by a wider green area with fields and wild nature, local resorts haven’t any qualities in the new built environment.

Backbone village houses

  • Architect: OFIS arhitekti
  • Name of Project: Backbone village houses
  • Location: Podpec, Slovenia
  • Type: One family housing
  • Client: Private
  • Project team: Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Andrej Gregoric, Javier Carrera, Janez Martincic, Katja Aljaz
  • Photography: Tomaz Gregoric


Hong Kong Noise barrier in Hong Kong by Francesco Lipari

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Article source: Francesco Lipari

The noise barrier project consists of 4 pieces located in the city of Hong Kong along the streets of Tai Po Tai Wo Road e Gascoigne road.

Hong Kong Noise barrier

  • Architects: Francesco Lipari
  • Project: Hong Kong Noise barrier
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Organizer: Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
  • Cost: € 2 M
  • Materials: lenght 500m, height 6m, Steel 900t, 9000 polycarbonate panels
  • Project Team: Vanessa Todaro, Pierpaolo Pugliano
  • Timing: design 2009


Breeze Engine Hostel in Southern China by Zoka Zola Architecture + Urban Design

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Article source: Zoka Zola Architecture + Urban Design

Breeze Engine – Hostel, Company Retreat and Training Center
A showcase sustainable project for South China

“Breeze Engine” is a building in subtropical climate that is devel­oped as a large natural ventilation equipment – a motor-less breeze engine.

High Degree of Optimization

The project is developed to achieve high de­grees of optimization that are achieved through a series of inventions — similar to the inventions and optimizations leading to human flight from early gliders and flying machines to the airplane. — where characteristics, shape and use of each element is in a tight interdependent relationship with every other element. We believe that optimization, at its best, results in unique aesthetic qualities, ingenious and admirable technology — think Tesla’s induction motor, Eames chairs or gothic cathedrals.

Breeze Engine Hostel Model from South


Bavent House in Reydon, UK by Hudson Architects

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Article source: Hudson Architects

Responding sensitively to its spectacular rural surrounding, Bavent House is a striking new 4-bedroom family house situated in the Suffolk countryside.

Bavent House - Image Courtesy James Brittain

  • Architect: Hudson Architects
  • Project: Bavent House
  • Location: Reydon, Southwold, Suffolk, UK
  • Structural Engineer: JP Chick and Partners
  • Building contractor: Robert Norman Associates
  • Quantity Surveyor: Cyril Sweett (Norwich)
  • Photographs: James Brittain


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