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DuC Garden in Chongqing, China by Valentien+Valentien

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Article source: Valentien+Valentien

The Bamboo-Pavilion of the artist Markus Heinsdorff is situated in the center of the DuC Garden that was built in China for the 8th International Garden Expo Chongqing 2011. The garden is intended to document the German-Chinese cooperation. The construction material of the pavilion becomes alive in the garden: A grove of  Phyllostachys nigra an extraordinary black bamboo, stands in contrast to the light bamboo construction of the pavilion.

DuC Garden

  • Architect: Valentien+Valentien
  • Name of Project: DuC Garden
  • Location: Chongqing, China
  • Artist: Markus Heinsdorff
  • Completion: 2011
  • Size: 500 m2
  • Client: Goethe Institute in Shanghai as part of the series and Germany and China in joint motion (DuC) on sustainable urbanization


House on the Beach, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina by BAKarquitectos

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Article source: BAKarquitectos

First Prize Biennial of Architecture, Urbanism, Investigation and Theory 2009.

This work is the result of a process which has begun with the construction of a house in the same seaside town in a zone full of coniferous. So it is necessary to know the records to understand the proposal of this House.

Night View

  • Architect: BAKarquitectos
  • Name of Project: House in the Beach
  • Location: Mar Azul, department of Villa Gesell, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Collaborators: Sebastián Indri, arq. Leandro Pomies
  • Architects: María Victoria Besonias, Guillermo de Almeida, Luciano Kruk
  • Land area: 950m2
  • Built area: 181m2
  • Construction year: 2008/2009


House in Takadanobaba in Tokyo, Japan by Florian Busch Architects

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Article source: Florian Busch Architects

Not atypical of central Tokyo, the site for this private residence is an urban gap left over from relentless subdivisioning, a 22m deep yet only 4.7m wide strip perched between built masses. When the brief asked for a wide open living space where breathing within the confines of the city was possible, we proposed an architecture of the exterior that claims the space around it by extending beyond its limits.

Night View (Images Courtesy Hiroyasu Sakaguchi (AtoZ))

  • Architect: Florian Busch Architects
  • Name of Project: House in Takadanobaba
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Type: Private residence, three storeys
  • Site area: 104 m2
  • Gross floor area: 153 m2 + 26 m2 roof terrace


Pyramid Heights Masterplan in Cairo, Egypt by Klingmann Architects + Brand Consultants

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Article source: Klingmann Architects + Brand Consultants

KABC developed a holistic 21st century community in Cairo, in close proximity to one of the most ancient wonders of the world, the Pyramids of Giza. It is a community inspired by the land of Egypt, where quality of life is maximized within a serene natural environment. This project combines the convenience of cultivated living, sophisticated boutique retail, innovative class A office spaces, and enjoyable entertainment with a spectacular connective pedestrian network of undulating foot trails, lively squares, and peaceful waterscapes. A sequence of communities, in the form of small oases offer visual difference and active engagement. The differently styled communities offer contrasting experiences—both in program and in appearance. This means that each resident can select a different atmosphere, conducive to his or her lifestyle. The result is an economically viable development that creates a sense of comfort, peace, and enjoyment for the global citizen of tomorrow.

a connective pedestrian network of lively squares and peaceful waterscapes


Beach and Howe Mixed-Use Tower in Vancouver, Canada by BIG

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Article source: BIG


The 490-foot-tall Beach and Howe mixed-use tower by BIG + Westbank + Dialog + Cobalt + PFS + Buro Happold + Glotman Simpson and local architect James Cheng marks the entry point to downtown Vancouver, forming a welcoming gateway to the city, while adding another unique structure to the Vancouver skyline.

Images Courtesy BIG

  • Architect: BIG
  • Name of Project: Beach and Howe Mixed-Use Tower
  • Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Client: Westbank Projects Corp.
  • Size: 653,890 sf / 60,670 m2
  • Image credit: BIG
  • Collaborators: Dialog, Cobalt Engineering, Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg Urban Design, Buro Happold, Glotman Simpson, James KM Cheng Architects
  • Partners-in-charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen
  • Project Leader: Agustin Perez-Torres
  • Team: Julianne Gola, Marcella Martinez, Chris Malcolm, Karol Borkowski, Michael Taylor, Alina Tamosiunaite, David Brown, Tobias Hjortdal, Alexandra Gustafson


Open House in Hamburg, Germany by Onix and Kunst + Herbert

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Article source: Onix and Kunst + Herbert

IBA Hamburg – Neighbourhouse

As a part of the Internationale Bauausstellung Hamburg, IBA (the renowned large-scale building exhibition), this assignment was launched as one of the first in a series of architectural competitions aimed at putting the island of Wilhelmsburg on the map as well as enhancing the quality of the housing assortment in Hamburg.

Images Courtesy IBA Hamburg GmbH/Martin Kunze

  • Architect: Onix and Kunst + Herbert
  • Name of Project: Open House in Hamburg
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Photo credits: IBA Hamburg GmbH/Martin Kunze


Pyrch Residence in Victoria, British Columbia by Patkau Architects

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Article source: Patkau Architects

A 2500 square foot house for a retired couple who have an excellent collection of non figurative art. This collection, which includes paintings, works on paper and sculpture, was to be located throughout the house.

  •  Architects:  Patkau Architects
  • Project: Pyrch Residence
  • Location: Victoria, British Columbia
  • Year: 1983-84

Image Courtesy Patkau Architects


Imperial War Museum North in Manchester, United Kingdom by Studio Daniel Libeskind

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Article source: Studio Daniel Libeskind

The Imperial War Museum North (IWMN) in Manchester, England, tells the story of how war has affected the lives of British and Commonwealth citizens since 1914. The building was completed in 2001 and since that time was named one of the top 10 buildings of the last century (The Rough Guide to England, 2008) and one of the top 3 Large Visitor Attractions in England (Silver Award at VisitBritain’s Excellence in England Awards™ 2007).

Evening View (Images Courtesy Mott McDonald)

  • Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind
  • Name of project: Imperial War Museum North
  • Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Building size: 69,965 sq.ft
  • Structure: Steel structure on concrete, Aluminum cladding, Rendered façade
  • Client: Imperial War Museum North
  • Photo credit: BitterBredt, SDL, Mott McDonald, IWMN, Studio Daniel Libeskind and Webb Aviation


The Dove House in London, UK by Gundry & Ducker Architecture (designed using Vectorworks)

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Article source: Gundry & Ducker Architecture

An extension to a Victorian terraced house to form a light filled kitchen and family room integrated into a redesigned garden area.
The intention was to replace and enlarge and improve a dark kitchen area to form a new informal living space with direct access to the garden and to open up views through the ground floor of the house to the garden.

  • Architects: Gundry & Ducker Architecture
  • Project:  The Dove House
  • Location: London, UK
  • Company: Gundry & Ducker Architecture
  • Software used: Vectorworks

Image Courtesy Joe Clark


House in Grodzisk Mazowiecki in Poland by WAMHOUSE

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Article source: WAMHOUSE

The house interior design has been created with a young, modern family in mind. The building has a lot of glazing, which made it easier to achieve the effect of spaciousness. An additional factor which influences reception of space are bright colours.

Interior View

  • Architect: WAMHOUSE
  • Name of Project: House in Grodzisk Mazowiecki
  • Location: Poland


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