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Broken House near Katowice, Poland by KWKpromes

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Article source: KWK Promes arch. Robert Konieczny

The building is located on the outskirts of Katowice, near a forest, on land deteriorated by 4th category mining damage, where tectonic faults are a possibility.

How a House may Balance on Sinking Ground



Architects: KWK Promes arch. Robert Konieczny
Client: Private
Structural Engineering: Jaroslaw Kamiński
Site Area: 3500 Square Meters
Usable Floor Area: 330 Square Meters
Volume: 1036 Cubic Meters
Design: 2000
Construction: 2001-02


O’ Mighty Green by Beatriz Ramo

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Article Source: Beatriz Ramo
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© STAR strategies + Architecture, 2011

Sustainability currently shares many qualities with God; supreme concept, omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient; creator and judge, protector, and (…) saviour of the universe and the humanity. And, like God, it has millions of believers. Since weWwW humans are relatively simpleminded and suspicious and need evidence before belief can become conviction, Green has come to represent sustainability; has become its incarnation in the human world. But sustainability, like God, might not have a form, nor a colour…


Eco-Pantheon, Rome 126AD


Mixed Use Community Landscape in UAE by Klingmann

Monday, June 27th, 2011

This development is designed as a healthy, eco-friendly green environment with tree- lined streets, shaded public spaces, and cooling water features away from noise and traffic pollution.

Living Al Kifaf Promenade


  • Architect: Klingmann
  • Project Name: Mixed Use Community Landscape
  • Location: United Arab Emigrates
  • Project Scope: Recreational Landscaping
  • Project Type: Sustainable Mixed-use Community
  • Project Area: 734,708 square meters
  • Project team: Klingmann – Anna Klingmann, Onyoo An, Harrison Blair, Clifford Brown, Lisa Chu, Eduardo Benamor Duarte, Lisa Kim, Manuela Koekle, Matthew Lipaurlo, Lingxue Liu, Pobert Mancinelli, Gigi Mander, Steven Petrides, Maurizio Serena, Sunhwa Son, AIA, Joaquin Sterns, Tecla Tangorra, Peter Wood
  • Completion Year: 2012
  • Client: Confidential
  • Software used: 3DSMAX


Pyrenees Golf Club Social Centre in Girona, Spain by MiAS ARCHITECTS

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Article source: MiAS ARCHITECTS

The building doesn’t make head to the topography, but interprets it has a possibility of integration in the landscape. It belongs to the site thanks to the use of materials and construction techniques, thanks to camouflage and topography.

Aerial View (Images Courtesy Toni Cumella)

  • Architect: Josep Miàs – MiAS ARCHITECTS
  • Project name: Pyrenees Golf Club Social Centre
  • Location: Fontanals de Cerdanya, Girona, Spain
  • Type: sport facility
  • Project team: Marta Cases, Joan Poca, Orlando Melo, Horacio Arias, Marco Chirdel, Alejandra Vázquez, Thomas Stellmach, Inés Moreira, José Ulloa, Solange Delanais, Julie Nicaise, Lara Lupi
  • Photographer: Adrià Goula, Toni Cumella


The Bridge Homeless Assistance Center in Dallas, Texas by Overland Partners

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Article source: Overland Partners

The Bridge Homeless Assistance Center was conceived to engage and regenerate our most disenfranchised members of the community and improve the social equity of the City of Dallas.  The result is a campus with buildings arranged around a series of landscaped courtyards that are designed to promote a sense of safety, a place where personal connections can be made and relationships developed.  The Bridge is the largest homeless shelter to receive LEED Silver certification.

Night View

  • Architect: Overland Partners
  • Name of Project: The Bridge Homeless Assistance Center
  • Location: Dallas, Texas
  • Area: 75,000 SF
  • Awards: AIA National HUD/Secretary Award (2009), AIA National Housing Award (2009), American Architecture Award by Chicago Athenaeum (2009), Celebrating Leadership in Development Excellence (CLIDE) Award for Special Development (2009), Excellence in Design Awards, Environmental Design + Construction Magazine (2009), Divine Detail Award for Art Glass by AIA San Antonio (2008), Dallas’ Topping Out First Place Award (2010), (Re)Branding Homelessness Best Architectural Entry (2010)


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