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National Museum in Oslo, Norway by Bureau SLA Loos Architects

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Article source: Bureau SLA &Loos Architects

It would be an understatement to call the location for the new National Museum of Norway prominent. Situated close to the waterfront, in-between the city hall, the city centre and the new area of Akerbrygge, it occupies a prime position. Especially for people arriving on cruise ships, this is the vestibule of Oslo. No wonder that it’s also one of the most photographed areas in the city, judging from the photos available on Google Earth.

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Kö-Bogen Düsseldorf in Germany by Studio Daniel Libeskind

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Article source: Studio Daniel Libeskind

Kö-Bogen, a dynamic new office and retail complex for downtown Düsseldorf, marks an important transition between urban space and landscape.  Two city blocks are joined with one continuous roof line, forming a unified space for walking, shopping and working.  The building will also create a connected space between the Schadowplatz and the Hofgarten, the central park in Düsseldorf.

Exterior Space View (Image Courtesy Archimation)

  • Architects: Studio Daniel Libeskind
  • Project: Kö-Bogen Düsseldorf
  • Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Client: die developer Projektentwicklung GmbH
  • Building Address: Breite Straße 1, 40213 Düsseldorf
  • Cost Control General Contractor: Zechbau GmbH

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Light Drift in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by howeler + yoon architecture

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Article source: howeler + yoon architecture

INTERACTIVE RFID LIGHTING INSTALLATION

LIGHT DRIFT is a temporary interactive lighting installation along the edge of the Schuylkill River that will draw viewers into a playful engagement with the artwork, the river’s edge, and each other. The project creates a field of lighting elements that are arrayed along the waterfront, with elements on land and in the water.

  • Architect: howeler + yoon architecture
  • Name of Project: Light Drift
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Project team: J. Meejin Yoon, Eric Höweler, Ryan Murphy, Parker Lee, Jennifer Chuong, Lauren McClellan, Man Yan Lam, Yushiro Okamoto, Kris Swick, Dan Sullivan, Jeremy Jih
  • Electronics Engineer: Mark Feldmeier
  • Year: 2010

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Khwar Awqad Sustainable Community in Salalah, Oman by Klingmann Architects

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Article source: Klingmann Architects

Klingmann Architects and Brand Consultants (KABC) uses a unique approach to creating new developments in emerging markets that will bring regions into the future while improving the economy, attracting tourists, and paying tribute to local culture and the identity of the region. This is a holistic approach focused on “inside-out branding”–  environmentally, economically, socially, and culturally sustainable development that is not a cookie-cutter copy of every other development, but is tailored to each individual region.

Sustainable Residential Community

  • Architects: Klingmann Architects
  • Project: Khwar Awqad Sustainable Community
  • Location: Salalah, Oman

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THE WATER CUBE in YEOSU, SOUTH KOREA by MVRDV

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Article source: MVRDV

The Hall and library of the oceans

“The Living Ocean and Coast”, the theme of the 2012 International Exposition in Yeosu, South Korea, asks for a greater recognition and awareness of the oceans and marine resources, and their importance to mankind.

The Water Cube

  • ARCHITECT: MVRDV
  • NAME OF PROJECT: THE WATER CUBE
  • LOCATION: YEOSU, SOUTH KOREA
  • YEAR: 2009
  • STATUS: INVITED COMPETITION
  • CLIENT: YEOSU EXPO 2012
  • PROGRAM (INCL. SURFACE/SIZE ETC.): 6,000M2

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Pennsylvania State University Arboretum by Overland Partners

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Article source: Overland Partners

The Overlook Pavilion at the Penn State Arboretum is part of Phase One of a Master Plan to develop the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens, a 56-acre parcel that serves as the front door to the 365-acre Arboretum.  The Pavilion sits on the highest point of the site serving as the architectural anchor and the link between the botanical gardens and event lawn to the south and the naturalistic landscape and watershed to the north.

Night View

  • Architect: Overland Partners
  • Name of Project: Pennsylvania State University Arboretum
  • Location: State College, Pennsylvania
  • Site Area: 1,300 SF
  • Certification: LEED Silver certification pending.
  • Awards: Texas Society of Architect’s Design Award (2010)

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Comprehensive School in Paris, France by Suzel Brout Architect

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Article source: Suzel Brout

Olivier-Métra school is set on a plot surrounded by 1930s red brick HBM (habitations à bon marché / social housing; nowadays HLM: habitations à loyers modérés) and small houses with gardens, and dominated by recent major housing projects located on Belleville Hill. The aim of the project is to create a building that stands out of the heterogeneous architectural fabric.  Seeking space and light, the school sets into the urban fabric. The free volumes, federated by the use of a sole material, pre-weathered zinc, spring out and create liaisons; the vegetation penetrates into the breach; the southern light slips into the playground punctuated by a coloured floor that continues into the classrooms; facing east, the classrooms enjoy morning sun.

Image Courtesy Hervé Abbadie

  • Architects: Suzel Brout Architect
  • Project: Comprehensive School
  • Location: Paris 20, France
  • Programm: comprehensive school + apartment for administrator
  • Cost: €6 M (without taxes)
  • Surface: 3000m²

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Portugal Telecom Office Building in Lisboa, Portugal by José Laranjeira

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Article source: José Laranjeira

PORTUGAL TELECOM OFFICE BUILDING AT AVENIDA AFONSO COSTA, IN LISBON

The main principle regarding the intervention relies on an internal functional remodelling and optimization of the existent building, according to the possibilities initially presented by its original structure and inner spatial layout, which allowed its maintenance without increasing its bulk area, height or presence.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Francisco Nogueira)

  • ARCHITECT:José Laranjeira (Oficina Ideias em Linha – Arquitectura e Design, Lda.)
  • NAME OF PROJECT: Portugal Telecom Office Building
  • LOCATION: Lisboa, Portugal
  • CLIENT: Portugal Telecom
  • PROJECT YEAR: 2005 – 2010
  • PROJECT AREA: 10.000,00 sqm
  • PHOTOGRAPHS:Francisco Nogueira (Architectural Photography)

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Four-Leaf Clover Kindergarten in Ribnica, Slovenia by OFIS Architects

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Article source: OFIS Architects

The plot of the building is a four-leaf clover from which each leaf represents a different department with associated facilities. The entrance leads to the central part with the common areas, which are positioned and distributed in three floors: ground floor with the main entrance and central outdoor common play area/playgrounds for additional activities, first floor with administration/offices and the underground level with kitchen, services and technical areas.

Four Leaf Clover Kindergarten

  • Architects: OFIS Architects
  • Project: Four-Leaf Clover Kindergarten
  • Location: Ribnica, Slovenia
  • Type: Kindergarten
  • Client: Community of Ribnica
  • External green area: 11.500m2

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Green Point in Brighton, Victoria by Wood/Marsh Pty Ltd Architecture

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Article source: Wood/Marsh Pty Ltd Architecture

This project aims to create a harmonious mix of different building typologies set in a large fully permeable garden setting. Five individually sculpted buildings accommodate a mix of town houses, apartments and detached single dwellings. The siting, formal composition, and materiality of each pays sensitive consideration to contextual issues such as surrounding building form and size, the waterfront promenade, and views beyond.

Green Point

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