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La Ville Intelligente in Paris, France by Jakob + MacFarlane

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Article source: Jakob + MacFarlane

La Ville Intelligente : architecture and scenography

“In front of La Geode, an ephemeral structure as designed by the architects Jakob + MacFarlane, hellodemain presents the technologies which will be supporting our cities tomorrow. Enter and project yourself into a welcoming city that interacts with its inhabitants, via new media, communications and mouvements…”

Images Courtesy Jakob+MacFarlane - 11h45 photographer

  • Architects: Jakob + MacFarlane
  • Name of Project: La Ville Intelligente
  • Location: Parc de la Villette, Paris, France
  • Type: Exhibition architecture and scenography
  • Photographer: © Jakob+MacFarlane – Nicolas Borel photographer, © Jakob+MacFarlane – 11h45 photographer, © Jakob+MacFarlane


National Museum of Fine Arts – Expansion Proposal in Quebec City, Canada by OMA Architect

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Article source: OMA Architect

The MNBAQ and its new pavilion are enveloped in a context of historical heritage. Listed buildings in a historical park populated by centenary trees constitute a straightjacket of inhibiting concerns. The complexity of the context- the urban requirements, the respect for heritage, the significance of the surroundings, the dispersal of the various museum buildings, the heterogeneity of the historical buildings constitutes a series of paradoxes that we had to deal with.

Image Courtesy BIG

  • Architects: OMA Architect
  • Project: Extension of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
  • Location: Quebec City, Canada
  • Type: Competition
  • Client: Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
  • Size: 10 000 m2


Noorderpoort college in Stadskanaal, Netherlands by Mecanoo architecten

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Article source: Mecanoo architecten

Noorderpoort college in Stadskanaal to be a villa on the water

Mecanoo architecten has won the architectural selection for the new Noorderpoort regional community college in Stadskanaal, the Netherlands. The 8,500 m² college is like a mansion with beautiful wetlands as a front lawn situated within the town’s green heart. The community college provides education to 1300 students in the Engineering, Health care and Services sectors. Construction is to begin in 2012 with doors opening in 2014.

Noorderpoort college

  • Architect: Mecanoo architecten
  • Name of Project: Noorderpoort college
  • Location: Stadskanaal, Netherlands
  • Design: 2011
  • Realisation: 2011 – 2014
  • Client: Noorderpoort, Groningen, the Netherlands
  • Structural engineer: Ingenieursbureau Wassenaar, Haren, the Netherlands
  • Mechanical engineer: Deerns, Groningen, the Netherlands


Pirate Radio Tower Made From a Recycled Shipping Container by VCA

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Article source: VCA

Renowned for elaborate designs utilising shipping containers, US artist and architect Adam Kalkin has created the „pop-up pirate radio tower‟ as a feature in the upcoming Mis-Design exhibition for The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne University and State of Design Festival.

Radio tower high resolution (Image Courtesy Katrina Raymond)


House in Colares, Sintra, Portugal by Frederico Valsassina

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Article source: Frederico Valsassina

It’s all about a project for a summer home, as a result of an order that from the beginning had precise conditions in terms of program: a big living room, connected to an office area; a service area with space for light meals attached to the kitchen; a private area with two small bedrooms and a suite with an incorporated sauna; a garage with an incorporated workshop space; a swimming pool with a big solarium; well illuminated interior spaces opened over the landscape; Formal soberness and a contained budget were also demanded.

Night View (Images Courtesy FG+SG Fotografia de Arquitectura)

  • Architecture: Frederico Valsassina
  • Name of Project: House in Colares
  • Location: Estrada da Ribeira de Janas – Colares, Sintra, Portugal
  • Project Year: 2000
  • Conclusion Year: 2004
  • Photografy: FG+SG Fotografia de Arquitectura


Taiyuan Museum in China by Preston Scott Cohen designed using Rhino & Catia

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Article source: Preston Scott Cohen

The Taiyuan Museum of Art works as a cluster of buildings unified by continuous and discontinuous promenades both inside and outside. The building responds to the urban parkscape in which it is set; visitors are encouraged to pass through the building while not entering into the museum itself. An exterior ramp threading through the building connects the heterogeneous hardscapes, lawns and sculpture gardens. The integration of building and landscape registers multiple scales of territory ranging from the enormity of the adjacent Fen River to the intimacy of the museum’s own particular spatial episodes.

Construction Distance

  • Architects: Preston Scott Cohen
  • Project: Taiyuan Museum
  • Location: Taiyuan, China
  • Client: Taiyuan City Government
  • Total Area: 32,500 m2
  • Construction Budget: 6,500 RMB/m2
  • Software used: Rhino was used to design the form and the facade manufacturers used Catia.


Children’s clinic Wildermeth Biel in Switzerland by bauzeit architekten

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Article source: bauzeit architekten

The children’s clinic ‘Wildermeth’ in the early 2000s decided to join the hospital complex Biel. This is envisaged to improve its services and simultaneously reduce operating costs through synergies with the existing hospital. This integration was not without problems since the clinic for children, as institution has existed for decades, did not wanted to lose its identity and visibility.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Yves André)

  • Architect: bauzeit architekten
  • Name of Project: Children’s clinic Wildermeth Biel
  • Location: Biel, Switzerland
  • Client: Stiftung Kinderspital Wildermeth,
  • Competition: 2005
  • Photographs: Yves André


The Orange Cube in Quai Rambaud, France by Jakob + Macfarlane Architects

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Article source: Jakob + Macfarlane Architects

The ambition of the urban planning project for the old harbor zone, developed by VNF (Voies Naviguables de France) in partnership with Caisse des Dépôts and Sem Lyon Confluence, was to reinvest the docks of Lyon on the river side and its industrial patrimony, bringing together architecture and a cultural and commercial program.

Image Courtesy Roland Halbe

  • Architects: Jakob + Macfarlane Architects
  • Project: The Orange Cube
  • Location: Quai Rambaud, Lyon, France
  • Client: Rhône Saône Développement
  • Dates: competition 2005 – 2010
  • Surface: 6300m2


Macro LOT AA in Paris, France by STUDIONINEDOTS

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Article source: STUDIONINEDOTS

Second place for STUDIONINEDOTS at design contest for residential building at the Seine

By invitation of Nexity /SAEM, STUDIONINEDOTS designed for macro LOT AA in Paris an icon for life: a recognisable residential building with a luxurious appearance where, by making a smart intervention, all residents can enjoy the great qualities of the site.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy studioninedots)

  • Name of Project: Macro LOT AA
  • Location: Boulogne Billancourt, Paris, France
  • Client: Nexity / SAEM
  • Type: housing, 16.600m2 SHON total, 180 dwellings, residential care facility (2000 m2 SHON), commercial space (500 m2 BVO), 242 parking places
  • Images: studioninedots


Shounan House in Chigasaki, Kanagawa by Jun Igarashi Architects

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Article source: Jun Igarashi Architects

The site is located at an intersection in Kanagawa, province near Tokyo. It is a 10-minute walk from the station and many housing is left from the old. On the North side across the street, an enormous factory stands behind a two story wood construction apartment. A three-story housing complex sits on the South and an old abandoned house on the west with a small cemetery past it. This project is larger than the surrounding building because there is no gift tax due to the reconstruction of an existing building.

Exterior View

  • Architects: Jun Igarashi Architects
  • Project: Shounan House
  • Location: Chigasaki, Kanagawa
  • Principal use: Private residence
  • Design period: 2007–2009
  • Construction period: 2009


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