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St Mary’s Kinglake Church in Australia by Kavellaris Urban Design

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Article source: Kavellaris Urban Design

During the ‘Black Saturday’ Victorian bush fires KUD broadcasted an invitation to donate services for the reconstruction of the fire effected Anglican and Catholic Churches via ABC radio.  The St Mary’s Kinglake Church responded to our invitation and we are pleased to announce that the church was completed in December 2010.

Exterior View

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The Long House in Cockthorpe, Norfolk by Hopkins Architects

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Article source: Hopkins Architects

A house singularly responsive to local materials and vernacular forms and inspired by the best lessons of Modernism.

“People find modern spaces very exciting and I thought what could be better for a holiday house than an exciting space?” – Patty Hopkins

The Long House

  • Architects: Hopkins Architects
  • Project: The Long House
  • Location: Cockthorpe, Norfolk, UK
  • Contractor: O Seaman & Son Ltd
  • Structural Engineer: Jane Wernick Associates
  • Quantity Surveyors: Boyden Group LLP
  • M&E: ZEF Ltd
  • Clerk of Works: Steve Foot, Techs Project Management

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Samsø Energiakademi in Samsø, Denmark by Arkitema Architects

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Article source: Arkitema Architects

On Samsø, focus is on sustainability with a range of renewable energy projects. Samsø Energiakademi. Has been built to collect and make available this knowledge. The experience gained from the many renewable energy projects on Samsø, from windmills to straw-based district heating, from rap seed tractors to solar collectors, are presented here. The doublewinged academy is situated in the middle of e green meadow with a view of the sea. Close to the energy of the sea and with the sun beating down on it.

The energy-produced elements of Energiakademiet are integrated in the “staircase elements” of the prefabricated zinc-plated roof. Current is produced in the visible crystalline solar cells incorporated in the zinc elements (Images Courtesy Thomas Mølvig)

  • Architect: Arkitema Architects
  • Name of Project: Samsø Energiakademi
  • Address: Samsø, Denmark
  • Client: Samsø Energiakademi
  • Landscape: Arkitema Architects
  • Engineer: Tækker Rådgivende Ingeniører
  • Size: 643 m²
  • Construction: 2006

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The Secular Retreat in South Devon by Peter Zumthor

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

A space dedicated to calm, reflection and perspective, The Secular Retreat is a veritable haven from the pressures of modern life.

In South Devon, between the resorts of Salcombe and Hallsands, lies a landscape of rolling hills, wooded river valleys, patchwork fields and small stone villages. It is here that Zumthor is designing his first project in the UK – The Secular Retreat, a hill-top retreat, where people will be able to go for periods of sustained work and reflection.

The Secular retreat in South Devon

  • Architect: Atelier Peter Zumthor
  • Structural Engineer: Jane Wernick Associates
  • Quantity Surveyors: Boyden Group LLP
  • Location: South Devon, UK
  • Local architectural consultant: David Sheppard
  • Landscape consultant and design: The Rathbone Partnership

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Bjarke Ingels – Hedonistic Sustainability

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Bjarke Ingels has been championing Hedonistic Sustainability – architecture where you don’t sacrifice for the sake of the environment but build sustainable architecture that gives even more hedonistic pleasure to the society.

The theme was picked up by CNN yesterday. Check out CNN’s coverage at:

http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2011/06/20/future.cities.copenhagen.3.cnn?iref=allsearch

Bjarke Ingels was also an invited speaker at the TED Conference. Here is the video of his TED Talk:

 


 

 

Merricks North House in Victoria, Australia by Wood/Marsh Pty Ltd Architecture

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Article source: Wood/Marsh Pty Ltd Architecture

The building arcs gently across the landscape, following the contours of the land and framing views to the ocean. A pair of curved earth-walls act as a solid, central spine from which smaller, more refined volumes radiate. Thus, various ‘in-between’ spaces are created, providing shelter and intimacy against the often harsh coastal environment.

Interior View

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Times Eureka Pavilion in London, UK by NEX Architect

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Article source: NEX Architect

NEX is delighted to contribute to creating a benchmark in integrated design at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show (Tuesday May 24th to Saturday May 28th) working with Buro Happold and Chelsea Gold Medallist Marcus Barnett on the creation of a pavilion for The Times Eureka Garden, in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Kew Gardens

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Natural Laponia in Lappland, Sweden by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Article source: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

NATURUM LAPONIA – COMPETITION ENTRY.

Visitors centre for Laponia world heritage area, Sweden

The building rises from the ground into a distinct silhouette that let the visitor centre both stand out and connect to the vast north Swedish mountain area. Construction is inspired by the use of natural and recyclable materials that the Sami people have developed for their nomadic life. The interior consist of a series of spaces under the undulating ceiling, opening up to the view of the hilly landscape and the Stuor Muorkke water falls.

Sunset View

  • Architect: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
  • Name of Project: Natural Laponia
  • Location: Stour Muorkke / Stora sjöfallet, Lappland, Sweden
  • Chief architects: Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård
  • Client: Naturvårdsverket and Länsstyrelsen i Norrbottens län
  • Dates: Project 2009
  • Area: 900 sqm + landscape.

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Looptecture Fukura in Minamiawaji-city, Japan by Endo Shuhei Architect Institute

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Article source: Endo Shuhei Architect Institute

The function of this architecture is security and controlling all the floodgates located at port of Fukura, enlighten dangerous of the Tsunami for tourists, and use as a place of refuge in case of the Tsunami warning. For these reasons, ensure to keep the spaces of necessary and viewpoint for watching all over the port, also rational shape and structure to against of Tsunami and the drift came after disaster are necessary.

Images Courtesy Yoshiharu Matsumura

  • Architect: Endo Shuhei Architect Institute
  • Project name: Looptecture Fukura
  • Location: Minamiawaji-city, Hyogo-pref. Japan
  • Building Facility: Tsunami Disaster Preventive Control Center
  • Completion: March 2010
  • Photographer: Yoshiharu Matsumura, EndoShuheiArchitects

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Grandi Bianchi in Paris, France by Bernard Dubois & La Ville Rayée

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Article source: Bernard Dubois

The project Grandi Bianchi is a collaboration between Brussels-based architect Bernard Dubois and Paris-based architects La Ville Rayée (David Apheceix, Benjamin Lafore, Sébastien Martinez Barat).

Bookcase (Image Courtesy 354 Photographers)

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