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Teatro municipal in Lima, Peru by Luis Longhi

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Article source: Luis Longhi

His wounds still open for attention, touched, but he did not want pity. Where was his stage was a huge void in the open. The roof and the platform had disappeared, but the energy of all the artists who had passed it lingered in the walls, so it was proposed to act in this space on a ramp. As a sign that he approved our idea, we discovered the building left a boarded door in the wall at the point at which the ramp heading. It was the pass that was needed for entry and exit of players.

Images Courtesy Luis Longhi

  • Architect: Luis Longhi
  • Name of Project: Teatro municipal
  • Location: Calle Ica, Lima, Peru
  • Client: Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
  • Photography: Mayu Mohanna, Luis Longhi, Miguel Carrillo, Cecilia Larrabure


Crystal Clear in Oslo, Norway by C. F. Møller Architects

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Article source: C. F. Møller Architects

C. F. Møller Architects and Norwegian firm Kristin Jarmund Arkitekter cooperate to design a new landmark for Oslo

C. F. Møller Architects, in collaboration with Kristin Jarmund Arkitekter, has won a major competition to design a spectacular new landmark project in the city of Oslo, for the client KLP Eiendom AS, one of Norway’s largest property investors. The project, which has been dubbed “Crystal Clear”, consists of three towers, which grow organically from the ground to form a sculptural cluster, and are composed of stacked, prismatic volumes.

Night View

  • Architects: C. F. Møller Architects
  • Project: Crystal Clear
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Client: KLP Eiendom AS
  • Year: 2009
  • Year of competition: 1st prize in architectural competition, 2009
  • Architect Design: C. F. Møller Architects in collaboration with Kristin Jarmund Arkitekter
  • Landscape: C. F. Møller Architects in collaboration with Kristin Jarmund Arkitekter
  • Competition: ATKINS, Erichsen & Horgen AS, MIR (illustrations), Oslo Modellverksted (model)
  • Area: 92,000 m² (75.000 m² above ground)


Palazzo dell’Edilizia of Alessandria in Via Marengo, area limitrofa Platano Napoleone by Studio Daniel Libeskind

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Article source: Studio Daniel Libeskind

The new “Palazzo dell’Edilizia of Alessandria” located next to the Platano di Napoleone, a historical icon of city, is a multi functional building dedicate to all the activities of S.E.AL. S.r.l. (Sistema Edile Alessandria), a public company managing the Union of Construction workers in the Alessandria Province. The building will act as a training facility for construction workers as well as housing the department of safety and security (C.P.T.), and insurance.

Images Courtesy SDL

  • Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind
  • Name of project: Palazzo dell’Edilizia of Alessandria
  • Location: Via Marengo, area limitrofa Platano Napoleone
  • Completion: 2013
  • Client: Sistema Edile Alessandria Srl
  • Photo Credits: ©SDL, ©Archimation


New Taipei City Museum of Art in Taipei, Taiwan by Kubota & Bachmann Architects

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Article source: Kubota & Bachmann Architects

Curio Box
The New Taipei City Museum of Art (NTCArt) is located in the south of Taipei city, in between the mountains and Dahan River. The museum minimizes its footprint on the original site in being designed vertical, thus creating an urban totem.

Final View

  • Architect: Kubota & Bachmann Architects
  • Project Name: New Taipei City Museum of Art
  • City and Country: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Client: New Taipei City Government
  • Type of Competition: Two-stage open competition
  • Program: Contemporary Museum, Children’s Museum, Public Service Spaces, Administrative Spaces, and Parking
  • Software used: Rhino, Autocad and 3dDS Max


Perforum in Tallinn, Estonia by Maxwan

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Article source: Maxwan

Program as Inspiration

The building program provided the inspiration for the design. It is a collection of many different uses. Instead of trying to press all of these varying spaces with varying needs into one singular form, the design allows each component to take on its own form. This permits each programmatic element to work independently and efficiently. The varying spaces are not compromised functionally in order to fit into a certain form.

Exterior View

  • Architects: Maxwan
  • Project: Perforum
  • Location: Tallinn, Estonia


Moss House in Tokyo, Japan by Nendo Architect

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Article source: Nendo Architect

This project involved renovating an old wooden house on the Shibuya River in Tokyo’s Ebisu neighbourhood into a live-work space. The house had accumulated some strange and wonderful features -an inner courtyard, an oddly long hallway, a tiny room- from a series of earlier renovations, so we decided to build on these earlier features, but also to “acclimate” the space to the new owner’s lifestyle. The hallway became a study, and the small Japanese-style room a studio.

Interior View


Community center & sports facility “Pulsen” in Balling, Denmark by Park Architecture

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Article source: Park Architecture

Design strategy

The brief called for a 3.500 sqm combined community center and sports facility with emphasis on sustainability both in construction and use. But rather than applying the traditional repertoire of green technologies to the building, after initial concept design was developed, the client called for an architecture that in itself embodied the idea of the sustainable approach. A precise objective that called for bold strategy.

South view

  • Architects: Park Architecture
  • Project: Community center & sports facility “Pulsen”
  • Location: Balling, Denmark
  • Type: Competition entry
  • Year: 2011
  • Status: Honorable mention


The Why Factory Tribune by MVRDV with Furniture of Richard Hutten

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Article source: MVRDV with Furniture of Richard Hutten

Several weeks after The Why Factory – a newly established research institute, lead by MVRDV and the Technical University Delft –  had moved into their new residence on the top floor of the Faculty Building of the Technical University, the building was destroyed by a fire on May 12, 2008.

Images Courtesy Rob't Hart

  • Architect: MVRDV with Furniture of Richard Hutten
  • Name of Project: The Why Factory Tribune
  • Photography: Rob’t Hart


Private House in Marupe, Latvia by Open AD / Zane Tetere

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Article source: Open AD / Zane Tetere

The building was constructed around a growing body compositional center-inner gadren. The idea for this project was inspired by stylistic Japanese tsubo gardens. Often constructed in confined spaces, Tsubo gardens represent the essential elements and create the illusion of nature just outside or even intering the room.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Maris Lagzdins)

  • Architect: Open AD / Zane Tetere
  • Name of Project: Private House in Marupe
  • Location: Marupe, Latvia
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Project Area: 320 sqm
  • Photographs: Maris Lagzdins


Las Torres in Cuautitlán Izcalli, México by Hierve

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Article source: Hierve

60 dwelling residential block conformed by houses and apartments made out with tepetate (hard compacted soil) and a pink stucco façade.

Image Courtesy Rafael Gamo

  • Architects: Hierve
  • Project: Las Torres
  • Location: Cuautitlán Izcalli, México
  • Client: Zimbra
  • Principal designer: Alejandro Villarreal


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