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School Center Lucie Aubrac in Nanterre, France by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Article source: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

A public institution with a strong identity

The school is distinguished by its spatial organization and design of the facades of their surroundings. The free form differentiates the building from its environnement of rigid social housing characterizing the area ‘Province de France’ in Nanterre. There is a relationship point of view (a view relation) with the Paris business district La Défense. The highly frequented, Route Nationale 314 runs west to the school building. The site was excavated and earth mound planted.

Night View (Images Courtesy DFA and David Boureau)

  • Architect: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
  • Name of Project: School Center Lucie Aubrac
  • Location: Allée de Bourgogne, Nanterre, France
  • Client: Mairie de Nanterre
  • Project team leader: DI Katja Pargger
  • Team planning: Mathias Neveling, Anna Zottl, An Vranken, Markus Himmel, Jeanne Stern, Maria Joao Pita
  • Team Competition: DI Katja Pargger, chef de projet; Barbara Fellmann, DI Dorit Boehme, Petra Meisenbichler
  • Photo Credit: David Boureau, DFA and Frederic Delangle

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La Cite des Affaires in Saint-Étienne, France by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Article source: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

The site is a vital liaison point between the centre of Saint-Etienne and the new Chateaucreux neighbourhood, to which it forms a major entranceway. It also constitutes a pole grouping several government bodies that will set up there : Regional Development Authority, Tax Services, Epora, Saint-Etienne Métropole, and so on. Service and leisure facilities will also be part of the mix: shared corporate restaurant, café, tourism bureau for the metropiltan area.

Image Courtesy Vincent Fillon

  • Architects: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture
  • Project: La Cite des Affaires
  • Location: Saint-Étienne, France
  • Architect Team: Manuelle Gautrand, representative architect, Thomas Daragon, works project manager, Yves Tougard, studies project manager
  • Client: Altarea-Cogedim
  • Photography: Philippe Ruault, Vincent Fillon

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TMW technical museum Vienna in Austria by querkraft

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Article source: querkraft

During summer 2010 the technical museum together with querkraft architekten designed a new entrance foyer and museum shop.

A modern museum service requires a correspondingly modern level of service – for this purpose space is a must. older museum buildings are challenged to expand and modernise whilst remaining attached to their existing historical structures. in the 90s the technical museum faced precisely this difficulty as it tried to gain more space for a larger entrance foyer, a new museum shop and café as well as sufficient amenities, cloakroom space and ticketing capacity. the architectural solution that was chosen in the 90s was a steel-glass box placed in front of the existing historical structure. this solution proved problematic on a few levels shortly after the opening in 1999. the foyer was dominated by large temperature fluctuations, poor acoustics and ventilation, as well as less than optimal visitor circulation.

Night View

  • Architect: querkraft
  • Name of Project: TMW technical museum Vienna
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Client: Technical museum vienna
  • Design and planning: Querkraft (jakob dunkl, gerd erhartt, peter sapp)
  • Project architect: Dominique dinies
  • Project team: Carmen hottinger , Lola rieger, Robert haranza, Lisi wieser, Christoph fraundorfer, Aleca bunescu, Corinna bach

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Oakland House in California by Kanner Architects

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Article source: Kanner Architects

Located in Oakland, California, on a down-sloping site high above the San Francisco Bay, this home was designed to capture the magnificent vistas spanning from the Bay Bridge to the Golden Gate Bridge. Floor-to-ceiling glass clears the way to unobstructed views. The predominantly south-southwest orientation required deep overhangs to cut down glare and soften the light quality in the home.

Image Courtesy Tim Griffith

  • Architects: Kanner Architects
  • Project: Oakland House
  • Location: Oakland, CA
  • Designer(s’) name: Stephen Kanner
  • Photographer’s name: Tim Griffith
  • Floor Area (how many square meters is your project): 4,239 SF
  • Year of Completion: 2007

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Oficina Vidre Negre in Piemonte, Italy by Damilano Studio Architects

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Article source: Damilano Studio Architects

Oficina Vidre Negre was born as a contemporary sculpture, a symbol of a dynamic and continuous development with the need for strong identification, even in terms of image.

In a context of peripheral node of the motorway, the building is set within a park, planted with native species, in which a sort of town square accompanied to the entrance.

The dynamism of the client is shown in architecture, volume changing, a prism completely covered in black glass faceted and integrated photovoltaic panels.

The structure is split reflected in the wide expanse of water over the stage function, is the reserve of water for fire-fighting system and irrigation of the park.

Night View (Images Courtesy Andrea Martiradonna)

  • Architect: Damilano Studio Architects
  • Name of Project: Oficina Vidre Negre
  • Location: Cuneo, Piemonte, Italy
  • Client: PORTA ROSSA S.P.A.
  • Project type: Office Building
  • Photographer: Andrea Martiradonna
  • Software used: Autocad and 3ds Max

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New Church of Våler in Hovedveien, Norway by CEBRA architecture

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Article source: CEBRA architecture

Danish architects CEBRA’s proposal for a new church in Våler, Norway creates a symbolic landmark in the shape of a tilting cross using light and wood as key design elements for the interior.

The village of Våler, in the south eastern part of Norway, is in need of a new church in order to replace the village’s old wooden church, which burned down to the ground in 2009. The church is of great importance for the local community – both as a social gathering point and as characterizing landscape element. Therefore, the design of the new church has to combine a particular sensitivity and attention to the site’s culture-historical context with a modern architectural expression so as to succeed in creating flexible and contemporary church facilities.

Exterior View in day

  • Architect: CEBRA architecture
  • Name of Project: New Church of  Våler
  • Location: Hovedveien, Våler, Norway
  • Commission: Private
  • Type: Open plan and design competition
  • Client: Våler Parish Council
  • Year: 2011
  • Purpose: Curch
  • Surface area: 11.840 sq. ft.
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, VRay for Rhinoceros, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

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Main Pavilion for the 9th China (Beijing) International Garden Expo by Atelier 11

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Article source: Atelier 11

Located in the west south suburb of Beijing, the site of the exhibition park for the 9th China (Beijing) International Garden Expo in 2013 is in natural surroundings close to mountain, river, and wetland. As a response in design, Atelier 11’s proposal for the main pavilion of the Expo aims to create an artificial landscape, rather than a manmade construction, to echo the park’s site condition and the Expo’s particular theme.

Image Courtesy Atelier 11

  • Architects: Atelier 11
  • Project: Main Pavilion for the 9th China (Beijing) International Garden Expo
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Design Director: Xu Lei
  • Design Team: Gong Meng
  • Competition: 2010.12
  • Construction Area: 30,000 sqm
  • Client: Committee of the 9th China (Beijing) International Garden Expo

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